Friendships & Fashion

“The best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other and think the other deserves the world.”

I read this quote recently and it really resonated with me.  It’s so important to surround ourselves with people that bring out the best in us, who encourage us to achieve our goals and follow our dreams, who listen to us , laugh with us and love us for who we are.  Last year I had to take a step back & reevaluate some of the relationships in my life.  It wasn’t easy but important decisions never are.

I am so grateful for the friendships I have formed throughout the years.  From my ride-or-die childhood friends who call me out on my shit, to the moms I’ve met through Moms Club who understand my daily struggles with a toddler, to the women I’ve met through Stitch Fix that have become not only style inspirations but dear friends.

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This is also one of the reasons I am so excited to get involved with my local blogging community.  From the Style Collective events I’ve attend and the communication I’ve seen online, the Pittsburgh blogging community is strong and continually growing.  I cannot wait to start attending more events and having the chance to get to know these beautiful women.

If you are interested in getting involved with your local blogging community feel free to reach out!  I’m more than willing to share the steps I took ♥

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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#OOTD – Girls Night Out

Well, it’s official, my first Girls Night of 2018 is in the books!  With the holidays being such a blur, my girlfriends and I decided to do our annual gift exchange after the New Year.  We put together a big spread of finger foods, drank red wine & caught up over exchanging gifts.
For our get together I decided to wear this new cold shoulder blouse I recently picked up at Marshalls, my distressed Old Navy Skinnies, cuffed above the ankle, and these Express booties from last winter.  I’ve included links to the styles I wore so you can shop these looks, or at least something similar!

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My girlfriend Jackie lives right on Lake Erie so as you can imagine her views are breathtaking.  I just had to share this picture I captured Saturday night of the water covered in ice just before sunset.  I could sit by her window all day, such beautiful views!

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Do you guys have any fun holiday traditions you share with your friends?  I’d love to hear what you do to celebrate!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it’s 2018 already?!  This year, like the last few, we celebrated at home with friends & family.  Now that we have little man it’s so much easier to have people over than to worry about hiring a babysitter & going out. Plus, I love to host so it’s a win-win!

In the years past we’ve hosed a fondue party, but since little and his friends were joining in on the fun I thought a big spread of homemade apps & finger foods would be best.  While the adults enjoyed chocolate martinis & mixed drinks, the kiddos sipped on Shirley Temples with bendy straws & cherry garnishes. I set up a photo backdrop in the basement with props and we even did an early ball drop at 9 PM for the kids.

For my outfit, I decided to wear a lace romper that I had picked up at Target for only $27.99 and statement earrings from Walmart for $3.  Side note, I’ve never been one to shop jewelry at Walmart but I couldn’t pass up $3 earrings that were super cute!  The cut-out back & lightweight sleeves on the romper made hosting a breeze.  I was cool & comfortable while cooking in the kitchen, refilling drinks & chasing the kids around.

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Olive you too #OOTD

As the weather continues to cool here in Pittsburgh rich colors & textures have made a huge presence in my daily wardrobe.  From cozy on-trend knits to oversized ponchos & an array of olive green, my daily outfits have been screaming all things fall!  Below I’ve added some of my favorite easy to wear looks & layering pieces, all of which are under $100.

Pictured Below – Emory Park poncho cardigan from Stitch Fix ($48) and a long sleeve grey knit tee from Marshalls ($12.99).  A versatile look that transitioned from preschool drop-off to brunch & shopping with my mom

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Pictured Below – Skies are Blue ruffle cold shoulder knit ($58) & Liverpool bootcut jeans ($78) both purchased from Stitch Fix.  The perfect outfit for Mom’s Night Out!

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Below, I added a fringe hem blanket scarf to this outfit as a lightweight layering piece rather than a bulky jacket

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Pictured Below – My favorite lightweight bomber jacket from Marshalls (under $20), an unstructured Lacoste polo and the best date a mom could ask for ♥

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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All the fall feels

It’s another dark, rainy day here in Wexford, PA but I have to admit, I love it!  I’m currently cozied up in my morning room sipping fresh hot coffee and admiring all of the colorful leaves outside of our big, curtain-less windows.  Fridays have officially become my favorite day of the week.  Not because it’s the kick off to the weekend, but because it’s the only day we don’t have to rush out the door for school, swim lessons or play dates.  I get to enjoy a few blissful moments to myself while the little man watches cartoons.  It’s the little things…

Anyways, enough about my love for Friday fall mornings.  I wanted to share a quick shot of yesterday’s Outfit Of The Day.  There’s no doubt about it, it is officially fall in Pittsburgh!  Like many other women, fall is my favorite season.  Something about the crisp autumn air & the ability to wear cozy knits, layers & booties.  It gives me all the fall feels!

While in Ohio last weekend I had the chance to stop in a local tanning + boutique which is where I picked the cute, cozy knit top pictured below.  The tanning salon turned boutique was full of on-trend, price conscious styles perfect for fall & winter.  The boutique currently only sells in-store but I heard a rumor they’re looking to branch out online soon.  I’ll keep you posted!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx