Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This and That

// I finally found the holy grail of sunless tanners! I tried to do a little video on Instagram, but it was a hot mess with me trying to film, talk, and apply...ha! Pretty sure I would fail in the world of youtube tutorials. 

You can buy just the bronzing mouse here if you don't also want or need the kit. This stuff truly gives you the most natural looking glow, plus, it doesn't leave you orange or streaky. 

Self Tan Starter Kit you can also purchase it here as well. 

// I had so many requests last week to share these Instant Pot chicken fajitas. They were so good, and seriously, it's the easiest recipe ever. 

We cooked it in our new MultiPot 9-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker and we were blown away with how user-friendly it was and how many different functions this little pot has. If you're considering buying a pressure cooker or a crockpot, then I highly recommend this one because it does both and you only have to buy one pot.

// I also had a few questions about what I've been taking to help my hair and nails grow. Since I started using both of these products well over a month ago, I can tell a huge difference in my hair and nails. My nails especially...they have been growing super fast and they feel really strong. 

// If you're a fan of the BareMinerals original foundation, then run, don't walk and order this deluxe special edition foundation. You pretty much get triple the amount of powder for half the price. Plus, this gorgeous container is larger and much easier to use with your full face brush. 

And speaking of makeup, I am finally going to do a post on my top ten most used and loved beauty items tomorrow! 

Deluxe Collector's Edition Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 

Sigma Large Powder Brush

// The Shopbop sale is in full swing and if you missed yesterday's post, then check out my 10 summer staples pieces from the sale here. This beautiful maxi dress is by one of my favorite brands and it's part of the sale. 

// Last Saturday was Carson's last basketball game, and I've got to admit, I am really going to miss seeing him play. That being said, he starts baseball soon and I can't wait! I never really thought I would be that mom that gets really into watching her kids play sports, but I totally am. And I get really annoyed if anyone tries to talk to me while I'm watching...I'm worse than a man in front of a football game...ha! 

// We recently discovered a little beach area near our house on the island. It has the most gorgeous views and tons of sharks teeth. We've been loving riding the golf cart out here in the evenings and on the weekends. 

// My favorite warm weather look...jean shorts and a white tank! 

White Tank (only $20) // Lace Bralette (only $20) 

// Last random thought for today, I finished the book The Silent Wife. This book was totally different than the books I normally pick, but it was still really good. A little slow in the beginning, but then it picks up in the middle and you won't be able to put it down after that. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

10 Summer Staples to Buy from the Shopbop Sale

Good morning friends and happy Tuesday! 

I have some pretty exciting news for any of you that are looking to stock up on a few summer staples! Shopbop just announced their buy more / save more event so I thought I would share ten summer staples that you can mix and match, along with a few that you will wear over and over again all summer long! And what an awesome time to grab them early while on sale! 

A good pair of jean shorts are a must and these high rise shorts are adorable. Plus, the price point is pretty awesome! And if you're looking for cutoffs, these are at a great price and are super cute as well! 

A good quality white tee is a no brainer for hot summer days. And I love that this one has a little added detail with the tie sleeves. Also, these tees that come in a pack of two are also some good white tees to have. 

Dying over these blush slip-ons! And these white ones are calling my name too! Perfect to slip on with shorts and a tee, or rock with a cute summer dress. 

I own a few Kate Spade swimsuits and I can vouch that the quality is outstanding! Plus, this design is gorgeous and the discounted price isn't bad! I also have my eye on this one and this one as well! 

Of course one must have a striped dress for summer and I love everything about this one. For a more casual option, this one is really cute too! 

I am all about the slip on sandals this year and these are perfection! Also, you may want to take a peek at these as well.

You guys know I love my AG jeans and if you ever find a good white pair on sale, then you know you need to grab them. Also loving these cuffed AG white jeans.

The straw bag is huge this season and I'm loving the size and the shape of this one.

If you don't already own a sundress cover-up, now is the time to grab one! 

I recently bought my first pair of Le Specs and I am hooked! Again, the price point is already pretty good on these glasses, but you can't pass them up with the discount. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Family Fun - Park Day

If you've been reading here for any length of time, I'm pretty sure you know we are a pretty active bunch. I try to hit the gym at least three times a week, Todd makes it five times a week, and between sports and dancing Carson and Taylor are just as active. 

The funny thing is, that even though we aren't being purposely active all the time, our entire family rocks the athleisure look 80% percent of time. Well, for Carson it's more like 100% percent of the time, but you get the point. So, when Rack Room Shoes reached out about our family doing another athleisure campaign, it was a no-brainer. My kids love all of their fun prints and colors (hello neon green air max Nikes), while Todd and I are always a fan of the comfort and style of their shoes. 

And if we aren't in the gym or the kids aren't doing their sports, you better believe that Todd is hauling all of us outside to do something active :) This past weekend, we headed out to a large grassy field right down from our house and had a little friendly competition of racing, football, and our new portable collapsible corn hole game.

Outfit Details 
Taylor's- 3-Piece Tank and Leggings Set // Nike Revolution (in pale gray) 

Also worth noting, The Rack Room Rewards® program allows customers simple, instant savings on shoes for the family. Some of the members only perks include exclusive discounts, coupons, and $15 in rewards for every $200 spent on the retailer’s extensive offering.

Thank you Rack Room Shoes for partnering on this post. 

Photos by Kim Graham 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spring Favorites Under $100

Good morning ladies and happy Thursday!! 

I can't get over how amazing the weather has been here in Charleston this week! It has me so ready for spring and summer that I can hardly stand it. And since I know many of you guys have spring break coming up, I thought I would share a few of my favorite new spring arrivals, and the best part, they are all under $100!! 

Clearly I have a major love for stripes and this cute dress has my name all over it! 

Nothing better than a good white tee in the summer paired with ripped jeans or jean shorts. I love the split neck and the added details at the bottom. 

YES to jean shorts, my friends! These are by the same brand that I showed you guys on Instagram yesterday, but they are actually 1/2 longer. And for those of you that don't do liketoknowit, here's the link for the ones I was wearing yesterday! 

I love the platform wedge so much, plus, they would go with any and everything! Not to mention, these would give you legs for days, and coming from a shorty, I need all the help I can get in that department :) 

You guys know I love anything off the shoulder and this dress is no exception! Also, it comes in a really pretty purple color in regular and petite sizes. 

I love this brand so much, but I have never tried their denim. I think these look awesome and you can't beat the price tag for denim. 

I mean, how gorgeous is this eyelet blouse!?! Plus, it also comes in white! 

There are so many things to love about this sandal. But just to mention a few's super cute, it has the comfy elastic back strap, and it can be dressed up or down. 

The colors in this dress are so pretty and I love the tassel ties that drop from the neckline.