February 2014 Faves

My February favorites are right on time this month and this go ’round it’s all about beauty. As you can see above I’ve spent a lot of time in February trying out new products and picking out the ones I … Continue reading

What’s In My Bag? (Bahamas)

I hope you guys are as excited to read this post as I am to write it. I love showing you what I’ve been up to and what products I’m into at the moment and this article couldn’t have come … Continue reading

Obsessed with… Minnetonka!

Leather. Cozy. Adorable. The first three words that come to mind when this particular brand comes to mind.

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “Omg, didn’t she just talk about loafers not too long ago?” Well, my friends, I sure did! But, today’s post isn’t just about footwear… It’s about all things Minnetonka.

Call me crazy but, I first found out about this brand browsing the aisle of TJ Maxx some 2 years ago. Now, I’m not what you’d call a “Maxxinista”. I don’t, generally, have good success at places like that… There’s no specific reason, I guess. I just don’t get on well at ‘overflow’ stores. It’s funny, though, when I complement my friends on their outfits, many times they tell me that their blouse, dress, or bag came from TJ Maxx.

Anyway, I found some super cute Jr. Trapper moccasins. I kid you not, I wore these things out! Winter, summer, rain, or shine. They were my go-to casual shoe, especially during pregnancy! Normally, in Wilmington, it’s easy to wear flip flops all year long. But, moccasins are a wonderful alternative to my usual Rainbows. Unfortunately, after such heavy wear, I had to get rid of them… However, the lovely Heather, over at Revival Photography, kept my adoration alive by posting instagram photos of her new Minnetonka closet additions. (She shares my love 🙂 Follow her and her groovy hubby @revivalphoto)

Recently, since we are full fledge in the midst of autumn air, I have been missing my faux fur lined little slip-ons. But, this time, I was looking for a ‘grown-up’ version. So, guess what I ordered yesterday?

LEOPARD KILTY MOCCASIN

I have been coveting leopard loafers/moccasins for the longest! But, I felt like I was being cliché since everyone seems like they have a pair. These moccasins are more my style, comfort level, and still a fantastic neutral, casual shoe. I can confidently wear this without feeling too dressed up or down. I actually got them for $5 (+ S&H) because I has $35 worth of DSW rewards coupons! 🙂 How rad, right?! Still, though, these babies are only $40 regularly, which is a great price considering how well made they are.

But, let me remind you, this post just isn’t just about shoes… Although, I could go on and on. Minnetonka has super cute products that also include hats and handbags. If you visit their website, you will also see that they advise and provide the supplies needed to properly care for your purchases. Below are a just few of my favorite Minnetonka goodies.

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3-Layer Fringe Boot   |   El Paso bag  |  Hardsole Moccasin  | El Paso Moccasin

A wave of colder weather (and when I say “colder” I mean no longer 85) has whipped through this week creating the perfect sweater weather. The collection of items below is similar to what you might find me running around in with my kids & hubby on a chilly Saturday afternoon. I love all things Aztec, leather, and fringe… Not to mention a little aqua sparkle! I used some of my preferred Minnetonka basics like the gray/fringe crossbody bag, and the taupe, softsoled moccasin.

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aztec sweater  |  moccasins   |   fringe crossbody bag  |   round sunglasses  |   aqua leaf earrings

Weekend Wind-Down

The beach was beautiful tonight and just what all of us needed to wind down from a long week.

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Hubby was gone for work for four days this week and with me all doped up on meds from my surgery + baby to take care of, my mom had to spend a couple of nights over here with me… After barely getting past that, I had a six hour wedding to shoot yesterday and an hour drive there and back. Our 7 year old has been super restless this weekend so, I thought a good trip to the beach was the cure for all the exhaustion circulating in our household.

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If you would’ve asked me a week ago, I would’ve told you that I’m not ready for summer to end but, today was a perfect autumn evening. While walking along the sandy sidewalks, by the taco shops, and surf stores I saw the most gorgeous (unaffordable) pair of fall boots; a mixture of woven and leather elements. At the moment I saw them, I realized that I’m ready to wear boots and scarves and have backyard fires. As much fun as I’ve had introducing my new little one to the summer elements of our ‘salt life’, watching our family morph into another year, and experiment with hot weather fashions… All good things must come to an end.

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How was your weekend?