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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.

I’m working on curating my completed lists of favorites from the Nordstrom sale, until then some early favorites 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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TROPICAL OASIS DRESS WITH HIGH LOW HEM

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Dress: Ted Baker | Heels: Stuart Weitzman (also here and here, and similar less expensive ones here) | Clutch: YSL (similar less expensive one here) | Watch: Michele

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Happy Thursday loves! I hope that you are having an amazing week! Charlie had his last day of school on Tuesday. I cannot believe that my baby is all done with preschool and will be in Kindergarten this fall!! It is crazy to me! We absolutely loved his school, his teachers and the friends that we made and we will miss them dearly! He had a truly amazing three years there.  I honestly think that both the summer break and the change in schools are both happening at just the right time. Charlie was burnt out and I think a change of pace and environment is exactly what he needs.

He and I had a mommy/son dinner date last night at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants yum! The two of us together devoured enough guacamole to feed an entire family. After our dinner out we attended orientation at his new camp. He is SO excited for camp to start!! And I am so excited for him, he’s going to have a blast!

With summer break in full swing, I needed to turn my attention to summer events and this tropical oasis dress from Ted Baker is the perfect summer time dress. I am a sucker for Ted Baker’s beautiful prints. I love the high low hem, the pretty floral print, the chiffon, the tie detail and the chainlink neckline. So many great qualities in this one dress. It also comes in solid pink which I love equally as much. It is perfect summer time dress for summer weddings, parties, dinner on the patio, luncheons and more.

Here I kept it rather simple with nude heels and YSL clutch. It would be stunning with gold heels like these and a colored tote like this for an evening look. I can also see it being worn with flats like these for a day time look. No matter how you style it, it’s a dress that is sure to get noticed.

We will be spending the rest of the week enjoying a few free days and preparing for camps to start. Which means a lot of last minute errands for sunscreen, beach towels, swim suits, etc… and lots and lots of labeling everything.

Have a terrific rest of the week!

xo, Deanie

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Photos by Beckley Co.

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NAVY ONE SHOULDER STRIPES & DISTRESSED DENIM

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Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Current / Elliott | Shoes: Vince (old, similar and on sale here) | Clutch: YSL | Watch: Michele

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Happy Friday friends!! Woohoo!! This has been the longest short week ever, hasn’t it!? After such a fun Memorial Day weekend, we were just not quite ready to get back into the swing of school and work on Tuesday and decided as a family to play hooky. Charlie stayed home from school and we made a pool day out of it! Charlie is finishing Pre-K, and I think he (and Jordan and I) have a case of “Senioritis”, so extending our Memorial Day weekend by an extra day was good for us.

Today’s outfit is all about this fab navy one shoulder top from Nordstrom that is $35! I loved it the minute that I saw it, not only because of the price (can’t really beat $35), but also because of the stripes, the one shoulder , the fit and of course the ruffles. It also comes in solid white but I love a good stripe. For this look I paired it with one of my go-t0 distressed jeans from Current/Elliott. I love the ankle length of these jeans and the wash.

I wanted the look to be wearable for both day and night so I went with these Vince mules that I’ve had for a few years. These 1.State mules are very similar and are on sale! I opted for a feminine clutch in a neutral color to play up the feminine ruffles but to keep the navy color the focal point. I love this YSL monogram clutch so much. It is SO gorgeous in person, it’s large enough to hold all of my belongings and the blush-y nude color literally goes with everything.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We are busy with t-ball tomorrow during the day. And I’m looking forward to date night tomorrow night!

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading!

Xo, Deanie

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 Photos by Allen Tsai

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