Friday, April 9, 2021

Currently Loving .223

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! Last week, we had spring break so we have been getting back into a routine this week. Plus, Julianna went back to school in person for the first time in three weeks and she's going four days a week now (she was only going two days a week). She said Monday really felt like the first day of school... but in April! What a crazy year it's been.

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! I think spring is really here in North Carolina... well, actually it's felt like summertime the past few days. Hello, eighty degree temperatures! I have been switching my wardrobe (and the girls') over to spring and summer this week because I had some extra time on Monday and Wednesday while I was off from work. I found that I definitely need to add more dresses to my warm weather wardrobe!

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. B I K E  S H O R T S | I am still currently (and for the foreseeable future) working on in my garage so I really haven't bought many workout clothes in awhile. But, as our weather turned extra warm this week, I realized I needed a few things and the first item I decided to grab was some new bike shorts. I do a lot of cycling and barre workouts so bike shorts totally work for me. I got this pair in the mail and they are so soft! I haven't worked out in them yet but I'll definitely report back over on my Instagram stories about how they hold up for a workout. I love the fit, though!


2. S A N D A L S | How cute are these sandals?! Y'all know that I absolutely love animal print and I love when I can bring it into the spring and summer. I just really love everything about these sandals and they are definitely on my sandal wish list!


3. B L A C K  D R E S S | Like I mentioned above, my closet is in serious need of some dresses. I feel like dresses are a great wardrobe hack because it's so easy to feel put together. Throw on a dress and a cute pair of sandals. Instant outfit! This little black dress is a great affordable option and fits true to size.


4. F L O R A L  D R E S S | And... another dress! I have been on quite the hunt for a floral dress this past week. My husband was tired of hearing about it, lol. Everything I found was too expensive or just not quite what I was looking for. I found this little swing dress option on Amazon so I ordered it to give it a try. I love the daisy print! I'll keep y'all posted on how I like it once it arrives.


5. B A G | I am loving this darling little woven bag from Madewell! It's such a great, everyday bag. It also comes in black but this cognac color is definitely my favorite.


6. D E N I M  S H O R T S | Ok, these shorts are pricey. I bought a pair from this brand last spring and I lived in them all spring/summer long. The quality is amazing and I love the fit. They are a true denim so they just get better and better with time!


7. N E C K L A C E S | I have currently been loving layered necklaces. I go through phases with this but I always tend to start layering my necklaces again every spring. I guess it's because my wardrobe changes up and you can actually see my neckline because it isn't covered by a giant sweater anymore. If you love the layered look, this set is a great option to get you started!

8. S K I R T | I posted this skirt in my last roundup up well but I am sharing it again because honestly, I forgot I shared it two weeks ago (haha) and because it's currently on sale! I personally think a leopard skirt is a closet staple. They are so fun to dress up or down!


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

Friday, March 26, 2021

Currently Loving .222

 

Happy Friday! I hope y'all have had a great week! This is an even more fun Friday because the girls are out of school next and I'm off work for Spring Break. We aren't doing anything special but I am really looking forward to no Zoom calls and no rushing around to be somewhere. Rest and a break is always good for the soul. I come back to reality with a better attitude and outlook every time!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! I am so happy that it's finally springtime. Dressing for spring and summer is my favorite. It's less complicated and just more fun for me. I love throwing on a cute dress and sandals!

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. T O P | I saw this darling top in the store last weekend but it was sold out in my size so I didn't get to try it on. It's honestly even prettier in person! I love the neckline and the flattering empire style. It would be so cute paired with high waisted denim shorts or jeans!


2. R I N G | I love simple statement rings! They are my absolute favorite. I just added this ring to my jewelry wish list. I love the style!


3. S A N D A L S | I wanted these sandals last year but never actually ordered them. I love the tie up detail of this pair of sandals so much! I think I need to get them this year!


4. D R E S S | Like I mentioned last week, I have always had a thing for polka dots. They are just so pretty and feminine! This dress immediately caught my eye because of the print, the sleeves, and the button detail. The vintage vibes are calling my name!


5. J A C K E T | This is such a great budget friendly denim jacket option! I have a super similar one that isn't affordable but this one is super comparable and a fraction of the price. You can't go wrong with a denim jacket, especially this time of year!


6. B A G | Once spring hits on the calendar, out come the straw bags! I love the texture and I really love how they go with every single outfit. This tote is such a great option for everyday use or a trip to the beach. It's also budget friendly!


7. H A T | I just got this hat in the mail and it's going to be my spring + summer equivalent to a beanie. I wore a beanie on repeat this past winter... especially when I didn't want to wash my hair. This neutral baseball hat is a great option for warm weather!


8. S K I R T | I already own three leopard print skirts so I personally don't need another one but I couldn't resist including this one in this week's roundup. I think every lady needs a leopard print skirt! It's such a fun piece for your wardrobe. I also already have this top in the same pattern and I love it!


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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring Trends at Madewell

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Hey y'all! This is probably the first outfit post that I have done since maybe... the summer. I honestly can't even remember. I just know it's been a really, really long time! Last weekend, The Friendly Center in Greensboro invited me to do a little shopping trip at the Madewell store and check out the new spring arrivals. Madewell, as you know, is my absolute favorite store so I was so excited to shop and share my favorite spring trends that I found in the store. 

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I am going to share more specifics about this leopard look but first, I also want to share some of the spring trends that I spotted during my visit. You can see more of these trends by checking out my Instagram story highlight here!

1. D E N I M  S K I R T | A denim skirt is such a great alternative to shorts! It would be so cute to wear over your swimsuit during the summertime, too.

2. C H A M B R A Y  S H I R T | A closet staple and a forever trend! I love denim on denim but chambray is also perfect with your white denim. A classic look!

3. C O U R T  S N E A K E R S | Comfort and style meet! I love these sneakers with jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses. The perfect springtime shoe!

4. L I G H T  W A S H  D E N I M | Light wash denim is perfect for spring! I absolutely love my light wash jeans. 

5. D E N I M  J A C K E T | A good denim jacket is a wardrobe staple, especially during the springtime. It's the perfect lightweight layer to throw over a dress or tee.

5. L E O P A R D | Yes! Animal print for spring is a favorite trend of mine. I'm sure you're not surprised! I love that Madewell is offering pieces to take my favorite print into warm weather this season!

6. S H O R T  S L E E V E  S W E A T E R S | I absolutely love sweaters for spring! They have a fun, vintage vibe and feel like something my grandma wore in the 90s, which I love.

What are your favorite trends for spring?!

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Did you spot which of my favorite spring trends that I incorporated into this outfit?! I had to have those court sneakers. I had seen them online but when I tried them on in store, I knew they were a must have. They are so incredibly comfortable! The cloud foam makes them perfect for all day, everyday wear. I feel like leopard is kind of an unexpected "spring trend" but I really love being able to wear it year round with lightweight pieces, like this balloon sleeve top. I paired my leopard top with light wash denim. These jeans are the perfect vintage style and they are just that... perfect. The magic pockets are truly magical and they just get better with wear!

S H O P  T H E  L O O K:

T O P I sized up one size for a more relaxed fit
S H O E S I sized down a half size; they run a little big
J E A N S Size down one size from your non-Madewell jeans size

If you are local to the triad area, be sure to head to The Friendly Center to check out my favorite spring trends in the store!

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

Friday, March 19, 2021

Currently Loving .221

Happy Friday! I hope you've a great week! Birthday weeks are always so much but they are also super exhausting. My oldest daughter turned 11 and we had a fun day together. This is the second year in a row that she hasn't been at school for her birthday. Thankfully, I was off of work so I was able to spend the day with her. She still had to do remote learning but we made the best of our day by starting off the morning with sausage balls (and candles), making wishes, eating at one of very favorite local spots for lunch, a little shopping, swinging at the park, and tacos for dinner with the whole family! I still cannot believe that my little 5 pound 8 ounce lucky charm is now 11 years old!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! I was able to put this week's roundup together super fast because there's so many new arrivals that I'm loving. It was really hard to narrow it down to just eight picks this week!

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. D R E S S | A little black dress is a closet staple! What could make it better? Add pockets and a $25 price tag! This one would be so cute layered with a denim jacket. I love it!


2. B R A C E L E T S | These bracelet set is currently on my wish list. I love the look and I also love that you can slip them right on without fussing with a clasp. Perfect for an arm party!


3. S N E A K E R S | Do I need another pair of sneakers? Nope. But, I'm really loving this pair and the subtle pops of color. A great pair of neutral sneakers!


4. S A N D A L S | A roundup of what I'm Currently Loving wouldn't be complete without some animal print! These sandals look so comfortable! Such a fun way to take animal print into warm weather.


5. H E A D B A N D | How fun is this headband?! I am loving that rattan material! I'm always a big fan of headbands from J. Crew because they are so well made and so comfortable to wear. This one needs to be added to my headband collection!


6. S W E A T E R | This is probably my most favorite new arrival from Madewell! I absolutely love a "summer sweater" and this one is absolutely gorgeous. Look at all of the pretty details!


7. S H O R T S | I got these shorts in the mail last week and I highly recommend them. They are so comfortable! The magic pockets and high rise make them super flattering, too. For sizing, go with the same size you wear in Madewell denim (which is one size down from what you would typically wear in other denim brands). They come rolled but you can also wear them rolled down for a little extra length. I personally like to unroll mine to get the four inch inseam.


8. S K I R T | Polka dots will always be one of my favorite prints! I have always been a big fan. When Josh and I were dating, he had a plate for the front of my car that said "Polka Dot Princess" lol. This cute little skirt is such a fun piece! It would be so cute styled with a tee, denim jacket, and white sneakers. I love it so much!


Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Currently Loving .220

Happy Friday! I hope y'all have had a great week! It's been such a busy one over here. Next week is going to be pretty exciting. My oldest daughter, Julianna, turns 11 years old! Time is seriously flying by way too fast. It seems like it was yesterday when we were celebrating her birthday at home during the first week of sheltering in place. It's so crazy that it's been a year since all of that started!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! Most of this week's picks are items that I already own or things that I have purchased... this week. I saved up my money and did some spring/summer wardrobe shopping and I'm so excited about the pieces I'm adding to my closet! 

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. T E E | How cute is this $15 tee?! I love floral graphic tees and this one caught my eye right away. It runs very oversized but it's so perfect for pairing with leggings or a pair of bike shorts.


2. N E C K L A C E | I've had this necklace for a couple of years and it's still in great condition. The quality is amazing and it's under $20! One of my favorite pieces of jewelry!


3. T O P | I shared this print in the dress version last week in my Currently Loving post. I was about to order that dress when I realized this print also came in a top and a skirt. Since I already have a couple of leopard print dresses and skirts, I decided to get the top instead. I think it's going to look super cute paired with denim shorts for warm weather!


4. S H O R T S | Speaking of shorts, I've had a pair of high waisted black shorts on my wish list for awhile now. I have a black denim skirt and I love it but I feel like a black pair of shorts is way more functional for my everyday life. I can't wait to try them!


5. E A R R I N G S | Now that Julianna is getting older, she is getting more and more interested in my clothes and jewelry. She has confiscated at least two pairs of my Madewell earrings so I ordered this pair of medium hoops to add to my collection. I used to wear the large hoops on a daily basis and for some reason, I stopped so I'm excited to try out this size.


6. B A G | When I think of bags for spring, I always think of straw bags every time! They are definitely my go-to for spring and summer looks. I am loving this budget friendly tote!


7. S A N D A L S | A pair of Birkenstocks has been on my wish list for a long time and I finally ordered a pair for myself when I saw this gold option. I need a comfy pair of sandals for work, especially summer camp so I can't wait to slip my feet into this pair!


8. S H I R T | This shirt is another item that I have loved for awhile and I finally ordered it. I think I have been wanting to purchase it for two or three years. A white button up is such a closet staple!


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

Friday, March 5, 2021

Currently Loving .219

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! In case you missed it over the weekend, I finally got around to sharing my Mini Homemade Waffle Recipe. I make this recipe at least once or twice a week for my girls and they absolutely love it! If you need some breakfast inspiration, we sure to check it out and let me know what you think. I'm hoping to share more recipes here in the future!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! This week's picks include some Madewell new arrivals as well as some great budget friendly finds. Of course, all of this week's picks are perfect pieces to transition into spring! I love transitional style!


Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. S L I D E S | I bought these super affordable slides last year and I still love wearing them. I actually wear them all year round... even with socks around my house, lol. They are so comfortable plus they are great for wearing at the pool and the beach since they are easy to clean! I recommend sizing up if you are in-between sizes for the best fit.


2. B AG | Pink leather?! Yes, please! I am loving this gorgeous camera bag. Wouldn't it make a really nice additional to my Madewell bag collection?!


3. S W E A T E R | Have you heard about Wal-Mart's new line called Free Assembly?! It's a budget friendly, sustainable fashion line and I am loving so many of the pieces in their latest collection. So many great classic and basic pieces like this beautiful sweater!


4. J E A N S | I tried this pair of jeans on in store a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely loved the fit. I ended up picking a different pair without distressing so that I could wear them to work but this pair is still on my wish list. This wash of denim is so perfect for spring!


5. N E C K L A C E | Do I need another gold necklace? Nope... but I am really loving this one! It would be great layered up with some of my other gold pieces in my collection.


6. T E E | This tee is $8 and my absolute favorite. I bought my first one of these about two years and I love them so much! The quality is really great, especially for that price. The fit is true to size.


7. S A N D A L S | I love a nude sandal for spring and summer. This pair is such a great neutral to wear with all of your warm weather looks. They look super comfortable, too!


8. D R E S S | This dress was my absolute favorite from the new releases from Madewell this week! It could work now with tall boots and a moto jacket. Then take it to springtime with a denim jacket and white sneakers. Such a great transitional piece!


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

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