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Fall Favorites

Its (finally) starting to feel like fall here in Dallas and I couldn't be more excited. The hubs and I spent the weekend curled up on the couch, snuggling under blankets in our pj's, simmering soup on the stove and enjoying a yummy pancake breakfast on Saturday. I can't wait to enjoy some quintessentially fall activities, like baking pies, carving pumpkins and making some pretty fall crafts.
How was your weekend? Do anything fall-ish?

And to kick off my favorite season, here are a few of my favorite fall things...


1. Sleepy Time Vanilla Tea before bed (in my favorite "L" mug)
2. Scarves! Obsessed with Stella & Dot's affordable new line-
    especially this cute elephant print
3. This cardigan. I literally wore it all weekend- its like a cozy robe you're
    allowed to wear in public. 
4. Its finally chilly enough for tights- how cute are these polka dot ones?
5. Leather (or faux.) This H&M skirt is so cute and flirty!


My Favorite Things: Green

Just a few pretty things that are on my mind this morning!
I'll give you 3 guesses on what my favorite color is...


1. Really Rosebud Blouse via Lulu's (Been wearing this top non-stop!)
2. Braided Friendship Bracelet via Madewell
3. Cabana Dress via Madewell
4. Suede Skimmer via Madewell
5. Essie Polish in Pretty Edgy via Ulta
6. Fairburn Necklace via Anthropologie (have this and ADORE IT!)
7. Ruched Banded Tank via J Crew 


Meet my new toy...

Love my new iphone...and my new pink chevron case (monogrammed, of course.)
I might be just a bit obsessed.

iphone Cases via DaniNotes on Etsy



I won!


Effortless Fall 4



I'm baaaaaack. I turned 30 over the weekend and my sweet husband surprised me with a trip to New Orleans! We had an amazing romantic weekend- I promise to share pictures really really soon (like tomorrow.) In the meantime, I just wanted to share a little piece of good news I got yesterday- I won a $50 Anthropologie Giftcard in the Effortless Anthropologie Show Your Style Challenge!! Sweet Roxy gave away several giftcards for cute fall styling ideas using (what else?) Anthropologie items and I was chosen for this little ensemble. Thank you Roxy!!! If you do not follow her blog (and are an Anthro lover like me) then get over there and check it out. Now, how do I spend my winnings...


P.S. I'll also be beck this week to share how I did on my 30 for 30 Challenge. 



Mommy Dearest

Happy Happy Happy Birthday to my beautiful mom. Thank you for your patience, kindness, laughter, advice, love and the millions of amazing things you have done
for me. You are beautiful and very much loved. Happiest Birthday wishes to the most wonderful woman I know.

Maybe I'll be lucky enough to be just like you...


P.S. And Happy Anniversary to my sweet in-laws B-Dad & K-mom and my fab brother and sis in law Andy & Nicole. Love you guys!