When you first meet your person, everything is romantic, perfect, and shiny. Her emotional outbursts and shopping habits are ADORABLE and QUIRKY. His borderline hoarding and unnatural love of Pearl Jam are SO CUTE. You will obviously love each other forever and ever and ever, while never fighting, and living in a rosy bubble for the rest of your life.Read More
Really this post should be titled BUYING all the red. Because that is what I'm doing.
(Unless you are John, in which case I am not.)
Y'all. I am obsessed with the color red. And not just because I went to THE BEST school in the SEC (#godawgs), although it helps. If you want to update your wardrobe this fall, but without spending a zillion dollars to do, then incorporate some red.Read More
This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you've been a reader for any amount of time, y'all know that I value authenticity in a big way. For example, I will never tell you that I'm a great, Pinterest-y, fun mom. I'm NOT. I'm the mom that forgets school pictures and buys all her snacks from the (non organic) grocery store. And, I won't ever tell y'all that a leather miniskirt is my go-to outfit for, well, probably ANYTHING. Unless "leather miniskirt" is code for ACTUAL SWEATPANTS. (Which is my go-to outfit for everything.)Read More
take your kids to new york, they said. It'll be FUN they said.
(To be fair, it WAS really fun. Until it wasn't. But that wasn't NYC's fault. We'll get to that.)
John and I had the idea to take the kiddos to the city for AG's birthday. We surprised them on a Thursday morning, and they were thrilled. Since this is my first time taking kiddos to NYC, I thought I would share a little roundup of the things we did RIGHT. And then some MJOR PARENT FOULS.Read More
I know lots of y'all probably think that all I do is swan around Nordstrom and Anthro, letting them take WAY TOO MUCH of my money. And I'll tell you the same thing I tell John: it's MY WORK. DON'T JUDGE ME. RUDE.
(jk, I judge myself for finding a way to make shopping my job. #itsfine)Read More
let's be honest and call white booties what they really are: A TOTAL STATEMENT.
(They are NOT, as some people like to refer to them, MY GO-GO BOOTS.)
(You know who you are.)Read More
It's fall y'all. And if you follow pretty much any blogger on social media, then you know how we love us some fall. Fall brings all the good things: PSLs, NEW TV, college football, and buying up ALL THE BOOTS without experiencing guilt and shame.
(Jk. Of course I experience guilt and shame. That's what therapy is for.)Read More
close your eyes and pretend for a moment that fall is exactly how all of us #basics love it....a chill in the air, PSL in our hand, and a s'more AT THE READY. Now, let's pretend that we are wearing this total fall staple of a field jacket to the pumpkin patch (in which we are currently frolicking, duh), and that we are NOT SWEATING THROUGH THE ARMPITS.Read More
it's monday y'all! And what's better on a Monday than talking about our favorite ways to avoid reality?
(Well, NO. It's really Tuesday. But this was SUPPOSED to be posted on a Monday. Except that Mondays hate me and I can't be held responsible.)
I have always loved tv, so you can imagine my insane obsession with Netflix. And hulu. And probably just apple tv in general. I'm pretty sure I would marry them all if that wasn't weird, and probably NOT LEGAL.Read More
If you've been reading for basically any longer than the last 5 minutes, you are probably well aware that if there is a boho piece to be found, there is likely a Sherri that will buy it.
If 20 year old Sherri could see me constantly yelling, BE CAREFUL, DON'T TOUCH THAT, YES YOU DO HAVE TO WEAR UNDERWEAR TODAY, she would be stuck in an eternal eye roll situation. She would also question whether I've been diagnosed with Tourettes.Read More
It (sort of) feels like fall, y'all! And what does that mean? It means we will now become #basicAF. Or at least I will. And I don't even care. I love to be basic. In fact, I say, let's embrace our basic-ness, beginning with #fridayfaves...Read More
Spanx y'all. Remember how we used to be all I DON'T NEED SPANX! I'M NEVER GONNA HAVE LUMPS AND BUMPS THAT I NEED TO HOLD IN!
And then we had kids (aka destroyed our bodies) and were all CAN SOMEBODY GET ME SOME POSTPARTUM SPANX TO WEAR HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL???? AND EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE????
It's Labor Day Weekend, y'all! And what could be more laboriously celebratory than shopping our actual faces off?
Listen. It makes sense in my mind.
At any rate, there are some HELLA GOOD SALES happening. And hopefully I can get away with saying hella because I'm old enough where people are like, awww....it's cute that she thinks that's a word people say.
I've combed through a few of my fave sales, aka Nordstrom (duh) and Anthro (double duh). But y'all I'm also celebrating a couple of retailers that probably don't get as much love on the blog as they should. (I'm looking at you LOFT, where they basically have crazy good sales, like ERRYDAY.)
click the image to shop
I'd also like to point out that WHITE BOOTIES ARE A BIG THING Y'ALL. By the way, I TOTALLY CALLED THIS trend (aka read it in InStyle like it's MY JOB) last winter/spring, and it is ramping up in a MAJOR WAY this fall. I'm showing you a couple of options that are on super sale as well. And don't ya worry friends, I've got a white booties blog post in the works, just for you.
(word of advice, probably don't google "white bootie." Just trust.)
Until next time,
well, my original plan today was to write about some of my August favorites. But I have to be honest, with Hurricane Harvey slamming the Texas coast this month, I'm just can't say I'm wild about August in general.
(Hurricane Harvey, you are most definitely NOT a favorite.)Read More
Y'all, I have to admit something to you. I've never really enjoyed button up shirts.. For starters, I don't even know how to say it correctly. Is it button UP? Or button DOWN? Or BUTTON FRONT? Also, how far should it be unbuttoned? Like, do I go full on Duggar and button all the way up to the top? OR, should I get a little Kardashian-ish with it?Read More
What time is it? Time for you to get a watch!
Warning: Don't teach your 7 year old this joke, unless you're prepared to hear it about 137 times a day.Read More
Today we're gonna get into some friday faves, but my favoritest thing about today is that it's my BIRTHDAYYYYYYYY!
I'd like to tell you that I'm one of those people who are all, OH DON'T CELEBRATE ME, IT'S CELEBRATION ENOUGH JUST TO BE ALIVE. But we all know that would be a lie.Read More
The moment's here. You know, the one we've all been dreading/anxiously praying for.
It's back to school time, y'all!!! Some moms are great about being organized and on point during the summer, all while making magical memories with their kiddos, and carpe-ing the heck outta every diem.
I think we all know I'm not one of those moms.
I, for one, am looking forward to NOT having someone ask me for a snack every 15 minutes. Or inquiring as to which fun, exciting thing we're doing this afternoon.
(Hi children? Have we met? Your fun activity is watching mommy do laundry today. a.k.a. independent playtime that involves learning to fold your own clothes. You're welcome, darling offspring.)
As much as we love the school year though, there are a few aspects that I very decidedly UNLOVE.
1. Summer reading and math packets.
JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL because I just. CAN'T. First of all, let's call this what it is. It's HOMEWORK. During the SUMMER. Which is wrong on so many levels, not the least of which is the way I will forget all about it until the night before school starts.
2. Buying new uniforms
Yes. Because you KNOW your 7 year old grew two freaking sizes in the last month. And her size 7 uniform is now a miniskirt. (Disclaimer : I would much rather have a uniform situation than a daily argument about how the t-shirt I bought her is JUST SO EMBARRASSING, and how her new skirt MAKES HER SKIN ALL SCRATCHY. Also, can computers start including emojis on the keyboard? Because I would really appreciate having access to that eye roll emoji right about now.)
3. Purchasing school supplies
No. Just NO. Why do I have to go into Target, weed through the two packs of crayons and random assortment of glue sticks to try and put together a decent school supply packet? Besides, we all know Target is for buying things that we don't NEED. And school supplies just do not fall into that category.
You know who I love? THE SAINTS ON AMAZON SELLING BUNDLED SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
4. The carpool line
DEAR LORD, THE CARPOOL LINE. Because you KNOW some people won't actually watch the informational carpool video, and will do it ALL WRONG. And by some people, I mean me. I just wish uber for kids existed, and also that it wouldn't be totally sketchy to use it.
5. The early morning wakeups
Listen. I know that in the summer, I only get an average of 30 minutes more sleep. But it's STILL 30 MORE MINUTES. And usually, when I wake up, you won't find me repeatedly shouting things like :
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, YOU HAD HOMEWORK?!
NO YOU CAN'T TAKE YOUR PET GRASSHOPPER TO CLASS.
I KNOW YOU DON'T WANT TO BRUSH YOUR HAIR EVER AGAIN, BUT DREADLOCKS AREN'T PART OF THE DRESS CODE. (Unfortunately.)
It's all good though. Because now I have 8 extra hours a day to do things like buy embarrassing shirts and school supplies.
(Pretend this is an eye roll emoji)
Guys, what with the Anniversary Sale and everything, I feel like I've been neglecting my ONE TRUE LOVE. And you should understand that by one true love, I obviously mean Anthropologie. So, the other day, I scooted myself into good ol Anthro, in the name of blogging research.Read More