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Please join us and let everybody know
WHAT’S UP with you this fine Wednesday!
WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK
This week is a busy one, so we won’t be trying anything new.
It will be the usual: taco night, grilled chicken and veggie night, maybe a pork tenderloin,and probably a shrimp boil.
And then we’ll probably eat leftover tacos.
Cuz mama is ALL ABOUT leftover tacos.
WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT
I’ve spent some time this week thinking about how quickly our little guy is growing up. He’s so excited about getting to go to 1st grade next year (he talks about it all the time!), and I’m of course absolutely thrilled that he’s excited. 🙂
But let’s be honest. It’s a little bit heart-breaking for his mama
I remember him like this, in his little ducky bathtub. And it was like just a couple of hours ago.
Except it was about 6 years ago.
DANG HE’S CUTE!!!! 🙂
WHAT I’M LOVING
THESE shoes are on repeat (and still ON SALE)!!!
As is THIS pullover.
(I have the “blue lagoon” color, and now I want the dark grey heather or pink pow.)
And THESE jeans.
I’ve worn the jeans 5x in a row now without washing them. No lie. And they aren’t sagging AT ALL. More on the jeans in a minute in the “What I’m Wearing” section.
Concerning the pullover and the shoes, I am wearing them A LOT with work out gear, but I definitely find myself throwing them on with jeans too when I have to run a quick errand to the grocery store or to the little guy’s school. And I’ve decided that I like it much more than the Zella Deja jacket I have. I didn’t think I would like it as much since I have to pull it over my head, but I do. It’s not only more comfy, but it’s also more flattering. And in my book, flattering always wins.
For size reference, I’m wearing a SMALL in the pullover and a 27 in the jeans.
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
Just the same ol’ same ol’ around here….but we did have T-ball pics last night!
So I was planning on putting a picture I took of our t-ball team at last night’s team picture.
But the picture was canceled. BOO!
So I’ve got nothin’.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
I’ve started working on a swimsuit post for you ladies!
I think it will go live next Friday.
I wasn’t initially planning on doing a swimsuit post, but after I did the cover-up post last week (find it HERE), I got lots of requests.
You ask, and you shall receive girls! 🙂
And I’m thinking that I might even have pics of me in a couple of suits.
Or maybe not.
I’m already losing courage.
These are the ones that I ordered for the post that I will be doing with Nordstrom next week!
I’m most excited about the black and white striped one!
I also ordered THESE black bottoms from Joe Fresh, and they are so fun! Great coverage and a little retro. I had a couple of swimsuit tops that needed black bottoms, but I didn’t want to pay a lot of $ for plain black bottoms.
I loved the full coverage of THESE and the price.
Actually, Joe Fresh has a lot of cute swim options (both suits and some more cover ups) HERE.
And they’ve extended the code!
Make sure you use the code PTMT20 for 20% OFF everything at Joe Fresh (excluding sale)
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT
Also, click HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the post to see if you are the winner of the Kendra Scott giveaway! 🙂
WHAT I’M WATCHING
Right now we are watching Dancing With The Stars and American Idol at our house.
Do you watch the 10 Year Anniversary Special with Dancing With The Stars last night. It was awesome!
And Spoiler Alert on Grey’s Anatomy:
It’s going to take me weeks to get over what happened to McDreamy.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO
I’m guessing this means what I’m listening to music wise right now, but I’m going to go a different direction with this. (Fun fact, I have NEVER bought a record, a casette tape, or a cd. I’ve never personally downloaded a song, and I don’t have one piece of music on my phone.)
At this very moment I’m listening to my dog snore.
So yes, I’m aware that’s not what was meant by the question, but that’s all I’ve got. 🙂
WHAT I’M WEARING
I have a handful of shots of outfits I’ve worn sometime over the last couple of weeks.
I thought that the “What I’m Wearing” section was a perfect place to show them off!
I actually reallllllly love this outfit because it’s SO simple, but I think it looks really great!
circle lace tank HERE / necklace HERE / jeans HERE / similar wedges HERE
Let’s talk for a second about the jeans.
I had a gift card to Anthro that was burning a hole in my pocket. A sales girl insisted that I try on these jeans, even though they are WAYYYYYY more than I’ve ever spent on jeans.
I tried them on, and I’ve gotta say, they’re like buttah.
They are VERY soft and fit like a glove. They don’t sag and they stay put throughout the day.
If you are looking for a structured jean, these jeans aren’t for you.
Also, I’m almost 5’4″ and they hit me a bit above the ankle. So if you are tall, these jeans aren’t for you either.
But if you are shorter (like me), and want an ankle length jean THAT FEELS LIKE BUTTAH….well then, you’re in luck. 🙂
For size reference, I’m wearing an X-SMALL in the tank and a 27 in the jeans.
Here are a couple of other favorite outfits I wore this past week:
UPDATE: THE SHIRT AND SHORTS JUST WENT 50% OFF WITH THE CODE “HALFSIES”
shorts HERE / white button up HERE / $12 white cami HERE
necklace HERE / earrings HERE / wedges HERE
disclaimer: The MK wedges are sooooooo cute. I love the way they look. However, they were not very comfy. Like not at all. In fact, I will be returning them.
I wanted to love them, but I do not sacrifice comfort for style. 😉
Size references: I’m wearing a SMALL in the shirt.
I sized down in the shorts and am wearing a 0.
Click HERE to shop all of the new items at LOFT for 50% OFF!
Click HERE to shop their DARLING swimsuits and cover-ups!
Click HERE to shop their shorts (they have the best shorts)!
Click HERE to shop their dresses.
And click HERE for my most recent LOFT post where lots of items are highlighted!
*And remember, the post was written when items were 40% OFF…but now they are 50% OFF!
LOOK AT THIS JUMPER!
I have an event that I think I”m going to be wearing this for next month.
ISN’T THIS SO STINKING CUTE?
necklace HERE / wedges HERE
Sadly, the jumper isn’t available online yet. 🙁
As soon as it appears online, I will let y’all know!
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
This weekend we are headed to Chris’s family’s ranch house!
His cousin Cassie is getting married, and we have a Stock The Bar and Tackle Box shower for the couple. The ranch is our favorite place on earth, and Carter always counts the sleeps until he gets to go back!
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH
Okay…so I was hoping to have the details all sorted out for this…but we’ve had a couple of hiccups and I don’t want to share details yet.
If you are local, I think I might be hosting an event at the end of May where I would get the chance to meet lots of you girls face to face!
I’m a little nervous about this because WHAT IF NOBODY SHOWS UP.
But I’m hoping that you girls will roll out!!!!!
More details to come…..
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MONOGRAM COLLECTION at Barrington?
HOLY MAMA it’s CUTE!
I spent some time playing around on the site and designing my newest bag. Can you guess which one I ended up going with?
(I got lots of questions about this last time. My full name is Lauren Sheaffer Sims. My parents named me Lauren Sheaffer, but they always called me Sheaffer. Just fyi!)
THIS is the one I got!
I went with the St. Anne tote in the stripe with the pink and coral circle monogram.
And even though the deadline has passed to order bags to have in time for Mother’s Day, you can still use the code MAMA10 for 10% OFF!
I am absolutely smitten with my initial necklaces.
floral cardigan HERE / striped peplum HERE / Paige jeans HERE
sandal HERE / similar sandal with gold toe HERE
The peplum is from Old Navy. Use the code PERKS for 30% OFF your entire order! Shop HERE.
WHAT I WANT TO GIVE/RECEIVE FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Since I already got THESE for myself (a “C” for Chris and Carter and an “S” for Sheaffer and Scout), I’m covered in the jewelry department.
Like I mentioned before, I’m wearing THIS so much, I just want another color.
The pink or the grey please honey! 😉
(Remember, I wear a small!)
NOW, LINK UP LADIES AND TELL US WHAT YOU ARE DOING THIS FINE WEDNESDAY!
And I’ll see you back here on Friday for Friday Favorites!