It’s Friday, so y’all know what that means! It’s time to link up with Erika, Andrea, and Narci to let everybody know what some of my favorite things are right now.
Let’s start today off with an unexpected find that I am so excited about! This printed shirt dress.
It is such an easy and comfortable dress to wear, and I love it so much more than I was expecting to! I found it online and was drawn to the navy floral, but it comes in two other colorways as well. I ordered the regular small because the petite small was sold out, and I ended up absolutely loving this length. At 5’4″, it hit me about mid knee, but the cut of the dress (cut on the slim slide with a v neck) still made it sassy and not too matronly. I’ve already worn it casually to dinner and running around town one night with my rose gold slides. I’ve also dressed it up with my must have wedges for church. It’s a good one, y’all!
These waterfall earrings are gorgeous. The gold teardrops on top cascade into teardrops with a beautiful patina on the bottom. They look delicate and are quite unique. The brass ladder necklace is a tried and true favorite (it’s 5 years old and I still reach for it), and it’s 40% OFF right now with the code AMERICA.
dress / earrings / brass ladder necklace (40% OFFF with code AMERICA)/ must have wedges
And I after ordered the dress above, this one popped up on the site too by the same maker. It’s described as a “kicky little dress”, which made me think I’m going to love it as well. Ha! I think it will also be a great basic dress, so I’m ordering both the black and the red to see which one I like better. #agirlneedsoptions
So, now that I’ve mentioned the Accessory Concierge code (Remember: 40% OFF the entire site with the code AMERICA), let’s review my new favorite pieces from the site. You saw all of the outfits I’m about to highlight on my Friday Favorites last week, but they were all in flat lays. Today I’m wearing them! The code ends Sunday, so if you are going to take advantage, time is of the essence.
This chiquita necklace is SO MUCH FUN. Colorful, light weight, and it screams summer. I’m wearing it here with a solid color tee and my favorite cut offs. And look how cute it makes an otherwise simple outfit! You can spiff up just about all of your summer outfits with this necklace.
In addition to this cute outfit, I’m using 3 different products in this picture that are really helping me up my summer game: 1) I bought the red lipstick in preparation for my Get Festive for the 4th post, and I was told it was the perfect red for so many different skin tones. I’m LOVING it (“Ruby Woo” is the shade), and I feel like it totally changes my look for certain outfits. 2) I don’t remember where I saw the body blur, but I use it for days that I need some color and don’t have time to use self tanner. It’s kind of like a body tint I guess, but the color can be immediately washed off. I use the cafe creme. The only time it’s ever rubbed off on my clothes was when I threw on some white jeans to grab a picture for the blog. I then top it all off with the 3) coconut body glow on top. AND I’m telling you…..MAGIC! Look at my legs in all of the below pics!
red flutter sleeve tee / chiquita necklace (use code AMERICA for 40% OFF!)/red chunky stud earrings/ favorite denim shorts / rose gold sandals
products: body blur / red lipstick “ruby woo” / coconut body glow
The second I saw this SUMMER FRIDAYS tee online, I knew I had to have it! I sized up to a medium for a relaxed fit, but if you don’t have a larger chest, you can totally stick with your regular size.
If you see me on any Friday this summer, I can pretty much guarantee I’ll be wearing this baby. #summerfridayuniform To show you the versatility of this tee, I’ve already created 3 separate outfits with it.
SUMMER FRIDAYS OUTFIT #1
Pairing it with this fun necklace and my gold slides was a no brainer. This is the outfit I wore last Friday when I did lots of errands around town and then headed to TopGolf with the fam (pictures to follow).
summer fridays tee / chiquita necklace (use the code AMERICA for 40% OFF!)/red chunky stud earrings/ favorite denim shorts / rose gold sandals/ body blur / red lipstick “ruby woo” / coconut body glow
SUMMER FRIDAYS OUTFIT #2
I switched out the rose gold slides for the red patent flip flops (size up a 1/2 in both) and went with a wooden statement earring! I know it’s hard to believe, but these earrings really are incredibly light.
summer fridays tee / wooden drop earrings(use the code AMERICA for 40% OFF!)/ favorite denim shorts/ red patent sandals
SUMMER FRIDAYS OUTFIT #3
And it’s of course precious with white jeans (40% OFF RIGHT NOW!) as well. AND THESE EARRINGS, Y’ALL! Hot pink, a navy and white tie die look, and bamboo!!!! DYING!
summer fridays tee / resin and bamboo drop earrings (use the code AMERICA for 40% OFF!)/ my favorite white jeans/ rose gold sandals/monogrammed tote courtesy of Barrington Bags
This next top looks like it was made for these earrings. It’s a soft cotton and is so incredibly comfortable. I have a small, and I love the baby doll fit, but I’ve actually ordered an x-small to see if I like it less blousy. The small is VERY generous sizing, so I think most people are probably going to want to size down.
This top also comes in a navy option, and you can get it in plus size!
embroidered knit top (plus size embroidered knit top)/resin and bamboo drop earrings (use the code AMERICA for 40% OFF!)/ favorite denim shorts / rose gold sandals
Okay, this is the last outfit today that you first saw in a flat lay last week. This dress is PERFECT for vacation, and the tassel earrings look great with it. It’s not lined, but it’s not see thru either. This would absolutely be a great dress to throw on and wear to dinner on vacation or even just to the pool. I have the size 6 (which says it fits like a US 2-4). Wearing the Ruby Woo lipstick again here and loving it.
tassel drop earrings (use the code AMERICA for 40% OFF!)/ embroidered floral dress / red patent sandals (size up a 1/2 size)
And just to jog your memory, here’s a side by side I showed you last week. All 3 earrings look great with the embroidered top! You can still use the code STMT10 for the top, and you can use the code America for 40% OFF all earrings shown!
All 3 EARRINGS ALL LIGHT AS A FEATHER, and they all pack quite a punch!
embroidered top courtesy of The Find / tassel earrings / resin and bamboo drop earrings / wooden drop earrings
The Mallory (seen below) is the best selling top over at The Find, and I hear it looks great on everybody! I’m wearing a small, and it’s very generously sized. I love how loose and flowy it is. If you prefer a fitted shirt, this might not be for you. I’m wearing it very casually here, but it could just as easily be dressed up by tucking it into some nice slacks or a pencil skirt! And it’s ONLY $28! You can also use the STMT10 code on this top!
Mallory top in black courtesy of The Find/ chiquita necklace (use the code AMERICA for 40% OFF!)/red chunky stud earrings/ favorite denim shorts / brass ring bag courtesy of ModCloth/ orange slides
And here’s the red with my favorite white jeans (ON SALE)!
Mallory top in red / turquoise earrings (make sure you are shopping Sheaffer Sims trunk show and type “Persephonie” in search bar / white jeans / must have wedges
My friend Melanie has loved Hummingbird Farms products for a long time, so if you read her blog, you might have heard of them! She sent me a body butter awhile back, and it was yummy and luxurious. Well, her friend Debi (the creator of Hummingbird Farms) sent me an incredibly generous gift box filled with Hummingbird Farms goodies! If you are a lover of lavendar, you HAVE to try these products. Click HERE to see some specials she has going on right now.
Here’s what you need to know: *They never use synthetic fragrance. *They believe Mother Nature makes the best fragrance so they let the lavender, rosemary, and citrus to do their thing naturally. *All of the creams, lotions and liquid soaps are aloe-based, not water-based. Basically, where most formulas would use water, they have replaced that water with aloe vera. *All of the products can be used head to toe. In fact, the Unscented Heavy Cream is a fabulous nighttime facial moisturizer and the Lavender Lotion No. 145 is a great daytime facial moisturizer (as well as wonderful skin conditioner/soother for sunburn). *All of the products are safe to use on children, but they recommend starting slow on the shampoo and conditioner. Although gentle, sometimes the peppermint can be a little strong for them.
Here’s a shot of the hand soap and hand cream that I now keep in our guest bathroom.
pajamas (might still be 50% OFF! fingers crossed!) / Hummingbird Farms products
I’ve got one reader e-mail/question for you today…
Hi, You have inspired/suggested/demanded me to add some really great jewelry pieces to my collection. The price point is usually reasonable and they really add a nice detail to many of my outfits. My question is how do you store all of your pieces, particularly the long necklaces? Thank you, Jamie
Hi, Jamie! I’ve had lots of people asking me recently for jewelry storage tips, so I thought I should answer today with a picture! I had my closet done by California Closets a couple of years ago, and it was one of the best things I’ve ever spent money on! I’m hoping that in the near future I’ll have a full blown closet tour (only a couple of years late! ha!), but today you get to see how I store my necklaces.
I’ve got two words for you:
Again, my closet was overhauled by California Closets, but you can click HERE for belt rack options from The Container Store.
Now, here’s how I store some of my earrings. This is hung on the small wall immediately when I walk into my closet. I love how it creates a pretty little area, plus the earrings are easy to put up and I have super easy access when I want to grab a pair!
Friday night the three of us headed to Top Golf for Family Fun Night! This guy has quite a little golf swing now!
Earlier that day I had run to JCPenney to shop for the JCP post I having coming up next week! I found a lot of really great stuff that I can’t wait to share (the women’s shoes are especially cute right now – like these gold slides and these coral/red slides), and Carter was pumped that they carry Adidas! I was excited to show him his new soccer tee, but he politely informed me it was actually a basketball on the shirt. Oops. Looked like a soccer ball to me! Ha! I spotted this soccer tee in store, but they didn’t have it in his size, so I will be ordering it for him. You know, to redeem myself.
The light was intense behind us, but I still managed to grab one more pic with the little guy.
And girls! I had to take a selfie when I saw that JCPenney carries my shampoo and conditioner! I’ve always purchased it from ULTA, so I was so happy to find an additional source.
If you’ve been reading my blog since the beginning, then you know Redken All Soft shampoo and Redken All Soft conditioner have been my GO TO shampoo for over 10 years now! For years and years I had used Pantene, and it had always been fine. And then one day that all changed. My hair started feeling and looking dry, and it wasn’t shiny anymore. My hair dresser at the time recommended trying this set, and I will never use anything else. It completely changed the texture of hair, and now it looks healthy again! And it only took a handful of uses before I noticed a big difference.
Speaking of JCPenney, do y’all know that lots of JCPenney stores have a Sephora inside? I’m not a big Sephora shopper, but I know there are lots of you that are! I popped in and got an eyeliner when I was shopping for my JCPenney post, and they signed me up for their rewards program. Sound off in the comments and tell me all I need to know about Sephora, your MUST HAVE products you buy there, and their rewards program!
I did see that they carry Kopari online…and you know I love Kopari (see my full review post HERE).
Carter is constantly snuggling his pups. And it warms my heart every single time I see them all cuddled up. It’s a favorite for sure.
Chris actually posted this picture on instagram on Sunday because it was our 1 year Anniversary of becoming a family of 5! Can you even believe how big my 3 boys are now? And if you are new around here, you need to click HERE to see the post where I told the story of the day we got the pups (there’s even a link to a video of us telling Carter that we were getting TWO!).
Have a wonderful weekend with your people! See you back here on Monday!
Shay Shull says
I know I say this all the time…but red is YOUR color!! And those necklaces are so stinkin’ cute!
Erika Slaughter says
I’ve said it before but I’m saying it again-RED is YOUR color!!! And Holy Moly your pups have grown just a bit.
Revlon or Redken, oops!
I fixed it Lori! Thank you!
Love your ear ring holder…..what kind of board is it that your ear rings fit in there so great? Do you keep the backs of your ear rings somewhere?
I got it at Homegoods years ago. That’s all I know! So sorry I’m not more help! Xoxo, Sheaffer
Where are the backs to your earrings?
Hi, Casey! I keep some in my jewelry drawer in my closet (for earrings that I know have to have them). xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Narci Dreffs says
Oh my gosh! So many things to comment on, but I mostly can’t get over your jewelry setup!! How cute!!
Clever and pretty jewelry display. And your boys!! Carter has changed all most as much as those pups! Love how you enjoy all three of them so much. Does this dog owning/loving grandmother’s heart good!
Ulta is currently having their Jumbo haircare sale!! Just ordered the Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner – 33.8oz bottles for $14.99 each!!!
Love, love, love how you organize your jewlery! Such a great idea, thanks for sharing it with us!
I feel about Sephora the way you might feel about Nordstrom’s ….. the angelic hallelujah chorus is singing when I go in! Have a wonderful weekend!
Love the dress! But online it says it’s unlined. Is it see through?
Hi, Leanne! I didn’t find it to be see thru. I was worried about it too, but it seemed okay to me! xoxo, Sheaffer
I’ve enjoyed the Sephora Rewards & my 16 year old daughter & I enjoy the Play! Sephora $10 monthly subscription bag! Lots of samples & we just split it between the 2 of us, she gets the mascara & hair products & I get the eyeliners and lipsticks! Win-win! The bags are great for travel, either for jewelry, bathroom products, or essential oils..?. We have enough bags for the neighborhood but can you ever have enough bags? ??
Ulta actually has the Redken line for $14.99 right now, so pretty close to what you’re getting at JCP. I always stock up when they have their sale!
Long time follower, love your blog, Sheaffer! Sephora is great if you want to try a new product without commitment. They will make any sample for you to try and if you do purchase something that doesn’t work they will take back any product within 30 days- even if you’ve used most of it! The rewards are great and depending on how much you spend you receive free 2-day shipping. I don’t think I’ve bought a mascara for a year because I always choose one at checkout with my points. Sephora is amazing. One last thing, people write really helpful reviews on the products to help with your questions.
Thanks so much for the input, Mia!!! xoxo
Thanks so much for the input, Mia! So helpful! xoxo
Random Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – I thought previous years you could log in (if you have an account) and see everything that was included in the sale? Not just the cataglog which isn’t very detailed – or is that EVERYTHING? 🙂
Hi, Marianne! I don’t recall ever being able to do that. I certainly wish we could!!!! xoxo, Sheaffer
I LOVE your earring/necklace organization!!! I would LOVE to see a full closet/jewelry tour! Haha. How did you hand necklace holder? Also, love your bathroom. Is that your powder room?
Hey, Christy! I think there was auto correct in play here. What was your question about the necklace holder?
How did you hang your necklace holder? 🙂
Hi, Christy! The install was done by California Closets. I’m guessing all belt racks come with a mounting system! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Lynn Bass says
Oh my goodness! I could tell the difference in my hair with one use of the Redkin! Ulta has the Jumbo size on sale for $14.99 through July 28,2018. Thanks for sharing this hair secret!
Yay, Lynn! I noticed an immediate difference too! So happy you love it as much as I do! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂