Lifetime Leather Co.

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Merry Christmas to me! I got my hands on a brand new Lifetime Leather Co. tote that I’m absolutely in love with.

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Now that I’m traveling a lot, I found myself in need of a nice tote that can hold my laptop and a bunch of other things for the plane. The only other tote I had was a deep cranberry color, and though it’s beautiful, it doesn’t really coordinate with a lot.

This tote is made with quality leather, and runs the fine line of being casual and professional. Just my speed! Plus, it goes with everything I own.

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The tote comes in 10 different colors of leather. You can also get a smaller version and or a style with a zipper if you are concerned about the contents falling out.

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I love supporting local, and this family owned business is Arizona based. They source all of their leather here in the states, and they guarantee their products will last a lifetime and commit to repairing their products if you need it. Talk about great customer service!

Be sure to check out Lifetime Leather Co. if you’re looking to purchase a quality bag. They also have some amazing backpacks that I have been eyeing.

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Photos by Rennai Hoefer; Tote bag given in partnership.

Marigold

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Madewell is having a great sale on their summer clothes right now. So many of them would be perfect for fall transition. For example, if you just add a cozy grandpa cardigan with this dress you have a fall outfit in a split second.

The marigold color is hot for fall. In fact, mustard yellow, burnt orange and shades within this color family are all SUPER hot for fall.

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I always look for a good sale on quality clothes and J.Crew and Madewell are good spots for me. You will also find some cute denim skirts on sale too!

New Glasses from Eyeconic

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It has been almost a year since I started working at a marketing agency. I can't believe it! It has been a big growth experience and brought about change in many ways (all of that for another post), but one things is for sure...My eyes have changed. 

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Granted, my eyesight could have also changed because I grew another year older, but as of now, I need glasses to see both near AND far. Whoa! I have only needed glasses for reading up until this point. We happen to have a client, Eyeconic, that sells prescription frames. So, I used my trusty eye insurance to get an exam, and ordered these RAD Chloe frames.

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I love it when a pair of frames made a statement. I guess you could say I am at a point in my life when I'm ready to look through rose colored glasses. =) These frames were easy to order. I tried them on virtually! It was a new and fast experience for sure. 

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These babies are not only helping me see clearer, but they are also helping me see life in a more positive way (or at least trying to). Check out more of their styles on their site. They have a TON to choose from. 

Pics by Lauren J. Photography

FIRST MONDAY

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I've never worn the color yellow before. I can't believe I can actually say that at the age of 33, but I haven't. I have always ruled it out as a color that my olive skin can never pull off, but I was way wrong. This First Monday dress pulled me in. it just looked like sunshine to me, and I had to have it. 

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When I wear this linen number I feel so feminine, fun and free. It reminds me of the carefree summers as a kid, and yet I feel like a beautiful woman in this at the same time. 

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I appreciate the delicate tied straps and the smocked top as a nod to childhood, but I love that the dress sits closer to the natural waist instead of empire. I also love that the length doesn't lend itself to being too young. It's past the knee, and made of quality linen. 

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If you're looking for a carefree, quality summer dress, look no further than First Monday. Also, have you seen the rest of their collection?! OMG! Their jumpsuits are amazing!

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Summer Linen Style

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This posts is sponsored by Garnett Hill

Linen is probably my favorite fabric right now. You guys see me wear it all of the time, and I finally got linen sheets from Garnett Hill this year. It was the BEST thing I have done for my home this year. So, being a big lover of linen and a believe in Garnett Hill's linen collection, I got three new linen pieces to add to my wardrobe. 

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The first piece I got was a linen button down that I could wear with shorts, jeans or even as a pool cover up. I'm in LOVE. The blue goes with everything. (They are currently sold out of it, but this piece is similar). 

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I also got an a-line dress in the most beautiful terra-cotta color. I'm obsessed with this color lately, and so is the rest of the fashion world. The dress has pockets, a zipper in the back, and is so classic. It's the perfect piece to pack in your suitcase for summer adventures. You do need to wear a slip with it though. 

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I also bit the bullet and got white linen pants. It's definitely a risk being a mom of littles, but they are so beautiful and quality! Be sure to wear a thong with these pants though. ;)

Check out the rest of their linen collection, click here.

Photos by Rennai Hoefer