If you have been following along, you know that I love to pair blazers with more casual outfits. I put together some really great light-weight blazers to pair with shorts, jeans, or even your favorite Summer dresses! It is such an easy way to elevate an outfit into a more polished look.
I don’t know about y’all, but Jordan and I don’t really buy each other Valentine’s Day gifts. We typically like to cook a nice dinner at home or go out to one of our favorite restaurants. However, I DO love all of the adorable pink and red Valentine’s Day themed items in the stores. They bring so much joy to this sort of grey-feeling part of the year while we wait on Spring. I put together a list of items for you ladies to treat yourself to because you deserve it! Orrr you can send this post over to your man as a hint 😉 . Either way, these are really great items for all year round, not just Valentine’s Day. Simply click on each item in the photo above to shop.
PJ Set: This is the same PJ set that I raved about back during Christmas, and I still love it! It comes in so many options, as well as a long sleeved/pants option that I’ll link here.
Veja Sneakers: Y’all gave me such great feedback about Veja sneakers a couple weeks ago in my stories, and I am still waiting on a different color option of these sneakers to come back in stock. BUT how cute are these pink and red ones?? I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair.
Mini Waffle Maker: I picked up this adorable waffle maker from Target yesterday and we had breakfast for dinner. It was absolutely delicious–highly recommend. There are also so many ideas on how to use a mini waffle maker on Tik Tok like cooking cinnamon rolls in them. I’ll be buying cinnamon rolls and trying this ASAP.
Glossier YOU perfume: If you buy one thing from this whole list, let it be this. I really can’t describe this fragrance in words, but it is meant to smell different on every single person. It is perfect for every day, and just smells fresh, musky, and sweet all at the same time. It is such an unoffensive scent, and I just feel put together when I wear it. I even wear it when I don’t plan on leaving the house (which is most days if you’re new here lol).
Plumping Gloss: If you are looking for an extreme plumping gloss that stings your lips, this is not it. However, it does have a bit of a minty-fresh feeling that I love and the formula is so great. It feels very comfortable and moisturizing on the lips. I can’t believe this is only $7.99 at Target! I bought the shade champagne and it is the perfect color to wear on bare lips or over lip liner for a natural look.
Aerie Cotton Undies: Everyone knows that cotton undies are the best to wear everyday. I love Aerie’s line of cotton underwear. They are so comfortable, and I love how affordable they are. You can mix and match 8 pairs for only $32.
Gold Choker: I have had my eyes on this jewelry brand for a while! One of my favorite bloggers to follow raves about this jewelry that she wears everyday. She even showers and sleeps in it. It is water-resistant! This choker in particular is in my cart because I know it will layer with all my other gold jewelry, and I am absolutely loving that look right now. I’ll link the website here to check out the rest of their jewelry. If you use Madi’s code Madi25 , you’ll save $22 on this choker!
I hope y’all found something to treat yourself to! Thank you so much for reading, as always. <3
We are at the beach for the week, so I thought it would be a good time to share all of the Summer items I’ve purchased this year with the beach being on my mind 24/7. A lot of them are great prices, and all of them are excellent quality! Stay tuned for more beach content this week. I’ll be styling these items and posting more outfits on my Instagram page + linking them in the LikeToKnow.it app. Feel free to follow along over there if you aren’t already. Linking my LTK profile here.
Denim Shorts: I did NOT want to love these shorts as much as I do because of the price tag. They are the most expensive item on this list, as well as the most expensive denim shorts I’ve ever purchased. What I love about them, is how flattering the fit is. They don’t hug your thighs or butt too tight at all, which is what I prefer. Most reviews say that these “run big,” however, I ordered my normal size and they are perfect. They are high wasted, so shirts tuck in nicely, and they also look really great with crop tops or swim suits. I know I will continue to wear these into the Fall with booties and cardigans, so they are a great investment.
Straw Hat: Another item that I have had my eye on for a solid two years, but continued to buy target hats instead (those are totally great as well, don’t get me wrong!). However, this hat is amazing quality and you can order your correct size for a more custom fit (not a one size fits all). For someone who loves straw hats as much as I do, this one is the top on my list. And, I have a lot of straw hats y’all!
Pink Bikini Set: Both the top and the bottom I linked are the same exact pink color, although they do not look like it online! I just want to note that I have never been disappointed with the quality of swimwear that Nordstrom has to offer. I’m the type that doesn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a swimsuit, but I am also crazy picky about the fit and quality. I could write a whole blog post on swimsuits alone with how many swimsuits I’ve ordered and sent back this year, let me tell ya. I am done with trying to “get a deal” on the “fast-fashion” sites for swimsuits. This brand has my stamp of approval for sure.
Snakeprint Bottoms: Some of you may think I’m crazy for this, but these bottoms were too loose on my hips when they came in, so I actually took them to the tailor because I loved the shape, coverage, texture, etc that much! I wanted to make them work. These are amazing quality and thank the lord for some cute bottoms with actual booty coverage lol. They come in plain black and pink as well. I ordered a small (my normal size in swimwear), and they definitely run big.
Makeup Organizer: I can’t believe I have just thrown all my makeup and brushes in a bag whenever I traveled before ordering this this year. Game changer for sure. There’s plenty of room for your compacts, palettes, and brushes.
Linen Boyfriend Shirt: This shirt ended up being exactly what I had in mind when I ordered it. I love the look of a linen shirt at the beach. So classic and timeless. This one is a great price too!
Beach Wrap: Y’all need this easy beach wrap from Amazon! I love the pom poms and it comes in multiple colors.
Daily SPF: This layers perfectly under makeup or by itself. This formula is actually for oily skin, so I just make sure I moisturize with another moisturizer beforehand, and I’m good! I love that it is a mineral sunscreen that isn’t greasy and doesn’t break me out. I’m going to order the glowy one next, and I’ll let y’all know how I like that one!
Hair Mask: This hair mask is so hydrating. I use a hair mask every time I wash my hair in place of regular conditioner, so I often try out new ones. I love this one ( I have dry/thick hair). It smells amazing and makes my hair so so soft.
I also never go to the beach without packing this scrub. It helps to really take off all of the sunscreen at the end of the day. It is also really great at scrubbing away leftover spray tan! Smells so good too.
My two favorite sunscreens for the body linked here and here.
I am still a total fan of the Billie Razor too! It is all I use (I used to be addicted to a much more expensive razor). I love that I don’t have to think about it, and I get razors sent to me every two months for only $9! You can customize how often you want new razor heads sent. I simply use Dove body wash to shave with, and it works perfectly.
This post is *not* sponsored. All items linked are products that I have purchased with my own money and I genuinely use. 🙂 I hope that this post was helpful for those of you who have been on the search for some of these staples! Let me know something that you have purchased this year for Summer that you love. I’d love to hear from ya!
Something I buy year after year when Spring comes around is crisp, white basics. There’s just something about classic white pieces. They are versatile, and can make your whole outfit look more fresh and put together. That’s why I recommend buying new white pieces each year and replacing some of your older ones that maybe have seen better days. It can really elevate your outfits and make your other pieces pop too. Old skirt? Add a fresh white crop top to it. Your fav pair of jeans? Add a new white t shirt and some jewelry. Cute sundress? Add some white sneakers! Or, if you’re feeling the monochromatic trend, opt for an all white outfit. Super easy!
Here are some of my favorite white pieces + items that I have had my eye on / in my shopping cart. ☺️
I hope that y’all found this post helpful! Let me know if you would like to see a post on dressier white dresses! Not sure how many 2020 brides I have out there, but that would be a fun post as well. Cheers to the weekend, ladies. 💕
Y’all… I found them. The most flattering and on-trend “Mom” jeans for this Spring and Summer. (and they are currently 25% off!) I have been so skeptical of this trend because I didn’t want to wear “baggy” jeans. Skinny jeans have always been my go to. However, these are fitted in the right places and just a little bit more roomy in the hip and thigh. The best news: they come in regular, petite, and tall lengths + they have a curvy option that allows even more room if ya have a booty 😉.
The FIT: I’m wearing a 25 regular length in both the light wash and white classic mom jeans here, which is my normal size. (I am 5″6). They are true to size in my opinion. I love that they still flatter your shape without being super skinny. I would describe the fit as a relaxed skinny jean. They have a vintage stretch to them, which means they do not feel like leggings lol. So, if you are into suppperrr stretchy jeans, these aren’t it! They are 99% cotton and 1% elastane.
I still find them to be quite comfortable, and I can’t wait to style them with my Spring/Summer tops and sandals! I am linking the exact pair I’m wearing in these pictures below as well as some of the other combinations that I love.