Thursday, June 23, 2016

Girls Trip.... what I am packing + New Shopbop sale items added

Hey hey...happy Thursday!!  I am about to head out with some of my favorite girlfriends for our third annual girls trip to Florida!  I look forward to this trip so much and I am so excited it's finally here!! 

Friday night we have plans to attend an outdoor concert, but we aren't exactly sure our plans for Saturday evening.  That being said, I made sure I packed a little bit of everything. 



I snapped a quick selfie in some of them so you guys could see the actual fit. 

Completely obsessed with this dress and right now it's 50% off!!  It's double lined so you can't see through it at all.  And for sizing reference, it runs tts and I am wearing the xs petite. 



This dress is so stunning in person...pictures really do not do it justice.  The small crystal beads add just the right amount of glam to it without being over the top.  You could easily dress this up with heels or dress down with flip flops! 



And last, this off the shoulder dress is super adorable, super affordable, and it's only $46!  It also comes in a pretty cream color and it is double lined as well.  For sizing reference, it runs tts and I am wearing the xs.



I also wanted to mention that tomorrow is the last day to check out the Shopbop sale and save  additional 25% off!  Use the code 25EXTRA.
This dress is much cuter in person than it is online.  It is a little on the shorter side, but being 5'2, I really love the length on me. 





How cute is this little pom pom dress!!  I really love it in both colors, they are both so fun and summery!  And it says it's double layered, so again, no worries about it being see through! 



And like always, they have added a ton of cute stuff to the sale!!  I went ahead and rounded up a few of new ones that I am really loving below! 



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

House Happenings + Extra 25% off Surprise Shopbop Sale

Happy hump day ladies....I hope you are all having a great week so far! 

Yesterday evening when Todd got home from work, we headed out to grab dinner at Orlando's Pizza and then we went to check on the construction of our house.

And sorry for the half,eaten pizza, mama was hungry and I've also gotten used to not pulling my phone out as much lately.  I can promise you, if you get a chance to eat there you won't regret getting their margarita pizza :) 



And guys, we officially have foundation and the framing is going to start today!  I actually thought framing was starting last week, but we had a few thunderstorms so I guess that threw things off by a few days.  Standing inside the foundation yesterday makes it seem so much more real and it's getting us all so excited!! 



 And Taylor was so excited when she found this 'sheshell' in what is soon to be our living room. 

It's hard to tell in this picture, but over to the far right in the brush is where our property line ends.  
A few days ago we found out that they are going to be able to clear out most of the brush and run our fence all the way back to the line.  This was a really big deal for us, as we wanted as much backyard as possible.  We were a little nervous because of the protected wetlands behind us that we wouldn't be able to have 'use' of our entire lot.  But hooray we are, and now I can't stop dreaming up in my head what to do with the outdoor space.  Todd says it needs to be a wiffleball field.


I also wanted to mention that Shopbop just announced their surprise three day only SALE!!  So for three days only you can save an additional 25% off of the already marked down sale prices!  And don't forget, with Shopbop it's always free shipping and returns...even on sale merchandise! 

I received an email from them last night and I quickly snatched up this dress and this dress.  I used my Amazon prime shipping so I should have them sometime today :)  I'll be sure to post the sizing and fit as soon as I get them in! 

And here are a few of my favorites that are major steals and also a few that I don't think will last very long. Use the code 25EXTRA to save! 
































Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sweet Sweet Summertime


Summer is in full swing and we are loving every second of it! 

While pink will always be my favorite color, there's just something about all the gorgeous shades of blue that I am magically drawn to in the summer.  And clearly, Kate Spade and I were on the same page because they nailed it with their summer blues. 

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That's not the only color Kate Spade got right this year, they also brought the summer sunshine with their banana yellow and black stripes as well. 

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And my Orchard Street hemsley crossbody, which is featured above in black and baby blue, has been getting lots of attention around here. 

I love that I can dress it up for a fun night out on the town. 



Make it totally casual for running errands. 

Tee (cheaper version here) // Necklace // Bracelets // Jeans // Sandals // Cross body 


And even carry it to church or a Sunday brunch. 



You guys all know how I feel about tassels, so I just had to have these Kate Spade clorinda sandals as soon as I spotted them!  For reference, they run tts and I am wearing my normal 6.5.  And is this toddler ruffle rose one piece not the cutest ever?! 




In even better news, today starts the BIG Kate Spade sale with an additional 30% off of the already reduced prices!!!  Use the code SUNSHINE to save! 




Thank you Kate Spade for partnering on this post. 



Monday, June 20, 2016

Our weekend

Happy Monday guys!  Getting a late start around here, but I am finding out quickly that during the summer it's a lot harder for me to wake up super early and write.  Either way, I did want to share some snippets from our weekend with you guys. 

On Saturday, Todd left super early and headed to Charlotte to meet my dad so they could finally use their tickets to drive a real race car.  Todd said it was an awesome experience and gave him a major adrenaline rush! 






Back home, after the kids and I had breakfast, we headed out to pick up a Southern Tide shirt for Todd.  Long story short, I ordered this one from Nordstrom, but realized when I opened it that it wasn't the 'fishing shirt' shirt he had actually requested.  I really loved the color and the pattern though so I decided I would just give him both shirts. So, when we got downtown we picked up this one, along with this t-shirt

After we finished shopping we made a little pit stop by our favorite candy store, River Street Treats




After that, we stopped by Krispy Kreme to pick up doughnuts for a yummy Father's Day breakfast! 


Later that evening after Todd got home, we went over to see our good friends and their new puppy!!


Is he not the cutest thing you have ever seen!?!?  I seriously wanted to take him home! 


On Sunday morning, we showered Todd with lots of hugs and kisses, funny cards, and his gifts! 



 Then we packed up and headed out to Folly for a family day on the beach!  The weather felt amazing and there was a cool breeze so we never felt too hot. 




The kids had a blast jumping over a hole that Todd dug and racing through the little tidal pools.




It was an awesome family beach day! 

My bandeau top and bottoms are still available and on major sale.  Carson and Todd's trunks are Vineyard Vines, but both patterns are sold out.  Taylor's cute tutu suit is from Target and it's on sale for $5.50 right now! 


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday Shopping...... Big sales + Lilly Pulitzer gift with purchase


Happy Saturday, everyone!!  Todd and my dad are in Charlotte today and both of them are getting to drive a real race car.  We bought them tickets for the 'NASCAR Experience' for Father's Day last year and they are finally getting to use them. 

So, the kids and I are about to head out and go see the movie Dory and then we are going to pick up a few more goodies for Todd to celebrate Father's Day tomorrow. 

There are lots of great sales going on right now so I thought I would share a few of my favorites! 

First, Lilly Pulitzer is offering a free gift with any purchase, plus, this adorable tassel necklace with a purchase of $200 or more!  I just ordered this dress and this dress.  I love the prints and they both look super comfortable for summer. 


Swing Dress // also here (runs big so size down) // Headband 


Ellie Tunic Dress - Runs large so size down 


Dress also available here // Wedges  also here  
Clutch sold out but similar  here 


Also, Nordstrom just made a ton of new markdowns this week. 



This is one of my favorite dresses to date and it was just marked down 40% off! 

Dress // Sandals // Necklace // Ring // Sunglasses // Bracelet (old but similar here)



Maxi Dress  (40% off) // Bracelet // Earrings 


And last, Loft just announced 40% off all new arrivals!!  Below are just a few of my favorites!