PINTEREST LOOK FOR LESS

There's something just so chic about a white on white outfit. Maybe it's the bravery that it takes to wear it in the first place. I feel like a risk taker even throwing on a white tee most days, envisioning spilling my coffee while running out the door or having grape juice dribbled on it during a sloppy kiss from one of my kiddos. Or maybe it's the fact that this look reminds me of a warm, sunny day. I mean, how could you not feel like you're on vacation toting around that beautiful straw bag? Either way, this white ensemble looks amazing on photographer Sam Riles

See how to recreate the whole thing for just $102 below. That even leaves you some cash to have a little fun with some jewelry. This tassel necklace would be perfect. 

Uniqlo Linen Shirt - $35 (Currently on promo for $20)

Boohoo Midi Wrap Skirt - $14

Amazon Straw Tote Bag - $30

Target Strap Sandals - $23

Total: $102

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SUMMER SHIFT DRESSES

To keep my wardrobe fresh, each season I add a few truly special pieces to my wardrobe. I've always adored the simplicity of a nice shift dress, but with summer fast approaching I opted for a one with a little more flair. The moment I laid eyes on this Alice + Olivia southwestern shift dress from Neiman Marcus, I knew I had to have it. I love how classic and comfy the shape of this dress is, and the subtle flare of the bell sleeves just elevates the style. The white is perfect for hot summer days, but the bold geometric print adds some intrigue and makes it stand out from any other dress I own. I'm not usually one to wear neon, but there's just the right amount of tasteful lime green on this dress to give it a nice bright pop of color without being overpowering. 

 To shop this look for yourself, head to Neiman Marcus or browse the similar dresses below. 

SAFE PLAY

Levi is at that age where he can sit on his own, he can scoot places and he loves to put everything in his mouth. As much as I enjoy watching him do things for the first time, this stage in development can give you mini panic attacks left and right. I've teamed up with Fisher-Price again to share how I help Levi play safely and happily. 

Levi LOVES to be outside, especially when his sister and Wendy, our dog, are running around. However, if I set him in the grass right now he just starts trying to eat it, and then, of course, chokes on it. Fire ants are also in full force, so I have had to find a way to keep him from getting bit but also allow him to enjoy the outdoors. 

My solution is to bring his Fisher-Price Ultra Light Day & Night Play Yard outside and fill it with fun toys. This works perfectly because the mesh allows the air to circulate and makes him visible at all angles. I especially love this play yard because it's a lot lighter than others on the market, so it makes it easy for me to tote it to my friend's house. 

I took Levi to Rennai's house the other day, and brought bright colored balls to fill his play yard. All of the other kids loved it so much they wanted to climb in too! Rennai's little guy, Everett, joined the party and they kept each other company all while staying out of trouble. When multiple kids are around it's easy to get distracted and not always have my eyes on Levi, so it puts my mind at ease having him in the play yard.

This design also comes with the ability to create an inclined sleeping experience and a changing table. It's such a great buy, especially because the compact design makes it so easy to store in your car. I highly recommend!

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

PINTEREST LOOK FOR LESS

Today we're breaking down this pin, showcasing the cutest spring outfit featured on Luella & June. If you've been keeping up my with recent blog posts, you've seen I'm quite the fan of off-the-shoulder tops. I especially love this one with it's knotted sleeves (another trend I've talked about recently) and blue spring hue. Also, how amazing does this outfit look against that bright orange door? The orangey yellow earrings are the perfect final touch with the blue blouse, as they're contrasting colors. Get this whole look below for just $105. Talk about a deal!

EVERYDAY STYLE WITH DIAMONDS

Marilyn always said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," but honestly the only diamonds I wear are on my wedding band. It's not because I don't like them because Lord knows I would wear them if I had more, but I have never had the budget to be a collector of the finer things in life. That's until Shane Co. started making some stunning fashion pieces at great prices. I'm excited to team up with Shane Co. again to share with you some special jewelry that you can wear every day without breaking the bank. 

First things first, diamond studs. They are a classic piece of jewelry that has been missing from my wardrobe, and my kids won't pull on them! I love that they go with everything. I don't ever have to take them out.

This diamond fashion ring is a stunner. It's unique in it's shape, but, again, it goes with everything, feels comfortable on my hand and it can't come off easily. 

Long necklaces are pretty much out of the question right now since Levi has started teething, but this shorter silver piece with a pearl also goes with everything and has so much meaning behind it. I love that the design showcases a mother and child, and is a daily reminded of the special role I have as a mom. 

Bracelets have always been hard for me to fit because I have tiny wrists. I also find them annoying when I'm typing or writing, but wearing ones that are made up of links with some diamonds thrown in...It pretty much throws all of my discouragements out the window. 

What I also love about wearing nice, quality jewelry like these pieces from Shane Co. is that I know I can pass them down to Elle and Levi when they are older. They truly are treasures that we can have in our family for generations to come, and I know the costume jewelry I buy at other stores won't always last forever. 

And, by the way, yes, these are white pants and I'm holding a baby. You can do it! Just keep a bottle of bleach close by. haha! You can get find this chambray shirt and these denim cropped pants at Alixandra Collections. 

Photos by Rennai Hoefer