We just got back from a quick staycation at Monarch Beach Resort. It was my first time being away from both kids overnight in SO LONG. Jeff and I went with friends and had a blast. We packed a lot into just over 24 hours and I packed several outfits as well. I wanted to share a breakdown of everything I wore.
Hello September! I read a funny meme the other day that said, “I can’t believe it’s already September. Wasn’t it just March 15 years ago?” Pretty much sums up 2020 so far. Somehow the months are speeding by but the days can feel so long. Today I’m sharing my top 5 best sellers from August.
U-Neck Tank – for the 4th month in a row this is my top seller. I don’t even need to say anything more about it at this point. It sells out often but they seem to keep re-stocking it. I picked up a few back ups last month so I don’t have to worry about wearing them out… I still wear them several times a week.
Barefoot Dreams Blanket – I picked this up in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and love the neutral colors and subtle design. It’s no longer on sale, but here are some similar options; here, here and here.
Sunglasses Case – I got this case at the end of last year thinking it would be great for travel in 2020. HA! Although I haven’t really used it that way I will say it’s still a great way to store 5 pairs of sunglasses. It rolls up to a pretty compact size if you are wanting it for travel.
4 Pack of Cotton Adjustable Masks – this has got to be the most 2020 item to make my monthly best sellers. I got these early last month and they quickly became my favorite masks. They’re breathable, adjustable, and all around comfortable. Jeff wears them too!
Toddler Leopard Sneakers – I got these for Crosby last fall but they were recently re-stocked (also available for little kids). They’re super comfortable and go with so much. Luckily they still fit her and she’ll be wearing them all fall!
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It’s no secret I love accessories. Bracelets, necklaces, handbags, hats, etc. I’m a fan of them all. One accessory I wear every day in the summer is a pair of sunglasses. I keep a few in my car and the rest in this amazing case I found on Amazon. It’s perfect for storing up to 5 pairs at a time… it rolls up pretty small and would be great for travel (whenever that happens). Today I want to share 4 of my favorite pairs of inexpensive glasses I found on Amazon. They’re all under $30!
I used to spend a lot of money on sunglasses, but over the years I realized I’m just so hard on them. Now that I have kids I’m even rougher on them. I still love the occasional pair of designer sunglasses, but for every day wear I usually reach for one of these pairs.
This pair is probably my most worn. I love the size, they’re perfect for the beach and pool and are only $15.
This pair is actually polarized! They look a lot like the Ray-Ban version but are only $25.
This pair is so fun! They’re $10 and have a retro feel and come in a lot of colors. I’m actually surprised with how often I’ve worn them.
I purchased this pair about two years ago and have been so happy with the quality. They’re also a larger frame – perfect for the beach and pool.
Here are some other sunglass related items:
- I think this display would be a great way to keep sunglasses organized at home if you have the space for it.
- Also love this box, it’s almost like a jewelry box for your favorite pairs.
- Or if you want to hang them on a wall or back of a door, this would be a great option.
- I’m a huge fan of sunglass chains – my favorites are this pretty shell one, this dainty gold one, thicker black chain and acrylic tortoise shell chain.
Calendar wise the end of August is typically the end of summer, but in southern California (and several other places), summer is just heating up. We will have really hot days until at least Halloween and this year I really want to soak them up at the beach as much as possible. Usually by September the crowds are a lot smaller and the beach is easier to do. Fingers crossed that’s still true for this wacky year.
We headed down the peninsula to the bay side the other day after naps for some late afternoon/early evening fun. It’s been really hot and humid and it was still 85 degrees when we left at 6:30, but we had fun playing in the sand and splashing in the water.
I ordered this swimsuit for myself a few weeks ago on major sale. When it arrived I realized how similar it was to one of Crosby’s so we had to wear them together. Both of our suits are sadly sold out, but this time of year is always a good time to take advantage of the end of season sales and shop for swimwear at a big discount. I’m rounding up some favorites below.
J. Crew is one of my favorites for one piece swimsuits for myself, they have a pretty good selection on sale right now. I’m loving this black and white gingham print, this orange and pink and this pink one-shoulder suit. These seersucker one shoulder suits would be really cute to hold on to until next 4th of July, they’re currently and extra 60% off.
I always love getting Crosby’s swimsuits at Old Navy, the one she’s wearing is sold out but it’s available in a turquoise polka dot print.
I also love this tropical print with the dainty ruffles, navy blue palm tree print, black and white polka dot, and this navy and white star ruffle suit (would be another cute one to hold onto until next summer). She also has this leopard print suit and loves it.
Hope you had a great weekend – thank you for reading and following!
Having spent the majority of the past five months at home we’ve really had time to think about what areas I want to change/improve. We bought our house almost five years ago and did a lot of remodeling right off the bat, however our budget was only so big… and then we started having kids and everything remodeling took a backseat. We are about to dive back in and I couldn’t be more excited to finally get some of these things crossed off our ever growing list.
One project that started this week is our new front yard. We’re currently in the very beginning of the demo phase, but I plan to keep you updated as things progress.
Today I want to share my inspiration for the kids/guest bathroom. We only have two bathrooms and this one is right off our hallway/living area. In our initial remodel we didn’t change much…. we painted the vanity navy blue + added a new light fixture and mirror and called it a day. The room isn’t terrible, but it can definitely use an update.
It’s a fairly small bathroom and I want to keep it white, bright and clean… without being boring.
Some things I’m loving; hexagon shape tiles, matte black fixtures, light wood vanities and quartz countertops.
Wardrobe wise, I have a rotation of brands I know and love but they’ve been feeling a little stale. Lately I’ve been trying to mix up my wardrobe and find some new brands/designers to add to the mix. My newest brand discovery is Heartloom – I received a few pieces over the weekend and was instantly obsessed. Everything is really well made and unique. I wanted to share my favorites.
This tank might be my favorite piece. It also comes in white which I debated getting at first. But I have 239408 white tops and thought I should mix it up. This is a bright coral/pink.
I love the ribbed stripes on this one and the colors are perfect to carry into fall too. It’s a fitted tank and almost looks like a bodysuit when you tuck it in.
These shorts are so fun and unlike anything I had in my closet! I love that they’re shorts but almost look like a skirt.
I’m actually wearing this romper today. Not only is it insanely comfortable but it’s really practical for my every day mom life too. It has pockets and is a great length. The dark green almost photographs black but it’s really pretty, it comes in a lighter green too.
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I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!