Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Summer Sale

Morning, Gang!  Stumbled upon the Nordstrom End of Summer Clearance Sale this morning and scouted out a few goodies that were too good to pass up.  This Dress would be perfection with these Ankle Booties (which I own and L O V E ) for the fall.  This Fringed Crossbody is right on par with fall trends, the price on these Gladiators are entirely too good to pass up, and these Shield Booties...well, need I say more?  Feel free to shop my other picks below by clicking on the images.  Cheers to a great Wednesday, gang, we are halfway there!  Make it a great one!


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stripes & Snacks












snacks (NOURISH SNACKS c/o), tank (Chloe K, love THIS only $28!), denim (dl1961 see SIMILAR), flats (Loeffler Randall), bag (Gigi New York), rings (BCBGAnna Beck), shades (Sole Society), lunchbox (Pottery Barn Teen)

BUSY.  We are all busy relatively speaking,  aren't we?  Whether it's schlepping the kids around, getting from one meeting to the next, getting your personal life in order amongst the chaos of your professional life---we are all B U S Y.   I'm a one man show running my ship so my "busy" can be a cluster from time to time although I'd like to think I've got it all in order and it looks neat, pretty, and controlled (it ain't btw--just take a look at my laundry room--or hell, MY room for that matter).  With that being said, I need to keep myself and my brood fueled.  I am often guilty of going until 3 pm only to realize I've only had my Starbucks and then gorge myself on unhealthy snacks--it's not good not to mention terribly unhealthy.  And the kiddies require a SNACK everyday at school, in their lunch boxes, and are savages when I pick them up--so what's the solution?  Nourish Snacks my friends, Nourish Snacks.  Forget about the fact that they're Gluten & Dairy Free, Non-GMO, taste so dang good, and are founded by the TODAY show's nuritionist, Joy Bauer, but have you seen how cute the packaging/names are--Mr. Popular, Monkey Love, Mind your P's and BBQ??  Kidding, that's not what is important here, but truly--I kinda love the catchiness of it all---so do the little ladies--Chase especially thinks she's quite the cool cat and loves the taste!  Mom approved, Kid Devoured...enough said.  Take a gander at all of the Delish Options--your kiddies will indeed thank you!
Alright gang, once again, hope your day is a little less busy with a little more chill but who are we kidding---Make it a great one nonetheless!  
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Get Schooled




  










chaser:  dress (Target ON SALE), sandals (Stuart Weitzman), backpack (Pottery Barn Teen ON SALE)
cam:  jacket (Old Navy ON SALE), tee (Crewcuts see SIMILAR ON SALE), skirt (Crewcuts), sneaks (Converse), backpack (Garnet Hill)
notepad (Tiny Prints c/o), chase NOTEBOOK (Tiny Prints c/o), name labels (Tiny Prints c/o), lunchbox notes (Tiny Prints c/o)

We are well underway with all sorts of back to school shenanigans.  Homework, parent teacher meetings, hip hop class, band practice, school projects--it's indeed that time of year!  Not sure about your kiddies, but my girls love any and everything that is unique and personalized to them---they say it makes them feel, "Oh so special, Mom!"   Enter Tiny Prints.  Y'all know I'm a big fan of their Personalized Stationery, and their back to school goodies are equally as fun, fresh, and perfect for your school tykes.  Funny thing is, my mom used to send little notes in my lunchbox which I now do as well for Chase & Cam---but we're talking a measly scratch piece of paper.  So you can only imagine their excitement when they got a Personalized Lunchbox Note from Yours Truly--needless to say, Lunchtime has been a big hit with the little ladies.  Three other items I'm totally digging from Tiny Prints--Chaser's Words to Live By Notebook (she's obsessed), Personalized Notepad (how precious is her "To Do" List), and Cam's Name Labels which are more or less on EVERY item within her backpack--kid loves a good sticker (and they're dishwasher safe)!  
So here's the fun part---Tiny Prints is offering 20% off your order and FREE Standard or USPS shipping to s + s readers with code BACKTOSCHOOL20FS*!!  If ever there was a time to get your school brood up to speed with fun personalized supplies, NOW. IS. IT.  Offer expires on 9/30/2015 so be sure to take advantage of the back to school goodies stat!  
Alright gang, cheers to a wonderful Tuesday--make it a great one and feel free to shop the little ladies' looks below!




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photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Dual Denim








 chambray (Paige SIMILAR), flares (Citizen of Humanity ON SALE), belt (Loft), bag (Gigi New York c/o), necklace (STELLA & DOT), cuff (BCBG), rings (BCBGAnna Beck), shades (Sole Society UNDER $25), wedges (Vince LOVE THESE)

What you're witnessing above is a cluster aka "Take your Kids to Work Day."  Precious toddler c/o Kristin Tatem, you know my brood, and the ducks, well, they're just being camera hogs.  The mayhem aside, this look is certainly not reinventing the wheel, but that's why I love it.  Distressed Flares, a Classic Chambray, and a Beautiful Statement Necklace make for a perfect where-anywhere-kinda-rig.  Let's elaborate on the Stella & Dot Necklace....what I love is not only its versatility (you can reverse her), but mostly, the Leather Detail--it gives it the ability to dress her up or down...and the cobalt is just perfection and spot on for fall!
Alright gang---hope your week is off to a smooth start.  Feel free to shop the look below--make it a great one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Bluegrass




  












 tee (Kentucky Branded c/o), vest (SIMILAR), denim (dl1961 just got THESE DISTRESSED), tote (Mark & Graham), 
 watch (Cartier), rings (Anna BeckBCBG), sneaks (Adidas), collared shirt (Equipment), oxfords (see SIMILAR), shades (Michael Kors)

Rounding out the week with another tee from Kentucky Branded.  As I mentioned in This PostKentucky Branded is a one stop shop for all things Kentucky--think UK, Bourbon goods, BBN, State Pride--you name it, they have it!!  Tonight is the last night to enter the Kentucky Branded & s + s $200 GIFT CARD giveaway on My Insta Feed--be sure to take a gander and enter to win.  And if in the market for a revamp to your UK wardrobe, be sure to swing by Kentucky Branded tomorrow for their grand opening---food, prizes, and Bluegrass goodies galore!
Alright gang, I've got three bunnies I"m taking to the Circus tonight---y'all have a great kickoff to your weekend...make it a great one!

photos courtesy of Andrew Adams

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