I hope you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving weekend! Cyber Monday is in full swing and I've got a rundown of all the best sales. Some of these will look familiar because they are extended from Black Friday (YAY!) so if you missed it then, now's your chance to snag some really great deals.You can also hop over to my gift guide if you need some more inspiration. I'm adding new ideas daily! Abercrombie and Fitch - 50% off everything[showshopthepostwidget id="2164932"]Amazon - $40 OFF Amazon Echo + tons more markdowns!Ann Taylor Loft - 50% off everythingASOS - 20% off everything Banana Republic - 50% offBarneys New York - 40% off everythingCharlotte Russe - 40% off + free shipping[showshopthepostwidget id="2168144"]Express - 50% off everythingGAP - 50% everythingJ Crew - 40% off everything[showshopthepostwidget id="2164948"]J Crew Factory Store - 60% everything[showshopthepostwidget id="2164976"]Lands End - 30% off sitewideMarley Lilly - Up to 40% off + Free duffle bag set with $100 purchase[showshopthepostwidget id="2168404"]Nordstrom - 25-50% off site wide[showshopthepostwidget id="2164908"]Old Navy - 50% everything[showshopthepostwidget id="2168204"]Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids - 20% off + other markdownsRevolve - up to 50% off site wide Happy Shopping!
Y'all don't even wanna know how much self discipline it takes for me to walk past a cute pair of boots and just keep going without picking them up, kissing them right on the heel, and dancing a waltz with them.
I really like shoes. But I really really like boots.
I've rounded up a few of my favorites for this Fall and as an added bonus, these are ALL under $50 AND all Buy One Get One 50% off. You can tell your husbands to send their thank you notes in the form of starbucks gift cards.
Happy Fall Shopping, babes!
I've been seeing so many pictures of little ones heading back to school and I just can't believe it's already time! Reese is staying home this year and I'm torn up enough that she starts ballet today. I think if she were heading off to school, you could find me rocking in the fetal position. #someoneholdme
Now that we're back to the grind, it means that I find myself in an even bigger hurry to get ready in the morning. I have found that planning ahead a little and padding my "Momiform" options helps in the daily dress process.
Here are a few things I find myself reaching for on the regular:
A great variety of denim is necessary for me. I have dark denim skinnies, distressed skinnies, boot cut, crop, and of course my go to white jeans. If there's one thing worth investing in, it's an awesome pair of jeans, Since I wear my jeans OUT, I never feel guilty about investing in awesome jeans. If you have the right pant selection, you won't feel as tempted to reach for the yoga pants when you have no intention of going to yoga. The key is the right fit!
I like feeling put together but I don't like feeling fussy. Layering is key to making this happen. I wear my denim jacket all the time but when it feels a little heavy to wear or to even have around my waist, I love using a flannel button down to add some interest and a slight pop of color. In the fall, these are my favorite throw on items especially with jeans and booties.
I have two pair of running around shoes: My converse and my Nikes. I have "workout" shoes but I really only like wearing them if I'm working out. I guess you could call these other options my athleisure shoes (it's a THING, I promise!). These grey nikes (see below) are literally the most comfortable shoes I own! I love them.
I like dry shampoo as much as the next girl but at some point, it just doesn't cut it for me. It's during these times of distress that I reach for my favorite baseball cap and breathe a sigh of relief. My sister has the cutest LA Dodgers hat that I love borrowing, too! You don't have to be a fan of the team to be able to appreciate their good taste in logo design and hat structure.
If you're anything like me, then you know it's not realistic to be dressed and put together every day. But one of the problems most people have with their wardrobe is that there's nothing in between bum around clothes and date night clothes. You gotta have some of these basic staples to be able to put together the right mom life look.
I've linked my outfit details below! I hope you have an awesome day and THANK YOU for stopping by!!
Before I jump into my goals for this month I just wanted to share a few more of my favorite finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The sale goes thru Monday and then all prices will return to full retail so jump on these steals while you can!
I just ordered the brown leather jacket this morning and I'm so excited about it! I think of cognac as a sort of neutral since it plays so well with others. But now I'm feeling like I might need the black, too.
Also, I am loving distressed denim right now and I've been amazed at how many sizes and options are still available in the sale. Definitely a must have for Fall!
The crossover sweater is Free People (favorite brand!) and it comes in four different colors.
The booties I linked are a copy cat to some I already own and wear all. the. TIME.
Oh, but let me be clear. I am in no way committing to any such ideology. Ice cream is my ride or die and if it goes, I. Go. Too.
1. Wake up each morning at 6:00 AM - Gross. I'm a night owl. I do my best work at night time when my whole house is quiet. But there's something to be said for waking before the sun to get in my workout, shower, and be ready for the day before my little sleeping beauties wake up. Side Note: To prove just how not me it is to wake up early, this morning Matt came frantically calling for me thru the house and when he found me sitting in the den reading, he looked like he'd seen a ghost. In his defense, I haven't seen this side of 6 o clock since Rowen was still waking to nurse as an infant soooooo. Oopsies.
2. Give Jesus my First Fruits: Now that I'm an early riser, ( not sure I can assume the title after one day but whatever) instead of working out or checking my phone upon waking, I'm committing to spend time with the Lord FIRST THING. Before anything else can demand my attention, I'm giving my attention to the Word. I have done this in the past and it really is the best way to start the day. I like to say spending time with the Lord doesn't necessarily change your day but it does change how you view your day.
3.Read a Book: I totally planned on doing this at the beach but I only recall sitting in a chair one time our entire trip. "Why did I even bring the chair?" I ask myself. So now that we're back and I have all this extra time from waking up sooooo early, I'm gonna read! I'm planing to start with Wild and Free and am open to any suggestions for what I should read next!
4. Only use cash: Ouch. This one hurts me, y'all. I don't like budgets. If I saw Dave Ramsey in the mall, I'd run in the opposite direction. But I wouldn't see Dave in the mall so I guess I'm safe. My man, on the other hand, LOVES a budget. Spreadsheets and cash envelopes are the stuff of dreams to him. I just wanna buy the cute bag when I see it, you know? The struggle. Is. Real. But I've committed this month to be diligent about sticking to our cash system and not giving into impulse buys. Now you see why I still need the ice cream.
That's it for now!
Do you have any new goals you're starting this month?? I wanna hear!
Thanks for reading, yall!
There are few things I love more than the Friday before a long weekend. So excited to get some family time in this weekend.
I'm excited to share a few of my favorites for beach trips today. If you follow me on instagram, you probably saw that we just got back from a long weekend in Gulf Shores with our babies so I want to share while everything is fresh in my mind.
Beach Bum Sun Screen: Not only does it smell uhhhhhhhh-mazing, but it also is fairly clean. It has no parabens and is oil free and PABA free. It's also not too thick. We've had some natural sunscreens in the past that were literally like rubbing tooth paste on your skin. No thank you.
This swimsuit from Old Navy. It's a great fit and it's currently 50% off!
Fringe Beach Towel: I found these beautiful Serena and Lili fringe beach towels but couldn't pull the trigger on the $48 price tag. BUT #targetdoesitagain and I found a perfect knock off for less than $15! Hooray!
Pom Pom Cover Up: I'm a sucker for anything with pom poms and this swim cover is just the most perfect one I've found! The price tag is pretty sweet too!
I'm also linking a past post I did about how to have a successful trip to the beach with babies in tow!
Thanks so much for reading and I hope you have an amazing Memorial Day Weekend!!