10 Things Tuesday (1.31.17)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. A black and white flare stripe skirt? Say no more…I’m there!
  2. Blogger love of the week: Can’t get enough of Nicole’s print mixing combo (stripes and florals were just mean to be) and how cheerful and bright her outfit is! Enough to shake off those winter blues!
  3. These pom-pom flats are so fun, vivid, and bright (especially in person)…perfect for getting you out of a winter funk.
  4. After last week and the extreme changes to the welcoming, diverse America that I thought I knew, I was looking for some small ways to channel my energy in a positive way….so I’m loving this list of 10 small ways to protest. Join me?
  5. A cardigan for all my bow-loving ladies! It’s like Kate Spade….for way, way, less!
  6. Loft, pleeeeeease stop with the new arrivals (even more dropped this weekend – check them out here), you’re killing me and my budget planning! This yellow lace skirt is already on its way to me. Fingers crossed that I hate it! ;)
  7. My dreams came true guys…foxes and dogs CAN be best friends! True life The Fox and The Hound over here. 
  8. A good navy bag is hard to find…which is we all need this little affordable number. 
  9. This embroidery might have been the prettiest, quaintest thing I saw all of last week. The skill! The beauty! The patience! The cuteness!
  10. An adorable nautical skirt that you know Kate Middleton would love…yes, please!

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10 Things Tuesday (1.03.17)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. This striped cardi coat might be the BEST piece that Old Navy has ever put out. So chic and perfect for layered looks now and in spring!
  2. Blogger love of the week: Love this wintery-chic look from Sarah (and all of her non-traditional traditions)!
  3. Navy trench coat of my dreams! It’s a little early, but can you blame me? ;)
  4. Athleisure was a word of the year for 2016, and I don’t see the trend stopping in 2017, so get a jump on how you can make it work for your own life (here). 
  5. You better believe that I will be buying this scallop hem skirt when the weather warms up! Pretty good price too, if you can grab it on sale!
  6. I don’t know if I have linked to this stripe peplum top before, but it is the perfect piece for the upcoming spring and summer seasons!
  7. 30 common shopping mistakes that we all make according to personal shoppers…trying to take these into the new year with me!
  8. These ankle boots have amazing review online, are on sale, available in most sizes, and come in two different colors…what more can you want?
  9. I’m really going to try to be more healthy in 2017 (me and my really creative New Year’s resolution, right), so I immediately pinned Liz’s 10 healthy recipes to help me get a good start on this goal!
  10. The Husband got me this weekender bag from Sole Society, and I love how much it holds and how expensive it looks! 

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A Very Merry (Early) Christmas!

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Merry (early) Christmas, y’all!
  • I hope you all have a wonderful holiday time this weekend with your families, whether that’s your parents, your significant other, your grandparents, your grandchildren, your siblings, your adorable kids who wake you up at 5:00am to open presents, your friends from high school who will never let you forget that one time you did that one thing, or your puppy and/or cat who doesn’t even know it is Christmas but still appreciates the new toys or treats (and an extra scratch or two)!
  • We’re off to spend Christmas with The Husband’s family in Illinois, and I can’t wait to watch my niece open her presents!
  • And then we’re celebrating Christmas with my family (and taking a few days off of work) next week!
  • Such a wonderful time and excuse to spend time with family…and all the Christmas cookies I can get my hands on!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Good Enough for the Ulta Lady

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Because the only thing better than a Classic Layered Katie…is Friday!
  • Actually, the day I wore this outfit, I was in Ulta and the lady that helped me with my purchase told me that she was in love with my outfit and needed to know where she could get everything to recreate it. She was surprised when nearly half of it was Target!
  • But seriously, Target for the win…every single time!
  • You know what’s really not cool about being a homeowner in a state that has four seasons? Leaves. Specifically the ones that fall down into your yard. Dang you, you beautiful mature trees, you!
  • This weekend (besides picking up leaves), The Husband and I are playing catch-up. We have a few errands to take care of (oil changes…blech) and we will hopefully tackle some Christmas shopping.
  • Because we are really really really far behind! Is anyone else? Please make me feel better about this situation…since we are almost a month out from Christmas!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Lisbon/Portugal Travel Diary

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Our next stop was Lisbon in Portugal. We had no idea what to expect from our trip, since we only know a handful of people who have been to Portugal, but what we didn’t really expect was 80+ degrees of summer temperatures in October!

Despite the heat, we really enjoyed all of the sights, sweets, and tile of Lisbon! It’s slowly becoming a more popular European travel destination, but still has a non-touristy feel!

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Top Ten Things to Do in Lisbon/Portugal (in the order we did them):

  1. Explore Faster Via a Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus -This is always been my best recommendation in most European cities…the dreaded “tourist” hop-on/hop-off bus. Yes, you look like a tourist on your giant double-decker bus, but isn’t that what we all are when we visit a new/foreign city? These tours help you see the best sites (with some fun facts thrown in) in the city that you are in…and you’ll get there quickly! In Lisbon, the bus will take you out to Belém, which is difficult to get to on your own!
  2. Sample a Pastel del Nata – The tastiest little egg custard pastries (see them in one of my snapshots above) that are basically the national dessert/treat of choice. The best ones (in my opinion) are in Belém, but you can find them everywhere! Best enjoyed warmed with a cappuccino!
  3. Find All the Tile You Can – This should be pretty easy to do, since there are little touches of tile all throughout the city! It’s all over the walls and covering the sidewalks and streets. Apparently, it is super costly to repair when on the ground, and the city has expressed interest in slowly getting rid of it, but the residents just won’t let it go (which I greatly appreciate)!
  4. Take in a Sunset from a Rooftop Bar – A lot of people recommended Park, but I actually prefered the views from Hotel Mundial (though they were both beautiful). Good people, great sangria, and even greater views at sunset!
  5. Try Something Outside of Your Comfort Zone (Foodwise) – Maybe it is octopus salad? Maybe it is cuttlefish stew? Or maybe it is a pastry that you have no idea what is inside of it, because you can’t read Portuguese. Just try it! Worse case scenario? You won’t like it…and you can use your Euros to buy something else!
  6. Hike Up to São Jorge Castle – Lisbon is a lot like San Francisco (hills galore, trolleys, and a Golden Gate-esque bridge), so bring some comfortable walking shoes and hike up some stairs and inclined roads to a Moorish-style castle and gorgeous views of the city.
  7. Explore the Three Neighborhoods – We like our Rick Steves walking tours (no matter what European country we’re in), and he took us through the three neighborhoods  (Rossio, Alfama, and Bairro Alto), each which has its own hidden gems. Lisbon is a great walking city, so if you ever visit, be sure to wind your ways through the hidden alleys/streets.
  8. Listen to Some Fado – The sad and longing musical styling of Portugal. Most commonly, these songs are about the sea or losing someone or something to the sea. We had dinner in a fado restaurant and enjoyed having our seafood with a side of fado songs!
  9. Day Trip It to Sintra – Sintra is a town that is about a 40-minute train ride outside of Lisbon. It has roughly 20 different sites to visit and is definitely worth a day trip (if not even more time)!
  10. Pena Palace – Worth a mention of its own, since it is THE palace (and place) to visit in Sintra (even though the Moorish castle is great too). It was built by the cousin of King Ludwig II (who built Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany), and it basically a Disney castle come to life (see it in the picture directly below). Crazy bright primary colors with tile and carving all over the place! And beyond the castle, the views from the top are great too, and the garden/grounds are gorgeous!

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Our next stop (to be posted next Monday) will be Spain (both Seville and Barcelona)!

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