Initial Necklace

Darleen Meier designs simple, elegant jewelry pieces. This initial necklace is one of my favorites. So simple yet it adds the right amount of finish to any outfit. I’m loving the simple, no-fuss jewelry trend right now.

Check out Darleen’s shop and be ready for the brightest pink packaging to arrive at your door!

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Styled & Restyled

styled : restyled.001 I pinned this picture almost a year ago and finally spotted a look-a-like. Those leather pockets are hard to forget. Now, we just need to find some spring…

Club Monaco dress // Madewell sandals // BaubleBar gold cuff // TopShop parka

{image pinned here, unable to locate original source}


We’re Here & Christmas Sparkles


nails // gold stacking rings // Jcrew pave link bracelet // Made By Girl bracelet // gold watch // Hunter boots

We are here, finally. After 4 days of driving, 2700 miles, 7 states, 3 Ikea runs, we are in our place and I am bordering on the line of saying we are settled. The kind of settled where all the Ikea furniture is standing, my closet resembles a giant junk drawer, the kitchen cabinets can close {if you’ve moved recently, you’ll understand what a feat this is}, and the floors are box-free enough for the dog to run laps. The tv turns on, I’ve done the first load of laundry, and we finally have internet. Cheers to the longest and fastest week in history. Oh, and did I mention that the hubs had to fly out for his granny’s funeral? That’s right. I packed up our home to move across the country all. by. myself. {lest you feel too bad for me, my wonderful family helped me every single step of the way including when we had to switch U-hauls. I know, right? I could not have done it without them.} Anyways, I think I’m in the running for the wife of the year award.

On the bright side, it has been in the sixties here and sunglasses are my best friend. I think I forgot what sunshine looked like. Although, since spring doesn’t really begin until June in Idaho, I feel like I’ve missed out on the half the year and find myself already missing the snow. Is that normal? Also, since we’re on the subject, is it normal to walk into the grocery store and see shelves full of 5 lb. buckets of lard? And gallon size cans of boiled peanuts? This was a definite “I’m not from around these parts” moment. What does a person even do with boiled peanuts? Especially a gallon size can of boiled peanuts? Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s because I’m a west coast girl, maybe I didn’t read enough southern novels, or maybe I’m just naive. But either way, Mr. George Carver would be very proud, I’m sure.

It feels like a such a long time since I’ve cracked open this little blog of mine. I apologize. Holidays and moving have a tendency to take over. So, let’s catch up. Merry Christmas! Happy New Years Eve! Happy New Years! And happy anniversary to the hubs and I! And happy first real work week of the year! There, now we’re good.

xo Kelsey

P.S. I felt very bedazzled this Christmas by the hubs as you can see by the pictures.


The Leopard Coat

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Your new favorite coat spotted everywhere: the leopard coat. I’m eyeing these options from Mango, ASOS, Zara, Nordstrom, and Forever 21.

How I would wear it:


Forever 21 leopard coat (on sale!) / Jcrew Minnie pants / Jcrew tee / Madewell flats / Club Monaco gold cuff / Asos clutch

P.S. Remember to the enter the giveaway!

Christmas Looks

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Madewell stripe sweater / Baublebar necklace / Madwell sequin skirt / Jcrew metallic flats

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Gap bow sweater / Gap red pants / Gap jacketMadewell glitter pumps /

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Landsend Canvas sequin skirt / Gap sequin tank / Forever 21 blazer / Target heels

Winter Sheep


Old Navy sheep sweater (hurry!) / Old Navy tribal cardigan / Jcrew leggings / UO infinity scarf / Frank Sarto boots (what I wish I was wearing) /

Wardrobe Consult

I wanted to share this wardrobe consult with you. Katie wanted a wardrobe that is flattering to her shape and that will transition with her as her body changes during her weight loss journey. She requested to include a few pieces of her existing wardrobe and to keep the budget between $200-$250. We came in right at $250 for 20 new outfits. Does it get any better than that? She is going to be thrilled!

Nordstrom striped blazer / StyleMint vest / Old Navy striped skirt

I chose pieces that came in at the waist to emphaize her hourglass figure and loose layers that will flow over any trouble areas and will still fit as her body changes. The skinny jeans will transition into boyfriend jeans and the leather leggings will still fit the same (yay for leggings!). Katie likes a little bit of whimsy and outfits that go from the office to dinner to antique hunting on the weekends. Transitional is the name of this consult.

Old Navy maxi dress / Target floral cardigan / Sears faux leather leggings / Old Navy blue dress / Old Navy red shirt dress / Old Navy fair isle cardigan / Old Navy tunic sweater / Gap jeans / Baublebar pearl bubble necklace / Gap leopard belt

And, here are some accessory options. It is so hard to choose!


Baublebar red necklace / Baublebar pearl bib necklace / Baublebar pearl bubble necklace / Forever 21 bow belt / Forever 21 glitter belt / Gap leopard belt

What do you think? Can you believe you can put together 20 outfits for only $250?!

If you are interested in learning more about wardrobe consults, click here.

Cozy Weekend


What are your weekend plans? We are slowly working on packing everything up and sorting through those items you never want to sort through- jewelery, file cabinet, junk drawer, vases, ties, old purses… I have too much and all those little decisions {to save or not to save} seem add up so fast, but the best part is getting through it all. It is so freeing! Plus, when you throw a Starbucks run in the mix, it goes by a little faster. This outfit seems like a Starbucks run outfit to me- super cozy yet stylish. Do you live in leggings? When you work at home, they are the pant of choice {at least in my house}.

On a side note, I recently discovered this print on Pinterest and have decided I should give it a home- in the closet, bathroom, office? To be decided. Any suggestions?

The tassel garland giveaway is closed, so head on over here to see if you won! Thanks to all of you who entered and help spread the word.

Have a great weekend and find some time to curl up with a good book and tea!

Topshop sweater / Jcrew shirt (on sale) / Jcrew leggings / Franco Sarto boots (on sale)

Dots 3 Ways


I just bought this sweater on sale at Old Navy. (Hurry get yours before they sell out!) It was time to add some polka dots to my life. This sweater is very comfortable and so far has held its shape- that’s my usual issue with Old Navy.

Old Navy dot sweater / Jcrew Minnie pants (I could live in these pants) / Madewell metallic loafers (these are on my wishlist!) / BaubleBar earrings

Old Navy dot sweater / Forever 21 fur vest / Gap jeans / Old Navy boots

Old Navy dot sweater / Anthropologie tulle skirt / BaubleBar bubble necklace / Madewell flats

Sarah’s Wardrobe Consult Peek

I had the privilege of helping Sarah put together a wardrobe this weekend. She balances her creative work with taking care of her baby and wanted a “Jcrew meets Anthro” preppy, fun look. Here are just a few of my favorite outfits we came up with:

pants // shirt // necklace // shoes

jeans // sweater // earrings // shoes

Interested in your very own wardrobe consult? Click here to learn how. Have a great Tuesday!

P.S. Remember to enter the Cheerfully Charmed giveaway! You could win that black bubble necklace in the preppy and pink outfit. Enter here.

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