a lovely living

Monthly Archives for September 2018

Ruffled Sweatshirt

We are halfway through the week guys! And to brighten your day, I just realized that this oh so adorable cropped sweatshirt is marked down to $21! Basically a steal because you’ll want to wear it everyday once you see how comfortable it is. It’s a great way to add a little something to an otherwise casual outfit. And for those of you that would rather something more neutral, it also comes in black.

I’ve also been wearing these jeans on constant repeat which many of you have noticed. This particular pair (in this wash) is now sold out, but the style is the Levi’s Wedgie. I have a similar pair linked for you below (and here) but if you love this style you won’t have a difficult time tracking them down. They are typically priced under $100 too, which is a refreshing price for quality jeans. They don’t have much stretch so I recommend sizing up one, but if you order via Nordstrom it can’t hurt to grab two sizes to test while taking advantage of their free shipping and returns.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Details: Sweatshirt / Jeans (similar) / Bag / Booties (similar) / Earrings / Sunglasses

Fall Favorites: Decor

Hi guys, I hope you all had a great weekend! Fall is now officially less than a week away. Whether or not the temperatures follow suit isn’t up to us, but our decor is something we certainly have control over! I don’t overdo it when it comes to fall decor, but I do love updating my rooms, scattering pumpkins, changing out my wreathes and switching out some of my faux florals around the home. I’ll also be adding some mums around our porch and hopefully snagging some pretty pumpkins from Trader Joes this week or next. I like them to last well into November, so I hold out as long as I can on both of those.

Below are some of my fall decor picks that would beautifully update your home for the season. From a stunning wreath and welcoming doormat to greet your guests to pretty wall art and cotton stems to fill any empty vases you may have lying around. And don’t forget the pumpkins. I’ve lost count of how many I have spread throughout our rooms, but I love their simplicity and the fact that you can find them in just about any color you desire these days!


Date Night

Happy Friday, all! This weekend Jack and I have our 12th wedding anniversary. With a busy weekend ahead, we took time last night to get out to dinner together. He’s been my favorite date for over two decades now! As much as I enjoy his company, there’s something magical about having someone else (we have a sweet neighbor that often sits for our kids) tackle the dinner, bath, bedtime routine once in a while. That is worth every single penny, lol!

This sweater is from last year (you can see another way I styled it here), but I tracked down a bunch of similar options for you below. These joggers however, are still in store and they come in a few colors. You’ll have to try them on for yourself to see how amazing they are, but in the meantime you can take my word for it! Obviously they pair perfectly with sneaks, but I thought it would be fun to dress them up a bit. After indulging at dinner, I was all the more thankful to have had them on! Also, these shoes are down to $36! They are adorable, comfortable and the suede is perfect to dress up some of your fall outfits. Speaking of sales, Nickel & Suede is having a one day, buy one give one sale on some of their items. Such a great time to snag a new fall pair for yourself and be able to gift one to a friend!

Details: LOFT sweater (see options below) / Lou & Grey joggers / Heels (on sale!) / Nickel & Suede earrings

Shop the Look:


Everyday Classics

 We may not have had much sun yesterday but at least the sky cleared up for a bit! This trench was one of the jackets that I shared on my last blog post. It’s already a favorite of mine being that’s it’s both versatile and has a flattering shape to it. Jeans and graphic tee’s are easy go-to’s for me, but tossing on a classic trench over top is a fun way to take those outfits up a notch.  And outside of my booties, these Converse get more wear than most of my other shoes. Comfy classics is how I like to roll ;)

PS don’t miss Audrey’s little cameo below…she totally steals the show <3

Details: Jacket / T-shirt / Jeans / Sneakers / Sunglasses / Earrings


Fall Favorites: Jackets

Hi guys! The rain didn’t allow for any photo shoots this weekend so instead I’ve decided to round up my favorite jackets for the fall. I’ve been asked about cute rain jackets as well, so they are included here too! I’ll be continuing with more fall favorites down the road; sweaters, boots etc, so if there’s anything you’d like to make sure I cover, let me know!

You’ll find two short sleeved jackets below and absolutely love them both. You may think the short sleeves defeat the purpose, but just think of it as a mix between a vest and a jacket. Layer your sweaters or flannels underneath, or even short sleeves when we inevitably jump back up into the 70’s. I’ve already worn this one a number of times, but I also adore the peplum bottom on this one.

Field jackets are must-haves for the fall. This one is a classic you’ll have for years to come and the camo print on this one makes it just as wearable but with a bit more character.

I may sound like a broken record when it comes to denim jackets, but when you find what works, you stick to it! This one is my all-time favorite. 100% worth the investment for the slim fit and perfect amount of stretch that keep it both comfortable and flattering. Then there’s this one that is basically a steal, but a fantastic fit for a looser, distressed style jacket.

I included two trench coats. Classic olive and khaki. How cute is the belt that comes with this olive jacket? And I ordered this one during the Nordstrom sale and I can’t say enough good things about it. I think it looks even better in person, and the color isn’t quite as saturated. The tie sleeves are playful and the front drapes open ever so perfectly as to not hide your entire outfit.

As for the rain jackets…I love the structure of this one and if your a sucker for bows, this one has a subtle tie on the back. This jacket is perfect paired with your atheleisure looks as you run around town or to and from the gym. And this jacket is what you may picture as your classic rain jacket. Plus, there’s a color for everyone!

And finally, I had to include this little number, because, well, how couldn’t I?! If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, this one’s for you!


Striped Tee

Happy Friday! It’s been a long week, but we’ve just about made it to the weekend! The heat around here has yet to let up, but I’ve been finding ways to break-in some new fall pieces. I still cannot get enough of these shorts and I loved pairing them with this striped-long sleeved tee that you may have seen in Wednesday’s post. The shorts are almost sold out, but you can check out a bunch of similar styles here. And the top is fully stocked in a number of colors for under $20. It’s a fall staple in my book that will be on heavy rotation!

Details: Top / Shorts (similar options) / Mules (similar) / Sunglasses / Bag / Earrings

I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! We are doing our best to get back into the swing of things here. Audrey, my baby, started preschool yesterday and I’m still having a hard time stomaching that! Granted, she’s only there twice a week for three hours, but I think it’s the fact that it’s the initial step into the real world for her that has me all emotional. I get that at some point, regardless of how many children one may have, there always comes a day where the baby grows up. And so we’re here. Practically heading off to college. My saving grace is that she still wants to rock and snuggle before bed every night, and you can bet I’m holding onto that as long as I can!

So today we’re going to wrap up my last Nordstrom try-on session. If you missed the first round, you can catch up here. There are some really great pieces, so here we go…

Let’s start here with this staple layering tee. Go grab one of every color because this one’s only $19! The fit is just loose enough, not clingy but not baggy. Perfect alone or under sweaters and fall jackets. I came across yet another fabulous pair of Madewell jeans. I came home with a pair of Levi’s instead, but these are next on my list.

Mock necks are popular this season, and I can’t say I hate them. I especially adore the colors on this one.

Here’e another one in navy stripe. This one would look great for work with trousers or how awesome with a skirt like this one?

Back to layering basics for a minute, this tank is amazing! I only bought one, but I have grey and white sitting in my cart as I type. Great cut with a longer length.

I adore this cardigan. Fun and playful yet an everyday staple at the same time in this pretty off-white.

You can always count on Free People to have the prettiest, flowy tops. This one is such a statement piece, comes in two other colors and when you can catch it at 40% off it’s worth it!

Looking for a tunic sweater that will be your cozy go-to all fall and winter? Pair it with these leggings for the most perfect outfit there ever was ;)

This is such a great thermal top. I love the cut and the added detail to the hemline. I can’t find this color online, but there are a bunch of others available.

One final top to leave you with. Let’s pretend it’s ironed, then picture how cute it is ;) Or check it out on the model image…darling, isn’t it??