Happy happy Friday, friends!
I hope you’ve had THE BEST week! Before I head off for my weekend here in Nantucket, I have a great round up of favorite things from my week (and, of course, I’m linking up with my friends Andrea and Erika) including some cute outfits, a movie, pics from the Fourth and some very simple summer recipes. Plus, I have the winner from my GIVEAWAY on this post too!
Grab your iced coffee, sit somewhere with air conditioning on full blast and settle in. It’s almost the weekend, y’all! xx
I mean, this movie is 8 years old and probably most of you have already seen it, but oh my word, my girls and I just watched it last week and LOVED IT!!! If you need a sweet, wholesome, happy movie, here it is. My mom has been telling me FOREVER to watch this, and I’m mad it took me so long. I loved it so much that I bought it. All three of my girls enjoyed this too. Two big thumbs up!
…are you using your slow cooker this summer?! Slow cookers are not just for fall and winter! When the temp is rising and your house is already a bit too warm, don’t get stuck in the kitchen by the hot stove making dinner. Instead, try one of my easy and summery supper recipes for your slow cooker. You will be so happy you did 🙂 .
Two different outfits that are on sale right now!!
First up, I found these shorts and LOVE them! They run TTS and come in three different shades of denim. They’re currently on sale plus…I’m obsessed with my bodysuit (it comes in 13 different colors!). When it’s 105 outside, you really can’t beat shorts and a tank! Of course, I love it with my sandals, neon yellow heart and cross necklaces.
I wore my jewelry to church two weeks ago with…
…my favorite ribbed dress that is under $30! This dress also comes in multiple colors!
Speaking of church…
Speaking of J.Crew, my three very favorite cover ups this summer (all in my suitcase here in Nantucket!) all came from there (all currently on sale!)…
You know how much I love this one (available in other colors), but look at how cute these two are too…
…adorable 🙂 . This one also comes in white.
…give me all the stripes! This is actually a dress and not a cover up, but I like it tied to the side over my swimsuit.
We had such a fun Fourth on Monday! In fact, our entire weekend was just extra festive and delightful this year. I feel like we should vote on making this holiday always a Monday. I realllllly liked it on a Monday.
I took approximately 450 pictures and 655 videos, but I’ll spare you and just share a few…
These two girlies had front row seats for our parade!
I just love this parade SO MUCH! I love how so many people we know and love gather and how it feels like the whole town comes out to participate.
Twenty years ago on July 4th, we met for the very first time 🙂 .
When did these two get so BIG?!
I love my people so much!
On Wednesday, I share my top picks from the Anniversary Sale along with my mom’s picks, Kensington’s picks and my friend Caroline’s picks too! Four women of different ages shopping the sale for different reasons for their own unique season in life. You can see all four of our picks on Wednesday’s post.
Today, I have…
…my favorite items in the sale that are under $40!
Thirteen (my lucky number!) items I think are a great price right now thanks to the Anniversary Sale:
#1: Beach Splash Framed Wall Art • Deny Designs
#2: Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt • Caslon
#3: Plaited Stitch Recycled Blend Crewneck Sweater • BP
#4: Set of 4 Stripe Basket Weave Kitchen Towels • Nordstrom
#5: Dual Ended Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick Duo $68 Value • Bobbi Brown
#6: Mini Orgasm Cheek Duo Set • NARS
#7: Volcano Signature Candle Jar • Capri Blue
#8: Mini Lipglass Lip Gloss Set $45 Value • M·A·C
#9: Cleo Crop Crewneck Sweater • BP
#10: Rumpled Satin Blouse • Vince Camuto
#11: Puff Sleeve Crepe Top • CeCe
#12: Initial Zip Square Jewelry Box • Nordstrom
#13: Intimately FP She’s So Sleek Bodysuit • Free People
I also wanted to share this batch of fun finds from the Anniversary Sale too…
You guys, these are all items that I already have, love and have been telling you about for a long time! Right now, each one is on sale!! Here’s a little breakdown…
Is there an item in my closet I’ve gifted to more people? No. Is there an item in my closet that I’ve talked about for more years on my blog? No. This cardigan or “the blardigan” as we affectionately refer to it because it’s part cardigan, part cozy blanket is such a staple in my house. I absolutely love gifting it and also wearing it 😉 .
This right here, these camis, are the #1 item that I wear. I wear either a black one or a white one just about every single day. They are PERFECT. They fit well, they wash and dry to perfection. They’re versatile. They’re comfortable. Annnnd…they don’t sell them any more, so the fact that they’re a part of this sale rocked my world! I’ve had so many of you ask me which ones I’m using now that they’re not sold in stores or online and the answer is, I keep rewearing my old ones because no other brand compares! Needless to say, I just stocked up!
This is the throw that’s on the chair in my office. I use it every single day while I do my quiet time 🙂 . This would be another great item to gift! I actually have two blankets by my chair (one on it and one in the basket), and I use them both either while I’m doing my quiet time or while I’m at my desk and chilly. Both of them are in the sale! (See item #7 below!)
I’ve had mine forever! I wasn’t sure if it was worth the hype when I first bought it, but yes…YES IT IS!
You know what I think about these bras. They are the only strapless bras that I use. I’ve been using them for five+ years now and many, many times, I wear them even when I don’t need a strapless bra. That’s how comfortable they are to wear.
I bought my mirror two years ago during the sale and use it every single day 🙂 . This would be a great gift to give someone too!
My other favorite blanket! It’s a great gift to give someone who isn’t feeling well, a new mom, a grandparent, a girlfriend… it’s just so cozy and soft!
I told you guys about this earlier in the winter. Once I switched to these pillowcases, I haven’t gone back. My skin and hair felt and saw a dramatic difference (remember when I showed you my braids and how they did not get messed up when I slept on this pillowcase?!) after using this brand of silk pillowcase.
I bought these bralettes two years ago in several colors and love wearing them especially under sweaters!
The ONLY undies I wear. Period.
This sweater is on repeat in my closet every fall and winter. I own it in black and love how it’s just so soft and not itchy at all.
…congratulations CORREN MCCAIN! You won a $500 Nordstrom gift card for yourself and then another one to gift a friend! I emailed you this morning. Please email me back as soon as possible to claim your prize.
That’s it for this week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you on Monday! xx