Monday Musings

How is it Monday already? And is that why I accidentally posted the wrong post? I need more coffee…

The Hubster and I spent the weekend eating. No seriously we did.


Friday night we celebrated a friend’s birthday and I ended up with this amazing dessert/cocktail. It basically had chocolate liqueur and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Enough said.


Saturday we ended up at a Feastival. And let me tell you. We feasted. I started with some tacos, moved onto the bacon mac and cheese, and finished it off with some lemonade and a lemon curd cupcake. It’s amazing I was able to make it to the car.

I love food trucks. I’m also very grateful that I don’t encounter them on a daily basis.


Saturday night was spent relaxing by the fire. There’s something so calming and relaxing about a fire. I don’t know what it is exactly but I love sitting by one.

Oh and making s’mores. Because clearly all the food I ate earlier in the day had digested and I needed a late night snack.


Shirt: Vintage Wash V-Neck Tee | Gap
Tank: Best Loved Cami | Express
Shorts: Merona 5″ Chino Shorts | Target
Sandals: Sam Edelman Gemina Toe Ring Sandal | Amazon

I needed to shake it up a bit this weekend for church. Our church isn’t super fancy, so I thought it would be okay to wear this outfit. It was comfy and cute. Who could ask for more? And I can’t stop wearing my Sam Edelman sandals.  They go with everything!

We recently found a little lake only about 10 minutes from the house, so we capped the weekend with some fishing. I didn’t catch anything and insisted on wearing heavy gloves anytime I had to encounter the worms. Fish were definitely there eating all the bait off my hook. Now I’m more motivated to get the big fish I saw swimming around.

I think the real reason I’m off my game this morning is because I was up super late watching the Olympics. How amazing are the swimmers? I feel like I was holding my breath when Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps were swimming last night. Seeing these athletes put it all on the line is so inspiring. I love watching all the sports.



Can we all take a big sigh of relief that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is over? Both The Hubster and my credit card are happy to be getting a break. Here’s what I think of the last of my purchases.


Leggings: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings | Nordstrom
Booties: Similar Nine West Leandra Booties | Amazon

These Spanx leggings are pretty great. They do look like leather (you can’t really tell in this picture, though) and are good at sucking it all in. A definitely keeper. And the booties are from last year but will look awesome with the leggings. I’m getting excited for my Fall clothes!

I have no idea why everything looks dusty. Weird.


Shirt: Caslon Relaxed Slub Knit U-Neck Tee | Nordstrom
Blardigan: Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan | Nordstrom
Jeans: NYDJ Clarissa Colored Skinny Jeans | Nordstrom

It’s very apparent that this is my new favorite t-shirt. It’s super comfy and goes with just about everything. Since I seem to be a fan of layering it, I haven’t worn it out yet, but I totally could. Maybe I’ll work it in to my rotation this week.

Can we thank the shopping powers that I got this blardigan? I was really worried that it would be sold out before it shipped. But it arrived in a pretty brown box last week. And it’s amazing. I’ll be wearing it all winter. I got it in Navy so it’s pretty versatile.

And these jeans? I wanted to like them so so very much. But they don’t fit me right. They’re pretty good in the waist, feel a little funny in the hips, and don’t fit at all in the calves. Sad. I wanted a pair of pink pants. I’ll keep looking.

I got some really great stuff from Nordstrom this last few weeks. I hope you guys did too! Leave me a comment and let me know what you got – I’d love to see how you put it together!

Have an excellent week! Tomorrow I’m sharing the first part of my beauty routine. (Stop laughing, Mom.) But first I need more coffee.

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