February Buys I’m Loving

The end of February has finally arrived, and today I thought it would be fun to share a quick post of some of my favorite buys over the past month.

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One | I’ve loved this skincare line for a long time, but just recently bought this lip balm to try for the first time. It is amazing for moisturizing lips, and I love each of the 3 scents so much that I’m so happy I purchased the trio.

Two | This candle blends two of my favorite scents – lavender and lemon. It has been bringing a little feeling of spring into my home and it’s also very affordable.

Three | I’ve been hearing good things about this brand, so I recently picked up this sleeping mask. I absolutely love the texture and scent, and it really does make my skin soft and glowy.

Four | I’m someone who is very sensitive to scents, and in looking for a new perfume to try I came across really great reviews for this one. It has a light, fresh scent that isn’t overly strong for someone sensitive like myself and I have really been loving this.

Five | I really love the look of Bottega Venetta’s pouch clutch, but I simply cannot justify $2800 for a clutch that will only get used a few times a year. This $40 option is a fantastic substitute and really looks very high quality.

Six | I recently bought this delicate wash for washing my washable silk items (like my pillowcase), and I absolutely love the light, fresh scent. It also keeps my silk items in pristine condition and they wash up beautifully with this.

Seven | I have been stalking the Nordstrom Rack site for ages hoping to score one of these blankets on sale, and I finally got one! They don’t currently have any available (they tend to go fast!), but they pop up from time to time so definitely keep your eye out. This blanket is by far the softest one we own and our entire family is always fighting over it.

Eight | Evan saw a commercial for these and begged for one for literally a month. I decided to surprise him with one as part of his Valentine’s Day gift and he absolutely loves it. The lights really are calming and relaxing and it helps him fall asleep much faster.

Nine | When I apply my skincare products, I always apply the extra from applying to my face to the back of my hands to improve the appearance of aging on my hands as well. I was looking for something I could add specifically for my hands to my routine and came across this cream. I’ve just started using it and already see an improvement in my skin’s appearance.

Ten | Covid has really made me want to up my sterilization game and sterilize everything. This phone sanitizer is great for sanitizing your phone as well as keys or any other small items. It has an aromatherapy port where you can add a little scented oil to make your items smell nice too.

Currently Loving: Wintery Florals

We’ve definitely entered that point of a weird in between season here in Boise. One moment it’s sunny and mild out, the next moment we are having a literal blizzard and waking up to snow on the ground. While I’m definitely ready for spring, I’m not feeling quite ready to burst out the pastel florals. I’ve been feeling really drawn to dark, wintery florals lately which I feel are a great transitional piece for this in-between winter and spring season.

Freshen Up Your Zoom Look With These 3 Things

Even though I am a stay at home mom, Zoom meetings have become a super important part of my son Evan’s ongoing care management for his brain injury recovery. And like many people, Zoom has been a way to stay connected with our friends and family this past year as well. It can be so easy to get stuck in a style and beauty rut spending so much time at home, but I do find that taking some time to make myself feel a little more glam always improves my mood. And it definitely makes me feel a little more confident when I have to see my face plastered on a large screen on Zoom meetings. A pretty feminine sweater, a pop of bold lip color, and some pretty earrings are a simple way to make me feel pulled together and a bit more fancy. Today I wanted to share a few pretty zoom look combos that I’m loving.

Sweater (old – similar here & here) | Jeans | Pumps (old – similar & here) | Earrings (J Crew – sold out online, similar) | Lipstick

Zoom Combos I’m Loving

Best Of President’s Day Sales

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are having a wonderful day with those you love. And if you are looking to enjoy a bit of shopping today, there are some great sales happening this weekend for President’s Day. I wanted to share a few of my favorite picks and best sales.

SALES…

J Crew – 30% off nearly everything with code SPRING

Madewell – 20% off everything

Nordstrom – up to 50% off sale

Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase

Sephora – Up to 50% off

J Crew Factory – 40 – 60% off everything and additional 60% off clearance with code BIGCOZYSALE

H&M – 20% off sitewide

Anthropologie – Extra 50% off all sale items

Target – 20% off clothing and shoes

Ulta – Up to 50% off sale

Backcountry – Up to 50% off sale

Save Or Splurge…Dark & Moody Accessories

As winter continues to drag on, lately I’ve been finding myself drawn to all things dark and moody. We’re currently hunkered down here in Boise with a winter storm warning and expecting a lot of snow over the coming days. I know it won’t be long before spring will arrive with all of it’s pastels and florals, so I’m trying to embrace these last weeks of winter and looking to add a few dark accessories to my wardrobe. Here’s a little save or splurge accessory inspiration for your Friday.

SAVE

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SPLURGE

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Mommy And Me Valentines Pajamas

In spite of the pandemic, our Valentine’s Day won’t look much different than it usually does. After nearly 13 years of marriage and two kids, I have to admit I’m past the point of celebrating a “romantic” Valentine’s Day. The holiday has become a family affair over the years and we typically celebrate with a few small gifts and a family dinner. Valentine’s Day lands on a Sunday this year, so I foresee a lazy day in our jammies watching Disney movies and having some sweet treats! Today I wanted to round up some cute Valentine’s Day pajamas for you and your little valentines to cozy up in together.

Mom

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Kids

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The $4 Top I Can’t Stop Wearing

Top | Jeans | Similar Boots | Similar Trench | Bag | Headband

J Crew has been having some really killer post holiday sales and one of my favorite things I snapped up (and have been wearing constantly) is this leopard print tissue turtleneck. It can be worn about a million different ways and literally goes with anything. It is currently on sale for $4.49 with code SHOPSALE and there are still quite a few sizes left.

Here’s a few other ways I’m styling this versatile top…

Top | Jeans | Similar Coatigan | Sneakers | Bag

And here’s a few other additional 50% off sale (with code SHOPSALE) items I’m loving at J Crew right now…

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One | This gorgeous cashmere blend coat is marked down to $178.49

Two | The perfect winter white pompom beanie and its marked down to $11.99

Three | I already own this parka in red and black, and I just added the heather acorn color to my collection. This gray color is nearly fully stocked and all colors are marked down to $168.99

Four | This pretty sweater comes in a few other colors as well and is marked down to $16.49

Five | Such a pretty beaded shift dress marked down to $48.99

Six | These colorful earrings would be so pretty for spring and are marked down to $7.49

Seven | Another great piece for spring marked down to $24.99 with lots of sizes available

Eight | The perfect silky top for Valentine’s Day (also comes in red!) marked down to $28.99

Nine | This is such a great classic coat and while there are a lot of other colors available, this green is gorgeous and nearly fully stocked in all sizes. Marked down to $146.49

Ten | This soft yarn sweater also comes in some other colors, but this periwinkle blue is so pretty and nearly fully stocked in all sizes. Marked down to $31.99

My Go To Mom Winter Uniform

The one good thing about the pandemic is that leisure wear is now pretty much acceptable to live in. It’s safe to say I’ve fully embraced wearing sweatsuits as much as possible, but for when I step out to run errands I do like to attempt to look at least somewhat pulled together. Adding a minimalist pair of sneakers, a chic coat, and a tote make for a perfect transition from the couch to out and about. Today I wanted to share a few pieces to create this easy mom uniform to get you through the rest of winter.

Sweatshirt | Sweatpants | Coat (more affordable version here) | Sneakers | Bag

Sweatsuits

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One & Two | Navy is one of my favorite neutrals but this set comes in a few other colors too

Three & Four | This set comes in several other colors but I love this camel color

Five & Six | This green is so pretty and unexpected

Coats

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One | This coat is so sophisticated and can be so easily dressed up or down

Two | A little pricey but Vince always offers exceptional quality

Three | This coat is on major sale and is so classic

Four | Can’t go wrong with this $37 peacoat

Five | I love a good wrap coat and the color of this one is perfection

Six | Another great wrap coat option that is only $60

Sneakers

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One | These minimalist sneakers are so popular right now and relatively affordable

Two | A little sportier looking sneaker

Three | Minimalist dupes for Common Projects

Four | Kate Middleton’s favorite white sneakers

Six | White sneakers but make them flashy

Six | I always love a pop of leopard and these are on major sale

Totes

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One | Literally the perfect classic camel tote

Two | A designer tote that will never go out of style

Three | Giving me all the Bottega Veneta vibes

Four | This designer bag is so minimalistic chic

Five | For someone who loves a pop of color

Six | This popular and super affordable $50 bag is also reversible

Five Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

With our first (and hopefully last) pandemic Thanksgiving next week, today I wanted to share a few looks for a little holiday outfit inspiration! Like most people, our holiday will look quite different this year as we won’t be getting together with friends or family. However I still wanted to come up with some ideas for celebrating in style no matter what your holiday may look like this year.

Festive Casual

A bright colored top in a cheery fall color is sure to make you feel a bit more festive even if you’re staying in. And it will look really cute on those zoom family gatherings!

Top | Jeans | Booties (similar) | Bag

Outdoor Layers

Many people are moving their celebrations outdoors this year, which is significantly safer with Covid but of course may be a bit chilly. Keep warm with lots of layers and some cozy boots.

Sweater | Tee (similar) | Leggings | Boots | Hat (similar) | Bag

Cozy Comfort

A cozy jogger outfit with slippers seems very fitting this year, and it’s the perfect outfit for curling up on the sofa in and getting a head start on those Black Friday online sales.

For the Turkey Trot

If you’re headed out for a run, walk, or bike ride this is the perfect athleisure look to keep you warm and still look cute.

Classic Neutrals

This holiday may be a lot different this year, but classic corduroy pants with a cashmere sweater are always traditional.

Sweater | Pants (similar) | Shoes | Bag