Monday, September 22, 2014

These Mustard Pants

I don't really wear pants that aren't jeans very often. I mean, I think they're cute but they generally require spending more time than normal on outfit planning and that is precious time I could be spending hiding from my children in the quiet, quiet bathroom. However, over the weekend all of my jeans were dirty leaving me faced with the horror of having to do laundry. You see, our new house came with a creep-tastic basement where I'm certain there are both man-eating spiders and serial killers hiding along with our washer and dryer. As a result, you better believe I'm gonna wear the heck out of my jeans for as long as possible before I have to risk my life by going down there to wash my clothes. Yes, there is spit up and ketchup and dirt all over them but I DON"T WANT TO DIE so backoff.

However, the situation was getting dire so I summoned all of the bravery I could muster this weekend, threw all my jeans in the washer, and ran like a tsunami was chasing me up the stairs, leaving all of my jeans behind and only non-denim to work with. However, I feel like mustard is a neutral so it didn't take long to come up with this little layered number, plus my clothes smell like clean and not infant spew today, and I wasn't murdered adding the dryer sheets so I'd say it was a good weekend. 

What did you do this weekend? It won't take much to impress me. I just rambled about laundry for 10 minutes. Give it to me. 


Sweatshirt: c/o SheInside
Blouse: c/o  SheInside (similar)
Pants: c/o
Shoes: Target 9.99

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PLG Rewind: Fall Outfit Favorites

Wonderin' what to wear out there with the leaves turning orange and the air cooling down? Well, we did some digging into the PLG archives to pull out 12 fall outfit favorites to give you some inspiration in the form of a blast from the past. Ahhhh...memories. Here's a few of our favorites:

(Links to the original post and outfit details are at the bottom of this post.) 

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12

Happy Fall dressing, you little cuties!
ox/Sam & Liz

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PLG Loves: Sauder Furniture

When I moved into my new house recently, the extra space we acquired was so wonderful but so overwhelming. What in the world do I do with it? I had no idea. As a result, I have been on the hunt for affordable ways to furnish it since unloading the last box. When I came across Sauder furniture it was a breath of fresh air since their selection is amazing and the prices of many of their items are totally reasonable for someone with a husband in graduate school on a student budget. (FYI they have a BOMB clearance section right now with ridic discounts. Just saying.) In addition, when they sent me this desk I could have passed out from the cuteness. The color, design, and gorgeous craftsmanship were exactly what we were looking for to fill some bare spaces in our home. Plus, putting together the desk was actually a fun project and relatively simple, and we have loved having it in our home. 

Along with the affordability of the desk, I styled it for under $20, getting the chair, jars and books from our local thrift store, along with some cheap fresh flowers from Trader Joes, and a rug from TJ Maxx. The mirror on the wall was also from the thrift store and given new life with a coat of white spray paint. After that, BOOM. The office is born. 

Now, wanna come over and get some work done? Or just sit at that pretty desk with some mint chocolate chip ice cream? That's good because mint chocolate chip is ALL I think of when I look at that thing. The color! How do you not lick that? 

In conclusion, happy furniture shopping and/or mint chocolate chip ice cream eating. 

*Full Disclosure: Sauder sent this desk as a free sample for review. All opinions expressed are our own. Thank you for supporting the wonderful companies that support this blog!