Friday, February 16, 2018

5 on Friday

ONE // 

// For the most part, Todd and I have still been trying to eat Whole 30 during the week. This recipe is one that I had a lot of requests to share, but I couldn't find the exact recipe online. I did, however, find this one and the only difference is that it's made with chicken instead of pork (you don't dredge the pork through any flour). The recipe we made came from a book we have called Whole 30 Fast and Easy, which I highly recommend, even if you aren't doing Whole 30. 

// TWO 

Did you guys see that Lilly Pulitzer launched a new swim line yesterday?!? It is freaking gorgeous, y'all! My three favorites are below. 


I just ordered several new books off Amazon and I'm so excited to dig into to all of them! I seriously wasted like three hours the other morning reading book descriptions and reviews, and these are the three that ended up in my cart! 

FOUR // 

My absolute favorite skincare line Colleen Rothschild is running an awesome sale this weekend! You can save $50 off any $150 purchase! Below are the products that I love and use the most! 

This is the first thing I use in the evenings to wash all of my makeup off. 

2-3 nights out of the week I use this detox mask. It leaves your face feeling so smooth and fresh. 

If I'm not using the detoxing mask, then I usually use this enzyme polish after I wash my face. I feel like this polish gives you a deeper clean and really helps remove dead skin cells.

I only use this once or twice a week and I always apply it first before any other night time moisturizers. 

 I use this stuff every morning and evening! A little goes a long way, plus, it's great for puffiness and dark circles.  

After my eye cream, I use the age renewal super serum, and y'all, this stuff is my FAVORITE!!!! 

This is a fairly new product I just started to add in after my age renewal serum, but so far, I'm really liking it and the next morning my skin feels so soft.

FIVE // 

And last, because it's FRIDAY and the kids don't go back to school until Tuesday!!! 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Perfect Shirt (Under $50)

Cheers to almost Friday, and also to finding the perfect shirt! No really, that really is the name of this shirt, and let me tell you, the name does not lie. 

 This shirt is lightweight and so soft, and if pink checks aren't your thing, it also comes in six other colors and patterns! I just ordered the light blue stripes and I can't wait for it to arrive! I mean, you really can't beat a good soft button down for under $50. And if you're on the hunt for a good pair of stretch white jeans that aren't see through, make sure you check these out. Also, a few of you asked about the sizing, and so you know, it runs tts. For reference, I'm wearing it in the xs. 

Photos by Kim Graham 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Life Lately

Happy Valentine's Day!! 

Do you all have any big plans? Todd and I are sneaking away super early for dinner, and because it's been over a month, we decided we really wanted Basil! I have been dreaming of their spring rolls and crab stuffed wontons for days now...I cannot wait!!!

What I'm planning on wearing this evening...I may switch out the white jeans for either black or blue jeans.

// The kids are so excited about Valentine's, mainly because that means lots of candy! And speaking of candy, I totally nixed the cute Valentine's candy this year and I just let the kids pick out whatever they wanted to give their, Fun Dip and Trolli sour bites it is.

// One of the easiest and yummiest salads ever!! I made it Monday night for dinner to go with our grilled burgers and it was so good! 

// I made it to the gym twice this week and I'm planning on trying to squeeze in some sort of cardio today if possible. I always feel so much better when I workout, both mentally and physically. And for those asking about this mat, I got it here off of Amazon. I also wanted to mention that this water bottle gives the Yeti and the Swell bottles a run for the money! 

// Taylor had a birthday party this past Sunday at Ice Palace :) And now girlfriend is obsessed, and has asked me to take her back every single day. So, we promised her we would go back sometime this weekend. 

// This past Saturday, we attended a "fun" couples baby shower! I mean, how awesome is that cake...and you know the guys loved it :) 

And yes, I pretended I was in college again and played quite a few rounds of "paci-pong". Can y'all tell the guys were in charge of the entertainment! 

This is the only picture we took all night and I'm still trying to figure out why my girlfriend and I have really large foam cups!?!? Either way, maybe that explains why we had the worst headache the next morning! 

And I love these suspender pants I shared with you guys on Instastories last week. I'll be sharing a full outfit post soon, while showing you guys how you can wear it with the straps up or down. 

// And last, here are the details of all my recent Instagram and Instastory outfits.

Jeans sold out but similar here and here

Top runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs.

Tee runs big, so size down. And the jeans stretch a good bit, so I would go one size down. For reference, I'm wearing the 25 regular. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

What I'm Wearing - Lace Midi Dress

Good morning ladies, and happy Monday!! 

I am so excited to share this gem of a dress that I recently found online at Nordstrom. It is perfect for almost any and every occasion. And with the beautiful navy color, it can be worn all year long. The cut, the fit, and the gorgeous lace details make this dress such a showstopper and make it look much more expensive than it actually is. 

So yes, if you've been looking for the perfect dress that can we worn repeatedly, then I highly recommend adding this one to your closet asap! And you guys already know how much I wear these Stecy sandals during the spring and the summer...they go with every dress I own. They are under $80 and are surprisingly comfortable with such a tall heel. 

To show you a few more of my favorite affordable dresses for spring and summer, check out the ones below! I'm dying that they added this lace number that I already own in white and black and also in a stunning shade of red. 

Lace Midi Dress (only $89) 

Photos by Kim Graham 

Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

This and That

Good morning ladies and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! 

// I am heading out later this morning to eat lunch with Taylor and then I'm going with a few of my girlfriends to see Fifty Shades Freed. I cannot remember the last time I went to the movies without the kids during the day! I will report back with my thoughts on the movie.

// We had our monthly girls supper club on Tuesday this week and I was so excited to finally enjoy my wine and cheese! And surprisingly, I felt great the next morning and my stomach wasn't bothered at all by the dairy or the wine. 

What I wore 

Stripe Sweater (wearing the xs) // Jeans old similar and same brand here // Sandals

// We booked our stay at Great Wolf Lodge for the first weekend in March! We're only going to stay two nights (which a lot of you recommended), so I will let you guys know what we think about it after our trip! The kids are SO EXCITED, and honestly, I love stuff like this too! 

// Todd and I went on a double date last night with Natalie and Ben to Indaco! We had a great time and the food was all delicious!! The lighting was horrible and we all dug in as soon as the food came out so this is the only picture I took. This is the burrata appetizer and it is amazing! 

What I wore
Reversible Tee (wearing the xs regular) // Belted Trousers // 

// And last, I'm planning on updating 'shop my Instastory' tab this weekend to include size and fit information from everything I shared this week. I did, however, want to go ahead and share this wrap cardigan with y'all today, because I have a feeling this one is going to go fast! 

For sizing reference, I'm wearing the xs regular.