Weekend 5.25


Hey Gang – my sister is visiting from Michigan, and it’s been a minute since she was in town, especially with the kids. We walked to a restaurant last night, and Pax was carrying little Ozzie on his shoulders. I had one of those out-of-body, full circle moments remembering when my brother’s youngest used to carry Pax around on his shoulders.

I feel like I’m trying to hold on to this time with both hands, yet it’s slipping faster and faster through my fingers. When did my guys get so big??

Gahhh. I’m going to go love up on my sister’s little squishes while I still can.

Enjoy your long weekend!!

Here’s a quick little rundown of a few Memorial Day Sales that are currently calling my name. The full list of sales, by retailer, can be found in our Cheat Sheet.

Only for summer me.These kitchy earrings are currently in my cart. I don’t know if I love them because it’s Raines’s favorite thing, like, ever, or if they’re just cute, but either way, they’re cracking me up. It’s the kind of random summer jewelry I love wearing with cut-offs and t-shirts at night. Summer me also really likes this pretty (but wildly unique) necklace, too.

Playful summer bag. While I usually only swoon for Clare V, The Sak’s ring-handled pouch is so freaking cool. But I seriously can’t decide: black beads, ivory beads, b/w check or all black with that cool handle??? It’s giving Pot de Miel vibes, but with more color and on sale for under $40.

Ok fine. I’ve been staring at too many Pinterest pics of cool girls wearing these Adidas pants like real pants. They’re selling fast, but I just ordered the bright orange at 30% off. I’m hoping the vibe is more Summer Fun than Unhinged Inmate, but we’ll see.

Towels. Thanks to the dog + boys lifestyle, our towels have gotten so grimy that even the kids have been asking how many days until I buy “those sale towels you like, Mom?” Uh, now is the answer. Everything at Parachute is currently 25% off…but it’s actually 30% off my towel bundles.

For running. These running shorts (the bike short part is the only real way to avoid chafing) and this matching tank. Perfect for hot summer runs (and cute, too).

For comfies. GAP’s sweatshirt & cozy joggers in ‘peach parfait orange’ – I can’t think of a happier color for summer (and love that the joggers come in so many different lengths). Or…there’s still those epic Free People sweatpants on sale at Nordstrom. They’re so freaking cool on (but I do have to roll the cuff a bit – all part of their charm).

For picnics in the park. This mat (my fav) and this fruit carrier. (BTW – check out our “Outdoorsy” Memorial Day Sales picks – we had a ton of fun pulling that one together.)

Matching sets. Oh help – I usually go for white, but I cannot stop thinking about ‘slipper red’ at GAP. Specifically these linen cargo pants & matching tank. Right!!?? And I can personally vouch for Abercrombie’s Harper Tailored Linen Pant with this square neck tank. I have the white & blue stripe – it’s so soft and hits that right combo of chic but playful.

Forever eyeing up Farm Rio. This dress is now on sale (it’s the charming back and sleeves for me), and while I’m not usually a skirt girl…I keep picturing this one with a hoodie and sneakers and now I can’t get it out of my mind.

More summer pants. My beloved GANNI pants are not on sale, but the same exact style is on sale in a washed satin cargo that would be really pretty with white tanks & tan sandals. NOTE: The model has them tied tightly at the bottom – not my fav. Instead, check out the styling on my black pair for how I prefer them. For a similar vibe and lower price, Athleta’s trekkie pants are finally on sale in the black! (I wear size 6p.)

Sandals. My Jenni Kayne sandals are still the sexiest sandals I own, and, one year later, I can vouch for their comfort and durability. I’m also debating this Stuart Weitzman pair – gold or black? I was originally team gold, but those little black slides + black, tailored shorts would be perfection.

Three PJs. One, Printfresh is having their biggest sale of the season, and I’m going right for this short set. Two, if you prefer silk PJs, Petite Plum (another one of my favs) is offering 15% off this gorgeous silk set. And third, I can also vouch for this seriously cool PJ jumpsuit. It feels like t-shirt material, yet looks very fancy & luxe on.

Kid PJs. I love this crisp cotton set with ‘DREAM BIG’ for Pax (probably the last year he’ll fit into it, sob!), and I know he loves a robe (that one is soooo adorable on). But it was this set – for my imaginary daughter – that really got me.



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