There will be jellies.

Starting to decorate for Christmas.  We picked out our tree.  I finally put halloween in the attic and Christmas cards are starting to arrive.  But, this is my first time decking the halls with a toddler. It might take me the whole month to get it all done.  We had a melt down over these tiny bottle bush trees.  Life is hard when you are told you can't whack the dog with the holiday decor. 

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Potted Christmas trees replace the ferns. 

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I ate my weight in casseroles, soufflés, and turkey over Thanksgiving.  Made three dishes this year in efforts to learn my mom's traditional dishes. They were pretty good, if I do say so myself! I'm working on perfecting my mushroom soufflé to share the recipe with y'all.  The flavor was mouth.watering.delicous. but it came out a little soupy.  I secretly didn't want my efforts to be too unforgettable because I don't want any body (Im talking to you mom) getting crazy ideas about me taking over  as head Thanksgiving chef.   Stay tuned.  

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After a full day of fun, food, and cousins, we headed to the beach.  Happy and Pepper tagged along. 

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Couldn't get enough of Huddy in his peeking bambi sweater and sweater leggings.  

*update: 30% off all orders over $200 + free shipping at Oeuf right now* 

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This is my favorite bottled marinade/dipping sauce for pork tenderloin.  You should try it.   The steam bag quinoa and spinach isn't half bad either. 

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Our beach house interiors have been slow to come together, but soon enough we will be surrounded by beauties like these.  Can't wait.  

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This would look so great paired with brown boots and denim. 

Prairie Check Coat = $89

I'm starting to gravitate towards any clothing that looks like a giant blanket.   Saw this in a store and it's divine. Can take you from daytime chic to couch. 

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My memory is terrible.  I take a zillion pictures so that I always remember where I've been and what I've done.  Many times, my pictures remind me of exactly how I was feeling in the moment.  I love revisiting my travel adventures the most.  I'm happiest when I'm out seeing the world.  I started to keep a travel journal, but that got tedious.  

So, what was I doing in November of 2011?? Glad you asked! Let's take a peek inside my travel diary, picture book style.  

I was driving the PCH 1 with Mr. Fox and feeling like this...

Edge of the country excitement right there!

We stayed here (Post Ranch Inn)

So we could watch the sunset from here

But one could also sleep here

and still be able to eat breakfast here

then go for a mid day swim here

or an afternoon hike here

make sure to look out for this guy

Then you could drive a little further and enjoy a delicious meal at Nepenthe. 

until you are comatose like this

No time to sleep though because exciting adventures are just up the road!

There will be seals

There will be jellies

You'll see copper bars

Beauty every where you look

When your husband could care less about golf, you only have to eat lunch here 

then you get to move on to more exciting things like RODENTS and BIRDS.  oh joy.

say hello to my little friends

If you love me, you'll feed it in your lap.

He loves me. 

Awesomely terrified. Gimme dat peanut. 

I can't for the life of me remember why in the hells bells I picked that giant sperm thing up and started whipping it around. what is that?!!!

Hope your Thanksgiving was divine.

Go whip some thing strange, around yo head. (said in Ghost Busters Theme song style)

Xo, e

What I'm Wearing

 

Did you know that no penguins live at the North Pole?? I feel like it's super confusing to always see Santa and Rudolph pictured with penguins. Maybe they were vacationing at the South Pole?  Maybe penguins get presents from Santa too? Maybe I'm the only one that's thought about this? Probably the latter. 

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I love an animal sweater.  

Penguin Sweater from Target is a winner. Bought it in a large so it would be roomy. 

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Chinese Laundry Bootie

{Huddy sweater by E-Land}

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J. Crew is having 30% select winter style right now and many items on sale just so happen to be things I have been wearing constantly.  Use discount SHOPNOW

I love the Majesty Peacoat. It fits me perfectly, it is great quality that will last more than one season, and it is toasty. I love a coat that looks slim, but really does it's job and keeps you warm. I have several colors. Navy and bone are the colors I wear the most, but I adore this turquoise one.

Bone color is extra on sale at $194.60. Great Deal for a coat you will have many seasons. 

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{ASOS felt halt on sale $31.27}

My peacoat in action with my gorgeous Goddaughter.  

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The pink High-Low  Crewneck Sweater is on sale for a steal at $48.65!! 

{I'm wearing the color Heather Sorbet.  Much brighter in person.}

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 Not included in the current sale, but so good that you should buy it anyway, is the Turner Pant. This pant looks great on every body type. 

The Turner Pant is so versatile, universally flattering, and can work with many looks.  My friend, K, models her favorite looks below.  

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// Plaid shirt // Snood // Rag and Bone Harrow Booties- knock off here // Schoolboy Blazer // Gigi New York Hayden Satchel // Clover Canyon Blazer Similar Here //

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Work, Casual, Cozy, Holiday Party...

this pant can really take you anywhere. 

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Sequin top old. Similar here // Jeffery Campbell Foxtrot sandal similar here // Sundry "Always Late" tee // Van's Metallic Slip ons in Bronze // Clare V fold over Clutch // 

Thank you K for all your fabulous styling!

The Turner pant seems to run a little large so you might want to consider sizing down.

Here are two ways I've worn the Turner Pant recently.  

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The cream, V-neck  Cashmere sweater I'm wearing above is also on sale right now for $131. 

I love the longer length of this sweater. They have changed the cut of this many times over the years. For me, it fits semi-tight through the arms and loose on the hips. 

It's a perfect basic and I purchase a few every season when they go on sale. 

Another J. Crew favorite  V-neck Cashmere sweater is included in sale

 Cashmere Boyfriend V-neck Sweater - $173.60 

{neon orange color seen below purchased last year}

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 Split back sweaters are a favorite of mine. I purchased this John and Jenn by LINE "Crimson Sweater" from revolve clothing.com, but it seems it has already sold out.  (Similar Here and below)

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I also love the classic cut of these Citizen Emannuelle Slim bootcut jeans.  They elongate my legs and have a high enough rise to prevent any awkward love-handle action. They do tend to loosen some with wear. Might consider sizing down (I did not).

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FOX DEN STYLE TIPS  *I  should note that I get almost ALL my pants hemmed.  I have had some questions about length for jeans. For reference, I am 5'2. I get all the ankle length pants hemmed to an inseam length of  27-28".   My full length pants hemmed to an inseam of 31-32".  Anthropologie does offer this jean in a petite.* 

 

Here are some similar sweaters to the one above:

C and C California Sweater $34.30

 

As predicted, this Zara sweater has become one I find myself constantly reaching for. If you haven't purchased something from my recommendations by now from Zara, then I am not sure if your fashion soul can be saved.  They are having sales starting Thanksgiving day.  Do it. :) 

{jeans are AG  Stilt Cigarette cords purchased last season}

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Are all you fashionDIVAS ready for Black Friday? You better start increasing your cardio work out to prepare.  

Xo, e

Quick Picks - Scarves and Hats

I love to accessorize with scarves and hats. That's no secret. This season plaid is a huge trend, but the classic red, green, and blue hues can leave me feeling a little too much like a lumberjack.  Although, sexy lumberjack does have it's appeal, am I right?

If you want to leave the sexy lumberjack look for the fellas...

Here are my quick picks for a softer look. 

Soft Double Layered Scarf - $39.90

I love the subtle blush tones in this neutral scarf.  Plaid Blanket Scarf - $128

Friday Favorites

I  previously blogged about this top. Now on sale. Get you one. 

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A classic style at a great price. Double wrap coat - $159

I've been making my own jewelry. I love it.  druzy, diamonds, wood, and horn - What's not to love?

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Clare V flat clutch - piperlime $198

Great Dress and great price (also in black) Carice Dress - Piperlime $65

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Hands down the best ballet flat. This pair is on sale $58.80 or check out yosisamra.com for loads of ballet flats. I find most flats uncomfortable. I could wear these all day, every day. 

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Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 

Xo,e

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

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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

Weekend Vibes - Fringe Benefits

Friday Fashion

When I first saw this jacket, I knew I had to have it. OBSESSED.  As luck would have it, Nordstrom had it on sale! Fringe is HOT for fall and I definitely think it's a trend worth trying. Fringe is showing up on everything from handbags, to shoes, to clothing so, If you think a fringe jacket might be too much of a commitment, try fringe in a smaller dose. Everyone should have fringe benefits. 

Kate Moss for Top Shop - Fringe Jacket in navy

Here are some of my inspiration pics:

Leigh Ann Rimes

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A girlfriend of mine from college is now a stylist for Elyse Walker. They kill it every time. I love following their Instagram account - Full of style inspiration. 

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What I'm Wearing

I found that I loved this jacket with several looks in my closet. Here are pics of the way I would wear it.

Of course, my favorite looks involve a half-tucked white tee!

I love the jacket paired with a white tee, mini and simple black pumps.  This tank by Feel the Peace is my new go-to for layering. It has a perfect drape to it. Also, I LOVE these black pumps by Alice and Olivia. They create such a flattering line for the leg and they are suede, which makes them easier on your feet. No blisters from stiff leather! 

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 {black suede pumps by Alice and Olivia // cross body chain bag purchased from Calypso St. Barth // Oversized gold watch by Michael Kors // gold skirt is Torn by Ronny Kobo (old)}

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For a little edgier, daytime casual vibe, I chose to pair the jacket with the same tee, denim cut-offs, oversized clutch and booties.  

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Switch up the booties and put on a floppy felt hat...

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{Items mentioned in previous posts -hat by ASOS // shorts by free people // necklace by Lizzie Fortunato}

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{black booties by Rosegold- purchased a while ago from Gilt.com}

{Sorry for the grainy pics that follow. Apparently the humidity attacked my lens and I didn't realize it. Ain't no body got time for that.}

When the weather turns colder, I'll swap my shorts for jeans. 

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But probably my favorite is this jumper I found at TJ Maxx for $19!!  You can't beat that! I love the tribal vibe and its lightweight but full length style makes it perfect for a "wear now, wear later" addition to my closet.

 

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Fox Den Style Tip: If you'll notice, I wear a lot of necklaces that are longer in length, and I am usually in a v-neck top.  This helps elongate my frame and keeps me from looking too boxy up top.  I call it the "head on boobie shelf" problem.  V-neck shirts are a buxom lady's friend.  Just ask Oprah - Have you ever seen her in anything but a v-neck? rarely.  Working in the same way as a v-neck, a long pendant necklace will visually stretch you out for a taller-appearing figure.  This is an especially good style trick when you have a square neck like this jumper. 

 

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{bag is old from Anthroplogie}

 

 It could also be styled several different ways. It's great to buy clothes that can change looks depending on your needs. Usually my looks are dictated by footwear requirements! 

Looks great with flats (Joie), booties (Louboutin), platforms (Jessica Simpson)...

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For the last look, I paired the fringe with a plaid shirt and wide leg jeans. 

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Plaid is big for fall so put it on your "must try" list! This plaid shirt is by Rails and is the most comfortable thing I have ever put on my body! I will probably live in it this fall. The good news about this trend is that plaid shirts are every where. Literally everywhere. You can try this trend out at whatever price point you feel comfortable with!

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"Hunter" plaid shirt by Rails LA // "Hutton" wide leg jean are Citizens (similar here

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*Fall Trends to Try*

Romper + Plaid + Fringe + Tribal Print + Black Bootie

Options that caught my eye:

1. Faux Wrap Jersey Romper - $23.99 // 2. Rayon Easy Romper - $119 // 3. Plaid tunic - $49 // 4. Suede Fringe half moon shoulder bag - $49 // 5.  Peg Leg Jumper - $305/ 6.  Santa Fe Fringe Jacket - $178 // 7. Mercie Bootie by Dv - $129 // 8. Knox Fringe Jacket - $220

 What I love about fashion is that it can speak volumes without every having to say a word. You can be whomever you want to be. You can dress according to your mood. You can try out a new look and, if it doesn't suit, take it off, and don't wear it again. No commitment required! I love the freedom of creativity in expressing yourself through fashion.  It's a judgmental world we live in, and everyone seems to want to share their negative opinions out loud. I vote we have more expression through fashion, and less talk!

Try out some trends this weekend and on in to the Fall!! If you're really brave, try them all at once!

This weekend I'll be wearing my Dr.Mom outfit. Mr.Hudson has been sick and we have had a lot of wardrobe changes, but not for the sake of fashion! There really is nothing quite like the feeling of puke running down in-between your boobs. Motherhood sometimes makes me feel like I have multiple personalities. Is the gal that's in her driveway looking like a greasy, hot mess, scrubbing down the barf covered highchair really the same girl that's taking fringe jacket and mini skirt outfit pics???! The answer is YES.  All mothers wear many "hats" and take on multiple roles. It's what we have to do. Quite frankly, we're good at it! So, my point is, don't get boxed in with your style. Have a fashion multiple personality. Switch it up. Try new things. Whether it's edgy, preppy, classic, or a 70's glam girl - HAVE FUN with your style!  

Happy weekend!

Xo, e

My little sick angel

Smiles even through the full-body fever chills


Lately

It's the first Wednesday in August.  July is over. I feel like summer just started! Are we really already talking football and tailgates and SWEATERS?! Not possible. 

I know one day I'll be a slave to the school year calendar and it's ever tightening grip on summer break so, for now, I hang on to the idea of an endless summer, where sunshine is bright, the days are long, and my drinks are icey cold! Lawd knows I'm not ready to break out the depression light thing that showed up in my stocking last Christmas. Thanks for the subtle message, Santa. NOT

Here's what my endless summer has been looking like lately: 

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beach flowers

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beach sunsets

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pineapple bottoms 

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turtle bottoms

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family walks

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sunset walks

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humidity proof hairstyles

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photo bombs

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fashion post styling

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pretty feet on friends I meet

Queen B dancing

divine restaurant dining - St Cecilia, ATL

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brass and marble love - St Cecilia, ATL

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baby love

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family love

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puppy love

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beach hair and blue eyed stare

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stroller adventures

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shell hunting adventures

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beach reading - Bernadette adventures

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kayak adventures

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fabric selecting

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al fresco dining

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burrito devouring

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Bahamas dreaming

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perfect days

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perfect nights

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happiness

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pure happiness

 

Are you chasing an endless summer like me??

Xo, e