Transitioning Into Spring Weather with Paige Denim

Spring has sprung, y'all! 

I know I had a jump start on spring shopping, but now that it's the first official day of spring I've got my mind on cute pieces to transition into warmer weather. For us here in the south, it's cold in the mornings, warm in the afternoon and then chilly again in the evening. Which makes things pretty difficult and a bit confusing when getting dressed. 

Then the other day, a lightbulb lit up in my brain and I remembered how much I loved my boyfriend style denim. They are perfect to style with a blouse and pop over a jacket for the chilly moments. You guys know I like to keep things more casual so I styled my Paige denim with my adidas sneakers and my favorite polka dot blouse (again). Sorry, I can't stop wearing this top. I love it dressed up and dressed down with these jeans and sneaks! Technically, this pair of denim was named a straight leg, but in my opinion they fit more like a boyfriend jean. I'm wearing my usual denim size, but could have sized down for a closer fit.

I'm honored to be partnering with Paige on behalf of Bloomingdales on this post to share my favorite denim for spring, and don't worry if boyfriend style isn't your cup of tea - try these white ankle skinny jeans that fit like a glove and would be perfection for spring and summer. You can check out the rest of the Paige denim line at Bloomingdales here

Equipment blouse \\ Paige denim \\ Adidas sneakers \\ Maje leather jacket purchased in-store at Bloomingdales 

Thank you to Bloomingdales for sponsoring this content!

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Floral Denim Jacket

My gosh, did anyone else have a hectic and busy day yesterday? We finally had the master bedroom painted, Bye Bye purple gray walls! I feel like I was just constantly doing something without a second... Laundry, mopping, cooking, and I'd say almost the entire day was spent outside with the kids. It was chilly, but not windy and really sunny so it was the perfect day. I'll say the one thing I didn't do was clean that damn kitchen.. and it's still a disaster as I type this. It's okay though, I've only got enough time to write this before my kids cheerio bowl runs dry and then I've got mom duties all day... or until someone takes a nap :) 

(Rare photo of the kids playing TOGETHER in ONE jeep) 

If you saw my stories last night, then you saw Madelyn playing "baseball" with Chris, and I was SO proud because she's pretty damn good! Chris got home from work at 5 and immediately took the kids outside so I could have a little time to get myself dressed and together. I bet our painter thought I was a whacko judging by the way my hair and outfit looked all day while he was here. LOL.

I'm so stoked for this time change, and the fact that Chris now has a job where he doesn't get home at 8, so we can spend time together as a family before dinner and bed! I swear this has done wonders for my mental health. It was pretty rough there for a while living in Florida. I keep saying this life is the life I've always waited for and dreamed of.

I literally got an email saying my light fixture shipped in this photo.. HA HA! Thanks again for helping me decide!! I can't freaking wait to get our bedroom finished and for once I feel like I've got my decorating ideas down, and I'm truly choosing things I love instead of trying to copy something I saw on Pinterest. 

For those of you asking, here are the links to the chandeliers I shared on Instagram - 

I'm pretty sure this is in my top 5 favorite outfits I've ever put on. Not once did I  second guess myself and it made me SO happy. I've been living in these jeans since the weekend, and honestly you can't beat them for $88!! 

I actually bought this knit sweater months ago and never wore it bc I couldn't style it in a way that I felt confident... until this jacket arrived at my doorstep last night and all was right in the world. Seriously, Floral AND denim? Come on. DONE & DONE! Yes! 

The floral material is super soft, and I love the cropped style. I can wear this with my athletic outfits, sweatpants, over a sundress... everything. SO excited for this one, and I haven't even told you the best part yet. You can wear all of your dolman sleeve tops and sweaters with it! You know those cute tops that won't fit into your jackets and coats? Now they do! Winning, y'all.

Anyways, are you a fan of this look? I loved feeling cute and comfortable while playing with the kids. Definitely going to be an outfit I keep in mind to throw on and go without having to take the time to plan something out. 

As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by here!! 


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I Can't Believe It's Already March: Life Lately

This past weekend was the last of the amazing weather we experienced. We went from sundresses to sweatshirts again, and I feel like it happened overnight! Almost all of the beautiful, white blooms on the Bradford Pear trees lining the driveway have fallen off and are now pretty much entirely green. Still fluffy and full nonetheless. Which is always a nice sight to see after the winter months when everything is bare and lifeless! 

Can you tell I love nature? I grew up spending most of my life outdoors with my brother, and now I get to do the same with my kids. Our house has a garden in the backyard with planter boxes that I am SO ready to get growing. The other day I stopped over at Home Depot to browse and plan things out. I've decided gardening and plants will be my new hobby. A healthy and productive hobby that gives me joy is something that I really need. I struggle A LOT with anxiety, and my job is highly dependent on being present on social media, which is extremely overwhelming sometimes. This will be perfect to de-stress and get my mind on something more "normal". 

I also hung the outdoor string lights around the barn and I cannot freaking wait to get the backyard all spruced up for spring and summer. I'm going to be sharing before and after photos, along with some gardening posts and outdoor fun posts here so stay tuned with that! We've got to get through the rest of these chilly days first... and paint that damn fence white again. LOL. It kills me the previous people let it go like that. I find this home to be such a treasure and I constantly want to be doing something to fix it up and make it happy. 

The kids are wonderful! Patiently counting down the days until they both start school together in the new school year. Our newest activity we love doing together is building a fire and the occasional s'more. I have to be honest, I don't give my kids juice, or candy, and they very rarely get sweets.. but I'm a die hard s'mores fan so I have to let them in on the fun! 

You might have noticed I've also tried some new makeup products, and have changed my routine up a bit. I'll share more on that later. Maddy helped me film a quick tutorial in our weekly vlog that I'll be posting. Before I share that with you, I have to tell you how amazing this Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter is. I put it on top of my foundation, and it's pretty much like magic. I swear it makes me look younger and my makeup looks the best it has in a long time! 

I'm also pretty excited to be adding more home decor posts here. We've been moving right along with furnishing and decorating, and I'm extremely grateful to be working with one of my favorite destinations for all things home. Joss and Main has some of the cutest pieces for great prices. After purchasing our master bedroom dresser, I was hooked and can't stop ordering! Luckily, I was able to collaborate on a new refresh of our living space, so I'll be sharing that soon :) 

On the flip side, just to share that everything is not always rainbows and butterflies as a blogger.. I was supposed to be working with a brand that I really loved and respected for the launch of their kids home line, and it has been one of the worst experiences that I've had as a blogger yet. Disappointing, but things happen and sometimes there are brands that are only interested in treating the big bloggers well, and the smaller bloggers get the shit end of the stick... as if we are less of a human and not as important. Such a shame! 

Speaking of home decor, I flipped our living and dining room. Where I had the dining room before is now the living area, which makes more sense for us because it's more open to the kitchen and less closed off now, plus it's twice the amount of space. 

Besides all of that, everything is so wonderful and I'm excited for all that is to come. Thank you so much for stopping by to read, and support my blog. It truly means the world to me! 


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The Best Floral Maxi

I'm sure the title of this post pretty much gave away what I'm about to say but, THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE BEST MAXI DRESS. I can't believe that I haven't seen it featured anywhere else, because truly i'm obsessed. The weight of it makes it flow and drape beautifully, and works great in this early spring weather with a short suede moto jacket, or denim jacket. Heck, I wore it to dinner with this cardigan bc I'm always freezing and I love comfort. I've styled it with my favorite suede booties, converse, and sandals. Seriously, it's SO underrated. My heart can't take it. 

This Staud bag is one of my spring purchases, and you know I had to go with a pop of my favorite color. Although there are many colors to choose from, especially if you are more of a neutral gal, I LOVE the red. It's actually quite roomy, and fits perfectly on your arm. 

By far one of the most asked questions is about my Hermes Oran sandals. I love them, but you don't necessarily need to spend that kind of money. I am however happy that I saved up and purchased them because they work with every single outfit I wear, but i'm stoked to report that I have found a dupe! Only $79 and look very similar if you like this look! 

These fringe, fan earrings are lightweight so they don't hurt and you can wear them comfortably. Like my Staud bag, they come in different colors so don't worry! I have the neutral and the light blue color, and I'm obsessed with the fun statement they make :) 

In other news, this is our driveway. Incase you've missed my 1 million instagram stories featuring them, the white blooms will be turning green shortly. I can already see it coming! Honestly, this is what I've dreamed of my entire life. Living here has been a dream come true, and my happiness is through the roof. Everyday I wake up extremely grateful, and I can't wait to start adding in these lifestyle aspects to the blog. From gardening to DIY projects. I hope that will be something interesting for all of you! If you have a specific request, let your girl know :) 

Anyways, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. Love y'all!

I'm linking options in the widget below that work great with this dress! 

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Natural and Glowing Everyday Makeup Routine

Okay guys, I have nailed down my favorite routine that I think I have ever done. It's what I wear 99% of the time when I do my makeup, and its SO GLOWY AND DEWY. If you know me, then you know I LIVE for a glow.

First, I like to prime my skin with Sisley Instant Glow Primer. This stuff is amazing! Too Faced Hangover is also really great.

[[** Using a damp beauty blender, spray Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skinmist onto your blender before applying your foundation and concealer! **]]

For foundation, I have so many favorites. BUT, I am here for the Tarte Shape Tape Foundation. Like, living for, and bowing down to this damn foundation. If you saw my Instagram Stories today, you know whats up! Flawless coverage, not sticky, not too heavy, blends out easily and evenly, and makes you GLOW baby. I'm shade "Light Neutral", and I use the hydrating formula. If you are oily, try the matte formula!

Conceal my under eyes with It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under-eye. I use shade light! This hides my dark circles like a champ without drying out, creasing or caking my under eye area. I used to use the Tarte Shape Tape concealer but my eyes were not loving it anymore. I've got too dry of skin, so I need something hydrating.

Next, I set with Lancome Absolue Radiant Smoothing Powder in "Absolute Peche". Use the damp beauty blender that you used to apply your foundation and concealer without making it more damp. It should feel mostly damp inside now, and not wet. Lightly stipple (don't rub!) the powder all over your face and watch the magic happen. It's heaven, I know.

For blush, I am currently using Nars Highlighting Blush in "Free Soul". I believe this is limited, so grab it while it's available. You guys, it's gorgeous!

For bronzer, I'm still using my Tom Ford Ultimate Bronzer in shade "Terra", but my MAC bronzer is pretty great too! I use medium/dark in that one.

Using my beauty blender, I blend my Becca highlighter in shade "Champagne Pop". Someone suggest a highlighter that's better or just as good and I'll try it! I just haven't found another one yet!

For my brows, I love the Hourglass Volumizing Arch Brow gel in "Soft Brunette". This is a new-to-me product that I instantly fell in love with.

For my shadow - I'm still getting tons of questions pretty regularly, and here is your answer my darlings.... Laura Mercier eye stick in "Au Natural" is my everyday color. You just swipe it on your lids and gently tap to blend. SO easy.

For eyeliner, I love IT Cosmetics Superhero liner. Its the best Ive tried in terms of application and longevity. You already know my favorite mascara is the Superhero mascara, also from IT Cosmetics.

Set with Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist to plump you up and glow, girl. I also love my Urban Decay setting spray, but I am keeping this one from Dermalogica in my purse from now on!

Finish everything off with Bare Minerals Buttercream Lip Gloss in shade "Totally". The perfect everyday nude! 

I hope this is helpful and can answer your questions! If not, leave me your questions, comments, concerns below :) Love y'all! 


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Band Tee

Not long ago, I mentioned in my Instagram Stories that I was tired of feeling like I had to change how I dressed after becoming a mother. It felt like an unwritten rule to me, that I had to ditch my more bohemian tendencies and go with something more girly, and "appropriate". After having so many of you reach out afterwards to thank me for talking about it, I actually felt better know I was not alone in those feelings. I'll remind you again right here and now, to never change who you are and always do what you love no matter what. Your children will love you regardless, and people are going to judge you no matter what. It's unfortunately human nature, so if they aren't judging you based on your clothing choices, it will be something else. Might as well be happy and do you!

Anyways, It's been a constant struggle for me to stick with one style. I gravitate towards so many things. That might be a hot pink pair of flats, a floral dress, a band tee, ripped denim, or a flouncy skirt. If I'm attracted to it, I'll probably wear it. Remember when I went through my dress phase this past spring/summer? I was super inspired by West Palm Beach and it was ridiculously hot in South Florida. That was me. This is still me.

While I admire bloggers or non/bloggers out there that can stick to one sense of style, it's OK to love many different styles and change things up.

If you are feeling like you want to try something new, GO FOR IT.

Love you guys!!


Rolling Stones tee \\ Theory cardigan (sold out) [ Just ordered this one! ] \\ L'Agence denim (obsessed, can't take them off! Ran big for me) \\ Isabel Marant booties, similar option for less here , also love this option for spring! \\ Rag & Bone hat \\ St. Eve Jewelry hoop earrings

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