White Knit Sweaters
Happy Thursday y’all! Valentine’s Day is coming up so I thought I’d share a sweet story. Like many of you my kids have a complete love/hate relationship. They can’t live without each other but most of the time they drive each other bonkers. So, I had to share this sweet sibling moment. Mike and I usually let the kids sleep in Jack’s bunk bed during the weekends. It’s fun for them. I had just put them to bed, giving each child kisses and hugs. As I shut the door I heard Jack say, “Good night, Audrey. You’re the best sister”. Audrey then replied, “Thanks Jack, you’re the best brother ever”. Of course I couldn’t help but to open the door and tell them how happy that made my heart. They giggled and said, “Moooooooom oh my gosh, you were listening?”. I then proceeded to remind them I hear and know everything that happens in their life. I say this often, in part to scare them so that they behave even when I’m not around, but I think they might really believe it, ha! Anyhow, my mama heart about burst and my bucket was so full at that moment.
So let’s talk fashion. I love a great white knit sweater in the winter and spring! My favorite combo is always paired with distressed jeans. It’s just so effortless and easy. Dressed up or down you can’t go wrong. At the bottom of this post I linked a bunch of different styles for you to choose from, slouchy, bell-sleeve, cable-knit, and many on sale. So many great options but if you want the look for less, my white knit sweater is $15, yep that’s like 3 Starbucks! And it’s super cute and comfy. I sized up to a medium for that slouchy look. Grab it here. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! P.S. If you love my earrings stay tuned for a fun Giveaway that includes these pretty tassel ones!
Hope everyone’s New Year is starting off well! I’m curious..what are your thoughts on making resolutions at the beginning of each year? Come January do you list new personal and/or career goals to accomplish? I’m not someone who sits down and makes an actual list. Instead, I usually carve out time (maybe during a long run) to do some personal reflection. Most would agree, it’s easy to focus first on the things we’d like to change about ourselves or improve upon, but I say focus on the positive first. Start by counting the many blessings and successes you and your family had the year before. Then, think about the things you hope to accomplish or change for the better. Do you have any tips for starting the New Year?
Moving on to today’s style post..it’s all about the cozy chenille. I absolutely love the look and feel of this trend. With so many different sweater styles, colors, and lengths you won’t have a hard time finding a piece that fits your wardrobe. I’m completely aware that spring style has sprung but we still have lots of cold weather ahead so I linked 12 different cozy chenille options for y’all. Most of the styles are on SALE so hurry and take advantage of the great prices now!
It’s October 24th and we are expected to hit 90 degrees in Danville today! I’m trying to stay positive but I’m really missing Fall, warm lattes, soups, brisk morning walks with Louis, and lots of cozy layers. We are hosting Thanksgiving and I’m starting to think I should tell everyone to bring their swimsuits, lol! When we shot this look, it did have all the Fall feels so it must be coming to stay soon!
Y’all know I adore boho-style and color, but lately I’ve been wearing lots of muted staples like this green knit sweater. It’s super cozy and a tad chunky without looking bulky on. You can shop this sweater on sale for $18 here! How cute would it look with a plaid shirt layered under or a plaid scarf wrapped around your neck. I’m also so excited to share I found my Sam Edelman leopard leather and fur booties for almost half the price! Wahoo! These booties have been a huge hit on my Instagram account lately! Some sizes are already gone, so hurry and grab them. Shop the rest of my look below and some of my other fall finds at various price points! The Target velvet wine colored crossbody linked looks high-end and at only $30 it’s such a steal.
If you caught my Instagram stories last Sunday, then you know I attended the sweetest garden themed baby shower! The ladies who hosted did such a fabulous job. When I looked at my gorgeous friend who is due in 5 weeks with her first child, I couldn’t help but think about being pregnant with my own kids. It seems so long ago, but I still remember the feeling of them rolling and kicking in my tummy. Pregnancy can be hard for some and easy for others, but it’s amazing that women are able to grow and give life. Truly a gift (even if some of us are sick the entire time)! So, let’s talk about this dress and jacket! I bought this jacket last year and because it’s suede I wear it year round! If you are looking to add a colored suede jacket to your wardrobe then look no further than this one! I promise that you will wear it all the time! My Flame of Love Dress is from one of my favorite boutiques – Yellow Peppers and it’s currently 50% off at $30, so HURRY and snag it! I love the print of it. I’m wearing a small (my usual size) but I actually feel like I should have ordered the medium. If your bra size is larger than a C cup, then I’d suggest you order up from your normal size because it will be a tad tight on your chest. You can shop the rest of my look below the post, with several options/price points for the blush jacket.
Mother’s Day 2017
It’s been another magical year of motherhood! I rounded up a few candid pics (above) from the past year! Our fur baby, Louis, has brought so much love to our family. Audrey has become an avid reader and continues to write/illustrate her own novels. Her imagination and creativity continues to amaze us! She hopes to be an author or singer one day! She’s busy with basketball, soccer, tennis, Girl Scouts, and soon piano! Jack has found his love of golf as he enters his first golf academy! His teacher’s seem to think he is extremely bright, and I’ve found I have a little heartbreaker on my hands. He is my old soul, extremely gentle and kind-hearted. Art, soccer, and music are a few of his favorite things, but mostly he still likes cuddling with mommy! I’ll take it as long as I can! Motherhood is a journey. It’s not always easy, but it’s an amazing gift. I’m so blessed to be their mama and I’m so grateful to have learned from the best! Which leads me to my own mother…
For the past two years I’ve written/drafted a post or I guess more of a tribute to my own mother. I have a collection of stories and moments that I reflect on, this part is easy for me. It’s more the emotion behind it all that gets me. Nothing I have written thus far is good enough, sigh. I know she would love anything I say about her, and she’d tell me it’s the best thing she has ever read. That being said, my words of how truly special she is to me, and to so many people in her life seem to still not do her justice. So, until my words/tribute are perfect I’ll simply say Thank You, Mom! You have been the best example of EVERYTHING in my life. I love you to the moon and back!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mamas! I hope that you were spoiled silly today! Know that your job as a mom is truly the most important role you will every have and that it goes way too fast!!! Cherish these moments!