I finally convinced AJ to head out and do some new outfit pictures with me. I really love sharing what I wear in these types of posts so I hope you do too. This past week we celebrated Cohen’s 2nd birthday and I literally can’t believe how quickly the time went by. Truthfully I thought I’d share more of him on this little blog of mine but as it turns out I really just love to keep that part of my life a little more quiet. If you are ever curious to see what we’re up to though you can always follow along on snapchat, username MissySueBlog (: I hope you have a fabulous week! xo, Missy
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Pairing a cozy cardigan with a fun dress has always been one of my favorite outfit pairings. You can see see other posts here, here and here. I love this cardigan because not only does it have pockets but cute bell sleeves too. I think this is the fourth or fifth dress in this style that I’ve purchased because they are so flattering and transitional throughout the seasons. The weather here in Arizona has been so mild that I find I don’t need a coat until later in to the evening. You really can’t beat that for January!

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Thanksgiving has passed and that means Christmas is coming! I can’t even wait! We set up our tree the last few days and I’ve been picking up new Christmas decorations here and there. I am so excited about this entire month in general because it just has such a happy feeling associated with it. Even though we won’t have any snow here in Arizona, we were able to enjoy a little bit during our trip to Utah for Thanksgiving.

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Black Friday is here and Cyber Monday is just around the corner. I’ve been marking things down on my gifting list and thinking of my favorite stores to score the best discounts. All the good stuff has been selling out fast, so I’ve been online this past week checking out prices and adding things to my Wish Lists.

I wanted to share some of my favorite finds and discount codes so you can score some great prices on the things you’re shopping for too! This is my favorite time of year to get new boots, bags, and beauty items. Winter basics are always a must and I usually always splurge a bit too on a new winter coat.

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Whether you’re stocking up on Christmas gifts or grabbing some great deals for yourself, you won’t want to miss out on these fabulous deals.

Abercrombie & Fitch // Entire store is 50% off + Free shipping on all orders!

All Clearance 50-70% off Nov 24-25th

Coach // 30% Off select styles, 11/19-11/27  – Use code: THANKS2016

Forever 21 // Extra 30% off with code Extra30

Nordstrom // Extra 20% off selected sale items // Designer sale – 40% off

Sally Beauty // 30% of $50 with code 888542

Sephora // Gift sets starting at $10, Free 3-day shipping

Shopbop // Save up to 25% off with code GOBIG16

  • Spend $200+, get 15% off
  • Spend $500+, get 20% off
  • Spend $800+, get 25% off

Ulta // Free shipping on $35 orders

Urban Outfitter // Buy one get one 50% Off ALL apparel

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Here I am doing the only 5 poses I know (: I honestly feel like I’ve been absent from this blog for that past few months, make that year. I mean, posts have gone up every now and then but my drive to post consistently has dramatically waned. If I’m being honest, moving to Mississippi, Cohen turning one, and then packing up four months later and traveling across the country to settle in Arizona really put a sting in things. Being a full-time mom and trying to maintain a full-time blog is no joke.

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I really lost my desire to create content; content that I had a true passion for the last 2-3 years prior to having baby Co. That little kid makes me crazy with love jitters. I wanted to spend every waking minute with him. I would’ve rather sat and played with him than sit at a computer or work in front of a camera. It just didn’t make sense anymore.

Oddly enough though I simply couldn’t give this little blog up. I’ve wanted to so many times but I.just.can’t. As odd as this may sound, hair just gets to me. When I see a certain hairstyle I just go nuts thinking I want to recreate it right then and there and can’t wait to sit down and film a tutorial. Like, it just gets me, like peanut butter and jelly.

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As a result I decided to scale back and just post what I could. Honestly, I was getting so stressed out trying to keep deadlines that I gave myself. I was staying up until 2 or 3 am editing a video and the next morning I was so groggy and grumpy, Cohen didn’t deserve that. Long story short, I convinced AJ to head outside the other day to take one “1” instagram picture for me. I love this top and was really feeling myself so I just had to share a snap on the gram. Needless to say I decided to turn it into a post and give you a teensy update on what’s happening over here in my corner of the blogosphere.  bell-sleeves-fall-fashionI hope you enjoyed seeing this outfit. I really loved how easy-going this whole getup felt. Sometimes I feel so clustered by things I’m wearing but this felt really casual. These boots are a new fave. AJ called me a cowboy but I already know they’ll be on repeat this fall and winter. neutral-basics-fall-fashion

So until I can muster up another outfit post, I love you for reading all the way to the end. Your comments on here, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snap, wherever you like to find me, really keep me going. I really really appreciate them, like really. They’re what have truly kept me motivated to share my snippets of creativity with the world. I love them but it makes it all worthwhile when you love them too. So thank you, so very, very much. xo, Missy

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School has nearly started and there’s nothing easier to throw on and go than a cute dress. Stripes are always in style and this one is both dress code appropriate and simple and chic. I love a great striped dress and think there are so many different ways to style it. I’ve paired mine with neutral accessories, a small cross-body bag, and these cute wedges that look exactly like this seasons hottest sandals by Chloe. How would you style yours?

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If you haven’t already heard the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has officially begun. It is one of the best sales of the year in my opinion and the perfect opportunity to stock up on Fall must-haves and Summer favorites. I’ve been on their site so many times over the course of the past week and rounded up a few of my favorite top picks, all under $100!

When it comes to shopping I think finding items that are affordable and of great quality are key. Not to mention these items are great pieces that can be mixed and matched to create an assortment of ensembles. Let me know what you think and I’d love to hear what some of your favorite purchases have been so far!

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