This + That // Sales + Steals

May 26, 2017

I honestly can't believe Memorial Day weekend is here and that our baby bunny is over three weeks old! We are relishing every single second with him. Our brother and sister-in-law are visiting this weekend and we could not be more excited for them to meet the babe and spend time with them! We haven't seen them since Christmas, which is crazy. So many good meals and fun outings planned. And of course, a holiday weekend means there are LOTS of incredible sales to shop...(read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: 40% off full priced styles + extra 50% off sale styles with code SUMMER! (Despite our warm temperatures in Dallas, all I want to do is buy denim since its been a good 9 months since I’ve bought anything new. Love this style.)
  • Anthropologie: New styles added – extra 40% off sale! (This in white. Yes, please. This comes in two adorable colors!)
  • Athleta: 20% off solid swim in stores and online through 5/28 with code DIVEIN. (Love this style.)
  • ASOS: 20% off site wide wide code LIT20!!! (I know I’ve said it before but this dress is too good…I also love the layered simplicity of this dress and this dress! And if you’re into texture, the eyelet on this pretty is lovely)
  • Banana Republic: Forever summer – 40% off your purchase with code BRSUMMER. (You can never have enough white dresses for summer and this one looks super flattering. I’m always looking for tops to pair with white jeans, and this one is already on its way to me.)
  • Barneys New York: New sale styles – up to 50% off! (This is beyond precious.)
  • BaubleBar: Memorial Day sale – up to 70% off! (These earrings are so cute for Spring/Summer!)
  • Bloomingdales: Big brown bag sale – save up to 60% off when you take an extra 20% off almost all sale items. Use promo code BIGBAG. (How cute are these?)
  • Bluemercury: Happy Birthday M-61! (Free deluxe sample of M-61’s Hydraboost Cream with any $125 M-61 purchase with code BIRTHDAY!)
  • Buru: 26% off with code MEMORIALWEEKEND! (So in love with these shorts)
  • Calypso St. Barth: Enjoy an additional 50% off sale styles! (These are amazing. Beyond.)
  • Club Monaco: Summer’s finest – 25% off women’s dresses and men’s casual and dress shirts. (Still loving this dress and its ability to be dressed up or down!)
  • Donni Charm: Memorial Day sale! Get 30% off site wide with code MEMORIALDAY30 at checkout! (I’m so wanting one of theses wraps for the pool and beach!)
  • Equipment: Extra 20% off sale styles with code MD2017!
  • Free People: Take an additional 25% off all sale styles. (Another good white dress!)
  • Gap: Up to 50% off everything + extra 20% off your purchase with code MORE. (Its going to be in the 90’s here all weekend and I am stocking up on basics like this for the heat. And the white top obsession continues – this price is good, too!)
  • H&M: Memorial Day deals from $5! Up to 60% off + free shipping. Use code 4791. (These are a great price and color! Not too high either.)
  • Hudson Way: Up to 60% off sale items (with great new styles added!) (Dying for these white jeans…)
  • Intermix: The almost summer sale! 40% off new markdowns. (Love everything about this.)
  • J.Crew: Memorial Day Sale – 30% off your purchase with code SWEET. (The color of this is everything!)
  • J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything all weekend long! (These couldn’t be cuter.)
  • kate spade new york:Enjoy an extra 25% off all sale styles with code REFRESH. (This would be a great end of the year teacher gift!)
  • Lele Sadoughi: 20% off your purchase with code WEEKEND (I’ve always looooved these earrings!)
  • Lo & Sons: Up to 30% off select styles!
  • Loeffler Randall: Get 30% off sale styles! (I love this bold pink sandal and Molly is always wearing this crossbody bag she has…)
  • LOFT: In stores and online – 40% off everything with code VACAY. (I ordered two of these in the white because you can never have enough great white tees/tanks – especially in the summer. How cute is this color combination?)
  • Lou & Grey: Get 30% off all sale styles! (This dress could be great for bebe feedings and I love the easy breezy style of this)
  • Lulu Frost: Enjoy 20% off best sellers with code BEST20! (If you’ve always been in love with the code rings, this is a great time to buy one, or two, or three!)
  • Lulu & Georgia: Site wide sale! Spend $200+ and get 15% off with code HEYSUMMER15, spend $500 take 20% off with code HEYSUMMER20, spend $800 and take 25% off with code HEYSUMMER25!
  • Matches Fashion: Summer Sale! Up to 50% off! (These sneakers are so good)
  • MILLE: Up to 25% off almost everything (excludes new arrivals and staples) with code MEMORIAL2017
  • Moda Operandi: Get an extra 20% off sale with code EXTRA20! (This bag is pure pink perfection…)
  • Neiman Marcus: Get up to 40% off the Designer Sale! (The texture on this white dress makes it so unique)
  • Net-A-Porter: The SALE is on and not to be missed! (I can’t get over all the great swim that’s marked down…(I’m a sucker for a cute white suit and love the price and cut of this one!)
  • Nordstrom: It’s the Half Yearly Sale event! Now through June 4th you can save up to 40% on select items! (I could go to town listing all my faves but think these jeans and this dress are two can’t-miss items..)
  • Old Navy: All tees, tanks, shorts and swim are 50% off! Shop them all here! (I love the neckline of this simple tank and definitely need this ruffle one-shoulder one piece suit)
  • Saks: It’s the Designer Sale! Get up to 40% off select pieces…(This dress is so stunning – the details and embellishments are incredible – and it would be so perfect for a spring or summer wedding!)
  • Serena and Lily: Get 20% off everything with code AMAZING! (These pom pom storage bins are amazing for storing kids toys…and dog toys!)
  • Sephora: Summer sale! Get up to 50% off!
  • Shopbop: Tons of new styles have been added to the sale! (Including a few pairs of the Loeffler Randall shoes Molly and I have and love – like these and these!)
  • Steve Madden: Buy one get one 50% off and free shipping with code MEMORIAL at checkout! (My two picks: this slide and this espadrille!)
  • Stuart Weitzman: Get 40% off spring sale styles! (This sandal heel is so beautiful, I’m obsessed with this and this wedge, and the embellishment on this sandal are amazing)
  • The Outnet: Extra 40% off in the Memorial Day Sale! (So much great stuff – I’m loving this striped one-shoulder ruffle dress!)
  • The Real Real: Get 20% off through the end of today with code REAL at checkout!
  • TIBI: It’s the end of season sale! Up to 50% off great pieces… (This skirt has the coolest details and I just love the simple ruffle and neckline of this top!)
  • Tuckernuck: 20% off orders of $200+ with code SUMMER! (There are so many things I’m obsessed with…this dress, the print on this dress, and this pretty tote are just a few)
  • Urban Outfitters: Select items are up to 50% off!
  • Waiting on Martha: 10% off site-wide with code MEMORIAL10, get 15% off when you spend $100+ (code MEMORIAL15), get 20% off when you spend $200+ (code MEMORIAL20)! (Loving all the new arrivals – especially these cute embroidered totes!
  • West Elm: Buy more save more in store and online for everything! 15% off $100+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1,000+, and 30% off $3,000+! Use code SUMMER at checkout.
  • Williams Sonoma: Memorial Day Sale! Up to 55% off select cookware!
1. Marysia Antibes Scallop Lace-Up Top and Bottoms ($308 → $185) // 2. Loeffler Randall Crossbody Pouch ($350 → $245) // 3. Gap Embroidery Tie-Waist Dress ($80 → $64) // 4. J.Crew Beaded Flutter Earrings ($58 → $34 with code "SWEET" at checkout!)

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Dressy Red Midi

May 25, 2017

In typically Molly's-a-bad-blogger fashion, I've had this dress for a couple months, love it but am just now getting around to sharing it, and there's only a handful sizes left at a select few retailers. I'm the worst guys - and I know it! The good news is that it can still be found. The bad news is that it's the first red dress I've ever bought and I fear that I now have an addiction. The good news about that new found love is I've linked more favorite red frocks...right this way!

 

What spurred me to searching for a red dress was a fun art party I went to a couple months back. I normally shop my closet when it comes to cocktail parties, weddings, etc. but I really (really, really) had the itch to get something new for this “see and be seen” event and I knew I wanted red and that it had to be a slip dress style. To me, slip dresses are endlessly versatile. They’re easy to pack (which means you should always throw one in your bag because you never know when you’ll need a party dress), easy to wear (body skimming, not body hugging), and the more simple they are, the better they look paired with bold jewelry. I didn’t know of Raquel Allegra till I was browsing Net-A-Porter by color (red, obvi) and found this style with a fringed v-neck and cut-off hem. The tomato-red color was spot on with my vision so I ordered it along with two other options, fell in love with it immediately, and sent the other two back.

Basically, I’m so happy that I stepped out of my color comfort zone and opted for red. The color is much more “notice me” than black or white but that’s what makes it special and so fun to wear.

As promised, here are some other “lady in red” dresses to love: I have another dress (not red) in this strapless ruffle silhouette and love how flattering it is, love how this is off-the-shoulder but tailored, this all-lace guy is beyond pretty, if you’re into the cold shoulder trend this a-line number is for you, this fit and flared style looks so comfortable, adore the simple top and tulip bottom of this, and I’m really obsessed with this timeless shirtdress style!

P.S. Thank you to my sweet friend Kelsey for letting me borrow her Annie Costello earrings!

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Current Vibes

May 24, 2017

It's been awhile since I've written one of these so I'm excited to share the latest vibes around here. Our mama left town yesterday morning after staying for three weeks to help with our move and then baby. Feeling a little bit lost without her as she was such a HUGE help around here during a time when we truly needed it the most. Molly and I are both mourning her leaving, big time.

1. SHOOTING WITH // NATALIE YATES PHOTOGRAPHY: I hadn’t given much thought to newborn photos other than that I figured I would have Molly snap a few of us to have for a birth announcement or for baby book purposes. When I met Natalie Yates in Pilates and she reached out about taking our pictures, it couldn’t have come at a better time. We were experiencing mild chaos with our move and new baby all happening within days of each other and Molly was going through her own craziness. I had admired Natalie’s work through Instagram – who can resist a feed of stunning, light-filled photography and precious babies, and felt like it was definitely meant to be. It turns out that newborn photography is no small feat! Natalie had the ability to calm our fussy babe with ease and swaddle him much better than either of us could. She also had such patience when we needed to take a break to nurse and change outfits after an accident. On top of all of this, our session with her produced the most beautiful photos of our family of three that we will truly treasure forever.

2. LOVING // VETIVER COLLECTION: I’ve done next to no shopping the past few weeks, but have been eyeing just about everything from the newfound Vetiver Collection. Think pretty, breezy pieces in classic colors and prints – stripes and gingham, yes please! After seeing this dress on Little Blonde Book, I am dying to add it to my summer wardrobe. I also love this dress as it looks absolutely perfect for our hot (!) Dallas summers. I can’t resist a great white top and this one with its pretty crochet detailing may have to be my next buy. The description of it being the perfect blouse for a food baby (or post real-life baby!?) makes me that much more inclined to buy it.

3. EYEING // MARYSIA SUMMER ’17: The last two bathing suits I purchased were both by Marysia and also the two that I wear the most. The quality and fit is better than any other suit I own, making them worth every penny in my opinion! If there is one bathing suit I buy for this summer, it will no doubt be Marysia. I am particularly smitten with her brand spanking new Summer 2017 line, which brought back the zig zag edges of her first ever collection – Molly still has hers! Having a hard time picking a favorite amongst the newness, but I love this top paired with these bottoms. Also, this smocked top in the lavender bandana print is adorable.

4. OBSESSING // POURED BOWLSFound by Maja is a San Francisco based store that is just brimming with unique treasures. Since we no longer live in the city, I am able to keep up with the store and all of their gorgeous finds through their Instagram account. I have been thinking about these poured, marbelized bowls ever since they were posted a few weeks back. Each piece is handmade and hand dyed in Denmark, so no two are exactly alike. I am determined to make one of the pieces mine, but first need to narrow down a color as well as where/how I want to use it. The small bowl would be perfect on our bookshelves, but I also love the idea of the large bowl as it would make such a statement.

5. CLEANSING // AURELIA MIRACLE: Before baby I had a pretty extensive skincare routine with multiple steps – often doing a mask a few times a week as well. Since coming home from the hospital, I have tried to simplify this routine as much as possible. My newest favorite product that makes this whole simplification that much better is Aurelia’s Miracle Cleanser. If you ask me, everything Aurelia does is amazing, but this stuff is my latest obsession of theirs. The cream cleanser is massaged into dry skin and smells fresh and spa-like. Making the whole process satisfying and enjoyable. Especially for this sleep-deprived new mama! I follow the cleanser with Josh Rosebrook’s Hydrating Accelerator and Vintners Daughter Serum and call it a day – easy peasy, which is just what I need these days.

6. WEARING NONSTOP // OV LEGGINGS: Since I ended up unexpectedly having a c-section, I have been wearing thiscompression situation as often as I can – mostly because it feels good to wear something that gives me the extra support. I am also looking into this one because the one I have is becoming looser. Aside from these, I have also been living in my Outdoor Voices leggings on a daily basis. I’ve always loved OV’s leggings for their ability to really suck you in and the fact that they are higher in the waist, both of which are coming quite in handy for recovering from the surgery. Luckily I had accumulated quite a few pairs prior to pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have my eye on a few more (this pair in particular) now that they’ve become my newfound mom “uniform”. When I’m not in pj’s that is:)

7. LISTENING // S-TOWN: While nursing I need my phone to keep track of feedings, but really don’t love being distracted by browsing through social media on my phone the entire time. In an effort to put a stop to this before it becomes a habit, I just downloaded the S-Town podcast which is from the makers of Serial and This American Life. I love a good podcast and especially those two, so I have high hopes for S-Town. I’m only in the very beginning so I can’t fully report back yet, but so far so good! Would love any other podcast recommendations for when I finish this one:)

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