Hey y’all! I hope you have had a fantastic week so far! I thought I would do a little catch up sesh on my life lately, since it has been about 3 weeks since I’ve blogged. UGH I SUCK! Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with me on Instagram because I post on there almost everyday! My username on there is @styledsugarplum!  We have been super busy over here and this week especially, since I’ve been on a break from school. I’ve had some time to spend quality time with friends, family, and tie up some house projects. My hubby and I also had a MUCH needed date night. I feel like we take the time to go out to eat as a family quite often because we usually have a nice lunch out every Sunday after church, but we deff need to make more of an effort for dates on the reg. Here’s our ghetto car selfie from date night last Saturday because that was really the best we could do at the time …haha! We kinda suck at taking pictures together because I’m usually the one always behind the lens…regardless, isn’t he just the cutest?

We are coming up on our FIVE year wedding anniversary next month and I am so excited. We’re trying to figure out what to do!?! At first we were thinking NYC, then we thought maybe Universal Studios in Florida (the Harry Potter nerd in me NEEDS to visit The Wizarding World of HP), then we even thought “YOLO, lets go it Italy”… we just can’t make up our minds!?! Any fun destinations you’ve traveled that would be good for couples sans kids?

This week I’ve also been stepping up my fitness game. Since we moved, I have continued to workout, but not as regularly as I’d like. My knees are shotty, but this week I FINALLY feel back on track and I’ve been interval running and pumping out workout videos like it’s my job. I absolutely love walking/jogging outdoors. There is just something so magical about the fresh air and sun. It’s good for the soul! I also love working out to DVDs for sculpting and ab work along with cardio from running outside. Anyone use workout DVDs? What are some of your faves? I enjoy PiYo, the set from the 21 Day Fix, and Turbo Jam (that’s old school but I love it.) The Turbo Sculpt and Ab Jam from that set are my absolute favorites! If you have any suggestions on videos you enjoy, please send them my way! We have a smart TV, so if there are any available on YouTube or wherever- let me know! I’d love to hear your recommendations!

Now that I’ve caught you up on some life happenings, today I want to share a look with you that I am SO excited to rock in a few weeks when I go visit a few of my besties in Charleston in two weeks. I can’t wait to get back to that salt air and see two of my favorite friends in the world. I will be documenting that weekend and I’ll share with you because we are heading to a few new places that I have never been! Back to the look, it’ll be perfect for a day to night transition because all you need to do is switch your shoes to wedges or a block heel sandal! Such an effortless transition!

 

So first things first, I have been on the hunt FOREVER for the perfect raw hem white denim shorts. You’d think it would be easy….pshhh white shorts in the summer. BUT NOPE. After searching for about a month, I have finally zeroed in on some that meet all the criteria: stretchy denim, not too long/ not too short, and budget friendly. They’re the STS BLUE Raw Hem Denim shorts from Nordstrom. All hail Nordstrom. I wanted to share them with you because they also come in a few other shades of denim…so if you’re also on the hunt for a great pair of denim shorts of any color, I highly recommend this brand. I’m picky about my shorts because 1) I’m 32 and don’t need my ass hanging out, 2) they gotta be stretchy and move with me aka no muffin top, and 3) must be an affordable price point (these are $39 and it’s free shipping.) They also run true to size. Check them out below!

Okay, next is this AH-DORABLE floral ruffle one shoulder top. It’s called the Annka One Shoulder Ruffle Tank from Free People and it comes in an ivory and black also. The one I bought is the peach and I just love the bright colors on the floral ruffle. I saw this on a fashion blogger I follow on Insta and knew I had to have it. You ever just fall in love with a piece and know it’s meant to be?? (Oh myyyy, spoken like a true shopaholic.) For size reference, I purchased the small (so pretty TTS.) Shop below!

Now we have my next favorite item in this flatlay…the Mia Woven Raffia Clutch from Mar Y Sol . This one also comes in a few colors: aqua, natural, navy and pink (the one I have.) It’s a small clutch, so don’t expect to fit much more than your cards, phone and lipstick. It is SUPER cute though, under $50, and I really like the mini-bag size, which is totally on-trend. To give you an idea, it’s about the size of a standard greeting card. Shop below!

I’ve bundled the last few items together for my accessories. My sunnies are from Velvet Eyewear and they’re the Khloe style. I’m obsessed with the round lens trend, so I knew these would be a perfect neutral accessory to rock all summer. Check out their website for more goodies. My earrings are from Target and I couldn’t find the exact pair to link for you, but I’ve linked a few other mint pieces below. I chose the mint color for my earrings because I wanted to pull some of the green from the floral ruffle in my top, but also keep it light enough that they would show up in my sea of long hair. (Which is long overdue for a trim, but I’m gonna call it my “summer mermaid hair” although we know it best as lazy girl hair.) Anyway, my sandals are the perfect splash of metallic and I love the simple two strap style. They’re from Old Navy and right now if you use your Old Navy card and the code THANKYOU, you can receive an extra 40% off. Oh gosh, don’t hate me but I just discovered that the metallic gold ones like mine are sold out. This style is still available in a few other colors online though. The gold may be available in stores, so if you really want them, check your local Old Navy. I’ll be on the lookout for some similar styles- so if you’re interested, email me! Shop the rest of my accessories below!

I hope you enjoyed deets on my new favorite outfit. I’ll be back this weekend with another plant-based diet update. It’s been a while, so I want to bring you up to speed and share a salad recipe that has been in constant rotation! Have a great rest of your week!