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Target for Women – Giveaway Week

Tis the season for shopping and spending money!

We’re here to help you this week with one of everyone’s favorite – Target or Targé in my house.  If you haven’t seen our giveaway with some of our blogger babes, don’t miss your opportunity to win!  Together, these #Girlbosses are going to select one lucky winner of $1000 gift card just in time for holiday shopping. Can I get a ‘woot woot’!

The women’s selection at Target is AH-mazing … I could grab a coffee, put my headphones in and spend hours cruising the women’s department.

From workout clothing to date night, they have you covered. And if you ask me, their pieces are almost identical to a lot of high priced items out there – I am just sayin’.

So, what are our favorites. It was hard to choose but these are the ones that stood out.

              

Don’t miss a single one – the velvet jeans are yummy and that leopard jacket had me at hello!

Get ready to spend your $1000 at Target and Good Luck!

Leopard Sweater, Velvet Pajamas, Velvet Jeans, Workout Tank, Booties, Balloon Sleeve Sweatshirt, Fur Stole, Leopard Jacket, Fur Jacket, Tie Tennies,Pleated Skirt, Wrap Dress, White Tennis Shoes, Lace Dress, Workout Pants, Love Sweatshirt, Earrings, Skinny Jeans

 

The Perfect Slip Cover

Am I alone on the hunt for the perfect couch slip cover?

Finding the perfect slipcover can be quite the feat! Trust me, it has been almost a year!

We have a couch that we have had for years now and it has taken it’s fair beating having two small kids and a dog! I have always had extra ‘back up’ covers and have used a few – but I wanted a change from our off-white covers.

I searched high and low for the perfect color, the perfect fabric and I am happy to report, I have found the answer. I ordered a few different sample colors and fabrics and decided this would be the perfect addition to our living room colors and cozy for the winter months. How was the process? Painless. I chose the velvet ‘rouge ash’ and absolutely love our choice.

The simple process of taking measurements (explained in detail on their site), choosing your color/fabric selection and soon after a beautiful cover appears on your porch.

How gorgeous did our new velvet silver couch turn out?

Not only did I fall in love with everything about it, my family jumped on a snuggled right in! I couldn’t be happier! Granted I did have to make a few changes to the rest of the living room – my reclaimed wood coffee table didn’t quite ‘fit’ with the new look … but I can’t complain with the choice I found to replace it!

And for those I saw at Homegoods and other stores multiple times, finding the perfect pillows was also part of the fun. Now you finally get to see the final look.

 

 

Are you looking for an update to your living room or couch? I hight recommend going this route – much cheaper than buying a whole new couch and gives you the opportunity to have some fun!

 

My next cover by Comfort Works?  Velvet navy blue!

 

Slip Covers (c/o Comfort Works), Rug (similar and under $300!), Coffee table (c/o Lamps Plus),  books, shoes

 

 

 

 

 

Round One – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s that time of year again … #NSale!!

 

I don’t know about you – but living in the south makes it hard. I LOVE so many things that I know I won’t be wearing anytime soon, if at all. So, this year I was smart and only looked at things for the ‘now’ and that made sense for mine and my clients lives.

Round One:

Jeans and a t-shirt are my go-to staples – and I love how this t-shirt takes it up a notch without being too fancy. I ended up going home with two colors, a perfect closet staple. These jeans were comfortable and stylish, can’t beat that!

Did you see my post needing help on Instagram for which shoe color to get? This is the navy – love them to go with fall colors.

Another amazing t-shirt that steps it up – this top was a no brainer for me, it can be dressed up and down. The body portion of the top is cotton … aka, comfy! Paired with these high waisted jeans – they keep selling out, so act fast! And this bag is perfect for all of the stuff I ‘need’ on an everyday basis – and it is under $100. Might have been one of my favorite steals of the sale!

The best part … the shoes and the hemline of the jeans.

 

 

 

I was obviously crushing on this Mahogany color, because I had 3 things in my pile the same!

This mahogany sweater is light enough for us in the South and I love the silhouette and bell sleeves.

 

 

And what I live in most – activewear. They did not have these moto leggings in black which is what I ended up ordering but they are going to be my new favorites!

And this tank was the perfect length. I came home with this entire outfit. And ps, so did Mollie but slightly different – You can separate us physically but we find a way to stick together. We were cracking up at this!

  

 

And last but not least for my first round of pics – this gorgeous leopard blazer. The details on this were crazy! I am definitely ordering in my size!

Helloooo, my two favorite bras that 90% of my clients wear are on sale … this never happens (and they offer a variety of colors)!! Stock up and you will thank me later!

 

 

A few of my favorite that my store didn’t have that I was longing to try … (and ordered just in case!)

 

So – that is a wrap for my 1st round picks! Stay tuned for more … xo, erin

 

Gorjana Mini + Me Just in Time for Mother’s Day

We wanted to wish all of you Mom’s out there a VERY Happy Mother’s Day!

My girls were SO excited to get these new items from Gorjana Mini + Me Collection –

They love that they get to match their mommy (which makes my heart smile!).

(Ella) Top, Shorts (Costco, really!), Shoes ~ (Erin) Skirt, Shoes  ~ (Violet) Top, Shorts (Costco), Shoes

The could not put them on fast enough and have worn them every day since.

Motherhood is hard, let’s be honest. Everyone has told me since my girls were babies that the days are long and the years are short – they are right.

It is hard to really see that picture when you are covered in food, exhausted and trying to get through just one day at a time.

But I look at my girls – at the mere ages of 6 and 8 and have never felt such a love for a human being.   I, like all of you, plead for the clock to slow down but know that I must try and relish every long day.

As we have worn these bracelets the past few days – I found myself smiling see how we were connected with a sparkle or splash of pink!

Talk about the ultimate gift for all those ‘mini me’s’ in your life!!!

And please, don’t let my babies grow up…

Mothers Day &Father's Day backdrops

Enjoy your weekend … and Happy Mother’s Day!

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My Favorite Hair Tools

Some people have a favorite lipstick (ok, I have that too!) – I have a favorite hair tool!

I cannot live without my Bombshell wand. I repeat – I cannot live without it. Forget the straightening iron, this thing is magic.

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I have the thickest and the straightest hair imaginable, true! Let’s be honest, we always want what we don’t have, right?!

The older I get (gasp!) and after each child, I noticed the texture of my hair changed .. so enter, the Sultra Bombshell. This curling iron is HOT (temperature wise, beware…there’s a reason it comes with the glove – I have mastered it at this point but don’t try this at home!) but it’s the easiest and fastest way I can manage my hair. A little secret, I am a 20 minute gal, ask my husband! I am usually waiting on him! I do wash my hair at night, so that saves me a HUGE amount of time. I wash it every 4-5 days (for real), use my Wet Brush which is my girls favorite brush too (no tangles) and I sleep with a wet head.

How to use it? There is a little secret I discovered … It’s all in the way you hold it.

I start in the very front and always hold pointing down. Work around your head, always taking a small section and wrap it around the barrel.

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When you pull the curl off, pull the barrel straight up, allowing your curl to ‘fall off’ the curling iron.

Same on the other side, always twirling the hair away from your face …

I, then in fancy terms, ‘scrunch’ my  hair wigs … never pulling out the curl. Spray with my favorite Moroccan Oil hairspray. And voila! Fancy hair that lasts for DAYS. The curl looks even better the next day and the just amount of hairspray makes for a full, textured bun when I have hit my limit!

  

Add a litt lipstick … and ready for my new headshot!

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So, there you have it … my favorite tools for my hair. Simple and easy … stay tuned for more beauty tricks!

 

Photos by Maddy Fanning Photography

SALE ALERT + $500 PayPal GIVEAWAY

Happy Wednesday?

I love this time of year for so many reasons. The ‘storm’ is over after the holidays and it’s SALE time for most stores!!

Remember when Mollie and I hit the streets of NYC for some serious shopping?

It’s time to do it again … and with better deals!

My  top 3 favorites?

BLAQUE LABEL Blazer

If you know me, you know I have this blazer in every color. Only $45 people. (Normally $150). And yes, I just bought one more (just in case!)

J. CREW Strappy Sandals

The perfect sparkle shoe to go with EVERYTHING – see Mollie’s above? GORGEOUS.

CHELSEA 28 Sequin Pants

And lastly. I want this whole outfit. I have been kicking myself I didn’t get these pants over the holidays. Now I can for under $50. Who says you can’t wear sequins anytime of the year?

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Now, the good news … how are you going to shop for all of these amazing steals? We have a surprise!!!!

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $500 shopping spree on US!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 2/3.
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Pinterest Favorites Party

It is that time of year for holiday parties!

We went to a neighborhood party over the weekend and they asked everyone to bring you favorite Pinterest recipe.

(They must have been talking to the wives, I am not sure my husband even knows what Pinterest is!).

It was ADORABLE! We all know there are all of those yummy, delicious recipes that we have ‘pinned’ but have never made  (or maybe it’s just me!). This was the time to see and fast them all!

Here is what I brought that you saw on my Instagram:

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So easy to make and everyone loved them (even my kiddos).

Here are a few of the favorites (click picture for recipe) that I will be making this holiday season:

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Any recipes that you love that we should be making this holiday season?

TGIF In Tulle

Sometimes you find a piece of clothing that just makes you swoon … and this skirt did just that!

We thought we would send a quick TGIF in Tulle today!

This adorable ombre, tulle skirt is romantic and perfect for the holiday season.

A skirt like this makes us feel like a little girl, right? It made me want to twirl like my 7 year old in ballet class!

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A tulle skirt is the perfect skirt for the holidays, paired with turtleneck, a fitted button down or even dressed down … it is PERFECTION!

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Happy Friday Friends!

Want more options for the perfect tulle skirt for the holidays?

 

Photographs by Debby Ditta Photography 

Wear It Wednesdays – BR Faux Leather Top

We found this amazing Banana Republic faux leather top and immediately knew it was a missing piece in our closets!  This top is perfect, with faux leather on the front side and a cotton blend on the back. Y.U.M.M.Y.

The beautiful part about Wear It Wednesdays is showcasing our different styles. Erin dresses the top up with a midi full skirt and heels – and Mollie pairs it with a distressed denim and booties. Both are brilliant!

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Erin perfects her look with a statement necklace and a tribal meets rocker clutch.
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Mollie mixes it up with some differing metals and an edgy Kooba handbag.

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Be sure to shop your favorite pieces from our look right here!  Happy faux leather shopping, ladies.

Photo credits:

Mollie:  Luanne Kelly Photography

Erin: Debby Ditta Photography

 

 

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