Wannabe Model

I am by no means a model.  Let’s be honest, my age is starting to show, you can see the toddler-influenced bags under my eyes, I don’t know where to place my hands or how to tilt my head properly.  But, with that being said, I love playing dress up & taking pictures.  Being apart of the Pittsburgh Blogger Babes has given me the opportunity to network with photographers and bloggers that I otherwise wouldn’t have met.  I’ve made some quick friendships & shared some laughs with some fantastic women!

My most recent shoot was with Lisha Lee Photography at the Mansions on Fifth.  Working with Alicia was amazing!  She is a mommy, just like me, so right away we hit it off.  She made me laugh & feel comfortable in front of the camera, giving me simple directions on where to look & how to pose.  If you’re in the Pittsburgh area I would definitely recommend working with her.

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For this shoot, I decided to wear this new Lace Detail Shift Dress from Francesca’s.  It’s currently sold out online, but I’ve linked a similar dress that’s on sale for under $20.  To play down the romantic detailing I layered my Old Navy Denim Jacket on top and added black patent leather pointed toe pumps.  I picked up these pumps from Forever21 for next to nothing, and they’ve quickly become my go-to heels for any look.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Date Night Look

If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know how much I love a night out, especially date night with the hubs.  It’s been a minute since we enjoyed a night out together without little man, so this past weekend we pulled out all the stops!  We dressed our best, grabbed a box of cigars & headed out for a night on the town…

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We started our night downtown with dirty martinis & red bull on the rocks; my man doesn’t drink, but still manages to be the life of the party, which is one of the many reasons I love him.  We met friends for dinner at the Grand Concourse, an old railroad station turned restaurant which is “nestled comfortably on the riverfront and overlooking the downtown skyline”.  Afterwards, we ventured to the Rivers Casino for some more drinks, live music & a little gambling.

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My outfit of the night is the perfect example of inexpensive & chic.  My skirt & pumps are from Forever 21, my crop top is from TJ Maxx & my faux leather clutch is from Target.  I love fashion on a dime!!!

As always – comfortable& effortless housewife style xoxx

Giveaway!!!

It’s giveaway time!!!  I’ve joined together with some amazing blogger babes to give one lucky person this LNA Sweatshirt ($140 value) and a $50 gift card to Lex & Lynne.  Lex & Lynne is a small womenswear boutique located near Pittsburgh, PA.  The boutique & online store are full of wanderlust-worthy looks, high-quality denim & unique accessories.

Visit my Instagram for details on how to win!!!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx