Chic Faux Fur Vest

Chic Faux Fur Vest

Hey there!

I hope you guys had a great weekend and tried to stay warm. On Friday, we had a dusting of snow in Dallas and it did everybody in LOL. It took me 2 and a half hours to drive home from work and I left at 3:15. Crazy! It’s even crazier to think that I grew up in Connecticut and a dusting of snow to my friends there is no big deal. On Saturday, I met up with some local blogger gals for brunch (so much fun!) and yesterday Adam and I went to Honor Bar for lunch in Highland Park Village. There are only two other Honor Bars, one in Beverly Hills and one in Santa Barbara owned by the same group that owns Hillstone. We are big Hillstone fans so I would say Honor Bar’s vibe is equally as lovely and impressive as Hillstone. We had the Macho Salad and the famous Crispy chicken sandwich. Highly recommend both!

I’ve always been a faux fur lover and when I found this one I was one happy girl. Unfortunately, mine is out of stock, but I linked a few other options for you. I love how it has pockets and can clasp at the front. If you are anything like me, this vest is my go-to when it’s chilly out but not cold enough for a heavy coat. I paired it with a super affordable blouse I got from H&M that has RUFFLES! Ruffle detail gets me every time. I love the color (my color available in-stores only) but it comes in other great colors besides black. For reference, I sized down in my black faux leather leggings.

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Outfit details: Vest similar here and here | Top | Leggings | Vince Camuto Boots (last season) similar here and here |

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Xoxo,
Sarah

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Winter White

Winter White

Hello everyone!

I am loving white jeans this winter. I love the classy and clean look of white jeans with taupes on top or fun fair isle sweaters like this one from J.Crew! Did you know that the fair isle pattern is named after a tiny island in the north of Scotland where this pattern originated? The pattern is lovely and so are the colors. The one thing is it’s extremely short and hits at the top of my jeans but I don’t mind since I’m short (5’2″). This would be an issue for some of my taller friends so that your midriff doesn’t show. If you plan on layering, definitely size up. This sweater would look adorable paired with a chambray and string of pearls. It’s also on super sale!

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Outfit details: Sweater | White denim | OTK boots | Watch | Earrings | Beanie

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Xoxo,
Sarah

Oh hey there, fancy pants

Oh hey there, fancy pants

Hey there!

January 1 signifies a new beginning. I don’t know about you, but I am never one to make new years resolutions. Why? Because if I focus on one or two things I tend to put too much pressure on myself. Instead, I like to have my goals in mind and work towards them everyday without getting discouraged if they aren’t met by a certain deadline. My best advice is to be kind to YOURSELF, and others of course, but often times we are too hard on ourselves for not sticking to our resolutions this time of year. Don’t worry! Tomorrow is a new day, a day to hit the “reset” button if you get off track. Be kind to yourself and give yourself grace. You are doing the best that you can. Along with making a positive statement, these pants definitely make a statement! You all know I love Lilly Pulitzer and lots and lots of color. These pants will cheer you up on a chilly day and the fabric will have you feeling comfortable yet stylish. You can wear them with gold wedges, boots, or flats like I’m wearing here. They look cute with a T-shirt and sandals during the day or with heels and a cashmere cardigan for date night. The fit is perfect and true to size!

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Outfit details: Jacket (pink color in stores only) | Pants | Navy top | Tory Burch Flats (similar here) | Monogram Necklace in Gold

Photos by Madison Katlin Photography

Thank you so much for all the love and support you’ve given me over the past couple of months. I can’t wait to share with you what I have planned for 2017! Wishing you and yours a safe, happy, and healthy new year.

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Xoxo,
Sarah

Casual Holiday Look

Casual Holiday Look

Hey guys! I hope this post finds you cozy and warm somewhere enjoying these final days leading up to Christmas. I wanted to share with you a favorite casual holiday look that I plan to wear on Christmas Day. Typically, my family has a big Christmas Eve feast but this year we are going out to eat and Christmas Day will be our feast. I want to be cute but comfy while I’m eating all of my mom’s home cooked Italian food! Seriously, she cooks for an army…she’s amazing. 😉 Although my cords and clutch are no longer available, I know you will be able to recreate this outfit with ease as I have linked some other budget friendly options below.

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Outfit details: Shirt: JCrew  (out of stock) similar option here | Quilted Vest: JCrew | Red Cords: Vineyard Vines (last season) similar option here and here | Shoes: Kaitlyn Pan | Leopard clutch: BP (out of stock) similar option here and here | Skinny Metallic Leather Belt: Vineyard Vines |

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate every one of you. ❤

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Xoxo,
Sarah

Valentino dupes for less than $100!

Valentino dupes for less than $100!

Hey y’all! Can you believe only 5 more days until Christmas and the first night of Hanukkah?? In honor of Tuesday Shoesday, I wanted to share with you a pair of Valentino dupes that make my heart so happy. As you know, I’m a teacher, so the reality of me spending the original price tag is not happening right now…until I found these amazing flats by Kaitlyn Pan! They are less than $100 and look so good you’ll forget they’re a dupe. I was so happy to tell the girl behind me at CVS that my flats are totally affordable (she thought they were the real deal!) we did a little happy dance together.

Lets talk comfort. Some flats give me blisters on my heels but these have been good to me! I ordered a size 7 for my first pair after reading some reviews and they were too big. After wearing them for a day at school, they started to stretch a little. I ordered a 6.5 in my second pair and the fit was just right. I’m normally a 6.5 so I would say they run true to size despite other reviews I read. I love that these flats come in so many colors! I loved the black so much I ordered the nude. Pink will be next! 😉

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Outfit details: Studded flats: Kaitlyn Pan | Red Cords: Vineyard Vines (last season) similar option here

I am meeting a girlfriend for lunch at Mercat Bistro this afternoon and can’t wait! If you live in Dallas, this is a charming French bistro that has an amazing Croquet Madame. (My favorite!) A must try if you’re looking for an intimate spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thanks for stopping by! It means a lot to me. ❤

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Xoxo,
Sarah

Being happy never goes out of style

Being happy never goes out of style

Hi guys! I am officially on winter break and loving taking in all of the holiday magic around me. How it all started with a juice stand in Palm Beach, Florida? Whenever I wear my Lilly, I am so excited to talk about the brand and share all that I’ve learned. I worked for the company in high school and college! 😉

I’m sharing with you one of my favorite Lilly signature tops, The Elsa top, in Jam Out. The pinks and lavenders together made me fall in love with this print! For size reference, I size down in Elsas and wear an XS for a more fitted look. Instead of wearing a coat, I’m wearing a chic cashmere wrap…perfect to throw over a blouse or dress for the holidays! The camel color and hints of shimmer are fabulous. One size fits all so you are bound to feel cozy in this wrap!

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Outfit details: Top: Elsa Top | Wrap: Terri Cashmere Wrap | Jeans: Ankle Jeans | Shoes: Studded flats |

Have a wonderful week friends! 6 more days until Christmas and the start of Hanukkah 🙂

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Xoxo,

Sarah

Style Steal

Style Steal

Hi guys!

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday and making the most of it. 🙂 I wanted to share with you one of my favorite sweaters and pairs of jeans that are selling fast! I bought the blush color sweater in store but sadly it is not sold online. However, there are 7 different colors to choose from online so don’t worry! I have gotten so many compliments on this sweater and the price is right! I love how it zips in the back and hangs nicely. I paired my sweater with these jeans and these classic ballet flats. I can’t say enough good things about Paige jeans! They fit true to size AND I didn’t have to get them hemmed…total game changer for a girl who is 5’2! 😉

I recently received this beautiful plaid scarf from ilymix and I am loving the blush and gray together! Scarves always make great holiday gifts no matter if you’re shopping for your mama or your bestie! Are scarves not her favorite accessory? Perhaps she would love a beanie, a pair of sunnies, or a cross body bag. Ilymix has you covered! Use my code, ‘Sarah_20’ to receive 20% off your order at checkout! Remember, free shipping on all orders. 🙂

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Outfit details: Sweater // Floppy Wool Hat (last season) similar option here // Scarf // Jeans // Ballet Flats

As you know, I am a first grade teacher and as we begin on another week, I have to say I am SO grateful for my students’ parents. They’ve been helping me get ready to begin our Holidays Around The World unit this week! We will be “traveling” to six different countries studying the many ways Christmas is celebrated. We will try new foods, make crafts, play games, and create special memories together. The kids have their suitcases decorated and ready to go! Passports are ready to be stamped. 😉 Stay tuned to my Instagram story (gracemeetsglam) for special snaps of our travels!

Thanks for stopping by! It means a lot to me. Xoxo

Sarah