Saturday, October 22, 2016


Happy Saturday, Everyone!

My best friend from childhood, her kids, some some of her family and I all went on an apple picking adventure to Melick's Town Farm Orchard.

I simply love fall, and all the festive things that come with this time of year, so, this was the perfect weekend outing and I thought I'd take you with me.  Enjoy!  
Photo Credit: Bill Armstrong

Olive Green & Cream Cardigan: Marshall's = $12.99  /  Long Black Tunic Tank*: Amazon = $12 (*comes in 12 additional colors)  /  Tan Scarf: Forever 21 = $12.90 (other colors)  /  Black Leggings: Costco = $14.99  /  Cream Leg Warmer Socks*: Forever 21 = $4.90 (*they are actually fingerless gloves I use as leg warmers - similar)  /  Feather Bracelet: LuLu's = $16 (similar)
Olive Green & Cream Cardigan: Marshall's = $12.99  /  Long Black Tunic Tank*: Amazon = $12 (*comes in 12 additional colors)  /  Tan Scarf: Forever 21 = $12.90 (other colors)  /  Black Leggings: Costco = $14.99  /  Cream Leg Warmer Socks*: Forever 21 = $4.90 (*they are actually fingerless gloves I use as leg warmers - similar /  Feather Bracelet: LuLu's = $16 (similar)  /  Brown Boots with Gold Accents: Forever 21 = $34.90
ALL of the above images by Liesl Ehardt unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Happy Wednesday, Fashionable Friends!

I hope your week is going well, I'm here with a long overdue Look of the Day post!  Yay!

This past week, I sported the below on a day adventure and then dinner out.  It is a super comfortable fall look and, best of all, it's affordable, which is music to my ears! 

It features a classic tunic dress and camel hobo bag sent to me from Sammy Dress.  I paired it with my trusty, and beloved, black leggings from Costco, yes, Costco, and booties from Forever 21.

That said, I think it would be great dressed up with some black opaque tights and dressier boots or fun heels.  Simply add a little camel or black jacket and/or scarf and you are ready to transition into the evening and cooler months, when the temperature drops a little.

The entire look is super affordable at under $100, aside from the Alex & Ani bracelets, which were gifts. Yet, they are classic should you want to spend just a little more and wear for years.

OK, onto the look, full details and product links.  Let's go! :)
Plaid Tunic Dress: SammyDress = $8.98  /  Camel Hobo Bag: SammyDress = $  /
Black Matty M Leggings: Costco = $14.99  /  Black Faux Suede & Wood Heeled Booties:
Forever 21 = $28.90 (similar)  /  Brooklyn Height Sunglasses = Francesca's = $12.99
Camel Hobo Bag: SammyDress = $20.40
(comes with removable gold tassel)
Brooklyn Height Sunglasses: Francesca's = $14  /
14K Gold Vertical Bars Necklace: Illusy Etsy Shop = $28
Gold Feather Bracelet: LuLu's = $16 (similar)  /  Everything Happens For A Reason Bangle:
Alex & Ani = $32 (gift)  /  Nile Beaded Bangle: Alex & Ani = $38 (gift)
Black Faux Suede & Wood Heeled Booties (similar): Forever 21 = $28.90
Gorgeous red barn during my adventure for the day, there is something so magical,
and even romantic, about fall on a farm.

ALL of the above images by Liesl Ehardt


Saturday, October 15, 2016


Happy Saturday, Fashionable Friends!

I'm all about affordability and finding a look for less, but that doesn't often include designer items.

So, when I was introduced to StyleWe, I discovered that you can find better quality items and designer fashions and bags for less!

I love that you can sort through their shop based on color, style, budget and designer, such as Blue Sky dresses, and so many other options to help narrow down the choices based on exactly what you are looking for and can afford to spend.

Plus, they have a fun blog that lists all the latest fashion news and a YouTube channel so you can keep up to date on the latest trends and then shop those fashions for less!

Below are some of my Top 5 picks for fall under $100, but the options online are truly endless!  I'm off to the races today and hope you have a lovely weekend! 
Knitted Long Sleeve Two Piece Midi Dress = $70

Layout by Liesl Ehardt
Wine Red Half Sleeve Stand Color Knee Length Dress = $62
Gray A-Line Organza Midi Skrit = $86
Gray Cashmere Knitted Poncho = $54

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Happy Thursday, Everyone!

You all know that I don't believe you need to spend a lot to look nice, it's more about how you put your look together.  Yet, how you wash your clothes can be key in keeping each of those items looking new, bright an full of life for longer.

I have been using Downy fabric conditioner as a laundry softener since I graduated from college and moved into my first New York City apartment at the age of 22.  Fifteen years later, I'm still using it because it works and the April Fresh scent leaves my clothes smelling Fresh & Fab, love it!

As for detergent, I've used a number of them over the years, from Tide and Arm & Hammer to non-name brands, but was recently introduced to Molly Suds.  Aside from their super cute and clean packaging, which is what drew me in, it truly is one of the most gentle laundry powder cleaners I've tried.

However the reason that Molly Suds came about is an extremely touching story, and I'm all about ways that I can help and make a difference, no matter how small. Plus, they are offering my readers 25% OFF using Promo Code WISECHOICE25 to give them a try!

So, how can you affordably help keep your clothes looking their best?  Below are 5 quick step by step tips to help you do just that easily and without spending a lot.  

What tips do you have?  Share them in the comments below!

Tip 1: Follow Directions

The care label will let you know the best way to wash each garment: water temperature, cycle speed (or hand-wash), and more. Learn more about reading a manufacturer’s care label.

Tip 2: Turn Clothes Inside Out

Let agitation take its toll on the insides of your garments, and help preserve the colors with which you fell in love in the first place.

Tip 3: Wash Clothes in Cold Water

Even if the care label calls for warm or hot water, cold water is your best choice for helping protect a garment’s color. Warm water makes fibers more prone to releasing dye to the wash water.

Tip 4: Use the Gentle Cycle

Usually used for delicate items, the gentle cycle agitates and spins, well, gently. Using the gentle cycle means you significantly reduce abrasion to your garments.

Picking a gentle detergent like Molly Suds laundry powder will also help keep the washing delicate.

Tip 5: Use a Fabric Conditioner

Downy® fabric conditioner lubricates the fibers in your clothes. This reduces abrasion and, as a result, reduces dye loss. Downy also helps prevent pilling, which helps your garments hold on to their original colors and keep their fresh appearance—for a brighter-looking you.
ALL of the above images and layouts by Liesl Ehardt.


Monday, October 10, 2016


Happy Monday, Blogland!

I'm here with another affordable online shopping site I just discovered called Sammy Dress!

They have a wide variety of great quality clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry, cosmetic items and so much more for super affordable prices.  You know I love sharing a good bargain!

Prior to trying items from their shop, I honestly wasn't expecting quality items due to the price, but after receiving a number of pieces to try, I was very pleasantly surprised!  Plus, the shipping was fast, too.

First up, the rose gold make-up brush set.  I figured the brushes would be low quality, but would look elegant to display, almost as a design element.  Yet for just about $1 a brush the quality is better than almost any brush I own, including Sigma brushes, which is a fantastic brush line!
Rose Gold Make-Up Brush Set = $8.19 (set of 7 brushes)

Next, I'm a huge fan of hobo style bags and for only $20 it is far nicer than you'd think! 

It is fully lined in a high quality, chic fashion print with multiple pockets inside and a back zip-pocket that is perfect for my phone.  I love the braided handle and purse cover it came with to protect it while stored.
Brown & Gold Hobo Style Tote Bag = $20.40
(I added a gold bar tag I had, but it comes with removable gold tassel)
Removable Gold Tassel
Zip pouch, perfect for holding your cell phone, on the back of the bag.
Braided handle detail that I just love!

Finally, in the fall and winter I have a little more edgy style when I'm casual and love wrap bracelets that pair well with leggings, skinny jeans and boots.  

So, I tried their faux leather anchor wrap bracelet with the word Hope.  It caught my eye because that's the symbol for my Sensible Style Etsy Shop and I love bits of inspiration.  So, at under $2 is a win-win purchase, even if you only get a few wears out of it, but so far, so good!
Coffee Brown & Antique Gold Hope Anchor Wrap Bracelet = $1.70

ALL of the above images by Liesl Ehardt

If you check out their Online Shop I have zero doubt that you will find something you like. Possibly even a number of things you could get as gifts with the holiday season just around the corner.

Have you shopped their before?  If so, share your thoughts in the comments below and know I'll definitely be heading over to do some more shopping again soon! 

Layout by Liesl Ehardt


Monday, October 3, 2016


Happy Monday, Everyone!

First off, I want to wish my younger sister and awesome brother-in-law a Happy 7th Anniversary!
Their weeding was such a beautiful and magical celebration of love, and I look forward to many more years of happiness ahead!

Now, what better way to start the week than by looking back at my recent 72 hour extended weekend adventure in Denver, Colorado.  It was an incredible trip filled with endless, non-stop, fun-filled adventures around a beautiful city.  

Most of that is all thanks to the best tour guide a girl could have for the time I was there.  We packed so much into such a short time that I feel as though I really made the most of my time there and got a full experience filled with memories I'll never forget!  I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss my time there already.

We had the best time...
•  Exploring local breweries, like Station 28 Brewing Co, and the fun Octoberfest celebrations. 
•  Taking the Light Rail and sight seeing around downtown Denver, Larimer SquareUnion Station and it's beautiful terminal.
•  Visiting a number of delicious restaurants and bars, like Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, and trying late night fabulous food and cozy cocktails at Cart-Driver. 
•  Driving up in the mountains to see the aspen trees starting to change into their lovely golden yellow and walking around peaceful Summit Lake on a beautiful day.  
•  Seeing Ray LaMontagne in 6th row dead center at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater on a gorgeous night, pure perfection!
•  Walking around Cherry Creek at sunset.  
•  Enjoying delish ramen outside at Uncle and so much more! 
Denver was am unplanned stop and trip that I'm glad I took a chance on and booked.  Yet another reminder to say, "yes" to opportunity and adventure whenever you find it before you in life.  

Plus, I got to see my friend Erin, whom I grew up with in Abu Dhabi.  We caught up over a yummy lunch at Sushi Den after 7 years of not seeing each other  So, it was a true win-win trip all around!

It's safe to say that Colorado has taken a piece of my heart, starting with my 2 weeks in Aspen, and I'm looking forward to all that may be ahead.  Until then, let's get to some pictures! 

Station 28 Brewing Co in Denver, Colorado.
Sampling some of Station 28 Brewing Company's great beers,
I chose the Octoberfest to go with the event.
Larimer Square in Downtown Denver.
Appetizer and drinks at Euclid Hall in downtown Denver, Colorado.
We got a local draft beer, Monte Castillo Tempranillo and Pickled Sampler.
Beautiful Terminal at Union Station in downtown Denver Colorado.
Late night Happy Hour and dinner specials at Cart-Driver in downtown Denver, Colorado.
We got their Happy Hour Perfect Manhattans, Daisy Pizza and Sardines & Toast.
Exploring the beautiful mountains in Denver on a pretty day.
Walking around peaceful Summit Lake in the mountains of Denver, Colorado.
Seeing the gorgeous Aspen Trees turing golden yellow up in the mountains.
Magical Red Rock Amphitheater
Photo Credit: Brian Stowell via Ray LaMontagne's Instagram

The above image is not mine, but I ove how this captures the magical night
and it's fun that I'm in the picture dead center.
Ray LaMontagne Ouroboros Tour 2016 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Photo Credit: Andrew Coonan

Walking around stunning Cherry Creek at sunset.
Photo Credit: Andrew Coonan
Yummy ramen dinner outside at Uncle in Denver, Colorado.  

We got the Pork Belly Buns, Garlic Edamame, Kimchi Ramen, Veggie Ramen, Saki,
Asian Pacific "Tiger" Lager and Trapiche Broquel Malbec. 
Veggie Ramen with the egg.
Early morning pre-flight wake-up and my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season.
Gorgeous sunrise at Denver International Airport and having mixed emotions about leaving.

ALL of the above images by Liesl Ehardt unless otherwise noted.


by Liesl Ehardt