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Thoughts For Thursday

Oct 6, 2016

Thank you guys so much for the prayers and well wishes while we wait to see what Hurricane Matthew is gonna do.  I am not gonna lie when they declared a State of Emergency and Mandatory evacuation I felt panicked.  There were long lines at the grocery and gas stations and it just felt eery. Like impending doom or something.   The kids and I got up at 5 yesterday morning and headed to Charlotte.  It took us about an hour longer than usual but we made it.  Matt decided to stay put- he is that crazy guy that will go surf in a hurricane.  But all jokes aside he never leaves during storms.

I mentioned the Marysia sale that is going on right now- there are still some awesome deals left.  Frances Moon’s bikini came and I am dying over how cute it is.  I mean that belly and the black and white floral print it makes me giddy!


Our first stop when we got to Charlotte was the mall!  We met my sister for lunch at Arthur’s. Fun fact I worked at Arthur’s when I was in high school.  I love their hot health on pita.  It is basically a salad on toasted pita bread with melted provolone cheese.  It is so good.

After lunch we headed to Old Navy.  I loved this floral dress and the price it is only $26.  I am wearing a small.  It is on the short side so size up a size for a bit longer length.  This would also be great paired with leggings.

Floral Dress

I bought these two vests for Frances Moon. Both are on sale right now.

White Vest | Grey Vest

 I love getting my baby fix with my nephew Rutledge.  He is the sweetest.

I have been reading Truly, Madly Guilty for over a month now.  I usually love Liane Moriarty’s books but man this one has been hard for me to get into.  I hate to say but I am ready to finish it so I can start a new book.  

Two recent OOTD’s this week.  My plaid blouse is currently on sale.  I wear this at least once a week.  I love it paired with jean shorts or jeans.  I am wearing a size small.

Plaid Blouse on sale | Necklace | Jean Shorts | Sandals

When we arrived to Charlotte the weather was cooler than I expected.  I had packed my favorite moto leggings that look like pants but feel like pjs but no long sleeve shirts.  My mom let me borrow this sweater and I loved it so much I promptly ordered it.  It is the perfect length with leggings and great with skinny jeans too.  It also comes in a charcoal color.  My mom’s sweater is an XS and i ordered that size too.  I am wearing a small in the leggings.

Sweater | Leggings | Scarf | Slippers

I don’t drink a ton of red wine but my parents always have the best red wine.  Last night we enjoyed a glass of this red wine from Costco and it was so good!  I highly recommend it.  

The sunrises have been so gorgeous on the way to take Sterling to school- and yes he starts super early we leave the house at 7.

This is a new favorite Fall salad. I ate it three times last week.

Shredded Kale + chopped green apple + chopped white cheddar + crumbled bacon + roasted Brussels sprouts.  I use a green goddess dressing with it that I pick up at a local restaurant Dellz.

Gigi New York just started their Friends and Family Sale.  Use code WEAREFAMILY to save 25% everything. This Cross body is my favorite pick.  I carry mine all the time.  It is the perfect size and it also comes in several other colors.  I have the stone color and it is a really nice neutral.

Cross Body

Two of my favorite Beauty Counter lip colors are back in stock.  They have been sold out because they are so popular.  They are the perfect neutral.   They are great alone or paired together.

Lip Sheer in Terra

Lip Gloss in Dahlia

Saks is running their Friends and Family Event right now.  No code needed most items are 25% off.  I will share more favorites with my Weekend deals.  I just ordered this blouse though I love it.

Off Shoulder Blouse

Stay safe everyone that is dealing with Hurricane Matthew.  I am sending prayers your way. 

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  1. Mama J says:

    Is that a Grateful Dead sweatshirt you are wearing in the photo with your nephew? I LOVE it. Could you share where it is from? Thanks!

  2. Lauren says:

    Love your glasses!! Who makes them???

  3. Julie says:

    I agree on the new Laine book… I was not in love with it

  4. Erin says:

    I could NOT get into that Liane Moriarty book. Normally I love her work but this one just fell flat. The big reveal was so teased that when it was finally revealed I felt like, "that's it?". You should read "Where'd Ya Go Bernadette." So great!

  5. Michele says:

    So agree on the book! I was so excited for it to come out and I was so disappointed!

  6. Love the outfit you wore at your mom's! Frances look adorbs! You look so cute in your glasses! I pray this hurricane is not as bad as it seems. We are on the NC Coast and debating heading to my parents in Raleigh. Sounds better than a wet weekend with wind here. Your husband sounds like mine. He is all like good waves šŸ˜‰

  7. Georgia Glam says:

    I LOVE your glasses!So chic! That salad recipe sounds delish!!!

  8. Sarah Carter says:

    I love FM's sweet bikini. I want to get my daughter one as well! She will be 2 in April- I"m confused with the sizing chart. I was guessing a 2 meant for around 24m…. What size did you get FM? P.S. LOVE YOUR BLOG!

  9. Traci Hutton says:

    Glad y'all are safe & sound! Men never evacuate :-/ Once things settle down, you need to recreate that hot health on the blog!

  10. Nancy Hunt says:

    Keep safe. You look great with glasses!

  11. Emily Breite says:

    Your glasses are adorable!