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Coco Chanel said,

“In order to be irreplaceable, one most always be different.

There’s many ways to style a peasant top for fall, but this is my favorite way: denim. Shorts or jeans! Here’s the flares I’m wearing and shorts. If you live in a cooler climate, I’d recommend adding a camel coatigan. Which is your favorite?

Peasant top worn here in Small use code NEWSLETTER10 // Jeans -flares in 26 // Fendi Large Flip Bag similar // Boots // Cardigan // Sunglasses

foldable hat and hat similar // polka dot camisole // jeans // sunglasses // heels (under $60!) // cute similar clutch

My in-laws are in town and date nights were the original plan. However, life had other plans. Levi got sick and won’t let go of me, so goodbye freedom and yummy Italian food at Gales alone with Reid. Oh well, my mother-in law organized my kitchen cabinets so I can’t complain too much. We got a raincheck for a date night at Gale’s.

I found this polka dot camisole online on sale — love the print. It came with a skirt that I also ordered. However, it didn’t look good on me. So I styled it with my old favorite denim, practical hat (in this 100 degree heat) and pink blush sandals.

Which is your favorite?

dress // Chloe Faye bag // heels // sunglasses // similar turquoise rings

What are your plans for the Fourth? The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. good food, friends, and a chilly evening watching the fireworks. And maybe a day to sleep in? Levi hasn’t been the greatest sleeper but maybe he too will get the hint that its a holiday weekend. 2 years ago we went to the San Marino fireworks display at Lacy Park. While it was beautiful, scenic and fun to be with friends, never again! One of our friend’s daughter went missing and it was too many people to keep track of our then 4 children. So since last year, we started a tradition of watching the fireworks at Lake Arrowhead. Some of you know we have an A Frame we renovated here that we rent out. This year, we look forward to 4 days of clean mountain air at Lake Arrowhead. We can’t wait! Let’s transition to an upcoming sale in 11 days!!

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

It is a HUGE sale on Fall new arrivals. Those who have the card, get “early access” because hot items always sell out first. Everything from booties to coats are up to 40% off. I still have these rag + bone booties I got from the sale 40% off retail that I still wear and LOVE. HERE is a sneak peek of the sale.

Don’t forget, my shop page is open 24/7, you can follow me on the free Liketoknow.it app “shalicenoel” for quick links, and you can always “shop my instagrams.”

Also, FYI start preparing now for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! 1. Become a cardholder. I did this 2 years ago just to enter the sale early access and I’m SO glad I did. Sign up now for a $60 note! That is basically free money and a gift card to spend on whatever. Like that La Mer lotion you’ve been eying. 2. This sale is on NEW ARRIVALS. That is why this sale is SUCH A BIG DEAL. I literally get butterflies in my stomach nervous happy just thinking about it. It begins July 12, and be sure to follow my newsletter, Instagram and blog. I will aim to publish my blog post will my favorites from the sale from beauty devices to best in sale heels, boots and flats, at 12:30am, July 12. I don’t sleep much that day, haha. But it’s worth it. I still love the rag + bone boots I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale about 40% off retail. Now that’s worth a little loss of sleep.

Nite Jogger (size 9) in white/pink

This lightweight Nite Jogger, originally meant to stand out at night, is a perfect day statement that carries your look from the gym to shopping with friends. The colors were the first thing that drew me to the shoes. I LOVE the combination of pinks and mauve. It brings out my all black ensemble underneath my trench. The latter of which I’ll admit is my go-to outfit. I was pleasantly surprised with the complimentary fast shipping from Finish Line. The shoes are lightweight and fresh for spring. As for style, its a marriage between the dad sneaker and a chic running shoe. Stand out this spring in the hottest IT shoe. Get it before it sells out!
Check out more from Finish Line HERE

Thank you Finish Line for sponsoring this post!

Nike’s on Repeat

by Shalice Noel

So many of you asked about this outfit after I posted it on social this week. I love mixing high and low, casual and sophisticated. As for outfit details, my Nike’s are $90, worn with a trench, cropped jeans and a baseball cap.

gingham top // jeans and similar on sale! // sandals // sunnies // necklace

I love gingham because it never goes out of style. I’m happy to announce going up a size in this top really accommodated my growing baby bump! I paired this top with some classic white jeans with a gorgeous raw hem. I included some of my favorites below!

Some more gingham tops and dresses:

More gingham swimsuits:

 

As always my shop page is open 24/7 and check out some of my picks for the Nordstrom half yearly sale!

 

When I think about what I’m most comfortable in, denim, a graphic tee, booties, and a cool jacket is always a go-to combo. It’s easy yet fashionable, which is how I like to think of my style. Part mom, part fashion girl.

 

As fall rolls around, I live in that combination. I’m very excited for all things velvet this season, and as blazers are more popular than ever, I’ve had fun mixing different versions into my outfits. When I first saw this chartreuse velvet jacket, I fell in love, even though the color might seem hard to style. I’ve personally always been attracted to unique statement pieces, and a color like this fits the bill. Paired down with ripped denim and a neutral graphic t-shirt, and the outfit instantly becomes California cool – a vibe I’m always into.

 

And because I can’t get enough of red at the moment, I mixed in two splashes to make the look feel even more like me. Fashion is supposed to be fun, and I’m all about an unexpected combination – whether colors, prints, whatever. My black booties didn’t do enough to compliment this jacket, but the red ones made the entire outfit feel more edgy and cool. A very effortless “I just threw this on but it works” kind of look, right?

 

I’ve already talked about adding pops of red into your wardrobe, but don’t be afraid to mix it with other hard-to-wear pieces. And do me a favor and see how red looks instead of reaching for neutral accessories on autopilot. Sometimes meshing the unexpected is the perfect combination!

More red boots from around the web:

denim jean // graphic tee similar // red boots similar // velvet blazer // earrings

Watermelon Smoothie

by Shalice Noel

ballet heel COLE HAAN :: top RAILS :: jeans rag & bone and these :: sunnies CHLOE

I’m a little embarrassed how much I’ve worn these jeans and I couldn’t help but pair them with this cute watermelon top and pink mary janes. Isn’t this top cute? It makes me crave more frozen watermelon smoothies we’ve been making lately. So yum! I included the recipe below.

Chia Watermelon Smoothie (adapted from Minimalist Baker)

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 ripe banana previously peeled, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup (120-180 ml) unsweetened plain almond milk 
  • 1 lime, juiced (~30 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp chia or hemp seeds (I like chia)

Blend in a blender till smooth. Add more frozen strawberries if you want it thicker. Enjoy and happy Monday!

 

Here’s what I wore to WHO WHAT WEAR’s fall preview in Hollywood. I may be partial, but they put on the best parties! I’m also partial to a pop of red (which you already knew if you’re following me on insta). This whole outfit is budget friendly, for instance my pants are $35! What are you up to this weekend? We’re excited to spend the long holiday at the beach with dear friends from Chicago. Can’t wait! Be sure to stop and savor this time with our loved ones.

faux leather leggings :: HM tee, similar :: similar jacket :: bag CHLOE :: boots Zara similar

Labor Day Sales happening now!

BODEN  20% off (I’m picking up dresses for the girls for church and these pants for me)

FRYE 25% off Sale (I love these sandals)

ANN TAYLOR 50% off select full-price styles, like these heels

URBAN OUTFITTERS extra 30% off sale items – these furry slides are $5! 

MANGO 20% off orders over $100, how cute is this pink suede skirt?

EXPRESS  these jeans I keep wearing are 40% off 

TGIF pullover FREE PEOPLE :: jean NSF similar (under $50):: flats FOREVER21 similar :: earrings MISA LOSANGELES :: photo’s by Tasha

What’s the recipe for the comfiest outfit? Oversize sweater, flats, and jeans. Honestly, I’m not HUGE into flats but they’re terribly practical walking around with half a preschool, so yes I’m a fan. If you’re curious what to buy – that’s doesn’t cost more than your monthly latte budget, scroll down. I’d steer away from overly trendy, certainly durable and just a trifle interesting to upgrade the momiform.

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Oversize sweaters are my jam. Endless comfortable opportunities with flats and jeans.

Speaking of jeans, these black ones are under $50, and these faux leather leggings are awesome and under $30, you’re welcome!

Flats are the shoes you wear when you have a non-stop day, lots of demands and carrying children, etc. These are some I love:

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