Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rainy Days

Outfit Details:  Max Studio Wool Blend Cable Knit Poncho // Striped T-Shirt (Similar here and here) // Leggings // Rain Boots (Similar herehere, and here)

On rainy days I like to be comfortable and cozy.  I mean, who doesn't?  Lately, I've been searching for items I can layer because if we take last week for example, it was 80 degrees in NY one day and below 60 degrees the next.  I found this Max Studio wool blend cable knit poncho at  TJMaxx.  It's oversized an cozy which means easy to put over just about anything.  My striped shirt I snagged during the #NSale but I'm linking similar ones for you here and here.  I own one pair of rain boots because it just doesn't rain enough for me to justify having many pair (thank goodness!).  Last year I bought the houndstooth Ralph Lauren rain boots (similar and a bargain here).  Adding a rain boots with some color or pattern gives the outfit just the right amount of quirkiness that I love.

Stay Dry!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fall Floral Maxi Dress

LOFT Floral Maxi (Similar here & here) // Peep Toe Booties // Rose Gold Sunglasses // Rose Gold Watch (Similar)

I love wearing maxi dresses!  They make me feel feminine and pretty.  They are also sooooo comfy while still stylish.  I also love floral patterns so I've been so excited to see the Fall floral trend around this season.  I saw this LOFT maxi dress on a sales girl while shopping with my friend who I was visiting in Virginia Beach a few weeks ago.  I loved it instantly.  Unfortunately it is no longer available however, similar dresses are here and here.

These boho style floral maxi's can be paired with a leather jacket for a little edge or a cardigan for a more career look.  I wore my peep toe booties but I plan on wearing my over the knee boots when it gets a little cooler out.  I actually wore this look to work and if you don't have too corporate of a culture it is easy to pull off for work or a casual day look.

Here are some floral maxi's I'm loving for Fall:


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

DIY: Boo-tiful Lamp Post Ghosts

Halloween is such a fun time for the kids!  My 4 year old actually used to refuse to wear a costume when he was younger.  One year he went trick or treating as himself...ha!  I try to decorate with fun not too scary Halloween decor.  A few years ago I started making DIY Lamp Post Ghosts!  It is sooooo easy and really cute!  My kiddos love them, especially at night when they are "glowing".

What you need:


Cut the tulle so it can lay over the top of the lamp and reach the bottom (or however long you want it) on both sides.  

Tie the ribbon around the base of the lamp to secure the tulle.  

Glue the googly eyes on and voila...all done!  Wasn't that easy?!

Have a Spook-tacular day!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Instagram Lately

Outfit Details:  Plaid Tunic (Size S - Similar here and here) // Leggings (Similar - here and here

Outfit Details:  Caplet (Similar in tan here and in black here) //
Dress (Similar here and here) // Shoes (they also come in black and burgandy!)

Outfit Details:  Sweater (Similar here and here) // Jeans (Size 27) //
Sneakers (order 1 size down)

Outfit Details:  Tank (Similar here and here) // Cardigan // 
Leggings (Similar - here and here) // Boots 

Outfit Details:  Shirt (Similar here and here) // Utility Vest (Similar) //
Jeans (Size 27) // Shoes (Similar)

Outfit Details: Shirt Dress (Small) // Shoes (Similar)
Little Boy:  Not for sale...hehe

I've been trying to post some of my weekly outfits on Instagram lately.  My fashion sense runs from classic to a little trendy.  I like to try new trends but working in healthcare I usually need to stay somewhat conservative for work.  On the days that I'm home comfort is key.  Especially since I'm running after my 2 boys!  I tend to stay in sneakers, jeans or leggings, and a comfortable top.

I've actually been taking my own pictures in the mornings since hubby can't stick around until I'm all done up :).  I recently purchased a tripod and a remote for my camera!  It's been fun trying to take self portraits!!!  Definitely a learning process!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mieroglyphs Bracelet Love

Over the weekend hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary!  7 years ago we said our vows in the beautiful Trastevere district of  Rome, Italy.  We had such an amazing time and were so lucky to celebrate in a place full of rich history and charm.  We felt blessed to share those special days with our friends and family.  You can read more about our destination wedding here.

We don't usually buy each other gifts for our anniversaries and instead travel, go out to eat, or do something fun with the kids.  However, this year I had the opportunity to purchase these matching bracelets from Mieroglyphs and had them engraved with a special note in Italian: "You are the only one for me".

These Mieroglyphs bracelets are not only stylish, handmade, and meaningful but they are made with sustainable materials as well.  A total plus for this recycling lover!  They also sell the cutest dog collars which I totally would have purchased if I had a dog...ha!

If you are interested in purchasing an item from Mieroglyphs you can use the promo code LIYA10 to receive 10% off!

Happy Anniversary my love!!!

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