Monday, November 13, 2017

girl about town

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top: J.Crew lace top (now on sale for 33% off + available in black, baby blue & ivory)

purse: Clare V leopard clutch (hands down my favorite clutch - worth every penny!)

heels: old from ShoeMint (looks like they don't exist anymore - but found similar pairs from Sole Society)

I love living in Denver because there are always new restaurants/bars/hiking trails to check out, & fun activities from the city to the mountains. Recently I wore this lacy top (now on sale here) for a night of exploring in the RiNo neighborhood & found a new bar to add to our list of favorites. Nocturne is a funky little jazz bar - tasty cocktails + live music.

What ways do you find new local spots in your town? I use Localeur - an app of recommended spots, curated by vetted locals in each city. I use to contribute to the Nashville page, & still love staying updated on new places as they pop up - a yearly visit to enjoy the best of Nashville food & drink has to be an official tradition!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

night life

I have already worn this dress for day time adventures around Denver (full outfit post here), but it is oh so perfect for date night too! One hit wonders don't make it long in my closet, as every piece has to earn its space by being versatile for season/occasion, & this piece has claimed its stake to stay. I loved dressing this gorgeous floral print maxi dress up for a pool hall date with sassy tassel earrings + glam velvet heels (also available in peep toe)! Read on to shop these exact items! 

If you are in Denver have you spotted this new pool hall in RiNo? I love that it is tucked in an alley, so it feels like you have your own piece of the city!

What are your best tricks for transitioning a piece from day to night? How do you vet new pieces into your closet?

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dress: Nordstrom floral maxi dress (sizes fully stocked, only $65!)

heels: indigo rd. velvet heels (also available in blush + black)

sunglasses: old from ASOS (similar)

earrings: tassle earrings c/o 7 Charming Sisters (under $30 & gorgeous in person!)

lipstick: Nars "heat wave"

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

taco Tuesday

Happy Taco Tuesday! I am excited to share another local Denver spot with you, in partnership with car2go! When visiting the Mile High City, you have to put the RiNo neighborhood on your list for mural peeping and brewery hopping, but The Source is also a must visit spot in this hip area just north of Downtown. Located in a gorgeously restored warehouse, The Source has options for everyone - a brewery (featuring sours, my favorite is the rosé!),  yummy farm-to-table restaurant, small batch liquor store, whole animal butcher, florist, coffee shop, bakery & one of my favorite taco spots - Comida!

Don't tell me you don't have a #TacoTuesday dress? I do, & it makes this weekly tradition that much more festive! While Denver is currently experiencing snow, I know the sun is just waiting to make its return, so this dress will be ready to go once it does! 

Do you celebrate Taco Tuesday? Where is your favorite local spot??

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dress: Chicwish pom-pom trim dress (now 25% off!)

shoes: Nisolo slides (forever favorites along with their Serena sandal - both now on sale!)
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sunglasses: Ray-Ban aviators (green + gold is a classic combo)

lipstick: By Terry liquid lipstick (makes a great gift set!)

Monday, November 6, 2017


My usual Christmas present M.O. is to purchase a few presents each month so that by the time November rolls around, all of the people have been crossed off my list & the presents are all ready wrapped & ready to go by Thanksgiving... I know, I was the annoying overachiever kid who always wanted a gold star.

This year however is very different, & I'm freaking out! The intensity of our whole home buying process threw a wrench in my plans, & I haven't even thought about presents since we started the house hunt in the Spring... meaning, I have crossed off no names, & am looking at Thanksgiving looming straight ahead with ZERO presents stashed away (plus a bank account that I have already mentally squirreled away for appliances + furniture).

So this year, I am going to have to buy all of my presents in the next month, on a budget & am looking at uncharted territory! I plan to do just a few gift guide posts over the next couple of weeks, purchasing on unique, budget friendly shops, and am kicking off my share-fest with today's fabulous shop: 7 Charming Sisters.

I love that you can shop for pieces curated by the personality of each "sister", including "social butterfly" & "all-American girl", by style, or by trend - with pieces to impress every lady on your list, for any budget. My favorite include this necklace, & this gorgeous pair of earrings! Shop on to get the necklace from my most recently teacher style outfit.

Are you a buy gifts all year, or wait till the end type of person? Who is the toughest person on your list?

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pants: J.Crew Factory "Lexi" cropped trousers - available in 4 colors, and both regular & petite sizes for under $65

shoes: J.Crew Factory leather ballet flats - currently on sale with code BUNDLEUP (I have my eye on the "warm beige" color!)

purse: Vera Bradley leather/calf hair purse

Friday, November 3, 2017


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sweater: Chicwish cable knit cardigan (sold out in green, but still available in a on trend mustard color)

jeans: Nordstrom distressed denim - only $65!

scarf: Nordstrom plaid scarf - my favorite scarf of the season, & a total steal at $22!

It's the freaking weekend & I am so excited to spend a weekend curled up in our new house, on our new couch, but maybe a backyard picnic is in order too!

Denver mornings are starting to get a nip in the air, & I hear the snow on the mountains is already looking pretty good too! I love this snuggly sweater + giving-me-all-the-Fall-feels scarf have been heavy repeats in my outfits lately - such great prices too!

I was also recently introduced to the brand rumpl & my puffy blanket has been going everywhere with us. I love how light & packable it is + it is such a nice warm place to chill. To have to scroll down to see the amazing print - totally tricks the eye!

What are your Fall life hacks? How about a puffy blanket PONCHO!? rumpl just launched their kickstarter campaign - your dream can come true! Would you rock it?