Seeking Shade + Wearing A Pleat

July 12, 2017

Is everyone getting so sick of hearing Texans complain about the heat? Admittedly, it's fairly hard not to talk about anything else. But I'll try...

First things on my mind (besides how hot it will be today): 1) Molly and I have been watching The Handmaid's Tale and have two episodes left. I don't even know what to say other than that we're equal parts shocked, creeped out, angry, and intrigued each time we watch. It's definitely a "make you think" kind of show and we're addicted. 2) I really want to see The Big Sick (which comes out this weekend). Maybe I've craving some sweet comedic relief after the aforementioned series binging? 3) This Cuyana tee dress had been worn aggressively. Keep reading to find out why I'm loving it.

 

I already shared my love for Cuyana’s Drape-Back Dress in this post. It’s a fantastic midi and has gotten a lot of wear in the few weeks I’ve had it. But alas, the heat has led me to favor shorter hem lines and the Pleat-Back Tee Dress had been my go-to when I want to be comfortable but look put together. Unlike some of my other t-shirt dresses, this one has the elevated details Cuyana is so known for…the back pleat gives the super soft pima cotton an architectural element that makes it really special. And I love the baby pocket in the front – it’s the perfect little size and that little something extra. The black has limited sizes but the grey version has been fully restocked! Highly recommend getting on the waitlist (just click your size and a box appears to enter your email) if your size is gone…Cuyana has been re-stocking their fast-selling pieces all summer!

Also: my bright and incredibly comfortable sandals are on sale! 50% off! Get ’em before they’re gone!!!

Pieces From The Post
Cuyana Pleat-Back Tee Dress // LOEFFLER RANDALL SAL SLIDE SANDAL (on Sale for 50% off!) (ALSO HERE AND ON AMAZON!) // CLARE V FOLDOVER CLUTCH BLUSH HAIR ON (Flat version here) // RAY-BAN AVIATORS (ALSO HERE, AND ON AMAZON!) // Zoë Chicco Pave Necklace // KAREN LAZAR BRACELETS

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This + That // Sales + Steals

July 7, 2017

This week...such a weird one with the Fourth of July being on a Tuesday. But we made it to Friday! And after all the insane sales, discounts, steals, and deals happening over the holiday weekend and beginning of the week it's a little shocking that so many brands and retailers are still offering discounts...but there's goodness to be had! (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: 40% off select items with code WEARNOW (Obsessed with the sleeves and eyelet back of this top, and these aren’t currently on sale but I loooove them)
  • Anthropologie: Extra 30% off summer tag sale (This tank is beyond precious – and the price for the detailing is incredible)
  • Banana Republic: Up to 40% off select styles of the Summer Collection! (LOVE the texture on this white tank)
  • Club Monaco: Up to 60% off sale items – no code needed (This and this both look so breezy for the summer heat!)
  • Gap: Get 40% off your online purchase with code DEAL and the summer sale is up to 60% off! (I ordered this t-shirt dress in several colors after seeing it on a friend and have been living in it. Also wanting to try this cami wrap dress!)
  • Intermix: Tons of great pieces to wear the rest of the summer in the sale section…(All about this off-the-shoulder top with tiered sleeves!)
  • J.Crew: Up to 70% off original prices with code SHOPSALE (This tennis dress and this beach dress are in my cart)
  • J.Crew Factory: Extra 50% off sale with code EXTRA50 (Love the fringe on this coverup and adore this classic button-front midi skirt)
  • Loeffler Randall: The sale is still going strong…just make sure to scoop your size before they sell out!
  • LOFT: 40% off select full price warm-weather styles and extra 50% off sale styles! (This eyelet-sleeved tee is adorable and the back pleats on this t-shirt make it extra special)
  • Net-A-Porter: Extra 20% off select sale items labeled “sale must have”!
  • Old Navy: 30% off sale styles and 10% off regular-priced items! (This white skirt is perfect to pair with a one-piece suit as a coverup)
  • Tory Burch: Extra 30% off sale with code EXTRA30 (Adore this tank and love the embellishment on this clutch!)
  • West Elm: Get 25% off one item with code YOUR25

Some Steals:

1. Antonello Tedde Capriccioli Large Tote ($548 → $299) // 2. Vivetta White & Red Hand Collar ($195 → $117) // 3. J.Crew x New Balance Tennis Dress ($100 → $36 with code "SHOPSALE")

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Stripes (No Stars)

July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July! It's a party in the U.S.A.! I don't have stars for you today but I do have stripes. Fantastic stripes, actually. I'm a BIG fan of everything Everlane has come out with this summer (prepare yourself to see more of their dresses in the coming weeks) and this linen racerback style has become a fast favorite. Not just because the indigo & ivory is Fourth of July appropriate (throw on a red bandana and you've got the complete RW&B combo!) but because it's so light and easy and everyday appropriate. Did I mention that it's under $60? I've worn it so much that I'll probably be scooping up the heather grey version, too.

 

In substitute of stars (which I am a fan of, BTW), I have embroidered flowers. How precious is this little embellished mini dome pouch from Loeffler Randall?! You might recognize the blooms as the same on the heeled sandals I wore here – and the detailing is one in the same. The embroidered flowers can be found on other woven indigo-dyed pieces in LR’s summer ’17 collection – see and shop all of the denim-hued goodness here!

Hope everyone enjoys celebrating America’s independence (not America’s birthday) today!! And of course…don’t forget that there are TONS of sales and steals that continue through today…see all the discounts (and some of our personal favorites) here.

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This + That // Sales + Steals

June 30, 2017

Happy, happy holiday weekend! This week has flown by - can't believe its already Friday...and a holiday weekend at that. Hope everyone has fun plans for the long weekend! I'm feeling like we need to stock our fridge with beer and fresh watermelon to get in the Fourth of July spirit. Maybe make a flag cake out of berries and homemade whipped cream? Yum. The options are endless! Holiday weekends always mean there are LOTS of sales to be had and this one is no different - don't miss out... (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: 50% off everything with code JUSTBEACHY. (Love, love, love thisThis is adorable, too.)
  • Anthropologie: Summer tag sale – now an extra 30% off. (The details and texture of this takes a white off the shoulder top to the next level! This is super cute – if only Dallas wasn’t so.hot.)
  • ASOS: Shop more save more! $50 off when you spend $200 (code FREE50), $70 off when you spend $250 (code FREE70), $100 off when you spend $350 (code FREE100)!
  • Athleta: 100s of new markdowns!
  • Banana Republic: Extra 50% off sale online and in stores. (How am I just now seeing this? The color, the style. Everything.)
  • Barneys New York: Up to 75% off the seasons best designer collections. (Kind of loving the navy/denim version of these. The heel height isn’t too tall either.)
  • BaubleBar: Extra 20% off sale – Fourth of July weekend only! (These would be perfect for the Fourth with a white dress.)
  • Bloomingdales: Save 25-50% select items. (Love the zig zag details on these.)
  • Bluemercury: In stores an online – free summer travel essentials with any $150+ purchase with code TRAVEL.
  • BURU: Firecracker sale – 40% off select items through 7/5. Use code FIRECRACKER. (Obsessed with the colors in this.)
  • Calypso St. Barth: Enjoy an extra 50% off sale. (I’m on the hunt for a white dress – this one is pretty cute.)
  • CB2: 5 big weekends sales!
  • Chicwish: Enjoy an extra 10% off orders over $50 with code JUL10. (This is precious. Can’t resist eyelet.)
  • Club Monaco: Take an additional 30% off sale styles. (Generally not a romper girl, but its sounding pretty appealing in this heat!)
  • Crate & Barrel: 40% off select outdoor entertaining. (We could use a set of these!)
  • Furbish Studio: This weekend get 20% off everything with code OHHIJULY!
  • Gap: 40% off your purchase with code JULY. (I just ordered this in every color after seeing it in grey on a friend the other day. The perfect t-shirt dress!)
  • H&M: Summer sale! Deals from $4. (This is so cute on the model!)
  • HATCH: Shop 20% off summer and 20% off sale with code SIGN20. (This in the white is screaming my name. I also love the shoulder ties which make it nursing friendly, which is a plus these days!)
  • Hudson Way: Fourth of July sale! Take an additional 20% off sale with code EXTRA20. (Loving this. I have the these in blue, but now I think I may need the white!)
  • Intermix: The ultimate summer clearance! Receive up to $200 off sale items. (The sleeve detail on this is so pretty.)
  • J.Crew: In stores and online – extra 40% off sale with code SUMMER! (My workout tops are in need of a major clean out. The style and price of these are right up my alley. Molly and I saw these in the store last weekend and instantly wished we were tennis players. Beyond adorable. Ordered this to wear with bathing suits and tanks on our beach trip in a few weeks! )
  • J.Crew Factory: In stores and online – 50% off everything with code FOURTHEFUN! (This looks pretty promising. Love both color ways. Ordering this because its perfect for Dallas and nursing friendly. Would also be a cute coverup!)
  • kate spade new york: Enjoy a luggage tag with your full priced purchase of $200 or more from the travel shop! Enjoy an extra 30% off sale styles with code SUNNY. (In love with the fuller sleeve and tassel detail on this easy dress!)
  • Loeffler Randall: 50% off final sale! (Have been eyeing these in silver for awhile now – they would go with pretty much everything!)
  • LOFT: 50% off everything with code SPARKLER! (This would be super cute with jeans or jean shorts for the Fourth if you’re going to be in a cooler climate!
  • Lou & Grey: 30% off a purchase of $150+! (These are everything and more.)
  • The Loveliest: Holiday weekend sale! 30% off your entire order with code HAPPY4TH! (We’ve been eyeing these coasters for quite some time now! The neon trim is even more amazing in person. They also have the BEST candles. This is my favorite!)
  • Lulu Frost: Enjoy 20% off site wide including fine jewelry and zodiacs with code FIREWORKS20. (Still obsessed with the entire zodiac collection.)
  • Lulu & Georgia: Semi-annual warehouse sale! Take up to 70% off your purchase! Prices as marked.
  • Madewell: Up to 40% off warm weather shoes and sandals. (Love these in the red!)
  • Mango: Sale – up to 50% off! (Kicking myself for not ordering this for the upcoming holiday. Have been eyeing it for awhile now!)
  • Mignonne Gavigan: New items on sale!!
  • Neiman Marcus: Biggest sale of the season – up to 70% off regular prices! (This looks super flattering – I love the blue color)
  • Net-A-Porter: Clearance! (This is such a good price and amazing.)
  • Old Navy: Entire store on sale! Up to 60% off. (Just ordered this in a few colors – I’ve decided that cotton dresses like these are most practical and comfortable for this time of year!
  • Rag & Bone: Extra 30% off sale! Use code JUNESALE17. (Been dying to get into our local store to try these on! I’ve heard good things.)
  • Rebecca Taylor: Take 40% off sale with code JULYSURPRISE. (SO many good things. This may be my favorite.)
  • Serena and Lily: Summer celebration – enjoy 20% off everything with code HAPPY4TH. (Always in awe of their art collection!)
  • Shopbop: New styles added to sale – up to 70% off!! (As I’m trying to streamline my closet – I love the simplicity of this. A pretty take on a white topThis is pretty much killing me. Would pair it with jeans for our flight next month because I am always freezing on the plane!)
  • Steve Madden: For a limited time – 25% off with free shipping with code FIREWORKS. (These are for pre-order and I have a feeling they’ll go fast!)
  • Stuart Weitzman: The sale – new styles added! Fresh picks at up to 50% off. (Such a pretty wedge!)
  • TIBI: Further reductions + new styles added to sale! (LOVE this in the white. Obviously.)
  • Tory Burch: Semi-annual sale! Additional 30% off sale styles with code EXTRA30. (This style is amazing and timeless. This top is SO cute for the Fourth and all summer long!)
  • Tory Sport: Additional 30% off sale styles!
  • Tuckernuck: Summer sale! (Light blue + eyelet = yes please.)
  • Vince: Take an additional 25% off sale with code SUMMER25. (The perfect tee!)
  • West Elm: Extra 20% off markdowns with code SUMMER20. (Love this cute outdoor dining set. We could use something like this on our front porch!)

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Seersucker Skirt + Crop

June 29, 2017

I have this friend who is the queen of crop-tops and skirts. When I think crop-tops my mind usually goes to "hot girls looking hot" on Instagram, a very tight crop and a lot of midriff showing. But my friend, Hannah, doesn't do crops this way...the ones she favors are feminine, structured, lose in the right places and she pairs them with high waisted skirts, jeans, and shorts for just the right amount of skin revealed. Every time I see her in one of these signature looks I think, "I wanna do that." And here you have my attempt. A matching skirt and crop seemed like the easiest way to dip my toe into the pool that is crop-tops.

 

I’ve got a torso that’s on the longer side – which means that crop-tops aren’t always going to work on me. But they totally work with high-waisted skirts! Even better if said skirt and top are matching (making them a styling no brainer). I love how summery the pale lilac and white seersucker fabric is in this duo…seersucker (especially in this color combo) is more girly and preppy than I usually go for but it’s perfect for this season and a nice way to make the little bit of skin shown more sweet than sultry.

Incase you’re feeling the look of my skirt and crop set, here are some more paired pieces to love:

  • Not your average stripes on this set
  • Couldn’t believe that this set is Forever21…the detail is awesome and it’s not too young or aggressively risqué
  • This set is dressy (and modest) enough to wear for a wedding
  • Obsessed with the slightly retro vibe of this black and white mini dot set
  • This is a great casual set – adore the smocking and heathered grey (good price, too!)
  • More black and white but in stripes and more structure here
  • This set has the most incredible gingham color combo happening
  • If you’re wanting the perfect summer print, this skirt and top are ideal!
  • Loving the cut-out pattern on this set and the maxi skirt length
  • This has a tighter top but I love it with the maxi skirt and abstract gingham print
  • Ok, its short and not a skirt on this set, but the ruffles are too cute and I love the white
  • This Zara set is on sale and super adorable
  • Love how this set has a lace overlay (looks like Self Portrait!) that totally keeps the midriff covered
  • This skirt and top are sold separately (but they’re both on sale!) and I love the linen
  • This set is another Self Portrait look-alike

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