September 28, 2015

The Blue Tunic


I didn't much to share this weekend besides getting an amazing facial but ain't no way I'm posting a pic of my bare face on here.  So please excuse the crappy Iphone pics but I LOVE this blouse!  It's a recent purchase from Express and on top of having the most vibrant blue color, it is super comfortable.  I'm a tunic phase of life and this little guy fits right in!


 There's Mia hanging out behind!
Shirt: Express  /  Pants: Express  /  Necklace: Swoozies {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (Pearl, Amethyst, Buckle), Stella and Dot  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban


September 24, 2015

Random Recent Purchases


I've been MIA this week because work has been absolutely crazy, crazy good, but crazy busy.  In fact, I haven't really been dressing up this week since I'm trying to be a drafting machine and needing to come in early.  So I've been trying to kill two birds with one stone by taking short lunch breaks and getting in grocery shopping, etc, done during my breaks.  Of course, I snuck in some fun purchases to break up the monotony.  Below is some random stuff I picked up this week:


I'm a humongous germaphobe and even receive huge container of antibacterial tubs for my birthday from co-workers.  I went to pick up some antibacterial from Bath and Body Works and saw these super cute antibacterial holders shown above and below!  They are so cute and I'm now obsessed with holders.  My favorite scent is Warm Vanilla Sugar which can be hard to find.  Of course I love the one that is hard for me to find.  I took pictures of all the holders on my bags and I snuck in a picture of a holder I got at Disney that Lucas picked out.  I wanted one that matched my Disney bag which happened to be the Little Mermaid but Lucas vetoed for Donald.  #boymom


I went in to Target for Drano but, as always, I left with much more.  Target is killing it in the home department!  I love the plaid cooking spoon and the copper measuring spoons!  How adorable is the binder and blanket too.  Target also had some Halloween washi tapes out which I just had to get for my planner obsession.  Oh, and I forgot to buy Drano.


I love the Pioneer Woman so when I saw pictures of her new collection at Walmart I knew I had to get my hands on it.  I just love love the measuring bowls and cup!  They're almost too pretty to use haha!  The pattern looks just like some of my Anthopologie stuff.  My Walmart didn't have the whole collection out so hopefully I'll be able to get the mugs soon.



September 21, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary


We went to Epcot at Disney World this weekend and had a great time.  Epcot happens to be my personal favorite park.  While Magic Kingdom is the best for younger kids because there is more for them to ride, I love love Epcot and so does Lucas.  I love going around each of the countries to see the sights and maybe grab a little something to eat.  I, obviously, love France but my favorite place to grab candy at is Norway.  Norway is being renovated to incorporate Frozen and I can't wait!  Lucas was a little scared in the rides which was strange since he's gone to Disney so often this year and has never been even the slightest bit scared.  I think the darkness kind of scared him so I'm hoping that it's just a phase.  Other than that, Disney is a great place for us to go for the day since it really allows Lucas to get his energy out.

I'm sure you all know but, FALL STARTS THIS WEEK!  So of course, I had to do a fall themed week in my planner, duh.  HAPPY FALL! 




I'm not excited for fall...nope not at all.  YES I AM!  And my planner week definitely shows it.  





September 18, 2015

Won't You Be My Neighbor


It's been the longest week in all of the land and I wanted to brighten things up and wear this dress that I've had in my closet for awhile.  I've had my argyle sweater for awhile and it always reminds me of Mr. Rogers.  I have to admit that I was so stressed the entire day that I would stain my dress by food or pen marks but luckily there were no stains.  I have to count the little victories.  Happy weekend!

Dress: Ann Taylor  /  Sweater: NY&Company {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (Pearl, Amethyst, Buckle  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o


September 16, 2015

Oldie But A Goodie


I've had this Anthropologie sweater in my closet for a couple years now and I remember thinking at the time, "is it me?"  But at the same time, I couldn't not buy it.  That's when I know I really want something, if I absolutely positively must have it.  It's been awhile since I've felt that way about a piece of clothing.  Lately, I've been craving furniture and/or some sort of home decor which tells me one thing...I'm old.

Cardigan: Anthropologie (old)  /  Shirt: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o


September 13, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary


I'm about to be the most basic of all the basics...I flipping love fall.  This weekend I broke out some of my favorite things of fall such as dark nail polishes, Leaves candle, and a little decorating.

Here's what I wore to wear errands this weekend and when I say weekend, I mean the entire weekend...as in I wore this two days in a row...I disgust myself.  I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it is rare for me to dress up on weekends.  Weekends are my down time and I totally take advantage of it.  I stopped wearing sweats to go out and about when one time, I ran into one of our judges at the grocery store and after talking to her for a bit, I realized what a hot mess I looked like and vowed to at least put on some concealer.  AT LEAST.  In other news though, I am obsessed with this tunic I got from Nordstrom recently, hence, why I wore it two days in a row.  And it's on sale so of course I need more colors.  Duh.

Top: Nordstrom  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Birkenstock  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o

I burned my Leaves candle all weekend long and it was glorious.  It's amazing how much better of a mood I am in when burning candles and Leaves is my favorite to burn in the fall.


I found the cutest pumpkins, below, in the Target dollar bins and they are just darling!  They were pretty much picked over so I hope to find some more later on so I can decorate the rest of the house.


And finally, my beloved Erin Condren Life Planner pre-pen (to non-planner nerds, pre-pen means before I've written in my to-dos).  Have I mentioned how obsessed I am with my planner?  PS - how cute are these housewives of orange county stickers from Small Town Grace?




September 10, 2015

The Wedding Date Necklace


I am in love with this Onecklace roman numeral necklace!  I chose to have my wedding date engraved and all day I was asked questions about this necklace wherever I went - which being honest was work, daycare, and the grocery store.  Personalized jewelry is always my favorite.  I have another necklace that my husband surprised me with the night we were engaged that has our engagement day engraved on a heart pendant.  Although I'm a girl that loves her costume jewelry, it always feel special for me to wear jewelry that means something and I know I will treasure for a long time.  Onecklace promo code maria10 will get you 10% off your Onecklace purchase!

Sweater: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (1, 2, 3)  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


September 8, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary


Well, we planned to go to Magic Kingdom this weekend and meet up with my cousin and her family but Lucas woke up with a fever which resulted in a Saturday morning doctor's visit.  Luckily, it is just an ear infection and he is on the mend.  But this meant that the rest of the long weekend was spent indoors so it was a lazy weekend indeed.  PS: That kid LOVES the doctor's office!  He stays so still while they check him and as soon as we are home, he goes straight to his doctor's kit to check on all of our vitals.  Hmmm, future doctor or veternarian???

Below are a couple of fun things that did happen this weekend.


My hubby did something so incredibly amazing!  The way I shop is online and I'll start a cart at my favorite stores and either wait for a sale or promo.  In that time, I'm usually updating the cart, removing things, etc.  My husband knows this habit of mine and the other day, knowing I've been really stressed, told me that he bought my Nordstrom cart.  Of course I was excited and then it hit me that I had put a David Yurman cable bracelet in pearl in my cart!  I immediately started sweating as I always do with big purchases but he told me that he had been wanting to get it for me and just saw that I had a couple of other things in my cart as well.  My other cable bracelet, my parents bought me for my high school graduation and I have worn it every day since I opened the gift.  The cable buckle bracelet is another my parents bought me for Christmas and I also wear it every day.  I'm so excited to have another bracelet that has a sweet story attached to it.  Isn't he the best??


My Erin Condren life planner has a home!  On Saturday, the delivery man made my planner nerd self so happy when he delivered the most beautiful carry all clutch.  Yes, my planner also has a case now and it's marvelous.  I had been going back and forth on whether I needed a case or not but since I use it daily and it was getting tossed around my bag, etc, I could justify the purchase.   The case is customizable and I really liked this mint color with the scales print.   

I revealed myself as a planner nerd last week and as a proud planner nerd, I must now show you my weekly spread before I ruin it with my work-to-do list:


Happy short work week!


September 4, 2015

Shine Bright


Turns out, it is really hard to photograph a white sweater in the bright a$$ Florida sunlight.  Huh, imagine that.  

Sweater: J.Crew Factory  /  Pants: Express  /  Necklace: Kohls  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}


September 3, 2015

I Am Very Busy


So what does it look like when I plan on shutting my office door, hoping to see absolutely no one, but needing to get a million and one things checked off my to do list?  Exhibit A and B for you to see.  This is a casual don't look at me but check on me at 5 p.m. if I haven't left yet kinda look.  It's obviously not the best, but I'm keeping it real over here and letting you know...I gots sh*t to do and I mean business.

Shirt: Banana Republic {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}


September 2, 2015

In A Blue State of Mind


It has been crazy town lately and sometimes I feel like life is going by so quickly.  I need to remember to slow down.  Work has been incredibly busy and with Lucas starting school, it makes me realize how quickly time flies.  So I have had the blues lately and I'm hoping to snap on out of it.  I need to remember the important things in life and not so much the things that stress me out.  Easier said than done though.  If I'm going to have the blues, might as well make the best of it and do my best in coordinating with my work outfits!

Cardigan: J. Crew Factory  /  Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: Gifted  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban  /  Bracelets: both David Yurman


September 1, 2015

Swing Swing Swing


I'd be lying if I said swing dresses weren't my favorite silhouette in the whole wide world.  It may not be the most flattering because it has the tendency to make one look wider but the comfort is one that cannot be beat.  I purchased this swing dress as well (in black and white striped) a while back and have yet to wear it but look forward to it.  I'm also wearing one of my favorite new necklaces from Onecklace.  I adore it and if you love monograms as well, check out the site and score 10% off your purchase with Onecklace promo code maria10!


Dress: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}


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