These are a few of my favorite things

I had a wonderful Christmas filled with great family time. Of course there were lots of gifts, but two that really tugged at my heartstrings.

My Dad and Barb know how much I love nostalgic memorabilia, especially when its personal to my own childhood. I grew up on Spruce Street, so Barb found this beautiful metal Spruce Street street sign on eBay.

When she looked a little closer, she saw that it was made in Pottstown, PA. And there’s only ONE Spruce Street in my town, so this was the ACTUAL street sign on my street growing up. Since it was made to fit on a pole, my Dad made a sweet wooden stand, so I can display it in my home. And it brought out *all the feels*

Just when I thought I couldn’t get any luckier, I opened this beautiful gift from my Mama:

Word of the Year necklaces! She had each charm engraved with my words and their year:

2014 Love

2015 Grow

2016 Present

2017 Trust

2018 Welcome

2019 was left blank, so I can engrave it with whatever is coming for me next! You can read more about my words here.

Tears.of.Joy! Every time I wear them, I feel like I’m wearing badges of accomplishment for getting through the hardest and most fun years of my life. AND they’re in gold, silver, and rose gold. DI-vine!

It was a Merry Merry Christmas 🙂

 

 

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What I Wore: Birthday Month 2015

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image Watercolor Blouse: Banana Republic Factory

IMG_4026IMG_4027Black Knit Top: Forever21 Essentials

Leopard Necklace: J Crew Factory (a birthday gift from my darling friend, Meg!) We bonded on this post 🙂
IMG_4024IMG_4025Sparkly Blouse: Ann Taylor LOFT Factory

IMG_4021Aqua Blouse: Kohl’s, Candies

IMG_4018Pink Blouse: Express, similar

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Happy Birthday, Lovely! This fabulous City Studio junior’s dress was purchased at Macy’s on a spontaneous trip to Manhattan with Iron Man. It’s not sold online, but check in stores!

*You know I don’t talk too much about my personal life on my style blog, but I will say that I hope I mention Iron Man in more future posts 🙂

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Navy Top: J Crew Factory, a gift from my friend, Ashley.

Jewel Candy Necklace: J Crew Factory, ALSO a gift from Ashley! (and her hubs Patrick) It’s so sweet, I just want to eat it! Similar

Scalloped Pink Shirts: So cute, right?!?! Monteau Los Angeles via TJ Maxx

Pink Crossbody: Francesca’s, a gift from my best gal, Sue! Similar

 

And because I loved that outfit SO much, I morphed it into this for work…

IMG_4010 IMG_4013Shoes: Nine West Outlet, old

IMG_4008Floral Dress: Macy’s, Speechless (another Manhattan find…)

image_3With a pair of my favorite Sisters at the Taylor Swift concert!!!

Lace Blouse: Charlotte Russe

Denim: Target

Lace Short Extenders: Grace and Lace, Shorties

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Black Drapey Pants: Joe B via Kohl’s

Geode Necklace: A gift from Barb!! Etsy, via shopgreyweather. SO beautiful, right?! It’s on a 32″ rose gold chain and goes with just about everything. Lovely 🙂

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Pink Blazer: Charlotte Russe

Striped Dress: Monteau Los Angeles via TJ Maxx

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And just because this is so ridiculous, I had to include this photo of me wearing a “real” blanket scarf

These next few outfits seem to be early July favorites as you can see from last year’s post

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Lavender Cardigan: J Crew, Clare Cardigan

Skirt: Banana Republic Factoryimage_7Red Cardigan: J Crew, Clare Cardigan

Polka Dotted Skirt: Banana Republic FactoryIMG_4030Skirt: Banana Republic Factory

And in the spirit of Independence Day, and supporting the financial independence of women everywhere, here are all of the sales I found:

J Crew Factory is having a 50% of EVERYTHING sale, and then ANOTHER 20% off of selected items. Use the code “HOTSALE”.

J Crew is having a 40-60% off final sale items. Use the code “LONGWEEKEND”.

Charming Charlie has a 4th of July sale, Buy 2, Get 1 Free.