Hey Everybody! Today is the last Wednesday of the month, so it’s time to join up with me, Shay and Mel and let everybody know WHAT’S UP with you this fine Wednesday!
Before we get started, do y’all remember the giveaway for the Be Still and Know sign that I ran last week with Smallwood Home? Well….the winner is……. Katie Hulbet! Katie, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Congratulations, Katie!
WHAT WE ARE EATING THIS WEEK
Nothing exciting this week . Monday: shrimp and veggies / Tuesday: taco night / Wednesday: burgers / Thursday: Teriyaki Chicken / Friday: eat out!
WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT
This past weekend we had a great time at the ranch with friends and family! It’s our favorite place on earth, and we love just going and soaking up tons of friend and family time! I ate my weight in queso, indulged in an adult cocktail (or two…or three…) :), watched football, watched the kiddos run around in wide open spaces, did a lot of front porch sitting, and even napped. It was GLORIOUS! Here are some pics from the weekend! This is our view from the front porch.
Chris fishing with some of the kiddos.
And let’s get right to it. Here’s my new favorite drink. It’s a whopping 220 calories (boo!), but dang it’s delicious! Over ice with a little lime juice it’s the best!
We went exploring on Saturday afternoon and thought it was a great time for the perfect photo opp! HOW CUTE are these kids! And check out Emmy’s little knee pop!
Carter and Blakely. Carter was maybe a little shy. 😉
Playing football in wide open space.
I will never get tired of this view. Can hardly wait to get back down next month!
WHAT I’M LOVING
So do you remember this flat lay from my FALL OUTFIT PLANNING post? It was super popular on social media.
slouchy grey tee / plaid infinity scarf / black jeans / booties sold out (look at next picture for a great option!)/ similar cross body / square face watch /bracelet / earrings /
When I finally got around to actually putting the outfit together, I made some adjustments here and there. First, I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SCARF!!!! It’s light weight, styles itself (because it’s infinity), and I love the muted colors. I decided to add a leopard belt (because DUH) and a new pair of wedge booties!
slouchy grey tee / plaid infinity scarf / black jeans / wedge booties/ similar leopard belt/ similar cross body / square face watch /bracelet / earrings /
Look at the back of the booties!!! I CAN HARDLY STAND THE CUTENESS! They are true to size and also come in black and taupe. They are very high, so they are not an all day shoe for most people, but they are actually quite comfy (because they are a wedge and not a heel). Also, I know a lot of you aren’t fans of not wearing socks with booties, but you CAN wear socks with these! They come up high enough on the ankle that a regular ol’ ankle sock works. Click HERE for the wedge booties.
Get The Look For Yourself Here. Just click on what you are interested in. And when the temperatures drop, just add THIS must have jacket on top!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
I’ve been doing a lot of praying for several friends that are going through some difficult times right now. If you follow me on instagram you already saw this, but I wanted to make sure blog readers saw it too. I know so many of you follow my friend Manda’s story and pray for her regularly. And we appreciate each and every one of those prayers so very much. Well, two weeks ago she got some hard news about how she was not responding as well to her trial as they were all hoping she was. She was sad and discouraged, but she posted the following on facebook (on the very night she received the news), and I was once again in absolute awe of my friend. I hope her words touch you too.
Make sure you are following Manda Strong on Facebook for updates and prayer requests. Manda, her husband Aaron. and her precious kids Aiden and Miley all appreciate every single bit of support.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
Right now I’m currently working on finishing up my leggings and tunics post for Friday! Part 1 can be found HERE, but on Friday I’ve got 1 great dress and 1 awesome sweater to share with y’all, and I’m SO EXCITED because I know y’all are going to love both pieces! I’m especially excited about the sweater that is leggings appropriate!!!!
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT
Okay, Ladies. THIS IS HUGE. Man, have I got a deal for y’all today! I’m SO excited about THESE earrings from the new LUXE collection from Accessory Concierge and for the deal I have to share! For the next 48 hours, you can get these earrings for ONLY $18 with the code STMTDEALALERT! That’s $32 OFF the regular price of $50!!!!!! WHAT? CRAZY!
Think teacher gifts…think Christmas presents…think friend and family birthdays you have coming up…..think a gift for yourself just because you are awesome. 😉 It’s time to cross lots of gifts off your list! These earrings are AWESOME. They are very light weight and come in many different beautiful colors. They are semi precious stones with 14K gold fill. You simply won’t find this quality for this price anywhere else. Click HERE for the earrings (not all choices pictured below)! If you have dark hair, look at the lighter colors (I love how the pink quartz and the mother of pearl pop in my dark hair.)…..if you have light hair, look at the darker colors (The labradorite and black onyx which isn’t pictured would be great.)! The other brighter and bolder colors would look great with any hair color!
Here are all the colors. Click on what you like! I like them all, but my absolute favorites are the rose quartz (the light pink color is a tiny bit translucent and gorgeous), the mother of pearl is such a pretty white, the labradorite, the turquoise, and the lapis (a gorgeous navy with gold and black veins and flecks). And the bolder colors really pop! They all have great dimension and are just plain pretty! I’m telling you, you would be proud to give these as gifts to anybody and everybody!
Earlier this week I wore the beautiful pink quartz ones (one of my faves) with my camo pants! This sweater is the same sweater as the striped one I featured on Monday’s post. It’s not quite as soft as it’s striped counterpart, but there’s a flecked detailing on this sweater, so it’s not just a flat grey, which I like. Fit is still great, and it’s still an awesome basic! And it comes in plus size in 2 solid colors!
v neck sweater (plus sized sweater HERE) / camo pants / arrow necklace / pendant necklace / booties / earrings c.o. Accessory Concierge/ gilded horn cuff bracelet c.o. Accessory Concierge/ cross body bag
The earrings are lovely. Like I said before, the pink quartz are a very subtle and pretty translucent light pink. The below picture doesn’t do them justice, so refer to the picture of them in the tray above (on the far left) to get a better feel for their actual color.
Let’s talk about the camo pants for a second. So many of you absolutely loved them when I talked about them on Friday, and several of you encouraged me to keep them (even though I already have a pair)! I still don’t plan on keeping them (because I’ll just wear the ones I already own), but I wanted y’all to see how these are several inches too long on me at almost 5’4″. If I were to keep these pants, I would definitely need to get them hemmed…but that’s great news for you taller ladies! I’m wearing a 27, so I think they are true to size.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Here are some other items from the Accessory Concierge Luxe Line. And check this out….the code STMTDEALALERT will get you $32 OFF the earrings as well as $32 OFF all other items in the Luxe collection! Is the $32 off random? YES. But it’s awesome, so let’s just go with it. 😉 Thank you, Accessory Concierge! LOOK AT THESE GORGEOUS PIECES!
WHAT I’M WATCHING
Grey’s Anatomy, This is Us (watched it on the computer on Monday and am hooked!), and Dancing With The Stars,
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
GOING TO ROUND TOP! Y’ALL! I’m soooooooooo flipping excited!!!!!!
In addition to working on upcoming blog posts, I’ve also been going around my house and taking inventory because I hope to fall in love with lots of things that I can bring back and find the perfect spot for! Girls! To say I’m excited just doesn’t do it justice!!!!!!!
WHAT I’M WEARING
So since I have this top in 3 colors, I’m wearing it frequently. In case you missed it the first time I posted it, click HERE to see it in the neutral Sphinx color. I’m wearing a small, so I think it’s true to size. It’s shorter in the front and longer in the back (which I LOVE). I’m not doing a 1/2 tuck, the shirt just styles itself!
twist front blouse / necklace no longer available (lots of similar at Accessory Concierge) / similar jeans / wedge booties / axis bag c.o. Barrington / earrings / watch / bracelet
And come on. THIS BAG is fabulous. Use the code PTMTSAVE10 for 10% off your Barrington order! My bag is the Savannah. It has a zipper, and it’s smaller than the St. Anne. It’s my favorite size for sure, and I love all of the internal pockets.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Also, I’ve been wearing THESE constantly. And good news y’all, the brindle and black are BACK IN STOCK and ON SALE!!!! I have the sesame, and those aren’t available anymore, but the brindle is very close in color. And tons of people have the brindle and love them! In fact, click HERE to see the facebook post where tons of readers that have the booties left comments professing their undying love. Personally, I don’t wear socks with them. The foot bed is padded, and they are very comfy. I found them to be true to size. Click HERE for the booties!
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH
COOLER WEATHER! I think I said this last month too, but this time I think it’s actually happening!!! WOOHOO!
BONUS QUESTION: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FALL RECIPE?
You know I love tacos. Put them in the crock pot, and I want to marry them. This is a perfect recipe for a busy fall night with a baseball game! Click HERE for the recipe.
See you ladies back here on Friday, and please link up now and let us know what you are up to this fine Wednesday!
Erika Slaughter says
I’m so excited for your fun girl’s trip!! And I can’t wait to see everything you find! Also-that earring deal is amazing! I’m off to order!
Shay Shull says
The booties, the camo pants, that scarf and the tacos are all great…but the pictures from the ranch are my fave. xo
I’m off to make my list, but I think I’m going to be ordering 12 pairs of earrings. Teacher gifts and friend gifts will be done!!!!!! Wahoo!!!!! Wait, 14 pairs. There are 2 I need for myself. A girl has to treat herself for getting some Christmas shopping done this early. 😉
The black jeans and scarf outfit is speaking my love language. And so are the earrings. Now I just need to figure out how many to order. Crossing things off my list is one of my favorite things to do.
Melissa Grimes says
Hey there and happy Wednesday! I love the What’s up Wednesday posts, the camo jeans, the tie booties, the earrings, just love it all! Have a great day!
Rebecca Jo says
Those LUXE collection earrings… I seriously want in EVERY COLOR!!!
you gotta try the White Claw brand seltzer waters w/ alcohol – they are only like 100 calories and SOOO GOOD!
I saw those and passed them up! Will totally get them next time! Thanks for the tip, Lauren!
I’ll be in Round Top too this weekend!! I also have been going around taking inventory and even have a list on my phone of all the things I need!! We miiiigghhhht be taking a trailer with us!! Lol.
I ordered the black pants when you recommended them earlier. They are ah-maz-ing!!!
I ordered the bracelet. It is beautiful!
Sheaffer I Itotally agree with you about the scarf, sooo light and soft. Of course I ordered it based on your recommendation. Just like most of my outfit today. HA! Question, the camo pants look a more green in your picture than on the Nordstrom site where they look more gold/brown. Can you give any insight to this?
Hi, Karen! think they are more green, but they definitely have quite a bit of gold and brown in them! Hope this helps! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Earrings look cute! But none of the earring links are working right now. 🙁
Hi, Lori! What type of device are you on? I just tried on my laptop and my cell phone and they worked on both!
Thank you so much for hosting this link up! I love, love, love the LUXE earrings!
Been reading your blog for a long time and love it. I’m a 64 year old mom, grandma to four, and part time nurse. I feel so badly for Manda, and certainly will be praying for her and her family.. Does she have a blog, and if so I would love to read it?
You are so sweet, Cynthia! Manda doesn’t have a blog, but she does have the Manda Strong facebook page that keeps everybody updated on prayer requests! xoxo, Sheaffer
Love the post of the adult drink-I knew I liked you!
The picture with Carter and the little girl is priceless-love it!
Kathy L says
Just ordered the sweater from Nordstrom and the lapis earrings from AC! Thanks for the great recommendations!
Thanks for hosting today! Keep telling your readers to buy jewelry for teachers! I LOVE when my students buy me necklaces!
Mel @ The Larson Lingo says
LOVE the flat lay outfit!!!!! It’s perfection!
And, those earrings…..need to get them in all the colors!
Your trip to the ranch looked so fun!
Courtney Thompson says
Sheaffer! Long time reader and love everything you post, but especially today with the Mighty Swell shout out, I am the area sales manager for the brand, let me know if you ever need some samples????
COURTNEY! Are you kidding? Yes!!!! ALL THE SAMPLES, PLEASE! I saw peach at Market Street, but I loved grapefruit so much that I couldn’t not get it. Are there other flavors too? xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
I don’t know what is wrong with me, but those Lucky booties are the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever had! The Nordstrom reviews are all so wonderful and you love them, but I wore them to church last weekend and literally now they have blood in them. I love them- they are so cute. But man, I don’t think my heels will ever be the same 🙁
Hi, Tammy! I’m so sorry! You’re heels? That’s so strange! Do you think you have the right size? xoxo, Sheaffer
Kimberly pemson says
I love you. That is all. I am enthralled by your closet. Thank you for helping all of us look great.
You’re so sweet, Kimberly! Thanks for reading!!! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂