white off the shoulder

white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

navy chanel woc outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

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white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

I am really quiet thankful for the off the shoulder trend.

Not only is it ultra flattering and nursing mommy friendly, but I love the way that it can easily be dressed up or down. While this outfit was my go to for a recent date night, I also wore it with my favorite denim shorts for the recent long weekend. Plus, this new to me online retailer has the best summer dressing selections {love this nude lace dress, this navy off the shoulder top and gray wrap skirt}.

I love the quality of this top {and the price!} and I can't get enough of the elbow tie detailing. You know that I can't get enough summer white right now!



pool bag with kids

pool bag with kids

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15

As seen on my Instagram, we have been hitting the pool pretty hard this summer. While our club has many amenities, packing the pool bag for the three of us always seemed daunting in the beginning, but now I have it down to a science.

What you need:

#1 - a chic fit all beach bag that is easy to throw everything into. Who doesn't love this monogrammed straw tote? {Also found here}

#2 - My favorite sunscreen for the kiddos and me! Non-greasy, quick easy spray bottle and no harsh chemicals

#3 - a quick and easy diaper changer for the public bathroom or the lounge chair

#5 - on days we get it together to get to the pool before the summer haze has burnt off, or we do a late afternoon swim, I prefer to put my daughter in a one piece vs. a sun shirt. This elephant print swimsuit, this floral skirted swimsuit and this blue ruffle swimsuit are our current rotation

#6 - my son is always in a sun shirt 

#7 - my go-to sunnies

#8 - easy flip flops

#9 - my favorite lip balm sun protection for my kisser

#11 - our club has a full restaurant, but I always stash a snack for the cuties {another favorite snack}

#12 - the best sunhat for little ones. It has 50SPF and is adjustable for growing little heads.

#13 - the best swim diaper for my son {my daughter is potty trained! high five me!}

#14 & #15 - dry clothes to change into for the little ones


datenight lips

ysl lips

ysl lipstick and mac soar

This lipliner has much more of brown undertone than my normal go-to rich pinks. Yet, it perfectly paired with one of my all time favorite lip colors that I have had in my makeup bag for years. I love that the lip formula is super light but the color rich. 

I like to start my lining my lips with MAC LIPLINER IN SOAR then fill it in with SAINT LAURENT ROUGE VOLUPTE LIPSTICK in CARESS PINK. Then go back over the outline of the lips if you want a bit more definition. 


patio sales

Who doesn't have patio envy from this photo?

I just ordered some patio furniture for our new house. I was planning on waiting until the end of the summer in hopes to find a major sale, but they are all happening now! Below are most patio furniture sales that are not to be missed if your patio needs some furniture or a little update {I got this set for cheaper than a sofa that I was originally eyeing from another online retailer!}

love these chairs and might order them for the back patio

got these for our new patio set


all black everything

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

Even in the summer, there is nothing more timeless than head to toe black. Paired with my favorite jeans and a comfy black top, you are literally ready for anything from playdates, date dates and even runs to the supermarker. As a mom, you must always be ready!


1. For the summers from about 9 years old to about 15, I would make cookie and lemonade and sell them for about an hour at the local supermarket, which was right next to the post office, during the lunch hour rush. I still crave cookies and lemonade as a daily afternoon snack.

2. I like to reuse my to-go coffee cups or take away iced drink cups. My husband thinks it is disgusting and unhealthy. I don't tend to disagree. 

3. I had 6 wisdom teeth. 

4. On Tuesday nights, I like to fold laundry. I often listen to a political podcast or catch up on a show on Hulu on my phone in the laundry room.

5. When I am in a funk, a new lipstick or lipgloss will surely brighten my mood.


our new chandelier

kelly wearstler cubist chandelier

After providing a sneak peak into our dining room on Insta-Stories and the exciting delivery that we got on Monday, I was flooded by inquires into our chandelier. It is by none other than Kelly Wearstler and you can find it here. {smaller and less expensive version here} The cubist detailing had me sold immediately and I can't wait to share the whole space with you once we finish detailing the built-ins and await the delivery of our custom dining table. {the chairs and rug came last week!}

Don't forget to shop the Home Section of the boutique as I continue to decorate our new home!


pink lips

I have been trying to mix of the price points of lip colors to share with y'all since I know that I am not the only one that runs to the drugstore for cotton balls and comes out with five new makeup items to try. This COVERGIRL LIP PENCIL in BELOVED goes on super smooth and rivals some more expensive lip pencil in their color {very similar to Mac Edge to Edge and Mac Soar}. I paired it with two of my favorite pink lipsticks CHANEL in SEDUISANTE and MAC in LOVELORN since I love making a custom color by layering favorites.

Start by lining the lips in COVERGIRL LIP PENCIL in BELOVED, then fill in the lip with CHANEL in SEDUISANTE.  Then dab MAC in LOVELORN into the center of your bottom lip for a little more touch of pink. 


instagram roundup

striped one shoulder top outfit

blush flat espadrilles

sneakers and dress outfit

I've been wearing these sneaks non-stop. I can't resist a navy ruffle. Ever

Victoria Beckham for target scalloped dress

As I shared on Instagram, this dress is from the little girl's section and has since sold out, but I found it here and here.

striped off the shoulder dress

Thank you to Lauren Ralph Lauren for sending me this chic, summer ready off the shoulder dress! 

And because I forgot to include 5 things in my last outfit post, here they are:


1. I am getting more gray hair than I would like to admit. A couple of months ago, I committed to dying it for my brother's wedding. When I realized that my son and I have the same natural hair color, I immediately stopped. Some things are worth a little gray...

2. I have an affinity for blue eyeliner.

3. I hate to floss. Who doesn't?!?

4. I can't go the Kate Spade outlet without buying something. If you have one near you, go. Their sales are insane and always happening.

5. I only like to dress my son in white, gray and navy.


pink ruffle romper

pink ruffle romper

pink ruffle romper

pink off the shoulder romper

pink off the shoulder romper

pink ruffle romper

pink off the shoulder romper

pink off the shoulder romper

pink ruffle romper

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pink off the shoulder romper

pink ruffle romper

Are you surprised to see me not in white or navy?

Well, when Tobi sent me this romper, I couldn't get it on quickly enough. It is so soft and comfortable that I left is on all day. Plus, this off the shoulder trend is very nursing mom friendly! {i.eEasy access. Mom truth: I often have to change, or just go completely topless to be comfortable when I put the little prince down for the night. He tend to relax and fall asleep easier when I am not struggling with layers to get him breastfeeding. Off the shoulder tops are a life saver!}.

I love it paired with my favorite navy suede bow sandals, but it would be just as cute for running around after your little ones in your tennies!

Tobi has an amazing romper selection {I also love this one} and their dresses are summer ready. I am glad to share this new to me online retailer for your festive summer dressing!

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