Cozy For Fall In My Cuddl Duds

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Wrap and Thermal Tee: Cuddl Duds // Boots: Hunter // Jeans: Mother Denim

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Wrap and Leggings: Cuddl Duds

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Sweater: Topshop // Leggings: Cuddl Duds

**Thank you to Cuddl Duds for sponsoring this post!**

It's FAAAALLLLLLL. I'm so basic when it comes to fall...I love all of the pumpkin spice, the decorations, the colorful leaves, the pumpkin patches, apple cider, hats, boots, sweaters, cuddling up by the fire, and being COZY. Fall is my favorite season and I am really really happy that it's finally here!

I tend to run cold...anyone else?? I'm always FREEZING, and Ben is always laughing at me because he says it's hot but I am shivering and layering up to get warm! haha I love wearing cozy, soft layers and curling up by the fireplace with a good book.

Seriously, layers are the KEY, guys! I have experimented and layering is what keeps me the warmest. It's great because if you do get hot, you can peel off layers to achieve the perfect temperature. This is especially important for me because I start off so cold in the morning and then get really hot throughout the day as I chase James around and we get to playing! I just take off layers as needed, and I'm always the right temp!

I'm so excited to have been introduced to Cuddl Duds! They make the COZIEST, softest, most comfortable clothes that are perfect for layering! They have a bunch of different colors and prints in all of the Fall staples: leggings, hoodies, wraps, turtlenecks, tops, etc... The animal print leggings that I'm wearing in these pictures are my FAVORITE. They fit so well (TTS), are so soft, and the animal print is really cute but not too in your face, you know?? It's understated but really fun! Seriously, I am so excited about all of the different options and possible combinations with Cuddl Duds! haha

I love that Cuddl Duds can be worn around the house while I'm playing and cuddling with James, but also out and about. Their pieces are so easy to dress up and pair with jeans, over-sized sweaters, and cute boots for running errands or going out for coffee. I'm seriously obsessed. So comfy, cute, and warm. 

The whole Fall collection of Cuddl Duds is available at JC Penney, and they are super affordable, which is ALWAYS a big bonus!! You can shop Cuddl Duds at JC Penney online here.

You can shop all of my favorite looks from Cuddl Duds here!

Anyways, are you as excited for Fall as I am?? Let me know what your secret for staying warm is in the comments below!!

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What To Buy From The Nordstrom Sale!

Top // Jeans (not on sale)

Sweater (also love this)

Pull Over Sweater // Jeans (not part of the sale) // Sunglasses (smiliar, not part of the sale)

Dress (Fits TTS. Sold out, keep checking - they will restock!) // Heels (not on sale)
 

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public through August 6th!! Woohoo!! Shop the sale here.

Above are pictures of just a few of the pieces from the sale that I purchased. I'll be sharing more here on the blog and on Instagram over the next week!

You can shop my picks from the sale here in my Nordstrom Sale Early Access blog post!

Sale items sell out FAST, you guys!! If something is sold out, keep checking - they will be restocking things!!

Here are a few more pieces that I LOVE from the sale:

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Early Access Picks!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has begun and it is a GOOD ONE, friends!!

Early access goes through June 20th for Nordstrom card holders, and then the sale opens up for everyone on the 21st! Want to shop the sale early?? You can sign up for a Nordstrom card here! Otherwise, don't worry - Nordstrom is really good at restocking before they open it up for everyone after the early access ends! :)

There are SOOO many good things, you guys. Seriously...Best sale ever! I love the Anniversary Sale!!

I shopped the sale, and below are my top picks!

Click on each photo to shop the items, and click the arrows on the sides to scroll through all of my picks!

Happy shopping!!

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas!

A little #TBT for ya...holy cow! haha This was me last Fourth of July...very pregnant and HUGE! When I look back on pictures of me towards the end of my pregnancy, I am always SHOCKED with how ginormous I was haha. I didn't really realize it at the time, but man!! :p I'm so excited to have James here with us this 4th! I got him this ADORABLE little patriotic shirt to wear! (Get the shirt here)

Anyways...let's get down to it!

Fourth of July is coming up quickly! I love holidays and dressing up for the festivities. The Fourth of July is no exception! I love all of the cute patriotic clothes that start showing up around this time of year.

This year, I'll be wearing this CUTE and understated USA tee. You can get it here! I'll be pairing it with my favorite cutoffs and some red lips!

Here are a few other pieces that I think are so cute and perfect for the 4th!

Click each photo to shop!

What are your plans for the Fourth of July??

Floral Dress

Today, I went to a bridal shower, and I wore this floral dress that I absolutely LOVE! And the best part is, it was under $50 ... I mean, hard to beat that, right??

Unfortunately, this dress sold out after I posted it on my Instagram story..DARN! But here are a few other ones that I LOVE:

 

I paired the dress with my favorite espadrilles (get them here) and my all time favorite accessory: baby James! :)

It's so much fun getting to dress up! I don't get all that many opportunities to doll myself up these days, so when I do get a chance I take full advantage! This dress was perfect because it is so feminine and so on point as far as trends go, while still being really comfortable! It was comfortable and stayed put while chasing around and carrying a 10 month (almost 11 month) old baby boy - it passed the ultimate test! haha

What are you all up to this weekend? I am so excited to celebrate Ben's first Father's Day tomorrow!! Well, first Father's Day since James has been born at least - sorry Gunner!!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Workout Wear Lust List

The Bikini Series is coming to an end, and Summer is quickly approaching! I am more motivated than ever to get in shape and tone things up!

One of my favorite ways to motivate myself to get in a workout is by wearing cute workout wear! If I know that I have a cool new outfit to wear for my morning sweat sesh, I am 1000x more likely to hop out of bed and get it done. I love clothes, and workout clothes are no exception!

Now is the perfect time to reward ourselves with some new fitness apparel to give us that extra push to be our healthiest selves, and to look good while we do it!

Here are some workout clothing items that I am MAJORLY lusting after at the moment:

Click on a picture below for all the details and to shop it!

Treat yo'self! ;)

 

 

Beach Day, Baby + 10 Things

How was everyone's Memorial Day weekend??

The weather here was SO beautiful! It really felt like Summer and it got me so excited for all of the fun outdoor adventures that we'll be having with James! We went to a beach near our house and it was so fun seeing how excited James was. He was having such a blast running around on the stones and stepping in the water and watching Gunner dive for rocks. :) It also got me really excited for Summer clothes. This dress is so comfortable and lightweight - perfect for a hot Summer day. It's also under $30. You can get it here.

I've seen other bloggers do "10 things" types of posts and I always really enjoy reading them. So I'm going to start doing them every now and then as well! They'll just be 10 random things on my mind.

  1. I'm having SO much fun picking out all of the details for our new house that's being built!! But it's also a little bit stressful, if I'm being completely honest! I'll share more in my new real estate series that I'll be kicking off soon!
  2. James has learned how to fake laugh and it is the CUTEST thing ever. It makes me laugh so hard, which just makes him do it more!
  3. Ben and I just finished watching 'The OA' - so creepy and weird and GOOD! Looking for new show recommendations, so send them my way!
  4. James has started napping much more regularly and for longer periods of time, which has been really nice because I've been able to get so much more done! But, I MISS him while he's sleeping!! haha
  5. I feel like I'm in a bit of a slump at this point in the Bikini Series...needing to snap out of it and find my motivation again! A new bikini, perhaps?? Stay tuned for my Swim Lust List, coming soon! ;)
  6. I want to go to Italy so badly! I've been seeing all of these beautiful pictures lately of Lake Como and am planning us a trip there because - SO BEAUTIFUL!!
  7. I'm planning out all of the things that I want to make sure to document/do for James' 1st birthday! We aren't having a party, but I for sure want to do a smash cake, and maybe a ball pit for him and do something super fun on his Birthday. What are MUSTS that you other mamas recommend absolutely doing/documenting for a little one's first??
  8. I shared in a recent blog post that the mini pill was making my skin break out and giving me horrible cystic acne, which I've never dealt with before! I switched birth control pills, and my skin is definitely getting better, slowly but surely. I've also found a few products and tricks that are helping, and I'll do a blog post about them soon.
  9. Ben and I have been talking about FINALLY trying to do an overnight getaway without James...but we both really dread leaving him over night!! It's going to be so hard, but I think once we're gone, Ben and I would have a blast. So we're working on planning that for sometime in the near future.
  10. I haven't done my toe nails in over a month now...what in the world. #momlifeI should probably go get a pedicure, STAT.

Have a wonderful day!

Five Favorites

Happy Friday!!

I hope you have all had a wonderful week! It has been a really busy week for me, what with James turning 10 months old, and doing things for the new house, and working on some fun projects... Life is such a whirlwind right now, but I'm loving it! So many wonderful and exciting things happening. I'm feeling really really blessed!

Here are five things that I am really really loving at the moment:

1. These pretty wine glasses: Click here  // Also love these

2. This blush - so amazing: Click here

3. These cute shoes...AAALLLL the heart eyes: Click here

4. This GORGEOUS rug!! So beautiful: Click here

5. These adorable and fun pom pom slides: Click here

There you have it! Just a few things that I really like right now!

The weather here has been SO BEAUTIFUL this week...it's really feeling like summer!! 

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

My Picks From The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale!

SHOP MY SWEATER HERE - IT'S 40% OFF AND COMES IN TWO COLORS! CLICK HERE FOR THE SWEATER

It's that time of year - the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is here! Hooray! Up to 40% off!!

Sales can be overwhelming to shop because there are SO MANY GOOD THINGS to sort through. I went ahead and shopped the sale for you and picked out my FAVORITE pieces.

Click on the pictures to shop each piece!

Spring Style Formula

Top: Tobi (courtesy of)// Shorts: oneteaspoon // Sandals: Sole Society // Bag: My own, but I also love this and this

Despite the fact that these pictures were taken in between downpours of rain, Spring is, in fact here! That means that it is time for some new wardrobe staples!

This Spring, you need an off-the-shoulder top, a good pair of shorts, a pair of sandals, and a big, colorful tote for all of your warm-weather adventures.

These pieces are an easy formula for a stylish and effortlessly cool Spring-time look. Mix and match different tops, shorts, bags, and shoes for a fashionable and seasonally appropriate outfit. Below are a few pieces that I am loving right now. You can shop each piece by clicking the photo.

Enjoy!

Little Blue Sun Dress

Dress: Tobi (courtesy of) // Shoes: No longer available, but I love these and these // Bag: Kate Spade, also love this and this

You guys! I have found THE dress. Seriously - if you only buy one dress for Spring...I would highly recommend making it this one.

It's the prettiest light blue color, has the BEST white pom pom detail around the bottom, ruffle-y sleeves, comfy light-weight fabric, can be dressed up or down... it's so cute.

It's still pretty rainy and grey around here, but I know that sunshine is going to be here any day now! And when it arrives, I'll be waiting. In this dress.

What To Wear To A Wedding

Dress:   ASTR   // Shoes:   Steve Madden

Dress: ASTR // Shoes: Steve Madden

Recently, Ben, James, and I traveled to Minnesota for the wedding of two of our close friends. It was so fun celebrating their marriage - I LOVE weddings!!

This year is packed full of weddings! I'm not sure what happened, but we've barely had any weddings to go to - like, maybe four or five over the course of the ten years that Ben and I have been together. But this year alone there are five!! Crazy and so fun.

If I'm being honest, one of my favorite parts of weddings is getting to dress up (and seeing Ben all dressed up too - he always looks so handsome!).

It's so fun to pick out the perfect outfit for each wedding and this year, as I said, I have plenty of opportunities for this!

Here are a few outfits that I am LOVING right now and that would be so perfect to wear to any weddings that you might be headed to this year!

This dress is the same one I wore in this post, and it is SO comfortable and even more beautiful in person!! It also comes in this pretty blue color.

Do you have any weddings coming up this year? What are you planning on wearing?

Five Favorites

Wow, sorry for being MIA this past week! We were traveling for a wedding and things have been SO busy since we got back!!

Ok, ready for another round of Five Favorites?

Here are five things from all categories - makeup, skincare, fashion, etc... that I am LOVING right now, and I think you will love them too! Just click each title for more info!

1. Haloscope by Glossier

This highlighter is SO easy to use and it gives the most perfect, dewy glow.

These are the cutest wedges and they go with everything.

Such a beautiful top - perfect for Spring!

Such a beautiful top - perfect for Spring!

Perfect for flat lays!

Perfect for flat lays!

Hope you all have a great rest of your week!

Valentine's Day Outfit Guide

Top: Nordstrom (Not available online), but I also love this, this which is on SALE!!, and this // Watch: Lord Timepieces // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind // Shoes: Target - I got them last year, but these are similar!

It's almost here!! One of my FAVORITE days of the year...Valentine's Day!

I can't quite explain why I love this day SO much. Maybe it's all the frilly pink and red and lace, maybe it's the chocolate, the candles, and the romance, or maybe it's just the perfect excuse to celebrate the love you share with a special someone - whether that's a lover or a friend. I love love.

I'm not sure what Ben and I are going to be doing to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. More than likely we'll go out to dinner the weekend before Valentine's Day since the actual holiday is on a work day. We might go away somewhere (with James, of course!) for our Valentine's Day Weekend Getaway that we used to do and go hiking etc... We'll see! I'll keep you guys in the loop! ;)

I've put together some great outfit options for whatever your plans may be. Whether you're going out on a hot date, or staying cozy at home with the kids...I've got you covered!

Click each photo below for more information!

What are you planning to wear for Valentine's Day??

Five Favorites

It's time for another round of Five Favorites! I love doing these, and it has been awhile so...here we go!

Five things that I am currently loving:

1. Voluspa candles. This scent is AMAZING! HEAVEN.

2. Nike shoes. I want them all!

3. White Leggings. These Alo Moto Leggings are thick and not at all see-through...which is a must.

4. Baby's Breath flowers. So delicate and beautiful.

5. Becca One-pieces. So pretty!! The details are insane.

What are YOU loving right now?

New Year's Eve Outfit Guide

How was your Christmas!?!? I hope it was so so wonderful! I love New Year's Eve and all of the glitter and sparkle and promise of new beginnings! To me, New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate the start of a clean slate - a new chance at achieving goals and making the new year our very BEST yet!

Ben and I don't ever go to any parties or anything for New Year's. We always go to bed early and go hiking at the crack of dawn on New Year's day, or else stay up late squid jigging and watching fire works from the piers. BUT, if I were to go to a party, you better believe I would be decked out in sparkles and glitter and fur and velvet! I LOVE dressing up for holidays, and New Year's Eve calls for glitz and glam and decadence! SO. FUN.

Here are a few pieces that I LOVE for New Year's Eve!

4. Sparkly Dress, Dress The Population (Comes in SO many fun colors!!)

12. Velvet Dress, Forever 21

So, what are your plans for New Year's Eve?? And what will you be wearing? Tell tell!

Five Favorites

Ready for another round of Five Favorites? I realized that it has been awhile since I've done one of these, and they are so fun to do! So, here are five things that I'm loving right now!

5. Owlet Infant Heart Rate and Oxygen Monitor

What are some of your favorite things right now?

Chunky Knits

Sweater: H&M (Only $19.99!!) // Boots: Target // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind // Bag: Kate Spade

There is nothing I love more than a big chunky, knit sweater. Make it a turtleneck and it's even better. There is just something so cozy about knitwear, isn't there? I'm loving the oversized slouchy look that is going on in the fashion world right now. This sweater from H&M is so comfortable, has that big knit look, AND it has a slouchy fit...win win win. Oh, AND IT'S ONLY $19.99 ... yes, you read that correctly.

When I saw the price I was a little hesitant because I was wondering what the quality would be like. But I was VERY pleasantly surprised when it arrived. It's very soft and well-made and I am massively in love with it! It is just the perfect piece for Fall and Winter. You can pair it with black jeans for a dressed up, office-casual look, or with blue jeans for a more laid back vibe. You can also pair this with a suede skirt and white sneakers (I love this skirt and these sneakers).

I will be wearing this sweater OFTEN in the months to come because it is just so comfortable and SO cute. It's got that effortless vibe, you know?

Have a great day!

xo, Anna

Fall Outfits, Part 2

Fall is well under way!

I hope your Fall is treating you very well so far! The weather here in the PNW has been BEAUTIFUL - very sunny and warm, with a definite nip in the air! This is my very favorite type of weather to dress for. Pretty much anything goes, from turtle necks and chunky knit sweaters, to dresses and fun skirts, from boots to sandals to sneakers...it's all fair game!

Here is part two of my Fall Outfits series (read part one here)! I hope the following outfits give you some ideas and inspiration for dressing for the season!

Necklace: Nordstrom (similar here) // Top: Forever 21 // Boots: Target // Leggings: Nordstrom // Sunglasses: Kate Spade

Blazer: Asos // Top: Target // Jeans: Mother Denim// Shoes: Target // Bag: Kate Spade // Choker: Nordstrom

Skirt: Forever 21 (similar here)// Sneakers: Superga

Vest: Nordstrom // Bodysuit: Free People // Jeans: Citizens Of Humanity

Top: Forever 21 // Leggings: Nordstrom

Which of these looks is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a great weekend!

xo, Anna