Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Snakeskin Flats- You will see that snakeskin is a huge trend this fall. I am warming up to it so I figured I would start off small with a pair of shoes!

Dotted Mules- These are SO cute! I feel like they will go with everything and I don’t have any shoes like them.

Leopard Blanket- I have wanted this exact blanket for a while but couldn’t justify the price. I am most definitely snagging it during the sale this year!

Leopard Cardigan- They have a version of this cardigan every year and every year it sells out. There is also THIS ONE that is similar but lighter in color that I also might try out.

Wubby Pullover- These pullovers are the coziest things ever. I love this cream colored one so much- especially with gorgeous tan and cognac colors for fall.

Adidas Sneakers- I get a pair of these every year during the sale because you just can’t beat the price. I love the grey and white of these. They will be great working out or lounging around.

Silk Pillow Cases- You guys know I SWEAR by these specific pillow cases. This is a great deal and one I would suggest grabbing.

Tory Burch Bag– I buy one Tory bag every year and this will be the one this year. The color is a classic and I love the style. Crossbody bags are one of my favorite- especially as a mom who needs both hands at all times!

Fuzzy Zip up- This looks perfect for the gym or to run errands. The pullover they made last year sold out in a flash so I am definitely going to be getting this one ASAP this year.

Ankle Booties– Out of all the ankle booties I have seen from the sale this year, these are my favorite. They are perfect looking and the pointed toe will definitely help elongate your legs.

Your Summer Guide To Cut-Off Shorts:

Hi everyone! This has been a highly requested blog post. I get asked a bunch about my favorite cut-off shorts and honestly I have a bunch. This is a breakdown of my most worn shorts plus a couple of new pairs mixed in. I have included the inseam, sizing and color for each pair to make it easier!

For reference, I am 5’5 and typically wear a size 25!

These shorts are my favorite looking ones. I have had them since last year and wear them all the time. The price point is also quite reasonable. There is no stretch in them so it is best to go up one size from your normal size.

501 Cut-off Denim Shorts/ $59 / 2.5 inch inseam / Color: Waveline / Size up one size- Wearing a 26.

501 High Waist Cutoff Shorts/ $69 / 2.5 inch inseam / Color: Drive Me Crazy/ Size up one size- wearing a 26.

These are the same style as the pair above but in a darker color and slightly less distressing. I feel like they look better in person than online so hopefully you find this try on helpful. Again, there is no stretch in these so it’s best to go up a full size.

Tulip Hem Denim Shorts/ $64, on sale for $44 / 3.5 inch inseam / Color: Baywash / Sizing- Size down one full size, wearing a 24.

These shorts are an inch longer than the previous too with less rips and tears. The tulip hem is a nice detail. These have a good amount of stretch and run fairly big so it’s best to size down one size from your normal.

High-Rise Cuffed Denim Shorts / $69, on sale for $52 / 4 inch uncuffed inseam / Wash: Glen Oaks / These fit true to size, I am wearing a 25.

These are my most worn shorts. I love that you can cuff them or leave them longer and uncuffed. They have a good amount of stretch and are super comfortable. If you are only going to buy one pair of cutoff shorts this summer, I would grab these ones!

High-Waist Button Front Shorts/ $74, on sale for $55 / 4 inch inseam uncuffed / Wash: Derby / Fit: True to size, wearing a 25.

These ones are new to me and I am so glad I ordered them! They have a good amount of stretch and again, I love that you can choose to wear them cuffed or uncuffed. The button fly detail is also a nice detail.

High-Waist Button Front Cut off Shorts / $74 / 3 inch uncuffed inseam / Wash: Tile White / Fit: True to size, wearing a 25.

These are my. GO TO white cut offs. I bought them last year and they are still my favorite, as far as white ones go. They are a bit shorter than some of my others but you can wear them uncuffed for added length. These are a true white color.

Twill shorts / $59, on sale for $39 / 3.5 inch inseam / Color: Cloud Linen / Fit: I am wearing my regular size 25 here, they are a bit larger but I think sizing down to a 24 would be too small.

I purchased these to give you all a second option to the previous white shorts. These ones are definitely a bit longer and looser. Please note though- they are definitely more of an off-white in person compared to the tile white ones above. The price point is great and they come in a few other colors if you were looking for a pair of non cut-off shorts.

I hope you all find this compare/contrast helpful! I will also be doing an IG try on of all of them to show you in real life how they look and will save the videos to a Cut-Off Shorts highlights reel for you all!

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own and genuine.

Kids: Back To School Outfits

I remember as a kid, going back to school shopping was THE BEST thing ever! New clothes, backpacks, lunch boxes, shoes, pencils, etc. I loved it all. Today I am partnering with Walmart to share some back to school outfit ideas. I know we are smack in the middle of summer, but school will be here before we know it- like it or not! Walmart has tons of cute and affordable kids options, including uniform basics as well. I love everything I found for Emmy and Elliott, but their backpacks are hands down my favorite. Months ago, Emmy nicknamed Elliott “sharky the shark shark” so we have a soft spot for sharks. Elliott’s shark backpack is the cutest thing ever and Emmy’s purple rainbow backpack is perfect for her!

Emmy’s Outfit Details:

Elliott’s Outfit Details:

Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own and genuine.

My Master Bedroom Details !

I feel like this is going to be a long one…

One of the questions I get asked frequently is about MY BED you all love it and honestly, I do too. It is my favorite piece of furniture in our house and the most special. It was the first piece of ‘nice’ furniture we ordered after getting married and before moving to Maine. We went to the Ethan Allen Quincy store- because I had seen the bed somewhere (maybe a catalogue or magazine?) and I couldn’t get over it. It’s a custom piece, meaning, you select the fabric and nail head finish. Because of this, the turn around time is around 8-12 weeks but honestly it’s so worth the wait. I have had this bed for 8 years now and it looks just as good today as the day we got it delivered. One of my biggest regrets with the bed is that at the time we ordered it, we only ordered the headboard, not the side rails as well.

So fast forward 8 years later and Ethan Allen Quincy actually reached out to me about collaborating. It was a pinch-me moment for sure. That specific location has a special little place in my heart. We discussed a bunch of different things but I kept going back to the bed and how much I loved it. They offered to send me matching bed rails but with a disclaimer that it’s been 8 years and the fabric might not be a perfect match anymore. BUT low and behold, they actually match perfectly and I could not be happier. It’s like having a brand new bed again. To me, it changes the whole look of the bed, even though I am not sure most people would actually notice. It definitely gives it a more chic appeal and the clean lives of the rails versus the flow-y look of the bed skirt I had is a nice change.

Ethan Allen was incredibly generous and also sent me these gorgeous sea shell lamps that I absolutely adore. They add a beach-vibe and I love the textural element. They also sent me this mirror but i haven’t found the perfect home for it yet in my house. I often get asked about the mirror above my bed and actually Ethan Allen has a VERY SIMILAR one – I think it;s just a bit bigger than the one I have.

Lastly- and the thing I have gotten the most questions about recently is my new bedding. Oh my gosh you guys, it is STUNNING. Even more beautiful in person for sure. I have the duvet, shams, and beaded accent pillow. I am not going to lie, it’s REALLY hard to get out of this bed in the morning.

Just a note- some of Ethan Allen’s items are quick-ship, meaning you can’t customize it but you will get it delivered ASAP. A bunch of their quick-ship items are actually now available on Amazon which is so convenient! The items that are not quick ship are the custom ones like my bed, but like I said, the wait is SO worth it.

Ps. Because I know I will get asked, the paint in my bedroom is Benjamin Moore- Revere Pewter, lightened 50%.

Thank you to Ethan Allen Quincy, Ethan Allen Portland Maine and Ethan Allen Corporate for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own and genuine.

Summer Must-Have’s:

I am so excited to partner with Walmart for this post. I feel like I have been finding the BEST things there lately and love sharing all these awesome finds with you all! First off- this dress is LESS THAN $10. It’s light-weight and swing-y AND it has pockets! It would be so easy to dress up for dinner by throwing a denim jacket over it. FIT- I am wearing a small. I believe that’s the smallest size it comes in. Seems true to size.

These sandals have been one of my favorite finds of the summer. I am so so so obsessed with them. They are incredibly comfortable and look just like name-brand ones except they’re only $15! FIT- true to size.

Browsing Walmart’s purse section is actually one of my favorite things to do. So many of their purses look so much more expensive than they are. Take this one I am wearing here– it’s was less than $15 but looks and feels so much pricier than that. It also comes in a bunch of other colors and patterns as well. (ps. it actually looks like it’s on sale for less than $7 right now but I am not sure how long that sale will last).

Lastly, I had to get this straw hat. I am all about protecting my skin so large hats are a must in the summer time. This one is FAB. The ‘summer vibes‘ writing just make it so much more fun than a regular sun hat. However, if you are looking for a plain sun hat, I also have this 3-pack of hats and they are big and fabulous. The pink one is especially gorgeous!

What are your most recent Walmart finds? Please share! I am always on the hunt for special goodies!

Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always- all opinions are my own and genuine.