Friday, August 15, 2014


Happy Friday everyone!  Yet another summer weekend...can't wait for some beach time!  Today's Fashion Friday post is about this fabulous floral dress which was another #fabfound at TJ Maxx!  I wore this dress a couple of weekends ago when we went out to dinner with friends.  I think this dress is a perfect summer-to-fall transitional piece!  Here I added a belt (it came with a skinny black one, but I wanted something more substantial) and heels, but I also think it would look cute with tights, a jean jacket and high boots or booties in the fall.  I love when you can wear items in your closet through different expands your wardrobe, and saves you money!  Can't beat that!

Dress: Soho Apparel Ltd. via TJ Maxx for $24.99
Belt: LOFT (old, similar here)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Bag: Co-Lab by Christopher Kon via Marshalls for $59.99 (similar here)
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Bracelets: Stella & Dot
Ring: Rare Cargo Boutique
Sunnies: H&M (found in store, similar here)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Is it Tuesday already?  I meant to get this post up yesterday, but life and weekends have been very busy around here!  This weekend we had some work done around the house (which includes this fun wall in the kitchen)...I'll post more pictures when it's all done.
 So while that was all happening, we decided to do some fun things with the a trip to Sesame Place and a night at a local festival.  The boys had an awesome time seeing all the's such a great place for young children.

They also loved the local fair...we got to ride a fire truck and eat lots of food that I now desperately need to burn off at the gym lol!

The other fun thing we did this weekend that I almost forgot to mention was that we booked a trip to Puerto Rico and one to Spain.  We are looking forward to jet setting to these fun destinations with the boys!  Hope you all had a great weekend too!  Last, but not least, here is a new outfit post from what I wore to the fair.  Can you take a wild guess as to where most of my outfit is from???  T.J. Maxx!!!  I seriously have a major crush on that store!

Dress: Love Clothing via T.J. Maxx on clearance for $10!!!
Necklace: Tanjore via T.J. Maxx on clearance for $12!
Bag: Handbag Republic via T.J. Maxx for $16.99!
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Amazon
Sandals: Target (similar here)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


I usually hide away from wearing too many prints on the bottom because I fear they may me look bigger, but I decided to take the plunge with these fun pants from (where else?) TJ Maxx!!!  These lightweight pants are super comfy and so lightweight so they are perfect for summer and great for travel.  I went with a solid denim on top, and kept it casual with sandals, a straw bag and my favorite new Sira & Mara necklace which I have been wearing EVERYDAY since I got it...seriously!  How about you guys?  Do you look prefer prints on the bottom or on top or no prints at all?  Let me know what you think! :)

Top: Velvet Heart via TJ Maxx for $24.99 (similar here)
Bottoms: Lucy + Laurel via TJ Maxx for $24.99 (similar here)
Sandals: Steve Madden
Bracelets: Reece Blaire, Stella & Dot
Bag: Target
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Sira & Mara
Sunnies: Aldo

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Weekends have just been flying by around here- feel like that's the way it goes in the summer!  This past weekend was no different.  Rich took half a day off on Friday, and we went to a great lunch spot in downtown Asbury Park, NJ called Brickwall Tavern.  We had a quick bite to eat outside before the rain came with Brody and Riley while Richie was in school.
Once we picked up Richie it was what would we do with the kids on a rainy afternoon?  Well we decided to head to the movies and see Planes Fire & Rescue.  The boys had so much fun- they were glued to the movie the entire time!
Saturday, we joined friends for a fun dinner at Pascal & Sabine- a great French Bistro.  We enjoyed some great steak frites, moles frites and wine!  Sunday, we were exhausted and decided to head to the beach for a relaxing afternoon with some Chinese food.  The boys ran around in the was perfect!

The other highlight from the weekend was this delicious green power smoothie (recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis) was the perfect energy booster.
Recipe for Rise and Shine Juice:
Put the following ingredients in a blender
Bunch of Baby Spinach
2 apples
2 carrot sticks
2 celery sticks
1/2 lemon (juice and rind)
1 2-inch piece of ginger peeled

Hope you all had a nice weekend!  Here's details of the outfit I wore on Friday...most of it from TJ Maxx.  I just love that many great finds at such smart prices!

Top: Workshop via TJ Maxx for $12.99 
Sneakers: Converse
Sunnies: H&M (found in store, similar here)
Bag: Charlotte Russe (old, similar here)
Bracelets: Sira & Mara 1, 2
Watch: Michael Kors