May 27, 2017

The Kind of Sweats You CAN Wear Out of the House: J.Crew’s Saturday Pants

The other weekend, Zack taught me how to ride a Strider Bike.  Kidding.  Kind of . . . I had to do some modeling for Greenlea, who was SO excited to ride her bike until it came time to actually ride her bike.  She was having none of it.  She even ran away from me at one point and I had to chase her down while carrying the bike (see below). I mean, I can’t really blame her considering I didn’t learn to ride a bike until the fifth grade.  We would go on family bike rides and because I didn’t know how to ride one, I had to sit in a baby bike seat behind my dad.  I was so embarrassed that I would pull his shirt up over my head so no one would see me.  (I’m sure no one had any idea who I was, either).

I don’t want G to end up with the same fate, so we’re starting her early.  

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May 26, 2017

The Best of the Memorial Day Sales!

The sales are overwhelming, amiright?  Especially, I find, for Memorial Day. After a loooong winter, the last thing I want to do to kickoff A Epic Summer of FUN is spend most of my weekend shopping – either at the mall (full-body-shudder), or behind my computer (let’s be real, that’s much more likely).  But part of what we’re hoping to do, here at TME, is to make your sartorial life a liiiiitle bit easier.

Let’s call this the Memorial Day Weekend Speed Shopping Drill.  (They don’t call us Shopping Enablers for nothing.)

The TME team has spent the last few days culling through the best of the Memorial Day sales so you don’t have to.  Start with Nordstrom’s – it’s one of the best.  So good, in fact, that we did a whole post on it.  So if you haven’t checked it out, it’s worth a read.

The rest?  Well.  Keep reading to see the team’s favorites.

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May 26, 2017

LOFT’s Huge Memorial Day Sale (40% Off Everything)!

Holidays are the best aren’t they?  It’s not just because of the long weekends, or the get-togethers, or even the delicious food – but also,  let’s be honest, because of the SALES! And this one is about as good as it gets. Every.single.item. is 40% off when you use the aptly named code: VACAY. including already marked down items. LOFT is a favorite with our readers and with good reason. They’ve got style, quality and comfy down pat- and you can’t beat their prices. Reward yourself for surviving another hectic holiday- you deserve it.

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May 25, 2017

These 10 Swimsuits Are Gorgeous And Will Arrive In Two Days (hello, Amazon Prime)

Got your swimmin’ suit all ready for the holiday weekend??

Yeah.  Me neither.

But I’ve been busy:  completely re-doing our 2017 Swim Guide with all new, gorgeous, fully in-stock suits.  There are some beauties, for sure.  And many of my favs are from….DRUMROLL PLEASE….Amazon.  With Prime shipping.  YESSSSSSSSSS.

I’ve got some shopping to do.  Keep clicking to see our fav suits, all available on Amazon Prime.

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May 24, 2017

Three Summer Essentials I Don’t Go Without

There are three things that I prioritize on my “Must Buy for Summer” list every year – fun statement earrings, carry-all backpack & a pair of neutral, flat sandals. These three things get me through the warmer months of the year, making everyday outfits pretty, but also keep in line with the casual vibe that is very much necessary for this mama of three…especially when we’re out ‘n about adventuring in the warmer months.

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May 24, 2017

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale! (Here’s What To Buy)

Gang!  The Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale has started!  Take up to 40% off of 14,998 items (that’s just women’s) from now until June 4th.

If the thought of sifting through fifteen thousand items makes your eyes cross, keep reading.   We’ve narrowed things down to our top ten.  Or….twenty. Ok more like fifty BUT STILL.  It’s not fifteen thousand.



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May 23, 2017

Why High-Low Wrap Skirts Will Be Your Favorite Skirt This Summer

There’s something so immensely practical about this skirt.  Make no mistake – I am wearing a skirt and top here, not a dress – which has all kinds of additional styling possibilities – but the real reason I keep coming back to the skirt is because it. just. works.

This skirt works because it’s longer in back, yet still shows a little leg (or a lot: hello, wind).  The vibe is youthful and fun, yet I can sit on barstools and wicker chairs without fear of imprints on the back of my legs.

It’s also basically a wrap skirt, and the advantage here is that you can wrap it around your real waist for a leggy, high-rise look (SO good with cropped tops), or wrap it a little more loosely around your hips (circa 2003) and nonchalantly tuck in a tee.

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May 22, 2017

Buckled Ballet Flats – How I’ve Been Wearing Them

Oh, buckled ballet flats. You are the coolest.

When I first saw the trend pop up about 6 months ago, courtesy of Miu Miu (and on beautiful Misty Copeland no less), I was immediately obsessed. However, I knew it wasn’t a shoe I would actually buy (hello $$) and, not to mention, they didn’t appear to be a very realistic shoe for a mama running around after her kids, so boooooo.

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May 22, 2017

Lighten Up: Styling Your Black Clothing for Spring

jacket (similar) | tee | jeans | sneakers (similar)

You probably know by now I adore black and gray. Besides the occasional striped shirt, most of my closet consists of dark clothing, especially in winter. Spring here is a little nuts weather-wise, but mostly it’s still quite cool and rainy, all the way through June-uary (the name says it all.)

But, while I will always love my black pieces so, all the spring flowers do actually inspire me to lighten up a bit this time of year. Clothing. I mean clothing-wise. This type-A has trouble ever lightening up beyond my outfit. (Sorry, family.)

So, I came up with a few ideas, using some new and old favorite pieces, to style an all black outfit for spring, and it’s definitely my newest go-to look. As my dad loves to say “I love it when a plan comes together!” Me, too, dad. Me, too! Check it out…

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