Classic Blue + Pink










Anyone who really knows me, knows that I love to dress up. Any chance I get to dress up, I’m one happy girl. The majority of my closest is filled with dressier clothes that I’ve collected over the years, and even though I’m a busy Mom, I’m still drawn to the dressier side of my closet, every time. And, that’s why this silk top from J.Crew is the perfect top for me (and you!). It’s lightweight (great for beating the heat), it’s silk, and it dresses up anything you pair it with, just a little bit more. I think the tie neck bow was what really sealed the deal, and it’s one of my favorite parts about this top. It’s incredibly versatile too. You can wear it with cropped pants, jeans, skirts & even shorts.
Now, can we talk about these pink shoes? So much fun, and they’re under $30.00! They come in 3 colors. I would normally wear heels with this outfit, but this slide/mule trend is really stealing my heart these days. A cute flat that you can wear with pretty much anything in your closet. Oh, and I can still take care of our two kids (comfortably) in them as well. A no-brainer in my book.

J.Crew Stripe Silk Top / Loft Navy Pants (sold out, similar) / Cape Robbin Faux Fur Slides / Sunglasses (sold out, similar) / Kate Spade Handbag (sold out, similar) / Kate Spade Bracelet / Kate Spade Watch (sold out, similar) / J.Crew Bracelets (sold out, similar) / Loft Pearl Earrings (sold out, similar)

Have a happy Monday!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Top Picks

T.G.I.F! I know that everyone’s excited about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that’s going on right now for cardholders, so I’ll keep it short & sweet for you!

NORDSTROM -  Nordstrom Credit Cardholders: Shop Anniversary Sale Early Access through July 20!

I picked out what I consider the “classics” from this sale.

Happy Shopping, Friends!

Halogen Button Back Ruffle Hem Dress

Button Back Ruffle Hem Dress
This dress is so cute & your classic LBD. Every girl needs a LBD. I love the button back detail for a fun twist, plus, who can turn down a ruffle hem? I know I can’t.

J.Crew Tipped Pajama Shirt

J.Crew Tipped Pajama Shirt


You can’t go wrong with this one. Imagine with jeans, white jeans, cropped black pants & more. Pink tipping? Sold.

Chelsea28 Bell Sleeve Poplin Top

Bell Sleeve Poplin Top

Another bell sleeve blouse that can be dressed up or down. Love the layered bell look.

DL1961 Florence Skinny Jeans

DL1961 Florence Skinny Jeans

I have a pair of DL1961 Maternity jeans & loved them (The Emma Jean, for anyone currently expecting). When I was expecting our second, I wore them almost every single day, literally. This brand is amazing & worth every penny. They don’t stretch out, and you can’t beat the price. Under $100 for a classic, skinny jean.

 Halogen Soft Ruffle Jacket

Soft Ruffle Jacket

This jacket is adorable & under $100 right now (during the sale). I bought the smoke pink color. I really like a bright pastel coat during the colder months. If pink isn’t your thing, it also comes in a grey color. The ruffle/peplum waist, mixed with the tie waist is such a modern take on two classics. Well done.

Halogen Tweed Jacket

Halogen Tweed Jacket

This jacket looks like one J.Crew had last year, for a fraction of the price. You can wear this with jeans, dresses, skirts & more. The options are endless. I believe there is a matching skirt to it, if you work in a more traditional office.

Halogen Cashmere Off The Shoulder Sweater

Halogen Cashmere OTS

This would be a really cute sweater for date nights. Love carrying the off the shoulder trend into the winter months, and it looks really cozy. It comes in 3 other colors.

Halogen Wool & Cashmere Poncho

Halogen Wool & Cashmere Poncho

 This poncho is a game changer for anyone, especially a busy Mom getting everyone else ready for work/school in the mornings. You want to look polished, but are short on time? This is your ticket. Throw this on over a basic tee with your favorite jeans, grab your handbag, and go! Perfect for football games/tailgating, too. Dress it up or down.

Halogen Square Silk Scarf

Ditsy Square Silk Scarf

 Cannot say enough great things about the silk scarf. I’ve been wearing them since I was in college. You can wear it as a scarf, tie it on your handbag strap or even wear it in your hair as a headband/ponytail. I ordered this navy color. So pretty.

Nordstrom Round Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

 The detail on these earrings is amazing. I love my real diamond earrings that my husband gave me, but I rarely wear them right now due to running around with two little ones. These are so pretty, and you can think of them as your “kid-friendly” diamonds, (or cubic zirconia) ha! No need to worry about losing a diamond earring on the playground. Feel better? I do.

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Canvas Tote

Monogram Canvas Totes


This tote would be a great gift idea.

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Cosmetic Case

Cathy's Concepts Monogram Cosmetic Case

This comes in a few other colors. I like the green/navy combination. Another great gift idea.

Living Proof Full Hair Care Trio

Living Proof Full Hair

Did anyone else lose their volume after having your babies like I did? If you’re looking for fuller, more voluminous hair, try this shampoo & conditioner set, they work. I haven’t tried the dry shampoo, but I bet it will work as well.

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats

Dear Santa, they’ll go with everything. Love, me, in July.

 Tory Burch Crossbody Bag
Tory Burch Crossbody Bag

I love this handbag, everything about it.

Have you been shopping the sale? Loving it so far? There’s so much good stuff, at such great prices.

Have a great weekend!

The Perfect Tote – Barrington Gifts

Hello, Everyone! We’ve been having amazing weather here this week so far, and that makes me one happy girl! I can take the heat, just leave the humidity out of it.

So, I love a great leather handbag like any fashion, loving girl; however, I have two little boys, and I need a tote that works for me, literally. I have two baby bags, and loved them, but for me, it’s nice to just carry a normal tote. My three requirements are the following: 1. It has to be able to carry everything, 2. I have to be able to wipe it down, if something gets spilled on it, and 3. It has to be super cute. I save the pretty leather ones for date nights, girls nights, or for outfit posts right now. I discovered Barrington Gifts totes a few years ago, and fell in love with the St. Anne Tote, mostly because you can design & monogram them. Who doesn’t love that? I get so many compliments on these totes, and I wear them season after season! It’s a win, win! These would also make a great gift for a new Mom as well. It comes in a baby bag design, but looks like a pretty, little tote.

Below are the designs that I’m trying to decide between. Which one do you think I should get?

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 The St. Anne Tote (Design #1)
I love the blue and white pattern with a pop of green in the monogram! This one is a front runner right now. Plus, this year you can change the leather trim color as well, and I really like the lighter leather trim for something different.

The St. Anne Tote (Design #2)
gingham tote

This is just a happy, Summer design. Apparently, since having boys, I have snuck more gingham in throughout our house/life, according to my husband. I guess I’ve never really noticed that’s it’s everywhere, until he called it out. I do love gingham, it’s classic, and I really like the royal blue. I am a Mom of boys, and they do wear a lot of gingham. I’m thinking I should match them too, now. Ha!

The St. Anne Tote (Design #3)
seafoam stripe
I really love this pattern, and already own this tote with a hot pink/green stripe. The mint green/white stripe with this pattern is really pretty too. This pattern can be worn year round, so that’s an added bonus in my book.

The St. Anne Tote – Axis

I have this print, and LOVE it. You will not regret this pattern for Fall!

St. Anne Tote Leopard
Oh my goodness, I’m in love. Leopard is a neutral. And, this one just may be added to my closet for Fall!

I could play around with the designs of these totes all day long, but I do have two little ones waking up as we speak. I’m off to go get my second cup of coffee, and think about which one to get! Help wanted…I’d love your opinion, too!

Enjoy your day!

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!

Navy Blue + White





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I know that I’m not alone when I say I love blue & white paired together, especially navy blue. It’s such a crisp, yet classic summer outfit.  This blouse is so pretty, and even better in person. The peplum is a go-to favorite of mine, and the neckline is really flattering for any body type. I was a year round swimmer for many years growing up (fun fact, I know), so my shoulders are broader than most; therefore, I’m always on the lookout for tops that accentuate my “swimmer” shoulders. This one is another cute option as well.
And, these mules are so mom-friendly, yet still really, really fun! I’m pretty sure I bought these just because of the poms poms! They look great with white jeans and shorts, too. Sadly, mine are sold out, but these are just as chic. I actually had a hard time deciding between the two!

Loft Cropped Pants (sadly sold out, similar style) /  English Factory Emma Blouse / Kate Spade handbag (old, but similar style)/ J. Crew mules (sadly sold out! I hope they restock them soon. These are a really fun print, too!) / Kate Spade Watch / Kate Spade Heart of Gold bracelet / Loft Pearl Earrings / Loft Sunglasses (old, but similar style)

Have a happy day!

Mom Style + Summer Shopping

I’m back…I know, again! Life with two is such a good busy, but it can be busy for sure. I know, everyone is busy; however, I finally feel like we’re out of the “newborn fog.” So, blogging will be a priority for me again. We’ve been enjoying lots and lots of sunshine this Spring. If it’s sunny, we’re outside playing. Vitamin D does us all a lot of good. I know any Momma is nodding and saying “Amen!”

OK. So, I’ve gotta ask…what’s your “Mom Style?”

Even as a busy Mom of two littles, I still find myself wearing a lot of what I love. I love blouses, jeans, shorts, and a great pair of flats, pretty much year round. Dresses I do save for a date night, or church on Sundays. I get so many comments from other Moms at preschool drop off & pick up that I’m always so “put together.” I feel like that’s a compliment, but I also think to myself “Well, I have two choices when I get dressed, to wear what I want to wear, or to wear workout gear.” If I’m going to workout, then sure, I’ll wear that, but otherwise, I like feeling “put together.” My kids also need to see me for who I really am. Trust me, I have my lazy days, too. Everyone has their own version of that, but at least be the best version of yourself, and I promise, you’ll feel better. How you feel floods into every aspect of your life. It takes me the same amount of time to put on a pair of jeans & a blouse, as it does for me to put on workout shorts & a top.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, I do use dry shampoo like it’s going out of style. No joke.
A swipe of mascara and concealer, and off we go to school/errands/play. It takes me about 15 minutes to get ready in the morning, if I’m using this dry shampoo.

Whatever your mom style is, I hope you rock it well. I know we’re all doing our best!

Below are some things I’ve got my eyes on for Summer. Happy Shopping!

 Chandler Bow Blouse
Chandler Bow blouse
Isn’t the back of this blouse the cutest? I can’t wait until it arrives.

 Eyelet Blouse
Navy Eyelet Blouse_loft
This eyelet blouse is one of my favorite colors. I can already tell it’s going to be a very versatile top in my closet. It’s on sale too, even better, right?

Tie Neck Silk Top
Striple Blouse
This blouse is perfection. Can you tell that I like blue? It goes with everything, and it’s so fun to accessorize with pops of fun colors.

Pineapple Earrings
pineapple earrings
The perfect Summer finishing touch to any outfit. A must have, in my opinion.

Striped Pajamas with Lemons
striped pajamas
How fun are these pajamas? Love the simplicity, and the lemon addition!

What do you have your eyes on for Summer?



Hello 2017!

Hello 2017! Wow, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it? I’m happy to report that I’m B.A.C.K. my friends! I sure have missed this little space. I hope you’re new year is off to a fabulous start! Ours is definitely is going well. Being a Mama of two little ones is the absolute best, even if I’m living on lots, & I mean lots of caffeine these days.

I have tons of ideas for blog posts, but since this is the first one for this year, I thought I would keep it simple.

Below are a few things I’m loving lately, some of which can easily take you into Spring.
Happy Shopping!

Loft Blouse
Blue Blouse_LoftThis blouse is even prettier in person. I wore it with my favorite distressed jeans the other day, and plan to wear it with white jeans, skirts and more. Bonus? It’s machine washable, so those little spit up stains come right out, Mamas!

Ruffle Blouse
Ruffle Blouse_Loft
This ruffle blouse is now 40% off! Grab it while you can, because is so flattering on, and who doesn’t love another great white blouse? They go with so many items in your wardrobe.

Puffer Jacket

Ellen Tracy Puffer
If you’re looking for a more casual coat, snag this one on major sale right now! I needed something more casual for preschool drop off’s, and this fit the bill. It covers your backside, if wearing leggings, and keeps you warm. It’s one of the more tailored puffers in my opinion. And, it’s machine washable (minus the collar). It also comes in black.

Gemma Pom-Pom Flats

Gemma flats
Pointy toe flats? Check. Pom-Poms? Check. In Kelly green? Check, check. I just ordered these cuties on sale (Code: HEARTYOU). As a busy Mom, I live in flats most days, so these had my name written all over them! I’m thinking about ordering them in the yellow…

Bow Sweater

Bow sweater_jcrew

I also ordered this sweater, and it’s also on sale at J.Crew. I get weak in the knees for anything with a bow. It’s lightweight enough that you could wear it with crop jeans/shorts in the Spring as well. It comes in cherry red and navy as well.

If not now, then when?



Have a great day!