#OOTD Fall Layers

It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Pittsburgh & I couldn’t be more excited!  This is by far my favorite season; the crisp autumn mornings, the holidays & family gatherings and of course, an excuse to drink hot rum apple cider!

Yesterday my husband & I decided to do a spontaneous family date night.  Another favorite of mine 🙂 Dinner & drinks, a little shopping, topped off with game night with our little man.  If you haven’t played Pop the Pig yet, you’re missing out.

It was one of those in-between evenings where the weather isn’t quite cold but it’s not hot either.  A ‘bring a layer’ kind of night.  I decided to wear my new Liverpool Bootcut Jeans from my recent Fix along with this lightweight elbow patch knit I picked up from Marshalls & my go-to boyfriend blazer from H&M.  The perfect toddler-approved date night look!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Maxxinista Life

I have recently become a full blown Maxxinista and am loving every penny saving moment! By definition, a Maxxinista is “one who finds unique and original designer items at discount prices” at the discount department store TJ Maxx.  The fact that I found an actual definition of this online is amazing!

I always seem to have such good luck shopping at TJ Maxx & Marshalls, not to mention Homegoods too!  It’s always a quick & easy shopping experience which makes dragging my toddler along with me not a complete nightmare.  Anyways, I am excited to share some of my most recent finds & how I styled them

Lemon & pineapple prints are everywhere this season, so when I found this Off The Shoulder Top for only $12.99 at TJ Maxx, I just had to get it!  I kept things casual by pairing it my high-rise distressed skinnies, cuffed at the ankle, strappy wedges & statement chandelier earrings.

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Being that I’m only 5’0″ tall I rarely wear skirts, but with midi skirts being on-trend this year I just had to try one for myself.  I picked up this yellow perforated skirt & crochet cap sleeved knit from TJ Maxx for under $25.  Since the top was a little long I decided to knot the hem to one side & add a fun pop of contrasting color with this blue floral necklace.

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As you can see, I saved the best for last!  I found this floral tie waist jumpsuit at Marshalls for under $20 (I can’t remember the exact price).  But, what a steal!  I paired this jumpsuit with my Tory Burch wedges and Chloe+Isabel statement necklace for a good friend’s wedding rehearsal.

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Feel free to follow me on Instagram as the_wexford_housewife_ for daily style inspo and fitting room stories!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Liebster Award!!!

Thank you to Sheila, the author of A Girl’s Path to Happiness for recognizing The Wexford Housewife with a Liebster Award!  A Liebster helps to discover new bloggers.  It is an online award given to bloggers from other bloggers that acknowledges them into the blogging community.  I am so happy to accept & pass along the recognition to others!

Liebster Award

There are a few rules to accepting this award:

  • Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you
  • Include the Liebster Award badge in your post
  • Nominate up to 10 other bloggers and notify them in your post
  • All nominated bloggers are to have less than 200 (originally 1,000) followers
  • Answer the questions posed by your nominator and create 11 different questions for your nominees to answer.  Or, you can repeat the same questions
  • Copy these rules into your post
My Questions & Answers:
  1. Why did you start your blog and what motivates you to write regularly?

As a SAHM it’s easy to get lost in the daily routine of being a wife and mother.  I needed something to call my own; I needed something to be proud of besides keeping my son alive; I needed a creative outlet to express myself.  Having a 1-year old makes it hard to write regularly, but I do my best to find the time.

  1. What is the most awkward situation in your life?

A recent awkward/embarrassing moment happened while my husband & I were at the local ice cream shop with our son.  I had my son in one arm and the diaper bag in the other, as I tried to get out of the booth I misjudged how long it was and fell flat on my butt!  In that quick moment as I fell to the floor all I could think to do was save my son from getting hurt.  My son was fine, my husband was dying laughing and my butt was sore for days!

  1. What is your dream job? Are you going to work hard to get it?

As a young girl my dream job was to be a fashion designer.  I soon realized I had a hard time visualizing my thoughts on paper; I am creative not artistic, there’s definitely a difference.  Rather, I went to school for fashion merchandising and had the opportunity to live and work in both NYC and Los Angeles.  The experiences I had in both cities were life changing and helped me to fulfill my dream of working in the fashion world!

  1. When is the last time you lied to someone, and why?

I honestly can’t remember the last time I lied to someone, but I am sure I did it to shield from hurting their feelings.

  1. What is your biggest fear?

Even though I’m 30, I’m still terrified of things that go bump in the night!  Don’t get me wrong, I love watching horror movies & am obsessed with The Walking Dead but it keeps me up at night.

  1. How do you like to spend your free time?

When I have free time without my boys I love spending it with my girlfriends!  My favorite thing to do is to go out for dinner & drinks.

  1. Tell me about me about one of the biggest mistakes you’ve made.

When I was 22 weeks pregnant I made the mistake of driving to my parents in a snow storm.  I lost control while changing lanes and got into a bad car accident.  Thank god my son & I were okay, but my car was in the shop for a month.

  1. What do you like to do the most?

I love going on vacation with my husband!  Our favorite spot is Punta Cana – we even got married there!

  1. Is there someone you really admire? Who?

The person I admire more than anyone is my mother.  She’s a beautiful woman with a huge heart and I’m proud to say that not only is she my mom but she’s also my best friend!

  1. Name three things you could not live without?

My family and friends (there are too many to name and I love them all, especially my husband & son), coffee and shopping!  AND wine, I couldn’t live without wine!!!

Thank you again for the nomination!!!  I would love to pass along recognition to…

Seek Out Chic

The Ballad of Baby Jail

Nourished Mommy

Daily Life as a Mom

If you chose to accept the Liebster Award follow the instructions I provided and answer the following questions.

  1. Why did you start your blog and what motivates you to write?
  2. When do you find time to write in your blog?
  3. What is your favorite/best part of your day?
  4. What helps you stay sane?
  5. If you had unlimited funds where would you travel to and why?
  6. What do you love most about the city you currently live in?
  7. Where is your favorite place to shop (for clothes)?
  8. What song puts a smile on your face no matter how many times you hear it?
  9. If you could stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
  10. Who is your biggest fan?
  11. What are three things you could not live without?