- Weekend Getaway -

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When it comes to traveling, weekend getaways are my favorite. They are easy to plan and usually just the right amount of time to be away. When my husband and I got married we made a goal to travel more and plan little weekend trips. I would say that we have definitely kept that a priority! Between fun trips to Boston and NYC, a few road trips to Austin,TX, and family vacations, I would say that he and I have done our fair share of traveling this year.

I’ve learned a lot from these trips. One thing I always remember is to dress comfortably. It’s common sense, but sometimes we sacrifice comfort for style when really the two can go hand in hand. I always wear light layers when traveling. It makes temperature changes bearable and not to mention this cardigan and silk cami are so so soft! I have to wear comfortable shoes. Whether Im traveling by plane or car, my feet need to be comfy. These Sole Society Booties are the perfect travel companion for fall. They match with pretty much anything and are so easy to wear. Another tip I’ve learned is to invest in a great carry on. One that is sturdy and will last no matter how much you pack. I fell in love with this woven weekender by Sole Society. It’s the perfect size to hold my camera, plaid scarf, and even a pair of tall bootsHow do you travel? Would love to hear your tips and secrets. Happy weekend! xx

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Shop the post: Target Cardigan | Sole Society Gwenith Woven Weekender Bag + Lylee Booties (went a 1/2 size up)  c/o | Cami NYC Silk Racer Cami c/o | Sole Society Crystal Ring Set ( I love these delicate rings! They come in a set of gold and silver) c/o | 7 For All Mankind Black Denim (tts)

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- Accessorize Your Home -

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Moving can be overwhelming. And if you’re like me, you’re still trying to makeup your mind on furniture styles and decorations 3 months later. I feel like my house should be perfect and 100% done, but I have realized these things take time and patience is key.

I always look to Pinterest and Instagram for my daily does of inspiration. Whether it’s for home or style, it’s certain I will find something that catches my eye. Rachel George has been a favorite of mine for a while. Not only for decorating ideas, but also for their adorable accessories. Rachel George is an online boutique, specializing in home and office decor as well as fine jewelry. I know you will love it just as much as I do!

Even though I feel like my home isn’t finished, it really helps to have a few great accessories to help liven up the place. I chose some fun Kate Spade Office Accessories, this little Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish, and I could not pass up this cool horse head figure.

Rachel George doesn’t want you to miss out on all the fun. She is offering TTD readers 10% off with the code “TEACHER“. The offer expires 10/31. Happy decorating! xx

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Rachel George White Horse Head c/o | Kate Spade Gold Acrylic Pencil Cup c/o | Kate Spade Gold Acrylic Letter Tray  c/o | Kate Spade This Just In Sticky Note Set c/o (too cute to pass up on!) | Kate Spade Bow Paper Clips | Kate Spade What’s The Word Pencil Set (on sale!) c/o | Kate Spade Gold Dot Pencil Pouch Set  c/o | Russell + Hazel Acrylic Gold Tape Dispenser (on sale!) c/o | Jonathan Adler Gold Zebra Dish c/o

Other Accessories: Baublebar Crystal Karenia Necklace c/o | Warby Parker Crane Glasses | All The Wire Nailed It Bangle c/o | Leopard Pillows  | Baublebar Pearl 360 Studs c/o | NARS Turkish Delight Lipgloss | YSL Gloss #17 Encre Rose | Sole Society Dainty Rings c/o | Balenciaga Parfume | Jo Malone Body Cream c/o | 

- Silk & Lace -

We Heart A Graet Fit

 

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Oh bras. Let’s be honest, it can be hard to find the best fit (I know I am not alone in this battle!). And sometimes, what “fits” isn’t always the pretty. Undergarments are something we wear everyday, so I like to invest in something that makes me feel confident. If that means doing some extra research to find something that fits my body, I’m willing to do it.  And when I am in the market, Nordstrom is the first place I start.

If you are looking skivvies, I’d recommend stopping by your local Nordstrom this Friday and Saturday (October 24 – 25) during the We Heart A Great Fit event. I love the cause behind this event and the awareness it promotes for women and breast cancer. For each bra purchased online or in-store, Nordstrom is donating $2 to the Young Survival Coalition. Additionally, each brand will be matching Nordstrom’s donation. And when you are in-store, bra fit specialists are available to help you find the perfect size and the bra that fits you best!

Though breast cancer has personally affected my family (and so many other families I know!), I am proud that a brand like Nordstrom is standing up to cancer through donations and awareness.  Stay healthy! ♥

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- Jewels + Stripes -

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With each season, my taste in jewelry changes. I often find myself wearing statement necklaces one day then wearing delicate pieces the next.  I love how this bracelet and ring from Nordstrom, are pieces that I can wear day to day through each season.  Alexis Bittar is so on point with his pieces for this Fall. His amazing, one of a kind statement necklaces pair perfectly with this delicate bangle. It’s so inspiring!

The Imperial Hinge Bangle and Gold Stack Ring (now 20% off!) are two pieces perfect for everyday. The jewels on the bangle are the right amount of sparkle and the illusion of multiple stacking rings is just what I like to wear for an easy casual look. To see more of the Alexis Bittar collection, be sure to check out Nordstrom. XX

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Shop The Post: Alexis Bittar Imperial Hinge Bangle, Gold Stack Ring (on sale!) | Striped Turtleneck (similar here and here) | Denim | Ankle Boots | Tory Burch Earrings  | Nixon Time Teller Watch | Nailpolish Essie Meet Me At The Alter

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- In My Bag | Gigi New York -

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As I’ve mentioned before, these are my absolute favorite posts. Not just to put together, but I always love hearing what people carry in their bags. I guess you could say I am always on the lookout for new “purse size” goodies to try out.

I switch bags about 4 times during the week, so in between the mess of receipts and gum wrappers, I thought I’d share with you guys the things I carry around on a daily basis.

1. Gigi New York Teddie Tote in Sand- This leather carry all is a life savor. It’s the perfect companion to take with me to school each day and a great weekend tote. It hold all my stuff without feeling weighed down.

2. Gigi New York All In One Clutch- This clutch is my favorite multitasker. Not only does it make a great makeup bag but it also is a pretty chic clutch. I just love that tassel!

3. Tieks Ballet Flats in Light Pink- Now that my husband and I moved, we are within walking distance to some of our favorite restaurants. These little guys make it easy when I want to swap the heels for some flats. I also keep these on hand when I want to be comfortable while teaching. They make my feet feel so good.

4. If I Do Say So Myself, Kate Spade Notebook- I’m always one for having cute stationary and paper goods. Kate Spade is obviously the queen of all things “office chic” and I love having this notebook when I’m needing to make an every growing list or jot down an idea for this blog.

5. Tory Burch Wallet- I don’t really own a whole lot of “pink things”, but I do love this wallet. The pink is just a fun pop of color. Not to mention, TB does make some pretty cute leather goods.

6. Pillow Proof Dry Shampoo- I got this little guy for Fashion Week and loved it so much I keep buying it. Not only do I love the mini size, but it really does work. I keep it on hand for those days when your headed to Happy Hour or just in need of a little freshen up.

7. Warby Parker Glasses in the style Crane - Warby makes the best glasses and I love what the company stands for. Buy a pair and they give a pair to a child in need.

8. Trusty Pink Lipsticks- Dior Lipbalm, MAC Lipglass in Pink Poodle, YSL Glossy Stain in #17 Ecre Rose (seen here) These are the colors I always have on hand. While I like to switch up my lips, I can always count on these to get the job done.

9. Jo Malone Mini Fragrance- The right amount of fragrance to keep me smelling nice after a long day.

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Around the Home: Pillows are from Furbish Studio and Pink Faux Peony is from One Kings Lane

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- Sale Alert | Columbus Day Deals -


Well, if there’s one thing that makes up for having to go to work today, it’s these great Columbus Day Sales.  Lucky for us, we can now scoop up some of our favorite Fall and Winter styles at lower prices.

Be sure to check out these sales before the promotions are over!

J Crew- 30% OFF J. CREW WITH CODE: WEEKENDPLANS promotion ends 10.13.14

Madewell- 30% OFF MADEWELL WITH CODE: OHFALL promotion ends 10.13.14

Old Navy- 15% OFF OLD NAVY WITH CODE: ONSAVENOW promotion ends 10.13.14

Club Monaco- UP TO $100 OFF WITH CODE: FALLSALE promotion ends 10.13.14

Piperlime- 20% OFF PIPERLIME WITH CODE: FALL20 promotion ends 10.13.14

- Fall for Alexis Bittar -

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I love when I find a jewelry designer that compliments my style. And while I’m not one for wearing statement jewelry, I absolutely love these gold and lucite pieces. They perfectly compliment any everyday, casual look. Alexis Bittar is the designer that gets it right. His pieces are more than just jewelry. They are art. They are style. And they are the perfect accessory for today’s look.

Nordstrom has a huge collection of Alexis Bittar. They just released the new Fall Collection which features this gorgeous Rose Gold Bangle.  My other favorites are the Liquid Cuff and Lucite Hinge Bracelet. They are those quality pieces that you can wear with just about anything! Be sure to check out the full collection here. Happy Shopping! xx

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Shop The Post: Alexis Bittar ‘Miss Havisham – Liquid Cuff’ | Alexis Bittar ‘Lucite- Small Hinged Bracelet’ | Alexis Bittar Gold Stack Ring | Topshop for Nordstrom Surplice Top (wearing size 4 (0-2)) | Rag & Bone Denim (if in between sizes, go up one) | YSL Bag | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Rayban Aviators | Lipstick YSL Glossy Stain #17 Ecre Rose 

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- Beauty Talk|Oribe Finishing Spray -

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Now that school is in full swing, I am constantly on the lookout for products to keep my hair “fresh” in between shampoos. I love trying new things. And anything that promises longer lasting blow outs is alright by me!

I was recently introduced to Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray and I have used it everyday since. I was a little nervous about trying something with the word “thick” in the title because usually volume fillers and thickeners weigh my hair down. This is the complete opposite. It’s so lightweight…you almost wonder if it’s even in your hair.

One trick that helps me get a little volume and “refresh” my hair, is using the blow dryer (review coming soon on this dryer!) on low heat to set the spray. I know “set” makes it sound sticky or crunchy, but I promise it’s not! I lift a layer of my hair around the root, flip it to the other side, and spray close to the root. I hold the blow dryer there for maybe 5 seconds and then do the same thing on the other side. I use my Spornette “Little Wonder” teasing comb to brush through my roots and sometimes even do a soft back comb to add some lift. It’s the best little trick for a quick touch up!

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Shop The Post: Oribe Dry Thick Finishing Spray | Spornette Little Wonder Teasing Brush | Faux Python Tray (size small) | Bauble Bar Pearl 360 Studs c/o | Bauble Bar Cario Ear Jackets c/o | Bauble Bar Cha Cha Drop Earrings in Pink c/o | Kate Spade If I Do Say So Myself Notebook

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- Fall Boot Guide -

It’s no question that boots are one of my favorite shoes to wear. And while there are hundreds of styles, shapes and colors, I seem to have a liking toward Over The Knee and Ankle styles. There are so many trends now and while they can be fun, I always like to stick with classic looks.

I’ve put together a few of my favorite styles for Fall and Winter. While the over the knee boot can be intimidating, I highly suggest pairing it with some skinnies and an oversized top or sweater. After eyeing these Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots for the last 2 years, I finally made the investment. They are so comfortable and the leather is so soft. If you aren’t quite ready to make the investment I highly recommend this version by Louise et CieThey look identical and are significantly cheaper. If ankle boots are more your thing, you can’t go wrong with those above. Happy shopping!

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