The Story of Us

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The Story of Us

It was a hot summer day in the end of June and I was heading to NYC to celebrate one of my best friend’s bridal showers. I booked my flight on Delta because I could use miles, even though one of my friends was flying on JetBlue. I ALMOST booked on JetBlue but said, nah let me save the money.

I was on the plane and we were about to leave the gate when the pilot came on and announced there was a mechanical issue. I rolled my eyes and thought, Oh great, here we go. They said it should only take an hour. An hour went by and they came back on the loudspeaker…it would be another 2 hours because they needed a part flown in. We all had to deplane with our things. At this point I’m stressed and worried, will I make it to NYC in time to have dinner with my girls??

I get off the plane and immediately go to the bar. I needed a glass of wine! It was noon after all! Lots of flights were delayed that day, so the bar was packed. I ordered my typical red wine and sat down at the high top tables, next to an older couple. We struck up a conversation, and I just happened to glance around the bar, and noticed this adorable guy who had just walked in. Kind of nerdy hot, with his glasses. I watched him as he ordered a beer from the bar. Intrigued, I decided to smile at him.

And so…I smiled, and didn’t look away. He caught my stare and looked over his shoulder as if I was looking at someone else!! He had sort of a puzzled look on his face, as if he couldn’t believe I was smiling at him. Immediately I knew, this was a good guy, not your typical south FL jerk.

So, I watched him off and on as he paced for about 20 minutes near my table. I was trying to figure out if he was alone or with a group of guys he had struck up a conversation with. I wasn’t sure. I thought, hmmm, he’s single, probably never been married, maybe 32, no kids. Little did I know 😉

I continue chatting with the older couple, but was dying to go talk to this guy. The next thing I know, he comes up behind us and says, “Excuse me, I don’t mean to interrupt…” and I nearly spit my wine out. “I think I know you from somewhere,” he says.

My heart skipped a thousand beats…and the older couple got up to board their flight. They pulled chairs close to us so we could sit together.

We talk for maybe 5 minutes, and I learn that he is from Atlanta, and works in Fort Lauderdale. We were making small talk when the older couple came back and frantically said, “Molly your flight is boarding!” Of course I had not been paying any attention to my phone, and I said, “Dustin, I’m so sorry, I have to go.” He immediately said, “I am in Fort Lauderdale all the time and I’d love to take you to dinner next time I’m here.”

WHAT?! Already asked me out on a date. BOOM. Heck yes. I was impressed to say the least. After being separated from my husband for only 3 months, the dating world was not so sweet. But he was.

I give him my number and said text me. And I left for the gate. My flight wasn’t quite boarding yet, so I sat down and checked my phone and sure enough, he had texted. The next thing I knew, I looked up and there he was…he had found my gate! “You can’t get rid of me that easily,” he said. Heart bursting!! We talked for about another 10 minutes and found out we had a lot in common. I kept thinking, is this guy for real?

As the plane took off, he sent me a text that said “Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?”

And I responded, “Yes!”

And everything does happen for a reason. Had my flight not been delayed that day, I don’t know that I would have met the love of my life. It turns out, we had so much in common, grew up about 45 minutes away from each other, and both going through divorces. Our first date was July 4th, 2016, and it was one of the most amazing and magical nights…and it’s been that way ever since. Sure life gets tough—living in two different states, travel, plus having 5 children, it has its share of challenges! But there is so much love there, so much respect, and so much admiration. I am thankful beyond words that I have met this amazing human, and that we are partners in this crazy thing called life. Thank you, Delta.

Who What Wear Sweater

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This sweater by Express is so soft and comfy, plus it’s super stylish and on-trend! This is a Who What Wear pick for Express- and gals, I have to say- it’s a good one! It’s on SALE right now for $35.94, what a deal! My jeans are unbelievably soft and they fit like a glove (even after Thanksgiving dinner!) They are by Joe’s and are on sale now 30% off at Joesjeans.com (plus you get a free tote if you spend over $150). My booties are old, but I’ve linked a similar pair below. XOXO

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  1. Express Who What Wear Sweater
  2. Charlie Jean by Joe’s
  3. Steve Madden Bootie

Sale Alert- Stuart Weitzman

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I get so many people stopping me and asking me about my boots! I LOVE the Hiline boot by Stuart Weitzman and they are worth every penny! Right now for Black Friday, the black and nutmeg colors are 30% off at Shopbop.com. I’m wearing the taupe and this color is not available, but I’m dying to get the other colors for myself! Happy Black Friday Shopping!

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  1. Stuart Weitzman Hiline Boot

 

 

Cozy Cardi & Booties- On SALE for Black Friday

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It’s Black Friday y’all and there are deals everywhere! My cardigan and booties are both on MAJOR sale today, so make sure to snag ’em before they’re gone! The cardigan from Express comes to $29 and it comes in three colors. The booties (which I have had for a few seasons now and still LOVE them) are on sale for $59.99 at DSW plus an additional 20% off for Black Friday. Happy Shopping!!

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  1. Bell Sleeve Cardigan
  2. Louie Bootie

 

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Hi all! I have picked some of my fave gift items– all under $100! From cozy socks to sparkly clutches, perfumes and lipsticks…these make great holiday gifts for friends, family or for YOU! Happy Shopping!

  1. Sparkly Over the Knee Ugg Socks
  2. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow
  3. Diff Sunglasses- Zoey Gray Fade
  4. Tassel Earrings
  5. Beaded Clutch
  6. Rebecca Minkoff Blanket Scarf
  7. Thymes Frasier Fir Candle 
  8. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume
  9. Verve Jewelty Zuzu Necklace
  10. YSL Lips & Eyes Set

 

Sweater Weather

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Sweater Weather

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Fall is absolutely hands-down my favorite season of the year! Although we don’t get much “fall” weather in South FL, when we do, I’m ecstatic to wear sweaters. I do travel quite often so I have even more of a chance to wear them. Just recently, I purchased this fabulous Lace-up sweater from AMAZON! It was only $18 and came in two days. You have to love Amazon Prime! There are several fun colors, and I chose rust…one of my favorite fall colors.

I’ve rounded up a few of my top picks for fall and winter this year, and bonus, they are all under $70! Ruffles, lace-up backs, off the shoulder and bell sleeves are the key to this year’s trend. Neutrals are always a good choice, but don’t be afraid to go for color either! Reds, purples, pinks, oranges and yellows dominate the color palette for fall.

 

 

  1. Red Sweater
  2. Pink Ruffle Sleeve Sweater
  3. Lace Back Rust Sweater
  4. Off Shoulder Oatmeal Sweater
  5. Contrast Ruffle Sleeve Sweater
  6. Yellow Knit

 

Summer Stripes

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thumb_IMG_0264_1024Summer is here and that means warmer temps, beach days, and cute dresses. I love anything with stripes, especially an easy maxi dress. Just throw it on and go!

I’ve linked all of my goodies below. My dress is currently only left in a few sizes, so I’ve linked similar ones. My clutch is also sold out at the moment, but I found a great replacement by Ralph Lauren.

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  1. Dress
  2. 2 piece set
  3. Clutch
  4. Hat
  5. Wedge

 

XOXO,

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Gaga for Gingham

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IMG_0293One of my favorite trends at the moment: Gingham! It’s everywhere, and I couldn’t be happier. When I see gingham, it reminds me of summer barbecues; the lemonade, sunshine, and warm temperatures. It’s a sweet and feminine print that makes, well…HAPPY. I’ve linked my favorites for summer below.

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Shop my looks here:

  1. Off the Shoulder Top
  2. Skirt
  3. Clutch
  4. Scarf
  5. Top with Ties
  6. Heels
  7. Dress

 

XOXO,

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Summer Staples

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Hey guys! Summer is here, can y’all believe it’s already June?! It’s really warmed up here in South Florida, so I was on the hunt for some keep-cool-casuals for everyday.

I’ve linked similar items to the ones in my outfit- and get this- all are under $60!

Make sure to follow me on instagram to see all of my favorite looks.

Shop my looks:

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Espadrille Wedge

Off the Shoulder Top

Earrings

Handbag

Edgy meets Romantic

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thumb_IMG_9677_1024thumb_IMG_9692_1024thumb_IMG_9676_1024thumb_IMG_9670_1024thumb_IMG_8294_1024thumb_IMG_9665_1024If there’s one thing I love to do when it comes to style– it’s mixing. Ruffles and ripped up denim? Yes please! Pairing romantic with edgy pieces is a little more unexpected. While they may seem like opposites- they attract.

I’ve been on a budget lately and have been LOVING all of the pieces I have found. While I tend to buy more premium denim, I found the most perfect, high-wasited pair at Forever 21. And they’re only $29. They fit like a dream.

Because of the edginess, I toned it down with a romantic ruffled cold shoulder blouse, also from Forever 21. The light pink color and chiffon fabric is perfect for summer, and I am also a huge fan of the ruffle cuffs.

I think pumps pair perfectly with this outfit. Mine are old from Zara, but I’ve linked a similar pair here.

My fringe earrings are on sale now at Saks Off 5th for $14! They are also lightweight and go with everything,

Finally, my go-to bag for everything is this one by Vince. I have been getting into all things brown lately–and I literally carry this bag with everything. I found this at my local Saks Off 5th, but linked a similar one here from Nordstrom that’s under $50!

Happy summer shopping and styling!

XOXO,

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