Monday, July 31, 2017

Black and White Gingham OTS Top

TOP | JEANS | Shoes (old, love THESE)

How is it Monday already? I feel like I ask myself this question every single Monday. I love the weekend because Mike and I get so much time to hang out.  But I do have to say, there is something nice about the start of a new week. I love getting back in routine and setting goals for the week. They don't all always happen but I like to have specific things to reach for and look forward to. So... Monday's aren't SO BAD! 

Shout out to all my teacher friends who went back to school today!

On to more important things, this gingham top. It is 40% off right now and under $30 bucks! Of course I love the gingham print and the "puff sleeves".  This top would even look cute with black or denim jeans. 

My sunglasses are Karen Walker knock offs and I got them for $12 in the Nordstrom BP section. I get compliments on them almost every time I wear them and I take an immense amount of pride in telling people how cheap they are.

I hope y'all are off to a great start to your week. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Denim Muscle Shirt

Oh my goodness! It feels like it has been forever since I have posted! I guess it kind of has been.  The past two weeks have been crazy busy for us. 

One of my best friends from TN was in town and we had so much fun. We ate at some great places, saw a movie, went to the Safari Park, and shopped til we dropped (good thing she doesn't live here or I would be broke 😛).  Of course my favorite part was sitting on the couch talking. My husband came down one night to do some work on his computer.  He sat there quietly working.  He later told me he loved listening to our conversation.  He said he didn't know how we had not run out of things to talk about.  We sure didn't and never do.  We had to force ourselves to hush and go to bed. I am extremely grateful for the few friends I have that you can pick up where you left off and it's like nothing has changed.

This top is easy, comfy and under $20. I feel like I'm not cool enough to wear this "muscle shirt" but I thought I would give it a try. Cool enough or not, I'm wearing it!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Red Floral Top

I'm finally getting a blog post up! Some weeks I have my posts all planned out. Others are more chaotic and finding time to take the pictures is hard. Mike takes them and he has had a lot going on this week but we did find time to sneak these in!

This top is 50% off! I am in love with all of the ruffles and the keyhole in the front. When I wore this I got a ton of compliments on how pretty the color is.

I am beyond excited today because one of my very best friends is coming in from Tennessee for a visit! I am so ready for some girl time! 

I hope everyone has had a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Red Gingham OTS Top

TOP | SKIRT | SHOES (mine are last season from Nordstrom Rack $50) | SUNNIES

This is the outfit I wore on the fourth.  I cannot tell you how happy I am that denim skirts are back in style! When I was in high school I had three denim skirts from Abercrombie. I wore them ALL THE TIME. When they went out of style I held on to them for a few years hoping they would make a comeback but I finally got rid of them a few years ago. And now... they've came back in style! In reality, the Abercrombie ones I used to wear are way to short for my age now anyway.  This top also comes in black and is 50% off! I found these shoes at Nordstrom Rack and they were 70% off!!! I couldn't pass them up. I was shopping with my mom and I asked "do I really need these?" Her response was "you can never have too many shoes."  See where I get it!?!?

Okay, so... obviously my legs look very splotchy.  I was feeling quit pasty the morning of the fourth so I applied self tanner (I usually do this at night, sleep with it on, and shower it off in the morning).

The thing is, on the way to a friend's cookout, we went and saw Mike's aunt. Mike's aunt lives in a gorgeous high rise, decorated from head to toe in art from all around the world. It is all beautiful and unique and like a museum. We were sitting around talking and I was holding Jack.  The chairs were soft with a beautiful, custom, can't-be-replicated fabric from some foreign country, I'm sure.  All the sudden my thighs feel warm.  I finally realize that my son is peeing on me (we tried out new/cheaper diapers... you really get what you pay for). I grabbed him while trying to catch any of the pee that I could so that it would not get on the furniture.  Luckily, not much got on the chairs but it was ALL OVER my legs. I knew immediately what this meant for my self tanner that had not been washed off! I went to the bathroom to try and make it look even but I only made it look worse. I just had to laugh... #momlife.

Any moms out there have a similar story?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Floral Zara Dress


Who else is dragging a little bit this week? What is it about short work weeks that make us feel a little off?  I liked that the fourth was on a Tuesday because I thought it would be nice to break up the week but it really just makes the week feel so much longer! My husband says Thursdays are the best day of the week because it's the day before Friday and Friday is obviously a great day, so the BEST day is the day when you're almost at the great day. It's confusing and never makes sense to me either. I'm a Friday gal but either way the weekend is almost here!

If you are dragging a little, too, you need to shop the Zara sale. Zara is one of my favorite places to shop. It can sometimes be a little hit and miss, but for me right now there are so many hits! I tried this dress on a few months ago but didn't want to pay 80 bucks for it. I went in last week and saw this for 40% off! There are seriously so many good things! Go check it out! Y'all know I have talked about these shoes a lot. I still love them because of how comfortable they are (and under $60).

Okay, has anyone else watched the show Bloodline on Netflix? It is CRAZY! Mike and I only have 2 episodes left and I have no idea how it is going to end.  What Netflix show are you watching now? We will need a new one to start soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

OTS Eyelet top

TOP | SHOES (old, from Target) | JEANS | SUNNIES

Happy 4th of July! I love the 4th of July.  I love pulling out my red white and blue. I love eating baked beans and potato salad, and I love getting together with friends.  I have to be honest... I am not a huge firework person. Don't get me wrong, if I see them, I enjoy them.  But I won't be going out of my way to see them.  Luckily, here in San Diego, they are everywhere! So I'm sure I will be seeing some.

I remember last year I was seven months pregnant, huge, and tired.  I couldn't take the heat outside so Mike and I watched movies all day then walked to a park near our house and laid in the grass and watched fireworks. It was so chill and fun.  This year we are planning on going to a cook out with some friends (Jack coming too, of course). San Diego gets really into the 4th and I love it.  Everywhere you go there is something going on.

I love this top! I ordered it on Memorial Day and then I started seeing it all over my Instagram feed. I'm not sure what  I will be wearing today but this is perfect for the 4th and the rest of the summer. 

What are you guys doing for the 4th?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Family Pics

As most of y'all know, my mom was in town last week.  We always have so much fun when she comes in. It is like waiting and waiting for Christmas to come, then it comes and it is gone so fast! Every time she leaves I beg her to stay a few more days.  No amount of time is ever enough.  But I am extremely grateful for the times that she does get to come.

As always, we got pedicures, did some shopping, watched movies, ate lots of good food and just hung out. People always ask me when my mom is coming in what we are going to do. I always tell them that she has seen all the sights and hot spots in San Diego. She doesn't come here for that. She comes here to be with our family.  That is what I love about our relationship.  We don't have to do anything. We just love to be together.  Mike always makes me promise that I won't stay up all night talking and that I will take care of myself and get some sleep.  I only stayed up half the night this time 😛

Now that Jack is here it is 10 million times harder to be away! She loves him so much and she is so good with him.  She plays with him, reads to him, feeds him, changes his diapers - she does everything! And she loves it! She is always such a huge help when she comes here.  I appreciate it even more now.

My brother, my mom and I have not had any pics made of us in a long time.  We have always called ourselves the three musketeers because we are so close. Lot's of laughing, reminiscing, and story telling.  Jack adds a new dynamic but it is so much better! We have even more love for each other because of him and we all love him so much!

The one request my mom had while she was here was that Mike take some pictures of us.  She wanted to get some with her kids and with Jack.  We all were talking about what we were going to wear and we all said we weren't going to be cliche and wear white.....😁... well here we are wearing white.  I mean, can you blame us? It always looks good... you really can't go wrong.

We all loaded up in the car to find a spot to take a few pics. We were literally in the car for maybe three minutes.  When we got out I was holding Jack and Mike said "Jack has a little something for you."  I was confused but by the look on Mike's face it didn't take long to figure out.  Jack had a blow-out during those three minutes.  It was ALL OVER the back of him.  We just laughed because I mean, what else can you do.  I didn't bring a diaper bag or change of clothes because we were right down the road and we changed him just before we left. So, that is what was going on behind the scenes. We were all trying to make sure it didn't get on us when we held him.

On to our outfits! My shoes (here) are a complete dupe for these Jeffrey Campbell ones.  And guess where I go them from? Yep, Target!

Mom's cute top is here from Chico's.

Brad's shirt (I call it the Justin Bieber top) is here from Urban Outfitters.

Mike's shirt is here from J.CREW  (this isn't the exact one, but the closest I could find)

Jack's cute outfit is here (50% off)

I hope everyone has a great week and enjoy's the holiday!