The Perfect Pair of Denim Shorts- Topshop for Spring!

perfect pair of denim shorts

As spring and summer are (slowly) approaching here in New England, I have started my annual hunt for the perfect pair of denim shorts. Ones that are not too distressed, not too short, not too faded, etc. As you can imagine, there are a lot of boxes to check off. I have tried on and returned at least 5 pairs already this season BUT I think I have finally found the perfect pair of denim cutoff shorts- these ones by Topshop check off ALL of my boxes AND they are only $55- that is a win win for sure. Sizing can definitely be a tricky thing with shorts. My recommendation for these ones- get your size that is in the parentheses. So I am normally a 25/0 and I ordered the US 2 because it said, “fits like 0.” They fit perfectly and are totally mom appropriate.
While I was shopping, I also snagged this super cute soft and cozy sweatshirt. I got it in a size small, it is a little oversized on me but I don’t mind that look. The day these pictures were taken it was about 35 degrees outside and the wind was whipping so hard. This sweatshirt was definitely necessary but I definitely still felt a little silly running around in shorts and sandals! Speaking of sandals though, the ones I am wearing here are SO comfortable and help make my legs look tan! I also applied this ‘Body Blur” product to try to make my legs look a little more ready for shorts! They fit true to size and come in a few colors.

So to conclude if you are constantly on the hunt for the perfect pair denim shorts, look no further. They have been found! Now the search continues for a white pair of cutoffs!

perfect pair of denim shorts
perfect pair of denim shorts
perfect pair of denim shorts
perfect pair of denim shorts

Outfit Details-
Sweatshirt ($52) / Denim Shorts ($55) / Wedges ($89) / Body Blur Skin Finish ($45)

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

How to Buy Designer Handbags For Less!

Calling all designer handbag lovers!

Okay here it is! This is always such a highly requested post! I get asked all the time where to buy designer bags for less than retail and trust me- I know ALLLLL the places! I hate paying full price for a bag- especially when I can get one LIKE NEW for hundreds of dollars less.

Enter my new favorite site: StockX. 

It works a lot like other auction sites where you can buy it now (at the lowest price indicated by the seller) or bid and hope your bid gets accepted. I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on this Louis Vuitton Pallas clutch- which is another reason why I love buying preloved! This bag has been unavailable on the LV site for months so you can imagine how happy I was when I was able to snag it on StockX.

The bag arrived with no signs of wear at all – that’s because StockX only sells pieces that are in excellent condition. You won’t find a beat up designer bag on their site so there should be no surprises when your bag arrives! They also authenticate all of their products so you don’t have to worry about that aspect at all. When doing a handbag search, you can narrow your search by only searching specific designers or budget, color, handbag style, etc.The other thing is, they sell much more than just handbags so if you are in the market for sneakers or watches, they also have a ton of those listed.
So now you know my little secret! If there’s a bag you have been eyeing, check out StockX first before buying it brand new. OR if there’s a bag you have been trying to get your hands on but can’t (like me with the LV Pallas), check out their site, maybe you will get lucky like I did!

BONUS- If you are a first-time buyer on StockX, you will get $50 off your first purchase!

Also if you have more questions- here is their FAQ page.
designer handbag
designer handbag
designer handbag
designer handbag
designer handbag

 

 

Thank you to StockX for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me!

One Person Can Make A Difference…

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If there is one thing I know, it’s that I love shopping for my kids! I really stocked up on tees and shorts from Nordstrom since I knew we would be coming to warm weather on vacation. I have previously showed both Emmy and Elliott’s tees on my stories because I LOVE them so much and couldn’t wait to share! I am not kidding when I say this sequin tee kept Emmy entertained for SO long! As I mentioned in the previous blog post, I love how the Mini Boden pieces all coordinate together. This skirt mixes and matches with so much! That is something I always look for when shopping for my kids’ clothes. They outgrow everything so fast, I want to get the most bang for my buck!

Okay now onto Elliott’s tee….I can’t even tell you how much I LOVE IT. We always strive to teach our children to care for and to love one another. Shirts like this serve as a reminder to all of us! Sizing wise- I bought it in a 2T which is what he can wear in other tee brands BUT this one runs quite big- as you can see in the pictures. Maybe I will let Emmy borrow it until the summer when hopefully it will fit Elliott!
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kids
kids
kids

Elliott’s Outfit:
Tee $34 | Shorts $15 | Moccasins $49

Emmy’s Outfit:
Butterfly Tee $32 | Skirt $34 | Moccasins $60

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Kid’s Vacation- Mixing and Coordinating Patterns

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When I was planning outfits for vacation I knew I was going to shop at Nordstrom and I knew I wanted to stock up on Mini Boden pieces. I have said it before but I seriously love everything that brand puts out. They make the cutest pieces in the most adorable, fun, and bright patterns- perfect for vacation! I always seem to find one piece I really love and work the rest around it. I don’t do it intentially but it just always seems to happen that way. I saw this floral top for Emmy and immediately fell in love with the colors and pattern. I knew I would be able to mix and match a bunch of things with it, so to me, that makes a piece very appealing. I know I will get my moneys worth from it. I ended up buying this skirt for a warmer weather option and these leggings for cooler temps.

 

The other thing I love about Mini Boden is how easily I can coordinate pieces between Emmy and Elliott. They carry a lot of the same colors in both boys and girls so I can get pieces that pair well together without being too matchy matchy. You know what I mean?

 

Anyways- we took these pictures while soaking up the sun here in South Florida. It’s so nice to be able to play outside all day long! It is a luxury we definitey do not have in Maine this time of year. It won’t be this warm at home until probably July! So we are taking in all the sun we can get! Ps. I  get a lot of questions about my favorite SPF for the kiddos- I really LOVE Supergoop for them! I have been using it for a couple years now and it goes a great job!

 

What are you eyeing for your kiddos from Nordstrom this spring? The floral Mini Boden top is my favorite Emmy piece, soon I will share my favorite Elliott piece with you, stay tuned!

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vacation

vacation

vacation

vacation

vacation

 

Emmy’s Outfit:
Floral Top $30 | Skirt $34 | Leggings $22 | Moccasins $60

Elliott’s Outfit:
Stripe Tee $18 | Shorts $15 | Moccasins $49

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Purple and Unicorns…

purple and unicorns
Emmy is very particular- much like her Mummy! Two things she LOVES are the color purple and unicorns SO when I stumbled upon this purple rain coat and umbrella set, I was beyond excited! Then I found a matching rolling suitcase and I basically couldn’t order it and get it delivered fast enough! I knew she would absolutely freak when she got it and I was right! Now the issue is, Elliott has been very upset that he doesn’t ALSO have a suitcase so it looks like I will promptly be ordering him the boy versionone one. They have been fighting over using the umbrella and the suitcase NONSTOP. It’s actually gotten to be a problem. In fact, I have had to hide them in closets at times just to avoid another argument. We need to work on sharing in this house…

So if you are on the Nordstrom website and search the brand “Stephen Joseph” you will also see they make matching Nap sacks and pillows and a Rain boots and umbrella set. The prices are all very reasonable too! I am so glad I stumbled upon this new-to-me! For sizing questions- Emmy is wearing a 3T which is her size so the raincoat runs TTS. Her Hunter boots are an 8 which is also her normal shoe size and her Patagonia fuzzy jacket is a 3T as well.
purple and unicorns
purple and unicorns
purple and unicorns
purple and unicorns
purple and unicorns
purple and unicorns
purple and unicorns
purple and unicorns
purple and unicorns
Emmy’s Outfit:


Patagonia Furry Jacket $55 | Rain Coat & Umbrella Set $54 | Hunter Boots $55 | Suitcase $35 | Hair Bow 8 for $12

 

My Outfit:


Jeans $225 | Sweater $39 | Hunter Boots $150 | Patagonia Vest $99

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!