Athena’s Fall Wardrobe

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Last weekend H&M was having a 10% off your purchase and sale so I decided it was a good time to get Athena some new back to school clothes. She is starting in her new three-year-old Pandas class on Monday so it was the perfect time for a refresh! All of the pieces we got her come in at $30 or under. This weekend they are also having a 20% off your purchase of $100 or more so now would be the perfect time to stock up for yourself and your kids! 


Unfortunately all the shoes pictured here were summer Zara sale scores and are all sold out. Make a mental note for June, next summer to buy all your kids fall shoes then! 

baby-kid-knit-setThis little little sweater set was just darling and I love the color blocking for easy mix and matching with some of her other basic T-shirts.

toddler jumpsuit blushThis cute knit romper came in three different colors. I can’t help but love a romper, as does Athena! 

fall toddler wardrobe leggings long lengthSince Athena is so long and lean the picture on the website that you see here makes these pants almost look like capris but I was pleasantly surprised that they are very long so they accommodate her shape really well. The little button detail elevates them above the basic leggings. They come in a set of two for $14.

toddler girl bonnet affordableAthena has worn bonnets since she was a baby and I just think she looks so darling in them. This one was just $12 and comes in the most adorable muted blush shade. 

New Finds

Happy back-to-school season! I just started back at work with students on Wednesday so I'm fully immersed in the mood.

I’m super bummed for you guys about losing my swipe up capabilities on Instagram but honestly with the new school year starting I don’t have a ton of motivation to fix that so I’m using what I have by posting all of my recent finds on this platform for you all who want it in one place. Hopefully this helps.

Here are my favorite fins of the week!

This rug is jaw dropping! The texture and color will be perfect in my living room to replace our current rug that’s starting to unravel. And the price this weekend is just TOO GOOD to pass up! Seriously! It reminds me of a Very pricey Serena and Lilly rug I've coveted for some months now.

striped old navy jumpsuit
I wore  this jumpsuit this jumpsuit on Friday and got about a million compliments which is great for a girl who was rocking unwashed hair and was really tired after the first week back to school! It also comes in tall which is what I got and the fit is perfection.

brow tinting kit
When I posted this brow tinting kit, so many of you wanted to know more! It's so worth it because it makes a world of difference. It will literally last you a solid years’s worth of tints and it’s only $20! FYI to all my Utah pals, I keep this in my backpack so I’m ready to play beauty shop and tint your brows in 5 mins or less!
You probably all know my love for Smash and Tess rompers. They were having a huge sale this week and since shipping from Canada is always pricey, I added these romperalls I’ve had my eye on since they came out to my order to get free shipping. So that’s like getting them for a discount, right? 

puff sleeve sweatshirt
This hasn’t showed up in the mail yet but I’m excited for this $27 puff sleeve sweatshirt. This color always looks great with my hair color so I’m hoping it will fit well!

snake print midi
This skirt is part of the new Richard Allen collaboration line at H&M. I love the subtle hit of “snake” print but it’s actually like cheetah print up close. Did I mention a hidden elastic waist? Yes please!
I have such a hard time finding cheetah print that I think looks classy but this sweater surprised me. Also it’s not itchy in the slightest which is always a plus! And it comes in at $29!

Styling Things I Picked Up in NYC

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Every summer when I go to New York I take it as an opportunity to buy some things for the new school year and I usually make a few larger purchases or buy something I normally wouldn’t. It’s a chance to step outside and take some chances and I usually don’t end up regretting them.They turn out to be some of my favorite most memorable pieces that I wear all the time and it’s so nice to have memories attached to the pieces. 

On this trip I didn’t actually buy anything too pricey but I did find a lot of cute pieces that are going to be perfect for this coming school year.
I have been trying to convince my friend to buy this dress for months now and since she won’t do it I finally caved and bought it for myself. It’s a loose fitting Kaftan even though I got it in a size 4. I’m usually at least a 10 at H&M so the sizing is very big on this one. 
Dress // Belt bag // shoes: sold out
Tank: $6 sale find // Silky Zebra Skirt: I had to order this one in my size the instant I touched it. // Flats: Something Navy: sold out // Purse: I cant believe its on sale for $9!
My most frivolous and spendy item of the trip was this Clare V. Lips tee  It will be so fun layered for school. 
Tee // shorts // shoes: sold out
I wanted to go to Everlane for so long because I’ve heard so many great things about these white crops. I didn’t want to order them online because I hate trying on pants and having to send them back. I did love the fit and the price and the material so they came home with me.
These Aritzia tees are my favorite. This one is replacing my well loved and worn one from 3 years ago.

These pants were outside of my norm so I figured why not. Elastic waist too which will make them comfy work pants!
Tee // pants // shoes
These shorts are the same print as the midi skirt I posted in a Zara selfie last week. I’m a sucker for this print!
Tank // shorts // shoes

This Week’s Round-Up

Thursday, July 18, 2019
This dress is under $40! Runs really big. I saw it in store in a small and while that fit I ordered the Medium online and it's perfect.  // Knot sandals that look just like the Jimmy Choo’s // My 3rd Dagne Dover petite tote. See it close up below.
Here she is again! This mini tote is the perfect shade of green/blue/gray!
My 2nd Dagne Dover Dakota backpack.  I couldn't resist this pink color and it's perfect for travel and also on sale right now!
What I wore shopping on my last day in NYC.
Skirt This one totally reminds me of the brand Reformation but this skirt is way more affordable // Lace cami // Sneakers // This sneaker protector spray that worked wonders keeping them pristine even in a rainstorm! // Bag // found this trench at Zara on the trip and it will be a staple for years! I can't find it online anymore though.
What I wore for my first night in NY when meeting up with my friend Ashley at the Plaza in NYC.  Skirt // Black Lace cami // vintage pin // old Banana Republic Scarf // Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote // very old Old Navy sandals.
Lake pajamas are my very very favorite. They are having their summer sale on Monday at 10AM EST and I have my alarm SET!
I’m excited to add these to my work pants collection. Sandals are St. Agni and sweater tank is just $12 !
Tank is super old // shorts // sunnies // sneakers are an investment but are worth the $$ // Bag: Zara sale find. It's marked down right now to $9!

Weekly Round-Up! First Summer Edition

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Thanks to everyone who let me know that this is something they would like to see on the blog! I’m happy to get all this info and pictures off my phone and in an easy to find place. Why didn’t I do this sooner? Oh yes, the child and full time job.

Obviously this is more than just a weeks worth of stuff, it’s pretty much from the start of summer break. I’ve definitely had a lot more time on my hands with Thee in school so there was lots more shopping to be done! Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this up for you guys as an easy place to access all my outfits and recent finds.

 Let me know in the comments if there is anything I’m missing or something you've seen on my IG or stories that I forgot to put in here.
Top // jeans //scarf // sandals
Skirt // tank // old jacket // sandals
My favorite lip sleep mask- Just a crazy good hydrating balm to wear anytime but even better to let it sink in at night!
White button down top- Same as the green striped one I'm wearing with the denim jumper and just $14 bucks! // pants- I ordered these in rust in a medium // sandals- Great Birk dupes
$5 tee // shorts
Pj top // pj bottoms - those are embroidered lemons on them and i love the flutter sleeve. So much more comfortable to sleep in!
Visor- this was an impulse buy but I'm totally loving it. // dress- Slinky silk material // woven sandals
Sweater tank // shorts // sandals // bag
Jumpsuit // mules // bag
Athena’s Romper // Athena's Sandals //  my sneakers- These are crazy Comfy! I saved up for these and finally bit the bullet! // old Free People jumpsuit
White faux Birkenstock // my favorite sweatpants- I own these in black and gray and even wear the black ones to work!
Nightgown...that I want to wear as a dress!
These tan drops that you mix in with your regular lotion give such a natural looking tan. I even use them on my face! 

Also a few random unpictured things I've talked about that I'm loving....

*This super cute midi dress looks so high end but is under $40
*I'm loving this concealer that’s part of the Sephora clean beauty line.
*these nude mineral lip glosses are my new favs. I love the color Squad!
* These new bed sheets are so affordable and look + feel  way more expensive than their price tag!

Life Update

Monday, April 8, 2019

Dagne dover ace fanny pack, target, wild fable jumpsuit, redhead hair style, Dyson air wrap

Dagne dover ace fanny pack, target, wild fable jumpsuit, redhead hair style, Dyson air wrap

Dagne dover ace fanny pack, target, wild fable jumpsuit, redhead hair style, Dyson air wrap

Dagne dover ace fanny pack, target, wild fable jumpsuit, redhead hair style, Dyson air wrap

Dagne dover ace fanny pack, target, wild fable jumpsuit, redhead hair style, Dyson air wrap

Dagne dover ace fanny pack, target, wild fable jumpsuit, redhead hair style, Dyson air wrap

Dagne dover ace fanny pack, target, wild fable jumpsuit, redhead hair style, Dyson air wrap

Jumpsuit only $23! // Tee // Fanny pack // Shoes // Sunnies: Old Zara

I'm back. Honestly it didn't feel like 4 months have passed but I guess it did. Serious props to all the mamas out there who work full time, raise kiddos and manage to blog to. I seriously don't know how you do it. I've barely started this post and I'm already tired. 

Want to know what's going on in my world? Well it's all pretty busy but typical. School is just always going to be a high stress environment. I mean, what part of 22 children around you at all times doesn't sound stressful? Just a day in the life. 

This is also the first time I can remember that I took on a design client with my company Jill of All Trades, during the school year (usually I only take bigger projects during summer break) and although it doesn't sound like much, Its alot when trying to run a blog, business, home and classroom. Thankfully I have awesome and patient clients, this time is no exception.

A few new things I'm loving right now?
1. Sitting here currently with Olaplex on my hair so we will see the verdict on that one tomorrow. 
2. My Dyson Air Wrap. Sweet lord, that thing is just amazing. The better I get at it, the more I want to return my Dyson hair dryer. I'm finding it is able to replace that and I never thought that was possible!
3. Gal Meets Glam Dresses. Pretty much every month I want a new one but I have to restrain myself. I love the floral pattern on this one and I decided to keep this pink maxi after showing you all in my Instastories. 
4. Checkerboard Vans! I got these dusty pink ones for myself and  this pair for Athena, but she told me as soon as I opened the box that she didn't like them and wouldn't even try them on. You guys, they were adorable and hot pink! What's not to like. I returned them because lord knows, I'm not forcing her to wear $30 toddler shoes if she doesn't even want to wear them. 
5. A lace kimono. Finally found one that I think is the perfect mix of Free People vibe for a 30 something woman.

Still going to Core Body Pilates at the crack of dawn, but looking to get out into the fresh air soon too. I always think I'm going to start running outside and then I try and remember how much  I HATE RUNNING!
Still trying to calorie count but i just finished doing a whole 30 and want to be a little more loose with the actual counting of the calories and just be free to eat lots of veggies. What I discovered after doing this last whole 30 is that I really do like to eat whole foods the best and I don't even really put much on them and I'm still happy. So I'm going to just eat my cucumber salad with nothing on it but some salt and pepper and oregano  and deal with however many calories are in it without stressing about it. I mean has anyone ever gained a bunch of weight eating too many cucumbers?

This Outfit
I pined over this pair of shoes for literally 1.5 years and then I some how managed to score them for 70% off during the holiday Net-A-Porter sale a few months ago! Finally, they are mine!

This jumpsuit I now own in both colors and I suggest you do the same. It's so affordable, easy to wear and layer for spring and summer. 

Last but not least, the Dagne Dover fanny pack! Are you even cool if you don't have one? I think not. Ok, just kidding. But really, it's the most chic, easy-to-wear, bag I own and I love that it makes me feel waaaay cooler than I really am.