#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

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Resale Shop Experience

If you’ve been reading my posts lately you know how much I love a good deal.  From Marshalls, to TJ Maxx and Target…I always seem to find something fantastic I can add to my wardrobe.  Not only are their prices super affordable but these stores make it easy to bring a very strong-willed toddler along for the ride 🙂

The other day, thanks to my Mother in Law, I was able to do some shopping sans the little man and came across a local resale shop called Style Encore.  I had my reservations since the only resale shop I’ve been to is Plato’s Closet which is geared towards a younger audience.  I have to say, I was impressed!  Not only were the employees friendly and helpful but the store was organized and brightly lit.

I tried on a few things and ended up falling in love with a top by Bar III for only $14 which I believe is carried at Macy’s.  I wore it for a recent date night with my dark wash skinnies from Marshalls, black pumps from Forever 21 and burgundy satchel from Stitch Fix.

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Date Night Look

Let me get right to it…date nights are imperative in our household.  Our little man has consumed our lives, in the best way possible.  And, it goes without saying that we love him unconditionally.  HOWEVER, we love our date nights without him too.  It gives us a chance to have a full conversation without hearing “mom” “mom” “mamma” “dad” “look at my face”.  Our conversations mostly consist of our son & his crazy antics, but it’s a date night all the same.

Our most recent night out consisted of dinner & drinks at a Mexican restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh and a fun night at the casino with friends.  We didn’t hit big, but at least I got to wear this new ruffle sleeved blouse & my favorite Madewell crossbody.

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CHEERS!!!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx