Friday, September 30, 2022

loving lately: September

I'm not exactly sure how we are at the end of September already, wow, where did this month go? But alas, here we are. It's been a busy and full month and as far as shopping I stocked up on fall basics like sweaters, jackets and a new pair of jeans. I also did a HUGE closet clean out that included taking out all my winter items and sorting through those as well as summer items before packing them away. It felt SO good to clean out some of the old and donate or consign and then make room for a few new pieces while also unpacking favorites from previous seasons. 

Every month I round up some favorite purchases from the past month and September had a lot of instant favorites and many pieces that are already heavy in the rotation. Some items are low stock so I linked to several retailers. Let's take a look...

cardigan shop here or here (true to size), jeans (I went with my smaller size), headband, birkenstock clogs shop here, here, here or here, ribbed half zip sweatshirt shop here or here (runs big, I went down a size), button front fleece jacket shop here or here (I went down a size), grey sweater shop here or here (I went up a size for a roomier fit), fleece half zip shop here or here (true to size)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

wear to where: fall sideline sports!

Fall sports are fully underway and while here in our house they have been going on for over a month, it's just recently that the weather has turned where t-shirt dresses and jeans and tanks (my two usual go-to combos) aren't cutting it anymore. The temps have definitely dropped especially in the evenings. I'm leaning on sweatshirts, jackets and layers for game day looks. Today I pulled together three cute and comfy game day looks for fall. With layers for warmer days and extra warm pieces for cool mornings and evenings these looks will hopefully inspire your upcoming sideline outfits for fall.

(above) Cozy pieces like Uggs and sweatshirts are perfect for nights under the lights on the bleachers or early mornings on the sidelines. Plus I love a big tote to carry all the things, like snacks, water, extra layers and more. 

(above) It's all about layers for sideline sports. The weather can be so unpredictable and even totally different by halftime. Sweatshirts and joggers can be elevated with a gorgeous coat and crossbody bag. 

(above) I just love a half zip for cool fall days and this one looks so cozy. Plus they work great layered with tees or tanks for more warmth or for sunny afternoons. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

cozy for fall!

 We have had a little cold snap here in Michigan over the weekend and wow... fall is here friends. I'm in full cozy mode and we even turned the fireplace on for the first time this season. I unpacked my cold weather sweaters from storage last week and even bought a few new cozy jackets for the cool weather. So I am ready, I think. If you are in full on cozy mode right now too I rounded up some gorgeous and swoon-y fall pieces that I think you will love.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Madewell sale picks!

 The Madewell sale ends THIS WEEKEND... it's one of the best sales of the year and a great time to stock up for fall since ALLLLLL the fall basics like jeans and sweaters and shoes are on sale. Today I rounded up three head to toe looks from the sale that I hope you will love. I love Madewell for every staples and go-to pieces. Their jeans are such good quality and I have many sweaters from Madewell that I have loved for years. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

shopbop sale!

 The Shopbop buy more, save more sale ends TOMORROW! This sale happens only a few (maybe 2?!?!) times a year and it's such a good sale to shop! Brands and items that rarely go on sale are up to 25% off during this sale and it's a popular sale to shop to sizes go quickly. Today I am rounding up some NEW items that are catching my eye in the sale, but I'll link some old favorites too...

It's a great time to stock up for fall on super cozy pieces. One of my favorite things to shop for this sale is jeans... there are a few brands I love that NEVER go on sale but they do for this event, so it's a great time to shop. 

Some items I already own from this sale are: 

- these black jeans are incredibly flattering (I went with my bigger size)

- these straight leg jeans are perfectly stretchy (I went with my bigger size)

- these distressed jeans are my most worn jeans by far (I went with my bigger size)

- this sweater pullover is a long time favorite (I went down a size)

- these loafers are so classic and comfortable (true to size)

 - this woven tote which I adore

Monday, September 19, 2022

fall capsule wardrobe 2022!

 The fall capsule collection is finally HERE bringing you lots of fall wardrobe inspiration for everyday mom on the go looks. This years capsule is all about texture and warmth. A quilted jacket, cozy sweaters, herringbone blazer and a gorgeous wool coat bring lots of texture to everyday outfits while warm hues like browns and burgundy and green bring easy to wear neutrals in rich earthy tones to everyday looks.

There are 15 items in this fall capsule with 12 corresponding outfits but the options are limitless to mix and match these easy fall essentials. I always say this, but this is my MOST favorite capsule to date... I just adore each and every piece and all these outfits are so easy to wear this fall for errands, school meetings. work from home, fall family activities and more. 

I truly hope you LOVE this years fall capsule collection and find lots of inspiration here to look and feel your best this fall season. 

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Friday, September 16, 2022

affordable everyday basics with Walmart!

This post is sponsored by ShopStyle Collective and Walmart. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Jeans, sweaters, sweatshirts and jackets are all slowly making their way into the rotation for my fall wardrobe. We've had tiny hints of fall weather here and there and it reminds me how much I love this cozy season and all it brings. From running errands, to kids sporting events and fun fall activities it's time for cozy fall staples and plenty of layers going into the cooler weather this fall.

Walmart has tons of great fall basics for mixing and matching in your closet at really great prices. I adore this half zip ribbed sweater and these high waist straight leg jeans fit like a dream and are a great on-trend denim piece for fall. Leggings and sweatshirts are a favorite combo for everyday mom duties and these leggings are comfortable and flattering for an amazing price. Don't forget cozy layers like this puffer coat in gorgeous green for fall. All these cozy fall pieces fit great and feel great at a really budget friendly price. 

With Walmart you get FREE and FAST shipping over $35 and always free returns too. Plus, you get the best styles for fall at really amazing prices which is truly the best of both worlds. 

 shop the look: jeans (true to size), half zip sweater, sneakers (runs a little big, I went down a half size)

shop the look: leggings (true to size, if you are between sizes, go up one size)sweatshirt (true to size)puffer coat (true to size)sneakers (runs a little big, I went down a half size)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

fall must-haves!

 The fall shopping season is one of my favorites and it's probably one of the seasons that involves the most investment on my part. Sure I love the beautiful knits and latest denim trends, but I also like to thoughtfully invest in my wardrobe this time of year for practical reasons too. Colder, wetter and darker days demand high quality sweaters, shoes and coats and jackets unlike spring and summer where dressing is for fun and for staying cool. I prefer my fall (and winter) purchases to be much more thoughtful and planned out. Jeans I will wear again and again, sweaters to keep me warm on cool or cold days, shoes that will offer comfort and style for a busier season, etc. 

Today I have pulled together a HUGE shopping guide for the cooler weather season. Each piece is VERY thoughtfully chosen to be beautiful and versatile for the change in seasons that September and October bring us. There are SO many new arrivals from my favorite retailers this season that narrowing down each category to only 9 top picks was actually tricky (and if you want even MORE in each category, be sure to check out my LTK page where each round up has a few more supplemental options) and a lot of thought went into each category. There is a combination of items that I own and love here alongside items on my own seasonal wishlist included alike. 

While I would (and I am sure you would as well) love to snap my fingers and have ALL of these items just magically appear in my closet, investing in just a few items can help make yours (and my) fall wardrobe feel fresh and new too. And I hope that is what this post helps you do, I've narrowed down what I think is the best of the best and you can hopefully save loads of time and energy by not having to 'shop around' to freshen up your fall wardrobe. 

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Monday, September 12, 2022

style x3: loafer looks for fall!

I've always loved a great pair of loafers... in the 90s and especially now that they are back. I am getting to revisit styles that I couldn't really afford in high school but swooned over in the fashion magazines. A full circle fashion moment, if you will. Today I am styling loafers up in to a three looks for fall. A few of these pairs of loafers are pairs I own and love so I have already vetted them for you. Loafers are a trend I am really loving for fall because they are just so easy to wear. I very much gravitate to the easy to wear trends and this is one of them! I hope you enjoy this inspiration.

(above) Blazers and loafers are an endlessly classic combo and they are also VERY of the moment right now with a lugsole loafer and slightly oversized blazer. I own and love this pair of loafers (they run a bit big, I went down a half size) and they are very comfortable. 

(above) Simple suede loafers work really well with feminine details for fall this season. This ruffle sweater paired with loafers is the perfect combo for early fall.

(above) The French Girl chic look is having a moment with stripes and loafers for fall, this combo is so easy to pull off for fall so bookmark this look! 

Friday, September 9, 2022

under $100 fall finds!

 Fall is in the air... well, at least in the mornings and the evenings. I'm still sweating in the afternoons ;) - anyone else? But I just saw that fall decor and halloween candy is out at Target and Friday night football games are in full swing. Now we just need the weather to follow in suit. Today I am rounding up some gorgeous new finds for fall and they are all under $100! There is something here for everyone and every budget... I hope you love this round up!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

amazon athleisure finds for fall!

 Athleisure for life... or at least for fall! With the busier back to school days in full effect and slightly cooler mornings and evenings I am ready to add some cozy and chic athleisure pieces to my closet for fall.  Today I rounded up some gorgeous elevated athleisure for your fall closet. I am loving this ribbed sweater set top & bottom and these ribbed lounge pants, both look so soft and perfect to slide into for a Netflix binge after a long day. Simple basics like this black tee and black tank are great layering pieces to wear on their own now and with cardigans, sweatshirts or even blazers as the weather cools. Sweatshirts are my favorite for cool days and this half zip sweatshirt and BING sweatshirt are both in my cart right now! I hope you find some cozy and comfortable but chic pieces to add to your fall comfort closet!

Monday, September 5, 2022

(more) back to school finds with HSN!

 This post is sponsored by HSN and ShopStyle Collective. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog. 

I'm back with another round up of back to school deals with HSN today. If you missed the first post, be sure to check out those deals here. HSN has so many great deals for staples around the home, it's a great time to stock up for the busy fall season. We own and love this bissell little green portable carpet cleaner and use it a lot with teenagers for rugs and carpets (and I even use it on some upholstered furniture for spot treating). Everyone needs the best night of sleep possible during this busy season and this 2-pack pillow set and microfiber sheets are sure to offer a cozy nights' sleep for everyone. In our house we can not live without our dyson V8 cordless vacuum and this one is the best price I've seen!

You can use code: HELLO10 for $10 off your order over $20 and HELLO20 for your order over $40 for extra savings at HSN. Plus, HSN always offers Flex Pay (easy pay) options at checkout too.  Plus, there is FREE SHIPPING on some items at HSN for all orders so it's so easy to shop.


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