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August 3, 2015

Favorite Pool Toys + Running Stats + Serena & Lily Private Sale Extra 20% Off

I hope y'all had a fabulous weekend!  We're home after spending a week at home with my parents.  It feels good to be back, but I secretly miss seeing my parents as often as I used to.  We had the best weather last week, so we spent lots of time outside and heading to the pool, lake, etc.  I'll be sharing many more pics on this week's Wednesday Whereabouts, so stay tuned.
My grandfather turned 89 yesterday, so we made a trip to visit him last week.  Always a good time.  The boys especially love it because they're spoiled with lots of chocolate and cheese straws!

I had a reader request asking what my favorite pool toys were, for the kids this summer.  Here's what we've been using the most.  If I couldn't find the exact one we've been using, I shared a similar one.  Also, many of these can be found at your closest drug store.  That's usually where I find mine.  And we never bring all of these toys every time, but switch them out every so often.

Pretty proud of myself.  I ran everyday last week, and it felt awesome!

Hope I can keep it up!

Serena & Lily extended their sale.  Until Tuesday, the 4th, take an additional 20% off sale items during Serena & Lily's Private Sale!
Use code: BONUS20.
Love this Sailboat Pareo and St. Tropez Pareo (Was $48, Now $15).

Cheers to another few weeks of summer break!  Living it up as much as we can!

Hope y'all have a great start to your week!

August 1, 2015

Anniversary Sale Outfit Ideas + Gigi New York Summer Sale Ends Tomorrow

I know I mentioned yesterday that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is ending tomorrow, but I wanted to give those of you that have emailed me, inquiring how I would wear certain pieces from the sale, a chance to see them in some Fall/Winter ensembles.


**Click on items in images to shop.**

For a Cool, Crisp Fall Day...

On a Night Out...

Laundry by Shelli Segal Zebra Print Dress (Now $98.90, After Sale $148) // Drusy Stud Earrings (Now $44.90, After Sale $68) // Bobbi Brown Eye Set (Now $85, After Sale $133) // Butter London Set // Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham' Bangle Set (Now $163.90, After Sale $245) // Charles by Charles David Pumps (Now $74.90, After Sale $109.95)

With all the running I've been doing lately, I'm tempted to try a new running shoe.  Still debating whether or not I should order these Nike Air Max 15.  I'm used to my Nike Frees, but everyone raves about the support on these that I'm wondering if I should give them a try.  But then again, maybe I should stick with my Frees and get a new pair.  Loving this Lagoon color.

Lanier always shops the sale on the last weekend and usually gets a few ties and dress shirts.

He's got this Vineyard Vines one in his cart right now.

In case you missed yesterday's post, I shared all of my favorite scores from the sale here.

Just a reminder that Gigi New York's Summer Sale ends tomorrow at midnight!
Plus, this weekend, they're offering free personalization (saves you another $15!).

Hope y'all are having a great weekend!

July 31, 2015

More Lilly Faves + Ray-Bans on Sale + Final Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

So after getting the Lilly Pulitzer Gigi Tank in this print, I found that I love the style, fabric and price so much that I wanted to get another one.  The blue and white colors above are only $34 and would go with so much, from white denim to these shorts and these cutoffs that I love and own.

I have this tumbler in another print and use it a lot, especially in the car when I'm running errands.  I must say, I'm attempted to order another one now that they carry it in Red Right Return.  Love this print so much!

As I was checking out Lilly's latest arrivals, I stopped at this dress.  You know how I love flowy tops and dresses.  This Colette Dress has all of that and more.  It looks short on the model, but I'm thinking she's pretty tall so it would be longer on many.

If you're looking for Lilly on sale, I just came across a lot of markdowns here.

Alright y'all, if you've been wanting a pair of Ray-Bans on sale, now is the time.  They're currently on Rue La La for two more days.  If you're not signed up for RLL, it's basically a site that offers sales everyday on different products and collections.  There's never an obligation to buy, ever.  I can't say that I check it everyday, but when I do, there are always lots of great deals.
Loving these Tortoise ones for Fall!

And these are such a classic pair.

Another great boutique for the next few days is this one featuring beach cover-ups and beachy dresses all on sale.  This pretty Charlie Jade Dress was $196 and is now on sale for $79.99.

So I know I posted last week that these vests are now back in stock at J.Crew.  Well, if you have a J.Crew Card, you can now take 20% off of them until Sunday at midnight.  Just use the code: CARDACCESS at check-out.  I'm also really loving this Field Jacket in the burgundy color.

Alright y'all, Sunday is the last day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Get what you've had your eye on before prices go back up.  As you've probably noticed, many items have now sold out, but there are still some really great deals to take advantage of.  One thing's for sure, I'm getting everything now because the last thing I want to do is think about how I turned down a pair of these shoes or this top and then after I finally decided to snag one, the price is back up.  I'll seriously be kicking myself that I didn't get some pieces while they were on sale.  This one and these are still on my list.  Any Tarheel fans out there?  This striped top would be great to toss on, and it's only $12.90.

I feel like I did a good job shopping during the Nordstrom Sale this year.  It's just so easy to take advantage of the great prices.  And as always, with my latest loot from this year's Anniversary Sale, I feel like my closet has some fun new pieces and new classic pieces for the Fall, and the children have some Fall/Winter-ready clothes and clothes for back-to-school.  I even have some great hostess gifts with these candles.  Shop all home on sale for $25 and under here.

I've included a little recap for you, of some of my favorite pieces that I picked up during this year's sale (that are still available).  That's not to say that I may place one more order over the weekend before it's over...

**Click on items to shop or links below.**

Another favorite I picked up are these Hanna Andersson Fitted Pajamas and these Lettuce Edge Socks for the girls.  And as I mentioned before, I ordered this Railway Set for Logan for his birthday coming up in September.  Can't wait for him to open it!

Also, this Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket that is still one of my favorite winter jackets ever was just restocked in this pretty grey color, in all sizes.

These Frye Billy Short Boots were also restocked in all sizes.  If you're between sizes, go down.  The leather will stretch a little when it breaks in.  I'm an 8.5 and the 8 fit better.  

I hope y'all have a great weekend!  We've got a cook-out tonight and a lake day tomorrow!

Cheers to making summer last as long as possible!

TGIF, Y'all!

July 30, 2015

Seabreeze + Summer Sales: Baublebar, J.Crew, Etsy, Anthropologie, Nordstrom

I've enjoyed this simple concoction a few times this week.  A pretty pink cocktail on a hot summer day.  You can actually make this cocktail to your taste.  Some people add more cranberry and only a little grapefruit.  I like mine with mostly grapefruit and a splash of cranberry.  Play around with it.  However you make yours, you'll find that it's super tasty and so easy to whip up.


1 1/2oz Vodka
4oz Grapefruit Juice
1oz Cranberry Juice
Lime Wedge (garnish)

Add ice to a glass.
Add vodka first.
Pour grapefruit juice next.
Top with cranberry juice.
Give it a gentle stir.
Garnish with a lime.

Always super refreshing, with a little citrus kick!


Everything is 30% off at Baublebar with code: XMASINJULY.

Love these Tassel Drops.

And if you've been wanting a monogrammed necklace, usually this is excluded from most sales, but this time it's not.

Love the color combo on this tassel necklace.  Now only $26.60 with code: XMASINJULY.

And this ring is only $22.40 during the sale.

Have this Wreath Style from Baublebar and love it!
Dresses up any outfit so easily.

I just ordered this one.  Love the color combo and tassels.

Remember, Baublebar always offers free shipping!

If you've been loving J.Crew's latest collection, like I have, then definitely take advantage of the sale going on now.  If you're a J.Crew Cardholder, everything is 20% off with code: CARDACCESS.  Love this pink swirl top from the most recent collection.

Also, all sale items are an extra 40% off.  This includes one of my favorite tops from J.Crew this summer!  Was $110, now on sale for $79.99, with an additional 40% off of that!

My Rose Wreath Necklace from J.Crew is now currently marked down.  Use code: CARDACCESS and your J.Crew Card for 20% off.

If you're looking for something similar, I found these on Etsy.  They're only $29.99 and come in array of colors.  I will tell you that the biggest difference is that these are resin and are a lot shinier than the J.Crew version.

Today is the last day to take advantage of Anthropologie's free shipping, no minimum order.  Use code: HAPPYDAY at check-out.  Absolutely in LOVE with this dress above!  Would pair well with sandals for the end of summer, and layer a coat/vest and boots/booties for a perfect Fall look later.

Still perusing the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  So hard to think about wearing these Uggs right now, but I'm thinking these would be perfect to throw on this winter.

I got this NARS Set last year and have still loved using it.  It's great because all of your favorite cheek shades are all in one place.  The pink seems really bright, but you only add a subtle touch of it to the apples of your cheeks for a finishing touch.  Nordstrom brought it back during the sale and it's currently on sale for $59 from $160.

We're still enjoying our week at my parents'.  Effie here with my sister's dog, Sadie.  Except yesterday Effie kept correcting us that her name was Elliot and her dog's name was Penny.

Happy Thursday!