Fashion Friday: Fave Recent Purchases

A simple Fashion Friday since I’m on vacation and about to go up to the top of a mountain to have waffles (yup, for real!) Just some items I’ve picked up lately that I’m loving (and one I am lusting after!) Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1.  Andrew got me this great Cuyana tote for my birthday and I love the grey color and the fact that it’s logo-less and big enough for all my (and Henry’s) crap (plus a front pocket!)
  2. Picked these great skinny cargo style pants up for my trip- stretchy, comfy and a great fit.
  3. Two fave new beauty finds: Kate Somerville face wash (heavenly smell) and Bumble Surf Spray Foam (a combo of a light mousse and sea salt spray- awesome for volume and beachy air dried waves)
  4. These are my comfy, killer new leopard loafers for fall from Kate Spade. Because DUH.
  5. Totally random sweater vest I happened to just try on and LOVE! Great for fall with fitted long sleeve tee, boots and jeans.
  6. Love Les Bon Bons earrings but can’t stomach the price? These are a fraction of the cost and the same look.
  7. These are J.Crew’s best selling new pant that is perfect for summer with a tee or tank and sandals or for fall with flats and a cute sweater!
  8. DREAM FALL SHOE (wish I could buy): Prada’s suede bow flat. So amazing in person.
  9. Soft, light jammies in a perfect preppy stripe.

Fashion Friday: Workout Motivation

I’ve decided it’s about time to stop using the “but I JUST had a baby” excuse as to why I’ve been so lazy about working out.  Henry is almost 9 months old and I’m just about done weaning (running/jumping with nursing boobs is NO fun- also one of my excuses) so it’s time to get back into a healthy routine.  Not necessarily for aesthetic reasons, but more for the mental benefits and just feeling healthy.  I’ve found that it can be too time consuming to get to the gym (time is precious when you are working and have a nanny on the clock), so I’m trying out some workout apps (Sweat with Kayla) and YouTube videos (Tone It Up) so I can workout at home (or on the road).  If you have any YOU love, please leave a comment so I (and other readers) can check out various workouts!  To help motivate myself to get moving, I plan to treat myself to a new workout outfit- so here are some cute ones I pulled together for various activities!
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RUNNING: 1. // 2. // 3. (great support for big boobs!)// 4.

HIKING: 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9.

Fashion Friday: Buy Now, Wear Later

While I can’t even begin to deal with the fact that stores are carrying Halloween (and even some CHRISTMAS) merchandise in July, I am excited for fall. By far my favorite season for numerous reasons- sweaters, hot coffee, fires, cool air, Henry’s FIRST BIRTHDAY (what?!?!)- I still respect summer and hate to rush it. BUT, with fall clothing making its way onto the racks, it’s a good time to buy things that can not only be worn in the fall, but now as well! Getting two seasons out of clothing is fabulous financially, and here are some examples of how to do it:

Lingerie inspired tops and dresses will be hot for fall, but are also perfect for hot weather NOW.  Wear alone with bohemian accessories in the heat, and then layer with cozy sweaters and boots come October!
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Now: shorts // earrings // necklace // sandals

Later: jeans // boots // sweater // necklace

Fashion Friday: Easy Summer Uniform

It’s hot. I’m so busy. I don’t have time to get clever with my outfits these days. So when I’m not wearing jeans and a striped tee shirt, I’m wearing a simple dress, sandals and statement necklace. It’s easy, great for hot weather and makes you look “finished” without much thought (because ain’t nobody got time for that- especially me, note the dead plants).
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dress (on clearance)// necklace (great collab between Lizzie Fortunato and St. Frank)// sandals // sunglasses

Fashion Friday: Meet 2PB’s Margot + Edie (and giveaway!!!)

So happy to share two new releases from Two Penny Blue today sure to help your summer wardrobe become a bit more gorgeous.  And just for you special peeps, this week enjoy 20% off your order with code ELEMENTS! Happy Friday!

I am obsessed with the Margot jacket– OBSESSED. Stripes, a great, flattering shape perfect to pop over a tank or dress.  Classic good looks and timeless style.
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