Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Schedule


What a weekend! Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday over the last few days. I am sorry I was MIA with emails, comments and on social media, but we have been non-stop over the last few days. I wanted to unplug a little to enjoy the last day of school with my kids, hang out with family and friends, enjoy the first days of summer break and come to terms with turning another year older. Okay, kidding about that last one...well, sort of. This birthday is one that will go down as my most special because our niece was born. I have a birthday buddy!! Talk about the greatest gift of all. I can't wait to meet and to share birthdays with her for the rest of my days.

Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Tunic (option here and here) // Mossimo Denim Shorts // Forever 21 Sandals (option here and here) // River Island Tote c/o // Kendra Scott Necklace (option here) // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option here) // Micheal Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Ettika Bracelet c/o

My girls and I plan to spend this first week of being out of school adjusting. Me adjusting to them being home all day and them adjusting to not being entertained every single moment during the day. It's a balancing act; a trying one at times. I am looking forward to having them home and spending one-on-one time together over the next few months. I have stressed about how I was going to keep up my blog and still give them the attention that they deserve. After going back and forth, I have decided that during their summer break, I am going to post three days a week instead of five. 

Some weeks might be more, but you can definitely count on me being here Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I don't want to look back and regret missing out on this stage in their lives. Right now they think I am cool, but the teenage years will come quickly and I won't be near as impressive. I am going to take advantage of this time in our lives and soak it all in...the sunshine included. 

So, I will see you ladies on Wednesday!


Shanna

64 comments:

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Great sandals! It is definitely important to spend time with the little ones before they are no longer interested. Enjoy the sunshine!

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

This is look is so summery and fun, enjoy your time with your girls. If you get the chance, please share your amazing post on my link-up today.

xo
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Susan Jeffries said...

Although I will miss your daily posts, I think the best thing you can do is to spend time with your girls. It goes way too fast Shanna! This is a great casual look. I really love Lauren Conrads pieces and this bag has been on my wish list for a while! Have a great week! Susan

TaraMixandMatch said...

Yay for summer break....I am counting the days! So exciting that you now have a birthday buddy :) And I will miss your daily posts, but it is great you are taking the time you need! Love that tote!

Angela said...

Love this outfit! The necklace is stunning!

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Amy - Louise said...

I'm going to have to replicate that look and see if I can get the tunic here in the UK :) Oh goodness, school break up already? In the UK the kids break up usually around the 18th of July! That's a long summer break, but hope you enjoy x

Becky M said...

Your sunnies are cute and I am dying over that necklace! So unique and pretty! I love anything turquoise!

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Alissa said...

Well happy late birthday! I don't blame you for wanting to be a little unplugged. Sometimes that is just what one needs!

Kimberly said...

First of all, I love this outfit - those sandals are so cute! My kids still have 2 weeks of school left, but we've been talking about the same thing - since we both work from home and still need to do our jobs, it's going to be really tricky this summer!

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kstormfashionblog said...

Love this casual summer look!

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LV said...

Happy belated birthday beautiful! I love everything about this outfit. So easy breezy and stylish. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, there are times I have posted nothing or have dropped down to once a week, but I try to maintain some consistency. Enjoy the time with your daughters. Blogging three days a week will make your life a little easier to navigate.

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Lewis Lane said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday. Know you will enjoy the time with the kiddos. My hubby's is next week and I am so struggling with what to do for him.

DIYLori said...

Total week of adjustments! This weekend was wild for us and I just was "scared" of a summer with two kids all day every day. But I, like you, don't want to miss out on the good stuff with my girls so I vowed to not take things too seriously and just enjoy. Love this outfit too by the way...it's very cool.

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

OH MY SHANNA! That tote!!!!! I adore that tote!

Emily Helm said...

Happy belated birthday to you! That tote is SO fun, I love it! Perfect summer look

TheTinyHeart said...

Love that turquoise necklace! I think it's really understandable that you're going to blog a little less in the summer so you have more time to spend with your girls :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Karly @ Miss in the Midwest said...

This outfit may be my favorite of yours yet - it's exactly something that I would (and do) wear during the summer. Those LC Lauren Conrad tunics are some of my favorite tops - easy, breezy and beautiful!

Monique Dean said...

Happy belated birthday! I love this casual & chic look!
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Rachel Lynne said...

This is so chic and I'm loving those sandals... studded perfection!

Whitney James said...

So cute! The bag and sandals are fabulous! Happy Monday. :-)

~Whitney
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Shira said...

Such a fun summer look! :)

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Rachel said...

That bag is so fashionable! I really miss having summers off as a kid, sighhhh

Shannon Rice said...

Love, love, love this simple summer look! That bag is everything, so fun and bright.

Shannon
Clothes & Quotes

Lindsay Truax said...

Love your casual look!

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Helene in Between said...

yay for birthdays and yay for summer!!!!! you look beautiful as always!

Ladies in Navy said...

love this pretty top!
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Agnes Mayer said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!!! Glad you had a chance to relax and have some down time and enjoy your birthday. Congrats on sharing your bday with your niece.

Agi:)

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Agnes Mayer said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!!! Glad you had a chance to relax and have some down time and enjoy your birthday. Congrats on sharing your bday with your niece.

Agi:)

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Johanna said...

Happy happy birthday! I love your weekend look...great minds think alike. Love your sandals, too!

Tracy Miller said...

I find it's easier to have summer break as the kids get older. I am not a toddler mom. There are moms out there that are and the more power to them, but I am enjoying the time I have now more. Also if we go anywhere, I don't have to bring the diaper bag, sippy cups, snacks, etc. Enjoy your summer. I know that we will.

Paige Flamm said...

I love this summer look! It's super cute and easy to throw together!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Adri Lately said...

I honestly didn't even know how you managed to blog so much with having kids and even three times a week is super impressive! And I totally need those shoes and bag to recreate this look asap!
xo Adri
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Darcy said...

Enjoy your summer break!! I have been considering going down to only 4 days a week. During the winter I don't mind spending every night on my laptop, but while the weather is warm I want to enjoy it and not be stuck behind a screen!
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courtney parker said...

In love with your bag and necklace!

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Tori said...

Good for you :) Your girls will so enjoy the time with you--summer breaks were always the best!! This outfit is adorable too--I am seriously drooling over the necklace!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Erica McLeod said...

Being a mom is such a balancing act, isn't it? Not always easy, but worth it! Good for you for finding a way to fulfill both their needs and yours. And by the way, I am just loving the bag and the necklace! More things for my wish list!
Erica
www.thedecorina.com

Caroline said...

I think that's a fantastic idea - there's just something so special about summer and summer memories. Memories that deserve to be fully enjoyed in the present, more than anything!

And I love that blouse! Currently trying to build a work wardrobe in two weeks - eek :)

Sarah said...

Good for you!! And so glad you had a great weekend celebrating!

Because of Jackie said...

You juts gave me an epiphany with cutting down your Summer posting schedule, what a brilliant idea! I have been struggling with figuring out how to fit it all in after next week and this solves it all. I may be following in your footsteps, my (brilliant) friend! Also, that BAG!

Danielle Arsenault said...

Such a cute outfit Shanna! I love the unexpected edgy sandals and can't believe those are from Forever21! So fun! xoxo Danielle @ www.fortheloveofleopard.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

Enjoy the summer with your girls!!!! i'm loving this look on you! That bag is killer!!

xo,
Angela

Cece said...

Happy Belated birthday!! Enjoy the summer. 3x per week is still very consistent so that's still great.

Sandy a la Mode said...

umm that bag is kind of amazing!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Country Girl's Daybook said...

Adorable! Love the shoes.
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Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Love anything from LC! And I love that you'll be stepping back a little bit to spend more time with your girls, although I will miss you around these parts ;-)

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Such a sweet look for Summer.

Madeline Mihaly said...

I think its great you'll be taking some time off from blogging- it can definitely be time consuming! keep them close before the scary teenage years hit haha

Maddy
http://cassidylou.com

LRB said...

Great pendant necklace!

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Shannon said...

Love, love the outfit! So simple but so stunning at the same time. This is actually the second blog post I've seen today w/ those same denim shorts, so cute! Enjoy your time w/ your girls, it passes so quickly. :)

laura pignataro said...

Love your outfit! I wish I had your killer legs so I could wear those shorts!

Sabrina said...

Love the crisp white shirt with the turquoise pendant!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Rebecca said...

If you have a birthday bud then I have a style twin for today and that's us wearing our cut-offs like crazy...haha! Love this easy breezy look Shanna....I might have to try to wear my shorts with a white button down too!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

Not only are you an awesome blogger but you're an awesome Mom too! Your girls will thank you for it :) We will still be here!! And you look gorgeous as always!!

Kayla MKOY said...

LOVING the shoes, they really make that outfit. The bag!!!! So cute!

Marta C said...

Such a pretty summer look on you!! Love your necklace-it's very sweet to share a b-day with a loved one:)
Marta
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

I love the idea of a white top, jean shorts and heels! I will have to try this look! And I fully support that you want to spend quality time with your girls this summer! ENJOY IT!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

snippetswithalex.com said...

Pretty! I really like that shirt/ necklace combo!
-alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Fantastic Look in those Denim Shorts. I am in love with the gorgeous embellished sandals. And I agree, kids grow way too fast, but you already know that. =)

I really want to feature this Gorgeous Outfit on my blog next Wednesday for Our Spring Must Haves post, if you let me. If you agree, all I ask is that next Wed you include a link back to me. For more details, here is a link below.

http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2014/06/spring-must-haves-shorts.html

I also wore Denim Shorts today so I'd love for you to check that out. Thanks and please let me know. <3 Ada.

Kacie Ellis said...

Happy (belated) Birthday and yay for having a birthday buddy! A boy I went to preschool with has the same birthday as me and we still email each other every year on our birthdays to wish each other a happy day :) I think that is so good of you to cut back on posting in order to spend more time with your girls. They will cherish the memories you make over the summer!

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Basak Beyazkaya said...

hello hun..cute outfit... wanna follow each other? just tell me if u follow me, then i'll follow u back immediatley.

Loves
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Jessica Cai said...

You look gorgeous! I love that incredible bag and sandals, they are the perfect spring/summer accessories! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!

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xo Jess

Ashleigh said...

So cute! My two are adjusting too. I decided to ave "structured days" on the days I'm off and home with them and "days off" for them when I'm at work. It seems to be working thus far.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Setarra said...

This casual look is calling my name! Love how you pieced it all together. And Happy Belated Birthday Shanna! Hope you had an awesome time celebrating with friends and family!!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I think three days a week is a good compromise! You deserve time with your girls! And I LOVE that necklace!

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