Local favorites

I love our city! I especially love our eclectic and lovely shops and restaurants as do our boys (cupcakes and tacos! Yes, please!). Here is a weekly round up of some of our local favorites from sweets, treats, to eats! And bows that are petite! Ha!

Valentine’s cupcakes from Smallcakes


Valentine’s present from Sweet Pineapple


Mahi-Mahi fish tacos from Rosie’s

Little bows for a special little miss from Itty Bitty (which is closing! I’m so sad!)…

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Week of outfits: Bringing in fall edition

Week of outfitsI’m on a personal mission to bring in fall temperatures. Right now it’s not working out so well, but maybe if I keep trying it’ll happen! I’m also encouraging others to jump in on my venture, ha! So here is a breakdown of my outfits this week:

Monday: shirt, skirt-old (similar), shoes

Tuesday: shirt-old (similar), pants, shoes-old (similar)

Wednesday: sweater, skirt-old (similar), boots-old (similar)

Thursday: shirt-old (similar), pants, shoes-old (similar)

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Week of outfits and my favorite after work wear…

Week of outfits {Tuesday: Cardigan: Gap, Top: The Pants Store, Pants: Express, Shoes: Nordstrom} {Wednesday: Dress: Piperlime (so super old), Shoes: Cole Haan} {Thursday: Top: JCrew, Pants: Anthropologie, Shoes: DSW}

It was a short work week! Thankfully, as I’m starting to run out of warm weather work pieces. It needs to be cooler temperatures, stat! So on to my favorite after work wear…

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Work Week Outfits and My Favorite Tanks

Another week, another set out of outfits!

Work Week Outfits{Monday: Dress: JCrew, Necklace: Belk, Shoes: DSW}{Tuesday: Top: Trouve, Pants: Banana Republic}{Wednesday: Top: H&M, Skirt: Express, Shoes: Cole Haan}{Thursday: Top: H&M, Pants: Express}

I really love the Trouve tops that I purchased, but almost all of them have to have another tank layered underneath to wear to work. I love the Anthropologie Eloise tank (it’s reversible!), the Express camisole, and this strapless top from Belk for layering.

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Work Week Outfits and Bee-Inspiration

Apparently I was living in black and white for the work week! Here’s a bit more about my looks and my style board for all things bee inspired.

Work Week 1L-R, T-B {Top: Trouve, Skirt: Express, Nails: Essie Skirting the Issue}, {Top: Anthropologie, Pants: Ann Taylor (can’t see them in the pic, but they are just basic black suit pants)}, {Shirt: Gap}

And now on to a bee inspired style board! These picks include both kid, adult, and home inspiration as you can’t really talk about bees around our house without Winnie-the-Pooh. What I love most about this inspiration is the fall yellows and the whimsy of the bees (without it looking too character-ish).

Bee Inspired Style Board[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

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Treat Yo Self

Treat Yo SelfParks and Recreation is one of my all time favorite shows, and the “Treat Yo Self” episodes are a big part of the reason why. Every year for my sister’s birthday and for my birthday my Mom and my Dad (when he’s not working on cars in his shop) take us on a “Treat Yo Self” day (where they treat), where we go shopping for my birthday gifts and out to lunch. It’s one of my very favorite things, so here’s a re-cap of our day (as I’m about to be 34! what!).

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