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My Layering Must Have- The Fitted Cardigan

Lately I’ve been attracted to cardigans as an essential layering pieces. Not just any cardigan though. The fitted cardigan with the perfect amount of stretch. I love wearing it buttoned up with a shell under so that it looks like a top. As well as the classic way, thrown over a tee or cami. I recently discovered the Jackie Cardigan from J. Crew and I never looked back. I have it in two colors already and will be adding more to my collection soon. It is the perfect staple and is extremely versatile. It’s also on sale right now! 
Tip: I would recommend sizing up in this particular style. Also, machine wash and lay flat to dry. I linked this exact cardigan below along with some other cute options (wearing size XS for reference).
Thanks you so much for reading!

C. Kelley

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The Teddy Coat- Affordable Options

Happy Black Friday! I've received some questions about my teddy jacket here:
I actually bought it in the summer of last year so it's old, but I found some super cute and affordable options. Of course there are great sales right now as well. You an check out my picks below!

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The Plaid Tunic 4 Ways

The plaid tunic is one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe this season. It is so perfect for cooler weather. I wanted to share how I've worn it so far!!


Tucked in your favorite jeans or leggings. Try a half side tuck as shown here or full front tuck.

Base Layer under your favorite faux leather jacket.

Outer Layer with a tee or tank underneath. Wear a tee or tank in a fun pop of color like the pink one shown below.

Tied in a cute front knot.





You can shop a few of my plaid tunic picks here.



Thank you so much for checking out this post and for your continued support.


C. Kelley





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Alora's Second Birthday- Moana Party

Over the weekend we celebrated our daughters second birthday. The theme of the party was Moana. Everything turned out amazing! We had all of our family and friends there including Alora’s great-grandparents, grandparents, great aunts and uncles…the list goes on. I’ve shared photos below!

Saving Memories with Case App

There is nothing better than saving special memories. I partnered with Caseapp to do just that. My family had a great summer full of our child's "firsts" so I customized an iPhone case to hold the memories close. It was super easy to create and I did it straight from my phone!
Another summer memory is the growth of my blog. It is like my second baby so I decided to have “The Kelley Log” engraved on a custom iPhone case as well. 
Case app is a great way to add a special touch to something that is always near by; your cell phone! You can check them out at caseapp.com Promo code: CANDACEKELL20 is available for 20% off!


I hope that you enjoy the rest of your week!
C. Kelley




*A special thank you to Caseapp for sponsoring this post.

5 Minute Mani Under $5

This week I’m sharing how I do my nails in about 5 minutes with the fall color that I’ve been obsessed with lately!
Usually my one requirement for nail color is for it to be long wearing, but quick drying is a close second as a mom. I tried Sally Hansen Insta-Dri a few months ago but stumbled upon the color that I cannot stop wearing a few weeks ago named Garnet (also Insta-Dri formula). It is a gorgeous deep purple and the perfect vampy shade for fall. 
I apply the first coat in a thin layer and let it dry for about a minute. I then apply the second coat and let it dry for another 3-4 minutes. My nails are completely dry in just about 5 minutes. I can go on with my day without worrying about smudges.
As I said before this is not a long lasting polish so I do get chips in a few days, but I’ll take a gorgeous mani that dries in minutes any day! The best part... it is under $5!! You can find it in pretty much any drug store. I bought mine from Target. 


I hope that you enjoyed this post!…

Mild Chili Recipe and Super Easy!

Hi Everyone!
Last week I posted this Boomerang of chili on IG stories that I made for dinner and it was an instant hit! It was requested to post the recipe. It's super easy and mild so my daughter was able to enjoy it as well. You can find it below!

Serving size is about 4 adults  You will need:
1 lb ground beef 1 green pepper chopped 1 yellow onion chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder 1/2 clove minced garlic 1 can diced tomatoes (28 oz can) 2 cans tomato sauce (one 15 oz can and one 8 oz can) 1/2 can chopped mild green chilis (4.5 oz can) 2 cans chili beans (27 oz can)
salt and pepper 


Combine ground beef, green pepper and onion in a sauce pan and saute until ground beef is browned. Drain remaining fat. 
Combine ground beef and all remaining ingredients in a large pot. Cover with a lid. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer (covered) for about an hour and a half making sure to stir occasionally.
Refrigerate for lunch or dinner leftovers!

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