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< Gingham Top (on sale!) >

It’s Friday!  It’s Friday!  I am usually excited for Friday but this one feels even better.  My husband does travel a lot but rarely is it the entire week.  I am not going to lie, I am exhausted and couldn’t be happy that he lands this afternoon.  This week also has given me the idea that cloning moms is not such a bad idea.  Thank goodness for friends who helped out because there were moments I had to be in two places at the same time which is obviously not possible.  It takes a village people!  And lots of coffee!

This floral maxi makes me smile every time I see it.  I would have already ordered it if it was longer.  One of the bummers of being so tall.  But for all of you, I think it is fab!

Every Friday before the weekend hits, I use this mask and absolutely love it.  It provides additional moisture to my skin and only takes 5 minutes.  It is one of my favorite beauty products right now.

Speaking of beauty products, have you heard of these super food tablets?  I haven’t tried them but just ordered.  I am so curious.  I will keep you posted on what I think.

These fringe boots have been taunting me for some time and I finally pulled the trigger.  I have no idea if I am going to actually like them in person but I had to give them a try.

I am a sucker for a classic pump and these suede cherry pumps so not only a fabulous color but they are also currently on sale for only $35!  Use code HALFTIME at checkout.

I posted a picture of this tee on Instagram and it was a hit.  I love the message and believe we all need to embrace our own journey.

This Halloween, I am going back to an old college costume I wore sophomore year.  This movie is one of my favorite cult classics and I couldn’t help but be a Senior again.

I posted about this dress yesterday and still have my eyes stuck on it.  I absolutely love the detail.  It is just too much goodness.

You know me.  I love blanket scarves.  I have come across yet another one and it is on sale for only $20.

Did you take a look at my post on BeautyCounter?  There is only one more week to order and have a portion of your purchase go to Breast Cancer Research.

I am in need of some new workout gear so I have selected some of my top picks.  Any one of these your favorite?

 

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< Booties / cut offs / silk tunic / hat >

There are so many incredible Fall pieces out there right now that I can’t help but pull together some of my top picks together.  I am just LOVING the cooler temps we have received and need to control myself from buying everything I love.  This is my favorite season to shop for and it is just so good right now!

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< Cape / Tank / Denim / Flats (Similar) / Sunglasses >

It is finally starting to feel like Fall around here!  Sure that means only 75 degrees but I WILL TAKE IT!  This past Sunday we took advantage of the cooler weather and hit the Pumpkin Farm.  This has been a tradition since my Oldest was born and one of my favorite things to do with them in the Fall (even if I can sense that they are starting to outgrow up…sad face here.).  I also took advantage of the cooler weather and wore this cape from ShopBuru.  I have an obsession with capes and when I saw this with only a $125 price tag, I didn’t think twice about ordering it.  I love the camel color, the length and the fact that it is thin enough to wear now with a tank but can be layered as it starts to cool down.  It is chic, simple and exactly how Fall should be; cozy.

We found our pumpkins and I got to wear a cape. It was a win/win all around.

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< Hat / Tee / Cut Offs (similar) / OTK Boots / Plaid Shirt / Backpack >

There are a number of things the hubby and I love to do together but one that tops the list is going to concerts. We both love music and hearing it live is something we truly enjoy. It makes for the perfect date night and we can’t seem to get enough. This year I think we seen over 10 artists and I have loved every second of it. Though we will see just about any genre of music, country tends to be our favorite. Who doesn’t love throwing on a hat, cut offs and boots to be surrounded by American flags? It is almost like being a teenager again with my main squeeze and we throw all responsibility to the wind, singing, drinking, dancing and just enjoying each other’s company. It is the best. Saturday night we saw Luke Bryan and finished off our concerts for the year. It was the perfect way to end what was an awesome year of shows. Next on deck? StageCoach 2016!

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Last Friday night we headed to LA and I wore this lace up dress (similar and major sale) and just loved it. Super comfortable, will look great with tall boots for Fall and is a great price.  The Zac Brown Band at the Hollywood Bowl was incredible and I am certainly not going to miss when he is back next year.  If you haven’t been to the Hollywood Bowl, you must put it on your “to do” list.  It is my favorite venue around.

This Saturday we are still on the concert circuit, heading to Luke Bryan Saturday night.  I couldn’t help but pick up this tee for the show.

Both shows have gotten me excited for Stagecoach next year.  We had gone back and forth on whether we were going to go but we just had too much fun last year to pass it up.  We can’t wait!  Have you been?

Rebecca Taylor is having their Friends and Family event and you can receive 25% off your purchase with code RTFRIEND15.  If there was one item I would pick up, it would be this tank.  I have it in three different colors and wear it ALL THE TIME.  Such a great classic staple.

Last night I came across this mug on Instagram and couldn’t help but smile.  It would make the perfect gift for any moms in your life.  And then their is the teachers one.  How perfect for Christmas gifts right?  I already placed my orders!

When it comes to staying organized, I have started using my phone at times but still love a good planner.  I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this planner by a friend of a friend because I absolutely love the concept.  Sure it is a planner but the focus of it is to also help you stayed focused on your faith in our busy lives.  It has bible verses, inspirational quotes, places for you to schedule time with God, pages to place your prayer requests.  We often think it is important to stay on task with daily responsibilities but our faith sometimes takes the back seat to that.  I love that Deanna incorporated it into one, helping us stay focused on what is most important.  You can order one here.

If you missed the ShopBop Friends and Family sale (I hope you didn’t!  It was so good!), your man can still load up.  The East Dane Friends and Family is still going and it is just the right time to set your man for Fall.  You can shop the entire site here.

Is it weird that I am kind of obsessed with these?  They just look so comfortable.  I may take the plunge.

I love love this classic felt hat and it is currently 30% off with code LAYERUP.  So perfect for Fall and Winter, even in the pink!

I am so excited for scarf weather and this one by Free People is just what I need to bundle up with a warm cup of coffee and a fireplace. Add these leg warmers, these leggings and this cable knit and I won’t be leaving the house.

Here are some other scarves that I am loving and most of them are under $50!

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< OTK Boots >

I am been searching for just the right OTK boots for some time. I wanted a great pair that I could wear with dresses and jeans that were not too dressy for every day wear. I wanted a pair that looked great but wasn’t too expensive as I just wasn’t sure how much I would actually wear them in Southern California. I needed a pair that actually hit me over the knee, which is a huge challenged due to my height. And finally, I needed a pair that was not too big around the leg. So often boots that are too loose slouch down because they can’t fit right around my legs. A laundry list of requirements, I know.

It did take some time but I finally came across these OTK boots by Free People and I decided to give them a shot. I loved the price tag (under $250), the color, the fact that they were flat and seemed to look awesome in person.

The review?

LOVE them. They hit over my knee, are tight around my legs without being too tight and are crazy comfortable. I have been dying to wear them but unfortunately a heat wave has kept me from them but this weekend they will be making their debut at the Luke Bryan concert.

Doesn’t it feel good when you spend your time looking for something, have patience and finally find it? If you are looking for a good pair of OTK boots, I have included some other favorites below.

Happy Boot Shopping!

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< Tee / Bucket Bag / Plaid Dress / Ring / Earrings / Tunic / Booties / Denim / Watch / OTK Boots / Backpack >

From now until October 15th you can save 25% off the entire ShopBop site with code INTHEFAM25.  This is the perfect time to pick up some Fall items because I have been saying a lot of prayers so I believe that Fall is close…or at least closer…maybe in the next two months…who knows really but how can you pass these items up with 25% off?!  You can shop the entire site here.

Happy Hump Day!

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< Citrus Mimosa Hand Wash & Hand Lotion >

I will admit, for a long time, I never really looked at ingredients in my skincare and home products.  I went with what was recommended and “safe” and never thought a second about it.  Then I had an allergic reaction to something (I still don’t know what!) and my face broke out into a rash for a week.  That was it.  No longer was I going to just accept what I was told but was going to take a look at it for myself.  That is when I was introduced to BeautyCounter.

BeautyCounter was created to provide skincare, makeup and home products that are safe for us and our children.  When doing research, I was shocked to learn that there is very little regulation on what goes into the products we and our children use and that there are many chemicals used that are banned in other countries.  While Europe has banned 1300 ingredients, the US has only banned 11!  11!  I find that incredibly sad to hear in a country that is so forward thinking.  At BeautyCounter, they have banned 1500 ingredients, only using products that are SAFE.

I tried out a number of products by BeautyCounter over the last month and have a few that have become favorites.  Starting with general hand cleaning, I just love the Citrus Mimosa Hand Wash & Hand Lotion.  For our guest bathroom, I want products that my guests are going to enjoy using that are only going to have a beautiful presentation and smell amazing.  I absolutely love this set.  Its clean look fits right in with the decor but the “all organic” ingredients make it safe for my family and our friends to use on a daily basis.

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< Finishing Powder & Lip Sheer in Nude >

When it comes to makeup, there are two products that I have fallen in love with.  With how hot and humid it has been around here, a finishing powder has been an absolute necessity to make sure that I am not shining all day long.  I had been using an alternative powder for some time but instantly changed after using this finishing powder for a few days.  It leaves a very smooth finish to your face while absorbing shine and making my “face” last all day.  This lip sheer has become my new daily favorite.  I love the nude color and it  provides so much moisture to my lips.  I was actually shocked at how smooth it went on when applied and it began replacing the chapstick I would use all day long.  I like this so much that I am already ready to order it in more colors.  I completely understand why it is a best seller.

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< Nice Do Shampoo & Not a Knot Conditioner >

Oh the kids.  The ones I worry the most about.  I am always looking for products that are safe to use but will also get the job done.  Sometimes I find that shampoos and conditioners that offer safe products tend to not smell as great or work as well as traditional shampoos and conditioners.  These products not only smell great but actually get the job done.  I had heard great things about these and am so happy I gave them a try.  They are in each kids shower and will continue to be there for some time.  I am now excited to try the sunscreen because of how much I enjoy these products.

There are still a number of products by BeautyCounter that I haven’t tried but so far, so good.  I am excited to get some more a try.  If you have thought about trying out a product or two, I highly suggest ordering this month.  With it being “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, Sally, the consultant I have been working with, is donating a portion of her sales to Breast Cancer Research.  Having a sister that has battled and overcome breast cancer, she understands the need to support research so that one day we can find a cure.  You can shop the entire line here and support a great cause at the same time.

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< booties >

If you follow along on Instagram, you know that I have been in Palm Springs that last few days to coordinate a wedding. It was such a beautiful day and I always love to be a part of such a special day. This morning I am headed back to Orange County, just to jump back into the car for a night in LA. Once a year we head to the Hollywood Bowl and this evening we will be seeing Zac Brown Band. They have been on my list for a while and I am so excited to see them in my absolutely favorite venue in California.

For the concert I ordered this dress and this dress. I am not sure which one I am wearing yet but I guess I will need to figure out soon. The weather will dictate it and it seems Summer is fighting to return this weekend.

Have you heard of this collaboration?  It is as if my two worlds of fashion and tech have collided.

I know I keep talking about blanket scarves but I just came across another one and it is only $29.  I love it and figure you can’t really have too many scarves right?

Many people have asked me how to wear this blanket scarf and I promise that I will get it together and show you different ways to wear it.  I am sorry that I have been a little slow.  This week has been CA-razy.

This plaid coat has been stalking me.  It keeps coming up in photos, online and in emails and I am convinced it is saying I need it.  The big question is when I would actually be able to wear it.

I am a big fan of this company’s moccasins and I love these fringe boots.  They look so comfortable and are a great price too.

Recently I picked up these yellow heels and really love the contrast they bring to traditionally Fall looks.  Just bright enough to stand out but not over the top.

This has been a lifesaver lately with all the heat that has crept back in.  Shine be gone!

In honor of the hotel I have been in the last two nights, I have pulled together some of my favorite burgundy and navy pieces for Fall. You can see from the tile above that they paired it perfectly throughout the hotel!

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< Tee / Scarf / Vest / Denim / Backpack >

If there is one thing I love about Fall it is the ability to layer.  It is not too cold that you have to be completely bundled up in coats but you can most certainly wear scarves, vests, jackets, tees, hats, etc.  The layers are what make the look and are probably the one thing I miss right now with our Indian Summer.  We were fortunate enough to have just a couple days that felt like Fall and I couldn’t resist layering up.  This scarf is and continues to be one of my favorite blanket scarves and it paired perfectly with this denim vest.  Added to my jeans and simple tee, I had just enough layers to make me happy.

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