Over the Knee

I did it. I broke down and bought a pair of over the knee boots. I loved my faux version so much, I knew I would love the real deal. Want the truth? I found the perfect pair at Aldo 20% off and called my husband to see if I could spend a little Christmas money early because these weren't in the monthly budget. Thankfully he is pretty used to my ways. The boots came home with me and made their debut at church with a pencil skirt. Fair warning: this is the first of many posts with these beauties. Also, how fun is this bow tee shirt?
The Real Arnolds, OTK boots, bow shirt, pencil skirt
The Real Arnolds, OTK boots, bow shirt, pencil skirt
The Real Arnolds, OTK boots, bow shirt, pencil skirt
The Real Arnolds, OTK boots, bow shirt, pencil skirt
The Real Arnolds, OTK boots, bow shirt, pencil skirt
Over The Knee Boots: Aldo // Bow Tee: J.Crew (on sale!) // Pencil Skirt: J.Crew (option) // Purse: Coach via Resale // Earrings and Crystal Bracelet c/o Purple Peridot (10% off with the code RealArnold10) // Watch c/o Daniel Wellington (15% off with the code therealarnolds)

See all the lovely ladies I am linking up with here


Leather & Long Cardigans

Happy Monday! It's so great to start a short work week anticipating a fun holiday. We spent the weekend with my parents. Their house is done, so moving is in full swing. We will head back there on Thursday.

I wore this fun outfit to a monthly girls dinner last night. I know it sounds cliche, but I am truly blessed with an amazing friend group. Once a month, we get together over dinner for intentional time. There is pretty much a guarantee of great food and tears. We're women after all. I always leave with a feeling of being known and loved. My leather leggings were the perfect thing to wear for the Thanksgiving themed dinner (hello stretch...). I'm super into all the long cardigans this season, so I paired this grey one with my new booties from Maude and awesome bib necklace from Purple Peridot (use RealArnold10 for 10% off your order).


Kate Spade Giveaway

In case you missed it earlier this week, I'm so excited to be joining some amazing bloggers to bring you a $300 Kate Spade gift card! Out of my own curiosity, I went to the website to look around. Turns out there are some great options. You can check some things off your list (hello perfect stocking stuffers!) or grab an amazing handbag for yourself.


Mad for Maude

I'm really excited to be bringing you post one of two with Maude, an Arkansas based boutique. The good news is they have an online storefront too! I love boutiques like Maude that sell unique and stylish pieces. They were kind enough to send me an awesome plaid pullover top, a silver and gold statement necklace, and a really cool pair of calf hair wedge booties (coming soon). I decided the plaid top gave me the perfect excuse to pull out my leather joggers again (last seen here).


Mini Home Tour

When Jami took our fall photos (here and here), she was kind enough to snap a few pictures of our home. In case you haven't been following for too long, Russ and I moved in April of 2013. Our old house was amazing. I'll always love it because it is where we started out. Interest rates were low, and we thought it was a good idea to move before we had kids. Let's face it, moving with toddlers looks awful. We started the search for our dream home and were lucky enough to find exactly that. We could see through the terrible 90s wallpaper, orange front door, and brass hardware to somewhere we loved and could grow old.

Thankfully the needed updates allowed us to afford the home. We moved and have slowly renovated as we have had time and money (you can see it all here). Russ has gotten increasingly handy and done so many projects himself. The result is a home that really reflects our taste. I look forward to going home everyday to our little secluded piece of earth. I love the light from all the windows, I love the glass-backed cabinets, I love our 12-foot deck table that has already had numerous shared meals around it, I love that my Nana's art is throughout, I love watching the leaves change as our dogs run like mad in the yard. More than anything, I love making a life with Russ, and I look forward to all the future memories.


Sage Threads & Co. Take II + GIVEAWAY

I'm so excited to be sharing my second look from Sage Threads & Co. I gushed about these awesome burgundy coated moto jeans on Monday's post. Today I'm pairing them with fringe booties and a boyfriend sweater from Sage. Don't forget, you can get any of these items 20% off with the code JOLLY20. This is the outfit I wore to a fun brunch with local Tulsa beauty blogger, Mia of Make Me Up Mia. She is the greatest, and you should totally check out her blog too.
The Real Arnolds, burgundy coated skinny jeans, boyfriend sweater, fringe booties


Sage Threads & Co. Take 1

I've know I have said it before, but the two best parts of blogging are meeting other awesome, fashion-loving women and discovering amazing new stores. I am so excited to be teaming up with Sage Threads & Co. today to be bringing you a whole outfit! When I saw their awesome website design, I knew immediately I was going to like the clothes. What I wasn't prepared for was finding a new friend. Kenna is the owner and buyer of Sage, and she is plain awesome. We share a propensity for denim and hometown connections. I asked her if we could be real life friends because I am cool and awkward like that. We are now Facebook friends, so that's a start.