SWEATSHIRT TUNIC AND LEGGINGS
I showed you this tunic sweatshirt with shorts last week and commented on how it was terrible with shorts but how it would be perfect with leggings. See? I was so right. It’s PERFECT with leggings. It also comes in a stripe, a light pink camo, and several solids. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium, but I’m exchanging for a small. It should still be plenty long and roomy enough for leggings.
So let’s talk about the leggings. Officially, they are called High Waist Power Flex Leggings – With Tummy Control. They are FANTASTIC. In fact, when I asked on facebook about doing an Amazon haul last year, several people messaged me saying that I definitely needed to try these leggings. Well, they were right. They’re awesome. I’m so glad y’all suggested them, because I never would have found them on my own! There are soooooooooo many leggings to choose from on Amazon. In fact, I ordered 2 other pairs, but these were definitely the best. They are high waisted, have a big panel like the Zella high waisted leggings, and they suck you in while still allowing you to breathe. It says they promote both compression and support, and they are not see thru at all. I’m wearing a small in the leggings and love the fit.
Click HERE for all the different legging lengths that are available.
And these mesh sneakers are freaking fantastic. Let’s review for those who haven’t seen me talk about them before: I’m typically a 6-6/12, and the 6s were good for me in these. Some get their regular size
These sneakers are like no other sneakers I’ve ever had. They almost feel like a thick and tight sock when wearing them, but they are obviously shoes because of the soles and the tread on the bottom. Tons of readers have them now and RAVE about them. One reader said she “wore them all over Europe with no pain” and another said that she “pops them in the washing machine and they come out perfectly“. Another said that she wears them without socks “but they never get stinky like her Converse“. All really good information, right?
They come in TONS of colors and go on easily with just a little tug on the tabs in the back.
They have OVER 10,000 5 Star Reviews, and the price point is $32.99. INCREDIBLE. I wanted to show you the stock photo so you could see the detail on the design of the exact pair of black ones I have.
LOUNGE SETS FROM AMAZON
It’s 2020 y’all…so I’ve got some more pajama sets coming at ya! All 3 I’m about to show you are great, and all 3 are from Amazon!
This tie dye set is soft, comfy, and all sorts of fun. The top is a little bit cropped on me, but it doesn’t show tummy or anything. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
And pretty much nothing says 2020 like a pair of tie dye pajamas.
This leopard pajama set is kind of velvety on the outside and kind of silky on the inside. It’s sooooooooooo soft. The cuffs, the neck, and the bow (not functional, just for looks) are all a satin type material. These shorts are a little bit longer than most shortie pajama sets I’ve tried, so that might appeal to some of you! For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
leopard velvet pajama set (BW leopard)
This is the set I ended up keeping for myself. It’s SO DANG CUTE! I love the adorable pattern, I love the comfy fit, and I’ve already worn it at morning car pool on more than 1 occasion. Haha! For size reference, I’m wearing a medium (but a small would have been fine on me in this one).
FYI, I did modify these a bit. They had a faux drawstring on the shorts that was realllllllly long and looked like an old shoestring. I took my cuticle scissors and cut the tiny little threads that held the tie on the shorts right off.
I LOVE THIS SET.
Do you remember the red and pink blouse I got from Anthro during the Summer? It was way more than I generally spend on a top, but I loved it so much that I ended up wearing it wayyyyyyyyy more than any other tops in my closet. So, it was WORTH IT.
With that top, I realized that if I truly love something, I can totally justify spending more.
So, that’s the theme I’m going with when wearing this top. I love the pattern and the swingy fit, and I know it will be in constant rotation. It is on the thin side, so it might not be a bad idea to wear a nude cami with it. I’m wearing a small, and it’s still an oversized fit.
This one doesn’t give me quite as much sticker shock, but it’s still knocking on the $100 door. BUT WAIT! I just realized it’s ON SALE for ONLY $58.80 (for a limited time),
And it’s CAMO! And it has PUFF SLEEVES!
It’s not cropped, but it’s not long either. It will be best worn out, but if you have a super long torso, it will probably be shorter than you’d like. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. It’s like a sweatshirt material and cozy!
I’m considering this cashmere cowl neck sweater. I’m in love with the “honey” color, and it’s $68 OFF right now!
KENDRA SCOTT CODE
So you are about to see some of the same outfits you just saw above, but this angle will give you a better look at the jewelry! I’ve got a code for you that’s only good thru tonight at midnight code that will get you 20% OFF your order!
Code: KSFALL Offer: 20% OFF jewelry
These earrings are on my Top 3 Earrings OF ALL TIME list. And how great are these necklaces for layering.
This pendant necklace comes in 5 beautiful Fall colors, and it’s such a statement piece! Grab it now for 20% OFF with the code KSFALL (ends tonight).
How about a hoop with a little flair! I love these embellished hoops!
And some more great Fall options: the necklace I wear all the time and some new earrings!
The KSFALL code ends tonight, so don’t miss it!
A couple of years ago we used Hello Fresh for a bit AND WE LOVED IT. And then we stopped doing it. I have no idea why, because the food was DELICIOUS and it’s obviously sooooooooooo convenient.
Well, when Chris was out of town last weekend, Carter and I thought it would be fun to order some meals for us to cook together. We hopped online, looked through the 20 or so choices for that time period, and then picked our favorites!
If you are interested in trying it for yourself, click HERE to order through my code and get $40 OFF. It’s SO EASY to start and stop weeks, so don’t worry about the “subscription” part of it. I had mine paused for a lonnnnnnng time, and then with 1 push of a button we started again. This first time back we ordered 3 boxes.
The Mozz-Stuffed Caprese Burgers were AMAZING.
And Carter cooked them all my himself. He’s VERY into cooking these days, and it’s been so much fun watching him start to learn a new skill.
He was so proud! The pups were too. He left the mozzarella and charred tomatoes off of his…
…but I went all in, and I’m so glad I did. Look at this burger!
This is what I love about Hello Fresh. If I saw this recipe in a magazine, I would skip over it simply because I wouldn’t want to buy the ingredients for the seasonings and the pesto that the recipe called for. But Hello Fresh gives you just the right amount of ingredients you need. We will definitely be ordering this box again.
Carter’s other meal pick was a steak. No surprise there. Carter LOVES a good medium rare ribeye.
And yes, he cooked the steaks all by himself. And basted them with butter LIKE A BOSS.
He wouldn’t let me do anything to help, which was so cute.
Again, so proud.
AND Y’ALL. The steaks were INCREDIBLE! We both especially loved the brown butter and sauteed onion sauce that he put on top of the steaks. YUM! (Look at Buddy’s nose at the bottom of the pic. Haha!)
And then I ordered a pasta dish for myself. Carter and Chris don’t like pasts (HUH?), but I sure do.
The Silky Sicilian Penne was BEYOND.
Sauteed mushrooms, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes in a creamy and lemony sauce? YES, PLEASE.
I ate it for 3 different meals and was just soooo happy each time. I love a great leftover.
This isn’t sponsored in any way, but remember that if you click HERE to order you can get $40 OFF!!!
Carter sure does miss the boys during the day now that he’s back in school. And it’s safe to say they miss him too.
12 YEARS OLD
Speaking of Carter, he turned 12 yesterday. I grabbed a pic with him and the furry guys. There’s SO MUCH LOVE in this picture.
AN ODE TO THE 80s
Y’all. I can’t.
Some of these absolutely take my breath away.
DINING ROOM RUG
I got a new dining room rug around 3 weeks ago, and I’ve received countless messages about it. I got it at HomeGoods, so that’s what I kept telling everybody who inquired about it. I mean, I saw it across the store and I immediately fell in love with it, so I’m not surprised that y’all love it too!
Well, one follower (Hi, Ashley!) asked me if I would please look for the maker on the back of the rug so she could try to track one down. I decided to try to track it down myself, and I found it!!!
Click HERE to get to my exact rug!!!
Now, I’m sorry to report that even though I found it online, it’s twice as much as I paid for it at HomeGoods. I have NO IDEA how I got so lucky. But the rug is beautiful and so well made, and I can absolutely see how it’s worth the full retail price.
My rug is the “medium” size, which means it is an 8 x 10.
Sources for other items because people are always curious:
*floral tole tray on wall (antique mall in downtown McKinney), canvas picture of dock (photograph I took at our ranch house), lamps (Weir’s), buffet (Weir’s), chandelier (antique mall in downtown McKinney), red checked upholstered chairs on each side of buffet (I bought them at an estate sale probably 20 years ago now! They were lime green and I had them recovered. I still love them), blue box on table (antique mall in downtown McKinney), dining room table and chairs (Stacy Furniture)
And here’s my sweet little view from the dining room as I was taking these pictures a couple of weeks ago. This boy really impressed us with his ability to adjust and adapt with the virtual learning!
Carter has now been doing in person learning for just a little over a week now. AND HE’S ROCKING IT. I was a nervous wreck FOR HIS FIRST DAY OF MIDDLE SCHOOL (HOW?!?), but Carter was cool as a cucumber. We were sitting in the parking lot with some friends on the first day (we might have arrived a tad bit early to school), and I was so relieved to be looking at a smiling face before he was walking in for the first time.
THINGS I HAVE MY EYE ON
This color block poncho is speaking to me.
I’m low key dying over this vintage rose UGG jacket.
And how gorgeous are these Zella high waisted leggings. I know it’s weird to be calling leggings “gorgeous”…but if the shoe fits…
UNDER $25 FALL FAVORITES
Did you see my blog post on Wednesday? I found lots of awesome little Fall goodies that are all UNDER $25! In fact, some are under $20, and several are even under $15! If you want to know my thoughts on the items (I have everything in the collage), click HERE.
1. tassel necklace /2. bracelet (b22 short gold one) / 3. gold hoops /4. orange bracelet / 5. warm and cozy candle and hello fall candle /6. bag strap (beige black) / 7. leopard flats / 8. lip gloss stick (“one mauve time”)/9. mask chain strap /10. mask / 11. tan slippers / 12. blingy necklace / 13. bandana (rusty torch multi) / 14. tote (brown new)/ 15. short cardi (“mocha mouse”)
NEED A SOFA RECOMMENDATION
Okay, I need y’alls help. The other day, Chris casually said, “What would you think about getting a new couch?”
I think I would love to do that more than just about anything in life.
That’s what I think about it.
But here’s the deal, I don’t know where to start.
We want another sectional, and Chris would love for a couple of the seats to recline, but I don’t want it to look like it’s a reclining sofa. Pottery Barn has some that are GORGEOUS, but they are pretty dang expensive, so I want to make sure that they hold up beautifully.
Please sound off in the comments. If you have a sectional sofa that you LOVE, please drop your recommendation below. Bonus points if a couple of the seats recline.
I of course love this one, but my goodness it’s $5500 – $7500! Still, if you have this one and have feelings about it, please tell me. And please GUSH about it if you love it, because Chris is going to need some serious convincing with a price tag like that. But if you hate it, I need to know that too! It’s time for brutal honesty, ladies.
That’s all for today! Have a wonderful weekend with your people!