Shopping with Sheaffer and Shay

I am so excited to introduce our new series to you!  That’s right…our new series.  Sheaffer from Pinterest Told Me To and I decided to join forces and bring you Shopping with Sheaffer and Shay.  
Here’s the thing…Sheaffer and I see each other a lot.  Almost every day.  And a lot of the time, we see each other at the mall.  Our kids love to eat lunch at the food court and play at the mall playground, so Sheaffer and I seem to always be at the mall together (often with other friends and their kids too).  Sometimes, we breeze through Gap or Loft with our little ones, but usually, we are just being moms and not really shopping.  
Then one day it hit us…why don’t we go to the mall without the kids and shop together?  And then post our shopping adventure for all of you to see!  Brilliant, right?!  We went on a Sunday afternoon while the dads stayed home with our kiddos and had the very best time.  We shopped, we drank Starbucks, and we laughed and laughed.  Hopefully, we’ll be bringing you a Shopping with Sheaffer and Shay post every 4 to 6 weeks…we had so much fun shopping together (and not messing with our kiddos), that we’ve decided it must be a regular affair. 
   The fun thing about Sheaffer and me is that we are so much a like…but we shop for different things.  This week, I’ll be showing you what I tried on, looked at and bought and then next Friday, Sheaffer will do the same.  We won’t repeat any of our items.  Here we go…this is what I shopped for…
Of course, I headed straight to the accessories department!  Let me just tell you…Nordstrom has stepped up their game with accessories!  They have so many fun hair ties, hair bands, hats, fedoras, scarves, jewelry…you name, they have it at super affordable prices! Everything was so bright and fun for summer.

I fell in love with this scarf!  It’s light and bright and comes in a variety of colors.  Click here to see the entire collection (the orange and white are my other favorites).
I also bought these new hair bands.  Aren’t they fun?!  When it gets hot this summer, wouldn’t you rather pull your hair up with one of these then just a plain old band?  
After I left the accessories department, I walked over to the MAC counter.  I have been hearing about how MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot eye shadow stays put despite the heat and humidity without creasing.  Well…this Texas girl needs all the help in the makeup department when heat and humidity show up.  I can’t stand my makeup creasing, running or rubbing off because of the weather.  I bought the Let’s Skate shade (which is a nice neutral) and have really loved it!  It goes on smooth and stays on all day despite the yucky weather.  I’ve even layered some other other powder shadows over the top of it and it works great as a base layer.
When I left the makeup counter, I went upstairs to the active wear section to look at workout clothes…
Nothing motivates me more than having one new piece of workout clothing.  A new top, pair of pants or shorts can really make you want to hit the gym.  I also love working out in bright colors…you just look better when you see yourself in the mirror if you’re wearing a bright color! 
I loved these pants, sports bra and top.  All three comfy, stretchy and soft (very important qualities in workout clothes!).  I also thought everything would work well for low-impact (like yoga) to high-impact (like running).  Very versatile!

I also found these cute shorts too!  These would be perfect for running, cardio classes and/or spinning.

As I was leaving the active wear section to find Sheaffer, I passed by the undies…
I have never bought undies before at Nordstrom (usually Gap or Victoria’s Secret) but oh heavens!  What fun colors they have…and they were less expensive!  At Gap, you usually pay 3 for $25 but at Nordstrom, it was only 5 for $25.  I decided it was best not to model undies on the blog…but here is a pic of their collection :).
After I found Sheaffer, we left Nordstrom and headed to Loft (a.k.a. Sheaffer’s homeland).
I don’t know if you’ve noticed before…but I adore a 3/4 sleeve shirt.  Shirts like this one work great in summer (look at it paired with my shorts) and they work equally as well in fall or winter too (they’re so easy to layer).  I love the purple stripe…I considered buying one of each color, but I refrained.  A simple tee like this will last you all year long.

 And you know I couldn’t leave without trying on some of Loft’s fun bracelets!

After Loft, we headed to one of my favorite places, Gap.  I mean really…who doesn’t love Gap?!

Hello?!  Have you ever seen me in a long skirt before?  You’re shocked right?  Well, I was a little too…but I loved how soft and comfy this long skirt was!  In fact, it’s not just a skirt, you can pull it all the way up and make it a maxi dress as well.  It’s Gap’s new Four in One dress/skirt.  I loved it rolled down at the waste and made into a skirt.  It’s navy and pink, so I paired it with Gap’s navy tank (so comfy and soft I might add!).  Another similar maxi skirt is here too.

Ahhhh!  That’s more me, right?  I love, love, love these frayed shorts from Gap too (paired with the same tank).  The best part about these shorts is that they have major stretch to them…nothing is worse than a tight pair of shorts.  I love the solid colored ones but these blue and white print shorts are so much fun too!

Fun, right?
Next up, I paired a striped tank with some of Gap’s clean front shorts.  Ok…you know how I love my J Crew Chinos, right?  I’m obsessed.  But these Gap shorts were really cute too with a great fit!

I switched up my tanks and tried on the olive colored shorts.  A great neutral!
Whew!  That was a lot of fun!  After Gap, we headed to Starbucks (of course!), where we put our feet up (me in wedges, her in Toms) and chatted before heading home.

So much fun shopping with Sheaffer!
The next day, I headed out in my new Gap tank, Nordstrom scarf, hair pulled up in a new fun band and of course, my J Crew Chinos.  
Thanks so much for shopping with us!  Don’t forget, check Sheaffer’s blog next Friday to see what she tried on and purchased on our fun shopping day.  
If you have bought something because either myself or Sheaffer have suggested it, tweet us and tell us about it!  #shoppingwithsheafferandshay @mixandmatchmama and @simsslp.
Dinner tonight is easy because I used my slow cooker…in the summer!  Yes!  Click here to see what I made.
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Have a great weekend!

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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} June 14, 2013 at 10:44 am

    So many things to see. 1) This idea is SO genius that I can hardly handle it. 2) That scarf is fab. Everybody needs one. 3) I hadn't seen you in the workout gear because I was too busy ransacking the junior's department at the time….but that workout gear is awesome! 4) That GAP skirt did surprise me (not typically you at all), but it looked GREAT! 5) You look gorgeous in the pic at Starbucks. 6) In MY pic at Starbucks, I look like a troll that has been running a marathon. In the rain. In 120 degree temperatures. Seriously. It doesn't look like I've been shopping. It looks like I've been doing some type of manual labor.
    Love you and can't wait until our next trip!
    Sheaffer 🙂

  • Aubrey June 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Love love love the GAP skirt. I'm usually not a maxi girl either, but pregnancy has me thinking outside the box. 🙂

    P.S. I miss shopping in America.

  • Erin Clow June 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

    This is genius! I love both you gals. How do you tie your scarves? They always look so good. I've seen tutorials on Pinterest but mine always end up looking blah. Maybe scarves will be a Shade of Shay and you can show us your fave ways to tie them 😉

  • Jaylyn Bond June 14, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Love this series!! Ok yes I was surprised maxi but it looks fabulous on you!! I have it and im totally obsessed with it! Its so comfy!

  • Jennifer Cannon June 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Ok, im loving this new series already. Told my fiance I couldnt make him lunch for work, because I had to go read shays!! I clearly need help right?

    Do not get me wrong, I do love you, but hate you for your increadible body! Your my inspiration girl friend!

    Loved the Gap skirt, hope you bought it!


  • Anonymous June 14, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Ok I have a future post request: please outline for us readers how you get that amazing body???!!!!!!!!! Jealous! I have a 16- month old and still feel like I look pregnant. Give up your secrets! Lol!

  • Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness June 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I love this new series! I think it might be a bit dangerous though because I absolutely loved all of your picks. Makes shopping super easier. I have to agree with what Kristen said, I need you as my personal shopper!

  • Kathy Olson June 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I enjoy reading you 2 girls so much. You're both so cute and brighten my day!

  • Kathy Olson June 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I enjoy you 2 girls so much! You're both so cute and brighten my day! (By the way, that maxi and tank top looked great on you.)

  • Aubs June 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    What a FUN idea!!! It's so true for me too that just one new piece of workout clothing motivates me so much!! Those hairbands are super cute and my hair is pulled back more often than not ~ I love the polka dot ones! Looks like y'all had a great time and you shared some great finds!! =)

  • Sarah June 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    On your next trip to Nordy's, you MUST get a pair of Hanky Pankys. Simply THE best thong ever!!!

  • aprilparrish June 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Love this new series with you two!!! It's always fun to have some girl time with out kiddos every once in while!
    If you didn't by the Four in one dress/skirt at Gap you need to go back and purchase it-looked awesome on you. Absolutely loved it!!!! 🙂
    Have a blessed weekend!

  • Slightly Askew Designs June 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I'm not sure why it took this long for this series to happen 🙂 Y'all are so much fun! I almost choked on my tea when I saw you in the Maxi dress/skirt… it was super cute on you but seeing you in a long skirt was crazy bizarre. Can't wait for Sheaffer's post next week!

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On June 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Alright girls, this is going to be a really dangerous feature for me. I shop enough as it is. Now I need those running shorts and the striped top!

  • Kara June 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I'm so with Alison!! This is a wonderful/horrible (for me) series all at once!! I'm supposed to be good and not shop yet I definitely want one of those scarfs and those Zella workout pants asap 🙂 Too cute!!

  • Hilary June 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Hey Shay
    This has nothing to do with this blog post but I was just at Target in spfld Mo and saw the most perfect Father's Day card for your dad…it's was a Red Sox card that said you are in a league all by yourself! I would have bought it for you & mailed it if we lived closer! That's all! Have a great day! Hilary

  • Jenna {Real Simple Girl} June 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I absolutely love this new blog series!! Thanks to you and Sheaffer for doing it! It looks like you girls have such a fun time shopping! I’m pretty sure I need at least one of almost everything you featured today. Have a great weekend!

  • Jen {Whimsy at Heart} June 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I was so looking forward to this post & it lived up to my expectations! First, I zeroed in on that exact pink scarf 2 days ago-now I'm regretting that I didn't get it! Love the maxi skirt & frayed shorts from Gap. I hope you got them both!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 14, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I need you to be my personal shopper. 😉 I love your style, but I'm so clueless when it comes to shopping!

  • {Hi Sugarplum!} June 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    You look amazing in that scarf, and the dress. I haven't been in the Gap in ages. Seriously, what's wrong with me?!

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace} June 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Love the scarf! I'm not usually a scarf girl but this one may end up in my closet very soon.
    I'm already in trouble with the hubby for all Sheaffer's amazing finds, but now this is a whole new level. And I love it, thank you!

  • Blue-Eyed Bride June 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Love this! I love the long skirt. I am a sucker for stripes and 3/4 sleeve shirts, too. I need those LOFT tees in every color. Adorable!

  • Nicki June 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Love this idea and I'm in love with that gap skirt!! It looked great on you! Can't wait to see more shopping adventures! Since all of your loyal readers can't actually go shopping with you two, this is a great alternative! 🙂

  • Brooklyn June 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Love that scarf as well as the work out gear – I like bright colours as well!

  • Elaine~ Honey Pie Accessories June 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I love that maxi skirt from the Gap!

  • Samantha J June 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Where are your wedges from? I love them

  • Mix and Match Mama June 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    My wedges are Steve Madden!

  • Lora June 15, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I love this post!!!! And I must agree with one of the commenters!! Please share how you stay in such great shape!!! I workout every day and look nowhere near that good!!! Wow.

  • Susan Jeffries June 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I love the maxi skirt/dress and the tanks. The shorts are great too. I may have to check out the undies dept. at Nordstrom. Great picks! Thanks for the inspiration. Susan

  • KK Couser June 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm


    That gap four way dress is all sold out. Dang it!!! 🙁

  • Jenny Mccalla July 31, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Love the wedges. Did u get them recently? Looked on Steve Madden website and didn't see them

  • Mix and Match Mama July 31, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Those wedges are from last season!