Thursday, December 7, 2017

Rocked it & Swapped it: Floral Evereve Skirt

They say if you spend enough time with someone, you start to look/act alike. I feel that way with Lisa a lot lately! She and I did some shopping at Evereve on completely different days and never spoke after about what we had purchased. About a week later, we both published outfit posts featuring some of the pieces we brought home with us and it turns out, we not only picked out, but pieced together an almost identical outfit! It's funny to think we both selected these very items out of a whole store filled with amazing clothes but let's be honest, is there anything better than this mini skirt? Embroidery is so big this season and this is the perfect statement piece for any holiday party or event you attend. 

The floral detail on the front is just beautiful and because of all the colors, it pairs well with so many things. I love that we both chose a black top, the SAME crescent moon necklace (my current favorite!) and a colorful jacket. Lisa paired hers with a pink bomber style and I chose a teal suede version. Fun to see how different they are but both complement the outfit so well.


How do you feel about the embroidery trend this season?
How would you style this skirt?

Have a great Thursday! Xo

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Christmas Eve Look

Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year. All the excitement and anticipation of the big day without any of the letdown that it's all over which is pretty much always how I feel when I go to sleep on December 25th. I know, that sounds a little crazy but it's the truth. I feel like Christmas Day is similar to your wedding day -- It's something you wait for for SO long and when it's finally here, you spend all day trying to soak every piece of it in and just hope that it doesn't by too fast, but it always does. 

Can you tell I'm a girl who just loves the holidays too much? I attribute a lot of those to my wonderful Parents who always made Christmas such a magical experience for my brother and I. From the earliest ones I can remember, it was everything a child hopes for -- Half-eaten chocolate cookies and a note from Santa on the morning of, a plentiful stack of presents under the tree, holiday music all month long and a long list of traditions that are special to our Family. I have so many memories of going to pick out a real tree as a Family, driving through the Grand Geneva lights (which we still do each year), eating chocolate croissants on Christmas Eve after Grandpa's house, sleeping in a fort on the floor in my brother's room, helping my Dad put the angel on our tree each year and so on. 

Sometimes I miss being little, living at home and experiencing the festivities the way we used to but I'm so lucky to live so close to my Family so we can still share in so much together and I look forward to passing many of these traditions onto Ro as he grows up. I'm also excited to start our own and participate in things like Elf on the Shelf (yes, I know - it's a lot of pressure!) and watching Christmas movies in sleeping bags by the fire...that's one I can't wait for! We always spend Christmas Eve at my Grandpa's house with a lot of Family and so many of my cousins have young kids or new babies as well so it's going to be loud and chaotic but so much fun. Santa will make an appearance and now that I have baby, I get to reclaim my spot on his famous couch in front of the tree :) #kidperks


And speaking of Christmas Eve, I'm thinking this outfit will be perfect. I want to LIVE in this dress -It's so comfortable (and leaves plenty of room for cookie snacking), a great length, very flattering AND most importantly, it's fa la la festive! It shows just the right amount of skin when paired with these OTK boots, which by the way -- THESE ARE UNDER $40. AND...They don't slouch! I was super skeptical since they were such a steal price wise and I figured I would be returning them a day later but so far, they have not disappointed. I really can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on the real thing so I'm glad to have found a stand-in that works with everything from dresses to jeans. Think these will be go-to this season, until it snows that is...

What are your favorite Christmas traditions? 

Thanks for stopping by! Xo


Dress: c/o J. Jill
Scarf: c/o J. Jill (similar)
Boots: Target (under $40!)
Hat: Old Navy (identical version!)
Purse: c/o Sole Society (old)
Lip color: Crush - Glo Skin Beauty

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

How to Style a Floral Dress for Fall

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The weather here in the Midwest has been so mild lately, ranging from the mid 40's to low 50's for the past two weeks. I'm not going to lie, it has been wonderful to not have to break out the tights or winter essentials, although I do get excited to add a cozy knit hat, scarf, and gloves in December...but I digress... As you know, I have been loving pairing lots of floral pieces this season, and this dress I borrowed from Kaitlyn is a fast favorite. I mean, the colors, the dress style (it's so flowy and girly), and the belted waist, love it! 

By adding these gold heels the outfit took on more of a festive look. I wore this to our second family Thanksgiving party, and I got so many compliments on this pairing. I posted it on my IG stories as well and I got tons of questions about the shoes in particular. I have had my eyes on them for months and they sold out so fast the first time around. When I saw them back in stock in early November, I could not buy them fast enough. So worth it you guys, not only are they beautiful but they didn't hurt my feet after wearing them all afternoon. SCORE! 

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I the end I added my go-to wool trench (that I have had for over five years now), lots of gold jewelry, and a bright colored lip, and I was good to go. This paring was perfect for a warmer fall day and roomy enough for all the food I ate at our Thanksgiving feast. Side note, I love that this dress comes with a tie. You can use it as a belt like I did here, or tie it around your neck for an entirely new look! I love a versatile piece. 

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Dress: c/o cabi Clothing // Jacket: Victoria's Secret (old) // Shoes: JustFab // Bag: Gigi New York // Necklace: Lili Claspe (similar & under $29) // Watch: Fossil 
What do you think of this pairing? Are you as in love with this shoes as I am? Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you make it a great day! xo

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Baby-Proof Area Rug

How can such a small person take up SO much room in the house? I have asked myself this on a daily basis since we brought our little man home almost 4 months ago and his stuff just continues to close in on us. In addition his nursery and all of the toys that have flooded our Family Room, he has also staked his claim on our guest room. I'll admit, that one is our doing because we wanted a little station set up on our main floor where we could change diapers and let him nap if necessary so we didn't have to go upstairs every time there was an explosion (which let's be honest, is often). So, our cute little guest bedroom has essentially morphed into a second nursery.

I do my best to keep it looking fresh and modern instead of overly baby-ish. We do spend a lot of time in there though so I wanted to make it as homey as possible and to me, a nice area rug is always that finishing touch. I've mentioned my obsession before - I'm pretty sure if I buy any more for the house, my husband will ask for a divorce but I can't help it...Rugs are such an easy way to completely change the look of a room and add some warmth, don't you guys agree? 

For Ro's SECOND bedroom space  (😂 ), I partnered up with Lorena Canals, an amazing home decor brand that I stumbled upon via Instagram and I am so lucky I did. For the past 12 years, they have been specializing in children's rugs in order to offer elegant and cozy spaces that meet all the requirements a Mother needs for her kids. YES PLEASE!

The unique and beautiful design of this petroleum berber rug was the first thing that caught my eye (mostly because I'm OBSESSED with this teal color!), but the story behind her designs was what hooked me:
  1. All of the rugs and cushions are machine-washable and fit into a standard washer and dryer. Is this not the most GENIUS idea ever? In 4+ years of owning our home, I have replaced multiple rugs due to stains and general wear and tear so I am beyond thrilled to have this ability. Literally a life saver, especially with a baby who spits up and drools all day long!
  2. Their home collection is perfect for sophisticated kids rooms but also for adult spaces. I'm thinking about ordering another for our loft area - It's so nice when the design is ambiguous enough for two kinds of spaces so you can change it up later on if you want instead of being stuck with a rug adorned with matchbox cars that only fits one space.
  3. The brand is shopped by top celebrities and was picked by Vogue as top baby product for celebrity nurseries. Stars...they're just like us ;)
  4. All rugs are made in India and designed in Spain 
  5. All products are handmade with natural dyes, eco and contain no VOCs like most carpeting and rugs -- Makes me feel better about Ro spending so much time on it.
  6. The proceeds support the Sakula project and provide schooling for children in India. I love shopping brands with a generous philanthropic mission!

While I can get annoyed with his stuff being everywhere, it's also a nice change of space to switch up our scenery and hang out in different rooms so it can also be convenient. I often bring his activity mat in here and we just hang out with his woodland friends. He has started rolling now though so I can't just lay him there and walk away anymore...He is definitely keeping me on my toes these days!

We also spend a lot of time reading books and with all the natural light in the guest room, it's the perfect space for it. I think Ro is really going to like reading because he listens intently every time my husband or I tell a story and it's precious to watch his face light up with each flip of a page. Right now, Silly Tilly and Dragons Love Tacos are two of our favorites! I look forward to these moments during the day and right before bedtime.

P.S. I have always been a sucker for rugs with tassels...Though, I did hesitate with this because they look very similar to my dog's chew toys! Luckily, he rarely comes in this room so I figured it was safe ;)

This face, though! My handsome little man is getting so big...I could stare at this face and kiss these cheeks all day long (and by could, I mean I do)! I am very lucky to be his Mama.

Mom's, how do you keep your baby spaces looking nice & fresh?
Raise your hand if your little one has taken over the whole house as well!

Thanks for stopping by! Xo


Rug: c/o Lorena Canals
Activity Mat: Skip Hop
Pajamas: Nate Berkus

I received product compliments of Lorena Canals. All opinions and statements are my own.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rocked it & Swapped it

This swap post is one of my favorites because it's a two item Rocked it & Swapped it. By now you all know of our love for cabi Clothing, but this bow neck blouse and plaid coat are next level. If you love either of these items as much as we do, contact a cabi Clothing stylist stat! They will be your all time favorites for years to come, the quality of both are amazing, and the print and color on the jacket is absolutely stunning. You will not be disappointed, I promise!

OK, now onto our styling. When I wore my blouse and jacket back in August, I paired it with a super chic faux leather trimmed skirt and two-tone boots. I finished my look off with gold jewelry and a bold lip color. When Kaitlyn styled her blouse and jacket in November, she went a more casual pairing. By adding color denim and floral print flats her top and jacket took on a new look. I love just how versatile these pieces are! This would also be a great example of how to style these items from day to night, don't you think?

What do you think of our pairings? Are you a fan of the blouse and jacket? Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you make it a great day! xo

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Florals for Fall

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I know traditionally wearing floral prints is reserved for spring and summer, but this fall I have been loving styling lots of this print. Honestly, this is the second floral print item I have picked up from PinkBlush this season, and I am just loving the colors so much! Side note, as we told you in yesterday's post, they are having a major sale right now. So after you finish reading this blog post, make sure you stop by their website and do a little shopping! OK, now back to this outfit.

Since fresh blooms are something that make me so happy, it only makes sense that I would want to wear blooms on my clothing to up my mood as well. This OTS top is new to my wardrobe and I am loving the longer, tunic style. Not only is it perfect for this holiday season (when I'm eating so much extra), but it's the perfect top to pair with skinny jeans, leggings, or even tucked into a skirt to mix it up a bit.

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On this day I paired this OTS tunic with my new favorite jeans, strappy flats, and faux leather jacket. It was the perfect look for running a few errands and feeling like I dressed up my everyday style. The earrings are another item I picked up this season and can't get enough of. I literally wear them at least once a week, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a unique, lightweight earrings. They would also make great holiday gifts...just saying! ;) 

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Top: c/o PinkBlush // Jeans: 7 for all Mankind via Evereve // Shoes: c/o J.Jill // Jacket: TJ Maxx // Clutch: c/o JustFab // Ring: c/o Park Lance Jewelry // Earrings: Hello Lavender // Necklace: c/o The Moment Jewelry // Watch: Fossil 
Photos by Cecilia Jean 
What do you think of rocking floral prints for fall? Do you like this pairing? Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you make it a great day! xo

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pink Blush Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

You guys know by now how I feel about Pink Blush. When I first started wearing maternity clothes in the beginning of my pregnancy, I thought I had stumbled upon a Mom-to-be's best kept secret with their line of on-trend bump styles. Little did I know, they were already hugely popular with so many women, not only for maternity wear and post-partum and non-pregnancy wear as well. I love everything from their maternity maxi styles to their non-maternity wrap dresses and their everyday pieces too, like this gorgeous red kimono

 I was also SUPER pumped when the Pink Blush reached out to let me know about their biggest sale of the year! They have extended it until today - Use code "CYBERMONDAY" to get an additional 40% off! I didn't buy much for myself during the after Thanksgiving sales but this was one I couldn't pass up... here's a few pieces I wanted to share them with you guys!

Look 1: Floral Sweater

Sweater weather is here! My closet is FULL of cozy knits but this is the first with a floral print (in such a soft material) and I've been wearing it non-stop. I styled it with maroon corduroy pants but I think it would look just as cute with leggings or denim and boots. 

Look 2: Cut-Out Knot Top

Just in time for the colder season, this top is an absolute essential! This emerald tone top is going to be a staple in your closet all season long. With its trendy cold shoulders and unique knot detail, it's the perfect casual piece. For a great daytime look, I style this top with uneven hem denim & my favorite booties. Simple yet comfy!

Look 3: Floral Wrap Dress

I'm in love with everything floral and for me, this is a great transitional dress because it seamlessly transitions from pregnancy to motherhood (though, you don't need to be in either stage to wear it!). A floral print and sash tie detail show off your silhouette, and a v-neckline makes nursing after pregnancy easy. A great wrap dress is a wardrobe classic.

Make sure to stop by our Instagram today to enter the Pink Blush giveaway! 
A $75 gift card with your name on it...Christmas come early :)

What would you purchase from the sale if you won?

This post was created in collaboration with Pink Blush. All opinions and statements are my own.
Thanks for supporting the brands that make Sisters Marie possible.