splurge vs. steal || ruffle-sleeve top

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  i've received a few questions about my recent splurge vs. steal test with madewell and target's versions of a simple ruffle-sleeve tee (i actually wore my target tee yesterday -see below). so at the risk of sounding like a broken record, i thought i'd share my thoughts here just in case you missed it on my ...

casa de rivera update no. 4

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  despite the fact that it has only been a couple weeks since my last house update, we've made some pretty big strides over the last fourteen days in terms of home decor so this monthly-ish series is getting posted a little early. mostly because... WE FINALLY GOT OUR SECTIONAL! (and it's even better than we could have ...

my fall 2018 wish list

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  now that the cat's out of the bag regarding my pending "retirement" from corporate life, i'm excited to delve into casual style full time. and with fall fashion starting to encroach summer collections, my mind can't help but wander toward what's to come. perhaps the number one item on my denim wish list is a ...

the only sweater you need for fall

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  despite the fact that it was 94-degrees at home yesterday, my mom and i had fall on the brain as we stopped by madewell to take a peek at their latest batch of seasonal arrivals. unfortunately there weren't as many pieces from their upcoming collection as originally hoped so this week's projected fitting room fables ...

a very shawna dress

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  you may remember this dress from my recent fitting room fables post. i saw it like a beacon of light shining on the sale rack, realized it was the only one available and in my size, tried it on and fell in love with the style and fit, and ultimately determined it was my fate ...

it’s friday, i’m in love || 8/3/18

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  this friday, i'm in love with... beautycounter overnight resurfacing peel + nourishing cream exfoliator || in the latest "i can't stop buying beautycounter products because they have revolutionized my skincare routine (and skin in general)" news, i recently sampled two new products that i want to give my stamp of approval. the first is their new ...

a new chapter

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  every time i have made this announcement in the last few weeks, i've had to start with the following disclaimer. i'm not pregnant yet. but today's news is exciting nonetheless. guys, i quit my job. for those unfamiliar with my life outside of the blog -for the past 11 years i have worked as the director of membership and ...

ruffle-sleeve tee styled three ways

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  following my week-long styling challenge featuring all five pairs of my everlane wide leg crops, i've been inspired to share more of how i remix pieces to create outfits for both work and weekend wear. not only does it help me fall back in love with my current wardrobe, more importantly, i think it's helpful ...

casa de rivera update no. 3

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  bienvenidos a la casa de rivera actuliza numero tres. welcome to casa de rivera update number three!  since we last checked in about a month ago, we have made quite a bit of progress. and by "progress" i really mean we've made a lot of fun purchases -most notably a craigslist $25 find that S promptly turned into ...

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