Friday Favorites

Woohoo!  It’s Friday!

I always keep a little sticky note on my desk and I jot down my favorites for the week and somehow this week, I had to use TWO sticky notes.  I just had too many favorite things to share, so today is a SUPERSIZED version of Friday Favorites!.  Grab your coffee (or tea!) and settle in.  It’s going to be a fantastic Friday :).

(And pssssst: just like every Friday, I’m linking up with three of my favorite friends, Andrea, Erika and Narci and sharing some of my favorite things from the week.  If you don’t link up, you should!!)

Right out of the gate…this dress

…I love this dress!  It’s tweed and it’s sleeveless, so basically, it works year around, right?  Add a jacket and it’s fall or winter (because it’s tweed), remove the jacket and it’s spring or summer (because it’s sleeveless).  Now, Nordstrom has asked me before to share my favorite brands from their store and this is an easy one.  It’s actually one of my favorite Nordstrom secrets…they sell J.Crew.  What?  Yes.  I think it was like a year ago that Nordstrom started selling so many pieces right from J.Crew which means, if you order it from Nordstrom and not J.Crew, then you don’t have to pay for shipping.  Yes.  Let that sink in.  Order it from Nordstrom and your shipping and returns are free.  I love you J.Crew but I prefer not to pay for my shipping.

Here are some J.Crew items you can get right from Nordstrom

So, there are several other favorite things in this one photo above like…these shoes

…are the ones I wore on Hallmark Home & Family (and by the way, my dress is now 30% off!) and my ring, I’ve been wearing every single day for about 6 weeks now.  It’s a Tory Burch ring and it just seems to go with everything.  And this leads us to favorite number 2…

…my nail polish.  So, my favorite light/white colors are OPI’s Alpine Snow (it’s basically white), OPI’s Let’s All Be Friends (which is really hard to find these days) and then this one, OPI’s Let Me Bayou a Drink.  Dress, shoes, ring and light polish…everything I love!

Speaking of dresses, I wore this one on Wednesday to speak at a moms group…

…remember this one?  I bought it last summer and wore it all.the.time.  So, I put it on this week to wear it again (with that new denim jacket I love so much and that necklace I keep wearing) and saw that it’s still in stock!  The red and navy is sold out but there are several other colors to chose from.  This one is so soft and comfy!  You’ll see me wearing it a ton this year too.

This was by far my favorite post from the week…

March Book Review

…did you read my March Book Review?!  You guys left the best recommendations in the comment section and I ordered three new books. If you missed , go back and read it!  I read seven really good books this month that I think you’ll love too!

And speaking of things you might have missed…

…did you hear me chat with Jamie Ivey last Friday?  I LOVE her so much!!  If you missed the podcast, you can catch it HERE.  If you’ve never listened to Jamie before, you’re going to be hooked.  She is so darn likable!

My sixth favorite this week…




…bow heads in our family!

You all know that my sweet cousin Casey owns One Stop Bow Shop and sells these amazing bows my girls are always wearing.  Well, right now, she said my readers can get 20% off by using the code SHAY at checkout.  These bows are not only so pretty, but friends, you can machine wash them!  That’s how high the quality is!  I throw mine in the wash all the time and then just let them air dry.  This offer expires May 5, so if you need bows, hurry, hurry :)!

My brother and Catherine have been working on a furniture line for a long time now and yesterday, it debuted!  We are so, so, so proud of them!!  Want to know what our family’s favorite piece is???  Right here…

…they named it The Kensington Sofa 🙂 .  There was one eight year old little girl at my house that was over the moon when she heard that.  To see all of their Home by Sean and Catherine Lowe products, click HERE.

And don’t think I’m crazy…but lately, I’ve been buying a cover up or two.  I’m pretty sure all of my swimsuits are fine from last year, so I bought two new cover ups for this year to throw over them along with the cutest pair of flip flops (because I basically live in that three months out of the year).  Look at this cute cover up

…isn’t it fun?!  It comes in white too but I really liked this tie dye blue!

And my new flip flops just make me HAPPY!  They’re Tory Burch flip flops and they come in seven different colors.  I bought the spring/ivory pattern.   I also bought this black romper cover up but it hasn’t arrived yet.  I cannot wait until summer!!

And speaking of things I’ll wear all summer long.  Outfits like this are always on repeat in my closet…

Basic tee, denim shorts, fun necklace, favorite ring and of course, that light polish 🙂 .

(And FYI: the denim shorts look way lighter online than in person!)

And our tenth and final favorite this week is just in time for next weekend…

…it’s my Easy Easter Recipes!

Click HERE to see all of my yummy, festive and fun Easter treats!!

A supersized Friday Favorites!  Here’s hoping we all have a wonderful weekend!!  See you Monday!


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  • Megan April 7, 2017 at 4:54 am

    The Kensington sofa! How fun!

  • Erika Slaughter April 7, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Ooh!!! This post has me ready for summer!! That cover up, denim shorts, and your flip flops-you are ready! See you at the pool soon!!! (Just like 60 days or something…hahaha!)

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams April 7, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Supersized posts are fine with me when they have tons of cute outfits! That maxi dress and denim jacket is perfect for spring. The coverups and flip flips have me wishing summer would get here faster! I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately so I’m excited to check out Jamie’s!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 7, 2017 at 5:23 am

    There’s so much content in one blog post. You sure had an eventful week, hope your weekend goes great!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Teresa April 7, 2017 at 5:25 am

    What brand is your phone case? I love the color! I’m obsessed with that maxi dress, I bought it last year and now,that New England mightttt finally be spring, I am pulling it out! And I just might buy another color!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 5:36 am

      It’s Caseology :)! Happy Friday Teresa!!

  • Sheaffer Sims April 7, 2017 at 5:31 am

    That dress is absolutely precious on you!!!!! And YES to the J Crew pieces WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY SHIPPING!!!! I love J Crew…but I detest shipping. Now if Anthro and LOFT would start collabs with Nordstrom, I’d be all set! 🙂

  • Courtney April 7, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Thanks for sharing, Shay! After I told my husband about that adorable Loft shirt from yesterday morning, he sent me an ordered confirmation that it was on it’s way. He must have loved it too! 🙂

    Happy weekend!

  • Brittany Hensley April 7, 2017 at 5:45 am

    OSBS is a fave of mine this week too. We just got our bow box & rep bows in, and we are swooning majorly over them all! Yay #thebowforthosewholovebows

  • Sarah April 7, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Hello! Do the denim shorts wash well?? I have a hard time wearing ones with the cuff at the bottom because it gets funky in the wash and I can never seem to get it back to how it was when I bought it!! Thanks!!


    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 6:18 am

      I have only washed them once and the hem did lay flat after washing and drying. I totally get what you’re saying Sarah…that is so annoying!

  • Courtney April 7, 2017 at 5:55 am

    What size did you do in the shorts? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 6:19 am


  • Ashley Praytor April 7, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Happy weekend. What a great wardrobe lineup for spring/summer! And I always look forward to the book review.

  • Annalisa April 7, 2017 at 6:04 am

    I love those denim shorts at the end! Did you have to size down or are they true to size?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 6:17 am

      I bought true to size!

  • Sandy April 7, 2017 at 6:07 am

    I started listening to Jamie’s podcast the last time you had announced you were on it! I LOVE it! Also, I usually do bright nail polishes on my nails, but have been doing light ones lately too!! I will have to check out your can never have too many nail polishes ?

  • Whitney Pegram April 7, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Eeek! SO many amazing favorites this week! Happy Friday!

  • Narci Dreffs April 7, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Oh, that coverup is darling!!! And, you were gorgeous in that red dress on Sunday! Love it all!! Happy Friday, friend! Xo

  • Lisa Selan April 7, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Love the dress – bought it in navy and wearing to my daughters wedding❤

  • Bre Lozier April 7, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Do you always paint your own nails or do you get them done?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 7:16 am

      I always paint them :).

  • Kristin April 7, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I am so excited your cute dress from the Hallmark filming went on sale!! I am def snagging it today!! Did you get a size small? I noticed they don’t carry XS and feel like I usually wear the same sizes as you. Thanks!! Happy Friday!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 7:16 am

      Yes! A small!

  • Natalie April 7, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Hi Shay.. love this post today.. Where is your necklace from the picture of saying you were on the Jamieivy podcast .. it’s a white necklace… love it . Thank you ….

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Stella & Dot!

  • Angela Ellingson April 7, 2017 at 7:36 am

    So ready for summer! The Kensington Sofa is gorgeous! So fun!

  • Jenna April 7, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Is your Tory Burch ring the shiny gold or the Tory gold version? Love it!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Shiny gold!

  • Lisa D April 7, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I absolutely love ALL of the Tory Burch flip flops!! How did you choose just one?

  • Lanier April 7, 2017 at 8:28 am

    What size bows do you normally order for your girls? So many to choose from! 🙂 Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

      XL Jumbo 🙂

  • Kim Nations April 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Love your blog and all of your cook books. You have so many great things on your blog. YOur just a sweetheart..

  • Becky April 7, 2017 at 8:50 am

    What size bows do you order your girls?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Ashby and K wear XL Jumbo…Madeley wears the smallest size she offers.

  • Jacqui April 7, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I am SO SO GLAD you said that about the shorts! I was about to buy them from Shaeffer’s post but the photo on Nordstrom’s site is soooo light, I figured they’d sold out of your/her color! I LOVE THEM! Too many denim shorts (and all shorts..) these days are skin tight noooooo thank you haha!

  • Julie Bradford April 7, 2017 at 8:59 am

    what self tanner do you use? I know you have mentioned but I can’t remember.. I need a new one…B-A-D!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Dr. Dennis Gross wipes 🙂

  • Jenna April 7, 2017 at 9:04 am

    What a fun list of favorites. We are ready for shorts and t-shirt and flip flop weather around here. Happy Friday!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick April 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Friend, if I had your legs, I would LIVE in those shorts!!! Also, I got my Becca under eye concealer this week and I’m loving it! It made my Friday Favorites for sure. Thanks for the rec!

    That Inspired Chick

  • Debbie K. April 7, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Your figure in that first dress looks A. Ma. Zing!! That is a perfect dress for you.

  • Kelsey April 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I bet Kensington was just tickled pink over the sofa!! How do you keep your nails looking so good? I have to sit still for a half hour after painting mine to keep from messing them up and they always chip within a day or two. Any tips/tricks to share? Yes!!! to free shipping. I will definitely order more from a store if I don’t have to pay shipping!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      I use OPI base coat, two coats of the actual polish and then Essie’s top coat!

  • JCJ April 7, 2017 at 9:26 am

    What size bows do you get for Kensington?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      XL Jumbo!

  • Marcie Halden April 7, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Loved all your favorite things 😉 can I ask how you keep your house so spotless with 4 kids ? Share your tips please 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      It’s not spotless Marcie! Trust me :).

  • Alexis deZayas April 7, 2017 at 9:55 am

    That tweed dress and your denim shorts look awesome on you! 🙂

  • Carly M April 7, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Love Bayou a Drink! Once my feet get tan, I use it on my toes too 🙂 Thank you for being such an inspiration each and everyday. Friday favorites just rounds out the week. Have a great weekend!

  • Jackie April 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Shay! I just ordered the maxi dress, love it! I loved it last year but told myself I had enough dresses, but I just checked it out again and read some reviews (one mentions your site as recommending it lol!) and was sold. Thanks for the recommendation and have a great weekend!

  • Carolyn April 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Ordered that tie dye cover up before I even finished reading your post. Thanks as always for the great finds!

  • Maria April 7, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I never have commented before but felt like it was important to share… you have to try OPI’s “Chiffon My Mind” — it is very similar to “Let’s be Friends” (which used to be my favorite) but has a beautiful shimmer to it! Just trust me, try it 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama April 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Ordering it RIGHT NOW!!!

  • Kristin April 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    You need to do a closet tour!! Looks amazing in there…

  • Kelly April 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    You look darling in that orange tweed dress!!

  • Megan Butler April 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    The Kensington sofa is perfect!!!! I bet she was over the moon!! And I’m loving your new (ish) closet set up!! It looks great.

  • Paige Radue April 7, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    One of my favorite light nail polishes is OPI’s “Altar Ego”. Very light, but goes with everything!

  • Bethany April 8, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Loving those shorts!

  • Kristine Alexander April 8, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    What is your favorite sunscreen for your face?? I love your blog and always love your book reviews!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 9, 2017 at 5:49 am

      Clinique City Block Sheer!!

  • Lindsey April 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    We you show us a tour of your redone closet?!?! The beautiful cabinet that’s always next to you and the ladder?!

  • Erin Port April 8, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Love your closet makeover and I can’t wait to put some spring clothes into rotation! The weather is finally cooperating too! We love One Stop Bow Shop! How fun to have a couch named after you.

  • Michelle Carnes April 9, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Love, love, love the outfits!! The Tie-dyed Cover-Up is my favorite! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life April 10, 2017 at 6:50 am

    How awesome Kensington has a couch named after her!! Their stuff looks so awesome!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World April 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    My MIL got me that necklace for my birthday last week and I LOVE it. It goes with absolutely everything!!

  • Megan Westlake April 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Let’s all be friends is my FAVORITE! But sadly looks like it’s being discontinued(per my favorite nail lady) but today she did my nails with one coat of alpine snow then one coat of bubble bath and it’s almost identical to Let’s all be friends!! This was shellac but I’m guessing it would work with regular as long as u let it dry in between!! Pure MAGIC!!

  • Olivia April 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Shea I have a question for you. I was wondering if you have a favorite? In two posts you have said “and this is why Ashby is my favorite” and in another one you said “and this is why Madeley is my favorite.” If you do have a favorite who is it and why them? I was just wondering because I am not used to parents having favorites.
    Thanks, Olivia

    • Mix and Match Mama April 11, 2017 at 5:20 am

      I’m being sarcastic ;). I have four favorites.

  • Dawn April 23, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Do you find the flip flops run big?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2017 at 4:56 am

      I do not. Mine are true to size.