Sofía Vergara Restocks! Cropped Jeans, Tank, Wedges and Cute Straw Bag

Monday, June 17, 2019


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Some nice basics have been restocked in the  Spring launch from Sofía Vergara, available exclusively at Walmart!! Sofía's line is designed to work well for women with various body types. The  cropped jeans (medium wash) are comfy, flattering and a good value for the $22.50 price! They fit true to size. Shown with a basic  cotton blend stretchy tank. (for the tank for SURE go a full size up as they run small. I went with a medium and my usual small definitely would have been too small.)

Also check out some of my other outfits from the Sofía Jeans line  here (jeans and peasant top) and  here (denim skirt and linen blend tee.)  

I found this  cute straw bag to go with my outfit, (comes in three colors!) and I'm wearing it with  these cork wedges (which run true to size.) 


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Three Current Favorites

Friday, May 24, 2019


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This is one of my current favorite outfits
- I love all the pieces separately, and how they work together! I'll link to all here, but also check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale going on now for lots more amazing outfit pieces!!!

Jacket is the "Robyn" by AG, in Blue Cove. You can buy it at Nordstrom, Amazon, or Zappos - all three have free shipping and returns! I absolutely adore it since it's so fitted to the body (which is flattering). I tried 3 other jackets that didn't work for me, all were too boxy (not flattering. I don't want to look like a box.) The Robyn does run on the small side - I'm wearing a small above and I can only really wear it with a dress, light tank or top. Even a light sweater underneath would make it too tight. I also tried the medium, which was too big and therefore didn't have the nice fitted look. It is plenty long in the sleeves, which I really like.


Dress is one of the body con ruched dresses from Leith. I think these look great on a lot of different body types! They come in plus sizes too. The ruching on tummy area is nice. It is fitted on the backside/bum area, so if in doubt, you may want to go a size up. Keep in mind that I'm 5'8". On someone shorter it would come down longer (if I were much taller I don't feel like I could get away with the length since it's already pretty short.) This dress can be dressed up or down, depending on how casual you want to go.



Shoes are Toms and they are so comfortable!!! I know that is unbelievable with a high platform, but the footbeds are so nice and soft. I walked a long way in NYC in these and my feet were not sore at all. You can get them at Zappos too.

Sunglasses are Ray Ban. Similar styles here. Some Ray Ban on sale at Nordstrom Rack right now!!!

Bag is Louis Vuitton. To save money on a Louis Vuitton, check out the pre-owned selection via eBay authenticate or Rue La La. With eBay, make sure to buy ONLY from the authenticate section for high end designer bags. You'll see the blue checkmark on each listing with "authenticity verified".

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Two Great Sales on Yeti (Perfect Father's Day Gift or Grab One for Yourself!)

Sunday, May 19, 2019


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Update: The two Memorial Day Yeti sales have ended, but stay tuned as I will post more when they come around again!

Stylish, beautiful AND practical, Yeti makes great gifts for almost anyone! Keep your coffee hot, your frappucino cold, take ice water along for outdoor sports, or a whole picnic along for 10 people!!

Yeti sales are pretty rare but currently there are TWO great sales. First, check out REI where prices on most Yetis drop 25% at checkout!! NOTE: They're having their biggest sale of the year right now with lots of other items too. So if you need a tent, hiking boots, off-season Patagonia, or anything else outdoorsy - now's the time to grab it!

Second, if you're not finding the exact item/color you want at REI, check out Backcountry, where Yeti prices drop 20% with code TAKE20MAY (you'll only be able to use the discount on a single item.) Cross-check their prices on other items/gear too as they may in some cases beat REI's or have different selection.

With either site you'll get free shipping at $50+!

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Spring Mom & Boys Coordinated Outfit Picks

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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I always see mommy & me outfits for moms and daughters, but I wanted to do a coordinated look for my sons and me (not too matchy, but in the same color family.)  I LOVE how it turned out! (and they love it too! How cute are my guys?) Starting with my outfit – my tee and jeans are from Ellen DeGeneres' collection, EV1 (Check out more of Walmart's affordable lines for moms & kids here.) My 50 states tee runs on the small side, so I sized up to a medium. Super soft and comfy! The jeans I'm wearing are the EV1 Maddy, but I also got the Preston style - both are extremely similar in terms of fit and run a bit big. I sized down to a 2 in both. Both are higher waisted for better belly-coverage.



Another jeans option, if you like distressing, is the Alex style. Unfortunately they are often out of stock, but try for your size here. Again, you may want to size down one as they run generously. See the Alex pair in the pics below.


Cork wedge shoes shown in the pic above are here and run true to size. Pictured below are my EV1 quilted bag (only $16.99 in black or navy!!!) and metallic slides (various color options, rose gold is mostly sold out but silver currently available). Both great, affordable basics.


The boys' outfits are here. Love the contrast-pocket tees! These sets come with a tank top too and the three pieces combined are only $14.49! The boys' shoes are here in the blue and here in the brown. (but NOTE - the brown ones are men's sizes... my 9 year old has big feet!)


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Recent Home Finds (Rae Dunn)

Monday, May 13, 2019


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I got a couple of deliveries this week that I especially liked (and Felix did too, as you can see!) I just found out that TJ Maxx carries Rae Dunn home decor items for less! This is great but... unfortunately you cannot search by brand name on the site, they don't come up. So you have to hunt. I'll link to a bunch here to make it easier though, plus the other items pictured!

Shown in pic above:
1.) Bonsai Tree (from Amazon, this one is also cute and on sale too.)
2.) Sand + Fog candle
3.) Pet bowl sets - Lots of new designs added here! (Not searchable so look through.) 'Nosh' is here. And 'Tasty' is here. 

Unfortunately the Thrive Pot and Rae Dunn notebook pictured above are currently sold out. Want more? See below...

1.) Relax blanket
2.) Family pillow
3.) Spread cheese board
4.) Bon Appetite tray
5.) Share baker
6.) 'Cake' baker here (not shown.)
7.) Homemade cake stand
8.) Love pillow
9.) Gardening tools
10.) Stay awhile pillow
11.) Nosh Nosh pet dishes
12.) Today pillow
13.) Jars here and here and also here.
14.) Various plates here and here and here

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Spring Shopping for Less with eBay!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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eBay is a great place to grab any shoes you missed out on from a previous season (for less!) Often you can get current line shoes for a steal too, especially pre-owned. I got these pretty red Toms for under $30 shipped, and the Boden dress I'm wearing for only $26 shipped!!! (Note: you can grab the exact items I'm wearing from my LTK page here.) I've found Boden dresses to be consistently sized, and the quality/materials are wonderful! Note though, Boden is a British company, so sizes are often listed for both US and UK - make sure to grab the right one!


Note that most items on eBay now have a 'buy it now' option, so you do not have to wait around until the end of an auction to "bid". Also, many items now offer returns. I actually returned one other dress I bought, it was super easy and I got my refund within a couple of days! (There is a checkbox on the menu for this, so you can opt to see only the items with free returns.)

Love this dress - so comfy and it even has pockets!!! The shoes run a little small in the style I'm wearing, so I'd go up half a size.


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Incredible Tea Collection Warehouse Sale!!! (My Favorite Brand for Boys!)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


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Update - the warehouse sale has ended but we hope to see it again next year! Want to get updated on the best online sales on for both moms AND kids? Join our Sample Sale Mom Facebook group and follow me on Instagram!

Tea Collection is my FAVORITE kids' clothing brand (although it's a close call with Boden!) and today they are having an incredible Warehouse Sale here. Click into each category to see available items - do not use the search by size as it eliminates some of the choices.

Many items are $12 each and on top of that, if you buy 10 or more items they drop to $11 each, and if you buy 15 or more items, they drop to just ten bucks each!!! Shipping is free once you get to $150. If in doubt about sizing, I would advise going up - my boys are shown in size 12s above, but Alex only borrowed his brother's shirt, he needs a 14. 100% cotton does shrink in the wash (and although ideally they should be line dried, I throw mine in the dryer.)

Unfortunately my kids' tees pictured are not included in the $12 sale, but they are available on the site here and here. LOVE so many designs on the site right now!!! My kids sun hats are from Outdoor Research here (bigger kids like mine can wear men's small). Both have chin strap options, which is great if you'll be in a windy area!