Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale…

Woo hoo! The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is finally here and I am so excited!

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Lilly Pulitzer only has two sales a year — one in January and one in August. This is the only time I buy Lilly, because regular price Lilly is out of my budget.

The upcoming sale runs Monday, August 28th at approximately 8 AM Eastern Time through August 30th.

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Here are a few tips and tricks if you’ve never shopped the sale before…

The night before the sale, log into your account on the Lilly Pulitzer website and make sure your billing, shipping, and credit card information are current. This will help with easy and speedy check out!

When you log in the morning of the sale, you will be placed a virtual line, and won’t be granted immediate access to the site. This helps avoid the site from crashing. The line goes pretty fast and historically there has been tons of merchandise to chose from. I wasn’t able to shop until the afternoon of the sale last year and there was more than enough to choose from. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your cup of coffee — and whatever you do — do not hit “refresh,” you’ll end up in the back of the line!

Once you’re on the site, shop until your heart is content, but remember — the items in your shopping cart aren’t yours until you pay for them. If you love a dress or top so much that losing it would totally ruin your day, then check out immediately — but know that you’ll be back at the end of the line if you wish to resume shopping.

What am I shopping for…

This year I am shopping with very specific items in mind, where as in years past I have browsed the sale and purchased what caught my eye. While we won’t know what products and prints will be included in the sale, I have at least narrowed down the type of products I am looking for…

Last year I purchased my first Elsa Top, which I absolutely love! I hope to snag another one in a fun print!

I am really loving the Palazzo Pants. I love comfy pants and these are way more stylish than sweats!

I’ve also been gravitating towards more casual dresses for weekend-wear like the dress I wore in this post

Are you shopping the sale? What are you on the hunt for?

XOXO, Meg

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Packing for an Overnight Trip & Lilly Pulitzer Pineapple Dress

Happy weekend, y’all!

Hubby and I are spending our Saturday lounging poolside at his parent’s house. We left yesterday evening after work, spent the night last night, and are coming home tonight. A quick 24 hour jaunt.

I always find it so difficult to pack for an overnight trip. Historically, I overpack and don’t use half of the stuff I bring. This time I tried to be more intentional with my packing. Here are my tips for bringing less on your next quick trip…

  1. Leave your hair products and styling tools ate home: I washed, dried, and styled my hair Friday morning, so I left my hair products and blow dryer at home. Instead, I threw a can of dry shampoo in my bag.
  2. Limit yourself to two pairs of shoes: Shoes take up tons of space. I packed a pair of athletic shoes and a pair of flip flops. This should be enough variety to get me through my short stay.
  3. Wear your travel clothes coming and going: If you can, wear the same outfit on the way to and from the destination. This eliminates excess clothes that are only worn for a few hours.

What are your travel tips for short trips?

In other news, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale should be happening in the next few weeks. I’ll be sure to keep y’all posted with the date and more details.

I donned this Lilly Pulitzer Pineapple Dress last weekend for a backyard birthday bash for a friend.

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (old) — shop the pineapple print, here and here; same style dress, here. Sandals: J. Crew (old) — similar | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Clutch: Coach (old) — similar

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (old) — shop the pineapple print, here and here; same style dress, here. Sandals: J. Crew (old) — similar | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Clutch: Coach (old) — similar

Hope y’all are having a fabulous weekend!

XOXO, Meg

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A Baby Sprinkle and Baby Gift Guide

Last month when I was in California visiting my family, my sister had a “Baby Sprinkle” to celebrate her new baby girl.

I had never heard of a “Baby Sprinkle” before, but it is a similar to a baby shower, but on a smaller scale. The mama-to-be doesn’t typically register for gifts, and the gifts that are brought are less elaborate than for the first born, with the assumption that mom doesn’t need quite as much as she did the first time around. The guest list is also smaller, with close friends and immediate family receiving invites.

My sister’s sister in-law hosted the event and it was absolutely beautiful! If y’all live in Northern California and need event planning services, you’ll want to check out K & J Wedding and Event Coordination.

The perfect way to greet guests.

A Biscuit Bar is an adorable brunch option, complete with homemade jams and gravy!

And a Yogurt Parfait station is a sweet and healthy addition.

It was a beautiful party and I am so happy I was in town to attend. I only wish I had brought something other than my iPhone with me for photos because the set up was incredible!

Since I now have two nieces and a nephew, and my sister’s new little girl to arrive in October, I’ve gotten pretty good at baby gift giving! Here are a few of my favorites…

One | Monogrammed Name Print: I ordered this two years ago for the baby shower I hosted for my sister’s first baby. It is a customizable image that is delivered to you via pdf. I had it printed and framed. It doubled as both party decor and a gift.

Two | Diapers: You can’t go wrong with bringing a pack of diapers to a baby shower. You know they will get used and most parents are more than happy to receive diapers as a gift.

Three | Sophie the Giraffe Teether: I bought this for my niece and it was a huge hit! It is the teether on the market right now, from what I have heard from my friends with kids. Plus, it is pretty cute!

Four | Jelly Cat Stuffed Animals: I love these stuffed animals. They are so soft and the sweet animals have the cutest little faces! I have purchased one for each one of my nieces and nephews and all the kids just love these stuffed animals!

Five | Good Night City Books: These books are so cute! I love sending them to out of town friends and family, as the Good Night San Antonio book showcases monuments and landmarks where I live. There are books for most states and major cities!

Six | Honest Company Products: I’ve heard so many good things about Honest Company from my friends and family with children.

Seven | Diaper Bag: If I ever have kids, this is the diaper bag I would choose!

Eight | Baby Lit Books: If you are a book nerd like me, then you’ll love these literary classics boiled down to a  children’s board book. The books have various themes like, counting, colors, emotions, and weather. They even have an Emma book, based on the Jane Austen classic, that I just bought for my new niece who will be named Emma.

What are your favorite gifts to give at a baby shower? Chime in with a comment below…

XOXO, Meg

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For Your Viewing Pleasure | Week 31

Happy Weekend, Gals! Hope y’all are having a nice Sunday!

This week was so rough. So. Rough. I really hope next week is better.

Here are some fabulous links to put a smile on your face…

 — On the Internet —

Jess from Bows and Sequins rocked this gorgeous floral frock! Can I borrow, girl?

Cathy from Poor Little It Girl shows us all how to wear yellow! Too cute!

Kelly from Kelly in the City shared her tips and tricks for how to take the perfect summer family road trip. Are we there yet?

Tori from The sToribook looks so chic in her all white ensemble. Do you keep a tide stick in your Channel bag?

— On Sale — 

Today is the last day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Here are a few of my favorite picks: these ankle wrap flats, these suede booties, these riding boots, and this leather tote.

Use code: YASALE for 50% off final sale items at J. Crew. This pineapple dress is gorgeous and this top screams vacation!

J. Crew Factory is offering 60% off everything (price as marked). This bathing suit, this black and white striped dress, and this shirt dress (I just bought it in red).

Old Navy is getting back to school ready with up to 50% off all styles. This dress will be perfect when the weather cools down, while this dress is perfect for right now!

— On the Blog — 

I rounded up the cutest end of season (sale!!!) bathing suits to buy now and wear later.

I shared photos from my recent trip to California to see my family.

I also posted about my favorite face mask!

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Have a great week!

XOXO, Meg

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Life Lately…

This summer is flying by! I can’t believe it is August already!

Two weeks ago Hubby and I went to California to visit my family! We had such a great time spending time with them, helping my sister and her husband with fixer upper projects at their new house, and enjoying the beautiful California weather.

One day we headed up to Pine Crest Lake! Enjoy the photos from our fun day at the lake!

We had such a blast spending the day at Pine Crest Lake! We picnicked, rented boats, and enjoyed the great outdoors!

My dad and Hubby guarding our picnic spot!

How cute is Hubby with our sweet niece?!?

Me, Mom, and Kir getting ready to rent boats for the afternoon! We rented a paddle boat and a kayak! The paddle boat was way harder than we anticipated! My mom and dad loved the kayak and my mom is obsessed with the idea of buying one now!

My super brave niece and my dad taking a dip in the middle of the lake!                                                                                 She was such a fish and didn’t want to get out of the water!

Sister! Sister! Can’t wait to meet my new niece in October! How gorgeous is Kir and how cute is that baby bump!?!

I can’t wait to see my family again!

XOXO, Meg

 

Buy Now | Wear Later — Bathing Suits

As much as I hate to see summer come to a close, I do love shopping the end of summer sales!

Now is a great time to pick up bathing suits, sundresses, and sandals for super discounted prices. You can wear them for the last few weeks of summer, save them for next season, or my personal favorite — wear them on a tropical vacation this winter!

Hubby and I are going to Jamaica for Christmas, so I recently ordered this one piece and this sporty two piece for our holiday trip!

Here are some adorable options for wherever your bathing suit wearing bod takes you!

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine

Which one is your fave? Chime in with a comment below…

XOXO, Meg

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For Your Viewing Pleasure | Week 29

Happy Sunday! I’m in California for the week! Hubby is taking the CA bar and then we are heading to see my family! I am so excited! I haven’t been “home” since last Christmas and I am eager to see my parents, grandparents, sister, and niece!

— On the Internet —

Brittany from Lawyer Lookbook shared some great self-help/motivational reads for all the #BossBabes out there!

Mary from Happily Grey posted photos from a recent trip to Bermuda! I’ve got extreme travel envy!

Nominations for the San Antonio Fashion Awards are up! I would love your nomination for Blogger of the Year! Click here to nominate Depos and Demos. (There is a short registration process, but I promise it goes fast!)

The Bubbly Blonde Life posted photos from her staycation at the JW Marriott Scottsdale, and I totally want to plan a staycation at the JW Marriott in the San Antonio Hill Country!

— On Sale —

You’ve probably seen tons of posts about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I rounded up my favorites here. I am also obsessed with this candle set, this gallery wall print set, and this pair of flats!

J. Crew Factory has the best sales! Right now all clearance is 50% off with code: CLEAROUT. I’m loving these sandals, these pants, this vest, this tank, and this clutch.

Take 40% off all J.Crew final sale styles with code: SHOPSALE. This dress is so dreamy, these earrings are a statement, and these espadrilles are adorable!

— On the Blog —

I recently shared my trick for keeping my plants alive in the Texas heat…

the cutest straw bags for summer…

and my summer bucket list!

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XOXO, Meg

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Nordstrom Sale Favorites…

If you follow any number of fashion bloggers, then you probably already know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other sale, in that new items are on sale for a short period of time, and then go back to their original price. If you’re in need of some fall/winter staples, now is the perfect time to shop!

I’ve rounded up my favorites! Enjoy!

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

XOXO, Meg

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How to Keep Your Plants Alive in the Sweltering Heat…

San Antonio is so hot in the summertime and until recently, I could never keep potted plants alive. If I forgot to water them even for one day, or if the temperatures just got too hot, my plants would majorly wilt and eventually die. I was a really bad plant mom.

Sad tale, right? It gets better….

About two months ago I discovered the Plant Nanny and my plant mom game has improved tremendously! I can go on vacation for a week and when I come home my plants are still alive!

The Plant Nanny is so easy to use. Stick the terra cotta stake in the soil, fill up a glass bottle, place the bottle in the stake, and the water will seep through the terra cotta stake straight to the root system of your plants. Super easy to use!

This summer I’m actually growing lavender, rosemary, a little lime tree, tomatoes, and mint! And they’re still alive!

Do you have any potted plants? Chime in with a comment below…

XOXO, Meg

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My Favorite Face Mask — Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday night is to use a face mask before I go to sleep. It feels so luxurious and is the perfect way to prep my skin for the upcoming work week.

Currently, my favorite mask is the resurfacing mask by Tata Harper.

I received a tiny sample of this mask in my BirchBox a few months ago and I was hooked from the first use! As soon as my sample ran out I ordered the full size version!

I love that the mask is light-weight, goes on easily, and appears clear when applied. The consistency of the mask is kind of like jelly and it has a light, clean scent. I leave the mask on for the recommended twenty minutes and sit back and relax. When I’m ready to take the mask off, I rinse my face with warm water and pat dry.

This mask gives immediate results. My face feels smoother, more even, and softer. My skin looks healthy and glowing! And since all Tata Harper products are 100% natural and nontoxic, I know I am treating my skin to top quality ingredients with no harsh chemicals!

Have you tried any Tata Harper products? Chime in with a commend below…

XOXO, Meg

PS: This post is not sponsored. I just wanted to share my love for this product and brand. However, this post does contain affiliate links. By clicking on a link and/or making a purchase through a link, I may receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting this little blog!

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