Fashion Love Fragance

4l0b8542I’ve been blasting the news to everyone, and realized I never told my blogger babes, that this Friday, Dec 2, my good friend and fellow fashionista Beth and I will be hosting a holiday event with Saks Fifth Avenue Indianapolis!! This is a night you don’t want to miss, and I wish I could virtually take you all with me, but if you are local this is what the night will entail…..

 

  • Holiday styling tips, and winter trends brought to you by yours truly and miss Beth Chappo of  s e e r s u c k e r + s a d d l e s.
  • a blow out bar by G Michael salon
  • festive cocktails made by Simplicity cold pressed Juices
  • makeup touch ups by the Saks beauty team
  • swag bags for each guest
  • a fragrance sampling bar
  • multiple giveaways throughout the night

 

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Gals, I mean it when I say Saks is going all out on this! I know we all have busy schedules this time of year, but come treat yourself to a girls night out that you won’t regret. Grab some girl friends and make a night of it, this Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm.  Oh, and you might just catch me on the news chatting more about event details friday morning over on Indy Style channel. I’m serious when I say, you will be sad to miss out on such a fun night, so let’s kick off the holiday shopping season together!! I’d love to meet a bunch of you, and talk styling and makeup tips.

 

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xo

Mandy

 

Mandy’s Outfit >>> top. velvet pants. shoes. sunnies

Beth’s Outfit >>> dress. booties. sunnies. bag

 

Photos by: Meagan Gilbert 

Black friday/ Shop Small

Day after Thanksgiving shopping has quickly become one of my favorite things. As a person who used to work retail I always hated the fact that people started coming earlier and earlier to shop.  I hated supporting leaving your families on a holiday to get out and start prepping for the next one. Seriously what used to be a relaxing family focused holiday is almost obsolete.

That being said, I do love waking up the next morning at my normal time, pouring a large cup of coffee and shopping in my pjs!!! It’s the time of year when almost every single shop, even the one’s who never have sales, will do something special to encourage you to shop.  And it’s not just on shop small Saturday, it’s all weekend long! Here are some of the things on my shopping list.

 

June and January exclusive hoodie jumper- starts Friday at 7AM EST

Joyfolie 50% off sale- starts midnight thanksgiving till 10AM Friday


Fourth and pierce bows-not certain of sale yet


Ewmcall fur collar- not certain of sale yet


Amae co– uncertain of sale

Dylbug– 20% off at 8AM PST Friday


Dainty cheeks– uncertain of sale

Ulla Viggo– uncertain of sale


Rylee +  Cru– look for sales at all retailers where this brand is sold.


Kortni Jeane– 40% off starting at 7AM MDT till 10 AM on Friday


Briar handmade– uncertain of sale

Crew and lu– uncertain of sale

Naturally blonde beads– 40% off 7AM PST- 8AM 30% off the rest of the day.

Madeover lips– lipsense deals all weekend long!

Jennifer Ann style personalized leggings- 20% off on Friday

Blanqi support leggings– 50% off

 The little design co– uncertain of sale

 common folke – uncertain of sale

 Cuddle and kind– uncertain of sale

Gemma and filo– uncertain of sale

Mind your manners monsters– uncertain of sale 

What are you shopping for this year?! What do I need to add to my list?!  I’m on the hunt for some cute pixie hats for Aniston and a subscription box for both Kempton (age 4) and Cohen (age 9) Any suggestions?!

Happy shopping
Mandy

Spooky playdate

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When the cutest bunch of kids get together for a halloween bash it looks a little like this. We ate yummy treats, listened to spooky music, and drank red blood juice. A huge thank you to The Borrowed Boutique for outfitting the kids, and Sweets N Treats 317 for the out of this world yummy desserts.

models: Emma, Ty, and Aniston

clothes: tutu du monde, modern queen kids, project6nykids, h&m

 

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

 

xo

Mandy

Aniston is Tutu

When your princess is turning two the party theme options are unlimited. However there was only one that seemed most fitting: a tutu party! Now, being a white and neutral lover I knew I didn’t want the typical all bubble gum pink ballet party, but more a whimsical swan princess party. Having the party at my house really helped me bring this idea to life and I was able to set up slowly over the course of a couple days. I ended up using a lot of things I already owned which was a plus, and things I had bought for her party last year and never used. The borrowed boutique made our tutu dreams come true by renting out most of the girls’ beautiful dresses. And those beautiful treats?! Yeah they tasted as good as they look thanks to my friend Kelly from Sweets n Treats 317. It worked out that all of Aniston’s little friends were able to come and that they love all things girlie too. The girls ate dainty treats, sipped sparkling pink punch, opened wonderful goodie bags from some awesome vendors (will name below), and danced to the songs from Frozen. When it came time to blow out the candles Ani wasn’t quite sure of the fire or the singing. And she didn’t quite understand the concept of presents ha! Who doesn’t love presents?! By gift bag number two she started to realize hey, I might actually want to open these. The party just couldn’t of been any sweeter, and thanks to Karena Demerchant Photography  we will forever have amazing pictures to remember the day!!

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The girls LOVED their princess Elsa glitter chapsticks!

Princess Emma and Emily enjoying the party!

2016-08-0417.20.30 I mean does it get any cuter than Miss Selah here?!

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2016-08-0417.28.15 Hair clip, peg doll necklace, felt flower headband, bracelets

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Aniston’s dress and cape. Aniston’s shoes. Aniston’s headpiece. Mandy’s neckalce. Cookies, macarons, and cakes. Aniston is tutu banner. Angel wings. Selah’s tutu. Emily’s swan slippers. Emily’s dress. Emma’s romper. Selah’s dressAll floral headbands. Party hats were DIY. Table cloth was fabric from Hobby Lobby. Bracelets. Dolly necklaces. Party plates. Hair clips. Photographs.

Here is a little photo roll of her actual birthday. We had a small party with the grandparents. 

 

A girlie Easter Basket

I really think spring is my favorite. For us midwesterners it is so full of hope and extremely mood changing. Everything starts to wake up and colors start to brighten. There is nothing like the way that spring air smells in Indiana. Spring shopping is also one of my favorites, and putting together a girlie easter basket, whoa!  I start planning this baby right after Christmas ha (JK, but not really).  Here is a list of the goods that I’ll be dropping in Aniston’s basket this year….

Starry Knight rose gold moccs

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Djeco wooden macaroons

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Little Moon Clothing sunsuit

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Anthropologie bunny ears

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maddox and klaus clips

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malieg baby mouse

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gap swimsuit

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Le Toy Van petit fours

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Leairoux bloomers

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So basically metallics and florals!!

xo

Mandy

 

four.

12717901_912682880823_7164199363927939655_nKempton David you are four. How did time go by so fast, yet seem to stand still all at the same time. All of your four short years seem to run together in my mind. Maybe it’s because you are the middle child, or maybe it’s because you’ve been wearing 24 month clothes for almost 3 years. You are such a little guy with a big spirit. I can see the wheels turning in your head daily, the grooves getting deeper in your brain. You’re a witty little guy and a stubborn one too. You know what you want and no one or nothing can change your mind. Your scream steps on every single one of mama’s nerves and it is the one thing I could do without. But your snuggles more than make up for it. I love that you still fit perfectly in my lap, and that you ask to climb up there often.

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You are such a good big brother to Aniston. I love when you call her Aniston Lynn. You are always watching out for her even when mommy tells you I have it all under control. Cohen “agabates” you. He is the source behind most of your screams. It’s not always his fault though. I can tell you are just trying to keep up with him and you get frustrated when your age holds you back. Deep down you are best buds. I see glimpses of your future friendship when we are out in public. That is when your bond is tightest. 12728787_912683145293_5708831469829757192_n

 

Some Kempisms- You call our guest bed the mystery bed.

Police officers are “policement”

When it’s light out you say the sky is awake

When it is too dark in your room you complain that you can’t see your eyes.

When you make us laugh you say “are you amuse”?

Favorite restaurants- Panda, Mcdonalds, and Chili’s

Your best friend is Beau and you want to look just like him someday.

When asked what activity you would like to do for the day you always answer, go to Target!!

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Kemp this is the year you are going to change so much. I always feel like 4 is such a transitional year. You go from being a baby to a big boy. Right around 4.5 I will want to freeze time. You will be independent, but still so sweet and innocent.  You have learned so much from being in school for a year, constantly coming up with random facts I had no clue you knew, like who is on the $5 dollar bill. Mom and dad really enjoy watching you grow.

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This year you requested a minecraft party, actually a minecraft basketball party. I love that you just can’t let go of your love for sports. You wanted to invite more than just cousins this year and requested Beau, Joe, Sam, Hudson and Kaiden. Most of who are in Cohen’s grade at school. It was the cutest thing ever seeing these older boys celebrate you. The whole time we were planning the party daddy kept saying “hey Kempton, you know what’s cool? Basketball. You know what’s not cool? Minecraft.” You would laugh and gently remind him that they are both cool!

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We celebrated you the whole week of your birthday. On Monday you took treats to your school. On Tuesday (your real birthday) we went to Chuck E Cheese with cousins. On Wednesday you had donuts with dad at school. Then Saturday we had your minecraft party with friends. You are one lucky little four year old.

On your actual birthday I let you pick one activity for the day. You wanted to go to Target and buy a batman piggy bank ha! You also requested a “couch” cart, popcorn, and a slushie.

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Kemp, you know what’s cool? Basketball. You know what’s not cool? Ha! But Kemp you are always the coolest!!

 

We love you Kemp daddy xo

The Dancing Donut

These red and pink vintage dresses of mine inspired me to reach out to my girlfriend Karena DeMerchant to see if her and her adorable daughter Selah would want to do a styled shoot with us. I mean could these girls be any cuter? They rocked my old dresses better than I could of imagined, and Kara totally brought my idea to life through her photography skills.  An hour of girl time, donuts, hairbows and bracelets was the perfect start to our valentines celebration. Also a huge thank you to the Dancing Donut for letting us totally take over your space.

Aniston outfits: Red dress-vintage. Bow- Everly Avenue. Socks-trumpette. Shoes-Cabbage patch vintage. Bracelet- Braided Mermaid.  Bloomers- Bobo Choses. Peach romper- Sadie then Ty.  Moccasins- Starry Knight Design. Bow-Everly Avenue. Fur coat-Zara. Beetles tee- Oldnavy. Tutu-Oldnavy. Shoes-Vans. Bow- Everly Avenue.

Selah Outfits: Pink dress-vintage. Head wrap- August and Olive. Leg Warmers- Breelynd’s Rose. Bloomers- liboosha. Shoes- Crazy 8. Bracelets-Naturally Blonde Beads. Overalls- Vintage. Shoes- converse allstars.