Friends! I’ve missed you! Crickets on the blog lately because the past two weeks have been just short of insane around here wrapping up summer and starting a new school year. Plus with the situation going on in Texas and Louisiana right now it has been hard to focus on a lot else. I am so heartbroken to see the devastation taking place. We have had to evacuate our home in the past two different times because of California wild fires so I know all too well the feeling of panic that comes when your neck of the woods is in danger. To see what some of these people are going through.. words can’t describe. I have several friends who live in Texas and have had to evacuate. I’m so grateful they are safe and I’m so grateful for organizations who are taking donations so that we can feel like we are doing something to help. If you live in an area affected by the floods please know you are all in our constant thoughts and prayers!
I know I said my favorite organized drawer was coming (and it is!) but because of life and recent events I got completely behind on my blog schedule (seriously.. why did I even attempt a blog schedule during the summer!?) so now I need to play catch up first. That post is coming soon! Along with TONS of other organization! I’m really excited about everything I have to share with you all this Fall! Summer was light on computer time but heavy on project time – lots going on around here and I’m so excited to finally have a minute to breathe and post about it all!
My girls started school Monday! 6th and 8th grade. Middle School! I can’t believe it. One in a sweatshirt hoodie and one in a dress. Typical! :) (Btw.. Ad’s dress is so cute and on sale right now for just $24!) They were both so excited to see their friends and meet new people. I always give my kids the same advice continually throughout the school year… to never be afraid to ask questions and to look for the kids who are new or need a friend. Addison came home from the first day and said “mom.. I made sure to reach out and was really nice to the new girls and included everyone, but does your advice apply to boys too? (Nose crinkled up) Do I have to be nice to the annoying boys?” Ha ha.. I told her yes! You don’t have to invite them to sit with you at lunch, but you can still be nice. ;) I guess I should be grateful that she still feels this way about boys because I know all to well that her opinion of them will change before I’m ready for it!
Speaking of boys! My little buddy started 2nd grade today! I just dropped him off a few hours ago and while it feels wonderful to have a quiet house and a minute to catch up, I’m already missing him. I can’t wait to pick him up and hear about his first day. He chose his red shirt and couldn’t wait to wear the new shoes I let him pick out last week. He said after we bought them “mom these are my favorite shoes I’ve ever had.. can I sleep in them?” Ha! He loves them because they are velcro (this kid does NOT like to tie shoes) and he loves the shade of blue. Picture is with a buddy who is starting Kindergarten today. :)
I’m sharing a few new Fall favorites with you today from Nordstrom! (Huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!) I wanted to get this post up today before all of the organization/decor posts because I found some CUTE things and I know sizes will sell out fast if I wait!
We are having a major heat wave right now! So typical San Diego. It gets HOT when things are cooling down everywhere else. This is a great transition to Fall top because it’s lightweight. Also very slimming because it ties just above your waist where most women are the thinnest! Plus it’s half off and just $21! (Btw.. for size reference because a lot of you ask, all of the tops in today’s post (except one) fit true to size and I’m wearing an XS.)
This is another simple and fun tee I’ve been running around in. The V strap at the top is so cute! This is the one top in today’s post that doesn’t fit true to size. It runs BIG! I’m wearing an XXS and it’s still loose so order one size down! I’ve been using larger bags like my Tory Tote a lot lately because of all the school forms. SO many school forms! Paper organization was a huge summer priority for me.
Wore this top last week to school Open House. Favorite sunglasses because #notimeformakeup. But how cute is Kole’s smile!? He lost both of his front teeth this summer one right after the other. :)
A new favorite dressy blouse that I love so much I ordered it in two colors! The sleeves are so pretty on this! It’s long so I like it best tucked in the front a bit or with a belt, but it would also look cute over leggings or tucked in all the way with a high waisted skirt. I’ve reached for this top so many times in just the past few weeks! It’s perfect for dressy/casual events.
Another “I want it to be Fall but it’s not quite cold enough for sweaters” sweater. :) Love the puff sleeves! I also ordered these black stretch skinny jeans and they are a great fit (and a great price!). They are a bit long so I’ll have to have them hemmed at the bottom (same old!) but SO comfortable. I’m excited about them!
My new black jeans look especially cute with this beloved tee. Good Vibes and peace to all. ;)
This Scalloped Hem Sweater I haven’t worn yet but can’t wait to! So comfy and cute for Fall!
I especially love it with my Arrow Stack Necklace.
This Slim Bell Sleeve Tee is another recent favorite! It’s fitted and slimming and a light weight knit material. I actually wear a black tank top (this one) under it. It’s not totally see through, but barely see through if that makes sense. :) Also comes in a beautiful burgundy color!
Took this picture so you can see the fun bell sleeves! LOVE this trend.
Brought out another favorite bag for this time of year! I actually just bought one identical for a friend’s birthday too. Such a great staple for just $50! I always get compliments on this bag. It looks a lot more expensive than it is!
It will hold ALL the back to school papers too. ;)
So I got off my computer and just took this picture. I made myself wait to bust out my new pumpkin spice candle until my kids went back to school and today they are officially back in school! YEA! Wait is over. My house smells heavenly right now! It’s a total disaster (haven’t even cleaned up the breakfast dishes yet) but it smells heavenly. #priorities :)
And yes. TWO candles for Fall. I kept smelling them both in the store to decide which one to get and the lady working there said “oh.. those are the same candle! Just different packaging.” I said “Ahh! That’s why I’m having such a hard time choosing which one! Ha! I’ll take them both. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is my favorite.” :)
Bring on Fall!
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