Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Third Times A Charm and A Birthday Boy

First things first. Today we celebrate the birthday boy in the middle. Kent, Kent, He's our man!
We love you and hope you have a great birthday. I promise you'll have a great dinner and one of your favorite birthday desserts when you get home tonight!


Now let's talk about the blouse that everyone loves.


 So remember this blouse I shared back in the spring? I liked it, but I didn't love it so I sent it back and got the same blouse in neon pink.


Liked it better, but wasn't sold. Then I saw the orange one was on sale. Well I like everything better on sale and after seeing it on my blonde blogger sisters Andrea and Kellyann, I knew I had to get it.


Yep, this one was a keeper! Not only was it on sale but in a strange turn of events the poppy orange color has become one of my favorite colors to wear. Just last year I wouldn't have even given this color a second look and now my closet is scattered with it.



I added one of my favorite Kendra Scott pendants in hot pink because I love the color combo of pink and orange and added a my leopard bangle because, animal print!


Now they've added a beautiful floral option and a mustard color in this top for fall along with two pinks, emerald green and royal blue. Something for everyone.

So what do you say? Did I make the right choice?

BTW...Nordstrom started Triple Points for all card holders today through the 24th, so nows the time to make those purchases and a score your Nordstrom note 3 times faster.

Happy Hump Day friends!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Try It On Tuesday


Hey there y'all. It's been quite a while since I've done a Try It On Tuesday. Last week I ran to the mall and popped into the Nordstrom dressing room to try a few things on. Are you ready to see what I found?


This cardigan is to replace "the one that got away". I along with almost every other blogger in the free world ordered a long cardigan during the big sale. I was so sad when I received an email saying my order couldn't be fulfilled. I've been watching the website constantly and yesterday I got lucky and they had the gray cardigan in stock in a small petite. I really need the x-small, but I went ahead a grabbed the small to see if it will work. Anyway, back to this one. This is the winter version with a little wool and buttons. I think the length would be better on me in a petite, but if you missed out on the other sweater, this could be just the answer you're looking for. I put a tee on under it which is a perfect layering piece.


As soon as I spotted this next top I was all heart eyes. I have a real soft spot for all things smocked. I think most good southern girls do. I use to do smocking for my kids when they were little and I can't think of anything sweeter than a little person in a cute smocked dress. And yes, little southern boys wear smocking too.


And not only is it smocked, it's plaid and has the ever popular bell sleeve. What more could you ask for?



OK girls. Is this top too cute or what? When is too much plaid, too much plaid? I continue to add plaid shirts to my collection and think I'm done and then find something like this cutie. This is not your ordinary plaid shirt. It's got that extra something in the form of pleats and a collarless neckline. Seriously, this one is too sweet to pass up. 



It doesn't have straps, I just happened to have on my gray bra. Go figure😀


Versatility is the name of the game and this sweater has versatility written all over it. It's described as a cowl neck on the website, but when I was trying it on I wasn't sure what to do with it. I found out it can be worn several ways. I love a sweater that can be worn more than one way. This one is soft and long enough to wear with leggings and keep all "the things" covered. Wouldn't it be cute with leggings and boots? Oh yes!


I've never kept it a secret that I love all things soft. I grabbed this one because it's just that. Oh so soft. I really wasn't looking to love it and was so happy when I put it on. It's just so cute. A little swingy and so comfy. Another one that will work with leggings if you are so inclined.


I'm going to say this one was a miss. Maybe if I was taller? It didn't wow me and I almost didn't even include it, but hey...not everything looks good on everybody. Ya' know?


So there you have it. What was your favorite? Did you have more than one? I can tell you it's much more fun trying on when I have my side kick with me.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up and Loft Sale

Hey friends and happy Monday! Are you ready for what the week has in store? First up today let me tell you that Katie finished pledging and made it all the way through. Hallelujah! Thank y'all for all the sweet thoughts, words and prayers to support this mama while she worried about her girlie. Naturally she's ecstatic it's over and she's a part of the "sisterhood". She's tired and getting a cold from lack of sleep. I hope she'll be able to keep it from getting bad.


These are her besties and now her "sisters".



What a couple of cuties!

top / jeans / sandals / necklace / earrings

Saturday Kent and I went for our "bagel walk" (over 7 miles...we were tired) and then ran errands. I wore this cold shoulder top I got during the Nordstrom sale. My friend Kellyann had this top and after I saw it on her I knew I'd better get one. It's is the perfect transition piece. The cold shoulder trend is still going strong and what I really love about it is you can still wear a sweater over it. I also love the way this shirt has the look of a half tuck so effortlessly. It's very flattering and easy to style.

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Sunday afternoon we headed for one of our favorite brunch restaurants. It's in a shopping center with a lot of great outdoor seating and makes for a relaxing afternoon.


We stopped in Anthropologie and I picked up one of my favorite candles.


I've mentioned we've got a wedding coming up and I've got a dress waiting in the wings, but I just don't honestly love it. Well as luck would have when I got home I had received an email that LOFT is having a FLASH sale. I spent some time perusing the website and ordered several dresses along with some tops to try. Here's a roundup of some of the things that caught my eye and most of them I ordered to give a whirl.  You can click any of the pictures and go right to that item. Use code: FLASH.


So what's on your agenda this week? Kent's birthday is Wednesday so I'm going to be making birthday preparations his big day. We will have his dinner of choice and he's requested one his favorite desserts I'll share with y'all soon.

Here's to a great week!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Favorites #75

Stop it! I can.not believe today is the 15th of September already. Are you kidding me? Time is flying by people. I don't want to wish my life away, but between now and the middle of November we do have some fun events and trips coming. This weekend kicks off the beginning of the "birthday season" in our house. Between now and the middle of October, Kent, Katie and I will all be celebrating birthdays and let's just say one of those is a doozey.

First up though is the man behind the plan.


Kent will turn %$ this week, so let the celebrating begin!!!!

I guess I could have just gone ahead and made that a favorite but oh well. Now I'm going to join some of my bloggers buddies and share my Friday Favorites.

               

Today is the last day of pledging for my girl and boy are we happy about that. This girl right here is one tough cookie. What is it that makes girls so mean and nasty? I have no idea, but I can tell you that she's found out this week she is STRONG and BRAVE!!!!

               

She is also a great nanny and I love getting cute pictures of her with her little people and the funny stories. 
#kidssaythedarndestthings
Little girl: "You know what's a bad word you should never say? A$$hole"
Little sister: "A$$hole"
There's your laugh for the day friends!

                 

Now that we've talked about cussing, let's talk about how happy I am to be back with my sweet friends at bible study...LOL. We are starting our study of Matthew and learning all about Jesus' life.

                     

When I did my Sephora Play review in June this was one of the products I had received. Well I finished up the small one they sent me and bought a full size version. I really love this highlighter. I put it on my brown bones, down the center of my nose, on the top of my cheek bones, in the corner of my eyes and right at the cupids bow on my lips. If you've never used a highlighter, I highly (see what I did there😉) recommend it.

                       

And while I'm talking about favorites let me just say this setting spray that Kellyann told me (us) about, is the bomb. (read her post here) Sunday I used it before we went to worship in the park. It 
was in the upper 90's and when I got home, my makeup was still looking good. Love this stuff! Thanks for the tip friend! (I'm wondering if the one I have is being replaced with this one)
                             

Labels from Erin Condren. (no affiliation) I love these cute labels that I ordered years ago to stick on treats and things. They are so colorful and fun! (this bag had Caramelitas in it...YUM!!!)
            

Monday I talked about this new spray I picked up and let me just say that I've used it every night this week and love the relaxing, clean smell on my pillow. I really do kinda think I'm sleeping a little better. (or maybe I'm just tired😉)

                   

And this is just funny!!!

So there's my round-up for this week. What made your favorites? I love looking back over the week, going through my pictures and posts and seeing all the good things that happened. It's a great reminder to look for the positive! 

Have a wonderful weekend!


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