A CUTE OUTFIT AND MY NEW BAG
I wore this outfit to lunch and errands last Friday. It was so simple, but I loved it. A great pair of joggers, a great denim jacket, a great pair of sneakers, AND AN AWESOME NEW BAG. I was so comfy running around all day, but I felt totally pulled together.
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium in the jack and a small in the joggers. The sneakers are true to size.
I ordered this bag online at Nordstrom, I received it last Thursday, and when I opened it I FELL IN LOVE. I think it looks designer, it’s a perfect size for me, and I love that it’s a bit edgy. AND GET THIS, IT’S ONLY $65.
Sadly, it sold out at Nordstrom super quickly…but then Chris’s cousin’s wife (SHOUT OUT, MONI!) found it for us on Amazon!
I hopped on stories last week and shared with y’all that I took it to lunch so I could ask Shay her opinion. Like I mentioned, I loved the bag when I first opened it, but Shay is a bag girl and I wanted her opinion. Before I mentioned the bag, and just as I was getting out of the car, Shay was all “I love your bag!”. I’m telling you ladies, it’s fabulous.
The bag is sturdy, well made, and seems like it will hold up over years and years. I really like that it stands up on it’s own. I like to be able to set a bag on a sold surface and not have it slump over. You can see in the picture on the left how the bag has 2 compartments. My make-up bag and keys go in the back compartment, my wallet and phone go in the front compartment.
Below you can see that you can double up the strap and carry it over your shoulder (seen on left), or you can make the strap long and carry it crossbody (seen on right), so it’s super versatile. I will say that the chain (both on the face of the bag and on the strap) give the bag some weight, but I love the look, so I don’t mind the extra weight.
I absolutely love this bag.
BEST STRAPLESS BRA IN THE HISTORY OF EVER
I often get requests for the same links repeatedly, so I thought that today I would review what is one of the most requested links I get, especially this time of year.
Every year when it starts getting warmer, I start getting strapless bra questions.
If you’ve been following along for awhile, you’ve been hearing me talk about this bra for like 7-8 years now. Listen to me when I say this to you: this strapless bra is the best strapless bra in the history of the world. I’m telling you, there’s not a better one out there. It has nice rounded cups, it stays put, and you won’t find yourself pulling up on it. LIKE EVER. I wear it when I don’t even have to wear a strapless, so that’s saying something. Have you ever heard anybody give a glowing recommendation for a strapless bra before? GET THIS BRA.
Sizing tips: Some buy their regular size, and some size up in the band or the cup.
Click HERE for this strapless. Even if you are large chested, you need to try this bra. And you see it also comes with detachable straps. You can wear them straight, you can criss-cross them in the back, or you can of course take them off all together.
ANTHRO SHIRT BACK IN STOCK
This embroidered blouse is absolutely dreamy and was one of my favorite tops last year. AND IT’S BACK! The embroidery work, the colors, and the floral pattern are all gorgeous. And the sleeves! LOOK AT THE SLEEVES! They reach almost to my elbow (I really love the longer length) and they have gathered and ruffled details that are just so pretty. It’s got a boho vibe and I totally dig it.
I loved this top so much I wore it for my first bracelet launch last summer with Victoria Emerson! I loved it with these light wash boot cut jeans, but I also wore it all spring and summer with my favorite denim shorts, white jeans, and my favorite girlfriend jeans. Also…just fyi…it looks like it’s realllllllly low cut, but it’s not! I can wear it without a cami and not show any cleavage.
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
MOST POPULAR FACEBOOK POST EVER
I posted this picture on facebook a couple of weeks ago, and it received more likes than any other picture I’ve ever posted on facebook. IN ALMOST 10 YEARS OF BLOGGING, it’s the most liked picture EVER. 584 LIKES! GO MOM!
I took this when she came by a couple of weeks ago after I had cleaned out my closet. About once (sometimes twice) a year she takes all of the items that I’m getting rid of. She keeps a lot of it for herself, she gives quite a bit to her friend Suzy, my aunt and cousins take some, and then she donates the rest to her church and Genesis Women’s shelter.
When I posted the pic, everybody was so nice commenting on how darling she is, and she was so tickled to read all of them! (My mom doesn’t have facebook, but I told my dad to make sure he shared all of the comments with her.)
Well, in addition to all of the comments about HOW YOUNG SHE LOOKS, there were also lots of comments and questions about her outfit!
As most often is the case, everything she is wearing is from me from last year (which sadly means it’s all sold out). The cardigan was a Daily Ritual cardi from Amazon, the camo pants were Democracy from Amazon, and the sneakers were Dolce Vita from Nordstrom.
While she was at my house. she went in my closet to snoop because she didn’t believe I had anything left. Ha! When in the closet, she saw my jewelry organization, and she said she needed an earring holder for herself, so I ordered her a stand on Amazon!
Here’s the earring holder I sent her! Look how awesome it is! It actually holds so many more earrings than my holds, and I love that there’s places for studs and other tiny earrings as well as places for longer and more dangly earrings of varying lengths. This is the 5-layer holder, and it holds 50 pairs of earrings! I love my Kendra Scott earring holders (they are gorgeous!), but they hold under 12 pairs each. This holder is such an awesome and affordable option!
NEW RUG FOR MY CLOSET
Speaking of my closet, I’ve had hundreds of requests over the years for a closet tour. I’m not sure why I’ve never done one, but I’m finally ready! I don’t have it on the calendar quite yet, but sometime over the next several weeks I will finally be showing y’all my closet!
In the meantime, I thought I would share this little sneak peek. I ordered a new rug for the closet, and right now I’m trying to train the corners to stay down.
I got the “light grey” runner that’s 2’7″ x 10″.
NORDSTROM RACK SALE
I am SO EXCITED about my newest Nordstrom Rack finds! The deals are incredible, y’all!
The GORGEOUS Kendra Scott necklace is 65% OFF, making it just under $30 right now. It’s a statement piece for sure. I own these exact suede slide sandals from last year, and I LOVED them (and still do). They are so cute with straight cropped jeans, white jeans, shorts, and dresses. The run a bit small, so I recommend sizing up a 1/2. Right now they are 69% OFF!
I was thrilled to find these studded sandals for 37% OFF, which means they are UNDER $50 right now! They come in several colors including blush, black, bone, and lilac. I’m debating between the cognac, the clear, and the blush.
These denim shorts need to come live with me. The site says they are true to size, but as I often do with shorts, I’m going to size up and grab a 28. I can’t resist them at 57% OFF, and I live in denim shorts all summer long.
If you are in need of new luggage, this 3-piece set is 67% OFF. I don’t think you’ll find a better deal anywhere else.
Kendra Scott green stone necklace / suede slide sandals / Kate Spade striped watch / star earrings / Joe’s jeans ( these jeans are also super cute) / studded sandals / denim shorts / canvas tote / 3-piece luggage
HENLEY ON SALE
When searching online at Nordstrom Rack, I also found one of my favorite tops from one of Cassie’s previous collections on sale! I think it’s super cute paired with my favorite denim shorts and shoreline converse. It’s 62% OFF, so it’s UNDER $18 right now! For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
The striped tote is bright and colorful, and it’s the perfect bag for this outfit (and for the beach).
KENDRA SCOTT x CHAMPAGNE AND CHANEL
Emily Travis of Champagne and Chanel teamed up with none other than Kendra Scott to design and create a bridal inspired collection. It’s been 20 years since I was a bride, but the pieces are beautiful and classic, and I will wear most of them during just my everyday life.
I was so excited to have part of the collection sent to me, but sadly I opened it right before heading out for Spring Break. Out of the pieces I received, these earrings are my runaway favorites. They are GORGEOUS. So sparkly, so stunning, and I love that they look like a double piercing. See them on Emily in the picture above.
You need to check the collection out! I know you will find a piece of two that you love.
MY IPL JOURNEY
If you don’t follow me on instagram, then you might not know yet that I got IPL on my face last Thursday to target the dark spots on my face. If you want to know what IPL is and how it’s been going for me, head over to instagram stories where I’ve created an IPL laser highlight. I’ve been doing lots of stories with no filter, documenting the progress, and answering lots of y’alls questions.
MORE TARGET FINDS
I received lots of great feedback from y’all on my Target Haul a couple of weeks ago. Click HERE if you missed it. Many readers expressed that they wished I would do a monthly Target haul, and I’m definitely open to that! I find that it’s totally hit or miss for me at Target, so as long as I love their stuff for the month, I will put a haul together! The striped sweater and the long floral dress were favorites of mine this month, and I also absolutely love all 4 pairs of shoes I featured and bought for myself. These sneakers are 1 of the 4 pairs and they have already been on repeat. (If you want to know how to tie them like I do, head to my instastory highlight for the story titled “SNEAKERS”.) I’m telling you, if you haven’t seen the post yet, you need to head there if only to check out the shoes. They are SO GOOD.
I ran out of time when putting the post together, so I have a handful more outfit pics to share with y’all today!
This cardigan is made for spring. The green is bright and happy, and it’s a perfectly loose and slouchy relaxed fit. It’s not itchy at all, and I love the texture that the ribbing gives it. It’s cute worn up, it’s cute buttoned up all the way, and you can see I’m wearing it here with just the top button buttoned. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
Here’s the same sweater in cream! A totally classic outfit, and the sneakers really jazz it up.
I immediately grabbed this swimsuit cover up when I saw it. It’s light, gauzy, and airy….all things I love in a cover up. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
The sandals are $10 and freaking awesome. Now, I’m wearing kid sizes in this particular sandal, but they come in adult sizes too! There are lots of colors to choose from and although they are perfect for the pool and beach, I know I’ll wear them other times too.
I bought and LOVED this bandeau swimsuit last year, so I was thrilled when I saw they brought it back! It’s a pique material, the colors are gorgeous. and this floral and palms pattern is so chic! It’s got ruching across the tummy, so it’s flattering. And the cups are lightly lined and shaped perfectly, and the little tie is so cute! It does come with a removable strap, which I often wear, but I do love wearing it strapless too. Click over to the site to see it on the model and get a better idea for what the top looks like. There are 31 reviews, and they are near perfect. I wear a medium in this suit.
If you like a huge beach tote, this is a huge beach tote. It only has 5 reviews so far, but they are all 5 star! It comes in a neutral version too if this vibrant orange isn’t your thing.
I was excited to add this swimsuit to my collection this year. Perfectly classic and totally flattering. I got a medium.
One more thing for y’all today…. this DARLING dress. Here’s the honest truth: I’m in love with it. It’s from last year, but I was soooo excited to see that they brought it back this year.
Let’s start with the color. It’s a gorgeous and vibrant red. We all know that there are lots of different shades of red, but this is a true red (without any orange undertones). It’s fully lined and looks much more expensive than it is.
Because get this…it’s ONLY $29.99!
The chest area is tight, so if that’s a problem area for you, I would definitely suggest sizing up. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium and definitely need the room in the bust. (Disclaimer: This year’s reviews aren’t great so far, but I don’t have anything bad to say about it! I think it’s worth a try!)
Look at the pretty little details! The lace, the little flutter sleeves, the tassels, and the tiered bodice are all lovely.
And don’t miss the sunglasses. They are so cute and under $15!
And the bag and the bracelet? Well, they are both from Amazon and darling too!
The bracelet combines just about every color under the rainbow, and I really love it paired with the red.
The rattan bag is well made, sturdy, and adorable. The little tassel is removable, and there are pom poms on both sides.
Now I just need somewhere to wear this outfit and show it off! I love eery piece.
We are at the ranch this weekend, and I’m going to do my best to take y’all along with us over on instagram stories! I hope you will follow along!
WEEK IN REVIEW
1. polka dot sweater / 2. LOVE necklace (gold) / 3. Ambient Light Makeup Palette / 4. sneakers / 5. Dolce Vita braided sandals (cafe) / 6. denim jacket / 7. Age Renewal Super Serum / 8. boyfriend jeans / 9. ruffle sleeve tee / 10. coral striped sweater / 11. waffle knit sweater / 12. floral dress /
If you are in need of a backyard refresh, you should for sure check out Wednesdays post! All of the items below are ON SALE with the code GET20, but I’m pretty sure the sale ends today.
1) melanine dinner plates / 2) umbrella / 3) outdoor dining table and bench set / 4) margarita maker / 5) striped beach towel / 6) outdoor poof / 7) Hola beach towel / 8) plastic highball set / 9) watermelon serving bowl / 10) lantern / 11) end table / 12) lounge chair / 13) outdoor throw pillow / 14) 2 pack square pillows / 15) outdoor rug / 16) 5-piece sectional set / 17) patio chair
That’s all for today! Have a wonderful weekend with your people!