It’s Friday, so y’all know what that means! It’s time to link up with Erika and Andrea to let everybody know what some of my favorite things are right now.
OLD NAVY FINDS
I’ve been receiving a lot of requests for Old Navy and Target hauls lately, so we’re going to kick things off today with some really great items I scooped up this week from Old Navy. (On Monday I have a full-blown Target Haul, so get excited for that!)
This white swing dress is adorable and I’m so thrilled to have found it. It also comes in black and spice, but I love how the white is so fresh and summery. It’s got a slip lining, but I’ll still have to wear a nude bra and undies with it for sure. The cut-out details are nice, and I love the the drop ruffle hem. I’m wearing a small here, and although I wish it were a little bit shorter, the petite was too short on my 5’4″ frame. I think if not accessorized well, this dress could lean to kind of a nightgown look, but I love it. And it has pockets!
white swing dress / white and gold hoop earrings / necklace / woven bag / wedges
These next 2 dresses are the same cut of the white dress above, but in colorful prints. This light blue floral combines light blue, a darker blue, some light green, and cream. Again, I’m wearing a small and wish is it was a bit shorter, but the petite small was extra short on me. This is such an easy dress to throw on and wear just about anywhere. It’s nice enough to wear to church, but I would also throw it on with flat sandals to run around town.
printed swing dress / white and gold hoop earrings / necklace / wedges
Okay, so here’s the same dress in mustard, and I’m wearing this one in a petite small. See how short it is? I do think it would be okay for those 5’2″ and under. When wearing wedges, this looked wayyyyyy too short…so I paired it with flat sandals instead, although it still looked super short. I think this might be my favorite color/pattern of the dress, so I just need to exchange it for a regular small. This one could easily be worn into early fall and would look cute with a denim jacket.
printed swing dress / white and gold hoop earrings / necklace / woven slide sandal
I’m a sucker for embroidery AND I’m a sucker for a swing fit. This top is DARLING. The swingy silhouette, the split neck, the elbow length puff sleeves, the chambray look, and the contrasting design… I LOVE IT ALL. My one complaint is that I do wish it were longer. It’s not cropped, but it’s definitely shorter than the average top. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
These Ab-Solution Cut Off Denim Shorts are perfect if you want a pair of white shorts, but you are searching for a longer pair. And these have the technology that sucks you in and smooths you out, but they are still super comfortable.
- 5″ inseam; 21″ leg opening; 8 1/2″ front rise; 14″ back rise (size 4)
- 51% cotton, 24% polyester, 22% lyocell, 3% spandex
Very stretchy, very comfy, and cute as can be. I’m wearing my regular size 4.
embroidered swing blouse / Ab-Solution Cut Off Denim Shorts / white and gold hoop earrings / necklace /woven slide sandal
Here’s the same top with frayed hem denim shorts.
I’m finding that a 5″ inseam appears to be the sweet spot for me, so these hit the mark!
A faded medium wash and raw hems add a casual look to these shorts that flatter with ‘Ab’solution powermesh panels to shape and lift in all the right places.
- 5″ inseam; 22 1/2″ leg opening; 10″ front rise; 14 1/2″ back rise
- Zip fly with button closure
- 63% cotton, 36% polyester, 1% spandex
Also stretchy, also comfy, also with Ab-Solution technology. I’m wearing my regular size 4.
embroidered swing blouse / frayed hem denim shorts / white and gold hoop earrings / necklace /woven slide sandal
I love a bright red top, especially in the summer. This one is seersucker (who doesn’t love seersucker!) and the fit is adorable. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium because I needed the room in the chest (otherwise a small would have been fine).
seersucker babydoll top / frayed hem denim shorts / white and gold hoop earrings / necklace /woven slide sandal
My last Old Navy find for today is “just a tee”, but it’s a tee I already have in 2 colors, and I’m not kidding when I say I’ve already ordered it in 3 more colors. Y’all know I had to get the green.
The price is right, and it really is the perfect basic tee for me. It’s got a relaxed fit and a bit of thickness to it. I mean, it’s not too thick, but it’s not thin either. It really is the perfect weight. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
relaxed fit tee / must have shorts / white and gold hoop earrings / necklace / H band slide sandal
I don’t usually go for purple, but I thought this mauve was a great dusty purple.
No questions about it, this is going to be my t-shirt of the summer. I also ordered it in olive, fired clay, and the flamingo color.
relaxed fit tee / must have shorts / white and gold hoop earrings / necklace / H band slide sandal
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD FRIENDS AND FAMIILY SALE
One of the biggest Colleen sales of the year is going down right now! It’s the Friends and Family Sale, and you can get 25% OFF of EVERYTHING (that’s not already on sale) with the code FAMILY.
I’m going to walk you through some of my MUST HAVE Colleen products. If you’ve never tried her product line, change that today. I’m telling you, you won’t regret. THESE PRODUCTS WILL TRANSFORM YOUR SKIN, and they are worth every single penny.
These first two products are the two products I can’t live without. They are my ride or dies, and I use them consistently throughout the entire year.
Cleansing Balm / Glycolic Acid Peel Pads
Out of all of the products in the Colleen Rothschild line, the Cleansing Balm is my favorite product by far. It totally changes the taking off your makeup game, and I’m telling you, you won’t even dread washing your face at night. I KNOW. That’s a big claim, but I stand behind it.
This balm truly has a cult following. For those of you that haven’t tried it yet, it’s different than any other cleanser I’ve ever used. First of all, I apply it to a dry face. I scoop out a small amount of the balm with dry hands and slather it on to my dry face. As I rub it on my face, the heat from my hands changes the balm into more of an oily texture and it just feels incredibly luxurious. It melts my makeup away, leaves my skin feeling amazing and hydrated, and the light citrus smell is PERFECT.
And listen, if you’re concerned about the price, don’t be. This jumbo tub will last most people around 9 months! And with the 25% OFF sale going on, that comes out to under $8 per month. And $8 per month for luxury skin care seems like an absolute bargain to me.
After cleansing my face, I use the peel pads. I’ve been using the Glycolic Acid Peel Pads for a couple of years now, and I absolutely swear by them. After adding them to my weekly routine years ago, I’ve never looked back.
So, what are they? Remember the Stridex pads we all used as teenagers? Well, these are the new and much improved version! While the Stridex pads were salicylic acid and more of an acne treatment, the CR pads are glycolic and lactic acid, both used for cell turnover.
We’re talking a spa-strength treatment formula that helps to help dissolve skin-clogging dirt and debris. And listen to this… your skin’s natural renewal process will be enhanced as a result of the 10 percent blend of The Glycolic and Lactic Acids in the pads. They target fine lines, hyperpigmentation and imperfections and will reveal a fresher, brighter, more even complexion. YES, PLEASE!
I’m ALL ABOUT brighter skin and these pads really deliver. They are large, so I sweep the pad all over my face, neck, and chest. There are 60 pads per order, and I’m only using one of these every several days, so they should last between 2-3 months. UPDATE: I’ve started using them every 2 days, so they don’t last me quite as long. But the results are worth it.
I used to say these next two products were part of my winter skin arsenal, but winter has come and gone, and I’m still devoted to these products.
The Intense Hydrating Mask is an easy answer for skin that needs extra hydration. You apply it at night and let it sink in while you sleep. It gives a boost of highly concentrated hydration to tight, dry, rough or dehydrated skin. This treatment helps strengthen elasticity, leaving skin with a youthful suppleness and radiance. Just read the reviews if you want to know more because they are fantastic.
Intense Hydrating Mask / Micro Mineral Resurfacing Scrub
The Micro Mineral Resurfacing Scrub is my very favorite mask to use. In fact, I used it just last night. Whenever my skin is feeling dull or lackluster, I use this scrub to wake up my face and really brighten it right on up. After using it, my skin is SO SOFT and it truly does look healthier and more glowy. It refines texture, helps reduce clogged pores and brightens dull complexions by buffing away dead skin cells using the power of ultra-fine crystals.
I don’t like to spend a lot of time or money on expensive spa treatments, but this scrub is like an at home alternative to professional microdermabrasian treatment.
Do you see the rose quartz pieces below? When I rub the scrub on my face, it feels like very very fine sand. It gently (but efficiently!) exfoliates and reveals newer and fresher skin. Every single time I use it I’m AMAZED at how soft my face is afterwards.
IT’S AN INCREDIBLE PRODUCT.
The Face Oil #9 used to be too much for my skin, but now I can’t imagine it not being a part of my nightly routine. Colleen touts it as the ultimate in skin luxury, and I have to agree. It improves radiance. RADIANCE! Who doesn’t want to increase their radiance?!?
I put 1 full pump in my hand with the Extreme Recovery Cream (also seen below) and apply it all over my face and neck. It hydrates and plumps like nothing else I’ve ever used. The Extreme Recovery Cream is thick, rich, and ultra-creamy. My skin absolutely drinks this special little cocktail up.
And I’m not the only one that swears by it in my family. My mom and sister do as well. Actually, they are both devoted users of many products in the line. My mom did a full review of her favorite products awhile back, and you can click HERE to read all of her thoughts. She’s added in new products since then, but it’s a comprehensive review of her routine at the time. My mom is in her mid 70s and looks AMAZING, so copying her skincare routine wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD x VICTORIA EMERSON BUNDLE
Two of my very favorite brands joined forces and created a fabulous bundle! For a super reduced price right now, you can get the cleansing balm (one of my favorite products EVER) and this gorgeous black crystal wrap bracelet from Victoria Emerson!
Click HERE for the bundle at the special price! Valued at $120, you can get both items right now for only $79! (You cannot use the friends and family code on top of this sale price).
AMAZON HOME PRODUCTS I LOVE
Y’all. This Thymes Mandarin Coriander countertop spray is one of my most recent Amazon purchases, and it is EVERYTHING. It smells so fresh and lovely, and it actually makes me want to wipe down my kitchen counters. And I know this sounds stupid, but I like that the bottle is pretty too. It makes me feel fancy when I’m cleaning. #seriously 🙂
Click HERE for other mandarin coriander products in the line.
I also ordered this e-cloth variety pack after hearing about them from my friend Cassie. They are washable, reusable, and FABULOUS.
Here’s what you need to know about them:
- Effective — Instantly equip yourself with all you need for a sparkling home with the E-Cloth Home Cleaning Set. Seven specialized microfiber cleaning and polishing cloths master every mess — all with just water. Additional dusting cloth traps particles ordinary dusters simply push around
- Easy — One purchase covers every surface you need to clean — from countertop to stovetop, and windows to tile — and keeps more money in your pocket
- Environmental — Cleans with the power of masses of precision-engineered microfibers, plus water’s molecular might. No need to add additional cleaners — or worry about residues that could harm people and pets
- Eco-savvy — With made-to-last quality backed by our 3-year or 300-wash guarantee, you may never put paper towels or additional cleaners in your shopping cart again
- E-Cloth + Water Is Enough — Dampen with water. Leave only water behind. So much simpler, swifter, and savvier, it’s hard not to share the news
Do you see the little tags on each cloth? They tell you what each cloth is supposed to be used for (ex. glass, stove tops windows, etc.). We got not kitchen pendants the other day, and Chris was cleaning them with Windex and a paper towel, but he was leaving tons of lint behind. I got out the e-cloth for glass, and it worked like a freaking charm. Shiny as can be and no more lint!
Click HERE for the entire E-CLOTH line. All the cloths remove grease and dirt – with just water. These 8 specialist cloths work on a variety of surfaces – worktops, appliances, kitchens, bathrooms, windows – and all the rest of the house, even your devices, making them your new partners in grime to remove grease and dirt from all hard surfaces in the home and to leave surfaces streak-free and shining. In between uses, rinse with warm water and hang dry, and machine wash weekly. Seriously, go check out the super comprehensive E-CLOTH page.
And wrapping up recent Amazon home finds, let’s talk about Conner’s latest Amazon purchases. She moved into a new home late last year, and she’s slowing getting it decorated. I showed you several of her Amazon home finds last month HERE, and this month she’s focusing on the guest bedroom. The guest bedroom has twin beds that already had new bedding on them (from Ballard designs HERE in “spa), but the rest of the space was untouched. I challenged her to complete the room with Amazon finds, AND SHE IS KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE FREAKING PARK.
Here’s a little moodboard with items she has ordered, and I’ll show you the finished product once everything arrives. She’s going to use the colorful art instead of headboards, which is a super economical thing to do! (I LOVE the colors in the artwork she chose, but there are several color options all on this one link). For the rest of the room, she pulled the colors out of the art for the pillows, throw, and lamp!
The room is going to be beautiful and I can’t wait to see it after everything arrives!
colorful art / Conner’s bedding / pom pom pillow covers / pillow inserts / lamp / bamboo nightstand / fringe throw
WHAT I WORE
Last week I did a “WHAT I WORE” highlight on Friday Favorites. It was a hit, so I’m doing it again!
This was a super comfy and easy outfit I wore for grocery store and carpool pick up. I find myself reaching for this top a lot. I knew I would.
This short-sleeved sweatshirt doesn’t have great reviews, but I happen to love it so much that I bought it in the lavender as well. It’s VERY thin, so even though it’s the fit of an oversized sweatshirt, it’s not warm like you would expect a sweatshirt to be. One review says it’s boxy and it runs large, and I agree with that, but those are a couple of reasons I love it! Haha! 🙂 The other reviewer says it’s too cropped, but I don’t agree with that at all. If you don’t have a super long torso, I think you will be fine. For size reference, I’m wearing a small, so consider sizing down.
This Come Together hat is my new favorite hat! Love the colors, the fit, and the message. These shorts couldn’t be more comfy. I mean, they are elasticized in the back! I’m wearing my regular size 27.
sweatshirt / Come Together hat / dangle heart huggies / necklace coming soon (get excited!) / bag strap / shorts / TB Miller soft sandals (also on Amazon HERE)
I wore this dress and cardi combo to church on Mother’s Day! I always get compliments on the dress when I wear it, and this time was no different! It’s got a drop waist, a pleated hem, and the dots aren’t in the fabric, they are on top of the fabric. I love this dress. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
I thought it would be fun to pair the neon cardi with the dress, and I love how it turned out!
shirred dot dress / cardigan / jewelry is old / wedges
Carter and I went to see Dr. Strange last weekend. It was crazy hot outside, but I always freeze at the movies, so a sweatshirt and shorts seemed like the perfect combo.
(Sidenote: seeing a movie at the Moviehouse and Eatery together is kind of our thing. I wasn’t really feeling this movie though, so I told him I would take him and a friend and drop them off. That was going to be a first for him, and I thought he was going to jump at the chance. BUT Y ‘ALL. He said he wanted us to go together. So yeah, I of course went and enjoyed the time with my guy. 🙂 I will say I don’t recommend Dr. Strange for young kids, even if they typically watch Marvel movies. This was kind of on another level, and I’m sure it would scare younger kids.)
This sweatshirt has been a super popular item for Social Threads, and I totally get shy. It’s awesome. I received it on Monday, I wore it last Tuesday to my IPL appointment at the dermatologist, it restocked on the site on Wednesday, and it pretty much sold out almost immediately. 🙁
The only reason I’m even posting it again 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.
sweatshirt / cross necklace / bag strap / shorts / sandals (wearing kids size 6)
MORE GRAPHIC TEES
Did you see my graphics tee post last week? It had sooooooo many great tees for spring and summer that so many of y’all loved! And great news…I’ve got even more for you today!
I’m wearing mediums in all 4 of them, and they are all super super soft!
I mean, a “happy camper” tee is a quintessential summer staple.
happy camper tee / shorts / gold bead bracelets / TB Miller soft sandals (also on Amazon HERE)
Thie one’s got a great message.
be kind tee / shorts / gold bead bracelets / TB Miller soft sandals (also on Amazon HERE)
I love lake vibes, and I love this tee.
lake vibes tee / shorts / gold bead bracelets / TB Miller soft sandals (also on Amazon HERE)
I laughed out loud when I first spotted this I love day drinking tee . I mean, I don’t do it often, but there’s something about a lunch margarita that just hits different. Right? 🙂
day drinking tee / shorts / gold bead bracelets / TB Miller soft sandals (also on Amazon HERE)
And how cute are the colors and stripes on this tee!!! You can see the v neck on the right and the crew neck on the left. I’m wearing mediums in both.
striped v neck tee / crew neck tee
shorts / gold bead bracelets / TB Miller soft sandals (also on Amazon HERE)
With summer just around the corner, I’ve been receiving lots of questions about my best travel recommendations. Now listen, I’m not a huge traveler. HOWEVER, I still have items I love using when I travel, even if I’m just heading to the ranch!
So, in honor of summer travel plans that are coming up for everybody, I thought I would review some of my favorite products…
On the last trip I went on, I grabbed some pics of some of my packing favorites because I think they should be some of your packing favorites too. Yes, I pack a mini fan. And yes, I fit the following into the packing cubes below: 2 pairs of jeans, a pair of leather leggings, 5 sweaters, 2 sweatshirts, a nightshirt, a leather jacket, a dress, tights, undies, bras, and socks. And yes, we were only there for 3 days, but the packing cubes zip down so tightly that they allowed me to bring extra choices! A girl has to have options, ya know?
mini fan / packing cubes / jewelry travel case
This jewelry travel case is fantastic. I love everything about it because there are lots of compartments for earrings and bracelets, but it’s the necklace storage that makes it my favorite traveling jewelry case I’ve ever had. You snap the necklaces into place, and then you pull them through the elastic bands, so they stay nice and neat without getting tangled! It stores so much jewelry, and I love that it matches my over the door toiletry case too.
My toiletry bag is one of my very favorite finds from last year. It holds SO MUCH STUFF, and I love how you can hang it up and everything is so easily accessible. (It has over 15,000 5 Star Ratings and could be at your house by this afternoon.) Here’s the toiletry bag at work…
It. Is. Awesome.
And this is what it looks like all folded up and zipped up. I have the large size and highly recommend it.
My weekender bag is another favorite. I’ve had it for a couple of years now and it’s great. It’s totally spacious and holds way more than I thought it would. And I love the zippered compartment on the bottom for all my shoes.
WEEK IN REVIEW
If you’re in need of some new denim shorts, Monday’s denim shorts review post will really help you out!
Click HERE for the entire post and to read my reviews on each pair seen below.
ruffle sleeve tee / earrings / necklace / Ab-Solution Cut Off Denim Shorts / gold bead bracelets / TB Miller soft sandals (also on Amazon HERE)
On Wednesday, I rounded up tons of patriotic and super festive pieces! Click HERE for the full post.
1) USA tee / 2) silver star necklace / 3) earrings / 4) navy and white cotton tank / 5) navy America tee / 6) red gingham bag / 7) smocked top / 8) red and white stiped midi dress / 9) evil eye khaki bag / 10) red square neck dress / 11) navy and white puff sleeve top / 12) red tie front cami / 13) striped ruffle sleeve top / 14) navy stripe bow sandals / 15) American flag hat / 16) white cover up / 17) navy and white cover up / 18) red swimsuit / 19) blue and white swimsuit / 20) blue and white striped tote / 21) red, white, and blue bikini
On Thursday, I highlighted my favorite picks from HSN for May. Click HERE for the full post and to see what my 10 picks are.
Out of my 10 picks, 2 of them are tip top favorites.
First, the Shark Cord-Free Handheld Vacuum. THIS HANDHELD VACUUM IS THE FLIPPING BOMB. AND IT’S ON SALE RIGHT NOW! I featured it a couple of months ago when we first got it, and we continue to love it and use it all the time. This baby is POWERFUL! It’s lightweight, cordless (totally necessary), and the suction is next level. We use it on our kitchen counters, in our kitchen drawers, in my bathroom drawer, and in the crevices on our sofa. We’ve started using it in our cars too.
It’s obviously great for little jobs and places with crevices. LIKE OUR AIR FRYER. Y’all, we love our air fryer and use it allllllllllll the time, but it is a beast to keep clean. I’m constantly battling crumbs in this thing. I find myself telling Carter to grab the WANDVAC at least once a day. Crumbs in the air fryer, dog hair under the stools under the island, dirt tracked in by the dogs…this handheld vacuum can take care of little jobs in a big way.
I’m also totally loving the Tan-Luxe The Body Tanning Butter. Right now HSN has the JUMBO bottle (that’s regularly $95) for a special price of ONLY $38 right now. WOW! I’ve talked about Tan-Luxe products before, and I know that so many of you absolutely swear by this product line. You can click HERE for all Tan-Luxe products currently available at HSN.
This Body Butter is an ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE value right now. I’ve used it several times and like the subtle and even color it gives. It’s very easy to use. I just apply it similarly to how I apply regular lotion, I just make sure to apply it in circular motions so it won’t appear streaky. I used the body butter yesterday morning, and this was me yesterday afternoon. Evenly brown with moisturized skin!
That’s all for today, ladies! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your people!
Erika Slaughter says
Happy Friday, Friend! Look at Old Navy with the goodies! 👀
If you have a basket air fryer, these liners are a game changer!
Air Fryer Disposable Paper Liner,Disposable Fryer Paper Pads, Non-Stick Air Fryer Lined Oil Resistant, Waterproof, Food Grade Baking Paper Baking Microwave Baking Paper 6.3″ (50 Colors) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PMHTRKD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YDEDJYGNXMWBJV9XMGTE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Jenn! Those looks AMAZING!!! I’m ordering today!!!
Mary V says
The Polka Dot dress and Neon Cardi are so on point! I already have a polka dot dress very similar, now I’m ordering the cardi!