Friday, June 23, 2017

Currently Loving

what i am currently loving, style on a budget, summer style, mom style, wish list

Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a great week! I spent the day at the zoo with my daughters yesterday. I love being a tourist in my own town and exploring our awesome zoo. It's actually the largest zoo in the world so it's a great place to spend our days off. We are headed to the beach on Sunday so I'll be taking the week off from blogging. So in case you are wondering where I am, I'm on vacation and soaking in as much relaxation as possible. Be sure to stay connected and follow me over on Instagram to see what I'm wearing and what we're doing. I'm so excited!

Today, I am rounding up eight of my currently favorite items. This week it's a mix of things I already own and what's on my personal wish list. I am currently loving neutrals with a pop of pink!

1. Gingham Shirt Dress | I think this gingham shirt dress is so classic! Gingham is pretty trendy right now but in reality, it is such a timeless print. I also really love a good shirt dress!


2. Slide Sandals | Slide sandals are my current favorite style of shoe to wear right now. This adorable animal print pair immediately caught my eye plus this style is called Emily so I kind of think they are meant to be mine! Plus they are less than $50. 


3. Distressed Jeans | I'm not gonna lie, when I first saw this jeans in this store I thought the distressing was a bit much. However, when I tried them on, I completely changed my mind. These are the perfect jeans for summertime because they have a built in air conditioning system. They are also the most comfortable jeans and you can size down in them. Yes, they are the perfect pair of distressed jeans!


4. Tie Front Tee | I have been in the market for a basic white tee and I love this one. It isn't exactly basic because the tie front makes it a lot more fun!


5. Statement Earrings | Right now, I am loving colorful statement earrings! I love pairing them with a tee and denim shorts to dress up a casual look. I also don't really wear much jewelry when it's hot and humid outside so statement earrings are the perfect solution to put together your outfit without jewels sticking to your skin.


6. Pineapple Shorts | During the summertime, I love fruit prints, especially pineapple! It's so fun and happy. I love the colors in these shorts and the tie front! They are on the pricier side of me but J. Crew always runs lots of great sales so they will be on my wish list until I get them for less.


7. Pink Crossbody | I have been on the hunt for a simple hot pink crossbody bag and this one was exactly what I was looking for. It will add the perfect pop of color to my neutral outfits this summer!


8. Mixed Media Top | This gorgeous mixed media top needs a home in my closet. I love how it looks like your basic black tank in the front but front the back it's a fancier striped top. It's too cute!


Which of my picks is your favorite?!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back July 2!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Striped Shirt Dress

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Happy Friday Eve! I made it to the gym yesterday for the first time in almost two weeks. My schedule/laziness hasn't allowed me to the time to go. But I went to my power cut class yesterday and I am definitely feeling it today. This class is a 60 minute mix of cardio and strength training. I'm trying to work up the motivation to make it to cycle class this morning. I need to go because next week I'll be living in a swimsuit at the beach!

Today, I'm styling my newest dress purchase. This striped shirt dress immediately caught my eye in Target because I love stripes! I also really loved that the charcoal gray stripes on this dress were vertical instead of horizontal. I typically wear a size small in pretty much everything in the Merona brand but I needed a medium in this dress. The arm openings seemed to run small so I would definitely recommend sizing up one size in this dress. Also, I noticed on the reviews online that someone said that this dress didn't wash up well but I found that to not to be true. I personally wash all of my clothing on the hand wash cycle on my washing machine and then dry on normal in the dryer. I didn't notice as change in the shape or size of this dress after washing. 

I styled this dress for church with my pink heels, a neutral bag, and simple accessories. I know that I will be getting a lot of wear out of this pretty dress this summer. 


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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striped shirt dress, style on a budget, how to style a shirt dress, summer style, budget friendly fashion

striped shirt dress, style on a budget, how to style a shirt dress, summer style, budget friendly fashion

striped shirt dress, style on a budget, how to style a shirt dress, summer style, budget friendly fashion

striped shirt dress, style on a budget, how to style a shirt dress, summer style, budget friendly fashion

striped shirt dress, style on a budget, how to style a shirt dress, summer style, budget friendly fashion

striped shirt dress, style on a budget, how to style a shirt dress, summer style, budget friendly fashion

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Dress | Target
Heels | DSW
Bag | Tory Burch, similar
Earrings | Nordstrom
Cuff | Kendra Scott
Bracelet | Kendra Scott
Sunglasses | Nordstrom
Necklace | Kendra Scott

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Instagram Roundup

style on a budget, mom friendly shorts, what i wore, style blogger, mom style
Hey y'all! I hope you're having a good week! Now that it's summer break, I am living in tees, tanks, and denim shorts. But I seriously have the hardest time finding denim shorts that fit me the way I like them too. I'm a thirty something momma so I don't want them to be too short, too tight, or too revealing. I also don't want to spend a fortune on them. I have found that sizing up in the first and third pair have a 5 inch inseam but they are a slim fit. In the first pair, I personally sized up two sizes to get more a looser, boyfriend fit but they do run true to size if you prefer a slimmer fit. I always stick with a 3.75, 4 or 5 inch inseam for my shorts because that's what I feel the most confident and comfortable in.


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style on a budget, mom friendly shorts, what i wore, style blogger, mom style


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style on a budget, mom friendly shorts, what i wore, style blogger, mom style

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Beach Essentials


Hey y'all! I hope you are having a great start to your week! Next week, we are heading to the beach for our family summer vacation and I cannot wait! We will be spending a week on the beautiful beaches of North Carolina. Our ninth wedding anniversary falls during the week we are there so I'm excited to spend it relaxing with our little family! As my girls get older, the beach starts to be slightly more relaxing again, lol.

Today, I'm rounding up eight of my beach essentials that I will be packing up for the trip. I'm also planning to pick up a Turkish towel (have y'all tried one of those?!), snacks, and tons of sunscreen. 

1. Swimsuit | I have this swimsuit and it's my current favorite! It's so mom friendly (full bottom coverage) yet still sassy. I always love a good black suit!


2. Lip Balm | I am generally pretty good about applying sunscreen but I tend to forget to protect my lips. I'm excited to give this lip balm a try. It has amazing reviews!


3. Beach Tote | I just ordered this beach tote and I'm so excited to to use it at the beach next week. I love the simplicity of the design but I plan to add a colorful tassel for a pop of color.


4. Sunglasses | I have been wanting to get a pair of pink sunglasses for awhile now and I think vacation is the perfect time to wear them! It's easier to step out of your comfort zone with strangers and when the sunnies are this affordable!


5. Earrings | I got these fun little earrings in the mail last week and they are perfect! I can't wear heavy earrings so I struggle to find statement earrings that work for me. But these pom poms are so lightweight and only $10!


6. Hat | I have wanted one of these fun straw hats that have witty sayings on them since last summer. I love this out of office one!


7. Sea Salt Spray | I don't go to the beach without a sea salt spray! I never really do my hair while I'm on vacation but I do always spray this amazing sea salt spray in my hair to give my hair some fun texture. It's also less than $5!


8. Pom Pom Coverup | I am currently loving pom poms so this cute coverup immediately caught my eye. The cute pom poms add the perfect touch!


What are your beach essentials?! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

One Shoulder Top

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Hey y'all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We went to three birthday parties on Saturday. All of the kiddos we know were born in June apparently! Our first party was bowling and I haven't bowled in years. But on my first turn, I got a strike! I was pretty excited about that! It was a fun day full of cake and fun but I was seriously so tired by the time we got home. I went to bed earlier on Saturday night than I did any other day during the week. We also had a lot of fun celebrating Father's Day on Sunday. I am so thankful for an amazing father of my own and my husband is the best daddy to our girls!

Today, I'm sharing the outfit I wore for birthday party hopping on Saturday. I wore my new Jolie Top from Gray Monroe for the first time and it's definitely a new favorite! This adorable one shoulder top fits loosely yet it's so flattering and feminine. I paired it with distressed denim shorts, statement earrings, a straw crossbody bag, neutral sandals, and my favorite cuff bracelet. I haven't worn a one shoulder top in at least a decade but this pretty top caught my eye as soon as it went online. I love how the one shoulder is short sleeve instead of just being sleeveless. The Jolie Top also comes in ivory and it's only $22. Such a fun top to add to your summer wardrobe!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

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gray monroe, how to style a one shoulder top, style on a budget, mom style, summer fashion

gray monroe, how to style a one shoulder top, style on a budget, mom style, summer fashion

gray monroe, how to style a one shoulder top, style on a budget, mom style, summer fashion

gray monroe, how to style a one shoulder top, style on a budget, mom style, summer fashion

gray monroe, how to style a one shoulder top, style on a budget, mom style, summer fashion

gray monroe, how to style a one shoulder top, style on a budget, mom style, summer fashion

gray monroe, how to style a one shoulder top, style on a budget, mom style, summer fashion

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Top | c/o Gray Monroe
Shorts | Abercrombie & Fitch, similar
Sandals | Tory Burch
Bag | Sun N Sand
Cuff | Kendra Scott
Earrings | c/o SugarFix by BaubleBar
Sunglasses | Nordstrom

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