Week 39 of 52

We are diving right in to what is going to be a busy month for us Braccos.  However, it will be fun nonetheless!
I don't even have pumpkins up around the house yet!  

I know.

So Aaron got the, "But we HAVE to go to the pumpkin patch this week and get pumpkins!" spiel last night.

But moving right along to this past week...
We actually experienced Fall weather!  Like rain, long sleeves, and even vets.  The whole kitten-caboodle. I was so excited.  Love that kind of weather.  No better way to welcome October.

Friday mid-morning, we packed up the car and headed up to Reno, NV for the weekend to visit my Dad, Step Mom, Step Sister and her family.  She is having another baby boy, so we had a little sprinkle shower for her on Saturday.  Cannot wait to meet our newest nephew, Cameron!

It's nice when we can plan visits to go up there or have them come down here.  3.5 hours can be quite the distance for family and trying to get together.  So glad we were able to spend the weekend with everyone.

Dad, Mumise, and us after a great dinner Saturday night.

Sunday, we headed home after a wonderful breakfast together.  It was great to still have most of the day to unwind, unpack, do laundry, and cuddle with the furry ones we missed so much.  Thankful for their grandparents that love them so much to take care of them while we were away for the weekend.

Hope everyone has a fabulous start to your week!
Cheers to Monday!


Linking up with Meg, Lisa, and Ashley today.


The Perfect Lightweight Jacket For Fall

It's cooling down, but we aren't quite there yet.

This is where this jacket comes in...it is absolutely perfect for a great transition piece.  The material is so lightweight, but gives you just amount of coverage when it's on the cooler side.  The price is definitely right for a piece (and color) that will go with practically anything in my closet.  Or any color for that matter.
Dressing it down with sneakers or up with heels or booties.  I plan to style it all with this jacket this season.

Also, a great pair of jeans has been on my list lately.  I learn spending just a smidgen more can bring a better quality jean that will last for years.  Not $200 smidgen more...aint nobody got time for that, BUT at least double what I'm used to in a jean.
And what did it bring to the table?
An actual structured fit with great feeling material.  Sturdy feeling.  If that makes sense.
I am starting to prefer jeans in a high rise.  It slims down my little love handles and it supports/forms the 'ole tush better.
They fit better for a shorter frame as well.  With still giving me enough room to fold up if I want to without looking like a total cropped style jean.
High rise is definitely a pre-requisite for my future jean shopping.  Which there are couple different washes I have my eye on currently...

What rise jean do you find fits you best?



Week 38 of 52

There needs to be a serious rain fall or it just needs to go from hot to freezing Winter already because my sinuses can't take it anymore.
They were miserable this past week.
But enough whining from me.

After work during the week, it was nothing extra but laying low since I wasn't feeling all that great.

We had a new movie come in for us to enjoy for a mid week movie night.
(I do it the lazy pre order Amazon Prime way)

Of course I didn't think it was as good as the first one...but it still had it's cute song and funny moments.
Have you seen it yet? 
What do you think?

By Thursday, I was getting more of an appetite back, so naturally the answer to that is always pizza night.
But apparently, when it's pizza night for Aaron and I , it's pizza night for everyone in the house.  

We turned around for one minute.  That's how quickly it happens folks. 
Never underestimate an overweight cat who wears her stubbornness proudly.

By the weekend I was done laying around and couldn't resist the itch to finally put up the Halloween decorations around the house.  Seeing it everywhere has me so excited for this time of year!

The husband started his weekend with a quick morning hunt, but as you can see, the hunting struggles in California are real...

Haha! Totally made me laugh so I had to share, hey, I told him at least it was still a damn good selfie!
He makes it look good.

Cheers to Monday all!
Enjoy the start to your week!


Linking up with Meg, Lisa, and Ashley today.


New Favorite Tee

Free People Kristin Tee (on sale!) // Jeans (Old Navy last year) - Similar here
Hat // Cross Body Bag // Necklace // Sandals (old) - Similar here

Happy first official day of Fall!!!
Although it doesn't really feel like it with it being about 95 degrees today, I know California will catch up to the cooler temps soon and then it will be all about the layers!

Meet my new favorite white tee.  It's basic with having a little more in the high low cut and flowy feel.
The fabric is unbelievably soft and with it being 40% off right now, I'm pretty sure I may need a couple more colors.
It's light, breezy, and very forgiving for any day you want to throw on something effortless with a little more room.

I wore this on our photo outing Saturday to take one of my close girlfriend's family pictures.  It was so easy and comfortable to move around in while climbing around to find the perfect angle. 
This little historic town has so much charm.  I love all the pieces of the original buildings still in place.  Aaron and I have plans to make a trip back up there with the puppy for a good hike one day.  Mainly when it's not in the high 90's.



Week 37 of 52

This past week was one of those where I:
#1.  Stopped at a red light and then just kept on going like it was a stop sign.  I deserved all the horns and fingers that came with that one.  
#2.  Completely neglected to put a bra on one day.  A bra.  A daily necessity I've had since I was 13.  Good thing my shirt was loose and these girls are small enough to carry their own, if you know what I mean.

Ever have just one those weeks?

Thank goodness for sane husbands who just laugh with your crazy.

Friday night I had a few girlfriends over for a ladies night in.  We talked about inappropriate things and drank too much.  It was the right way to kick off the weekend.

Saturday, we loaded up early with Starbucks (hello delicious PSL) and took a beautiful drive up the hill to take family pictures for one of closest friends.  Love this lady and her adorable family.  Taking pictures with them is always a fun outing.

Later, in true, "my pants are getting too tight fashion", we also decided to switch gyms.  There is a new one in town and it's closer, bigger, and way nicer.  Plus, you can't beat $10 a month and a free t shirt.  I'm sold. 

Sunday is our easy does it day.  I did my wifely laundry duties and the Mr. was gracious enough to give the Cady a good wax job.  He made that white diamond paint job sparkle.  Even in 100 degree heat.  : /

I swear I'm need to start a DIY blog for him as well.  Cause all the project crap I post from around the house is all his handy work.  From the woodworking, right down to the chalkboard art.  The man does it all.

Had to add some pumpkins to the chalkboard that hangs in our kitchen for Fall.
He did good.

Hope you all had a great week/weekend!

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short!


Linking up with Meg, Lisa, and Ashley today.


Instagram Roundup


So happy for the weekend to be here.  To kick off things off, I rounded up a few Instagram (@bribracco) snaps as of late for your viewing pleasure.

Dress // Vest (old) - Similar here // Cross Body Bag // Sandals

I could live in shift all weekend long...and I pretty much do.  So comfy and effortless. For Fall, I'll add tights, a jacket, and boots. 

Sandals // Necklace (old) - Similar // Cross Body Bag

I'm not a heel person.  I can thank my extremely flat feet for that.  But I love a good heel to add a little dressier feel.  So when I find the perfect size heel for my feet, I get it both colors. ;)

Overalls // Tee  (on super sale!) // Hat // Sunglasses

Weekend vibes.  Nothing like a good bloody on a Sunday morning.

Black Bootie (old) - Similar here // Tan Low Heel Bootie // Tan Heeled Bootie (old) - Similar here // 
Wedge Lace Up Bootie (old) - Similar here

Bootie, bootie, bootie, bootie rockin everywhere!!!  I will live in them all Fall/Winter long.

Red Top // Jeans (old) - Similar here // Sandals

A little spicy color for Saturday night dinner out on the town.  Oh how I love everything off the shoulder lately.

Leggings (last year) - Similar // OPI Nail Color

Soaking up the sounds of the first Fall rain.  

Hope you all have a fast Friday and kick of your weekend with a great start!


Linking up with The Farmer's Wife today.


Vested Dress {+ Fall Dress Inspo}

Vest (old) - Similar here // Booties // Cross Body Bag // Necklace // Sunglasses 

My all time favorite color combo.  I could mix olive and black all day errrr day.  
I actually won this dress in a giveaway that sweet Amber had.  The BEST material and oh so soft.  I love Sonnet James dresses.  I want them all.  It is the shorter version of their "Marni" dress, as my short 'lil frame wasn't enough for the dress.  So I had it altered.  Now, it's one of my favorite dresses in my closet.  So comfy and ready to dress up or down.

It's pieces like this that make transitioning from Summer to Fall oh so smooth.
I plan to wear more dresses even as the weather gets cooler and look forward to sharing fun ways to style them.
In the meantime, I've wrangled up another great dress look that will easily take you into Fall.

What's your favorite way to style a dress in the Fall/Winter months?