Summer’s Last Hoorah

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I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in Seattle, things are a changin!  I love Summer, and I make sure to drink in as much sunshine, dining al fresco, and iced coffee as I can before it all comes to an end…but….Fall is my absolute FAVORITE season!  Once I get that first hint of light change, or a leaf turning…I am ALL pumpkin spiced and sweatered IN…and it is really hard to turn back!

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I attended a fun floral event (coming in a separate post!) and thought this outfit was perfect for a summer night in the field.  I also don’t think there is anything more “french” than carrying your flowers in a market basket…take me to Paris!

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These jeans have been a staple for me the past two summers.  This particular brand is sold out, but I did link a couple other almost identical options HERE and HERE.  This darling ruffle blouse is from one of my favorite online boutiques, and it on Summer Sale for $16!  You can find it HERE.

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Flowers c/o First and Bloom

 

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I hope you have soaked up every bit of Summer to get you through to your next favorite season!

xoxo~Dawn

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Mrs. Wear It Proud!

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The weather here in the PNW has been hot hot hot…the Cali girl in me LOVES it, plus I know all the rainy days in my future, so I soak it up!  My face in the first photo is not about the heat…my photographer (my son) caught my RBF (resting b*&!#$ face 😉 and insisted I share it with all of you!

This outfit could be another Target ad, because well, who doesn’t find the best stuff there?  I am planning on giving you a new Target faves post every week, and this one represents a few recent fave finds!

I love this Mrs. tee (that is actually what my hubby calls me, and I love it!)  I wear the title proudly after 24 years of marriage!  It’s funny to me how things like this tee or my WIFE tee are geared toward new brides, when I feel it says SO much more when worn by women who have put the work in, and represent what those titles are all about! Here’s to the married ladies!!

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Top   Skirt   Shoes Sunglasses (NY Glass has the best price and fast shipping!)

Bag/was a fabulous #Marshallssuprise!!

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I think this outfit is perfect right now in the heat of summer, but I will definitely be taking this skirt into fall with a denim shirt or jacket!

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I bet you are just wondering “where is that beautifil resort Dawn??”…well…truth be told this post is NOT sponsored by the ASSISTED LIVING building I used as my shoot location! LOL!!!  A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, am I right???

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This backpack is my new fave..and right now on line at Target it’s $25!!  Click HERE!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commisson if you make a purchase using the above links.  

Cheers to Summer!

xoxo~Dawn

Target Top Ten Under $35

I have a love affair with Target…I’ll admit it!  Where else can you run in and pick up a new nail polish, a sports bra and coffee creamer?  But honestly, Target kills it every time…whether it’s their designer collaborations or something from their own Merona line…I can always find something on trend and at a great price!

I thought it would be fun to start a series every week (hold me accountable please!) of the top 10 things I have bought or “want to buy”.  This list is a mix of beauty, clothing, and snacks!  So, here you go……

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Baseball Hat

I actually have bought this hat, and have it worn it more times than I should admit!  I love the faux leather and I think the black looks so chic!

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Studded Flip Flops

I have these sandals, and love them!  I wore them in my previous post with my favorite maxi here..and they are really comfortable and look like the high end designer version!

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Sports Bra

Love a good sports bra with cute back straps…and this one is both!

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Peanut Butter Monster

THIS trail mix!!  I’m sorry and you’re welcome all at the same time!  If you love peanut butter like we do…you are going to dig this!!

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Mrs. Tee

I love a graphic tee…make it a muscle tee and I’m all in!  This cute one just arrived yesterday and I cannot wait to style it!  I also have this one, and get asked about it every time I wear it!

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Merona Mule Loafers

I just tried these on yesterday..and LOVE them!  I had been looking at the ones at the “Nsale” and they sold out the first day…these are really soft and very comfortable!  I will be going back to grab these!

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White Perforated Pouch

This is such a cute sporty pouch, perfect for carrying in your new backpack (below 😉 for easy grab and go!

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Jergens Natural Glow

I bought this lotion a couple weeks ago and shared on Instagram, but wanted to use it awhile before I gave a review!  I love it!  It is an odd sensation to put this on while you are still dripping wet, but it really works!  I made the mistake of lightly towel drying and then putting it on..nope that didn’t work!  Just apply right after you shut off the shower water, and then lightly pat yourself dry!

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Hello Doormat

Target nails it with doormats!  This is one of my faves, but they have so many cute variations, and for $12.99 you can change them with the seasons!

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Mossimo Neoprene Backpack

This backpack! I shared my renewed love for the backpack on Instagram, and this one is a good one!

There you go…my top ten Target finds under $35!! Let me know if you find something you can’t live without!

xoxo~Dawn

Pajama Party

One of my most favorite times of the day is when I put on my pajamas for the night.  If I am being perfectly honest, some days that is earlier than later!  I have never been a fan of sleeping in old t-shirts and sweats.  I think making your night-time routine relaxing and pretty contributes to a peaceful night.
 In the winter, I am all about the flannel pajamas, but in the summer light and pretty.  I have 3 grown boys in my house, besides my husband, so coverage has always been the name of the game for me, and I am NOT a fan nightgowns so you’ll see none of those in my list here…sorry.
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1.  Vintage Pajama Set  I love this set, it reminds me of some from the movies.  Have you seen the movie, The Holiday?  I love the line where Arthur describes to Iris what a “meet cute” is…that’s what I think of with these!
2.  Lounge Cami  Nothing like a cute cami to throw on with some lounge pants or sleep shorts.
3.  Pajama Set Well obvi I would choose some from my favorite Tarjay!  These cute things are on their way to me!
4.  Long Sleeve Pajama Set another cute pair from Target!  I love the sweet pattern on these!
5.  PJ Salvage Set I really love the cute pattern on these…coffee and eye masks!
6.  Plush Hoodie Set I have and love these!  They are hands down the softest things ever!
I recently picked up these two pieces at Wal-mart.  I actually wore them to an event that was a “pajama party”.  They are super soft and the perfect set for lounging at home, or great if you might have company at your house!
If you are looking for some new pajamas, I hope I have inspired you with some cute options!
xoxo~Dawn

Mother’s Day Gift Guide with The Outlet Collection/Seattle

Hey Mama’s!!!  Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I get asked a lot about gift ideas. So, I partnered with The Outlet Collection/Seattle to share some things that I already own and love, and some fun ideas for the “Mom, Nana, Grandma, Sister” on your list!
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Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

The best part about all of the gifts listed here…they are under $25…so you could get Mom 2!!
 
#MomLife Tee/Francesca’s – I love this tee!  It is super soft and flattering.  Let’s be honest if you’re a Mom, #MomLife is crazy and beautiful, but we wouldn’t give it up for anything!
Mini Succulent/Francesca’s – I’m a sucker for succulents.  I have a new-found love and appreciation for the faux ones especially!
Mom Mug/Francesca’s – Coffee addict right here!!  Oh, and a mug addict.  This one had me sold at white and gold!
Sandals/Old Navy – These flip-flops are $12 and so comfortable.  They have the softest straps, and look a little dressier than your basics….at this price get her a couple colors! (I own the nude!)
Stud Earrings/Nordstrom Rack – I have owned at least 4 pairs of these earrings!  No, they are not real but I guarantee no one will know!  When you turn your head just so and your hair moves, they add just that perfect hint of sparkle!
Palm Mug/Francesca’s – Not only is the saying on this mug so cute…but the palm leaves and gold just make me happy!
52 Lists Projects/Fuego – I have had the opportunity to hear Moorea Seal speak and visit her store in Seattle.  I love the meaning behind her 52 Lists Project.
Robe/Nordstrom Rack – I actually bought this robe for myself I love it so much!  It is the PERFECT robe for Spring and Summer.  It is lightweight so I wont sweat to death while doing my hair.  And, honestly, it looks like it cost more than $20!
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While shopping the mall, I could have easily picked up so many cute things!  Below are a few other ideas from stores in The Outlet Collection/ Seattle that caught my eye!
Loft – How adorable is this hat?  I love a big floppy hat in the Summer and I love this trend of having fun sayings on them!
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Gosanko’s Chocolates is a locally owned handmade chocolate company.  Their store is full of amazing chocolates and wine!!!  Sold!  I fell in love with these chocolate bottles and tulips, and think they would be such a sweet gift for your girlfriends, teachers or just tied on to a bottle of wine for the wine lover Mom!

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Now, I know not every Mom wants kitchen gadgets for Mother’s Day, BUT when they’re pretty, how can you say no!

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Bed Bath and Beyond//  Cutting board/measuring cups/measuring spoons

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The Banana Republic Factory Store is filled with their new Spring and Summer collection!  How about getting Mom a cute clutch and a scarf with darling fringe detail?  And, while you’re there, do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of my favorite Sloan Ankle pant, you’ll thank me later!

Francesca’s is new to The Outlet Collection/Seattle and there is something that would suit every Mom on your list!  Their Mother’s Day display is filled with some of the cutest mugs, trinket dishes, and candles…

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and if you need something to wear to brunch, there are tons of cute ideas from casual to dressy!

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For the Mom who has everything…you can never go wrong with a little sparkle!  Zales Outlet at The Outlet Collection/Seattle has an amazing selection.  I fell in love with this Bolo Tennis Bracelet…it’s perfect if you have a small wrist, like I do, because it adjusts!

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There is a fabulous Shop for Mom Event going on now thru May 14, 2017.  For every $100 you spend at Kay Jewelers Outlet, Piercing Pagoda, and/or Zales Outlet you can enter to win $100 Outlet Collection gift card.

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So there you go…if you are looking for stress-free, one stop shopping for your Mother’s Day gifting needs, head to The Outlet Collection/Seattle.  I promise you are going to find something your mom is going to LOVE!  Who knows, you might find a little Mother’s Day gift for yourself, like I did!

xoxo~Dawn

A special thank you to The Outlet Collection/Seattle for sponsoring this post.  As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  

Spring Fashion Trends {I’m all in!}

Happy Spring Friends!  Ready or not in your neck of the woods, Spring fashion is in full swing!  Over the weekend Lucy and I attended a fun Spring Fashion Event with Macys and my friends at Gossip & Glamour and Styled Seattle. 

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One of the “perks” of getting older and being an over 40+ blogger, is that people don’t expect you to follow all the trends.  Some trends….well they need to stay with the younger girls,  and then there are some that can be left to interpretation for anyone which is a lot of fun.  The Spring trends for this year are perfect for any age in my opinion and some of my favorites!  So let’s get started!

Leather Jacket / the color Blush

One of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe is my black faux leather jacket.  I have had mine for 2+ years and it’s a staple (see what I wore to the show..not kidding)  It was on the runway again over this gorgeous Blush (IT color for the season) dress.  So don’t stick that baby in the back of your closet…keep it front and center and pair it with everything!

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The Bomber Jacket / Pattern Mixing

The bomber jacket is another great ageless piece this year.  You can find them in solids, satins, florals and lace!  Pair it with jeans to skirts they look adorable.

Pattern mixing is one of my favorite trends, and I have been doing for years!  As Jennifer Lovin from Jenniferlovin.com shared, the key is to find a common color palette and it naturally binds the patterns together.  In the photo below the theme of black and white in the stripe skirt and the floral bomber makes this outfit work perfectly!

The Utility Jacket

Again, another trend that I’ve been wearing non-stop!  Olive green is a perfect neutral and works with everything.  The utility jacket is light and gives the perfect additional layer to a jeans and tee outfit.

Statement Sleeves

I love this one!  I have a few tops in my closet with amazing sleeves, and they are so fun!  They look great with a simple skirt, jeans or a great pair of trousers like the ones below.

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Florals Florals Florals

Enough said?  Dresses, blouses, bomber jackets, shoes…florals are everywhere!  I have yet to get anything in this print, but I know there will be something!

So, what do you think?  Are these some trends that you can see yourself working into your wardrobe and style??

xoxo~Dawn

*All photos by Jenna Lynn Photography*