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

Splurge vs Steal

I always love to share when I find a great deal.  I especially LOVE finding the “look for less” when it comes to trendy items…things I know that I will probably only wear one season/year.  I do believe, on classic pieces it is best to spend your max to have comfort and quality pieces that will last you for years.
I thought it would be fun, to take 4 shoe styles that I am loving right now, and give you a Splurge vs Steal option.  I really cannot believe how similar each of these are!
Splurge/Steal
Pom Pom Booties  (Splurge / Steal) – I am DYING to get my hands on this Steal pair of sneaks!  I am a self-proclaimed sneaker addict, and I think the pom pom’s are adorbs!
Block Heel Sandals ( Splurge / Steal ) – I love the heel height and color of these sandals.  These might be a case where the Splurge price is great already and these could be a classic in your wardrobe.  Maybe if your stepping out of your comfort zone in color, the Steal would be the way to go!
Perforated Bootie ( Splurge / Steal ) – Super cute and chic!  I personally love the cut of the Steal better than the Splurge!
Espadrille Sandals (Splurge / Steal ) – Now these….so popular last year, and are def on the A-list again!  I love them, but am scared I would feel 10 ft tall…however $60 Steal might make me suffer for fashion!  I have read over and over again, that the Splurge version is SO comfortable.
So, what about you??  Are you a Splurge or Steal gal, or does it just depend on the goods??
Hope you have a great day!
xoxo~Dawn
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Instagram Outfit Round-up

I thought I would do an Instagram Outfit round-up here on the blog and share a few of my fave looks from the past few weeks and why I love them!  To shop each of these looks…click on the “Shop Sale” box right under my “Hello” photo and it will take you to all the links!  Easy Peasy!

So, first off, athleisure…yes, I hated that term when it first came out, but let’s be honest, I am all about this look!  Its comfy, perfect for hanging at home or running errands and looking like you put a little effort into your leggings and sneaks!  And, really…how cute are these bright babies??

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I am a huge Anglophile, so when I saw this tee I knew I had to have it!  It is super soft and a great fit!  You can find it at Shop Everyly Co .

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This outfit is a mix of my two most beloved patterns…plaid and leo!  You can never go wrong adding leopard to any outfit…consider it a neutral!  This coat is the BEST hand-me-down I have ever received, it has easily become my winter staple!

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Told you, winter staple that coat!  My beloved booties recently got a hole in them, so I need to replace these stat as I wear them at least 3x a week they are that versatile!  This cute sweater was a Jcrew find and I love the purple/navy combo!

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This here is really just a mix of all things I love…a cute sweater, a plaid scarf and my fave leopard sneaks that are years old from Target.  I have linked some similar pairs for ya though!  This bag, found it at Target and loved the shape…it has a very Kate Spadesque feel don’t ya think?

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My beloved moto jacket.  I bought this baby a couple of years ago for under 40 bucks, and have never looked back!  I probable wear this a couple of times a week as well!  I am a huge sneaker fan and these nikes cover all the bases…spots, neutral and comfort.

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Alright friends…think I better make this fam of mine some dinner!  Thanks fo sticking through this post! Mwwwaahhh!!

xoxo~Dawn

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Homebody

If I had to choose a perfect day, it would be at home drinking tea cozied up with a warm throw and a delicious smelling candle.
If you have someone on your gift list who is a homebody…this Gift Guide is perfect!  I have gathered some of my favorite things perfect for curling up by the fire.
Homebody Gift Guide
Kusmi Tea – I LOVE coffee, but I love a delicious cup of tea.  A friend of mine gifted me a can of Kusmi tea and I was hooked!  It was one of the most delicious loose teas I have had!
Celebrate Everything – This book is on my wish list.  Darcy Miller is a creator, crafter, party planner and has worked for Martha Stewart for 25 years!!  She knows her stuff, and this book looks amazing!
Candle – Who doesn’t love a great candle??  Anthropologie wins the candle game…hands down!
Mug – I am a HUGE Anthropologie fan.  There mugs are some of my favorite..they are artistic and beautiful.  A cup of coffee or tea always tastes better in a pretty mug, don’t you think??
Heated Fur Throw – I am always cold!  So when I saw this heated throw at Target, I knew it was perfect for my gift guide…faux fur and heated, yes please!
Slippers – When I’m at home I always have slippers on!  JCrew slippers are some of my favorites.  I love the moccasin style and hello…plaid!!!
I hope I have given you some ideas for that Homebody on your list!!
xoxo~Dawn
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Holiday Gift Guide for the Girl Boss

I have so many amazing girls in my life, and each one brings their own unique talent and flavor!   To kick off my Holiday Gift Guide Series, I wanted to start with gifts for the Girl Boss.  Is she a college student, a full time Mom, a full time Employee or is she working to fulfill that creative passion inside her?
Below are some of my favorite Girl Boss Gift Ideas…a couple I have myself and ALL the rest are on my wish list!!
girl boss gift guide
 
Madewell Tote Bag – need I say more??  This tote is leather and the most gorgeous yummy cognac color.  Perfect for toting a laptop, books, etc to the coffee shop to get some work done!
Purposeful Planner – Hands down, Corie Clark’s planners are my favorite!   They are well designed, have inspiring quotes tucked inside, and Corie just nails the covers beautifully!  I have the  Coco Luxe leatherette (pictured above) in the weekly version, and LOVE it!
Amazon Echo – Black“>Amazon Echo – I need this!!  I want Alexa to be my new best friend!  Every Girl Boss needs a little music throughout her day or a news update, right??
She is Clothing Tee – I have several She Is tees and feel empowered every time I wear one, not to mention the fit is spot on!
Ringly Bluetooth Connected Smart Ring- Gold / Onyx“>Ringly Smart Ring – OMG…I just discovered the Ringly and I might be a little obsessed.  I am not a fan of the “smart watch” …definitely not my style, but this ring…I love that it will vibrate when your phone rings or you receive a text..perfect for when you cannot carry your phone on you, but still stay connected!
So, there you go…my top 5 Girl Boss picks!
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
xoxo~Dawn
P.S. you can check out my Gift Guide for the College Guy from last year too!
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How to Style your Lularoe Julia Dress 2 ways!

I recently went to my first Lularoe Pop-up boutique.  To be honest, I really wasn’t that interested because most of the things I have seen were crazy prints…and while I love pattern, some of them seemed a little too much for my style.  I did, however, hear about the softness of the fabric that everyone is RAVing about, so off I went!

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I knew the dress I really wanted to try was the Julia.  I love the simple “t-shirt” style of this one and love this black with beige stripe.  I had also heard sizing was different in each item, and I agree.  I tried this dress on in a Small, and it was too snug fitting for my liking…the only other size available was a Large, so I went with that.  Ideally a Medium would be the perfect fit, but what I also learned is the Lularoe consultant brings all her inventory to the party, so what you see is what you get!

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(Julia Dress, sneakers, denim shirt)

This is probably how I will wear this dress most often, with my beloved sneakers and maybe a denim jacket.

 However, it is perfect for work too, so booties and a vest look cute too!

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(Julia dress, vest, booties)

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Lularoe also has little girls clothes too!  Lucy is a little like her Mama when it comes to crazy patterns, so this soft blue high/lo tee was exactly what she was looking for!  If you have kids with sensory issues and clothing, I think their leggings and tees would be perfect!

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So, I was definitely pleasantly suprised!  I would buy another dress in this style for sure, and I really would like to try the Randy Tee!

How about you…have you joined the Lularoe bandwagon??

xoxo~Dawn

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Modern Mint & Gold Birthday Party

My sweet Lucy turned 12 this year and just started middle school…stop time please!!

This year for her party she wanted to invite 5 of her closest friends for a late night get-together.  Her favorite color is mint, so a mint, gold, black and white party was the request.  Ask and you shall receive!  I found all the perfect supplies from Oriental Trading!

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The girls loved that I set them a “fancy” table in their own private dining room.

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They dined on Mac and Cheese, Cesar Salad, Strawberries, 6 layer dip and lots of chips.  Their favorite though was the Sparkling cider poured over rock candy sticks served in champagne flutes!  The rock candy turns the cider colors…for us it was turquoise.

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I loved the shape of the chevron mint plates, and how cute are the gold heart plates??  Little gift boxes were at each place setting filled with gold chocolate candies.

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Lucy is not a big cake girl, so I thought it would be fun to make mini cupcake push pops!!  These were the perfect size, fun to eat and tasted delicious!!

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We did a couple crafts which always make a party fun.  Each girl brought a t-shirt and I supplied pillow forms and we made these pillows.  So cute and easy!  Ribbon chokers were the other craft…just ribbon cut to size, fastened with velcro dots and a jewel glued on!

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Overall, it was a simple party spent eating, laughing, and just having fun together!

Happy Birthday Lucy Joy…we love you!

xoxo~Dawn

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