Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tribal Print Maxi Dress

All Photos by: Jim Trice Photography

Happy Thursday everyone! Or should I say Friday Eve? Thursdays are just the best because you realize you only have one more day until the weekend. :) I am currently sitting in the airport in Charlotte right now writing this blog post. I am about to hop on a plane to Ft Lauderdale and then from there another plane to the Bahamas! I am going for a photoshoot with Azure Swimwear and I am SO excited! If you follow me on Instagram (@mumuandmacaroons) make sure to check in on my stories the rest of the week to see some behind the scenes fun from the shoot. This is my first swimwear shoot so cross your fingers that it goes well. I am a little nervous!

So I wanted to share with y'all this absolutely beautiful maxi from PineApple Collective. It has a beautiful navy and white tribal print. The back is just absolutely stunning as well. I think it is just a gorgeous maxi dress all around. You know what the best part about this maxi is? It's LONG!!! For all of you tall girls out there (like me) that have trouble finding a maxi that is long enough to wear heels with, this one is for you! I always have trouble finding maxis that are long enough for me. So I absolutely love this one for that simple reason. I am 5'7" and it was more than long enough to wear heels with. I am wearing my 4 inch Sam Edelman heels with it and it was more than long enough. It is also adjustable with the back straps so you can make it as long or as short as you need it to be. 

This dress is only $48 and perfect for any of your Summer festivities. My husband just about died when he saw me in this. He LOVES me in a maxi more than anything which I always think is so funny (and sweet). I might not be writing a blog post again until next week since I will be in the Bahamas. So I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Nordstrom Sale-What I've Bought So Far

Since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public now and well under way, I wanted to write a post for all of you on what I have bought so far. I still have a few more things coming in the mail and plan to buy a few more things before the sale ends. Read below to see all of the looks and to read about what I liked about each outfit, what I didn't, and sizing for each item. 

I absolutely love this outfit. The sweater is a perfectly oversized sweater for Fall and comes in 2 colors; white and maroon. It fits true to size so you definitely don't need to size up or down. I also love these AG Maroon colored jeans. They are SO comfy. They are also high waisted which I love. I have been wanting a pair of maroon colored jeans for Fall and these are absolutely perfect. They fit true to size. I am wearing my true size 26. These over the knee boots are my absolute favorite. I am wearing the light brown color here. The only thing I didn't really like about this outfit is the side purse. It was just a little too small for me. It is more of a wallet sized cross body so if you carry a lot of stuff when you go out like I do then you will probably need something a little bigger. I do love the print though!

I am so in love with this velvet blouse! I think it is so flattering. Velvet is HUGE this Fall so this top is right on trend. It does run a little on the smaller size. I am wearing a size XS but could have worn a size S. I would suggest that if you are in between sizes to order a size up. These aren't in the sale but I am also wearing my favorite Sam Edelman Lace Up Sandals and my favorite distressed Levi jeans

This bodysuit is hands down one of my favorite purchases from the NSale. Y'all already know I am a huge fan of bodysuits and this one is just perfect. I love the keyhole style and how it ties on the side. It fits true to size. I also am so in love with this suede mini skirt. It does run a little big. If you are in between sizes I would recommend ordering one size down. I got my normal size 2 but could have gotten the 0. It also comes in a brown color which I also love. This right here is one of my favorite Fall looks. I love a mini skirt with a bodysuit and over the knee boots for Fall. It is just so sexy yet so stylish and trendy. 

This off the shoulder top is a definite keep for me. It is made my Michael Stars, one of my favorite designers. I love how it is a one size fits all size, so it will fit anyone. It comes in red and black. I got the red so that I could pair it with these black skinny jeans and these black over the knee boots. If you are looking for a good off the shoulder long sleeve top for Fall, I highly recommend this one! These black skinny jeans are also a must have. They are perfectly distressed and fit me like a glove. They run true to size so definitely order your normal size in these. 

Okay y'all so this tee is my ALL TIME FAVORITE purchase from the sale! I bought it in 4 colors. I just can't get enough of it. It is so soft and so flattering. I like how it also has a little more flare than your normal tee shirt does. It fits true to size, I am wearing a size small. I also love these split shaft booties that I got. I have worn them a ton already. I will say that they run half a size small so make sure to order half a size bigger than your normal size. I am normally a size 8.5 but I am wearing a size 9. 

I decided to style this sweater that I mentioned earlier a little bit differently. A great way to transition a sweater from Summer to Fall is by wearing it with jean shorts and booties. I love this look so much! 

I found this sweater when I went into the Nordstrom store to shop the first day of early access. I immediately fell in love with it. I don't know about y'all but there is nothing more I love than a big sweater in the Fall. This one is SO comfy and it is the perfect length. It does run a little big so I recommend ordering a size down. I am wearing a size XS here. What I love most about this sweater is the cold shoulder detail. It just makes the sweater a little more trendy and a little more unique. I highly, highly recommend purchasing this sweater for Fall. It is such a great piece to have in your closet and would also look great paired with leggings because it is long enough. These jeans are also my favorite. I tried these on in the Nordstrom store too. They fit true to size and have the perfect amount of stretch. You can't tell from the picture but they have a raw hem at the bottom of them which made me love them even more. They will look so cute paired with booties. 

This outfit right here is one of my favorite looks that I have purchased so far. If you are looking for the perfect cardigan for Fall, look no further. This one is amazing and SO flattering on. It fits true to size. I am also beyond obsessed with these grey washed ankle skinny jeans. I looked for a pair of these all last Fall and couldn't find any that I loved. I tried these on in store and immediately knew I had to have them. They fit true to size and are very comfy. And y'all, these booties are my FAVORITE. I have worn them SO many times already. I love the detail on the top of them and the heel height is perfect. Not too tall and not too short. These are definitely a must have for Fall!

These are all of the looks that I have put together so far from the sale. I have more coming so please stay tuned. If you have any questions about any of these please let me know! Also, if you see something you want and it is sold out don't get discouraged. There is a likely chance that it will be restocked one more time before the sale is over on August 6th. 

Hope you enjoyed my picks! XOXO


Monday, July 24, 2017

Dottie Couture Blue Printed Strapless Romper

I hope that everyone has had a good start to their week. I know Mondays can be hard and they are usually hard for me too. I needed a little Monday inspiration this morning and looked up some quotes. I found a really simple one I liked that says "New Monday, New Week, New Goals". I absolutely love this quote because it is so true. From now on instead of looking at Mondays as a bad thing because it's the start to a new work week, I am going to start looking at it as a good thing. It's a new start. It's a new week and you can really accomplish whatever you want. :) 

This striped blue romper from Dottie Couture Boutique is my newest obsession. I mean y'all, HOW CUTE IS IT??? I just die every time I look at it. I love the colors and how it ties in the front. It fits me perfectly. I am wearing a size small so it definitely does run true to size. I also couldn't believe how comfortable it was. I know everyone is super excited about Fall right now and so am I but it is still SO hot here in Charlotte and rompers like this are perfect to be wearing right now. This romper is perfect for those hot summer days and nights. This romper also comes in black and taupe (here) and I love that one just as much as this blue and white one. 

This romper is SO flattering and let's be honest, you just need to add it to your closet. Make sure to use code "mumu20" to get 20% off of your purchase. This romper is also only $48 (which is a steal) and to add an extra 20% off of that- you just have to have it. It's a no brainer. ;) 



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Her Boutique Blue Button Down Dress

How cute is this little baby doll dress from Her Boutique?? I normally go for more dressed up outfits but I love the simplicity of this one. This dress is a good go to, everyday dress. It is so soft and comfortable and can literally be worn with any pair of shoes. I wore it with my favorite lace up sandals but how cute would this dress be as a transition piece into Fall with a taupe Cardigan and booties?? I can't wait to wear it that way. 

I love the little buttons down the front too and the details throughout the dress. It is just so stinking cute. This dress is also on sale right now for only $37! Search "Make It Count Blue Button Down Dress" on their site. It fits true to size. I am wearing a size small and it also comes in white (for all of you brides out there). 

I will be sharing another outfit with you soon from Her Boutique so make sure to keep a lookout for that! They have the cutest clothes so make sure to check out all of their new arrivals



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My Favorite Shoes from the NSale

Happy Tuesday everyone! So now that I have had some time to really look through everything at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I wanted to bring you my favorite shoes from the sale. The shoes this year were my favorite part about the sale. I bought more shoes than I did anything else. I will let you know which ones I bought and why I love each and every one of these. Y'all how good is this sale?? I just die!

I divided my favorite shoes into sections; Boots, Booties, Tennis Shoes, and the #1 Must Have Shoe for Fall. I hope you all like my top picks from the shoe selection. When you flip through each picture I have comments on the bottom that tell you if I bought the shoe and what I love about each one.

For the Nike tennis shoes that I bought (the white and grey ones), make sure to size up half a size because they do run a little small. I am normally a size 8.5 and got these in a size 9 and they fit perfectly. I also highly recommend any of you who do not have a pair of Tory Burch flats to get them. They are just one of those shoes that are such a good staple to have in your closet. I wear mine ALL the time. I used to wear them all the time to work and they also look perfect with jeans. It is hard to find Tory Burch on sale so now is the time to get them! To purchase any of these shoes you can just click directly on the picture and it will take you straight to the site. 

I will be posting more posts throughout this week of my other favorite items from the different categories. Once all of my sale merchandise that I bought online gets to my house, I will be taking pictures soon and sharing my favorite outfits with you guys. So stay tuned!!! :) I am so excited to finally try on everything. 



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Red Floral Wrap Dress

Y'all can we just talk about this red wrap dress from Thirty One Boutique?? When I put it on I just about died. I LOVE IT. It's soooo classy and can be worn for so many occasions. How perfect would this dress be to wear to a Summer or Fall wedding? It also looks so perfect paired with these ankle strap sandals but you could also definitely dress it down if you wanted to with other shoes. It fits true to size. I am wearing a size small. I love the pattern on the dress and you all know that I love the color red. So this dress was a win, win for me. I could seriously go on and on about how much I love it. It's also only $52! You've gotta love it when you find a good dress for an amazing price.

I know I've told you all this before but I seriously love Thirty One Boutique. They have been one of my favorite boutiques to work with so far in the blogging world. Not only do they have the most amazing clothes, but they also have the sweetest (and most beautiful) girls that run the business. They are such a joy to work with. I also love how they incorporate their faith into their business. You can find bible verses throughout their website and they sell some faith based clothes. Just everything about this boutique I love. If you haven't shopped with them yet then you definitely need to! Make sure to check out all of their new arrivals. Every time I look on their site I end up wanting everything. Use code "katy10" at checkout for an extra 10% off of your entire purchase. :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I can't believe we are already about to start a new week. We had a great time in Chapel Hill at one of my husband's friends weddings. It was at the Carolina Inn and I later found out that it's haunted. Apparently all of the ghosts are good spirits though and nothing bad happens. Isn't that crazy?? I told Cam that I wanted to actually stay there next time we are in Chapel Hill so we can experience it for ourselves (even though I would probably be so freaked out haha). I hope you all have a blessed week!


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