Layers are the perfect look for winter time and this is such an easy look to duplicate. I love that the red in my plaid dress feels festive for Christmas and pairs perfectly with a faux fur vest and over the knee boots! It would also be cute paired with skinny jeans, a belt, and booties. You can grab my dress here for $20 (for reference I’m wearing a size small). Now let’s talk large totes! If you’re a mommy, then you know a great tote is one of your best friends. I think I can fit about 5 things in my small cross body bags, which is no good for lugging around crayons, snacks, band aids, wipes, and lovies. Regardless of trends, a mom always needs her totes! My large tassel tote was a fun find from Nordstrom Rack and fits everything I need when running around with the kids all day! I searched and searched for a similar tote and price point, but had no luck. My vest and Cole Haan boots are a few seasons old, but I found some great options (adore the Vince otk boots) to shop below! I can’t believe we are 5 days away from Santa’s big day! Who also feels like they need 36 hours in a day? Lol! Wishing y’all good luck finishing up your details the next few days! We all know at Christmas time, that being a Mommy = also being Santa’s BIGGEST helper!!
The holiday season is my favorite time of year but for the past month our house has been pretty sick. With two toddlers we expect to have runny noses and coughs during the winter season, but it’s been Mike and I who can’t seem to beat this bug. So I apologize for being absent from the blog last week but I’m back! I’ve been brewing up a new blog series for a while and I’m excited to bring y’all – Tasty Sips! My husband has become quit the wine connoisseur over the years and is often a resource for friends and family when choosing wines. His passion and enthusiasm for wine is something we share together! So it seemed perfect for my first Tasty Sips post to be about wine!
Today’s Tasty Sip is from the Tognetti Family Winery. If you’ve never heard of the Tognetti Family Winery I had the great pleasure of connecting with granddaughter, Christina, who shared more about the family’s background and growing business. Grandpa Jack has been in the wine industry for over 30 years and is Schramberg’s top grower but it was his youngest son, Robert, that finally achieved the family dream and founded the Tognetti Family Winery in 2012. Mike and I opened the 2013 Chardonnay and enjoyed the brightness of this wine. The grapes are sourced from the family owned vineyard in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. With citrus and tropical notes it’s a balanced Chardonnay that drinks well now, but can also be aged to develop the characteristics of the wine. The Chardonnay would pair beautifully with various cheeses, a light pasta dish, fish, and most any salad. We love when friends bring a wine to dinner that we don’t know about. It always feels a bit more special and exciting to open something different than the usual grocery store choices. Take advantage of the 35% off Holiday Special the winery is offering for the 2013 Chardonnay. If you wish to try it, grab a bottle here for only $35!
What to expect from the Tasty Sips series? Entertaining inspiration with great wine reviews, craft brews, delicious cocktail recipes, and kid-friendly ideas! Stay tuned!
Hope everyone scored some great deals for Christmas during Black Friday/Cyber week. We certainly did! Here’s another post for my Three Things series! As Christmas and New Years approach I’ve been brainstorming tablescape ideas. It’s a process I truly enjoy. Although I love traditional holiday decor, I wanted to do something more playful and unexpected. I also wanted the table to excite the children, so when I popped in Marshalls the other day and found these adorable Nutcracker themed goodies, I knew I’d found my tablescape! How fun are these colors? Our Marshalls had plenty more of these Nutcracker items, so I’m guessing yours might too, if you feel so inspired to do the same. I can’t wait to build off this idea and share what our table looks like for Christmas 2016! As I create our table decor, I’ll be adding pics on Instagram if you need inspo! You could also just do this theme for the kids table!
Nutcracker Themed Christmas Table
Pom Pom Off The Shoulder Top
I wore this pom pom tassel top out to dinner recently and it was a big hit with my girlfriends. At $22 it’s super affordable and the perfect addition to your vacation wardrobe. If you are traveling anywhere tropical for the holidays or post holidays, grab it now. You could also pair it with a flowy skirt, white denim, or even throw it over a strapless bathing suit!
New Skincare Product Trial – Vichy
I’ve just recently started using Vichy products and I’m really loving their masks. My skin gets dull and dry during the winter so it’s been a great addition to my routine. Stay tuned for a full review after a few more weeks using their products! Wishing you all a wonderful week!
My favorite time to shop is Cyber Monday! I love being able to point and click to get my Christmas shopping done rather than race around each retail store with the mad crowds! I think many of you are like that too, so I rounded up some of my favorite Cyber Monday Steals and Deals. These are big brands with major discounts! To make it easy for all my readers all you have to do is click on the number of the item you are interested in and it will take you to the direct site. But, I also listed out each item below so that you can see how great these savings are!
If you’ve noticed from my earlier posts, I’m having a slight obsession with the camo trend! So here is another camo favorite for y’all to shop–> The cutest camo sweatshirt on sale for $15! As a busy mom, the athleisure look is definitely a go to for me. It’s sporty, comfy, and cute! This cozy sweatshirt hits at the waist making it perfect for layering with a vest and leggings. It’s both stylish and smart to layer your clothing in colder months, but sometimes if you have clothing that adds bulk, consider defining your waist with the first layer. This will keep you from looking like a big marshmallow. This is the perfect mom-style for running around with toddlers, but the sweatshirt would be super cute paired with a skirt and booties or distressed denim! Grab it here. If you’d like to shop more camo options, check out my Camo Roundup a few posts back with some great choices for the entire family. Two more days until Thanksgiving, wahoo! As always, you can shop the rest of my look below by clicking on the images for direct shopping.