5 Spring Fashion Essentials

5 Spring Fashion Essentials

Spring is in full swing… (if only Mother Nature got that memo). There are so many fun new trends to work into your wardrobe once the weather starts cooperating. I’ve narrowed down my top 5 favorite staple pieces to feel fun and trendy for sunny days!!

  1. A circle bag (or at least thats what I call it)! These adorable handbags are everywhere you turn, and you can find them for great prices! Here are my favs:

    1. Under $45 at Nordstrom 2. This pom pom bag is too cute to pass up 3. The embroidery on this one is too fun! 4. The dark detail on this Rebecca Minkoff bag stands out, and who can pass up a tassel? 5. This bag is only $55 and goes with everything 6. The white on this bag is fresh, and classic looking!
  2. A great graphic tee! I am digging all the rock tees! A fun way to show your love of music, and look cute and edgy while doing so! Random fact: Jim Morrison from The Doors is my 3rd cousin.. maybe why I love them so much?

    1. Topshop 2. Free People 3. Free People 4. Revolve 5. Nordstrom 6. Wildfox Couture
  3. A comfy pair of slides! Slides are such a great way to have a little fun with print and color, or kick it old school with the adidas look!

    1. How can you go wrong with a classic pair of adidas slidesΒ (only $35)? 2. These fun metallic slides are from TargetΒ and only $18! 3. The stud accents on these ASOS slides are a party for your feet! 4. Same classic Adidas slides in white! 5. Y’all know by now that I’m obsessed with rainbows, so obviously these slides are my obsession.. 6. Can’t go wrong with camoΒ , only $16!
  4. A good denim skirt. Dress it up with an off-the shoulder top and wedges, or throw it on with a rock tee and sneaks.. either way you get that trendy feel! All 4 of these skirts are under $60!!

    TOP: This high waisted ASOS skirt is wallet friendly and adorable! Only $40! MIDDLE: this Free People skirt is mildly distressed and super cute! BOTTOM: I love the cute frayed hem on this skirt from Nordstrom! RIGHT: My fav denim skirt ever is from Free People! I love all the distressing!
  5. Last but definitely not least… a fun pair of sunnies! Why take yourself too seriously? Have a little fun with shape and color! (All under $20)
    1. Heart-shaped sunnies are a fun trend right now!! 2. Get a pair of round sunnies for a 70’s feel 3. Loving this fun shape, and they come in several colors 4. Another pair that get that fun 70’s vibe.







Easter Basket Magic

Easter Basket Magic

It’s Easter time!!!! The birds are chirping in the mornings, flowers are blooming (at least it is for some of us. For those of you still experiencing snow… move to Texas! We gotcha covered). This also means it’s time to have a little Easter basket fun! I like to consider myself a personal shopper for the Easter Bunny. I mean, the bunny can’t do it all alone…

I got the chance to collaborate with the insanely talented, and creative, @anekdot_creative to share with you some of the cute things I picked out for the bunny to give my kids.. and to bring a little Easter Magic to each of you:


When shopping for the bunny.. I like to find a few things to get the kids outside and playing. For me, that alllllways means chalk and bubbles! As long as we have chalk and bubbles in the house.. we have instant fun! I mean, my kids may be writing “Violet is a poopy butt” all over the fence.. but hey, they’re having fun while they do it πŸ˜‰ . This year I spiced it up a bit and added hula hoops and a Tee-ball set for Kace!

Chalk, bubbles, LOL surprise doll, peeps, Bling2o goggles, ( face mask, bath bomb, sunnies and case are all found here.)

For the girls, I made a little stop into Justice. They have some adorable little accessories that every girls needs…. such as, mermaid face mask (they need to start refining their pores early), unicorn bathbomb, and killer pairs of sunnies!

Dinosaurs, reese’s carrot, jellycat bunny, tee ball, bubbles, chocolate egg, nerf ball.

While shopping for Easter candy, I learned a very important lesson: never shop for Easter candy while hungry! You will end up with 45 bags of peanut m&ms. I also noticed a peanut butter trend. Every single bag of candy I got is either reese’s related, or is filled with peanut butter, or has peanuts in it. I have a problem. I also included a kinder surprise egg. When we were living in France, hey had Kinder eggs in basically every store and the kids were absolutely obsessed with them. I haven’t ever seen them in the U.S., so when I saw them in Target I almost squealed with excitement.Β  Next, you haaaave to have a chocolate bunny (the Easter bunny likes to remind the kids who’s number 1).Β  Last, but not least, a peeps bunny on a stick…because you can’t have an easter basket without a sugar-covered bunny shaped marshmallow. Duh.

Now when the big day comes, I intend on sending the kids on a scavenger hunt to find their baskets ( that the “bunny” will cleverly hide in a closet somewhere). They need to learn that everything in life doesn’t come easy.. that includes Easter baskets πŸ˜‰ . Happy Easter!!!!









The cyber sales aren’t over yet… today is the last day to score some great deals on your holiday wish list!! I rounded up a few of my favorite deals that are going on today!

  1. ASOS: 30% off the entire site with code “EPIC30
  2. SHOPBOP: Use code “WOW35” for an additional 35% off all sale items
  3. B. Stellar: My favorites jewelry designer is offering 25% off on her site! Use code “Bstellarblack“, also use code “Stephikruse” for free shipping.
  4. AMAZON: My favorite cyber Monday deal is on Amazon echos! You can get the echo plus for $119.99, echo for $79.99, or the dot for $29.99!
  5. Finish Line: 25% of all online orders today! Snag an Adidas sweatshirt for you or a loved one.. or some cool kicks for the kids!
  6. GAP: 50% off of everything online = free shipping with code “CYBER“, plus an extra 10% off with code “TREAT.”
  7. Anthropologie: Get 20% off full-priced items + free shipping


Hope you score some great deals!!!



Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (in a singing voice). Time for family gatherings, holiday parties, the richest food, and of course… gift giving!! In efforts to help, the hot mess express (i.e. myself or anyone like me)… I rounded up some fun gift ideas!!

For The Women in Your Life:

No need to break your bank on gifts … these gifts are super fun, and any woman in your life would love them! Plus, They are all under $50!!!


  • Everyone loves a great winter hat, and that Topshop Beanie comes in a few different colors!
  • As far as drink containers go, I thought this rose gold swell is so pretty! The “After this we’re getting pizza”Β  water bottle made me laugh because I always say I workout for the weekend (i.e. eating all the carbs, and drinking all the wine-lol). That adorable coffee mug is perfect because who doesn’t love to be told they’re gorgeous by their morning coffee????
  • New cell phone cases are always a good Idea. Find the star print one here, and lips and stars here.
  • This glittery watch band caught my eye… also comes in tons of color options!
  • Tai earrings are my absolute favorite– delicate and sparkly!
  • Check out this cute cookbook for the kitchen savvy woman in your life.
  • I thought those rose gold wireless earbuds were fun, and a great gift that anyone can enjoy!
  • Last but not least, check out those fun, cozy socks.. perfect stocking stuffer!


For The Men folk:

Here are a few gift ideas for those mysterious creatures with a Y chromosome, that are bank account friendly πŸ˜‰


Thug Kitchen.. perfect for any man that loves to cook, just read an excerpt–it will have you laughing!


The new Amazon Echo speaker is not only slick looking, but it comes in several colors and is on sale for Black Friday!


For the man who loves to dress up, that affordable tie bar, comes in gold, silver, and rose gold!


Who doesn’t love a Yeti?? Plus this new style comes in several color options!!41UU7q2wxiL

For the cocktail maker in your life… how cool is Iceball Maker?

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Every man could use new undies, right? I’ve been told these Duluth Buck-Naked undies are the comfiest, and they don’t fade.. which is apparently super important for your undergarments to not fade-lol!


Little Girl Gift Guide:

Sitcking with what I know.. I thought I could provide some gift ideas for girls. My two girly whirlies are a little more difficult to buy for this year.. They only thing they tend to play with are TY beanie boos.. and then they love building forts. Here are a couple of things I thought they may really enjoy:


My kiddos are obsessed with sneaking my phone to take pictures.. maybe this adorable camera would let them express their artistic side!


For the little unicorn lover in your life.. how adorable is this little sleeping bag?? Use code MORE17 for 20% off!!


Are your little ones obsessed with mini hatchimals? Mine are! I thought they may enjoy this little playset for their new obsession!

Ever heard of Squishies?? I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago, but apparently kids are obsessed! They are basically like scented stress balls.. but in the shapes of food, and apparently cacti and pandas-lol! I saw a huge barrel of these being set up in Target, so I’m thinking these might be a big deal this year….


HAPPY SHOPPING EVERYONE!!! I hope this little guide helps! πŸ™‚