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Happy Fall, Y’all!

The weather is gradually getting cooler here in Southern California, although any day it could be back in the 80’s. That’s the sad life we lead here in the Golden State. *snerk* Anywho, I am super excited to break out my boots, tights, sweaters, jackets, etc. Here are some fall looks I’m totally crushing on at the moment:

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1. I really would like to purchase a polka dot sweater and I love how this look is equally dressed up with the flashy necklace and dressed down with the army green vest.

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2. Do you realize how many amazing colors are going on in this picture?! Love it.

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3. This beige blazer and dress combo is fabulous, plus the skinny belt, gold belt AND tortoise shell watch. Perfection.

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4. Gray skinnies with trench and metallic detailing. I swoon.

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5. I need to get my hands on one of these navy blue military jackets.

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6. This jacket is equally amazing and I love all the pattern combinations.

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7. Another jacket to drool over, plus rolled up skinnies and fabulous tie-up boots with half-tucked in amazingness.

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8. Where do I get me a vest like this? Looks so comfy!

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Happy Fashion Friday!

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What I Love: Jean Jackets

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I remember watching “The Wedding Singer” and being completely enamored with Drew Barrymore’s jean jacket and became determined to add one to my wardrobe. And thus began my love affair…

Why I Love Them

-They are so versatile. Just like jean pants, they go with practically any color, pattern, texture or fabric.

-They are crazy comfortable….because they are denim. Duh.

-They are timeless. I mean, hello?! I pray denim never goes out of style.

How To Wear Them

-Dress down with some camo and/or cut off shorts to dress it down.

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-Add an oversized scarf, statement necklace and brightly colored skinny jeans.

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-Wear with oversized sunnies, leggings and an oversized t-shirt for a last minute outfit.

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-Dress it up with a belted maxi (perfect date night outfit).

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And I want to get married to my husband all over again, so I can wear a jean jacket with my wedding dress. Why didn’t I think of that six years ago?!?? How cute is this?!

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Happy Fashion Friday!

What I Love: Summer Dresses

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Why I Love Them

-As the heat rises, they are perfect for keeping you cool.

-Takes no thought, just pick a dress, shoes & necklace and you have a complete outfit.

-Totally feminine, even for just running errands.

How To Wear Them

-Choose a flowy material that isn’t too clingy (helps for airflow when the temp rises near 100 degrees).

-Belt it loosely to accentuate your waistline.

-Pair with ballet flats or sandals for a dressy casual look.

-Works well with a braided up-do or high ponytail.

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Best Bathing Suit I’ve Ever Owned

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Let me start off by saying that I’d rather go to the beach on a cold and overcast day in sweats than to be caught dead in a swim suit. I am not the type that likes to show too much, if any skin. I am incredibly modest and prefer to cover up any spots (*cough my stomach, thighs and butt cough*) that just aren’t that lovely and should be hidden away from any seeing person.

That being said, I have found a new suit that I LOVE and that pushes me out of my comfort zone, although I’ve never felt sexier. Go figure.

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Here’s the story:

Right before Memorial Day, I was shopping at Target and got the urge to buy a new swimsuit. It has been two years since I bought my last swimsuit and I was still working off some baby weight back then, so there aren’t good memories attached to it (you mamas know what I mean). It’s a tankini and nothing is wrong with it per se, it’s just not incredibly flattering.

I went looking through the bathing suits and threw three one piece suits (two were the same in a different size) in my cart and walked to check out. There is no way I was going to put myself through trying on a bathing suit with those dressing room mirrors and bad lighting. No thank you.

I took them home and tried on the first one. And it was love at first sight. It definitely shows more chest area than I prefer, but it boosts my girls right up, instead of flattening them in an unflattering tube like my tankini.

I looked at the tag and realize it’s made by Assets which is a version of Spanx.

SPANX MAKES BATHING SUITS!!!

I really wish someone would have told me this ten years ago. I would have possibly attended a lot more pool parties sans board shorts and t-shirt. 😉

No wonder I feel so incredibly sexy! It hugs/lifts in all the right places and is a HUGE boost of confidence to this mother of two.

If you need a bathing suit for this summer, I urge you to look at Target. You can buy the same one as me online here. (I got a Large and normally wear a 10-12.)

Happy Fashion Friday!

Things I’m Diggin’

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These are some things that I’ve been loving lately.

Figured I’d share.

1. English Muffin Bread-So ridiculously easy to make and really, really yummy.

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2. These plantain chips from Trader Joe’s. They were gone in less than ten minutes.

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3. This conditioner makes me want to eat my hair. Smells so good.

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4. Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken-Yumm-o.

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5. Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer-takes my “glow-in-the-dark” legs to a nice natural tan color without streaks. Happy me.

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So that’s what I’ve been diggin’ lately. How about you? Got any new recipes/awesome products you’ve been using lately?

Please share!!!

What I Love: Polka Dots

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Why I Love Them

-They are classic, timeless and oh so feminine.

-They are a statement print and come in different sizes (so you can go big or little, depending on your personality).

-They are incredibly versatile and can be easily mixed with other prints.

-They are fun, youthful and completely whimsical, but can be dressed up appropriate for the work environment.

How To Wear Them

-When paired with leather, you get a feminine rocker look.

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-Solid colored skinny jeans on bottom are a must.

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-On an a-line flowy skirt with a lacy top.

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-On a pretty sundress, with your hair in a bun.

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-With a blazer and a statement necklace.

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-Pair with another pattern, such as gingham, stripes or floral.

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-With a boldly colored skirt and skinny belt.

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-On a pair of skinny jeans, choose a smaller dot size and more subdued color, so as not to look too Minnie Mouse-y.

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So get out there this week and flaunt your polka dots!

Happy Fashion Friday!