Tuesday, February 26, 2019

TARGET TUESDAY - Random Hodgepodge of House Items

Over the last couple weeks, I've picked up a few items from Target to add to the house so I thought I would share in this week's Target Tuesday.  And it's no surprise most of the items are from the Hearth and Home line...my favorite!

I already have a Hearth and Home yellow runner on my kitchen table but I really liked this one.  It took SO long to find the first one that I figured it would be good to have a back up.  Love the simplicity of it and it just enough color and pulls the subtle yellow from the kitchen table rug.

Needed some new coasters for our family as the glass ones we've had for the last 10+ years had chips and we were missing a few in the set.  These Hearth and Home ones are the PERFECT addition to my farmhouse chic look that I'm going for in our home.  They are sturdy but also look really nice when left out as part of the side table decor.

Hubby has a Pittsburgh sports themed basement which means a majority of the colors are black and gold.  I insisted it be not overwhelmingly all sports with all the decor so the walls are a greige, the couch is cream and in the bathroom I added these accessories with black and gold tones and it works really well - bathmat, towels, soap dispenser.

I feel like we hit the jackpot with this under $40 mirror.  Goes with our decor perfectly.  Such a great addition in the hallway!

And then just yesterday, I picked up two new candles from Opalhouse line.  Love the glass containers they come in.  Lots of scents available but I went with Driftwood and Sea Salt and Matcha and Bergamot.

There are SO many cute items in the Hearth and Home collection, I really need to have self control.  I've got my eye on this cute butter dish, new bedding for guest room and art for guest room bathroom.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Dressing Room Diaries - Amazon Haul February

Took me a while but I finally got all the try ons from my February Amazon haul.  It's a big one with stuff to wear now and others to wear when the temperature gets a little warmer.  As a reminder, I'm 5'1" and normally wear an XS.  Feel free to comment with any questions.

I probably shouldn't be buying sweaters this so far out in the season but I just couldn't pass it up.  This Cable Stitch brand sweater is seriously the coziest thing ever!  Love that it's a little oversized but still has a shape to it since it's shorter in length.  Lots of colors available but I was partial to the ivory.  Highly recommend!  I'm wearing an XS.

I love maxi dresses. They are a great transition piece from winter to spring. I love this one from Amazon because it's flowy and has POCKETS! Fit is great but just a little too long on my 5'1". I could definitely get away with it so if you are taller you will have so problem. Lots of colors and prints available and it's under $25!!

Finally got around to snagging this super popular fleece and I'm so glad I did. It is SOOOO soft!!! And you can't beat the under $30. I plan on wearing it more like a sweater/sweatshirt so I went with my traditional XS size. If you want a looser fit then I recommend sizing up. Lots of colors to pick from.

I've had my eye on this tunic top ever since My Casual Mom posted about it. Love the material (soft and stretchy) and the peplum detail is super cute. Unfortunately it was just a little too long on my 5'1" frame (story of my life) so I would recommend if you are taller than me. Lots of colors to pick from and you can't beat the under $20 price tag.

jacket (similar) / dress / shoes (similar)

I love a good sweatshirt dress because they are SUPER comfortable but you can dress them up to look so much more than a sweatshirt. And of course my favorite Amazon brand, Daily Ritual has a super comfy, cozy one. There are lots of colors available but I went with the blush pink because it's perfect for spring. What I love about a piece like this is you can really transition as the temps warm up. Wear it in March/April with a jacket and booties and then start to shed the layers as temps get warmer. I'm in my usual XS size and it fits great. My only complaint is that it's a little long on my 5'1". I've paired it here with flats and booties but you could definitely throw on a pair of sneakers for a more dressed down look.

I'm a big fan of Ella Moon and not just because it's my first daughter's name. I've seen several of my blogger fans in this top and had to try it. Such a fab spring transition top. Love the light blue/orange print. Works great with white jeans but also regular jeans. So cute!! I'm wearing an XS. There are other print options available.

You will be seeing this hat on repeat this summer. I've had it in my Amazon shopping cart saved items for a year now. I discovered it at the end of the season last year and decided to wait to pull the trigger till I actually needed one again. I'm so glad I did. I LOVE the look and fit. And you can't beat the under $20 price tag.

Loving this dress. Big fan of the cinched waist so it gives me some shape. It's supposed to be midi length but a little longer on my 5'1" frame but still looks cute. There are LOTS of colors to pick from but I love this blue. You will want to wear a strapless bra with it. Very comfortable. Pair it with flats or wedges. I'm a big fan of these Treasure and Bond ones I got last year.

I LOVE a good jumpsuit so I jumped at the chance to try this popular one from Amazon. There are a few colors available but I stuck with my favorite basic black. This one is super flattering. I love the ruffle sleeve detail. It's of course really long on my 5'1" frame but that's easily fixed. And you can't beat the $29.99. I sized up to a small and that fit great. There's also a long sleeve version of this available. I love a jumpsuit because you can really dress it up but you are more comfortable since it's pants!

I've heard nothing but really good things about the Amazon Essentials clothing line so I had to try it.  Let me start with these pull on jeans...they are AMAZING.  Extremely comfortable.  It felt like I was wearing leggings but looks like jeans.  And the BEST thing is they come in short sizes for us vertically challenged...oh and did I mention they are only $20!  They were a bit snug so you might size up.  I just wish that they had the dark wash in my size.  The basic white tees are fabulous too.  Simple v-neck tees, soft cotton and great quality.  And you can't beat the price of $16 for a two pack with all different color combos available.

I've posted before about Core 10 leggings.  I'm a big fan of them because they are great quality, affordable, super cute and comfortable.  Here's a great pair for either working out or athleisure.  Love the lattice detail on the leg and the slate blue color is perfect for spring or summer.  I size up to a small so they aren't so snug and cutting off my circulation.  

LOVE, LOVE this Lark and Ro tie blouse.  It's the perfect top to wear all year round, work or play.  Very classic cap sleeve with tie neck detail.  Is great on its own (and I can't wait to wear with seersucker pants or pair it with a blazer or sweater.  Super cute and a great price point at $35.  Comes in a bunch of colors but I thought the cream would be the most versatile.  And as part of Prime Wardrobe, you can try it first before you buy!!  

Admittedly I should have steamed or ironed this dress before I tried it on but well I was lazy.  Other than the wrinkles it's a REALLY cute dress.  I love the faux seersucker pattern (there are solid color options as well).  Fit is great.  Perfect for so many occasions.  One thing to note is that it has a slightly open back which is noted in the pictures on the site.  

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Five Friday Favorites - Recent Amazon Purchases

I apologize for the briefness of this week's Five Friday Favorites but with two sick kids and husband in the house it's been hard to find time to get this written.  I've been doing A LOT of Amazon shopping lately so I thought I would share my top five favorite purchases from the last month.  There's a little of this and a little of that...

#1 - Down Puffer Coat
If you follow Christina's Favorite Things on Facebook then you have definitely seen this coat.  SO many people were raving about it that I had to try it and I LOVE IT!  It's SO comfortable and REALLY warm (I wore it when we were having Polar Vortex).  I'm wearing an XS but probably could have gotten away with XXS.  I'm personally a big fan of the green color but there are other colors are available.  This also goes on lightning deal a lot so follow my FB page and Instagram and I'll alert you when it's coming up.

#2 - Mixing Bowls 

I know totally random but I've been on the hunt for a set like this.  I LOVE to cook and for as long as I can remember I've been using the same two nesting bowls as my prep bowls (one of which was cracked).  I pulled the trigger on these when they went on lightning deal and so glad I did.  I've used at least one almost every day since I got them.  Highly recommend. 

#3 - Flameless LED Candles

I have been looking for thinner flameless pillar candles for years to put in these lanterns I got.  Seriously like 3 or 4 years.  Whatever I ended up finding were super expensive until this Amazon purchase.  It's great because they are remote controlled so I can have them on or off whenever I want.  And there's a timer as well in case I forget to turn them off.  Highly recommend!  I ended up getting two sets to fill out the lanterns. 

#4 - I Need a New Butt book
I forget where I saw this book but I had to get it for my kiddos because they love potty humor.  It's the perfect small gift for them for Valentine's Day.  I love when I can find a book that gives my girls a good laugh. 

#5 - Heart Dress for Little Mini
How cute is Little Mini in this dress?!?!?!  It's by far her new favorite...wears it once a week.  It's the third dress I've bought for her from them.  She loves all things twirly and so when I can find affordable ones she loves, I stock up.  Definitely recommend!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Nordstrom Rack Finds!

MANY of my favorite items have moved from Nordstrom over to Nordstrom Rack.  I've been posting over on Christina's Favorite Things Facebook page but thought I would recap them all here for you.  They won't last long at these prices so snag them now.

Gibson Top UNDER $15!! Fit is true to size other solid colors and patterns available. 

Caslon convertible is under $10 right now. Perfect spring transition piece. Also available in a turquoise color. 


1901 Gingham Dress...AMAZING dress for spring/summer.  

ASTR the Label Dress is $25 right now! Size down as it runs a bit big. 


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Dressing Room Diaries - LOFT February

This week's dressing room diaries comes from the local LOFT.  Lots of great spring transition pieces.  I don't know about you but the small taste of warmer weather we got has me READY for spring.

This sweater is the one item that came home with me (I've been trying to be good about my shopping considering I donated 5+ bags of clothes and have a bunch more to list on ebay).  I love the stripe detail and it's a fabulous transition piece to spring.  Fit is true to size and it's on sale!

This is another great transition sweater.  I LOVE the blush pink color (other colors available). Super soft knit, flattering slit detail.  Great on its own, with a statement necklace or scarf.  Fit is true to size.


This cross front lightweight sweater is the perfect transition piece from winter to spring. Super soft knit. Love the color. Fit is true to size.  Wear it now with boots and transition to spring with flats or cute sneaks like white Converse.

I almost went home with this one because it's SO soft and cute. You can dress it up or down. Super soft and very comfortable. Other colors available.  True to size.  

dress (now on sale)

Love the vine print on this dress.  Perfect with a pair of booties, flats or wedges.  Would be a fabulous transition piece as we enter warmer weather.  True to size.

LOVE the stitching detail on this sweater. It has a figure flattering shape that you can dress up or down. Comes in a bunch of colors. True to size but if you don't want the form fitting look, size up.

If you have been following Christina's Favorite Things for a while then you know I'm a sucker for a peplum top.  This blouse is soo cute.  Love the tulip print and tie neck.  You can dress it up or down.  True to size. And it's on sale right now.

Loving this boucle tweed dress from Lou and Grey at LOFT. You can dress it up or down. Extremely comfortable. Wear it now with black tights and transition to spring with bare legs and booties or flats.  True to size. Best detail about the dress...POCKETS! 

I love dolman sleeve style sweater and this patchwork one is super cute.  Love the different color/fabric patterns that make up this sweater.  Soft and comfortable.  Fit is supposed to be on the looser side but if you want a more form fitting look then size down.

This was the only BIG FAIL from this dress room diary.  I normally love this tunic style of shirts...especially to transition to spring but this one just didn't work.  Not flattering at all!!!  I'm in my usual XS but even if I went to an XXS I still don't think it would have worked.  First time I've had a BIG no with a Lou and Grey item.  It's a shame to because it looks amazing on the model.

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