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Boyfriend Blazer //

This boyfriend blazer from Shop Tobi is one of my favorite pieces! If you do not own one, you must get one! They are the perfect piece to be worn casually or a little bit more dressed up. I also LOVE these shoes. The burgundy color is so gorgeous. To be completely honest, this is how I pretty much dress on a daily basis. I like to look somewhat put together with minimal effort- but what girl doesn’t?

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Shirt: ASOS | Blazer: Shop Tobi | Jeans: Abercrombie | Purse: Kate Spade | Shoes: Windsor

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Bellus Threads //

It’s fall, ya’ll! We have finally been getting some beautiful weather here in Florida the past few days. It has been around 60 degrees during the day and down to 40 degrees at night. I am really hoping that it will stick around for the rest of the year!

A beautiful friend of mine recently gave me the CUTEST winter accessories. She is so gifted in so many ways and crocheting is just one of her many talents! I am absolutely in love with the boot cuffs and the scarf that she made me. I have an obsession with scarves and this one is just so cozy without being overbearing- it’s perfect! I have also been looking for a pair of neutral colored boot cuffs for this year, so I was so excited to receive these. They have gotten many compliments, too! Be sure to check out her Etsy shop, Bellus Threads. There are so many neat items that you can purchase and she even takes custom orders which would make great Christmas gifts!

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Top: Us Trendy | Jeans: Rock Revival | Scarf and Boot Cuffs: Bellus Threads | Boots: Steve Madden (Similar)

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Golden Tote //

I decided to do another outfit post before it gets chilly out. Of course we only have about two weeks a year of cool weather here in Florida, but I like to dress for fall, even if it’s still warm!

I have found God’s gift to women…it is called ‘Golden Tote‘. On this website, you can choose from a couple of different options. You will fill out a style profile and answer some questions. They have a tote for $49 with 2-3 items; you choose one item yourself and the other is a surprise they choose for you. Another tote is $149; you choose 2 items and they will send you 4-5 surprise items. Golden Tote also has a boutique online for those that choose to take the less daring route. All of their clothing is great quality and a good selection is also sold at Anthropology, but at a fraction of the cost through Golden Tote. Check it out! But beware, it’s addicting!

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Fedora: Melissa Odabash | Purse: Steve Madden | Dress: Golden Tote (Out of stock- can be purchased here) | Shoes: BCBG (Similar) | Watch: Michael Kors

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Art Feeds Collaboration //

Hello, Beauties! I was contacted by Art Feeds to do a collaboration post. This great organization provides free therapeutic art and creative education programs to thousands of children. Art Feeds sent me this adorable shirt to help spread the word of the amazing things they are doing.

This shirt is literally the softest t-shirt I have ever owned and I love what it says! ‘Create: it makes your soul grow’. This statement couldn’t be any truer and it’s a great way to start a conversation about the Art Feeds organization and spread the word to our communities.

This is an excerpt from the Art Feeds website on how it all started:

” Art Feeds began in one classroom with one child- a little boy who wasn’t being fed at home and who was not only lethargic & struggling with academics but also had incredibly low self-esteem. As Meg began doing art lessons with him, he showed tremendous progress through expression; art was feeding him in a way that was just as essential as food.

The art lessons quickly grew from just him to more classrooms and more children. So in order to fund the supplies she needed, Meg printed and sold shirts that featured “Art Feeds” and a blank written by that original little boy, paired with his handprint, which ended up with a heart in the middle and later became the Art Feeds logo. The blank was open for the buyer to fill in with whatever “Art Feeds” for them. The simple t-shirt project grew far beyond expectations and the story of this little boy spread as did the impact and reach of Art Feeds programs.

The story of this little boy is now the story of thousands of Art Feeds students who have together had the realization “What I’m creating has worth, therefore I have worth.” ”

Read more about Art Feeds and support therapeutic art by purchsing some of their cute merchandise!

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Shirt: Art Feeds | Jeans: H&M | Shoes: Guess

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Very Inspirational Blogger Award //

The lovely Cortney Bre has nominated me for my very first blogger award, ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ ! Although this is just for fun, it makes my heart so thrilled! Not only because people are reading my blog, but more importantly, they are getting something out of it. My only desire is to be able to encourage and inspire all of you!

 

The rules for this nomination include:

1. A big thank you to the blogger who nominated you (Thanks again, Cortney!)

2. Sharing 7 facts about yourself

3. Nominate 15 of your fellow bloggers to share the love with

 

Alrighty…let’s get this party started!

 

1. I have lead worship for about 8 years and wrote my first song when I was only 11. I actually recorded that song in a studio with my best friend who played the piano at age 13.

2. Although I have not really danced much the last few years, I was a dancer and a choreographer my entire life. Hip hop, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, you name it! My favorite dance style to this day is lyrical, that is where I am truly in the zone and connect most with the music. Also, I was in the Superbowl half time show back in 2009!

3. My hair has been many colors. These include red, pink and black. Yep.

4. I was born in Naples, Italy. My father was in the US Air Force and was stationed there. This is especially neat because my family is actually Italian.

5. Of course following my husband, my mother is my absolute best friend. She is the greatest role model, the best listener and advice giver. I have no idea where I would be without her in my life and I am extremely blessed to be her daughter. I wish every girl and her mother could share the bond that we do. I hope to someday be as wonderful of a mother as she is.

6. I am a car enthusiast. I love to look at cars, learn about them and admittedly…race them! I am so crazy, I know. But there is nothing quite like the rush of adrenaline you get when you’re racing! (Like racing that 7 series BMW earlier…cough cough)

7. Some places I would love to travel to include Norway, Maine, Alaska, Iceland, Ireland, France and Italy (again).

 

It was tough to choose only 15 bloggers, but these were at the top of my list. Check them out!

 

The Girl With The Red Bag

Positively Depressed

Emily Ann Moschner

Snippets With Alex

To The Nines

Cara’s Cliché

KateSpanish

Scully Speaks

A Pretty Penny

The Pink Wings

The Quintessentials Blog

Karissa Marie

Cara Loren

Barefoot Blonde

Pink Pistachio

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