What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

August 3, 2017

Filed Under : Style

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Dress: ASOS (similar here, and here) | Shoes: Steve Madden

If you’re trying to figure out what to wear to a summer wedding, this is the one to get.  It’s be perfect for a summer wedding, or a handful of other events, like a cocktail party, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or even fancy dinner with your man. And it’s under $100! Total win, right!? I feel like our summers are always booked with weddings (which I love, btw!), and I’m always looking for something to wear. It’s so hot in South Carolina, so I need something that is going to keep me cool, but is also pretty and elegant. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor wedding, this dress is so pretty and I think would be just perfect!

Sadly, this particular one is sold out (crossing my fingers it comes back), but I’ve linked a few other dresses that are so similar and just as fun!

 

photos by jessi nichols photography

Stocking Up on Christmas Gifts With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 31, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Style

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale isn’t over yet, there’s still 6 days left to shop it! I think it’s a great time to stock up on Christmas gifts at unbeatable prices now, which will save you money in the long run. Plus, you’ll be so thankful when November rolls around and you already have your Christmas shopping finished! I mean, imagine a Christmas where all there is to do is sit back, kick up your feet, and listen to Christmas music while you sip hot chocolate. Dreamy, right!? ;)

For Mom // I picked a cozy neutral blanket for your mommas. Such a beautiful, classic gift that would no doubt be used and loved.

For your best girlfriends // You can’t go wrong with a cute little coffee mug. Because let’s be real, you can never have too many coffee mugs.

For your inlaws // A beautiful wood/marble serving board. It’s a bit of a higher price point, but I think would be a great gift both mother-in-law and father-in-laws would love.

For Dad // I don’t know about your dad, but my dad never buys clothes for himself, so opting for clothes makes a great christmas gift.

For your sisters // The yummiest candles that any sister would love (I know I would!)

For the husband, boyfriend, brothers in your life // A beautiful, classic watch makes the perfect gift for any man in your life. I love this one, but there are so many different options at different price points!

I am also giving away a $300 Nordstrom gift card on Instagram today, so be sure to head over and enter! Happy shopping!

What to Pack For a Day at the Beach With a Toddler

July 27, 2017

Filed Under : Motherhood - Travel

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It’s not summer to me until we’ve been to the beach. Being by the water has always been so restful and healing for my soul. The older I get, the more of a beach gal I seem to become. I’m happy to report that Piper shares my love of the water and has loved the beach since our first trip with her last summer. It’s definitely a game changer being at the beach with kids, though, so I thought I would share with you guys what to pack for a day at the beach with a toddler, to make the day go smoother, and what all has worked for us.

As much work as it can be to manage a day at the beach with toddlers, it’s so worth it to see the joy on their face and watch all the fun they have. We made so many fun memories this year, and I’m already thinking about next year!

 

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Sunscreen // We always make sure to have 50 SPF on hand, and we are a big fan of babyganics.

Beach Tent // Having a large tent, versus just an umbrella, gives a lot of shaded space that little ones can play and sit, without having to be exposed to the sun all day. We’ll put our tent up in the morning, and leave it up all day until dinner.

Sand Toys // A set of beach toys are $5, so super cheap and a must have. I’d also recommend getting a set with a bucket, as filling buckets up with water and emptying it out again always seems to be a hit, ha.

Soccer Ball // When the tide is low, we love to run around and kick the soccer ball. There’s so much space, and I think soccer is an underrated beach sport!

Yeti Cooler // Make sure to stock up on water and snacks for the day. We’ll also pack lunch sometimes so we don’t have to go back up to the house. We had a yeti cooler on our last trip and was so impressed with how cold it kept everything.

Toddler Beach Chair // We didn’t think to bring a beach chair for Piper last trip, but we definitely will next time. She always tried to sneak and steal our chairs, which was so cute. I think she’d love to have her own!

Water Shoes // If you’re at a beach that is particularly ‘shelly’, it’s a really good idea to have water shoes for them to prevent cuts and achy feet. If the sand is really hot, having water shoes can also help keep their feet cool.

Some other things I’d recommend, is renting an ocean front house when possible. Being on the ocean makes the biggest difference, especially if you’re juggling nap times. It also makes it much easier to tote everything back and forth to the beach.

If you aren’t oceanfront, I’d definitely recommend renting a golf cart or bringing a wagon to wheel everything down to the beach.

And the most important of all, bring grandma! ;)

Good Vibrations

July 20, 2017

Filed Under : Style

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Top: Goodnight Macaroon (40% when using code ANNIVERSARY until 7/30!) | White Jeans: Articles of Society (the best fit!) | Purse: BP. (similar) | Sunglasses: Le Spec | Earrings: Tuckernuck (similar) | Lips: Stila Stay All Day inPatina

Today we are headed back from a little beach trip to celebrate my little sister (who just competed in her first body building competition and is 15 months sober, praise!). It has been so amazing having her back in my life, and seeing her true self again. Anyway, another story for another day…

The Nordstrom Sale has me drooling over fall, but there’s no denying there is still a solid 2 months of hot, boiling heat here in South Carolina (boo!!!). It’s been a bit of a rough summer for us…hotter than most. The AC in our house went out, so we lived with it for a few weeks while it was on edge before we finally bit the bullet and replaced it (another praise! so thankful for AC!). My car AC also has split personality disorder and will go out randomly….usually right around 12:30 pm on a hot sunny day when Piper is in the car and screaming because now she is not only tired and ready for her nap, but hot and sweaty. Cool. Actually, not cool. Very hot! I’ve vowed to leave the South to move to Alaska and never look back, more than once.

But…I am trying to make the best of it and enjoy the summer season. This outfit is certainly inspired by Summer, and I’m trying to look on the bright side, eh ;). And nothing says summer more than a little Beach Boy’s “Good Vibrations,” which is my song of choice when I’m trying to be all positive and crap.

Stay cool my friends!  Thanks for stopping by!

photography by jessi nichols photography

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