Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer Book Review + Lounge and Sleep Anniversary Sale Favorites

Good morning, friends!! I am so excited to share my favorite books from this summer, along with my favorite lounge and sleep attire from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

It is hard for me to believe that it's taken me this long to really get into reading because I am now pretty much book obsessed. My favorite time to read is at night after I slip into a pair of cozy pajamas and everyone else in the house is asleep. That being said, I thought it would be fun to pair my favorite books with some of my favorite sleep and lounge pieces. 

The only bad thing about reading late at night is that once I get sucked into a book I have the hardest time putting it down and before I know it, it's 1:00am...oops! Do any of you ladies ever do this?

This was hands down my favorite book this summer, and trust me, you will not be able to put it down. This book is about a love story that is unlike any love story I've ever read. I could just cry thinking about how real, raw, and inspiring this book was. It is one I highly recommend, and one that I will never forget. 

Oh ladies, this is another page turner. This was the second book I read this summer and I finished it in two days. And let me just tell you, the husband's secret is nothing you could imagine and it will keep you on the edge of your seat until you find out. The ending was very good and I was left feeling happy even though there were lots of tragic events that took place.

This book is light hearted and a very easy read. I found myself laughing out so many times during this book. Her 'hissy fit' when she called off her wedding turns out to be the best decision she could have made. 

This book, just like most of Mary Kay Andrews books, is also an easy read. The characters are so relatable in this book and it's easy to picture yourself being there as all the events unfold. This was another one that I finished in two days because I just had to know what was gong to happen next and how it ended.

Can you guys tell that I'm a big fan of Mary Kay Andrews :) I truly love her style and her writing is so easy to follow. And unlike the other two books above this one has a little more mystery, a little more drama, and just the right amount of humor. 

This book is totally different than most of the books I like to read, but a lot of you recommended it so I decided to give it a go. I must say, it will suck you in and keep you guessing until the end. The middle was a little slow, but then a lot of crazy twists started to happen and I couldn't put it down until I found out how it ended. 

The Woman In Cabin 10  // Lazy Sunday Pajamas // Cozy Chic Hooded Cardigan

This was my first Elin Hilderbrand book but it definitely won't be my last. This book is about three women who had been married to the same man and were all still in love with him. And even though you want to hate him, he makes that impossible. You realize a lot of his mistakes were from how broken he was inside from things that occurred in his childhood, and that he truly has a good heart. This one will pull at your heartstrings a little, but it has a great ending and you will close it feeling good. 

If you get around to reading them I hope you guys enjoy the books, and if you have any other recommendations on any more must reads I would love to know about it. I am planning on doing some reading next week on our flight to Mexico!!! 

PS - I am sure that most of you already know, but tomorrow is the public opening for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I had a big box arrive late yesterday so make sure you follow along today on my Instastories, as I will be sharing what I ordered along with sizing and fit information! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Life Lately + Turkey Taco Bowl

Good morning ladies and happy hump day! 

It's been a while since I've shared a life lately post with you guys so I thought I would fill you in on what's being going on around here. 

First off, to all my local readers (and any of my readers that are visiting Charleston this weekend), I would LOVE to meet you guys! The Lilly Pulitzer on Kiawah Island will be having their customer appreciation party with sips and snacks and I'll be popping in from 4-6 for a little meet and greet! So if you are around please stop in and say hello! 

Afterwards, my family and I will walk across the street to enjoy one of our favorite things to do that we haven't done in a long time....Music on the Green. If you guys have been reading my blog for a while then you know that we used to go almost every Friday night to enjoy the live music, food, and just some good ol' family time! 

These pictures are of my sweet babies dancing the night away at the Music on the Green around three years ago.

// This little guy and I had the day to ourselves yesterday and it was much needed and so nice. We ate lunch together at Chick-fil-A, shopped for a few new outfits for Carson for back to school and then hit the movies to see Spider Man. 

And I love that when we sat down he scooted in right beside me in the booth. I love this boy and I could not be more proud of the little man he's becoming. 

// I finished another really good book this past Sunday!! I am working on a post reviewing all my summer reads for you guys tomorrow along with my favorite lounge items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. So make sure you pop in tomorrow if you are looking for some good summer reads, and also some comfy lounge wear to read them in :) 

And y'all know this cozy circle cardigan below is going to be included in my list.

 // Nike Flex // Book

// Speaking of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I haven't really browsed all the beauty yet, but I did notice this lotion was included in the sale. It's the only lotion I've worn for years now and I love it. Not only does it smell amazing, but it's extremely hydrating as well. And the body wash / shower gel that are also included is so good too! 

And last, but not least, here is the recipe that I used for the turkey taco bowl that I made on Monday. 

We used the riced cauliflower instead of regular rice, and it was surprisingly delicious and so much healthier!! 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

#NSale - Off The Shoulder Stripe Blouse

I can't even tell you how excited I was to see that this top was part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Right after we snapped these pictures a few months ago it was sold out so I didn't think there was any point in sharing it with you guys. And then, last week when I was browsing the Nordstrom sale I noticed that it was not only back in stock and on sale for $22.90, but it now comes in three pretty colors! 

(For sizing reference, in the top picture I'm wearing an xs. It does run a little big so make sure you size down.) 

You can also check out more of my favorite tops under $25 below! 

Photos by Kim Graham 

Monday, July 17, 2017

This and That + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Selfies

Good morning ladies, and happy Monday!! 

// I am feeling inspired and ready to tackle the week. I've been eating terrible, avoiding the gym, and I can tell it's making me feel like poo! So, this week I am going to plan for some healthy dinners and make it to the gym at least two times. 


// This past weekend we took a quick trip to our hometown for Todd's 20 year high school reunion. Unfortunately I didn't pull my phone out and get any pictures. I used to be really good at taking pictures when we went places, but lately I seem to forget to take any pictures. Either way, we had a great time, and I was super excited to wear my dress that I picked up from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! 

// And speaking of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, here are a few more dressing room pictures of some of the things that I loved, and didn't happen to share with you guys last week. 

Jeans sold out (similar here and only $38) // Earrings

// And if you are in the market for some new lingerie, I highly recommend these bras and these undies! 

(Just click on the image to shop each piece) 

// Found another delicious rose... 

Okay, I'm off to the grocery store for some healthy food...and maybe fresh flowers as well ;) Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!! 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Dressing Room Picks

Good morning ladies, and happy Friday!!!!!

I am so excited to share some of my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with you!! I'm also very happy that we decided to visit the sale in person this year. There were so many great things, and I'm very pleased with everything I've snagged so far! 

We didn't end up having time to shop the shoes, beauty, or accessories so I'll be doing all that online sometime this weekend or next week. I'll be sure to share all my finds with you guys! 

Cardigan, tee, and jeans all run a little big. For reference, I'mm wearing the xs in the cardigan, the xs in the tee, and a size 25 in the jeans. 

Cardigan (only $31) // Side Slit Tee // Jeans

Again, cardigan and tee run a little big, while the jeans run small. For reference, I'm wearing the xxs in the cardigan and a 26 in the jeans. 

I picked up this bra and this bra from the sale, and I must say, I plan on grabbing a few more and tossing out all of my old bras. I'm not even kidding, these bras are life-changing and fit so much better than any bra I have ever worn. Oh, and these jeans feel like butter, and the high waist is amazing! 

This is pretty much my daily uniform in or out of the gym :) Hoodie run tts, while leggings and tank run small. For reference, I'm wearing an xs in the hoodie, a small in the tank, and also a small in the leggings. 

The softest cardigan you will ever's the same brand and material of my beloved Barefoot Dreams circle cardigan.

Lace Top // Crop Skinny Jeans (only $38) 

Fleece top runs big and the jeans run a little small. For reference, I'm wearing the xs in the top and a 26 in the jeans. 

Happy Shopping, loves!! I'll be sharing a few more pieces on Instagram today and on the blog next week, so stay tuned! 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

Good morning, ladies! Let the fun and the fall shopping begin!!! 

From past experience, I know there are certain things during this sale that sell out really fast and once they're gone, they're gone!! So, if you see something in the list below or anything else that you really love, I wouldn't hesitate to grab it now!!!

I'm going to start with my favorites, plus, the things that I think will sell out the fastest. 

They brought back this cardigan (only $31.90) in six colors and these Rag and Bone booties

Both items were favorites of mine last year, and I cannot recommend them enough! 

I can't tell you how much I LOVE this cardigan! I already own it in the navy and the stone, but they also came out with a new style here on sale that I will be grabbing as well. 

It's perfect for running errands.....

and lounging around the house. Also, my lazy morning pajamas pants are part of the sale as well! 

This sweater comes in six colors and it is on sale for $24.90....such a steal! 

Another fall staple that you will wear during the fall as well as winter. It comes in seven colors and it's only $24.90! 

Okay, I am off to shower and hit the road! Make sure you follow along on Instagram today, as I'll be posting a lot of pictures along with sizing and fit information!! 

Also, don't forget about the HOME and KIDS section...there are so many great deals over there as well.