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October 6, 2015

10 Things I'm Loving Lately (All Under $50) + OOTD

With all of this rain and these cooler winds, I think the weather is finally going to change here and stay cool.  Whenever I think about the winds changing, I think about that scene in Mary Poppins when the weather vain switches from east to west and she has to leave the Banks children.  Sidenote: If you haven't seen Saving Mr. Banks yet, you must.  Such a great movie!  

So today, Logan has school, but the rest of the kiddos don't.  Most places are open today, so it'll be fun finally being able to get out the house and doing something with them.

Today, I wanted to share 10 of my favorite finds lately!
Bonus: They're all under $50!

First off, these oversized plaid blanket scarves are perfect for this time of year.  These make great gifts too, and they're only $15.99.

The cutest little key tags.
Other sayings available too.

Every time I wear these little leaf studs, I get so many compliments.  They're the perfect size and a great everyday pair.

Such simple words to live by, but they're all such great reminders.
Set of all four prints is on sale for $23.  Frames not included.

I'm hoping to get the new iPhone 6S soon.  I've patiently been waiting with my 5 until my upgrade came up again, which is now.  Perfect timing!  I'm having fun looking at different cases.  This flamingo one is too cute!

 These amazing blanket scarves are only $25.  The only problem is I can't decide on what print I love most!  I guess that's a good problem to have.

My girls have always worn these Mini Boden Nightgowns since they were little.  They actually have both the birds and blue floral print from this season.  Right now, Boden is having a Mid-Season Sale and these nightgowns are included in the sale.

I'm all about a good comfy cardigan, and this striped one is no exception.
Currently on sale for only $29.90!

We've been using these bath towels for about a month now, and they're holding up well.  Love that they're a little different than a solid towel, but still neutral enough that it goes well with the rest of our bathroom.

Many of you have asked what my favorite leggings are for the season.  I've worn these J.Crew Signature Leggings for years and years.  Still the best in my book!  They fit true to size.

Today's OOTD

J.Crew Factory Gingham Top // J.Crew Chino Shorts in Honey Brown // Kate Spade Fox Watch // Tory Burch Crossbody (mine is an older version, but this one is new and very similar) // Tory Burch Reva Flats (go down at least a half-size on these)

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

October 5, 2015

Rainy Day Activities + Tory Burch Sale (Last Day!) + Serena & Lily Sale starts today!

It has finally stopped raining here for a bit.  The children don't have school though, and most places around here remain closed.  Thankfully, we've had power, so we've been watching movies and thinking of every arts and craft activity we can think of.  Today, I plan on cleaning out and organizing more, and finishing up laundry.

In case you're stuck inside today too, or just need a few new activities for a rainy day, I'm sharing some below...

Activities When It Rains
(Some sources for ideas: Real Simple & Oprah)

Simply Paint.  Supplies: Small Canvases - Paint - Paintbrushes

Bake.  Whatever you've got, since you've got some extra time inside, make cookies, brownies, etc.

Have a Treasure Hunt.  The hints can be rhyming.  Place them in envelopes around the house, and have a treat at the last spot (the treasure!).

Prep a longer bubble bath than usual.  Add extra special toys (an exception on such a rainy day).

Make a tent.  Hang sheets off of couches or other furniture.  Read books inside.

Pop some popcorn.  Grab some extra snuggly blankets, pillows and kiddos.  Settle in for a good flick.

Get some binoculars.  Have them look around.  What they spot, they draw a picture of, even have the other children and you guess what they spotted, based on their drawing.

Have them put on a concert or show.  Film it on the iPhone, and then let them sit back and watch the show over and over and over again.

Pictionary, without the actual game.  Draw a simple picture and have the kids try and guess what you're drawing.  Simple, but they love it!

Tory Burch's Fall Event ends at midnight.  Don't forget to use FALLEVENT at checkout.  I've included my faves in case you missed them on Thursday's post.  More details on sizing are included on this past Thursday's post.

My dress that I posted about on Friday has almost completely sold out, but it also comes in the same style in this print which I love too.

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

These Caroline Flats are probably my most favorite right now, if you're trying to decide.  They're so neutral and go with everything.  Fit is true to size.

I've loved using my Perry Tote.  It's such a great weight and I plan on pulling it back out even in the spring.

For fall, this color Messenger Crossbody is my favorite.  Mine is an older version, but this one is very similar and on sale.  This holds my wallet, keys and phone, with room to spare.

If you're trying to find a little something extra to hit one of the totals for a discount, consider these logo studs, this wrap bracelet or my forever favorite flip-flops.  I get so much use out of all of them.  I've got to sit later and narrow down my cart one last time, before I place my order.  There's just so much I'm loving!  Don't forget to enter FALLEVENT at check-out.

My Barbour Beadnell Jacket is still on sale, if you're considering one.  Not sure how much longer they'll be marked down.  See Saturday's post for details on fit and sizing.

If you grew up being a JEM fan, Shopbop recently collaborated with a few designers and created a collection of JEM items for a limited time, from tattoos and sweatshirts to water bottles and iPhone cases.  Would be so fun to be JEM for Halloween!  Check out the whole collection here.

Serena & Lily started their Friends & Family Event today!  Absolutely LOVE their bedding, okay, well everything they carry.  They rarely have 20% off of everything, so be sure and check it out soon.  Popular items will sell out quickly.  Use code: VIPSTATUS at check-out.

I hope y'all have a great start to your week.  When you have a minute, please say a prayer for all of those who have lost loved ones and homes during these floods here.  It's just something you could never imagine would happen here, until it did.

October 3, 2015

Rain Rain Go Away! + Fall Faves Lately

Umbrellas: 1 // 2 // 3
It has poured here all day and all night!  The boys had their birthday party this morning.  So thankful that so many of their buddies could make it!  Can't wait to share more pics with y'all on this week's Wednesday Whereabouts.  For the time being, I wanted to share my rainy day outfit that I pretty much wear every single time it rains.  Ha.  It's super comfy and my dress is on sale for $27.  For  fit, I'm wearing a small and still have plenty of room.  My scarf is only $33!  I got it dry-cleaned at the end of last season, and it was still as good as new when I pulled it back out.

Georgia is playing Alabama right now, so we're chilling on the couch watching the game (Go Dawgs!), while the kiddos nap.  I've got my computer here so I've been doing some shopping around,  while I'm watching.

I just realized that Barbour Jackets are currently on sale during Bloomingdale's Sale Event.  This is great, considering they rarely go on sale.  The style I own is the Beadnell style and I LOVE it!  Use code: FRIEND at check-out.  Wearing these boots.

Below is a re-post that I wrote earlier about Barbour Jackets and how they fit.

How Do I Know What Size/Style Barbour to Choose?

For sizing, it can be very confusing which size to purchase, as these are made in the UK and different Barbour styles fit very differently.  I am a 4/6 and am wearing the Barbour Beadnell Jacket in Sage, Size US 6, UK Size 10.  If you're deciding between two sizes, definitely go up a size.  I'm going to be honest, it was hard deciding what size and style to order in these jackets.  I finally decided on the Beadnell in a Size 6, and have still been so happy with it.

Why I Love My Barbour...

- It has a waxed shell, making it waterproof.  You can also order this hood to attach to your jacket.
- It has fleece-lined hand pockets with perfect placement.  You can see me using mine in the photos above.  The perfect spot for warming your hands on cold days!
- Love the length.  I'm 5'6" with a long torso and it covers my rear.  Very important
- If needed, you can also purchased a zip-in liner.

Beadnell vs. Bedale

These are two very popular Barbour styles for women.  Basically, the Beadnell is a little more fitted (but not too much).  It looks different than the Bedale because it has two seams running down the front and back for a more tailored look, and it's slightly shorter than the Bedale.  The Bedale has internal knit cuffs, while the Beadnell does not.  I actually like not having the internal knit cuff.  The Bedale also has air vents on the sides and a rear pocket, which I didn't think was necessary.  So all in all, the Beadnell wins in my book!

While Bloomingdale's is having their 25% off sale, don't forget that Nordstrom price matches.  Many items on their site have already been marked down, while Bloomingdale's sale continues.  So if you see something at Bloomingdale's on sale, and it's sold out in your size, or if you're just partial to shopping at Nordstrom, be sure and check if it's on sale there.

One great example is the Barbour Jacket I featured above.  It's on sale at Nordstrom right now too, and available in a lot more sizes!

Another is this Equipment Mina Dress.  Y'all know how much I love this style, and while it's on sale at Bloomingdale's, it's also on sale at Nordstrom too.  I wear a small in this style.

This little Kate Spade Fox Watch will be on repeat this season!  Just like my cocktail one I wore all summer, as soon as I saw this one, I knew it would be so fun to wear this fall!  Worn here with this Anthropologie Top and this Wrap Bracelet.

And more Fall Faves...

These striped knee high socks and these button oatmeal-colored ones are perfect to pair with boots this fall...and they're only $16! // The Girl on the Train (my must-read rec) // Nest Candle (no brainer - encompasses the aroma of fall in one scent - trust me on this one) // Ugg Slippers in Chestnut (if you haven't tried these yet, you need to; I've been wearing this style for at least the past three years, still my all time fave - if you're between sizes, go up a size. I'm an 8.5 and wear a 9 in these.)

Don't forget, Tory Burch's Fall Event Promo goes through Monday at midnight.
Use code: FALLEVENT at checkout.  I shared my favorites on Thursday's post.

Alright, back to the game!  Seriously though, it's 4:15 and Wheeler JUST got up!  It's been that kind of day around here.

Happy Saturday, Y'all!

October 2, 2015

An Artfully Inspired Dinner + What I Wore

It's Friday, and it's pouring!!  And when I say pouring, I mean that it's rained so hard and so long that they canceled schools here today.  And the latest news is that we haven't even gotten the worst of it yet.  But amidst the torrential rain, I managed to attend a fun dinner last night that was artfully inspired.  Four artists' works were displayed and each of the four courses represented each of the artists' style.  It was so creative and the food was delicious!  The four artists featured were Teil Duncan, Dorothy Shain, Kate Long Stevenson and Way Way Allen.

**Remember that you can click on most items in my images to shop my look, or you can use the links below.**

 I know you've seen me wear my Charleston Rice Beads in an array of colors, as necklaces or wrapped around as bracelets.

Meet Deirdre Zahl, the owner of Candy Shop Vintage in Charleston.  Her boutique carries them, along with lots of other fun vintage pieces.  She's the sweetest and trust me, if you ever get a chance to pop in to her boutique, you will love it!

You can tell just how rainy it was by looking at the window behind us.  It poured!

How beautiful is the tablecloth that artist Dorothy Shain created for the dinner?  I wanted to take it home!  Gigi New York All In One Clutch // Baublebar Crystal Mason Ring (only $32) // Julie Vos Chloe Open Bangles

A big thank you to Hillary Crittendon of The SoGood, for hosting such a fabulous event!

What I Wore

Tory Burch Silk Shirtdress (on sale with code: FALLEVENT; fit is true to size, I'm in a 6) // Stella & Dot Birdie Necklace // Gigi New York All In One Bag // Baublebar Ring // Kate Spade Heels (similar, at a lower price point, here)

This Stella & Dot Birdie Necklace is awesome and so versatile!  Go check out more images for yourself, but you can wear it three different ways.

I had a reader email and ask how I was able to get my hair not looking frizzy with these weather conditions.

First, I apply Moroccan Oil to my hair right after I towel dry it.

And after I style it, I squeeze a small amount of Oribe Smooth Style Serum into my hands and smooth it over my hair.

In case you missed yesterday's post, Tory Burch's Fall Event Promo started yesterday.  I shared my absolute favorites, and one of my most favorite pieces was the dress I wore last night!  I described the fit and sizing in more detail yesterday.  Actually, if you're shopping the sale, be sure and check out yesterday's post because I shared lots of sizing details on many of her pieces, especially her shoes.

Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale is still going on.  Be sure and use code: FRIENDS to take 25% almost everything!

Logan and Vaughn are having a joint birthday party tomorrow.  Rain or shine.  We've never had a joint party for any of my children, but just felt like this year it worked.  They both have many of the same boys that they're friends with, so it just worked better.  Logan already turned 4, and Vaughn will turn 3 later this month.  It's going to have a construction theme.  I seriously think Logan only cares about getting his construction hat and tool belt and he'll be content.  But I think they'll both die when they see their Minions cake!

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

We'll try and stay dry here!