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2018: first round.

HOW is January half-over already? Oh wait, I know…holidays, snow days and three-day weekends have totally distorted my calendar. Jennifer and I have been struggling to get back in the swing of things – nothing new. At what point will we just recognize that life at this stage (married, young kids, demanding jobs, busy schedules) is NEVER going to feel calm and collected? Hmmm…how about now? K, done. 🙂 These days, taking an outfit pic in the morning feels like a mini-victory. Or maybe a major victory, depending on the day. Here are a few looks worth repeating…click each photo for shoppable links, or (if you’re viewing this on our website) click each product pic for how-to-buy info.

Saturday Look
“running important errands” (i.e. going to Hobby Lobby)

Favorite distressed skinnies + chunky turtleneck  + short puffer (other options here and here) + Sorel boots.

Changing up my distressed skinnies for Spanx denim leggings (LOVE this wine color) and swapping my puffer for a cute utility jacket. My knot-front tee is from Sole Statesboro. Use code GLITTER to take 10% off!

workflow.

Can’t say enough about Spanx denim – the high-waisted fit and built-in shaping make them the *perfect* post-holiday legging. New go-to nail color: OPI Black Cherry.

Freezing rain wreaked havoc with my hair last week. Also, why don’t I own a cuter umbrella?

rain, rain, go away…come back never.

Gingham button-down: check. Blazer: check. Hunters: check. Preppy style at its (my) best – just add distressed skinnies (other options here and here) for a little bit of edge.

On Friday our SEPTIC TANK crashed/exploded/quit. Which, if you know anything about plumbing – I don’t, and I don’t want to learn – is especially bad news if you’ve had weeks of rain and all area wastewater facilities are full. The boys and I couldn’t deal without toilet flushing and showers, so we (very happily) went to my in-laws’ for the weekend.

very gross hair.

Same gingham button-down, paired a few days later with a geranium sweater ( the “Teddie” sweater from J Crew Factory – an all-time favorite) and 7 For All Mankind mid-rise skinnies.

And finally, a pic of my new front door! We painted it Quietude by Benjamin Moore, and I love how it turned out.
Hope you have a wonderful day! xo
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friday five | best foot forward.

Fall. Has. ARRIVED. Is your wardrobe ready? Most specifically… your footwear? Let’s ensure you have a well-rounded shoe collection for Fall 2015:

Pumps | Go from day to night. Jeans to dresses. Whenever, wherever. Shakira Shakira. In these fun bow pumps.

hm pumps

Sneakers | Your get up and GO (in style) shoe.

Vans Slip On

Booties | Every girl needs a pair of tan suede booties for every day wear. A small, block heel is key for optimal comfort.

Lulu's Booties

Cut Out Booties | We’re obsessing over this trend. A super flattering twist on the classic bootie.

Lulu's how you slice it

Riding Boots | A closet staple every year. Go ahead and splurge on a good pair. They will never go out of style!

riding-boots

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friday five.

HAPPY FRIDAY! We’re *super* excited this work-week is coming to an end. Here’s what’s on our weekend agenda:

1. Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family: We love a sale. Now through Monday, October 1, take 20% off almost all regular and sale price purchases at Bloomingdales. Use code FRIENDS12 online (they’re also offering free shipping!). We’re feeling:

frye boot
loving the heel on these frye “jane” boots! $278 after discount…
kate spade clutch
obsessed with this kate spade portia resin clutch. $278 after discount…
jbrand brocade jean
as seen on wendy’s lookbook, jbrand gold brocade denim. $205 after discount…

2. Nude Nails: As you know, we are ALL about glitzing up our nails. But, sometimes you have to tone it down:

sand tropez
sand tropez by essie.
topless and barefoot
topless and barefoot by essie.
and my personal fave… jazz by essie!

3. DIY: It’s no secret that we’re *huge* fans of Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Is it because she shares our love for glitter and beverage trays? Most likely. Weekends are for DIY projects. We love the rustic/sparkly look of this glitter tray. See tutorial here.

TRAY
perfect for a drinks presentation.
TRAY
a little string goes a long way…
TRAY
glitter tape is our friend.

4. Ankle Boots: Ditch your heels tonight and slide on a pair of ankle boots. Less punishing than stilettos but just as fun (maybe even more so?).

Blazer + Shorts + Lace Top + Ankle Boots
black blazer + grey shorts + cream lace top + chestnut ankle boots
Ankle Boot Close Up
pescara boot available at Dish (912.871.3989). $49

5. Brunch: L and I have been frequenting Treehouse in Atlanta for years. It’s a hidden gem in Buckhead with the cutest patio and amazing food. My sweet friend Anny is moving to Chicago on Sunday so we will be sending her off with an AMAZING brunch.

TREEHOUSE
there’s always a line to get in. for good reason.
TREEHOUSE
grab a drink before you wait for a table on the patio.
Me and Annie
cheers to Chi-Town!

YAY for the weekend! What are y’all up to?

xo

J + L

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