February 3, 2014 - Better You, Daily Mom Style, Easy Outfits, Style

Daily Style Diary | Entry Three

Happy Monday after the Super Bowl!  I hope you got your fill of wings and nachos.  I’m still cleaning up the kitchen from our party last night.  At least there’s lots of FUN stuff on the blog today, so let’s get right to it.


Head on over to Shay’s blog because I’m the special guest for her February Pajama Party today!  If you haven’t seen her monthly pajama party feature yet, you have to check it out.  It’s one of my favorites in all of blog-land.  Stop by to see me in my PJ’s and read all about the ways Shay and I celebrate Valentine’s Day with our families. With Shay involved, you can guess there will be lots of talk about food, fashion and family!  Speaking of food, be sure to check out her Meal Planning Monday on her foodie blog too.

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If you’re new here, welcome to my Daily Style Diary.  On Monday, I compile my daily pics of my casual everyday outfits that I’ve posted on Instagram this past week, along with links to what I’m wearing.  I’d love to have you follow me over there to get the daily looks live.  You can also check out more of my recent outfits HERE.


Brr…it was a cold one, so I went for warm and comfy with a fur snood, layers, fleece leggings and penguin socks, of course!

013114-fur-snood-leggings-sweater [Sweater/Fur Snood/Fleece Leggings/Boots]


Another cold day, another day for leggings!  I kept warm on my trip to Target in my Aztec cardigan, striped tunic, leggings and boots.

013114-aztec-cardigan-leggings-riding-boots [Cardigan/SPANX Leggings/Tunic/Boots]


Wednesdays are barn days when Ava has her riding lesson.  She always tells me to wear the right shoes, probably because I got one of my leopard flats stuck in the mud a few weeks back.  Lesson learned, I’m wearing wellies from now on.

013114-white-sweater-red-scarf-stripes-hunter-wellies [Sweater/Scarf/Jeans/Striped Tee/Boots]


When I saw this pretty green cardigan at Target, I had to have it.  It makes me feel like spring isn’t so far away!

013114-green-cardigan-skinny-jeans-boots [Cardigan/Tee/Jeans/Boots]


TGIF!  Craig and I met my sister and brother-in-law for dinner and cured my craving for some brisket tacos.  Yum!

013114-coral-sweater-scarf-skinny-jeans [Sweater (On Sale!)/Similar Scarf/Jeans/Boots]

 Life Lately

013114-life-lately Snippets from our daily life.

  • Muddy barn boots on the front porch seem to sum up life lately.  Craig and I have been on the go with the kids non-stop!  I need a full day to tackle some projects around here and get some cleaning done this week (including getting those boots off the porch).
  • Wink & Winn sent me this adorable welcome kit last week along with their 3-in-1 crossbody bag.  I’m in the process of designing my own custom made bag with them and will share the process with you in a coming post.  This is one of the coolest concepts I’ve seen in a long time!
  • Our sweet Aubrey turned 15 on Saturday.  We celebrated with dinner at her favorite German restaurant and then picked up an assortment of little sweets on the way home.  This girl loves sauerkraut but doesn’t like birthday cake.  What is wrong with her?  🙂
  • New Bath and Body Works scent alert!  I picked up the new Golden Magnolia Sun lotion and shower gel over the weekend and oh my gosh, it smells so good.  I’m also loving the Violet Lily Sky too.  Have you guys smelled them yet?

You can see more of my Daily Mom Style outfits HERE.

It’s Your Turn:  How’s the weather in your world this week?  Are you getting spring fever yet?

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  • This handbag concept is amazing! I am in need of a new spring bag too!!I cant wait to see what you come up with. And for some reason, I love your barn outfits(: Have a great week! Susan

  • Love your daily looks, you always look so well put together.

  • Thank you so much for co-hosting with me!!! I just think you are fabulous! XOXO

  • Love your scarves this week especially the fur snood!


  • LOVED you over at Shay’s this morning! And I love the whole feel of your blog even more than I already did (which was A LOT!) with the daily outfits and more of your family infused!!!!! So fun!

  • Margaret

    LOVE the direction that your blog is taking!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your personal “snippets.” And your outfits are adorable!!

  • Great looks, my favorite is the first one with that beautiful, warm fur collar. Love how your bringing spring colors into this long, cold winter. We need some hope that it will be over soon!

  • Loved you over at Shay’s and of course love this series. Such great examples of how to dress for daily living. Happiest of Birthdays to your sweet girl!

  • Found you through Shay. Love your styling, I think I was in that same “mom rut” and then I went back to work and am loving getting dressed everyday. Not loving the 4am wake up time though, boo! Weather in my world, well it was hot, but yesterday it rained for the first time in 2 months? So it was nice to be able to break out my boots and sweaters. Our springs flowers are confused and have already bloomed.

  • Love the green sweater and it is so springy and fun. 🙂

  • love that fur scarf in the first pic! Too cute!

    The Style Scribe

  • That fur snood is my favorite! It looks so soft and cozy! OMG, those desserts are calling my name! Hope your daughter had a great celebration!

  • Mo

    Love the new series! Cute daily looks. 🙂

  • Fab daily looks Alison! You look warm, cozy and stylish! 🙂

  • hl

    I love the fur snood and aztec cardi. Super cute outfits. Happy birthday to your kiddo! We’re in a serious drought in California and it rained in the Bay Area. Hurray! Wish it would keep raining, we need it!

  • Kim Kauffman

    Loved seeing you on Shay’s blog today! So fun. I wish I could drink coffee all day but unfortunately it seems to bother my seven month old. Boo!!! Also really need to try that Smashbox primer!

  • Loving all the instagram style girl! And still can’t get enough of that green cardi on you! Hope you are nice and warm…we just got EIGHT more inches of snow today…ugh. #justshootme I am SO ready for warmer weather…

  • Kim

    Just discovered your blog & I love it!! Really love your unfussy but cute & put together style!! I work part time in our home office, and spend the rest of the time running 3 crazy kids to their activities (ages 14,11 & 7), so I’m working my way out of a mom-rut too! I appreciate that your style is real-life do-able & budget conscious. I’ve never left a blog comment before but wanted to let you know I think yours rocks:)!

  • So fun to see you over at Shay’s sight! So many of my favorite bloggers are from Texas…we must be an awesome state:)

    Patrice @ http://dittothatstyle.blogspot.com/

  • Love that mint green cardi from target on you? Yes, I am feeling the winter blues! more snow in New York. Love your instagrams and fur snood.
    XX, Elle


  • Very cute daily looks! Really love the printed cardigan!

    xo, Kenya

  • Your daily uniform is so fab Alison….I’m so in love with that Aztec-printed cardigan!!!


  • Love the penguin socks:) And I love the personal touch you’ve been giving since your survey!

  • Yep, I have had my fill of hot wings and everything else forbidden:-) I love all of your looks, especially that first one. That Wink and Win bag is so cute! Happy belated birthday to your princess, those sweet treats look delish!


  • I really like your green cardigan!

  • Ohh, I have the target cardigan in oatmeal. I love it! Had to resist buying it in every color.

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  • It’s fun to see your daily outfits! Happy belated birthday to your daughter! The Wink and Winn site looks like fun… looking forward to your review of the design process.

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