Fall 2017 Favorites

It’s fall y’all! The weather has started to cool down here in Michigan and I’m finally ready to break out some fall stuff. Goodbye summer maxi dresses – hello leggings!

Faux Fur Vest ($180)

I’m pretty sure I have something similar on my list every year but I haven’t bit the bullet yet and ordered it. I just keep thinking about how soft and cozy this would be – I need to get on it this year.

OPI Less is Norse ($10.50)

I’m a little obsessed with OPI’s collection releases and I love the video for the new Icelandic Collection. I’m going with Less is Norse for my fall favorite, but I do like Turn On The Northern Lights and Reykjavik Has All The Hot Spots too.

Twist Front Cozy Fleece Pullover ($49)

I’m sort of in love with the cut of this top and by how many color options are available. Just having “cozy” in the name screams fall.

Petite Herkimer Quartz Necklace ($74)

Salame Jewelry Designs are my favorite and this little stunner just came up in my feed the other day. I love how dainty it is. According to the description “Quartz in its natural raw form is perfect for keeping positive energy flowing.”

Flare Sleeve Sheath Dress ($139)

This reminded me of this old Pinspired post – it would be the perfect dress to mix and match with. It would also be a great dress to pair with my red pumps (which are on sale btw).

Lash Split Shaft Bootie ($159.95)

I’m missing some cute booties from my wardrobe and these ones from Kristin Cavallari are darling! A good reason to use those Nordstrom Notes!

Zella Live-In High Waist Leggings ($65)

I’ve found the answer to my leather leggings problem. Not that you even knew I had a problem, but I just can’t pull off the leather leggings look. Plus I’m mostly afraid of getting into a Ross’ leather pants situation a la Friends. So these Zella leggings in Black Laminate are the perfect solution. They have a cool sheen/glimmer to them that would be perfect for a night out without the embarrassing baby powder/lotion situation (if you haven’t seen this episode watch it immediately).

Mini Tassel Earrings ($34.50)

These are super duper cute! Tassels are just fun.

Water Resistant Trench Cape ($168)

I could have used this all last week – this is so chic I can’t even stand it! Very Olivia Pope…

Cinnamon Pretzel Twist Candle ($22.50)

OMG! This is the holy grail of candles – It smells like a Cinnabon store.

Merino Blend 2-in-1 Sweater ($98)

This looks super cozy. I like that it is a cowl style, but not low cut where my girls are hanging out.

Michael Kors Lena Large Shoulder Bag ($178.80)

I love this aubergine color or as they call it here “damson.” I really need more of a hobo bag to haul all my stuff around.

Relaxed Cross-Strap Tunic for Women ($18)

Speaking of that color – it is hot for fall and I love it on this tunic from Old Navy. You can’t beat the price and you can wear it with leggings!

Hunter Over-the-Knee Lace Up Boot ($53.40)

Avenue is pretty much my favorite place to buy boots. Great prices and they work on my wide calf every time! These are so different than anything else I’ve seen out there and I love them!

Splendid Dirt – Nutrient Mud Mask with Organic Pumpkin Puree ($23)

Oprah is a big fan of the FarmHouse Fresh Brands and I love their Whoopie Pie Lotion. I’m a huge fan of any mask that “will seriously de-gunk and help purify even the most congested skin.”

What are your favorites for fall?

You can stock up on all my previous fall favorites for 201620152014, and 2013 if you want to take a look back.

Spring 2017 Favorites

After being sick most of winter, I am BEYOND ready for spring. Let’s get some fresh air in here and add a pop of color to our life! Here are my favorite things for spring.

Christian Siriano Kadence Slingback ($17.99)

I love getting a fun spring shoe. The only rule is that it must be colorful!

OPI Two Timing the Zones ($12.50)

I was pumped that OPI did a Fiji Collection for spring. Fiji is still on my bucket list and wearing these colors will make me think about it every time!

Lilly Pulitzer Short Sloane Dress ($178)

I love Lilly for spring! Every girl needs a go to sundress for the season and this is perfect.

Bath & Body Works Happy Easter – Sugared Candy Bunny Candle ($12.50)

I love a candle and this one combines Easter and vanilla and cinnamon. It would make your house smell great during Easter dinner.

Calvin Klein Saffiano Satchel ($228)

I walked by this bag in the store and LOVED it. I would carry this every day this season!

Yes to Shower Cocktail Body Wash ($5.99)

This body wash is in a cocktail shaker – how fun is that? There are three different versions for revitalizing, hydrating, and detoxifying.

Connected Floral-Print Faux-Wrap Dress ($54.99)

This is my pick for an Easter dress this year. I love that it is navy and combines florals.

Christian Siriano Marilyn Crossbody ($14.99)

I like to get a spring clutch every year which is a great addition to any plain colored outfit. You can grab it on the way out the door and instantly have a new look.

Make Lemonade Kitchen Towel ($10)

OMG I love this Kate Spade lemon series! I want to deck out the kitchen and dining room with them! The apron, tablecloth and placemats are just too cute! Honey if you’re reading this these would make awesome anniversary/birthday presents.

Tulle Ball Skirt ($198)

YES, YES, and YES.

Lilly Crystal Earrings ($58)

I needed to add an accessory to this list and I just love these earrings for all of the fun spring clothes!

Vince Camuto High/Low Top ($79)

I thought this was a great transition piece for spring because you could still pair it with leggings and booties or summer it up depending on the weather.

What are your Spring favorites this year?

I still love my previous lists which you can view here: Spring 2016, Spring 2015 and Spring 2014.

Spring 2016 Favorites

It’s time for spring (thank goodness)! I am beyond ready to say goodbye to old man winter this year. Here are a few of my favorite things to get you in the mood for spring:

Faux-Leather Zip Top Clutch ($19)

I LOVE this color and I am a sucker for anything ombre.

Ombre clutch

Vince Camuto Off the Shoulder Blouse ($89)

This off-the-shoulder look is HOT for spring. I also like that this has straps.

Vince Camuto

Jessica Simpson Claudette Pumps ($79)

I have been jonesing for a pair of hot pink pumps for a while now. I could have a lot of fun with these!

OPI You’re Such a BudaPest

I love this periwinkle lavender color for spring and can’t wait to get this on my nails ASAP. This also comes in the gel color.

You're Such a BudaPest

Modern Sprout Garden Jars ($54)

Spring means time for planting! So I thought it was the perfect time to refresh my window garden.


Kate Spade Pretty Petals Ear Pin ($59)

I’ve wanted one of these earrings for a long time and I LOVE the flowers. These are SO perfect!

Ear Pin

Ralph Lauren Floral-Print Jersey Dress ($144)

I love that this is both springy and black, because black is my favorite color to wear. I also love pops of color. Ralph Lauren dresses are my spirit animal, they always look amazing.

Ralph Lauren

Nike Roshe Run Sneaker ($85)

These would have been perfect for my Pantone Color of the Year post. I need some new shoes and I love this pattern – so girly girl!


Very Sexy Now Eau de Parfum ($52)

I got this in a rollerball version and LOVED the smell of coconut water. It reminds me of the beach.

Very Sexy Now

Vanilla Beach Flower Candle ($24.50)

Speaking of coconuts, this candle takes the cake. It smells like vanilla flower petals, sheer coconut and soft beach musk.

Vanilla Beach Flower

What are your favorite things for spring?

You can also check out my Spring 2015 and Spring 2014 Favorites.

Summer 2015 Favorites

It’s summer, summer, summertime…time to sit back and unwind. That is exactly what I plan to do this summer. I’m not teaching this semester and I plan to enjoy every second of it with John in our new house! Since Sunday marked the first day of summer, I thought it was time to share my summer favorites with you.

Kate Spade Pineapple iPhone Case ($45)

I’m sort of loving pineapples right now and they scream summer, so I figured a fun summer iPhone case would be a great way to lighten the mood.


Layered Split Back Cami ($23.99)

I love hot pink anything for summer and I love this split back cami!

split back cami

OPI Chiffon My Mind Nail Polish

I have noticed women sporting white nail polish lately and sort of love it for summer. I reviewed a few different colors and decided that I like Chiffon My Mind the best because it has a slight sheen to it.

OPI chiffon my mind

Vince Camuto Crochet-Trim A-Line Skirt ($73.99)

I really wanted a white eyelet skirt for summer and I liked the length of it and the pattern.


YSL Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Lip Balm ($34)

This is one of my favorites, I love 004, the Succulent Pomegranate color. I got it a while back when Emily Maynard wore it on the Bachelorette, but I’ve finally used it all up and need another. This is sheer, almost like lipbalm but provides a great pop of color!

YSL volupte

Sam Edelman Grella Sandal ($66)

I really need a pair of gold flat sandals and I’ve had these on my list for a while. They are so elegant.

sam edelman

Bath & Body Works Coconut Vanilla Candle ($22.50)

I am in an island/coconut type mood so why not turn my house into a tropical paradise this summer?


Kate Spade Lily Avenue Kiki Clutch ($171)

I need a plain black clutch with gold embellishments to use when I have gold jewelry and accessories. I loved the scalloped detail on this clutch for summer.

kate spade lily

FlashTat ($25)

These are gold foil temporary tattoos that you can use to accessorize. They last about 4-6 days so you can have fun with them on a weekend or summer vacation.


Another Love Song Maxi Dress ($40)

I love a maxi dress for the summer…it is cool, comfortable and easy to throw on in a hurry. It’s basically like wearing your pajamas out, but fancy. I just need to keep building my collection.


I would love to know what your summer favorites are?

To catch up on my spring favorites, click here.

Winter 2014 Favorites

Winter is officially here and it’s my job to make sure you are prepared to bundle up and enjoy it with some of my favorite things. After last year’s Polar Vortex I am hoping for a milder winter this time around. But if not, I am prepared to hibernate. Without further adieu, here are my favorite things for winter:

Laura Mercier Creme de Pistache Souffle Body Creme ($60)

Laura Mercier has a whole line of pistachio flavored body treatments and creme. This stuff smells SO good. I can’t wait to stock up on the body creme for the season.


Bamboo Chic Drape Front Cardigan ($90)

Many of my favorite bloggers have raved about this cardigan a.k.a. the blardigan and it would be the perfect way to stay cozy during winter.


OPI Thank Glogg It’s Friday

This color is from the new Nordic Collection. I would get the regular color as well as the gel. I did like the My Voice is a Little Norse sparkle color for a little extra on the ring finger or all of the nails for an extra bling.

Thank Glogg its Friday

Helan Women’s Faux Fox Fur Shawl Cloak Cape Coat ($38.74)

I got a luxurious looking fur trimmed cape at a small local boutique. I can’t tell you how many complements I’ve already received on it and it was only $80! Can’t beat that! It looks so much more expensive than it is. Unfortunately, it isn’t available online, but I did the next best thing and found a similar look for less which looks just like mine:

fur cape

Wen Winter White Citrus ($32.82)

I can’t wait to try the newest Wen scent, especially since I just finished my fall trio. You can also try the Winter Cranberry Mint and the Winter Vanilla Mint. Check out my original post on the benefits of Wen.


Cable Knit Arm Warmers ($16.50)

I could use these as I am writing this post – I can’t feel my fingers at the moment.

arm warmers

Vanilla Bean Noel Candle ($12)

John usually doesn’t like candles, but even he commented on how good it made the house smell.


Verilux Happylight 5000 Energy Lamp ($44.98)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is especially prevalent here in the cold Michigan weather. I thought I would try to combat it this year with 30 minutes under this special energy lamp. You can bring it to work or keep it at home, but I think this would be great for both John and I to keep our energy up this winter.


Ombre Faux Fur Vest ($69.97)

This is so much fun for winter. I need to get this and hang out in a winter resort destination.

faux fur ombre vest

MNG by Mango® Long-Sleeve Mon Chéri Sweatshirt ($39.99)

If you haven’t noticed a theme yet, it is cold in Michigan and I need to stay warm. I’ve been meaning to add a graphic sweatshirt to my wardrobe and this is just the cutest thing!

mon cheri

UGG Classic Short Sparkle Boots ($190)

I never used to like UGGs and then I got some knock off UGGs and loved them – they are SO warm. I think I would be willing to upgrade to the real thing and these sparkle ones are so cute!


What are your favorite things for winter?

If you missed last years Winter Favorites post, you can find it here.

Five on Friday: Opening Day Edition

It’s time for another edition of Five on Friday with A Liz AdventuresThe Good Life BlogHello Happiness and Carolina Charm.

5 on Friday Logo - Final

Baseball has been the thing my Dad and I have bonded over since I was little. My Dad grew up in New York, so I grew up a Yankees fan. I remember watching Derek Jeter’s first season and falling in love with baseball. The Yankees will always have my heart and are my number one team, but since I married John I have made some room for the Tigers too (as long as it doesn’t conflict with my Bombers). Anyways, I am excited for opening day and baseball season! I’m not planning to go to the game, but John and I will usually do our own opening day at the next weekend game that we can attend.

Here are some of my favorite baseball items for this season:

1. Alex and Ani Major League Baseball Bracelets

Alex and Ani partnered with MLB to create some adorable bracelets for all of your favorite teams. You could get a few to stack for a great baseball look.


2. OPI MLB Collection

OPI recently announced a partnership with MLB to create a fashion line for 2014. There are seven colors in total including Short_STOP! Love Athletes in Cleats, Orange You Going to the Game? Right Off the Bat, 7th Inning Strrretch, Umpires Come Out at Night and Girls Love Diamonds.

The line doesn’t officially come out until April, but you can get the mini preview pack on Amazon on the link above.


3. Alex Woo MLB Collection

Alex Woo has some adorable MLB necklaces. You can get your team’s logo but also mix it up by adding a number charm for your favorite player.


4. Tiffany Pretzel Charm

John bought me the Tiffany Pretzel Charm for my bracelet, but I also wear it as a necklace to baseball outings. This is one of my favorite things. What says baseball more than a soft pretzel?


5. Touch by Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano makes the best team sports clothing for women. I have been eyeing this Yankees draft sweatshirt.


What are your Opening Day favorites?

For more 5 on Friday posts, click here.

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