4.20.2014

Weekend Inspiration: John 3:16


"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16

Have a Blessed Easter!

4.19.2014

Saks Sale Starts Today + Lilly Pulitzer Buttercup Shorts

 

The Saks Friends & Family Sale Starts Today!
Shop early for the best selections.  Mother's Day is right around the corner, right?

Because my Lilly Pulitzer Buttercup Shorts that I wore this morning to an Easter Egg Hunt were such a hit with Instagram followers' comments, I thought I'd let you know they're currently on sale for 25% off during Saks' Friends & Family Event.  Same style, very similar print.  I paired mine this morning with these Lipstick Pink Hunter Rain Boots (also currently 25% off) and this top, very similar to the one I'm wearing in the photo above.  The one I'm wearing is a few years old from Lilly Pulitzer called the Vivi.
J.Crew Vintage Cotton Top (old, similar here) // J.Crew Factory Necklace (old, similar here) // Essie Bottle Service // Essie Fiji // Chanel Mademoiselle // Jack Rogers Nantucket Sandals // Lilly Pulitzer Buttercup Shorts (same style, similar print here)
<above photo is a previous OOTD>

For sizing reference, I'm between a 4/6 and wear a 6 in these.  I don't like them too fitted and a little lower on my hips.  The shorts appear very short on the model online, but she's 5'11" and these actually have a 4" inseam.  I'm 5'6".  Saks also always offers free shipping too.  I actually just ordered this pair as well.  Can't turn down a good Lilly sale.

Take 25% off with code: FRNFAM at checkout.
Enter code: FREESHIP to get free shipping.
Both codes can be entered together.

Happy Saturday!

4.18.2014

Fashion Friday: Whereabouts + Loving Lately


On Wednesday we met up with a friend and her children at The Nature Museum.
We had the best time.  She looks like she could be their babysitter and is expecting her THIRD!  Little V was especially fond of her and kept bringing her toys and books and wanting to sit in her lap, not mine.
W loved looking at the chrysalis and explaining how they weren't cocoons.
Searching for butterflies.
Afterwards I took the kiddos out to lunch.  We're still enjoying Spring Break this week!
 On Wednesday night we went out with friends to watch the last Bobcats regular season game.
They won in overtime!
I know I blog about how much I love these but they sell out so fast during sales that when I see them on sale I want to give y'all a heads up as soon as I can.  They're currently marked down at Nordstrom for a limited time, from $170 to $127.

Plum Pretty Sugar just came out with a line called Pom Pon.
How gorgeous are these prints?
They're priced just right too.  The ones above are only $37!
I'm loving these boyfriend shirts too.

My new favorite sandals // Koolaburra Fringe Sandals // J Brand Cutoffs
 My new favorite bracelet // Jacinthe Bracelet
 I hope y'all have a wonderful Easter weekend.  Unfortunately it may rain tomorrow.  I sure hope it holds off for a fun Easter Egg Hunt we are supposed to attend.  Hope y'all have better weather wherever you're celebrating.

4.16.2014

Wednesday Whereabouts + My Shopbop Cart

On these beautiful sunny days lately we've been spending a lot of time outside.  Soaking it all in.  On Sunday night, while recording the kiddos eating dinner on the deck, listening to their cute little miniature-voiced conversations, little E says, "Mama, take a picture of heaven {pointing to the sky}" and this is what the sky looked like at that moment.  Heaven's there.  Can you see it?
While still recording, the girls started to delve more into heaven like they do sometimes.  The sweetest was when they talked and pondered about how their great-grandmother (my mother's mother) was in heaven, and how they missed her and that their great-grandfather wasn't there yet.  W stated, "Well, he's really old, but he's not in heaven...yet."  And then E responded, "Well Mama, when am I going to go to heaven?  I don't want to go yet."  He speaks through them, doesn't He?  Just love their little innocent hearts so much!
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I know my entire post yesterday was about Shopbop's Sale, but honestly it really is an AWESOME sale.  If you missed yesterday's loaded post, click HERE.  There's been so many times lately where I'll see a sale and then pass, only to find myself shopping like a week or two later, and then the full-price part of it kills me.

Here's what I've got sitting in my cart right now... 
BB Dakota Pink Leland Top (the back is the cutest part & on sale for only $34)
Gorjana Mesa Ring // Impact Coffee Table Book (I've been waiting for this to go on sale. Looks so pretty on a bookshelf with the pop of pink.)
One of the items I did order yesterday was this top.
A fun, neutral print to dress up or down.
Only Smalls and Mediums are left in this top.

Don't forget to use code: INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout to take 25% off your entire order.

The hubs and I watched the Oscar-nominated Nebraska last night.
I really liked it.  A little slow at times, but such a sweet story.

Hope y'all are having a great week!  It's abnormally cool here today.  Compared to the 70s we've been used to for the past week or so, this mid-50s stuff is killing my mood.  34 is the low too!  Really REALLY hoping it warms up for the Easter weekend!

4.15.2014

Tuesday Trends: Cut-Off Shorts You MUST OWN + Easter Dresses at Shopbop's 25% Off Sale


First off, the cut-off shorts that I blogged about on Friday are 25% off during Shopbop's Sale!
Seriously, get these!  Softest denim you'll ever own, and the perfect length and color.  If you ordered these before the sale, call: 1.877.746.7267 with your order number and they'll give you a price adjustment.  FYI, I'm a 4/6 and normally wear a 28 in denim and got a 27 in these.

My Favorite Dresses for Easter (all 25% off at Shopbop)
Top Row, Left to Right: Clover Canyon Fluorescent Lights Dress // BB Dakota Sibley Dress // Band of Outsiders Scarf Dress // Mara Hoffman Cosmic Fountain Dress (So this one may be a little "out there" to qualify as an Easter dress, but I LOVE it! This one won't last long.)
Bottom Row, Left to Right: Rebecca Taylor Dream Flower Dress // Rebecca Taylor Poppy Godet Dress // DVF Zoe Dress
**All of these dresses should arrive before Easter weekend, if ordered today!**
Loving this Milly Shift Dress too!

For all of you that have your shopping cart saved awaiting a sale at Shopbop, now's your chance to save big!  The entire site is 25% off!  Use code: INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout.

Here are some of my classics and some favorites I've blogged about recently.
All are currently available during the sale.
Michael Kors Layton Watch
I really don't need to explain why you should get one.
It's been part of my daily uniform for over two years. Goes with everything and is the perfect size.

Ray-Ban Mirrored Aviators
Cannot wait to wear mine all summer at the pool!  Act fast.  These sold out rather quickly during Bloomingdale's latest sale.

Tory Burch Miller Sandals
If you've seen many of my OOTDs you know how much I love these sandals.

Kate Spade Pave Bow Studs
Wear them all the time.  They're already marked down to $33, with an additional 25% off.

Frame Cut-Off Shorts
Had to include them again here.  They're my new favorites!

Tory Burch Caroline Flats
Be careful if you're hesitating on these. This style will go fast.  FYI, they fit true to size.

Tory Burch Leticia Thong Sandals
So I just got these the other day and LOVE them!  Trust me, you will too.
The dark footbed is great.  Doesn't show as much dirt.


'Off Duty' Sweatshirt
Only $40 during the Shopbop Sale.  Use code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout.

Links to all items featured in photo above are in this previous post from last week.
My K Jacques Epicure Sandals are on sale too.  These rarely go on sale.
For reference, I'm an 8.5 and got a Size 39 in these.

Remember, the good stuff will sell-out fast!  Shop quickly for your must-haves.
Sale ends on Thursday at midnight.

The Easter Bunny needs to start filling your basket, right?

Alright, I'm off to SHOP!

Happy Tuesday!

4.14.2014

Spring Sales

 Cheering on her sister during her soccer game.
Go E!
 My mom (Gigi) with the boys.
 My dad (Grandaddy) with V.
Getting into trouble at lunch.
I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend.  We had beautiful weather, but the pollen is crazy?!  It's supposed to rain over the next day or so.  Hopefully it'll clear some of it out of here.  My allergies have been the worst!

So this week is the girls' spring break.  Since we just went to Disney World in February we're staying here for the week.  Today I'm going to try and get some spring cleaning done, and hopefully I'll clear out some things, to make room for the new.  If you follow me on Instagram, just a heads up that I'll be posting shoes for sale on @shopsweetsouthernprep.  I'm hoping to get them posted either today or tomorrow.

Many Spring sales have started popping up.  Here's a rundown of some good ones.

Pottery Barn Kids is offering free shipping on all orders.  Today only.
Use code: FREESHIP at checkout.
My mother-in-law gave each of the children one of these towels as their Easter gift.  Right now they're on sale for only $23, and today only they're shipped for free.
Love a good monogrammed hooded towel.

And how cute are these??  On sale for $20 with free shipping.

Zhush is offering 15% off everything.  Offer ends Wednesday, April 16th.
Use code: APRIL15 at checkout.
I've ordered a few things from her shop that I LOVE.

Large Starburst (on sale)

I use mine to store some of my stud earrings.

I have the large, but may order the smaller version today.
They're perfect on a coffee table to house the remote, decor, etc.  I've also seen people use them to hold their jewelry, make-up, etc.

If I end up ordering the python tray, I may order these too...


Don't forget to use code: APRIL15 at checkout for 15% off.

J.Crew is still offering up to 50% off sale items.
Use code: FRESHSALE at checkout.

These run large.  Order a size down.
Only $35 with sale code.

These are bright, but I love wearing mine.  They look great with a navy or cobalt top.
Only $21 with sale code.


Monogram it too.  Only $24 including monogram.

The chartreuse monogram is really pretty with this color.  Only $24 including monogram.

Nordstrom just marked down a lot of items too.

I also love this Rag & Bone Marigold Top too.
Exclusive to Nordstrom and on sale.

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