Family, Fun & Fashion

I’m switching gears today.  Rather than focusing solely on style & outfit inspiration, or what local event I’m heading to, I’m incorporating the most important part of my life, my family.  This past weekend the hubs & I took our little man to Oglebay, a family friendly resort in West Virginia.  Creating holiday traditions as a threesome is important to us which is what made this trip so special.

After we arrived at the resort & got settled into our rustic-inspired room we stopped by the lodge’s bar & grille for a quick bite, and a glass of vino for this mamma bear 😉 It didn’t take long before little man saw the pool & insisted we go for a swim.  This boy loves to swim & we love to relax in the hot tub, so it was a win-win!

At dusk we hopped into the car & headed to the Winter Carnival that consisted of a hay maze, hot chocolate & a wagon ride through beautifully lit Christmas lights.  We were graced with an unseasonably warm evening which only required lightweight layering pieces like this pink bomber jacket I snagged from TJ Maxx & little man’s new fleece from Target.

Afterwards, we went on to enjoy the Festival of Lights which is a 6 mile driving tour of light displays.  Unfortunately, due to poor planning on our part, the trolley tour was completely booked so we had to drive through the park ourselves.  We also wanted to take little man to meet Santa’s reindeer, but again reservations were booked – there’s always next year!

Overall, we had a great time & cannot wait to go back next year.  Of course, little man said his favorite part was the pool but if you ask me it was playing board games by the fire while listening to a live blue grass band & sipping vino.  Making memories & creating new traditions with my boys makes my heart so full!

The cozy cardigan I’m wearing above is from Stitch Fix & is by far my favorite cold weather layering piece.  It’s from two winters ago but we have similar styles at great prices right now! If you haven’t booked your Fix yet, be sure to do so; I’ve included a link for $25 off your 1st Fix too.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Target Fashion Finds

There’s a saying “You don’t go to Target because you need something.  You go to Target and let Target tell you what you need.” 🙂

We’ve all been guilty of walking in those doors with something in mind and leaving with a cart full of extra “necessities”.  Today while shopping with little man I came across some fashion finds at great prices like this polka dot shirt dress for $27.99.  Dresses like this are so versatile – I can keep things classic with a black pump or channel my edgy side with a moto jacket and heeled ankle bootie.

I’m usually not one to wear skirts but I couldn’t resist snagging this timeless black pencil skirt for $22.99.  It’s a great piece to wear casually with a cozy sweater like I styled below or dressed up for that 9-5 with a split neck blouse & pointed toe flat.

My final find of the day were these high-rise zipper detail jeans by Wild Fable.  They’re priced online for $28 but I found them in the clearance section for $14 – I couldn’t resist!  Even my little man thought they were too fun to pass up.

I attached links underneath each picture – happy shopping!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Beauty, Bites & Bubbly

This past week I was honored to attend Beauty, Bites & Bubbly – an anniversary event for Pure Skin Care & Beauty Lounge in Pittsburgh.  Pure promotes “affordable, honest skin care with no attitude” by offering “expert and affordable organic facials, microdermabrasion, microchanneling, chemical peels, waxing, body treatments, and massage therapy”.  I mean who doesn’t love to look great without breaking the bank?!

This year, Pure chose to support the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign by donating 100% of ticket sales and a portion of product sales to the cause.  This movement is important to the owner, Michele, as her family has been affected by heart disease.

It was heartwarming to see so many women in red come together to not only support a local business but a great cause.  The evening was full of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cocktails & fantastic swag giveaways.  I was able to socialize with good friends & make some new connections – always a plus in my book!

Bell Sleeve Shift Dress $39.99 from Versona

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area I would highly recommend stopping by this chic beauty lounge in Robinson.  I’ll be booking a facial soon, so stay tuned for results & feedback.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx