Tuesday, March 5, 2019

.February Top 10.

Happy Tuesday, friends! I'm so excited about today's post because it's all about what you ladies were loving & shopping in February. Most of these items are my absolute favorites too! It was a fun month because spring pieces were included. Which makes me so excited for the warmer months to get here. I'd love to know which items you bought and loved; make sure to come comment on Instagram {here}. 

Outfit Deets:
Black Magic Jeans {on sale for $25} // Denim Jacket {wearing small}
Swiss Dot Top {wearing small, on sale for $17} blue version here
Hair Bow // Flats {run tts} available here & here

From the moment I started sharing these jeans (and the denim version) they have remained on the top seller list. Month after month, I received messages from you ladies saying how much you LOVE them! Which makes me incredibly happy because month after month they remain favorites in my wardrobe! They run tts, between go down. I do want to point out that the black are ankle length so if you're taller (I'm 5'5 1/2) you might want to order the 'tall' option.

outfit deets:
Kayla // Tunic Tee {runs oversized, wearing sm} on sale for $13!!
Jeans {run tts} 50% OFF! // Sneakers {most COMFORTABLE! runs tts} Under $50!
Sunnies {prime find, $14!} // Leopard Flats // Blush Slides 

Kennedy // Graphic Tee {I sized up for her, 30% OFF} // Bow {prime find} 
Jeggings {only $9! My fav for her!} // Jelly Sandals

I can say without a doubt that these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! They feel like you are walking on clouds/memory foam! I have been wearing them non-stop. The color says 'beige' online, but they are a grey. I love the color because they go with everything! The perfect spring/summer shoe! Also, the perfect #momiform addition!! 

Side note, both of our tops are an additional 30% OFF {no code needed} when you add to cart! Both are extremely soft & great basics!! 

outfit deets:
Kayla // Pink Henley {wearing medium} // Black Magic Jeans
Flats {run tts} available here & here// Sunnies 

Kennedy // Floral Tee // Jeggings {only $9! My fav for her!} 
Jelly Sandals // Bow {prime find} 

This month I went out on a limb and shared more amazon pieces than I normally do! You girls obviously loved it because 3 of them ended up being top sellers! This henley was an exciting find because it's a different twist on the popular waffle knit trend. The fabric is a little different {more stretchy} if that makes sense?! I fell in love with the pink, but it does come in other colors too. I think it runs a little more fitted so I went with the medium. 

Speaking of amazon finds, Kennedy's bows are in my top 5 finds ever!! They are the 6 inch {we also have the 4.5} and come in a 15 pack for $11 + free prime one day shipping!! It comes with every color you'll ever need. They are great quality too. We also have this pigtail set  and it comes with 20 color sets.

outfit deets:
Cardigan {wearing small} on sale for $24 today 
Chambray Blouse {wearing medium}
Jeans {run tts, 25% OFF} //  Sunnies 
Kitten Heels  {25% OFF! run tts, also come in black}

I have mentioned that I started a running list of items I want to add to my wardrobe. I started this so I could have a more functional wardrobe. Aka I don't like standing in front of my closet thinking "I have nothing to wear"! Well one of those items was a neutral, lightweight cardigan for spring/summer. I hit the jackpot when I found this one! It's a great year round piece for us Southern California girls because you can layer it. I'm also picturing it styled over a tank with shorts and sandals for summer! It's an absolute closet staple.

outfit deets:
Black Tee {wearing medium} // Monogrammed Purse
Jeans {runs tts, between go down} 50% OFF!
Blush Flats {run tts} // Bralette  {comes in 14 colors}

This top was another amazon find that I was pleasantly surprised by!
It comes in 19 colors total. I went with black because you can never go wrong. I also went with black because its easy to dress up too. I do have my eye on the pink though {no surprise there, lol}. I have it pulled off the shoulder, but you don't have to wear it like that if you don't want to. The material is like a mix between a cotton tee + a lightweight pullover.

For sizing- I'm wearing the medium. I would suggest going up if you're between. 

outfit deets:
$8 V-neck Tee {wearing medium} // Jeans {run tts, 25% OFF}
Slip On Sneakers {run tts} under $50!
Velvet Bow Scrunchies {pack of 6} Only $7

I mostly showed this tee in the rose color, but somehow didn't have a picture of me in it! I loved it so much I ended up buying the white as well. Truthfully, I could buy all the colors {there's 13 total}! If you are a fan of the madewell whisper tees, these are very similar! They are super soft, don't cling and the white isn't see thru!!

outfit deets:
Denim Magic Jeans {run tts} On sale for $25 today!
Striped Tie Tee {wearing medium} // Blush Jacket {wearing small} on sale for $30
Blush Jacket // Flats {run tts} available here & here
Leopard Sweater {wearing sm/medium}

Every month I expect these jeans to drop out of the top 10, but it doesn't happen! They were the number one spot for 5 months in a row. If you're new, I dubbed these jeans the "magic jeans" because of the amazing, magic like fit! They don't have a zipper/button, but pull on like legging and suck everything in! I'm not kidding!! Postpartum moms these will be your bestie! If you haven't tried them, do yourself a favor and order them asap! They are currently on sale for $25.

outfit deets:
$8 Camo Tee {wearing medium for oversized look, runs tts}
Jeans {run tts} My current FAV! 50% OFF
Cardigan {wearing small} $24 // Mules {size up 1/2 size} 30% OFF

I had a feeling you girls were going to LOVE this tee! How could you pass up that price tag?! Plus camo is a no-brainer ;) I sized up to a medium so I could knot it. It runs tts and for some reason I personally think the camo runs bigger than the solids. So if you don't plan to knot, I would stick with the smaller of the two sizes if you're between.

outfit deets:
Distressed White Jeans {run tts, lots of stretch!} 25% OFF
Denim Jacket {wearing small} //  Mules {size up 1/2 size} 30% OFF
 Tunic Tee {runs oversized, wearing sm} on sale for $13!!
Chambray Blouse {wearing medium} // Blush Jacket {wearing xsmall}
Striped Flats {run tts} only $22! // Leather Jacket {wearing small}
Leopard Flats {run tts} available here & here

If you're looking for the perfect white jeans, I found them!! I styled these many, many times this month. When I ordered these, I honestly didn't think I would love them as much as I do. Good white jeans are very hard to find. These ones are not see thru at all, have the perfect amount of stretch and run tts. I personally adore all the distressing detailing, especially around the ankles! They are 25% OFF today too...yay!!!

outfit deets:
Kayla // Swiss Dot Top {wearing small} 
Velvet Bow Scrunchies {pack of 6} Only $7
Jeans {run tts} My current FAV! 50% OFF
Slip On Sneakers {run tts} under $50!

Kennedy // Peplum Top {runs tts}
 Jeggings {only $9! My fav for her!} 
Blush Flats {run tts} come in red too

The number one item you girls shopped this month were my bow scrunchies!! I was shocked and not at the same time! I love that you girls are loving these as much as I am. I have pretty much had one of these bows in mine & Kennedy's hair all month long! They come in a 6 pack and are only $7 + free prime shipping. They have wire in the bow so you can manipulate the bow to your liking! 

Thank you again for being SO amazing! I wake up thankful every single day that I get to hang out and, shop and get to know all of you ladies in this community we built. It goes so much deeper than clothes. I hope you all know how much I appreciate you. I can't wait to see what great deals we find this month :) 

Xo, Kayla 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

.Old Navy Pre-Spring Try On.

Happy Sunday, ladies!! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend...hopefully a three day one! I had such a great response to the Old Navy Try-On yesterday that I decided to throw together a blog post where you could shop everything in one place. They increased the discount today and now everything is 30% OFF (with a couple exclusions, of course)!!

The most asked questions I got yesterday were about my accessories! You can find my leopard flats here! They run tts and I seriously reach for them every single day. I purchased them at the very end of last year and wish I wouldn't have waited so long! They were a little tight in the toe area when I tried them on, but stretched to form the perfect fit within one wear. I tried a 1/2 size up and they were wayyy too big, I could tell they were going to slip.

The other main questions I got were, where are my earrings from? You can find them here and they are actually 50% OFF making them only $14 with the code: WANT (thru tonight at 4:59ET). I love the size of them, but if you like bigger statement earrings, they also make these that are gorgeous! Also, 50% OFF! 

Lastly, you all wanted to know where my bracelets were from! They are both amazon prime finds & BEST sellers this month! They are spot on dupes for the real deal and both under $20, so you really can't beat it. I will link the cuff version here and the chain one here. You can see more details of them up close on my 'Amazon' highlight over on Instagram.

Now onto the Try On......

Striped Top (wearing medium)
Magic Jeans: Denim & Black Distressed (run tts) 

Wrap Top (wearing medium but needed small, runs tts)  
Button Up Top (wearing small, runs oversized) 
Magic Jeans (run tts) 
Leopard Flats (run tts!) 

Peplum Striped Top: Striped version here 
Solid colors here (wearing small, runs tts) 
Magic Jeans (run tts) 
Leopard Flats (run tts!) 

Mock Neck Sweater (wearing medium for oversized fit) 
Gingham Button Up Shirt (wearing medium. runs tts) 
Gray Jacket (wearing xsmall, go down if you don't plan to layer)
Magic Jeans (run tts) 
Leopard Flats (run tts!) 

Tunic Pullover (wearing medium, wished I had small-runs big!)
Striped Pullover *not tunic length! (wearing medium, size up if you don't want it fitted) 
Magic Jeans: Black Version here // Denim Version here (runs tts) 

Sherpa Zip Up (wearing small, runs tts) 
Mesh Leggings 50% OFF (wearing small, runs tts) 

Luxe Striped Tee (wearing small, between go down) 
Magic Jeans (run tts) // Pink Adidas Hat (prime find!) 
Similar Joggers (run tts) //Yeti Mug (BEST coffee mug ever!) 

Gingham Button Up Shirt (wearing medium. runs tts) 
Rockstar Skinny Jeans (wearing 4, run tts) 
Leopard Flats (run tts!) 

Boyfriend Tees: Pink // Striped (wearing small, run big!) 
Magic Jeans (run tts) 
Leopard Flats (run tts!) 

Blush Striped Blouse (wearing small, between go down) 
Boyfriend Jeans (not online, similar pair linked! run tts) 
Magic Jeans (run tts) 
Leopard Flats (run tts!) 

Twill Jacket (wearing small, runs tts) color: pale pink
Striped Top (wearing small, go down if between sizes) 

Here are some of my toddler picks that I either have in my cart of already
 bought for Kennedy!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

.Weekend Sale Roundup.

With Black Friday less than a week a way the sales are really starting to roll in! Let me just say, they are good! Below I rounded up the best of the best at our favorite retailers! 

****Happy Shopping****

Abercrombie- 50% OFF select styles (a lot of which I have shared lateley!) 
and 50% OFF all denim! I can't recommend these jeggings enough! 

American Eagle- $50 OFF $150+ // $30 OFF $100+ // $20 OFF $75

Anthropologie- Extra 40% OFF ALL sale items! // 20% OFF full price pants + jeans

BaubleBar- $10 doorbusters // 30% OFF personalized // 65% OFF Gift Sets

Express 40% OFF everything! 

Gap- 40% OFF everthing code: GIFT
50% OFF for cardholders code: CARDBF + an extra 10% OFF code:PLUS10

J.Crew- 35% OFF dressed up styles
25% OFF everything else code: READYTOPARTY

J.Crew Factory- 40% OFF code: GIFTING 

LOFT- 50% OFF for cardholders // 40% OFF for everyone else

Macys- Black Friday Preview...the deals are SO insane! Like this Kitchenaid mixer for only $189 (originally $324!) or 50% OFF select handbags!

Nordstrom- The 40% OFF Fall Event is still going strong! 

Old Navy- 40% OFF everything!

Pink Lily Boutique- Free Shipping all Weekend with code: FREESHIPWEEKEND

Pottery Barn- 20% OFF regular priced items + FREE SHIPPING 
code: Holiday

Sephora- 15% OFF with code: BIBONUS
You must be a 'beauty insider' which is free + easy! Just register your email and you can do that online in like 30 seconds. It gets you the discount, you get birthday treats every year & earn points for free products! I think I have been one since like 2008 or something! 

Target- 20% OFF thousands of gifts!! Perfect time to snag kids gifts! 

Thank you for shopping with me!! Keep checking back this week for all the sales!

Xo, Kayla 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

.Holiday Family Photo Inspo + Thanksgiving Outfits.

Top (wearing xsmall, size down) $39! on mega sale || Jeans || Booties
Chain Bracelet (amazon prime under $20!)|| Lipstick (creme cup)  Lip Liner (soar)

Dress (on sale for $12)|| Booties (on sale for $18 and also come in gray)
 Faux Fur Vest (runs big, she's wearing a 2t-3t) || Bow (prime find + only $11) 


This past weekend we had the pleasure of shooting our family photos with the ever so talented Yana. I say pleasure because surprisingly Kennedy was pretty cooperative! The shoot was in the mountains and about 30 degrees cooler than our house, so she was freezing! We probably bribed her with everything under the sun from candy to LOL Dolls, but hey it worked! I am so glad we went with the location we chose because it ended up looking like a fall wonderland.

You know how family photos go, it can be stressful to say the least! For some reason we have terrible luck too. For instance, Kennedy came down with a rash the day of our engagement photos and a double ear infection on our wedding day! Somehow the end result is worth allllll the trouble! 

I often think the stress starts, well for mom at least, the moment you book the photos! The first thing that goes thru my mind is "But what will we wear?!"...if I'm being honest I am usually stressing about that long before I even book them! 

If this is you, I wanted to give you some little tips that I find helpful when pulling all the looks together! 

First, is location! You want your outfits to vibe with the overall aesthetic that you have going on. I typically gravitate towards holiday colors, think reds & plaid, but decided to go a completely different route this time. I thought long term, not just Christmas/Holiday card. I wanted to have photos that I could display year round, not just a month and 1/2 out of the year! Now don't get me wrong, I love the holiday vibe!! But we have done it many years and I wanted something different! I decided to go with tones that matched our house, but also felt very fall-ish at the same time!

Second, start with one statement piece first! Mine was Kennedy's dress. I did this a little different this year. Typically I start with my outfit. I just knew I wanted her to wear that darling little pink dress and I would work us around her. She is the star of the show in our house anyways ;) It's easier to have a starting point then work down the line from there!

Which brings me to my next point, Coordinate don't match! You know get colors that compliment each other don't dress the entire family in the same thing from head to toe! This tip automatically makes me think of the 90's. Somewhere my mom has family photos where we are all wearing white shirts and denim pants, not cute! Some things just deserve to stay in another decade. The pattern on Kennedy dress had navy blue and burgundy running through it. I planned mine and Tyler's outfits around that! Somehow this was the easiest year for me when it came to outfits. It all just kind of worked out and I didn't find myself in full-blown panic mode.

The most shocking thing was probably my top. I always style myself in dresses and skirts when it comes to our family photos. I wanted to shake things up and go jeans & a pretty blouse, but didn't really have anything in mind. I thought it was going to end with a meltdown and last minute mall trip to pick up a dress, if I am being honest. Somehow the retail gods came together and made my life a little easier and I found my top on the sale rack when we were up at an event in Carlsbad. I do want to mention if you missed my try on with it over on Instagram, it's unlined. Which is a simple fix. I just purchased a burgundy cami from Forever 21 for $3! You'd never know they weren't attached. 

One of my last tips would be the day of, if you have little kids, go in with slightly lower expectations and have little treats with you! We brought one piece of Halloween candy that our photographer waved around and it scored us quite a few smiles. Also, when I backed up and let Kennedy do her thing, she worked the camera and gave us some great shots as well! Also, Tyler plays around with her a lot and some of their candid shots are my fav.

I hope that if you have family photos coming up in the next couple weeks, you find this info helpful! I know it can be a lot, but those precious pictures are priceless.

Side note, I also noticed when I was putting this together, that our outfits would make great Thanksgiving outfits too! That has been a request from you ladies to share some inspo. With the delicious holiday exactly one week away, make sure to order asap to get them in time! 

Xo, Kayla 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

.Weekend Sale Roundup.

Happy Saturday, ladies! I'm actually up at midnight with a glass of wine as I type this...fashion never sleeps! Tyler and I are taking a spur of the moment trip out to Phoenix for a couple days, so I have been hustling to get everything in order! We are only going for less than 48 hours but somehow I have a list 8 miles long to tackle before we can actually hit the road, ha!

Right before we head out, we are shooting our family photos. I have had this on our calendar for months and I am so excited! Well as excited as you can get to take family photos with a toddler. I think there will be a lot of bribery going on, but that's ok, it's totally worth it! I will say this, I have never regretted taking family photos. They can be so much work, but SO worth it. 

Anyways, lets talk sales, shall we! With a little less than 2 weeks till Thanksgiving and Cyber weekend, the sales are starting to roll in....and they're good! I have been starting to check things off my list and it feels so awesome to be ahead of schedule. So I thought I would make your lives a little easier and round up the sales in one spot! 

I'm really hoping to be a great resource for you ladies (+ men) as we head into the holidays! I also want to say a huge THANK YOU! I feel like we have the best little community here! You ladies are so kind & thoughtful to go out of your way to shop my links and I truly appreciate each and every single one of you....more than you know!

Abercrombie- 50% OFF Jeans //$100 off Jackets // $35 Flannels 
I grabbed these non-distressed dark wash jeggings (runs tts) & they are my new obsession! Also, this leopard tee is the cutest! (runs big, I liked the small) 

American Eagle - 25% off your entire purchase with code: YES25 // 
Jeans & Joggers BOGO 50% OFF

Anthropologie- 20% OFF full price home items // so many cute gift items included! Their mugs make the best little present and some are as low as $6!

Express- 40% OFF everything! I highly recommend snagging this must have pullover , the best tank ever that's only $14 (I wear a small),  and these camo leggings

Gap- Up to 50% OFF everything PLUS an extra 20% OFF with code: EXTRA
Their toddler PJs are my absolute favorite-so soft! Kennedy has worn these exact ones (unisex) the last two Christmas'. I think I might snag a pair for this year to keep the tradition alive! 

J.Crew- 30% OFF your purchase with code: FRIENDS //
 Rewards Members 35% OFF with code: FAMILY 
I'm crushing hard on this cardi/coat I shared on stories. I think Santa might just be bringing it to me in the blush ( in an xsmall for a blazer fit) 

J.Crew Factory- Stock up sale! 
20% OFF 2 items/ 30% OFF 3 items /40% OFF 4 or more items
Code: FALL 

LOFT-40% OFF your purchase code: WORKIT

Nordstrom- 40% OFF Fall Event
OMG so many great staple pieces on sale!! Seriously you could get so much Christmas shopping done...for you too ;) Items are selling out fast though! Our of everything, I am dying over these Uggs..that bow!! Oh and that price!! 

Old Navy- 20% OFF EVERYTHING (no code needed) 
50% OFF Jeans, Dresses & Outerwear
You already know which jeans I am going to tell you to grab...the magic jeans
Also, this jersey swing dress I have & love, is marked down to $15! It's so flattering + comfy and thanks to the "swing" factor, the perfect Thanksgiving dress to eat alll the food in! 
(I wear a small. Between sizes, size down) 

Pink Lily Boutique- Free shipping over $50

Pottery Barn- Buy more, save more! Code: SAVEMORE
Their holiday section is just magical! We always snag a couple of their ornaments.

Target- FREE $10 gift card with any $50 clothing purchase! 
This deal ends tonight, so act fast! I have already taken advantage of this twice this week...#whoops! I highly, highly recommend snagging this $16 tie top that is an identical dupe for the UO one!