My New Favorite Outfit: June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

White Denim Jacket

One thing I've had on my wish list for the summer was a white denim jacket.  I've seen them everywhere, but never in my size, XS? I don't think so.  So, I was excited when my local Target was restocked and I was able to snag this one up. Here's the problem though, I was with Grant so I just grabbed the medium, assuming it would fit.  I got it home, tried it on, and decided to do what anyone with a camera could do, I took pictures.  Here's what I found:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cake

Today is a first for me, I'm sharing a recipe with you!  Now,  I ususally leave the hit recipes to my sister, Chelsea at Whatcha' Makin Now, but this one was so good I had to share it!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pineapple Print

I recently picked up this pineapple print shirt at Kohl's for $12, I couldn't pass it up, then this morning I got an email from J.Crew, and what do you know, this shirt is almost an exact dup. for this pineapple print for just a fraction of the price.  You're welcome.  I'm also crazy about these gold sandals from DSW, I had a $10 off coupon so I snagged these off the clearance rack for a great price! Shopping hasn't been a priority this summer, I really have enough summer clothes, but adding these two pieces was great, being I know I'll wear them like crazy this summer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Target Style

So, you can thank my love for Target for this post today. 

The sweater: one I'd walked by and ogled over at least a dozen times, but passed up because it's a sweater and came out with their spring line. I recently scored it for $.99 at Goodwill. I'm not too cool to wear the sweater in June ;) 

The shorts: were buy one get one half off recently and also the inspiration for my outfit.  The model is wearing them with this sweater too. 

The sandals were an online special for $10.  

There you have it folks, but typical summer mom outfit.  I get worried in the summer that my outfits will be too boring for this old blog, but I've never been one to wear an outfit just for the blog, but not in real life. As easy as this outfit is, it's perfect for errands and the park with Grant.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Coral and Leopard

I first wore this coral and leopard combo here, and couldn't wait to wear it again with my white shorts. I seriously love it ladies! I felt so comfortable, but put together at the same time. This cotton blazer by Kika is lightweight and the perfect layering piece.  I'm thinking I'll try it with a dress next or maybe my chevron maxi skirt. What do you think ladies?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Currently Craving: Lemon Prints

I have been loving all the whimsical prints out right now, but one of my most favorites has to be the lemon print. I don't yet own anything in this print, but here are some pieces I'm absolutely loving!

Lemon Prints


   skirt / clutch /swim suit / bag / sweater / shorts 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Eyelets and Prints

I wore this outfit for a work day at school before I was finally done for summer.  I really like these eyelet ankle pants and this shirt from Old Navy and wanted to wear this combo again before summer.  I pretty much live in shorts and sundresses, so didn't want these pants to be wasted in my closet all summer.  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dressing up Prints

I absolutely adore this this dress C.C. Lake sent over.  The coral color is perfect for spring and summer and I love the fit too.  Today I decided to dress it up with my white blazer, and heels. The first time I wore this dress here I wore it more casually with my denim jacket, but I love how easily I can dress it up too.

Have you entered my $100 giveaway to Kika here yet?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Comfy and Casual with Shoot the Moon

It's kind of crazy how much I've been wearing my denim jacket lately, it's just the perfect layer for cool mornings and evenings this summer!  It also works perfectly with this blouse that Shoot the Moon sent over.  I really like the print, however I feel like it really runs big, so if you order it yourself I'd size down.  The print is so pretty and I love it layered with my denim jacket and white shorts for a create casual outfit.

I think you should check out Shoot the Moon and if you find something cute to order, like say this dress, use code GINNY10 to save 10% when checking out.

Have you entered my $100 giveaway to Kika here yet?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Leopard and Coral with Kika

 Ever since I pinned this outfit I've been hoping to recreate it. Unfortunately, I didn't have the perfect coral blazer. That was until the fabulous people at Kika sent over this great cotton blazer.  It's super soft and perfect for layering this summer. I love it with the leopard and skinnies and  look forward to wearing it more casually with my white shorts soon too!

 Kika is all about quality and creates pieces that are both eco friendly and made in the U.S.A., which I love.  I'm loving this cobalt top and this striped maxi. Kika is also generously giving away a $100 store credit to one lucky reader!  Enter using the Rafflecopter down below.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Chevron and Neon

I'm so loving chevron dress that White Plum sent over! This time I decided to pair it with my white blazer for church.  As great as summer is for shorts, I already miss getting to dress up more than once a week. Call me crazy, I know. ;)


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pretty Prints with C.C. Lake

Let me being by saying I absolutely adore this this dress C.C. Lake sent over.  The coral color is perfect for spring and summer and I love the fit too. I recently work it out for dinner with girlfriends. Brian and I are lucky enough to have some great couples that we can get together with, but it's really nice to just go out with the girls sometimes.  

C.C. Lake has so many great pieces at great prices too. I also love this  floral dress, this print tank, and these chevron bracelets.  If you haven't checked them out yet, you definitely should!

Also, have you entered my giveaway here yet?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stripes and Sira Mara

If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time you know how much I love jewelry.  I think it's essential in taking an outfit from "cute" to "fabulous." That being said, I was super excited when Sira Mara sent over this Royal Siren bracelet.  It's so pretty and I don't have anything else like it.  I wore it for the first time on Instagram and have been wearing it like crazy since then.  If you haven't checked out Sira Mara yet, you definitely should.

Also, have you entered my giveaway to win $25 to Oakleigh Rose here yet?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Utility Vest with Stripes and White

I recently wore my utility jacket with white jeans here and was inspired by this pin. Today I decided to pair my vest with shorts and I love how it came together.  I'm also crazy about these new wedges I picked up from Target recently.  My old ones were about ten wears past trashed and I really needed to replace them.  These ones are super comfy and I love the low wedge because they go so well with shorts and dresses or skirts.  Win. 

Also, have you entered my giveaway to win $25 to Oakleigh Rose here yet?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Radiant Orchid with Oakleigh Rose

I officially own my first piece of clothing in radiant orchid thanks to Oakleigh Rose. I am just crazy abut this maxi dress they sent over.  Maxis are quickly becoming my favorite piece of clothing and this one not only feels like it's pajamas in disguise, it also has pockets!  The length and cut is perfect and I'm so excited to add this to my wardrobe!

Today Oakleigh Rose has a special treat for you, enter below to win a $25 credit to there great shop!  Details down below!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Insta-Outfits

Today I thought I'd show you some of my favorite Instagram outfits from this last month.  I love how bright colors have taken over my feed!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stripes and Denim

I recently wore this for a double date with some great friends.  Our daycare is part of a church and about once a month the youth group will host a play night for the kids to come and eat pizza, play games, etc while the parents can leave for a much needed date night.  Grant always has fun with his BFF Quentin, and it's so nice for us to have time for uninterrupted conversations with friends.  This night we went for Chinese, then over to our friends house for dessert.  It was delightful.  

Oh, and this outfit: I adore it.  The dress is cotton (last year Target) but really feels like pajamas and these shoes were a splurge at J.Crew almost a decade ago.  I love them.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Chevron Love

There are certain things that are just adorable, say a baby polar bearthis napping duothese cats, and of course this chevron dress that White Plum sent over.  I love everything about it! It also comes in a bunch of fun colors.  I decided to pair it with a simple cardigan and my new necklace from Edith Marie Jewelry for a fun pop of color.

White plum has so many great pieces, I'm also crazy about their selection of maxi dresses, I love the MontaukButterfly Tulip, and Wine Country maxi dresses.  It's definitely a shop worth checking out!

Monday, June 2, 2014

May Budget

May Budget

I'm linking up with Budgeting Bloggers today. This month I got a number of things, but really only spent $15 on my maxi skirt and $16 on a tee and pants from Old Navy.  The rest of the items were gifts or c/o.  I feel like I go awhile into a new season before buying things, I don't feel like I really know what  I need until I start wearing everything. Now that school is out I'm excited to wear shorts on a daily basis and fun sun dresses too; it's once I start wearing them I see wear the holes are in my closet to fill.

New pieces this month:

JCP Maxi Skirt $15
Old Navy Tee $5
Old Navy Eyelet Ankle Pants $11
Total: $31

Birthday Presents from My Sister:
Pineapple Print Shirt
(not shown) Color Block Dress

C/O Pieces this Month:
Edith Marie Jewelry Ginny Necklace
Mariposa Medley necklace
The Hidden Trunk Bright and Cheerful Dress
Eshakti (no longer online/not shown) See dress on post here

Pretty Pastels

Happy Monday!! I hope you enjoyed your weekend, and are back at it this morning preparing for next weekend! I live for weekends(: I am Susan from the Charming Lucy blog and this week I am partnering with my good friend Ginny of My New Favorite Outfit! We sort of like working together(: We put together two ways to style pastel florals for summer, and today it is my turn to share! I found this beautiful blouse at Maurices, and paired it with a mint cardigan and white denim for a casual look. These two pieces are perfect to take on vacation, as you can wear the floral blouse alone for daytime, and throw on the cardigan for a night out or a walk on the beach. This blouse could easily be paired with white shorts or a pencil skirt as well. Pastel Florals