THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE WHO WORK TIRELESSLY and MAKE SUCH GREAT SACRIFICES FOR OUR COUNTRY!
I know everybody is busy this weekend, so I thought I would do a simple post today.
Except who am I kidding.
Now way I can keep my list to 5, but Friday 5 On The 4th sure does sound catchy.
Friday 8 on the 4th? Not catchy, but that’s what is happening.
It does me every. single. time.
Kate Spade Earrings
Y’all remember me singing the praises of THESE Kate Spade earrings?
They are such a bold and fun big stud (that’s what she said), and I have loved wearing them with shorts and tees, maxi dresses, everything!
Now my love has reached a whole new level because I am wearing them every single day to the pool.
Every. Single Day.
Here I am yesterday before heading to meet my friends at the pool.
I almost didn’t post this picture because I know lots of you are going to DIE over the cover-up.
It’s old. Sorry.
I did find some similar solid colored ones HERE with good reviews and a geo print one HERE.
Sunglasses (that I LOVE) are from LOFT and there is a similar pair currently in stock HERE.
Click HERE to see all of the sunglasses (that are all DARLING) at LOFT.
FYI: I don’t own an expensive pair of sunglasses.
I have 3 pairs of sunglasses, and they are all from LOFT.
And when I got the pool, what did I see?
Why that would be Andrea...rocking the same Target cover-up we both snagged 2 years ago (or was it 3 years ago?) and both wearing our pink Kate Spade studs.
My girlfriends and I are all at this super fun stage of life where we all have young kids that are all great friends too. They’ve been going to playdates with each other since they were born, so it’s only natural!
Next week I’ll take a picture of all the kids at the pool so you can see our entire crazy and precious little group of kiddos. Yesterday it was me, Shay, Erika, Andrea, Narci, Jeni, Karla, and Sarah.
The kids there were Carter, Smith, Kensington, Ebby Lee, Nixon, Bowen, Luke, Mason, Griffin, Luke, Presley, Jackson, Presley, Zander, Maddox, Aiden, Maggie, and Mollie.
So, that makes 26 in our group yesterday!
Is it crazy? YES.
Is it a blast? DEFINITELY. 🙂
4/5 days are typically spent at the pool with all or part of this group (we were actually missing some of the group yesterday!)….or the museum…or the mall……or a playground…and typically several of the afternoons are also filled with smaller play dates. We just keep trading off kids in the afternoon and the kids are having an absolute blast!
AND OH SWEET MERCY the laughing.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the top, and I love it sooooooo much!
It seriously is a gorgeous top.
And it’s ON SALE….and right now there is an additional 25% OFF code.
Use the code: SHOPFAST
But it’s only good until 12:00 p.m. today (the 4th).
water-resistant pouch is quite the multi-tasker. It keeps wet clothes
away from dry clothes and the generous size is perfect for keeping
magazines, tablets, and other large items dry and protected.), wristlet HERE, and again the tote bag HERE.
Their products are made out of sail cloth and they are nothing short of amazing.
of beach toys, sunscreen, several bottled waters, a kid’s size life
jacket, and snacks….
AND THERE WAS STILL ROOM.
The information will give you a peek into the quality of the products.
TOTALLY worth the investment.
And now that I’m taking it to the pool at least 3 days a week, my love for the products has only deepened. Seriously. LOVE.
I shared this tip very soon after starting the blog,
but now that I use the trick each and every time I paint my own nails, I
thought it was high time to share it with all of you lovelies again.
Okay, this one is random, but I saw something on Pinterest that I had to try.
The basic idea is that you spray Pam on your wet nails, and they dry immediately.
When pinning it, I didn’t know if I should pin it on my “Great Ideas” board,
or if I should make a new board entitled
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR
NO FREAKIN’ WAY
or something similar…..
because I tried it, and it worked.
I would prefer for us not to talk about the fact that something that we
cook our food with has the power to dry nail polish at lightning speed.
Instead, let’s just talk about the amazingness of it all and the fact that MY NAILS WERE DRY.
After like 23 seconds.
Nordstrom released new sale items Wednesday night!
Patterned shorts HERE that are now 40% OFF!
These are 5″ shorts, come in regular and petite, and you can choose from a total of 14 colorways (other patterns as well as solid colors)!
Some other of my favorites follow.
Super fun pieces at an AMAZING price point (several items up to 40% OFF.)
a) stripe shift dress HERE
b) crochet detail sleeveless top HERE (also in pink, white, and black)
c) striped maxi dress HERE
d) michael kors pink bailey watch HERE
e) michael kors polka dot pleat neck top HERE
f) zigzag scarf HERE
g) leopard sperry topside HERE
ruffled tank (especially at an additional 20% off the already great
Lots of great stuff!
A Review of My Sale Items That I Highlighted on Wednesday!
(I went out of town on Thursday, so I’m hoping these items are still on sale. If not, just disregard.
Please and Thank You.)
Click HERE for the jacket that is 40% OFF! (It also comes in a khaki color and a military green.)
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
FYI, there’s also THIS sleeveless military vest that is 40% off right now.
way, I’d seen them online before and didn’t love them (the reviews
aren’t great and they look shiny in the pictures on the model), but the
sales girl urged me to try them on, and I’m so glad she did! I like
them even better than my original pair, and that’s sayin’ somethin!
I will tell you, the sales girl told me to go up a size, and she was right.
I’m normally a size 4, and I am wearing a 6 in these pants.
Going up a size SUCKS, but hey, what are ya gonna do?
Once you size up they are SUPER flattering and comfy!
Just cut the tags out when you get the pants.
What? You wouldn’t ever do anything that stupid?
Um Yeah, neither would I.
Before we talk about the pants some more, let’s just take another second to admire the jacket.
It’s a GREAT little jacket.
These pants have the perfect amount of stretch in them, and they fit like a glove!
The zipper detailing is great, and they are a great fun staple do have in your closet.
Are you going to wear camo pants twice a week? No. But at 40% off, they are
totally worth the investment and really infuse a FUN FACTOR into your closet!
I probably wear mine once every 2-3 weeks and am so glad I have them in steady rotation!
Let me show you how I paired them with three different colored tops.
Click HERE for the sleeveless tee from James Perse. EXPENSIVE, and like butter.
For size reference, I was wearing a 1.
I’m also wearing THESE earrings, THIS necklace, and THIS bracelet.
your bra would probably show. So…plan on wearing a tank under it…or
just plan on wearing it as a first layer
I hate to say I told you so, but I totally told you so.
Click HERE for the new camo pants.
if you want to see lots and lots of my posts that include the nude
flats. When you see the posts all together, my love for them is
THIS jacket is from the maker of the MUST HAVE jacket.
My exact jacket is a lighter wash, but I’ve had on this one too and love it.
looks boxy on the model, but I didn’t find that to be the case at all.
It was “fitted” just like the MUST HAVE denim jacket. For size
reference, my jacket is a small.
The small is quite fitted on me, but that’s what I like about it!
Click HERE for the jacket.
GAP is having a serious SALE on certain items.
I happened to see that THIS jacket is on sale for little fellas.
I bought this a couple of months ago for my little guy, and it is SO CUTE.
It’s hard to believe he’ll be trotting off to kindergarten in it come fall.
I could bawl my head off.
Find all the sale for little fellas HERE.
Everything from sandals to hoodies, to knit shorts, to jeans, to polos. All at great deals.
Click HERE to shop the sale for women.
Click HERE to shop the entire sale.
Mix and Match Mama says
I am so blessed to have you and our other friends in my life. I do not know what I'd do without you girl!s!! Love you so much friend! XOXO
Alison @ Get Your Pretty On says
Happy 4th Sheaffer! Looks like you girls had a blast on your GNO! I love that you carpooled in the minivan to get there. Love those sailcloth bags, perfect for the beach!
Wore the new military jacket today! Got tons of compliments, love it!!
SO fun! I love our playdates, our girls' nights, and everything in between! Have a great 4th, friend!! XOXO
Kimm Atwood says
Bought that top and another white adorable one at anthro yesterday….I mean on sale and an extra 20% off…are you kidding me…I left feeling like I hit the lottery…especially because as I was trying stuff on they gave me a mimosa and sprinkle cookies for my daughter,,,oh yesterday was a good shopping day!!!! Thanks for all the tips sweet lady! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!!
Love that big beach bag!!! Sounds like a fun GNO!
Love the group shot. Where is the amazing bag that the 4th lady from the left has from? Its a great bag!!
Hi Pam! Narci got that bag from Stella and Dot!