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.

20180117_213854

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 ♥

20180117_212600

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Advertisements

A New Year – A Better Me

With every new year, the outside world encourages us to push a restart button, to reinvent ourselves, to start over with new beginnings.  But, what if we don’t need to be reinvented?  What if we like who we are, what we stand for and what we bring to the table?

This year, instead of making broken promises to myself or becoming something that I’m not, I am embracing the real me.  I don’t want a new me in 2018, I want a better me.  I want my best self! With that being said, I came across this fantastic journal at Marshall’s, The 52 Lists Project – A year of weekly journaling inspiration.  For those that don’t know me, I love making lists so it was like this journal was made for especially me!

20180111_150048

The journal is broken into sections by season i.e. winter, spring, summer & fall.  Each week it prompts you to write a list “that will help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have!”  In the words of the author, this journal is the perfect way to “celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.”

20180111_150100

20180111_150144

20180111_150134

Like I said, I picked this book up at Marshalls for $9.99, but you can also find it at Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie, or on Amazon.  Whether you use this journal or your own blank pages, you’d be surprised at how therapeutic making a list/writing down your thoughts can be.  I won’t be posting about this every week but I will include updates here & there on my progress on becoming my best self.  Stay tuned!

The Wexford Housewife xoxx

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!

20171102_085006

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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.

20171018_172040

20171018_171654

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.

20170818_191813

CHEERS!!!

Snapchat-1441496069

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx