Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lila Rose's First Birthday

I just realized that I never shared Lila's First Birthday photos on the blog! I was in the midst of major pregnancy fatigue and sickness in the days and weeks that followed her birthday so somehow this got missed...amongst many many other things!

I will share all the links for all items I purchased for the party below. 

We went for a rose/ garden theme for Lila Rose and it all turned out so pretty!

This was actually so easy to put together and so much fun! I added this rose floral garland in-between to incorporate more of the floral theme. 

Marble Cupcake Stand // Rose Candle //  Rose Plates // Floral Candle Cake Topper #1 // Rose Glitter #1 Cake Topper // Extra Pink Roses

Bitty Baby was such a hit for a first birthday gift, the other gift that she really loves is the Pottery Barn Chair that we got her with her name on it!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Picks

YAY! The Nordstrom sale Private Access for cardholders is here! Things are already selling out crazy fast so make sure to grab your favorites quick!

FAVORITE LEGGINGS; These are just really the best high wiasted do-it-all leggings. I get a pair every year during the sale and wear them like crazy! 
Wearing a size small!

Top: So comfy for working out or just a cute athleisure look

Tennis Shoes; I am obsessed with the metallic stripes and clean white of these!

Cozy Thermal: I got a size Medium because that is all they had left but I actually love the oversize feel of this! This would also be so cute with distressed Jeans!

Light Pink Sneakers: These are so fun and old school. I will be wearing these out and about all the time!

These are hands down the best pajamas of all time. I cannot say enough good things about them. They are so stretchy and soft and the first thing I want to change into after a long day. I bought two pairs last yearand wore them in the hospital after I had Lila. I have been waiting for the sale to stock up again!

Tank // Hat // Sneakers

These tanks go like hot cakes you guys! The little eyelash trim is just so cute and can be layered with everything!!! I am also so in love with these slip on sneakers!! I wear these like crazy in fall and I love the trendy infusion of the snake skin on these!

Here is the tank again in the leopard!! Its just so incredibly cute you guys! I cant wait to wear this for my next date night! I also made a b-line for these booties the second I got into the store. They are so cute with the little V detail!

This outfit just screams fall doesn't it!! I am so in love with this blanket scarf and cannot wait to do another post on other ways to style it!

This madewell cardigan is simply one of the best items of the entire sale. These cardigans are the absolute coziest. Don't wait to find out you love these after the sale...get it now while on sale! 

This little plaid top is so soft and cozy and such a great fall piece.  I paired mine with these super cute pink nikes that are part of the sale for $56!! I also always always always pick up a pair of Paige denim during the sale because it is such a good deal!

Have so much fun shopping the sale!


Thursday, July 11, 2019


YAY!! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here!! If you are lucky enough to shop today you should snag some of these items right away!!

If you are shopping tomorrow you can save these items as favorites in the like to know it app and purchase right away when the sale goes live!!

My favorite items to buy are Coats, Denim & Shoes because those are the items that I wont find on sale again in the sizes or timing that I want. I also always pick up some fun trendy items that are at a great price!

I am heading to the Michigan Ave store at 9am tomorrow and will be sharing everything else I find on my instagram stories!

There are sooo many good picks in this category this year. I am going to pick up quite a few items here because I find myself wearing activewear more and more as a mama!

My favorite leggings are part of the sale again this year...these are an essential!! I also cannot wait to wear this fuzzy jacket and this vest in the pink!


I cannot resist the denim at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. These are always such a great deal becuase designer denim hardly ever goes on sale...and if it does its never in my size.

My favorite jeans of all time are part of the sale and will be SO ESSENTIAL for fall!


This is another good thing to buy during the Anniversary sale because you will be getting your fall/winter staples ON SALE before the season even starts!



My other Faves!!


Thursday, June 20, 2019


Swim Top & Bottom // Kimono // Headband // Lipstick // 

Here is a roundup of all the looks I shared on my 4th of July try on session I did on my instagram story yesterday! There are such good looks here and something in every price range! 
I typically am more casual on the fourth as I spend the Holiday at my families lake home in Northern Wisconsin.  We will have 25 people up there this year... PARTY!! It is such a special place to me because growing up my cousins and I would spend our days outside on the beach, swimming in the lake or just running around having the time of our lives. Now that I have Lila I can't wait for her to build these relationships with her cousins and my cousins babies!! It makes my heart so happy!


Tuesday, June 18, 2019


I absolutely LOVE the fourth of July! As long as I can remember I have spent the holiday at my family's lake home in Northern Wisconsin. It is always the best time with tons of family, yummy food and spending the day on the water! 

I have linked some of my favorite outfits in red, white and blue as well as all of my favorite swimwear!!


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Friday, May 31, 2019

T-Shirt Dresses for everyday


T-shirt dresses are an absolute essential for me! They are the perfect comfy casual option to throw on but still look super cute! I love these two madewell dresses from my photos but I have also linked so many of my other favorites!


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Current Swimwear Favorites

ONE (top & bottom) // TWO // THREE (top & bottom) //

I have been having the best luck with swimwear this season. I think that I finally have found a style that I feel comfortable in... the high waisted bikini! I posted a swimsuit tryon to my instagram stories this morning...and to be honest I never thought I would be the type of person who would show video or pictures of myself in swimwear like this!! Recently however I have been more confident than ever with my body... I cannot pinpoint exactly what it is because ever since having Lila Rose 9 months ago my tummy is squishier than ever...and I still weigh more than I did pre baby. I think that one big reason I feel so good in my skin right now is because of what I just watched my body do. It transformed to carry a beautiful baby girl and then recovered again. Watching the whole transition has made me just so dang proud of this body! So to all my fellow mamas out're AMAZING AND YOU SHOULD EMBRACE IT!
I own several of these swimsuits and can tell you that the fabric and fit is great on each. Number 8 is under $25 and is one of the comfiest swimsuits I have ever owned!! Number 6 is one of the most popular items on my all loved it when I wore it in Disney!! I cannot wait to wear the one shoulder flouncy swimsuit (#4) for memorial day weekend!! This one also comes in an off the shoulder style and a beautiful one classy for under $30!!!

Click here for the black & white polka dot swimsuit that was on my Instagram stories!

I have linked some other styles I love here below too!!


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Disney Spring Break

Sweatshirt // Belt // Jeans // Slides //Lipstick: All Fired Up

Lila:  Bow // T-shirt : H&M // Leggings // Shoes

Swimsuit // Sunglasses // Coverup // Sandals  // Lipstick: All Fired Up

Swimsuit again 

Lila's Suit is from Target!

Mickey Ears // Sunglasses // Tank (FAVORITES!) // Belt // Jean Shorts // Slides
also linking my new self tanner here because its my new fave!!

Sunglasses // Swimsuit // Coverup // Beach Bag: H&M // Sandals

Sunglasses // Two Piece set (similar here!) 

Two Piece Set (similar here) // Sandals // Sunglasses // Lipcolor: All Fired Up

Finally linking all of the outfits I wore on our Disney trip two weeks ago!! Things have been so busy and to top it all off I got so sick right away when we got back from our trip. I am actually only now starting to really feel like myself! I LOVED sooo many of the outfits I wore on this trip and so many pieces were so affordable! My swimsuits that I posed were both from Amazon....and really great quality!! 


Monday, April 1, 2019

Spring Makeup Routine

I am so excited to share my current makeup routine with you all! I have found so many good products lately and it is about time I compile all of it into a blog post for you.

1. FOUNDATION:  The first two products I use are these two foundation products. I am obsessed with this foundation because it is full coverage but also is super hydrating and has the added benefit of anti-aging and sunscreen!! SO perfect for these warming temps when we will all be in the sun a little bit more! I use the Charlotte Tilbury flawless filter in addition to the IT cosmetics foundation to add a serious dewy glow. You can also just use the flawless filter if you are looking for lighter coverage!

2. CONCEALER:  Next I do my concealer. I recently switched over to this Tarte concealer and it is a total game changer. I have had such bad dark under eye circles since becoming a mom (hello sleep deprivation) haha! But this has seriously helped me sooo much. I wear a shade quite a bit lighter to help brighter the area. Use a damp beauty blended to get the best coverage!

3. CONTOUR & BLUSH: Next up is the countour.. I know this already seems like a lot of steps but this whole routine takes me less that like 12 minutes! There are two ways I like to contour... my everyday contour with this bronzer. Or my more long lasting contour for days I am shooting outfits or going out etc! On those days I use this drug store stick foundation in shade 'Coconut' . I apply it to my cheeks, outer ridges of nose and forehead...I blend it all in with my damp beauty blender again.  I then apply my gold standard is still NARS 'Orgasm'.

4. POWDER & HIGHLIGHT: Over the top of everything I apply my absolute favorite product...this amazing glow translucent powder..It makes my skin look sooo much better! I then apply some highlighter to cheek bones and tip of my nose!!

5. EYES: The last product I absolutely have to share is my mascara can use this with whatever mascara you are currently using and you guys.... I swear this makes them so much thicker and longer. Absolute must have if you get one item from todays post!!

Please let me know if you try any of these...I love finding new products and sharing them with all of you!!


All of the products are linked below!