Friday, September 27, 2013

Weekend of Dresses

It has been super dry here and Friday night the heavens opened up! We have certainly made up for all the rain we haven't been getting in the last month or so. Time to break out the Hunters for my afternoon appointments :)

Joe Fresh dress via JCPenney (no longer available) / Old Navy Jean Jacket (here) / Hunter rain boots - original (here) / Michael Kors watch / Tiffany & Co. heart charm bracelet / Nine West bag (sold out - see others here)

Saturday was "date night" with my husband.  We went out to dinner to a place downtown called 360.  It is at the top of a hotel and it slowly revolves so that it goes completely around the top in 1 hour giving you amazing views of the downtown skyline, the river, the stadiums and the hills of Ohio and Kentucky river valley. It was so nice since we got there about 20 minutes before sunset and finished up our very relaxing visit by enjoying the city all lit up and even a fireworks show in the distance over the river banks.

  Banana Republic Dress (no longer available) / Steve Madden Leather moto Jacket (old - love this option) / Banana Republic Peep Toe Leopard pumps (similar here) / Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant / Braided gold tone bracelet via JewelMint

And Sunday was a much more relaxed but very crisp day (a PERFECT fall day!) so boots and jean jacket again were again the uniform paired with today's dress.

Madden Girl boots (old) / Old Navy Jean Jacket (here) / Dress via Macy's (old)
(I totally forgot to put on jewelry until rigth before I walked out the door so it's not pictured here - sorry! ;)
Okay, so I know these were all from last weekend...sorry! It's been a VERY busy week. 

I hope that everyone is starting to enjoy a little "fall-like" weather in your part of the country.If you enjoy it as much as I do, that is!  


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Kate Spade

A little Kate Spade goes along way........

 BTW: I am soooo sorry for the dirty mirror. I have no idea what is on the mirror, but venture to say my 18 month old daughter who loves to play in mommy's closet is responsible.  I will grab the Windex and clean this up now - sorry!

Kate Spade "Constance" sweater dress (Nordstrom's  - very limited supplies) / Mossimo wedges via Target (old) / Infinity scarf via local boutique / Michael Kors watch

Hi All~
I hope that you all are having an incredible week so far!  I am having a great week and wearing this Kate Spade jewel tone dress today made me feel so feminine and lovely.  Isn't it funny how a piece of clothing can lighten our step and brighten our mood?  That isn't just me is it?!  
To top it all off who is having a 2 day 75% off sale?? KATE SPADE - no kidding :) 
You can check out the sale here

So many lovely pieces on sale it's hard to pick just one!! 
Happy Wednesday Lovelies :)


Monday, September 16, 2013

A walk, a concert and OOTD

What an incredible weekend - and incredibly busy for sure!  What else is new for this family? LOL We started off Friday with some of our great friends from high school and their kids coming over and hanging out. It was such a gorgeous night and we were able to enjoy a bonfire - even making smores for all of the kids (and maybe a couple for the adults! :)

Saturday morning was the Walk For Life event put on by the organization that I am a Client Educator/Counselor for, PregnancyCare of Cincinnati.  If you saw Friday's post then you know that I had not one but 2 speeches that I had been asked to give at that event. Well, I did it and I think it went great!  The most rewarding part was all of the people that came up to me during the event to tell me how much they enjoyed my speech and personal story. Even with tears in their eyes - that was powerful and humbling!  Amazing morning with my family and supporting this amazing ministry!

My youngest son posing for a quick picture with me after the first speech and my finishing the 5k :)

Tenth Avenue North performing!

We wrapped up the weekend by going to see the Christian pop band Tenth Avenue North perform. What a great concert!  Full of lots of young people and youth in the community - all raising their hands and worshiping God as Tenth Avenue North performed. It was amazing! 
During the concert my youngest son, Parker (pictured with me at the race above) says, "Thanks for taking me here tonight mom. I really like this concert!" - it was the first concert he has ever attended at just 7 years old. These are the moments that makes a momma's heart swell!

And finally, I do have an outfit post from this weekend for you. Our mornings have been starting out pretty chilly (mid-50's) and then warming up nicely to high 70's so this outfit was perfect. 

Cardigan: via Target Mossimo (old) / American Eagle peep toe wedges (old) / J. Crew Linen City mini skirt (purchase here) / Forever 21 Polka Dot top (old) / Michael Kors Blair watch (here) / Tiffany & Co. Heart tag charm bracelet (here) / Turquoise and silver ring from boutique (similar here)

Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, September 13, 2013

SOOOO Nervous!

Happy Friday Everyone :)
  We have finally gotten some amazing fall like weather here in Cincinnati after weeks of high high humidity and heat - yuk!  Big fluffy white clouds in the sky, gorgeous sunshine, a light breeze and a high of 70 degrees - YES!!!! 

Above: Fold over top Maxi-Skirt via Target (old - similar here) / Open Weave Sweater via TJ Maxx / Cami via Target (old) /  Michael Kors Blair watch (here) / Pearl and Shell necklace (old)

Above: A.N.A capri via JC Penney (old) / INC tunic (gift from a friend!) / BCBG wedge sandals via DSW (old) / Stella & Dot Renegade bracelet / Michael Kors Runway watch (here)

Today I wanted to share with you 2 outfits from this week. One from just 2 days ago when it was 92 degrees and then one from today for the 70 degree weather - oh, nothing like going back and forth from summer to fall day to day. I am sure we will have many more hot days before Autumn truly sets in around here. I am trying to enjoy the final days of my summer wardrobe while I can :)
Okay, so now to get to the title of this post - SOOOO nervous! Well, here is why: I am a Client Educator/Counselor at PregnancyCare of Cincinnati and tomorrow is our Annual "Walk for Life" event.  I was asked to address the crowd 2 separate times tomorrow...once before the 5k and once just before lunch a couple of hours later. I don't have to speak for long (only  about 10 minutes each time), but I am so nervous nonetheless!  I am not a "public speaker". I would greatly appreciate as many wonderful thoughts and prayers that you can send my way. I just want to accurately depict PCC to everyone at the event, that I don't shake while I am talking and that I say some things that would move people to want to donate or volunteer in order to help this amazing organization to reach more women and more babies in need. Thank you all so much in advance!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Summertime Floral

Hi Everyone!  Hope you had an incredible holiday weekend.  My family did for sure.  We did WAY too much as usual, but loved every minute of it :)  Though I am way ready for Fall/Autumn and more days like today in Cincinnati (75 degrees, light breeze and beautiful sunshine!) I am kind of sad to say goodbye to the summertime.
Today I wanted to do a quick OOTD post.
Dress: Lauren Ralph Lauren wrap dress (similar here (faux wrap style) and here)

I just picked up this fantastic Lauren by Ralph Lauren dress on clearance at Marshall's (LOVE Marshall's!).  It was originally $169 and is one of those pieces I would have actually considered paying that for had I been looking for a great dress for a summer wedding, garden party, etc.and had seen this at Macy's or Nordstrom's (and that is saying alot since I almost never ever buy anything at full price or spend that much on a dress for myself ). I LOVE a great wrap dress and think that they are just flattering on just about any body shape and are so easy to wear.
Lucky for me this one was just hanging around there at Marshall's on the rack and caught my eye (I was in there looking for pillows! ;).  I wandered over to where it was hanging and it had been slashed from Marshall's already discounted $69.99 to only $29.99 (now we are talking!). I grabbed it, tried it on and smiled all the way back to my closet! :)
I can already picture it with boots and a jacket (jean or leather)this fall and have been enjoying it in the last weeks of summer, too. It would also look super cute with some great heels to dress it up a little more. I just love a versatile piece like this and especially one that is so feminine and girlie - I do love "girlie" from time to time. 
Well, I am off to hang some window treatments in the new house. Check back soon as I plan on updating with our big "mudroom" reveal in the next week or so!