Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Shopbop Sale......

Whoop whoop...happy Tuesday evening and happy sale shopping, my friends!! So many good things were just marked down at Shopbop, but my most coveted items include these jeans, this blouse, and these open toe booties!! 

Life Lately

// Cheers for evenings in the low 70's. I know that is not exactly cool weather, but in Charleston, that means it's cool enough to put a few logs in the fire pit and make S'mores with friends! I'm pretty sure S'mores may be everyone's favorite around here, so I am planning to make sure that our new backyard has some sort of fire pit! 

 // Grocery shopping with these two is always entertaining :) But seriously, I love how sweet these two are together. Before Taylor went to sleep last night she went over and hugged Carson and said, "I love you bubba, you're my best friend ever." I hope and pray that these two always stay as close as they are right now. 

// I have been on a major arugula kick lately and this new creation is my new favorite. It's just baby arugula, strawberries, fresh mozzarella pearls, pecans, and two tablespoons of Marie's raspberry vinaigrette.  

// Speaking of eating healthy, I've also been making it to the gym more regularly lately! Last week I made it four days and this week I am actually shooting for five :) This was me at barre yesterday rocking my new tank and yoga mat! And guys, you may want to ditch your S'well bottle if you ever try one of these. It actually keeps your water cold just the same, but the lid and the straw were game changers for me. 

// But y'all, the wine struggle is no joke!! I know I said I was only going to have wine Thursday through Saturday.....but I lied! I swear, I feel like earlier in the week I need a glass way more than I do by Friday. Please tell me I am not alone here?!?!

Split side stripe sweatshirt runs tts (I am wearing the xs regular) // Live In Leggings

// Mara Hoffman j ust started her HUGE summer sale and prices are super low on a ton of  her designs!!! Below are just a few of my favorite from the sale!!! 

// And last, here are two outfits that I wore last week and featured on Instagram.

This dress is such an oldie but a goodie, and I love that they keep bringing it back each year in new colors! For sizing reference, it runs large so size down! 

 Stripe Tee (on sale)  // AG Shorts (on sale) also here // Necklace // 

  Woven Shift Dress // Earrings // Hobo Bag // Sandals (on sale) 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Affordable off the shoulder looks

I am so happy that the off the shoulder look is sticking around for fall. I have no doubt it will also be back next summer as well. Clearly I love everything about the off the shoulder look, so I was excited to find some affordable new arrivals. 

In no particular order, here are a few of my favorite looks. They are all under $100 (most are around $50)! 

I can't get enough of this sweater. It's only $65 and it also comes in black. I think it would look killer with these jeans and these pumps for fall! 

Loving this pink rust color! This dress is perfect to wear with sandals now and then with these booties in the fall. 

How gorgeous is this blouse, y'all?!?! And if you wanted to dress it up a little more, these black skinny jeans would look amazing with this blouse! 

Keep in mind this model is 5'9, so it probably won't be this short!! I love that it has pockets and that the fit isn't as boxy as most of the jean dresses I've seen lately. 

I can't believe this top is only $39!! The reviews are great and it also comes in two other colors. It is on it's way to me now, so I'll make sure and to share sizing with you guys when it arrives. 

This blue color is stunning. It also comes in black and green as well. I love that it can be dressed up or down...it's only $88! 

Love the adorable little ties on the sleeves and the gauzy white material makes it less sheer so you don't have to worry about it being see through! 

The frayed hem and sleeves makes this dress so fun and unique. It would look adorable belted as pictured or not belted for a more laid back look. 

Perfect toss on dress for under $50 and it also comes in a gorgeous taupe color. 

This top is so simple, but I think the possibilities to create an outfit with it are endless. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday's Brain Dump + Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway winners

Happy Friday!! I apologize for the lack of (and late) posts this week. I'm not sure why, but for the life of me I just could not get it together this week!

// Yesterday, Todd and I celebrated our NINE year anniversary! I know it sounds cliche, but I really can't believe it's been nine years since our wedding day! I can't imagine living this wild and crazy life with anyone other than Todd by my side. Not only is he my partner and the wonderful father of our two kiddos, he's also my best friend in the whole wide world. I always love looking back at our wedding album and reminiscing on what a fun and special day it was. 

// Todd lined up a sitter and dinner plans yesterday, but he wouldn't tell me where we were going. And I've got to admit, when we pulled up to Muse I was completely surprised. Not only had I never eaten here, I had also never heard of it! Todd went on to let me know that he had done his homework and that Muse was voted top ten most romantic restaurants in Charleston, while also adding that it had great reviews. That being said, I am happy to report that dinner was incredible, as were the drinks and the dessert. 

// Thanks for the input yesterday, as far as helping me decide on which dress to wear. I was surprised how divided it was, but in the end, the white one won the vote. Plus, Todd said that it was his favorite as well :) Both dresses are still available in most sizes. For reference, the blue lace dress runs big. I am wearing the xs and it is still a l loose in the waist. And the white lace dress runs tts (I'm wearing the 0p). 

 // I got the chance to stop in Sephora this week and I picked up some new beauty items that I have been dying to try. I am planning to test all of them out this weekend, but I did use this eye palette this morning and I'm now officially obsessed! If I can figure it out, I am going to try to post a video tutorial :) 

// I ordered some new workout tops last week and they arrived yesterday. I love all three of them but this one is my favorite. I love that it's so fun, and at the same time, it still gives you support and just the right amount of coverage ;) 

Yoga Dance Top with built in bra (Runs tts and I'm wearing the xs) // Zella Leggings

Tagor built in bra tank (Runs small - I am wearing the small, but could've taken the medium and been fine) // Zella Leggings

// And if you didn't snag what you wanted from the Lilly sale, I've got really good news for you!!! Lilly Pulitzer is going to be live on Rue La La today at 3pm!! 

// And last but not least, the two giveaway winners are..........

Winner for giveaway one is......Christopher n Annaliza Rogers - Please email me at Caycee07@hotmail.com with your shipping address! 

The winner for giveaway two is........Dee! Dee, please email me at Caycee07@hotmail.com with your shipping address! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Skincare Routine

Good morning guys...Happy Hump Day! 

Over the last two weeks I've had a few messages via Insatastories to share my skincare routine with you guys. I love getting these messages/requests, so please keep them coming! It's so fun connecting with you guys on a more personal level and I really do enjoy hearing the topics that you guys are interested in. 

Anyone that knows me personally knows that I NEVER leave my house without my makeup on. So, the picture I am about to share is not something I would normally share, but I figured that if I'm going to give you guys advice about skincare you guys deserve to see what my skin actually looks like without any makeup on. 

I will start with my facial cleansers and my face mask. 

Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser - This is what I use every evening to wash my face. The fact that it lathers and foams so well really helps me feel like all my makeup gets removed. 

Clarisonic Mia also (on sale here) - If you guys do not have a Clarisonic you need one! I promise you this thing is a game changer. I use mine at least twice a week after I wash my face with my rinse off cleanser. And I love using the refreshing gel that comes with the Clarisonic, it leaves my face feeling so smooth and soft. 

Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask - Taylor always freaks out when I put this mask on and she starts repeatedly saying, "Take it of mommy, take it off!"...haha! I use this mask once a week mostly in the evenings while I'm in the bath, which seems more convenient to let it sit on my face for five minutes. I can't tell you guys how much this mask has helped with my clogged pores and blackheads on my nose and forehead. 

Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm - Warning ladies, prepare yourselves to be hooked on this bee venom line. While I was in Dallas at the rS conference I was able to meet with the Rodial team. They sent me home with different samples of a few of their lines to test out and while I liked the Dragons Blood, it didn't hold a candle to their Bee Venom Collection . I use this cleanser every morning before my clarifying lotion and my moisturizer. It truly makes my face feel like silk. 

Next comes toner, eye makeup remover, and all the fun moisturizers! 

I live by the rule 'if ain't broke don't fix it' and that's how I feel about my Clinique Clarifying lotion and my 'take off the day' eye makeup remover. I realized about four years ago that I needed something a little stronger when it came to keeping my face moisturized and to help prevent all those fine lines and wrinkles. 

Bee Venom Moisturizer - Say hello to the mack daddy of moisturizers, my friends. I have tried at least ten moisturizers over the last year and this one is by far the best!! It makes my face feel tighter immediately, while at the same time, super moisturized. I use this every morning after my clarifying lotion and also every evening after I was my face. 

Bee Venom Eye Cream - There is a reason this eye cream is on backorder until September! If you struggle with dark circles or puffiness this stuff is going to be your best friend. I also apply this morning and evening after my moisturizer.  

Bee Venom Super Serum - I've only been using this product for about a month now, but I can already tell a difference. I  knew I needed to try it after reading these reviews considering how much I loved the rest of the bee venom line. This sucker ain't cheap by any means, but I really believe it's worth it. I only use a tiny bit (I am talking one small pump) every evening after I apply my moisturizer. 

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner also here - After unclogging my pores with detox mask, I felt like my pores where huge and it's all I could see when I looked closely into the mirror.  After trying three cheaper pharmacy brands I decided to go on a hunt and find the best pore minimizing product out there. After the first time I put this on over my pores I could tell I had found the winner. This stuff works like a charm and I can barely even see my pores now. 

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Balm also here - Technically, I guess I should have put this in a makeup post, but it is actually considered a moisturizer and it can be used all over your face, but for the look I wanted to achieve I prefer to use a small dab under my eyes as my very last step in my make-up. I showed you guys exactly how it works on Instastories yesterday, so if you missed it, it will be up for two more hours :) 

Whew, bless you if you made it through this entire post, y'all! I also wanted to add that this post was not sponsored, these are the products that I truly love and use.  

Monday, August 22, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer New Additions + Shorts (sizing and fit information) + Last day to Enter Giveaway + Kate Spade Surprise Sale

Hey guys!!!! I can't wait to hear everything you guys snagged from the After Party Sale! I must say, today has been much smoother than the last few years, and it also seems Lilly was more prepared with a lot more inventory too! 

I loved reading all of your comments, and I am so happy that most of you got everything you wanted! Today is the last day to enter the giveaway, so make sure you head to yesterday's post and leave a comment if you haven't already!! 

I did notice towards the end of the day yesterday they added a few new items to the sale, so I thought I would share these with you guys in case you missed them. And from what I heard, they should still be adding more today, so I will make sure an update you guys if and when they do! 

**Edited over 100 new styles were just added....... below are a few of my favorites, but you can check all the new arrivals here!!! 

runs super long and big, size down one size! 

Runs tts, and for reference I am wearing the xs. 

This print is no longer available, but I actually love the blue stripes even better. Runs tts and for sizing reference I am wearing the xs.

It's hard to tell in the picture, but this dress has a gorgeous metallic thread sewn into the pattern. My guess from the material is that it runs tts and doesn't have very much stretch. So if you are between sizes I would be safe and go up in this one. 

Runs large, size down at least one size. Also, from the reviews this dress is bump and nursing friendly! 

Runs tts, and can be worn throughout the entire year. 

Runs small, so go up one size. If you are larger busted I would go up two sizes. And I am loving the fact it has a built in bra!

Runs true to size, and can be washed on cold in the washer! 

Elsie Party Dress - Regular $258  now $64
She just made her way into my basket :) I have tried a fit very similar to this one before and it ran tts. That being said, I would go with your normal size on this one. 

Rene Poncho Sweater- Regular $128 now $49
I think this is one that just keeps getting looked over, but how stunning is it with the white tank underneath and the white jeans!  

Isla V-Neck Maxi Dress -Regular $198 now $69
This dress is similar to the sloan maxi and it also runs big, so make sure you go down one size from your usual Lilly size. 

Callie Shift Dress - Regular $178  now $59
LOVE the back of this dress!!! Runs big, so again, size down! 

Cove Sleeveless Fit and Flare-Regular $158 now $54! 
Reviews rave that this dress is super flattering, and it runs tts! 

Also, you do not want to miss out on all the Lilly Pulitzer shorts they have this year! There are more than I have ever seen included in a sale, and there are still lots of styles and sizes left. 

The three below are some of my favorites from this past year. 

 3" Walsh Shorts (run loose in the waist) 

The 3" walsh shorts are some of my favorites, and I am loving all the prints that are on sale! These run on the looser side in the waist. For sizing reference, I am wearing the the size 0.

// And last Kate Spade just announced another surprise sale!!!! There are lots of great things included in the sale this time, and the prices are insanely good!

Clove Street Airel Regular $478 now $169
Loving this gorgeous grey color for fall!