Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Real Life Thoughts ...

// We are still searching for the right house on Daniel Island.  I have actually become pretty obsessed and I find myself checking ten or more times a day for new listings.  I am trying to be patient, as I know we are in the ideal situation and I don't want to rush into anything, but I guess the type A and OCD in me is not very good with handling the unknown.  I've toyed with the idea of looking in Mt. Pleasant or James Island, as they have more houses on the market being that there is a larger area to look at, but in the end, all I can imagine is Carson and Taylor riding their bikes to school, Todd and I walking to date night, and the small community feel that I love so much.  So.......we shall play the waiting game :) 

// Speaking of homes, I get asked quite often if I would put marble in my kitchen again!  The answer is YES!  Either way, if Todd and I decide to build (or buy something already on the market) I want marble in my kitchen again.  Does it have some etching and some water spots here and there?  Yes, of course, but I still love it as much as I did the day we put it in. 

I could sit and stare at kitchens like the one's below all day long! 

// I can't decide what to do with this mop of mine!!  And yes, I said mop, and mop is exactly how I feel about this hair of mine!  I have the slowest growing hair ever, but yet I still always seem to have roots!  The actual condition is SO MUCH BETTER than it was six months ago, and all the damaged and broken off pieces are finally starting to grow out, but I swear it's starting to look like a full on mullet these days!  Three things that I swear have brought my hair back to life are these vitamins, this shampoo, and this conditioner below!  I know, they are both expensive, but all three are worth every penny! 

And I am seriously thinking about cutting my hair like this!!  Thoughts?!?  I am scared I will hate it, and like I stated above, my hair grows so slow!!! 

// Todd and I started watching the American Crime Story of OJ Simpson last night and we are already hooked!  Y'all, how in the world did OJ Simpson not get found guilty!?!?  I can't wait to watch the rest of this and find out more details of everything that went on, but wow, so far OJ Simpson seems to have been a loose cannon! 

Last, Kate Spade just announced their SURPRISE SALE!!!!  Most items are 75% or more! 

This coat just went into my cart!! I have stalked it forever, and never did I think it would be reduced this low!!! 

Fashion Kendall Coat - was $628.00 now $229.00

Monday, February 8, 2016

Tango Red

With the big "love day" right around the corner (six days to be exact), I figured the timing was perfect to show you one of my new favorites......the little tango red shift dress

I love the v-neck and loose fit of this dress.  I am also seriously contemplating grabbing it in the black as well. 

And Miss Julie Vos, you have me so smitten!  This doubled sided pendant is simply gorgeous, plus, the fact that's it doubled sided for a different look is just an an added bonus! 

And I am pretty sure I've only taken this ring and this cuff off one time since it arrived last week! Hint hint...if there are any men reading, I am pretty sure any and everything from Julie Vos is sure to make your Valentine smile :) 

Oh, and my Alesya Bags clutch has not left my side either. 

Dress (under $90) // Necklace // Earrings //
 Cuff // Ring // Clutch c/o // Pumps // Sunglasses 

So do tell, do you guys have any fun plans for Valentine's Day??  I am still trying to convince Todd to take the kids and I to the Grove Park Inn for a quick getaway.  So far I am not doing a very good job though.  Guess I better up my persuasion game! 

Photos by Kim Graham 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

In my Closet.....iPhone snaps

Happy Saturday loves!!  Today, Todd and I are headed to Columbia to help host a stock the bar party for one of my dear friends!  I am loving all the time I have been getting to spend with all my girls, and I know I've said this before, but it's so hard for me to believe that we've all been friends for over 15 years!!  

That being said, this will be a short and sweet little post about what's in my closet, along with a few things that I've been wearing lately!

This sweater is unlike anything I have ever felt before...it is sooooo soft and cozy.  To top things off, it comes in 10 different colors!!!!

Fleece high low sweater (under $50) // Jeans (love the ankle zippers) //
Flats (under $50) // Necklace 

 Fleece Wrap (under $30) // Tank (Only $12)

Dress (40% off) // Gold Pumps 

Sweater (65% off) // Tank // Jeans // Pumps 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Nailed It........Jessica Simpson Swimwear

While her tv show, The Newlyweds, may not have made it very far, I would say our girl Jessica Simpson nailed it when she turned to fashion! Her swimsuits have been a favorite of mine for over 5 years now. Her suits are always well made and even her one-pieces have a light padding perfect for "making the girls always perky and looking good".

And  much to my happiness, I just discovered  Amazon Fashion carries her clothes and swimsuits! They even have some of her older styles from last season, like this one that I have in black and gold! 

Here are just a few of my favorites from her 2016 spring line! 

And below are a few of her suits I already own, along with some fabulous sunscreen! I've started wearing their tinted cc sunscreen  under my powder, and I love it! It's not greasy at all and smells so light and fresh. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Houser Wallet by Alesya Bags

Hello my loves and happy Thursday!!  Only one more day until Friday...can I get a whoop whoop on that please :)  Whew, it's been one heck of a crazy week around here...from house inspections (everything was good to go on that btw), house hunting, planning for school, Valentine's parties, and just everyday life with the hubs, two kiddos, and an overgrown (also quite hyper) Jack Russell :) 

But back to the point, I am not here today to jabber on about all the craziness going on in my life right now, I would like to change the subject and tell you about an accessory that helps all this crazy with some organization while also adding some style! 

Say hello to the Houser Wallet by Alesya Bags

As mentioned above, not only is this wallet gorgeous, but it's packed full of function as well.
The removable card case is my favorite feature!  It's perfect for storing your 'always needed' cards (like your license and credit card) and makes them easy to find.  And since it's removable, you can  just pop it in your favorite bag or clutch when you don't want to bring your entire wallet with you! And that pocket for you cell phone, I mean really, I can't tell you how often I lose my cell phone in my purse. 

Oh yeah, and this sweater, it's amazaballs. It was just marked down 40%!  It comes in two other colors and is super soft!  It runs tts...I am wearing the xs for reference. 

Outfit Details 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Moving Update + Shopbop Sale

Happy Hump Day ladies!!  I hope you are having a great week so far! 

// We close on our house in 22 days!!!  You guys, the real estate on Daniel Island is booming right now, but there really aren't many homes for sale.  That being said, we haven't seen anything we'd be willing to put an offer on so I've been freaking out trying to figure out what we'll do once we sell our house.  Well wouldn't you know it, like mama always says, "Everything will work out."  The buyers that are purchasing our house agreed to have us rent our house back until we find what we're looking for and all we have to do is give them 30 days notice!  They live up in DC and were not planning on moving here for possibly another year, so this truly is the perfect situation for everyone, and such a weight taken off for us!  Our plans are to be on Daniel Island no later than the end of June, but hopefully sooner.  We are toying with the idea of building, but my fear is that it would not be ready by the start of next school year!  Ahh....so many decisions to make!

// On a lighter note, Shopbop just announced a big sale with tons of new markdowns!  And the markdowns are some of the really, really good stuff :) 

Luckily, I snagged one of these last night, and as of this morning, there is only one color left that's on sale!  So, if you have been eying this adorable cover-up, I would grab it now! 

Dying over this gorgeous pink color and it's actually marked down 50%!!! 

This is truly one of the softest tunic sweater dresses that I own.  And I love how it is super versatile.  You can adjust the top for a total different look. 

Ella Moss is truly killing it this season.  Her quality and comfort are always amazing!  I love this fringe sweater.  It would look cute paired with any bottoms!  

Is this not the most stunning blue you have ever seen!?! 

Loving the colors and the cut of this cardigan. 

And here are a few more of my favorites on sale! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Transitioning with lightweight pieces

I am not sure if any of you elsewhere can relate, but our weather here in Charleston this year has been all over the place.  Today our high is 72 and sunny....I'll take it!!  I am not complaining when I mention it being all over the place, however, if it were up to me we would skip winter all together :) 

I am pretty sure Todd would disagree with me. He prefers it to be cool, but not freezing outside.  So today, in lieu of the weather changing and Valentine's Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a few of my favorite picks for the men with you guys. 

Weekday Look 
(Click on item to shop)

Sweater // Pants (wrinkle free, and under $70) // Loafer 33% off) 
Button down (non-iron) // Watch // Belt  

Weekend Look 
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Loafer (under $90 and available in 9 colors) //Skipjack Hat

You may remember the post I did here, featuring one of Todd's favorite brands, Peter Millar.  I love all of his pieces, but his outerwear is awesome.  This quilted vest is still one of my favorites on Todd. 

I love how no matter what season, or how crazy the weather may be, I can always count on Nordstrom to have us covered (literally..ha)! 

Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post.