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The Best Christmas Party Sweater Ever

I have long fawned over Lauren Conrad’s beautiful collection of feminine finds. In fact, it’s the only reason that I have walked into a Kohl’s store since I was maybe eight years old. I first noticed Lauren’s stuff after I fell in love with her blog (and I’m sure you will too!). This off-the-shoulder sweater is my first purchase from the collection and it did not disappoint! It was a steal as it is but is currently ON SALE for under $40! It’s available in this rich blue as well as a pretty blush color.  It’s got a fold-over top, pretty bell …

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The Dang Cutest Blush Vest

The seasons are always a bit behind in my hometown of Tulsa, OK (click here if we’ve never met before!). Fall weather doesn’t hit until mid-October and hangs around into December. It’s only been winter-coat-weather for the last couple of days! Kailey and I managed to shoot in this giant, perfect pile of leaves before they were cleared away and my heart was so happy. You’ve gotta be sick of me obsessing about J.Spencer (a sweet boutique in my hometown). But, you’ll have to bear with me through one more look. Cause that blush, furry vest? Stop it. Not to mention that this chambray …

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On Repeat: My Thanksgiving Look

For real y’all, holiday prep has gotten the best of me. I’ve been meaning to share this look for over a week! Better late than never, though. Especially when we’re talking about an off-the-shoulder dress with statement sleeves and gorgeous embroidery. Right? Right. We’ve been talking about beating overwhelm on the blog lately (and holiday overwhelm here). Having a dress like this in my closet takes a load off of my already full plate! It was perfect for a casual Thanksgiving at home with my family and a few friends, but I’ll be wearing it to a Christmas lunch and party next …

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A Casual Holiday Look

Thanksgiving is over and– We can finally talk about Christmas without anyone yelling at us! We can also dress like Christmas, which was basically what I was going for with this look. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve already seen peeks of this sweet plaid tunic from my new buds at Sashy Pants. I can’t promise you that I won’t be wearing a reindeer sweater and Christmas lights around my neck later in the month, but this is what I’ve got going for now.  These jeans are from Target, by the way. I’ve been wearing Old Navy for years, but I …

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10 Amazing Ways to Treat Yo’ Self This Halloween

I’ll tell you straight: I don’t really like dressing up for Halloween. I know. THAT, from a former theatre teacher? What kind of person (who used to dabble in costumes for a living) wouldn’t like to dress up for Halloween? I’ve decided it’s because October is always so busy for me that it catches me by surprise, and I never have time to get anything together. I really do love the fall season and Halloween is part of that, but I don’t yet have kids to take treat-or-treating. And if Halloween is on a week night, I can’t go out anyway. In …

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Fancy for Fall– Here’s My FAVORITE Online Boutique!

(This post may contain affiliate links!) I’ll be honest, most of my fall vibes involved boots, leggings, and an oversize something. That’s the beauty of fall, right? It’s cozy. But keeping a fancier look for fall in your closet is a good idea too. You never know when you’ll have a wedding, or a fancy brunch date, or are just feeling fancy. I about died over this look from one of my absolute favorite online boutiques. The vibe is adorable and the quality is always fantastic. Also, the owner’s hair is the stuff of dreams. My accessories are from my pals at …

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3 Reasons to Shop Boutiques + a Giveaway!

(Looking for info on today’s giveaway? Scroll to the bottom of this post!) I wrote about my love for shopping local in this post, but today we’re talking specifically about boutique shopping! Nowadays, boutiques are much more accessible than they used to be. The majority of local shops have websites, and more and more of them are ditching the storefront and selling their goods exclusively online.  So even though I literally JUST bought a pair of black skinnies from Madewell.com, my closet and jewelry rack have more boutique finds than ever. Here’s 3 reasons YOU should be shopping local and online boutiques …

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Embrace the Messy Bun

 My students used to think something was wrong with me when I had my hair in a messy bun at school. I insisted on looking just so in my classroom because I wanted them to think I had it all together. Unsurprisingly, this leeched out into the rest of my world as well. I remember that whole season of my life as being one in which I was convinced that I needed to look perfect all the time. That messy bun was reserved for the 20 minutes before I went to bed and the occasional lazy Saturday, and that was it. Listen, having your …

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What’s In My Airplane Bag

I keep my airplane bag as lightweight as possible because, let me tell you, I have had some really bad airport luck. Like this one time that I packed a ton of stuff in my carry-on tote because I was too lazy to make room in my suitcase, and I ended up stuck in the Atlanta airport for 17 hours. I lugged that thing around for SEVENTEEN HOURS, Y’ALL. Anyway, that wasn’t the first time I’ve ended up stuck in an airport, and since I mostly travel by myself, I end up carrying my stuff around with me everywhere I go. I’ve …

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The Truth About LuLaRoe (from someone who doesn’t sell it!)

The first time I was added to a LuLaRoe group I thought I had been invited to some weird baby shower. I rubbed my sleepy eyes (it was 6am) and took a sip of my ginger peach tea before I clicked through to see (literally) the most colorful leggings I had ever seen in my entire life. Like, ever. (If you know anything about LuLaRoe, then you know what I’m talking about.) Fast forward to this dress, which LulaRoe calls the “Carly”, that ended up being my first garment from this company. It’s pretty cute, no? If you’ve not familiar, LulaRoe is …