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Pittsburgh based life and style blog by Sydney Carver, that boasts classic, timeless style with preppy influences and a ladylike twist.
Inspiration Vs. Reality
2024-02-21 11:00
Shoes on sale right now!Lip Color in berry// Topped it off with this gloss in rose refreshDress (TTS)// Shoes (under $100, TTS)Pearl Earrings// Cashmere WrapHandbagThese photos have not… Read More
February Amazon Finds
2024-02-19 11:00
Patterned Dress// Short Sleeve Cardigan// Gold Earrings// Pink Swimsuit CoverupBow Flats// Silver BowlCream Sweater// Ruffled Ramekin// Gold Bag// Cordless LampBurlwood B… Read More
A Great Denim Dress
2024-02-14 11:00
Denim Dress// SneakersSuede Bag// Silver Hoop EarringsSunglassesI wore a denim dress when I was young- probably 6 years old, and I have always remembered it because I wore it so often. Did a… Read More
J.McLaughlin 20% Off Code!
2024-02-13 11:00
Tweed Jacket// White Knit TopJeans// Pink Scarf// Ballet Flats// Sunglasses// BeltEarringseverything runs true to size except for the ballet flats, go down a half-sizeIt's no surprise that J… Read More
Callie Cooks: Valentine's Dinner Ideas
2024-02-07 11:00
Callie Cooks is a bimonthly series. However, I'm posting this a week earlier, considering it is time-sensitive, so there will be no Callie Cooks next week!I'm baaaaaaack! With Valentine's Da… Read More
A Note About Having Fun...
2024-02-05 11:00
Sweater// Tote// LeggingsVest// Shearling BootsNavy Blue Lounge SetCardigan// Shearling BootsToday's post doesn't have much to do with these photos; these are just two outfits I wore on… Read More
Valentine's Day Roundup
2024-01-31 11:00
PajamasEarrings// CardiganI got the cutest little package from the Talbots PR team, which excited me for all things February. I can't believe today is the last day of January. We are 1/12 of… Read More
Callie Cooks: Homemade Gifts
2024-01-30 11:00
Welcome to the first edition of Callie Cooks! I mentioned this at the beginning of the year, but this is a new series I was hoping to start with my sister, Callie! She is my younger and only… Read More
Tuckernuck Sample Sale!!
2024-01-23 14:20
The Tuckernuck Sample Sale is live! There are so many pieces under $100! I am sharing my favorites, along with pieces I have so you can get fit correctly! Floral DressI'm wearing a smal… Read More
Great Things About Winter
2024-01-23 11:00
Sweater (wearing a size small, fits TTS, also comes in gray)Jeans// BootsFirst, let's chat about the outfit, and then we will move on to the real point of today's post! I love this&nbsp&hell…Read More
Silver Bowls For Entertaining
2024-01-22 11:00
This post may seem random, but every single time that I share a photo and these small silver bowls are in the photo, I get flooded with messages and comments asking about them! They are the… Read More
One Pair Of Jeans + Boots Styled 8 Ways
2024-01-17 11:00
Turtleneck// Similar JacketBeltJeans// BootsTis the season for boots and pants. I actually love dressing for cooler temperatures because I love to layer! While single digits are not exactly… Read More
January Amazon Finds
2024-01-16 11:00
Quilted Jacket// Turquoise Stud Earrings// Fleece Yoga PantsSeersucker Cosmetic Bag// Blockprint WastebasketWinter Boots// Gold Stretchy Bracelet// Superfood Mist// Furniture Stain Pen/… Read More
A Great White Tee For $15 And Another Fave
2024-01-15 11:00
TeeI just got this new white tee last week and I am loving it. A white tee is a closet staple for pretty much anyone at any age. I think finding the perfect fabric and fit at the right price… Read More
2023 Fashion Trends That I Embraced
2024-01-10 19:02
Outfit Details Here3 trends in one: red, slick backed pony, and crew socks!My wardrobe stands on classic, timeless pieces. However, I'm not immune to trends. I like to try them here and ther… Read More
Hermes Silk Cashmere Shawl
2024-01-08 11:00
MirrorOne of the most worn accessories in my closet is this Hermes silk cashmere shawl. It's 140cm, so it's quite large (about 53ish inches)! It's 70% cashmere and 30%silk making it so soft… Read More
My Favorite Things 2023
2024-01-03 11:00
Light Up Mirror// Wide Leg Jeans// Silver Earrings// Exfoliant// Silk Hair Ties// Bangle BraceletCrew Socks// Creed PerfumeFace Cleanser// Olive Oil// Tumbler Glasses// Cosmetic Case// Jacke… Read More
A New Year Note!
2024-01-02 11:00
Here are some snaps from our New Year's Eve date night at home! Happy 2024! Another year has come and gone. I'm always baffled by the passing of time. It truly feels like it was just 20… Read More
Styling Everlane 90's Cheeky Jeans
2023-12-18 11:00
Puffer Jacket// Striped Collar SweaterJeans// Gold Ballet FlatsSunglasses// Crossbody BagEarringsIt is so hard to find a great pair of jeans, but I find it even harder as I get older because… Read More
Gift Guide: My Wish List II
2023-12-13 11:00
Charm Necklace//  Mittens// Fleece Vest// Black PantsPink Scarf// Gold WedgesFaux Fur Vest// Tweed JacketCable Sweater// Socks// Gold BagLip Balm// Plumping Gloss// Blue… Read More
Silver Bells
2023-12-12 11:00
Party Headband// Sequin Fringe Dress// Bow Bag// Tweed DressTiered Skirt// Necklace// JacketPuffer // Scarf// GlovesBallet Flats// Slingbacks'Tis the season for metallics! While I'm usu… Read More
What Should I Wear For Christmas Eve?
2023-12-11 11:00
Green DressI can't believe we are just 2 weeks away from Christmas! I've talked about this a lot in years past, but my parents host a big party with family and friends every Christmas Eve. I… Read More
J.McLaughlin Discount Code
2023-12-05 11:00
Are you following me on the LikeToKnowIt app?! You can shop all of my outfits, favorite finds, and more in the app. I am constantly updating it with the latest! You can also a… Read More
Gift Guide: Under $50/Stocking Stuffers
2023-12-01 11:00
For HerGreen Headband// Face Wash// Claw Clip// TeletiesCedar Leaf and Lavender Candle// Scrunchie TeletiesPlumping Lip Gloss// LeggingsWella Spray// OPI Nail Serum// Letter S… Read More
Sneakers I'm Loving
2023-11-29 16:33
White SneakersI've been so into sneakers lately. I think it's partly because they're very 'in' right now and partly because they work so well with my lifestyle, where I often do a workout or… Read More
Gift Guide 2023: $100+
2023-11-27 11:00
Silver Huggie Hoops// Down Blanket// Navy Lounge SetLounge Pants// Gold Cuff BraceletFace Cream// Pink LoafersPerfume// McCauley and Dean Gift Card// SandalsHanging Toiletry Bag// Cross… Read More
Cyber Week Sales
2023-11-21 15:02
Tree on sale $150 + Free ShippingI will continue to update this post with sale information as it changes, so check back often! You can also find me on Instagram updating things in real time!… Read More
Gift Guide 2023: Gifts Under $100
2023-11-17 11:00
Candle// Customized Clear Pouch// Phone Case w/ Ring// Blue TumblersNeedlepoint Pillow// BrushLounge Shorts// Pajama Set// Monogrammed Toiletry BagSandals// Monogrammed Leather Catchall… Read More
Gift Guide: For The Cool Girl
2023-11-15 11:00
Today I am dropping another gift guide and another one will be on Friday. I am trying to get them out ASAP since I know there are so many sales already going on, and I want you all to be abl… Read More
At Home Gel Manicure Supplies And Tips
2023-11-14 11:00
Gel Nail Light// OPI GelBase and Top Coat// Wood Manicure StickOn a whim, I bought some supplies to attempt my own gel manicure at home. I love having my nails done and over the past 10 year… Read More
A Holiday Outfit + Code!
2023-11-13 12:23
Vase (makes a beautiful host/hostess gift)use code SYDNEY25 for 25% offSimilar Personalized holiday dog bandanaChampagne FlutesTree On Sale $150! (and free shipping)Red Cashmere Sw… Read More
Gift Guide 2023: For The Guys
2023-11-10 11:00
Loafers// Golf Practice Mat// Knit NFL HatBelt// Leather WeekenderFleece Lined Robe// Oxford Button DownPickleball SetGolf Polo// Custom Pet Cufflinks// Lounge SetToday is for the men i… Read More
Christmas Ornaments
2023-11-08 11:00
treeWe put up our tree (on sale for under $200) this weekend, and I love it. It's really early, I know. I put it up early every year because this job requires me to create content befor… Read More
Look For Less: Cable Hoop Huggie Earrings
2023-11-07 11:00
Silver Cable Hoop Earrings under $350You can probably tell I've been loving these silver hoop earrings because I've been wearing them so much! I wrote a full blog post review and includ… Read More
Gift Guide 2023: My Wish List
2023-11-03 10:00
SHOP THE GIFT GUIDE:Blue and White Rug// Lacoste Dress// Sunglasses// Yellow Gold Signet EarringsGold Espadrilled Wedges// Savette BagSlippers// Monogram Pouch// Gold Str… Read More
Our Christmas Card 2023
2023-11-01 10:00
CardWhat I Wore:Sleeveless Cashmere// Cardigan// Pleated Skirt// HeelsWhat My Husband Wore:Similar Jacket// Pants// Loafers// Striped Button DownHappy November! I am… Read More
Sephora Sale 2023: Top 5 Picks
2023-10-31 10:00
SHOP THE SEPHORA SALEMonogram Makeup BagA note about this bag: It's one of my favorite things and a great small business, but if you'd like one to give for the holidays or for yourself, orde… Read More
Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration
2023-10-25 10:00
Thanksgiving is on November 23rd this year, so we are less than a month out! I don't host Thanksgiving; my parents do, and my mom always sets such a classic and lovely table. This was from o… Read More
Wedding Guest + Holiday Party Dresses
2023-10-24 10:00
DressDress// Black Pumps (similar)Earrings I love to wear for dressy events. Looks almost identical to this dress, which is double the price! I actually prefer the skirt on the one abov… Read More
A Quick Little Rundown!
2023-10-18 10:00
This post is going to be slightly different than usual. I started out writing Thursday's Lately post and by Tuesday it was already getting too full, so here are all of the random happenings… Read More
Fall/Winter Boots I'm Loving
2023-10-17 10:00
One// Two// Three// FourFive// Six// SevenI've been on a big boot kick. When I say that, it's not that I have been wearing boots yet, but I've been eyeing them and trying to decide what I wa… Read More
A Sale I'm Shopping
2023-10-16 10:00
Navy Leather Tote// Funnel Neck Sweater// Velvet Bow Headband/// Striped SweaterCashmere Travel Wrap// Gold Bow Bag// Pink Cardigan// Striped CardiganCorduroy Pants// Black Jeans// Snea… Read More
What I Wore: Autumn In Boston
2023-10-10 10:00
Cardigan// White Jeans 30% off with code SALETIMETennis ShoesSunglasses// Crossbody Bag// White TeeWe just returned from Boston late last night and had the best trip. We visited our fri… Read More
Holiday Roundup
2023-10-09 10:00
Pre-lit Mini Tree// Ornaments// Ralph Lauren BookRecently, on Instagram, I polled you about holiday gift guides and the timing of releasing them! Many of you made sentiments such a… Read More
A Few Recent Outfits
2023-10-04 10:00
Jacket// Creamy White Tee// Jeans (under $100)Reversible Belt// Shoes// ToteSunglassesI have posted so many outfits lately but haven't been good about updating them here on the blog so today… Read More
Fall/Winter Mug Roundup
2023-10-03 10:00
Green Mug// Blue and White Mug// Jack O Lantern MugFish Mug// Gourd Mug// Gold Handle MugSplatterware Mug// Blue Check Mug// Pheasant MugReindeer Mug// Initial Mug// Basketweave MugI lo… Read More
Christmas Card Tips + Inspo
2023-10-02 10:00
Sleeveless Cashmere// Cardigan// Pleated Skirt// HeelsWe just took our Christmas card photo this weekend, which turned out exactly as I pictured. I will share the final product in Novem… Read More
First Day Of Autumn At The Pumpkin
2023-09-27 10:00
Sweater// Scarf// SunglassesRain Boots// Similar Skirt (another good one here)Barette Hair Bow// Similar Pearl NecklaceI ushered in autumn this past weekend with a trip to our local Pum… Read More
September Amazon Finds
2023-09-20 10:00
Turkey Place Cards// Crep Protect// Charing Cable// Pearl Drop EarringsHalloween Headband// Suede Boots// Workout TankHeadrest Hook// Steamer// Blue and White Napkins// Oyster Coffee Ta… Read More
Fall/Holiday Wedding Guest Dresses
2023-09-19 10:00
Dress (also available here// here// here) // ShoesI had a fun-filled weekend for my family friend's wedding, and it inspired me to put together a roundup of cocktail attire for fal… Read More
Current Favorite Sunglasses
2023-09-18 10:00
Top Left// Top RightMiddleBottom Left// Bottom RightSunglasses are one of those things where you can buy a simple, classic frame and wear them forever or use them as an accessory to switch u… Read More
Favorite Fall Staple: Vests
2023-09-13 10:00
Navy Lounge Set// Green Down VestNew Balance Sneakers// SunglassesA year or two ago, I bought this same Lounge Set in a creamy beige and love wearing it during the cooler months. T… Read More
Brand Crush: Varley
2023-09-11 10:00
Jacket Available:Here// Here// Here// Here// Here// HereSpotty in some sizes from some retailers- it's likely to sell out on certain sites so linking where it is currently in stock.I am not… Read More
Weeknight Evening Routine
2023-08-28 10:00
I love to hear about people's routines and what they do day-to-day... you know, the more mundane things that don't feel 'wow' enough to share or write about. I think it was Bazaar magaz… Read More
Whole Foods Favorites
2023-08-23 10:00
I really don't have loyalty to one particular grocery store; I go to all of them: Whole Foods, Target, Fresh Market, Giant Eagle (a regional chain), Aldi, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Costco, etc… Read More
1 Floral Set, Styled 4 Ways
2023-08-22 10:00
Floral SetYou all know how fanatical I am about Lake Pajamas, well, they sent me this new floral set from their latest drop, and it's perfection. It's the same exact style as the stripe… Read More
A Pink Moment
2023-08-15 10:00
Ballet FlatsI love any pop of color, but pink and red are my two favorites and probably the 'pops' I wear most often. I got these pretty satin ballet flats, and they are the perfect pair of… Read More
Athletic Dresses I Am Loving
2023-08-14 10:00
Dress  (also here and here) (I wear these shorts underneath- the best!)For me, half the fun of golf is dressing for it. I've always loved a preppy look; there are so many good outf… Read More
August Amazon Finds
2023-08-09 10:00
Pearl Necklace// Candle// CombTractive Dog GPS// Dog Hair Remover// Blue and White BookReversible Belt// Damp DusterPickleball Set// Sconces// Lounge SetI think I still have a Prime Day… Read More
One Skirt, Two Ways
2023-08-08 11:00
Sequin Sweater// SkirtPumps// HandbagCardigan// Skirt (worn as a dress)Handbag// Similar FlatsI'm starting to get excited for fall and looking forward to the outfits I will wear! I… Read More
Late Summer Outfit On The Water
2023-08-02 10:00
Sweater Tank (similar)// Jeans (similar)Sunglasses// Hermes Oran Sandals (similar)Earrings// Striped PulloverStill hanging out in the North Georgia mountains and loving this slice of respite… Read More
Travel Favorites
2023-07-26 10:00
Cosmetic Bag// Jewelry StorageLeather Catchall Valet Tray// Hanging Toiletry BagCurling Iron Cover// Canvas PouchShop the Roundup:I was packing the other day to head to the lake, and I had a… Read More
Lake Pajamas SALE + Review
2023-07-25 10:00
Robe (on sale under $100!!!!)Floral Set (under $100)One of my very favorite prints!Caftan is just $69!!!!! Also love the turquoise version!(runs very roomy, I'm wearing a size smal… Read More
Look For Less Cap Toe Ballet Flats
2023-07-24 10:00
I have a few pairs of Chanel ballet flats, but the ones that get the most wear are the classic beige with the black cap toe. Though the shoes have recently become more popular, they never go… Read More
Classic And Bold Costume Jewelry
2023-07-18 10:00
Necklace// Cuff BraceletI'm not a big costume jewelry collector. Overall, I prefer daintier pieces, and I always feel that costume jewelry is what dates an otherwise classic outfit. For exam… Read More
Nantucket Travel Guide
2023-07-17 10:00
I love Nantucket. It's truly one of the prettiest places in the country. Pre-pandemic, I made a point to go there each June, but we hadn't been since 2019. I can't wait until we return again… Read More
Amazon Prime Day Deals 2023
2023-07-11 10:00
GPS Pet Tracker// Resurfacing Pads// Coffee MakerVacuum// Bamboo Frame// Mascara// Shampoo + Conditioner// Lip BalmFrame TV// Crest Whitestrips// Hair MaskRoomba Vacuum// Carpet Cleaner… Read More
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023
2023-07-10 11:55
Shoes The DetailsIt's that time of year again. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins tomorrow for Icon card holders. Between this and Prime Day, it's a busy week for sales and shop… Read More
Phone + Social Media Culture
2023-07-05 10:00
I walk into Whole Foods with a list in the notes on my phone. I grab a cart, and as I'm walking in, I realize I should text my husband to see if he needs/wants anything in particular from th… Read More
4th Of July Sales
2023-07-03 17:37
Down Throw Blanket (aka THE green blanket)Happy early 4th of July! Are you working today, or are you rolling this all together to be 4 days off? I'll do some work today and squeeze in a… Read More
Little Things I Love About Summer
2023-06-28 12:39
Dress is on *major* sale! Maxi Dress// Sandals// Similar Pashmina'Enjoy the little things because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.’ I remi… Read More
June Amazon Finds
2023-06-27 10:00
Roller Luggage// Dry Shampoo// Highball Glasses// Preserved Boxwood Mini// Can Caps// Pink Swimsuit CoverupStanley Boot Sleeve// Cocktail Napkins//Striped Bolster Pillow// Raffia M… Read More
Everything I Wore On Nantucket
2023-06-26 10:00
Maxi Dress// Sandals// Similar PashminaAs always, you can find my outfits linked to my LTK profile and my website under the 'Shop my outfits' tab! I do a good job updating these two location… Read More
Photos From Nantucket
2023-06-19 10:00
I thought I would share some of the scenery photos I have taken with my camera from just wandering around Nantucket. The island is truly one of the most picturesque places- it's so easy to w… Read More
Americana Roundup: Red, White, And Blue!
2023-06-14 10:00
Striped Pajama Set// Felt Star Garland// WreathSandals// Paisley NapkinsFlag Sweater// Cocktail Napkins// Striped Tote// Striped Dress// Star Sparkler CandleCaftan Coverup// Red Dr… Read More
Monogrammed Travel Toiletry Cosmetic Bag
2023-06-12 01:43
BagI was packing this weekend for our trip this week and was filling up this beautiful toiletry/cosmetic bag that was gifted to me from the eponymous brand, Beth Ladd. It's a small women-own… Read More
Outfits + Links Lately
2023-06-06 10:00
Dress ($32, wearing a small)I've shared so many outfits and other things on Instagram lately that I wanted to share some here since I mostly share via ephemeral content (aka Instagram s… Read More
Father's Day Gift Guide 2023
2023-05-31 10:00
Battle Chip// Active/lounge Shorts// Custom Pet CufflinksCologne// Sneakers// Portable FirepitNeedlepoint Belt// Golf Shirt// Portable Pizza Oven//Golf Match Stiker// Garment Bag// Leat… Read More
May Amazon Finds
2023-05-30 10:00
Flowers Book// Dog Chew Toy// Wavy Slicer// Pink Golf GloveGold Hoop Earrings// Mini Travel Razor//  Soap Dispenser Set// Travel Pill CaseBlockprint Tablecloth// Wine Aerator… Read More
Blue Sundress + Being Kind
2023-05-22 10:00
Dress// Heeled SandalsSunglsases// Wicker Bag// Gold BanglesMy husband and I were winding down before bed one evening and decided to turn on A Man Called Otto on Netflix. It's a mo… Read More
Summer Target Finds
2023-05-17 10:00
Brown Espadrille Wedges// Pearl Station Necklace// Striped Gift Bag// SandalsRattan Lamp// Striped Grosgrain Ribbon// Navy Printed DressStriped Shirtdress// Rattan Counter Sto… Read More

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