five things: jeffrey campbell edition

I visited the Nordstrom site over the weekend with the intention of snagging a few #nsale items but to be honest I am a little underwhelmed. Instead I found myself scouting shoes and landed on the Jeffrey Campbell collection. I love his shoes. Unfortunately most of the ones I like are not available in my size- WTF.

So what do you do when you can’t buy the shoes you want? You share them with the internet.

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1) butterfly mule  2) fling sandal  3) espadrille  4) jelly slide  5) platform

Please someone buy these and and live out my shoe dreams.

xx Ly

3 boring things from J.Crew

Over the weekend I hopped into J.Crew to return an item I ordered during a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale that was too good to pass up. When I heard they were offering 40% off my ears perked up and I got right online. Come a couple weeks later I ended up returning the item I ordered for myself. But upon my visit to the shop, to return said item, I was very happy to see that the 40% off was still in effect storewide!

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Happy Hannas

Over the holiday weekend I stopped by our local Hanna Andersson to make a few exchanges. While I was in the shop I noticed they were having a great sale on pretty much all of their pajamas. Hanna and devotees of the brand refer to her pajamas as ‘sleepers’. The sleeper sale included infant, toddler and big kid sizes. Regularly $38 the sleepers were discounted to $24 with an extra 15% off.


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The sleepers are 100% organic cotton and their guaranteed quality means that after tons of washes they still keep their bright colors and keep their softness- so perfect for hand me downs. A special tip from my family- we buy them a few sizes up because they cuff very easily. Any typically at the price of $38 you want to be sure to get a couple years (and kids) wear out of them. I tend to stick to the classic striped styles, which I grew up wearing as a kid. I love the bright colors and timeless look of them. The photo above is of my niece last year doing her best ‘elf on a shelf’ in her Hanna pjs!

The sale is still going on today so check it out. They make not only the perfect holiday gift for the little people in your life but the bonus is they are extremely cute and will provide plenty of photo ops during holiday mornings and evenings.

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More from ASOS

ASOS maternity dresses


shop these looks: 1, 2, 3, 4

So I lied… Earlier this week I said I was gonna pull out some shift dresses from my closet and make them work for next weekend’s family wedding. Since saying that I visited ASOS and prompted by the promo code on Joanna Goddard’s blog I opted to scoop up four new options. Said options should be arriving today on my doorstep and I look forward to seeing how they fit and flatter. And will determine if they can do the work for next weekend’s Chicago area wedding.

I chose four quite different styles. Left to right above:

  1. The Knit Dress looks soft and cozy, perfect for the weather with the long sleeves and material. I can pair it with some opaque tights or maybe even bare my legs if weather permits.
  2. The Body Con Dress in Baroque comes with this layered on necklace which for me was a plus! Lets see how it fits.
  3. The Exclusive Lace Body Con Dress is my favorite for the season, just hoping it lives up to my hype when I try it on. I love the bold color and cute bow.
  4. The Shift Dress with Bird & Floral embroidery kinda reads wallpaper but I really like it. It also seems like it might be a little more appropriate for warmer climates but it was worth a try.

Will be back next week or soon after with my review- one of these or one of the ones from my closet will make the rounds next weekend at the wedding or one of the upcoming holiday parties on the calendar.

xx Ly

ASOS Maternity

ASOS maternity clothes


Today I am wearing my favorite maternity top. I say favorite maternity top because it is a true maternity top and that says a lot. I purchased the top in the middle of the summer from ASOS which I have yet to swoon about, so let me begin. I love ASOS for a couple main reasons. One- they are super easy (and fun) to shop and browse and two- they deliver within 48 hours (from Europe) and the returns are super duper easy.

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