Summer Whites

white dresses

wave dress / flower smocked dress / tunic dress

lace dress / flutter sleeve dress / tassel dress 

I’ve always had a love hate relationship with white dresses. I love them, but with my fair skin I feel they aren’t always the best option for me and it’s really hard to find a light weight white dress that isn’t see through. I recently discovered these 6 cute white dresses and couldn’t help myself. In particular I have my eye on the wave dress and the flower smocked dress. All would look cute with a jean jacket for work, which can easily be removed for happy hour at your favorite bar.

Happy shopping!



A Chore Filled Weekend

I am not sure how, but every weekend John and I seem to get a million things done, but still feel like we accomplished nothing. This past weekend flew by, but, hey, don’t they all?

John was sick most of the week, so Friday night we just hung out and watched episodes of Bob’s Burgers on Netflix. Saturday John had an eye appointment that turned into a 3 hour ordeal. Luckily, Lens Crafter’s is located in the mall, so I did a little shopping while John had his eye appointment and ordered new lenses. We grabbed lunch and bought John this pair of Sperry Gold Cup boat shoes. A few things about these Sperry boat shoes, first, they are perforated making them super breathable for summer. I’m hoping because they are perforated they won’t get the shoe sweat funk most summer shoes get.  Second, there is a non-marking rubber sole that is wave-siped making them perfect for wet-dry traction, so no slipping! Third, the sole inside is padded. John an I went on a walk and he said the shoes are very supportive and comfortable. Finally, “the Gold Cup Collection takes the inimitable Sperry style to the next level with hand-burnished leathers, meticulous design and 18-karat gold-plate details for a touch of shine to seal the deal.”  John has need a pair of “summer shoes” for a while now, I’m so over him wearing tennis shoes all the time, and I think we found the perfect pair. Now John has his eye on this Gold Cup pair.

Let’s be honest, it’s really hard to leave the mall empty handed, right? Which is why on Saturday I got this super soft and adorable top from Anthropologie. I love the peach color, surprisingly a color missing from my wardrobe, and the detailing around the sleeves, neck, and cute dotted chiffon back panel are the added little details to make this shirt perfect. I’m planning on wearing it with my blue and white seersucker shorts (similar to these).

Sunday was the usual, church, lunch at El Caporal, grocery shopping, cleaning, a long walk with Otis around the lake, laundry, and Animation Domination. I always wake up Monday mornings thinking, “maybe while I was asleep a third weekend day was added.” Hasn’t happened yet, but maybe one day… At least this coming weekend is a 3 day weekend! Who has fun memorial plans?

Until next time, happy Tuesday!

Coffee Date

I’m doing a terrible job lately on updating this blog. I swear I really am going to try and do better. I always think I’m not busy, then I look at my planner and realize just how busy John and I really are. I guess one could say we are steadily busy, but not so much so that we feel stressed or overwhelmed. That being said, here’s a quick, little update on what we have been up to since Thanksgiving.


 John and I went to Thanksgiving at his parents house were we had a low key dinner. John’s sister and her family were in town and  his aunt and uncle came down from D.C, which I was very happy about because they are two of my favorite in-law relatives.

Books:                                                                                                                                                   *Just finished: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, it is amazing 5 stars.

*Currently reading: Snow by Orphan Pamuk, which I am enjoying.

* Want to read: The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pozsch and The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman


  *John and I put up the tree and then I attempted to get some pictures of the animals under the tree. Key word being “attempted”.                                               Capture *Ray sent us a beautiful wreath for the front door. It’s real and smells amazing. The only thing I’m sad about is that it won’t last forever.

*About 1/2 of all my holiday shopping is done! Those that are left on the list, with the exception of one, I know what I’m going to give them, I just have to find time get to the store to pick up the gifts.

* I’ve decided to get rid of all the ornaments John and I don’t like (for some reason we’ve received some really terrible ones over the years) and get new ones we do like. I can’t wait until we go home to RVA in a few weeks and I can go to Pottery Barn and pick up some new ones. I got these (pictured below) last year and I LOVE them. PB has the best stuff. We also need some stocking holders, and I’m hoping to find them at PB as well.


* I’m currently wanting every clothing item I see in stores right now, particularly Anthropologie. These 4 items are at the top of my wish list for cute things from Anthropologie. Dear Santa, please?

Capture Blue Dress / Red Top / Navy Dress / Sweater Vest / Stripe Top  

* I bought this red skirt from J. Crew a few weeks ago and I can’t stop wearing it. The skirt is so comfortable and looks cute no matter how it’s styled. I’m definitely picking up the black and blue versions this weekend….maybe the white one too.

Tradesy + Fall Clothes

1I’ve been cleaning out my closet and have a ton of great Anthropologie and J. Crew items for sale; many of which still have the tags or have never been worn! I’ve listed them all on Tradesy (you can see my items by clicking here). Please check them out! There are tons of great pieces for fall and winter. I’m constantly adding new items, so be sure to check back. Feel free to send me best reasonable offers too.

Disclosure: This post is NOT sponsored by Tradesy. This post is something I have done on my own. I enjoy Tradesy and think it is a great way to buy and sell clothing

Bridal Shower What We Wore

I was pleasantly surprised to receive some messages from people asking where various articles of clothing worn at the Bridal Shower (yesterday’s post) are from. So, I decided to do a “What We Wore” post. Bare with me while I attempt a few “what I/We Wore” posts. I may do ok and keep going or I may do terribly and abandon them. Only time will tell.ImageLeft to Right: Me. Megan, Caroline

Me: Anthropologie Teahouse dress, J Crew Tippi Cardigan (black)

Megan: J Crew Jackie Cardigan (aqua pool), J. Crew Scalloped dress (navy) or J. Crew Factory Scalloped Shift dress (3 colors)

Caroline: J Crew Vinedress (last year) J. Crew Jackie Cardigan (navy)


As you can probably tell, we like J. Crew

Spring Sales

I know very few, if any, people who do not like a sale. I am a big online shopper, but when it’s nice I enjoy talking a nice walk around the mall…in addition to a park or around the block with my cute little dog Otis. That random bit of info being said, here are a few sales currently going on that I thought I’d pass along for all you fine shoppers looking for some new spring goodies.

  1. GAP 30% off Sale: enter SPRING at checkout, or in stores present email
  2. C. Wonder 50% off sale items, occurs automatically during checkout
  3. J. Crew: 30% off selected styles for men, women, and kids, and up to 50% off sale items: use code GOSHOP for both
  4. J. Crew Factory 25% off everything: use code SALE25
  5. Ann Taylor Loft 50% off everything: use code RUSH50
  6. Anthropologie- 20% off select shoes: discount reflected in red
  7. Saks Fifth Avenue 25% off select apparel, shoes, and accessories and 20% off jewlery: enter FRNFAM at checkout (good until April 28th)