2015 - Doused in Pink - wearable everyday style, beauty & DIY home decor

$10 at Target - Hostess Gift


Elizabeth - Chasin' Mason
Rachel - Garay Treasures
Stephanie - Wife Mommy Me
Becky - bybmg

It's time for another $10 Target haul! I've joined some of my blogging friends for a blog hop to show you some fun things you can get on at Target with a $10 budget! Make sure you stop by their blogs to see what their $10 got them! It's the season for gift giving, so for this month's haul, I wanted to put together something that's fitting for the hostess, teacher or neighbor!

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Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!


Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.


We now have a Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board. We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our new Pinterest board!


We will not be having Thursday Fashion Files for TWO weeks (Dec. 24 and Jan. 31), Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and we will see you back on January 7!

Military coats continue to be on trend and I'm obsessed with this hooded drawstring army green coat from Romwe! What makes this coat unique is the plaid lining in the hood and the plaid elbow patches! It's lightweight and while it won't do for a winter coat, it's perfect for layering, and a fun alternative to a cardi! No need to take it off when you are inside! With endless styling options, this will definitely be my new closet staple! I created a casual outfit for today's look but it would also look great layered over a long maxi dress, belted with white jeans and booties or even paired with feminine pieces like dress or sequins!




Holiday Home Tour 2015


Welcome to my holiday home tour! Decorating our home for the holidays was definitely a challenge this year. We moved last spring to be in a different school district and are currently renting our home. I've been working hard on making it comfortable but with not being able to make any major changes, it's been slow progress. I have always decorated for Christmas the weekend of Thanksgiving but this year I spent a lot of time taking decorations out of bins and then putting them right back because I wasn't sure what to do with them. I had to be resourceful with figuring out how to decorate a fireplace without a mantel, how to display decorations without a wall of built-ins, and how to decorate a staircase with no banister or loft landing area. But, I accepted the challenge and hope you enjoy the tour!

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! I spent most of my time at a swim meet and finally everyone was home to decorate our Christmas Tree! It's been standing bare with only lights for the past two weeks and looks so much better decorated with ornaments! I'll be sharing my holiday home tour tomorrow, so please stop back! 

Today I'm happy to be collaborating with some of my favorite bloggers on what to wear to a winter wedding!


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 12 The Grand Finale!

Today is the final day of our 12 days of Giveaways! I hope you have enjoyed entering them! It's also the last day you can enter all 12 giveaways so make sure you go back and enter any that you missed! I'm excited that we have three giveaways for our grand finale! 




Spoonful of Faith    ||    The Closet by Christie    ||    Free Citizen    ||    Avec Amber



Today's featured blogger is Ashley from Raspberry Glow.
Read more about her below and then scroll down for the three giveaways!

Enter to win $300 cash!

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Enter to win a $50 gift card to threadUp! threadUp is a women and children's online consignment store where you'll find like new clothing of your favorite brands up to 90% off!

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Enter to win a Romper from Eva Jo Rompers! Shop for one easy piece that's comfortable and also makes you feel like a million bucks! 
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floral | cobalt | black | red

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Thank you for visiting today and entering our 12 Days of Giveaways! 

Enter Day 1's Giveaway for a $25 Denim Lily Gift Card here.
Enter Day 2's Giveaway for a $50 Oakleigh Rose Gift Card here.
Enter Day 3's Giveaway for a Pumps & Pushups Accessory Bag here.

Enter Day 4's Giveaway for a Charcoal Canvas Tote Bag here.
Enter Day 5's Giveaway for an AIBI watch of your choice here.
Enter Day 6's Giveaway for a $100 La Fille Colette Gift Card here.
Enter Day 7's Giveaway for a Hat & Scarf Set and $50 give card to Deloom here.
Enter Day 8's Giveaway for a Tulip Fur Lined Poncho here.
Enter Day 9's Giveaway for a $30 Lonye Lynn Gift Card here.
Enter Day 10's Giveaway for a $50 Project Gravitas here.
Enter Day 11's Giveaway for a pair of Silver Jeans here.

Click here for my Holiday Gift Guide page to help you find ideas for everyone on your list!

See the fabulous bloggers I'm linking up with here.

Follow along!

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 11!

Welcome back to 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Today's featured blogger is Jenna from Spoonful of Faith! Read more about her below and then scroll down for the giveaway!

Today's giveaway is a pair of Silver Jeans (winners choice)! If you missed my post yesterday, click here to read my Silver jeans review and see how I styled my Joga Jeans!

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Thank you for visiting today! Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for our grand finale of giveaways!

Enter Day 1's Giveaway for a $25 Denim Lily Gift Card here.
Enter Day 2's Giveaway for a $50 Oakleigh Rose Gift Card here.
Enter Day 3's Giveaway for a Pumps & Pushups Accessory Bag here.

Enter Day 4's Giveaway for a Charcoal Canvas Tote Bag here.
Enter Day 5's Giveaway for an AIBI watch of your choice here.
Enter Day 6's Giveaway for a $100 La Fille Colette Gift Card here.
Enter Day 7's Giveaway for a Hat & Scarf Set and $50 give card to Deloom here.
Enter Day 8's Giveaway for a Tulip Fur Lined Poncho here.
Enter Day 9's Giveaway for a $30 Lonye Lynn Gift Card here.
Enter Day 10's Giveaway for a $50 Project Gravitas here.

Click here for my Holiday Gift Guide page to help you find ideas for everyone on your list!

See the fabulous bloggers I'm linking up with here.

Follow along!

Silver Jeans Review & 12 Days of Giveaways - Day 10

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.


We now have a Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board. We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our new Pinterest board!


Today is our 10th day of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Scroll down to read about today's featured blogger and to enter today's giveaway!

There is nothing worse than jeans shopping, well, maybe bathing suit shopping! Whenever I find a pair of jeans that fit, I always wish that I had bought several pairs. Have you heard of  Silver Jeans? I've always liked how they look on others and heard great reviews but never had the opportunity to try them myself. I was so excited to be able to review their Suki Super Skinny Joga Jean and I have to say, they are the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn! They fit perfectly and hug you in all of the right places. There is no gaping waist and they don't stretch out or sag. The best part, they feel like you are wearing yoga pants! Silver Jeans has a variety of styles, fits and rises. You can shop by leg type, body type or style. I will definitely be adding another pair to my closet soon! And tomorrow we will be giving one lucky winner a pair of Silver Jeans of their choice so make sure you stop back to enter!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 9!

Welcome back to 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! I'm the featured blogger today!



Today's giveaway is a $30 gift card from Lonye' Lynn! Lonye' Lynn's Etsy shop features accessories for women and children. Enter to win through the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Thank you for visiting today! Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for another fabulous giveaway!

Enter Day 1's Giveaway for a $25 Denim Lily Gift Card here.
Enter Day 2's Giveaway for a $50 Oakleigh Rose Gift Card here.
Enter Day 3's Giveaway for a Pumps & Pushups Accessory Bag here.

Enter Day 4's Giveaway for a Charcoal Canvas Tote Bag here.
Enter Day 5's Giveaway for an AIBI watch of your choice here.
Enter Day 6's Giveaway for a $100 La Fille Colette Gift Card here.
Enter Day 7's Giveaway for a Hat & Scarf Set and $50 give card to Deloom here.
Enter Day 8's Giveaway for a Tulip Fur Lined Poncho here.

Click here for my Holiday Gift Guide page to help you find ideas for everyone on your list!

See the fabulous bloggers I'm linking up with here.

Follow along!

Holiday Mason Jar DIYs & 12 Days of Giveaways - Day 8!


Mason jar crafts are one of the easiest and cost friendly ways to decorate for any holiday. Last year I shared a winter snow scenes tutorial (see my post here), and this year I'm going to show you how to make snowflake tea light holders and ornaments using mason jars. We had our first annual family craft night last week and I took the lead and we made some easy holiday crafts using mason jars. We also made holiday shadow boxes. I'm going to try to get that tutorial posted soon! 


12 Days of Giveaways - Day 7!

Welcome back to 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Today's featured blogger is Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom! Read more about her below and then scroll down for the giveaway!


Today's giveaway is a hat/scarf set and a $50 gift card from Deloom!

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This cute online boutique's collection ranges from flirty to feminine to modern classics and adds new items weekly!

Here are some of my favorites:





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Thank you for visiting today! Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for another fabulous giveaway!

Enter Day 1's Giveaway for a $25 Denim Lily Gift Card here.
Enter Day 2's Giveaway for a $50 Oakleigh Rose Gift Card here.
Enter Day 3's Giveaway for a Pumps & Pushups Accessory Bag here.

Enter Day 4's Giveaway for a Charcoal Canvas Tote Bag here.
Enter Day 5's Giveaway for an AIBI watch of your choice here.
Enter Day 6's Giveaway for a $100 La Fille Colette Gift Card here.

Click here for my Holiday Gift Guide page to help you find ideas for everyone on your list!

See the fabulous bloggers I'm linking up with here.

Follow along!

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 6!

Welcome back to 12 Day's of Giveaways! Today's featured blogger is Barbie from Parlor GirlRead more about her below and then scroll down for the giveaway!


Today's giveaway is a $100 gift card to La Fille Colette! This online boutique is filled with versatile, polished pieces that can take you from day to night! Here are a few favorites from their winter collection. Enter through the rafflecopter below & good luck!




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Thank you for visiting today! Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for another fabulous giveaway!

Enter Day 1's Giveaway for a $25 Denim Lily Gift Card here.
Enter Day 2's Giveaway for a $50 Oakleigh Rose Gift Card here.
Enter Day 3's Giveaway for a Pumps & Pushups Accessory Bag here.

Enter Day 4's Giveaway for a Charcoal Canvas Tote Bag here.
Enter Day 5's Giveaway for an AIBI watch of your choice here.

Click here for my Holiday Gift Guide page to help you find ideas for everyone on your list!

See the fabulous bloggers I'm linking up with here.

Follow along!

12 Days of Giveaway's - Day 5!

Welcome back to 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Today's featured blogger is Aisha from Free Citizen! Read more about her below and then scroll down for the giveaway!


Today's giveaway is a watch of your choice from AIBI Watches! AIBI offers a gorgeous range of mens and womens watches. The story behind AIBI started at a high end jewelry and watch party, where the founder met a man who was wearing a simple style watch. They fell in love and created the watch brand AIBI! Not only does AIBI symbolize love, it also stands for friendship, cooperation, success and the beauty of life! Get $20 off your purchase by using code DECLAIRE! Enter to win through the rafflecopter below & good luck!


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Thank you for visiting today! Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for another fabulous giveaway!

Enter Day 1's Giveaway for a $25 Denim Lily Gift Card here.
Enter Day 2's Giveaway for a $50 Oakleigh Rose Gift Card here.
Enter Day 3's Giveaway for a Pumps & Pushups Accessory Bag here.

Enter Day 4's Giveaway for a Charcoal Canvas Tote Bag here.

Click here for my Holiday Gift Guide page to help you find ideas for everyone on your list!

See the fabulous bloggers I'm linking up with here.

Follow along!

12 Days of Giveaway's - Day 4!

Welcome back to our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway's! Before we get to the giveaway below, check out today's featured blogger, Jen from Fashionably Employed!



Today's giveaway is a Canvas Day Bag from Bought Beautifully! Bought Beautifully is an online marketplace connecting people to ethically made products and positively impacting the world. They have everything from jewelry, clothing, accessories and home decor. Here are a few of my favorites.


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Thank you for visiting today! Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for another fabulous giveaway!

Enter Day 1's Giveaway for a $25 Denim Lily Gift Card here.
Enter Day 2's Giveaway for a $50 Oakleigh Rose Gift Card here.
Enter Day 3's Giveaway for a Pumps & Pushups Accessory Bag here.

Click here for my Holiday Gift Guide page to help you find ideas for everyone on your list!

See the fabulous bloggers I'm linking up with here.

Follow along!