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Friday, July 22, 2016

Pittsburgh Blogger Posts We Love (III)

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Hi there. We hope you're all having a great week! Ours has been busy (and HOT.) We're having family in town again this weekend and looking forward to working on some house projects together (and relaxing a bit too.) Here are five posts we loved from our fellow Pittsburgh blogger friends this week! Be sure to check them out and give them a follow!

1. Yes, Wear That! - Right to Bare Shoulders
I love Kim's style and she's the sweetest girl. I adore this lace off-the-shoulder top she shared this week and was surprised to see it's from Abercrombie & Fitch! Who would have guessed? Side note: as a child I remember hearing Abercrombie & Fitch for the first time in the LFO song "Summer Girls" (obviously, I'm a 90s child.) When I asked my mom what it was, she said "I don't know, sounds like a law firm."

2. Fooduzzi - Thai Peanut Quinoa Rainbow Salad
Alexa is one of my favorite bloggers for healthy dinner ideas. We have these salad ingredients on hand almost all the time, so I need to make this immediately! The Thai peanut sauce looks bomb.

3. Wag Wear Repeat - Discovering Murals for New Colorful Photos
I'm loving Tori's dress in this post, and of course those colorful murals! I think I need to go mural hunting in the Burgh ASAP.

4. The Almond Eater - Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Pancakes
I think the title says it all, am I right? Maybe we'll skip our go-to pancakes this weekend and give these babies a try!

5. Wellesley & King - Jumpsuits for Dressy Occasions
Lauren is KILLIN' IT in this jumpsuit. I love a good romper but have been hesitant to try a jumpsuit. Her post may have convinced me though, she looks fabulous!

Sarah & Nick

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Best of ModCloth Sale - 20 Under $20!


This week the blogosphere is abuzz with the Nordstrom #NSale, but there's another sale piquing my interest - ModCloth is offering an extra 40% off sale items!

There's a ton of great items in this sale, but some of them are going super quickly, so act fast if you want to add these great pieces to your closet at an even greater price! Below I've rounded up my 20 favorite items under $20 (with offer code TOOHOT).


one ($18) / two ($10)
three ($14) / four ($10)


five ($17) / six ($13)
seven ($10) / eight ($9)


nine ($18) / ten ($3)
eleven ($19) / twelve ($11)


thirteen ($14) / fourteen ($12)
fifteen ($12) / sixteen ($18)


seventeen ($13) / eighteen ($15)
nineteen ($12) / twenty ($6)

See anything you like? There are over 1,600 goodies on sale, so get to shoppin'! The extra 40% off sale goes through the 22nd!

xo, Sarah

Friday, July 15, 2016

The White Stripes


In reality I think this is actually a white dress with black stripes. What do you think? Well one thing I know (and you may too) is that I'm not a summer heat person. Fall is my EVERYTHING and getting dressed for 90 degree temperatures is a huge struggle for me.

Pittsburgh has had some brutally hot days lately and I just wanted to wear something that felt as loose and breezy as possible. This lightweight stripey dress from H&M is often what I reach for on days like those. It's super cute and comfortable while also keeping me cool, which is most important.


I usually like to accessorize with a skinny brown belt, my brown woven purse, and my straw hat. On this day I opted for a top knot to keep my hair off my shoulders and kept the accessories at a minimum.

Unfortunately this dress is a couple years old, so I couldn't find the exact one. I did link a few black and white striped dresses below in case you're looking for a something similar to sport this summer. What are your favorite types of outfits for extremely hot days?


H&M Black & White Stripe Dress (similar)
Charlotte Russe Flats (exact sold out, similar)
Forever 21 Sunglasses (similar)
Brown Woven Bag (from a clothing swap)


xo, Sarah