Word to the Wool

Happy Merry Christmas Eve! I tossed and turned all night like a toddler waiting to hear Santa’s footsteps on the roof. I don’t know why I was so anxious, maybe for today’s festivities but as a result of zero shut eye, my eyes are red, swollen and burning and I already need a drink. Since I have to hold off for mimosas til company gets to my house, I will successfully drown myself in coffee. I also woke up extremely moody but coffee has saved the day. I took these pictures yesterday, well my mother did, as the UPS men were staring at us like we were crazy but I just kept thinking, my coat is amazing and I need these pictures! It’s not too often you buy something on the rather cheap side and it is carefully made with such precision and intent. The lines of the lapel make for a classic movement and will forever be a staple in any wardrobe. This coat exudes elegance and sophistication. Hence I needed to throw on a pair of fake specs! The quality of this coat is pristine, it’s heavy and firm. Oh and the kicker, it has POCKETS!! I could wear a paper bag if it had pockets. I think any and everyone is obsessed with apparel with pockets. Well I can go on and on about this coat but you need to order it for $25 and see the beauty for yourself. Of course I will provide a link* below and I hope you like today’s post. I know, who posts on Xmas eve? Oh well I do! It’s for a great cause (because everyone should own a wool coat that doesn’t break the bank!)

*Coat provided by Sammy Dress

Sammy Dress


Pardon my Fur

The only bad thing about real fur is that it’s real. The only bad thing about fake fur is that it’s fake. It’s like a double edged sword or a catch 22. You can’t win. Or can you? I hit the fake or shall is say “faux” fur jackpot when I ordered this baby. Not only is the chevron touch appealing to the eye, it is appealing to the touch too. It doesn’t feel like fake fur, it feels real!! Fake it til you make it right? But don’t actually make it because then that would mean killing a poor little animal. It’s so bittersweet, animals I mean. You don’t want to eat them but you also need iron and don’t want to be anemic, you don’t want to wear them but you also need that warmth in the winter that a regular coat just can’t provide, you drive a BMW and really don’t want leatherette seats, I get it. I’m telling you this is something you need to experience for yourself, this coat I mean. It looks good without looking cheesy like most fake furs. And there were no animals harmed in the process. And PETA won’t flowerbomb you! The best part? It’s on sale for 1/2 off! $33 bucks to look furbulous! Okay now THAT was cheesy. Go get your vegan coat and of course as always, I will provide a link*

*coat provided by Zaful

*leggings provided by Lysse

Top: Vintage Havana

Boots: Steve Madden

Glasses: RayBan
Please check out Zaful for more fashions!

Jord Watch

I was given the opportunity to do a product review of choice on any men’s Jord watch. I decided on the Dover series because it matched my personal style best. I was excited to do a men’s review because I used to only purchase men’s watches simply for the fact that I love a bigger face. I always liked the way that looked on a petite wrist opposed to a dainty women’s watch. I like the boldness and it definitely catches the eye a bit more. When I received my watch in a timely manner, (no pun intended) naturally I opened the box to be extremely impressed. The smell of cedar pleasantly infused my nose and I immediately fell in love with the packaging. It is a wooden box with a big “J” (which also happens to be my initial) on the outside. I could only help but think I would use this as a statement piece in my bedroom to store other things while occupying the timepiece in everyday life. The watch doesn’t only tell time but has a therapeutic aroma (think Burberry Touch for Men, a woodsy smell, if you will). The watch came wrapped around a burlap pillow which gives the effect of nature and a modern approach. The numbers on the watch very masculine, and the second hand the color blue, which gives the watch a pop of vibrance. The inside of the face is a stainless steel which is a muted shine with any movement. It comes equipped with a polishing cloth and finishing oil, to preserve and condition the wood. The watches are water resistance and treated with tung oil for grain finishing purposes. With any watch that is water resistant, I do not advise using in water. Ever. This watch can easily become a conversation starter due to its uniqueness and soothing nature tendencies. It is a refreshing change from your everyday silver or gold watch. Because it is neutral, it will go with sporty, casual or fancy dress. The beauty of this watch is also that it comes with extra links. It’s not to late to give the gift of Jord this Christmas. I will provide some links below so you can check out the entire collection. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! 

Watch: c/o Wood Watches

Men’s Collection
Women’s Collection

10 Things About Me

One of my favorite Mommies on Instagram (@makeupmommy) tagged me in a “10 things you may not know about me” post. When I originally started to think of things people may not know about me, all I can think of were things to do with Mason. Like, how I learned that I love to paint since having a baby. Or how I absolutely love arts and crafts and that I’m actually good at it. But I am trying to think more things about solely just me. See that’s the thing when you have kids or a kid, your life is no longer about you and all you can do is think about the new memories you have made with your child. Okay so if you do know me you probably will know all of this, if not, here it goes: 
1. I am a huge germaphobe. I Lysol/disinfect my entire house (couches, doorknobs, light switches, etc.) anything and everything whenever someone leaves my home, and everyday without fail. Please wash your hands and don’t touch me. I am terrified to the fullest possible extent of germs.

2. I love doing laundry. I love smelling the clean scent and folding it absolutely perfect. Except fitted sheets, that’s for the insane. 

3. I dread washing my hair because it is so thick it takes hours. 

4. I am a coupon clipper! I love a good deal on anything and everything. (Hence ‘Expensive Eyes, Budget Buys’)

5. I have extremely bad anxiety whenever I meet up with someone other than a family member. You would never ever think this due to my bubbly personality, but I suffer from it every damn time. The only person who doesn’t make me feel this way is my best friend Steph.

6. I am an extremist. It’s either all or nothing with me.

7. I have zero patience. I pray for it every night.

8. I can’t sleep at night because I am too busy thinking about that first sip of coffee in the morning and that thought alone energizes my mind and body. 

9. I can watch Hallmark/Lifetime movies all day everyday. Andrew makes fun of me for this because they are so corny. Also the cooking channel, I LOVE IT!

10. I don’t share anything personal relating to hygiene. Also friends, please don’t take this personal. 
That was harder than I thought steering away from anything to do with Mason. After all he is my life now and I am like wait, something about me? Let me think about that long and hard for a second. Okay well I hope you like, and you have learned something about me! Please let me know your thought if you know any deep down reasonings for the way I am LOL. I know there is always some type or reasoning behind everything! 

Camel Coat

I’ve been away from my blog for a hot minute. There have been many changes going on in my life, amazing ones and I don’t have the time anymore for anything! I still manage to post outfits on my Instagram but to get into major detail on my blog, it’s been on the back burner. Today I am making the time. After all, everyday is Christmas for a blogger, just with deadlines ha! So this camel coat I was so ecstatic to receive and it is on sale for under $30. I mean, REALLY? This is a staple I can keep in my closet forever ever ever!!! And ever. I’ve always wanted a Kevin McCallister “dad” coat (Home Alone anyone?) and now I finally have my hands or arms in one! I didn’t want to distract the eye from the coat so I paired it with all black and I think the look came out amazing. I would say people around me did too because they couldn’t stop staring. When something is good, it’s neck break worthy. The ONLY thing I wish this coat had was a tiny slit up the back but I can always create that with my handy dandy scissors. Slay or sleigh (”tis the season) the day ladies! Please keep in mind I don’t edit my photos so yes that’s a hormonal pimple on my chin. I really don’t care to edit it out. I like to keep things real around here. 

Top: Forever21

Pants: Free People

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Coat c/o: SheIn

Happy Day

After 5 long dreadful days, my Father was finally discharged from the hospital today. I am back to being the happiest girl ever and really couldn’t ask more. My Dad is the strongest person I know, besides my Mom and I just can’t even contain how excited and blessed (#blessed lol) we all are. Without our health, we have nothing, so always always always do whatever it takes to be super duper healthy! With th exception of chocolate and ice cream because let’s be real. Okay and the occasional glass of wine or martini. Okay I’m done. 

Today is so hot that it’s another black dress for me. Black to hide my sweat and short to keep things nice and breezy! I am loving the minimalistic approach and not too sure how I am feeling about chokers lately. I absolutely love wearing them, but EVERYONE wears them now and I just don’t quite know my thoughts yet about it. I’ll probably stick with them but every chick I see is rocking a choker. And they really do look so cute on everyone. Just adds that little bit of sass to any outfit. And obviously sneakers again because mother to a threenager over here! And yes, that’s a Thomas the Train band-aid on my ankle. Once you have kids, nothing is ever normal๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‚

Dress: Forever21


Life for the past two weeks has been anything but fun. “They” say bad things happen in three’s and boy are “they” right. Sunday night, whenever the VMA’s were on, I get a call from my brothers girlfriend relaying the horrible news that my brother got into an accident on his motorcycle. Long story short, he is okay, thank the Lord, but he did manage to mess up his knee, ankle, wrists. Ugh. Then, the next day I wake up feeling MISERABLE. Sore neck, aches throughout my entire body, heavy chest, fever, burning eyes, hurt stomach, like knives sporadically penetrating it, throbbing headache as if someone had my head in a vice and started to make it tighter and tighter, no energy or appetite. My mom had Mason from the night before for a sleepover but I had asked her to keep him for another night because I didn’t want whatever I had being passed off to him. This did not last for one or two days, it lasted 6 full days. After my mom dropped Mason off the second day my sister offered to take him for two days which I was so happy about. I honestly had no energy to “mom” or “adult”. Also I didn’t want him to catch whatever I had. I went to the doctor and told her my symptoms and she didn’t even know what I had. She said they are all normal symptoms but don’t add up to the flu or strep, and considering I wasn’t vomiting or having congestion or coughing, she couldn’t pin point. She prescribed me an antibiotic and on the 6th day, I was fine. Feeling fine, yes, walking to burn some cracker/soup/ toast (carb central) calories that I lived on for the week. Then I got a call from my Dad’s girlfriend. It was his one year anniversary of his Stem Cell Transplant so a day that my entire family thought we would be celebrating, we found out he was admitted to the hospital. I’m not going to get into it because it is extremely hard to talk about and far too much information, but now that has been my life.bi also want to respect my Fathers privacy, seeing as he dislikes social media. Hospital visits everyday for the person I admire most, my Father, have been the worst feeling in the world. I’m extremely close to my dad and will always be daddy’s little girl. I am so fragile when it comes to him, I want to always protect him especially because he did that for me my entire life. It’s a blessing that these nurses and doctors can do what they do and with modern medicine. He is still there and after I get out of this doctor visit now for my brother, I will be heading straight to visit my Dad. Who is making incredible progress by the way! Just another hurdle in life, and life is never easy. But looking at the bright side of everything that can go wrong, lets you realize that it always could be worse. Now you may be wondering all of this and you’re doing an outfit post? Yes, I am. Fashion is the only thing that lets me get out of my own head. It makes me feel a sense of goodness and I can control how I am going to look and feel that day. And believe me, I have been a mess everyday at the hospital in workout clothes with not an ounce of makeup and unwashed hair, but today I needed a distraction. I also don’t like to write negative stuff because what you manifest is what you create. So I am trying to go on with my normal life by blogging and outfit-posting! I am also now feeling major mom guilt seeing as I haven’t been spending too much time with Mason because I was sick for a week and now I’m at the hospital everyday for hours on end. So that’s another thing that is tearing me apart but I am just trying to hold it all together. Hope you all have a fantastic day and I wish you so, so well! Also, Happy Birthday to my best friend Stephanie. Now this is a girl who gets me and has always been there for me, since ’89! Love you so much! 

Sunnies: c/o Style by Girl

Dress: Heart + Hips

Choker: DIY

Watch: Vintage

Bag: Louis Vuitton