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$200 Giveaway to Shop the Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Mark and Graham Tote (Use code “SAVE20” to take 20 percent off site-wide.) / J.Crew Tee (Use code “GETAWAY” to take 40 percent off. The tee is also available at Nordstrom!) / J.Crew Factory Skirt (Use code “WINWIN.”) / Kate Spade Navy Pumps (Favorite pumps of all time. Run totally TTS and they’re insanely comfortable.) / Emma’s ShortsNavy Polka Dot Top and White Sandals

Exciting stuff! The Larkin family is giving away a $200 Visa gift card to shop our favorite Memorial Day sales, and we’ve rounded up our favorites below, too! Entering is super easy. :)

Introducing 1901

Nordstrom 1901 Gingham Skirt / J.McLaughlin Slides c/o (Aren’t these and these super cute, too?!) / Mark and Graham Bamboo Tote c/o (Comes in a ton of colors. Love this one and this one, too!) / “Perfect Tee” (Went up one size. Also available here.) / Liberty London Scarf / Similar Sunglasses / Emma’s Dress / Emma’s Mary Jane Sneakers / Gingham Phone Case

One of my absolute favorite brands right now is 1901, a (relatively new) perfectly preppy Nordstrom line. Ob-sessed.

The Ultimate Guide to the Nordstrom Sale: What to Buy

GUYS! I literally spent my entire workday working on this post on the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, which just started. It’s without a doubt my most extensive sale overview to date, and I’m pretty proud of it. 😂

I’ve organized my picks into 13 categories: the classics, must-have accessories, date night, “work from home,” lounge and sleepwear, travel staples, “summer-ready,” wedding guest, weekend casual, backyard BBQ, workwear, beach and pool, and “for the fall.” Half-Yearly Sale products tend to sell out quickly, so if you see something you love, pounce!

Also, special thanks for my wonderful husband, who’s responsible for the awesome graphics. Mitch, thanks for knowing which colors to choose for the products; you know me very well. ;)

Toddler in a Trench Coat

Trench Coat (Also love this one and this one! Looking for an adult version? This one is my fave b/c it has a removable quilted liner and is so warm!) / Lacoste Dress / Tassel Loafers (Also love these, which are SO affordable! Favorite adult versions here, here, here, here and here.) / Mommy’s Navy Pumps (My most-worn pumps, by far. Super comfy. The nude version is on sale, too!)

Have you heard?! The Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale starts today!

I’ll have another post (with my faves) going live in a little while, but I thought these photos–which I came across the other day while cleaning off my memory card–would be perfect to share in the meantime. I mean, I had to share them. 😂

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The Magical T-Shirt

Tiered Seersucker Skirt (Keeps selling out, but this skirt, this skirt, and this skirt are very similar. See other faves below. I’m also OBSESSED with this gingham skirt which I also own. Size down, though!) / “Perfect Tee” (Went up one size. Also available here.) / Sandals (Considering getting these! Thoughts?) / GiGi New York Crossbody c/o

I had a rather silly epiphany this year.

Striped Ruffle Dress

Striped Dress (Consider going up a size if you prefer a little extra room in the shoulders! Here’s the chambray version.) / Navy Crossbody c/o / Navy Pumps

Quick post, but I had to highlight this striped ruffle dress–which also comes in a chambray version–today!

Bow Back Dress Giveaway

Meg and Marie “Kelly” Dress (Use code “KELLYINTHECITY” for free shipping, and simply comment on this blog post to enter to win the dress!) / Everlane Sandals c/o (The Steve Madden pair is great, too.) / Longchamp Backpack (Also love the leather version. Swoon!)

Mitch and I recently explored Old Village: a historic, stunningly beautiful, and quaint neighborhood in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We grabbed coffees at Rudi’s Old Village Wine Shop (which also serves great coffee 😂), and then just just walked up and down the streets for a couple of hours taking in the warmth and admiring the scenery. So many white picket fences and perfectly manicured gardens overflowing with flowers. (I sprinkled a few iPhone photos into this post so you can get an idea of what it’s like!) Certainly worth a visit if you’re ever in the Charleston area since it’s a quick 10-minute drive from the city. :)

But let’s talk about the dress I’m wearing in these photos, because I’m giving one away today!

Our Kitchen Renovation, Two Months Later

Mitch here!

In the weeks after the conclusion of our final home renovation, a quiet calm descended on the house. A routine emerged that didn’t involve bumping into contractors, tripping over extension cords or choking down sawdust. We now enjoy collaborative recipes, joint snacking sessions, and big family meals at night. Okay, we also sit and stare at the kitchen a lot. Are we worthy of this thing?!