Three Things (previous TT post here) on the blog today include sharing about our roller coaster “firsts” and how each child had a different reaction. Also included is the cutest blue and white tie-waist top and my three favorite lunchbox Instagram accounts!
If you’ve caught my posts about Capitola then you know our family goes every year and that also means we go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk every year! With the kids meeting some of the height restrictions, this year was full of attraction firsts! Audrey was finally able to ride the Big Dipper and she loved it! I quickly realized we have a little thrill-seeker on our hands. Little miss would have gone on every twisting, upside-down, tummy-dropping ride at the park if she could have! Jack on the other hand was a little uncertain. Scroll below to see Audrey pictured first on the Pirate Ship and then, Jack. Two totally different reactions! I don’t think I’ll ever forget the way his squishy, little face looked! His eyes practically popped out of his head and he was holding on for dear life! Thankfully, Grandma held on tight and made him feel safe. No tears, but it’s definitely a funny first I’ll never forget!
Audrey in the upper right corner wanted to sit in the back (with Uncle Kev) for extra fun!
Excited but unsure about what’s going to happen.
That face!!! Priceless!
Blue Tie Shirt
Adore this all cotton tie-waist shirt! As fall approaches it will pair cute with wedges and distressed denim! Snag it here for $20!
Lunchbox Inspiration from some favorite Igers
If you pack lunches for your kids then you will share in my struggle! The kids get so bored of the same thing, but these three Instagram moms know what they are doing! I love following them for menu inspiration! Check them out if you need some easy and healthy ideas to incorporate in your routine. I also recommend letting your kids look at the images with you because not only does it get them excited but it actually helps encourage new food choices! @superhealthykids @easylunchboxes @weelicious
Did I say bodysuit? Oh yes I did. Last year, when the bodysuit trend first started making a comeback I had very mixed emotions. I wore these in my teenage years, am I really bringing them back?! I specifically remember a navy blue plaid bodysuit that I wore often and to my first concert, New Kids On The Block. Still one of the best bands ever! I was a Jordan fan! Did I age myself yet? Lol! But back to this trend. Like many fashionistas I enjoy embracing new trends, but I have to find pieces that work for both my style and age. I tried on various styles – the mesh and lace bodysuits were definitely too sexy for my everyday style, but I did find a few lace-up ones that I liked. Next, I tried on some off-the-shoulder bodysuits and knew this was more my style speed. I like the way the bodysuit creates a flat tummy when tucked in with jeans or, as you can see in this style post, a high-waisted denim skirt. The off-the-shoulder look is stylish without feeling too young for me, and the palm print is right on trend! Y’all know how I believe good fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Snag this bodysuit here for only $15. I’m wearing a medium because I was afraid it might be too tight for me, but I could have worn the small. I’d say it’s true to size, but you can size up if busty. How cute would this be with white denim or a white maxi skirt? It would also make a great addition to your vacation wardrobe!
( Target skirt here, Target sandals, Francesca’s clutch sold out)
How are we approaching the end of July? Didn’t summer just begin? The kids start TK and 1st grade in 4 weeks and I’m just not ready to let go of summer! The past several weeks we’ve built so many wonderful memories. Luckily, we have one more month to live it up before schedules take over!
Let’s talk about this tie dye maxi dress! It’s been on repeat this summer for many reasons. It’s light and flowy, doesn’t wrinkle, can be rolled for easy travel, and goes with just about any accessories. Bonus- it has pockets! You can grab it here for $23, which is a steal for the quality of this maxi. I’m wearing the small and it has room so I recommend sizing down a size. Trending Now –> knots at the bottom of maxi dresses. Scroll to the bottom and see how cute and easy it is to add a knot to your dress! Perfect for those beach days when you don’t want to drag the bottom of your dress.
We had such a lovely vacation with the kids in Kauai! I’m still sorting through all my pics so stay tuned for a Travel Diary (last one here) coming to a glaMoMorous life soon. We ate some fabulous local island cuisine that I can’t wait to share about! Today’s post is all about this lovely green dress! I just adore the colors of this airy dress with the varying hues of green! Turquoise has long been a favorite color of mine but I find myself loving these greens! Maybe it’s all those palm tree prints that are sweeping summer fashion. Anyhow this dress is such a steal at $24. It’s top rated and I love that it’s the perfect shape for all body types! I’m wearing a size small (my usually size) and it has plenty of room. I’d say if you usually wear a size medium you could probably get away with a small. Shop it here, it’s definitely one of my new favorite dresses for summer!
Rare appearance from my love!
The tassel trend is still one of my favorites, especially in the summertime, but I’m also loving ruffles these days. How cute are the sleeves on this dress and the ruffle hemline?! The fit is lose and comfy which y’all know I love, and the stripes give a nod to nautical which I also adore. Grab this dress for only $19 here! In other news, I turned another year older! In recent years birthday’s seem to have brought more meaning than presents and cake. I find myself reflecting on what I’ve done and what I hope to accomplish in the future. I remember my mom always telling me that her mid 30’s and 40’s were some of her favorite years. While I haven’t reached my 40’s I am really loving my mid 30’s. Getting older isn’t just about those laugh lines creeping up. With age you gain a stronger confidence in yourself. You value real relationships that only make your life better. I’ve discovered my goal in life is really to be the best version of myself. The best mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend as possible. So CHEERS to getting older!