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Tie Sleeve Peplum Top | Date Night Look

tie sleeve peplum top | date night lookAre you loving this weekend-to-work series as much as I am? One of my favorite recent purchases has been this tie sleeve top from Banana Republic. When I saw it online I thought, tie sleeve and peplum– yes please! I ordered it hoping I would like the style, and was so happy with the flattering fit. I ordered it knowing it would be a great addition to my work wardrobe, but thought it could also be fun dressed down for a date night. Read More

Valentine’s Day Dress (Reusing Christmas Favorites)

Ann Taylor dress and leopard booties for Valentine's DayValentine’s Day is not necessarily a special holiday that’s close to my heart, although I do enjoy the opportunity to celebrate. Before I met Mathew, Valentine’s Day was a fun holiday to wear pink and red, and share little notes and candy with friends. When Mathew and I were dating, Valentine’s Day was a fun excuse to celebrate our love and buy each other cards and chocolate.

Now that we’re married, we celebrate our love and our marriage in different little ways every day. Valentine’s Day hasn’t become any more special. Sometimes we celebrate with a date night out, and other years we stay in. Read More

4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

casual date night outfitIt’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is already next week! I’m not super into holidays (other than Christmas!) but I do think life is worth celebrating, and Valentine’s Day is just another opportunity to celebrate life. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, dating or married- there’s something for everyone to love about Valentine’s. It just depends on your perspective.
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Christmas Party Dress + Statement Necklace

Ann Taylor Christmas Party DressChristmas is my most favorite holiday. ♥  I love the advent season, and all the celebrations and traditions that come along with it. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to recount blessings, and it fills and fuels my heart for the rest of the year. This year we have a couple of Christmas parties to attend, and I was definitely overdue for a new party dress. Read More

Dressing for the Holiday Season | Work Outfit

festive work outfitWe’re officially in the Advent season. Christmas is my favorite time of year, as I’m sure you’ll hear me repeat over the coming weeks. There are many ways in which I enjoy getting into the holiday spirit, including baking, sipping hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music. I also like dressing for the holiday season. And I don’t just mean bundling on the layers because it’s cold outside. I mean dressing in a festive way. Reds, greens, flannel, plaid, houndstooth and other traditional holiday colors and patterns. Today I’m sharing a look for work that falls a little more into the festive category. Read More