Sunday, November 24, 2013


Wow wow wow! I just found out about this HUGE sale at the GAP going on right now. Up to 60% off, PLUS an extra 20% if you shop online! If you still need to do some Christmas shopping (or if you just want something pretty for yourself), I'm pretty sure you can't pass this one up ladies! I know I won't!
Tons of women's tees in lots of styles and colors are only $10. Yes, I said $10! I think I'm in heaven. I love this striped one. Click here for details.


I'm also digging these two. Click here and here.
And here's a few more of my favorites.

 Tailored gingham shirt, now $34.96 and fitted boyfriend plaid flannel, now $24.98! Loving these right now with a chunky sweater and some bling.
Metallic skinnies, now $55.96, legging cords, now $47.96, and ultra skinny pants, only $21.98!
Scarves make great gifts! And these look so cozy! Guess what? Just $10! Click here and here.
I'm putting this one on MY Christmas list. Wool moto jacket, now just $89.60!
How cute are these fox socks ($4) and convertible mittens ($10)? Great for the stocking!
 We can't forget the men in your life right? More $10 tees for them too! Woohoo! I know my hubby is always on the hunt for the perfect tshirt.
 Essential long-sleeve crewneck T and V-neck T.
More great finds! Love this twill holiday plaid shirt, now $34.96, and cotton cashmere button sweater just $35.72.
How about some great $10 gift ideas? Can't beat that price for these two!
And socks always make a great stocking stuffer, especially at $3.18!
GAP has the kiddos covered too, whether you need to outfit them now or stash things away for Christmas. Here are some of my favs.
Girls ombre sequin sweater dress at $29.22 and classic fleece PJ set at $24.46.
They have some super cute little girls accessories too.
These V-neck t-shirts for boys are only $9! :)
And I love this rugby stripe shawl sweater at $20.96 and reversible fleece scarf for $6.
My favorite from my online search though are these neon hi-top sneakers. Only $20.97!
Seriously, how cute are these? Kind of makes me wish a had a little boy to dress!
OK, so if you haven't shopped this giant GAP sale yet, I suggest you go! Now! Fast! Or if you're like me on this chilly Sunday morning, just stay in your jammies and shop from your couch! I'm planning on checking off a chunk of my Christmas shopping list! Thanks GAP!
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Camo and (faux) Leather

Quick outfit post......I've been searching for some leather look leggings forever. For a trend that seems to be everywhere, it certainly was way harder than I thought it would be to get my hands on some that worked on me. I searched high and low and tried on more pairs than I can count, and started to feel pretty ridiculous. Finally this pair from Forever 21 was the winner!

Seems like every store has their version of the leather legging. My first criteria was price (girl on a budget!). I didn't even try on the expensive ones. I'm always extremely budget conscious, but for this particular item especially, because I really wasn't sure how often I would wear them, or even IF I would end up wearing them at all. I've been a little iffy on this look. I absolutely LOVE it on other people, but wasn't sure how it would translate to my life of school drop off and dance class with Mason. So no way was I going to spend money on something I was going to chicken out on and not wear.

Second there was the issue of fit. I always have a hard time finding pants that fit well. Leggings are usually super easy though, right? But with these, the waist was huge on a lot, while the legs fit fine. Or they gaped behind the knees (BIG no no with leggings!). Or they had random zippers, which I can't really get on board with. The biggest problem though seemed to be getting my feet through the ankles! Has anyone else had this problem? I got one pair on in the F21 dressing room, and then could NOT get them off! Seriously, I thought for a minute I was going to have to ask for some scissors. Please tell me I'm not the only one to experience this?

The other issue was that I didn't want them to look super cheap. That was also super hard to find at my price point. I didn't want them to look totally trashy, and trust me, there are a lot that do! Yikes!


So this is my pick. Super stretchy, even at the ankle. No weird gaping. High waisted, but the waistband folds down. Not crazy tacky. And best of all? The price! Just $13.80 at Forever 21! Can't beat that! I would link you to them, but the website says they're no longer available. :(
I've worn them twice since I bought them, and while I love the look, I'll admit, I did feel I tad bit self-conscious dropping Mason off at school. But hey, moms should get to dress cute too, right? Anyone else trying the leather legging trend currently? What are your favorite brands, and favorite ways to style them? I'd love to know!

What I Wore:  Forever 21 faux leather leggings (similar here), Forever 21 camo jacket, Target sweater (last year), ankle boots, and Philip Lim for Target bag.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My First Craft Fair!

It's been a while since I've posted anything! This past Friday I had my first Belle & Grace vendor booth at Mason's school's Harvest Festival. Preparing for it kept me BUSY for the couple of weeks leading up to it and basically took over all of my free time! Plus we had a bit of a health scare with Eric (everything's OK - long story).
Anyway, I wasn't 100% sure what to expect for the Festival, so I wanted to be ready for anything. Overall I think it went well! Sold more than I expected to, handed out quite a few business cards, and mostly got to chat with friends and meet lots of new people while Mason played. BIG thanks to my sweet husband Eric who helped me get everything ready and kept me company while I worked, and to him and Mason for putting up with me. I MAY have been a TEENSY bit stressed out the day of.  Here's what the prep looked like in my dining room.

My camera has been stuck on some weird setting lately, so unfortunately pretty much none of my photos from the event turned out. Boo. Here's the best of the bunch. Wish it wasn't so blurry. Oh well.

(Disregard the Paparazzi Jewelry booth behind me!)
Here's a few pics from my phone of some of the items that were for sale. If you see something you like let me know! I'll be adding the new items to the facebook page soon, but you can comment on this post if there's something you want before then.




 I also made some hand-stamped Christmas Ornaments. These can be personalized, and make great gifts!

I'm playing catch up this week, so new posts are coming! Then time to get ready for Thanksgiving......
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Heart and Soul


I am LOVING the cooler weather here in Vegas! I had been waiting to be able to wear my Old Navy "Heart and Soul" sweatshirt, and we finally had a day I could throw it on! I am so glad sweatshirts are in right now! Who doesn't want comfy AND cute? Old Navy nailed it with these sweatshirts - they are SO soft and cozy! I literally did not want to take it off. I wish I had snagged every version of this when they had their sale a few weeks ago, but now they're down to just $6.97!!! What? Maybe I will stock up after all......

What's your favorite sweatshirt this season? 

What I wore:  Old Navy Sweatshirt, Target jeans and ankle boots, cross body bag from

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