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This post contains affiliate links – thanks for shopping the blog and helping me support my fam! One of the biggest drawbacks to doing seasonal wardrobe capsules is not getting bored.  You’re aiming for less shopping, less spending and really focusing on curating a classic + neutral base of quality items on which to build […]

Hey pals! Per your request, here are a few fun holiday looks from Target for this fall that could be cute for a Thanksgiving dinner or holiday party with pals!  Nothing too fancy for this comfy, casual gal, so I put together some looks that are both cozy AND a little dressier than my usual […]

Hey buddies! Thought it would be fun to pull together some looks for a fall capsule wardrobe refresh, and you can use these tips and tricks whether you are shopping your own closet or looking for new, fun, fresh pieces to add to your wardrobe this season!  All sizing and links are below each photo, […]

(*This post is sponsored by Everlane – thank you for supporting the brands that help support my blog!) Hey friends! Wanted to share a really cool shop with you called Everlane, and not only am I digging the classic and quality pieces they sent over for me to try out and share with y’all, but […]

(This post is a partnership with Sole Society and includes some affiliate links – thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog o’ mine, y’all!) Okay, so I’ve been shopping for an affordable straw bag for summer, and right after I bought the first option, Sole Society sent over a second option for me to […]

(*This post is sponsored by Sole Society and some affiliate links used – thank you for supporting the brands that make blogging and content creating my full-time gig…well, besides mommin’ so hard. 😉) Getting into vacation mode over here, and I thought I’d pop on to share a few tips and tricks when it comes […]

Hi friends! I’m having so much fun with this “Mom-ify Me” series [HERE] and [HERE], and I like that it’s a fresh way to share some outfit inspo with you!  I like to take some inspo from the gorgeous homes of a few Instagram buddies, and this time I’ve turned their spaces into Mom-friendly outfits […]

COTTAGE FARMHOUSE DECOR CAPSULE  Hey friends! Okay, so y’all know I’ve done the capsule wardrobe lifestyle for almost six years now, and I thought it might be fun to try and apply it to home decor!  The purpose of a capsule wardrobe is to curate a closet full of only the pieces you truly love […]

Hey friends! Okay, by popular demand, here’s an all-at-once glimpse at my capsule wardrobe for this spring season!  I may have left out a piece or two on photo day if they were hiding in the piles of laundry, and as I said in this post, I like to save a few “cheat” purchases to […]

(*This post is sponsored by Sole Society – thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!) One of my favorite pieces to keep in my capsule wardrobes as we transition from winter to spring is a flowy, feminine kimono.  It still gives that sense of being a little covered up while we’re all […]