Month: August 2016

The Sun is Setting on Summer

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Top:J.Crew / Jeans:J.Crew / Earrings:J.Crew / Shoes:Tory Burch /

The sun is setting on the summer of 2016! Watching the time left in summer run out has been difficult this year. The two sweet girls that I have had the honor of being a nanny to for the past 4 years are now in school, and have matured into beautiful, intelligent young girls. The memories I have from the time both myself and my two kids have from the time spent with these girls are priceless. What started as a job, became a way of life as I then became a mom. These girls play the role of the older sisters to my two children. I came out of the experience with a family that is like an extension of my own family. The last few weeks have been emotional to say the least, but now I am ready to begin new adventures. As fall nears, I am excited to be able to be with Killian and Nora full time while having more time to focus on my blog! On a recent outing, I was shopping, of course, and purchased the Tory Burch shoes featured in this post. The beautiful design of the shoes was inspired by a sunset and it became obvious to me that I not only was going to purchase the shoes, but that I would also use them as a tool in focusing on the beauty that the end of a period of time can posses. They serve as a reminder that at the end of something, there is peace and beauty. I chose to wear all white to really highlight the shoes! The white look also serves as a “blank canvas” moment for me. Now I have the opportunity to make all of my dreams come true on Girl With All the Curls!

*A Special shoutout to the team at the Tory Burch store in Oakbrook, especially Clea! These shoes are going to take me places! ūüėä

Happy Middle Child Day!

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top:Topshop / shorts:Saks Off 5th / sandals:(sold out)Gilt , similar-Dune London / sunglasses:Tory Burch / earrings:Banana Republic / necklace:Anthropologie /

Happy middle child day! I am the second of four children, and couldn’t be more of a middle child! I have always felt the pressure to live up to my extremely intelligent siblings, Maureen, Bridget, and Patrick, and also have enjoyed having the wonderful example of my older sister, Maureen, to follow! I can easily fly under the radar, if I’d like, and turn up my personality to stand out, something I have learned to enjoy! I love the middle, I always have! From begging for the middle seat in the car and movie theater, to putting myself in the middle of the action growing up, I would not want to be anywhere else! The pictures in this post are from a few weeks ago…the middle of our lakehouse vacation! To all of you middle children out there, may your mistakes go unnoticed and successes be celebrated! Cheers! Xoxo

Last Call! Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Top:Nordstrom / Shorts:J.Crew / Shoes:Sam Edelman / Hat: no longer available from Rue La La, similar-H&M / Earrings:Banana Republic /

Last call for the best sale of the year, Nordstrom‚Äôs Anniversary sale! Tomorrow is the last day! I am Nordstrom obsessed, and proud of it! I look forward to the Anniversary Sale all year, and have the ‚Äúday after Christmas blues‚ÄĚ when it ends. Brand new, high end apparel and accessories being introduced at sale prices‚Ķit seems too good to be true, but thanks to Nordstrom, it is not! The top featured in this post was purchased on one of my many trips to Nordstrom after the start of their Anniversary sale. It was a perfect piece to buy because it can be worn during the remainder of this hot summer, and can be worn over and under layers for fall! I played up the accent colors in this top by wearing bold red shorts, and my royal blue floppy hat! With such a colorful look, I chose to keep all accessories minimal. Minimalist, I am not, but I wanted this outfit to look bold without seeming overthought. This look plays with primary colors in a fun way. What are your favorite items purchased at the anniversary sale? Get the amazing deals before they are‚Ķ.going, going, Gone!!

P.S. My sister and I waited for almost an hour to get the butterfly shot! It was worth the wait!