1. Cream Feather Sleeve Silk Set– Where are my brides at?! This set is stunning. It’s comfy and easy, but makes a statement. I snagged this to wear for my birthday. The pieces will be great to wear as separates as well. Love the idea of this blouse paired with lots of gold jewelry and jean shorts/sandals for a vaca look as well.
2. Off-Shoulder Blouse– This piece will live in your closet forever. This summer I’ll style the white with white jeans and white sandals and the black with black jean shorts. It’s a great work piece as well.
4. Summer Hat- This was a splurge, but the quality of their hats is just amazing. I wear them all summer and year after year so it was totally worth the $$ to me.
5. White Shorts- The perfect white shorts. Long enough to cover everything and NOT see through. The fit is great.
6. Black Tank Dress– Under $100 and a total staple. Can be styled so many ways. Quality is great… love the fabric. Easy to throw on and go for summer errands.
7. White Vaca Dress- The perfect vacation dress! Comes in other color options as well.
8. Polo Dress- Another easy throw on and go dress. The zipper is a tortoise look- loved that detailing. Super cute with sneakers or sandals.
If you have never shopped at Revolve.. you are missing out! It’s easily my favorite place to shop online. Everything ships super quick (typically 2 days), returns are incredible easy and they have the best line of brands.
With this being the end of pregnancy, I wanted to treat myself to a few items that I could wear post maternity wear. These are all staple items that will live in your closet for years. Pieces that are staples, but with a twist to make them a little more fashion forward.
If you ever have a wedding to attend or a vaca.. it’s the best site for wedding guest dresses and for all things vaca. (I get both my beach vaca finds to ski vaca finds at Revolve.)
You can find all my favorites from their site HERE. ( I always try to keep an updated list.)
This dress has been perfect for my end of pregnancy because it has lots of give to fit the bump, but is not maternity and will work well after. It’s currently $100 off and it’s made SO well. A current fave. You can shop it HERE.
They also have a wide range of beauty products.
This lip balm is a standout. It’s the prettiest neutral color and hydrating without being sticky. Great for summer.
What To Pack For A Beach Trip (20 Items Under $30)
This year we decide to skip the big blowout birthday party and head to the beach for Georgie’s third birthday. We had such a fun time celebrating our sweet guy and he told us it was the “best birthday ever, ever, ever!”
I was able to find a ton of really affordable and cute beach items that I wanted to share with ya’ll. This $18 white maxi dress was my absolute favorite! It comes in a few other colors as well and runs true to size.
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What To Pack For A Beach Trip
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I was able to find all of these affordable options at Walmart! They have lots of premium brands now as well as the affordable options. Ray Ban, Sam Edelman, etc! It was nice being able to stock up for myself and the boys as well as lots of great premium beauty options. Since I waited till last minute to find things for the trip, the quick shipping was super convenient!
Balance. How can we have it all, do it all, be it all, see it all?
The Creative Souls Tribe reached out to me to write a piece about balance for their May blog series, and I was so happy they did! First off, if you’ve never heard of them you MUST check them out. “Creative Souls is a community that inspires and equips females to take action in their creative endeavors. Our mission is to connect and empower women to get in touch with their true creativity.” I mean how amazing is that?! They also have meet ups and community outreach. Check them out HERE.
I wanted to share with ya’ll my thoughts from that…
Balance. How can we have it all, do it all, be it all, see it all? In today’s society it is normal for us to wear so many hats. For me, it’s mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, blogger, traveler, chef, house cleaner, traveler, believer, decorator, teacher, wannabe fitness junky, and the list goes on and on. How is it even possible to balance all of these things each and everyday? It seems overwhelming just typing it out. Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not possible. More importantly, THAT’S OK.
Since having my son, Georgie, I feel some days are just a whirlwind. I’m not sure there has ever been a day where everything has gotten crossed off the to do list. You may start the day with the best of intentions, but then he crawls in your lap and needs attention, misses a nap or spills his lunch on top of his head (yes this happens) and needs a daytime bath. From there the whole day is thrown off, and the productivity goes on a downward spiral. Before you know it, I’m on the couch eating Halo ice cream and bing watching ‘Teen Mom.’ (Hey, don’t judge.)
I’m constantly seeking that perfect balance. Being a great wife, keeping a clean house, having healthy home cooked meals on the table, teaching my son as much as possible, taking him to as many activities as possible, working out, spending time with my friends, creating great content for my blog, and who even knows what else. It’s easy to get anxiety attempting to balance it all.
I was once told you always have time for the things you make time. Simple, but true. I’ve tried to use this as my key to keeping balance in my life. Think of it as a scale, some items are heavier than others on some days. For me, I never want to compromise being a mother, wife or friend. Those are my “heavy weights.” So to keep the scale balanced, I always put those on the one side, every day. Then I can add a few of the extras to the other side to balance it out. If you were to add every single other thing, the scale wouldn’t be balanced.
Being stubborn at heart, it’s always been hard for me to ask for help. You want to wear that superwoman badge, and be able to tackle everything without reaching out for any assistance.
Good luck to ya. I’ve learned to allocate outside help whenever I can. It’s like being able to wear all the hats, but having help putting them on. There’s nothing wrong with that, right?
If you want to eat healthy, but don’t have time to cook that day, then get a delivery meal service that offers homemade healthy meals delivered. If you want to get your workout class in, but don’t have a babysitter that day during the class (ahemmm my everyday scenario), then take a quick jog, do some squats while you do your hair, some calf raises while you make dinner, and a few planks before bed and call it a day. If you want a clean house, but just can’t seem to have time, splurge on a house cleaner that week. You get the picture. Leave your pride at the door, there is no shame in the help game!
Somedays, Georgie may not get learning time, park time, and a bath in during the course of the day. I might have to do a little more work for the blog, or help a friend with some errands. That’s ok, I try again the next day.
For me, that key to balance in life has been a two-parter. First, prioritizing what is truly important to me and gives my life purpose and meaning. Concentrating on those things, and feeling fulfilled with those things alone. The second, learning not to compare my life to others, and losing the need to compete with others to keep up. Can we all make a pledge not to judge one another? You really never know what someone is going through. It may seem like they have it all together, but if you take a closer look they could be falling apart. Find what works for you and be happy with that. And if your day ends on the couch with a tub of Halo, hey, that’s ok too.
Now that we’ve agreed not to judge one another, I can let ya’ll know I have literally worn this every day for the last 5-6 days now. My obsession with longhorn everything is strong, and I couldn’t resist the back detailing. It’s also made with a loose knit so it’s cool and perfect for spring and summer. The white on white trend is as strong as ever, and easy to do. I’ve probably mentioned my favorite v-neck pocket tee a million times, but it’s the easiest go to piece. Of course I paired it with my white cut off denim shorts. These are a great low rise fit so I’m able to continue wearing them preggo because they hit under the bump. Hallelujah!
I don’t believe there is such a thing as too much denim. I like to style my denim skirts with a graphic tee and a denim jacket. It’ s the kind of look that is so easy to put together and throw on, and can easily transition from day to night. Throw on some stacked bracelets and you are good to go!
I’m so impressed with how soft this denim trucker jacket is. It feels like it’s an old favorite you have washed a ton of times. The lighter wash makes it easy to pair with a wide range of colors, and is the perfect staple piece to add to your wardrobe.
When looking for a graphic tee, finding one with a little more character is key. This desert tank really spoke to my wanderlust spirit, and the choker neckline and v-neck make for a more modern take on the trend.
Booties are easy to run around in, and the studded detailing and embellished buckles on this pair adds interest to any outfit.
If you are looking for one must have piece for the spring/summer season, this two tone denim mini skirt is it! Denim skirts are versatile and you can pair it with a sweater or sweatshirt this fall when the temps cool down.
As a new mom, blogger, and frequent traveler I search for pieces that can transition from any type of event that may come my way. I wore this to coffee with a friend, then ran some errands with my baby, and grabbed some dinner with my family that night. Denim also packs extremely well, so it’s great to bring along on your summer travels.
The temps are heating up quickly, so I’ve partnered with Free People to bring you one of my go to staple pieces for summer fashion!
Free People has been one of my go to brands to fill my wardrobe for quite some time. I love the boho vibe of their clothes and the quality is great for the price! I’ve had most of my items for years and years.
One of my go to’s for summer is a maxi dress. They are breezy, easy and work for any occasion. I was drawn to this one because it’s basic enough to style several ways, but also had pretty ruffle and lace detailing to make it special.
You can dress this up with some wedges and dainty long layered necklaces, or pair it with a denim jacket and flats.
Maxi dresses are one of those summer fashion staples that you can keep in the closet and pull out whenever you don’t really know the dress code for an event. It can look dressy and casual at the same time. Not many other pieces can do that!
My friend Chelsea and I headed out to Shelby Park in East Nashville the other day and we snapped these pics. She was showing me the new nature center, and if you live in Nashville it’s a great place to go! They have “under the star” nights where there are tons of telescopes that you can go check out to see the stars. Would make a perfect and inexpensive date night idea! When Georgie is old enough I plan to take him out there to check it all out. For now, we can stroll around all the trails and he can watch all the puppies. He loves that!
I’m excited for summer and being outdoors more, and the easy lightweight summer fashion that comes with it.