Last week I declared my love for sneakers this time of year, and today, well, I guess I’m further proving it. I picked up these sneakers on major sale before a recent wine-tasting trip and have been wearing the heck out of them since. They are so lightweight and breathable, super comfy, and the perfect match for my recent jeans and tee uniform. (I know, I know – I said I would never be down the the camo trend, but I think after all these years, I’ve finally changed my mind. And these, I couldn’t resist.)
I’m a sucker for a good graphic tee, but I’m especially loving the oversized, slightly longer fit of this Bowie one. (It also comes in two other prints and colors.) It’s perfect for a front-tuck with jeans and is also long enough for me to wear over my favorite faux leather leggings. I’d say that’s a serious win for this creature of comfort. Just add distressed denim and a teddy jacket – you can find some of my favorites here.
And now to tackle this extra Monday-ish Monday. Eric and I got home last last night from a dreamy weekend trip to Tennessee, and I’m guessing it’s time to rejoin the real world. Today will be a day of unpacking, laundry, and so many errands, but stay tuned for lots more Tennessee snaps and the reason we headed out to Knoxville in the first place. Hope everyone has a great week ahead!
Let’s be real: who doesn’t love to bypass their closet’s stacks of tight-ass skinny jeans in favor of perfectly worn-in boyfriend jeans from time to time? Sometimes, this girl just can’t resist. For a relaxed (not sloppy) weekend look, pair the comfortable denim with a colorblocked silk tee, bright flats and an oversized suede handbag. Or, for a more dressed up feel, a fitted peplum jacket and leopard heels add polish and create an unexpected silhouette. For both looks, aviators and sleek gold jewelry are the perfect finishing touches. So, which would you prefer: relaxed or polished? Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Happy Tuesday, friends! If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you probably noticed more than a couple of snaps from a snowy winter wonderland recently, and today I’m sharing a bit more about our trip to Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana.
Eric and I first laid eyes on Lone Mountain Ranch during this road trip last summer, but they were completely booked at the time so we settled for a quick lunch before hitting the road again. We knew we wanted to eventually make it back for a stay, so we started looking into packages and summer dates sometime around January of this year. Obviously within a couple of months Covid-19 was the new reality, and that trip was shelved for the future.
Fast forward to sometime around the end of summer and I came across an Instagram ad that Lone Mountain Ranch was staying open through the month of October (something they don’t normally do) and offering incredible cabin rates for that month. For reference, LMR offers a bunch of different packages, but for the most part, it’s an all-inclusive experience that includes your meals, trail rides, horse-back riding, and tons of different activities. (And for additional reference, the packages are pricey.) But because it’s 2020 and nothing is normal, we were able to book a cabin for a sort of a la carte stay that was so perfect for us.
We stayed in the “Ouzel” cabin, and given the chance, I would 100% book it again. It was spacious but so cozy with a wood-burning stove fireplace and a clawfoot tub that I loved. There are no TV’s (which we both enjoyed), but the wifi and cell service on the property is excellent which made it easy to get work done when needed. Horn & Cantle, the restaurant on the property, is seriously delicious, and we ate there for every breakfast and almost every dinner. The Korean Chicken Wings were probably the best wings I’ve ever had, and the Vegan Enchiladas were a surprising favorite for a couple of meat-eaters. The entire staff was beyond friendly, warm, and so helpful, and going during Covid restrictions, we felt completely safe – mask rules were in effect in any building we entered.
When I first booked it, I figured we would get some pretty chilly weather. I wasn’t really thinking it would be covered in snow and -6 degrees during one of the days, but it honestly just added to the trip. We spent one full day exploring Yellowstone National Park, and after seeing it last summer on our road trip, it was pretty cool to see it again in the winter. The snow really does add a magical layer to the park. We spent Saturday eating and shopping in downtown Bozeman (about an hour from the ranch) and then a lazy Sunday in the cabin, sitting by a fire, reading a book, and watching the snow. (I had scheduled horseback riding that had to be cancelled due to the weather – even the locals were surprised by the amount of snow and negative temps in October.) Overall, the trip was incredible, and Eric and I both agree that we’ll be back to Lone Mountain Ranch, hopefully sooner rather than later.
P.S. – We were supposed to leave on Monday and fly home, but we decided we were just too close to Jackson Hole to NOT go. (Jackson has been a favorite of ours that we try to visit at least once a year.) So we extended our trip a couple of days and took the rental car the four hours to Jackson. It was a short stay but totally worth it. (You can see a bunch of my favorite spots to visit in Jackson Hole here.)
I’ll be the first to admit that neon was NEVER really my thing, but over the holidays I just couldn’t say no to this chartreuse sweater from Scoop (above). Sadly the sweater is now sold out in this color (you can still snag the navy in a few sizes for under $20 here), but my quest for all things neon is currently still going strong.
Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! A little over twelve hours in Louisiana, and I’m already testing out the stretch in my stretch pants. Thanksgiving week PLUS Louisiana food? This was bound to happen, and I’m not even mad at it.
Admittedly I’m a little behind on letting you guys know about some of the sale finds out now because tons of retailers just don’t wait until Black Friday any more. Both of my sweaters, the jeans, and the booties above are all on major sale. (The black cardigan is under $14!)
The Cyber Week sales right now are so good, and shopping them in your pajamas right from your computer (or phone) is even better. So below I’m rounding up some of my favorite sites to shop right now (and will be updating as the week goes on). Here’s hoping you find something for yourself and everyone on your list. Happy shopping!
Blame it on the up and down daily temps or the fact that these days I’m not looking to be anything but comfy, but if you’ve seen me out and about over the last few weeks, there’s a good chance I was wearing sneakers. Sneakers all day, every single day. And can I help it that my new obsession just happens to be every damn where this fall, calling my name from every website and storefront I shop? No, no, I cannot.
And I am not mad at it. I’ve been hooked on the sneaker trend for a few seasons now – with jeans, dresses, skirts, leggings, all of the outfits. And this fall, I feel like there are SO many great, affordable sneakers to be snagged. (Because yes, I do splurge on handbags, but I just cannot pull the trigger on those very popular $500+ sneakers.) So today I’m rounding up some of my favorite fall sneaks for under $100 – just click through below. Which ones are you currently eyeing?
It’s one of my favorite (FAVORITE) sites to shop, and it’s one of my favorite sales of the year. Shopbop is having one of their Buy More, Save More sales with 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500, and it’s the perfect time to stock up on so much fall goodness. (If you think about it, that’s a similar percentage that lots of sites give on Black Friday, but this sale is just in time to kick off the new fall season.) Use code STOCKUP19 site-wide on full-price and sale items.
Well, folks, we’ve reached that time of year. Chances are every blogger you follow is currently talking “fall transition pieces” or “sweater weather” or “the booties you need” right now, and truthfully, it’s for good reason. Fall is the season that most people will be shopping next. Sweaters and jeans and booties and such are the pieces that lots of gals will be looking to add to their closets.
That said, we’re also in the season that I consider to be SoCal’s true summer. August, September, and even October are when things tend to seriously HEAT up around here, making me think a little more about beating the heat than fall fashion. So while I’ll no doubt still be wearing (and posting) breezy, airy dresses and denim shorts for a while, I’ll also be sprinkling in some lightweight fall pieces that I can’t wait to wear like my favorite black skinnies.
It’s here again, friends – the spring sale from Shopbop. And while I’m a couple of days late sharing the sale, I couldn’t let today go by without doing a little roundup of some of my favorite snag-worthy pieces. It can be a little overwhelming combing through the entire site, but I always like to start by thinking of the pieces that I KNOW I’ll wear a bunch during the spring and summer months ahead – denim shorts, an easy sandal, a neutral sun hat, a versatile sundress, and a classic handbag. (Eek, so excited for that handbag to arrive!)
It’s also the perfect time to stock up on those season-less basics or to pull the trigger on the designer investment piece you’ve had your eye on. I wear the HECK out of the classic skinnies, slip-on loafer style and black turtleneck above, and while the Ferragamo handbag is a total splurge, you can currently snag it for 25% off if a designer bag is something you’ve been saving for.
It’s a Buy More, Save More sale, so the more you spend, the more you save. Check out a few more of my favorite finds in the sale below, and remember to enter code GOBIG19 at checkout. Happy shopping, friends!
Happy Valentine’s Day, loves! How will you guys be spending this made-up holiday? I kicked off the day by surprising Eric with donuts because an apple fritter is the way to his heart. When he ran out the door and forgot them on the counter, I obviously had no choice but to eat one. Happy Valentine’s Day to me. Self love, ya know? Now I’m working from the couch, layered up in ALL the sweats, coffee in hand, with my two furry Valentines sleeping next to me. My poor Weeze girl is on the mend from a lump removal yesterday, so her sad little stitched face will be snoozing most of the day. And Wilma? Here’s hoping she doesn’t drive us all insane during these cooped-up rainy days.
Today’s look is probably one of my favorite kinds – jeans, soft layers, and pretty much no color. I used to dress in all black all the time, and while I do throw in more color these days, neutrals are still my main jam. You guys already know my love for these jeans, and this sweater / scarf combo has also been in heavy rotation lately. The booties instantly elevate pretty much any look, and if you’re a Marc Fisher fan like me, then take advantage of code LTD924 at checkout for 20% off sitewide or code PREZ19 for an additional 25% off sale styles. No better day to treat yourself, right?
So whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other, your girlfriends, your work friends, or not celebrating it at all, here’s hoping we all spread a little love today. Happy almost Friday, friends!