Shop | Sweet Summertime + Express Denim Short Sale

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Striped Yellow Long Sleeve Shirt: I love this shirt, the yellow and white stripes are perfect for chilly summer nights. I purchased this style last spring from Old Navy, they no longer have this exact style in stock but they do have a very similar style that you can shop by clicking here.

Distressed Denim Shorts: Express Currently on sale for $30! Love the style of these shorts, distressed with a fringe bottom. Easily paired with anything. So comfy and cute for summer, been wearing them on repeat!

Express currently has all of their denim shorts on sale for less than $30! This is so exciting for me because I love Express shorts, I have already purchased a few pair for this summer and have been wearing them none stop. Super cute, comfy and lightweight. Below are three of my favorite styles for this summer!

1. Low Rise Floral Embroidered Stretch Denim Shorts, click here to shop the link. How stinking cute are these distressed denim shorts with the white floral embroidery! I do not own these beauties yet but better believe I am order them tomorrow! Currently on sale for $29.95!

2. White Low Rise Relaxed Raw Cut Destroyed Stretch Denim Shorts, click here to shop the link. I love these shorts! I have them and have been wearing them at least once a week. White denim is one of my favorite things to wear in the summer. Lightweight, comfortable and have the perfect distressed look to them. A must get and currently on sale for $24.95, 50% off!!

3. High Waisted Purple Cutoff Stretch Denim Shorts, click here to shop the link. How cute are these purple shorts! These babies are perfect for summer, I am obsessed with the color! Love the cut off style too. On sale for $24.95, such a steal!!

Shop | Floral summer

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Floral Smock Top: Shein You guys, I am OBSESSED with this top!!! It is so perfect for summer and ONLY costs $13 on Shein.com! It is lightweight fabric with the cutest little peplum ruffles at the bottom. Every single time I have worn this shirt I get so many compliments on it!!

Distressed Denim Shorts: Express Currently on sale for $30! Love the style of these shorts, distressed with a fringe bottom. Easily paired with anything.

Pink Ball Drop Earrings: BaubleBar at Target I love fun earrings and for only $12.99 at Target you can’t go wrong. They also come in 5 other adorable colors.

6 Everyday Beauty Products Under $5

Talking about my favorite beauty products under $5.

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This post is coming at you guys super late in the day! When its summertime my family spends all of our days (after work) outside enjoying the summer sun. Beckham NEVER wants to come inside, he loves being able to be outside and play. The winters in Ohio are terribly cold and long so when we have the chance to get outside and enjoy the fresh air we don’t miss the opportunity. Which means I am never inside with my computer getting to write up my posts. I work better late at night anyway, always have been like that. I used to stay up until 3 in the morning writing my papers for college because the quietness of nighttime really helps me focus. So my point of this is… sometimes these posts may come pretty late but don’t worry i’m still here writing!!

Today’s post is all about my favorite everyday beauty products under $5. These are 6 items I never leave my house without. I refer to them as my every day staples. All of the items are listed out below with links to shop the items.

  1. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Pads, click here to shop this product. I have talked about these makeup remover pads in other blog posts because these things are amazing!!! They can remove a full days worth of makeup in a just a few seconds. They never irritate my face, my skin never feels oily or dry from them either. They are honestly one of my favorite products. I’ve tried other makeup removers in the past but nothing compares to these. My mom and sister are just as obsessed with them!
  2. Mini Hair Brush, click here to shop the Conair style or here to shop the Wetbrush style, both listed under $5. If your hair is anything like mine it gets tangled up within a few minutes after brushing it. Long hair can sometimes be a curse, no matter what the weather is like my hair is doing something crazy. That is why I always carry a mini hairbrush in my bag. It only takes a few minutes to rebrush my hair during the work day or in the car and once I do I feel a lot better about my appearance. These brushes are great for every day use.
  3. TRESemme Mini Hair Spray, click here to shop the link. I love this hairspray, I think it is the perfect hair spray to carry around in your bag. I’ve been using this spray for years and it holds my curls so well. It is definitely lightweight and doesn’t way my hair down like other sprays I’ve used in the past. I do use love the Big Sexy Hair hairspray when I need a lot of hold for a big event or party, however for my everyday wear I always use this mini hairspray.
  4. ChapStick, click here to shop the link. Please tell my I am not the only one who is obsessed with the generic old ChapStick that you can find at basically any store. I swear by this stuff and I love the strawberry flavor. I have tried probably every chapstick out there and I always go right back to this one. I put this stuff on all the time and my lips seriously feel great. I usually have a few of these babies in my purse, obsessed!
  5. Nail File, click here to shop the link. Lately I have been trying to stop biting my nails, it has been my worst habit ever since I was little. Now that my nails are growing out I always make sure I have a nail file in my purse. It is awful to break a a nail and not have a file around (a new and not so great experience for me!). The one I have listed above is older from Bath & Body Works, however when I searched their website to link it above nothing came up so instead I linked a file from Target. Thank goodness for Target, am I right?!
  6. Hand Cream from Bath & Body Works, click here to shop the link. My sister and I both have a sick obsession with Bath & Body Works, everything there is so great! My hall closet is literally filled with everything from this store, candles, lotions, body washes, you name it it’s probably in there. I use their lotion every night when I get out of the shower and I use this hand cream all day every day at work. Every single time I wash my hands I go and put this hand cream on. This stuff is like butter, it is so soft and creamy and smells like heaven. Seriously, the mini hand creams are only $4 and you can usually get them on sale. I stock up overtime I go because I never want to run not, this stuff is that good!!

Shop | Perfect Summer Tote

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Round Handle Straw Tote: Target This is the perfect summer tote for all your summer activities! I was browsing Target like I do every weekend and fell in love with this gorgeous straw tote. The handles are adorable and wrapped in pretty red and orange string. For less than $35 you will not be disappointed with this purchase.

Distressed White Denim: Express Distressed white denim is the perfect staple for summer. Obsessed with this pair from Express, currently listed at $88.

Nude flats: I found these simple nude flats from Nordstrom Rack a few months ago, unfortunately they have sold out but I have found a two similar styles here and here. These are my go to flats all year long, they match everything in my closet.

Black and White Summer Nights

The $20 dress every girl needs for summer!

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Swing Dress: Target (A simple black and white dress with the prettiest ruffled sleeves. This dress is easily dressed up or down and cots less than $20!! What a steal, seriously! ) Peep Toe Booties: I purchased these booties in the fall last year from Nordstrom Rack, however they have sold out so I have a tagged three similar styles here, here and here. (I love these black booties, they are my fist pair of peep toe booties and I  can’t wait to buy more. So comfortable and stylish for all seasons, well except winter in the north!)

I love Sundays, they are so relaxing and peaceful. Today, we didn’t do very much, it has been cloudy and rainy all day, my favorite excuse to just stay inside and hang out. We are constantly so busy that it is nice to just stay in all day and watch tv. Although, I am a little sad because our pool is finally open and I haven’t even been able to go in it because the weather has been chilly and our pool is freezing cold!! I often wonder if Shane and I will live in Ohio our whole lives? I’d really like to move down south but it would be so hard to leave our families. I have some friends who have packed up and moved away and they love it. Maybe someday we’ll get the itch to leave! My husband always says he’ll miss having all four seasons, not me, I could definitely live without the snow. Haha!

Anyway, enough with my random thoughts. Today’s post is all about the cutest $20 dress that ever girl needs! This adorable black and white striped t-shirt dress is from Target. My sister wore this dress over last night and I couldn’t believe how cute it was so of course I had to run Target first thing this morning to buy it. I absolutely love the adorable ruffled sleeves. The dress does come in a few different colors options which are all easily dressed up or down. I paired it with a gorgeous pair of black peep toe booties from Nordstrom Rack. The booties have sold out but if you look above I tagged three similar styles all under $60! If you are looking for a simple dress that you can wear all summer than look no further!

Shop | Summer Yellow

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Yellow Striped Wrap Dress: Lulus I am loving yellow for summer and this dress is absolutely gorgeous! I was so excited when I saw this dress was on sale for only $28! It is selling out quick so hurry and buy it before it’s gone.

Tan Espadrille : TJ Maxx, I found these espadrilles while in NYC at a TJ Maxx last year so I liked a similar styles here. They so simple and adorable.

8 Random Facts

Listed 8 random facts about me and my life.

Since I am relatively new to blogging I thought it would be fun to write a post about my life. So below I have included 8 random facts…

  1. I married my middle school sweetheart, no seriously, we have been together since 8th grade! I still find it insane that two crazy kids have been able to stay together through high school, college and every other thing that life has thrown our way. We would definitely not say it has been easy, especially during our long distance stages in college but when you love someone you make it work and I am so happy we did. We’ve grown up together and that really is something special.
  2. My husband and I got married when we were only 23 and 24 years old. It was the most beautiful wedding, I wish we could relive that day all the time. The sun was shining so bright and we were surrounded by all of our closest friends and family. Ugh weddings are so beautiful, makes me so excited to see my sister get married next year!!
  3. We have the cutest, sweetest son in the whole wide world. He literally makes my heart melt when he gives me sweet little kisses and hugs. I could cry just thinking about it right now. Being a mom is my favorite thing in this world!!
  4. I am the oldest sibling in my family and the oldest grandchild on both my mom’s and dad’s sides of the family.
  5. I love animals, every single animal big and small. They are so sweet and cute and I wish so badly I could adopt a million pets but shane has limited me to two dogs, haha.
  6. I have wanted to start a blog for years now, I talked about it all the time with my friends and family. Seriously so so happy I finally started doing it. It has been so much fun to work on every day.
  7. I have a degree in public affairs from The Ohio State University, GO BUCKS!!!
  8. My whole family loves to travel, especially if there is a gorgeous beach involved. We  love going on cruises and staying at all inclusive resorts. Really anywhere hot with a beach works for us.

Okay, that’s all I’m going to share today. As always, thanks for checking out the blog! Hope everyone has a great night.

Shop | Casual Date Night

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White tie front t-shirt: Express I love this shirt! It is so cute and flattering, I purchased it in pink too. Easily dressed up or down, list price is less than $25.

Ripped Jean Leggings: Express These ripped jeans are super comfy, I wear them all the time! List price is $88 and all jeans are currently on sale BOGO for $29.90.

Espadrille Wedges: Target I love a good wedge shoe and for less than 1/4 of the price of the designer brand I just couldn’t pass these up. Extremely comfortable, cute and pair perfectly with almost anything. Under $35!

Shop | Lake Life

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Blue & White Stripped Boho Top: Old Navy Just purchased this top today and am totally in love with it! Such a perfect shirt for any beach vacation or living life on the lake this summer. Less than $30.

Distressed White Denim: Express Distressed white denim is the perfect staple for summer. Jeans are currently on sale at Express for buy one get one for $29.90, this pair is listed at $88.