Yellow Striped Dress Under $20

Dress: HERE | Shoes: HERE | Clutch: HERE

Y’all, I can’t even tell you how hot it was taking these photos! I swear I was dripping sweat! The first day of summer is almost here and I will definitely be wearing little dresses and rompers all summer long! They are so easy, but they make you look so put together. I love the ruffle details and open back on this one. I have a small and it fits true to size. The straps are also adjustable! Yellow is such a trendy color right now and it’s a color that looks good on everyone! Anytime I see this color, I immediately gravitate towards it. I paired it with these shoes and this clutch. I’m sharing some of my other favorite dresses and rompers for summer down below.

Happy Monday guys! Patrick and I had such a great weekend with my parents on the island. A day of fishing and riding on the sea doo was such a good little getaway. Thanks for stopping by, and as always please reach out to me if you have any questions!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide + 3 Things My Dad Taught Me

My dad has always been my best friend. We are seriously the same person. People always say I look like my mom but act like my dad. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or bad thing! Ha just kidding! My dad is seriously the best. I could not even dream of having a better dad. He is so loving, and will do just about anything for anyone. There is not a person in the world that doesn’t like my dad. He knows just about everyone around where I grew up and I have never heard one person say a bad thing about him! He’s truly the best and I feel so blessed to have been raised by him! I hope one day Patrick and I can use the things he has taught me to raise our own kids! I wanted to share three things my dad taught me growing up that have always stuck with me.

  1. Take your credit cards and cut them up and throw them away. So, my dad works at a bank so he has always taught my sister and I how to handle our money. He has instilled in us how we need to save and has always said credit cards are nothing but trouble. Credit cards can be a good thing obviously because you need credit to buy a car or house or anything big like that, BUT in all reality I see so many people get themselves into trouble with credit cards. Putting a car or bills in your name builds more credit anyways! So many people get credit cards and things they are doing so much good to try and build credit and then they rake up their bill and can’t pay it each month and it ends up hurting you more than helping you! So basically, save money and pay your stuff off when you buy it! If you can’t afford it then, save up and pay for it when you can pay it all at once!
  2. Find a church and do your best to go every Sunday. Growing up, my family was extremely close and we went to church every Sunday and then went to lunch as a family. Looking back, this truly was my favorite day of the week. My sister and I were SO busy with school, cheerleading and 4H during the week and most weekends so taking that one day to do something as a family was great. I’m not gonna lie, Patrick and I have been so bad about going to church since we moved to Houston because we have been SO busy non stop but I was actually just telling him the other day that now that things have calmed down, we are going to start going. It is such a good time to talk to God about what’s on your mind and let him know what’s going on in your life. Even though there were Sundays when my sister and I didn’t want to wake up and get dressed, I am so glad my dad was so firm on this.
  3. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something. My dad is a go-getter. If he wants something or wants to do something, he’s not gonna stop until he makes it happen. I have always loved this about him and tried to do the same myself. He put himself through college and became successful because he didn’t want to be anything other than that. I was lucky enough to not have to put myself through college, but that just made me realize that you really can do anything you put your mind to no matter what anyone says. There has been plenty of times throughout my life where I have seen my dad succeed and do things others told him that he couldn’t and I am so thankful to have such a strong male figure in my life to look up to. My dad wanted boys so bad, but instead he got two girls and he has always made sure we know that we are just as strong and can do anything that a male can do and to never settle.

I put together a gift guide of some of my dads favorite things below!

 

  1. Char-Broil The Big Easy Grill: This thing is AMAZING! My dad actually bought Patrick and I one for a wedding gift and I’m obsessed with it! It is so easy to use! I even grill on it sometimes.
  2. Bluetooth Headphones: My parents workout every morning and my dad LOVES his headphones. My sister and I actually got him a pair of bluetooth ones last father’s day and he loves them so much more than regular ones.
  3. Jon Hart Duffle Bag: Y’all, all Jon Hart luggage is amazing. It lasts forever and it seriously worth every penny. I love that you can personalize it and that it all matches. My dad has the set and has never used any other luggage! It’s great to travel with too!
  4. Jon Hart Shave Kit: My dad has had his shave kit for years and it still looks brand new! I actually got Patrick one of these for Christmas a couple years ago and it it perfect. It fits so much!
  5. Monogram BBQ Grill Tools: My dad loves to grill. I love that these are personalized and that there is a case to put them all in!
  6. Maui Jim Sunglasses: This is the only brand of sunglasses my dad wears! They have a great warranty problem so if anything happens to them you can just send them back and have them fixed or replaced. Again these are worth every penny paid.
  7. Personalized Bottle Opener: This is perfect to be hung on the back porch next to your grill!
  8. Rangefinder: My dad is a big hunter and golfer and he uses a rangefinder for both!
  9. Bose Bluetooth Speaker: My dad uses his speaker constantly. Whether he’s sitting by the pool, at the beach, on the boat, in the deer blind, or grilling he always has his with him!
  10. Lawn Chair: This would be so perfect for a day at the beach, by the pool, or at a sports game!

Thanks for stopping by and as always if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

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The Bodysuit That Everyone Needs!

Top: HERE | Shorts: HERE | Shoes: HERE | Clutch: HERE | Sunglasses: HERE (use code: LITTLEBITOFLIVING15 for 15% off your total purchase)

Hi y’all!! Happy Monday! I hope everyone has had a great start to their week so far! Patrick and I are currently sitting in the airport with a delayed flight back to Texas! I just want to get home to my pups!!! Anyone else a psycho dog mom when you leave your dogs with someone? Lol. I definitely am.

SO onto this outfit. You guys have probably seen this bodysuit so many times. I saw a few of my favorite bloggers with it and I loved it on them so I immediately bought it myself. Holy macaroni, I am obsessed with this thing. It goes with any bottoms, and I mean ANY bottoms. Whether its jean shorts, paperbag shorts, jeans, flowy pants it all looks so cute! It is so comfortable too. The fit is amazing, and it isn’t too tight where its feels uncomfortable. I am obsessed with the ruffle sleeves. It is the perfect feminine touch! The material is thick enough where it isn’t see through. I have a strapless bra on with it here but you can easily where a regular bra with it and not have to worry about it showing.

I paired it with these jean shorts from Target, and these amazing brown wedges. You have probably seen so many people rave about these as well. They are under $80, so easy to walk in, and extremely comfortable. If you’re going to buy one item of clothing to get you through summer, this bodysuit is it! Oh, and did I mention it’s only $35!!! Totally worth it!

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Summer Crop Tops

Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Abercrombie | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Clutch: Target

Y’all, when I got in my car today the temperature said 100 degrees. Summer is here and sleeveless tops and shorts are all I have been wearing! There is TONS of cute tops out there right now. I have gathered a few of my favorites for y’all and put them down below including this blush off-the-shoulder crop top that is only $25! I love crop tops because they look so cute with high waisted shorts and you don’t have to worry about a top hanging down over your shorts or pants!

This top looks so cute with shorts, jeans, and I LOVE it with white shorts and jeans. I actually planned to shoot it with white shorts and then forgot to put them in my bag so I paired it with these jeans and these wedges. I can’t say enough good things about these shoes. I’m about to order them in 2 other colors! They are so comfortable and truly go with everything.

Happy Monday! I hope everyday had a great day and a great start to their week! Patrick and I are headed to Georgia this weekend for a quick weekend trip! What are you guys doing this week and weekend? Let me know down below!

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Jumpsuits + Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Jumpsuit: Nordstrom | Wedges: Steve Madden 

Anyone else hopped on the jumpsuit train?! They’re so effortless, but still so cute! I am seriously obsessed with this one! I love the bows and the stripes on it! Unfortunately, this one is almost sold out so I linked a few others that I have either ordered or that I love below!

I also am sharing all the Memorial Day weekend sales that are happening! There are SO many good ones. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Patrick and I are headed to Dallas to see his family and hangout by the pool! I am SO ready to get some sun! Thanks for stopping by!

Memorial Day Weekend Sales:

Macy’s: Extra 20% off with code MEMDAY until May 28

Ann Taylor: 40% off your purchase

Shopbop: New markdowns up to 40% off + free shipping

Anthropologie: Extra 40% off sale + 20% off furniture and decor

BaubleBar: Up to 70% off

J. Crew: Up to 40% off with code GETAWAY

Everything But Water: Up to 40% off

Pottery Barn: Up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE

Nordstrom: Half-yearly sale! Up to 40% off!

SheIn: Take an extra 20% off selected items

Express: Everything up to 50% off

Victoria Secret: 7 for $28 panties!

H&M: 30% off SITEWIDE!

ASOS: 30% off all occasion wear

Banana Republic: 40% off SITEWIDE!

Crate and Barrel: 15% off SITEWIDE!

 

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Picks

I bet you all have figured out by now that Nordstrom is having a HUGE sale!! There is tons of good stuff! I have pulled my favorite picks for you guys and I will be updating this as I continue to go through the sale items. I have included a few pics of the sale pieces that I already have below as well! The sale goes until June 3, but stuff goes quick so shop fast! Happy shopping guys!

Top: HERE

Dress: HERE

Top: HERE and this top comes in 3 other colors!

 

Navy and White Gingham Tank

Top | Jeans | Shoes | Clutch

Happy Monday y’all! This past week has been SO busy! I feel like there hasn’t been enough time in the day! This past weekend I went to San Antonio for my cousins graduation from nursing school, and this weekend Patrick and I are headed to meet my best friends new baby boy and then on to Dallas for a couple days to see Patrick’s parents.

I wore this adorable outfit last week and this top is AMAZING! I love the way it fits and it’s so cute with any bottoms! I am planning to wear it with a skirt this weekend! It is also the perfect little top for Memorial Day. It’s under $35 and comes in the cutest pink too! I paired it with my all time favorite white jeans and these cognac wedges. They’re high, but surprisingly comfortable and easy to walk in!

What’s everyones plans for Memorial Day this weekend?! Let me know in the comments below!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide + 3 of The Best Things I’ve Learned From My Mom

Mother’s Day is in 4 days and I can’t wait to spoil my mom! I seriously don’t know what I would do without her! She is my rock and truly my best friend. Throughout the years, I have learned SO much from my sweet momma so I wanted to share three of my favorite things with you guys!

  1. Mom Always Knows Best: Y’all, it doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 55, your mom ALWAYS knows best! I cannot stress this enough. Anytime I had a problem or needed advice, she was always right. I never believed her when she said that until now! She always knew who my true friends were, knew what kind of prom dress would look the best on me, knew when I was lying about something being wrong and so much more. When I was picking out my wedding dress, my mom actually found it and picked it out. I was so against trying it on but she begged me to do so, so of course I did. Once again, she knew best. I fell in love with it!
  2. You have to make yourself happy before you can make others happy: This was HUGE for me when I finally understood it. From my freshman year of high school to my freshman year of college, I dated a guy and was treated like dirt. For four years I didn’t understand how unhappy I was. I thought I was in love, but boy was I wrong. My mom would ask me all the time why I thought I was so happy and I could never once answer her. Throughout those years, I lost great relationships with friends and family and was in such a blur all the time. I was truly just living to make that relationship work. After finally realizing how bad of a situation I was in and breaking up with him, it was like my life did a total 360. I woke up happy and went to bed happy. I remember my mom telling me how much different I was. After the breakup, I promised myself that I wouldn’t get into a relationship for atleast a year. That year, all I did was work on myself. I dated, had endless girls nights, and did exactly what I wanted to do. Exactly 9 days after the year was up, I met Patrick and the rest is history! You truly cannot be happy with others around you until you are happy with yourself!
  3. Be Yourself, ALWAYS: This one is my favorite. There are so many people who try to live other’s life. Whether it’s style, likes and dislikes, food, hobbies, etc., YOU DO YOU! My mom always told my sister and I to just be ourselves. She knew when we were doing something to fit in and always did her best to steer us to do what we wanted to do. My sister and I always knew that God made us and there is NO one in the world like us. Embrace it!

These are just a few of the things I have learned from my mom. My favorite part about my mom is that she always speaks her mind and will never beat around the bush. She is truly the nicest person, and would do just about anything for anyone. I am so grateful that God chose me to be her daughter.

Below I have shared a few Mother’s Day gifts! If you select express shipping, you will definitely get them in time for Sunday.

Kendra Scott Inez Pendent Necklace

Kris Nations Mama Script Ring

Capri Blue Signature Jar Candle

Kate Spade Initial Necklace 

Monogram Tablet Holder

Fill-In-The-Blank Letters to Mom

‘Moonlight’ Pajamas

Fragrance Diffuser 

Accent Pillow

Fitbit Versa Smart Watch 

Platform Wedge Sandal

Sugarfina Champagne Bears

Google Home Speaker

Happy Wednesday y’all! I hope everyone is having a great week! We are halfway through!

Shopbop Sale Picks Under $100

 

Yellow Eyelet Top + Weekend Sales!

Top: Revolve | Shorts: Similar | Wedges: DSW | Purse: Revolve | Bracelet: David Yurman

Who else is obsessed with bright colors? They make me so happy! I have never been a big fan of yellow but lately I have been loving it! This top is perfect for the spring and summer months and will definitely be on repeat. I love the ruffles and open shoulder on it! These shorts are old from American Eagle, but I just ordered these and LOVE them! They fit SO well and are long enough in the bag to cover your booty! These wedges have been on major repeat lately. I can’t recommend them enough! They go with everything and are extremely comfortable.

HAPPY FRIDAY! Holy cow I felt like this week was never going to end! Patrick and I are headed to Georgia tomorrow for a quick weekend trip. What are your plans this weekend? Below I have rounded up some of my favorite weekend sales! Some of them are only TODAY so shop fast!

Urban Outfitters:

25% Off Swimwear

Express:

Buy One, Get One $19.90 on shorts

Buy One, Get One $29.90 on jeans

Buy One, Get One 50% Off on swimwear

Old Navy:

All Jeans, Pants and Tees up to 50% Off

30% Off Your Total Purchase – April 27 Only

Abercrombie and Fitch:

30% Off Total Purchase with code 11430

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