Monday, November 11, 2013

Manicure Monday - Crushed Berries

Happy Monday Peeps!! It's time for another No-Chip Manicure, this time I tried a new brand. I purchased it from a company called Melaleuca and it's made by Sei Bella. This is also my first time using a 3 Free polish (that I know of). I need to get better at using non toxic polishes but the thought of building my collection all over kind of sucks...I'm getting there though.



Sei Bella 9771 Crushed Berries


I'm very impressed with the quality of this polish. It went on super smooth and the color is right up my alley! I purchased 2 other colors as well, so keep an eye out for them next ;-) 

Have you ever used this brand before? If so, let me know what you thought about it. 

XOXO, 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Throwback Thursday - Sheer Elegance

Happy Thursday Peeps!! This look is from early October, back when the weather wasn't so cold. There's no way I could pull off a sheer skirt with sandals now...at least not in Indy. I was even able to go the majority of the day without wearing my chambray. Quite impressive!  




Top & Skirt : Forever 21 ~ Chambray & Sandals : Target




Lator Gators, enjoy the day ;-) 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

We Moved!!!

Hey Peeps! I know I've been MIA lately but it's for good reason...WE MOVED (most of you already know this but I figured I'd share the news here just in case)!!! Yes, we finally made it back to our hometown Indianapolis, IN ;-) It's such a great feeling to be out of the middle of nowhere...words cannot describe. God opened up the doors for my husband to find a new job and I'm very grateful.

Things have been pretty hectic, but the hard part is over. Now we're in the process of looking for a place to call home. Thank goodness for my mom who was sweet enough to open up her house so that we didn't have to rush into anything. I'm sure being able to see her grandson everyday was a plus ;-) If you'd like to see how we handled the move, check out these vlogs below...




Have a great day and I'll see you back Thursday with another throwback!

XOXO,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Camouflage & Combat Boots

Happy Wednesday! 



Camo Vest : Forever 21 ~ Combat Boots : GoJane


V-Neck Shirt : H&M ~ Earrings/Bracelet : Forever 21



I wore this look a few weeks ago before the weather decided to turn on me. When I purchased the vest, I had a look in mind that I wanted to go for but didn't have the right shoes. Once I found the boots, I knew they would be perfect! Although I'm typically not a combat boots type of girl (the last pair I had were in middle school), I decided to step outside the box and try them out. I have to say that I'm pretty impressed with the end result. 

What do you think? Are you a fan of classic styles or do you prefer to keep up with the trends? 

XOXO, 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Manicure Monday - Bold Sangria

Hello there, it's Monday so you already now what that means...time for a new No-Chip Manicure. This week I'm wearing one of my favorite colors and I love it!! There's nothing like a rich, dark purple on cute short nails.


Revlon 260 Bold Sangria


Speaking of short nails, I guess all the pregnancy/postpartum benefits have completely left the building because I cannot keep any length these days. My nails get to a certain point and then split or break off which keeps me filing them down for an look even. It makes me sad :-( 

Do you have any suggestions for nail strengtheners? At this point, I'm taking all the help I can get! 

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back on Wednesday ;-)

XOXO, 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Throwback Thursday - The Oversized Blouse

Happy Thursday!



Shirt: Random NYC Boutique ~ Jeans : Walmart


Wedges : ?? ~ Necklace : Forever 21



I wore this look to church about a month ago. I don't normally go in jeans but every now and then I get the urge to dress casual. I was a bit concerned that my blouse would look too big seeing how I was pregnant when I bought it. To my surprise,  I was still able to pull it off and I owe it all to the button detail in the back. If you'd like to see how the blouse was previously styled, check out this post: City Stripes.

What does your church attire look like? Are you dressed to the nines every Sunday or do you like to throw in a casual look every now and then? 

Hope you enjoy your day!! 

XOXO, 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Manicure Monday - Wined Up

Hello there, time for another No-Chip Manicure. I'm wearing one of my new fall colors and it is absolutely gorgeous! I've been wearing it on my toes since last week but finally got around to putting it on my nails and oh am I glad I did!


Sally Hansen 350 Wined Up


Isn't this the prettiest color?! The shine just sets it off too, perfect for the fall. What do you think?

Hope you're Monday is great! 

XOXO, 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Once A Year Dress

Happy Friday!!



Dress : Forevers 21 ~ Sandals : Chinese Laundry



This dress is an oldie that I finally decided to bring out the closet last week.  I really love the dress but in the 3 years I've had it, this is only the 3rd time I've worn it. Every time I think I'm going to let it go and give it away, I can't do it. Does it really make sense to hold on to something that I only wear once a year?? Probably not but such is life. 

Do you have an article of clothing you hold on to for once a year purposes or am I the only crazy one? 

Enjoy your weekend! 

XOXO, 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Manicure Monday - Mudslide

Hey Peeps, time for another No-Chip Manicure! I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite color. I don't wear a lot of nude colors but when I saw this polish on the shelf, I just couldn't leave it there. It's so pretty to me. Plus it compliments my skin very well.


Sally Hansen 250 Mudslide (top picture shown with flash)


I hardly EVER go bare with my nails so I can see this being my go-to color when I want to take a break from everything else.  It's coming off a little more mauve in the pictures but you get the point. 

What do you think? Do you have a go-to "nude" color you prefer?

Have a good one!! 

XOXO, 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Family Photos

A couple months ago, we had a 6 month photo shoot for Chad Jr. and it turned out great! I'm so in love with the pictures that I thought I'd share some of my favorites. Looking back at them, it's hard to believe he already looks different. Apparently these babies don't waste any time growing up.



Superbaby!! 




Roll Tide!! 


Aren't they the cutest?! Our photographer, Naomi from Expressions Photography did such an awesome job ;-)  She even put together a slideshow using some of our maternity and newborn photos. If you'd like to see more, check out the video below! 


XOXO, 


Monday, September 23, 2013

Manicure Monday - Tropicalia

It's Monday, so you know what that means...time for another No-Chip Manicure! This week's color is probably my last "summer" color for at least the next month. I went a little crazy over the weekend and purchased some awesome "fall" colors that I can't wait to show off. I used quotations because I'm not very strict on when I wear most nail colors. I may feel like hot pink in the dead of winter or solid black in the middle of summer ;-)


Wet n' Wild 210C Tropicalia


Isn't this the prettiest pink? I think so! I'm not sure if I've said it before but I am a big fan of the Wet n' Wild Megalast polishes. They go on super smooth and I don't have any issues with chipping either. Plus they're very inexpensive, so you can't beat that. 

What are you wearing on your nails this week? Have you put away your bright colors or will they be sticking around for the fall? 

Have a wonderfully productive day & I'll see you Wednesday ;-) 

XOXO, 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

High-Low Floral

Happy Wednesday! 



Dress : Forever 21 ~ Wedges : Call It Spring



I wore this dress out to dinner with the hubby for our anniversary and it was a hit! It was super comfortable and the high-low hem gave it a little extra oomph ;-) This dress was featured in my latest  haul video over on The Gabe Fix YouTube channel. Be sure to check it out if you'd like!

Enjoy your day!