Friday, May 29, 2015

...Hopped Off the Plane at LAX

It's been a crazy-fun whirlwind over the last few days. I am just happy that I could squeeze in some pics of this outfit from my trip to L.A. I seriously felt like Miley Cyrus and have been singing "Party in the US" for the past 2.5 days. I promise to share more of why I visited soon.  

Let's just say I need my bed, family and am ready to celebrate my birthday this weekend. Another year older, but another year wiser! :)

It's insanely late or early...whatever you want to call it. Short and sweet today. Thanks for following along on Instagram, for the comments and emails this week. My internet & social media buds are the best!

Have a great weekend and thank you for your patience. :) xoxo

P.S. This skirt is sold out, but I linked to a couple faves below from Chicwish. They seriously have the BEST skirts ever!! I may or may not own at least FIVE!!

P.P.S. Thank you Molly for taking these pics. I still can't believe we finally hugged in real life after all these years!!

Chicwish Skirt c/o (similar here, here and here) // Blouse (option) // Heels (option & option) // Gigi New York Clutch // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o //Forever 21 Necklace  (similar)


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Kind of Macrame

I am packing up for a quick trip to Los Angeles. Of course, I am doing it last minute, in between dinner, homework, baths, bedtime and blogging. I swear, you would think I would have learned my lesson by now. Some things will never change. 

Since my mind is a little all over the place and I have to catch a flight, today is just going be about this boho inspired outfit that might be one of my favorites. Sometimes I wonder if this style is too "young" for me, but I keep gravitating towards it. Maybe it's just me yearning to be a free-spirit and not stress so much about every detail going on in life. 

Anyway, I wore this macrame trimmed top last week for the Eagles concert. I styled it with my cowboy boots and skinny jeans and posted a "selfie" on Instagram. This time around, I paired my favorite flare denim, wedges and floppy hat for more of a boho vibe.

Forever 21 Macrame Top // Gap Factory Flare Denim // Gap Factory Wedges (not online: option here and here) // Forever 21 Crossbody // Forever 21 Hat // Earrings (old: option here) // Sweet Tea Jewels Bangles c/o // Michael Kors Watch // Gorjana Teagan Ring c/o

I will be somewhat out of pocket for the next few days. Please know that I see and read every single comment on both my blog and social media accounts. I am sorry if I am unable to respond or answer emails. Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up!

P.S. My old URL is MINE again!! After many tears and undying determination, it's back in my possession. The new domain that was updated when all the mess happened will stay the same, but if you search for my old one you should be redirected. If not, it should update soon. Yay!! Thank you Lisette for all your help!! If you need a web designer, she is your girl! She is pretty much a genius when it comes to all the behind the scenes technical jargon.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beach Days

We just got back from the coast yesterday. We spent the last four days on the beach, in a boat, by the pool or grilling on the deck. It was much needed rest and relaxation. I was so sad to pack it up yesterday. 

I mentioned on Friday that I was praying the rain would hold out and it did...for the most part. We had some crazy storms early Sunday morning, but the sun came out and we were able to spend most of our extended weekend outside in the sun!

I put together a beach essentials guide in case you have any plans for heading to the sand over the next few months. Even if you don't have the ocean on your calendar, everything mentioned below is a necessity when it comes to summer relaxing. I personally own all of the items or very similar ones...except for the watermelon cooler bag, but I am literally dying over it. I guarantee it will be a conversation starter.
beach day essentials

Here are the details and more of an explanation about a few of my must have suggestions. 

If you are looking for a cup that literally will keep ice for HOURS in the hot sun, you have to invest in a Yeti rattler. Every single one of us had one this weekend. It doesn't just keep cold drinks cold, but it will keep coffee hot forever too. They are a little on the expensive side for a cup, but I PROMISE, they are worth every single penny. They make great gifts too...especially for Father's Day coming up.

I don't own this exact beach tote, but I have this one by the same designer. I cannot say enough about this bag. It has been to Mexico, the pool, beach and several places in between. The quality is amazing! I came across this new style and even though I don't actually NEED another one, the color, print and raffia tassels are tempting me.

Looking for the best ponytail holders ever? Grab this set. They are no-slip and will not damage your hair. Plus, they look pretty cute on your wrist too!

These sandals have gotten lots of mileage. I got them last year and have had several friends ask me where they are from. They have held up, can be rinsed off and look like new again. In my opinion, they win best purchase for the money.

Last but not least, if you are looking to invest in a portable, bluetooth speaker, please trust me when I say that a Bose system is your best bet. The sound doesn't even compare to most other brands. We have had ours for several years and it works just as good as the day we got it. A day at the beach or by the pool just isn't as fun without your favorite tunes to sing along or dance to. 

Okay, enough chatting, here is a little peek of pics from our beach stay. We all agreed that we will be going back sooner than later. 

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend and took time to give thanks to our servicemen and women.

P.S. Central Texas got hit pretty hard with floods and tornadoes this past weekend. A town about an hour from us is devastated. Hundreds of people lost their homes and many lost their lives. Please keep them in your prayers. There are lots of ways to donate whether it's supplies or monetary. My heart goes out to all that have lost.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Anthro Errands

Memorial Day weekend festivities started for me yesterday. I am all about a little pre-party! :) We are hanging out on the coast with friends and family. Think beach, boats and bikinis...okay, maybe I will leave the bikinis for my girls to wear. Ha! I am just hoping the rain will hold off. We literally have gotten rain almost every single day for almost two weeks. Fingers and toes crossed we see some sort of sun. 

I wore this Anthropologie shirt dress yesterday while running last minute errands for our little getaway. Funny story about it...I was out and about a few weekends ago and saw a lady wearing this exact dress. I walked up to her, complimented her outfit and then immediately asked where she got it. Sometimes shopping off strangers is the way to go. Obviously, I ended up getting one for myself. You guys, it's so comfy, light, loose, has pockets and comes with a detachable slip dress. It is also available in another print.

I will say it runs big. I ended up getting an XS, so I would size down if you are interested in grabbing one for yourself. 

I hope everyone has a safe, fun and happy Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to follow on Instagram or Facebook for our beach stay pics...if you're interested. :)

Anthropologie Dress // Denim Jacket // Wedges (old: cute options here, here and here) // Forever 21 Tote (old: super similar) // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o // Cross Ring // Gorjana Teagan Ring 

P.S. Don't forget about the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale going on now. I rounded up some favorites in yesterday's case you missed it.

P.P.S. There are a ton of amazing sales going on this weekend. Many have already started. I listed a few of my favorite places to shop along with their promotions. Happy shopping!

Bauble Bar -  Up to 30% off sitewide

Forever 21 - 30% off select items for summer

Old Navy - EVERYTHING is on sale!

Loft - 40% off your entire purchase

J.Crew Factory - 50% off EVERYTHING!

Banana Republic - 40% off your entire purchase

Express - 40% off every item

Sole Society - Up to 50% off shoes, bags and accessories. 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sale of the Season

The Nordstrom Half Yearly sale is one of the best opportunities to grab items you've had your eye on that might be considered a "splurge" purchase, like a designer handbag, a fun pair of shoes, quality sunglasses or a new watch

It's also a great time to stock up on seasonal wear. I found so many super cute and affordable items that I want to add to my closet. This fringe bag, pair of shorts and paisley tank ranked highest on my wish list. I have also been eyeing this Kendra Scott bracelet, but can't decide which color to get...for the price, maybe all four! And can I tell you how long I have been lusting over these espadrilles?

The sale is going on now and lasts through May 31st. Most sale items are 40% off and sizes are going fast on more popular items. Don't wait until the last minute or your favorites might be gone. It already happened to me on two pieces I was hoping to purchase and the sale JUST started yesterday.

Below are a few personal favorites or items that I thought you guys might enjoy as well...lots of summer staples like a fedora (less than $10!), beaded tote, Michael Kors watch and cognac wedges (that will go with almost everything!). Happy shopping!
Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bold and Bright

Paisley wide leg pants

Let's just say that I had more to say today, but I got a call from Ross late yesterday afternoon telling me that I needed to find a sitter for our girls because we got last minute tickets from a friend to go see the EAGLES!! I am not gonna lie, I almost wet my pants. They are a band I grew up listening to and have so many memories associated with their music. Don Henley has a piece of my heart. 

I am sure I posted at least one pic on Instagram last night, but because I am writing this BEFORE the show...I can't be sure. Ha! Just know, that as I am typing, I am CRAZY excited and am sure we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. :)

I wore this outfit on Monday for dinner with the family and for an ice cream date with one of Logan's teachers that recently moved away. It was perfect for the "after rain" weather as things cooled down a bit. 

I must admit that I might be a little obsessed with printed pants....especially when they are bright, wide legged and have pockets. 

These paisley pants aren't online at Target yet, but I linked to a few similar ones I would love to add to my closet.

A few things that are still available online are these Accessory Concierge wood bead tassel bracelets that come in TEN colors!! They are only $14! So fun & perfect for the Summer! Welcome back, arm parties!! Nice to see ya again! Don't be surprised if you see them on repeat. 

wood bead tassel bracelets
sleeveless chambray top
merona paisley wide leg pants
neon pink crossbody
target merona paisley pants
target merona fedora hat
neon wood tassel bracelets
Chambray Top (option here and here) // Merona for Target Pants (not online: love these and these) // Sam & Libby for Target Sandals // Target Crossbody // Accessory Concierge Tassel Bracelets c/o // Merona Fedora Hat // Costa Sunglasses // Michael Kors Watch // Cross Ring (option) // Gorjana Teagan Ring c/o 

P.S. If you are linking up, please make sure you are using the correct URL, Thank you! xoxo


Monday, May 18, 2015

Tribal Jumpsuit

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Wide leg jumpsuits are a summer favorite. They are simple to style for relaxed days or dressed up for a night out because they truly make their own statement and do not require many accessories.

I have been gravitating to tribal prints lately and when I saw this one-piece at Anthropologie, I quickly added it to my cart during their Mother's Day 20% off sale. I also scooped up this flutter top in yellow and can't wait to style it soon. 

They only have a few sizes left in this jumpsuit. I purchased a size 6 and feel like it runs true to size. I especially love the back. It added a little bit of sexiness to the mix (Ross was a fan...smiley face), but covered enough to stay classy and sophisticated.

Sometimes I forget to check Anthropologie's online store, but recently bookmarked it because, oh my word, they have the CUTEST styles for the upcoming season. I linked some of my sale favorites below. If you stay consistent with visiting, many items go on sale rather quickly. 

I hope you guys had a great weekend. We have been getting a TON of rain lately. Luckily, the skies cleared on Saturday for our 5th annual crawfish boil and for Logan (our oldest) to finish off her championship volleyball season. Another amazing weekend with friends and family...feeling so blessed. The month of May started off a little bumpy, but I KNOW we are going to finish off the last part with a beautiful bang. SO READY FOR SUMMER BREAK!

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Tribal Print Jumpsuit  (almost sold out, but love this one, this one and this one too!) // Coral Studded Clutch (old: option here) // Espadrille Wedges (option here and here) // Kendra Scott Sky Spear Earrings // Forever 21 Sunglasses (sold out: option here and here) // Sweet Tea Jewels Bangles c/o // Shield Ring (option and option)

More Anthropolgie sale items I love:

P.S. Because you're hopefully reading right now, I know you found me. I am so grateful, but as a reminder, my blog URL did change to Please DO NOT click on the old domain, Because Shanna Said So dot com...if you need a recap as to here for the explanation. THANK YOU!! xoxo