Dresses For A Late Winter/Early Spring Event

My son’s annual school fundraising art auction is this weekend, and deciding what to wear to a dressy event this time of year can be a bit of a predicament. While I want to wear a pretty spring dress…the reality is it is still winter and pretty chilly outside. Today I wanted to share a few options I selected for myself, as well as some other options that would be great for any upcoming weddings, fundraisers, or any other occasion that calls for dressing up during this in between season.

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This is the dress I ultimately chose for myself which really fits our theme of “Together We Are A Masterpiece” and goes well with the Van Gogh Starry Night painting we are using as our design and decor inspiration. Also being long sleeved and below the knee I feel a bit more covered up for a chilly March evening!

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This dress was my other option and while I absolutely love this one, I felt it was less on theme and also a bit revealing with the high slit for a school related function. This dress is truly stunning though, and I kind of want to hang onto it in case another event comes up!

Here’s a few other pieces I had considered as well and would all be great options for events coming up in the next few months!

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Resort Wear Picks

Resort Wear Picks

With spring around the corner, I’m dreaming of sunny skies and sandy beaches. For those of you lucky folks headed somewhere tropical for spring break, I wanted to share a few resort wear pieces I’ve come across that are perfect for a warm weather escape.

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One :: This super cute beach hat is highly reviewed and affordable at $55

Two :: I really want a leopard suit this season, and this one is one of the best I’ve seen

Three :: This straw beach bag is packable making it the perfect vacation tote

Four :: This cute little top would be so cute paired with cutoff shorts or white jeans

Five :: This kaftan is chic and still super affordable

Six :: This pretty breezy dress is under $100

Seven :: I have these shorts and they are my go-to denim summer shorts. Highly recommend

Eight :: The perfect gold flip flop

Nine :: This dress is just so pretty and feminine

Ten :: I just bought these Celine dupe sunglasses. They look just like the real thing and are under $15 (and come in lots of other color options)

Eleven :: A simple white puff sleeve top is the perfect mix & match piece

Twelve :: This is an amazing designer dupe and is under $25. I’m definitely grabbing this bag for summer.

Thirteen :: These look just like Baublebar, but are only $8. These are the perfect statement earring that will go with anything.

Fourteen :: I bought a pair almost exactly like these last summer and wore them a ton. The paperbag silhouette is one of my favorite trends for shorts.

Fifteen :: Um…hello gorgeous shoes. A little pricey, but seriously stunning.

Sixteen :: Perfect little sunscreen travel set

Seventeen :: These are amazing Valentino dupes and would be perfect with nearly any outfit.

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My Go-To Hair Products

My Go-To Hair Products

Being a busy mom, spending lots and lots of time caring for and styling my hair isn’t really realistic, but that’s not to say that I don’t want my hair looking its best! Having healthy hair with a minimal routine is actually doable with just a few hair essentials. Today I wanted to share some of my tried and true hair products that are staples in my simple hair care routine!

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One :: A good sulfate free shampoo is a must, and this is my absolute favorite. It makes my hair so soft and also protects my color.

Two :: This conditioner is not only so incredibly moisturizing, but it also leaves my hair almost completely tangle free (which as my hair is very tangle prone this is super impressive).

Three :: I don’t curl my hair every day (avoiding using heat on my hair every day helps keep it healthy), but when I do want to style it this curling iron is great. It gives me such smooth curls that really last.

Four :: This is the holy grail of hair oils. I’ve tried several others and they all leave my hair feeling limp and greasy. This one leaves my hair soft and smooth without any greasy residue.

Five :: Every mom must have a good dry shampoo in her beauty arsenal. This one does a great job of freshening up second (or third) day hair.

Six :: This dries my hair super quickly, plus it also uses negative ions to prevent frizz and maintain shine.

Seven :: My hair tangles incredibly easy, and this brush is an absolute lifesaver for me. It easily and painlessly removes all tangles without damaging my hair.

Eight :: I don’t use hairspray regularly, but when I do this is my go to. It doesn’t leave my hair crunchy or sticky, and I love that its unscented.

Nine :: I’ve heard that you should always put a leave in conditioner in your hair to keep it as healthy as possible. What I love about this one is that it also includes a thermal protection as well to protect from heat when styling.

Ten :: This leaves my hair feeling so incredibly soft, smooth, and shiny without weighing it down.

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Currently Craving: Sustainable Spring Style

I love that so many clothing brands are offering sustainable options, and even just making small efforts to be environmentally conscious can make a huge difference! As I’m starting to think ahead to spring wardrobe updates, I want to make more of an effort to look into sustainable choices. Today I wanted to share some great options I’ve come across that are on my wishlist!

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One :: This cardigan is perfect for casual mom wear. I totally envision wearing this running errands or brunching paired with sneakers and jeans.

Two :: Adding a pretty Reformation dress to my wardrobe is at the top of my spring wish list

Three :: I definitely need a few more basic tees, and I really like the color of this one

Four :: I’ve been crushing on these shoes for awhile, and these are a must have for me for this spring and summer

Five :: I’m really craving light wash jeans for spring! This straight leg style is so on trend.

Six :: This raincoat is perfect for all those spring showers

Seven :: Classic aviators are a must have for spring

Eight :: Puffy bags are having a moment, and this $45 oversized tote could double as a weekender bag

Nine :: I have some leggings from this brand and I definitely want to check out their affordable sports bras

Ten :: Another pair of light wash denim that I’m eyeing

Eleven :: This is what spring break vacation dress dreams are made of

Twelve :: This beachy looking cotton sweater is so versatile

Thirteen :: This is the perfect denim jacket

Fourteen :: I have a pair of these that I’ve had for years and are still in perfect shape! I’m eyeing some of the other fun color options for spring.

Fifteen :: I’m on the hunt for a few cute, affordable one piece suits. This under $50 option looks high end.

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Snapshots From Sun Valley

We spent this past holiday weekend on a little ski getaway in Sun Valley Idaho. Sun Valley is my happy place (as well as my family’s!) so we love getting away for a visit whenever we can. I had packed along my camera, but ended up not even taking it out of its case as I was just enjoying soaking up time with my family. I did however manage to grab a few cell phone pics which I’m sharing as well as a quick recap of our little getaway!

No trip to Sun Valley is complete without a trip to The Toy Store. Evan scored this yodeling pickle (which he was a lot more excited about than this picture would have you believe).

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An afternoon caffeine pick me up is in order after a few hours of walking around town and hitting all the shops. The Starbucks is anything but basic with a super cool log cabin feel and a play area with lots of toys for kids. This is a definite gathering place in town and it’s always crowded with a fun atmosphere.

Dinner at The Pioneer Saloon (or The Pio as its known) is always a must do for us. It’s a super fun old western restaurant with classic Idaho dishes.

We spent an entire day skiing at Dollar Mountain which is a kids ski paradise with lots of easy and well groomed green and blue runs. It’s the perfect place for a kid to learn and this was the trip we were finally able to get Evan off the harness by the end of the day!

Lunch with a view…

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After a full day of skiing we went out to dinner at Despos Mexican restaurant and then for a stroll around town. For a nightcap we headed back to Starbucks for hot cocoas to warm up (it was a super cold weekend!).

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Breakfast at The Kneadery before heading out of town

I also found a little time to squeeze in some retail therapy for myself because Sun Valley has some amazing thrift and consignment stores where you can find incredible designer pieces. This trip I scored a vintage St John jacket, a suede MaxMara skirt, and a sporty Bogner cardigan.

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As it always is, I felt a little sad leaving but came home feeling recharged and ready to tackle the next few busy weeks I have in store! I can’t wait to get back to this little slice of heaven soon…Signature

My Favorite Winter Coats

Yes winter can be cold and gloomy, but I have to confess…I really love dressing for winter. There is something about wearing all things cozy and I’m all about winter coats (I freely admit I own too many). Today I wanted to share some of my favorite winter coats to keep you warm for the rest of the season! And now is the best time to stock up on winter coats as so many of these styles are on sale.

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Best Of President’s Day Sales

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One :: This dress is 40% off for the weekend (marked down to $77) and reminds me of Reformation!

Two :: This pretty $34 pointelle sweater is a perfect spring transition piece

Three :: Reformation marked down 40% is always a great deal, and this dress will be so pretty for any upcoming spring occasions ($148)

Four :: I finally snagged these booties after months of eyeing them – they will be a perfect spring bootie ($99)

Five :: I own this sweater and it is so cozy and marked down to $40 with code WEEKEND

Six :: This little sherpa bomber will be a cute, casual jacket for spring. Marked down to $119 this weekend

Seven :: This pretty cashmere sweater is marked down to $118

Eight :: These Marc Fisher booties are so similar to the ones I have and wear a ton! $90 at checkout

Nine :: I love J Crew shoes and these are an absolute steal! $68 with code WEEKEND

Ten :: Perfect for any upcoming spring break or summer vacation trips. $69

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