J. McLaughlin Spring Lookbook

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I recently had the opportunity to head up to Malibu to hang out on set while J.McLaughlin and their team photographed their Spring lookbook!  It’s so fun to be on set and then see the results down the road when the final images come through, so I was pretty much giddy when they sent along the lookbook!  And, as expected, I love it.  Take a peek at some of my favorites from the shoot below!

I’m also loving the colorful dress and beachy look I’m wearing in these photos (striped bag here).  Someone please invite me to a party in the Hamptons!  Or a wedding.  I can make it work for either.  And until then I’ll just be wearing it around town running errands and to the beach when I sneak out of the office early!   Ok, check out the lookbook photos below, pop over to J.McLaughlin to refresh your spring wardrobe and use promo code JMCLHILLS to receive 15% off your order now through April 29th!  Happy shopping my friends!  xx- Sarah

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Happy Tuesday my friends!  I feel like I’m in the middle of a cyclone this week- and it’s only TUESDAY!  Yowsers!  Do you know what I’m talking about- the days where you feel like you’re just spinning and getting tossed about and wondering where you’re going to land?  Well, that’s me over here- or over there, WHO KNOWS?!  HA!  I hope you’re weeks are off to a less eventful start!  xx- Sarah

Shop this outfit:  tank: JCrew (25% off with code SHOPNOW), skirt: Asos (old), shoes: Thakoon Addition (sold out), bag: PB 0110, bracelets: Miansai here, here and here, arm cuff: Campbell, rings: Gabriela Artigas

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Pencil Skirt and Plaid

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Happy Tuesday my friends!  First and foremost I want to thank you so, so much for all of your kind comments on this post last week.  I want to respond to each of them individually, and honestly I wish I could reach through the computer and hug each and every one of you.   You are seriously the best, the best readers, the kindest souls, the perfect reminder to me that this planet is overflowing with goodness.  Thank you, you will never know how much your kind words help me and touch my soul.

Now, on a lighter note- a style post.  And, most importantly, SHOPBOP IS HAVING THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY 25% OFF SITEWIDE SALE  that I pretty much go bonkers over!!!!  So, if like me, you have your favorites hearted and wait for this very moment for some splurge shoes or a dress you’ve been coveting- hop on it!!!!  And speaking of splurge shoes- I found these pups on sale for 60% off.  Heart palpitations.  IRO heart palpitations, it’s an actual thing.  And this shirt- for $37, which after the $25% discount would practically be free, right?!  I don’t know.  MATH.  (But if you do order, I recommend a size up- I usually wear a s/xs and I wear a medium in this top.  Probably because of my boobs though.  If that helps.

Ok, here’s a sbeak peek below of what I’m ordering during this major sale, and links to what I’m wearing above are included…  xx- Sarah
 

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Mastering Your Morning Routines

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I’m so excited to be partnering with White House Black Market today to talk about my tips for making your morning routine as quick and easy as possible- while still managing to make it out into the world with style!  I’m fortunate that my schedule usually allows for me to ease into my day, but there are mornings when I’m rushing out the door straight away and don’t return until dinner time, and when those days (or weeks) come I’ve learned that it’s all about the art of preparation!

So today I have two recipes for you- one for a quick and healthy breakfast, and another for a hearty lunch to pack that’ll keep you going until dinner!

But FIRST, here are a few style tips to make getting dressed for your day something that feels easy and fun instead of stressful and rushed (we’ve all pulled on shirt after shirt only to toss them onto the floor in a heap of frustration when we find they don’t work, haven’t we?!)

Tip 1:  Clean out your closet!  Make sure you truly love AND WILL WEAR every piece that’s in it.  Seriously- if you don’t love it, love-it love it, it’s gotta go.

Tip 2:  For your work wardrobe it’s really helpful to stock up on neutrals- this makes mixing/matching so much easier.  Yes, color is amazing.  And yes, you should wear it if you love it.  And hey- color goes with neutrals…..so don’t discount them entirely!  Like the patterned pants I’m wearing- I can throw them on with a white top, a black top, I can dress them up or down- they’re a great example of a versatile color/pattern.  Having a closet full of options that work together will make outfit planning that much easier!

Tip 3:  Pick out your outfit the night before.  If you’re exhausted at night after you’ve put the kiddos to bed, or spent too many hours on Pinterest (GUILTY), try setting aside some time to outfit plan on the weekends.  The last thing anyone should be thinking about before they’ve had their coffee/tea/breakfast/first conversation of the day is what to wear!

What I’m wearing:  Printed pants, White top, Shoes  {Sponsored by White House Black Market}

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Ok, now onto mastering your morning routines for breakfast and lunch!  I think my biggest piece of advice for this is to PREP ON SUNDAY!  I make a big batch of granola, roast a ton of veggies, make a dressing or pesto, cook up some grains, wash my fruits and veggies and have everything at the ready to start the week.  This way on those mornings I’m rushing out the door, I’ve just got to get the granola, fruits and almond milk into the bowl.  I can always manage at least that.  And knowing it’s homemade and full of nutritious goodness makes me feel that much better about it.

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Shoes and Bags and Skirts Oh My!

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Happy Monday friends, I hope you had a great weekend!  Today’s outfit is really just an excuse to wear two things in my closet that I’ve been dying to get out for a spin- these IRO sandals that I stalked like a panther in the night until they went on crazy sale a couple of months ago (fear not my shoe lovers, I’ve also stalked these IRO beauts and they’re also on crazy sale and just as great!) and this bag that I have been dying over and wearing non-stop since it arrived.  There’s nothing I love more in my closet that bags and shoes.  They speak my language, they perk me up, they turn my outfits into things I want to dance in.  That’s somethin.  Just like this skirt.  Until tomorrow…. xx- Sarah

SHOP THIS POST: bodysuit: American Apparel, skirt: Karina Grimaldi (here in camel), shoes: IRO (similar style here ), bag: PB0110, glasses: Karen Walker, bracelets: Kristen Elspeth, Miansai)

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High Waisted For Ever

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I actually think I might start making high-waisted a denim closet requirement.  Would that be weird of me, to only wear jeans that hit at least an inch above my belly button?  It’s just that I find them so flattering.  And leg-amplifying.  If that’s a thing?  It is a thing, it must be!  Anyway, I posted these a couple of weeks ago on my Spring wishlist, and then I manifested them straight on into my closet.  #noregrets  They’re amazing.  I’ll have to pack them away for the weekend though because it’s supposed to be NINETY DEGREES!  What the actual —-????  I’m sorry if you live somewhere cold and that sounds lovely and I’m being a jerk.  But we moved off the surface of the sun for a little coastal breezy Southern, CA winter and this 90° business is just not what we signed up for!  Someone, please anyone, invite me to your woodsy cabin where the snow is just starting to melt and little flowers are trying to find their way out of the ground so I can remember what Spring is like….  xx- Sarah

Shop this outfit:  jeans: MOTHER, tank: Hilfiger Denim, bralette: Free People, shoes: Dolce Vita (other wedges I’m loving here (on sale!) and here), sunnies: Karen Walker:  bag: Chloe

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