Weekend Reading- Fall Fashion Roundup (and some picks for Home too!)

Hello and Happy Long Weekend All! Woo Hoo! I am so excited to get things done and done this weekend, however the rain has put a damper on some of my outdoor plans.  Sigh. In the interim, I am  planning out the fun upcoming events we have happening at our house (so I am not back on my heels, per the usual).  My daughter and I both have October birthdays, and hubs and I are headed to Nantucket in September.

We are looking forward to all of these celebrations, so I definitely need to address the current lack of wardrobe options.  Enter in the Labor Day sales, no longer just for appliances!  Below are some of my fav “add to cart” items, along with links to a myriad of deals to be had!  If you are like me you get excited, add to cart, and then obsessively mull over items before finally checking out at the stroke of midnight so as not to miss “the deal.”  OK, maybe that is just me….Nevertheless it is time for some fall updates and the siren song of coupon codes in my email box is calling to me so away.we.go!

First up, clothing: I am feeling a little meh about some of the newer styles and trends, so I am planning on stocking up on the classics, specifically blazers, because when paired with jeans, completes my fall uniform. One can never have enough blazers (IMHO):

J.crew factory navy womens blazer

Also loving these d’Orsay animal print flats!

d'Orsay animal print flats

And this versatile gingham women’s button down looks so fresh with white jeans…which YES! can and should be worn after Labor Day!


vineyard vines buttondown

Deals around the web:

J.Crew Factory, up to 50%off + additional 20% with code SALEAWAY

J.Crew, 40% off purchase with code BIGSALE

Banana Republic, 40% almost everything (no code required and P.S. if you use Ebates * its 8% cash back!)

Ann Taylor, 40% off with code LONGWEEKEND

Nordstrom, up to 40% off, no code needed

Next up, home decor: As I ponder fall decorating in 80+degree heat, here are some fun finds I sourced from around the web, including this adorable ceramic pumpkin:

ceramic pumpkin tax

I thought these pinecone topiaries were great and can be used right through the holidays. They come in two different sizes, 15″ 3/4 and 19″ 3/4 tall, and if you prefer, the collection also has a pinecone wreath and garland available.

pinecone topiary Ballard designs

And here is a desk accessory for pencils and pens, but I think it would be an amazing vase for fall flowers. You could group several on a table, or use on its own for a nightstand arrangement, and psssst its’ only $7.99.

gold pencil cup


Deals for your Digs:

Ballard Designs, up to 30% off

Pottery Barn, up to 30% off, use code SAVEMORE

World Market, 10% off and free ship, use code FALLSAVE10

Target, up to 30% on most home decor, plus extra 15% on most furniture and bedding (coupon codes in cart)

Happy Shopping All!



*I have no affiliation with Ebates, but do use it and enjoy the savings! If you are interested in signing up I provided a link to which I will receive a referral bonus:) If you create an account and link to yours you can get referrals also. Extra shopping money! Bonus!



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Spring Styling- Easter Dresses


Hello All! This week I have been deep in the process of developing new projects, getting taxes done for hubby’s practice, and planning a fun Easter celebration! Phew! Even though the snowbanks are still visible in the backyard, I am excitedly and anxiously counting down to warmer weather!

On the top of my list is to plan an awesome Easter weekend because it will be my nephew’s FIRST Easter and he will be joining us in his first ever egg hunt!  Traditionally, my mom hosts an amazing Easter brunch complete with Easter baskets and of course, the egg hunt for the grandkids. We end up attending several Easter celebrations and as such, I try to find cute colorful dresses for the girls that will hold up to all the Easter fun!

Here is what I have scoped out so far:


Love this pleated look from Lands End


Adorable shift from Kate Spade


You cannot go wrong with this embroidered shift from J. Crew Factory


Love Navy & White– now on the hunt for some bright pink or yellow shoes!


LOVE this ribbon tie sailboat sundress now for $25!

Last year they wore the Lilly Pulitzer for Target dresses that I stood in line to get…so worth it! I am very lucky that at least for right now, they let me pick out some of their clothes…. so I will take that opportunity and run with it while the gettin’ is good!


Have a great weekend!



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Weekend Shopping Round-up #springfeverretailtherapy

Happy Weekend All! Snow, wind and chilly temperatures moved in overnight, so when Spring fashions showed up in my email I went click crazy- there are some awesome deals to be had!

Banana Republic Friends and Family 50% off 5 items (code BRFAMILY), my 5 favs below:

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J.Crew Factory is now 40%-50% off, my shopping cart is below:

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Talbots is offering $20 off all regular priced pants, and this is what I picked up during an earlier bout of Spring fever (when they were having a bigger sale):

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Happy weekend shopping! Hope some retail therapy helps- NINE more days until Spring!!






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