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Happy Friday Friends!!

Whew!

We just finished our first full week of school, and this mama is ready for a weekend!  (I’m sure all the teachers out there said AMEN!)

Today’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that a whole lot of partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle and sharing my favorite neutrals for fall right now!  (Please note, this is just the tip of the “fall” iceberg 😉 ).  I’m, of course, linking up with my girls Erika, Narci and Andrea (who by the way, all also love #allthingsfall!).

Ready, set, here we go starting with a great #LBD for your fall and holiday season…

Oh little black dress, I could wear you all the time!  I bought this dress for Narci’s 40th birthday party, but let’s be real?  It’s black…I will be able to wear it all year long to a whole host of events.  What goes great with a #LBD?  These…

some cute gold sandals!  #helloholidays  They’ll work with dresses, skirts and pants too!  The best part?  They’re neutral so they will go with EVERYTHING!   (PS: They come in other colors as well!)

Want to know what else goes with everything?  My white jeans

…I’ve gotten more bold with my white jeans over the years and even sometimes pair them with chunky sweaters and booties for fall.  #rulebreaker  I have had these jeans for quite some time and absolutely love them!  This brand washes and wears BEAUTIFULLY!  My black pair have been worn approximately 4 billion times and are still perfect.  There aren’t many sizes left in my style, but these are really cute and under $80.

I wore this outfit last Friday.  White jeans, cute “fall-ish” looking top, and those booties I’ve been telling you about!  Pair it with a fun ring and I’m out the door!

I also layered one of those camis underneath my top because I LOVE THOSE CAMIS SO MUCH!!!!!  I wore it with a navy one, but you guys know how much I love my white and black ones!

This cuff right here scream “fall” without making your sweat in August.  It’s so light and easy to wear!  Plus, it’s a fun neutral too and will go with everything…

…just like my gold hoops 🙂 .

Another neutral that I’ve been wearing this week…

LEOPARD!

Ha!  Leopard is a neutral, right?  It is in my closet!  I actually wore my new comfy sweatshirt on Tuesday to run some errands (with the shorts and sandals).  You will see me in this sweatshirt at least 400 times between now and April, so get ready.


I also paired it with my new jeans from the Anniversary Sale and those wedge booties I bought last year and have loved!  You guys know how much I love those booties (they come in a gazillion colors!).

Wait!

Before I get the question, the answer is…

…Andrew keeps it subzero in our house this time of year.  You could hang meat.  Not only did I wear a sweatshirt, but I used my cozy blanket too!  (FYI: the blanket is now back in stock in all colors!  I know many of you asked me about it!  Mine is antique rose.).

Guys, first grade has worn Ashby out this week!  She must be having the best time because by 7:00, she’s wiped.  The other night, I came in the living room and look what I saw…

…look at how she’s holding Frenchie!  Oh my gosh!  Did your heart burst?  Mine sure did!  That dog is so PRECIOUS to just Ashby use her like a pillow.  Hahaha!  The sweetest!!!

When I saw Andrew Shull after the first Kansas State football game in 2002, I knew it was love at first sight (well, technically, second sight…but close enough).  I had the same reaction when I saw these the other day…

…hello winter.  I AM COMING FOR YOU!!!  I’m ready for our annual ski/snowboarding trip now 😉 .  The hardest part was picking which color I wanted.  Look at all of the options

 

…with my skinny jeans and chunky sweaters, I am now officially cold weather ready.  Too bad it’s only August 🙂 .

Last week, I asked you guys for some new binge worthy shows to watch AND THE PEOPLE SPOKE!

I went through and looked at the over 400 comments and it seems like the top three recommendations from you to me were Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie and…

…so, I trust you guys implicitly and know you have my back, so I picked Jane the Virgin to start!  I’m still watching Game of Thrones (don’t worry Andrew, I’m still watching!!!), but I need a little “lightness” in the midst of all of that GOT darkness, so I’ve snuck in a little JTV as well.  Friends, it’s so cute!!!  It is exactly the kind of show I needed!  Thank you!!!  If you’re needing a new show, make sure you read the comment section HERE.  I was blown away by the generous responses!

One more #nordstromneutral for your Friday!  I bought this cute top because it has all the colors of #fall but with the lightness of August/September weather…

…cute, right?!  It comes in black, white and a very light pink for those true neutral lovers, but I loved the “etruscan red” for fall!  I also love how easy free shipping and free returns makes shopping for fall at Nordstrom EASY!  I can’t wait to hit up their beauty department soon for a makeup refresh/tutorial from one of their experts for my fall makeup.  They are so helpful!!

Last but not least today…

…back to school always makes me think of peanut butter 🙂 .  I’m sharing 8 Back to School Peanut Butter Treats for your family!  See them HERE.

Okay!  I’m off!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 23, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Cute pieces, Shay! Love your sandals. 🙂 Let us know what you think about Jane the Virgin – been thinking of starting it myself! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Christi W August 23, 2019 at 5:10 am

    I love your blog and have never posted before. I had to this week because I have gotten the best info from your comments section! I started Hart of Dixie and I can’t stop watching it! I also bought the Echo Show! Happy Day😀.

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 5:22 am

      Me too!!! My comment section has blown my mind this week!! xo

  • Erika Slaughter August 23, 2019 at 5:30 am

    GIRL!!! I love those Sorel booties!! Cute! Cute! Cute!

  • Sheaffer Sims August 23, 2019 at 5:41 am

    OMG at those Sorel boots.

  • Holley@BeeSimplyOrganized.com August 23, 2019 at 5:47 am

    YAY!!! I’m so excited you’re watching Jane the Virgin!! It’s soooo GREAT! I’m actually watching the very last episode today. My sister and I decided to watch it on the same day because we’re so sad it’s over! You are going to just LOVE this telenovela! 🙂 And I think I need that leopard sweatshirt! Soo cute!!

  • Ahna @ Hammers N Hugs August 23, 2019 at 5:47 am

    X O X O X – That picture of Ashby and Frenchie – X O X O X

    • Tasha August 23, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Is sweet K jealous of Ashby since Frenchie Macaron is hers?

      • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 11:18 am

        Oh sometimes! For the most part, if K is around, the dog is following her. K was at volleyball when I took this pic 😉 .

  • Maggie August 23, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Love your sandals. What color are they?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 6:04 am

      I think they are called like patent sand??? I don’t think they’re in stock right now.

  • Allison August 23, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Random question….On average, how long does it take you to write a blog post? I just love reading your blog!! Thank you for taking the time to share your life and sweet family with us!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 6:02 am

      Ohhh…good question! It totally depends on the post! I wish I had some sort of average, but I really don’t know??? Some, don’t take me that long to actually type up and write, others can take me several hours.

  • Narci August 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Oh my goodness! You have found the CUTEST favorites! And you looked amazing in that black dress!! So cute!

  • Sarah August 23, 2019 at 6:34 am

    What size are you wearing in the leopard sweatshirt?! Ordering it – but can’t decide between XS and S!

    Thanks!!

    Sarah

  • Lori August 23, 2019 at 6:46 am

    “You could hang meat”🤣😂🤣😂…best line ever!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N dreams August 23, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Those white denim outfits are my fav!! I’ve been getting bolder with my whites in the winter too and have some major inspo! I gotta go find a new show to binge in your comments and make some type of peanut cookie from your recipes while watching lol happy Friday!
    Xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Beth Graves August 23, 2019 at 7:02 am

    So fun fact…Justin Baldoni from Jane the Virgin has optioned one of the books you have previously recommended, It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, to try to make it to the big screen! He seems like a great guy and is so positive to follow on social media. He loved the book and was passionate about delivering its message. Just thought that was a fun fact that crosses over two of your recommendations!!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 7:22 am

      No way?!?! That’s so cool!! That is an amazing book!!!

  • SS August 23, 2019 at 7:06 am

    We are almost done with Jane….Booo!!! I said what will we do when it is done?!?
    What a pal Ashby has in Frenchie. It was just too cute!
    Have a great weekend!

  • Elspeth August 23, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Love those boots, super cute for winter, and Jane the Virgin is such a fun and light show. Great choice.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    http://www.elspethsdaybyday.com

  • Taylor August 23, 2019 at 7:41 am

    It’s going to be in the 70’s over here in St. Louis for the next week & I’ve got my pumpkin bath & body candles burning!! I can’t wait for all of your fall content!

  • Nicole August 23, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Hi Shay! Happy Fri-Yay! Ashby holding Frenchie is just too cute! You will also absolutely love Jane the Virgin! I’ve recommended that show to so many friends, my sister, and my mom who all couldn’t stop watching! XOXO

  • Nikki August 23, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Is the LBD true to size? It doesn’t have any reviews yet!

  • Lauren Morris August 23, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I just finished watching the last episode of JTV this morning.😭 Maybe I’ll start Friday Night Lights now. Awe Ashby and Frenchie….so cute! I love the leopard top.

  • Niki August 23, 2019 at 8:51 am

    What size are you wearing in the black dress? I can’t decide between 0 & 2 and there aren’t any size reviews on the site. I’ve heard great things about Jane the Virgin…need to get on it! Have a great weekend!

  • Erin August 23, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Give me all the peanut butter!!!!!

  • Carol August 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Love the sweatshirt. Was going to make the peanut butter rice crispy bars but the recipe wasn’t there. ?? Is there something else I should be clicking on to get recipe? Thanks! Would love to try them.

  • Kathy August 23, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I’m definitely going to have to give Jane the Virgin a go, and that pic of Ashby with Frenchie is the BEST! I also really like that leopard sweatshirt A LOT!

    • Carol August 28, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Thanks! Went back and clicked again and Yeah! it worked this time.

  • Kim August 23, 2019 at 9:05 am

    What size camis do you buy? I see it says they run small and to size up. Curious if this was true for you.

  • Amanda Wilson August 23, 2019 at 9:06 am

    I also started Jane the Virgin after that blog post and I AM ADDICTED!!! I absolutely love it!!!!
    The Sorels are so cute!! I think this Canadian girl may need a pair for the long winter here’s!
    That picture of Ashby and the pups is so cute!!

  • Darci August 23, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I started Hart of Dixie last week and I CAN’T STOP! It’s so cute!!

  • Kim C August 23, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Ashby and Frenchie are just the sweetest! It seems school is rough on little bodies. My youngest had his first day of preschool yesterday afternoon and passed out cold on the bus on the way home — drool on the backpack and everything. Interested to see how our first day of all day kindergarten goes on Monday with the middle one 😆
    Kind of random question but do you have a whole pile of blankets in your living room like I do or is it just me? I have enough for one for everyone and some are interchangeable with the seasons — ya know, for fun. Do I have a problem? Should I seek help? Or does it just come with the territory of having a large family? 🤔😂

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 11:20 am

      We have lots of blankets! We are blanket people!! Haha! Under the TV are big cabinets and they’re filled with blankets and then under the sofa table is a basket with two more.

  • Melissa T August 23, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I love your necklace in the picture with the LBD! Is that from Nordstrom too?

  • Arika August 23, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I feel like you would LOVE Hart of Dixie. FNL is great too – but I think you should put Hart of Dixie on deck!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick August 23, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Look at you, you little hottie! That LBD is perfect!! And Ashby and Frenchie are the sweetest!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Nicole Johannes August 23, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Love the leopard shirt! Going to order! Does it run true to size or should I size down? Thank you!

  • Stacey Robinson August 23, 2019 at 10:36 am

    I just heard that they just finished filming a Breaking Bad movie! Yay! I can’t wait! In the meantime I will start JTV. Thank you! Love your blog!

  • Michelle August 23, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Love your gold ring. Can you share where it is from?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 11:18 am

      It’s in today’s post!! It’s Nordstrom!

  • Lara August 23, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Shay, a completely random question for you – what is your favorite (ie. most effective!) clothing stain removing product? I have 19 month old twins and I have not found something great just yet to always get stains (mostly food) out of their clothes. So far I have tried a few natural products, Shout and Oxiclean without great success.

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Oh gosh…Shout. That’s not super original! Ha! It works though!!!

    • SS August 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm

      Can I put my 2 cents in here!?! I use either the blue dawn dish soap. Put in on rub it in a little and wash. If i know something has a stain I always air dry to give it another go. It works on grease as well. I keep a small bottle of it in my laundry room. LOL!!!
      My other is a Purex Fels-Naptha. It’s in the laundry isle. Wet the garment and rub it in.
      Try those 2 out to see if they work. I got BLUEBERRIES out of a white and blue checked shirt with using a combo of those. I think I did the Dawn first and and weren’t quite gone so I tried the bar. LOL!!!
      Hang in their Momma…your scrubbing days are just starting!!! LOL!!!

      • Lara August 26, 2019 at 11:54 am

        I will try that tip – thank you!

  • Susan August 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    You’d probably like the show Younger. I think it’s on Hulu..? The episodes are only 30 minutes so easy to binge!

    • SS August 23, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      That show is GREAT!!! Waiting for this season to show up on Hulu!!!

  • Misty S. August 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Are the camis that you love a “slicky” feel? I wear a cami/tank almost everyday under everything. The ones that I buy at local boutiques (that I love) don’t seem to last very long. I ordered some from QVC and they were too thick. I am very picky about the ones I wear. Have to be a little smoothing, NOT clingy to clothes (“slicky”), and not too thick. Would love your take on them. THANKS!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Ohhh…okay, they’re not thick at all. They’re more thin but aren’t cottony feeling. Does that make sense?? Mine last forever! I replace the white ones every year or so (because I wash them over and over again and white is hard to keep super bright!), but I bet I have some black ones that are four years old and I can’t tell them a part from a new one.

  • tricia August 23, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Shay!

    Curious… what color are your open toe booties?!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      I bought the shady grey suede ones!

      • Tricia August 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm

        thank you!!

  • Lauren August 23, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    What does your family typically do on a Friday night during the school year?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 24, 2019 at 6:29 am

      If our high school football team is playing at home, we go see them (we have three high schools here who share a stadium, so our team really only plays on Friday nights like 4 times a season at home), if not, we always eat pizza at the same place on our town square and then come home and watch a movie together/play outside/something like that.

  • Mother of 3 August 23, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I’m currently watching Friday Night Lights and Hart of Dixie but haven’t yet tried Jane the Virgin; I’ll have to add it to my list! That is an adorable little black dress; I was just cleaning out my closet yesterday and realized that I no longer have one at all.

  • Beth Miller August 23, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Jane is one of my all time favorite shows!! It’s so cute, funny, sweet, and heart wrenching at the same time. You will fall in love with Rogelio!!! He’s hilarious!

  • Kim August 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Shay!!! How have you not watched Friday Night Lights yet?! For crying out loud, you live in Texas! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama August 24, 2019 at 6:27 am

      Well to be fair, I watched the first few seasons until he went to coach college football and then stopped watching. Andrew kept watching and finished it, but I was a little over it by then. (So, it wasn’t included in my list because I didn’t finish it.) That being said, maybe I go back and finish it now??

  • Leanne August 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I loved Hart of Dixie. I watched when it was on TV and was sad when it ended! Also – what colour is your nail polish in the photos of number “one”? I love it!

  • Lindsay D. August 23, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I was going to ask about your necklace and bracelet in the first picture with the black dress. Then I noticed you said in a comment that the necklace was sold out. Can you tell me what brand it is? I would like to stalk it and see if it comes back in stock. I would also like a link to the bracelet if that is still available. Thanks!! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama August 24, 2019 at 6:25 am

      The necklace is Jill Jacobs and the bracelet is Accessory Concierge and still in stock!

      • Lindsay D. September 2, 2019 at 10:38 pm

        I’m a bit behind, but wanted to say thanks for the reply! I appreciate it!! 🙂

  • Kacy M August 23, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Ashby and Frenchie are TOO CUTE

  • Karen August 24, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Adorable outfits and cute looks for fall that I can wear in the Florida heat! Wanted to ask you about your phone case. I am looking for a new one… thanks

    • Mix and Match Mama August 25, 2019 at 5:35 am

      Amazon! Just search “rose gold granite case” and it will pop up!