April 18, 2014

Weekend Memo

It's been one of those weeks. So many big things happening all at once and I've been feeling like all I want to do is hide. I know, I know that's not how to handle stress and big things. But even if I wanted to hide, it's pretty much impossible with the kiddos. Anyway, enough complaining. Life is good and I have so much to be thankful for. So let me get to the big thing. For the last month, we've anticipated the hubby to deploy and then he wasn't and then he was, and it's been like that for the past few weeks. A complete yo-yo mess. Anyway, he is. He leaves really, really soon and although I'm happy for what this could mean for his career, at the same time it's a lot to be a single mom. And while I have my experience at being solo, a lot actually, it's definitely hard at times. For you moms out there that do this everyday I so admire you and would appreciate any tips. Anyway, this week I have been doubting just about everything and anything. Name it and I've probably doubted it. While my instagram account and most of every post here may seem cheery and happy, I've been rallying myself to be just that. Energy follows thought after all. But, we all have our feelings and most of the time it's okay to feel them and release them. So here's my truth about this week. My instagram account does help to keep things light.

And now to some happy links:
Wearing: I've been obsessed with lace dresses such as this one, so I'm wearing this one {also here} for Easter Sunday. The Dolce Vita dress will also be perfect come summer to wear to the beach or anywhere really with a pair of cute sandals or flip flops.
• Weekend Deal: If you're ordering flowers for Easter, Bloom 2 Bloom is having 20% off with code smiles20.
• Shop: The Loeffler Randall Friends & Family sale with 20% off. Use code FRIENDLY.
• Collaboration: I'm anxiously awaiting the J.Crew x Sophia Webster collaboration out at the end of the month. Read more about it here and here.
• Wanderlust: Pretty palm trees have me dreaming of Florida or Southern California beaches.
• To-do: My inspiration board is way overdue on a refresh and this pretty one has me aching for a transformation soon.
• DIY: It's not too late to attempt this easy Easter DIY table setting. Get the kiddos involved with the place card bunnies and make it fun!
• Wise words: "The goal of life isn't to make a lot of money. It's to make a life that means something." Words by Lara Casey. See the quote here.

Now, let's go have a happy weekend!

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April 17, 2014

Q & A at Beautifully Simple/Crane & Canopy

Zara Jacquard Top {similar here, under $20}  Paige Denim Verdugo Skinny  J. Crew Everly Pumps Pottery Barn Bedding • Table Lamp {similar here}

Hey! I'm over at Beautifully SimpleCrane & Canopy's blog, participating in a fun Q&A I was asked to be a part of. Please head on over and read a little more about me if you wish. 

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April 16, 2014

Chelsea and the City

I'm sure you are familiar with the lovely Chelsea from Chelsea and the City. I'm honored to say that we have become friends and hope to meet her in person soon. Her aesthetic is gorgeous, her blog a dose of fresh air, and her graphics are killer {like the one above}! Anyway, just wanted to share a bit about her and let you know that today I'm taking over her blog and sharing a few of my favorites things as of late {see the post here}. Head on over please.

image/graphic via Chelsea

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Good Things

While some people may go for the trendier pieces with a big sale such as this one, I try and stick to more classic choices. Pieces that I know will be worn over and over. With the Shopbop Friends & Family Sale I have been really selective and instead of impulse buying because of the sale, I'm trying to stock on things I absolutely love. And all of these are just that. I hear from Alex, whose style I love, that those Rag & Bone skinnies are a great staple and the best denim out there so I may just have to bite the bullet and get them. And that Helmut Lang Jacket has been on my wish list and it promises to be a great layer and a great travel jacket so it's in my shopping cart. And if you need an awesome swimsuit, Marysia Swim is great. I just ordered this bikini top to wear with these bikini bottoms. To see more of my picks see this post. And use code INTHEFAMILY14 to shop the sale.

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April 15, 2014

Another Beach Day

Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

Shopbop is having their Friends & Family Sale with 25% off. You can shop the sale with code INTHEFAMILY14. This Tibi top, this jacket, this Alexander Wang tee dress, the Rag & Bone Newbury boots, and this bikini top are high on my list. Now's the time to snatch these Rag & Bone distressed shorts as well and so many other amazing things, like a Sophie Hulme envelope clutch, this keychain, or a Claire Vivier clutch. Click here to take advantage of the savings. Below are some of my favorites.

Some of my favorite clothing items:

And let's not forget about these:

Denim and more denim:



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April 14, 2014

The Weekend

Items shown here:
J. Crew Panama Hat  J. Crew Top {similar here, on sale} • J. Crew Market Tote {similar here Rag and Bone Rebel Boyfriend Shorts {also here, and similar here} • Lacoste Marice Slip-Ons {℅ Online Shoes Bike from rented from Herring's Outdoor Sports  Current/Elliott Boyfriend Tee

This weekend was definitely on the fun side. Time at the beach, prepping for Easter, a growing collection of pastel blues, and a quiet moments with Sunday. It was definitely what I need to refresh for the new week ahead. How was your weekend?

Stay tuned to more pictures of our beach day tomorrow.

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Happy Monday!

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April 11, 2014

Weekend Memo

A lot of blues happening over here. It's my neutral for spring. We are hoping to get out to the beach this weekend and spend some time playing in the water and on the sand. It seems like this year we will be spending a lot more time on the beach. The past two years, I felt that EMS was too young to be under the sun too much, so we are making up for lost moments. 

Top row: Zara top via eBay | EMS got a new hat | Zara top, Rag & Bone shorts, and these J.Crew embellished sandals

Bottom row: little instas from a recent trip to the beach | new reading material and my Fujifilm camera | and a photo of me enjoying the beachy scene {wearing this Equipment top}

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And now for some weekend sales:
Club Monaco is having 50% off their clearance. This pink dress is calling my name. Perfect for wedding season coming up. Shop the sale here.

J.Crew is having 30% off their sale. Now's the time to get this stripe tunic and so many cute things for the kids as well. Shop the sale here.

Rebecca Taylor is having their Friends & Family sale with 25% off. Shop the sale here. I'm loving this top.

Loft is having 40% their site. Shop the sale here. This top is summer perfection.

Some of my favorites from the sales:

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