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July 4th Favorites

Celebrating July 4th is a holiday I look forward to every summer! It’s usually a long weekend or vacation time for us and I love fireworks! Not to mention all the fun that comes with celebrating July 4th – eating hot dogs + watermelon, playing at the lake, making s’mores and spending time with family. And don’t forget – wearing all the cute red, white, and blue! 🙂

There are so many adorable July 4th options for little girls to wear. I prefer holiday outfits that Ada can wear outside the holidays, so simple colors and designs. June + January have wonderful options – dresses, shirts, shorts, etc. My favorites are their swing dresses and varsity shorts. The shorts pair perfectly with all of Ada’s tops, especially chambray for the summer. I came across this popsicle dress at Target and just had to have it. Isn’t it the cutest? It is a pinafore style and the straps criss-cross in the back – just adorable. And to finish up her outfits this summer, she will of course need accessories: a bow, necklace and shoes! And we cannot forget mama! For the 4th, I like to wear casual dresses and tops. This pinstripe peplum top is so, so cute and is a top that you can wear all summer long. And you have to make sure that you have some red, like these red shorts.

I look forward to celebrating the 4th with Ada this year. She is at a really fun age and I can’t wait to see her reaction to fireworks this year. And she can really enjoy all the festivities of the holiday – playing outside, popsicles and s’mores! So much fun! Hope you all had a great week and happy Friday!

 


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Mama & Mini Style

I have had a blast representing an awesome company called, “Camp Light Apparel.” They are a wonderful company with the cutest clothes for the whole family. And what makes it so amazing, is that each purchase helps feed malnourished children. How cool is that? Head over to their website and Instagram account – their story is truly touching and you are just going to love their products!

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I love the face she is making in this photo. She is such a goober! 🙂

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And here are my favorite photos! They are simply adorable. I love that gummy smile of hers!

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This has quickly become one of my favorite shirts to wear. It is really soft and I love how is fits. The sleeves drop a little off the shoulders and the shirt is loose without it looking baggy. Perfect t-shirt! I will be getting some more that is for sure! (For reference in sizing, I am wearing the medium and Ada is wearing the 6-12months).

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Go check out Camp Light Apparel! You will love their products and on top of all that, you will be helping support a great cause! Now that is a win win in my book. Happy Friday ya’ll!


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Fashion Friday: Cape

I know it has been a while, but life has been so crazy busy here lately. It has been difficult to blog these past couple of weeks.

Today, I wanted to share this cape! The cape has really made a come back here lately and I am loving all the different styles. Something about capes reminds me of times past, I think they are dramatic (in a good way) and elegant.

I adore this cape because of how it is shaped. It isn’t just a piece of shapeless, draping fabric; which I love those too; but I love that this one is structured. The neutral color makes it easy to wear with just about anything. It is perfect for heading to football games, fall festivals and all of those holiday shopping trips!

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This necklace and earring set is one of my favorites. I got it from a local jeweler whom I can only find during local festivals. She hunts down vintage and rare buttons and makes them into jewlery. I love how danity they are and that I am wearing a small piece of history. 🙂 There is a website called, Grandmother’s Buttons, that make similar pieces.

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Hope you all have a wonderful day, Happy Friday!

Cape – TJMaxx, similar, similar, similar, similar

Hat – World Market, similar, similar

Necklace – Local Jeweler, similar, similar


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Fashion Friday: Burgundy & Mustard

The temperatures have dropped here in the mountains and I am loving it! Out come the scarves, the jackets and the chucky sweaters!

Today is one of my favorite fall outfits! Burgundy is such a pretty color for fall and I just love how versatile this color is – you can wear black, brown, white, mustard, navy, gray,  – the list goes on!
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I love how well this scarf matches the pants… and because it has mustard in it! 😉 And the jacket is super soft and it goes with everything! It is my go-to jacket through all of autumn.

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These shoes are so incredible soft and comfortable. And to make it even better, they are cute and unique!

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Jacket – Target

Scarf – Loft last year, similar

Pants – Loft

Shoes – Josef Seibel from TJMaxx last year, similar
I hope you have a wonderful fall weekend! Happy Friday!


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Fashion Friday: Favorite Color Combo

Mustard and navy… my favorite combo! I’m pretty sure that half of my closet consists of these two colors! I know mustard isn’t everyone’s favorite, but something about mustard at this time of year just works. The pop of yellow against the crisp blue skies and the colorful leaves of fall – perfection!

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I really like the way this utility blouse from Loft fits. Some utility blouses I have tried tend to look funny on me, but this one fits better than most. This blouse isn’t too big and it isn’t too tight… fits just right. And the color is fantastic!

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These boots are my most favorite pair of shoes I own. They are unique, they are comfortable and I love the color (of course)! I wear these boots as much as possible in fall and most of winter! It is a shame that these boots are no longer available! I don’t know what I am going to do if they ever wear out or tear on me! Heaven forbid!

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When I saw this necklace at Loft, I just had to have it! It is a nice size statement piece, not too big and chunky, but definitely big enough to be seen. And in person the colors are so vibrant and pretty. This necklace will work well in my closet of yellows and blues! 😉

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Mustard Blouse – Loft

Navy Cardigan – TJMaxx, similar

Jeans – No Nonsense

Boots – Miz Mooz (no longer available) similar, similar, similar

Necklace – Loft

Earrings – Loft

Hope you ya’ll have a great weekend and get to enjoy this beautiful fall! Happy Friday!

 


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Fashion Friday: THE Herringbone Vest

I have decided to try something new. I talk about fashion quite often on my blog and my Instagram feed is full of outfits; it only makes sense to make it official. Haha! 😉

I have an obvious obsession passion for fashion. I love clothes and especially shoes! It just makes me happy! 🙂

So welcome, to my first Fashion Friday! Today, I would like to share with you the outfit I wore last weekend to Skytop Orchard.

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The vest is from the J.Crew Factory website. I have been drooling over this vest for over a year now and was disappointed when it sold out last year. So when I saw it appear on the factory website, I jumped on it! And I am glad I did. I love, love this vest! If you order this vest, size down. I ordered a small and it is a little big on me, but I don’t mind. I want to be able to wear bulky sweaters with it! 🙂

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The black blouse is from Old Navy. I haven’t shopped in Old Navy in a very long time – not sure why, but anyways, I was impressed by their selection. And I love this blouse! It is elegant but casual, can be dressed up or dressed down, perfect for work or date night, etc, etc. I believe I am going to order more colors soon – the blue one is calling my name! 😉

The scarf is from Target. I have had my eye on this scarf from NastyGal.com, but the $40 price tag made me pause; which I am glad that it did. Because I found a very similar scarf for $16! Target for the win! I really like this scarf and it is one that I will be wearing a lot this fall!

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I look forward to next Friday! Fall outfits are the best outfits! Until next time! 🙂