styling a ruana in Santa Fe

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Happy Monday friends!  We just returned from a wonderful weekend with family and friends in Santa Fe. It was a fun couple days of catching up with old friends, an amazingly sweet wedding of one of my oldest friends, and much enjoyed family time with…

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AiW Santa Fe Travel Guide

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This past Christmas we did something completely different. Both sides of our family love to travel and we had been wanting to plan a trip together. The only problem is with 3 beloved dogs in the family we didn’t want to leave them behind. So,…

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pom pom hat + Canyon Road, Santa Fe

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This pom pom hat is a complete addiction.  I first saw it when we were in Hawaii over Thanksgiving but felt really weird buying something so wintery there!  But I couldn’t stop thinking about it and ordered it as soon as we got home… and…

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blue ruffled sweater + what I expected of Santa Fe

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The last time I was in Santa Fe was when I was in elementary school.  I remember buying a silver bracelet (which I still have) and skiing.  And that was basically about it.  So going there I didn’t really have any expectations.  The plan for…

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discovering the perfect puffer coat

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Call it whatever you want — puffer coat, parka, down-filled jacket, or quilted coat.  I’ve never been much of a fan of any of them.  I have always found them to be extremely unflattering.  Too big.  Too bulky.  That has now completely changed since I…

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beautiful bougainvillea + the perfect travel dress

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What a trip!  Last weekend I had the best vacation with my mom and gran.   It was one of those times where the weather was perfect and everything just fell into place.  We had the best stay at Belmond El Encanto (more on that later)…

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AiW in review… looking at the past + future!

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When the year comes to a close, I always try to spend time reflecting on how my time was spent. My focus during 2018 was looking for ways to grow AiW and learn to better manage my life/work balance. While I didn’t master either I…

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Let the holiday shopping begin… Shopbop’s Black Friday is here

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If you’re a long time reader odf AiW then you know I’m a HUGE Shopbop fan.  And for several reasons… quick shipping, easy returns, my favorite designers and the best customer service ever. If you’ve never shopped there then now is the time to start…

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boots you’ll want for going into winter (and how to style them)

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With Halloween being over, the great pumpkin debate has just started at my house. Do we take them down or wait till Thanksgiving? Growing up we always would wait until after Thanksgiving, but this year since we’re not doing any more travel (last year we were…

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what to wear to a fall wedding

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“What do I wear to a wedding” is one of the number one DM/email questions I get. And admittedly, it’s hard to answer. So much of it depends on when, where, and what time the wedding is at. Along with if it’s casual or formal…

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