Friday 5

one shoulder top

outfit: top  ||  shorts  (run small, size up one size)  ||  earrings  ||  bag 

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week and have something fun planned for the weekend. It has been so hot down here in Augusta but the mornings have been cooler so Graham and I have been loving getting out for walks in the morning! It is making me so excited for fall with cooler temps to spend more time outside! Below is my Friday 5 picks, if you're new to the blog on Fridays I share 5 things I have been loving this week. It can be anything from interesting articles, recipes, funny videos and of course bargains! I hope you enjoy!

1.) I am always on the hunt for unique tops and this one really caught my eye. I love the one sleeve style and the ruffle detail. The top is from a new (to me) brand I just discovered on Amazon called Serene Bohemian. It reminds me a lot of Anthropologie but for a fraction of the price! I linked some of my favorites from the brand below that are on my wish list. 

2. Books I am loving lately:

  • I am currently reading the oh so popular Girl, Wash Your Face and it is so good and inspiring so far! 
  • My beach read on my last trip was this easy breezy When Life Gives You Lululemons. It's from the same author that wrote The Devil Wears Prada and is perfect for something light and quick to read.
  • This bible study book is on my wish list and I can't wait to dive into it next! I have done a Beth Moore study before and she is truly inspiring, hilarious and real! 

3. My favorite mom resources:

4. Apps I've been loving lately:

  • Think Dirty is an app that helps you shop for cleaner, safer products for you and your family. You can scan a cosmetic or cleaning product's barcode and it will tell you what the rating is on how safe/clean it is. Using this app has been super eye opening for me and has caused me totally change up the products we use in our home (from baby soap, sanitizing wipes, shampoo, makeup etc!).
  • YNAB aka You Need a Budget is an app Jon and I started using this summer to better budget and manage our finances. It is super user friendly and helps you categorize all of your spendings and set budget goals for yourself, much easier and quicker than an excel spreadsheet! 
  • I have been using the A Color Story app for a few years now and still love it! It is a photo editing app which has a ton of awesome filters and features.

 

5. There are some great sales happening right now! Here are some of my favs!

  • GiGi New York has marked down a bunch of amazing bags for their summer sale including my clutch above. I have had my purse for over 5 years now and actually use it a ton. It is such great quality and really adds to every outfit! It's great to throw in your tote when you're traveling so you have two bags when you get there! This tote has been on my wishlist forever and would be a great everyday bag/work bag/ diaper bag! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

XO,

Christine 

Rompers Under $20

romper
romper

romper  ||  sunnies  ||  hat, similar  ||  necklace  ||  bag c/o

Hi friend! Long time no see! I haven't posted in awhile and I apologize for being MIA. We've had a busy month and I took some time off the blog to spend time with family. It was a really nice break but I am ready to jump back in! I can't believe we are almost halfway through August! Where has the time gone? My baby turned 6 months this month and I can't believe it! He is so animated, active, silly and fun and we are trying to soak up every second of the summer with him!  With the end of summer around the corner and kiddos heading back to school stores have had their back to school clothes and accessories out for months already! I am always so shocked when I see fall clothes being pushed out in the middle of July when you're barely able to stay cool in your swimsuit. Even though it is tough to think of wearing a sweater right now without sweating your face off it's always good to grab a few pieces that you can wear now and transition into your fall wardrobe. That is why I love a good romper. You can wear it now on it's own with sandals or wedges and throw on a cardigan and booties when it starts to cool down and even tights underneath are cute. I wanted to share some budget friendly rompers below as I don't think you need to invest a fortune on this clothing item. The one I am wearing above is under $18 and is super lightweight and comfy. Did I mention it has pockets and is easy to nurse in? Without further to do, here are my favorite rompers under $20.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Christine 

Friday 5

green stripes
green stripes
green stripes
green stripes

outfit: top similar, similar, similar  ||  denim  ||  bag  ||  necklace  c/o (sold out) similar  ||  sandals

Happy Friday! I hope you're having a great week! I am back with a Friday 5 post and I know I say this a lot but the sales this week are too good! I shared all my favorites below along with some Friday favorites. Hope you enjoy! 

1.) This outfit is not something I'd typically wear but I love to switch it up now and then. I love a good bold striped top and white denim are a staple for any girls closet.

2.) Finally a positive story in the news! What an amazing CEO and person! 

3.) Random posts I loved this week:

4.) I love Jimmy Fallon's hashtag videos!

5.)

  • Baublebar is having an awesome summer sale right now with up to 30% off site wide! Here are a few of my favorites! 

 

  • The Nordstrom Anniversary sale went public today! This sale is all brand new fall items that Nordstrom kicks the season off with at awesome prices! Below are my favorite clothes and accessory picks.

Clothes:

Accessories:

  • Michael Kors is having their semi annual sale with up to 70% off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

XO,

Christine

Amazon Prime Day, Target One Day Sale + more deals!!

leopard shorts
leopard shorts

shorts (old) similar  ||  tank  ||  bag  ||  sandals  ||  bracelet, bracelet 

Good Morning Friends! In case you've been off the grid and haven't heard Amazon Prime Day started yesterday (and ends today) and a ton of other stores decided to follow suit and host big sales today too! I wanted to share my favorite ones that you don't want to miss below! But first, these shorts have been in my closet for years and are my favorite! I love a good pair of cut offs but it's nice to have a printed pair to dress up with. Leopard is my favorite print and is definitely a neutral in my opinion ;). This pair is super similar and I actually like more than mine. The best part about printed shorts is all you have to do is throw on a solid tank or tee (that you already have in your closet) and some either dainty gold jewelry or spice it up with some statement pieces and it you're good to go! You probably already have solid tees and tanks in your wardrobe, so just snagging an inexpensive pair of printed shorts is a great way to expand your summer look without spending hardly any cash! I linked some cute options below. 

Sales you don't want to miss today! 

  • Target is having a big one day sale (online only) today with tons of great deals and free two day shipping! Tanks are marked down to $4 and my favorite tee is 3 for $20! I wear them weekly and love them even more than my Madewell tees! All kitchen items, decor and beauty products are 25% off! I linked all my favorites below! 

Clothes:

Beauty:

Kitchen:

  1. I tried this Bose micro speaker out at Target the last time I was there and it sounds amazing! Perfect for the beach! 
  2. These Yoga leggings are under $20 and have great reviews! 
  3. The perfect versatile shirt dress for only $10, you can wear this one year round! 
  4. Ninja blender is in my shopping cart to start making our own baby food and smoothies too.
  5. Getting these bath toys for Graham and love this toy organizer for the bath too and we go through P.J's like crazy, so I try to buy them on sale! 
  6. Love this button down for Jon and these jeans
  7. These Calvin Klein bras look so comfy for lounging around the house and running errands.
  • Express is offering 40% off site wide! All my favorites are linked below.
  • Walmart is having a ton of sales today too! This is where I would stock up on school supplies when I was teaching. They always have the lowest prices for back to school and today's sale is even better! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Christine