CHEERS to 30!

Tunic || Tights || Boots || Coat

Today is Thanksgiving & it’s also my 30th birthday!  So cheers to leaving my 20s and entering into my 30s!  We’re celebrating in style too.  We had friends over last weekend and did a blind champagne tasting (more details on that to come) and yesterday we took off and landed on Toronto for a long weekend away!  Ethan and I have never been here before and it was on our list so I am so excited to explore.  Today we grabbed coffee, did a little shopping, had a leisurely lunch and then actually just relaxed (something we almost neverrrr do on trips since we try to squeeze in tons of blogging too) so it was really nice.  We did head downstairs and snap these pics before it got dark though.  I plan to wear this to dinner tonight and I am really excited because Ethan picked a place and made some surprise reservations for us [how sweet, right?].  I wore this lace tunic last year for NYE and I thought it would be a good thing to pull back out for a celebratory dinner.  I added my favorite new faux fur coat [on sale] and a hat and muff I have that were my grandmothers.  I adore wearing things that are old and special so I knew this would be a great time to pull out these glamour items.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving day!


How to Shop my Instagram Outfits: LiketoKnow.it Tutorial for the LTK app!

Since there are SO many good deals right now and since everyone does SO much shopping during the coming weeks, I figured now would be a good time to give you all a little lesson on how you can shop the items you see featured in any of my posts on Instagram.   LIKEtoKNOW.it is an awesome feature provided with the company I work with as a blogger, RewardStyle.  The LIKEtoKNOW.it technology allows you all to shop any of the items I feature, this way you can always know where things are from in case you want to purchase!  It also tracks orders so I can make a small commission on any purchase you end up making once you get to the website.  I know that this does not make any difference to you all, but it is something I am SOOOO appreciative of, because it allows me to operate WW and bring content to you all.

Recently, LIKEtoKNOW.it (which you will see referred to as LTK) launched an app!  The app is free to download for iPhone and Android and is TOTALLY worth having because it makes shopping the items so easy.  I am amazed by how they have been able to do this, seriously!  Just follow the steps below & of course let me know if you have any questions.

If you don’t want to shop through the app–just remember you can still find all the same info on my blog too!  Just click the ‘Shop my IG’ tab up at the top and you will see all my posts with the items featured underneath.  The show up here immediately after I post a pic to IG!


Shoes every girl needs — Over-the-Knee Boots!

Let’s get straight to it–shoes that EVERY girl needs in her closet?  Over-the-knee boots!  They are hands down my most worn item because they are just so versatile.  I wear them with jeans (as seen here), leggings, skirts & dresses.  I wear them during the week & on the weekends.  But I am not going to lie, finding the puuuuuurect pair was not an easy task.

You all know Nordstrom is my favorite large retailer to shop so I definitely went to their site when looking for a pair of tall boots to replace my $40 pair I found at Kmart (yes, I said Kmart) years ago.  I tried several pairs and sent many back (TG for the free ship & return policy) before I landed on this Marc Fisher pair.  I loved the shape of toe on this pair–slighted pointed with a touch of hardware–and the height of the boot–I wanted them to go up well above my knee but not be overwhelming.  And I also love how they tie in the back and have a zipper on the inside of the ankle.  This makes them easy to get on and off (you don’t need to lay down on the bed and beg someone to pull them off, haha) and the tie helps them stay put and not look slouchy or sloppy.  They have also held up great! [wearing a sz 8, I always go up in boots so I can add thick warm socks]

Sweater [wearing a small] || Jeans [size up one, wearing a 26] || Over-the-Knee Boots [sized up, wearing an 8] || Scarf || Sunglasses || Beanie, similar || Handbag

It’s only Tuesday but I think this week will go by pretty quickly.  We have several things to do around the house to prep for a little birthday get together we are hosting on Saturday for my 30th! Don’t you love having people over because it gives you that push you needed to get something done that you have been talking about for months?  We had been wanting to redo the piece of furniture we use for a bar cart to make it more modern and last Sunday we finally got around to it!  I will share the finished product and other tid bits on my Instastory this week.  Hope you all are having a good one!

Oh, and just a side note–I think a over-sized sweater and OTK boots makes the perfect outfit for Thanksgiving day if your fam does a casual get-together.  These pieces would be great to order!

IN COLLABORATION WITH NORDSTROM