Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This and That

// I hope you all had a wonderful, long weekend.  It was a rainy and nasty one here in Charleston, but we made the best of it and spent lots of family time inside :)

 Yesterday, on Memorial Day, we were actually able to beat the rain and take the kids to Magnolia Plantation for the day.  I am embarrassed to admit this, but this was our first time visiting Magnolia Planation.  It was really fun walking around and explaining the history to Carson (he is now at the age where he is understands and is somewhat interested).  It also gave us a good reason to explain the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day.  So, a big thank you from our entire family to all the men and women that have given their lives while protecting and serving our country.  We are forever thankful and grateful for you all. 

// I have to say, everyone's favorite part at Magnolia Plantation was the animals.  It was so wild and so cool to be able to feed the deer.  They were so gentle and would just walk right up to you.  The peacocks, on the other hand, must have had enough of the people because I watched one of them attack a man, not once, but twice.  So needless to say, any time we would see one I would make sure the kids and I kept our distance. 

This picture was taken as soon as we got out of the car, before I knew how crazy these beautiful birds could be ;)  Thank goodness this wasn't one of the angry peacocks! 

Even though I am looking quite rough, I still love this picture of the four of us in front of this huge oak tree. 

And since it was still pretty nasty outside I kept things super casual in my favorite ball cap, jean shorts, and this super soft tee

// On Friday night, we headed out for an early date night with some of our favorite couples!  We ate at Wild Olive, and both the food and the company were awesome! 

And how amazing does my friend Erin!?  She just had this precious baby boy a week ago!  Aww...that newborn sweetness never gets old. 

What I wore. 
Dress // Earrings // Sandals old similar here  

// On Sunday, we had a fun neighborhood cookout, and of course, I didn't take one picture :(  I told Todd that I had to get better about bringing my big camera around with me. 

I did snap this one before we headed out.  This dress is the most comfortable ever, and I am loving all six colors that it comes in! 

// And don't forget, their are tons of sales still going on, and today is the last to shop a few of them! I did a little round up here on Friday and another one here on Saturday if you missed it!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day Sales.... The best of the best

Happy Saturday sweet friends!! As I am sure most of you know there are TONS of great sales going on right now! I have shopped a few of them already, but after the kids go down tonight I plan to really do some damage :) 

In no particular order, here are the best sales going on right now! 

And I also wanted to share with you guys this dress! I thought I ordered the baby blue color, but I actually ordered the indigo...oops!  I actually really really love it, so I am sticking with it. I also wanted to add that on the model the bottom looks extremely sheer, but in person it doesn't look like that at all.
 (And for sizing reference I am wearing the XSP).

Nordstrom- Up to 40% for their Half Yearly Sale. And included in that sale are lots of Hanky Panky items at 40% off too ;) 

Ann Taylor - 50% off full price styles. 

Moon and Lola- 20% off your full priced order! Use code RSCHARM20.

Anthropologie- Additional 30% off all sale prices! 

Serena and Lily- Save 20% the entire site! 

Hayden Reis- Take 20% off site wide! 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Nordstrom Sale + Lilly Pulitzer gift with purchase

Cheers to Friday and the long weekend ahead!  I hope you guys have fun plans with your family and friends.  Todd and I are off to dinner tonight with a few of our favorite couples, then we have a big beach day planned with friends on Sunday. 

On Wednesday I mentioned the Nordstrom half yearly sale, but last night I had time to really browse  and there are so many great things that are marked down. 

That being said, I thought I would start with a few that I already have that are now 40% or more. 

I am not sure if you guys remember this dress or not (it's actually about three years old), but they brought it back in this color and five others.  It was just marked down 40% off!!!  I ordered it in the baby blue color and I can not wait for it to arrive. 

Maxi dress - 40% off and comes in six different colors! 
(For sizing reference, I am wearing the xsp )

Dress ( 40% off) // Flip-flops // Necklace // Luggage 

Maxi Dress (40% off) Comes in four different colors! 

Coverup // Bikini top (40% off) //Bottoms (40% 0ff)// Sunglasses // Flipflops 

And here are a few more major markdowns that I thought you may want to know about! This dress and this dress are two of my favorites!! 

The Vineyard Vines sale at Nordstrom is SO GOOD!! 

// Also, today starts the Lilly Pulitzer gift with purchase!!!!  It's really good one this time too, and I am really wanting those beach towels bad.  And if you missed my post yesterday, I featured this dress from the new summer collection. 

Ellie Tunic Dress - Runs large so size down 

 Printed Tank Dress- runs large so size down! 

// And last, Loft is running a really great sale today as well.  They are offering 40% off all new arrivals and 60% off of summer favorites and all sale!! 

This embroidered swing dress may just be my favorite. 

My dress below is by Lou and Grey and it's also 40% off. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer Clara Dress + Moon and Lola winner

Hello lovely ladies, I hope you are all having a great week so far! 

Today, I wanted to pop in and share one of my favorite dresses from the Lilly Pulitzer summer collection.  If you haven't looked at it yet, you must take a peek here.  I swear, this may be her best collection yet.  And I feel like I say this each time Lilly launches a new collection, but it really does just keep getting better and better!!! 

I love how easy and swingy this dress is.  It looks just as cute with a pair of flip-flops for a more casual feel. 

 And I am loving these new wedges I ordered last week.  I heard great things about the brand, Badgley Mischka, and I must say, the rumors are true...it's an amazing shoe!!  And the one's I am wearing were just marked down 40% off yesterday!!! 

Can't get enough of my new Antigua earrings.  They are super lightweight and such a fun pop of color! 

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

 As far as sizing goes on this dress, I would say it runs tts.  I am wearing the xs and I had it hemmed about 2.5 inches.  With me being 5'2", and this dress more of a loose/swingy style, I just preferred it a little shorter.  And I am wearing these instead of a regular bra, but for more support, you could also wear this bra with it. 

Here are just a few more pieces from the Lilly Pulitzer summer collection that I just can't get enough of! 

Photos by Kim Graham

And the winner of the Moon and Lola Tassel earrings is Kathy Stevens!! Kathy shoot me an email today at Caycee07@hotmail.com and let me know which color you would like and the best shipping address to send them too! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fitness..... Top 5 "gym" must haves

I really feel like I should probably let Todd write this post :)  We have been together for eleven years now and I can count on one hand the number of times he has missed the gym during the week.  I guess you could say the gym is Todd's happy place, and as his wife, I certainly don't mind that he enjoys working out so much ;) 

And with Father's Day being less than a month away, I thought it was the perfect time time to round up some gift ideas for a man that likes to workout.  I asked Todd to give me a hand and pick out his favorite top 5 must-haves for the gym.  No surprise here, Nordstrom had all of Todd's favorites in their workout and outdoor section

One // A good pair of athletic shorts
Todd really likes these Under Armour shorts.  They are super lightweight, and the material is great when you get hot and sweaty. 

While I tell Todd all the time he should probably wear a hat made for the gym, he doesn't listen.  He just always tosses on this Braves cap that I bought him last year.  Either way, at 4:30am when he heads to the gym a hat is a must. 

Resistance bands and tubes can be used many different ways.  Lots of people actually use these at home for a complete workout, but Todd uses his each morning to stretch out/loosen up his shoulders.  After throwing a ball for so many years, his shoulders seem to be the main thing that gives him any problems as far as aches and pains, so he's found that using the bands before a workout is a great way to avoid any lingering aches and pains.  I couldn't find the exact bands that Todd has, but this one is very similar. 

I am happy to take credit for this one.  I ordered my first S'well water bottle last year and every since then Todd and I have been hooked.  When it says it keeps your water cold for 24 hours, there's no exaggerating at all, it really keeps it ice cold for that long.  Todd prefers the large 25oz bottle because he drinks a ton of water while at the gym and also throughout the day. 

Five // Running shoes
Todd ends the majority of his workouts with sprints, so a good pair of running shoes are so important for his legs and knees.  Our entire family are all Nike lovers, they hold up extremely well and our feet are never sore after a hard workout/run.  Plus, they get an extra thumbs up for making colors that aren't bright, blinding neon!  These below come in two different colors and they won't break the bank at $100. 

And for a few more of Todd's "gym favorites", you can shop below. 

PS....... Nordstrom just started their mid-year sale today, so make sure you check out all the awesome markdowns!! 

Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post.