I love this entire outfit. I love the top, the jeans, the wedges, the bag strap, and the jewelry. I love it all.
And I’m completely smitten with this top. For size reference, I’m in the small, and there’s still plenty of room. It says a small is a 2-4, but I’m not typically a 2-4 in tops, so I definitely think you should size down in this top. The back is adorable too! It has buttons all the way down the back and a little tie at the top. I’ll show it to you on stories sometime this weekend.
The square neck is great, it has a relaxed fit, it drapes beautifully, and the embroidery work is gorgeous.
It’s starting to sell out (only 15 left in both xs and small), so grab it if you’re thinking about it!
I actually like the blush one even more than the navy (I kept the blush to0!), but I still haven’t been able to grab pics of myself in it as of yet. You can find it in blush HERE ON SALE!
Let’s talk about the boot cut jeans. I’ve talked about them several times before, but they deserve yet another mention. And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, they make me look at least 5 pounds thinner and 2 inches taller than I actually am. They are magic jeans. MAGIC. They have the Ab-Solution technology, so they suck you in and smooth you out, but they do that while somehow remaining incredibly comfortable.
I’m going to say it again.
For size reference, I’m wearing my regular size 4 (not the petite). I’m 5’4″,but I have long legs for my height.
These wedges that are a perfect height for me for these jeans. Very comfy, true to size, and a great neutral that goes with just about everything. They are also great with dresses and skirts.
DENIM SHORTS REVIEW
So I had it all planned I was going to do a side by side review of denim shorts for today! WELL. The weather had other ideas. Thursday is was crazy dark all day long, so I couldn’t take any pictures. My denim shorts review will now go live on Monday, so GET EXCITED!
WHAT I’VE BEEN WEARING
I’ve been trying to be better at grabbing quick pics of me throughout the week as I’m dressed and just going about my life. I’ve done a pretty god job over the last several weeks (if I do say so myself), and I have several outfits to share with y’all today!
TIP: There are lots of pieces from Social Threads in these outfits. The bag straps, the cognac bag, the drawstring skirt, the ruffle sleeved denim shirt, and the boho blouse are all from Social Threads…and you can use the code STMT10 to get 10% OFF your purchase!
This is pretty much the perfect spring outfit, as well as a great outfit for cool summer nights.
This white v neck is so SO good. I like it better than the whisper thin Madewell tees I used to wear because it has more weight to it and it holds up better in the wash too! This one came in a 2 pack with a black tee, and I highly recommend grabbing the 2 pack.
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium in the jacket and the tee, and my regular size 4 in the jeans.
In this next outfit, the bag strap, the bag, the skirt, and the sandals are all from Social Threads (so be sure to use the code STMT10)!
The embroidered tiered skirt is DARLING. It’s got an elastic waistband with a tassel drawstring and flowy tiered body. I think it is so cute. It’s not lined, so I am a bit worried about it being a bit see thru if the sun shows thru it just right. It comes in this raspberry/navy color combo as well as a navy/white color combo. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
I’m wearing the same white tee and denim jacket as I am above with the white boot cut jeans.
Okay, so as I’m linking these outfits, I’m beginning to realize that a lot of the same pieces were worn over and over again over the last several weeks. I just mixed and matched them!
Here I’m wearing the v neck tee and the white bootcut jeans from the first outfit…I just switched out the denim jacket with the cardi and changed the blush bag strap out for this colorful graphic strap.
I’m super happy I grabbed this neon cardigan, It’s officially called “lime green”, but I definitely think it has some highlighter yellow in it as well. It’s so bright and so happy! It’s also very soft and has a really great fit. If the neon is too shocking for you, it comes in tons of colors to choose from. I’m wearing a medium, but a small would work too.
Also, this cardigan is definitely nice enough (when not a neon color!) for the office. It’s a seriously great cardi, and it’s under $25!
This sweatshirt has been a super popular item for Social Threads. I received it on Monday, I wore it on Tuesday to my IPL appointment at the dermatologist, it restocked on the site on Wednesday, and it’s almost sold out again already. 🙁
The only reason I’m even posting it today is because the gals at Social Threads assure me that several colors are going to be restocked again very soon, so I want to go ahead and profess my love for this sweatshirt so you can be ready to jump on it the second it appears on the site again. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. I’m not kidding when I saw I’m going to want it in all the colors. I LOVE IT.
Anthropologie is known for special pieces, and this puff sleeve floral sweater is definitely a special piece. The cream portion is sweater material, and the puff sleeves and the ruffled hem are a lovely floral pattern and a crisp cotton. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
I showed you this tie neck blouse a couple of weeks ago with white jeans, so I wanted to show it styled with the boot cut jeans today. I’ll also be wearing it with denim shorts. This is definitely heavier than a t-shirt, and presents more as a blouse, although it’s heavier than a blouse too. It’s the softest blush, and I love the neckline. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
I’m FLIPPING OUT over this adorable chambray shirt .
I mean, this is a special shirt.
Remember to use the code STMT10.
The ruffle sleeves are adorable, but the ruffle all the way from the neckline down to the hem makes it SO. FREAKING. CUTE. The fit is awesome, and I received several compliments on this top. I wore it to the grocery store and to Anthro. Two people commented on it at the mall, and 2 others commented on it at Anthropologie! It really is an awesome shirt. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
Another awesome find from Social Threads is this boho chic blouse that I first showed you (styled with white jeans) last week. It’s lightweight, totally flowy, and a super relaxed fit. I love the contrast color v neck neckline, and the ruffle bell sleeves are awesome. I really like that this is very different than anything ese I have in my closet. It’s generously sized, so keep that in mind. I’m wearing a small, and I’ve still got plenty of room. Remember to use the code STMT10.
And here’s the same top when I styled it with white jeans a couple of weeks ago.
I’m having a moment with dresses. I showed this dress last week in a mirror selfie, but I wore it to lunch one day, and we grabbed some pics.
The ruffled and gathered straps! The pink color blocking! The pockets! I love it all!
It is very generously sized, so keep that in mind. I’m wearing a small here, and I actually think an x-small would fit me better. I’m most often a medium in dresses, so for sure size down 1 (and maybe 2).
The site says the braided sandals are true to size, as do several of the reviewers, but I found that I needed to size up a 1/2. I think they are very comfortable, and many reviewers shared that they’d worn them for hours on end with no discomfort at all!
The dress will sell out soon, so make sure you check out all English Factory items if you love the vibe of the dress and want to check out similar pieces.
And because I can’t stop wearing it (wore it to lunch with girlfriends in pic below), I thought I would post this dress styled a bit differently here.
I love everything about it. Y’all know I love a relaxed fit, and the fit of this dress is perfection. It’s got a round neck with a front V slit, and the cute little short sleeves have a great fringe detail. The silhouette is tiered and flowy. Oh, and it’s fully lined, which I always appreciate! I really love this dress. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. Remember to use the code STMT10 for 10% OFF any full price items at Social Threads!
And look how FABULOUS my earrings are! The colorful block beads and the bird charms are seriously adorable.
Here’s the dress styled a bit dressier without the denim jacket and with wedges!
LAST MINUTE MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS (from AMAZON)
Are you a last minute mom’s day shopper? Well, never fear! I have you covered!
All of these gifts should arrive tomorrow (based on your delivery area of course) except for the bath salts…they just switched to a delayed ship. 🙁 Some of these items might even arrive today!!!
Like if you don’t own the silk pillow case, order it right now and be sleeping on it tonight.
I personally own AND LOVE the silk pillow case, the tula eye balm, the travel toiletry case, and the cross necklace. All of the jewelry featured below is from Pavoi, and all of their pieces I own are so well made and beautiful.
my silk pillow case / jewelry box / platters and boards book / bath salt trio / tula eye balm / charcuterie board / blanket / travel bowl / earrings / bracelet / travel toiletry case / bath bombs / cross necklace
CARTER LOVES A GOOD STEAK
I’m sure I’ve mentioned Carter’s love of steak before, but y’all. The boys LOVES steak.
Chris was out of town last weekend, and Carter requested to cook a steak. He had seen a YouTube video on how to reverse seer a steak and he wanted to try it.
We will definitely be using this cooking method again. The steak turned out PERFECT. Carter was so pumped. (fyi: I have no idea what he’s doing with his hands, but we were taking the picture to send to Chris and he said it felt right.)
LOOK AT THIS STEAK.
It was delicious.
The boys were patiently waiting for a bite.
And a little less patiently. Look at that tongue. 🙂
NEW TRADER JOE’S FINDS
Okay, so I still haven’t gotten around to trying the arepas, but I’M INTRIGUED. I’ll report back after I do.
I have however tried the Ube pretzels and the honey pearl grapes, and I’m absolutely obsessed with both.
The honey pearl grapes are a little bit softer (and less crunchy) than I normally like my grapes, but the flavor is excellent. They have a strong lychee favorite, and I LOVE lychee. Ube is a purplish sweet potato that is a little savory and a little sweet, and the flavor with the pretzels is insane.
The ruffle swimsuit has over 5,000 STAR REVIEWS! WOW! It comes in several solid colors, several different color florals (love the teal floral too), AND IT’S UNDER $30. That’s an incredible deal. If you head to the link and scroll down to the reviews, there are lots of pictures of people with all different body types in the suit. Some even leave their weight, height, and bra size for reference. For size reference, I grabbed a medium in this suit. The straps are a little long for me (I have the shortest torso in the world), but the fit is fabulous otherwise.
The strapless swimsuit is a classic Anne Cole suit. I own two of these Anne Cole swimsuits already from year’s past (1 is a paisley and 1 is a floral), and I absolutely LOVE the fit of her strapless suits. I’m excited to add the black to my collection now. The reviews on this suit have pics too. For size reference, I wear an 8 in her suits.
Vine Oh! Deals for Mother’s Day
This portion of the post is sponsored by Vine Oh!
Y’all know I love Vine Oh!, and they’ve got a couple of really awesome specials happening right now that y’all definitely need to know about.
If you’re not yet familiar with Vine Oh!, it’s a Quarterly Wine AND Lifestyle subscription box that is curated to help all of us ladies relax, recharge, and unwind! And I’m guessing this goes without saying, but it makes an incredible gift for others…and for yourself. Ha! If you’re a super last minute gal, you could even grab it for your mom and send her an e-mail letting her know what’s coming for Mother’s Day.
1 TIME BOX
If you want the 1-time box, which is perfect for a Mother’s Day gift, click HERE (includes 2 bottles of wine)! The 1-time box is already a great price at $69.99, but if you grab it today, you will get an additional $5 off when you add it to cart. No code needed! On this link you can actually choose the 1 time box, 2 quarterly boxes, or 4 quarterly boxes.
The box contains:
- 5-6 full-size products that are made up of rejuvenating products, delicious treats, and fun unique gifts curated just for her
- 2 bottles of our premium, California & South African wine
- Subscriber chooses the wine type preference – 4 different clubs available: white wine, red wine, red & white wine, or sweet wine
If you are interested in signing up for the subscription service, they are offering $15 off quarterly subscriptions + an extra bottle of wine (WOW!) if you shop via this link (no code needed).
- Customers will get the 5-6 items, 2 bottles of wine PLUS an extra bottle of wine (in the first box only).
- This box is $149+ in total value. It is regularly $64.99 but you can get it now for ONLY $49.99 if you sign up for the subscription! WOW!
- The next box will be back to the standard price of $64.99 with two bottles.
PRO TIP: You can change the shipping address each quarter. You could gift this first one to your mom, and then you could get the subsequent boxes delivered to different girlfriends. Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrr you could get all of them delivered to yourself. #justsayin #youdeserveit #happymothersdaytoyou
Oh! Happy Day! Contents:
- Annie Austen Cream Tassel Earrings—Retail Value $30
- The Potted Plant Herbal Blossom Body Lotion—Retail Value $20
- Host & Home Makeup Removal Cloths—Retail Value $20
- Slant Wine Collections Wine Glass—Retail value $14
- Clip & Sip Umbrella Drink Markers—Retail Value $12
- Rule Breakers Deep Chocolate Brownie Bites—Retail Value $5
THIS BOX IS INCREDIBLE!
Here’s a close up of probably my favorite gift (besides the win of course) in the box. These earrings are darling.
Don’t miss out on the incredible deals they have going on right now! Head to Vine Oh! and decide what deal is the best value for you!
That’s all for today, y’all! Have a wonderful weekend with your people!