fashion

Jungle Book

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Zebra Print Dress c/o (Similar Dress) & (Top) || Leather Moro Jacket c/o || Cognac Boots || Crocodile Circle Bag || Knot Headband || Hoop Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Good morning! If there’s one print this season that’s standing out from the crowd and trending widely, it’s animal print. I’ve always been a huge fan of leopard and use it as a neutral for many of my outfits. This fall, ALL animals prints from snake, leopard, cheetah, and zebra are huge and add a fun dimension to your wardrobe. This zebra dress I’m wearing is silky to the touch and feels amazing on. I love how it’s actual zebra’s on the dress too. I couldn’t find the specific dress online, but they do have a top with the print. This leather moto jacket actually goes with the dress and has the same zebra print for the lining. I actually have the jacket on now for the chilly mornings we’ve been having. It’s the perfect weight for cool mornings and evenings.

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xo, Amanda

Peach Ombré

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Similar Peach Tee || Ombré Tiered Skirt c/o || Similar Rose Gold Heels || Sunglasses || Lavender Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Happy Monday, friends! This ombré skirt is an absolute dream to wear and is quite the life of the party. I’m in love with how unique it is! With ruffles and pleats galore, this skirt has a ton of feminine flair and holds it shape quite nicely. The colors start off with a soft cream, go into a subtle pink, and end with a pretty peach. I paired the top with a polished t-shirt, rose gold heels, and a lavender bag. The skirt fits true to size.

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xo, Amanda

Tweed & Pearls // Chanel Inspired

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Tweed Blazer c/o || Pink Bow Top (Similar) || Straight Leg Crop Jeans || Tory Burch Bag || Cap Toe Pumps || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings ||

There’s nothing I love more than a good dupe and this post is chock full of them! Chanel inspiration takes the cake today from the beautiful pearl embellished tweed jacket to the ever versatile cap toe pumps. Even the quilted flap bag is a Chanel lookalike, but at a fraction of the cost. The tweed jacket is a true stunner and the perfect layering piece for fall. With gorgeous pearl detailing along the front, neck, cuffs, and pockets, this piece is sure to keep you polished all season long.

Also, may we never forget the horrific events of September 11th, 2001 and pray for all of those affected. It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years already. I remember that day crystal clear as if it were yesterday. All of the victims, their family’s, friends, and loved ones are in my thoughts today and everyday.

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xo, Amanda

Creamy Tones For Fall

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Cream Coat c/o || Cream Dress c/o || Cap Toe Pumps || Circle Crocodile Bag || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! Theres something incredibly elegant about creamy tones in the fall and winter. I instantly think of Jackie Kennedy during JFK’s inaugural address. While many of the women attending the event were in dark winter colors of navy and black, she stood out in a beautiful camel colored coat dress, matching pillbox hat, and white elbow length gloves. I can’t help but to think of Kate Middleton as well, who is always so effortlessly chic and polished. This cream colored coat with an inner twill lining and front patch pockets exudes the very same elegance Jackie carried with her on that historic day. The also comes with a matching cream dress. Both fit true to size.

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xo, Amanda

Starry, Starry Night

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Star Dress c/o || Similar Gold Heels || Similar Gold Sequin Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Moon & Star Necklaces ||

Happy Friday dear friends! It’s time to turn heads in this showstopping star print dress from Chicwish. The quality is superb with the golden stars bedazzling against a midnight blue background. The elastic waistband makes for a comfortable fit while the wrapped bust, cinched in waist, vintage style bell cuffs, and frilling hemline all add to the stunning details of this feminine frock.

A huge congrats to the Green Bay Packers on their win over the Chicago Bears last night for the opening of the football season! Ava was super excited to see her guy, Aaron Rodgers on the screen again. She kept taking photos of him throughout the game, haha.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! If you’re in the path of Hurricane Dorian, please stay safe. We’re only supposed to get a few rain showers from the storm, but to everyone else affected, you are in our prayers.

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xo, Amanda

A Fall Floral Dream

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Dark Floral Dress c/o || Ava’s Sunflower Dress c/o || Karen Walker Sunglasses || Basket Bag || Pink Bow Flats || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Good morning and happy Wednesday, friends! One item on my bucket list has always been to visit a flower farm and over this past weekend, it finally became a reality! What dreamy day it was too. The weather was absolutely perfect for taking in all of natures splendor. The views were breathtaking and gave an overall sense of calm when gazing out upon the colorful land. Needless to say, Ava and I had an absolute blast. She loved seeing all of the sunflowers, zinnia’s, and especially running through the vast fields. Not only are there flower fields, but the Lakeland Orchard (a part of Roba’s Family Farms) also has a vast array of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Along with the sunflower and zinnia festival, there is also apple picking, an antique carousel, the cow train express, a pumpkin bounce, a giant corn box to play in, various yard games, toy duck races, a goat corral, a hippity hop bounce corral, the cider garden, and for the “young at heart” there is also hard cider available. There’s also food and drinks at the orchard cafe with the cider slushee’s being a big hit with everyone! I believe in later fall there are also fire pits available to enjoy as well. There is a small admission fee, but if you purchase the tickets ahead of time online, they are cheaper. Along with the admission fee, you are able to cut one flower a piece for free. You can cut more flowers if you wish for an additional cost. To check out more about the farm, click here.

With the stunning weather, Ava and I dressed in our floral dresses for the fun flower filled day. I love slowly transitioning to darker florals as the seasons progress. This particular dress has a beautiful dark green background with golden cascading leaves and pretty pink flowers. The perfect dress to compliment fall. The dress fits true to size. I’m wearing an XS.

Check out below for some family photos from the orchard!

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xo, Amanda

Dusty Rose Florals

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Dusty Rose Floral Dress c/o || Sunglasses || Blue Bag || Blue Jeweled Heels || Gold Hoop Earrings || Rainbow Circle Ring || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Crystal Link Bracelet ||

Step into the new season with grace and poise in this floral jacquard midi dress. A staple piece for any cocktail, evening, parties, or bridal occasions filling up your calendar. The dress is beyond charming and adds just the right amount of sex appeal with a deep V at the back. I’m completely in love with the color combination too! Perfect for the end of summer transitioning into fall. The dress fits true to size. I’m wearing a UK 6.



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xo, Amanda

Mad For Plaid

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Plaid Dress c/o || Karen Walker Sunglasses || Similar Leopard Heels || Crocodile Circle Bag || Rainbow Circle Ring || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Wreath Earrings ||

Happy Labor Day weekend, friends! The last hurrah of summer is upon us and while I’m sad to see summer go, I’m anxiously anticipating all that Fall has to offer. I just recently picked up some pumpkin spice k-cups and look forward to sipping the autumn brew each morning. While slowly starting to incorporate some fall items into my life, I’ve also started adding some fall pieces into my wardrobe, including this beautiful plaid tweed shift dress. Talk about a true classic with a tailored touch! I adore wearing plaid and tweed pieces in the fall, especially when they’re so beautifully paired together into one standout frock. The dress fits true to size. I’m wearing a size 2.

I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend! Cheers to the unofficial end of summer! It truly was a memorable one with so many highlights that I hold near and dear to my heart. Also, a big congrats to my future sister-in-laws brother getting married this weekend!

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xo, Amanda

To The Max

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Tank Top (Old) || Similar Leggings || Nike Sneaker ||

I must admit, when it comes to exercising, I am not knowledgeable at all. I wouldn’t even pretend to be, though I do like to stay healthy and find taking walks, jogging, or hiking to be my favorite ways to get and stay active. Not to mention chasing after Ava all day, haha! Ava and I both have our favorite outdoor spots to get active at and for me personally, I find dressing the part always helps motivate me to get out and exercise as much as I can. I love a simple tank, leggings, and sneaks in summer. If I’m at home, I’ll switch the tank out for a sports bra. When the weather starts to cool, I throw on an active sweatshirt with leggings and sneaks. It’s very low key, but still helps get me in the exercise mindset! Below are some of my recent activewear favorites. Also, I always love to have coconut water with me when exercising.

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xo, Amanda

Falling For Nautical

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Nautical Dress c/o || Red Scallop Bag || Sunglasses || Red Bow Flats || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Happy Monday, friends! No matter the season, my love for all things nautical never diminishes. With Autumn right around the corner, this classic navy dress from Chicwish has all the right elements to keep you nautically chic from head to toe. The knit fabric is perfect for that in-between weather with cool crisp mornings and warm sunny afternoons. The pleated skirt is simply darling and allows for the swish movement I swoon over. The gold buttons and white self-tie bowknot on the neck add to the nautical charm. The sizing runs true to size. I’m wearing a size small and found it to be very comfortable. This is one of those dresses that will be a staple piece for years to come. Classic pieces are classic for a reason. They never go out of style and can move through each decade without losing their sophistication. It’s also fantastic to wear for work or out with friends. Truly a versatile piece.

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xo, Amanda

Mornings Made Cozier In These PJs

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Pink Stripe Sweater || Pink Stripe Joggers || Hoop Earrings || Rainbow Circle Ring ||

Good morning and a very happy Wednesday, friends! When I’m at home, I love to relax in cozy lounge wear, which I also wear as pajamas. Who doesn’t love to be snuggled up and cozy?! These pink striped ones are sooooo soft and feel like a being wrapped in a warm blanket. They’re both lightweight making them ideal for the fall and early winter. The sweater has a slight oversized fit and both run true to size. The joggers even have pockets!!! The pink striped sweater is not yet listed online, though I did find it in stores. A solid pink, gray, black, or a blue and white striped sweater are listed online as of right now.

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xo, Amanda

Summer Dreaming

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Two Piece Set c/o || Similar Sandals || Wicker Basket Bag || Moon & Star Necklaces || Similar Seashell Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Rainbow Circle Ring ||

Good morning and happy Wednesday, friends! Last night, Ava, my dad and I, all had an absolutely marvelous time getting to experience one of my favorite television shows on the big screen! Five newly colorized episodes of I Love Lucy, plus a documentary on the colorization process, were shown for fans of all ages to enjoy the show like never before. We even received some Lucy posters from Cinemark to celebrate the one night event. What a treat it was to watch Lucy with fans who truly love the show and to be able to hear Ava laugh out loud at her crazy antics! It’s a night I will never forget.

This two piece button front set has a romantic carefree feeling to it similar to how I think of the long golden days of summer. Though I typically do not wear too many cropped pieces, this top paired with the high waisted skirt show just the right amount of skin. It’s a playful and flirty outfit that’s perfect for the hot and humid days. I also love a two piece set since you can mix and match the items with different pieces already in your wardrobe. Both pieces fit true to size. I’m wearing an XS.

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xo, Amanda

When Life Gives You Lemons

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Off The Shoulder Lemon Dress c/o || Sunglasses || Lemon Bag || Similar Sandals || Tassel Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

One print that always feels like summer is a lemon one. Perhaps it’s the sunshine yellow color or the thoughts of a nice cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade that bring out the feelings of the good ol’ summertime. This particular dress even incorporates fun polka dots and an off the shoulder style into the mix making for once chic ensemble! The dress fits true to size and comes with a removable sash to cinch in your waist.

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xo, Amanda

Italian Flair

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Floral Maxi Dress c/o || Yellow Wedge Espadrilles || Sunglasses || Madison Braids Headband c/o || Similar Straw Tote || Similar Shell Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Ah the romance of a vintage Italian movie in the sweet summertime. That’s exactly what this floral maxi off the shoulder dress from Chicwish reminded me of while wearing it on a gorgeous summer evening. It turned out to be an evening to remember too making this dress all the more special. It fits true to size and has the perfect amount of a fun and flirty feel. A tie sash comes with it to cinch in your waist for a nice fit and flare. I’m also wearing a cute braided headband from Madison Braids that makes styling your hair super easy and stylish at the same time. The color I’m wearing is Strawberry Blonde.

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xo, Amanda

Leopard Date Night

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Similar Top || Leopard Skinny Jeans || Similar Sandals || Similar Clutch || Karen Walker Sunglasses || Rainbow Ring || Leopard Circle Earrings c/o || Pink & Blue Bracelet c/o ||

Good morning, friends! While you’ll almost certainly find me in a dress most days, it is nice to switch it up with a fun pair of pants, especially these leopard skinny jeans, which are currently on sale! This look is great for a summer date night, but these jeans could also be worn for more casual days with a simple black or white t-shirt or even to the office with a chic pair of flats and a burgundy or navy top. Pops of pink also look fabulous with leopard as well! As for sizing with the jeans, I would go down one size for the best fit.

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xo, Amanda

Rainbow Maxi Toddler Style

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Ava’s Rainbow Maxi Dress c/o || Rod Gold Sandals ||

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! What a spectacular weekend we had! First, Saturday July 20th was the 50th anniversary of the Saturn 5 rocket landing on the moon. John F. Kennedy’s dream of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth was not only realized, but celebrated with vigor all these years later. My family has always been big with space and the moon so this was a very cool moment to commemorate. The heat wave was also in full effect, which meant lots of pool time! Luckily, we have family members with pools so we were hopping from one to the other. Ava and I also celebrated National Ice Cream Day on Sunday with some yummy treats from one of our favorite local spots.

A few months back I wore the adult version of this fun rainbow striped maxi here. Recently, Chicwish released the kids version, which makes for some wonderful mommy and me summer moments! Ava was in love with this dress and it’s bright colors. The self ties at the shoulder are adjustable and have the cutest tassels on them along with tassel on the hem of the dress. A word to the wise, hand wash this frock only! I accidentally threw mine into the wash one day and many of the tassels fell off.

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xo, Amanda

Nsale 2019 Early Access

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The striped sweater that sold out immediately last year. This year, this one and this one are going to be the top sellers!

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Last year I got this blazer in a beautiful pink hue. This year, the same blazer comes in a vibrant yellow that I’m totally loving!

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Last year’s mini skirt helped create one of my favorite fall outfits! This year, the color is slightly different with the zipper detailing at the pockets.

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#1 Camel Knee High Boots || #2 Bootie || #3 Camel Over The Knee Suede Boots || #4 Camel Bootie || #5 Calf Hair Mule || #6 Pointy Toe Loafer || #7 Ugg Slippers || #8 Nike Sneakers ||

One of the most highly anticipated sales of the year is finally here! If you are a Nordstrom card holder, then you can start shopping the fall preview sale today at 12:30pm ET, which is like Christmas in July! There are many cute pieces this year, particularly rainbow brights, leopard prints, and elevated casual staples. I always stock up on a few pieces that I know will carry me through the end of summer, into fall, and even early winter! With these sale prices, you cannot go wrong. This sweater and this rainbow one are two that I know will sell out first, especially since a very similar one sold out almost immediately last year. This blazer I purchased in pink last year and love the new yellow color selection, which adds a happy bright splash of color. Each year I get a pair of boots, these being number one on my list for shoes, especially with their soft fawn color and knee high style. Happy Shopping everyone!!

Summer Stripes

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Retro Style Blue & White Striped Jumpsuit (Sold Out, Similar Here And Here) || Sunglasses || Rattan Basket Bag || Headband || Wedge Espadrilles || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Jackie Kennedy Bracelet || Cape Cod Earrings ||

Another day, another blue and white outfit perfect for fun in the summer sun! This jumpsuit was calling my name with its feminine retro spin on one of the comfiest pieces I’ve worn all summer long. The soft linen fabric has a v-neck secured by two adjustable self tie straps. The fully lined jumpsuit feels just easy breezy to wear as it looks. I was initially worried about the length of the legs, which I why I typically do not wear jumpsuits (short person problems!), but the length hit at a spot I was comfortable with right above my ankle. The legs are supposed to be cropped, which means they’ll look more regular length on me. I’m 5ft 2in for reference. Later in the day, I switched out the pearl headband for this knotted straw one before heading to an al fresco dinner at sunset. One of the waiters came over to me to say I looked like a movie star, so there’s always that, haha! He especially loved these sunglasses and I must concur. They are my go-to signature pair that I wear almost every single day. I’m sure you’ve seen them quite a bit on here!

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xo, Amanda

Summer Blues In The City

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Knot Striped Shirt c/o || Mid rise White Denim Shorts || Sunglasses || Similar Basket Bag || Necklace || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Tassel Earrings || Kate Spade Keds (Old, Similar) ||

Good morning, friends! I wore this look while Ava and I went to go see the new Sprider-Man: Far From Home movie yesterday. It was really good! Ava and I are big fans of all of the superhero movies with Spider-Man having a special place in both of our hearts.

While I tend to dress up a great deal of the time, I also love good casual basics, with this look being ideal for a fun summer night out! A blue and white color combo is quintessential for summertime and one of my favorites. The button down top has a collar, cute pocket patch in the front, and a tie knot at the hem. The fabric is so comfy and not see through at all. It fits true to size.

I also finished up the new season of Stranger Things and wow, Hopper’s speech at the end! Ugh, I could not stop crying. Everyone else I talked to that has finished up season three was the same way. Who is the “American” at the end though?! I have my theories, haha, and cannot wait for season 4 next year!

Wishing my mom a very happy birthday in heaven today too! She would have been 62. I know she is looking down on all of us, especially Ava, smiling so big at getting to watch her grow. I see so much of my mom in Ava too, it’s truly amazing. Her legacy of love, kindness, and never ending strength live on in my family and I am forever grateful to have had her as my role model and mom.

One of my favorite photos of her at Rusty Rudder. She was so cool! If you look, all of us are actually in this photo too. My brother and dad are reflected in her sunglasses and I’m off to the left side lol.

One of my favorite photos of her at Rusty Rudder. She was so cool! If you look, all of us are actually in this photo too. My brother and dad are reflected in her sunglasses and I’m off to the left side lol.

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xo, Amanda

My Favorite Palm Prints

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Palm Print Bikini c/o || Palm Print Top (TJ Maxx) Similar Tops Here And Here || White Jean Shorts || Sunglasses || Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Good morning, friends! One of my favorite prints to wear in the summer is a palm print, particularly in a pink and green combo. Not only do the two colors work so well together, adding to the overall happiness of the print, but it also symbolizes the obvious tropical vibe and overall feeling of being out on a beach relaxing with the ocean breeze softly swaying the palm leaves up above. There’s also a bit of vintage charm to the print that reminds me of Hollywood in the 1950s. Many times, I often conjure up images of how’ll I’ll be wearing an outfit when I see a particular piece online or in stores. Will I be wearing the piece while out running errands, relaxing at home, while on vacation, taking a stroll in the park, or out to brunch with friends. Similar to that, the palm print always brings a smile to my face thinking of the warm summer sun and easy carefree feeling summer days always seem to have. There’s a tremendous amount of cute palm print (even pink and green combos!) out there right now and at very affordable prices that will not break the bank. Everything from tops, dresses, bags, swimsuits, pjs, and shoes have the tropical image on them. Look below for some of my absolute favorite finds!

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xo, Amanda