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Blue Maxi Dresses

February 19, 2018



Y'all.  This blue maxi dress is a winner.  The top half of the skirt is lined for full coverage and it has pockets!  It's made of silky crepe scarf material and I love how it looks like a polished two piece outfit. so comfortable and easy!  The top is a thicker stretchy cotton that reminds me of a rachel pally or susan monaco type of material.  I'm wearing it off the shoulders like on the model but you can just as easily pull them up a bit for a more modest look.  I can't get over how pretty this would be for a beach wedding or a spring shower.

Here are a few more I love!



I'm wearing the petite here and I'm 5'8 so take the length into consideration when ordering.  Otherwise I'd say it's completely true to size. I prefer it short enough that I can wear flats with it but if you're taller and want to wear heels you'll be all set with the regular.

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Pink Sneakers and A Cute Casual Look

January 28, 2018

Several of y'all asked about my pink new balance shoes from my instaStories.  I am in love with them and get so many compliments.  I pretty much live in athleisure-wear these days so it feels nice to still have a bit of style going.



New Balance athletic shoes (solar pink/beeswax) | black leggings | slouchy tee | sunnies | pink hat | fleece pullover  | Beautycounter No. 2 Plumping Face Spray** | Slightly South of Southern 


*I usually wear a S in Patagonia but I wear a M in this style so you may want to size up too.

** I'm a consultant with Beautycounter so after you click on the link it may ask if you are shopping with me before you continue.  I'd love to chat with you more about what might be the best for your skin.  My skin is super dry so I need all the plumping hydration I can get but if that's not your need we have some amazing things for other skin types too!
A few other awesome kicks!  These would all be super cute with jeans, leggings, or shorts.




J.Crew final sale items EXTRA 50% with code: SAVENOW so those pink leggings and these navy stripes are like $25!

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tops to wear with jeans now

October 19, 2017

We're getting chilly mornings and evenings around here, finally!  Of course, it's hot as can be during the afternoon so dressing the kids for school is interesting.  How can I teach them about utilizing layers? ha!  I've been transitioning back into jeans and found a few cute new tops!














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Sales + Random Friday Favorites

September 21, 2017


Let's start with the fun sale finds for the week!


50% off was $59 now $29.50



dang, they're sold out in my size---I would have been all over this dress---hurry and check for your size!  Here's to hoping they restock it!



I love the back---so flattering!


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And how delicious do these two pastas look?!  I'm trying to get creative with Wells' lunches and pasta salad is my new go-to and it's fun to have lots of variation. Both recipes can be found here.


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My favorite room of the week is actually an outdoor space.  With temperatures starting to dip, I'm craving evenings outside.  A fire-pit is nice but a big outdoor chimney would be amazing!
If we had this outdoor area I might never come inside.


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My desktop, my phone, and my camera lens all blacked out on me on the same day so during my extended online break I've been reading a ton.  A few of my favorites are The girl in cabin 10, The art forger, and Along the infinite sea.


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I've also been watching a lot of BBC lately.  I just finished Upstairs Downstairs and Victoria and I need a new show to binge.  Any recs?


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Lounge Outfits + Jeans and Tees

September 20, 2017

Always love a good reason to throw on lounge wear.  In addition to actual athletic clothes, I can't get enough of casual easy looks like jeans and a tee shirt.  Are y'all liking mules with your jeans?  I love it.  It's a little bit dressier than my typical bootie but still not a fancy dress shoe.  I'm a fan!


ruffle sleeve top || jeans (look for less)







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We're selling our house!

Y'all, we are selling our house!!!  We'd love for someone we or our neighbors know to purchase it before we list on MLS in a few weeks.



We have loved this home and our incredible neighborhood so much but we are also really excited for the next chapter in our lives.  A lot of the details of our next move are still up in the air; there are a lot of moving parts!  Change can be so scary but it can also be awesome and I'm ready for the ride!

Check out the details at 205sweetbriar.com and share with your friends in the Richmond area!

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