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Always Going Back: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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This year we once again found ourselves in the penthouse at the White Buffalo Club.  (I highlighted that in this post, and while it sounds and is way bougie, it’s so ideal and actually affordable for a group.)  When people ask why we love Jackson so much, it’s really hard to pin it down.  This trip, we roamed, we listened to live music, some skied or snowboarded, I once again met up with Erin to snap a few photos, we ate ALL the food, and mostly, had all the laughs.  Below are a few tried and true favorites and a couple of new spots that we loved.

Breakfast at Persephone Bakery – The last couple of times that we visited Jackson, we picked up a few delicious pastries from Persephone, but this time, Erin suggested trying the full-on breakfast menu there after we shot a few photos around town.  And OH MAN.  It’s pretty much a full menu of everything I want to eat for breakfast.  I was seriously tempted by the bread pudding French toast, thought hard about the shakshuka, and eventually landed on the Scone Skillet (a gussied-up version of biscuits and gravy) and had no regrets.

Dinner at The Silver Dollar Bar at The Wort Hotel – During our first full day, most members of our group were snowboarding, so when it came time for dinner, we were all pretty beat.  (We even had tickets for a concert in Teton Village that night that we opted to skip.)  So we picked an old favorite that we stop in once (or several times) every time we visit Jackson.  The Silver Dollar Bar is a comfy spot with live music, friendly staff, and hearty food to keep you warm, and we always eat in the bar where it’s casual and cozy.  I usually go for the chili, but a friend ordered the beef pot pie which was the table favorite.

Breakfast at Cafe Genevieve – Be still my Southern heart, Cafe Genevieve was just as good as I remembered.  It’s seriously the coziest little cafe that feels like you’re in someone’s home, and the menu is packed full of things I want to order.  This time we slept in a bit so I was feeling more of a lunch mood.  The grilled cheese and tomato soup did not disappoint, and neither did the bloody Mary complete with candied bacon.  YUM!

Beer flights at Snake River Brewing – With full bellies and a few free days ahead of us, we set out to explore, and what do you know, after a swing through Town Square, I led our group right over to Snake River Brewing.  I remembered that when we visited the year before, there was a wood-burning fire so that we could warm up while having a local brew.  This year, the fireplace was empty, but the $15 beer flights (and a giant soft pretzel for me) kept our group happy for a while.

Lunch or afternoon snacks at Bin 22 – This favorite little wine market is only about a block or two from The White Buffalo Club, so obviously we found ourselves back at the Bin…several times.  Grab a bottle of wine for the road, or sit down and stay a while with meats, cheeses, and small plates.  Eric fell in love with the oxtail soup here this trip, made everyone go back the next day to try it, and has been raving about it ever since.  I can’t really speak on the oxtail soup (I didn’t try it, sorry!), but I was super jazzed on the housemade meatball.

Dinner at The Blue Lion – This one was a new one for us.  It came highly recommended and is located literally about 10 steps from our door at the White Buffalo Club, so it was a no-brainer for dinner one night.  It’s a dinner-only spot situated in an old house and has live acoustic guitar music most nights – basically, it’s cute AF.  Most of our group had the lamb or the elk and enjoyed it, and I loved the trout amandine.  We would definitely go back here on future trips.

Brunch at The Bird – Bird, bird, bird…Bird is the word.  Eric and I LOVED stopping into The Bird over the summer, and on this trip, it was a collective group favorite again.  We Ubered over to The Bird (it’s a bit out of town) and ended up spending more than a couple of hours watching the snow, catching a couple of games, mimosa-ing, and (duh) eating the dank ass food.  For me, the burgers are where it’s at, and with a ton of options to choose from, I’m going with the American cheese, grilled onion, and fried egg covered Slue.  Don’t judge me.  And once you’re fat, full, and happy, hop in their shuttle for a free ride home.

Sleigh ride through the National Elk Reserve – Jackson is home to a huge National Elk Reserve, and the last time that I ventured into it, we were a little too early for the elk.  For this trip, though, we were right on time, so we took a horse-drawn sleigh through the reserve.  The whole tour took about an hour, and while it was admittedly a little uneventful at times, we did get to see some pretty big elk up close and personal which made it totally worth the $25 (per person) we spent.  Also a side note: bundle up because it’s COLD in the winter.

Drinks and chili at the Rustic Inn – After the sleigh ride we headed across the street to the Rustic for a drink before dinner and mostly to thaw out.  The bar slash restaurant area is tiny but so cozy, and the staff that we met was super friendly.  The whole inn (resort really) is situated creekside and boasts some pretty sweet creekside rooms and cabins.  Eric and I hadn’t even heard about this place before, but we’ve decided we definitely want to try and stay here on a future trip.

Apps at Snake River Grill – I’ve chatted about this place in my previous two Jackson recaps, but good God, Eric and I love Snake River Grill.  The main courses are seriously dee-lish, but this time around we stacked up the apps and went IN on the small plates.  The steak tartare pizza is Eric’s go-to, and the lobster spring rolls and truffle tagliatelle pasta are new faves of mine.

Drinks and snacks at Roadhouse Brewing Co. – This is a newer spot right on the Town Square that we stopped into before heading to the airport, and the beers that I tried were GOOD.  I loved that we could create our own flight of locally-brewed beers, but I will admit that the service here was…bananas…in a bad way.  (To be fair, they were brand new, so we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on that one.)

xoxo

The Best Travel Bags from MZ Wallace

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And just like that, it’s Christmas Eve, y’all.  And I’ve got one thing to say about it: WILD.  The holidays always seem to fly by, but this year in particular, I’m over here scratching my head wondering where the last month has gone.  I’m sure it’s because, as I mentioned in my last post, I’ve spent lots of time traveling over the last month or so (and this year in general).

Warm weather trips, cold weather gear, dressy staples, casual exploring gear – I’ve packed and unpacked a few times this year, and I have to say, I’ve gotten pretty good at it.  I am ALL about our hard case luggage from Ricardo Beverly Hills.  It’s been tough enough to last through a ton of trips and fits SO. MUCH. STUFF.  (Because let’s be real, I’m not always the best at editing down the packing list.)

And when it comes to carry-on luggage or just a bag for short trips or errands around town, I seriously love everything MZ Wallace.  My friend Jenn introduced me to the brand years ago, and I’ve now got a few different styles.  The fabric is super durable, there are a ton of interior pockets and pouches, and the straps are so comfortable to carry all day long.

The latest bag I’m loving?  The Large Metro Tote is seriously so nice.  I love the larger size, the zipper closure at the top, and the sleek, easy design.  I used this tote on a recent trip home to Louisiana with Weeze and managed to fit a full-sized blanket, my computer, and ALL of the other puppy necessities with room to spare.  I put all my purse essentials in the Metro Pouch and used it as a clutch once we got to New Orleans.

If you’ve got travel planned for the new year and want to get organized, check out MZ Wallace to get your act together, girl.  Merry Christmas Eve, friends!

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xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

The Shopbop Black Friday Sale Is On

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Happy Thanksgiving week, friends!  While I’m mentally preparing myself for the food coma ahead (or, let’s be honest – I’ve been in a food coma since arriving in Louisiana on Monday), I’m doing a little deal-loving happy dance over here because the Black Friday sales just seem to hit earlier and earlier every year.  And I, for one, am certainly not mad at it.  Just shop the sales, eat the bird, and spend a little time with family and friends instead of focusing on that old school Black Friday dash.

And today I’m kicking things off with some tried and true favorites from the Shopbop sale.  This is the Black Friday sale I look forward to every year.  For the second year in a row, I’ve used the sale to stock up on a few cold weather essentials for our upcoming trip to Jackson Hole.  (If you’ve got a cold weather trip coming up, I can’t recommend these Hunter boots, boot socks, shearling inserts, and chunky scarf more.)

It’s a Buy More, Save More sale, so the more you spend, the bigger the percentage off.  Just use code MORE18 at checkout.  Scroll through to see more of my favorites that are on sale and some brand new goodies that should be arriving to my door any minute now.  The anticipation, y’all.  Happy shopping, friends!

xoxo

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Faux Suede Jackets for the Fall Win

 Madewell jeansTie-front topSimilar Lysse jacketLeopard sneakers (similar styles here and here);  Saint Laurent handbag (look for less here);  Ray-Ban sunglasses

I know what you’re thinking – another day, another jeans and sneakers get-up.  And to be fair, I’ve worn the hell out of these jeans around here lately.  (See this post and this one.)  But when I came across these photos from New Orleans that somehow slipped my mind, I just had to share this faux suede jacket.

In lightweight versions or something a little heavier, it’s hard to beat a little faux suede jacket for fall.  It’s the best throw on and go jacket with your favorite denim or layered over a lightweight sweater dress.  Sadly this Lysse pretty is sold out (similar color here though), but I’m rounding up a few more options below, in so many price points, fits, and colors.  In particular, I’m loving this one (under $60!), this two-tone, and this reversible one.

Which ones are you guys digging?

xoxo

Photos thanks to Michelle Preau

Always Sneaker Season + a Few Current Favorites

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If you ask me what my least favorite trend of the moment would be, my answer is hands-down, without a doubt the whole “dad sneaker” thing.  I mean what in the world are we thinking, fashion friends?  It’s gonna be a big fat NO from me, dawg, and while we’re at it, I’ll go ahead and throw in the Kardashian-esque horrendous bike shorts and tiny 90’s sunglasses that are flattering on literally no one’s faces.  More power to you if you’re into these things, but I’m just unapologetically NOT here for it.

Now something I can get behind?  Sneakers of so many styles and colors – just not the dad variety.  I’ve been on board the sneaker train for a while, but last fall is when I really kicked most of my booties to the curb in favor of my favorite comfy kicks.  I’m obsessed with this athletic-inspired pair, can’t get enough of this comfy grey pair, and have worn these leopard sneaks more times than I could ever count.

And I’ve already started adding to the collection this season starting with the metallic leopard sneakers above.  Y’all, these are fur-lined and seriously feel like walking on a cushy cloud.  I can’t recommend these enough for pairing with jeans, jogggers, my favorite faux leather leggings, or even this gold skirt.  (That look is coming to the blog soon.)  I also just recently purchased this pair that I L-O-V-E.

So today I’m rounding up a few more favorite pairs of the moment because when it comes to sneaker love, I just can’t get enough.  Hope everyone is having a great week!

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

The High Rise Denim I’m Loving for Fall

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Another day, another step closer to fall, and I’m one happy camper about it.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I love summer just as much as the next cat, but when I’m sick of the heat, I’m really SICK of it.  I’m ready for pumpkin spice things (#basic), football games, and some breezy, pleasant weather.  Bring on the sweaters, jackets, booties, Spanx leggings, and the comfiest high rise denim I own.

I’ve noticed the last couple of seasons that “high rise denim” sometimes is NOT very high rise at all, but I really can’t say enough good things about the high rise pairs I’ve snagged from Madewell.  (You can find other favorite pairs here and here.)  The rise is actually high enough, the denim is comfortable and flattering, and they’re available in SO many washes and style variations.  They’re also pretty well-priced (with a ton of pairs under $100 right now), and some styles (like the pair I’m wearing) come in sizes 23 to 37.

Annnnd since today’s post is clearly all about singing Madewell’s praises (not sponsored), well then I guess I have to mention the mules too, right?  Y’all, prepare to see these leopard flats a bunch this fall.  They are so comfortable and pair just as easily with a basic black dress as they do with a bold floral jacket, and I’ll be wearing them on repeat for sure.

What are some of the cool weather staples you can’t wait to pull out this year?

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What I Bought…So Far

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So who’s had a little luck with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this past week?  I can definitely say that I found some pieces I LOVE this year.  A few days ago I shared a bunch of my favorite picks from the sale, and today I’m dishing on the pieces that actually made it home with me.  Well, so far.  My main strategy this year was to focus on pieces that I could wear now rather than stocking up on sweaters and boots that will take months (and months and months) to make it out of my closet, and I’m happy to say there are a TON of pieces in the sale that are heat wave approved.

The little coral dress above may be a favorite find in the sale, but I’ll admit that I’ve probably got a few favorites.  This dress is SO lightweight and comfy, and I love the ruffle detail of the skirt.  It’s a color that I don’t wear often, but now I’m wondering why I don’t wear it more.  This one is under $100, and you can still snag it in all sizes.  Also, this bag is so good and currently over $75 off.

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This Wayf dress is an updated version of one of their best-selling styles from last year, and I can see why it’s so popular.  It’s light and airy, easy to wear, and currently comes in two prints plus this pretty purple color.  Oh, and it’s under $50.  I’m thinking it’s pretty perfect for those upcoming summer weddings on everyone’s horizons.

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OK, this dress, y’all – all the heart emojis.  I took this one to Boulder with me this past weekend for the Dead & Company show, and although it was definitely toasty out, this little floral number managed to keep me pretty cool.  It’s under $40, and I’m super tempted to snag it in a second color.  (And maybe another color in this bag?)

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Every year in the sale I look for a great pair of jeans, and for me this year this pair is IT.  (Although I’ve heard there is a pair of Blank NYC jeans that I also need to hunt down and try.)  I’ve been a fan of Madewell jeans (and really, all things Madewell) since snagging this pair a few months ago.  Their high rise is actually high, and their denim gives without stretching out so you won’t be pulling them up all day.  (The sizing has been in and out of stock, but my guess is that these will be completely restocked when the sale goes live for everyone, not just card-holders, on the 20th.)

For me, these are a total win as well as the $15 tee, coziest cardigan for upcoming summer flights, and the leopard bag that will go with everything.

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This dress is probably the piece that I searched for in my local store first.  I just LOVE the jewel tone color, the dramatic sleeves, and pretty pleats.  This one definitely runs a bit big, so make sure you size down.

I know I said my goal was to focus on pieces that I could wear now, but these booties were just too good to pass up.  They’re about to be my staple fall footwear with dresses, skirts, leather shorts, you name it and are actually the only pair of shoes that I bought in the sale so far.  (Although my plan is to scoop up a pair of sneakers today – I just can’t decide which ones!)

There are a couple more days to shop the Early Access sale, and then everything is open to the public from July 20th to August 5th.  (If you’re not a card-holder and getting a little worried that things are selling out quickly – they usually do a pretty big restock when the sale opens to everyone.)  Happy shopping, friends!

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

My Favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

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It’s been a few days since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale launched for cardholders, and surprisingly, there are still some great pieces in stock to snag.  Last week I rounded up some of my favorite first picks from the sale, and today I’m sharing some of the pieces I tried, bought, and am currently loving.

In particular, these jeans are so GOOD – the perfect high rise, a fit that hugs curves, an easy everyday wash, and super comfortable denim.  They’re true to size – I snagged a 4 for reference.  I’m also super jazzed about this cozy cardigan and this super soft loungewear set for an upcoming trip that will include chilly evenings.

I’ve also ordered these Tory Burch slides which have since sold out (hopefully those get a restock before the sale is open to everyone) and am constantly checking for my size to be restocked in these Ugg slippers.  (Since a certain rambunctious puppy ate my last pair of slippers…)  Overall I didn’t buy too many things from the sale, but I am pretty pleased with the cozy things I did get.  Have you guys shopped the sale?

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

50 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

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Happy Friday, friends!  If you haven’t heard from the 17,486,900 other bloggers out on the interwebs, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale hits this week.  Big card holders have been shopping for a couple of days, but today at 9:30 PST the sale hits for all card holders.  (Including me – and side note, I don’t have a Nordstrom credit card, I have the Nordstrom debit card so it’s the same as shopping with my own debit card.)

Anywho, it’s one of my favorite sales of the year because it’s brand new stuff on sale, things that are just hitting the site.  Full disclosure, I feel like in previous years I’ve overdone this sale big time – BIG TIME.  And this year I promise not to.  But, I’ve combed and combed and found some things that I feel are totally worth shopping.  I wanted to narrow it down to 25, but here we are at 50.

This year, there are a few things I’ll be zeroing in on:

Activewear – Let’s face it, I pretty much live in activewear these days, from the gym to the grocery story to the dog walk, and the Anniversary Sale always has some great finds.

A new bra from Chantelle – If you’re busty, this brand is awesome.  I’ve had their bras for years, and they’re both supportive and pretty.  There are a couple of good ones included in this year’s sale.

Anything Madewell – It’s one of my favorite brands of the moment, and there are some great pieces in the sale.  Last year I found the prettiest Madewell dress in the sale, and I’m OBSESSED with their denim.

Wear right now dresses – In years past, I tried to stock up on fall finds because there are just so many great boots, sweaters, and jackets, but fall in Southern California is still pretty hot.  So this year I’m focusing on things I can wear right now and not have to store away for months.

Something Barefoot Dreams – It’s always one of the most popular brands in the sale, and this year, I’m snagging something in their cozy, delicious fabric.  We have a trip to Idaho coming up in the next couple of weeks, and I’m thinking this cardigan or this wrap would be perfect for the flight and chilly nights there.  (Or perhaps I need both?)

So I’m headed to the store today to see what I can snag, but if online is more your jam, feel free to scroll below for the pieces that I think are totally worth it.  And if you find something I’ve missed, let me know, girl!  It’s like Black Friday shopping without the turkey hangover, so let’s do this, shall we?

xoxo

Photos thanks to Michelle Preau

The Perfect Long Length Sweater: Found

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Hey guys, it’s me, your long-torsoed, hip-having friend, and today I’ve got a little beef with the fashion industry.  More specifically, the knitwear peeps.  A few weeks ago, I did a rather LARGE closet clean-out and wanted to ditch the pieces I no longer wear in favor of a couple new classics to update my wardrobe.

So I did the clean-out, sold a few things, and hit the mall (#mallrat) thinking I’d like to grab a couple of new sweaters, a pair of jeans, and maybe a new cold-weather scarf or two.  (What can I say, I’m a scarf hoarder.)  The jeans were a no-brainer – hello, Madewell.  (THIS is my current favorite pair, and right now you can score 25% off your entire purchase.)  And the scarves are always screaming my name at Zara.  But the sweaters.  Ohhh, that sweater hunt.

Now I’m not much a complainer usually because life is too good to waste away complaining, but I feel like this sweater season and last and maybe even the one before that it’s been nearly impossible to find sweaters with a longer length.  At around 5’8″, I was walking around wondering if I’m some kind of Amazon woman or something.

Whether I’m wearing the old faithful Spanx leggings or skinny jeans, I just always find that a longer sweater is so much more flattering and lengthening – no cropped knits over here, fool.  (Actually, just one cropped sweater.  I did buy this one because it’s so dang cute and was begging to be worn with these joggers.  It was actually my Thanksgiving look.)

So anywho, I roamed around the mall, tried on all the ill-fitting, too short sweaters and almost called it a day before I found this one.  It’s seriously soft, the perfect length for tall gals with leggings or jeans, and comes in nine colors.  (So I’m thinking, how many of the nine do I need?)  It’s also under $100 and makes for the perfectly cozy holiday gift.  Because I’m not the only one who still has a ton of holiday shopping to do, right?

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

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