Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Flare jeans are a huge fall trend that I'm loving! I didn't always love flares, in fact I fought the idea of them for quite sometime. As soon as fall rolled around this year though, I started to have a change of heart and all of a sudden I just can't get enough!

Flare jeans have been in and out of trend for many years now...I've owned many in the past but had gotten rid of most of them so I went searching for a new pair to add to my closet. After trying on tons of different options from quite a few stores I finally found my top three favorites at Nordstrom and Gap, all at a super affordable prices!!! When looking for flares I generally have three rules...first, they must have an inseam of around 33-33.5" long so when I wear heels with them they'll just barely be skimming the ground,  two, the leg opening should be about 21-22 inches in circumference and three, they must be "skinny" through the knees. Baggy knees aren't cute...on anyone. Just keeping' it real.

Here are my three favorite flare jeans for fall:
Favorite Flares
And here's what I love about each...

1. Junior STS Blue "Nikki" Flare Leg Skinny Jeans-Nordstrom
I love the medium blue color of these flares and how they are fitted in the top area through the knee and then flare only at the bottom. Super flattering! They are sold out at Nordstrom at the moment but they often come back in stock so keep an eye out!! For reference I took these in a size 1.

2. Destructed Black Skinny Flare Jeans-Gap
A little distressing goes a long way with these's the perfect amount to give these black jeans a little something special. These fit spot on and make your legs look super long (even when they aren't!!) I took these in my normal size 25 and they fit perfect.

3. STS Blue "Nikki" Flare Leg Skinny Jeans-Nordstrom
These are basically just a darker rinse than that of pair #1...same brand and style. I love a dark wash as it's both slenderizing and a bit dressier for a night out. These are fab!! For reference I felt these ran true to size also, I took them in a size 1.

Gotta love great quality jeans all for under $80!!! Have you jumped on the flare bandwagon yet? Go for it!!!


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Monday, October 5, 2015


Fall is officially in full swing...time to pack away the sandals and open-toed shoes and bring out the boots!

There are so many great fall shoe options out there at all different price points...I've rounded up some of my favorites to share with you!
Fall Shoes
1. "Zahra" Snakeskin Flats-Piper Street
T-strap sandals are a HUGE trend this season and these affordable options are neutral in color so they go with everything!!! The T-strap look is so much for flattering than the ballet flat in my opinion! I've worn these a ton so far...they are must-haves!

2. "Talisha" Tassel Heeled Bootie-Sole Society
These navy stunners are the perfect height and stand out amongst a crowd because of their color and cute tassel detail! Love them!

3. "Solter" Pointy Toe Booties-Vince Camuto
I'm not gonna lie, these beauties had me at hello! The color alone got my attention!!! Vince Camuto makes quality boots and while they are a little on the pricier side on my list they are worth every penny! Added bonus...they're surprisingly comfortable too! I took my normal size in these so I'd say they run true to size.

4. "Gorgeous" Over the Knee Boots-Steve Madden
I am a huge fan of Stuart Weitzman boots but they are a bit steep when it comes to price so when I saw these great dupes from Steve Madden I was so excited! Just an FYI--the reviews say to order a half size down because they run big...most people agreed. They come in a few different colors but the taupe color caught my eye...because I have a slight obsession with neutral colored shoes. =)

5. "Saffri" Boots-Ivanka Trump
These are another great over the knee boot option that are similar to the heeled Stuart Weitzman boots for a fraction of the cost. They don't have the tie at the top but are absolutely gorgeous! Again, this merlot color gets me every time!

6. "Alexis" High Heel Snow Leopard Print Boot-Boden
Have you ever come across a pair of shoes you simply can't get out of your head? Yea, me too....these!!! I have occasionally purchased items from Boden over the years but never shoes so I gave it a go with these amazing booties and couldn't be happier! Something you should know about Boden is they aways have sale codes floating around so never place an order without a code! The size guide for these was spot on and the quality is fantastic! I will say they were not the most comfortable shoes so I opted to put a gel insert in them from Target and now they're great! Overall an amazing, standout shoe for fall!

7. "Scout" Booties-Piper Street 
I'm always on the lookout for unique designs and the look of these booties are just that...different and unique, in a great way! The gray-brown color goes with everything and the block heel makes these great options for everyday wear. They are sold out right now in anything over a size 7 but we'll be restocking them very soon so check back!!

8. "Margot" Booties-rag & bone
If you're looking for a pair of booties and are willing to invest a little more in them, I'd definitely recommend these as a great option. I'm not sure I've ever tried on a pair of booties this comfortable to be honest...they are extremely well made! The "Carmel Nubuck" color is a little different than your normal taupe or tan which is fun too...always looking to expand my neutrals!! (wink! wink!)

9. "Ouverte" Wedges-Jeffrey Campbell
Loving the look of these lace up wedges! I don't usually gravitate toward black shoes but something about these just grabbed my attention! Love that they are closed toe...could be great with dresses, skirts and denim!

10. "Paige" Fringed Ankle Bootie-Sam Edelman
Fringe is back this fall and a neutral bootie with fringe is just what my closet craved! I grabbed these cute booties during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this summer and am so glad I did...they are perfect! They are super comfortable and are great for everyday. Highly recommend (and just FYI--they ran true to size for me).

11. "Kingdom Ghillie" Pointed Shoes-Topshop
If you couldn't already tell I have pointed toe flats on the brain this fall. I loved the lace up look of these fun red flats...every closet needs a great red shoe! I had to size up in these to allow enough room for my toes...but other than that they are perfect!

Do you have any of these in your closet already? What shoes are you loving for fall??
Do tell!!!

Happy Monday!!


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Monday, August 31, 2015


I have the best two jobs in the world. 

My first and most important job is that of being a wife to my hubby and mama to my three awesome boys and the second is co-owning Piper Street! I LOVE my jobs! Piper Street turns two this fall and it's been so fun to watch it grow! Our fall line launched just last week and it's fabulous!! My biz partner Sarah and I work our tails off (and love every second!!) to bring the best of the best each season and this fall it's pretty darn good, I'm not gonna lie.  Today I'm sharing a few of my absolute favorites and must-haves:


I posted this picture on Instagram a few days ago and proclaimed my love for this is perfect! Love the fit, love the colors, love the length...just love it!

"Kendra", "Kennedy" and "Kasie" Longline Cardigans-$36.99

These are the BEST! They are perfect to throw on over a graphic tee and even better for traveling! Lightweight layers for fall are my go-to's! My two faves are the gray and green. 

And if you have the cardigans you need the cute tee to go with them, of course!!  Love this fun sparkly tee...just the right amount of bling!

(paired with Paige "Verdugo" Ankle denim (petite length)-now on sale at Anthro PLUS an additional 30% off!!, BP "Lena" Wedge Sandals and Baublebar Tanzanite Spike Tassel Necklace

This top comes in three colors but I just couldn't pass on the yellow...just so cheerful! It's a little on the dressier side which works great for date night or even for 6th grade Open House, which is where I wore it to last week. =)

I think I will always love a great mixed print top. This one is perfection!! 

This longer length peasant top is so on trend and a felt hat is a must this fall!! These will be on constant rotation in my closet this season!

I am dying over this soon as I saw it I fell in love! This one is definitely coming with me to NYFW!! And the shoes...can we say hello, fabulous? MUST haves!


Those are just a few of my favorites...and honestly there are so many more to come! This fall is going to look FAB!

Have you shopped our new arrivals yet? What are YOUR faves? 

And did you see our HUGE summer clearance sale going on now? The entire clearance section has been marked down to $15.99 (except shoes)! SOOOO many great deals!!! 

Shop now and thank me later. =)

Have a great day!


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Monday, August 3, 2015


Top - Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Jeans - J Crew
Shoes - Vince Camuto (via Nordstrom Rack)--now on sale at HauteLook
Clutch - Clare V
Necklaces - Nordstrom (one and two)

If you've found yourself falling into that common mommy rut of wearing the same things over and over here's a few ideas on how to switch it up:

1. Brighter is Better
If you're used to always grabbing neutrals out of your closet step outside the box and go for something bright and bold! Neon is a personal favorite right now!

2. Pattern Play
Find some way to add a patterned piece into your outfit whether it be with a printed scarf, shoe or bag. It will add an extra dimension to your look and its just fun to look at!! =)

3. Add Extra Accessories
Look in the mirror before you leave your room in the morning and see what's missing.  If you're already wearing a longer pendant necklace maybe layer on one more at a shorter length. If you have one bracelet on your left arm, add a few more to the right. When layering multiple pieces of jewelry it's best to wear thinner, delicate pieces so it doesn't look to clunky in the end. Feel free to mix metals too! 

Mommy-hood doesn't have to look boring...have fun getting dressed in the morning!!!


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Monday, July 27, 2015


Pants - Forever 21
Shoes - via Nordstrom Rack (sold out there but still available HERE)
Bag - Tory Burch
Necklace - Old
Bracelets - Kendra Scott, J Crew (one and two) and Baublebar 

I'm always on the lookout for great alternatives to jeans.  Don't get me wrong, I love a great pair of denim but it's fun to have different bottom options to change it up now and again. These light and airy pants were a tad too long for my short legs so I had them altered and now I love them! Perfect with heels for a dressed up look in these warm summer months. 

Speaking of summer, how is it going to be August this coming weekend? Time is flying!!!  I'm not ready for these lazy summer days to end!! 


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015



"Sam" Top - Piper Street // "Hayden" Jeans - Piper Street // 
"Rowan' Heels - Piper Street // Necklace - Piper Street // 
Bracelets - J Crew Factory (one, two and three) and Kendra Scott //
Ring - Baublebar (similar) // Watch - Kate Spade (similar) // Earrings - similar


One of my favorite trends that's stuck around for a few years now (and I'll be honest, I hope it never goes away!!!) is mixing prints. Florals and stripes are my absolute favorite prints to mix so when this top came into my life I was like a kid in a candy store!  It's also a winner because it requires no extra layering to wear's not see-through but still lightweight which is a summer must in this mid-west humidity! It's like winning the lottery when you find something like that, am I right?!

Head on over to Piper Street to catch all our new arrivals from last night, including the "Sam" favorite!!  

And if you want a chance to win a $50 gift card to Piper Street make sure to enter our Facebook contest TODAY!  Just tell us where your favorite vacay spot is and you could be or lucky winner!!! Contest ends tonight so run, don't walk!!

Click HERE to enter


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Friday, July 17, 2015


Top - Nordstrom (sold out)-similar
Jeans - Paige Denim (petite length)
Sandals - Zappos
Bag - Tory Burch
Necklaces - Old, similar (short) and Ily Couture (long)
Bracelets - Baublebar
Rings - Baublebar (similar) and and ASOS
Earrings - Francesca's 
Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses - Target

My son asked me what my favorite color was the other day.  Guess what I of course!! I've always loved pink and especially pink paired with white. For a few years I went all rebellious and said my favorite color was red but deep down I'm pretty sure it was pink all along (wink-wink!!)  This Pleione top was a spur of the moment purchase and I'm loving it! I can't wait to pair it with my denim skirt for a whole new look! If you love Pleione tops as much as I do you should head over to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and pick out your new favorite...there are a ton of options on sale for great prices right now (some even under $30!!) The print above is sadly now sold out but there's some super cute prints and solids now are a few of my favorite Pleione options:

Cutout Short Sleeve Woven Top
On sale for $28.80

Happy Shopping to all my Nordstrom Anniversary shopping friends!!!


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