Cozy Pink Sweater + Giveaway!

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis and Heidi Thorson

Hi sister-friends and happy Friday!!!  How was everyone’s week? Ours was super busy-bee with work events and we had our first snow fall!  Yes, you are reading that right.  And it also rained cats and dogs, hailed golfballs, and we had lightening strike our neighbor’s tree.  Yeah, super bizarro weather!

Anywho, it’s no secret that I love every single shade of pink, so when I saw this super cozy pink sweater from Chicwish, I seriously couldn’t resist!  It is such a pretty shade of pastel pink and it has that over-sized feel without looking like you’re wearing a potato sack.  And not only are blush tones very in for Fall & Winter, this little number will transition flawlessly into Spring.  Making it the perfect addition to any outfit on those cool April days! I paired it with this darling tee and super adorable (and comfy!) booties from Peter Pyper and my favorite pair of light-wash ripped jeans.  It was a casual yet chic outfit for a coffee date in Dundee with Michelle and Heidi!

Speaking of floral tee and booties, I am hosting a giveaway on Instagram with Peter Pyper to bring one lucky lady the chance to win their choice between the tee or the shoes!  Head on over and join in on the fun!!! (@sarasab)

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Pink Sweater c/o Chicwish // Floral Tee (not online yet) + Booties c/o Peter Pyper // Reversible Tote // Similar Jeans // Monogram Necklace (3XL – 18in Chain) // KS Necklace // Sunnies // Watch // Bracelets – Mesh + Crystal Slip On, Clover Bangle, Rope Cuff, Gold Leaf Bangle // Nail Polish // Phone Cover // Earrings // Lips – Step 1 & Step 2

Thank you to Chicwish for sponsoring this post!

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Cozy at Home with Gordmans

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Hi gals and happy Monday!  I am so excited to share that I have teamed up with Gordmans to show YOU how I get cozy at home [Bedroom Style] and on a budget!  Gordmans offers incredible home decor pieces at even better prices and the style and aesthetic of what they carry is on-point.  I joined forces with a few other bloggers who are also showing us how they incorporate Gordmans Fall Style into their home decor, so be sure to check out these fellow blogging babes! [Katalina Girl] [Life On Virginia Street]

Also, Gordmans has granted us the pleasure to offer YOU a 20% off coupon!  Just follow this link and shop away!

Now, let’s break down all the goodies I picked up last weekend at Gordmans!


Gray/Blue Cheetah Tassel PillowGray/Silver Pillow – White/Gray Velour Throw Blanket (navy option linked)

You guys.  I am all about the pillows.  Seriously!  The more throw pillows, the better!  Tony disagrees because he is a trooper and sometimes makes the bed when I don’t have time in the morning before work.  And he knows I cannot stand when our bed isn’t made!  It’s all fun and games until I come home to a disheveled bedroom and a messy bed!  So yes, I have an unhealthy addiction with really cute throw pillows.  It’s not good.  Or is it??? Usually the pillows I pick out are way over budget, but to my delightful surprise, the enormous selection of affordable throw pillows that Gordmans has is truly a pillow hoarder’s dream!

Throw Blankets (really soft and cozy throw blankets) are also a major weakness of mine.  Therefor,  felt like a kid in a candy store when trying to choose just one!  The patterns, fabrics, colors, fringe, etc.!  I mean, how is a girl to choose.  This gray and white geo print fringe number definitely had to make it’s way home with me!


White Heart Mug (not online yet)

When I can quench my thirst (hobby) for collecting coffee mugs, and for under $6 bucks, I skip down the aisles drunk on the brown stuff!  I saw this darling white heart-handle mug, and it’s 20 ounce cup of goodness, and knew it would have a place in my cabinet!  Gordmans has such a great selection of mugs, tumblers, and water bottles in all shapes, sizes, and colors!  Like pillows, more the merrier.


Silver-Mirrored Picture Frame (similar) – Gray Lamp (cool option) – White Ceramic Fragrance Bead Holder – Silver/White Candle

You know when you have certain spaces in your room/house that are your “me” place.  Where, on the outside it looks pretty and neat, but hiding in the drawers is an ungodly amount of used tissues and a heaping pile of receipts for items that you’ll “probably return”.  Well for me, that place is definitely my nightstand!  Lately, I’ve been feeling uninspired and unsure as to how I wanted to spruce it up.  But literally after a few short minutes of roaming the aisles, I was pleasantly overwhelmed with how many fun and unique items Gordmans carries!  They sure do have an abundance of darling home goodies.  We will eventually be getting new, all-white bedroom furniture, but in the mean time, I am incorporating interesting accent items into our bedroom to keep it fresh and airy!


Blue Painted Canvas ( not online but love this one) – Silver Eiffel Tower (not online but this Eiffel Tower Canvas is perfection!) – “Happily Ever” After Jewelry Plate (not online) (Parisian Jewelry Plate)

I’m a sucker for uplifting sayings and I can always make room for more!  I believe that a woman’s bedroom should be a place of serenity, positivity, and a safe space to retreat when the daily grind gets tough and you need a reprieve.  Adding little quotes on neat decor pieces that remind us to be happy, be great, and to just be, are what makes a house a home.  Gordmans has such a great selection of painted canvases, framed prints, and all sorts of fun wall art!  I had such a hard time deciding on only one to bring home with me!

I bought this silver Eiffel Tower and “Happily Ever After” Eiffel Tower jewelry plate because I will be traveling to Paris in March!  I love when pieces not only inspire but actually tell your story and remind you of the greatest adventures, and I imagine that these two items will do just that.  Not only will our London and Paris trip be one for the books, but getting engaged to Tony truly was the most amazing day of my life and I can’t wait to live Happily Ever After.


And look who happened to come home in the middle of shooting our room?! Oh my sweet Tone.  He is down-right goofy, always smiling and laughing, and he melts my heart!  Still after 7.5+ years, he steals my heart and there is no one else I would rather create a home with.

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Thank you to Gordmans for sponsoring this post and helping me feather my nest!

And don’t forget to spread the love to these gals who are also featuring their Gordmans Fall Style!

Seats Filled, Heart Full… #GNO

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis 

Seats filled, hearts full is how I would describe Wednesday evening.  Girls Night Omaha event #2 – Fall in Love with Layers – was a blast!  I beyond thankful and quite humble for the opportunity to share my passion with others.  We had a fabulous guest, Dana, who is one part of the dynamic duo behind Talisman, a vintage brand that specializes in perfectly curated collections of gorgeous and one-of-a-kind handbags, shoes, and accessories! We took all of your feedback from the first event and poured it into this second event, in a major effort to make it better than ever.  We had swag bags, Inspired Living magazines, and discount shopping codes galore, plus some pretty fabulous giveaways!  There were six models, instead of three and I specifically ordered every single piece of clothing and accessories that each girl was wearing.  Plaids, Fringe, & Suede took center stage and boy did we layer on the accessories!

The Cookie Girl made us some delicious cookies and the gals behind Inspired Living shared their amazing Adult Egg Nog and Holiday Sangria recipes with us for our guests’ delight!  Paper Lovely goods made an appearance (the cutest and most adorable prints and cards made by a turn-of-the-century Letterpress) and jewels from Haute Bauble landed their way into the goodie bags.  Blooms, a local flower shop, donated their flower power and those centerpieces were the icing on the cake!  My sweet fiancé (owner of Keep Cool Watches) provided our blogger guests with plaid watches and a local hair extraordinaire, Becca, generously gave a styling tool to one lucky lady as a giveaway prize!

So to sum it all up, the seats were filled, our hearts are full, and everyone left with a smile (and a shopping bag full of fabulous Fall pieces)!  Thank you to everyone for supporting us in this endeavor.  Michelle and I couldn’t be more grateful for allowing us to follow our dreams and to spread the love to local shops and business owners in Omaha.  And a huge shout out to Four Sisters Boutique for being loyal partners and friends!

PSA – Do yourself a favor and use the code GNO10 until Wednesday at Four Sisters Boutique new online site!

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Four Sisters Boutique Online Launch Party!

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis

  Hola GF’s and happy Sunday!  I know what you’re thinking, Sara, a Sunday blog post?  That is unusual… what is the special occasion???  Well…. I am so excited to announce that my favorite store and the host of our #girlsnightomaha events, Four Sisters Boutique, is launching their online site today!  So many of my most popular Instagram posts and Girls Night Omaha event outfits include at least one piece from FSB and everyone always asks, how do I order this, can I call the store to order, and when can I get this online?!  Well wait no longer because I’m so happy to say that the day is finally here and they are open for business!  Be sure to join in on the fun and help us celebrate by using the code LAUNCHPARTY for today only to take 10% off your online purchase!

Now let’s talk about this mustard yellow dress.  First, if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I am crushing hard on all things yellow, so it was no surprise that this mustard number had to be mine!  Second, it. has. pockets.  Yes, pockets! I’ve never met a dress with pockets that I didn’t like!  Third, I have this dress in black and it is the perfect LBD.  I love the idea of long sleeve dresses because it allows me to show some leg while remaining covered on top!  The length on these dresses are suitable for a variety of occasions.  I wore this yellow dress to work the other day with with black tights, leopard booties, and a black blazer and I wore the black one to a wedding reception with nude strappy sandals and lots of gold accessories and bling!

This yellow, blue, and gray blanket scarf might be one of my very favorite color combos because there’s no hiding my love for yellow hues and shades of gray!  The tights and scarf paired great together and I threw on my denim jacket because it was super chilly yesterday morning!

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Yellow Dress (size Small), Yellow Blanket Scarf, and Gray Tights (available in-store) c/o Four Sisters Boutique // Similar Booties // Similar Gray Satchel // Similar Denim Jacket – $22! // Sunnies  // Kate Spade Watch // Mesh & Crystal Bracelet c/o Michael Kors // Earrings // Lips – Step 1 & Step 2 

Thank you to Four Sisters Boutique for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are my own!

Saturday Steals [Cold Weather Knits]

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Hi sister-friends and happy Saturday!  The temps dipped quite a bit here in Omaha this week and I found myself busting out the chunky scarves and jackets, because in the morning I could see my breath!  No bueno, I am not ready for Winter yet.  So to help us prepare for freezing weather, I’ve gathered up some super cute, and functional, winter wear pieces, all under $20!  These picks are all from Old Navy and let me say, ON has seriously stepped up their game, as of late.  I mean, did you see the lace-up pointed toe flats they are carrying? That style has been all the rage on every bloggers feet these past few months and once again, Old Navy has brought them to us at a great price-point!  I picked up the olive yellow pair, along with the black ones, and I’ve worn them each, and they are super comfy! Nope, no blisters or duchies here.  I also picked up this yellow chunky infinity scarf this past week and I love it! If you follow me on IG, then you know I am having a major mustard moment so I couldn’t pass up this bright chartreuse knit!
And guess what, if you use the code COOLSTYLE, you will receive 25% off your cold weather pieces, including sweaters, vests, coats, and all the accessories you see here!

Convertible Gloves – $10 – $13, depending on color

Chunky Knit Infinity Scarves – $14 – $17, depending on color

Popcorn Beanies – $10 – $12, depending on color

Thanks so much for reading today and have a fabulous rest of your weekend!

Staple Stripes + Classic Vest…

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Hey gals and happy Thursday!  I have to admit that I am not great about wearing vests.  Like, I want to be a vest person so badly!  And I admit that I have quite a few of them, but for whatever reason I just don’t seem to automatically reach for them when putting the finishing touches on my outfit.  I think it partly has to do with that I am on the bustier side of life for my petite 5″2 frame, so the idea of adding layers (aka bulk) to my body doesn’t seem appealing!

However, life. changed…. Introduce this fabulous black vest/sleeveless trench!  It is sleek, streamlined, and was made to compliment a woman’s body.  The cut, even worn unbelted and open, is not large and baggy, but has a nice tailored look!  Plus it’s 40% off, making it under $54!  This is a classic closet staple that can transition from season to season quite seamlessly and it won’t ever go out of style!

I wanted to keep it casual so I opted for a basic striped tunic tee, black fleece lined leggings, the gray booties I wear all the time, and my very favorite reversible tote!

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Black Vest c/o Pleione Clothing // Stripe Tunic // Leggings // Gray Booties // Gold Monogram Necklace – 3XL, 18in Chain // Turquouise Necklace // Earrings // Sunnies // Reversible Tote // Kate Spade Watch – under $50! // Bracelets c/o Bauble Boutique – use code Sara20 // Pink Lippie

Have a fabulous day, GF’s!

Monogrammed Tote Giveaway!

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Photography By The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis

Hey gals and Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend?  We had gorgeous weather here this past weekend with the leaves changing colors and are slowly beginning to fall.  The mornings and evenings have a chill in the air, but the afternoons have been sunny and warm, which is the perfect opportunity to head to my favorite outdoor spot to do some blogging! And when I head out the door, I tend to throw my entire life into a large purse, but there is never enough room for my laptop! And since I often blog & do blog business from coffee shops and hidden outdoor gems, I knew I needed to step up my tote game.  Enter this seriously fabulous large tote bag from Veeshee!  This online store is SO cool because each piece is completely customizable, made perfectly just for you!  I opted for the Bogatta Bag in black linen with camel leather and an inside leopard print lining! And you know I had to throw a monogram on there 🙂

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I change my handbags almost daily, and I always get asked how I manage to do this before work everyday??? The trick is to compartmentalize all your key essentials into smaller bags.  This allows for me to simply grab the smaller bags and my wallet and simply toss in my purse of the day! It just so happened that I was in major need of a new little bag, so I picked out the Kato Cosmo Bag in a Black & Tan Ikat print with matching leopard lining on the inside, just like my tote! The Kato Cosmo Bag is big enough (and has an inside pocket) so I can fit all of my lip glosses, concealers, travel lotion, headache medicine, bandaids, travel toothbrush & toothpaste, and floss!

Never heard of Veeshee? No problem, let me fill you in!  At Veeshee, they make it easy to choose your own fabrics, patterns, and leather and each piece is made on-demand in their Athens, GA facility… That’s right, handmade in the USA!  As I can see (and you will too), the quality is top-notch and each unique product is made with care.  The magic starts when you first visit the online design studio, and from there you are guided through the step by step process.  It’s incredibly easy, and fun, to create custom bags and monogrammed baby gifts, choosing from luxurious fabrics to create something you’ll cherish for years to come.

And because I know Mondays can be rough and tough, I have teamed up with the gals from Veeshee to bring you the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind, unique, and totally customizable bag!  Just head over to my Instagram (@sarasab) to enter!

Can’t wait to see if you are the winner and want to get your bag today? No prob! Use code SABBYSTYLE for a 10% discount on your custom pieces!

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Monogrammed Tote + Cosmetic Bag c/o Veeshee // Denim Shorts // Polka Dot Sweatshirt // Similar Leopard Flats // Sunnies // Monogram Necklace // Earrings // Lips – Step 1 & Step 2 // Watch

Thanks so much for reading and have a happy day!

 

Saturday Steals… All Under $50!

Hey you sexy thang you! I don’t about you, but I find myself wanting to do some shopping come Saturday morning, and that usually means online shopping from the comforts of my couch, fuzzy blanket, while watching trashy DVR shows, so today I’ve rounded up some great sale items I have my eyes on from Nordstrom.com! And guess what??? EVERYTHING IS UNDER $50!!! Happy Saturday! 

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Michael Kors Wristlet // Cognac & Aqua Reversible Leather Tote // Black Mini Satchel

Leopard Claudette Pump // Black Patent Tennies // Cerulean Blue Claudette Pump

Light Blue & White Stripe Long Sleeve Tee (runs tight in arms, I’m a Medium) // Green & White Stripe Sweater // Blue Skinny Jeans // Black Skinny Jeans // Blue Plaid Shirt // Sunday Funday Tee

Have an awesome weekend and be blessed & happy!

Love is Greater + Giveaway

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LOVE IS GREATER.  Such a beautiful message.  This raglan, off-the-shoulder, sweatshirt from Hello, Grace was created with the heart in mind.  This particular saying is near and dear to my heart because for me, love is the most important gift we can not only give to others, but give to ourselves.  And we aren’t stopping there!  10% of every sale is donated to Love Bought International. They are a Christian organization that is currently in the process of building an orphanage in Bogata, Columbia.

And because I LOVE ALL OF YOU, we are teaming up to give away a Love is Greater sweatshirt to one lucky lady! Head over to my Instagram, @sarasab, to enter!

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Love Is Greater sweatshirt c/o Hello, Grace // Blue Jeggings (under $30 and I’m wearing a M) // Heels (almost identical under $90) and (similar under $40) // Reversible Tote // Monogram Necklace – size 3XL and 18 inch Chain // Earrings // Lips 1 & 2 // Watch // Clover Bangles & Neena Cuffs c/o Bauble Boutique

Anthropologie Weekend Sale!

 Good morning and happy Saturday to you!  How was your week? Mine was quite busy and jam packed.  And how am I going to reward myself for my exertion??? By shopping the Anthropologie Weekend Sale, of course!  It is a rare, and glorious day, when that email comes through your inbox announcing that Anthro is giving us 20% off because they know that not everyone has an unlimited budget and we work hard for our moolah! Now, I know what you may be thinking.  Girl, I can’t shop at Anthro, it’s too expensive! And trust me, I feel you sister!  That is why I only shop Anthro when they have their sales!  I’ve rounded up my favorite pieces and hope to add a few to my wardrobe this weekend… especially that embellished top & gray sweater.  You can never have too many comfy sweaters and sassy blouses!

Use code FALLFUN at checkout and happy shopping!
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Pink & Blush ombre scarf // Earrings // Gray Tunic Sweater // Plaid Infinity Scarf

Striped Sweater // Embellished Short sleeve Sweater // Black Booties // Denim // Lace & Stripe Tee