Mommy’s Morning Out + Banana Republic Top Picks

So, yesterday I had a babysitter (for the first time in 3 years, besides my parents), and while I was running errands, I also decided to stop in some of my favorite stores. It’s harder to try on clothes with two little ones in tow, so the majority of the time I shop online for convenience. I had so much fun trying on new things, and Banana Republic was running a huge sale, extra 50% select sale item prices! They have some really cute stuff!

On a side note, I found some really great buys for the kids, our puppy, and decor for the house at HomeGoods. Is it just me, or is that store dangerously good?! You just can’t beat their prices. I’ve even found some Kate Spade plates that I’m planning on hanging on our walls! Yes, honey, you read that correctly…more plates on the walls, and you’re the lucky guy that gets to hang them! Ha!

Here were a few things that I loved while out and about!
Happy Shopping!

Silk Stripe Dress
Silk dress
This is even more gorgeous in person. It is so flattering, and the best part is, it has pockets!

One Shoulder Bow Dress
OTS silk dress
This dress would be stunning for a Summer wedding/event. It’s so classic. I loved it, too!

Snake Print Ruffle Blouse
snakeskin blouse


I took this back on a whim to the dressing room, and loved it on. It’s going to look great with shorts and white jeans. It could also easily transition with blue jeans in the Fall!

One-Shoulder Poplin Top
This top reminds me of the Loft top I bought a few months ago, but it’s just as pretty. It’s such a fun, dramatic top to dress up for a date night out!

Logan Fit Linen Pants
Linen pant

These pants are classic, and also came home with me. It’s so hard to find a linen pant that’s lined. They come in several colors, too. These will be in my closet for years. And, I didn’t even have to order a Tall, because the length is perfect as well (even with heels). I’m 5’10 for reference.

Large Stripe Pouch
Stripe Clutch
This is so cute, and such a great Summer clutch for a date night or party!

I also stopped into Kirkland’s because I had $10.00 in rewards to redeem, and they were having a huge Summer blowout sale. I grabbed this wreath for under $20.00 for our front door!

Green & White Hydrangea Wreath

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Happy Thursday!

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!! We have a fun, little birthday party to head to tomorrow afternoon, and we’re planning on doing a few fun things around the house this weekend. What are your plans for the weekend?

My Mom is a “Master Gardner,” no really, she took a test to become one, and her knowledge is amazing! She can even recite the latin names of every plant. I want her to write a blog! She loves gardening, and helps us with all of our plant choices.  And, I think I’m starting to become a gardener like her, but I’ve got a long way to go. She gave us these “Wedding Gown Hydrangeas” a few years ago, and I have kept them alive, and finally planted them a month ago. They make me so happy. I love going in the backyard and looking at them daily, and the best part is, she told me yesterday that they’ll bloom until September!


It’s time to dust off the old tennis shoes, and get back to walking. I’ve changed what I eat drastically; however, I still want to tone up. I’ve been eyeing these new tennis shoes at J.Crew as a potential motivator!;)
New Balance for J.Crew
jcrew tennis shoes

These shorts are perfect for the Summer time. I used to never wear shorts, but with two kiddos in the heat, jeans get pretty hot while playing. I really like the fact that they’re 4-inches in length, as I’m 5’10, and almost 35 years old, so no short shorts allowed here. Who’s with me?
J.Crew Factory Shorts (on sale!)
scalloped shorts

I fell in love with these topiaries at Kirkland’s this past weekend! If you add a coupon (and you earn rewards every time you shop there) it’s not that bad of a price. I have one on my kitchen counter, and one in our dining room. It adds just enough “green” to our rooms, and it makes me happy when I’m doing the dreaded dishes! Ha!  Kirkland’s is one of my favorite go-to places for decorating. I also love shopping consignments, and of course HomeGoods!

This is our favorite Summer wine! It’s the best Chardonnay in our opinion, and it’s an incredibly reasonable price. It’s a very light and buttery Chardonnay. You should definitely try it! Cheers!

 Have a happy weekend!