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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Jeans under $100
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I have been on the search for some spring jeans but I don't want to spend a fortune on them.  I found a killer selection from Nordstrom and they are all under $100! I'm thinking for spring I am going to be wearing some distressed jeans, colored jeans, white jeans, and boyfriend jeans! I have actually been searching for a while for a new pair of boyfriend jeans and I am excited about these pairs I found below, especially because my favorite pair is only $54. Anyway, I hope this helps all of you and gives you a good selection of jeans that you don't have to spend a fortune on! Have a good weekend and I'm sure you will be seeing me in some of these jeans below soon!
Friday, March 27, 2015

Sneaks in Spring
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We've got the whole clan here today and let's just say, that's quite a miracle.  It's a little more difficult now to get all three boys in pics, so it means a lot to me when I do. The greens are starting to bloom and come out and what better than that to bring in Spring! I swear there is just something about the blooming flowers and trees that bring a smile to my eye...and the boys! For Brod that means gold, and Hanes would play outside every day if I let him.
In today's post we are all sporting our white sneaks from Shoe Carnival to bring in spring. If you don't already know this, which I'm guessing you do, Shoe Carnival has killer prices! If you have a store near you, you need to go visit!  But don't worry if you don't, you can always shop online too.  I know for me sometimes I actually need to get out of the house each day with the boys or else we go crazy by the end of the day.  Now other days can be complete opposite and there is no way I am leaving the house.  Now that it's spring I think we will be out as often as possible! They have some awesome well known brands to shop from, and a huge selection! The boys and I of course have a thing for canvas sneakers
To top of today's post I have a giveaway of 2 gift cards for $25 to two lucky winners! All you need to do is simply leave a comment on today's post telling me the shoes you would get. I’ll chose a winner on Monday, March 30th so you too can shop their awesome spring shoes! Quick and simple....good luck and have fun shopping!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Must Have
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Today's post is a look I wear quite often...a casual outfit, with my go-to makeup, and a nice statement bag.  I have always found that the pieces I end up buying at Nordstrom are the pieces I wear and use time and time again, they are the pieces I keep forever.  It is one of those places that I know without a doubt I can always find something. 
Nordstrom actually just recently came out with a new YSL collection that is beyond amazing.  I have always loved YSL's lipglosses and lipssticks, but this new one that I have below has been on repeat every day for the past week.  It gives my lips enough color but keeps it as glossy as I need! I would say it's a must have item in my handbag/diaper bag.




YSL lipgloss (wet nude)
Free People cardigan
J brand jeans
platform heels (old, similar)
Burberry Bag
Sunnies

Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Self Rule
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Today's campaign is one that I am so excited to share, it is Rachel Roy's Self Rule.  If you haven't watched this video about what Rachel Roy has done for national women's day you really need to. Rachel Roy is celebrating Self Rule with a limited edition graphic tee with net proceeds donated to Step Up, a mini film doc directed by the Mundo Sisters and a 30 days of Self Rule quote campaign on Instagram.
As women today I feel like we beat ourselves up over the silliest things, and as awful as it is, some women like to look down on others as well.  I have always been the type of person that is hard on myself and for some reason I have learned the past few years to ease up a little and learn that no one is perfect, including myself. As much as I want to always please everyone, it is just not possible.  We should really just try to lift everyone up and look for the positives in everyone.  I feel like social media makes that a little hard sometimes, but I know it's possible.  Love you for who you are and realize there is no one else like you! I know this probably sounds a little cheesy but I feel like this campaign was just what I needed right now, and I hope it will help some of you as well!
I'm sporting my Self Rule top in today's post with my boys. It was a gorgeous day so we decided to take a walk at the park after the gym that morning.  This weather makes it easier to be in good spirits and love life! I hope you all have a great Wednesday and love your self...Self Rule!!

Self Rule tank
pants
shoes
sunnies

Hanes' outfit:
Cara Loren Shop pants 
top
converse

Arrow's outfit:
onepiece 

stroller 
carseat 
Monday, March 23, 2015

Rockin Rimmel
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I was so excited when Rimmel reached out to me because I have loved their products ever since I can remember. Rimmel was one of the first makeup brands I started to ever wear.  I had tried some of their lip glosses before but I hadn't yet tried the Stay Glossy lip gloss, and let me just say....it is amazing! You honestly will have thought that you just spent $30 for a new lip gloss when it is actually nowhere near as expensive as that. I wanted to do a bold and eclectic look and I was really happy with the outcome.  I used one of the scandal eye eyeshadow sticks for my shadow and I loved how it gave me a bold, yet simple and smokey eye.  I listed the Rimmel products on the bottom that I used to create this look and I really hope you enjoy! Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!




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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Arrow's Big Boy Nursery Giveaway
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We decided when we moved that we wanted to start fresh and redo the house how we had always really wanted.  When we got married almost 6 years ago we were dirt poor and had no money to spend on anything for a home. I'm not kidding when I say we had absolutely no money, I sometimes wonder how the heck we did things for the first few years we were married, but I wouldn't trade those years for anything because we had so much fun and had each other. We have the most amazing family and friends, and we were given most all of the furniture that was in our home.  We had kept all that furniture for the past five years and we finally decided since we were moving we would pass it all down to someone else that needed it. I had some friends and families that were having babies and they needed my old baby stuff, so it worked perfectly.
I was approached by Oilo Studio right before we were about to move about helping design bedrooms for the boys, and I was thrilled! I knew it would be a perfect match.  It has been so much fun to be able to work with all of these companies (mostly Oilo), and come up with my dream nursery for my little Arrow.  I am so grateful for all of these companies that wanted to be involved and I couldn't be more thrilled about how Arrow's nursery turned out.
Now to make things even better these companies that are involved (including my store Cara Loren Shop) are giving away items from all their stores. This is probably one of the biggest giveaways I have ever held and I am so excited about it!! Make sure you check the list below and enter, you will not want to miss out!
*Enter giveaway at the bottom of post! 

Arrow's Nursery Giveaway!

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Glasses are the New Handbag
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Something that I always like to have on hand, or at least near by, is a fabulous pair of reading glasses.  They are the perfect accessory to any outfit, and one of the easiest ways to fix a makeup-less face as well! This Burberry pair of glasses is a pair I wear the most out of any glasses.com.  They are simple, yet have those perfect little details that make them special. And let's be honest....I am a Burberry lover! Whether you wear prescriptions or not, glasses are ones of those pieces that are a must!

p.s. When you go to glasses.com and you put in discount code "CL20OFF" you get $20 off a $100 purchase of all fashion brands. This code is good until the 28th so have fun shopping and have a great weekend!

pumps (old from Forever21, similar below)