For the Love of Spring

February 25, 2015




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^ Daddy hittin’ hard for a smile (haha). ^

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 ^ He never gets sick of being up on those shoulders (insert tender-smiley-faced emojicon). ^




^ These two. I die. ^


^ Exploring. ^

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^ These little baby Converse Jack had on: so cute, but way too big for him still. Mama was being a creep and making him wear them anyway, cuz they were the right thing for the outfit (ya know?)… ^


^ …and this is how Jack felt about that. ^



Outfit Details:

On Shannon: Dress: Old Navy, c/o {buy here; runs big. I’m wearing an XS} | Cardigan: old {similar herehere, here and here} | Slip-ons: Old Navy, c/o {buy here} | Bag: Sage and Harper, c/o {buy here} | Watch: Michael Kors {buy here} | Sunnies: TopShelf Style, c/o {similar here}

On Chase: Shirt: Old Navy, c/o {buy here} | Pants: Joules, c/o {similar} | Shoes: Old Navy, c/o {buy here}

On Jack: Sweatshirt: Old Navy, c/o {buy here} | Skinny Jeans for Baby: Old Navy, c/o {buy here} | Converse shoes: Nordstrom {buy here}

Stroller: Origami by 4Moms, c/o {buy here. This thing is seriously incredible.}

Blanket: Serena & Lily, c/o

Photos: By the lovely and talented Lysha Cole Photography. Thanks Lysh!

One of my favorite things to do with this little family of mine is to go on walks. The weather here in the Bay Area has been heavenly lately, so we’ve been busting out the stroller and our walkin’ digs and hitting the park! Just so we’re clear, the intended purpose of this post is not to make you wildly jealous if you’re one of those poor, unfortunate souls living somewhere freezing in the world right now. Buuuuuuut let’s be serious – you should probs be jealous. It’s basically spring over here already! And we’re loving every minute of it. We’re also loving all the adorable, spring-ready things Old Navy has in the store right now. With a focus on laid back pieces that can be easily layered, I was definitely able to stock up on spring-worthy items. And as always, the bonus about shopping at Old Navy is that there is always a sale goin’ on. Right now it’s all jeans and all shirts. Woot! Happy shopping!

Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!  

Hope you have a Wanderlust Wednesday!

Thanks for reading. xo


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Hashtag Amateur

February 17, 2015



Just a quick little outfit post today, with all the trappings of a solid amateur blogger: fuzzy images, pics taken in the backyard because we were too lazy to go anywhere more legit, too much editing because in reality my face looked like barf that day, not a single pic of me standing in front of the Lincoln Center freezing my arse off in some super hawt NYFW worthy ensemb because let’s be serious – my trash didn’t get invited to a single show (haha). The works people! Just don’t want to keep anyone guessing about the status of good ol’ GBO here. People don’t like change, so I’m here to confirm that I’m pretty committed to staying firmly planted in the soil of fashion blogger mediocrity. Don’t you worry.

Most of this outfit is old stuff from good ol’ Target. However, I did want to show you that red little number slung over my body there — new Kate Spade as a birthday present from husband. You better believe I put-out for that one. Sorry I just said that. I’m also a lil’ bit in love with this one and this one which are similar to the bag husband got me. Love me some Kate! Per the usual, you can shop this entire ensemb (or items similar to what I’m wearing) at the bottom of the post. And probs you’re going to want to check out that last pic, because hulloh?! (follow me on Instagram for more where that came from!)

Oh – one last thing: Thanks to everyone who came out to the TopShelf event last Thursday! It was so fun to meet some of you. You guys – I’m serious. I loved it so much. Ya know what I realized? I’m like 99.9% positive that it’s a thing for people to come to an event that a blogger hosts without ever actually coming up and talking to the blogger. I mean, if you feel no desire to talk to them, that’s one thing. But so help me if you’re not doing it because you’re worried you’ll seem like a creep, stop it right now! I was so happy that people came up and said hello at the event and asked about Baby Jack and talked with me about whatever else. Meeting you guys is the best part of this dang job (or whatever we call it)! And I wasn’t even slightly creeped out. So if you’re not in the habit of actually going and introducing yourself when you attend blogger-hosted events, I command you to start! And thank you again if you came. xoxo





Outfit Details:

Skirt: Target {old, similar here} | Blazer: H&M {old, similar herehere, here for under $30} | Tank: TopShelf Style, c/o {not sold online; similar here and here} | Heels: Target {old, similar here and here} | Handbag: Kate Spade {buy here, color: geranium} | Watch: Nordstrom {similar here and here} | Pearl hinge Bracelet: BaubleBar {buy here; other cute ones here and here} | Necklace: TopShelf Style, c/o {not sold online; similar here}

Have a Tortellini Tuesday!
Thanks for reading.

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Tried and True…

February 11, 2015



Photos by Alysha Smith

Happy Hump Day guys! How’s your week been so far? K, call this combo tired and overdone (as in you just posted an outfit that looks almost identical to this Shannon – cool.) – I don’t even currrrrrrrr! I love me a tried and true classic, and black and red for Valentine’s Day is just that. So here it is again! Mostly I just really wanted to show off this amaaaaazing coat that I recently got from Ruche. I didn’t have a ‘formal’ looking coat in my closet, and this one was just too fabulous to pass up. I have to tell you though guys – I wish I would have been wearing these heels with this outfit. That was the intention, and then like an idiot I forgot to bring them to the photo shoot. Dummmmmm! Sad day in the USA. Don’t get me wrong – I love these Chinese Laundry beauts too {also worn here}, but the Betsy Johnsons? I mean, does it get any better than that?

Side note: I may or may not have recently purchased these, and hey, I’m just gonna tell you – they are even more amazing in person. A bit of a splurge, but hashtag worth it! Oh, and another recent purchase (I’ve been out of control lately) – these – are 25% off right now. Woot!

So, what are YOU wearing for Valentine’s Day this year?

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Outfit Details:

Coat: Ruche {buy here} {size up! I think I ended up with a 6 and even that was snug around the middle} | Dress: H&M {similar} {love this one and this one too} | Heels: Chinese Laundry via Lulu’s, c/o {buy here} {Meant to be wearing these beauties} | Clutch: Clare Vivier {buy here} | Statement necklace: BaubleBar, c/o {buy here} {recently purchased this one and this one too} | Cuff bracelet: Lulu’s, c/o {similar} | Other bracelets: Stella & Dot, c/o {buy here and here} | Sunnies: Nordstrom {similar} | Heart midi ring: Ruche {similar} | Other ring: Arm Candy Fashion, c/o {similar} | Lipstick: L’Oreal {buy here} | Nail Polish: Brigitte by Julep Maven, c/o {buy here}

Have a Warrior Princess Wednesday!

Thanks for reading.

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Oh Happy Day…

February 7, 2015



Photos by Alysha Smith.

You better believe that under that flirty little dress there is the most hard-core, we-mean-business pair of Spanks my money could buy. I’m not trying to fool anybody – these days that tummy needs a little help from its friends. #realtalkbaby
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On the Hunt for…

February 4, 2015

So being the Coveting Courtney that I am, I always maintain a running list of things that I’m ‘on the hunt for’. I fled long ago from the approach of showing up to a store or a mall with cash in hand, just looking for cute things to buy. Instead, I take note of things that I want/need as I realize what they are, and then I just keep my eyes peeled and pull the trigger when I find the perfect version of that thing (and ideally when it’s on sale or I can get some type of discount). It’s been a pretty winning strategy, I must say! Anywhooo, I thought I’d share with you guys what I’m currently on the hunt for. Oh, and at the bottom of the post are some items that I had been hunting for and found recently. Woot!

So, I wanna know: Do you guys do this too? Do you keep a running wish list? Please tell me I’m not alone in my Lusting Leslie ways!

The perfect striped top:


Perfect distressed jeans in black, white and denim blue:


Simple but awesome gold bangles:


Recent Finds:

K guys – so husband recently got a new job and he has started traveling. Kind of a lot. And it suuuuuuucks. Apparently retail therapy is my coping mechanism. Oops? Here are some my recent acquisitions that I feel pretty darn excited about. Don’t worry that 80% of them are shoes. (#shoeobsessed #favoritethingtobuy #itsbecomingaproblem #ishouldstopusinghashtagsinblogposts)


One last thing: Shopbop is having a mega sale right now. If you’re a person who insists on scoring designer duds at a discount instead of paying full price (ahem, ME), then this is a great opportunity. You can shop the sale HERE!


Happy Hump Day!
Thanks for reading!

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February 3, 2015



This blazer and these heels make me feel like 15% edgy, and I don’t even hate it. Probs not the kind of outfit that makes sense to be photographing in front of the grassy rolling hills behind our house, buuuuuuut the more appropriate city setting was too far away for this lazy gal. Soooo here we are. Confession: I got this blazer from Oasap a while back in the early stages of my pregnancy, and when it arrived, you better believe that bad boy did not fit. Those faux leather sleeves were brutal! Not forgiving in the slightest. I was a Sad Samantha. So you are witnessing one of the first times I have ever worn this baby. Woot! When it finally fit, I was stoked because I actually kind of love this blazer.

Hope you’re having a great week! As a completely random side note: I’ve been posting some pritttttty cute pics of my baby boy on Insta lately. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, you should. Just sayin’. Happy Tuesday!



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And sometimes THAT happens. Murrrrrrrrp!


Outfit Details:

Blazer: Oasap, c/o {Old; Similar here, here here and here} | Tank: F.21 {Old; Similar here and here} | Jeans: Lulu’s {similar here and here} | Heels: Zara {Old; similar here and here} | Clutch: Gigi New York, c/o {buy here} | Evil eye necklace: Lulu’s c/o {similar here} | Rings: Lulu’s, c/o {buy similar here, here and here} | Aviators: RayBan, c/o {buy here}

Have a Toasty Tuesday!
Thanks for reading.


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DSW: A Love Story

January 29, 2015



Photos by Lysha Cole Photography

Well by now it’s no secret that I have a moderate to large crush on DSW. But you guys – I need to tell you a story that made me feel like even more smitten and loyal to this place. K- so earlier this week, I was perusing another favorite online shop of mine, Modcloth. I came across a pair of heels that took my breath away.    Continue Reading

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I heart me some DSW

January 22, 2015



Oh hey DSW – thanks for having a million options of adorable shoes that don’t cost a million dollars. Woot! I had been wanting a pair of dark brown ankle boots and at $50 (say what?), these babies were so easy to love. And surprisingly comfy! Guys, if you’re a shoe lover but you’re not a frequent DSW shopper, you probs should be. Just sayin’.



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Outfit Details:

Cardigan: H&M {similar} {also love this one and this one} | Tank: Gap {similar here and here} | Jeans: Lulu’s {similar here and here} | Booties: DSW, c/o {buy here} | Handbag: Gigi New York, c/o {buy here} | Hat: Urban Outfitters {similar} | Necklace: Top Shelf Style, c/o {similar} | Watch: Daniel Wellington, c/o {buy here} | Bracelets: Arm Candy Fashion, Bauble Bar {buy here} | Rings: BaubleBar {buy here}


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.


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Pops of Color

January 20, 2015



Photos by Tiffany Tong

This outfit is a great example of one of those ‘looked good in my head, nawwwwwwt so much in real life’ moments. Does that happen to you ever? It’s the worst. Especially when you realize it too late and there’s not a darn thing you can do about it except wear it and post it and deal with it. Hashtag ithappens I guess.


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Winter Weather Attire

January 13, 2015



Just a quick outfit post today. This vest from J.Crew was a bit of splurge, but I’ll tell you what – I don’t even regret it. I’ve been wearing it like craaaaaay. But then you all know what a vest whore I am. (sorry i said whore)

These pictures were taken while we were in Boise for the holidays. There’s a little pond across the street from the home I grew up in. I have to admit – as much as I loathe cold weather normally, I thoroughly appreciated the snow while we were there. Woot!


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Outfit Details:

Vest: J.Crew {Buy here. So worth it. Been wearing this like whoa.} | Turtleneck: Banana Republic {buy here on sale!} | Denim: Lulu’s, c/o {similar} | Boots: DSW, c/o {buy here} | Handbag: Tory Burch {buy here; similar here} | Aviators: RayBan via Sunglasses Shop, c/o {similar} | Necklace: H&M | Watch: Wristology, c/o| Initial Ring: Bip & Bop, c/o {buy here} | Renegade Cluster Bracelet: Stella & Dot c/o {buy here}, Pearl Bracelet: BaubleBar {buy here}

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Thanks for reading!

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