Down On the Farm

Our weather has been a little crazy the past few days (nice one minute, then raining, or snowing the next!), so between that, and our busy schedules, it’s been a little hard to coordinate for blog photos this week. So yesterday after work, J and I decided to meet at a beautiful historic farm pretty close to our house.  And even though it was freezing cold while we were shooting, I loved the location and can’t wait to shoot more photos there-even if we did get chased down by some whopping big snow geese!

And do you know what else I am loving? The simplicity of today’s outfit.  Black and white is all the rage this season, and I love it paired back to simple chambray, nude pumps, and a bold lip.  Another one of those looks that is so easy to put together, but makes you looked you really put some effort in!

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Instagram Filter: Lo-Fi

Chambray Shirt: JCrew (on sale!), LOVING this short sleeved version | Skirt: Express (old), similar, similar | Love Necklace: Anna & Ava (large is sold out, smaller version here), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (60% off!!!)

Lips: Stila Fiery

Happy Hump Day!!!

Radiant Orchid

I have to admit, I usually get pretty excited every year when Pantone announces their “official” color of the year.  But last year I was so thrilled when they announced that the “it” color of 2013 was Emerald Green, that I didn’t hold out much hope for 2014-that is until they announced that their official color of the year was Radiant Orchid (insert swoon here).  Now if there is one color that could top Emerald Green in my book, this is most definitely it.  So what better way to kick off my 2014 blog posts than with an ode to Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s official color of 2014…

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Blouse: Express (best top ever and comes in a TON of colors and prints) | Tulle Skirt: Free People, similar | Necklace: Anna and Ava, similar | Gold Cuff: H&M (old), obsessed with these | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Clutch: Nine West (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society (best shoes ever)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I have to admit, I’m a little sad to be back to the grind today.  My time away from work just seemed to go by so quickly.  But the good news is, I have a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months!

Happy Monday!  And thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  How amazingly gorgeous is Utah?  So blessed to live in this beautiful state!

Feathers and Lace

Last week was a tour of small town America for me. I spent the better part of the work week in Casper, WY visiting one of my stores only to come back to the SLC and turn around and head straight to Beaver, UT to cheer my hubby on in the Crusher (an insane mountain bike race in the Tushar mountains). And while it was a fun event and my hubby did amazing, I couldn’t have been happier to get home to the SLC on Saturday evening and sleep in my own bed! I also couldn’t have been happier when my hubby suggested that we head out to a fun dinner on Satruday night to celebrate his stellar performance.

And truth be told, after a week in small towns, I was feeling pretty casual, so decided it was a perfect opportunity to wear my cute white lace top (first mentioned here) back to some skinny jeans, and finished the look with feather earrings to create a bohemian cool feel-which was fitting for our evening and my mood.

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White Lace Top:  INC via Macy’s

White Tank:  H&M

Skinny Jeans:  Gap (sold out online-but check our local store!)

Flower Clutch:  Coach (last summer)

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Gold Bracelet:  Oia Jules via Etsy

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Feather Earrings:  The Icing (last summer)

Cat Eye Sunglasses:  Rampage via TJMaxx

Gold Wedges:  Steve Madden via Dillards (recent)

As I said in my previous post about lace, it really is a perfect summer piece.  Whether you prefer it in shorts, a skirt, a top or in color or neutrals, you really can’t go wrong.  And not only is it of course “on trend” this summer, but lace is timeless and something you can hold onto in your closet until it comes back around again-which it always does. 

xx