Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it’s 2018 already?!  This year, like the last few, we celebrated at home with friends & family.  Now that we have little man it’s so much easier to have people over than to worry about hiring a babysitter & going out. Plus, I love to host so it’s a win-win!

In the years past we’ve hosed a fondue party, but since little and his friends were joining in on the fun I thought a big spread of homemade apps & finger foods would be best.  While the adults enjoyed chocolate martinis & mixed drinks, the kiddos sipped on Shirley Temples with bendy straws & cherry garnishes. I set up a photo backdrop in the basement with props and we even did an early ball drop at 9 PM for the kids.

For my outfit, I decided to wear a lace romper that I had picked up at Target for only $27.99 and statement earrings from Walmart for $3.  Side note, I’ve never been one to shop jewelry at Walmart but I couldn’t pass up $3 earrings that were super cute!  The cut-out back & lightweight sleeves on the romper made hosting a breeze.  I was cool & comfortable while cooking in the kitchen, refilling drinks & chasing the kids around.

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Tuesday Shoesday

I am head over heels in love with all things sparkly this time of year making these flats from Express the perfect addition to any look.  Whether I’m rocking simple leggings & a boyfriend tee, or a structured dress, these flats are sure to spice up any outfit!

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Below I’ve also featured two of my go-to essentials – a belted trench coat & a wristlet clutch.  These wardrobe must-haves transition nicely from season to season & never go out of style.  I picked up this trench from H&M a few seasons ago, but I’ve included links to similar to styles that are not only super chic but affordable as well.

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Target – Women’s Hooded Trench

H&M – Women’s Short Coat

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Statement Clutch

I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last post!  I always start my day with the intention of putting something new up on the blog, but then life happens placing my energy & attention elsewhere.  I swear my New Years resolution is to make it a priority!

As a SAHM to an active toddler I don’t always get to accessorize an outfit the way I want.  I love long layered necklaces & small chic clutches but the practicality of them is slim to none.  With that being said, I have found my new favorite go-to statement clutch perfect for my busy mom on-the-go lifestyle.

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This Street Level clutch from Stitch Fix was under $50, has two interior zip pockets and a detachable chain crossbody strap.  Despite its size, this bag is super spacious.  I am able to carry my phone, ID/credit cards, a small snack for little man, band aids, hand wipes and my go-to lipgloss.

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For those that aren’t members of Stitch Fix, I’ve added some links to similar bags below so you can get your hands on one too!

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As always, comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Olive you too #OOTD

As the weather continues to cool here in Pittsburgh rich colors & textures have made a huge presence in my daily wardrobe.  From cozy on-trend knits to oversized ponchos & an array of olive green, my daily outfits have been screaming all things fall!  Below I’ve added some of my favorite easy to wear looks & layering pieces, all of which are under $100.

Pictured Below – Emory Park poncho cardigan from Stitch Fix ($48) and a long sleeve grey knit tee from Marshalls ($12.99).  A versatile look that transitioned from preschool drop-off to brunch & shopping with my mom

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Pictured Below – Skies are Blue ruffle cold shoulder knit ($58) & Liverpool bootcut jeans ($78) both purchased from Stitch Fix.  The perfect outfit for Mom’s Night Out!

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Below, I added a fringe hem blanket scarf to this outfit as a lightweight layering piece rather than a bulky jacket

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Pictured Below – My favorite lightweight bomber jacket from Marshalls (under $20), an unstructured Lacoste polo and the best date a mom could ask for ♥

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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