Ruffles + A Bow

Dressing lately has been a little bit tricky since we’ve had a “warm front” during the day time these past few weeks. I’m so ready for boots, cozy sweaters & chic coats, but if you look on the bright side, I will say, it’s a great excuse to wear my Summer tops a little longer. However, I was pretty happy that the temperatures cooled down at night, so I could wear this cute, little bow front coat for our evening out with friends. All in all, it was a perfect outfit for the best double date uptown.

Have a great day!

Loft Ruffle One Shoulder Top (sold out, similar & similar) / J Brand Jeans (old, similar (currently on sale!)/ J.Crew Factory Bow Coat (on sale!) / Sam Edelman Heels (sold out, similar (currently on sale!) / Kate Spade New York Handbag (old, similar & similar) / J.Crew Earrings  / Kate Spade New York Bracelet

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday, Friends! It has been a little bit of a shock this week to be back to our normal routine, especially after such a relaxing vacation in Wintergreen Resort last weekend! I hope y’all had a wonderful week, and that you’re ready for the weekend. Who isn’t? Ha!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites!” A little shopping, and a great (inexpensive) wine you should pick up at Trader Joe’s!

Tory Burch Clara Bow Flats

TB Bow flats

These.bow.flats. Absolutely adorable.

CHANEL LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour
The only nail polish you’ll need, year round! Love this color, “Espadrilles!”

Kate Spade New York Small Satchel
kate spade mini
The perfect “date night” bag. Less is more.

Picton Bay Sauvignon Blanc 
pictin bay wine
This wine is so light & refreshing! The best part? It’s under $8.00, and you’d never know it! Love Trader Joe’s.


This quote! So incredibly true.

Happy Weekending!

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This weekend is supposed to be absolutely beautiful weather-wise, so we’ll be spending it outdoors playing with our little ones, and hopefully sneaking in a few dinners al fresco style!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

Vince Camuto Balloon Blouse

Vince Top

This top is so chic, and would be gorgeous dressed up, or perfect with distressed jeans & a cute pair of leopard flats. It comes in 3 colors.

 J.Crew Ruffle Houndstooth Skirt

j.crew houndstooth skirtFunny story, I wore a black & white houndstooth skirt on the first date with my husband (many moons ago & it fits & is still in my closet..haha!), and this one has caught my eye because of that sentimental reason! Love the ruffles! It would be so pretty with sweaters, blouses, etc in the Fall!

NEST Candle

nest pumpkin chai candle
We’ve started decorating our house for Fall, and this candle is perfect for in our kitchen! I love having a candle burning while I cook/bake!

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly 

TB ParfumThis is my new favorite scent! This rollerball size is the perfect way to try a new scent & is great for carrying in your handbag!

This quote.


Have a wonderful weekend!

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!

July 4th Outfit Ideas

Since July 4th is right around the corner, like next week (yay!), I thought it would be fun to round up a few favorites I’m loving lately that you can wear for this holiday, and well beyond it!

Happy Shopping!

Bow Shoulder Top
stripe bow shoulder top
Navy blue, stripes & bows? Check. Check. Check.

White Wash Straight & Narrow Jean
white denim
You can never go wrong with classic white denim. And, the best part? This pair is on sale!

 Tie Waist Shorts in Shirting Stripe
tie waist shorts
These are so chic and easy to throw on for a cookout or party.

Off the Shoulder Eyelet Top
ots top
The detail on these sleeves is so pretty. Such a great neutral top for pretty much any pair of shorts or pants you want to wear.

Gingham Shirtdress
green gingham dress
This is adorable. Throw on a pair of fun sandals, and you’re out the door in style. It also comes in black & white. I can’t turn down a Kelly Green color though!

Chambray Ruffle Tank Top
Chambray Tank
This ruffle tank top is so fun. It’s such a cute, versatile top for Summer.

Kay Mini St. Tropez tote
straw tote
This is darling. A perfect tote for a BBQ or a date night. It also comes in pink!

Gathered Carnation Earrings
carnation earrings
These are so, so delicate & pretty. Love this ivory color. They’ll go with everything.

Bow Back Bell Sleeve Top
bow back bell sleeve blouse
Another day, another blouse I can’t turn down. Bows & bell sleeves. That’s all I need to say.

Parker Brooklyn Ruffle Dress
dream dress
Just dreaming about adding this dress to my closet!

Pearl Embellished Slide Sandals
pearl slides_SM
Flat, pearl sandals. The perfect sandal for a chic Mom!

Mini Miller Flat Sandals
Classic mini miller
These are a no brainer for a quick upgrade to any outfit.

What are your plans for July 4th? Do you know what you’re wearing yet?

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Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Summer Shoes

This Spring & Summer I seem to be finding more & more shoes that I can’t stop thinking about. Normally, I like adding more tops and handbags to my closet (still do!), but the shoes are really good this year. Below are just a few that have caught my attention!

Happy Shopping!

Jeffrey Campbell Slides
Pearl Slides
These are so pretty, don’t you think? They also come in a blush color. They’d be great paired with dresses, cropped pants and more! Since I’m a “pearl girl” I can’t.stop.thinking.about.them.

Tory Burch Sandals
TB Miller Sandals
I love this “Makeup” color, so neutral for Summer.

Fringe Sandals
Fringe SandalsThese are so happy, and they’re flat. I love the price, too!

Dolce Vita Mules
When I first saw these, the word “fun” came to my mind. I’d wear them with pretty much everything, especially white jeans & dresses right now.

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers
 As a busy Mom of two,  I find that I don’t have a lot of time to think about my shoes, and these are one of my “go-to” sandals for Summer.

Canvas Espadrille Wedges
I like to wear these with white jeans, dresses and skirts. They’re a classic pair.

What shoes are you in love with right now?

Happy Thursday!

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale – My Top Picks

Happy (almost) Friday!

I thought I’d round up a few things that I’m loving right now at the Nordstrom Sale. There are only a few days left to shop the sale. It ends on June 4th. If you haven’t shopped it before, it’s a great time to stock up on the basics as well. On a completely, random side note, I would love it if they would change the name of the sale to the “semi-annual sale.” That’s just the English Major coming out in me. Ha!

Happy Shopping!

Kate Spade Camel iPhone case
This iPhone case is adorable. I love the navy color, the camel & the fact that it has a front cover/closure. If you don’t have kids yet, you’ll understand one day!

Tory Burch Wallet
Tory Burch Wallet
I don’t need a new wallet, but if I did, this would be my first choice. Such a pretty color!

Kate Spade Watch
kate spade watch
The bows…do you see them? The leather strap is classic, and a much softer look on your wrist for the Summer. The blush color & gold pairs well with so many outfits. You just can’t go wrong.

Sam Edelman Sandals
leopard sandals
These sandals are a no brainer in my book. Leopard is a neutral, year round. So happy that the heel isn’t ridiculously high either. I just can’t wear heels all day like I used to… (I sound just like my Mom, but she’s right!) Ha!

Zella Up & Away Pullover
zella top
This would be a great top to throw on over your tank top after walking/running, or even to layer with this Fall. I would wear a tank top underneath it though. It also comes in white.

Seagrass Basket
I absolutely love the pom poms on this basket, so cute! We literally have these kinds of baskets all over our house (at least one in each room) to throw toys in at the end of each day. It makes me feel like I still have everything tidy at night. Even though in reality each basket is emptied, every day, in every room. If you don’t have kids yet, it’s a great basket for extra throws, dog toys, etc.

What did you find that you love from the Nordstrom half-yearly sale?


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My motto, all day, everyday!

Current Wish List

Every day this week has felt like Friday to me. I’m not going to lie, I’ve gotten pretty disappointed a few times this week after realizing it’s not. Oh well. I think it’s because I’m really ready for the long Memorial Day weekend ahead. We actually have no plans, and are pretty excited about it. Do you have big plans for the long weekend?

Here’s what’s on my current “wish list.” You know, all of those things you can’t stop thinking about?

Happy Shopping!

J Brand Jeans
J Brand Jeans

I have one pair of J Brand jeans, and the fit is incredible. I love a great pair of white jeans, year round.

Gigi Tortoise Clutch
Tory Burch Clutch
This is so classic. It would be such a great date night clutch. Best part, it’s on sale!

Citrine Earrings
Citrine Earrings

These earrings are stunning, and would literally go with everything you own.

Verona Espadrille
Sam Edelman

These would be a chic, everyday flat. I adore the leopard print. They’re also on sale!

Vince Camuto Blouse
Vince Blouse
I’ve been wanting this top for awhile now. Someone please buy it. Unfortunately, I promised my husband I wouldn’t purchase anything until May is over because we bought a piece of furniture instead. Hmmmm…I do have a birthday coming up.

What’s on your current wish list?

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Happy (almost) Friday!