Casual Valentine’s Day Look

Jacket:  BB Dakota // Tank:  Urban Outfitters // Jeans: Seven For All Mankind // Shoes:  Kaitlyn Pan // Clutch:  GigiNY // Necklace:  Gorjana // Sunglasses:  Quay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Valentine's Day loves!  Today I wanted to share this casual Valentine's Day look with you all.  It is basically a transitional outfit that can be worn under your warmest coat, and on its own when the weather finally warms up! Both of my kids were so

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Baby Essentials: Gear You Need

This year I decided that I am going to incorporate kids and family more into A Dash of Pretty.  I had gotten several reader requests over the past year for more posts about things for mom, baby and kids, so I think it's time I get to that! I have kids, am a mom and like to think I have an idea of what's going on in that general area.  When I don't, I have some really savvy friends who I ask for help!  Friends like those are one of the biggest necessities when you have a baby and kids! I rounded

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The Weekend Round Up

Happy, happy Friday gorgeous girls!  We had the most beautiful spring-like weather this week followed up with freezing temperatures and a blizzard!  That one little taste of warmth got me so, so ready for the next season and now all I want to shop for is Spring and Summer!  I think it means its time to double down on the diet and hit the gym hard! This weekend is going to be such a fun one and I'm hopefully going to squeeze in some mall time today to get it going.  I haven't been to the mall

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 Valentine's Day, you either love it or hate it.  Even when I was not in a relationship, I have always loved it.  I would hang out with girlfriends and have just as much fun as any dating gal.  Now that I am an old married lady, I still love it because my birthday is in the Fall, so it's a nice little reason to have a fancy dinner and date night.  Josh is working this year so we won't be celebrating on the day of, but we are going to really do it up and

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White Peasant Blouse

Top:  Chicwish (on sale!) // Jeans: J.Crew Factory // Shoes: Kaitlyn Pan // Bag: Zac by Zac Posen (on sale!) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Want to know one of my favorite places to order from? It's Chicwish.  This post is not sponsored by them at all, but this top reminded me how much I love that site.  Often,  I forget it exists for about six months at a time, then see something adorable on another blogger from them and place one giant order.  I have yet to

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Currently Obsessed: Seven Pieces for Right Now

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 Did you catch the Super Bowl last night? I thought the ads were pulling at every heart string and Gaga's halftime performance was pretty amazing.  I'm not the biggest fan, but girlfriend can sing and put on a show. Back to our regularly scheduled programming with some shopping to get the week going!  My wardrobe is feeling super stale and over Winter right now so I am looking for pieces to get me through and into Spring now! Have a fabulous day!  -XO

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The Weekend Round Up

I want to get this weekend with one thought that may or may not even come your way:  the groundhog saw his shadow.  That means MORE Winter, ah!  Growing up in Pennsylvania, Groundhog Day was always a bigger deal than it is anywhere and I have religiously checked the morning of every February 2nd to see what Phil has to offer.  Nine times out of ten he says more Winter, that little sh*t.  Avery and Greyson both are really into it now and talk about it at school, so we were all waiting with baited

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

  It has been so long since I have shared any recipes on here, and that is something I really want to do more of on this space this year.  I get the majority of the recipes I find and use from my favorite bloggers, and while I love a good cookbook, getting someone's honest, easy take on a recipe is my favorite way to go. I love to play around with recipes and come up with my own in the kitchen.  I am not creative or talented by any means, and in all honesty, I always seem to mess up

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2017 Instagram Round Up x 1

It's been since last year (get it?) since I have done an Instagram round up post.  I am going to try to better about doing them this year, because these are some of my favorite posts to scroll through on other blogs.  Instagram's new algorithm has made it more challenging to say the least to keep up with my favorite bloggers and accounts.   By the time I sit down and have to manually enter all of my favorites to search for their posts, I am half asleep and miss out on week's worth of

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Gray Turtleneck Sweater

Sweater:  Sanctuary // Jeans:  Blank NYC // Shoes: Dolce Vita for Target // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Earrings: BaubleBar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Monday babes! I made a quick trip to Massachusetts with my girlfriends for one of our besties' baby shower.  It was such a great celebration filled with unbelievably delicious food and quality girl time.  The theme was nautical and even the cake fit it so perfectly!  I love visiting New England and cannot

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