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Hey friends! How was everyone’s long weekend? Ours was awesome…basically a staycation here in Huntsville! Since Joe had Friday off, we spent Thursday night at an awesome event at Parkway Place where some exciting stuff is in the works!
For this whole weekend, I wanted to wear red white and blue and this skirt was the perfect way to kick off my little style challenge! I just snagged it on pop back clearance so keep checking online and your local store! These mules are so comfy and the perfect soft navy suede. My trench is a DIY that my mom helped me make by cutting the sleeves off an Old Navy trench and hemming it…simple as that!
Then we went to a delicious dinner at Little Rosie’s. We live near the bigger Rosie’s and hadn’t been to this one so it was familiar but different which was perfect! I recommend the pocket taco which was like a cross between a quesadilla and a taco, so good!
We worked up quite the appetite after bowling and since Friday night is pizza night, you know what we were having! We either order Marcos or use this dough recipe…and since we had cherry tomatoes on hand we went homemade!
When Pizzelles opened, we headed downstairs for delicious ice cream cookie sandwiches!
After dinner there was a huge downpour, so the kids got to run wild outside and it was so fun to watch! If I hadn’t been wearing this adorable outfit, I would’ve run with them!
We continued to dodge rain showers this weekend so on the big day, we planned for an indoor campout! Prior to that, the kids hung out with my dad while my mom, Joe and I hit up some of the sales. Joe got an awesome Michael Kord suit for less than $100 which was a big score! I wasn’t really looking for anything but I’ll take any excuse to dress up and go shopping!
We are heading into the holiday weekend friends! For me the 4th has always felt like halfway point of summer and I just cannot believe we are already there! So now that we’re here, let’t talk about what to wear!
These earrings really are a no-brainer at $24 and this pom pom hat is speaking my name…I have a birthday reward to spend and I am thinking of pulling the trigger on this one. Tassels, pom poms and now bows! This blue bow front top is an extra 50% off and is so stinking cute. I would pair this white jeans and tan sandals for now and then over a striped tee when the temps cool. And we cannot forget the littles…can’t you just see Louis and Judy in this star tee and too sweet popsicle dress?!
Hope you all have a great holiday weekend!!
I love me a nautical look….I can’t help it. I am pretty sure I have three pairs of pants of just like these. I like what I like!
This particular pair of pants was the result of stalking JCrew and waiting for a sale. Finally, I scored–and got these for around $30! Time and money well spent! Not sure if my husband would agree with that statement but let’s not digress.
So, whenever I wear something nautical, I always want to pair it with navy or stripes. It is just the perfect pairing…like Audrey Hepburn and Rome or pork chops and applesauce (Seriously. Don’t knock it till you’ve rocked it). This bell sleeve top balances out the volume of the pant and I love the crisp and shape and classic color..unfortunately it is from last year but I did link a cute similar one from Nordstrom!
These espadrille sneakers were a major score..found them on clearance at my local Target for $8 so naturally I bought two colors and have been loving them! They fit true to size and are super comfortable. The little platform made them perfect for keeping these longer chinos off the ground but didn’t make me feel unstable and allowed for running around after the kids!
Hope everyone has a great week!
SHOP THE LOOK
Hope you all had a beautiful weekend! We really did…went by quickly as they always do, but we got a lot done and had a lot of fun too 🙂
We started Friday off by hitting up the pool after the gym…I love that we have a pool in the neighborhood which means I get to enjoy it but don’t have to maintain it lol
Saturday morning we were up bright and early to hit up NASA in the park. It was really awesome! I kind of expected it to be lame honestly but it was really neat with food trucks, live music and lots of kid friendly exhibits.
This striped maxi dress was perfect for such a hot day! I was seriously sweating my face off but this dress is really light so it helped!
Despite the heat though, the kids had a great time!
Louis loved the rock climbing wall–he didn’t go very high but he was so proud of himself!
We finished our visit by feeding the ducks and meeting a space ranger–Louis was thrilled I promise!
Sunday we celebrated two great dads in our lives, Joe and my dad right down the street 🙂 After a delicious brunch (thanks mom!!) the kids napped at my parents while Joe and I ran to Home Depot and Target. Believe it or not, Joe said it was a perfect Father’s Day…he’s a keeper 🙂
Mascara and coffee are going to be essential to getting me through this day! Who are we kidding?? WEEK. Here’s hoping it’s a good one!
SHOP THE LOOKS!
Do you have shopping carts all over the web filled with things you want to buy? No? Just me? Ok then…well if you’re curious to see what I’m stalking these days or looking for some things to add to your own cart, take a look at my pics!
THE JACKET: This thing is perfection! I’m waiting for a promo since it’s a little (ok a lot) out of my price range but can you imagine this layered over your favorite spring dresses?? Thinking it will transition nicely into fall over a striped long sleeve tee!
THE GLASSES: These are officially out of the cart and on their way! I can’t wait to wear them! I have worn glasses since I was 5, contacts since I was 12…and it was high time I upgraded my glasses!
THE SHOES: These espadrilles are such a good dupe and look so high quality! Also come in black…now which to get??
THE MASCARA: Like most ladies, I have tried A LOT of different mascaras and this one is by far my favorite! I don’t even remember how I came across it but I have been hooked ever since! It is not sold in my local target so it is permanently in my online cart so I can just add it onto my next order. It is not one of those rubbery wands but rather a nice full head that pulls every lash–plus it is paraben free, doesn’t irritate my eyes AND is wicked cheap. Score!
THE HAT: So I need a new hat like a need a hole in the head, but if you follow me on Instagram you know that I am a hat loving lady. This one looks so cute with it’s wide brim and chambray ribbon! Thinking I may need to add this to the collection!
Most of you are probably familiar with SheIn, CupShe, AliExpress, ChicWish and other trendy retailers that ship directly from China. These sites are all awesome and I actually blogged about Ali last year –love being able to avoid the middle man and just buy the cute clothes straight from the source.
I was recently introduced to another one of these type shops called, ToSave. They reached out to me see if I would like to try some of their products and this adorable top immediately caught my eye! I will say that it runs small like most of the offerings from these sites–I ordered a small and should’ve ordered the medium. But for $5, I’ll make it work!
Have you guys tried these type of online shops? What do you think of them?
I was gifted this item but the opinion is my own 🙂
Oh Louis. You have been in a rush since the day you were born (3.5 weeks early!)…you are the most articulate, spirited, sweet and crazy four year old I have ever known and I am so grateful to be your mama!
This past weekend (his birthday is actually June 6) was all about celebrating this special boy and while I didn’t manage to get many pictures (Doh!) you can believe, this was a weekend full of love and fun!
Joe’s parents, brother and sister all came down from Maryland for the weekend so we got the party started by going out for pizza! Wore this awesome ruffled WWW dress, which hid the pizza belly! #winning
The next morning it was on to the Botanical Garden first thing. Right now there is a dinosaur exhibit and the kids just love it! It was kind of muggy here as rain was rolling in for the weekend so this lightweight cotton dress was perfect for strolling the garden. Plus I felt like Dorothy which is always a good feeling!
Later in the day was party time! We kept it small with just family and a close friend with her boys. It was perfect and Louis kept saying how happy he was to have everyone at his house. See? Sweet as can be! He got lots of great toys, including the clubhouse we got them…excited for a fun summer in the backyard!
We had such fun spoiling this boy and I cannot believe I have a four year old. True what they say, the days may be long (and some are very long!) but the years are short. Love my babies so much.