Tuesday, April 30, 2019

TARGET TUESDAY - Spring/Summer Dress Try On

Lots of AMAZING dresses this season at Target so I'm sharing some of my favorites for this week's Target Tuesday.  And right now select dresses are 20% off (at time of published post) which I've noted.  Happy Shopping!!! 

dress (20% off) / necklace / shoes

This is the PERFECT cotton tank dress and I just love the bright blue color!!  The dress is really soft cotton, flowy and VERY flattering.  You can wear it with so many things...dress it up or down.  This will be a staple this spring/summer for sure.  Lots of colors to pick from.  Fit is true to size.

OBSESSED with this Target find!! Love a good jumpsuit and this one from Xhilaration brand is AMAZING. Love the soft material and stripes are perfection!!! I sized up to a small since this is a juniors brand. Also comes in gray. 

LOVE the print on this dress.  Very flattering style with tie waist.  The v-neck isn't too low and the sleeves are thick enough that you can wear a bra making it perfect for work or play.  I felt like it ran a little large so you might want to consider sizing down.  

Another really pretty print!  I wasn't sure about the style of this dress at first but it really works.  Love the cinched waist (isn't too tight) and the gathered neck.  Perfect length on my 5'1" frame.  Dress it up or down.  Would work well with a white blazer for a more work appropriate look.  Fit is true to size.

dress (20% off) / necklace / shoes

Target's Who What Wear brand always comes up with unique dress styles and this one is no exception.  I didn't think the horizontal stripes would be flattering but they work.  And I LOVE the bell sleeves.  Great for work or play.  Fit is true to size.  

dress (20% off)/ shoes

Love the spring floral print of this maxi dress.  Very flowy and flattering with two slits in the front that only go up to a little above the knee.  I sized up to a small because it's junior sizing but the bust was a little big.  It's a deeper v-neck so be prepared for cleavage.  Also comes in a black print.  

dress (20% off)

Love the off the shoulder style and peek-a-boo front of this dress.  It's super flowy and very flattering.  Perfect for a garden wedding, baby/bridal shower or just date night.  It's junior sizing so I went up one size to a small.  Other print available.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Dressing Room Diaries - April Amazon Haul

This dress was a BIG winner from Amazon and definitely has been packed for our spring break Mexico trip. Love the floral detail and it has pockets. Great for just throwing on or you can dress it up. Fit is a little big in the small but it works for me. Other color combos available.

Had to try this under $10 racerback tank from Amazon after seeing the reviews from lots of my blogger friends and it's AMAZING. Highly recommend. Love the racerback look and there are lots of colors available. Highly recommend.

How cute is this stripe linen dress I found and it's UNDER $30!!! Very flattering...the bust area has a lot of give. Very flattering and can be worn for a bunch of different occasions. Love how flowy it is. Remember I'm 5'1" so it's a little longer on me than most people.

shirt / leggings
I've been LOVING the workout gear from Amazon lately. My latest find is adorable tank for under $20. You can tie it in the back or have it go loose. I worked out in it last week and it's very breathable. Comes in a bunch of colors.

Another great pair of sunnies from SOJOS! Love these. Lots of color options to pick from.
shirt / shorts
I'm a big fan of the colors in this top from Amazon. Unfortunately I didn't love the material. I was hoping it would be a more sweatshirt feel but it's more of a heavy shirt. I'll be returning it.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Five Friday Favorites - New Wardrobe Pieces for Mexico

We leave for spring break a week from Saturday and I'm SOOOO excited!!!  For this week's Five Friday Favorites I'm sharing the FIVE new items from my wardrobe that I'm excited to pack!

 top / jeans

Perfect top for Mexico.  Love the embroider detail and will work well with jeans or shorts.  I'm wearing a small for reference.  

You've seen this dress A LOT.  This is going to be for the night that hubs and I celebrate our 12 year wedding anniversary!  Perfect for the occasion!  

Perfect neutral clutch to go with all of my looks.  I still might also pack this one because it lays flat.

Perfect pajamas for the warmer weather!

Love this Madewell tank...have it in several colors.  Perfect throw on top with shorts to buzz around the resort.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Target Tuesday - Revamping the Front Porch

Did a little revamping on the front porch for this season.  Check out all the elements from Target.  And as of post time some were on sale plus you could get $20 off a $100 purchase of furniture and rugs with code SPRING.

The original chair cushions I had on our two front porch chairs were getting holes in them so it was time to replace.  I decided I wanted to add pillows too because I will actually sit out here while the kids play so I wanted a little more comfort.  I love the simplicity and affordability of both of them.  I hope the last as long as the last one! As of post time the pillows and chair cushions are on sale! 

I usually swap out the front porch mat every year because with weather and foot traffic it gets beat up.  I love this one from Opalhouse because it's simple but still has a cute design element.  Plus it's extremely affordable (and as of post time on sale).

I really wanted to do this combo that several of my blogger friends have done.  I tried it but the black combo doesn't work as my front door is navy blue but I wanted to share because it might work well for you.  As of post time, both of these rugs are on sale! 

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Five Friday Favorites - Beach/Pool Must Haves for Spring Break

We have spring break coming up and can't wait to take our trip to the Paradisus resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico!!!  Its only a couple weeks away and I'm starting to plan out what we need...trying to be as efficient with my packing as possible.  Over the next few weeks, I'll share all the things I'm packing.  First up, wanted to focus this week's Five Friday Favorites on my necessities for the beach/pool while we are there.

#1 - Beach Bag
A beach bag is going to be key as I'll be transporting not just my stuff but the kiddos and hubs.  I did a blog post the other day because I'm searching for one to take with me that will transport easily.  Check it out here.  I'm down to two options my Stella and Dot one that will also be my carry on or the cute rainbow one from Amazon that will lay flat in my suitcase.

#2 - Affordable Sunnies
Of course sunglasses are a must.  I don't think I will be packing my nice ones as we are going to be running all around the resort and with my crazy kiddos in the water I don't want them to get broken.  And these SOJOS are just as good as my Ray Bans but a fraction of the cost. They go on lightning deal a lot so make sure you follow my Facebook page so you can see when they are up.

#3 - Hat 
Can't wait wait to wear my new hat...it was under $20 and is going to be the perfect poolside accessory!  Now I just need to figure out how to pack it without smushing it...let me know if you have any suggestions.

#4 - Phone Protector 
I got these waterproof phone protectors for the beach last year and SO glad I did especially for when we are at the beach.  I was always worried about bringing my phone because I didn't want it to get sand in it.  With this now I don't have to worry. 

#5 - Books (or in my case, audio books)

To me there's nothing better than laying out at the pool or beach with a good book.  Now that I have kids the days of doing that are few and far between but I still try and get one good read it...well listen that is with Audible.  I can still get the "read" while watching my kids.  For this trip, I'm hoping to finish Girl Stop Apologizing and I need a new one...any recommendations?? 

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Finding the Perfect Travel Beach Bag

We leave for spring break in three weeks and it's the first time we are taking the kids so I'm trying to be creative to minimize the number of bags we have and finding versatile solutions.  One of the challenges is what bag am I going to bring to keep all of our stuff for the pool/beach.  Tried out a bunch of bags to share with you. 

I'm leading with my favorite bag of all the ones I tried but please make sure check them all out because there are really good options. To me this bag doesn't have any negatives.  I love the bright colors, durable straw material, zipper closure and will lay flat for packing purposes.  Big fan and HIGHLY recommend.

This bag was probably my least favorite of all of them.  It's a nice neutral and I jazzed it up with this fun tassel. The bag would definitely lay flat for packing purposes but it's not big enough for my needs.  Also overall I don't think this bag is really great quality.  

Love how bright this Martha Stewart bag is...perfect beach colors.  Lays flat so will be easy for packing.  Only two downsides...it doesn't have a zip closure and it won't fit everything I need with two kids and a husband.  It retails for $50 but Macy's is having lots of specials and I've been seeing it for $25 or less.

I love these under $20 from Walmart of all places.  Super cute stray bags with fun colors but the only problem is they don't really lay flat so packing them will be a pain.  I added a little extra color with the one on the left with an extra tassel from Amazon.

The other alternative is to use my carry on bag as my beach bag.  It's a super cute and beachy print and it's adjustable so I can make it smaller for the beach and keep big for on the plane.  It has as zipper and an additional pouch on the inside.  And I wouldn't need another bag but I'd really like to see if I can make the Amazon stripe one work.

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