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December 2016

Essentials: Must-Have’s When I’m Traveling

I am one busy bee, you guys! I’m packing to head back to California, then unpacking, only to fill my suitcase right back up! Where am I headed, you ask?! Well, I am beach-bound to Cabo, Mexico with Zach and his wonderful family! I AM SO EXCITED! If you know me, you know how much I love the beach, so I am really looking forward to getting some vitamin sea during these dreary cold months! In preparation for this upcoming trip, I’m putting together a little essentials kit of things I absolutely must have when traveling (aside from bikinis of course)! I travel quite a bit (to and from home mainly) so I feel that I’ve somewhat nailed down the things that I need in my purse/suitcase (other than the obvious toiletries and undies) to get through a successful trip! Feel free to use this list as a packing reference when you’re jet-setting, and if you have other ideas or must-have’s feel free to comment below!   Layers: I don’t know what it is, but I am perpetually cold. My boss once asked me if I had some sort of Arctic cloud surrounding me because I was always wearing a […]

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wine night no. 3

I realize it’s been a little over a month since our last wine night, I apologize! But I’m happy to bring today’s post as a full Instagram round-up (@madeinmissouri) and a life update (because as I mentioned, unemployed)! So before I get started with either of those, I’d like to give you a moment to get yourself and your hefty glass of wine together…   Ready?! Ok here we go! || over the knee boots (marked down to just over $100!) || || Rebecca Minkoff brown crossbody || Essie gel couture polish (from left to right: gala vanting, pre-show jitters, spiked with style, turn-n-pose, couture curator || || gray tee || distressed denim || STL baseball cap || || red flannel || Patagonia vest || ripped skinny jeans || Louis Vuitton tote || gold watch and cuff || Ray-Ban aviators || || Frye boots || gold watch and cuff (same as above) || Tory Burch sunglasses (on sale!) || || orange sweater || gold watch (yes, I wear this watch 24/7) || || Patagonia pullover || red flannel (similar linked) || || gingham button down || Patagonia vest || Rebecca Minkoff brown crossbody || gold watch and cuff || || Barbour jacket || Tory […]

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making a statement

HIP, HIP, HOORAY! Christmas is just around the corner! Which means lots of dinners, holiday parties, and New Year’s Eve plans! And I’ve found the perfect ensemble for all of the above to get you dressed to the 9’s for the holidays! What says va-va-voom more than a pretty little red dress?! Talk about statement! I typically don’t wear a whole lot of red because like I said, va-va-voom, but this dress was a perfect addition to my closet! And the red makes it a perfect holiday dress! I actually bought it during a weekend in San Francisco at this adorable store called Y&I Boutique (stop by, local gals!), and the style is referred to as a dolphin hem. Apparently it’s a summer trend, because finding it in the dead of winter is proving to be extremely difficult. I have found a similar style here, and a great shift dress that comes in lots of colors (and budget friendly!) here, and in the thumbnail images at the end of the post, I’ve linked a few more. When I tried it on I was immediately in love. It’s a super flattering and feminine cut, a loose fit, and looks great with the over-the-knee […]

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holiday gift guide | fitness fanatic

Hello hello! The last of my gift guides has arrived (but psst…I’m posting one more of splurges!) and it’s the best one yet! For the gym rat, yogi, runner, barre babe, fitness fanatic on your list! I’ve got goodies from all price ranges, all activities, for any lucky lady you’re shopping for! Now get to crackin’ (or clickin’ I should say), because Christmas is just around the corner! || s’well water bottle || baby-g digital watch || leggings || || weekend bag || yoga kit || running hat || || white shoes || wireless headphones || snap-t pullover || || bkr glass water bottle || fitbit charge 2 || If you’ve still got some shopping left to do, don’t panic! There’s still a little time left, and that’s why someone created expedited shipping, right?! Now it’s time for me to grab the wrapping paper and get to wrapping! Cheers from St. Louis, Troy SHOP THE POST

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a little suede somethin’

I’m slightly laughing to myself as I write this post because when shooting the photos for this, it was a nice 65 degree day in Central California, and I was really comfortable. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. However, while posting this in St. Louis, when its about 20 degrees outside, there is NO WAY that I am braving the cold in this ensemble unless I have some seriously thick wool tights in tow. But I couldn’t resist posting because this outfit was just too cute and would be great for date night or holiday parties, or even Christmas dinner! I impulse bought this laser-detailed suede skirt last year (I’ve linked one similar) for a fun little fall piece to wear with cozy sweaters or fun tops. I’ve found it really goes with practically anything…boots, booties, sneakers, you name it. The suede material is such a fall staple that I know it won’t go out of style even as trends change. And how CUTE is the detailing on the bottom?! So fun! In keeping with this year’s affinity for blush, I snagged this gorgeous little top from H&M (for less than $20!). I can’t seem to find it […]

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