Splurging on Great Overalls

I sat and sat on these overalls for the longest time. If you've followed me for a while you may remember I purchased them several months ago and ended up returning them because I just wasn't 100% sold on them. 

Fast forward and here we are! I ended up sizing up to an XL and I am pretty pleased with them. These are definitely an investment, which I think is why it took me so long to decide if I truly wanted them and truly loved them.

For some, overalls may be more of a trendy piece, but for me they are more of a classic item that I will continue to reach for again and again. 

I had a super less expensive pair from Target that I loved and wore for the past few years, but I finally gave in and upgraded.

This bomber jacket was a no brainer for me-I loved the classic, all American blue and white checkered pattern-it's something I can see myself reaching for over and over!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Target /// Overalls: Madewell ///  Shoes: Converse /// Bag: Blair Ritchey 


Our Summer Bucket List

I have never really had a summer bucket list before. I feel like at the beginning of each summer, we have a lot of "we should's"

We should do this!

We should do that!

We should try this!

We should try that!

This summer though, I decided to actually make a bucket list. A couple of my girlfriends made one with their children, so that sort of gave me the push to do one with my girls! 

I think having them involved in the list making process made it more fun and definite, if you will.  I feel like it holds us accountable for making more of an effort to try and do more fun things! There were only a few things that we had to put a squash on because it was just too expensive or unrealistic (sorry girls, we aren't going to Disney this summer!)

We cheated a bit and did include some things on the list that we knew we were already going to be doing, but it's still so satisfying being able to check something off a list, is it not?!?!

So without further adieu....here is our bucket list. Of course, some of the things we chose are close to where we live, so they might be out of the question for you. But hopefully some of these will give you a little summer inspiration!


Black Old Navy Jumpsuit + Gingham Espadrilles

I wore this jumpsuit over the weekend-it was perfect for a a little BBQ action at a friend's house. Cute, but comfortable enough to indulge in all of the goodies that we had! 

While this particular color is sold out online, it is still available in stores. I wore the pinstriped version here, and I also have the floral print-I just haven't worn it yet! 

Some people who are a little curvier aren't sure if wide leg rompers are for them-I say go for it! Styled the right way, they can be so adorable!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Navy (Old Navy) /// Jumpsuit: Old Navy (sold out online, in stores. Cute option)/// Shoes: TopShop /// Hat: Target /// Sunglasses: Old Navy


Striped Off the Shoulder Dress + the Perfect Hat

I hope you guys don't tire of this hat, because I sure wear a lot of it. It always seems to be the last missing piece of the puzzle when I am putting outfits together in the warmer months. I just feel like it's the perfect finishing touch!

I also kind of love it because it allows me to get an extra day out of my hair! Perfect for those lazy, I-don't-feel-like-washing-my-hair days! 

I've had this dress for a few months but just now got around to wearing it. I had brought it with me to LA back in March but just never wore it. It is finally warm enough now to take it for a spin! What I love about this particular dress is that it can be worn over the shoulders as well! I probably could have sized down, but the large I am wearing was nice and roomy! 

These sandals are from last year-I've worn them so much! I found an identical pair for a fraction of the cost! 

Outfit Details:
Dress: Target /// Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) /// Jacket: Old Navy (similar) /// Hat: Target /// Sunglasses: Old Navy 


The Best One Piece Bathing Suits for Gals on the Go

It's always this time of year that I am reminded of the trials and tribulations of bathing suit shopping. It's hard to find the perfect bathing suit. I know I share this frustration with other ladies as well. It isn't limited to to Mom's skinny women, curvy, teenagers. It's pretty universal.

I will say that one piece bathing suits have come such a long way over the past several years. I remember self consciously sporting my skimpy bikinis in my early years and rolling my eyes and scoffing at all the unfortunate women who had to sport bland, "mom like" one pieces. 

So what makes the perfect one piece bathing suit? For me, it's supportive, fitted but not too tight that it digs in, stays in place (who has time to tug and pull while you are chasing your kids?), covers my rear, is super stylish (I mean, I know I am a mom but I don't have to look like a "mom"), and is good quality. I know I have said this in the past, but I don't mind spending a little more on bathing suits, especially if I know that they will last and won't fall apart after only one wear and wash. 

Finding the perfect swimsuit is difficult but I tried to do the dirty work for you. I scoured the internet, looking at website after website, page after page, to find what I deemed "perfect!" A few of these may have made their way into my shopping cart, too! You'll just have to wait and see!

All of the images are clickable, so happy shopping!