The perfect tee for layering

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Tee // Hat // Gloves // Leggings // Boots // Similar Wrap on major sale here and here

Winter is all about layers and leggings, am I right? I’ve talked about my love for winter layering here. For some reason, I only want to wear leggings and tee shirts that I can layer under wraps and sweaters when it’s cold. Leggings are just so much cozier, and easier to put into boots than jeans are. This wrap I’m wearing is another winter staple that I throw on over everything. It’s from a small boutique near my house but I’ve linked similar below.

I’ve had my Hunters for years, and get so much wear out of them. They can double as rain or snow boots, and are super durable and comfortable. Sometime I wear them to work, intending to change into different shoes, and just end of wearing them all day long.

This long sleeve tee is only $19, and perfect tee for layering with leggings. It’s lightweight and long enough to cover your behind. It also come in a tons of colors. I usually like my tees oversized but I sized way down in this – to an XXS.

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What is your favorite layering piece?

XO,

Sara

 

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6 Things that give me mom guilt

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The only top you need this winter also here // Hat // Leggings // Boots

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Mom life is funny. The second I am away from my kids, I miss them. Dean and I just booked our first big trip since having both the kids, and it’s not for FIVE months but I ALREADY miss the kids. What is wrong with me?

We all know that being a mom is exhausting; sometimes it’s physical, sometimes it’s mental. Sometimes mom life makes me want to pull my hair out. Sometimes it’s frustrating. Sometimes it’s maddening. Sometimes it’s boring.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my kids more than anything in the world. All I do is think about them ALL day long. They are the best part of my day. But sometimes Momma needs a break, am I right?

These are some things I do to keep my sanity as a mom but make me feel guilty afterwards:

  1. I count the minutes until bedtime. I do love my kids, and I don’t do this everyday but those hours on a day like this can certainly drag on.
  2. I lock myself in the bathroom. I don’t do this often, and I only do it when Dean is home. But I will stay in there and let the kids pound on the door screaming for me while I organize cabinets, try out different nail polish, etc. etc.
  3. Let all hell break loose while I eat chocolate upstairs. The kids may be screaming at each other and there is the sound of toys crashing down but I’m still upstairs just eating my chocolate. If someone was hurt, they would come tell me. Yup…I’m the world’s worst mom. Please don’t judge me.
  4. Pretend I am not on my phone. But I am. I am not good at make believe play – never have been. When I was a kid, I was always crafting. That made sense to me. Playing pretend did not. I actually used to have “stationary stands” instead of lemonade stands, and I would try to sell paper that I had decorated. Haha. So sometimes playing baby over and over again can get a little tedious. Momma needs an outlet.
  5. Take my kids to daycare when I am off of work. I mean, is there anything better than being ALONE in your own house?! Before kids, I never knew how much I would appreciate this but it is AMAZING. It’s honestly like being on vacation.
  6. I don’t let the kids help me. We all know that kids learn through doing, yada yada yada. But sometimes, I just want to get something done QUICKLY. Chloe loves to help me make my lunch at night but it means that a task I already loathe takes 20 minutes instead of 5. Sometimes, I just need to get the show on the road.

What gives you Mom Guilt?


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Toddler Holiday Style

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On Chloe

Top // Skirt // Shoes

On Sara

Sweater old, similar // Skirt old, similar // Boots

How cute is Chloe’s little holiday outfit? We grabbed it while at Nordstrom, and she picked it out all by herself. She is such a little fashionista. I am definitely going to be in trouble with her. I love the combination of a fun skirt (that can be worn all year) with a cute holiday sweater. The combination can be mixed and matched so many different ways.  Chloe’s outfit would be perfect for a Holiday Brunch, or to see Santa. Chloe wore hers to see the Nutcracker where she only lasted half the time. But, in her defense, that’s quite a long time for an active kid to sit still.

Below I’ve put together some other cute toddler holiday looks from Nordstrom!

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What is your toddler wearing this holiday season?
XO,
Sara

Gift Guide for Teachers

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Slippers // Mug // Candle // Pajamas // Necklace // Scarf // Gloves // Hat // Lip Collection //  Earrings // Ring Set

Being both a mom who has kids in school and a teacher, I feel that I am well versed in the area of “teacher gifts”. Personally, I love to give (and get 😉 ) gift cards – Starbucks and Nordstrom are my favorite, and I always give Target gift cards to the kid’s teachers.

If you are not like me, and are aiming to be a little more personal, I’ve compiled a list of a few things that are versatile but still have that personal touch. I for one, would love to receive any item on this list. Note, if you are going to give a candle, it’s got to be a good one. The Nest candles above are the best, burn clean, and last so long. I always appreciate a funny mug (or wine glass 😉 ). Gloves and a hat are also nice since we spend so much time outside (think recess, door duty, etc.). I like to keep spares at school. Pajamas are always fun to receive as a gift because I never buy them for myself or think to ask for them. I also love when my students include a handwritten note or their families holiday photo card.

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What are you buying for the teachers in your life?
XO,
Sara

Sweater Weather: My Favorite Sweaters to wear now

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To say that I am obsessed with sweaters right now is an understatement. I. Can’t. Stop. Buying. Them. There are so many cute ones right now that it’s hard to narrow it down. Sweaters can get pricey though, and they take up a lot of room in your closet. Having too many can get overwhelming. I try to stick to buying sweaters that I know I will wear for many seasons to come. Below I’ve complied a few different lists of my favorite sweaters to hopefully make it easier for you to shop, and help narrow down your search.

Casual / Everyday Sweaters

Sweaters Under $60

Cardigans

Sweater Dresses

I hope you enjoyed my favorite sweater picks!
What sweater can you not stop wearing this season?
XO,
Sara


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Gift Guide for Him

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1. Scarf // 2. Hat // 3. Watch // 4. Duffel Bag // 5. Athletic Shoes // 6. Vest //

7. Bluetooth Speaker // 8. Headphones // 9. Slippers // 10. Sweater // 11. Joggers // 12. Pajama Set 

Do you struggle with buying gifts for your spouse/significant other/dad/brother? No, just me? Well, I never have any idea what to get my husband for any holiday. He offers up no suggestions so he usually ends up with a new shirt or sweater. I have actually gotten him Bose speakers before (still uses them), slippers (a surprise hit), a vest (so practical), and a watch (that I am proud to say he wears everyday). I also tend to buy him active wear or comfy clothes that he can wear for lounging around the house because he won’t buy those things for himself.

Now how great is this duffel bag? If your husband is anything like mine, he is probably not taking the time to purchase a decent travel bag (mine still uses a North Face backpack). 😉 I think this bag would be perfect for him because he takes a lot of quick overnight work trips, and he needs something he can easily carry on a plane or throw in a trunk.

These headphones are a must if your husband does any sort of working out. They stay in place and the sound quality is excellent. You also can’t go wrong with a good pair of gym shoes, or an everyday watch. And every guy needs a half-zip pullover that can be dressed up or down.

I am also loving these workout pants and this fleece pullover!

What are you buying for the men in your life?

XO,

Sara

My Christmas Wishlist

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1. Pullover // 2. Boots // 3. Sneakers // 4. Joggers // 5. Lounge Pants // 6. Hoodie //

7. Lounge Top // 8. Necklace // 9. Earrings // 10. Scarf // 11. Sweater // 12. Sweater

Everything on this my Christmas Wishlist is something that I would LOVE (obviously) to receive this Holiday Season. I have a few of these items in my shopping cart, and it’s hard not to just pull the trigger and purchase myself. I own these Lounge Pants and love them so much that I want them in another color. I am especially hoping to receive this cozy pullover in Birch White and these sneakers in green (and pink for spring!). Yes, I’m already planning for warm weather. Is it spring yet? 😉

You can’t go wrong with cozy lounge wear or a beautiful sweater. A pair of fabulous boots or a cashmere scarf are always something I love to get but hate to spend the money on myself. Jewelry is also something that I never buy for myself so it is fun to receive as a gift. This necklace is simple enough to be worn everyday, and the earrings could be dressed up or down.

Every piece on my Christmas Wishlist is so versatile, and I’m sure that any lady in your life would love to receive something on it! What is on your holiday wishlist? Do you have any awesome gift ideas? I would love to hear them!

What gift guides would you like to see? Comment below!

XO,

Sara

Lizzie in Lace

Workwear Uniform

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweater (on sale!) // Pants (on sale!) // Booties (on sale!) // Bag, sold out (similar here) // Necklaces here and here // Earrings

I have a love/hate relationship with workwear. For me, it is alllll about being comfortable. The majority of my day is spent on the floor/chasing children/climbing playground equipment, etc. etc. If I sit down at all, it is in a chair made for a five year old. But even so, I need to dress professionally (although I think that teachers should be allowed to wear joggers and gym shoes every day 😉 ). Corduroys and the softest sweater are the perfect way to be professional and comfortable. These corduroys fit a little tight but will stretch with wear. I was still able to wear my usual size, and they come in a bunch of colors. I bought the sweater in a small vs. an x-small because I wanted it to be a little oversized.

Before this school year started, I purchased this bag shown above from JCrew. Best. Investment. For years, I was carrying a multitude of things to work, and trying to juggle it all without spilling my coffee while locking my car door. I used to carry my computer bag, lunch bag, workout clothes, giant water bottle, and a coffee. Now that I have this bag, I can simply shove everything inside. Now I carry this bag, and my coffee. It has made my life so much easier.

My favorite booties are on sale – grab them before they are gone! I am not one to forgo comfort for fashion but these are both. I can wear them all day, and they are beyond cute. I get so many compliments on them. Snag them now because spring will be here before we know it. 😉 Top the whole look off with some great everyday necklaces, and you are ready to go!

What is you favorite workwear look?

XO,

Sara

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Holiday Gift Guide for Mom

Robe // Pajama Set // Slippers // Fresh Lip Balm

Tula Skin Care (20% off your first order!) // Initial Necklace // Gloves // Scarf

Today starts my Holiday Gift Guide Series! Each week, I will post a new Holiday Gift Guide. These can be easily found from my “Holiday Gift Guide” tab in the menu at the top of my page.

I’m starting with a Gift Guide for mom because my Mom is my rock/my best friend/my inspiration/who I aspire to be. So I absolutely love holiday shopping for her. First, I know that she will love anything I get her. Second, she is super easy to buy for. But last, and most importantly, she deserves so much more than I could ever buy her. My mom’s gift is always the one I put the most thought into (sorry, Dean!). She does so much for me and for the kids, that I always think long and hard about her gift – even though no gift could possibly tell her how grateful I am for her.

When I think of the perfect gift for my Mom (or any mom), I think of something pampering like the softest robe or the coziest scarf, the freshest skincare, or the absolute BEST lip balm. I know my Mom always loves a good pair of slippers, and what Mom wouldn’t want a necklace with her grandkids (or kids) initials? My Mom is not the type of person to spend a lot of money on herself, so I try to buy her something that she would never splurge on for herself.

I always have a hard time narrowing down what I want to get my Mom. I usually buy a few items, and then return what I don’t end up giving her. I find new things, change my mind, feel like I need to give her something better. Currently, one of her gifts is sitting in my closet, and has been since July.

What is your favorite gift to buy for your Mom? I’d love to hear your ideas!

I hope you will follow along with my weekly gift guides, and use Joggers and Gym Shoes for your holiday inspiration.

XO,

Sara

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Sweater Dresses for Fall

On Sara: Dress // Boots are old, similar here and here

I am a lover of a good sweater dress, I mean, who isn’t? They are cozy and stylish, yet still forgiving enough to enjoy a few extra slices of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. The color block pattern on this particular dress is so in right now, and the over-the-knee boots help provide enough coverage that this dress can be worn for work or for play. Personally, I don’t wear a lot of dresses to work because I spend the majority of my day on the floor with a menagerie of five year olds but I may have to make an exception for this one. I will definitely be wearing them more as the weather continues to cool down.

I’ve also rounded up a few of my favorite sweater dresses to take you from fall into winter. I plan on living in them this holiday season!

Favorite Fall Sweater Dresses:

Gray Dress

Pink Turtleneck Dress

Maroon Dress

Balloon Sleeve Dress

Tie Sleeve Dress

Will you be living in sweater dresses this fall? What is your favorite fall item?

XO,

Sara

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