Today is the last day of the big Shopbop “Event of the Season” sale, so I’m rounding up my favorites! From now until 11:59 PT, you can take 20 percent off orders below $500. And 25 percent off orders of $500 or more when you use code “EVENT19.” It’s a great opportunity to score some great spring and summer pieces that you wouldn’t expect to go on sale otherwise! The best part is that everything ships free within two days with Amazon Prime. :)
Written By Mitch Larkin
Here’s a bit of truth for you today: While the rest of the world is out soulfully cycling and orange theorizing, I’m mostly polishing off my toddler’s snacks. And unlike many in our generation, I prefer to focus on the non-essential oils; you know, the ones that are typically used to deep-fat fry. To add insult to injury, I recently “Konmaried” my fat pants in a fit of unbridled optimism about a new diet… but instead, I gained a bunch of weight and now have no pants and have been wearing gym shorts and a parka around Chicago. Doin’ great over here.
Yes, it’s been nearly three months since I made my New Year’s resolutions.
And as much as I’d like to fill this blog post with excuses, it’s time to own up to the fact that I started out strong and then fizzled out. But this is a pretty common problem with New Year’s resolutions, right? I mean, perhaps we should make “New Quarter Resolutions” instead. Those seem like something that we could actually stick to!
A few things:
Yesterday’s blog post went up crazy late last night, but I published a photo diary of the first day of our babymoon in Newport, Rhode Island! Hope you’ll check it out; I’m so excited to share the adventure with you. 😉
Things are absolutely nuts over here in the Larkin Household. Good nuts, but nuts nonetheless. We just have a lot on our plates right now–will update you soon!–and I’m struggling with nausea and exhaustion again. (Wasn’t expecting THAT. 😂) So yeah. Just trying to avoid feeling overwhelmed and/or anxious during these last six to seven weeks of my pregnancy. Channeling my inner sense of calm…
I’ve been getting a bunch of requests for affordable maternity dress options now that the weather is turning, so I thought I’d pull together some faves from Asos, because the retailer really does excel in that area. So many options and different price points! (And way more than just maternity dresses!) Plus, Asos is currently having its “Buy More, Save More” event which can really help moms-to-be. Spend $200 and get $50 with code “GRAB50”; spend $250 and get $70 with code “GRAB70”; spend $350 and get $100 with code “GRAB100”. Above are my favorite dresses, though. Hope this helps!
Okay, one last sale to highlight this weekend because there are just SO many good ones going on right now. 😂 (But really.) In honor of Reese Witherspoon’s birthday, you can take 20 percent off your entire Draper James order with code “REESE” (today only).
Serena & Lily, my absolute favorite home brand, is currently offering 20 percent off EVERYTHING with code “INSPO” now through March 25th during its “Spring Design Event.” This never really happens, so it’s a great time to invest in some dream products. S&L is admittedly pricey, but in my experience, worth it. The stuff that we own has held up incredibly well, and I know that we’ll have all of it forever. I also know that when we finally find our new home, much of it will be outfitted in the brand! (Btw: our current guest room/home office–almost completely done in Serena & Lily–is definitely my favorite room in our house! It’s just so peaceful and inspiring.)
Anyway, here are my top 20 picks from the big sale!
Serena & Lily Sale
I’m making this third-trimester pregnancy exhaustion thing work to my advantage and dropping not one but two nerdy Mitch posts in quick succession. And as much as I’d like to plug my MacOS tricks post, it’s more than likely that you’re currently on your iPhone–procrastinating, perhaps? 😉–and iOS tips would be more useful.
Kelly is a lot of things. She’s beautiful; fashionable; intelligent; loving; funny; nice-smelling; mother to my child(ren). But technically savvy with her Mac she is not. Honestly, Kelly running a website is a more surprising than Noodle cooking a soufflé would be. But here we are.
Even worse is that Kelly, in all her technical prowess, is kind of my boss for half the day. ;) And watching her use a computer gives me a panic attack. To be fair, she gets the job done well, and has been doing so for decades! But in a passive aggressive attempt to steer her in a more efficient direction, I’ve composed this post about 10 of my most-used macOS tricks. (KELLY, PLEASE READ THIS.) And, to be frank, I loved every minute of writing it. Reading about computers on the internet is a favorite hobby of mine, and I spend a lot of time learning how to better use my machine. So thanks for letting me flex my nerdiness here on the blog. With any hope, you pick up a trick or two that will help you maximize your productivity, too!
(Btw: If you have a favorite trick, please feel free to share!)
Shopbop, one of my favorite (Amazon Prime-eligible) online retailers, is having a huge sale right now. And there’s a on of my favorite stuff–much of which showed up in my recent “Readers’ 100 Most-Loved Products” blog post–included. Simply use code “GOBIG19” to take 15 percent off orders of $100+, 20 percent off orders of $500+, and 25 percent off orders of $800+. It’s a fabulous time to stock up on wardrobe essentials and basics… Or grab investment pieces at a huge discount. Woo!
Emma wasn’t too happy with the life vest in the beginning 😂, but she quickly got over it and had a blast.
Kelly’s Sperry Sailor Boat Shoes c/o, Striped T-Shirt (Maternity here), Yellow Raincoat (Similar here), Striped Dress (Non-maternity! Also love this one and this one), White Hat, and Skinny Jeans (Maternity version here.) / Mitch’s Sperry Cup Modern Boat Shoes c/o, Striped Crewneck Sweater, Poplin Shirt, Breaker Shorts, Navy Blazer, Oxford Shirt
Yesterday was a great day. The kind of day that when you open your eyes in the morning, you’re excited and actually want to get out of bed. And as I sit here at the end of it, I can report that it completely lived up to itself from start to finish.
People ask me all the time for parenting tips. Just kidding, they don’t. 😜 But if they did, I’d tell them that the single-most important parenting tip for kids of all ages is scheduling. So today, I’m sharing exactly why developing daily routines for our toddler has been so awesome for our family.