Friday, January 31, 2014

Obsessed: around the web this week

TGIF, 3P lovelies- another Friday is here, hooray!  Here's a roundup of some of my favorite web obsessions this week.  Enjoy, and have a most amazing weekend- I'll see you back here in February!

1. DIY conversation heart balloons (

2. Fun renditions of Disney princess in historically accurate costumes. (

3. Loving the sleek lines of this on-trend metal accent table. (

4. I love me a good sweet treat, and this slow cooker apple crisp is on my baking list. (

5. A list of 5 things you're doing wrong in the shower and how to remedy these habits. (

6. Helpful tips for throwing a last minute Super Bowl party together. (

7. How cute are these Bare Minerals makeup sets? They will make for great gifts! (

8. Eying this sweet, simple necklace for Valentine's Day. (

9. Adorable- the puppy lineup for this weekend's Animal Planet 2014 Puppy Bowl. (

PS- If you are looking for outfit inspiration for February, check out my Fashion February Style guide and join me on Instagram with your fun February outfits! Just use the hashtag #FashionFebruaryStyle and share in the outfit fun!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Currently Craving: dainty rings

I love accessorizing (and hey, it is the easiest way to make an outfit complete, right?), and lately dainty little rings have been on my mind.  A thin metal band adds a dainty, ladylike touch to any daily outfit.  Here are a few dainty rings that you might see on these 3P digits sometime soon.

Shop the look:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Brightening up winter black

I love wearing color each and every day, especially during the days of warm weather.  But when winter is around and blacks, dark blues, and grays are more of a wardrobe staple, the easiest way to inject a bit of cheer into an outfit is with a pop of color.  Here are three ways I have paired my dark winter basics with a shot of color to create a fun, cheery outfit in the cooler weather.

< Outfit 1: black + mustard >
Jacket: thrifted (love this one) // Shirt: Banana Republic (similar) // Dress (worn as skirt): Anthropologie (another shimmering option here) // Boots: Carlos Santana // Purse: Banana Republic (similar) // Jewelry: Stella & Dot necklace and earrings; LOFT ring

< Outfit 2: black + army green >
Vest: Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here) // Jacket: Old Navy (another option here) // Scarf: Stella & Dot // Maxi skirt: Forever 21 // Purse: Stella & Dot // Jewelry: all Stella & Dot

< Outfit 3: black + emerald >
Dress: Banana Republic (new style here) // Cami: Old Navy (love this mint option) // Purse: Nine West (similar) // Heels: Target // Jewelry: Stella & Dot necklace (new green design!) and , bracelet (on sale!), and earrings

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fashion February Style

Calling all 3P fashionistas!  Thanks to a few fellow bloggers' (Hilary and Chandra) outfit inspiration the past few months, I was inspired to create a lovely list of fashion inspiration for February!  One thing to note this next month: on Wednesdays, we wear pink.  Fill your days with sweets and sweet outfits, and cause a smile to fall on that lovely face of yours so that you bring a little joy to all you meet each February day!  Follow me along on Instagram and share your February outfits there with the hashtag #FashionFebruaryStyle.  Happy outfit planning, 3P lovelies!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wonders from the weekend

< winter trees in the sunshine >

Another weekend has flown by, but all of its sunshine has me refreshed and ready to take on this week!  With Baby B's arrival right around the corner, I have been check-check-checking projects off my list in attempt to be as prepared as possible.  Time at home this weekend, with the motivating sunshine outside, allowed me time to make great progress on this project list.  I only wish the weekends were a day or 2 longer... you?

< homemade pizza- guess which side is his and which is hers! >

< loved getting a peek at SJP's Hallmark collection >

< someone enjoys playing hide-and-seek these days! >

< a whole box of Stella & Dot goodness- I absolutely love the new spring line! >

Friday, January 24, 2014

Obsessed: around the web this week

Happy Friday, 3P lovelies!  Was it just me or did this week fly by?  So glad that Friday is here and another weekend is up next! Here are a few fun links to explore on this happy day or with this weekend's hot cup of java.  Depending on where the weather is in your part of the world, stay warm in this weekend's snow or get out an enjoy the winter sunshine!  

1. Great ideas for decorating a small home space. (

2. How fun is this sparkling Essie jazzy jubilant nail polish?! (

3. The sweetest correspondence between a deaf girl and Seattle Seahawk's Coleman- this definitely put a smile on my face. (

4. An adorable DIY idea I might just have to do this year- easy and cute valentine garland. (

5. Love this blogger and her handy thrift store shopping secrets. (

6. The most delicious sounding dessert has my sweet tooth hankering' for this hot fudge sundae cupcake. (

7. A helpful game plan to beat winter skin rough patches. (

8. I'm totally obsessing over this gorgeous green getaway bag. (

9. Just a helpful reminder about this February's National Wear Red Day (and I am totally eying this red stunner as inspiration). (

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pink pout

A while ago my friend was refreshing her pink lipstick after lunch with her mom, and her mom told her pink lipstick was 'out.'  We laugh every time this story is recalled, because how can pink lipstick for any girl ever be 'out?' Turn that lovely girly pout of yours into the perfect pink smile, and your day will be made just that much brighter!

*collage created by me; image via

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Grey stripes and pops of pink

It is so weird to think that we are having 70-degree sunny days here in California this winter while the east coast is getting covered in snow days over and over!  Coats are hardly required in my neck of the woods aside from the morning and evening chills, and a lightweight scarf is pretty much all that is needed as an extra layer during the day.  Hence my favorite outfit combo as of late: shades of grey and some bright, happy pops of pink! I'm so glad that cute outfits like this can still be worn with my growing baby bump- this outfit was debuted during week 36.  I received so many compliments on this outfit, and I am already thinking of repeating it but changing it up with a different pop of color or two!

Shirt: Forever 21 (old but similar) // Dress (worn as skirt): Old Navy (similar here; maternity option) // Scarf: Target // Belt: LOFT // Purse: Kate Spade (love this one) // Boots: Kohl's // Earrings: Target // Necklaces: Banana Republic and Stella & Dot // Bracelets: Stella & Dot

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nursery Inspiration

Remember all of the beautiful yellow & greys my fabulous friends and family incorporated into Baby B's showers? Well, honestly those are the colors that will make up the beauty of little Baby B's nursery.  This room project is coming along nicely and will be featured here in a 3P post soon, but in the meantime I had to share some of the inspiration for this yellow & grey nursery project.  I am absolutely loving all of the baby bedding designs at Serena & Lily- the designs are so classic yet modern at the same time, and will provide a totally serene and enjoyable space design.  And to add a touch of useful glam, I am eying a few designs over at  I just cannot get these beautiful colors and pieces off of my mind, and I hope that little Baby B loves the yellow & grey nursery once its complete!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Best MLK day sales

Ann Taylor- 50% off full price and 60% off sale with code ANNFLASH 

Piperlime- 20% off denim with code DENIM

Rebecca Minkoff- up to 65% off sale styles!

LOFT- 40% off full price styles with code GET40 and extra 60% off sale

Gap- up to 60% off over 500+ styles ends today!

*image via

Friday, January 17, 2014

Obsessed: around the web this week

A few little laughs, obsessions, and sweet things from around the web this week.  Happy Friday, 3P lovelies, and have a great weekend!

1.  For a few good laughs, here's Clueless' modern day tweets. (

2. I am totally loving my Naked 3 eyeshadow set, but I am also inspired to create this DIY eyeshadow palette. (

3. New home design trends for 2014. (

4. Maybe a little acting 101- or real life skills- is totally necessary for any actor... (

5. Majorly crushing on these earrings. (

6. True or not, grab your kleenex before you read this sweet dog story. (

7. My sweet tooth is loving the idea of these cherry cheesecake pretzel bites for Valentine's day. (

8. A beautiful little peek at SJP's new shoe line. (

9. Easy outfit combos: perfect skirt and sweater pairings. (

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Desire or Acquire: weekend bag, sneakers, and iPhone cases

A few new daily "essentials" have been on my mind lately- comfortable slip-on sneakers, a lovely iPhone case, and a weekend bag that will serve all kinds of purposes.  Here are a few of these goodies I have been eying lately, and my wallet will certainly appreciate the better price points!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Daily Dressing

There are many things about living in beautiful California that I appreciate, and I try to tell myself everyday that I am grateful for the mild winter weather we have had this season.  Truly, the sunrises, sunsets, and sunny afternoons have been gorgeous.  There is just a part of me that wants to bundle up in layers upon layers with warm scarves and coats, but winter in the 60-70 degree range just doesn't really necessitate those heavy layers.  Plus, this baby bump might be keeping me super warmer than usual these months.  Thanks little one!  Also, I can tell you that my heart is warmed by all of the sweet feedback I get from you kind readers about my maternity style so far!

 < Outfit 1: with heart >
Sweater: Old Navy (also love this one)
Skirt: Forever 21
Purse: Guess (similar)
Heels: Target (another fun option)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot necklaces (here and here); Briel watch; Stella & Dot bracelets

< Outfit 2: teal for real >
Sweater: Kohl's
Belt: Target (blue option)
Dress: Target (similar on sale)
Boots: Kohl's
Purse: Nine West (similar)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot necklace, earrings, & bracelet; LaMer watch (similar)

 < Outfit 3: classic spots >
Jacket: Target (similar on sale)
Chambray: Guess
Sweater: Target (how cute is this one)
Dress (worn as skirt): Banana Republic
Boots: Steve Madden
Purse: DSW
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: Stella & Dot necklace & bracelet; LaMer watch (similar)

< Outfit 4: stripes galore)
Blazer: Anthropologie (another option here)
Shirt: J.Crew Factory (similar on sale)
Jeans: Old Navy Maternity
Purse: Tommy Hilfiger
Heels: Nine West
Jewelry: Stella & Dot necklace, earrings, and bangle; LaMer watch (similar)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jewelry to love: Anthropologie, Bauble Bar and Stella & Dot

There are so many great new jewelry collections out right now, the accessory-loving side of this 3P girl is going gaga over all of these lovely baubles!  From Bauble Bar's tortoise filled collaboration with Anthropolgie, to their sparkly designs with tropical colors, and Stella & Dot's spring line with beautiful gemstones galore, your winter outfits can be spruced up in no time flat with the addition of any of these pieces!  To get the scoop on other jewelry I love, check out my Pinterest board here.  

Monday, January 13, 2014

Wonders from the weekend

< birthday celebrations with my girls >

Happy Monday, 3P lovelies! I hope you all feel as rested up and ready to embrace this week as I do! Another weekend at home allowed some time for finishing up some long overdue projects, laughing with the best of friends, decorating a new room in the 3P house, trying out a few new recipes, and getting some R&R while enjoying a bit of the Golden Globes. I wish weekends lasted longer, of course- but I am looking forward to a great week and hope you are too!

< the sweetest package arrived in the mail- stay tuned. Ecaysw I can't wait to share this with you! >

< excited to craft a few baby girl headbands >

< whipped up this easy-peasy tasty fruit dip >

< weekend morning reading + tea >

Friday, January 10, 2014

Obsessed: around the web this week

TGIF, 3P lovelies!  What a week this has been, eh?  I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy no matter where you are.  Here are a few links I am loving/obsessing over this week- so grab a mug of something hot to drink and read on!

1. Even in some awkward situations, Kate is more graceful than I. (

2. Everything about this sweet DIY Valentine's card. (

3. So much love poured into these sandwiches (

4. Slightly obsessing over this Gap floral bomber jacket. (

5. Pictures of the crazy cold in the frozen U.S. this week. (

6. This list of the germiest places in your home will make you want to throw out your sponges and get to scrubbing. (real

7. A filling hearty chicken stew for a cold winter night. (

8. Handy ideas for quick on-hand fashion remedies. (

9. The simpleyet statement-making sparkle these Stella & Dot stone drop earrings are. (