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good online reads

Hey there! Finding a good article to read online always inspires us.  Get the list below and leave links in the comment section to any articles you are loving // xo meliss

good online reads | lolo mag

A dreamy wedding inside an art studio

Interior inspo from Apartment34

12 things to declutter ASAP

What to eat when you’re not feeling 100%

Gift guide via Nate Berkus

Style inspo from Damsel in Dior

Anthropologie decor tips

A tasty-looking pasta recipe with kale

The shoe for ladies on the go

Apartment inspo via The Everygirl

gifts for the littles.

This month was so incredibly special. I flew home to Dallas because my twin sister, Brittany, and her sweet husband, Shaun, were about to have their first little one. Initially, it was so surreal to process that my sister was pregnant. It is such a beautiful reality, yet at the same time, I feel like there is no way we could be old enough! Who’s with me?

So I must admit, I have a slight obsession with buying baby Kate bows. I can’t stop, and it’s becoming a problem. This store is my weakness, and the size of these bows gives me all the feels, but these fringe booties are the cherry on top. Thank you, Minnetonka! Baby Kate is going to look beyond precious in these little shoes, and I couldn’t help but introduce her early to these perfectly cozy fall booties. That’s one of my jobs as an aunt, right?

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Let’s talk baby gifts. Because I don’t have any toddlers running around, I am going to stick with what I have become most familiar with (babies!). To start off, I believe books are the sweetest presents for a little one. Reading is so important for their minds and creativity even when they are still itty bitty. A child can never have enough books in my opinion! That is one of the things I remember most as a child – my parents reading me stories! Christmas Eve was always my extra favorite, too, because we would all snuggle up in bed and read some holiday classics. It was the perfect way to count down Santa’s arrival. See some of my favorite books below; classics included.

I must admit that I have a major love for baby blankets. They are so adorable and snugly and never go to waste. An extra bonus: they are the cutest accessory on a stroller or in the nursery. See my cozy baby quilt picks below.

Clothes and bows are yes, yes, and amen. SO fun! Sorry I am sticking with the super girly gift suggestions, but I am so enamored with hunting for baby Kate, so I am not branching out too much! Are you guys ready for these outfit options? Contain yourself 🙂

The little extras are so fun. I am so drawn to the precious stuffed-animal rattles or the tooth fairy in a box! See my favorite present picks that would also be perfect stocking stuffers (I can’t believe I am saying that phrase already). Hooray for the holiday season!

currently loving

currently loving | lolo magazine

Friday feels! Here is what we have been loving lately-

LO

This is my favorite daily morning read

My favorite non-toxic concealer

I truly don’t know how I used to do my makeup without this blender

Yes, this is a little bit of a different one, but even with blind spot ‘sensors’ on my car, I still can’t imagine driving without these. They make me feel extra safe! 

We use so much lavender oil in our home. We put it on our temples and the bottom of our feet at night, and we love to diffuse it to make our room smell like a spa 🙂

MELIS

Lysa Terkeurst’s latest book, Uninvited, is a must-read

This laptop case keeps my Macbook Air safe & secure

I just purchased this dressy maxi skirt for fall/winter and I love it so much

A pretty tray from Pottery Barn for a bedroom dresser or a bar cart

Lo had this candle on her list a few weeks ago, so I gave it a try! It’s amazing.

black basics for fall & winter

black basics for fall & winter | lolo magazine

black basics for fall & winter | lolo magazine

black basics for fall & winter | lolo magazine

black leather crossbody: the city girl bag by hobo

black leather booties: accordion booties by seychelles

faux leather skirt: [old] from mango | similar | similar

moto jacket: [old] from loft | similar | similar

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Wardrobe necessities are a real thing and these four items fall into that category- black leather bag, black booties, a cool black skirt, and a moto jacket. All four are timeless, versatile, and forever in style. The key is to invest in quality styles that you really love, to ensure that you will keep reaching for them time and time again // xo melissa

wish list wednesday

wish list wednesday | lolo magazine

Currently crushing on these cool things from zara, free people, anthro, and madewell.

THE LINKS: one | two | three | four | five

// xo melissa

currently loving

the cutest antique shop in florence | lolo magazine

[so many cool vintage pieces, so little time // via an antique store in florence Italy]

F R I D A Y. It never gets old, does it? Below is our currently loving list for this week, including everything from the coziest blanket from pottery barn to Lo’s favorite pair of madewell jeans.

my five

the coziest oversized hoodie from abercrombie

my favorite pair of jeans for the fall and winter

indian healing clay that you mix with apple cider vinegar for the best mud mask

a super cozy, faux fur blanket for cold nights and slow mornings

pretty pillows from restoration hardware

lo’s five

the pens that I use for everything, including underlining when reading books

I can’t even describe my love for these jeans, but they do run a size big

noise canceling headphones are a must when traveling

this book has changed my life! I am going to re-read it when I am done

my favorite mid day snack – it is a roasted whole with no sugar

// happy weekend //