Back To Reality

Yep, I’d say this about accurately describes the day after a 3 day weekend. I love em’, but it’s just enough time to almost get in vacation mode and then get smacked right back into reality. Here’s to a four day week people.

So this cute little guy right here is entering the work force today. Consider my mind blown. Wasn’t I just dropping him off at preschool last year? It’s just he craziest thought to realize he’s a grown man, graduated from college, with a job in the field he studied for. We are so proud and excited to see just what the future holds for him. I hope he has the best first day ever!

You’d probably be disappointed in me if I let a holiday weekend get by without a little shopping, so rather than let you down I took one for the team and did a little browsing.?

Katie hadn’t seen the new Anthropolgie yet, so we went and I hit up the sale room and found a couple of things to try on.

This top has the most beautiful lace on the bottom and the bottom of the sleeves. I had to give it a try. I didn’t think I’d wear this color much so I left it there, but it’s a beautiful top. (I couldn’t find it online)

This adorable swingy top was a cross between a sweatshirt and a cute linen blouse. I loved it, but Katie said I looked like I was wearing a hospital gown. Again, this blue wasn’t a color I was sure I’d get much use out of, but if they had it in store in the white, it would have come home with me.

We also hit up Loft before leaving.

This might be the worst picture in the history of dressing room pictures, but I’ll share it anyway. This is a sweet little striped tassel top and would look darling with cut off jean shorts. I passed on it, but did bring the other two hanging there home and totally forgot to take a picture of either of them. They’ve both sold out on line, so I was excited to find them in my size in the the store. I found one similar to the red one online here.

Here’s what I’ve come to realize about Loft. They offer a lot of items online that aren’t available in the store and most things look better on “real” women vs. the models. I always seem to find a lot more items when I’m on their website than when I’m walking through the store. 

Here are just a few of the things that are online you’d miss if you didn’t check the website and a lot of items are 40% off along with all sale styles.

This basic tee with the added tie detail at the shoulder makes it super cute and dresses it up just enough.

Same goes for this cute sleeveless tee. The addition of the flutter sleeve dresses it up to make it special. I’m not really a tee kinda gal myself very often, but I love a little detail on one.

Embroidered cuff blouse

See, now I just fell in love when I found this adorable little number. It embodies so many of the spring/summer trends. Stripes✔️ Embroidery✔️ Lacey detail✔️

Love it!

Cami’s like this are a great layering piece and you can find them in a lot of stores. This is another online exclusive you’d miss if you didn’t hit the website. I love the way the back is made and you can see it’s a little roomy and flowy so it won’t be clingy.

Off the shoulder chambray tie sleeve blouse

So the moral of the story is check out Loft’s website. 

Nordstrom is still having their half yearly sale, so it’s not too late to grab some cute things there too.

Check out this post for some suggestions. 

That wraps it up for today. What do you have on tap for this Tuesday that feels like Monday. I’m sure I’ll be in a state of confusion until Friday gets here.

Happy 4 day week my friends.






  1. May 30, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Wow! Happy first day of work to Benny! Everyone was staying home today while I dragged myself to work the rest of this week- boo! I just received a TJ Maxx card from the sweet ladies in my office, and it is taking everything within me to not go shopping- need to save it for work clothes! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

    • May 30, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Major bummer…you have to leave while they all stay…just a few more day? Hang tough girlie! You'll have so much fun shopping with your gift card. YAY!!!

  2. May 30, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I totally agree with your assessment! I came in and was met with a black computer screen this morning..blah. Thankfully by 10 I was up and running. Ain't no one got time for computer issues on a Tuesday after a holiday. I totally agree with you about Loft too…I never find a thing in the store. I hope some day we get some great shopping in town!!

    • May 31, 2017 / 3:54 am

      Computer issues are the worst! They can sure bring you to a screeching halt. Happy you got it fixed quickly. I guess the upside to not much shopping in town is that there's so much available online. #glasshalffull ? Hope the rest of your day went smoothly. PS. I was telling my daughter about your blog on our walk today. You've really upped your game and I'm going to need to pick your brain.?? Great job, Shelly!!!

  3. May 30, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Can't believe I passed on going into Loft this weekend while we were shopping in Alabama!! Not enough time!!

    • May 31, 2017 / 3:55 am

      It looks like you guys had so much fun in AL. It is such a beautiful state. I was jealous all weekend watching your snap story! Hope your week is off to a good start.

    • May 31, 2017 / 3:57 am

      Thanks Bethany! It is definitely a proud mom moment also very surreal. Better get you some bargains before they sell out? Hope you had a great day!

    • May 31, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you Tara!!! It has such gorgeous lace on it!

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