Milly

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

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I’ve absolutely loved this time of year for as long as I can remember.  As a little girl, we’d go to my Grandma and Grandpa’s house and eat too much, play card games at the kitchen table and dance to Jambalaya in the living room. I’d stay up late to wait for Santa and then wake up so early on Christmas morning to discover what toys he left.

Last night and today, my husband and I enjoyed so many of these same traditions but through the eyes of our children. Nothing is more special.

I feel so at peace after tucking the babies in after a fun but hectic day. With all of the bad in this World, there is still so much good. A magical day of joy, family and laughter was much needed… and a day we’ll never forget.

Sending my love and God’s blessings to each and everyone of you.

– Erica

Tomorrow will be a day full of shopping, exchanges and returns.

If you happen to live in the Des Moines metro, consider shopping local. This beautiful Milly top was purchased at Sahar’s Salon and Day Spa. In addition to top notch hair stylists and the best spa experience you can find, the clothing options are to-die-for. I’ve scored some great pieces on sale at affordable prices and have found other stunning one-of-a-kind pieces  for special occasions. Stop in this weekend and check it out… even if you just need a well-deserved massage.

Shirt: Milly (from Sahar’s Salon and Day Spa)
Pants: Rag & Bone (No longer available). Similar here!
Boots: Rag & Bone (No longer available). Similar here!
Sunglasses: Quay Australia (from Aimee boutique)

 

 

 

Wear Your Floral Sheath One Last Time

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I have a serious love hate relationship with fall. It means summer is coming to an end. Bleh. It also means it is time for a wardrobe refresh… and who doesn’t love to go shopping for new finds?! Booties, oversized sweaters, knits and killer coats.

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Before it cools down, I wanted to wear my summer florals one last time. This Milly sheath is feminine and fun but also has a sporty vibe with striping down the sides almost like track pants. And who doesn’t love orange, navy and white paired together?

Going to church or a friend’s bridal shower? I’d pair with nude strappy sandals or navy flat sandals in a rich leather. Running errands or hitting up brunch and the farmer’s market? Add a masculine edge with bulky leather slides (seen here) or consider  espadrilles. I also love the idea of navy or light gray/neutral colored New Balance sneakers from J Crew!

It may be a tad chilly so layering is key. Grab a jean jacket or denim vest as you head out the door and rock your fav summer sheath again this weekend!

After this wear, I’ll hang mine up for the season. Sad. But more fun fall styles to look forward to!