Friday, July 3, 2020

Currently Loving .188

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! Honestly, mine hasn't been the best because I came home from the beach and immediately become sick. It's been a rough week but I am incredibly grateful for a wonderful husband who has taken the best care of me and held down the fort while I've been living on the couch! 

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! All of this week's picks are from Madewell and they are all on sale! Most of the items are already reduced plus an additional 30% off with the code GIANT. It's a great time to add a couple great pieces to your wardrobe!
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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. O P E N  S T I T C H  S W E A T  E R | I don't normally buy long sleeves in July but this sweater is something that I have been looking for! I have been on the hunt for an open stitch sweater that will totally work year round. Cool summer nights, transition into fall with jeans, layer it for the winter, and move into springtime with shorts. Such a versatile piece!


2. S N E A K E R S | White sneakers are my favorite kind of sneakers. I love this style because you can wear them with everything: dresses, skirts, shorts, and pants! Everything. I love them!


3. G R A Y  S W E A T E R | How cute is this sweater?! I have a thing for gray tops and this is such a fun little warm weather sweater. I would wear it with denim shorts and dainty gold jewels!


4. B A G | I've owned this bag for awhile and it's back on the website! Snag this bag up ASAP if you are in the market for a leather crossbody. It holds my cell phone, keys, small wallet, lip gloss, and hand sanitizer with no problem. My most carried bag!


5. H A I R  C L I P S | I've been wearing my hair wavy again, especially since it's summertime. My waves thrive in the humidity! I love adding a fun headband or hair clips to my hair to tame my hair when it's down. I also love this little hair clips to pin up loose piece when my hair is in a bun (which is honestly 90% of the time right now)!


6. S T R I P E D  T E E | This tee is great closet basic! I bought this one and got rid of all of my other ones that I never wore anymore. This is great quality and a great fit (it's true to size).


7. H A T | Summertime makes me a hat person, especially on beach days. I'm love this gorgeous straw hat! Perfect for non-washed hair!


8. D R E S S | I'm currently really loving white dresses! This one is so pretty and I love the button details. I would style this with metallic sandals and a straw bag!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Currently Loving .187

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! My week has been busy as I continue to work from home, taxied the girls to and from dance classes, and prepped for our beach trip. In case you missed it, yesterday I shared my Ocean Isle Beach Packing List. We are headed to the beach today and I couldn't be more excited. Just hoping for lots of good weather and sunshine!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! There are lots of items this week from Madewell, my very favorite store. I could easily make a roundup with all Madewell items every week. I just love their style!
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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. S W E A T E R  T A N K | I am really loving sweater tanks this spring and summer, especially ivory/cream colored ones. They are just so pretty and feminine! I love pairing them with denim shorts and gold accessories. I think I need to add this one to my collection!



2. B E L T  B A G  | I bought my first belt bag last summer and I didn't regret it! I now own two belt bags and they are the perfect hands free option. I love wearing one when I'm shopping or traveling. They are also great to wear with dresses and skirts! I love this new style from Madewell. Their bags are always such great quality! You can see my whole Madewell bag collection in this blog post from earlier this year.



3. S A N D A L S | I have a thing for metallic sandals! I already own three pairs and I really love this pair as well. They are a great neutral pair to go with all of your summer outfits!



4. T O T E | Speaking of Madewell bags, I love their canvas totes! I have one in a different animal print and it's such a great bag. It holds so much without being super bulky. A great bag!



5. D E N I M  S H O R T S | When I'm not in gym clothes during the summer then I'm most likely wearing denim shorts. I am loving this pair! Everlane has great quality denim for a really great price. You can feel good investing in their denim because it really lasts and it's so well made. I love this length of this pair. They can be worn rolled or unrolled so they are super versatile!



6. R U N N I N G  S H O R T S | I just ordered this pair of running shorts... except I will probably never, ever run in them. I'm not a runner, walking is definitely more my speed! But, I really love wearing running shorts for a comfy, everyday look during warm weather. They are my personal alternative to wearing leggings when it's hot outside. I love the five inch inseam and rise of this pair. I can't wait for them to arrive!



7. E A R R I N G S | Dainty gold jewels is a personal favorite of mine. A great pair of everyday earrings!


8. H E A D B A N D | I already own and love this leopard print headband. I share it with my daughters because they love it too! It's the most comfortable headband that I have ever worn. Even with hour of wear, I have no discomfort. It's also on sale for less than $12!



Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great weekend (and a great upcoming week). I'll be back the week of the 29th with some new posts!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Ocean Isle Beach Packing List

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Hey y'all! This week's weather has really made it hard to get excited about our beach trip... I guess because it doesn't feel like summer when it's chilly outside. But, the weather is improving and no matter what, I'm going to enjoy a much needed vacation! We will be headed to Ocean Isle Beach for a week of relaxation. We don't have any big plans for our trip besides getting outside, enjoying the beach, and picking up takeout from all of our favorite beach restaurants. I am really looking forward to seeing the ocean. It's my happy place and I've missed the beach so much! 

Today, I'm going to be sharing my Ocean Isle Beach packing list, which will obviously not be every single thing that I'm actually packing. This list is some of my new purchases and must haves for this beach trip, you know the fun stuff. Honestly, packing is my very least favorite part of traveling. I'm an over-packer and I am always worried about forgetting something. One thing that has definitely been easier this time around is that my kids can pack their own suitcases! Y'all. This is a game changer. Part of my packing stress has always been packing for all four of us (yes, I still pack for my husband because he's terrible at it, lol). But, now my ten year old and eight year old can pack their own stuff! I gave them each a general list of what they needed to pack and they totally did it themselves in about 30 minutes. I feel like I just leveled up in motherhood! Haha!

Okay, now on my packing list...

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My kids totally made fun of me when I tried this on, lol. But, I don't care. It's a genius solution! I always get frustrated at the beach or pool because I want to wear my hair up in a bun but then I can't wear my straw hat. Well, hello bun friendly hat situation. I'm proudly going to be rocking this at the beach! I'm so excited about it!



Are you looking for a great, affordable, mom friendly swimsuit?! Well, I've absolutely found it. I originally purchased the black and loved it so much that I ordered the leopard print one while I was at the pool. The booty is a flattering full coverage, which I feel like is nearly impossible to find in a swimsuit right now. This is such a great swimsuit! I ordered my normal swimsuit size and it's the perfect fit. I'll be living in these suits!


This vacation is going to be a much needed week of relaxation, which means I need less screen time. I have lots of non-fiction books at home that I haven't read yet but honestly, I just didn't want to read anything like that at the beach. I wanted something fiction so I picked up this book. I know I'm late to the party but when I searched for great fiction books, this one was one of the first options that came up. I'm really excited to read it! It will be the first first fiction book I've read in... years.



So, while I'm on the beach wearing my visor hat, wearing my one piece swimsuit, reading a book, I need a cold drink, right?! This Brumate is another ingenious invention that I just had to have for my sparkling waters of all kinds. No one wants a hot drink on the beach!



These are $50 flip flops and I know that seems really ridiculous to spend that much on flip flops. I get it but I've had this same pair for over three years and they are still going strong. I can't say the same thing for my five dollar pair. Those are long gone. I'm certain I can get a couple more seasons out of this pair of fancy flip flops!


I shared, maybe last week, about investing in quality items. Above is a great example of my flip flops that have lasted forever. These sunglasses are also an investment but I've owned them over a year (that's a real record for me) and they are the only pair I wear. I love the classic style! I have actually taken great care of them and even keep them in a case. I'm pretty proud that I haven't lost or broken them in the past year!



M A K E U P 
I don't really wear much makeup at the beach, if any at all. But, these are the items that I plan to take with me. A tinted sunscreen powder (I also brush this onto my girls' faces), my go-to mascara, a new budget friendly concealer, and my all-time favorite lip gloss is all I need!




S T R A W  T O T E
I bought this straw tote last summer and it's still one of my favorite bags to carry, especially on vacation. It holds so much without being a bulky bag. I love tying a bandana or scarf onto it to add a little pop of color. A great summer bag!





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

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Instagram Roundup .210

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Happy Wednesday! This has been such a gloomy week weather wise here! We went from sunshine and summer temperatures to non-stop rain and 60 degree weather. A big change! I'm really hoping the sun comes out soon and warm weather returns, especially since we are heading to the beach on Friday for some much needed relaxation. Even though I haven't physically been to work since March, I have been so mentally and emotionally exhausted being at home every single day. I'm sure I'm not alone in this! Being with my children all day, every day has, of course, been a blessing but my brain just never turns off. I'll be closing the laptop and opening up a book, just for fun, next week. I can't wait to sit in my chair at the edge of the water for a few days!

Today, I'm sharing an Instagram Roundup, including outfits from last week (during warmer, sunnier times). Also, in case you missed it, on Monday, I shared a recap of our visit to Jellystone Park in Golden Valley and yesterday, I shared an adorable little white dress from BohoBlu (plus there's a discount code and a chance to win a $100 gift card)! Be sure to check out those posts and as always, thank you so much for being here!

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Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Little White Dress from BohoBlu

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Hey y'all! I hope your week is off to a great start! In case you missed it, yesterday I posted a giveaway with BohoBlu over on my Instagram feed! One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to shop at BohoBlu! All of the details for the giveaway can be found on my Instagram. Also, I have a code for everyone to use to shop. Use my code EMILY15 at checkout to receive 15% off of your purchase!

Ok, now let's talk about this dress! In today's post, I am styling the gorgeous Lottie Dress from BohoBlu! I have personally been on the hunt for a little white dress to add to my closet and I was so excited to find this one. I love the fabrics: eyelet lace and swiss dot plus the buttons down the front are just such a great detail. All of the buttons are fully functional, as well.

For this look, I decided to keep it casual and comfortable. I paired the Lottie Dress with metallic slides and a little wicker bag. Wouldn't this look be darling for an afternoon at a vineyard? Doesn't that just sound amazing?! This dress could also be totally dressed up by adding a great pair of heels and statement earrings! Or, you could take it even more casual with a cute pair of white sneakers and a denim jacket. It's such a versatile piece for your wardrobe!

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S H O P  T H E  P O S T:

D R E S S c/o BohoBlu | use my code EMILY15 for 15% off your order!



Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to go over to my Instagram to enter the giveaway with BohoBlu for a chance to win a $100 gift card to shop. The winner will be announced on June 22!
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