FAVORITE #1: MADELEY JAMES SHULL
I’m sure many of you follow my friend Shay’s blog, or at least follow her instagram account. If you do, then you know that last week they headed to China to add another sweet girl to their family! LOOK AT THIS PICTURE! Just 20 months ago, Ashby was the new addition to the family that was unsure and frightened. And look at her now! Protectively putting her arm around her new baby sister! Click HERE and read Shay’s last several posts to learn about their adoption journey to get sweet Madeley!
FAVORITE #2: The OU GAME
Carter’s 8th birthday was on Saturday, so we took him to his first OU game! We’d only been there like 5 minutes, and we were walking down the street headed to Campus Corner when he said “I am already having a blast!”. We will definitely be taking him to another game soon! Here’s a pic of our little family right before the game.
These boys were having the time of their lives!
Carter watched a good portion of the game like this. With his arm around his Daddy. 😉
But he loves his mama too!
We left McKinney to head to Norman about noon, walked around Campus Corner, showed him some campus landmarks, headed to the stadium, and left right to head back home right after the 3rd quarter (we were WAY ahead). We got home a little before 1:00 a.m. and the kid didn’t sleep in the car at all! It was a great day!
FAVORITE #3: CARTER’S BIRTHDAY
So, like I said, this little guy turned 8 over the weekend. WHERE DOES THE TIME GO? And that sweet little baby you see here all swaddled up on his birthday…..
…is all grown up now and wanted a laser tag party! With 18 other boys ranging in age from 6-9. OH. MY. WORD. I will say this, it was an experience. 😉
These boys mean business. 😉
FAVORITE #4: Reader E-mails
Do you remember when I posted this outfit a couple of weeks ago?
Well, I received a reader e-mail about this outfit this week:
Hey Sheaffer! I wanted to send you a note on one of your cute outfits. Just maybe your readers might want to know they work for older and fuller gals ???? I am 50 and 5’3 and wear 10-12’s and large and extra large. I love this look! I am hooked on your ideas. Thanks for keeping me young at heart with my wardrobe. – Sandy
Thank you for the e-mail Sandy (and for letting me share it with everybody)! Look how DARLING Sandy looks in the outfit!
Get Sandy’s look for yourself here:
FAVORITE #5: The J Crew Collaboration with Nordstrom
If you follow me on social media (follow me on facebook HERE and instagram HERE), then you already saw me talk about the collaboration between J. Crew and Nordstrom! It’s the bold colors and tailored pieces you love from J Crew, with the customer service and free shipping/returns from Nordstrom! Click HERE to see the entire J Crew collection. Here are some of my favorites.
FAVORITE #6: MY NEW CROSS FRONT TEE
So THIS TEE is definitely a new favorite. You definitely have to wear a cami with it (you can see mine peeking out in the below pics), but it’s not nearly as low as it appears in some of the online pictures. It drapes perfectly and I love the cross front detail. It’s great with my regular old blue jeans, but I’ll also be wearing it with my black jeans as well! Size Reference: I sized up and am wearing a medium in the tee (I wanted the draping to be slouchy and not fitted).
A reader pointed out to me on facebook that it says Dry Clean Only. I hadn’t seen that, so I washed it and dried it all the way. Oops! But it came out perfectly! I probably will just toss it in the dryer for like 10 minutes from now on, and then hang it to dry the rest of the way. OH, and I’m not doing a 1/2 tuck here. It’s shorter in the front, longer in the back, and just drapes like this naturally!
cross front tee /$12 cami / turquoise necklace c.o. Accessory Concierge / similar jeans / shoreline converse / savannah tote bag c.o. Barrington / turquoise bracelet from stack c.o. Accessory Concierge / Be The Light bracelet c/o Smallwood Home
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And let’s take a look at this Be The Light bracelet care of Smallwood Home. I just love it! It’s simple, goes with everything, and I of course LOVE the message. I have a giveaway coming up with this awesome company next Friday, so stay tuned for that! The turquoise bracelet is part of THIS stack from Accessory Concierge.
FAVORITE #7: THIS TWIST FRONT BLOUSE
So I already showed you this top in neutral with my AG jeans, a colorful colorful jasper and drusy necklace, and booties last week (see that outfit HERE)! And today you get to see the Fig color! Now heads up on the shirt…when I was working on this post on Wednesday night, a ton of sizes were sold out in each color…but this morning they all look to be re-stocked. I’m telling you, I LOVE THIS TOP. YOU WILL LOVE THIS TOP. If you want to try it for yourself, do so before your size is gone!
TIPS ON THE TOP: I first ordered it in the sphinx, and I loved it so much that I also ordered it in navy, fig, and olive….but only planned on keeping one of the colors. Well, I’m keeping the olive and the fig. The navy is pretty, but it’s VERY dark, and I wanted it to be more of a true navy rather than a really dark navy. I think I would just prefer the black to the navy. I’m wearing a small in the top and there’s plenty of room. However, I wouldn’t have wanted to size down because it drapes perfectly.
And I love it with my AWESOME NEW NECKLACE.
twist front top / my favorite jeans ever / orbital pendant necklace / my lace up flats, almost sold out (solid color lace up flats HERE) similar animal print lace up flats / earrings (mine are the brown mother of pearl, but they just look like a gorgeous golden color!) / watch / multi-strand bracelet
You’ll see this outfit on me next week, but you can get the look for yourself here:
FAVORITE #8: THE NECKLACE
Told you it was a favorite! My tee and shorts are both sold out (sorry), but I thought the necklace totally cuted (act like it’s a word) this basic tee and shorts outfit up!
FAVORITE #9: FRIEND RECOMMENDATIONS!
My hairdresser Amanda was telling me on Wednesday how THESE are her favorite booties. She tried to get my booties (the perforated ones from Lucky), but they were sold out…..so she ended up with THESE instead. And she loves them! She vacationed in Colorado over the summer and said she walked all over the place and that they were super comfy!!!! They come in 10 different colors (either leather or suede) and have fantastic reviews online!
FAVORITE #10: Tops for Leggings
So once fall is REALLY here, you’ll find me in leggings and long tops a lot. I found THIS one from Anthro and had to try it on within minutes of getting it (didn’t even bother to run an iron over it)! It’s on backorder right now, but I still thought some of you want to see it, because I’m guessing we won’t be wearing it until after October anyway. I sized up to a medium so it would be long enough. REMEMBER: When wearing leggings, ALWAYS REMEMBER TO COVER YOUR CROTCHAL AREA, ladies! 🙂 I’m wearing a small in the leggings, so they are true to size.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And y’all! As of this morning, you can get 20% OFF your Anthro order with the code FALLPERK! Click HERE to shop! I am loving THIS dress and THIS plaid blouse! I think the sale might just be Friday, so if you’ve had your eye on anything, now is the time!
And please know, I’m on the hunt for other tunic tops, but I’m having trouble finding any that I like! I’ve ordered 5 to the house, and I’ve taken them all back! THIS one is from 2 years ago and appears to only be available in petite right now, but it’s a great one. I have a regular small in it, so if 5’4″ or over I don’t think the petite will work for you.
Here are some tunic choices that look like they have potential:
Have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends!