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So if anybody lives in Utah, you know that these photos were taken a couple weeks ago.  I don’t know what’s going on, but before moving to Utah, I figured we’d have a blizzard every week.  Not that I am complaining, the 50 degree weather is pretty nice right now, but I had just prepared for some nasty winters here.  There I did it, I just jinxed our whole state and the worst is probably yet to come for us!  But anyhow, if and when it does come snowing down on us, I am prepared with my very first pair of Sperry Duck Boots.  Last year, I actually bought a couple pairs from J.Crew, but returned them all.  I just wasn’t in to the style or the colors I got.  But recently, I saw Always Maylee rock this tan and hot pink pair and I was SOLD!  It was one of those things where I searched high and low online and couldn’t find the hot pink pair.  I ended up calling a store and then sending them on a hunt for me for this exact pair in my size.  Finally, there was like one pair left in the whole company in a store in Virginia and I had them shipped to me.  Am I the only one that gets crazy obsessed over things and does ANYTHING to make it happen?  I’ve totally done this before for a J.Crew coat and some Target boots… Anyhow, Winter, I am ready for you, although wouldn’t mind too much if you stayed warm and didn’t snow all too much.  ;)

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Outfit Details:

Chambray: J.Crew
Coat: Sears
Pants: Forever 21
Socks: J.Crew
Boots: Sperry Top-Sider
Bag: Mansur Gavriel
Scarf: GAP

Photos by Diana Putnam Photography

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Kingdom & State
Necklace and Bracelet: Rocksbox (use code SANDYXOXO for a free first month)!
Shoes: Madewell
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop
Hair Styled by: Emma’s Parlour
Makeup by: Classy Cosmetics

Photos by LC Photography

1. Apparently I am obsessed with Kingdom and State because this is my second dress in a row that I am posting from them.
2. Apparently I am not the only one obsessed with Kingdom and State because I was not the only one that showed up at the ALT Summit Wednesday Night Dinner in this dress.
3. I am obsessed with the color mint… and I have a new bag to show for it.
4. Borrowing jewelry from Rocksbox is my new favorite obsession.  If you want to get in on the trend, you can use code SANDYXOXO for a free first month (good through 1/31), you can “borrow” jewelry as many times as you want!  I love having a constant new rotation of bling!  :)
5. Getting my hair and makeup did by someone else is the best thing ever. Why can’t I get it done everyday??

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You guys, I have a new bag obsession and that is to have a one-of-a-kind bag like no one else’s in the world. ;) I’ve recently discovered Mu’s Bags which carries an awesome selection of Guatemalan huipil handbags. They’ve got a variety of different styles from cluches to crossbodies to every day bags to travel bags.  Each bag is handmade with gorgeous colors and a distinct weaving pattern.  The one I am carrying here is a clutch that can be carried as a crossbody or a clutch.  Seriously friends, this bag can go from mommy bag to date night, just like that.  ;)  For this look, I decided to dress it up with a little black dress, colorful necklace and pumps and my absolute favorite striped jacket that I’ve been getting complements on for years!

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Kingdom & State
Jacket: LOFT
Shoes: ShoeDazzle
Clutch c/o Mu’s Bags (use code SANDY for 15% off your order)!

Photos by Shailynn Photography

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For our next installment of the Mama/Daughter style series, we had to style up some Valentine’s Day looks (you guys, we’re only 3 weeks away, have you started your shopping yet?)!  I have planned a dinner for me and my husband (hoping my parents will agree to watch the kids) and that may just be our present to each other, no real gifts, just a nice dinner date since those are few and far between these days.

Valentine’s Day is one of my fave holidays because it’s all about LOVE!  I love hearts as a pattern and having pops of bold bright red in an outfit is always so classy and fun!  For our outfits, I went pretty matchy matchy this time with navy, pops of red and leopard!  This Off to Play Dress from DownEast Basics is one of my faves from their new collection. It’s a casual dress that feels like you are wearing a sweatshirt and that bottom lace skirt detail is so gorgeous!  I can already dream up so many different ways I can wear it from casual to dressy (like worn here).

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My outfit:
Dress c/o DownEast Basics
Necklace: J.Crew
Bag: Lily Jade
Shoes: Zara

Vivian’s outfit:
Dress: GAP
Shoes: Sahnda Marie Kids
Headband: Ruby Blue

Photos by Shailynn Photography

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Now head on over to Coconut Robot, Lipgloss and Crayons and Chasing Davies to see their Mama/Daughter Valentine’s Day inspired style with the same DownEast Basics dress!

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Now that I am almost back to my pre-pregnancy body, still some pounds to lose and belly fat to get rid of (HOW do I get rid of this?? I need help in this area), I am slowly fitting back into some of my old work clothes.  However, pants and jeans are still a problem as I think my hips grew a size, or two.  So lately, I’ve been wearing dresses with black tights and heels or booties… like a lot, like every day, like I probably need some new black tights because I wear the same pair way to often.  Actually, back in my office in Kansas City, they had already adopted a casual dress code (jeans allowed) but now that I go into a different office here in Salt Lake City, I actually have to go back to business casual which means I still need to stock up on some more work pants and clothes for reals.  I’ve honestly thought that dresses and work pants were WAY more comfortable than skinny jeans, am I right??

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Dress: Les Lunes
Jacket: Target
Shoes: Target
Clutch: Saint Laurent
Necklace: DownEast Basics

Photos by Diana Putman Photography

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These photos were taken by the wonderful and talented Diana Putman Photography.  I absolutely loved working with her and her sweet self.  We did a couple shoots in downtown Salt Lake City including this one.  Diana is currently running a Wedding Photography giveaway, you guys, this package is worth over $2000!  If you are in the Salt Lake area and are currently planning to get married soon, you definitely need to enter!  One lucky bride will receive photography, makeup, hair style, and flowers for their wedding day!!  Submissions close on January 25, 2015 before voting begins, so hurry up and enter!