What to wear for Family photos & your one-stop shop for kids clothes!

boomdash fall family picturesWith Christmas card season right around the corner I’ve been getting tons of requests from all you mamas out there about family pictures! I think the first question I ask is what in the world do we wear?! Do we match? Do we not match? Do we have a theme? How do I find something for both my girls to wear that will coordinate with both Neil and me?

Thankfully a few weeks ago I was introduced to a site that’s about to make your family photo fears walk right back out the door. Boomdash is a one-stop shop that’s about to become your new BFF. It’s the Mary Poppins to your children’s wardrobe not only when it comes to figuring out what to dress your kids in for this year’s family photos, but also just great clothes for your kids all year around!

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Nordstrom Fall Sale shopping guides for any budget!

nordstrom fall sale booties
Booties in greystone (ON SALE!) / Jeans (sold out) / Grey suede satchel

One of Nordstrom’s best sales of the year is going on RIGHT NOW, the Nordstrom Fall Sale!!! If you’re not aware of what this means, it’s basically like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale all over again, with a lot of the same items that went OUT of stock very first, BACK in stock at those amazing sale prices!!! There are literally thousands of options on sale. Thousands.

But I’m here to break it down for you in two simple guides: top 10 best under $100, and top 10 best over $100.

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Cheat sheets to Shopbop’s surprise sale


If you woke up this morning with feeling the after effects of yesterday’s sugar rush you’re in luck because I’ve got the perfect cure to any sugar detox: a SURPRISE SHOPBOP SALE!  Last week I talked about my tried and true Shopbop fandom for all these reasons and more. I seriously can’t ever get on this site without finding 20 new things I never knew I needed haha!

I’ll be honest, a sale this big can sometimes be a bit overwhelming when you see the thousands and thousands of pages of things … So today I combed through allllllll the sale items to find you guys the very best deals and steals of this huge sale!

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The best scarves right now for UNDER $30!

leopard scarf fall roundup All wrapped up with somewhere to go! If you read that sentence to the tune of “Dead Man’s Party” then we’re totally on the same page today today. So in honor of Halloween I’ve got a few treats for you that are better than candy. And by a few I mean 20!  Today’s roundup has the makings of your scarf fall dreams all UNDER $30!

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This year’s MUST HAVE pajama dress!

pajama dress fall We take the lounge life very seriously around here. We love it. We love it as much as we love Diet Coke and pie for breakfast. Which is a lot. A girl needs a pajama dress (or two) for every season-a dress that looks put together, but feels like pajamas. Since it’s Halloween tomorrow lets call it fashion black magic!

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BEST Nordstrom coats under $200 this year!

nordstrom fall black coat Coats are like the never-ending story of winter and I love it! I grew up in Utah where you pretty much live in your coat from Fall to Spring and definitely learned the value of a good coat. This season Nordstrom not only has great quality coats for every occasion (including tons for UNDER $200!), but they’re also super cute. Which saves you from looking like that little kid in A Christmas Story who can’t move because his coat is so big every time you leave your house this winter haha!

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UPDATE: biggest Anthro discount ever + the perfect outfit when Fall doesn’t want to be Fall!

anthropologie blue dusterSome of you are lucky enough to live places where Fall is actually happening in real life. You have cooler temperatures, changing leaves and legitimate reasons to wear sweaters. In Southern California though Fall just doesn’t want to be Fall! It’s been in the 90s all week! So what do you wear when your heart says hoodie, but your body says “no way!”? Kimono to the rescue! Again.

And to sweeten up the deal on this look, Anthropologie just dropped a MAJORLY rare double deal that almost neeeeever happens their lowest discount EVER so I’m here to help you totally take advantage.

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Everything you NEED for a no-stress Halloween!

halloween alice in wonderland family costume Halloween is less than a week away and my girls can’t stop asking when it’s finally time to go trick-or-treating!! This year we went through a few different options for our family Halloween costume (if you’re following on instastories you saw the whole thing go down) and the girls finally decided on Alice in Wonderland!

In all our excitement for the “big day” I’m sharing some of the quick and easy tips and tricks for making Halloween a breeze including a fun Halloween playlist, the quickest and easiest Halloween candy dropped at your doorstep, and the super easy meal I always make each Halloween to get something healthy in my kids’ bellies before they go around getting me all the candy 😉

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Most comfortable bra on planet earth and why you need one NOW

thirdlove classic tshirt bra
Let’s be honest a good bra is hard to find! And if we’ve learned one thing from all those years of watching Oprah it’s that a bad bra is not doing us any favors (am I the only one that remembers that episode as being totally life changing?!). I had heard great things about ThirdLove from the customized shopping experience to the actual product, but was a little skeptical at first because I’m always so weary about trying new bras! But let me tell you, once I tried these bras it’s been an absolute love affair! I’m just sad I waited so long to start! They really and truly ARE as amazing as everyone says and I’m about to tell you why.

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the very BEST Halloween costumes for your entire family!

My girls are sooo excited for Halloween this year!  Lyla keeps asking me when it’s going to be time to celebrate Halloween’s birthday haha! We had so much fun dressing last year up as the Wizard of Oz that when it was time to come up with a new theme for this year’s family Halloween costume I had no idea where to start! I asked everyone for opinions but my girls got to make the final decision on who we would be.  And this year I have to admit I can’t wait to show you guys what we have planned.  In fact, we got super into the holiday spirit and decided to do two family costumes because why not?! Haha!  But after we were done choosing we still had so many options left over that I wanted to a few quick and easy idea guides for you guys in case you’re having some decision making dilemmas.

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Our wellness routine for staying healthy all Fall Winter season!

You guys, it’s here. Fall/Winter season. I’m already seeing my friends drop like flies with sickness over and over but I’m DETERMINED to keep my family healthy this season!! I’ve had several people reach out to ask about our wellness routines and how we keep everyone healthy around here and I figured it’s time to hop on here again and share those details with you.  (more…)

Anthropologie’s dress game is better than EVER and they’re giving us a discount to make it even sweeter

It’s NO secret that I have an obsession with Anthropologie but right now their dress game is ON POINT. So so so many cute dresses I’m having a hard time choosing between all of them. And they’ve totally spoiled us this weekend with SEVERAL discounts and I’m breaking them all down for you below, including the biggest one of all on DRESSES!! Plus a quick guide to the very cutest dresses out of 359. We did all the work for you.

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how to create your Fall uniform

I’m calling it now. This outfit is my official Fall uniform. Start with a tried and true base, add some killer booties and fun accessories and you’re ready to tackle your day in a flash! I’m all about outfits that are easy to throw on and just work. Every single time. This outfit is ready for anything-from brunch to the pumpkin patch! Bring it on autumn!

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33 birthday thank yous and 33 giveaway winners

  I’m here in NYC with my bae (that’s teenage speak for lover, husband, take your pick) on a spontaneous trip to the City for a few meetings, some birthday fun like Hamilton (FINALLY!!) and, as always when I’m in the big apple, LOTS of good eats. Today I have a little birthday surprise for some of the people I love in my life, and a BIG birthday giveaway to all of you guys.

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the BEST date night dress for under $100!

blue velvet dress under $100In case you missed it: velvet is back. Seriously. Velvet is one of the biggest trends of Fall 2017 and I am loving it. I wore this LVD for the Create Cultivate speaker dinner in Seattle and it was perfect. But do you know what makes it even more perfect? That it’s now my go-to dress for date night this Fall!  Because I don’t know about you, but these day’s I’m all about anything that’s comfy AND I feel like a million bucks in during a party for two haha!

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