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Loving Today: Bow and Drape

I think it was an rainy weekend afternoon when I fell down the pinterest abyss and after click, click, clicking some more, I stumbled upon Bow and Drape. It was love at first chuckle. I am completely obsessed with the funny shirts and bags. Best part? If you don’t see something you like you can customize your own and see it right then and there. Other best part, it’s not a million dollars.

My favorites from the shop (click each pic to go to the item):







Oh, and they are launching a new bow and drape shortly, you can sign up for the beta version to get first peek here. I am VERY excited to see what’s up their cheeky sleeve.

UPDATE: Apparently, if you are reading this in tumblr, the picture links don’t work. But if you go to the post on my main page, they should be a-okay.

Weekend Deals

Happy Friday. I don’t know about you, but I have the urge to splurge. There’s a ton of great deals going on throughout the interwebs so I figured I’d share. Have fun, trillas.

At Shu Umera: Get 4 glosses with any $50 order - code GLAMOROUS (valid 6/6-6/9)

At Forever 21, Buy 1 LOVE 21 sale item 1 | Get 1 free!* Valid 6/6/14-6/8/14. The Love 21 is for old people but still cute.

(yep, all of the above are buy 1  get 1 free free and there’s lot’s more)

House of Harlow has TONS of crazy good markdowns.

 The Adeline mini dress is marked down to $50 (originally $168)

And the SUPER cute Stevie vest is marked down to $59 (originally $198)

But my favorite deal is a tie between this obsidian feather cuff (originally $78, now $47)

And this  faux leather jacket (originally $224, now $67)

Romper Roo

I spotted this Dolce Vita romper a couple weeks ago and was immediately smitten with it. As far as rompers go, it’s one I would be willing to undress when I have to go to the bathroom for. However, I was not smitten with the $242 price tag.

But then, THEN!!!!, today I spotted this nearly identical version at my favorite Raleigh place to stock up on the latest fashion, Vestique, for exactly $200 less. It’s $42 and a dead ringer for the DV version.

Look at all that money I just saved you. You’re welcome.

Monday Sales

I woke up late. Nora pooped in the car on the way to daycare. There are no groceries in my house and my gas tank is empty (literally and figuratively). It’s Monday in every sense of the word. So, all I’ve got for ya are some sales that are currently going on and I thought you should know about.

Shu Umera is running their friends and family sale. Get 20% OFF plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more - code SHUFF (valid 5/12-5/18)image. They did cleansing oils before cleansing oils were cool.image

At Nars, receive a complimentary mini Laguna Bronzer with any purchase! Use Code MAYMINI14 at checkout.image


At Tibi, get 25% off the entire site during their friends and family sale. Use code FRIENDS25 at check out.




World’s most perfect cami



This stacked dove necklace from Adina Reyter was originally $175, on sale for $75.

Get an additional 25% off sale at Halston with code  HHSPRING.

This pretty jersey gown could be dressed up for weddings or dressed down for date nights and beach vacations.

The Best Body Type for Wearing Rompers

Rompers are all the rage these days, but I really think it takes a specific body type to pull them off.

It helps if your head is proportionately large to the rest of your body. This trend also looks best if your stomach is round and soft and pokes out and your legs and arms boast super soft jelly rolls. 

And if you really want to rock the romper trend, I think you must, must, must freely give your dog hugs and occasionally find an errant piece of banana stuck in your hair.

(extra points if the romper snaps at the bottom for easy bathroom access)

Tis the Season

I swear, everyone and their brother was at a wedding this past Saturday. Which makes sense because it was the perfect day for love in North Carolina. The pollen has died down and we’re enjoying those breezy, warm days with low humidity. The lack of humidity and comfortably warm temps will be short lived, for sure. And it also means one can comfortable wear silky dresses and pretty updos without fear of melting.

It’s not often I get dressed up any more these days. The number of weddings we attend on a yearly basis has tapered off now that most of our friends and family are further along into dirty diapers than they are first dates. So, I was especially looking forward to this wedding. I say give a girl the right clothes and she can conquer the world. I may not be conquering the world anytime soon, but that slice of wedding cake didn’t stand a chance.


My outfit deets: Dress is Halston // Shoes are old but I seriously contemplated these. Alas, I could not justify a new pair of kicks when I already owned their more subdued sole sister. // My necklace is from a flash sale here (I think it was like $8)// Clutch is a vintage estate sale find, and earrings are from Sole Society.

On husb: Suit is here. Tie is old. Shoes were a last minute purchase from Kohl’s because someone who shall remain nameless forgot to pack their own shoes and options near the wedding venue were limited. It was Kohl’s or Gander Mtn.

Friday Favorites: Shopping Edition

I’ve stumbled upon some GREAT sale items this week. Since my bank account isn’t padded enough to buy all the things, I figured I’d share the love.

Rag and Bone booties. Need I say more? The booties are on every fashionista’s lust list and they NEVER go on sale.Well, this pair is 50% off and there are many normal sizes still left.


These Rag and Bone shorts are also half off making them just a few lattes more expensive than some Madewell ones. I’d pick these any day and they are so perfect and on-trend for summer. Cuff them if you’re feeling fancy.


Rachel Pally has always been a go to of mine, both pre-preg, during preg and post-preg. Her stuff is so incredibly comfortable and holds up really well. This dress is marked down to $63. What a steal! You have to click through and see the back, too.


Another Rachel Pally find because if there is one designer I trust to make a romper that looks cute and is comfy, it’s Rachel Pally. Plus, this one is on super sale so it’s pretty low commitment on the wallet front. If you can get over the fact that you have to get naked every time you have to pee, and you have $66 (normally $220), it’s a winner.




Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters are typically where I go to find a cute dress or quirky/emo clothing when I’m in the mood, respectively. Who knew they carried some really cute workout clothes? I’m noticing more and more and more that activewear is no longer limited to the gym. I think any of these pieces would look super cute at the gym or out and about.

Top. Wear that top in yoga class or with a high-waisted midi skirt.

Vest. Very cute as-is but I can also see it worn over a sun dress for nights that are still a little chilly when (if?) spring takes over.

Top. Cute to throw on after yoga class or wear with denim shorts.

Sports bra. I doubt this offers enough support for you busty ladies, but for those of us in the itty bitty titty committee, this is perfect for exercising or wearing under tops with an open back.

Top. It’s just plain cute.

Leggings. That little ruffle details on the back slays me. I would probably live in these.

What do you think? Would you buy workout clothes from Anthro/UO?