Warm Weather Getaway Favorites

Cult Gaia Clutch  |  Tory Burch Logo Earrings  |  Tory Burch Scallop Sandals  |  Marble Phone Case  |  Colorful Statement Earrings Tory Burch Espadrilles  |  Straw Fedora Carry-On Luggage  |  Colorblock Maxi Dress Palm Print Scrunchie  |  Scallop Bikini Gingham Midi Skirt Pom Pom Swim Coverup

 

With a forecast of rain all week here in San Diego, I’m definitely longing for a warm weather getaway! While I love layering and all the coziness of Fall & Winter, after Christmas I am ready to break out the brighter colors! I have several friends that are jet setting off to warm weather beaches in the next few weeks [my girl Cortney being one of them!] so out of jealousy, I wanted to search for all the new vacation goodies! Some of my favorite retailers – Shopbop & Nordstrom – have released tons of new arrivals that are perfect if you have a vacation to a tropical paradise coming up!

 

If you’ve booked a beachy getaway, here are a few must-haves for your travels:

  1. Bright Sunnies: There’s nothing that pairs better with your swimsuit than a fun pair of sunglasses. There are so many cute options with pinks, oranges and blues!
  2. Fun Hair Accessories: This is a huge trend right now! There are lots of printed scrunchies and headbands to shop. Perfect for lounging beachside!
  3. Colorful Coverup: Bindya is one of my favorite brands for swim suit coverups! They have bright colors & pom details!
  4. Bold Statement Earrings: I am normally a fan of minimal jewelry in the pool but there is just something eye catching about a cute statement earring with your swimsuit! Especially since your hair is normally pulled back or in a braid, it’s just a fun accessory to wear!
  5. THE ‘It’ Bag: The Cult Gaia bags were the bags last year. They have so many great new styles out so you can be sure they will be everywhere this year too!
  6. Printed Phone Case: You will be taking your phone on vacation for all of the picture opps, so you might as well add a cute, bright new case to it too!
  7. Convenient Travel Accessories: Totally sets the mood for a beach vacay right? Keep everything organized for your trip!

If you’re heading somewhere fun, let me know! Shop all warm weather getaway favorites below! xo

 

Surviving Motherhood Podcast

Closet Favorites: Leopard Shoes  |  Buffalo Plaid Top  |  Wit & Wisdom Jeans  |  similar Tory Burch Crossbody  |  Layered Necklace

Hi, friends! I had the huge honor of being a guest on the Surviving Motherhood podcast! Cris & Rachel are the hosts and they were so friendly and sweet. Even though that was the first time we talked [aside from lots of emails!], it felt like I was just catching up with old friends. Definitely check out their podcast & let me know what you think. It is SO GOOD for all of my mom friends!

They invited me on to chat a little bit about mom style, my closet staples, & other fashion favorites. Right up my alley huh? 😉 I wanted to put together an easily accessible place to shop all of the things I talk about on the podcast! These are seriously my tried & true favorites that I highly recommend to everyone!

 

5 closet staples

1. Jean Jacket

Wear this in any season! It’s the perfect layering piece for almost every outfit. This is my favorite!

2. A GOOD Pair of Jeans

I swear by Wit & Wisdom Absolution Jeans. They have elastic on the inside of the waistband. That means they don’t stretch out when you’re chasing kids all day, up and down, etc. I own white jeans, blue jeans, olive jeans and pink jeans from this brand!

3. Stripe Tee

I have lost count of how many I have in my closet. Whoops! They just pair perfectly with jeans, joggers, leggings, etc. It’s easy to do a little print mix to make you appear more ‘dressed up‘ for the day too! This is my favorite short sleeve one & this is my favorite long sleeve one.

4. Leopard Flats

Leopard is really a neutral in my book. I wear it all too often throughout the year but primarily in the Fall & Winter. A simple pair of flats is an easy way to incorporate the print into your wardrobe. Get these for major casual comfort or these for a bit more dressed up!

5. A Go-To Cardigan

I’m all about layers! And a good cardigan is a must as a mom! Throw it on over a stripe tee for a quick outfit! Get a good neutral so it will match lots of outfits. Currently my favorites are this waffle cardigan and this blazer cardigan!

 

 

Favorite Shirt to Wear Under Cardigans?

Stripes, stripes & more stripes! ha! All kidding aside, I love to pair something with either a print, graphic or a fun detail under my cardi.

 

Best Trends for Fall?

It’s hard to narrow down but I love leopard [duh], colorblock cardigans and jumpers!

 

One Trend I’m Over?

Crop tops! But was I ever really into this trend anyways?! ha!

 

Best Fashionable Flats / Mom Shoes?

I could list like 10 different pairs that I love. But I have to say the Keds x Kate Spade collection are my favorite. Obviously fashionable but oh, so comfortable too!! I have the leopard and the gold glitter. They have good solid color options too!

 

Favorite Patterns to Wear?

Have I made this clear already? lol Leopard, stripes and gingham!

 

Favorite Brand of Leggings?

I have several pairs of leggings but my go-to are from Lou & Grey! They are so soft and super affordable!

 

Favorite Accessory?

Earrings! I love a dainty necklace but if I could only put on one thing each morning, it would be earrings. I love statement earrings as much as the next blogger but those aren’t always practical as a mom. In fact, most days I am wearing something super lightweight- usually a stud. These are my favorite stud earrings right now. But I also love everything from Jane & Cope. They are leather earrings- SO light!!! And almost all of them are $12 + free shipping!

 

***If heavy earrings bother you AT ALL, get these Lobe Wonders! They are $8 for a big pack & they are seriously magic when it comes to relieving some of the weight!

 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! And be sure to check out the full podcast with Surviving Motherhood! xo

The Best Sales to Shop: Black Friday 2018

Get this cozy sherpa pullover FREE when you spend $125+ at Marley Lilly!

It’s here, it’s here! Some of the best deals & sales you’ll find all year! After your turkey coma sets in, sit back & start {& maybe finish?!} your Christmas shopping! Or, better yet, make a list of all the things you want to share with loved ones. I know my husband needs specific links & details 😉 ha! I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND that all of these sales can be overwhelming. So I decided to break it down to the top 25 sales in alphabetical order– primarily the places that y’all seem to love to shop the most! I went through the analytics of 2018 to decide which stores to check out and added them to the list if they are running a great Black Friday sale! It would seriously mean the. world. to me if you choose to purchase through my links. A big THANK YOU to those of you that do! xox

So… let’s get to the grand list of the best sales to shop for Black Friday 2018!

 

1. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH: 50% off the entire store + free shipping! Shop the sale here.

2. AMAZON: Tons of new deals added hourly! MAJOR mark downs! Shop them here.

3. AMERICAN EAGLE: 40% off + free shipping! Shop the sale here.

4. BACKCOUNTRY: 50% off select styles! Shop the sale here.

5. BAUBLE BAR: 30% off everything today! Shop the sale here.

6. ERIN CONDREN: 30% off everything! Shop the sale here.

7. EXPRESS: 50% off everything + free shipping! Shop the sale here.

8. H&M: 30% off everything + free shipping with code 3238. Shop the sale here.

9. J.CREW: 50% off your entire purchase with code TGIF! Shop the sale here.

10. J.CREW FACTORY: 40-50% off sitewide! Shop the sale here.

11. KATE SPADE: 30% off everything with code GIVECHEER! Shop the sale here.

12. KENDRA SCOTT: 20% off everything! [25% off $100+ & 30% off $200+]. Shop the sale here.

13. KOHL’S: Tons of discounts! + 15% off everything & $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50! Shop the sale here.

14. LOFT: 50% off your purchase with code THANKS! Shop the sale here.

15. MARC FISHER: 30% off a huge selection of shoes! Use code BF18. Shop the sale here.

16. MARLEY LILLY: Up to 70% off! Spend $125 & get a free sherpa!  Shop the sale here.

17. NORDSTROM: Up to 60% off! Some amazing deals to be found! Shop the sale here.

18. NORDSTROM RACK: Extra 30% off sale + free shipping! Shop the sale here.

19. OLD NAVY: 50% off your entire purchase! Shop the sale here.

20. SHOPBOP: Buy more, save more! 15% off $200, 20% off $500, 25% off $800. Shop the sale here.

21. SOLE SOCIETY: Up to 60% off favorite styles! Shop the sale here.

22. TARGET: Super BIG item discounts! See all of the deals here.

23. TORY BURCH: 30% off $250+ with code THANKS. Shop the sale here.

24. ULTA: Major Black Friday hot buys! Shop the sale here.

25. WALMART: Lots of amazing item-specific deals! Shop the sale here.