Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sweater Love

Yesterday I stopped in the Outlets to pick up a few fall basics for Frances like leggings and onesies.   Normally at the Outlets I just shop for the kids and not so much for me.  However yesterday was like fate two sweaters I had been wanting I scored on major sale!

Also stayed tuned since I have been updating my closet for Fall I will be doing a blog sale in the next few days.

Last year when I was pregnant I loved this JCrew leather pocket sweater.  However it would not fit over my pregnant belly nor did I want to pay full price.  Well I found it at the outlet yesterday and it is also online!  Runs slightly on the large side but close to TTS.  I am wearing an XS.  I think it will be so cute with skinny jeans or leggings since it is a bit longer.
Get additional 10% off with code Fall!

I got black but it also comes in gray, camel, and burgundy.

I also found the BB Dakota Sweater I blogged about Tuesday.  Must have been luck because it was the only one at Saks.  I also found it online at Saks Off 5th and you can take additional 40% off the price with code Friends!! I am in a size XS for reference.  It says the brand is 5|48 but I swear it is the same as BB Dakota.  It comes to like $45 with the discount a great price for such a cute sweater.

Everything at Saks Off 5th is extra 40% off!
I almost bought this Vince Ombre Sweater but they didn't have my size in the store.  It was so soft.

and you may remember my tie dye sweater.  It is now $120 and you can take 40% off that price!

Great Fall Sweaters at great prices!!

Asian Kale Salad

My love affair with kale continues.  Butcher and Bee, a local restaurant here in Charleston, makes a kale slaw that is so freaking good. I order a side of it every time I eat there.  This was my attempt to create a similar version and I must say it comes pretty darn close.  They serve theirs with crushed peanuts on top but I didn't have any on hand- so add them if you wish.  This saves well in the fridge for a few days although mine only lasted two days I devoured it.  You could easily sub shredded napa cabbage for the Brussels Sprouts if you prefer.  It makes a delicious lunch served with the Tomato Ricotta Toast I posted Monday.  


 || A S I A N   K A L E  S A L A D ||

- 1 pound kale. stemmed and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 8 Brussels sprouts halved and thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1.5 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- optional crushed peanuts

In a large bowl toss kale together with 1 tablespoon canola  and salt.  Rub in to soften.  Add in Brussels sprouts and toss.  

In a small bowl whisk together garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and tablespoon canola oil.   Pour dressing over greens.  Sprinkle with crushed peanuts if desired.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Loving this snakeskin dress the colors and style are perfect.

This coat is a splurge but man I want it!!  It is such a beauty.  Gorgeous paired with dresses, jeans, or leggings.

I need a moment to describe how happy I am that Rag and Bone made a Fall version of my favorite Summer tank. Added bonus Bloomingdales is having their Friends and Family Event right now and you can save 20%!!  Use code Friends.

I love the simplicity of the design on this blouse.  So fresh, clean, and modern.

If you are looking for a less expensive version of the Rag and Bone Newbury booties I think these look really similar and they are a 1/3 the cost.
also in taupe

So I realize I am sharing two snakeskin dresses in one day but they both are gorgeous and a real steal!   Different color pallettes, I love this red one for the holidays.

I have been looking everywhere for a cute set of gold serving utensils.  I just found these and adore them.  I also really like the gold pie set.

I want to add this sweater to my Fall Wardrobe just cant decide between the black or cream!

These are the perfect everyday earrings.  I always love Rose gold.

Really digging these new Zella Capris.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Life Lately

I hate Mondays and like them all at the same time.  I am sad the weekend is over but always ready for a fresh start to get a lot accomplished.

Sterling had a soccer game Saturday morning and scored his first goal at a game.  I was so proud of him.  I love the Saturday morning soccer games it is a fun start to Saturday.  Watching the kids play is adorable and sometimes comical.

The grey top I am wearing is a new favorite from LaSenorita Jolie.  I love the scoopneck and it is so soft!! 
|| Kristin Top (Use code LSJ-DBDD to get free shipping)

I have mentioned my love for Spanx leggings before but when I saw they came out with a new Faux Leather pair I about flipped out.  I promptly ordered them and they did not disappoint.  If you want faux leather leggings for the fall you must order these!  They suck you in and are so flattering.  Trust me these are a must for Fall.  They already sold out on Shopbop and Revolve where I ordered mine so get them while you can!

I had a great grocery run at Trader Joe's this week.  Two new things I am now obsessed with are the  mozzarella sticks and cinnamon roll bread.
The wine is also excellent, from The Wine Store in Charlotte.

Frances Moon turned 10 months last week.  Where has this first year gone??

She just started crawling about 2 weeks ago and is always on the move.  She can't quite pull herself up yet but we practice by strengthing her legs and she loves it.

I have become a regular at Park Cafe, their breakfast is the best. I tried the tomato toast last week and it was so good, it inspired me to create my own.

I made whipped ricotta which is basically just ricotta, salt, and olive oil.  You can mix it in a food processor or with beaters until fluffy. Lightly toast your bread, then spread a layer of the whipped ricotta, and top with fresh sliced tomatoes.  Add salt and pepper and toast 3-5 minutes.  Sprinkle with chives and enjoy.  It is a really delicous combo!

I spent Sunday morning at Urgent care dealing with a UTI- never fun.  However Sterling kept me laughing the whole time I waited.   The doctors put him to work with his gloves on:)

One of my favorite maxi dresses is on major sale 50% off.  I wear mine often.

Happy Monday.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturdays Steals and Splurges

Here are this weekends best deals!

Rebecca Taylor is running their spend and save event.  If you spend $500 you get $100 off and if you spend $350 you get $50 off- use code RTSPEND14.  
I am in love with this silk tie dress.  How amazing would it look with booties. Navy is my favorite color for this fall.  Shop the site Here and start saving, two items would put you over $500 and you could save $100.
I also love this blouse.  The pattern is so pretty.

JCREW is offering 30% all sale items.  I bit the bullet and ordered a new swing sweater.  I wore a few of my old ones so much last season while I was pregnant that they were in rough shape plus I decided to size down since I am no longer pregnant.  I got the yellow in an xs and love it!!  All the colors are on sale plus you get additional 30% off.

I think this tee dress is so cute.  Looks comfy too.

My sister and I both bought these tees for Sterling and Finley and they are so cute. On sale plus additional 30% off.

 The back of the tee says give me space.  We tried to get a picture of the boys from behind but they were fast!

I also picked up this Camo tee for Sterling.  He is camo obsessed these days.

These camo pants are his favorite.  Wears them all the time.  and you guessed it he dressed himself below:)


Banana Republic is offering $25 off every $100 you spend and there are no exclusions this time!  Use code BRHERENOW.  This time I am ordering the drape coat I was waiting for a deal!

I am loving their coats this season!

br coats


Tory Burch just marked down some new things. 
I really like this stripe shirt, it comes in three different colors and is 50% off.
|| Kendall Stripe Tee

I know summer is almost over but I love this tunic and it is also 50% off. I am considering buying it to save for next year!  The matching bikini is also on sale and would make such a cute set.
The Simonne Cardigan is perfect for Fall.  I own two of these and love them.  They are great to toss on over a blouse or tee.  I wear a medium to have a bit looser fit.  They are 40% off.

The Caroline ballet flat is on sale and I love the brown/black combo for Fall.  I heard the Carolines are the most comfortable flats!


Lastly The Born Free Collection at Shopbop is now 70% off!  The line is designed by Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Isabel Marant, Marni and several other fabulous designers.  Parts of proceeds to go to help fight HIV.  I have been eyeing many of the kid/baby items and now they are a great deal!  Great to save for baby gifts too! 
Scroll thru to see them all.   Shop all Here