It’s Beginning to Feel a lot Like Christmas!

Happy Friday all!

Can you believe we’re only a little over 2 weeks away from Christmas? It’s been a mad dash to get my Christmas shopping done, but I’m just happy that it’s finally getting cold here in Georgia. And if you’re keeping up with the weather here, we were in a major drought, so the first sign of rain and I whipped out the Hunter boots! 🙂

There is no easier way to achieve the classic nautical look than with the essential striped pullover from L.L. Bean paired with Hunter boots. It’s an effortless and comfortable look that’s timeless and great for a busy day running around town. And the good news is, everything is on sale! Get this whole outfit for under $200.

Boots (Mine are from Nordstrom but I found some on sale for $90 here) | Pullover | Tunic | Leggings

xoxo – Natalie

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Wine Dress and Winter Ruffles

Hi everyone!

TGIF…we made it to the weekend! Weekends these days have been slam-packed with birthdays and holiday parties and it can be hard to find the perfect outfit. Do you go really festive with sparkles or simple with boots and jeans? I like to mix it up and dress down what could be considered a dressy look and vice versa. I recently found the dress below at Zara in New York with my sister. Zara is everywhere and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to battle the crowds, but I was so happy I did. I found the dress and choker below. I love it because it’s a frilled up shift dress that can easily be dressed up or down. Check out the links for more on this look and each of the pieces.

Be on the lookout for more holiday looks soon. Have a great weekend!

XOXO- Natalie

Dress | Choker | Boots

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A Color Block Thanksgiving

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday week, and if you are working… we feel you! Everyone is out and about running errands this week so I wanted to find a look that is casual but put together. A great poncho can help dress up any simple outfit and it’s perfect for transitioning to a full winter look. Awhile back they announced color block sweaters where in for this winter and I was hooked. I found this adorable one I’m wearing from Mango. It’s not available online but I found the exact same one on Bloomingdale’s for you guys. A great poncho and leggings are my tip for a great thanksgiving which we hope is filled with lots of family, friends, turkey and drinks! Make sure to check out our next blog where we’re going to up the best Black Friday deals, so you can spend it in this look running around SHOPPING! Links for the look below! xoxo – Natalie

Poncho | Leggings | Shirt | Boots (similar)

 

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her under $75

Tis the season! We are kicking off our gift guides this season with gifts for her under $75. There are some great gifts in here, perfect for your bestie, sister, or mom. We kept it under $75 on here, so you don’t break the bank of gifts. There are many great steal out there right now, like this adorable leopard print beanie for $25 and that stiped clutch that’s only $25. And let’s talk about these Bauble Bar Tassel Earrings that are to die for; they are on our wish list for sure! Some great beauty products too for the beauty maven in your life, like the Tea Tree gift set and the Mac makeup set.

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Bauble Bar Tassel Drop Trio   |  Stripe Foldover Clutch

Leopard Print Beanie  |  Hammered Gold Hoop Earrings

Quilted Puffer Vest  |  MAC ‘Sweet Nude’ Kit

‘Liquid Therapy Wine Glasses  | Moccasin Slippers

Kendra Scott ‘Elisa’ Pendant  |  Cashmere Scarf

Metallic Gold ‘Swell Water Bottle   |  Voluspa Mini Candle Trio

Tea Tree Rescue Facial Gift Set

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Sleeveless Hi Lo Sweater + White Denim

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Top Merona Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater | Jeans Express mid-rise Jean Legging |  Booties Steve Madden, old, similar here | Watch c/o JORD ‘Frankie 35’ Zebrawood and Champagne (enter to win $75 towards a watch HERE) | Earrings Rocksbox | Bag SheIn Chain Saddle Bag

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start. I wore this outfit the past weekend when the weather was still warmer in Atlanta. I’m pretty happy for the cooler weather we have had lately though, it’s mid November so it’s about time! I paired this sleeveless sweater (that is the comfiest) with white denim. Yes it’s true, you can totally rock white denim after Labor Day (and I don’t care what anyone says!). White denim works if you style it right-pair it with darker colored, or jewel toned sweaters and boots. I really like the look of white denim with knee high boots too, it’s such a nice contrast. And this sweater is so cozy, I might go back and get it in another color. I was wearing it on repeat when I got it, and it’s only $25! I especially love this pretty deep burgandy/plum color. It is a looser fit, so I would recommend true to size or even sizing down if you want it to be a little more fitted. I’m also loving my wood watch, it goes with everything-dressed up or dressed down. Don’t forget to enter to win $75 towards your own watch here. You also get $20 just for entering too!

We are gearing up for Thanksgiving and all that comes with it-lots of great sales and holiday gifts. We will be sharing our gift guides very soon, so make sure to check back for that!

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Taste of Atlanta Recap

I consider myself a foodie…I will try just about anything, one of my favorite things to do is to try a new restaurant in Atlanta with the hubs. Atlanta is quickly becoming the food capital of the South, and the food scene here is ever-changing and fresh. Combine trying new restaurants along with a outdoor festival setting, and you have me hooked! I had the opportunity to go to Taste of Atlanta a couple weeks ago on October 22nd. Taste of Atlanta is a 3 day food festival in it’s 15th year, serving up bites and craft cocktails from over 90 of Atlanta’s best and up-and-coming restaurants. A food lover’s dream-you get to try so many different things! Not only is there a ton of food, they are serving up live chef demos throughout the day and even offer cook-along classes.

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One of the great things about this festival is that almost every transaction is done with your wristband. Not only does it gain you entrance, but you put ‘taste points’ onto the wrist band and that’s how you purchase food. I love this idea…it is SO much easier and quicker than have to do cash, or trying to find an ATM (if you are like me and never carry cash). It made the lines move very quickly so you weren’t just standing in line waiting for food. They could just scan your wristband and you are good to go!

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To put taste points onto your wristband, you could just do it online beforehand, or put taste points on there at the festival using ‘Top-up’ stations. I thought this would be a pain, but we were able to get more points onto our wristbands within 10 minutes of walking over. Super quick. The hubs is not a fan of waiting in line, so he was happy.

Now to the best part…the food. I ate so many good things, but I’m sharing a few of my favorites below.

‘Gangsta Fries’ from Bellwood’s Social House

These fries are AMAZING. Tasty homemade fries topped with blue cheese, chili oil, chives, and bacon. Does it get any better than that? Uhm hello ultimate cheat food. Bellwood’s is over in West Midtown, and is perfect for chill Sundays. (PS-they do a great brunch too!)

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American Kobe Beef Meatballs from Davio’s

These perfectly rich and tender mini meatballs from Davio’s, topped with a sprinkle of freshly shredded Parmesan and a light red sauce, literally melted in your mouth. The texture of the meatball was perfect, which is amazing considering they made a TON. Just a couple bites of this meatball made me want to try more from this steakhouse, located in Phipps Plaza.

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Braised Short Rib over Celery Root and Potato Puree from Blue Ridge Grill 

This restaurant in Buckhead holds a special place in my heart, since that’s where my husband and I had our first official date. They are known for a great steak, but their seafood selections are always stellar. This braised short rib was something I had never had there, but would definitely order again. It was so tender and flavorful, and the puree complemented nicely without overwhelming.

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Fried Chicken Salad Slider from The Shed at Glenwood

The Shed is known for their Fried Chicken, so when I saw this interesting take on it, I knew I had to try it. It was even better that I thought it would be! Still crispy from frying, but also that creamy classic chicken salad feel. Served on an H&F bun too, so you can’t beat that. If you haven’t been to this quaint little restaurant over near East Atlanta, get on it!

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If you have never been to a food festival like this, you have to try it! It’s such a great way to explore all the food and experiences that your city has to offer. I can’t wait to go back next year and try even more new restaurants. When else will you be able to try what so many different places have to offer? Hope to see you all next year if you live in Atlanta!

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Nordstrom Fall Clearance Favorites

It’s time for Nordstrom’s Fall Clearance sale! You can get up to 40% off and the sale runs through November 13th. They have so many great items on sale right now, so now’s the time to stock up or finally buy those booties you have been eyeing. They also have some deals on coats and outerwear too. Don’t just think fall and winter here either…you can snag some great basics for spring, and also some great active wear. I love Nordstrom’s Zella line-I own several pieces and it holds up really well and is super flattering. I own a couple of the items below like the cardigan, and I can tell you what great purchases they are. There are also some items I have on my list, that I might have to get before the sale is over! Happy Shopping!

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Lush ‘Perfect’ Roll Tab Sleeve Blouse I own a couple of these, and they are great on their own in the spring and also for layering when its cooler. At $28, get a couple!

Bobeau One Button Fleece Caridgan You NEED this in your life-it’s like wearing a fleece blanket. So soft and warm!

Sam Edelman ‘Penny’ Riding Boot Everyone needs a good riding boot, you will wear them with everything. These come in 3 colors and are restocked in almost all sizes.

Caslon Suede Trim Floppy Hat This hat is so cute for fall, you will find yourself reaching for it time after time.

Halogen ‘Owen’ Pointy Toe Lace-up Flat These are such a great staple to have throughout all seasons.

Nike ‘Free RN’ Running Shoes For keeping in shape after all the holiday food.

Zella Live in Optic Crop Leggings I love Zella for activewear. It fits well and hold it’s shape through a tough workout. The fit is flattering too!

BP Marl V-Neck Pullover Such pretty colors in this sweater, and it’s such an easy throw on a go look.

Turtleneck Swing Dress So cute and only $30.

Capri Colette Collar Necklace Take a break from your long necklaces with this pretty gem. It comes in two colors and is marked down to under $40.

Sam Edelman ‘Tonia’ Spike Pumps These are 40% off, making them under $72.

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Geo Love’ Crossbody This bag is also on my wish list. It is the perfect crossbody, and it looks great with just about everything.

Lucky Brand ‘Eller’ Bootie I have been eyeing these for a while and now that they are under $100, I might have to get them!

Cold Shoulder Knit Sweater This trend is so hot right now, this one will go fast!

‘Laundry by Shelli Segal’ Double Breasted Fit and Flare Coat This jacket is marked down from $228 to under $150! It’s fit and flare shape defines your waist and is super feminine.

 

Thanks for stopping by, hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

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