…six tips to help add fun into your winter style…


Tip 1: mix prints.

See how the gingham contrasts with the paisley pattern on my scarf? Print mixing perfection.



Tip 2: Wear a blouse with an interesting detail.

This Make Me Chic blouse is perfect for this! These billowing sleeves make all this cold weather lots more fun!


Tip 3: Match your lip color to an accessory.

In this case it’s my son’s coat! ūüėČ Compliments of his aunite! Another option would be to match the lippie to the handbag.


Tip 4: Have fun!

There’s no better way to make an outfit fun than to have fun in it!


Tip 6: Throw on a pair of statement earrings!

Don’t go overboard in the jewelry department, it can look gaudy. A bracelet would distract from the sleeves and a necklace would be hidden under this great built in choker– so earrings were my best option!


Do you see how cute this little boy is?

Wolfgang wasn’t too smiley in these pics because he was tired and also enthralled by the snow plow that was on our street at the time!

My outfit:

Shirt: Make Me Chic | Pants: American Eagle | Boots: Hunter | Scarf: old, similar here | Bag: Coach


Coat: Tucker + Tate (from auntie!) | Hat: Old Nay, similar SUPER CUTE here!!!

twirling in tulle X three

Shirt: lace, older (similar here) | Skirt: Pink Blush (comes in black, navy, blush, and gray too!) | Heels: Jessica Simpson | Clutch: Asos, similar here

Shirt: white tee | Skirt: Pink Blush (seriously though, do yourself a favor and check out the grey one!) | Heels: studded, similar here by Sam Edelman that are budget friendly! | Earrings: chandelier earrings, old

Shirt: old from a Swedish store, similar concept here and another fun option here | Skirt: Pink Blush! | Heels: sold out, similar here and black with studs here | Clutch: similar | Gift Bow Ring: Kate Spade, similar here and another in red!

Hello girls! Today I want to share with you one of my (many) favorite items from a trendy little online boutique called Pink Blush! If you remember back when I was pregnant we partnered together for their Pink Blush Maternity line of clothes, but now I want to show you how to take their clothes from pregnancy to mommy style. OR really, a not so mom looking style because when I hear the words mom and style together I don’t think of super cute clothing that anyone could wear, but that’s exactly what Pink Blush specializes in.

Whether you’re a mom, don’t want kids, or can’t wait to have ’em, go check out all of the cute items and make sure you have something festive to wear for your holiday parties and Christmas Eve service!

But before you go: which shirt/heels/clutch  do you think I should wear with this on Christmas Eve?

I like all of them, but don’t know what to pick!



This post is brought to you in part by Pink Blush. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

how to achieve your hair goals

Before & After:


Left: before with my normal hair (curled so it’s a realistic before and after) | Right: after (wearing 24″ Irresistible Me extensions in Light Brown from the Silky Touch line)

Why to Wear Extensions:

My #hairgoals have always been to achieve a beautiful, long, thick head of hair that looks good basically no matter what. If you’re one of those girls with perfectly thick hair, you should still keep reading, but I hate you. No, just kidding, but I may be slightly jealous of your hair. If your hair is thin like mine you know how annoying it is to try to do a hairstyle (like a braid) that looks so cute on some girls only to find out that it looks TERRIBLE on your hair.


Enter Irresistible Me natural hair extensions. These clip ins give me a good hair day in minutes because they add so much length and volume to my hair! Also, they blend really well because there are TONS of colors in each weft, mimicking my current/natural hair color. 

If you were  already blessed with thick locks, I still recommend the Irresistible Me extensions because they can give you that extra length you’re looking for on days when you want to switch things up a bit. Plus, I personally like how they bump out the hair a little and give more volume at the roots.

How to Put In and Style Irresistible Me Extensions:

 Previous Experiences with Extensions:

Back in 2011 when I was a first year grad student I was tired of my usual hair style and wanted to experiment with my look without making a huge change I would regret. My sister and I (who both have thin hair) spent hours researching extensions, finding the best deals, and learning how to sew the “permanent” kind into our hair ourselves. I got pretty good at it and put in a few girls’ extensions, including my own. To be honest, I think they looked great so I’m not dissing the kind that you leave in…… but sleeping in extensions can be annoying and even painful so I had to take them out after about a month.

Over the years I’ve gone through 2 or 3 sets of clip ins. I like clip in extensions best because I want to be able to take them out to sleep or to not wear them if I don’t want to. I also like being able to flip the weft upside down if I’m doing a topknot or a high pony.

Why Irresistible Me?:

I am pleasantly surprised by how nice the Irresistible Me clips and wefts are! They include remy hair (meaning virgin hair with the hair shafts all going in the right direction) so they don’t tangle like some of my old extensions did. They are comfortable and secure in my hair and look amazingly natural. Comfort and quality are always important to me, especially when it’s something as significant as my hair!

I give the Irresistible Me Silky Touch Extensions a 10/10! They are by FAR the best extensions I’ve ever owned! Also, they are on sale for up to 50% off right now and their prices are unheard of for this quality so snag them while you can!!!



This post is sponsored by Irresistible Me, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

…fall ready in a flash…


Shirt: Nordstrom Rack | Pants: Vero Moda | Booties: Justfab, similar here | Scarf: TjMaxx, similar from Asos for $10, another from Asos that has a plaid pattern, and plain white version here for under $20!

Hi ladies! Today I wanted to give you a little #OOTD inspiration for tomorrow using my favorite giant scarf for fall. For details on how to get this look scroll to the bottom!


Shirt: Nordstrom Rack | Pants: Vero Moda | Booties: Justfab, similar here | Scarf: TjMaxx, similar from Asos for $10, another from Asos that has a plaid pattern, and plain white version here for under $20!

The following details might look like a lot written out, but they are actually really easy steps to follow!

1. The outfit:¬†You can use whatever you have in your closet¬†to get this look, but for best results your scarf and booties should have similar colors in them. Then add contrasting pants… this outfit would have looked really good with dark bluejeans¬†if I had any clean ones at the moment. ūüėõ

2. Accessories: When you’re done dressing, add your favorite stud earrings (choose a pair that match your lipstick, a color in the scarf, or a clear pair of diamond studs). Don’t wear dangling earrings or you’ll look like you’re trying too hard and they might catch on the scarf. Ouch!

Add some bracelets or a watch if you want.

3. Hair: It’s important that you wear your hair in a high ponytail or bun for a big scarf like this or else you lose some of the effect of its oversized hugeness. I like to start my buns by gathering my hair on the top of my head like I’m about to do a high pony, but instead of putting a hair band in right away, start twisting until the ends of the hair are wrapped around the base of the ponytail. Then add the hair band around the bun at its base. After that’s done you’ll have a floppy bun mess. If it looks bad, you’re on the right track! Fan the hair out and use hairpins to secure it on all sides. Let it be a little messy so it doesn’t look too harsh/grannyish.

4. Makeup: When doing my makeup I always like to add winged liner to the top lids and mascara to both top and bottom. I do add a little foundation and blush too, but don’t always add highlighter and contouring powder. I layered a barbie pink lipstick under a berry gloss and I love the fall approved results! Finally, since my bangs covered my brows,¬†I also filled my¬†brows in with powder. I think the overall effect looks better if I can see my brows through that fringe. ūüôā

Are there any outfit or hair requests you would like to see me try? Let me know!