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Monthly Archives for June 2016

Lilac Swing Tank


A few weeks ago I ran in to Old Navy to get something for my daughter but some how got drawn into the women’s section…surprise, surprise. I was quickly drawn to the lilac color of this swing tank. Although I love pastels in every shade, purple is one that I don’t own much, if any of. As with many of my tops this season, I love the loose, airy fit but also the soft feminine details. Perfect to dress up a bit for church as I did here, or casual enough to throw on with some denim shorts. Sweet and simple.

Also, you’ve seen me wearing these glasses often lately, and I get compliments on them constantly. I ordered them because I was looking for something cute but simple and not overly expensive. They’re also the first pair that I have ever ordered online and didn’t return…sunglasses can be a difficult find for me! But these have been perfect and very versatile. If you’re on the hunt for a new pair, you can check these out here.







Details: Old Navy top (25% off today with code SAVEMORE)/ JCrew denim / Le Specs sunglasses / Stella & Dot tote / Wedges (similar here and here) / Kate Spade bracelet (here and similar here)

Summer Uniform


T-shirts (or tanks) and shorts are basically a go-to for me all summer long. And with today being the last day of school for my 1st grader (or should I say 2nd grader?!) summer is basically here in my world! I had had my eye on this Free People tee for a while and happened to run into one locally (at Connections downtown if you’re local). I knew I was sold on it, but seeing and feeling it in person pushed me over. This shirt is incredibly comfortable and comes in a ton of colors. It does run a bit large, but it’s meant to be a loose fit, so take that into consideration if you order one.





With three young kids it’s been quite a challenge to get everyone in the car to head out for photo shoots, which is the reason why you’ve been seeing most of these taken at home lately. And so you have an idea of what was going on directly in front of me for this one, well, here’s a look ;) In the blink of an eye I’ll have more than enough time on my hands, but for now, I’ll just enjoy these beautiful little things…




Details: Free People tee / JCrew Factory shorts / Soludos / Le Specs sunglasses / Necklace (similar) / Tote (also love this, this and this)

I love long weekends but I always have the hardest time getting back on track afterwards, do you? While I continue to play catch up, here’s a little under $25 wish-list for you to peruse. Some cute steals if I do say so myself…


fedora / shorts / chambray top / belt / sunglasses / sandals / necklace / tote / tank