Happy Tuesday loves! Don’t you just love short weeks?! I enjoyed my holiday weekend so much, I’m ready for another! However, since there isn’t one right around the corner, let’s enjoy a little fashion before the fall really sets in, shall we?

I’m very much so a girly girl and naturally, I love pink, so when I spied this pleated baby pink skirt, I immediately knew it had to become a part of my wardrobe. This skirt screamed classically vintage to me and I wanted to add a feminine top to match the theme.

The bright, almost fuchsia colored cardigan jumped out at me and the intricate details in the light pink lace softens the skirt’s straight lines. Both pieces were found at one of my fave stores – NY&C. Here are a few similar flirty and feminine looks – this pretty halter dress and this pleated colorblock skirt.

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Some pretty pearls and my grandmother’s gold clutch was the frosting this pretty ensemble needed – that and some nude peep-toe pumps! (similar by Steve Madden). This outfit just makes me feel so pretty, feminine and all things girly. Do you love pink as much as I do?

Hope you have a lovely and sweet short week!

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Happy Labor Day and hooray for having Monday off! Let’s be honest — long weekends are so, so good for the soul. And not only is today a much-needed day of R&R but it also marks the launch of Southwest Blog Society!!

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We are beyond excited to be part of this community of bloggers from all over the Southwest U.S. (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah) — see the full list of members here. The four categories (EAT, DIY/HOW TO, WEAR and LEARN) are totally up our alley and we just can’t wait to see what everyone has to share.

Check out SWBS’s Primary Goals to get a true taste of what this community is all about and if you’re a blogger in these Southwest states, join us! PS, keep up with SWBS on Twitter and Facebook, too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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August has been a busy month with work, parent orientations, back to school and blogging! So in order to say goodbye to August and hello to September, I’ve compiled a quick recap of little happenings from this past month.

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Baby’s First Birthday

Elijah turned one back in late July, but we didn’t get a chance to celebrate until the first weekend in August. What a fun-filled day with friends and family – the best part was getting to see him dig into his mini chocolate cake!

Back to School

Pre-K came quickly for us and it seems as though this year will fly by and before you know it, my oldest will be a Kindergartener! In an effort to plan ahead, I dedicated a week of fun back-to-school posts in order to be prepared for what will inevitably come next year. From after school snacks to organizing all those projects, I certainly think we’ll be ready! It wasn’t all about the kids tho – you need office supplies too!

Home Organization

Once the topic of back to school stopped feeling so daunting, I wanted to tackle our shoe issue in our home. Living with so many boys creates a challenge. The challenge is for me to keep my cool and their challenge is to pick up after themselves. These shoe organizing tips should do the trick! *Cross your fingers!

Something Just for Me

After taking care of everyone else, I decided I need a little R&R for myself! I was in need of a new skincare routine and I think I found the perfect Simple solution!

Goodbye August – and hello to September! How will you start off this new fall season?

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