j.crew mercantile + amazon fashion

*Finds out J.Crew Mercantile is available on Amazon.

*Races John to the credit cards before he can run them through his shredder.

*Laughs evilly at the look on John’s face when he realizes I’ve got those bad boys memorized.

It’s always been high-quality, but remember when J.Crew used to be a bit more, ahem, AFFORDABLE? And you know how now, when you browse the J.Crew website, the prices hurt your feelings? (Not to mention your bank account?)

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FOURTEEN

Today our marriage is a fourteen year old. So we’re gonna talk about John y’all. And not ONLY to say something outlandish to see if actually reads the blog. Although that will be an added bonus. Muahahaha.

See, today, we’ve been married for FOURTEEN years. I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is YES. Yes, I WAS a child bride. I met John the very day I moved to Atlanta for my first job out of college. What followed was a quick breakup with my current boyfriend, because I knew SOMETHING about John was different. And even though I couldn’t remember his first name after our last meeting (I just referred to him as “the hot guy from that thing”), I knew I’d see him again, and I KNEW he was special.

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favorite boots of fall

I’m asked all the time about my favorite shoe brand. In fact, it’s probably one of the top questions I get, and don’t y’all know that’s like asking me to pick my favorite child?

(Just kidding, it’s not that hard. Basically, I consider which one is making me look the best, and causing the least amount of pain. Exactly the criteria for picking my favorite child. Har de har har, #sofunnytodaysherri)

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fall's best leopard

Things we know for sure:

1. Leopard is HUGE this fall.

2. Leopard is basically a neutral.

3. Sherri will call ANYTHING a neutral if it means she can wear it more often.

4. She will also put her “shopping addiction” to good use in the name of research for her amazing blog readers. (That’s you.)

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moto style with Triumph

Believe me, if anyone can get stuck in a “I only shop at these 3 places” rut, it’s ME. (Hi Nordstrom! Hi Anthropologie! Call me!)

Sometimes though, I like to look for style in places that AREN’T my go-tos. That interesting store in the little town on your road trip. The girls section in your favorite department store. (I mean, you WILL have to size up. Like, a LOT. And even then, you may or may not look like a stuffed sausage in that tween’s jacket you picked out. And by you, I mean ME.)

(You may also embarrass your daughter by wearing the same outfit she has on. #whoops #sorrynotsorry)

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friday favorites : back to school edition

Guys, get excited! It's FRIDAYYYYYY FAVORITESSSSSS!!! 

(I know what you're thinking, and the answer is yes. I AM pretending to be Oprah. Act like it's normal, okay?)

If you're anything like me, you've been drowning in a sea of back to school this, and back to school that. You've probably taken your kids back to school shopping, gotten back to school haircuts, and attended a million back to school events.

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how to : style summer dresses for fall

How do you style a summer dress for fall? 

Layering. The end. 

Just kidding, because I AM HILARIOUS that way. (On a related note, why isn't there an eyeroll key on computers? Would be suuuuuuper helpful right now.)

Seriously though, if you've followed me here or on the socials, for any amount of time, then you know I am ALL ABOUT SOME LAYERING.

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wear two ways : the pencil skirt

I am ALL ABOUT finding multiple ways to wear my clothes. In fact, the more versatile an item of clothing is, the more it is free. In my mind. #sherrimath is a real thing. Or at least I'm trying to make it into one, so that I can convince John that I am actually frugal. 

It's not working. 

Anyway, while I was basically squatting at my local Nordstrom the last 3 weeks, I was introduced to this skirt. And before I show you why it is SO GOOD, let me just say this:  I was pretty certain this skirt and I wouldn't be friends. In fact, I would have probably never tried it. But then. THEN I did. And now we are married and I have to wear it EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

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dressing daughters

...is the worst. The end

Just kidding. Mostly. But I'll bet some of you #girlmoms will relate so hard to this post. When our daughters were babies and toddlers, it was REALLY FUN to dress them, right? Whether you were into smocking or skinny jeans, cold shoulder shirts or big bows, it's like playing dress up with a cute doll. One who cries, poops, and throws tantrums. yes. But a doll who will at least wear what the heck you spend your cash money on, because DOESN'T SHE KNOW PEOPLE PAY YOU TO DO THIS??. A-HEM.

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second (and third) round picks

Now, I'm not saying I have favorites among my precious anniversary sale purchases. Except that I do.  I totally do. And can I tell y'all a little secret? Almost none of those favorites ever come from Round One. Year after year, it's ACTUALLY my ROUND 2 (or 3...or 4....) picks that end up being my go-to staples. (You'll know which ones are my faves by the way you see them many days in a row, without regard for societal norms and things like cleanliness.)

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the big five

Let's be honest guys, there are WAY MORE than 5 things from the Anniversary Sale that I LOVE AND ADORE AND WANT TO COME LIVE WITH ME FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. 

(Because I am obviously excited about the #nsale at what is a completely normal and emotionally stable level.)

Despite being the worst at narrowing down a list, for you guys, I can do it. I came up with FIVE. Five things that are probably selling out as I type these words. I'm looking at you Rag & Bone circle bag that was in my cart on it's merry little way to checkout, and THEN GOT STOLEN FROM ME by Super Speedy Susan, who was more organized, quicker with her card, and who is also fake but it helps me to blame someone, okay?  #actlikeitsnormal

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early access : round one

I (and every other blogger on Instagram) enjoy referring to Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale as "Christmas in July." 

(John enjoys referring to it as THINGS I CAN'T REPEAT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN. He's adorable like that.) 

Shopping the sale isn't hard y'all. Figuring out which one of your kids still gets to attend college is the hard part.

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anniversary sale tips and tricks

As we speak, the Sale That Shall Not Be Named is about to commence. You may know it by it's other name: The Sale that Causes John to Twitch Every Time A Package Arrives. Clearly, I'm referring to Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. And since it's the most wonderful/annoying time of the year, I wanted to share a few of my tips and tricks to shop the sale LIKE THE BOSS THAT YOU ARE.

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white jumpsuits FTW

Nothing strikes fear into a mom's heart like an all white outfit. Because, KIDS, y'all. Kids have an internal radar for anything pristine, and will basically find, seek, and destroy. 

They will use Cheeto fingers.

They will use mud and/or dirt.

They will use snot and boogers. 

They'll use things I haven't even considered yet, because THEY ARE TINY SAVAGES

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your best life with botox

Lean in close and get ready to be shocked y’all.  I get botox. I know, I know. You HAD NO IDEA.  I basically showed up at my doctor's office THE VERY DAY I stopped nursing Bo, and was all MAMA NEEDS SOME BOTOX STAT! (Doctors love it when you use medical jargon like stat. About as much as when you tell them you WebMD-ed your symptoms and diagnosed yourself.)

Anyway, way back when I was significantly younger (and more annoying), I was all

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