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Wardrobe Wednesday | Oversize Layered Sweater

Today’s look is SUCH a comfy one. It makes for a perfect early-maternity look (as I’ve been wearing versions of this outfit a lot for the last several weeks) but it’s also great for just anyone. I’m a fan of the oversized sweater look being back in style, and I particularly like it layered with the classic look of chambray. You just can’t go wrong!

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(Inspiration photo source. All others taken by Kaytee Lauren, edited by me.)

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Sweater: Old Navy, $15 | Chambray Shirt: Old Navy, $20 | Jeans: Old Navy, $19 | Boots: Etsy, $35 | Bracelets: Thrifted, $1 each | Ring: Was my Grandma’s

Is this a look you would wear? What’s your favorite oversized item in your wardrobe?

 

Christmas Decor 2014

Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things because it just makes the house so cozy and happy! Last year, while we were in our house already, the living room was in much need of being painted, so it was just a kind of “make do” with how things are. It’s been so much more fun to decorate this space this year now that it’s a color pallet we love. So, I thought I would share a little bit of the Christmas happiness with you all!

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Love the cute letters I found for our stockings at Anthro. Too bad we don’t know Baby’s gender/name, yet. I’ll just have to hope they have the same ones next year!

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This vintage Nativity set is a favorite thing to put out because it’s the one my dad grew up with. My Grandma gifted it to me our first year of marriage and it’s fun to have some family history in our decor. :)

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This little ornament is one of my favorites from childhood, and somehow makes me think of what Baby might look like if we have a girl. :)

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Clearly you’ve picked up on the fact that the living room decor is entirely Cooper & Penny approved. When they’re not laying under the tree, they’re generally found in this chair and/or the blanket basket. They’re all about comfort, for sure.

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Do you like to go all out when decorating for the season, or do you keep it simple? If you’ve blogged or Instagrammed any of your decor, I’d love to see! Feel free to share links in the comment section. :) For anyone interested, here are a few details of some of the items I’ve been asked about when people have visited:

Wall color: Nocturnal Gray, Benjamin Moore | Mantle Wreath: A DIY I did based on this tutorial | Aaron’s Stocking: Amazon | Baby’s Stocking: Walmart.com | My Stocking: Target | Stocking Letters: Anthropologie

Ervina - Oh my goodness, I love every single thing about it! With having moved right before Christmas this year, my house isn’t looking as festive and beautiful as I’d like, but it’s fun to see everyone else’s creativity come to life! You nailed it beautifully, as usual.December 16, 2014 – 4:10 pm

December Goals

Oh, gosh. It’s insane to me that this year is almost over. I’m never quite ready for the new year to set in, but at the same time, I always love the idea of a fresh start and new slate. But before I get too ahead of myself, let’s do a little recap of November! It was a pretty awesome month that held some really exciting things…like celebrating Thanksgiving, making apple pie, decorating for Christmas (after Thanksgiving), mine and Aaron’s 4th anniversary, an epic brunch together, a super fun boho shoot with the Tart Event Co. girls (more of that to come, soon!), and of course, announcing our little one! Definitely one of my favorite months of the year. :)

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As far as goals went….here’s how November ended up!

PERSONAL

– Drink 60+ ounces of water a day (Eh, I only hit this some days…)
– Recover bottom of living room chair (for really real)
– Order Christmas cards
– Make apple pie for Friendsgiving
– Skype with at least one friend
– Begin dealing with leaves in the yard

BUSINESS

– Finish narrowing down portfolio images (Worked on it!)
– Finish all wording for new site (Worked on it!)
– Take any necessary photos for site (Did some of them!)
– Line up more Wardrobe Wednesday guest posts
– Do a styled shoot
– Launch new site by end of the month!

So, website stuff inevitably takes longer than anticipated, but lots of progress was made last month and we’re focusing more on it this month, too! So here are December goals:

PERSONAL

– Drink 60+ ounces of water a day
– Get back to working out (starting with 2 times/per week)
– Revisit 2014 Goals and try to accomplish a few more
– Begin writing 2015 goals
– Send out Christmas cards
– DIY two Christmas gifts

BUSINESS

– Finish choosing ALL images for site
– Finish all wording for site
– Take any other necessary photos for site
– Get all needed content for site to designer
– Finalize site design
– Revisit 2014 business goals
– Begin writing 2015 business goals
– Finish ALL editing for clients by middle of the month

Obviously, I’ve been working on some of these already since the month is halfway over. But here’s hoping I can wrap up a lot of them before the month gets away from me! (And, of course, take adequate time to enjoy Christmas with my family in Indiana!)

Hope everyone has a great Monday and sets out to get a lot checked off this week! What is the one biggest thing you hope to get done before 2014 is over?

Amy & Matt | Dominion Club Richmond Wedding

So excited to usher in the weekend by showing off Amy & Matt’s beautiful Richmond wedding from October. I’d say it was full of simple elegance, with a touch of glam (I mean, look at those Kate Spade shoes!) and it was such a joy to be part of. Amy and Matt were so fun to work with, so down to earth and so trusting of me – which always makes for a dream wedding day! Hope you enjoy getting to share in a little bit of their celebration!

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Huge shoutout to all of the vendors that took part in such a fabulous day!

Church: St. Mary’s Catholic Church | Reception: Dominion Club | Hair & Make-Up: Lou Stevens Glam Squad | Florals: Strange’s | Dress: Modern Trousseau via Hitched Salon | Bridesmaid Dresses: Rosalin’s Bridal Boutique | Men’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse | Cake: Kalico Kitchen | DJ: Rick Ripley of Choice Entertainment

Hope everyone has a great weekend! :)

Wardrobe Wednesday | Mustard Cardigan

I’m all about long cardigans, and I loved the simplicity of this inspiration photo (who just so happens to be one of my biggest style/hair icons) with the tucked in shirt, and ankle boots. While I didn’t have higher waisted black or regular jeans, these olive pants were the closest in style I could come, so I opted for that even though it changes the color dynamic of the outfit a bit. Plus, olive is one of my favorite colors (and also acts as a great neutral).

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(Inspiration photo source. All others taken by Kaytee Lauren, edited by me.)

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Pants: Marshall’s, $19 | Cardigan: Target, $14 | Shirt: American Eagle, back in the day | Boots: Vintage Nine West via Etsy, $68 | Belt: Thrifted, $3 | Ring: Was my Grandma’s

Do you love the long, loose cardigan trend? What’s your favorite way to wear them?

Laura Ashley - This outfit is so cute! I’m absolutely loving that mustard color on you, it’s so adorable!December 10, 2014 – 7:52 pm