Tuesday, April 02, 2013


As the temperatures increase so does our anxiety of that impending three-word phrase:  bathing. suit. season.  

What's a girl to do when she's been pigging out on comfort food to combat those terrible chilly temperatures?  If you're anything like me, you automatically rationalize the need for new workout clothes to get in shape.  Totally makes sense right?  

Lately, I've been loving GapFit - Gap's exercise clothes.  They're affordable, cute and have a great fit.  Bonus - you can usually find some sort of sale online.  Here are my favorite GapFit picks!

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

3 - I have these in grey and black and live in them!  Barre, running, errands... I need 8 more pair so I can stop doing laundry every other day!
5 - I think I am up to 5 colors in this tee!  I have a mix of smalls and mediums depending on the need/mood.
7 - This sports bra comes in bra sizes (i.e. a number and letter) and fits like a glove.  It's also got a hook and eye closure so you can tighten or loosen it depending on your chest.  Genius!

My advice:  If you're trying to revamp your workout wardrobe, invest in a variety of styles (long sleeve, short sleeve, tanks..) in a matching color palette.  This way you can mix and match but it will still feel like a put together outfit.  Maybe even try matching your sneaks!

ONLINE SALE UNITL WEDNESDAY - use code GAP25 for 25% online!

Happy Exercising! - Sarah

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Even though I haven't done as much shopping as I've wanted to lately, I have done some.  Here are some things I've bought in the last couple of months:

GAP Slub baseball T - $22.95 (on sale $19.99)
possibly the impossible perfect tee...I'll report back after I've washed it

so cute with white jeans, right?

got this for a wedding shower but am envisioning it in all sorts of occasions

these are such a fabulous fit, who knew anyone had bought from reebok since the 90s

go vols....need I say more?

mint and cushy.  

ready for the country music half marathon with my mom

What have you invested in lately?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


{note...wrote this post back in January and forgot to post...}
Lately I love...

pairing a button-down under a sweater.  It's such an easy way to create a new look from not new items.  For the cold weather, it's also warmer {and cuter} than just wearing a tee under a sweater.  Need more proof?  I wasn't kidding when I said I've been loving this look...evidence below {there's more where that came from}.

Have I made you a believer?  If you're just starting out, start with some basic solids, chambray and maybe a black and white gingham.  *note - black and white gingham is one of the best investments I have ever made!
J.Crew - $75                    Madewell - $69.50

After you're feeling confident {and surviving the extra ironing...worth it!}, try some fun patterns and prints.  Get bold and put a print under a printed sweater!
J.Crew - $88                                  Liberty for J.Crew $99.99

Send me pics of your sweater/button-down combos!  I'd love the new combination ideas!


{excuse my absence...been supes busy at school}

I have been bit by the shopping bug - I am in a total shopping mood!  M is not pleased as we are having to pay a small fortune on my car this week...  Am I the only one that gets affected by a season change like this?  If I had an unlimited budget, I'd pick up these goodies:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

2/8/12 - Dying for some more mint in my life!
3 - Inspired by this post on C.Style!
5 - Considering these for the Country Music Half Marathon (they have little perforations that make a design!)
8 - Thinking about pulling the trigger on some Lululemon crops - any words of wisdom?
11 - Inspired by this post on C.Style!
14 - I'm sorry but can it get any preppier?  Needlepoint!  Anchor!  Monogram!

What's on your latest wish list?

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


The Budget Babe recently mentioned this jewelry designer on her blog:  Charles Emerson Designs!  I clicked on over and was totally impressed!  The pieces have a fabulous price tage for great, stylish, standout pieces.  Here are some of my favorites:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Prices of these items range from $12 - $38
1 - Umm Christmas party anyone?
8 - Had to include this one.."The Sarah"

Again - so sad M has me on a spending moratorium or I would've already gotten an order confirmation!  It'll be worth it when our house is decorated gorgeously, right?!  

Thursday, January 03, 2013


So it's here...the new year!  I'm not exactly all for new year resolutions but for the sake of a blog post, there are a few things I'd like to accomplish in the next 12 months.

- Find our dream house {within our budget, of course} and then become a DIY, tool-wielding champ!

- Lose a few pounds and maintain it...doesn't everyone pretty much aways want this?

- Blog more...

- Do more things with friends

- Cook and bake more often {this may not help out with the losing a few lbs...}

What are you going to try to do? -Sarah

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


I totally forgot to take a picture of my outfit last night...bummer!  I totally loved my outfit too!  Here's the general idea:

I wore a J.Crew sequin tee, Alexa Chung for Madewell leather skirt, Stella and Dot jewelry {earrings, bracelet}, black tights and Tory Burch flats.

It was chilly, so I layered with a leopard scarf and black velvet coat!

My actual scarf {not pictured} and coat no longer available but see similar:  scarf, coat.

What did you wear?  Please share!
Happy 2013 - Sarah