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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Denim Duo
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Denim. I know I have been quite outspoken about my love for denim. It is a love that will never fade and one that has been with me since I can remember wearing clothes. I love jeans, always have, and always will. However for Brody, his denim journey has been a little different. So true story, if you knew him in high school, and even throughout much of college, you would have rarely, if ever, seen him wearing a pair of jeans. He honestly doesn't even remember owning a pair of jeans in high school haha! I honestly can't even fathom that. If you talk to him about it or ask those who knew him best then, both he and they will say that he was all about that sweats, athletic shorts, and cargo pants life. Fast forward to his final year in college and he finally started to show some love for denim. Fast forward to now, and jeans have become one of his go-to's and a staple in his wardrobe. Why the change? Why the new found love for denim? Well, for one, let's say his own personal sense of style has stepped up it's game in a big way. But a big reason for his new love of denim, is in the jeans themselves. The fit, the look, the feel, and the options have played a significant role in Brod adding jeans to his regular everyday repertoire.

And the jeans he is wearing in today's post are a perfect example of that. The fit is fantastic. Brody likes his jeans to fit slim, and 7 for All Mankind has recently launched a few new pair of slim-fit jeans that are right on point for what he is looking for. One thing that Brody said he loves particularly about these jeans are in the way that they fit slim and look slim, but they don't give up anything in the comfort and what he calls "stretch" category. They are as comfortable as any jean he has worn before. He can dress them up, or keep it casual as he is in the pictures below and feel confident in the look and feel of the denim. It's crazy to me how important that is when it comes to fashion and style. If the person wearing the clothing feels confident in the way the pieces fit and look, the look seems to take on a little bit of magic and swag. Brod used to not like the way jeans both looked and fit on him, now with jeans like these from 7 for All Mankind, he wears them with a smile and some bounce in his step, knowing he loves the way they both fit and look! I must admit, as he has increased his love for denim over the years, it has secretly brought a big smile to my face, because now I feel like he has a small glimpse into the love I have for such a classic and timeless piece of clothing. One that has been part of the fashion and style world for ages and will be for years to come. If your husband, boyfriend, brother, dad, friend, or whoever else dude in your life is looking for a new pair of jeans, or if you are wondering what to get them for Christmas...I am telling you right now that you can't go wrong with the awesome options of 7 for All Mankind jeans that are found at Nordstrom right now. Seriously go take a look and find a pair(s) that best suit the men in your life and you will not regret it!! Let's spread the love for denim and jeans wherever and whenever we can! Thanks so much for following, I love you all and hope you have a fantastic day!!



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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Art of Layering
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Truffles. Cakes. Onions. Enchiladas.
What do all of these things have in common? Yep, you guessed it, layers. When it comes to clothing, there are few processes that I enjoy more than styling and layering a look. Winter is coming, and there is not a better time or season to master and enjoy the art of layering than the winter.
I am excited to have teamed up with Express to share an example of great look for the season, as well as a look that incorporates the skill and art of layering. With the holidays around the corner, the time for parties and dressing up is in full swing! Here is the thing though, with each of the different parties, or get-togethers, or shopping excursions, or nights out on the town that you have to be ready for, you want to make sure and express your own personal touch and style with the outfit and look you choose.

Express has the options that you need to do so. Whether it be tuxedo dressing or suits for parties, sweaters for days and days, denim or outerwear, Express has got you covered, and they have the selection, variety, and price point that will keep you happy and in tune with your own personal style while doing it. So with today's look, I went with the denim as my staple and foundation for the outfit. Really, with any casual winter look (and even sometimes not so casual), denim is the go-to. Denim is my hero, and will always be, and Express has some mighty fine denim options right now both online and in-store. To create the casual and comfy layers, I then paired an oversized sweater with more refined button-down jacket. The two pieces are loosely related and feel close enough to mesh well, and yet are not so similar that if feels like I am wearing two of the same thing. Does that make sense? Loosely coupled. As I mentioned to start the post, I love layering and really do think there is an art to it. You kind of have to find your groove and find your own style when it comes to what type of layers you like best, and what look best on you. I kind of feel like I might have nailed this one, and throw in some red boots to top the look off....boom. I hope you guys like the look, and I definitely encourage each of you to check out Express this holiday season and find the pieces that you can make your own and create the looks you are wanting that will wow for the winter. Thanks so much for following! Check the links below for today's and look and have a fantastic day!!


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gingham
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Happy humpday gang. I hope that each of you are having a great week so far. I am going to be honest, I am half falling asleep right now, so I am going to keep this short and sweet. The name of the game today is gingham. What is gingham? Look it up. I mean it, the actual meaning of the word and and it's origination is actually quite different than what we refer to as "gingham" in today's fashion world. I guess that is what happens when you take something that originated (gingham fabric) over 500 years ago...some details are bound to get lost in the shuffle. For today's post sake, I will refer to gingham as the checkered pattern that we have come to know it as, and in particular, I am referring to this top from caralorenshop that I absolutely love. It's clean, sharp, simple, and sexy and is a top that can be worn for multiple occasions. Wear it to meetings, to run errands, on a night out, to lunch...any of the above and it will be a top that looks great. I kept it simple and paired it with jeans, booties, and some shades here. I hope you guys dig it! I hope each of you has a wonderful day! Thanks for following and thanks for your love! I love you all!!


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Monday, November 13, 2017

Blanket Scarf
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So, its Monday...already. Seriously how did that happen so fast? I swear five minutes ago it was last Thursday. Sometimes I really can't believe how fast time flies, and it's always been weird to me how one day can seem to last for a week, and other days rush by in a blur and seem to over in a minute.

Any how, I hope this post finds each of you doing well and ready to start a fresh week! Today's post takes us up to Main Street in Park City, one of my favorite streets in the state of Utah. For those of you have not been to Park City, it is a must visit in my book! It's such a cool, hip, and quaint little city, with loads and loads to do if you like the outdoors in Summer, Fall, Spring, or Winter. It's best known for it's tremendous skiing and also hosts Sundance Film Festival each year in January. Main Street has a bunch of great shops and many different wonderful options to eat. These pics are from a night spent up there with some of my good friends and fellow bloggers, as my friend Jenny (Fawn Design) and I were sharing and unveiling our diaper bag collaboration. For the night out, I kept it simple with an oversized sweater, jeans, boots, and probably my favorite piece of the outfit...the blanket scarf. I have linked the look below, so check it out if you are digging any or all of the pieces I am wearing!

I hope each of you has a wonderful start to the week and makes the most of this new Monday we have! As I said earlier, time flies and waits for none of us, so let's all make the most of this particular day and chase our dreams and spread goodness in this world. Thanks for following, I love you all!


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Thursday, November 09, 2017

In The City
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Hey gang! Happy Thursday.
Today, in the spirit of TBT (throwback thursday for those that don't know), I am taking it back to the city that never sleeps, aka New York City. Brod and I had a quick 48 hours there a little bit ago to attend meetings and get some work done, and I was reminded during our quick stint of just how much I love New York. It has this energy and pace that is unlike any other place I have been in the world. The feeling of everyone grinding to follow their dreams, to survive, to create, to work harder, to be the best, is a feeling that is so inspiring to me, and sort of tiring all at the same time. There is also this effortless cool that the city has, like it has a history of being cool without trying. I don't know how to quite describe it, but I love it, and that has always been the best kind of cool to me...the kind that comes by way of simply being who you are. I kicked it in an oversized hoody, jeans, some boots, and a dad hat for this particular day of meetings and to-dos, and I must say that though this is such a simple look, it is one of my favorites. I feel like it fits in that category of effortless cool.

Back to New York City real quickly...what do you guys think of the Big Apple? Do you dig it? If so, why? Why not? What are some of your favorite spots in NYC? I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the city! Any how, I am signing off for now, but thank you for following! I love you all and may each of you have a fantastic Thursday!

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