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Summer Capsule Wardrobe: Week 3 Looks

July 29, 2017

Top // Denim shorts // Sandals // Wicker tote

Somehow I made it through the summer wearing only 22 pieces of clothing! Part of me didn’t believe I would be able to stretch a summer capsule wardrobe this long! Although I don’t have to use these pieces anymore, I still packed them up for trip to Nashville. After packing up 5 kids I had no brain juice left for my own suitcase….so summer capsule to the rescue. I’ll be sharing my last round up of looks next week!

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe: Week 2 Looks

July 15, 2017

 

(Dress // Tote // Sandals (similar) // Earrings // similar watch)

These last few weeks this 22 piece summer capsule wardrobe really came to the rescue! I still haven’t purchased anything for my closet this month because I have had everything I needed. I no longer have the struggle of trying to piece impulsive purchases together. It also made packing for our Florida trip a breeze, and I’m beginning to think it’s the way to live! It was time consuming to think it through in the beginning, but the mental freedom its given me since has been incredible.

 

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22 Summer Capsule Wardrobe

June 14, 2017

 

 

I have been holding out for years. I always viewed the capsule wardrobe as a novel and smart idea, but too confining for me. How do you choose a small collection of pieces to wear for all the occasions that might occur in a month? Well, here I am typing up a post about a summer capsule wardrobe, and I am wondering why I wasn’t brave enough to try it sooner. After asking your feedback on instagram stories about what type of capsule wardrobe to tackle, many of you requested a bold version since there are so many minimal/neutral ones you usually see. I raided my closet and scoured the web to mix old and new items to come up with 22 pieces and 30 different looks.

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Bump Style Report

September 12, 2016

trench-coat-and-stripes

 
byrdie-bag

 

This was my last pregnancy style post scheduled to go up before Azelie made her early debut:) I looked at getting dressed with a baby bump as a challenge that sometimes defeated me, and other times was enjoyable to battle. This summer pregnancy was difficult to be honest, so wearing something fun was a good distraction on the waiting game.

These were a few of my favorite pieces that I have worn for the last few babes. A staple striped shirt, distressed maternity denim, trench coat (half price option), and nude heels (50% off)….that I wore for one hour before limping back into my flats with swollen feet;) 

I have been keeping it super simple with accessories. I find a few pieces I really like and and wear them on repeat. Lately it’s been this crescent pendant and bar necklace combo, with climber earrings. As far as handbags, this  Kate Spade Byrdie bag c/o goes with just about every look, is compact in size but spacious enough to fit all of the necessities. My favorite aspect is that it’s scratch resistant! (#canigetahalleluiah #canigetanamen) Here is another way I styled it.

Can’t believe we are midway through september and my little babe is here with us. Loved having her in the womb, but much happier having her in my arms. Have a great start to your week! 

31 Dresses No. 10: That yellow number.

June 23, 2016

yellow dress | pregnancy style

 

that yellow dress

 

I am all about a good throw down for friends and family’s birthdays, but would usually rather avoid my own. We could probably go into that topic for a good minute, but we’ll skip. 😉 However this year, I decided it was time to just get over it, and really CELEBRATE! To celebrate the many milestones this year has brought, the life lessons I have learned, and every single day I was given to LIVE.

So I put on that yellow number, and after a really good day with my children, Gabe surprised me with a backyard hammock (eek!) and an evening out doing some of our favorite things. He’s a good egg. My best birthday gift though? A handmade card from my son Gabriel which said, “My favorite thing about my mom is that she likes to spend time with me.” Well…..heart puddle. A whole year of pouring yourself out for these little ones, and it all comes together in just one line.

Looking forward to the year ahead with much hope that there to what will be lived and learned.

Yellow printed dress (currently 50% off) // Vintage birdcage clutch (similar here or here) // Sandals // Sunnies c/o // Earrings

31 Dresses, No. 4 – Red Lace Dress

February 2, 2016

red lace dress

 

“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor . . . Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.”
-Mother Teresa (Life motto:))

 

valentine's day date dress

 

On the occasion that a date around February 14th does offer an opportunity to get out to a fancy schmancy place, this will be the dress. Especially if you happen upon a very french looking cafe….might as well dress the part!

Dress found at Asos (The red style is 40% off. I went up a size for length. Here’s another similar style + and a plus size version I love.) // Clutch // Earrings // Trench // Shoes (similar)

 

*Photos by Morgan Blake
 

IHOD’s Fave Things + A few Surprises.

December 18, 2015

And just like that we are one week away from Christmas.
My eyes are crossed and my shirt is backwards  from the mayhem of the month, but I am getting the Christmas snow flutters nonetheless.

As some of you have seen, I have been featuring some favorite shops throughout the month over on instagram and facebook that are small businesses favorites. Sharing the round up today with some surprise discount codes as well!

 
christmas stocking stuffers
“Surviving on Grace & Coffee” tumblers from Transforming Beauty. Pretty much my life motto. (Their shop is closed until after Christmas, but get on their waiting list!)
 
Ruby Red
Ruby Pear Drop Earrings I wore to the nutcracker from Margaret Elizabeth. Free shipping on all orders till Christmas! (Dress is from ASOS (sold out but similar here), purse via Madewell – also 25% off)

bon bon hatBon Bon hat from Gigi Pip. Super soft and cozy. Giving away THREE right here.
 
Albion Fit
Mother-daughter fitness sets from Albion Fit. 15% off your purchase with code inhonorxalbion15 until Jan. 5th.

 
initials necklace
Triple layer initials necklace by Barberry + Lace. I put my children’s first name initials on this one. 10% off your oder with code IHODXBL through the end of the year.
 
boot cuffs
Furry boot cuffs from Royal Scout and Co. you can insert in shoes or the end of your coat sleeves! 15% off your order with code “royalinhonorofdesign”

Steamline luggage (Use code: IHOD10 for 10% off)Steamline luggage – the best there is! 10% off with code HOD10.

Waterproof lined makeup bags by Prezzemolo. (And dry shampoo for dark hair by Elizabeth and James!) Take 30% off through the 19th with code IHOD30. 

 
Boll and Branch reading time
Super soft sheets and cableknit throw from Boll and Branch. $35 off $150 with code HONORDESIGN.

 
baby reindeerTeething necklaces from Little Teethease. Rocco’s current fix for sore gums! Use code Merry20 for 20% off your purchase.
 
Merry Christmas Chocolate
These chocolates are not only fun to play with, but are all the flavors and combos I dream about! From Maggie Louise Confections. (You can order till the 21st for Christmas delivery!)
 

Hope you can take advantage of these steals and support these small businesses. Enjoy the weekend and if you are stepping outside your home, good luck out there! It’s a zoo! 😉

x, Anna

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