'M' is for Madewell

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Happy Monday! Who is ready for a short week? This gal. It's been really busy around here lately and I am ready for a break. Hope you all get some much-needed downtime this week.

I am not sure if I have ever discussed how much I love Madewell. I was introduced to the brand nearly eight years ago when my friend discovered them online and it was some unknown retailer we were trying out. It wouldn't be for a couple of years before I tried it myself. This weekend I went to their store at  my local mall and told D "I could live here." Literally, everywhere I looked I wanted to buy something. Unfortunately, Christmas is on the horizon and I gotta scale back. 

Leopard Can Change Her Mind

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. The weather here has officially turned for winter and it appears as if there is no going back. Most people I have seen have their Christmas trees up already. I am not about that life yet. In my mind, Christmas decor is saved for after Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and I won't rush it away, ha!

This weekend we got our first real snowfall and a few blogger gals and I attempted to go to this Christmas market. It was packed! It took forever to get in and then it was just too crowded. So we traveled to a nearby park where we took some photos before we completely froze our tails off. The things we do for picture...

I am late to the party on the leopard trend. I didn't really love it at all at first. Then I thought I would be open to a shoe or a bag. Now, I want to wear it from head to toe. Well not exactly head to toe, but pretty close. When I saw this sweater from Target I knew it was the perfect leopard print to start. A simple silhouette but with the warm leopard print. It is part of the A New Day line so it can easily be worn with a black pant for work and transitioned to some edgy jeans for weekends. For a more casual weekend look I paired it with these furry mules from Target also. I got these last year but they are in stores again. They are so comfortable and a great Gucci dupe. I wore them constantly last year, it's like a slipper you can wear in public. I will say for the sweater I sized up to a medium. The model wears it a little loose and that's how I wanted it too, also for the length in the sleeves and waist. Just a heads up. 

Sweater| Target
Jeans| Madewell (similar/ similar)
Shoes| Target

How do you feel about leopard? How do you wear this trend?

Also linking up with Bloved Boston to share about my weekend!

Affordable Work Wear

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Workwear is always something that is evolving for me. I like, in general, to keep my work wear and leisure wear separate. Dressing the part helps me focus at work and get in the right mindset. That said, I don't have a never-ending budget. Budget-friendly styles are important and can be mixed and matched with old favorites.

Midi Sweater Dress

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and adjusted to the time change. I have to admit, Daylight Savings really threw Reese and I for a loop. She has a fairly rigid schedule, that she has established mind you, and when it gets off it's never good. She woke up a little late so I tried to accommodate the schedule by slightly moving things around. No dice. It was a rough day. Anyone else struggle with the time change?

My First Facial Ever

*services were provided in-kind, but all opinions are my own*

Maybe this is crazy but I literally have never had a facial in my life before. I know this seems strange, but I rarely go to the spa or get my nails done. It's only ever been a 'treat' for me. With winter around the corner and my skin becoming drier with each morning frost, I decided it was time for a change.