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Kim Le

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HOME UPDATE & TOMORROW MATTRESS REVIEW

A few months ago we bought a home and started renovating the kitchen and master bath immediately. The house was built in the 60’s and although move-in ready, we wanted to update the kitchen and bath to more of our style. After living in construction for 5 months, we are finally DONE with renovations! All that’s left to do is my favorite part – get my Joanna Gaines on :). That process in itself will take a while as we have been overwhelmed with opening our new store and of course our IVF journey. We kept most of our furniture from our condo but we’ve been wanting to try out a new mattress. With all of the work and stress we put our bodies through, we realize now more than ever the importance of a good night’s sleep and a good mattress.

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2017 BLACK FRIDAY SALES (HOME)

WEST ELM
We decorated our home quite a bit with items from WEST ELM. They are having a BUY MORE, SAVE MORE SALE where you can save up to 30% off depending on how much you purchase. Here are some of my favorite items, including items we have in our home like the coffee table and dining set:

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2017 BLACK FRIDAY SALES (CLOTHING)

While you are waiting for that turkey to cook, here are some AMAZING BLACK FRIDAY SALES that have already started!  I’ve rounded up some of my items on SALE and will be updating more (including home items) as they pop up!

MORNING LAVENDER
Of course I have to start with my boutique, MORNING LAVENDER – we are having our BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR with select items for $10-$20-$30! Don’t miss out!

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Life

OUR INFERTILITY JOURNEY

I share a lot about fashion, business and travel on my blog but today I’m sharing something very personal with you. Things may always seem exciting or business as usual for us, but with all the highs, there have been lows.  It is actually hard for me to write this – I can’t go very long without crying as I write these words. I guess the easiest thing to do is to reveal our infertility journey chronologically.  This will be quite a lengthy blog post so keep reading if you like!

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Fashion

LACE JUMPSUIT

As noted, I’ll be sharing some different holiday outfit options on the blog and today’s look is something chic and comfy. This black lace jumpsuit from Express is dressy enough for a holiday event but also versatile enough to be worn year-round. You can never go wrong with black, even for the holidays! I especially love the lace detailing on the sleeves and the back. The jumpsuit also comes in a great petite length so no hemming required for me!

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OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

The Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee Boots are definitely a splurge but in my opinion, definitely worth it. I have short legs and these boots hold up well and even elongate my legs a bit. I have tried plenty of other over the knee boots and they often sag and I find myself struggling to keep them up. The boots are also relatively comfy even with the 4″ heel but I haven’t worn them for a full day of walking yet. I’m always amazed by the ladies who wear these babies on those winter vacations in the snow or walking around all day in NYC! Another plus to these boots is that they come in so many gorgeous colors at Nordstrom. I’m going to have to convince the hubs to let me get them in another color. Maybe a Christmas gift if you are reading this babe hint, hint ;).

I paired the boots with this easy-to-wear v-neck tunic. For chillier temps, I’d also wear it with this burgundy sweater dress or this cute sweater dress with pockets. Layer a plaid scarf or cropped jacket over the look and you are ready to go!

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LACE & SEQUINS

It’s not early to start thinking about those cute holiday outfits! I love wearing options that I can re-wear easily with other pieces for other occasions so I usually go with a top & skirt combo. Here I combined my love for lace with the glam of sequins with these gorgeous options from White House Black Market to create a neutral, festive look. I’m loving this winter neutral color palette and I think throwing a red coat over it would be perfect for an evening holiday party.

I’ll be posting more holiday outfit ideas – hope you enjoyed this first one!

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LEOPARD BOOTIES

I have a soft spot for leopard and I LOVE that it’s trending this season! I wear my casual loafers often and I was so excited when I found these gorgeous leopard booties on Nordstrom.com. They have the cutest kitten heels and are not only stylish but super comfy. You can wear these booties with high-waisted jeans and jazz up the whole look without doing too much. In this post, I paired the booties with this easy-to-wear satin wrap dress in my favorite color of the season again – burgundy. I thought the mix of satin and leopard would be a little unexpected and fun. Did I mention – I’m seriously obsessed with these booties?!

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Burgundy Pleated Maxi Skirt

Can you tell what my favorite color is this season?! Yes I’m loving burgundy and November & December are the perfect months to wear this beautiful color. I love this color so much that we just had to create this flowy burgundy pleated maxi skirt for Morning Lavender. I’ve actually shown a variety of ways to wear this skirt (casual and dressy) in our new Morning Lavender YouTube Style Video. Don’t forget to subscribe to check out all of our fashion and behind-the-scenes content!

On a side note, I apologize for the lack of content lately! It’s been work as usual as we are preparing to open up our new Morning Lavender boutique in Orange County! It has truly been a labor of love this past year and I am dying to show you guys the finished product! I’m also dying for our home remodel to be over! I’m surrounded by construction these days and it’s hard to find time to create some fresh content. But I am headed to NYC this weekend (for work) and I’ll be sharing some new Fall looks so stay tuned! Thank you for following along and supporting me!

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