2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Accessories, Beauty, Entertaining, Family, fashion, Gift Guide, Hats, Holiday, Jewelry, lifestyle, Style, Sweater Weather, Winter

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re like me and avoid the Black Friday crowds at all costs, I thought I’d share my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for those people who ate too much yesterday and would rather shop in their pajamas on the couch.  I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

XO, Libby

Cutout Choker and the Champagne Cascade

Accessories, Denver, Fall, fashion, Footwear, lifestyle, Shoes, Style, Sweater Weather, Winter

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I recently picked up this cutout choker sweater dress in grey and it’s the perfect go-to for the season.  It’s cozy with an interesting neckline and the short hemline makes it perfect to pair with over-the-knee boots.

B&B Miscellaneous || November 2017

Beauty, Denver, Entertaining, Fall, Family, fashion, Holiday, lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting, Style, Sweater Weather

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In my second B&B Miscellaneous installment I will continue to share little tidbits about my life lately, things I like, do, want, etc. Hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better!  If you’d like to see more, check out my first installment.

Pleated Leather Skirt

Denver, Fall, fashion, Leather, lifestyle, Style, Sweater Weather, Winter

 

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Hi everyone!  I’m sorry I have been so M.I.A. here on the blog but we’ve had a lot going on recently with a sick kiddo (who thankfully is doing much better), a stream of out-of-town visitors and gearing up to host Thanksgiving.  Luckily, this nice weather has been giving us a chance to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, play in the park and finally rake up all of our leaves.  We had a total of 16 giant bags of leaves from just our front yard!  Yeesh.

With this nice weather I have been loving that I don’t have to wear tights just yet!  Don’t get me wrong I love tights but since I dress up at the office and typically wear dresses and skirts to work, I feel like I live most of the fall, winter and even some spring months in tights.  So it’s nice not to be forced into them with the delayed onset of cold weather here in Denver.

My trusty pleated midi skirt has been on frequent rotation this fall and I like to pair it with bare legs and pumps or pointed flats.  I’ll mix in boots (and tights) as it continues to get colder.  I’ve been donning pleats since I went to Catholic school, and I love that they’re really back in style now that I’m an adult.

B&B Miscellaneous || September 2017

Beauty, Broncos, Denver, Fall, Family, fashion, Football, Footwear, lifestyle, Motherhood, NFL, Parenting, Sweater Weather

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I thought sharing little tidbits about my life lately, things I like, do, want, etc. might be a fun way for you guys to get to know me a little better. So here goes:

Family Photos

Denver, Family, fashion, lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting, Style, summer

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We recently had some family photos taken and I’m obsessed with how they turned out.  We used a local photographer Libby Felche who is so nice, it made taking pictures with a sleepy 1-year-old easy. 

One-Shoulder Ruffle Top

Denim, Denver, Fall, Family, fashion, lifestyle, Motherhood, Mountain, Style, Sweater Weather, travel

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We had a weekend getaway to the mountains and it was so nice to get out of the city and just relax with my boys.  We slept in, went hiking, and went for a drive to take in the changing leaves.  

Fall Footwear Style Edit 2017

Fall, fashion, Footwear, Leather, lifestyle, Shoes, Style, Sweater Weather

Fall Footwear Edit 2017

As much as it pains me to admit that summer is coming to an end, I can cope because fall fashion.  I love all of the luxe fabrics and details of the season, especially when it comes to shoes.  This year is all about embellishment and texture. Pearls, velvet and updated flats reign supreme.  So in honor of the first day of New York Fashion Week, I wanted to share my 2017 Fall Footwear Wish List!  See my selections for everything you need to look have your feet looking fabulous through fall!

XO, Libby

The Prettiest Lavender Eyelet Top

Denim, Denver, fashion, Motherhood, Parenting, Warm Weather Go-Tos

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I recently picked up THE prettiest top on sale at J.Crew.  I live for summer and love to pair pretty tops with distressed denim jean shorts.  It’s my go-to combination for easy, chic outfits.

Gingham Maxi in Mantoloking, NJ

Beach, fashion, lifestyle, Style, summer, travel, Travel Guide, Warm Weather Go-To's, Wedding, Wedding Season

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We ventured to the Jersey Shore for the wedding of one of my dear college girlfriends.  The Jersey Shore definitely gets a bad wrap (think the infamous “tan, gym, laundry” routine thanks to the reality TV show), but Mantoloking the sleepy little beach town where we visited was absolutely gorgeous and so serene!

I cannot get over the hydrangeas!  They were heavenly!  My girlfriends and I could not stop commenting on the abundance of hydrangeas, the variation of colors and the pristine landscaping.  It was definitely enviable.

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The gingham maxi dress I wore was the perfect amount of formality and prep.  The thin criss-cross straps tie beautifully in the back and the skirt is the perfect amount of pouf with a layer of crinoline underneath.  It was a dream to wear and to dance the night away in under the white tent of the reception, which was located in a boatyard.  Sidenote:  The bride and groom made their entrance on a boat, which was pretty much the cutest thing ever and perfect for a coastal wedding.  It was stunning!

Unfortunately, my dress currently out of stock online, but J.Crew has some other really cute options that are pretty similar.  Scope out this tiered maxi dress in blue and white stripes (which I almost bought in place of the one I wore), this cotton-poplin maxi that preppy dreams are made of, and this gingham ball skirt which would be oh so fun to mix and match with varying tops.  I also love this gingham midi dress with eyelet accents. And for more gingham goodness check out this splurge worthy silk gingham maxi my DVF and this deal of a gingham maxi with contrasting trim by ASOS.  All super cute styles sure to rival any Lilly Pulitzer ensembles you may encounter on the east coast!

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While in Mantoloking we enjoyed our fair share of seafood.  We arrived at our first stop the second we pulled into Point Pleasant at the Shrimp Box where we sipped rose overlooking the harbor.  Then soon there after followed it with a delicious Italian dinner at Theresa’s South in Bay Head.  I would highly recommend the pappardelle with lobster.  And since we don’t have it in Denver, the novelty of BYOB isn’t lost on me.  When we asked for the wine list we were surprised when she said that we could walk across the street to the conveniently located liquor store to bring in our own wine.  Again, how do we get BYOB in Colorado?!

Our trip also included lots of time on the water.  Sunset drinks on the shore with the bride’s friend Mary who started her own wine label, Ripe Life Wines.  I definitely need to stock some of their Clambake chardonnay at home, as seen on my Instagram!  One day we rented a pontoon boat and putzed around the bay while the boys crabbed.  (See what they caught above!)  We even had a recovery beach day beach day after the wedding before we headed to the airport.

I’m so happy that we had a fun-filled weekend reuniting with my KU girls, celebrating and amazing couple with their friends and family and I got my toes in the sand, something that’s on my list of resolutions each year!

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have a great weekend!