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 ūüėČ 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

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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 РI 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 РI 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 РI 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 РHow 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.  

Belly up to the Bar(Cart)

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I love mixed metals, whether I’m wearing them or styling them. ¬†So mixing them on my bar cart was an easy YES! ¬†I am in love with all the copper barware items that are available, so I used some of my favorites and styled up this baby to kick off some (hopefully) sunny weather on its way to the PNW. ¬†Below I’ve linked some of my favorite “bar cart styling items” AND a coupon code to the Copper Mug Co!!

Copper Tumblers/Copper Shaker: c/o  Copper Mug Co (next on my list is the bucket, and straws!) **Coupon Code>>>> PARTYTILDAWN for 15% off sitewide!!! **

Wine glasses (these are my fave!  The long elegant stem is ALL the things!)

Geometric Terrarium (so many possibilities with these!  I collect matchboxes, so this is a fun way to store them.)

Bar Cart¬†…I will forever love my bar cart! ¬†If you’re not into using it for drinks, it makes a great side table or a fun display for books etc!

Black/White Dishtowel LOVE LOVE LOVE the stripe on these towels, and they not only look great but are amazing quality!

I also love adding fresh flowers or greenery, and of course, pretty bottles of sparkling water, wine and some pretty coasters.

Feeling a little inspired to get your cart set for Spring?? ¬†Don’t forget to grab the coupon code above for the Copper Mug Co.!

xoxo~Dawn

I received free product for this post, however all opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links and I may receive compensation when links are clicked.

Jewel Toned Wedding Tablescape {Styled Shoot}

Jewel tones are some of the most vibrant and luxurious of colors. Some might think of a jewel toned wedding tablescape as one for the Fall or Winter months, but by adding in pops of yellow or coral, as we’ve done here, definitely makes the color palette spring and summer appropriate. This beautiful table with its watercolor hand-lettered place cards and touches of gold, is elegant, beautiful and so easy to recreate.

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I reached out to Rachel from The Brightline Studio to create these amazing watercolor and gold embossed place cards.  They are so beautiful and added the touch I wanted for the table.

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I love a layered table, so by layering two different types of plate chargers and a few different plates it creates the depth and interest that I was going for.

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One of my best tips when creating floral arrangements for your table, if you are not a florist like myself, is to buy a pre-made bouquet in the color scheme you’re looking for and then cut and arrange into a container. ¬†This is such a great way to save money, but look like you spent much more!

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This is a sweet and simple DIY to create Fern Chair Decor.

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Watercolor DIY coasters were a fun and easy addition to the tablescape.  I used the place cards as inspiration and love how they look!

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Every guest needs a party favor and who doesn’t love a little chocolate at the end of a meal?? ¬†These Decadent Chocolate Orange Truffles are so good and only require three ingredients!

Jewel tones…not just for the months at the end of the year!

You can read all the details at the links below!

Jewel Toned Wedding Tablescape

DIY Fern Mr and Mrs Chair Decor

DIY Watercolor Coasters

Decadent Homemade Truffles

Vendor Credits: 

Watercolor Place cards : The Brightline Studio

Party Supplies:  Oriental Trading

xoxo~Dawn

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided these samples free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review. I was also compensated to blog on the Oriental Trading Blog.  All ideas and opinion are my own.

My Easy Spring Uniform

Spring has sprung, and I could not be happier!

Here in Seattle the rain is still fallng…and realistically, it will be until July! ¬† Honestly though, the longer days and mild temps let me know Spring is here.

I love a spring dress or a cute look with heels, but really, most days you will see me in this easy laid back style..my Spring uniform!

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I’m a Seattle girl and coffee is my jam..so I love cute coffee tees. ¬†This green lightweight jacket is probably the most worn item in my closet. ¬†It’s thin enough to wear all day for a little extra arm coverage, and as far as I’m concerned this color green is a neutral..it goes with everything!! ¬†Jeans are my forever favorite. ¬†Whether they are boyfriend, skinny or flare, I love to style a great pair! (See what I did there??) ¬† My love of sneakers will never die, and I am loving the trend of colored sneaks…they really can take a simple outfit and add a pop of fun!

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When it comes to accessorizing, I like to keep it pretty simple.  I am a watch girl and this gorgeous zebrawood and turquoise watch from Jord is perfect for this look!  I love the warmth of the zebrawood and the gorgeous turquoise face gives an unexpected pop of color!  It really is such a unique watch and gets so many compliments.

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Would you like your own wood watch for Spring?

You can win a $100 gift code to use toward a watch of your choice.

Go >>HERE<<  to enter!

Just for entering you’ll receive a $25 gift code!

Contest ends 4/23/2017

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Wooden Wrist Watch  {This post was in collaboration with JORD watches, and all opinions are my own.}