Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Mule Trend

So, what do you all think of mules and loafers? They are the most trending shoe this fall...but do you love them or hate them? I was on the fence for awhile, but the more styles I see, the more I'm liking them. I'm definitely jumping on the train and planning to purchase a pair soon. Like flats, they are a a great shoe for fall and who doesn't like stylish and comfortable!? I love that there is such a big variety of mules out there...from tassels to bows to floral prints and more. There are even sneaker versions like number 10 (pricey but SO cute). I think the most popular mules by far are the leopard ones. They are selling out everywhere! 

Here are some of my favorites at different price points (all under $100)...

Leopard + Tassles = win win!

2 // Erin Slide Mule, $89.99
A pop of pink is ALWAYS a good idea! These come in camel and a red/orange color, too.

These are an awesome price and the perfect mule style for work.

The sparkly bows are so fun and really dress up these mules (come in black too)!

I think the detail is so pretty on these and they look a lot more expensive than they are.

6 // YDN Leopard Mules, $49.98
I found these on Amazon and they look EXACTLY like the Halogen pair at Nordstrom, except they are $40 cheaper! Woot! 

For the floral print lovers out there! If the floral is a little busy for you, these also come in tan, black and gray and are on sale! 

8 // Halogen Corbin Mule, $89.95
I love the classic look of these mules. They come in black and silver and a leopard version (my fave). FYI, these run small.

9 // BP. Maddy Mule, $69.95
These are one of my favorites in the round up. The bow detail is so girly and fun! These are available in a bunch of colors. 

These are SO CUTE. The mule/sneaker combo is casual chic.

Also, today is the last day to enter the Little Nest Portraits photo session giveaway! Check out this post for details.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Our Newborn Session with Little Nest Portraits + Giveaway!

I'm so excited to finally share Logan's newborn photos with you all! I can't believe these pictures were taken 3 months ago when he was only 2 weeks old (he was sooo tiny!). We had our newborn photos done at Little Nest Portraits in Collegeville, PA and we absolutely love how they turned out. Todd and I were so impressed with the quality of our Christmas card/pregnancy announcement photos (see them here), so we couldn't wait to get Logan's newborn photos done with Little Nest, too. The studio is beautiful and there's such a relaxed atmosphere. You are always offered drinks and snacks, which I think is a really nice touch! Audrey (the owner) and Sarah are so welcoming and accommodating and the photographers are excellent. They were so sweet and patient with Logan during our session and gave us as much time as we needed in the studio.

This photo of Todd and Logan melts my heart! 
Check out Logan's dimple!! I adore this photo of him. Since the very beginning, he has loved to sleep with his arms up and hands around his face!
This one might be my favorite. I love this little boy so much and this photo captures that beautifully!
After our session, we ordered our birth announcement cards from Little Nest. We met with Audrey to view our photos and see the various card templates. Everything is done in a cozy room with a large screen for viewing. Audrey put our photos on the screen and tried them out in the many templates available. When we found one we liked, the order was placed! The best part is that it's easy and convenient (such a time saver!). By the way, all photos are always sent for retouching and editing of any imperfections, etc. (for example, Logan had infant acne when we took these pictures, but you would never know!). Everything about these cards is such high quality!
Front of the card...
Back of the's a 5x7 photo for framing!
 Little Nest hosts lots of fun events for kids, families and expectant mothers throughout the year. On October 28th, they will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary. They are hosting a First Birthday Bash with a fun filled afternoon at the studio including face painting, snacks and raffles. Halloween costumes are encouraged for a complimentary keepsake photo! I can't wait to put Logan in his first ever Halloween costume for the studio's birthday bash! I hope to see you there.

Little Nest Collegeville is currently running a first time guest special (valued at $79). The Sessionette includes 25 minutes with a photographer and your choice of one photo from the 20 images captured in your session. This image will be retouched (they look absolutely stunning after editing!). If you'd like to purchase additional images from the session, you can! The Sessionette special has been extended through October for Style in Harmony readersContact Little Nest today to book your Sessionette and mention that you heard about the deal through my blog. This is an awesome opportunity to get a professional photo for your Christmas cards!

I'm so excited to partner with Little Nest to give one Classic Session to a lucky reader! A Classic Session includes a consultation and an hour in the studio with the photographer. You will then view your photos on a slideshow to music and will choose from 40 images which digital file you'd like (additional images can be purchased). That image will be retouched and sent to you. The classic session is a $175 value!

CONGRATS to the winner, Emily Miller!

I decided to go with a simple cream peplum tee and a nude lip for our photos. I didn't want to look too flashy and I wanted to keep the focus on our little man! Solid clothing always photographs nicely and the peplum style dresses up an otherwise simple tee. Also, this nude lip set is AMAZING...I highly recommend it!

*A special thank you to Little Nest Portraits in Collegeville for partnering on this post.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Nordstrom Fall Must Haves {Under $100}

SO the studded detail. These also come in black and cognac.

I love the edgy vibe of these leggings + olive is one of my favorite fall colors.

The colors in this scarf scream fall and it's perfect to style with your favorite sweaters!

This is a cute fall dress to style with booties and a scarf! It looks really comfy, too.

This top is adorable and has the cutest tie-back detail and blouson sleeves. Also comes in white! Style it with a long pendant necklace or a fall scarf.

LOVE these new Baublebar earrings. The fringe trend continues!

This sweater looks so cozy and the bell sleeves are really fun. It also comes in a light purple.

This jacket is GORGEOUS. It comes in olive and a powder blue and is 40% off right now. I love the moto style! It's the perfect jacket for when the temps start to get cooler. Style it with distressed skinnies and your fave booties!

These sunnies are 50% off and so stylish (100% UV protection)!

I really like colored jeans for fall and the frayed hem is right on trend. These are a great price and come in olive + a dark and light denim wash.

I absolutely LOVE these. I wish I had bought them during the anniversary sale when they were marked down. Leopard loafers are trending this fall and these are the cutest I've seen! FYI, size down a half size.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Early Fall Stripes + Layers

CARDIGAN: Nordstrom, similar here + here // DENIM: Topshop, similar here // STRIPED TEE: Nordstrom, similar here + here // BOOTIES: Nordstrom // BAG: Michael Kors, similar here + here // NECKLACE: Nordstrom // EARRINGS: Hazel & Deene // WATCH: Fossil 

Well, fall is officially here! The summer flew by...I can't believe it's September or that it's been 3 months since Logan was born. Where did the time go!? I'll miss the warm weather, but I love the fall season and the fashion that goes along with it. Cooler weather means cozy layers and booties! :) 

This outfit was perfect for this past weekend! We had the chilliest Labor Day Weekend around here. All of a sudden, fall had arrived! On Saturday I wore this outfit to get lunch and do a little shopping with my mom and Logan. Since we were mostly walking around outside, layers were a must! Side note: Logan has the cutest fleece with bear ears on the hood that he wore with little distressed jeans (SO CUTE). Anyway, this striped tee is a fall wardrobe staple. It looks adorable alone and is also great for layering throughout the season. It's currently 50% off and only $14.49, but sizes are limited. I bought it during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I couldn't believe how quickly it sold out. For other options, I really like this crewneck tee and this side slit tee comes in solids and stripes and is only $19.

My open front sweater cardigan was also an NSale buy. Nordstrom just restocked it in 5 colors! Burgundy is my absolutely favorite color during the fall and winter months, so I couldn't resist getting the burgundy stem color. This cardigan is cozy, chic and easy to throw on over so many tops...I'm sure I'll be living in it in the coming months! 

Once fall arrives, I love to break out open toe booties. They are the best transitional shoe from summer to fall! Open toe booties work well for early fall because they give your outfit a fall look while still keeping your feet cool in warm weather. These western block heel booties were one of my favorite NSale purchases! They come in 3 colors and are fully stocked (and surprisingly comfy!).

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.