best sneakers for kids and women this fall…

sneakers are having a major moment and i couldn’t be happier to see this trend continue.

here are some of our top sneakers for kids and women this fall…

top sneakers for kids this fall


1. black and gold stud slip ons 2.  worn chambray leopard vans  3. nike air max  4.  hi top daisy vans  5. red pumas 6.  leopard leather vans hi tops   7.  gray and red reebok   8.  stan smith for adidas  9.  red white and blue nike  10.  retro nike jordans ( i almost killed for these jordans in 3rd grade but my feet were too small and i had to settle for LA GEAR:(  11.  gray adidas seely 12. herringbone and camo vans

and here are the sneaks i can’t wait to get my hands on…

10 sneakers for fall for women1. army green hi top vans 2.  leopard print hi top chucks 3.  hi top leather zip up vans   4. nike pre montreal racer for women  5. reebok runners  6. new balance tri colored   7.  black platform sneakers  8.  shell toe adidas 9. blue gazelle adidas for women   10. stan smith adidas

sunday rad deals…columbus weekend sales

hey guys! instead of monday rad deals, today we have sunday rad deals. there are so many great deals going on this weekend for Columbus day and I don’t want you to miss out on this action.

here is what i am jonesing for and saving some pretty pennies on this week.

so jcrew is having this sales event all weekend long, hurry it ends today and this isn’t their normal sale 30% off REGULAR priced items and 40% off final sale!!Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 10.14.26 AM

here are some of my favorite pieces to scoop up!

tee pee baby set / i have been obsessing over camel for fall and until i find my perfect camel coat that makes sense for California I love adding pieces like this to my fall wardrobe camel tipped tunic sweater

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you know i love me some madewell. right now enjoy 30% off seleect styles. like this amazing patch sweatshirt. Use code OHFALL

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and because everyone needs a liiiittle burgandy in their fall wardrobe this cardigan is only $49.99…

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want to get a jump start on your holiday baking and shopping?? Williams – Sonoma is taking 20% off by entering SAVE20 all sorts of goodies from stand mixers to oil and vinegar. I am super excited about this action. 7 years ago i bought this knife and it was worth EVERY PENNY! I use it for everything. EVERYTHING.

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want to know my greatest deal secret of ALL for everyday. mint arrow. Corrine is like the prettiest, dreamiest girl alive and has the scoop on sales everyday. trust me. you will love her!! sign up for her email and follow her on IG. She does not disappoint. Don’t you just love someone who is just as great as you want them to be in person? me too.

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fall etsy finds…october edition

Its that time again for some of my favorite fall etsy finds…the october edition

fall etsy finds by the blue closet


1. Swallows Return Top: no words needed here. okay one. perfection.

2. the OHV: this suede skirt.

3. Sanadora In Love: Ruby has this beaded wall art piece hanging in her room but we are completely and totally in the tank obsessed with each and every piece.

4. inbalmishan:  i really want this ring in my stocking this year.

5. Belinda Marshall Art: this wall art on cotton and linen would be so beautiful on any wall but i really love it for a tween’s room.

6. Latitude 59: these copper pencil cups

ruby tuesdays… peek at her new boho inspired girl’s room

this girl is at home in her new space. it makes me so happy to see her as she wanders around, moving things, organizing, reorganizing, drawing on her chalkboard door and catching up on her crystal and gems knowledge. i get all sappy and nostalgic thinking of my own little room growing up. although they were never fancy i LOVED being left alone to create and imagine. i am so excited for her to be making those memories now.

the room is STILL not totally done. The bathroom mirror is on back order, the company sent me curtain rods with no way brackets  to install them…twice, we ran out of bathroom tile and it just came back in stock, the vintage nightstands are not painted, her dreamcatchers are not all hung, the desk is yet to be ordered and on and on. blah blah blah. I tell you though, it is certainly motivating to finish the job when I see how much she loves the space.

here is a sneak peek of what IS done…

bathroom for little girls with teal painted vanity

little girl's palazzo pants Little Girls Room and bathroom palazzo pants for little girls

little girls room

palazzo pants  and shirt both from this Southern California store

stools / bed/ rug (navy is no longer available online but the teal and yellow are gorgeous) / heart pillow/ horse pillow (you can’t really see it here but i had lots of questions about it on my instagram so here is the link)/ sconces

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acai bowls to go in the freezer

we have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Coming from a girl who’s dad made her breakfast at 6am every school day of her life, i feel like i am slighting my kids to say this BUT.. i don’ like making breakfast. i am not an up and at em girl, so i like breakfast to be quick, healthy and to the point but i feel bad handing my kids a bar after all the TLC Papa Barry put into MY breakfasts.  not only do acai bowls or smoothies take  just minutes to make but i also love having them in the freezer so the kids will eat them for snacks and on the go to practices on Thursdays… Oh Thursdays! Help me on a Thursday!!

Acai Bowls To Go

acai bowl recipe with exact brands and ingredeints for Trader Joes

so I don’t have featured here fresh fruits or the liquid i use because that is the easy stuff. this is a picture of all the things you might not be sure about but that work for us.

I blend frozen blueberries and pineapple because they are my kid’s favorite with the smoothie starter pack and coconut water. I like them real thick for the bowls but you can make them down to a smoothie consistency.

Next, I label my disposable containers, pour in the acai blended mixture in about half way and freeze or serve immediately.

they need to thaw for a couple of minutes before digging in but not too long, they melt quickly once thawed. i try to get them out 15 minutes before the kids will want to eat them, like while they are getting ready or before i pick them up from school.

Before leaving we can top them with the seeds, flax, coconut, granola and fresh fruit but you don’t have to.


acai bowl/smoothie starter i get mine at Whole Foods but word has it that Costco carries the packets too.

granola- we were hooked on this from nature box for a while

hemp seed- i am obsessed this one is from whole foods, the kids do not love it but i do. it is super nutty, almost like a sunflower seed taste

flax seed- keep refrigerated this flax oil is another option

shredded coconut

protein powder (not featured) originally i didn’t use protein powder until my sister in law, who knows a whole lot about a lot, recommended some brands to me that she uses for her sons. aria is the one we like best because the picky little taste buds that we have in our home can’t taste it.

coconut water OR if i am feeling like they can have some more sugar and a really tart kick i use fresh lemonade… i know, not the healthiest but sooo good.

I am sure there are a million vitamins and veggies and all sorts that you could add to the acai bowls. I would love to know what you do? leave me a message on my facebook page so we can chat about it!