Classic White Button Down

top | jeans | pumps | sunglasses | bag | necklace c/o

A white button down with ripped denim is my go-to look when I have "nothing to wear." The rips give the outfit a little oomph! My pumps are by Sam Edelman and come in so many cute colors (here) - if you want a shorter heel they have them in a 3 inch (here). I picked up the 3 inch heel in the olive green, so perfect for fall! BlankNYC denim might be my new favorite, the prices don't break the bank account and the fit is on point. Loving this mini and this pair of flares.

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The Fall Wardrobe: 5 Staple Pieces

Revolve has put together their top 5 staple pieces for Fall, and we couldn't agree more...love love love! Now bring on the cooler weather, we are ready! 

No. 1 - Ponchos
We lalalooove a great poncho - they go with anything and everything & you can create a striking outfit in a matter of seconds! 
 Our Favorite Ponchos:


No. 2 - The Wrap Dress
This is obviously a classic, but you can see below how to put a modern twist on it. Wrap dresses are flattering for all body types, so you really can't go wrong! 
 Our Favorite Wrap Dresses:


No. 3 - Peasant Tops
Peasant tops have long been a favorite wardrobe staple of ours...did these really ever go out of style? We think not. This season brings loads of new patterns and styles to choose from! 
 Our Favorite Peasant Tops:


No. 4 Kimonos 
Kimonos aren't only for the ultra-boho chicks, anyone can rock this look! It's about choosing the right kimono for your body type/personal style. 
 Our Favorite Kimonos:


No. 5 - Flares
Ahhhh, flares sweet flares, we love you. Flares are the most flattering jeans ever created...they make your legs appear longer and thinner...who wouldn't be on board with this trend? 
Our Favorite Flares: 



One Free People Dress, Two Ways

dress (wearing an XS) | booties | sunglasses
I was on the hunt for an effortless dress, so immediately went to the Free People section on my latest trip to Nordstrom. I needed something that can be thrown on with sandals, booties or whatever! I love how Brooke paired it with a pair of skinny jeans - perfect for when it starts to cool off. If you live too far from a Nordy's to stop in, no worries (with free shipping + returns) - their online selection is amazing! We still order online (sometimes it's just easier than hitting the dressing room with strollers!). 

When Meggan and I realized we both picked up this Free People dress from Nordstrom, we thought it would be fun to share two different looks with the same piece. I tried mine on in store with these flares (which I had to snag after seeing the price tag of $78 - I could NOT believe it), but really wanted to wear my new booties out for date night, so threw on my favorite pair of skinnies. I love pieces that can be worn several different ways, and this dress is the perfect example. I also considered snagging some knee-high socks, and throwing on my OTK boots - another great look! 
dress (wearing an XS, true to size) | denim  (wearing a 26, true to size) | booties (also obsessed with these) | Ray-Ban aviators | hat

Here's what I brought in the dressing room with me (and loved)...

Huge thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

The Naked Cake


I have wanted to bake a 'naked cake' for so long, but always felt a bit intimidated. Sophia's 3rd birthday was this week, and I knew I wanted to try it out for her special day. I'm SO glad I had my mom to help me - she made the buttercream frosting (which was sooooo good - recipe below), and helped me figure out the best way to stack the layers (we went with 4). We used two boxes of Duncan Hines white cake mix for the actual cake, and it was seriously so good! We topped the cake with sifted confectioners' sugar and fresh blooms, and I think it turned out so cute. Happy weekend! xx
PS - How cute is her chambray button-down? It's currently 25% off! 

Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened 
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk 
1/4 teaspoon of almond extract (you could also use vanilla, and add more or less to taste) 


Grey Matter

grey
long sleeve | jeans | ear cuff | clutch | pumps | blazer
booties | sunglasses | sweater | bag

Grey is one of our all time favorite colors to wear. It's chic, neutral, classic and is a great transition color from summer to fall. We are especially loving the grey on grey trend. How cute would this grey dress with this jacket - perfection! Brooke is traveling home to NY today and my mom is here for a long weekend to see the baby (I'm basically chopped liver now). Have a great day loves!

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Grey Orange & Blue

top | pants (simliar here & here) | heels | sunglasses | bag | necklace c/o

I bought these pants a week after I had Camden - they didn't fit at the time but I was determined to fit in them before summer/fall was over. I slipped them on yesterday and was SO pumped they buttoned! They're from Zara and sold out so I linked to similar pairs. I paired them with a classic grey Vince shirt and bright blue heels to add some contrast. It's felt like fall this week but the temps are supposed to go up again. I'm excited for fall but not ready to leave summer behind yet! I'm also obsessed with my LOVE necklace from Ragen Jewels. So minimalistic and great for everyday! P.S props to the moms who do their hair everyday, I can only seem to get mine into a bun lately ;)

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Kaleidoscope

tank c/o| pants c/onikes | sunnies | necklace

As you know, I'm trying to get back to my workouts and healthy eating post-baby, and there's nothing more motivating than cute fitness gear...am I right?! Carbon38 has tonnnsss of amazing fitness (and non-fitness) threads, and there are so many pieces I want to add to my closet. I recently got this Mara Hoffman outfit, and am in love. The pants are so comfortable, and the top is perfect for that little extra fluff I've got going on right now ;). I really want to grab one of these amazing sports bras to go under the top for my workouts...so awesome! Shop a few more of my faves from Carbon38 here:





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