Labor Day

September 4, 2013



Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been sort of M.I.A. since the middle of last week. Turns out I was so excited for Labor Day weekend (and so slammed at work) that I just didn’t have much energy for blogging. But it’s back on this week baby! Woooooot!

What did you do for the holiday weekend? I went with husband and husband’s family down to beeeeeeeeeeautiful Southern California. And honestly? It was just what the Doctor ordered. It had been a while since I’d been down south, and let’s just say that I was quickly reminded of why people get hooked on So Cal. It’s some kind of wonderful down there. Gorgeous weather, gorgeous beaches, gorgeous landscape, cool restaurants and shops everywhere you turn – I could go on and on. Oh – gorgeous people too. Which was one thing I was also reminded of – try living in So Cal without feeling like you need to upgrade your car or your house or your nose. Tough thing to do I bet. Which is why, as beautiful as it was, I’m fairly content with our little Nor Cal Bay area life. But it sure was a nice getaway, with the best company.

This swimsuit comes from Swimspot. If you haven’t checked them out, ya should! Pages and pages of adorable, really inexpensive swimwear. Woot!






Outfit Details:

Swimming Suit: Swim Spot, c/o {buy here} | Chambray shirt: Forever 21 {save} {splurge} | Sandals: Forever21 | Hat: Orange County Swap Meet vendor {similar}  | Sunnies: Madewell {similar} | Long necklace: Forever21 | Monogram Necklace: Bip & Bop, c/o {buy here} | Bracelets: Forever 21 and homemade

And some excerpts from our trip!

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Happy Birthday to my drop-dead gorgeous Sissy!

For always keeping it real and being willing to tell me the brutally-honest truth, for being my favorite person to talk about nothing with on the phone, for being one of the strongest ladies I know, and even though we usually annoy the crap outta each other at least once any time we’re together – turns out, I love your face off.

Happy B-Day Hilla Billa!


Have a ‘Wish it were still the weekend’ Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by.

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The Home Tee

August 28, 2013



A little friendly spousal competition never hurt anybody, right?

If there’s one thing all you folks should know about me, it’s that I got mad Idaho pride. I may be a California resident for now, but make no mistake about it – my heart, my home, is in Idaho. And there shall it stay.

Husband has different feelings. He can appreciate my lovely Boise, Idaho – and he obviously stands behind the truth that no one breeds a classy lady quite like Idaho does (ok maybe I made that part up just to make myself feel good). BUT, he is a California boy, born and raised.

You better believe that when The Home. T contacted us about sporting their awesome Home T-shirts on the blog, we immediately got in the mood for some friendly competition. Idaho vs. California baby. Bring it on. Not only are these shirts insanely soft and well fitting – they also support a great cause. A portion of all proceeds for Home T go to multiple sclerosis research. Point being? If you don’t have one of these shirts yet, you NEED TO GET ONE!


So let’s fight it out:

California vs. Idaho?

What say ye?

*photos by the lovely Lindsay Aline! {who also happens to be a brilliant musician peeps. Check her out!}

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^^ My state is better than your state. So there! ^^



Rival states or not, I sure do LOVE this boy!

Have a Whiz-Kid Wednesday!

Shannon’s Outfit
Home Tee: The Home. T, c/o {buy here}
White Blazer: Forever 21 {save} {splurge} {major splurge}
Jeans: Rose Royce, c/o {buy here}
Heels: ModCloth {buy here}
Necklaces: Forever 21 & Down East Basics
Bracelets: Stella & Dot, c/o {buy here} | Olive Lane Shop, c/o {buy here} | Samantha Wills, c/o {buy here}

Chase’s Outfit
Home Tee: The Home. T, c/o {buy here}
Khacki Pants: : H&M
Shoes: Vans {buy here}


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$1,000 Giveaway {with 4 winners!}

August 26, 2013
Happy Monday peeps! Turns out I just LOVE these $1,000 Giveaways – but then what’s not to love? I’ve collaborated with a group of fabulous bloggers to bring FOUR (yes I said FOUR) very lucky readers a chance to win $250 USD each! HOLLAH! We hope this will help you get a head start on adding fabulous fall items into your closet! 
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. Each entry will give you points. The more points you earn, the closer you are to winning this awesome prize! After completing all the mandatory entires, it will unlock more options of how to join in the fun, and bring you one step closer to winning! The #FallStyle Giveaway will run from 8/26 – 9/2. This giveaway is open to participants worldwide! The winners will be announced via Rafflecopter and contacted through email.
Now while you dream of what you’ll do with your share of the money, come meet these other fabulous bloggers, and get your partay on.
* International readers are welcome to enter as well. Giveaway will end on 9/2 at midnight PST. 
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 Kelli Murray //  Crystalin Marie // Putting Me Together // GBO Fashion // My Chic Bump 
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Good luck!

And have a very Merry Monday!

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Denim on Denim

August 22, 2013



I gotta be honest guys – these days, my absolute GO-TO fashion staple for when I need to get ready with my brain turned off is the chambray shirt. They’re loose (which = great for my frequent food babies), comfortable, they go with just about everything and they’re totally on-trend. Imagine my pleasure then when the classic chambray married one of my other loves – polka dots! A polka dot chambray shirt? Does it get any better than that? Nope. Nope it sure don’t. And this Old Navy polka dot chambray made my heart go pitter-patter in a way that could not be ignored. It had to be mine. And should we talk for a sec about how these are the first pair of boyfriend jeans I’ve ever owned? Uh, behind the times much? Yeah. I have wanted a pair for soooooo long and just couldn’t ever find any that didn’t make me look like an oompa-loompa. Enter OLD NAVY with Boyfriend Jeans that fit perfectly (and just so happen to be on sale!). I. Am. In. Love. So much so that I had to combine these two for a denim on denim fiesta of sorts. Huzzah!

But what say ye? Can you dig the denim on denim trend?


{outfit details below!}

Denim-on-Denim-Old-Navy-3Pin-Dot Chambray Shirt: Old Navy, c/o {buy here} | Cropped Skinny Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy, c/o {buy here} | Neon Belt: Forever 21 | Silver Heels: Nordstrom {similar} | Silver bangles: INPINK, c/o {buy here} | Pave Link Bracelet: Ily Couture {buy here} | Silver Bracelet: Hello Fab, c/o {buy here} | Other Bracelets: Forever 21

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Have a Thigh-High Thursday!

Thanks sooooo much for reading!

This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at

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