Bootie, Bootie, Bootie

 Get your mind out of the gutter people. I'm talkin' footwear, not rears! 

Bootie, Bootie, Bootie, Walkin' everywhere. 

Here are some of my favorite booties this fall. 

1. Chinese Laundry Unleash - $89.95 // 2. Diana Booties - $99 // 3. Joie Dalton - $325 // 4. Zared Suede Wedge Ankle Boots - $395  // 5. Stuart Weitzman Meridian Wedge Booties - $485 //  // 6. Kensley Extreme Tread Leather Ankle Boot - $120 // 7. Lenora Ankle Wedge Bootie - $29.99 // 8. DV Colie Platform Ankle Bootie - $250  // 9. Lubov Covered Sandal - $87.20 // 10. Kristen Cavillari Laurel - $149 // 11. Swayze Wedge Booties - $109 // 12. Rory Wedge Booties - $125

I don't really think any of the styles this year are super unique. Nobody reinvented the wheel.  That's not all bad because most styles available now are pretty timeless. (Read: you will like them for more than one boot season!) Though, there are a few cons to the styles this year. Many booties are cut-out styles that are fine for now, but will leave you with frost bite later! Plus, even the "low" priced brands seem to be pretty proud of their boots.  My advice would be to invest in a pair that you know you can wear season after season.  Almost all of these booties come in a variety of colors.  Just like real a$$e$ everywhere. :)

Joie Rigby Bootie - $375

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Lately, Mr. Hudson and I have been enjoying fountains and downhill rolling.

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He is officially in the last month of his second year. 

Flashback to one year pics.

Holland Williams Photography

Holland Williams Photography

Hollands Williams Photography

Hollands Williams Photography

His vocabulary is increasing every.single.day. He blows our minds with how well he can communicate, but mostly we marvel at how he will say things at the appropriate time. Yesterday when we walked outside, he commented , "ohhhhh, It's a hot daaay." Yes. Yes it is. Sweet little love has also become quite fond of bursts of screaming in public. That is NOT such a cute new trick!  I recently broke all my mommy rules and gave him a sucker at dinner to stop the screaming. It worked. I know I reinforced the bad behavior, but I had a delishly quiet meal! 

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Hope you are enjoying your last week of August. It is hot as blue blazes here. This last heat wave might have me looking forward to sweater weather after all! 

Xo, e

Sunday Deals and Steals

Bonus Sunday Post!

I was out running errands today, and came across these deals at Gap. I haven't shopped there in ages, but I love these finds!  

How cute is this dress on sale for  $59 ?!! I'm wearing a four. I could really size down, but it was all they had. 

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Then there are these slip on sneakers for $50 that are so similar to a Joie pair that retails for $190!! I, no shock, love the green. The taupe is a perfect shoe for fall. 

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The Joie look-a-likes

 

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Happy Shopping! 

Xo, e

Sunday Quick Picks

It's time for Sunday's Quick Pick Round-up of things I'm liking on the worldwide web

Petites Frites teether Blanket - $32

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This dress comes in a zillion colors and is a STEAL.  If you think it's nice, buy it twice. 

Brigitte Bailey Dress - $69

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Name ring - $30

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The prettiest votives you ever did see and a company you feel good about buying from. In 1014 they reached 2MILLION DOLLARS in charitable giving. 

Glassybaby.com - Check it out!

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Lucky Brand Keno Wedges - $159

{15% off with code: SUNDAY}

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Hope your weekend is fabulous! 

Xo, e

Can't stop. Won't Stop

More Mr. Hudson flashbacks:

6 months

6 months

8 months

8 months

Holland Wiliams Photography - 9 months old

Holland Wiliams Photography - 9 months old

Huddy with all the "party animals" I painted for his birthday party.

Holland Williams Photography - One Year

Holland Williams Photography - One Year

One Year Old - Trip to Cape Cod

One Year Old - Trip to Cape Cod

Tie.Dye.For - Top Picks

Yesterday, I showed you some tie-dye looks from my closet to help inspire you. Today I've rounded up some of my favorite tie-dye items on the World Wide Web to share with you.

Happy Shopping!  

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1. V-neck Cape Cool Dress by Blue Life //  2. Tie-Dye Dress by TBags // 3. Dye Espadrilles by Elysewalker // 4. Washed Tie-dye Shirt // 5. Jimbaran Shirt by Tiare Hawaii // 6. Crystal tie dye skirt by Monroe //  

7. Drawstring Shorts

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Obsessed with these leggings. 

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Hope y'all are having a fabulous weekend!

Xo, e

Sunday Steals and Deals

Dressing stylishly doesn't have to cost a fortune! Old Navy and Target are stocked full of clothes and accessories that are both fabulous and easy on the wallet. Sometimes you just need to look past the clutter (or, in this case scattered popcorn), the crowds, and imagine the clothes in another life!  

If you aren't good at seeing past the bad to find the chic, no worries, I've done it for you! 

(Please excuse the dressing room terrible lighting and poor quality pics!)

Here are my finds this weekend: 

This Old Navy cotton gauze top in a neon pink print reminds of the Sister Parish 'Burma' fabric that I love so much.  This top is just $17.97. The slight racerback style with hook and eye on the front is a knock off of a Joie blouse that sells for over $100.  I bought a medium for a billowy fit. 

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How cute is this Old Navy scarf?!  This pink, orange, and tasseled scarf is right on trend and is just 8 bucks!! (in store price)

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Another $8 old navy scarf in gorgeous ocean hues. A great summer weight scarf!

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Next up, my fabulous finds from Target. 

These Mossimo wedges look very similar to a designer brand style from last season, but these will only set you back $29.99.  I live in wedges and these are a perfect neutral color.  

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I just wrote about my love for Bella Dahl tops, so how could I not get excited about this knock off for $19.99?!!!!  It even has the split shirt-tail detail.  This top is by Mossimo and it says buy one get one half off online! This top runs a little small. I'm wearing a small. 

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Comes in this Sea Foam color and 3 other colors. 'Lunar Blue' looks like chambray.

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Then there's this Mossimo maxi dress. Price $29.99! Ocean hues paired perfectly again in an ikat pattern. This dress is an XS and is the perfect length for me (5'2) in flats. Length might be a problem for taller gals. 

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Loving the bohemian chic vibe of this racer-back tank by Mossimo and, at just $19.99, it's a no brainer. I found it to run true to size. I am wearing a small.

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Gotta love a straw hat for summer! The banding is perfectly preppy chic!

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Last, but not least, I adore this Merona blouse with tassel neck tie. Print is similar to the sleeveless Old Navy blouse.  Price - $24.99! Can't beat that! 

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Close up of the pattern. Such a great fit. I'm wearing a small. 

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While I was out, I saw this cosmetic bag at Dillards. It's not exactly a steal, but I thought the pattern and colors were perfect for summer. Fossil - on sale for $28.

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Update: I somehow left off this awesome purchase from Dillard's junior department. The brand is 'M(heart)M' and it was $19.50 on sale! WHA??!  They only had an XL left, so I bought it :)

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday! Go out and buy some steals and deals! 

Happy shopping!


In home front news:

Scenes around our house this weekend. 

Milly loves a good $10 bottle of wine. 

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Sweet, southern summers with my blue eyed (teething like crazy) angel. 

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Milly is still in love with Oscar. He's still tolerant, but suspicious.  They touch paws when they sleep. 

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Mr. Hudson lead a one man side walk chalk assault. The outdoor sofa and Oscar's butt were the unlucky victims. 

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Lots of late night swimming with Henrietta, the swan.  Best $36 Amazon purchase. ever. 

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 Hope everyone is having a marvelous weekend!

Xo, e