. . . for Lauren and Lauren

May 26, 2019

six more days

 polka dot top: c/o shein   sandals: c/o shein

Six more school days left and we have a first grader in our house! I can't believe our first year of real school is over.  I'm excited for summer and want to really enjoy it, as next Fall we'll transition to full day school and even Isaac in preschool two days a week.  Now if only our weather would cooperate and give us some sunshine!

This top is only $6 and is super cute.  I got a medium and wish I would've gotten a small, as it's a little big in the chest area.  But I feel like with any bandeau or bralette, it'd be fine.  Or with a cardigan or blazer over it.  My sandals are only $12 and I love them!  My toes rarely look good, so guess it's a good time to share them.  ;)

Hope you had a great weekend and a good start to your week!

polka dot top: c/o shein   sandals: c/o shein
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May 15, 2019

sunflower dress and happy things

dress: c/o shein
I'm working harder lately on recognizing and repeating things I'm grateful for.  I've read and listened to more and more things talking about your mental state drastically changing and affecting your physical state, and how slowing down and being grateful, even just slower breathing can make a huge impact in how you feel.  Not really new news, but I think with my recent health stuff I'm even more motivated to do what I can to feel better, physically and emotionally.  And also sometimes when your body feels crappy it's easy to just be in a crappy, frustrated mood.  But I'm naming things I'm thankful for multiple times during the day.  Today it's warm sunshine, walks around my driveway while my kids play, teaching classes at the gym, a dentist for my kids that they love, and clothes that make me happy.  What are you grateful for today?

(Use code Q2forlauren for 15% off your order at shein.)


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May 14, 2019

considered a neutral - yah or nah?

top: c/o  shein  jeans: old navy  shoes: payless

I used to think anything leopard print was too "loud" for me, but now I'm closer and closer to on board that it's considered a neutral.  Maybe too far, but I own multiple leopard print things that I'm a fan.  With things I feel a little unsure about I will only buy if they are pretty cheap.  Which sometimes mean they don't last as long of course, but worth it if I'm not positive how much wear I'll get out of them.  Like these mules.  $10 from payless, and I felt unsure when I bought them last year, but now love them!  This tee is under $10 too, so if you're unsure about leopard now is your chance.  ;) 

Plus use code Q2forlauren for15% off your order at shein.  

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April 11, 2019

If it doesn't snow again . . .

Well we had some 70 some degree weather, which had me dreaming of summer, but yesterday it snowed, so I'll just put those dreams away from now.  I will be ready when it does come with the cutest swimsuit, coverup, fun earrings and maxi dress from Shein! Each one is under $20 and I love them!

Use code FEST056 for 15% off your order!
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April 5, 2019

Vacation ready

dress: c/o shein
Chris and I get to go to Vegas next weekend and I am SO excited! I got to join him last year for one of his work trips, extended into a little vacation for us and it was so much fun. I feel like it came up fast and I can't believe it's already April and we're so close to getting a mini vacation.  I'm hoping for lots of sunshine, yummy meals and uninterrupted time together.  I just got this dress and it is a perfect vacation dress, and all summer long dress.  It is so soft and comfy, has pockets and is only $19. It also comes in a ton of other colors and now I want another one!

I am short so I'd either have to wear some kind of heals, or just tie it at the bottom, which I think looks cute.  I also should get out my summer bins because I clearly need a pair of flat sandals to wear with it! No wonder it has so many good reviews - I love it!

I have never ordered a swimsuit from Shein, but decided I should give it a try and see if I could get one to take on our trip.  I LOVE it.  I just made sure to check out the reviews (and even if it didn't work out, $14 isn't too much to lose!) and picked this pretty floral one piece.

swimsuit: c/o shein

But thankfully I love it.  It has removable straps (which I would never take off, because the off the shoulder part is not tight enough to hold anything up!), and pretty good butt coverage in the back. And it feels comfortable and I feel like will be a good suit to wear this summer with the kids. 

I can not wait for our trip.  Vegas here we come!

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