Let’s kick off today with this pic I put on facebook and ig on Wednesday, highlighting just a handful of FAVORITE Spring and Summer Essentials. (Y’all should totally be following me on both channels if you aren’t, because I give sneak peeks a lot! And I also post sales on there that sometimes never make it to the blog! Follow on facebook HERE and follow on ig HERE.)
Anyhoo, I posted these TOMS flip flops, but they pretty much sold out at Nordstrom in a hot minute. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed for a restock at Nordstrom (and I’ll be sure to let you know if they do), but you can also find them HERE and HERE. Nordstrom also has THIS pair that is similar, just lighter in color…still super cute (and way better stocked)!
Y’ALL. Both pairs of sunglasses pictured are great, and they are both ONLY $12!!!!!! And everybody needs a great pair of denim cut offs. I’ve linked several that I like under the picture in varying lengths.
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Here are some more cut off options, in varying lengths:
Reader e-mails are so fun to receive, and when I can answer the questions with some of my very FAVORITE items, I get so excited! I got an e-mail last week that actually prompted me to take a picture of my underwear drawer. SERIOUSLY. This was the e-mail:
Several of my mommy friends (and me) need help finding a good pair of undies. The kind where we can by 10 and be set for a while. And I am also look for a pair of dusty rose pants or jeans that I can wear to work. Help!
Thanks for the question, Amber! I have a great answer for you!!!!!! The above picture shows that THIS UNDERWEAR is the only underwear that I’m currently wearing (and the only underwear I’ve worn for months). They are comfy, they stay put, and they aren’t too skimpy (but aren’t grandma panties either). I love them.
The pic also shows my 4 main bras. I used to not spend much money on my underwear or bras (we’re talking I’d just grab some when I was at Target), but I never loved them because they weren’t comfy and they never held up. The first expensive bra I tried was THIS one, and I was immediately hooked on the Natori brand. I named it a MUST HAVE for crying out loud. 🙂 And then I partnered with Third Love last year..was skeptical when they first reached out, because I was so in love with my Natoris…but ending up really loving their bras as well! And I thought the idea that they offered half cup sizes for all of you “in between” ladies was genius. In fact, in a couple of weeks I’m going to do another Third Love post where I’ll highlight some of their new styles (I’m loving THIS lace number that is sooo pretty and the new bright colors in THIS bra). But right now, here are the items in my drawer. Please leave a comment if you own any of these bras with your thoughts!
And here’s the one pair of underwear I wear. You can buy the 3 pack HERE or you can buy individual pairs HERE. When I first purchased them, I just bought 1 pair. And then after wearing that pair for a day, I immediately hopped on and bought 3 more. And then a couple of weeks later I bought 3 more. I’m telling you, if they are all in the laundry, I’m BEYOND ANNOYED when I have to put on a different pair. I know that tons of you are now underwear converts as well! If you are, please leave a comment.
And since Spring and Summer are coming up, I thought I would go ahead and remind y’all of the best strapless bra in the history of EVER. SERIOUSLY. If you need a strapless, look no further. Click HERE. You won’t believe how this strapless stays put. You will seriously wear it and not even want to rip it off at the end of your event. You might even wear it on days where you don’t have to wear a strapless bra (although it does come with removable straps). Click HERE for a version by the same maker for those with a smaller bust.
Kelly green is one of my absolutely FAVORITE colors, but a good Kelly green is hard to find. Well, I FOUND IT! This color is perfect. It’s the exact shade of happy green that I love (and it would be perfect for St. Paddy’s Day)! When I saw this sweater online, I knew I had to have it. It looks great with regular denim jeans and white jeans. It even is nice enough to throw on with a pencil skirt or a pair of black slacks! I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of the sides of it, because it has side slits and ties that are so cute (you’ll see those in a flat lay below). I’m wearing a plain white cami with it (you have to wear a cami, or you’ll show skin on the sides), but it would be great with stripes under it! It comes in black, royal blue, and red as well. It also comes in a light grey and a navy with striped ties!
Oh….and I adore pairing green with leopard and gold.
sweater / necklace (type in “Dalilah”)/ similar jeans in same cut from same maker (mine are 3 years old)/ my leopard flats / tote bag c.o. Barrington (use the code PTMTSAVE10 for 10% OFF your entire Barrington order!)
I LOVE the necklace (type in “Dalilah”).
And, girls. I’m DYING over my new bracelet. So y’all know I’ve had the Kate Spade blingy bangle on the right for over a year now, and I wear it all the time. Well, I saw this new one online and ordered it immediately, but I didn’t have high expectations. WELL. I LOVE IT. And get this….it’s $15. It’s it gorgeous? It looks much more expensive than it is. Click HERE for the bracelet.
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Outfit scheming is a FAVORITE of mine. I’ve been doing some spring and summer outfit scheming that I thought I would share with y’all today. These looks will hit the blog (actually on me) in the next couple of weeks or so. We’ve already discussed how this is the most perfect green in the history of greens (AND LOOK AT THE SIDE TIES!)….but let’s talk about the rest of the outfit too. I’m DYING over clutch. AND the sandals (click over to see the brass studs on the low wedge!). And the earrings, necklace, and jeans. Seriously…how cute is this outfit.
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And another look with the same white jeans and sandals. I love the color of the top and think the eyelet detail is just so pretty (on the ruffle and the bottom)! And this clutch is ONLY $25!!!! You can also click HERE to see lots of sandals, all UNDER $100!
Get The Look For Yourself Here. I had to link different earrings because mine are sold out. Look at the blush fringe!
GIRLS! This is FOR SURE A FAVORITE. Huge news today about LIKEtoKNOW.it. There is now an app you can download in the app store! If you follow me on instagram, you probably already know about LIKEtoKNOW.it. For the last several years, it has allowed you to shop the outfits I post on instagram from your e-mail inbox. If signed in, you could “like” the photo, and the details on my outfit would be e-mailed straight to your inbox. Some people loved it (I happened to be one of those that LOVED it), and some people never really understood it. And there were lots of you that liked the idea of it, but you didn’t like all the e-mails you were receiving when liking ig pictures.
Well, the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app makes shopping my outfits SO much easier! You can now shop anything I post on instagram, instagram stories (guess I might start doing more of these now!), and I think facebook and pinterest are coming soon. The technology is FANTASTIC. After signing up, all you have to do is screenshot the picture! Check out the graphic below for the simple steps. Simply download it from the App Store HERE.
Y’all. This is a game changer. You no longer have to wait for an e-mail (although you can still use it this way if you prefer). But this screenshot technology makes things EVEN EASIER! After you screenshot a picture, you will get a push notification within a few seconds at the top of your screen stating that ‘Your screenshot by _____ is ready to shop!’. You can then opt to go to the Like To Know It app and will be able to immediately shop the post!
So Shay’s newest book KIDS IN THE KITCHEN is obviously a FAVORITE! It is now available for pre-order, and it’s just plain FUN! I can’t say enough about how cute it is. There are tons of DARLING pics of Shay and the kids, the colors and page designs are fun, and the recipes are awesome. This cookbook will encourage you to celebrate every messy minute in the kitchen with your children as you teach them cooking basics, create kid-friendly food they’ll enjoy eating, and have a whole lot of smiles and laughter doing it. Click HERE for the book.
Carter is pumped that his friends are in a book, and he can’t wait for us to make the peanut butter balls! This is definitely our favorite picture. Look at those precious kids!
Here are Shay’s books!!!
My blush bomber continues to be a FAVORITE. Click HERE for the original post. The first time I wore the jacket I paired it with THESE army green skinny cargo pants and some high perforated wedges (size down half a size) for a dressier look. This time I dressed it down with distressed jeans and flats. For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the jacket. It’s a bit oversized, but I like it that way. If you want a more fitted look, size down 1 size.
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Remember that I’m wearing a PETITE small in the cardigan. It’s obviously meant to be long, but I didn’t want it to overwhelm my 5’4″ frame by hanging below my knees. If 5’4″ or under, I would definitely recommend going for the petite sizing…but I’m thinking that you taller ladies are going to absolutely LOVE the length. It’s very lightweight (you can even see it blowing in the breeze in the pic below!), and comes in lots of color choices. When I first got it, it had 48 5 STAR reviews, and now it has 66 5 STAR reviews! Read some of the reviews if you are on the fence.
So that’s it for today! Hope you found some great stuff, and have a wonderful weekend with your people!