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Monthly Archives for August 2018

Insta-Style

Happy Friday, guys! We are packed up and heading to NJ to visit family for the weekend. The kids have been so eager to take a trip in the new van because we’ve told them that the DVD player is for long trips only ;) I think that thing is going to be our saving grace, lol! Honestly, the only thing missing from the van seems to be a toilet. And maybe a water fountain. Or a soft serve ice cream machine, mmm!!

I’ve pulled together some of my latest outfits that have only made it to Instagram, some of which will hopefully send a little inspiration your way! Have a fantastic weekend soaking up every last bit of summer!

shirt / shorts (similar) / earrings

shirt (similar) / shorts (similar) / bag (similar) / shoes (similar)

top / skirt / earrings

leggings / sneakers / sweater

sweater (similar) / tee (similar) / sweatpants

top / sweatpants / sneakers

romperĀ 

top / shorts / shoes / earrings

Loving Lately

Happy Wednesday, all! We are halfway through the week and I hope it’s a great one for you.

I wanted to share some of my favorites, or what I’ve been loving lately with you. A little home and a little fashion, but all pertaining to style. Just as I love mixing and matching my wardrobe, I also love arranging and rearranging my home. This past weekend while my husband and I were doing some deep cleaning around our home, I persuaded him to help me shift a few things. We swapped rugs in a couple of rooms and changed up some wall art and mirrors. What resulted was an entirely new look without spending any money. It will require a few tweaks and filling in a few missing gaps, but it’s amazing how refreshing it feels just to change things up a bit. I had ordered this light last week to try in our home (I’m not positive if I’m going to use it in our kitchen or dining room yet) and I’m anxious to see how it looks now that we’ve made these changes.

What makes swapping decor and sometimes furniture rather easy is that most of my pieces relate to one another in some way. I try to be picky when shopping for decor (which is why it takes me forever to decorate my own spaces) so I end up with things I truly love, or at least really, really like! It’s also helpful to have some pretty, neutral things on hand that could work in a variety of spaces. A boxwood wreath is one example. I’ve used mine everywhere from my living room window, the mantle, my mudroom and it’s currently in our powder room. Sometimes all a space is missing is a little greenery. I also recently purchased this lamp at Target. I love the overall look and the style is one that could fit any number of home decor styles.

And now to change gears over to the fashion side of things. I’ve shared over on Instagram that I picked up a couple of these tanks from Urban Outfitters recently and I’ve already worn them a handful of times. They are so comfortable and flattering and will make for a perfect base layer under sweaters come fall. I’ve been using this bag constantly which you’ve likely seen here before. You can’t beat the price for the quality on this one! I’ve wanted a pink pair of sneakers for a while now, and finally settled on these. They are a walking shoe, so not meant for running or cross training, but extremely light and perfect for running about town or chasing your little ones ;) These have been my favorite earrings all summer long. I love the cork which allows them to coordinate with even my most casual summer outfits.

Finally, I’ve been on a jacket kick lately. I’m not ready to loose the summer weather at all, but I think I’m craving more pieces to style as summer doesn’t really allow for much layering. You saw this jacket on Monday, but I’m sharing again because it’s a current favorite for sure. And I’ve also shared this denim jacket on here as well, but it’s worth repeating too. A great, slightly boxy fit, the perfect amount of distressing and an even better price! It’s fully stocked and on sale now, so don’t wait until fall to risk this one being sold out!

Hope that gives you a little inspiration for your home and/or closet! I’d love to know, what are you loving lately??

Butterfly

Our weather has been all sorts of crazy lately. What was endless rain and cooler temps for a few weeks looks to now be taking a turn back to summer weather. I found this cute butterfly tee the other week and couldn’t pass it up. It’s comfortable and will be great for layering under cardigans in a month or two. What I’m more excited about however, is this adorable short-sleeved jacket. I love being able to style an extra layer during the summer but can’t wait to throw it on over sweaters and flannel shirts come fall. Trust me on this one and go scoop one up!

Details: LOFT jacket / UO t-shirt / Levi’s denim / Shoes / Bag / Nickel & Suede earrings / LeSpecs sunglasses

LOFT Sale

Hey guys, happy Friday! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA this week, summer is so much fun and so much work with three little ones to care for 24/7! I’m in no rush for summer to end, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to gaining a bit of my time back come fall. And getting to shop for groceries without pushing the larger than life shopping cart that’s shaped like a car and weighs eighty pounds, is sounding pretty dreamy right about now ;) We do still have a few fun trips to tackle this summer which we’re all looking forward to. And we’ll be taking those trips in our, wait for it….mini-van. Oh my goodness guys, Jack and I can’t stop laughing about it because we can’t quite wrap our heads around the fact that we actually came to this conclusion. I don’t think I’ve ever said I would never have one, but I have a fond love for SUV’s and love the way they drive so assumed that’s the path we’d be on. Well, it turns out there’s no denying the functionality and space that a mini-van offers for our family of five. We pick it up next week and I’m honestly just as excited as the kids are. It’s time to embrace the soccer mom in me because I am in fact a soccer mom ;)

I haven’t had much time to shop in person, but LOFT is offering an extra 60% off their sale items right now! I’ve rounded up a whole bunch of favorites including staple tee’s, pretty tops, a few fun pant options and more. You’ve seen me wear this top multiple times (including here and here), these pants seen here, this sleeveless sweater here, and this adorable jacket here. Be sure to browse a bit if you have the time because there are so many great finds at some incredible prices!

Have a fantastic weekend!