THREADS // EARTHY PASTELS

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Cheers to my first solo outfit post since Ava was born!  I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to keep doing these or not... Having a baby has completely changed my priorities.  But I have missed it some, so if I have the time and inspiration to do one, then I will.  If I don't, then I won't!  This is kind of how I feel about everything right now.  If it feels good, then yes, if it feels draining, then no. 

I will say this is a way for me to exercise my self confidence, which I admittedly talked about on an instagram post the other day after cutting my hair.  You can feel so silly and guilty even worrying about your postpartum self when you have this beautiful little baby in your life!  But at the same time, I think it should be talked about for that very reason, b/c all of our feelings are valid.  When there is shame and guilt around something, it should be looked at and examined.  It has been trying learning to love my postpartum body and all it's millions of changes.  I'm pretty positive if you are human and you have had a baby, you probably have felt some of the same things.  It's a whole new world post baby... the extra pounds, the hair loss, the skin changes, the way you function below the waist, joint issues, perpetually less sleep... just to name a few.  It all adds up and can be easy to feel self defeating.

So, I'm working on it.  That's all I can say.  I'm learning to cut myself some slack, to focus on more important things, and remind myself it's a transition.  That's why they call it the 4th trimester after all.  It's a very real thing. 

Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com
Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com
Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com
Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com

Speaking of change... I am doing a MAJOR closet purge.  If you follow me on instagram than you already know.  I'm selling half of my closet over on @laurashomeandcloset and still have more to list!  Since becoming a mama I feel so much changing, including my style and my need for ease.  I feel like I have been decluttering for a year now and could do so for another year.  I've been going through my closet over and over again, pulling out things I haven't worn in a very long time, some I've only worn once.  I hold on to these things b/c they are beautiful, or because a friend made it... but if it's not getting the proper love it should in my possession, I feel it should move onto another who will show it more love.  So even though I am letting go of some very special things, I feel good about it.  Knowing they will live a new life! 

I'm also saving up for my dream couch and this closet sale is helping me.  In the movement of decluttering I am also rethinking some of the pieces in my home.  Our couch is a great couch, we got it passed down to us from our friends and we have loved it alot!  But it's a sectional and I really just want a regular couch to create more space in the center of our home.  Bella was the only one that used the part that sticks out, and now that she is gone, I feel like I can let go of this couch.  Plus, my brother needs one, so it's already getting a good new home!  The three couches I have owned in my life have all been passed down from family or friends.  I'm really excited to pick out and buy my own couch for the first time! 

Btw, that beautiful mala... it's a natural teething necklace for Ava!  Check out Little Biting Tree!

Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com
Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com
Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com
Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com
Earthy pastels for fall via rootsandfeathers.com

Even though so many pieces in my closet have been transitory over the years as my style changes, some pieces never leave.  I have some things in my closet that I have owned since I was about 15!  This kimono I found at f21 years ago, and it is still one of my favorite things to wear.  Same goes with all of my Blowfish shoes!  They are the most comfortable shoes with the yummiest earth tones.  They are all keepers.  I'm so in love with these sand colored booties.  And this hat I found at World Market quickly became my favorite.  I wear it ALOT!  My rings from Bella & Chloe are also some of my go to's.  I wear alot less jewelry most days now b/c of Ava. Maybe a cuff or ring or two, maybe a necklace, sometimes none... and that's it.  I'm sure that will change as she gets older, but for now, I'm loving the simplicity.

I'm pretty obsessed with this color pallette right now too.  If you check out my pinterest, you can clearly see what my eyes have been drawn to lately.  Earthy pastels... mauve, peach, tan, cream, sage green, dusty blue, burnt umber & sienna, grey.  Really since I got pregnant these colors have stuck out to me. 

Apparently it feels good to blog again!  I had alot to say!  Hopefully I'll be back soon. Peace.

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THREADS // EMERALD + PUMPKIN

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outfit details:  sweater + shirt - f21 // pants // threadsence // scarf c/o elizabeth gillett // boots - blowfish shoes // copper bracelet - silk bone jewels // leather bracelet - flourish leather // turquoise ring - soliloquy jewelry // thunderbird ring - roots and feathers


Hello monday!  Mondays are pretty much NO fun when you are sick but still have a long to do list.  Yesterday morning I woke up with the start of a soar throat, so I doctored myself all day long, and will continue to through the holiday season.  It's funny, I got sick a few days before Thanksgiving last year too!  My body must be on some sort of sick time schedule.  Ive got 3 solid days now before Thanksgiving to get myself back to normal. 

I wore this outfit above a week ago (seems so much longer than that) when we had errands to run in town.  I got my new glasses that day, which I have worn every day since!  I actually don't think I have even put my contacts in since I got them.  This outfit has a few of my favorite pieces Ive had in my closet for a while... besides the jewelry & scarf, none of these items are in stores anymore, at least I highly doubt it.  I think this sweater will be a timeless piece in my closet.  I love the way it looks with this scarf from Elizabeth Gillett.  The scarf is BIG and super thin and soft, so it could be worn a million ways.  It's so pretty, like an earthy watercolor painting... I'm really thinking about hanging it on my wall as a piece of art when I'm not wearing it. 

Oh, and that pretty mug... I wish I could remember the artists name.  I picked it up at a local art show several years back and lost her card.  It's the prettiest mug Ive ever seen though.

I'll be emailing the winners of the giveaways that have ended soon.  There are a few more still running that will be ending any day now, so make sure to enter before they are over.

HEAD TO TOE FOR UNDER $150 FEATURING LULU'S

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My friends over at Lulu's.com and I have teamed up to show you how to style a complete head to toe look for under $150, give or take accessories.  I chose pieces that would not only work really well together as a complete go to look, but pieces that would be timeless in my closet and go with many different pieces that are already in my wardrobe.  This gets you the best use out of investment pieces in your wardrobe.  When I shop for something, I'm always thinking ahead of how it will work with several things I already own.  I like things with versatility, which stretches my dollar alot further than a 'splurge' purchase would.  Here is how I styled one head to toe look (minus the necklace, it's Roots and Feathers and will be in the shop soon).  Below I made 3 collages for other complete outfit ideas from Lulu's for under $150!  Their new fall stuff is amazing!!! 

 SHOP THIS LOOK:

hat (similar) // dress // shoes  // ring

Love the amazing makeup??? It's all from Cosmic Bath & Beauty , with this eyeshadow set.


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head to toe outfit from lulus.com for under $150.jpg
head to toe outfit from lulus.com for under $150.jpg
head to toe outfit from lulus.com for under $150.jpg
head to toe outfit from lulus.com for under $150.jpg
head to toe outfit from lulus.com for under $150.jpg
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SHOP MORE AMAZING LOOKS BELOW


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pants // top // bag // sunnies (similar) // shoes


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 pants // tank // hat // shoes // sunnies (similar)


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THREADS // SHADES OF COZY

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outfit details: sweater - maryink // skirt - ross (i think) // leggings - target // boots c/o blowfish // necklace c/o full moon creations // earrings - spiral drift


Oh this was the coziest outfit.  It was chilly the other day and it almost made me miss winter (almost).  Texas is so funny... one day its 90 and the next its 50.  You just never know.  Sometimes its both all in one day.  I wear this sweater ALOT around the house, so Im happy to finally have worn it out of the house!  Its definitely one of my lounging staples.  And I adore this beautiful healing gemstone necklace that Kami from Full Moon Creations sent me.  The colors are so perfect together. 

Im super stoked.  In about one hour my brother, his son and my nanna will be here at my house!  Its been forever since any family has come to my house.  Its usually me going to theirs.  So when it does happen, it makes me giddy.  Its a freakin gorgeous day today, which makes me even happier. 

So, this is going to be short and sweet!  Time for family!  And in case you missed yesterday's post, Im have a HUGE sale in both of my shops for just a few days!!!