Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Olive Top & Confident Twosday

Tobi olive button up top, distressed jeans, grey Michael Kors saddle bag, lace up sandals
Top-c/o TOBI | Jeans-Gap (savesplurge) | Sandals-Sammydress (savesplurge) | Bag-MK c/o thredup (save-under $20!splurge) | Watch-MK c/o Shopbop (save, splurge) | Necklace (savesplurge) | Bracelets (similar, similar
Today I am excited to be collaborating with Tobi. Tobi is an online only company based in LA that designs and releases new products daily. The olive top I am wearing today is from Tobi. I've been seeing a lot of olive in stores for fall and wanted an olive top of my own. This olive top is something I can see myself wearing a lot. Its fabric is a little thicker so no need to worry about it being see-through. It still has a nice drape to it though making it fall nicely whether tucked or untucked. A versatile top like this always makes me feel confident in how I look each day. Typically olive is not a color I like to wear near my face since it tends to wash me out, but adding a bright red lip helps. Tobi have so many cute new tops and sweaters now I am trying to decide which ones will help to round out my fall wardrobe. I received two other tops from them I will be showing later this week and next week! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

August Budget

Sunday, August 28, 2016

How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Game Night

tips to have perfect outdoor game night

Summer is unfortunately winding down and before we know it fall will be here. I know so many bloggers are excited about fall, but with fall comes cooler weather. Honestly, in Wisconsin we have enough of that so I am wanting to make the most of the warm weather we have left! This time of year is ideal for an outdoor game night with friends to savor that last bit of summer and reminisce about the fun times you have had over the past few months.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Navy Envelope Dress for August Tulip Twist

sleeveless navy envelope dress, pink heels, pink bag, white statement necklace,
Dress-c/o Tulip (savestriped option) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Bag-ifchic (savesplurge) | Necklace-c/o Happiness Boutique (savesplurge) | Watch-MK c/o Shopbop (savesplurge) | Bracelets-Alex & Ani (similarsimilar

I've been fortunate to participate in several Tulip Twists so far. It's fun to develop a relationship with boutiques and being able to collaborate with them again and again. In the past I've styled a burgundy dress, burgundy leggings, patterned top two waysa vest, polka dot dress, and this dress all from Tulip. Today I am participating in the Tulip Twist again with this super cute navy envelope dress. Voting is today only and I would so appreciate it if you could head over to Tulip's facebook page and vote for me once they have voting up! I also wanted to thank you all for your sweet birthday wishes. It was a busy, but wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blush Blouse & Confident Twosday

pleated back blush blouse, white jeans, lace up snakeskin heels, grey envelope clutch, statement necklace, date night look with white jeans, blush blouse and white jeans look
Top-c/o Makemechic | Pants-Gap (savesplurge) | Clutch-DSW (savesplurge) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Necklace-gift (savesplurge
My husband's and my birthdays are this week and we were able to celebrate with my in-laws this past weekend. We had a busy, but fun-filled weekend at Zoo a la Carte which is a fun event our zoo has every August. Local restaurants set up tents and serve different foods all around the zoo with entertainment each night. Very fun if you are ever in Milwaukee then. Saturday night we went to Irish fest. Our daughter is a huge fan of all things Irish right now, especially The High Kings. They were supposed to play earlier Saturday evening, but the schedule online was wrong or changed and they didn't go on until after 10pm. How do you explain that change of plans to a 3 year old? We got to see a different band, but not cool Irish Fest organizers, not cool! 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Short Sleeved Chambray

short sleeve chambray top, mint shorts, wedge sandals, Tory Burch tote, tassel necklace, mint shorts outfit,
Top-c/o Makemechic | Shorts-Target (savesplurge) | Wedges-Target, old (savesplurge) | Necklace-DIYed (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD
I am not sure how I survived life before I had a chambray top. Ok, a little dramatic, but in all seriousness I reach for that top at least once a week. Layer it over, under, tie it around, roll the sleeves up, keep them down, pair it with any pattern or color and it always looks perfect. So having some other chambray items is necessary. Wearing the same chambray shirt almost constantly just isn't socially acceptable! This short sleeved chambray from Makemechic is a great alternative to the button up. It still goes with any color or pattern and is ideal for warmer weather. No worries about buttons coming undone either! This time around, I paired it with simple mint shorts, wedges, and a coordinating mint green tassel necklace I made a couple years ago. A great warmer weather outfit!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Grey Pom Pom Tee & Distressed White Shorts & Giveaway!

grey pom pom tee shirt, white distressed shorts, leopard sandals, yellow foldover clutch, casual summer outfit,

I have just over one week left before heading back to work (albeit part-time this year) and I am trying to squeeze every minute left out of summer. This means early morning runs (before the the sun beings to rise too late and I won't be able to see), lots of park and outside time, and getting one last wear of my summer clothing. Or, in this case, a first time wear.