Back to School Shopping

Who has started Back to School shopping? With 3 littles all in school this year, I’m definitely starting my shopping now.

Back to School Nordstrom SaleMy girls would wear dresses & leggings all the time if they could. I found some perfect back to school outfits that include those pieces. Most of these dresses are under $25!

I love all of the tees & can’t believe that all but 1 is under $20.

I wish the overalls came in my size, I’m obsessed!

We love having all 4 seasons so our back to school shopping usually includes some jackets also & a good pair of boots. We usually head out on Black Friday and grab some jackets, but with these sales, we won’t need to.

Our boy is a lot less picky than our girls. He loves wearing basketball shorts & underarmour shirts, but during the first week back to school & winter, I can give some input. Plus with tees under $15, and a couple under $10, how could you not?

Long sleeve tees for under $20. We love solid and simple.

Great deal on jeans!

When the winter rolls around, these are all perfect options!

Enjoy your back to school shopping!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

Who is shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale today?
This girl over here is!
I’ve spent a few hours going through looking for what I love and think is a great deal & have most of it in my cart.


Nordstrom Anniversary SaleI have only shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for the past couple of years. With free shipping & free returns, why wouldn’t I?
Let’s start with the darling dresses. I’ve been wearing dresses all summer and hope that they transition with me right into fall.

Next up is pants. I love me a good pair of pants. I’m in them for about 6 months out of the year and I hate when they don’t last the whole season. I have a thing for distressed jeans, but I have 2 pair of straight jeans that I will bring in ever so often with my favorite pair of moto jeans.

When I started browsing tees & shirts, I see an ongoing trend. I love flowy, oversized stuff. To me that screams comfy, and during the winter months in Utah, I prefer comfort & warmth. I am swooning over that Free People sweater.

To see Alex & Ani $20 off makes my heart so happy! I am obsessed with my bangles (I wear them with everything) & this deal is a good one!

I have been learning more and more about makeup & the go to brands of a lot of my friends. I love Mario Badescu skin products. I remember a sales person telling me once that the branding wasn’t super pretty because they concentrate more on the actual product. I was pretty hesitant to try it after that, but ended up loving it. I also love my PMD, use it every week.

Nordstrom Shoes

Last, but definitely not least, shoes! My favorite shoes this season have been these studded ones. Whatever is left in stock right now is 55% off, making them under $40! Grab them in black.
Since I’m only 5’2″, I love any reason to put on a pair of heels or a really exciting pair of flats.

Hope you liked my favorites as much as I did and enjoy shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Navy Dress for Summer

Blue is my favorite color and navy is quickly becoming my favorite neutral, so this navy dress is fitting perfectly into my summer wardrobe.
Hope you are all having a fun summer!
Navy Dress for SummerWhat I love about this dress is you can dress it up as much as you want, add the jewelry, the tote and some wedges and you’re ready for a night out.
Charming Charlie AccessoriesOr throw it on over a swimsuit, with a pair of flip flops and head out to the waterpark.
Emerald Green ToteThis tote is also perfect to wear out or pack with water bottles, sunscreen and snacks.
It’s huge so it works perfect for what your day calls for.

Charming Charlie Summer DressWedges: Charming Charlie
Dress: Charming Charlie (not exact, BUT it has pockets!)
Tote: Charming Charlie (similar & lots of colors available)

I love navy and green together. I wish I would have had this navy dress when I hosted this baby shower! It would have made the perfect outfit!

Navy & Emerald FashionI love the back of this dress! Navy dress with a bold emerald stripe might be my new favorite combo.
Thanks to Nina Tekwani for being such an amazing photographer & sweet friend! If you are in the Salt Lake area, look her up. Actually, she loves to travel and is usually on an airplane so you can also find her outside of Utah pretty often. I think right now she is in Europe and I’m patiently waiting for her to get back.
She is so so incredible to work with, check her out on Instagram!Navy & Emerald AccessoriesRings: Charming Charlie  (similar, rose gold statement ring)
Sunglasses: Charming Charlie
Bangles: Alex & Ani

Makeup by Classy Cosmetics
Jen came over and we talked all about highlighting & contouring in this video.
Plus, she just had her sweet baby Sophie, she’s so precious!
Wearing my Laced Hair Extensions
Charming Charlie Style

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Family Outing Idea

We love a good family outing.
We’ve been enjoying summer for over a month and it’s not slowing down at all.
Family Outing IdeasMy husband had a work conference and for 1 of the days he got to pick an activity to try.
He went paddle boarding in a marina in Southern California. I remember being so envious and have wanted to try ever since. I’ve had a couple of friends tell me it is such a blast and that I needed to try it.
I would say that of course we should go together, but I’d never follow through because I had major fear of falling off.

White & Gold SwimsuitA couple weeks ago a sweet friend asked if I’d want to go and try it out. Now was the perfect time for a new family outing. The kids were invited and I knew the reservoir that we were going to pretty well.
The employees at Nomad Paddle Rental were so sweet and helped calm me down.
If you are in Utah, you should definitely check them out.
Mommy & Me SwimI tried it & absolutely loved it. It is definitely a great workout. I was sore in places that probably aren’t supposed to be sore. I thought my arms would be sore and it was totally my legs. I had my girls on the front of the board one of the times so I think I was just overcompensating and praying I wouldn’t flip over in the middle of the reservoir.
Not only did I do it, my husband did it along with our 9 year old son and our 6 year old daughter tried it.
This was definitely one of our most favorite family outings so far this summer.

Mine & my daughters swimsuits are from Rad Swim.
Little Girls SwimsuitsWe are big fans of trying out local reservoirs, hikes and lakes during the summer.
We love finding an adventure.
This one happens to be such a beautiful reservoir tucked in a quiet community.

Summer SundressWhat I really loved about this family outing was that I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something brand new.
Something that looked like I would enjoy, but was too nervous to actually try it.
This coverup & bag are 2 essentials for me this summer. The bag holds everything I possibly need for a day at the water. Scroll to the bottom for some of my favorite cover-ups and large bags.
My dress: Charming Charlie
Bag: Charming Charlie
Pink & Green Summer Dress
Thanks to Diana Putnam for taking our pictures. She is a gem and we loved meeting her!
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Maxi Dress for Summer – Shabby Apple

I love all dresses, but for summertime, I love a good maxi dress.
I could live in dresses all summer long & I try to get away with sometimes wearing them over and over. It really helps with the amount of laundry I have to do.
Is anyone else the same way?
Tie Die Maxi DressI saw this dress on the Shabby Apple website & thought it was super cute, but I was a little nervous about tie dye.
If forest green is more your color, this maxi dress is so cute!
While walking through the mall a few days later, I decided I had to try it on.
Ladies, this maxi dress is just as comfy as yoga pants are. Not only is it comfy, it makes me look a lot taller than I am. Yay for height!

Shabby Apple Maxi DressThis maxi dress is perfect to dress up with a pair of wedges or wear to the beach with a pair of flip flops.

Navy Maxi DressA few people have asked about my hair & I use this wand only. I snagged it during a Black Friday sale for $15 & this price is the cheapest I’ve seen it since. I love it and it works so well I really haven’t looked into getting anything else.
My hair doesn’t hold curl super well, but my Laced Hair extensions do so they balance each other out well 😉
I’ve usually got on an Arvo watch with my Alex & Ani Bangles.

Cute Maxi DressThanks to my sweet friend, Classy Cozmetics for doing makeup for this look. She is such a genius.
Becky Kimball is an amazing photographer! Her style is so beautiful and clean. If you are in Utah, you should definitely look her up!
Wearing Laced Hair Extensions

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Father’s Day Style & Family Pictures

Father’s Day is this weekend! What are you doing for that special man in your life?
baby blue & green family pictures We have a wedding to attend for a cousin and we are so excited!
I love matching my family (sometimes it’s a bummer for them)!
I wanted to find some fun summer outfits for Father’s Day and since we are going to be out of town, we wore them a little bit early.

family picturesI’m feeling predictable. I love blue, green, and white. Most of my style posts contain blue & I’ve even been known to throw a party in these colors.

couple pictures

Father's Day So when it came to shopping for Father’s Day, I found a perfect tie from Dazi in my favorite green.
We loved the last tie we got for family pictures from them also, so I had to check them out again.
Girls Dresses: Gap
Bows: Notes & Knots
Boy Top: Old Navy
Shorts: Old Navy (on sale!)
On Dad:
Shirt: Banana Republic
Pants: Banana Republic

Father's Day giftsIf there’s one thing I know about these kids, it’s that they’re crazy about their dad.
skinny tiesI knew he’d be a great husband when we were dating, but seeing him as a dad melts my heart.
He loves our kids and is so incredibly patient with them. He is the hardest worker I know with the most tender heart.
We are so lucky to have him.

what to wear for family picturesAfter finding his Father’s Day outfit, I luckily landed on this one.
I’ve been stressing about finding a dress for this wedding and while on a date one night, we found two! I didn’t even realize Dillards had so many cute dresses!
I’ve been looking for weeks and just couldn’t find what I had in mind.
Love this one and it might be what I wear to the wedding.
Dress: Dillards
Shoes: Cents of Style

blue lace dressLove the blue lace overlay which makes it perfect for summer.

what to wear to a weddingLove these pictures that Greg Deakins took. He is amazing to work with!
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