over jeans outfit or how to wear plaid dress

what I'm wearing By September 2, 2015 No Comments

I found this plaid dress at Target, brought it home and was unsure about it. Then I tried it unbuttoned over jeans and I liked it a lot better! It has simple lines and I love the plaid print.

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It’s a busy week full of travel, meetings and to-do lists. I need my most comfortable shoes for weeks like this one. I’m loving these booties that Steve got me for my birthday last month. They are crazy comfortable and very neutral.

And I’m also loving high-waisted jeans these days. No muffin top, super stretchy–it’s awesome.

Outfit details: Plaid dress, Target {in stores}. High waisted jeans, Target. Black tank, Old Navy. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Half full necklace, My shop. Sunburst ring, My shop. Swing free earrings, My shop.


completely NUTS life! {big hair, don’t care}

what I'm wearing By August 26, 2015 10 Comments

This morning I overslept a bit. I rushed to get ready–black top and jeans–whatever is easiest. A little mascara and red lipstick go a long way. When I got to David’s school I realized I had forgotten his backpack–so I had to run back home and grab it. Then the school called to say I mixed up the boy’s lunches {David eats a special diet} so I had to go to two different schools and swap their lunches back. Then I ran to the workshop, was late for a meeting and we quickly took some ‘what I wore’ pics. My first thought when I saw them? Wow, I have BIG HAIR! It goes right along with my crazy day. Woohoo! This is my life.

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Feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t have it all together? We should hang out. Life is so imperfect and sometimes completely NUTS! I need to take a deep breath and get myself an extra large iced tea.

Outfit details: Jeans, Big Star via Zappos {similar}. Sheer tunic, K-la {I got this on my trip to North Carolina with Incourage}. Sandals, Miz Mooz {similar}. Sunburst ring, My Shop. Tiny initials necklace, My Shop {LOVE!}

Did you see we have a BIG end of summer sale happening?! Take 20% off the entire shop with code ‘sunset’. It’s a good day to treat yourself to a special necklace or a couple stacking rings. Click here to shop. 


all day meetings {what i wore}

what I'm wearing By August 12, 2015 1 Comment

Yesterday I had an all day marketing meeting. Our team was out and about, brainstorming, dreaming and planning. I wanted to be comfortable but put together. Nothing is better than jeans–and this sheer top was funky and fun. Here are the details…

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Outfit details: Jeans, Big Star via Zappos {similar}. Black tank, Old Navy. Sheer top, local boutique {similar here}. Sandals, Miz Moos. Next step necklace, My shop. Bag, H&M

Tomorrow I’m in meetings again all day. So fun and so exhausting. This weekend I’m getting away with my sisters. I can’t wait. I’ll have pics to share next week.



drapey vest and boots

what I'm wearing By August 5, 2015 No Comments

after I snapped pics of this outfit, I realized almost every piece is from Target. Crazy! I find some great stuff there–and I love mixing it with higher end stuff like really good boots that last for years or a special piece from Anthropologie.

It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

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Outfit details: Gray distressed jeans, Target. Black tank, Old Navy. Drapey vest, Target {in store}. Booties, Target. Swing free earrings, My shop.

We’re enjoying some cooler weather this week {around 70*} so I slipped on my booties. We’re buying backpacks, school supplies and starting to think about going back to school. Are you in back to school mode yet?


Have you seen this necklace? {and the meaning behind it}

jewelry, what I'm wearing By July 22, 2015 6 Comments

Have you seen this necklace? It’s become a favorite this summer–not just because I love the nautical feel, but even more so because of the meaning behind it.

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I am anchored. Anchored by love, by hope. Some days are hard, so I hold fast to my family and friends who speak truth to me.

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It’s such a pretty little necklace–it goes with everything. And I love the mixed metal–sterling anchor and 10k gold heart.

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All summer long I’ve been rotating between different kimono cardigans. Easy layering is the best!

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The lace on this cardigan is what drew me to it. Perfect with heels or flip flops.

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Here’s a close up of the necklace. That sweet little anchor started as flat metal and I transformed into that shape. I kinda can’t believe I made it. I’m getting better at metal working and soldering.

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How about some rings? I’ve got so many stacked up. From left to right–passage ring, anchored ring, my grandmother’s ring paired with a chevron ring, sunburst ring and my wedding set. You can see all rings here.
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Outfit details: My new favorite jeans ON SALE!, Nordstrom, DL1961. Tank, Old Navy. Sandals, Swell.com. Kimono cardigan, local boutique, similar here. Anchored necklace, My shop. Rings, My shop.

What keeps you anchored?


big deal with linen shorts or how to wear it perfectly

stitch fix, what I'm wearing By July 15, 2015 4 Comments

When my stitch fix box arrived last month, these shorts were inside. And I thought, “No way.” But I decided to try them on anyway and I thought, “Well, maybe.”  And after a week or so they’ve become a summer staple. I haven’t worn shorts in about 10 years–so this is a pretty big deal for me. Sometimes it’s the little things, right?

If you haven’t heard of stitch fix, it’s a monthly box service. You pay a $20 styling fee and they pick out 5 items for you to try on at home. Keep what you want {and apply the $20 styling fee} or send it back. It’s kind of awesome. I’ve included my referral code in the links if you want to give it a try!

It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

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Today I’m packing for North Carolina to hang out with the incourage writers. I can’t wait to see them.



skirts, swept away, so much love!

what I'm wearing By July 8, 2015 2 Comments

Oh this skirt. It’s so easy and very feminine. I wore it over the weekend with the same tank and flip flops. I love a pretty skirt! {And of course a pretty necklace}. It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration!

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The length on this skirt is my favorite.

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I looked high and low for these sandals and I love them. I added an insole and it makes them comfortable for all day at the workshop.

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The jacket and bag are both thrifted. Awesome.
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These swing free earrings add a lot of fun and sparkle to any outfit.
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And this necklace is classic enough to wear for decades. We’ll set a stone for each of your loves.

Outfit details: Skirt, Anthropologie. Tank, Old Navy. Faux leather jacket, thrifted. Sandals, Swell. Bag, Thrifted. Swing free earrings, My shop. Swept away necklace, My shop.


it’s all reruns

what I'm wearing By June 24, 2015 1 Comment

You know how there are no new episodes of your favorite shows during the summer? That’s kind of how this outfit is–all repeats. In fact, this vest and these sandals just made an appearance last week. What can I say, it’s summer. I’m grabbing whatever is closest and keeping it simple. I’ve wore all the pieces before–but never together. So that part’s new, right?

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This dress was a thrift find. I like the length–so easy.


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The vest adds some interest and honestly, I love having pockets.

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These sandals are fun. I just added insoles and it makes them so much more comfortable. Hooray for comfort.

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Same bag and it’s so full. Who knows what’s in there. It’s time for a clean out, for sure.
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I’ve got my favorite earrings and necklace on. So easy.

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Here are all the details: Dress, Thrifted. Vest, Old Navy {love this similar one and it’s $23!}. Sandals, Swell. Bag, H&M. Earrings, My Shop, Necklace, My shop.

Ok friends, off to answer a few emails and then take the kids on an adventure. Have a fabulous day!


sleeveless shirts and sandals

what I'm wearing By June 17, 2015 3 Comments

It’s officially summer time over here {even if June 21 is the official start of the season}. We are in full summer mode–which means sleeping in {David slept until 9:30 yesterday!}, pancakes, trips to the beach, ice cream, and art projects. And then of course I’m trying to squeeze in work–so much to do. It’s summer craziness!

I get dressed in the morning, head to the workshop for a couple hours {we have a summer sitter} and then spend the afternoons with the boys and the evenings as a family. As soon as I get home I kick off my heels and slip on my flip flops. Ahhh.

I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

I used to never wear sleeveless shirts because my arms are so fair and I felt embarrassed. But lately, I’m like, who cares? Probably no one except me. But if someone doesn’t like my arms? Oh well, right?!

Also, more random information you need to know, I’ve had this vest for a couple years. I’ve put it on three different mornings and then took it off. Yesterday I decided to either wear it or donate it to a thrift shop. And I wore it. So it will stay around for a while.

I’m loving these new sandals. And of course a well-worn leather bag.

This necklace is a favorite. I have four stones set–one for each of us. I love it!

Rings, rings and more rings. I’m pretty sure they are happier when stacked together.

Outfit details: Boyfriend jeans, Zappos {similar}, Tank, Old Navy. Vest, Old Navy {loving this one}. Sandals, Swell. Bag, H&M. Rings, My shop. Cross bar necklace, My shop.


thrifted skirt and sunshine

what I'm wearing By June 10, 2015 5 Comments

I found this swingy skirt at the local goodwill for $4 last week. Yay! I love this length–so easy. The camera caught every movement of the skirt, so it looks a bit psychedelic. Just keeping things interesting around here!

Just a black tank, denim jacket and sandals. Easy and comfortable.

I love a midi length skirt. That’s my favorite length!

I got these sandals at Old Navy last year and they are starting to wear out. And I’m kinda freaking out about it because I wear them all the time. I mean, it’s a not a major crisis but I really like these sandals.

And of course a big bag to hold all my important stuff.

The gold next step necklace is around my neck. Love.

Outfit details: Skirt, thrifted. Tank, Old Navy. Denim jacket, Gap. Sandals, Old Navy {similar}. Bag, H&M. Necklace, My shop.