Month: July 2014

Back to School Wish List

Nordstrom Sale Must Haves for tween, middle school, and teen girls on Boys Back to School Nordstrom Anniversary Sale must haves on

Elle’s Favorites…  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Billy’s Favorites…  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

With school starting in less than three weeks we’re busy buying supplies and doing our back to school shopping.  One thing I’ve always loved about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is it’s timing, they do it at the same time every year just before school starts.  I need to buy new clothes for my kids to start the year off and it doesn’t hurt that the cutest clothes are on sale!  Here are a few of the items Elle and Billy picked out.  If you missed my favorites for women you can see it here.

Have you been to the N Sale yet?  What are some of your favorites?

Thanks for stopping by, happy shopping!


Banana Bread

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With all the delicious fruit in season our bananas haven’t been getting eaten as often which means we get to bake one of my favorite breads… Banana Bread!  I’ve tried so many different banana bread recipes over the years and have kind of mixed up my favorites into my own version.  Hope you’ll give it a try and enjoy it as much as we do.


Nonstick Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray
1 1/3 Cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 large eggs
1 1/2 Cups sugar
2-3 mashed bananas
3/4 Cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat loaf pan with nonstick spray.
Whist flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Mix eggs, sugar, bananas, oil, and vanilla until smooth.
Add dry ingredients to banana mixture, mix until combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top.

Bake 60-70 minutes, let bread cool in pan for about 15 minutes.
Cut, butter and enjoy!



Striped shirt with Gap skinny jeans on CaliCrest.comOversized Louis Vuitton Bag on CaliCrest.comSkinny Jeans with Tory Burch Orange Reva Flats on CaliCrest.comBanana Republic Striped shirt with Louis Vuitton Bag on CaliCrest.comTom Ford Sunglasses with JCrew necklace and Kate Spade Earrings on

I’ve had such an obsession with stripes lately.  Just about every stripe I see I want to buy.  This top was no exception, especially with it being on sale.  It’s so light and summery, it’s perfect!  I think it’s going to be on major repeat for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you’re having a great Thursday!


What I’m Wearing…  Banana Republic Blouse | GAP Skinny Jeans | Tory Burch Flats (older, similar here) | Louis Vuitton Bag | J Crew Jewelry here and here | MAC Angel lipstick 


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must Haves on #NSale 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

It’s the best time of the year… It’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!  I have a strong connection to Nordstrom, it’s my all time favorite place to shop and this is their best sale of the year.  I have so many great memories shopping there with my mom, working there when I was first married and while I was pregnant with Elle, working sales after she was born, and of course shopping with Elle at Nordstrom.  I could go on and on but I’ll just get to the good stuff….  These are some favorite items from the sale.  Happy shopping, hope you find something you love.



Bright Neon Blouse from TJ Maxx with Kate Spade Leopard Beau Bag on Bright Neon Blouse with Leopard Kate Spade Beau Bag on CaliCrest.comNeon Blouse from T.J. Maxx with Gap Boyfriend Jeans on CaliCrest.comGap Destructed Boyfriend Jeans with black ALDO heels on CaliCrest.comNeon Top with Distressed Gap Boyfriend Jeans, wearing MAC Red Balloon lipstick on

I love a bright neon top so you can imagine my excitement when I found this blouse for $10 (yes, that’s right!) at TJ Maxx the other day.  I love a good deal, who doesn’t?!?  Made my week!  Hope you’re having a great week too, thanks for stopping by!


What I’m Wearing… Blouse is from TJ Maxx | Gap Boyfriend Jeans | ALDO Heels | Kate Spade Beau Bag similar here | J Crew Jewelry (older) | MAC Red Balloon on my lips!


Dressed up in a Topshop Blouse and J Crew Leopard Skirt on CaliCrest.comPink Gigi New York Monogramed Clutch and Pink Betsy Johnson Heels on CaliCrest.comWearing Essie Sand Tropez nail polish with mongoramed Pink Gigi New York Clutch on Dressed up in a leopard skirt and pink Gigi New York clutch on

Now that I live in the South there’s something I’ve got to incorporate into my wardrobe… MONOGRAMS!!!  I’m obsessed!  I want to monogram everything!  Joel doesn’t understand this obsession of mine but I don’t care, at least Elle’s on board.  This clutch is my first monogramed purchase and I’m loving it!  Gigi New York is having an amazing sale right now, 50% off site wide (including clearance) with free shipping and free personalization.  I can’t wait to add more monogramed pieces to my closet.  What do you think about monograms?  Are there any trends/looks you’re obsessed with?

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!


What I’m Wearing…  Topshop Blouse | J Crew Skirt (older, similar here and here) | Gigi New York Clutch | Betsey Johnson Heels (older, loving these and these) | J Crew Jewelry |  YSL #6 lipstick | Essie Sand Tropez

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Yellow Wish List on

I’ve been loving yellow lately and looking to add a little more of it to my closet.  Here are a few pieces I’m obsessed with.  What colors are you craving this summer?


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Pink + Black

Bright Pink Blouse with Black Midi Skirt on

Kate Spade Leopard Beau Bag with bright pink top on

H&M Black Midi Skirt on

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T Schurtz on

Statement necklace with bright pink shirt on

Today I’m sharing a dressed up look.  I found this skirt while shopping over the weekend and had to have it!  I love how girly it makes me feel paired with a bright pink blouse.  What are some of your favorite pieces in your closet?


What I’m Wearing…
H&M Skirt | Pink Shirt (similar) | Brina Box Necklace | Kate Spade Earrings | Sam Edelman Heels (older, similar here) | Kate Spade Bag (older, similar here) | YSL #6 lipstick!

Red + White + Blue

Fourth of July style on #jcrew #gap #michaelkors #tomford

Fourth of July outfit idea for Women on

Michael Kors Straw Bag for Summer on

Red, White, and Blue for the 4th on

J Crew Factory plaid shirt and Michael Kors Straw Bag on

We’ve been busy getting ready for the 4th around here.  The kids are excited and have been wearing their red, white, and blue everyday this week.  We’ve making desserts, putting the flag up, buying fireworks, and making sure we have all our BBQ fixings for tomorrow.  Today I’m wearing another patriot look I wanted to share.  I hope you all have a great Fourth of July weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.


What I’m Wearing… Gap Jeans | J Crew Factory shirt (older) | J Crew Factory Flats (on sale!) | J Crew Jewelry | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy 400 lipstick

4th of July Outfit Inspiration

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Men's 4th of July outfit ideas on

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I’ve been on the lookout for some cute, patriotic 4th of July outfits for the family and these are a few of my favorites.  We love the 4th over here and will definitely be wearing our red, white, and blue!  Hope you’re all having a great week.  Thanks for stopping by!


Women’s Outfit:  1  2  3  4  5

Men’s Outfit:  1  2  3  4  5  6

Girl’s Outfit: 1  2  3  4  5  6

Boy’s Outfit: 1  2  3  4  5  6