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THE ONE PAIR OF SHORTS YOU NEED FOR WEARING FROM DAY TO NIGHT

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Top: Eliza J | Shorts: Alice + Olivia (also here) | Heels: Alexandre Birman (also here, similar here and here) | Bag: Chloe (similar here) | Watch: Michele | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in ‘Kim K.W’ with YSL gloss in ‘Nude Carat’

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Happy Tuesday babes!! How is everyone’s week going so far? Ours started out with a HUGE milestone yesterday….Charlie lost his first tooth!!! Y’all I cannot even believe that my first baby is big enough to be loosing his teeth (insert a million crying emojis)!! Thank goodness for baby Sam otherwise I would be a total emotional wreck over Charlie loosing his first tooth and starting kindergarten.

Okay so I know that fall is officially right around the corner, and everyone is pulling out their cardigans and boots…but it is still 100 degrees out here in Dallas AND we still do have a month left of summer. So today I’m sharing this look that I have been wearing all season long. I first got these Alice + Olivia ‘Caddy’ shorts in navy a few years ago when I was down on the floor playing with Charlie a lot. I needed something other than denim shorts (which are so casual) and skirts (which were not very practical for being down on the floor with a little one). I wore them so much that I wanted to get them in some other colors, so this year I got them in both black and white. One thing in particular that I absolutely love about these shorts is that the stretch cotton fabric is comfortable enough for chasing kiddos and for daytime outfits, yet these shorts are tailored and sleek enough for wearing at night too. And the wide waistband is super flattering.

I wore this exact outfit for a day of lunch and shopping with my mom (with baby Sam in tow) and I wore it for a date night with Jordan. The shorts I wear on repeat with a basic tee and flip flops or with a fun statement piece like this ruffle top. These literally are the one pair of shorts you need for wearing from day to night. And speaking of this ruffle top, it is so fun and fab!! It comes in three colors (black, white and coral) and can be worn off the shoulder (like I did) or up on the shoulder. I love it with skirts and jeans (perfect for fall) too.

I’m excited to pair these pieces for transitioning into fall. The top will be cute with jeans and boots. And the shorts can still be worn with long sleeve statement tops (hello bell sleeve tops like this one) or even with sweaters.

I hope you all have a fabulous week!!

Xo, Deanie

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Photos by Allen Tsai 

 

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MATCHY MATCHY IN A TWO PIECE PRINTED SET

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Blouse: DVF | Skirt: DVF | Heels: Alexandre Birman (also here, similar herehere, here and here) | Bag: Chloe (dupe here) | Watch: Michele | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in ‘Kim K.W’ with YSL lipgloss in ‘Nude Carat’

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Happy Tuesday!! I hope you had a great weekend! We are back in Dallas after spending a fun time in the Midwest (Minneapolis, Madison and Chicago) for the month July. It was a really great trip, and so nice to be with family but it felt good to get back home (and back to our own beds!). Charlie still has two more weeks of summer break before Kindergarten starts, but Josh’s pre-school started yesterday. Did you see my insta story yesterday of Josh’s first day? It is SO nice to spend some one on one time with each kid. Charlie and I have a little list of things to do (like go to the waterpark) that just the two of us will do together over the next two weeks before he starts school. Now that two of my three kids will be in school this year I’m hoping to get back in to the swing of taking on some party planning jobs again. When I found out I was pregnant with Sam I decided to just focus on being a mommy until Josh started pre-school. And now that Josh is officially a pre-schooler it opens up my mornings a little to take on some new clients/projects.

This matching two piece printed set from Diane von Frustenberg is the perfect work outfit! I’m a sucker for pretty prints, and I immediately fell in love with this one. The skirt is sequined which is so fab and adds the perfect amount of fun to the look!! The joyous floral print also comes in a maxi dress for all of you maxi dress lovers. Here I decided to keep my accessories on the simple side and opted for classic black heels and black bag. These Alexandre Birman heels were on backorder for what felt like the looongest time. When they finally arrived I was so excited!! They fit perfect (I went up half a size and got an 8.5). I’m obsessed with the tie detail! And now I want them in every color (white, nude, navy, tan…).

When I buy skirts I love to get a matching blouse to take the guess work out of what to wear with the skirt. I like to switch up the looks too. This skirt is just as fab with a solid black cami or blouse. And I’ve also been wearing the printed blouse from this outfit with white jeans for a more casual look. I love the color blocking on the top, the front is yellow and the back is blue.

I hope you have a beautiful week!! I will be enjoying the week with my extremely energetic five year old! Wish me luck 😉

Xo, Deanie

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Photos by Allen Tsai 

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WRAPPED UP + BEST SALE OF THE YEAR

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Top: Wayf | Shorts: Alice + Olivia | Heels: Stuart Weitzman (also here) | Bag: Fendi | Watch: Michele | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in “Kim K.W” with YSL lipgloss in “Nude Carat”

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Happy Friday lovelies!! I hope that you had a fabulous forth of July! We have been enjoying family time and the lakes this month. This was the first year that we took Josh with us to see fireworks and he LOVED it!! Charlie was completely mesmerized by the fireworks as usual. I can’t wait for Sam to be old enough to join us too. Jordan and I left the boys with my family and are enjoying some time in Chicago and Madison. I have been posting our midwest adventures on my Insta stories, you can follow along here.

Today’s look is all about this adorable Wayf wrapped up top!! The silhouette is super flattering, and the bit of sleeve will make it a great top for transitioning into fall. The best part is that it is currently on sale!! Woot woot!! And it also comes in solid white which I love but could not pass up the stripe. Here I paired it with Alice + Olivia shorts. I’m obsessed with these caddy shorts because they are one of the only shorts that fit me well. I have them in black too and get so much wear out of both colors. I was hesitant at first to get the white because I was afraid it would be hard to keep them clean but I literally wear them all the time.

Speaking of items on sale… the best sale of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has officially begun!!! Today through July 20th is the pre-sale for Nordstrom credit and debit card holders. I highly recommend opening a card if you do not have one already, as popular items sell out super fast during this sale. And every purchase gets you points towards a Nordstrom note (aka free money). The rewards are the same for the debit card making it a really great option. The sale opens to non card holders on July 21st and runs through August 6th.

Some of my favorites from the sale that I have spotted already are below.

What are your favorite items from the sale?

Xo, Deanie

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Photos by Allen Tsai

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WHITE JEANS, CORAL AND THE OFFICIAL START OF SUMMER

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Top: Parker (old, similar here and here) | Jeans: Rag & Bone (just got these too) | Heels: Charles David (old, similar espadrille version here and on sale! and similar here) | Bag: Fendi (also here) | Watch: Michele | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in ‘ Kim K.W’ with YSL lipgloss in ‘Nude Carat’

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Happy Monday lovelies!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Last week was cray-cray! Just super busy. So I’m hoping this week will be a little calmer. I have to brag about my kiddos for a moment because over the past month they have had some big milestones. Charlie finished at his pre-school and “graduated” pre-k and started at a new camp…and the biggest he takes the bus to and from camp every day!! Josh started camp at pre-school for the first time and has done so well with the transition. And Sam turned 6 months and got his first two teeth. What!? How can my boys be this big already!?! We really enjoyed our weekend. While we love having the kids at camp during the week, that 8am bus is early and the week is just busy. So we’ve been relishing our weekends. Do any of you feel like summer can actually be more hectic than the school year at times?

I’m looking forward to our upcoming trip up North to be with family. We’ll get to enjoy a slower pace for a few weeks, which will be so nice. Until then we’ll chug away with our camp routine and brave the Texas heat. Summer came with a vengeance last week…talk about a heat wave!! I wore these white jeans and coral for the the official start of summer the other day. I’ve had this off the shoulder Parker top for a few seasons and still love it. I’ve linked some similar ones below.

If you follow me on Instagram, I’m SO excited to share that you can now shop my Instagram photos so simply just by taking a screenshot!! YAY!! It could literally not be more easy to shop, and is the most fab shopping time saver. Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app from the app store (it’s free!!). Then while purrusing on Instagram, whenever you see a photo of mine (or another LIKEtoKNOW.it enabled photo) all that you do is simply screenshot the photo and you’ll be able to shop the look/outfit directly!! I am really super excited about this because I know exactly how difficult it can be to locate and track down that fab item that I see in photos that I want to further take a look at or that I just have to have. With the LIKEtoKNOW.it app it literally could not be easier. Try it out and let me know how you like it.

Okay, I’m off to take a barre class and get mani/pedis with a dear friend! WOOT WOOT!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a spectacular Monday!!

Xo, Deanie

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Photos by Beckley Co. 

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SUMMER STYLE: MY FAVORITE WARDROBE BASICS

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Tee: Target | Jacket: Gap | Skirt: Lululemon | Sneakers: Ted Baker | Bag: Fendi (also here) | Watch: Michele (also here)

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Happy Tuesday! It is officially feeling like summer around here. Charlie started camp (Josh starts next week woohoo!!), it is hot hot HOT here in Dallas, we’re in our pool every day and everyone has been staying up late. All though some how I managed to get in to bed at 10pm last night and got a glorious 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep 🙂 You guys this mama needed it so bad! Getting a night of uninterrupted sleep when you have three kiddos is basically impossible, especially  8 hours!! I feel like a new woman 😉

 With summer well underway, today is all about easy summer style and my favorite wardrobe basics. If you follow me on Instagram than you saw me post last week that this is one of my go to looks during the week. It’s perfect for running errands, carting the kiddos to and fro, and on Tuesday’s I sit in sweltering hot sauna like conditions while Josh has swim lessons. So layers are must for me on Tuesdays. So is an outfit that I don’t mind sweating in lol.

Last summer when I was a couple months pregnant with Sam my Mom introduced me to these incredible t-shirts from Target. Yes, Target! They have literally become my most favorite and most worn t-shirts of all time!! I have them in every color they make, and I seriously wear them several times a week. They fit perfect, are so super soft and they are dirt cheap ($8 each or 3 for $20!!). I have, and love, this tee from Banana Republic, this tee from Vince and this one by t-by Alexander Wang but my Target tees are definitely my most worn t-shirts. Yes that is right, even me the expensive taste fancy pants admits that the Target tees are my most favorite basics in my wardrobe.

I also live in these skorts from Lululemon! They are absolutely perfect for working out and running errands on hot days. I love a good denim jacket for layering, like this one from Gap. Here I wore my Ted Baker sneakers, which I love. I’m a sucker for a cute white sneaker and this one (in true Ted Baker style) has a floral print around the edge…so pretty!!

What are some of your favorite summer wardrobe basics? I would love to hear!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

xo, Deanie

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Photos by Allen Tsai

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