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.
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.
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.)
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.
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)
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.)
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.
Currently NOT wearing, as I’m basically living in a bubble around all my sick people this week. 🙈 #sendhelp #andcloroxwipes | looking ahead to (hopefully) sunnier days. | shop the look >> http://liketk.it/2t6VD #liketkit @liketoknow.it | 📷 : @jnellyphotography
Y’all this was only about 20 minutes before food poisoning ruined our #anniversary dinner. After 13 years, I would still choose him. Puking and all. (P.S. more on #RATMJ today about what 13 years REALLY looks like. Link’s in my bio!)
Y’all, this sweet girl got baptized today @buckheadchurch. I may or may not have engaged in the ugly cry. (I did. I totally did.) In true #allygracedickens form, when asked for her fave movie, her answer was “the one I’m gonna make.” 😂 Not one doubt in this mama’s mind.
Sometimes, you style an outfit with purpose and intention. And sometimes, you throw it together out of randomness you find in the back of your closet. And THEN sometimes your husband tells you that the Queen’s guard called and wants its jacket back. 😂🙄 #itsfine | shop this (and my other fave red pieces) using the link in my bio OR via screenshot and your LTK app. | http://liketk.it/2t3kd #liketkit @liketoknow.it | 📷 : @jnellyphotography
#throwback to last Sunday when I got to preview @kendrascott’s new winter line with my @theblogsocieties girls. Y’all. In case you can’t tell by the look on my face, it is so. Good. I’m linking up to some of my favorite pieces, so you can get a jump on your #holidayshopping. Or you know, maybe just buy me a present. 😂 | http://liketk.it/2t29O @liketoknow.it #liketkit | Shop your screenshot of this pic with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. 👊🏻 #kswinter17
Recapping our rather EVENTFUL trip to #NYC on the blog today. The good, the bad, and of course, the funny. Head over to the link in my bio to read more. (Also, I’m a nerd and need to be rescued from my own awkwardness.) | shop our #travellooks via screenshot and your LTK app, OR by liking this photo. | @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2t011 #liketkit
One of my most favorite things about blogging is the friendships I’ve made with other bloggers. These girls are not only slaying the footwear game, they also happen to be super inspiring and follow-worthy. Plus, they won’t make fun of you for suggesting a #shoepic. 😂🙌🏻 @theblogsocieties @kendrascott #tbsmeetup | http://liketk.it/2sZ7B #liketkit @liketoknow.it
Friday feels 🙌🏻😍 | Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop this pic via screenshot | http://liketk.it/2sYcc #liketkit @liketoknow.it | 📷 : @jnellyphotography
Just another way to style that yellow @targetstyle skirt that I just can't. Stop. Wearing. And if your version of #fall is the 85 degree kind, then head over to the blog for a less "sweat through your clothes" version. P.S. these velvet ankle boots are #targetstyle also. 🙌🏻 | blog link in bio | Screenshot or 'like' this pic to shop the product details from the LIKEtoKNOW.it app > http://liketk.it/2sXqK #liketkit @liketoknow.it | 📷 : @jnellyphotography
This outfit came with me to NYC, although the shoes did not. Because three year olds like to force you to carry them 17 blocks in a row. And also, because you were a dum dum who didn't bring a stroller. 🙈 | shop the look >> http://liketk.it/2sT4l #liketkit @liketoknow.it |📷 : @jnellyphotography