Sharing a few recent things I’ve been wearing and loving! This dress.. such a favorite you guys! I was really excited to try this when I ordered it on-line because it had amazing reviews and I totally see why. It is absolutely beautiful and so flattering! I wore it to church for the first time a couple of weeks ago and got so many compliments. Even my kids and Kenny noticed and loved it. Keeper!
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It has a ruffle in the front that goes low in the back.
And the back is absolutely stunning! I love that it has a mesh lining under the lace flowers too. I have pre-teen/teen daughters so keeping it modest is always a good thing. ;)
Another fun summer dress that’s a bit more low key is this striped maxi dress. Don’t ask me why I only have a side picture to share.. I swear I took one from the front but couldn’t find it on my phone! I blame it on May. This month is making me feel SO scattered. I have piles of paper everywhere right now and I hate piles! But that’s a story for another day. :)
My cute pink camp shirt came back in stock! I shared it a couple of weeks ago with this long time favorite J Crew skirt.
But most days I wear it with jeans. :)
This gingham top is one I’ve had for a couple of years but the jeans are new. I know that it’s Spring and not a time to normally pull out the black pants but I had to act quick when these AG jeans went on sale. I’ll watch and let you know if they do again. Such a great fit! And I’ve loved these cute sandals I first shared in this post. Surprisingly comfy!
Dressing room selfie from a couple of weeks ago when I picked up this cute gingham top. I need to get a better picture of it.. it’s darling for summer! Would look good with white jeans. Which I never buy because I can’t keep them clean. But in theory.. that would be cute. :)
And I SO wanted this Free People striped shirt to work! I absolutely love the way it fits. Shorter in the front (perfect for tucking in), a cute length in the back and it comes in other colors. But you need to order one size down and it sold out in my size in the navy. It says true to size, but I felt like the xs was just still too baggy. Oversized tops are such a thing right now and sometimes I love the look but sometimes I just feel like they are.. well.. too oversized. :) But this is a cute one if you can size down!
Weekend casual. My favorite. :) This top is SO comfortable and cute and is 40% off! And they came out with two other colors of my favorite Zella crop pants! I have these in black and am wearing the grey urban in this pic (kind of a green/grey), but I’m thinking I need the blue too! I seriously LIVE in these in the summer. Really lightweight and comfy. But you all know that because I’ve shared them before. :)
And these earrings have become fast favorites that seem to go with everything. I’m really loving white earrings at this current moment in time because they stand out so well. Black earrings tend to get lost and hidden in my hair. :)
Ok.. if you’re a mom in the thick of it with school winding down this post on strategies that help when you’re feeling overwhelmed might get you through the month! If you’re not a mom in the thick of it with school winding down this post might get you through overwhelm you’re feeling because of another situation. If you’re just not overwhelmed at the moment.. well.. we can’t be friends anymore because misery loves company. Ha. ;) Seriously though.. I re-read this post a few days ago because I definitley needed the reminders. May is never my friend!
Making our Summer To-Do List is on the agenda because it helps remind us all that fun less stressful times are ahead!
Below is our list from two previous years if you want more summer activities to do with your kids.. a lot of them are the same or similar. :)
And this pic above was from a post WAY back in the archives but I wanted to share it for those of you who are heading into the summer with little ones! When my kids were little and we were heading to the pool or beach it was alway so hard to remember ALL the things we needed to take. I finally made myself a “get out the door list” that I hung on our garage door so I could quickly scan it and make sure we had everything we needed. I have something like this for vacations too! I figure my brain has enough it has to keep track of on a daily basis.. why make it work harder than necessary? ;)
I’ve shared this summer tip before too – keep a veggie tray like this out and full for the kids to snack on! It helps ease my guilt when we’re eating pizza for dinner for the third night in a row. #truth
I have a few new things I’ll be doing with my kids to help keep things running smooth this summer that I’ll be sharing soon!
But for now I just need to make it though May. So many good things going on.. just too many good things all at once..
one more weekend long dance competition, one campout, dance team tryouts, 3 birthday parties (one I’m planning), parent-student dance, two school meetings, tech week and two full weekends of Ad’s play, annual dance recital (Kenny and the dads have been working hard for that one too!), final school projects due, 3 end of year parties, 2 church talks, 1 open house
and a partridge in a pear tree.
Mothers against May! Who’s with me!?