Here are the rest of this week’s “Recent Finds”:
Kelly’s Favorite Dudley Stephens Fleece (The off-white color is perfect for spring and summer!) / Jeans (Also love this pair and this pair.) / Rothy’s Washable Sneakers / Newer Utility Jacket (L.L.Bean has a good one, too.) / Goyard Tote / Headband / Sunglasses / Mitch’s Marine Layer Pullover, Shorts, Backpack and Birkenstocks
It turns out that writing these “10 Things” posts is super enjoyable. It’s like journaling, but in public. Actually, when you put it that way, it’s sort of terrifying. Whatever. Here are the first 10 Things that come to mind today:
Denim Skirt (Also available in white! Madewell makes a shorter denim skirt in white and in a denim wash as well.) / Rothy’s Washable Sneakers / Similar Tote (Under $50 and SO soft.) / Classic White T-Shirt (Also love the tee in 365 material, which travels extraordinarily well and can be dressed up.) / Newer Utility Jacket (L.L.Bean has a good one, too.) / Liberty Headband (Only ones I own that don’t hurt!)
Back with another tried-and-true simple outfit today. :) Wore this to dinner on the Southport Corridor with Mitch and the girls last week.
Tuckernuck Flag Sweater (Old, but Ralph Lauren carries a similar one in olive green!) / Jeans (Also love this pair and this pair.) / Rothy’s Washable Sneakers / Newer Utility Jacket (L.L.Bean has a good one, too.) / Goyard Tote / Sunglasses
We’re back from New York! More on that tomorrow—going to do a little travel diary post of sorts—but wanted to share what was my favorite outfit of the trip. ;)
^ Loved going to Coalfire Pizza on the Southport Corridor last week! Such a nice family outing. Snapped this photo of the girls and it’s one of my all-time favorites!
$18 Toddler Gingham Dress / Girls’ Gingham Dress / $17.90 Amazon Essentials Sandals (Check back regularly as they come in and out of stock every few days. SO soft. Run a tad big. Lucy wears a 7 and Emma wears an 11.)
Here are the first 20+ things that come to mind:
Insulated Hydrangea Drinkware (So cute!)
Happy Sunday. :) I tend to always want to work on the house on Sundays, so thought today would be a good day to share some more home finds:
Summer Mitch here!
By popular demand 😆, I present the latest in my Capsule Wardrobe series. Summer clothes lend themselves to a capsule wardrobe, so today I’m sharing a whole season’s worth of super simple pieces made from light-and-easy materials that are easily rearranged into dozens of outfits.
Let’s get to it!
Use code “SKIMM” to take 20 percent off the Tuckernuck site—including the Hydrangea Dress! It runs slightly large. I go down one size in this style from the brand. (Wearing an XS here.) The Royal Shirt Dress is the classic one. Comes in wrinkle-resistant material and cotton versions, too. (Cotton version is a little longer, btw.)
I’m excited about today’s Recent Finds! (Publishing a day early so you can use code “SKIMM” to take 20 percent off the Tuckernuck site today.) Have some pretty great ones for you. :)
Were you in dance when you were a kid? Or do you have a child who danced/dances?
I did tap—and to be honest, I didn’t love it. 😆 I think I just didn’t enjoy organized activities as a kid; I wanted to be home, running around the neighborhood with my best friend Katie. I also had stage fright. (Nearly threw up on recital day. Fun times.)
Because of this, I was a bit hesitant to sign Emma up for dance, but she’s so, so different than I was as a child. She was dying to get into a dance class, and really needed the social interaction this past year because she spent the majority of it home with us doing remote learning. So I signed her up for a session that a couple of her friends were in, and boom. I’ve never seen her happier.
Can I make these posts a regular thing? They’re somewhat cathartic.
Here are the first 10 things that come to mind today:
Changing things up today and sharing a few home products we own and love as well as a few that I have my eye on!
Blue and White Planters, Tulips, Newer Lanterns, Topiaries, Dachshund Topiary, Wreath, Parkway Planters,Artificial Tree (Newer favorite artificial trees here), Stone Dachshund, “Hope You Brought Wine” Door Mat
Hello! Have your cup of coffee—err… glass of wine? 😉 Here are the first 10 things that come to mind:
Do I need an outdoor movie theater? No. But am I going to obsess over it until I figure out how to make one? And will I be taking you along for the ride? Yes!
Who doesn’t love a good Amazon roundup post?! Here are my favorite kids’ purchases and gifts from the past year:
Today’s Recent Finds post has a focus on dresses because it’s sweltering right now in Chicago! I’m thrilled. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m so enjoying the shift in weather! There’s nothing better than getting hit by a heat blast when opening the front door instead of an icy one. ;)
The Best Little Black Dress (Runs large! Wrinkle-resistant and travels great. Sleeveless version here.) / Clara Williams Pearl Necklace (I also have the matching bracelet!) / J.Crew Rattan Camera Bag (See all Camera Bags here!) / $20 Amazon Essentials Sandals (SO comfy. Shop all super soft Amazon Essentials sandals here. No break-in time!) / Ray-Ban Sunglasses / Mitch’s Birkenstocks / Mitch’s Vineyard Vines Polo
There are approximately one zillion photos in this blog post because shooting without kids is so gosh darn lovely. 😜 I mean, I was literally able to stop and smell the roses. And then photograph them. *Deep sigh.*
Okay, three things today:
^ Mitch took this on his run tonight. Isn’t it beautiful?!
Hey there, Friends!
I took a couple of days to be with family and friends over the long weekend. Hope everyone had a nice break! Here are the first 10 things that come to mind:
I just spent four hours clicking through the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale to curate this guide of all the best men’s stuff. Enjoy!
Gingham Maxi Dress / White Denim Jacket / Button-Front Tank / Paper Bag Striped Pants / Espadrille Wedge Mules / Straw Tote Bag / Floral Earrings / Oranges Shirt Dresses / Oranges Scrunchies / Laser Cut Sandals / Seersucker Dresses
This J.Crew Factory sale is bananas, guys. 🍌
Now through Tuesday, June 1st, you can take 40-70 percent off the entire Factory site and store-wide. (70 percent off Warm Weather Winners and an extra 50 percent off the clearance section with code “WKND.” Amazing!
I thought I’d take a little time today to go over some of our favorite newer products from J.Crew Factory, all of which are on sale and many of which you see in these photos:
All right, Friends. This is one of the coolest articles of clothing that I’ve come across! Introducing the high-stretch Stella Legging: designed to feel like leggings but look crisp enough—they’re wrinkle-resistant!—to also wear to work or to nicer events. (Note: They also travel extraordinarily well, and are machine-washable.)