Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Goodbyes and a Giveaway

Orange, white and blue summer style

Yesterday we took an early evening, one big happy family stroll around none other than the outlet mall. How sweet, right? Kidding, well sort of. It was actually sweet...a little bittersweet because our oldest is leaving for church camp today and won't be home until Saturday. We spent the rest of our night grabbing sno-cones with cream (the best), playing cards, finishing up some last minute packing and trying to wind down one excited little nine-year-old. This is her second year to attend, so I am a bit more at ease with sending her off, but it doesn't take away the fact that I will have ZERO contact with her until Saturday afternoon. I know she is in great hands, His hands, but things are going to be a little too quiet around here for the next few days. I am so proud of her for wanting to go because this girl right here, would NEVER leave her momma for more than two days. I was a stage five clinger back in the day. Watching Logan grow up and wanting more independence to be on her own breaks my heart, but at the same time makes me smile that she has a personality strong enough to venture out and be without Mom, Dad and Sister. I will be the one crying...in my car as I am watching the buses leave. I hope I can hold back the tears until then.

Chicwish Lace blue top
Summer Style Outfit Ideas
Lisi Lerch Orange Beaded Tassel necklace
chicwish white leather stud espadrille flats
Orange Beaded Tassel Statement Necklace List Lerch
Old Navy White Cut off shorts

SHOP THE LOOK


In other news, I hinted to you guys on Monday that I would be sharing more Chicwish finds this week. (Take 20% off your entire purchase with code SALE20 through July 27th). Don't get me wrong, I love the lace sleeve details on this top, but must admit I am even more smitten with the studded ankle strap espadrille flats. They are super comfy, true to size and more adorable than photos can capture. I was worried about getting a pair of white leather shoes, but after wearing them for several hours yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised by how "clean" they actually remained. And speaking of white, I have yet to stain these Old Navy cut-offs that I posted last week. I have worn them three times now and not one permanent spot. Go me!  Maybe now I have enough guts to find a white pair of jeans. Typically I don't mix very well with white clothing. Maybe I am growing up. Ha!

While we are on the subject of what I wore, this orange beaded tassel necklace from Lisi Lerch is a definite new favorite. One of my best friends was standing with me in my kitchen when I opened the necklace from the mail. She begged and batted her eyes so hard to let me let her take it home. I came so close to giving in. I am not telling stories. Karolyn, go ahead and tell them.

You should probably know by now how much I love a good tassel. This one did not disappoint. It's definitely a "completer" piece. I think it added the final touch to this casual summer style. Lisi Lerch has a few other colors in this necklace as well as coordinating tassel earrings + so much more! You have to check out her site. I promise you will be a jotting down a wish list as soon as you click over.

EXCITING NEWS!!! Today, Lisi Lerch has graciously offered to giveaway the exact orange beaded tassel necklace ($150 value!!!) that I am wearing in today's post. Good luck and happy shopping!

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Shanna

59 comments:

Rebecca said...

Awwwww separation anxiety ..... I think we moms cry more when our kids grow up. I die a little whenever I send off my kids to school or camp. Great summer style again Shanna....those flats are too cute for words!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Erica Zar said...

Seriously just held my breath until I started reading your post after I saw the word goodbye in your title! Ah, I was like noo! Good luck to your daughter being away from home! What a strong independent little girl you have on your hands!

Loving this summer look! Those espadrilles are too cute for words!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

prettyanddelectable.com said...

It is definitely bittersweet watching the little ones grow up. Sending you a virtual tissue for when you have to drop your daughter off! Love those cute espadrilles!

Alice Warren said...

I can't imagine how tough it is to have your baby attending camps and growing up. My son is more a clinger than ready for his independence. Cute shoes and I say go for the white jeans - you are ready for it!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Rachel said...

The color of the top and the little lace sleeves---swooon!!
Your daughter is going to have an amazing week! :)
I'm going to have a tough time when the day comes to send my boys to camp, even though I used to work there and know how fun it is :)
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Lia Siouti said...

gorgeous! love the necklace!
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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Excited for the giveaway, I love the necklace. Cute outfit too love your shoes.

xo
​PinkSole​

Susan Jeffries said...

Chicwish has some amazing items Shanna! I am loving all of this feminine lace this summer!! It is great that your daughter is excited for camp(: You can have some fun one on one time with that cute little red head(: Susan

Whitney and Blaire said...

I have not been able to let my kids do that yet. I think I am the stage 5 clinger when it comes to my kids! I love that necklace! It looks great with that light blue top. Thank you for hosting the link up Shanna!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Victoria Mason said...

The goodbye freaked me out because of the last post from Monday! I had the same thing a week ago when my oldest, Reagan left for camp. It was her first time sailing and going to this particular camp and I knew it was more "big kid" than anything she has done.

LOVE this look and I'll have to jump on that Chic Wish bandwagon. :)
L,
Vicky
themummychronicles.com

Tea&Sequins said...

I was obsessed with The Parent Trap as a child, and I was always so jealous of the kids who got to go away to sleep away camp (and, you know, find their long-lost British sister). I'm sure she'll have a blast, but good luck with the separation anxiety! Definitely harder for the moms!

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

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Love your top

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Ashley said...

I get a little teary eyed sending Charlie off to a (half) day camp. I will be the same way when they both go to a week long camp! You look gorgeous!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

THAT TOP!!!!!! I love it sooooo much! And I love how you styled the entire outfit even more! SO CUTE!

The Real Arnolds said...

I love the baby blue with the white and your necklace is the perfect pop of color!

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Rachel Lynne said...

This tassle necklace is so cute! I absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Awww! I think it's so awesome that she's excited to go off and be with friends and enjoy camp at her age. I'm sure it's hard for Momma Bear though.

Daily Express said...

Aw, parenthood really is a double-edged sword. We want them to be independent but...it's so hard to let go! That's a pretty long time for a nine year old to be away with no communication!! Even though I never win anything I have to at least TRY to get that necklace. SO CUTE!!
Gina - On the Daily Express

MarlaJan said...

I don't have anything to contribute to the parenthood stuff, I will say in another life I hope to have your fashion sense! :-)

Rachel said...

Such a cute top! I entered the giveaway, too :)

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Aww, I don't even want to think about those days when my little one wants to venture out on her own and she's not even here yet!! You look gorgeous as always Shanna. LOVING those shoes!

Charnele Michel said...

Love the pop of orange against your light blue top!

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Alissa said...

I am completely obsessed with those shoes! I am not a fan of the studded look but those are so darling that I may be coming around!

Adri Lately said...

I'm sure when I have kids I would have such a hard time too! But seriously your the most fashionable mom!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Nicki Parrish said...

Hi Shanna,

I just wanted to pop in while I was linking up to the party and tell you that I just love your style. Everything you wear is so cute! Y'ou need to be nominated for Bloglovins fashion blogger awards! I am not sure if you have been yet, but I am going to nominate you for sure!

Danavee said...

I hope the time flies for you! She will have SO much fun!!!

JP Lord said...

Oh man, I think all mmom's can relate on this one! in other news you look fabulous - I'm loving those shoes!
xo

Agnes Mayer said...

I wanted to comment about your post on Monday. I know exactly how you feel. I've been feeling like this for a few months now. I take my own pictures, my husband is a work when I take them. It's so hard to juggle everything and it stresses me out. I'm hoping to find more balance once my son starts kindergarten in the Fall. I think a lot of us are struggling, especially those of us with kids. Thank you for your honesty.


Agi:)

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Dawn Lucy said...

So cute! Love those cool mirrored aviators on you! Thanks for hosting such a fun link up!
OXOX
Dawn Lucy
http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

Alisa Marie said...

Awh, I remember going to church camp when I was little, it was so much fun! She will have a great time! Love that orange tassel necklace and the shoes! Such great style as always ;)

Alisa Marie said...

Awh, I remember going to church camp when I was little, it was so much fun! She will have a great time! Love that orange tassel necklace and the shoes! Such great style as always ;)

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Awww....this makes me want to cry for you! I can't even imagine eep leaving for a week! =( Hope it goes fast for you lady! And P.S. you look GORGE!


XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Taramixandmatch said...

Love the color of your necklace...so perfect with that top!

Sarah Tucker said...

I used to go to camp for two week straight with no contact with my parents except writing letters. It was the best two weeks ever, but seeing my parents when they picked me up made me cry every time! I'm sure sweet girl will have a ball! Can't wait to see you tonight xoxoxo

Darcy said...

This is so cute, Shanna! I used to go to church camp as a kid and it was Sunday through Saturday. I was absolutely obsessed with it -- years later I still talk about it nonstop. She is going to have the best time! www.amemoryofus.com

Cece said...

Something tells me there will be buckets of tears when she goes off to college. It's a mama thing and I know you don't even want to think about that right now!!! Love the top. Love the girly details.

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha, I'm laughing at your stage 5 clinger comment! My mom is kinda like that even though I'm an adult. :) Love the lace detailing on your top!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Stesha said...

oh my goodness miss logan is growing up! I hope she has the best time, and hope you are okay! love this outfit, your hair is lookin amazing isa! love ya!

xxS

Crystelle Boutique said...

I am so excited your little girl can go to camp. she will make such great and lasting memories.... :)
xox, Crystelle
CrystelleBoutique

Berty Morales said...

First congrats on your little one for going to camp. I am sure she will have a blast. Second, thanks for sharing such an amazing giveaway. In love with that top and your tassel necklace. Beautiful piece!

Chelsea Davis said...

I am sure your daughter will have so much fun, but I am sure it is hard to not speak to her until SATURDAY! Hope it goes by fast. I love the outfit, that pop of orange is beautiful!

XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

Always Maylee said...

I bet she'll have a great time at camp! Love your top and those super fab shoes!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love the blue and orange together!!

mariaajohnson said...

Shanna I absolutely love your style. You are definitely someone I look up to! Hope your daughter has a ton of fun at camp...I'm sure you'll be fine saying goodbye!

Nicole Layne said...

Great summer outfit! Those espadrilles are so cute! I hope your daughter has a great time at camp!

Nicole
Nicole to the Nines

Brianne Bracco said...

Looking oh so cute in the blue and orange girly!! And I hope she has the best time at camp! So wonderful she wants to make those lifetime memories and so wonderful she has a Mamma that is going to miss her very much ;)

Leaving the Corner & Dipping My Toes said...

I have always believed that it is harder on the mom, the kids are normally super excited, and 5 minutes later they are "mom who?" she will have lots of fun, and stories to share.

Natalia

PS Try the snocone with condensed milk, it is to die for

110142693793485377328 said...

I never knew that I loved baby blue and orange together so much until now. That is such a gorgeous combo!

Jessi said...

Aww you are the sweetest mom!! I bet you have such a great relationship with your daughters :) hope she has fun and you don't worry too much. Love this pretty delicate top with that bright necklace - such a perfect combo!!

Jessi
www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

Nikki said...

Aww you poor thing!! She is going to have an awesome time and even though it stinks for you, it will be so good for her. I think it is so much harder on the parents most of the time than the kids (at least this was true for me...) You are such a great mom!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Hi Tea Style said...

Such a lovely top! Love how you added the orange necklace! This look is perfect!

I have a 10 year old. I can just imagine how you're feeling. They grow up too quickly.

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Ashleigh said...

Those shoes are adorable!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Hallie Oceanside said...

Such a gorgeous look Shanna!
and I remember my first camp and it was the best experience ever! She will have the time of her life!

Ally said...

I love orange and blue together so those glasses really compliment that necklace perfectly!!

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tara langdale said...

I love the espadrilles!!! At first glance I thought they were valentinos, so I'm so excited to find out they're from chicwish!!! And how did I not know ur a momma?? I totally get your anxiety, I hate leaving my boys even for an hour! Good luck!

xoxo,
Tara Belle
www.NorthernLights-SouthernBelles.com

Lindsay Truax said...

Cute sunnies. Love the color.

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Johanna said...

I love both your looks this week. Pale blue is your color with your sunny hair and the pop of orange is perfect!

Paige Flamm said...

Your outfit is so cute! And I would be completely bawling if my little guy was going off to church camp! You're 100% allowed to cry :)

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

I am SO in love with this necklace!! Love that you paired it with the blue. And don't worry about your daughter, she will be JUST fine :-)

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

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