Valentine’s Day Style with SoloHope!

It’s time for another installation of my collaboration with Shannon from The Simple Moms! She is a fellow fashion lover, but she is a mom to four girls and, as you know, I’m a mom to three boys! We thought it would be fun to show you how we view style from two different perspectives – a girl mom and a boy mom. Be sure to check out her fabulous post today as well!

I received this jewelry to review. I was not compensated in any way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

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I love a good reason to get dressed up. And I really, really love red. Valentine’s Day is the best of both worlds. This year, I’m adding one more love to my Valentine’s Day style: fair trade jewelry!

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The Red Cheer set from SoloHope is THE perfect set to add a pop of red to your Valentine’s Day outfit. I love the jewelry and I love the story behind Solo Hope!

SoloHope’s founder, Emilee, fell in love with the people of Honduras on a missions trip at age 16 and, on her subsequent trips back to the country, learned of the need for many women to provide for their families as well as the lack of jobs for these women. Emilee dreamed up a jewelry design, partnered with these women as artisan designers, and started selling the jewelry here in the United States. And SoloHope just keeps growing! I love it all.

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The Red Cheer set – a necklace, bangle bracelet, and earrings – is part of the Luxe 2.0 collection just launched this winter. Each piece is beautifully handcrafted in Honduras with pine straw and thread. It is the perfect blend of fun + glam. Can you tell how much I love it?!

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I went for a dressier look with this fabulous asymmetrical dress, red skinnies, and short black boots. You can’t go wrong with black and red on Valentine’s Day!

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I also wore this set out on a more casual date night with The Hubby last weekend with a white button-down and distressed jeans. I changed up the length of the necklace by doubling it over and tying the ends with ribbon around my neck. If you want just a little pop of festive red, this is the way to go!

My friend and fellow fashion-loving mom, Shannon, is styling the In The Rough necklace from SoloHope over on her blog today – you have to check it out!

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We’re sending a little Heart Day love from SoloHope to you! Use the code VDAYFORMOM to get free shipping on your order until Valentine’s Day! If you want your pieces by Valentine’s Day, make sure you order now!

Do you have Valentine’s Day plans? Dressed up or more casual? How would you wear the Red Cheer set?

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3 Ways to Wear Short Western Boots

It’s time for another installation of my collaboration with Shannon from The Simple Moms! She is a fellow fashion lover, but she is a mom to four girls and, as you know, I’m a mom to three boys! We thought it would be fun to show you how we view style from two different perspectives – a girl mom and a boy mom. Be sure to check out her fabulous post today as well!

I received these boots to review. I was not compensated in any way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

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Shannon and I are back with our first style feature of 2016 and it is a fabulous one!

I stumbled across Tecovas Boots on Twitter a few weeks ago. Being a boot lover, I was immediately interested and it took me about two seconds flat to know I needed a pair!

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What makes Tecovas so unique?

Tecovas is the first western boot brand dedicated to selling top-quality, handmade boots at honest prices by only selling them directly to customers. I can tell you this: I have shopped high quality leather western boots in the past and the prices are way up there. Tecovas has brought those sky-high prices down with their approach!

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Tecovas also focused on three things in their extensive development process: comfortable fit, custom leather, and classic style. They want their boots to be the most comfortable boots you’ve ever worn and I think they nailed it!

There are two Tecovas styles for women. The Jamie is your traditional cowgirl height and the Penny is a shorter western boot. Both are available in Bourbon, Midnight, and Desert. I have been wearing my Midnight Penny boots every chance I get because they are so stylish and comfortable!

Here’s a few ideas of how to style your short western boots:

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Everyday Comfort

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Yes, it is cold here in Nebraska. I am living in warm clothes, like this sweater tunic and skinny jeans. A comfy outfit is pulled together quickly with the Penny boots which work perfectly with tucked in skinny jeans or leggings!

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This is what I would wear if I was meeting someone for coffee at Stories Coffeehouse (my favorite in town) or going out for Mexican with my girlfriends! I’m late to these style trends, but I’m digging ponchos and big floppy hats now! Better late than never, right? Instead of tucking my skinny jeans in, I cuffed them above the short boots. This will be a great option for spring when the windchill isn’t below zero like it is at this moment!

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Date nights are my fave. I like to get dressed up for date night. Faux leather leggings are a super fun date night option! They pair like a dream with a sweater dress and the Penny boots! I can’t wait to try them with a few fun, flirty dresses for spring date nights.

You’re in love with Tecovas Boots now, aren’t you?! Shannon shared her styling for the Penny boots today, so check out her post!

We adore this new company and they want to bless one of you with a $100 gift card for your own pair of boots! Head on over to Instagram to find out how to enter!

Which pair of Tecovas Boots would you buy if you won this giveaway?

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Classy Earrings + A Black Friday Deal from April Soderstrom!

It’s time for another installation of my collaboration with Shannon from The Simple Moms! She is a fellow fashion lover, but she is a mom to four girls and, as you know, I’m a mom to three boys! We thought it would be fun to show you how we view style from two different perspectives – a girl mom and a boy mom. Be sure to check out her fabulous post today as well!

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I’m popping in quick today to tell you about some amazing earrings I just discovered that I know you will love!

I love wearing big earrings, but I can’t stand how heavy they can be! April Soderstrom has a solution with her beautiful featherweight earrings!

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There are so many featherweight styles to choose from, but I adore my rose gold large leaf earrings! Rose gold is my new obsession and I’m finding it everywhere right now! I was so happy to have these gorgeous earrings to go with my new rose gold necklace from fashionABLE!

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They are both delicate, but make a statement at the same time. I’ve already worn this combo several times and I know I will even more through the holidays and beyond!

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You can’t see the earrings in this picture and the quality is not the best since it was dark in the theater, but this has been my favorite outfit to wear the featherweight earrings with this holiday season! They were dressy enough for a holiday event, but I could wear them every day!

Here’s the best part: April Soderstrom is running an amazing deal on featherweight earrings this Black Friday!

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When you buy two or more pairs of featherweight earrings, every pair will be 50% off with the code “blackfriday” at checkout! That means the large leaf earrings featured above would only be $20! This deal starts Friday, November 27th and runs through Monday, November 30th!

Mark your calendars, set a reminder on your phone, and grab these fabulous featherweights for gifts AND for yourself!

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Classic Black Flats Made Even Better! (Giveaway)

I’m really excited to bring you the first installation in a collaboration with my friend Shannon from The Simple Moms! She is a fellow fashion lover, but she is a mom to four girls and, as you know, I’m a mom to three boys! We thought it would be fun to show you how we view style from two different perspectives – a girl mom and a boy mom. Be sure to check out her fabulous post today because we are BOTH doing a fun giveaway!

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I am not a heels girl. I can hardly last more than an hour in a pair! Flats + boots are my best friends when it comes to footwear and they work best with my busy mom lifestyle.

I’ve had one pair of black flats for years, but they weren’t my favorite – not very comfortable, a little big, and very plain. They were just sitting in my closet and I was missing classic black flats I could actually wear.

Ja-Vie Flats to the rescue!

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Ja-Vie Flats was a new brand to me, but it didn’t take me long to fall in love with them! The story of how they came to be was the first thing to love:

Natalie and Eric are high school sweethearts,who have been together for over 18 years.  When pregnant with the couples’ first child, Natalie had a very difficult delivery and could not walk for several months due to severe pelvic bone separation. She was literally walking in pain for months. It was during this time that she and Eric saw the opportunity to make pretty, comfortable flats using socks!! “I couldn’t find pretty flats that were comfortable enough to wear day in and day out” Natalie said. Being a fashion girl, she didn’t want to sacrifice looks for comfort.

Leveraging their expertise in R&D/supply chain, they spent two years developing a better shoe and finally perfected the prototype. They named the brand “JA-VIE” – after their 2 beautiful children Javier and Viera.

Isn’t that so wonderful?! I didn’t have a difficult delivery, but I remember my feet begin very uncomfortable during pregnancy and I wish I would have had Ja-Vie Flats! I DO have my own pair now and they are magical for so many reasons!

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The actual Ja-Vie flat is amazing. The knit lining is made of 100% soft, breathable cotton, the insole features leather padding for great arch support, and the jelly outsole makes them durable, flexible, and slip-resistant!

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A really fun bonus feature: these flats are machine washable! How cool is that?! Just remove the leather insole, put the shoes in a laundry bag, and wash on cold. Let them line dry, re-insert the insoles, and they are ready to wear!

A special note about sizing: Ja-Vie Flats are standard European sizing, so take a look at their sizing chart for help in choosing a size! I wear an 8.5 in tennis shoes and went with a 39 in these flats. They are just right with a little room to spare. I may have been able to do a 38, but I’m afraid they would have been a little tight in the toes.

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With over 20 colors + styles to choose from, I had a hard time picking out just one, but I knew I desperately needed wearable, comfortable black flats, so I picked the black/white baby dot flats. They are so wonderful and I will be wearing them whenever the weather allows!

I know you want your very own pair of Ja-Vie Flats now, so I’m giving away a pair of your choice! Just enter below to win!

And don’t forget to visit The Simple Moms for another to chance to win! Follow The Simple Moms on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great fashion + family fun!

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What I Wore

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I’m lying in bed sick as I type this, so forgive me for being brief…or thank me if you prefer fewer words! I’ll make it up to you tomorrow with an awesome giveaway you will definitely want to win!

Here’s what I wore this week…

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cardigan – Noelle Mae Boutique, black tee – Target, black skinnies – Old Navy, necklace – fashionABLE, boots – Frye

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Brilla hoodie – Evy’s Tree, lace tank + extender + jeans + ankle boots – Noelle Mae Boutique, necklace – 107 Market Street

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striped tunic – Zulily, vest – Noelle Mae Boutique, red skinnies – H&M, boots – Cents of Style

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faux leather jacket – Wilson’s Leather, buffalo check shirt – Target (last year), jeans – Noelle Mae Boutique, shoes – Ja-Vie Flats

That last picture includes a hint at tomorrow’s giveaway! I can’t wait to share it with you! See you then!

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State Necklaces – BOGO FREE!

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One of my very favorite deals EVER from Cents of Style is back and better than ever today!

COS State Necklace Gift

These gorgeous state necklaces are buy one get one free today only (11/6/15)! You get two necklaces for $19.99 and shipping is free when you use the code STATEOFMIND2 at checkout!

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Find the place of your birth, the place where you grew up or where you went to school, your favorite place to visit, or the place where your heart belongs. These state necklaces also make thoughtful gifts for friends & family! Get some Christmas shopping done today!

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Here’s how the deal works:

  1. Add a state necklace of your choice to your cart today (11/6/15).
  2. When added to the cart, there will be a pop up for the option of a second state necklace for FREE!
  3. The coupon code will bring the price of the state necklace down for $19.99 at checkout.
  4. The FREE necklace is limit 1 per customer/transaction. Only 1 free necklace will ship with each order.

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I am crazy excited about this deal because it is the lowest price Cents of Style has ever offered for the state necklaces! I wear mine all the time and I know you and your loved one will adore yours, too!

Which state necklaces will you be purchasing today?

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What I Wore

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I’m actually NOT writing this week’s “What I Wore” post at the very last minute! It’s a November miracle!

Can we talk a little bit about fall weather? We had the loveliest week of highs in the upper 50s and I was wearing all the fall things – plaid, hoodies, boots. Heaven. Then Monday came and we shot back up to 80º. What the what?! It’s NOVEMBER, people! I’m starting a petition for temps to not reach above 65º after the first day of fall. Who is signing it with me?

For now, I will forget the too-warm fall temps right outside my door and relish in these fall outfits from the past week:

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Green plaid shirt – Target, black skinnies – Old Navy, necklace – Greenola, mid-calf boots – Frye, tote – fashionABLE

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Nicole hoodie – Evy’s Tree, Mothers of Boys tee – The MOB Society, tank top extender – Noelle Mae Boutique, leggings – Costco, rain boots – Lands’ End

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Corinna top – Stitch Fix, jeggings – American Eagle, boots – Target, necklace – Noonday

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Dress – DownEast Basics (Zulily), denim jacket – GAP, mid-calf boots – Frye, necklace – Greenola

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Nicole hoodie – Evy’s Tree, Kelly snowflake socks – Mitscoots (use code HWTB20 for 20% off)

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Nicole hoodie – Evy’s Tree (yes, again – I live in this one!), KC tank – Scheels, lace tank top extender – Noelle Mae Boutique, leggings – Costco, Hunter boots – Costco

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Melissa button top + military vest – Noelle Mae Boutique, jeggings – American Eagle, riding boots – Lands’ End, chevron necklace – Beautiful + Beloved

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Evergreen Sophie hoodie – Evy’s Tree, infinity scarf – Cents of Style, jeggings – American Eagle, boots – Lane Boots

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beanie – Mitscoots, my jacket – Old Navy, his jacket – Eddie Bauer

And let’s just top it all off with this:

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Every girl needs a crown, right? Especially when her team wins the World Series!

Happy Wednesday, friends! And don’t forget to check out the “What I Wore” linkup over at The Pleated Poppy blog every Wednesday for tons of fashion inspiration!

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5 Must-Have Dresses for Dressember!

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I’m going to be wearing a dress every day in the month of December. Dressember, actually.

Dressember is a fashion movement that has women all over the world wearing dresses for all 31 days of December to raise awareness and money to end human trafficking and sex slavery. We need to be talking about the reality of these things happening in our world. Dressember is making that happen.

I formed a team – TRUE Dressember – just for us to band together to raise money as a part of Dressember. The money will go to several anti-trafficking organizations. Our goal is $1,000 by the end of December – I know we can do this as a community! Just sign up to join the team and start spreading the word! You can also just donate if you don’t want to sign up for the team – $1, $5, $100 – every donation counts!

You can also join us by wearing a dress every day in December! It’s going to be lots of fun, but it will also take some creativity! That’s why I’m planning ahead and giving you some ideas for having your dress game ready for Dressember! With these dresses, you could make it all the way through, no problem!

Here are my 5 must-have dresses for Dressember:

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The Dressember Dress

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Yes! There is an actual dress made just for Dressember this year in partnership with Elegantees! The Dressember Dress is ethically made in partnership with the Elegantees sewing center in Nepal, designed with locally available fabric, and sewn by women dignified by fair wages. They are available exclusively as a pre-order for Dressember in black and wine, so grab yours before they disappear! Use the code HOMEWITHTHEBOYS to get 10% off your Dressember Dress order or anything your order from Elegantees!

And I just need to add one more bonus dress idea from Elegantees!

Samarthya Dress

The Samarthya dress has the most flattering silhouette and could be worn so many ways for Dressember! It comes in charcoal heather gray and indigo blue. Yes, the HOMEWITHTHEBOYS code will get you 10% off this dress, too!

The Short-Sleeve Shirt Dress

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I’m a sucker for chambray, so a denim dress was a must for my Dressember wardrobe! The Everlane short-sleeve shirt dress is perfect because it is versatile AND ethically made! For those cold days of December, I’ll be pairing it with leggings and a leather jacket or a big scarf and dark skinny jeans!

The Go-To Dress

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I didn’t know how much I would love the Go-To Dress until I tried it on and then I fell in love. This is a great date night dress when paired with boots, but can also be worn as a day look with leggings and a fun hoodie. This fun + funky dress from Noelle Mae Boutique will be a fast favorite! Get 10% off when you order here!

The Convertible Dress

Henkaa Iris Midi Dress

Wearing a dress for 31 days straight requires some creativity. The convertible dress gives you lots of options! Henkaa offers several styles of convertible dresses – maxi, midi, mini, with sleeves, without sleeves, and so many gorgeous colors! I have the Iris Midi Dress in Charcoal Grey and it is super fun to style! The sleeves make it a great winter choice.

The Sweater Dress

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Dressember obviously happens in December which gets quite chilly here in Nebraska! A classic sweater dress is a necessity. Gray is my go-to, but a black sweater dress would be equally versatile! With the right accessories, a sweater dress can be worn for any occasion! I love several from Target right now, including this cable knit one (in several beautiful colors) and this more feminine v-neck sweater dress.

Who is in for Dressember with me? Which dress is your favorite? What dresses would you add as must-haves?

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What I Wore

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It’s been a busy few weeks! The blog has been quiet, but our lives have been all hustle and bustle! I’m popping in today to share a few outfits from the past few weeks, but I promise I’ll be sharing other things soon! So much goodness!

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I RUN (to Jesus) raglan | Camo skinnies – American Eagle (clearance) | Wild Copper Tieks

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Floral tee + KanCan jeans – Noelle Mae Boutique | Ballet flats – The Root Collective

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Chambray shirt – Target | Dark jeggings – WalMart | Double fringe bootie – Minnetonka Moccasins

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“Spirit Lead Me” Camo Hoodie – The Berry Patch Boutique (code HWTBFREESHIP for free shipping!) | puffy vest – Old Navy | hi-rise jeggings – American Eagle | boat shoes – Sperry Top-Siders

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Royals tank | gray hoodie – Evy’s Tree | jeggings – American Eagle | boots – Frye | mini-crossbody bag – Better Life Bags

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short-sleeve shirt dress – Everlane | necklace – Noonday | Nikita booties – Noelle Mae Boutique

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Wifey tee, Cello skinny jeans, mustard moccasins – Noelle Mae Boutique | necklace – Work of Worth

What have you been up to this fall? What’s keeping you and your fam busy?

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What I Wore

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Swooping in here to share a quick What I Wore post for this Wednesday! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably see my outfit posts before they show up here, but I like to have them all in one place! I look forward to Wednesday all week!

Here’s a week of what I wore, starting with a fun discount from one of my very favorite mom-owned shops!

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Rainy day at home: hoodie – Evy’s Tree, tee – Target, jeans – Maurice’s, shoes – Sperrys, hat – The Berry Patch Boutique

This outfit just screams fall to me. It was the perfect early autumn ensemble, with layers to take off when the day got warmer and cute flats. It was a humid day and I didn’t want to dry my hair, so braids + a great hat to the rescue!

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The hat was made by my dear friend, Renee, who owns The Berry Patch Boutique. Everything she makes is adorable and she is always working on custom orders! This trucker hat could be made with any state! I’m all about the distressed look + leopard print. LOVE.

I have more to share from The Berry Patch Boutique coming up, but go look around now and use the code HWTBFREESHIP to get free shipping on your order! You can order from her shop or send her a message on her Facebook page to discuss a custom order! Just remember to tell her you have the HWTBFREESHIP code when you order!

And now to the rest of the week…

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Church outfit: duster vest + asymmetrical lace slip dress – Noelle Mae Boutique, leggings – Target, shoes – Wild Copper Tieks, necklace – Work of Worth, earrings – Paisley + Sparrow, silver bracelet (for Fitbit) – Funktional Wearables

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Monday Night Football: tank – Amazon, KanCan boyfriend jeans – Noelle Mae Boutique, shoes – The Root Collective

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School + errands: Tunic sweatshirt – Everlane, black skinnies – Old Navy, boots – Frye, Waterfall necklace – fashionABLE, zebra cuff – Farmgirl Paints, silver Fitbit bracelet – Funktional Wearables

Notice all the jeans and boots and hoodies in this post?! Fall is here, people, and I am in heaven. What are you happiest to be wearing as fall begins?

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