Bloggers Who Budget x Lulu’s

Dear Readers,
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(Lulu’s Vest (c/o; check out their full vest offering here), Gap Leggings, Prabal Gurung For Target Sandals (similar here and here), Indigo Clutch, Stella & Dot Bracelets, Kate Spade New York Earrings)

After a brief maternity leave, it’s so exciting to be back with my Bloggers Who Budget girls! This month, we’re collaborating with one of our faves, Lulu’s. A one-stop shop for the season’s biggest trends, Lulu’s offers one cute option after another at prices that won’t break the bank.

This fall, menswear is no longer for the boys. Having seen the longline vest styled by many fashion bloggers (and featured everywhere from Topshop to Banana Republic), I was looking for a budget-friendly version that still stood up to its tailored counterparts. (The Holy Grail, I know.) Enter this pretty option by Lush.

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The perfect blush nude, it drapes beautifully in all the right places and adds a little dramatic flair with volume at the sides and a cut-out back. It’s a statement piece all its own, so I kept it simple with black zip leggings, a classic white tee, and lace-up sandals. And because my current color obsession is blush and burgundy, this clutch was a no-brainer.

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Have you shopped at Lulu’s yet? Share your favorite pieces in the comments below and make sure to check out the other Bloggers Who Budget picks!

The New Neutrals

Dear Readers,

You know me – I’m not one to turn down a bright hue or a fun print. Lately, though, I can’t help gravitating towards fall’s new neutrals. (And let’s face it – with a three month old at home, simple can go a long way.) To keep things from getting boring, I’m mixing it up with metallics, textures, and on-trend details, like the fringe on this crossbody. The best part? Each piece can be paired with something bolder down the road.

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What are your go-to basics for fall?

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Pitter Pattern

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Well, hi there!

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After a maternity leave from the blog this summer, it’s so exciting to be back! (And not a nursing cami or elastic waistband in sight.) I can’t think of a better season to return than right now. Fall is my favorite everything, and I’m looking forward to wearing some of the year’s best trends here on the blog.

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As temperatures start to dip, I’m relying on light layers and one of this season’s biggest shoe trends, the mule, to do the job. Light denim and a classic striped tee get an upgrade with a dressy day coat and major statement piece – perfect for casual Fridays at the office to happy hour later on. All my go-to pieces in one easy look.
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How are you transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall? Share your favorite pieces below!

Our Family

Dear Readers,

About a week after Caroline arrived, Bojan Photography came to our home to take family photos – and oh my gosh, are they beautiful! So excited to finally share them with you here, especially the ones of our little peanut.

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