Happy Wednesday! It’s time for everybody to join up today with Shay and me and let us know WHAT’S UP this fine Wednesday!
Let’s get right to it!
WHAT WE ARE EATING
Y’all. We are in a serious rut over here. Burgers, Tacos, Shrimp, Steak, Grilled Chicken, Fajitas, Repeat. Over and Over again. What can I say, we are creatures of habit.
And now that it’s warm weather, I’ve started making one of my favorite salads on repeat again too. BUT I LOVE IT.
I know I’ve talked about this one before, but I’ll share it again. This one has mixed greens, butter lettuce, grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits, fresh raspberries, avocado, dried cranberries, wonton strips, and low fat honey mustard dressing. I call it the Caribbean Chicken Salad because it’s very similar to a salad that was on the menu at Chili’s years and years ago (before it was discontinued). It’s amazing.
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
We had a really slow weekend, and it was nothing short of glorious.
I’ll tell you this, nobody was lacking for snuggles.
WHAT I’M LOVING
I love a good lounge set. And this is a GREAT lounge set. I wore it two nights in a row, I washed it, and then I wore it two more nights in a row. And then I washed it. And then I wore it all day long the next day.
NO SHAME Y’ALL.
I might be wearing it again right now as I type this. #allegedly
I’m wearing a small in both the sweatshirt and the shorts, and they are both a relaxed fit. I normally would order a medium in pajamas because I like plenty o’ room in my pajamas, but the smalls had plenty of room for me, so definitely don’t order up.
I would like to suggest that you wait and buy this set when it’s on sale, because it’s pretty pricey. I got it for 30% OFF and it’s been sooooooooo worth it. WHOAH! UPDATE! This morning, this set went 40% OFF + FREE SHIPPING with the code TREAT!!! GRAB IT NOW! It also comes in a blue and white combo, but I want to mention that the colors in my pic below aren’t very representative of the real colors. The colors are much more vibrant in real life, and much closer to what you see on the site.
WHAT WE ARE REMINISCING ABOUT
This popped up on my facebook memories from a year ago…
We were at the ranch for Spring Break last year when we got the call that school was being cancelled the week after Spring Break. So we made the decision to just extend our stay at the ranch by a week. After that, we got the call that school would not be continuing in person for the remainder of the year. And then we basically stayed at the ranch for extended periods of time for the next 3 months. We would come home every several weekends to collect mail, check on the yard and the house, and things like that. But then we would head right back to the ranch.
And even though there was a lot of fear and unknowns during that time, I treasure that time our little family spent together. During Spring Break we had been with family that live down at the ranch, so we just continued to hang with them. We worked remotely, we did “school” remotely, rode around on the land, had lots of camp fires, fished all the time, had a ton of fish fries, and made some of the best memories of our lives.
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
We’ve got a soccer game, we’ve got Easter Sunday, and we’re hosting my family and Chris’s family for an Easter meal. We are going to make it super casual and just grill burgers, and I’ll be making my favorite black bean salsa to have as an appetizer! Click HERE for the recipe.
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT
Y’all know that I love Victoria Emerson bracelets.
I’ve got some BIG news!!!
Next month, I have a small collection launching on their site! That’s right, it’s going to be an STMT x Victoria Emerson bracelet launch! And it’s actually just the first of 3 collections. 5 bracelets will launch in May, 5 more bracelets will launch in August, and 5 more will launch in October. And don’t worry, I’ll of course have a code to share with y’all so you can get them at a great price.
I’m so happy with how all 5 bracelets turned out, and I’m super excited to give you a sneak peek at 1 of them right now! I. LOVE. THIS. BRACELET.
In fact, I love it so much, I stacked two on top of each other for this look.
The launch will include this bracelet and 4 others!
It’s been a lot of back and forth (one day I even took scissors to several of my bracelets to put them together for inspiration), but it’s been so much fun!
And next month, May 20th to be exact, I’m excited to bring some really beautiful bracelets to y’all! I know y’all will be so kind and supportive! I also know y’all are going to LOVE the bracelets, so put May 20th on your calendar!
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO
It’s Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 and I’m working on this post…
American Idol from Monday night is playing in the background. I’m not really “watching” it since I’m trying to bang out this post, but I am listening. I hope this show is better than Sunday night’s show. I wasn’t impressed.
WHAT I’M WATCHING
GIVE ME ALL THE SHOWS, Y’ALL!
Right now I’m watching The Voice, American Idol, This Is Us, Station 19, Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, and all sorts of Bravo.
I’m in tv heaven.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
I placed some really big orders with several different retailers last week, and those orders are starting to come in. So now I’m sifting through orders from Anthropologie, J Crew, LOFT, Amazon, and Nordstrom!
WHAT I’M WEARING – KEEP OR RETURN EDITION
Y’all really loved when I did the KEEP OR RETURN post last month, so you’re going to get a little bit of that today. I’ll show you an outfit, I’ll focus on 1 or 2 pieces from the outfit, and then I’ll tell you if I’m going to KEEP it or RETURN it.
I love this top. If it came in 3 other colors, I would buy all 3. FOR REAL. It’s like a thick t-shirt material, but the styling makes it cuter than just a regular ol’ t-shirt. This color is called “sheer pink”, but it’s not sheer at all, and I think it’s more peachy than pink. It’s such a pretty color and will look great with a tan! For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
VERDICT ON HENLEY: KEEP! DUH!
Get excited. First of all, these frayed hem shorts have the elusive 4″ inseam! Not too long….not too short…JUST RIGHT. They are super casual with the lighter wash and the frayed hem, and I’ll be adding these into my shorts rotation this summer. My other shorts will be so happy to have a break. They also have the stretchy waistband and the Ab Solution panels that we all love and adore.
Now, let’s talk sizing. With Wit and Wisdom jeans I typically go with my regular size 4, but I sometimes size down (not often). I do know that some readers consistently size down when buying Wit and Wisdom (even though I don’t).
Well, I SIZED UP IN THESE! I’m wearing a 6. When I pulled the size 4 shorts out of the box, I knew immediately they were going to be too small on me. I think just about everybody will need to SIZE UP.
VERDICT ON SHORTS: KEEP! KEEP! KEEP! Remember to size up.
This floral puff sleeve top arrived just yesterday, and I took some quick pics so it could be in today’s post. I love the pattern, I love the colors, and I LOVE the sleeves. It’s a great top and has a very Anthropologie look to it, don’t ya think? For size reference, I’m wearing a medium because it’s got no stretch up top. I would suggest to just stick with your regular size. And great news! It’s 40% OFF + FREE SHIPPING with the code TREAT!
I really like these straight leg ankle jeans, and I think they are a fantastic option for those of you who liked the look of the Vigoss jeans I showed several times back in this post. But here’s the deal, some of y’all only buy Wit and Wisdom jeans (which I totally get). Mad respect by the way. Haha!
So….I found an option for y’all with these! They look much lighter on the site, and to be honest, they just don’t look great on the site. But in person? Well, in person I really like them!
When talking about sizes 0-10, I checked stock and there are under 3o of each size that are currently available. Some of the more popular sizes have under 20, so grab ’em if you want to try them. I’m wearing my regular size 4. They aren’t quite as stretchy as most of my Wit and Wisdom jeans, so if you typically size down, you might want to reconsider.
VERDICT: I don’t really need these since I already have the Vigoss jeans mentioned, but that’s the only reason I’m returning them. If I didn’t have the Vigoss, I would definitely keep these.
I’m in love with the color and I adore the puff sleeve, but the tee was just too dang tight on me (I’m in a medium here). If you’re small chested, it might be worth it to give it a try.
The strap, bag, shorts, and sandals are ALL GOOD.
VERDICT: RETURN. After my review above, it should come as no surprise that I’m returning the tee. I prefer to not have to suck in the entire time I’m wearing a t-shirt.
And make sure you notice the gold sandals! I’ve shown the black sandals before, but this is the first time I’m showing the gold sandals on my feet and styled in an outfit. Comfy, Cush, and Cute!
Do y’all remember when I showed you this tie dye tee in the pink and red combo? Y’all loved the red and pink, but it sold out pretty quickly, so I ordered this green and blue one to show another color option. I love the fit, and it’s crazy soft as well. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. It comes in plus size too HERE!
I seem to always been drawn to peplum tops. This one has tiers too! I’m wearing the “khaki”, but it comes in several colors. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
VERDICT: Keeping the top, baby!
I’ve always loved a simple t-shirt dress, so I ordered this one as soon as I saw it! It comes in this navy and a great green color as well. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
VERDICT: RETURN. I’m returning the dress…but only because it’s longer than I would like on my 5’4″ frame. I think it will be great for you taller ladies.
I grabbed this tee from Amazon. I’m wearing the coral and pink, and although the trim and tee aren’t as big of a contrast as I thought they were going to be (and as I would like), it’s still a fun little tee. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
Oh, and I’m a huge fan of these camo sandals from Walmart. I like them better than real Birks if we’re being honest. There a little more narrow, and I prefer that. They only come in whole sizes, so I sized up a 1/2 to a 7.
VERDICT: I’m returning the tee, even though it’s a good little tee. It comes in tons of colors if you want to check it out. I’ve had the sandals for a couple of months now and LOVE them.
Here’s a close up of the super fun bracelets I first showed y’all last year.
Okay, I’ve got one more item today in the KEEP or RETURN segment of the post.
I was so excited about these sandals when I saw them online. I was even more excited when I pulled them out of the box after they arrived. I put them on and loved them. AND THEN I TOOK A STEP.
Ladies, do not be fooled by the cuteness of these sandals.
Unless you want to sound like you are tooting with every single step you take.
Air somehow would get trapped between my foot and the sandal, and it sounded like I was tooting with each step. Consider this a public service announcement.
Verdict: RETURN. #excuseme
BACK IN STOCK
This DARLING dress from last year is BACK IN STOCK! And here’s the honest truth: I’m still in love with it.
Let’s start with the color. It’s a gorgeous and vibrant red. We all know that there are lots of different shades of red, but this is a true red (without any orange undertones). It’s fully lined and looks much more expensive than it is.
Because get this…it’s ONLY $29.99! UPDATE: It’s ON SALE right now for $23.99. And you can click HERE to see it in white, olive green, and a floral too.
The chest area is tight, so if that’s a problem area for you, I would definitely suggest sizing up. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium and definitely need the room in the chest.
Look at the pretty little details! The lace, the little flutter sleeves, the tassels, and the tiered bodice are all lovely.
And don’t miss the sunglasses. They are so cute and under $15!
And the bag and the bracelet? Well, they are both from Amazon and darling too!
The bracelet combines just about every color under the rainbow, and I really love it paired with the red.
The rattan bag is well made, sturdy, and adorable. The little tassel is removable, and there are pom poms on both sides.
Love the whole look.
If the rattan bag above is too small for you and you prefer a larger tote, I think this one is a great option! I like the cognac handles and the striped lining and accents.
Here’s another Amazon item, BACK IN STOCK! Click HERE for the original post.
First of all, this striped maxi is ONLY $26.90. And it comes in tons of colors and has excellent reviews.
I love that it’s not clingy, but it’s also not boxy at all. It drapes really nicely and is super flattering. The material is soft and light, and it feels great on the skin. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
And get this. IT DOESN’T WRINKLE. I pulled it right out of the package and it looked great. This would be a great little travel dress.
This cute little tee is just UNDER $16!
I love a graphic tee in the summer, and you can’t get any better than the “BE KIND” message. It’s very soft, and I’m wearing a medium.
And last, but definitely not least, 2 of my favorite Colleen Rothschild products are FINALLY back in stock.
The Quench and Shine restorative hair mask and the sheer renewal cream! If you’ve been waiting “patiently” for them like I have, grab them now with the sale going on. $25 OFF $100 with the code RENEW25 and $50 OFF $200 with the code RENEW50.
And listen, if you haven’t tried the hair products yet, I HIGHLY recommend them. The Quench and Shine Restorative Mask conditions my hair beautifully and leaves it sooooo soft, while taming fly aways and frizz. I use this product every 3 washes or so. I put the Smooth and Shine Hair Serum on right after I dry my hair at night, AND MY WORD it makes it so smooth and shiny! It’s incredible. The microfiber hair towel works like a freaking charm. After brushing my hair and ringing it out a couple of times, I wrap my hair up in this for at least 10 minutes (longer if time allows). It pulls the moisture out of my hair and really cuts down drying time with the dryer. (I’ve tried the shampoo and it was fine, but I can’t highly recommend it like I can these other products.) My mom and sister use them too and swear by them. My mom credits these products for restoring her hair to a healthy and shiny state.
See you back here on Friday for several Style It Again, Sheaffer outfit ideas.
And don’t forget to link up today to let us know what you’re doing this fine Wednesday!