Top Ten | September

Happy, happy October, friends! I mean, October already?! Is it me, or has this year flown? I guess that just means we’re having all kinds of fun, right!?

Some weeks days it seems I’m doing nothing but chasing a To Do List, or playing catch-up, so it’s nice to take a moment each month and look back at the projects and content I managed to create. With the return of school and travel, this month was heavy on the style posts, but I’ve been working feverishly on a huge home project!

I’ll tell you all about it later this week, but it may or may not rhyme with Pun Tune Wallenge. Okay, that’s not a word, but I can’t think of anything that rhymes with challenge. Either way, it’s super exciting!! But today I’m taking a look back at the top posts of September, you know, in case you took an internet hiatus.

These bootcut jeans have quickly climbed to the top of my favorites list. Not just because they are insanely flattering and leg-lengthening, but because they are so comfortable and so easy to transition from Work to Weekend.

We are finally seeing hints of Fall around here, but we still have our toasty days. This post shared my tips for transitioning your favorite Summer dress for Now & Later.

I did a little Fall shushing around the house, which mostly involved food. Because #duh. It was fun seeing a lot of our house in a single post though!
We saw the tower in Pisa, and it was indeed leaning.

I’ve been getting so many requests for workwear styles, so I shared this punchy skirt two ways in the latest Work It post.
This month’s {5 Ways} was based around white jeans…and specifically how to wear them after Labor Day. #gasp #thehorror I gave several ways of styling them for the coming season. Well, five ways, to be exact.
Does doing something two years in a row make it an annual event? Either way, I think we need to make Summer trips to Anna Maria Island annual. I shared our second annual family vacation to the magical little island, including where we stayed, ate & played.
Lucca might be the loveliest little town in Italy. It’s certainly like a fairytale.
I couldn’t love this Little Miss more, and I loved our special time together at her outdoor learning camp.

Last month also had another round of Sugarplum Style, and everyone’s favorite, Dressing Room Diaries, featuring tons of new finds, and recent outfits. I also threw in a couple of quick Five Under $50 and Ramblings, featuring fun new things I’ve got my eye on.

(Sidenote: I also updated my Sugarplum Picks to reflect what I’m loving and wearing these days. You can check it out anytime using the shopping bag graphic in the sidebar.)

October is sure to be another fun one, with a trip to New Mexico and more Fall style inspiration. Oh, and one ginormous home makeover project (more details on that later this week!! #eeek) Thank you so much for stopping by when you do…your support and comments mean the world to me!

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  1. I cannot believe September is already over?!?! Your top 10 gave me all the good feels. xo

    Posted 10.3.16 Reply
  2. Reading your blog is always so fun – it's such a happy and positive place! Love this run recap from September and can't wait to see what October has in store!

    Posted 10.3.16 Reply
  3. You are one busy mama! Can't wait to see your newest ORC–oops, did I just give away a secret?

    Posted 10.3.16 Reply
  4. So cute!! I love all the ways you styled your white jeans for Fall. I'm so happy that everything is leaning towards white being acceptable year round 🙂 I do live in Florida after all!

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  5. Yep, you're white jeans 5 ways is definitely my favorite 5 ways series you've ever done! Your month recaps always make me tired AND inspired!!!!

    Posted 10.4.16 Reply
  6. seriously — you look SOOOOO cute in all of these. Love love Love!

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{Top Ten} September

If you even try to tell me today marks the beginning of October…I’ll call you a big fat liar! There’s just no way! Is there?! You’re telling me Thanksgiving is next month, and Christmas is in 86 days?!? But we’re still swimming in the pool, and I haven’t seen Starbucks new Fall cups…let alone worn a plaid scarf! (By the way, I just got this one and this one, and oh yes ma’am…they are Fall-licious!)


Well, with time flying the way it is, it must mean we’re having fun! September was certainly a good time. In case you spent the month locked-up at that Target that never seems to have cell service, here’s the top posts of the month.

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‘Babygirl’ is officially ‘Little Miss’. Turning 9 does that, apparently. So we’re giving her a room worthy of her happy, colorful, quirky personality…starting with Before shots & the design plan.

The Rule of Three is a real thing, and it will help you effortlessly build a stylish outfit every time.

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We ushered in the new season with subtle touches of Fall around the house.

Booties. We love them, need them, have to have them. But who wants to wait for the temps to drop 30-degrees so we can wear them?! I shared some fun Now & Later looks with a cute new pair.

Sure you can transition to Fall by throwing on jeans, boots, and a scarf. Then promptly have a heat stroke. How about {5 Ways} to Transition to Early Fall. You know, when it’s October, but still 90-degrees.

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Last month I shared the big Kitchen Remodel Reveal. Now it’s all the Before & Afters, along with a breakdown of exactly what we did & budget sources for everything!

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We closed down Summer with a family trip to the quaintest, idyllic little island.

The island may be quant, but you still want to look chic! Here’s my tips for staying, looking & easily dressing stylish on beach vacations. White-girl hops not included.

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Mr. SP and I are getting married! No wait, that’s not our engagement shoot. We actually had a fun night out at one of our favorite Dallas Eats for the latest {Date Night Style}.

It was a stylish whirlwind of a day…my recap of the BH&G Stylemaker Event in NYC.

We also had another round of Sugarplum Style, and everyone’s favorites, Look for Less and Dressing Room Diaries. All of which now have nifty little graphics in the sidebar, so you can catch up on them anytime. Oh yeah, I’m also cruising the Carribean with HGTV and the Property Brothers…you can come, too!
October is lining up to be a busy one already, with a huge project starting (and almost concluding) in the same month! #sendwine I can’t officially tell you yet, but it may rhyme with Pun Shroom Ballenge. Any guesses? What was your favorite post of the month? Happy almost Friday, lovebugs!

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  1. Cathleen wrote:

    Your posts are hilarious and awesome…you seriously crack me up while sharing joy, color, fun and LIFE! It's such a nice way to start the morning! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for October!

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  2. Christina wrote:

    Why doesn't target have cell service! Lol your blog is a favorite and I always look forward to reading it in the morning. When do we get to see more of that new house of yours?!!

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  3. What a fun and busy month! Love reading about your awesome, adventure-filled life and always feel inspired by your greatness 🙂

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  4. Oh I wish it was still 90 degrees here!! We are definitely in full fall swing with a high today of 65 and Saturday's forecast at 52!!! I might need to skip the plaid scarves and go straight to plaid parkas!

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  5. I can think of no other blog I'd rather dawdle at for a half hour when I should be working! Looking forward to all the upcoming Fall fun in your neck of the woods.
    Quick question; what size did you take in that awesome pink/blue J Crew Factory plaid shirt? It's 40% off today and is calling my name!! Would be perfect for my NYC/Bermuda cruise in 16 days – who's counting?!

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  6. What a classy bedroom for a 9 year old. Great shots and style, as usual.

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  7. My daughter turned nine in September, too! Love your style!! So fun!! 🙂

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  8. you look fab and happy…. I love your fashion style
    Must see Fishing Charter Skagway

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  9. So much good stuff going on! I can't believe we're in October already!!

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  10. you are a sweet couple…. 🙂
    Must see VoIP Systems

    Posted 10.5.15 Reply

{Top Ten} September

Hey there, October! I have no idea how September came and went so quickly…but it was a great month, full of fun projects and exciting opportunities. If you’re new around here, or you tend to hibernate for weeks at a time, I like to re-cap my favorite posts of the month for easy catch-up.

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We returned from a 10-day vacation on a reeeeeally rustic island…I summed up 25 Things I Learned, and gave a tour of the stunning home we rented.
If you’re like me, you forget how to dress every time the season changes. I made it simple by giving my formula for Transitioning Your Closet for Fall. And for more everyday style options, check out {Vol. 4} of Sugarplum Style.
Git in mah belly, Homemade Strawberry Granola!
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Do you struggle with loving pattern-mixing, but afraid to try it for yourself? Pinstripes & Floral gave some tips for taking baby steps to bolder outfits.

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Love the Ikea Ribba frames, but not the mats? Here’s a cool hack for you, along with a source for extra-large prints.
Babygirl and I teamed up to show off the new Boden and Mini Boden lines, in a Back to School shoot. How much do I want her pants!!??
Yes ma’am I added Pom Poms to my pillow. (And no, it’s not David Hicks ‘La Florentina’!)

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The {5 Ways} posts are quickly becoming my favorite…I love showing you guys how versatile pieces can be. This month I showed five looks for this fun striped dress and casual looks for a little black dress.
And then I coordinated my outfit with a little Succulent Pot (not really, that’s just coincidental photo placement).

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I also had the great pleasure of curating my own Joss & Main event, Designed to Delight….and made a video about blogging! Whew!! Now I need a week-long hibernation! I can’t thank you enough for your support, encouragement and fun comments…whether this is your first stop here, or you’re a daily reader, I really appreciate you! #grouphug

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5 Comments

  1. Jillian wrote:

    what a wonderful month!!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 10.7.14 Reply
  2. Happy October friend!! You are absolutely darling in every single outfit you wear!

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  3. September was a great blog month! Loving all your posts:)

    xo, Taylor

    Posted 10.8.14 Reply
  4. I love the Top 10! Great way to make sure I didn't miss anything good 🙂

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  5. The black and white stripped dress with the pink and white gingham is absolute perfection! I love it!

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{Top Ten} September

Hey ya’ll, and Happy Friday! Texas is supposed to get some bonafide Fall weather this weekend, so you’ll find us outside soaking it in. September was busy around here, so maybe I’ll take the weekend off from projects! Yeah, I laughed at that, too. In case you’re new, or took a really long nap, here are the Top Ten posts from last month.

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I closed out the Summer with a little prep with Kelly Green & Navy Blue {Outfit Inspiration}.

 I introduced our new family member, Maggie, and was overwhelmed by your response!

Hints of Fall decor around here with a Simple Wreath…that just so happens to smell divine.

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My ever-growing collection of washi tape is living cute in the Monogrammed Jar.

We celebrated our son’s birthday with a festive Pool Party… Ice Cream Sundae Bar included.
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Our son is set for the school year with his new PB Teen Inspired Study Board.

Did you take the Old Navy vs. J.Crew Quiz?
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You can never have too many totes…so I stenciled my own.

The mantel is all Fall’d up.

And how could I leave out my new favorite jeans, that apparently look good on everyone?! Read about them here, and buy your own pair here. Also, the winner of the Velvet Pumpkin Trio was announced…was it you??? And only a few days left to enter the $100 Giveaway. Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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  1. GREAT round up!!!!! I think the fall wreath is my favorite!

    Posted 10.4.13 Reply
  2. What a great month! I love how you organized the DVD's that is beautiful and so streamlined. Happy fall weekend. 🙂

    Posted 10.4.13 Reply
  3. It was such a good month! That first picture of you is still one of my faves :). You're so cute!

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  4. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Such a fun month. Still love the blue and green.

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  5. Allison wrote:

    You had a busy month! I just love your new addition to your family. Maggie's is adorable and I bet brings a whole of fun and laughter to you all on a daily basis. What a handsome son you have. Have a great weekend Cassie!

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  6. Maggie is so sweet! Loved the post on the pool party – just looked so fun and that's what it's all about!! X

    Posted 10.5.13 Reply
  7. Maggie is so sweet! Loved the post on the pool party – just looked so fun and that's what it's all about!! X

    Posted 10.5.13 Reply
  8. ahhh i love the idea to reorganize and simplify your DVD collection! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 10.6.13 Reply

{Top Ten} September

Holy frijoles, guys — it’s already time to re-cap September!! I think we skipped a month week somewhere?! I feel like I just hit my Summer groove, and now we’re about to have Christmas on the brain. (ACK!)

Thank you so much for checking in when you do, I’m so grateful for you and this blog! It seems I barely have time to hit up my favorite blogs, so here’s the Top Ten posts of September, just in case you’re lagging behind, too!

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