Prayers continued to be answered for my friend Jill’s son, Drew!!! He’s now at home awaiting surgery. The doctors sent him home to rest up, gain his strength, and give time for the swelling to reduce in his brain before scheduling his surgery. He’s continuing to have headaches as they work to stair step him down off of his pain medication, but they are shorter lived and more manageable and he is in good spirits! I’ll say it again, he is such a sweet boy and is such a blessing to all who know him. Moving forward, please continue to pray for pain management and discernment for all involved when deciding the best time for surgery and the surgical plan. Thank you all for the continued prayers!
FAVORITE #2: STRAWBERRY POPPYSEED SALAD DRESSING
So this new dressing caught my eye AND IT IS DE-LISH! And bonus, it’s greek yogurt based so it only has 3 grams of fat and 60 calories per 2 TBSP serving!
My favorite salad right now contains the following: mixed greens, avocado chunks, strawberries, mandarin oranges, purple onion, dried cranberries, tortilla strips, and the dressing. YUM!
FAVORITE #3: COLD SHOULDER TEE
Free People is a brand carried at Nordstrom that I would describe as boho chic. Do I consider myself boho chic? Um, no. HOWEVER, I do have several items from the line that I’ve added to my closet over the last couple of years, and I really like the different vibe that their clothes have. Now, I will say this, some of their stuff doesn’t work for me…..but the stuff that DOES work, I love. Like the cowl neck pullover I fell in love with (and many of you did too!) last fall.
I first showed my newest Free People top to you a couple of weeks ago saying that I was going to be wearing it to a Girl’s Night Out with some of my neighbors. WELL. We still haven’t found a date that works for everybody, but I stand by the fact it would be a great girl’s night out top with skinny jeans and tall wedges (like below)!
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the top, so I think it’s true to size. However, some readers have said they sized down. Now I should tell you, the online reviews aren’t that great, but I really do love the top. It is a thin material like the reviews state, but I didn’t feel as if the black was see through, and several readers that have the black have agreed with me! I can’t comment on the other colors since I haven’t seen them in person, but I imagine the light colors paired with the thin material might make them sheer. Read the reviews on the top to see others opinion!
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
But even though we haven’t had the GNO yet, I have worn the top around town a couple of times. Here I am proving that it can be dressed down, super casual with just a pair of rolled up boyfriend shorts and flip flops.
And then I paired it with white jeans, a leopard clutch, and wedges for a rare date night out with the mister!
And as I always do, I took my MUST HAVE jacket with me. #irarelyleavehomewithoutit
And this last look never made it out of the house, but I put it together for y’all to see another option. Simple and good! In this picture you can see the hem of the shirt (way more interesting than just a regular old straight edge).
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
So, about my jeans above. Do y’all remember when I showed you the Vigoss frayed hem jeans with the off the shoulder embroidered shirt? You can see that post HERE. Well, like I told you, I ended up returning those jeans because they fit me funny. I’m not sure what was wrong, but they just weren’t flattering on me. So I ordered THESE (seen below) with a frayed hem to try out. They fit me much better, but after trying them on, I’ve decided I want a lighter wash for spring and summer. So THESE are now on their way to me, but now there are only 2 sizes left. 🙁 In case you are interested in a dark wash, I highly recommend the ones below. I’m wearing my regular size in the picture below (a 27), but if I had decided to keep them, I would have ordered a size down for a tighter fit. They were very stretchy all over (which I loved!), but I think they would probably stretch out during the day and require sizing down.
Here are some other items that have caught my eye from Free People (especially the embroidered top)!!!!!! Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this portion of Friday Favorites!
FAVORITE #4: BP Hammered Hoop Earrings
FAVORITE #5: THE $34 DRESS
If you missed my post on 4 Ways to Wear a $34 Dress, click HERE to see it now and read all of my sizing information and a FULL REVIEW of the dress! Here is just 1 of the 4 ways I styled it.
FAVORITE #6: MEMORIES OF SWEET SCOUT
I wanted to give all of you a family update. I am so thankful we are doing a bit better over here. The first 5 days were incredibly tough (and harder than we ever could have imagined), but we are now managing our sadness better (if that makes any sense). We still cry, although less frequently now, and we have so enjoyed going through old pictures and videos as a family! We found some absolutely precious videos of Scout and Carter when Carter was about 6 months old, and it is just so sweet to see them together. I hope to show you the videos in a future post, but today I wanted to share some of our pics of Scout as a puppy before Carter came along (Scout was almost 5 when Carter was born). Get ready for cuteness overload because our little fur ball was just about as cute as they come.
The first day we brought him home, he was running in the backyard and fell in the swimming pool. So I did what any good mama would do. I jumped in to save him. LOOK AT HIM! Soaking wet and precious!
As a puppy, Scout absolutely loved going to the ranch, so he went with us all the time. Later in life he developed bad allergies and didn’t come with us nearly as frequently (they were much worse during the warmer months), but he did comes with us when we went just last month, and we are so thankful for that last trip.
I think he was about 3 months old here.
About 5 months old I think. Such a handsome boy!
We took lots of naps together. 😉 Here we are at the ranch house catching some z’s.
Fishing with his Daddy.
Definitely my favorite pic of us together.
This is Chris with Steven, one of his high school besties!
Our little family of 3 a couple of years before we had Carter.
So, thank you for the continued prayers for us and all of the incredibly sweet messages we continue to receive! We are very grateful for your thoughts and support!
Have a wonderful weekend with your people! See you back here on Monday!