For My Mama – Love, Rhonda

Damn, mothering is hard.  Like, really hard.  I never really understood exactly what goes into parenting until I became a parent myself – I’m sure every parent can say that.  On a daily basis, I experience every emotion possible – joy, sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety, fear, love, contentment, and so on.  It is absolutely a rollercoaster ride.

It’s amazing to think back to my childhood and the way my mama was with us.  I can’t remember her ever losing her temper.  That isn’t to say she never lost it, but if she did, it didn’t stick with me.  Good god, I hope my kids don’t think back as adults and remember that I am an asshole most of the time.  Mama and Daddy lived traditional marriage roles and I honestly believe it was the best thing for us children.  She was always there when we got off the school bus, with a snack and hugs.  I always knew my mom would be there for me.  I still know that today.

As teenagers, my brother and I were absolute dreams.  I am not kidding – ask anyone with close knowledge of my family.  I didn’t go through the typical I-hate-my-mother phase that most teen girls do.  If anything, we were the closest in my teen years.  I knew that no matter what I was going through – boy trouble, friend drama, making a C on a test (yes I was the person who might cry over that), color guard stress – mama would have a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.

 

Mama was always The Cool Mom.  “Shit” was always part of her vocabulary, she put me on birth control just because I had a boyfriend, she encouraged me to wear short-shorts and midriff tops (I refused both and wish I could go back and slap myself), and I never had a curfew.  And you know what?  I was so fucking well-behaved.  Sometimes I think back and roll my eyes because I totally missed out on the rebellious teenager experience.  Giving us so much space to make stupid mistakes really allowed us the freedom to discover ourselves and turns out, we were super good kids.  I didn’t drink until I was in college, I only had sex with my super-long-term boyfriends, and didn’t get into legal trouble until I was a parent myself.  I’ve still never done drugs.  I know that my mama contributed to my good behavior.  When parents smother their kids, kids rebel.  It wasn’t an issue in my household, as evidenced by the fact that I could stay at my boyfriend’s house until 1:00 am.  I was allowed to make these decisions.  My mama trusted me.  The feeling was mutual.

The way I was mothered has shaped the way I parent.  My kids are fully allowed and encouraged to fuck up.  It’s the only way we learn.  And holy shit, the woman is the best grandparent.  My grandmother was everything to my ENTIRE family and I couldn’t have imagined that my own mama would be just as amazing, but she really is.   I come from a long line of strong southern women and I wouldn’t be the crazy person I am today without that.

My mama taught me so many things, but the most important thing she taught me was self-confidence.  When I started developing, I would walk with my arms crossed over my chest and she told me to walk confidently.  Last year, I wore a bikini for the first time as a mother and I almost cried as I texted a picture to her.  She has been rocking bikinis since always.  And she really ROCKS it because she is confident.  I am glad she has taught me to love myself.

I love you, Mama, and I hope I can be as fucking crazy and strong as you.

Happy Mother’s Day – Love Ashley

It is almost impossible to know where to begin when I think about all the things I want to say to my Mom. Motherhood is such a complicated, messy, all consuming, stressful, frustrating, tear inducing, beautiful, heart melting, smile making, joyful, and euphoric business – where do you even start to talk about all those things?? Becoming a mother myself has made me a million times more grateful for my own mother. When I think of my mom, I think of how selfless and kind she is. I get frustrated with my children often. I can’t remember a single time in my life when my mom showed her frustrations with me. I’m under no real delusions that I was some golden child – and I also know for sure that there was at least ONE time that I brought her to tears (this instance involved my absolute objection to getting dressed…and a tiny toddler drama queen) – but she never ever made me feel like a burden or inconvenience. She always always made me feel loved, special, and important. She still does.

I know that she’s made countless personal sacrifices to make my life and my siblings’ lives better. I know that she loves without condition. I know that she is most happy when she knows her children are happy and well. I’m pretty sure that she is the most patient person I know. She’s lived with my Dad for the past thirty something years…so that is a big test in patience and understanding. For real. She withholds judgement and assumes innocence, until you prove over and over again malicious intent.

Not only is she an amazing Mother, but she is the best Grammy in the whole world. She treats my children as if they were her own. She loves them fiercely and they feel the exact same way about her. She asks to be around them. She makes time for them on a regular basis. She (and my Dad) have them over weekly – which is a treat for them and also an act of love toward me because it allows me to have some ‘me’ time.

I can’t imagine a better Mom than the mine. I know we probably all feel that way about our own mothers…and that’s perfectly fine. That’s wonderful. That’s the way it should be. I love you Mom. I hope you know that I admire you. I hope you know I see all the little things…all the big things…that you have done and continue to do for me – for Grace and Shane – and for those sweet babies that call you Grammy.

So, Happy Mother’s Day and I love you beyond measure.

Bottle It Up

I have long been a music addict.  Putting on some music is absolutely the best therapy there is… and the cheapest.  Heartbreak?  Turn up the music.  Anxiety?  Press play.  Anger?  Turn it up louder.

Music is also a motivator and a way to celebrate.  I do my best cleaning and my best partying when there is nonstop loud music.  There is rarely silence in our home, because we never turn off the music unless we are watching TV.

Above all else, for me music is a memory keeper.  I tie so many of my memories to songs.  A person, a moment… I can feel the emotions just by listening to a certain song.

Sam Hunt’s “Bottle It Up” really embodies what it feels like for me to bottle all my memories into music, then let them out at any given moment.  In the song, he wishes he just bottle up the memories and take a sip wherever he goes.  I just want to yell at him, YOU CAN!  Just press play, dude.

So any time I hear that song, I daydream about all the memories that I have made over the years.  Thank you Sam for bottling it up for me.

 

Ashley’s Front Porch Refresh

Hey y’all! Thanks for coming by. 🙂 As you probably guessed from that title..we are talking about my front porch today. Ashley’s front porch. Just to be clear. Apparently that’s confusing sometimes? Who’s writing…anyway.. 😉 Today, it’s Ashley. Well technically when you’re reading this…yesterday it was Ashley writing. 🙂 🙂 Details. Details. OOOOK so. Back to the matter at hand. The front porch! We use our front porch/front door every day. And it’s just been kind of blah for so long. I’ve wanted to do some things to make it just look prettier. Why? Because who doesn’t like a pretty living space to look at…and live in?? A bachelor guy. That’s who. He gives no fucks about what his living spaces look like. However, that’s a post for another day. And I. I am no bachelor. I decided to add a few touches to the front porch to bring it from barren to looking lived in and inviting.

See? Doesn’t that make a difference? Nothing huge. Just a few things. I worked with stuff I already had…and bought just a couple new things. Don’t worry we are about to get up close and personal with everything. Let’s dive in shall we?

I already had this sign. I got it from Kirklands around Christmas time? Yeah definitely Christmas. I think it’s fantastic, and speaks the truth. Also, it’s currently on sale for $4.97 (way less than what I paid) so grab you one. Like now.

I also already had both of these mats around. The chevron print one was inside though. I love the way they look layered together. They are both from target. (Arrow Mat – I can’t find the chevron mat online anymore)

Yup. That’s my shoe. Serious struggles trying to get that shot without my shoe in it. Just couldn’t make it happen. Anyhow. Where’d you get that stuff you’re wondering?? The black rocking chair was originally white. I’d painted it black waaaay back when Sophie was still in my belly. And the chair itself? Well I’ve had it since before Coop was born. My parents bought it for me to use in his nursery. It’s a classic piece really. Here’s one on Amazon.  The black rug, and black plant/side table are from Walmart. The tan/black rug and tan table topper are from Hobby Lobby. The pillow is Target. The frames and wall art are old things I’ve had for forever. I actually painted the canvases myself. The gray planter is from At Home.  I couldn’t find the actual one I bought on their site…but that link does take you to their selection of planters. The little bowl with the candle in it…I think it’s from TJ Maxx. I’ve had them forever.

Listen. There’s not even that much stuff on my porch..but at this point I’m just like. Damn. So many things to talk about. It’s like when you go to Target and have a tiny bag of stuff that cost you $100. Hoooowww?? Alright. Finished with that tangent. Back to the goodies you just drooled over. All the pots are ones I bought at Big Lots last summer. The little zebra bowl is the same as the one next to the rocking chair: oldie but goodie from TJ Maxx. The wooden crates are new purchases from Walmart. The print says “This Love is Extraordinary” and is something I’ve had for a long time. I made it myself as well. The little mirror is from a thrift store. All the plants are new. The big tree by the rocking chair was a gift from my Daddy. And when I say gift … I mean … I said “Hey. I like this plant. Can I have it??” and he of course said “Yes.” 🙂 Anyway. They are all new/new to me. So send them some good vibes. And maybe shoot me a reminder to water them. I’m so not a plant lady.

Anddd there’s an evening shot. Candles lit and sidewalk lights on point. Oh wait. One is not working. {{side eye emoji}} Those little sidewalk lights are new purchases from At Home. They are solar powered. We don’t keep the porch light on…so I figured these would be nice to have to illuminate the area at night…you know. When you are digging for your keys on a Friday night after a couple margaritas. In the dark. It’s frustrating. So yeah. Problem solved now. Looks like I’m replacing that one on the right though.

Whelp. That is all folks. Thanks for sticking through until the end. I hope you enjoyed it. Anyone else doing some living space updating around the house?

 

What We Wore

We are so glad you are here again to see what we have been wearing.  You can be guaranteed there will be denim, stripes, lots of black, and some big ass earrings.

Rhonda –

So I am going to start including my makeup looks when I wear it.  To me, it is just as much a part of an outfit as jewelry.

Tee: Old Navy men’s from last year, cut up by me. Jeans: Old Navy. Shoes: Target.

Swimsuit: Target. Solid black not available this year, but here it is in a print.

Tee: Amazon, no longer available. Shorts: Old Navy, not available. Shoes: Target.

Top: Old Navy. Choker: Icing. Shorts: Walmart. Shoes: Target.

Ashley –

Jacket: Target [similar] T-Shirt: Gas Station Disco Band Tee Pants: Jordache Skinnies Shoes: Walmart Sandals Earrings: N&S Brown Cutout

T Shirt: Cheap T Shirt from the Dollar Store lol cut up by me. I got it a couple sizes too big so that it would be loose. Bralette: Target Jeans: Distressed skinnies Just Black brand from StitchFix Shoes: Blush Gladiator sandals from Old Navy Earrings: N&S Black

Shirt: Biloxi Shuckers T Jeans: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Champagne Shimmer

LOOK Stripes and denim…as promised..and all in one outfit! 😉

Jacket: CATO oldie but goodie [similar] Shirt: Amazon Pants: Black Jeggings from Walmart [similar]  Shoes: Cowboy style Booties from Zappos  OLD [similar] Earrings: N&S Red

Sweater: Target Jeans: Jordache Skinnies Shoes: Plum booties Target no longer available….and the only similar ones I could find were over $100 – so not similar 😉 Earrings: N&S Gold

 

And that is all folks! Thanks so much for coming by! We are linking up with The Pleated Poppy – so check by there for some more outfit inspiration! Have a fabulous Hump Day. 🙂

What Mom Really Wants: An Unfiltered Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming up in just a few days.  You can find gift guides all over the web and for the most part, they all include the same things – flowers, jewelry, spa gift cards.  Those are all great things, but as a real-life mother of four, I’m going to let you in on a little secret – you’re missing some really important shit.

Wine.  Or maybe the mother in your life prefers whiskey, tequila, or beer.  Still good options.  But seriously, give your mother or baby mama the booze of her choice.  It is affordable and can be purchased last-minute (you know who you are).  And you know what?  It’s hard out there for a mama.  She needs this.

Solitude.  When she gets that drink, she is going to need peace to enjoy it.  Nothing worse than sipping on a frosty beer and being constantly interrupted with requests and complaints.  It can be hard to finish a cup of coffee while warm or an adult beverage while cold.  I have been known to drop a couple of cubes of ice in my chardonnay because between potty training, sibling squabbles, and someone always wanting a drink, it can take an hour to finish a single glass.  Even if she isn’t having a drink, time to finish a thought, read a book, or talk to a friend can be so therapeutic.  Some of my best Mother’s Days have been spent solo, shopping, seeing a movie, or napping.  So take the kids out of the house for the day or send her off guilt-free.

Shopping.  Yep, it’s cliche but it is so true.  Most women love shopping.  Maybe she isn’t that person, but I bet she would appreciate free rein to spend a little money on something.  Moms often take care of everyone else first and there’s not time, energy, or money left for herself after everyone else is handled.  Whether she chooses to buy some fresh shrimp, a new mop, or the latest eyeshadow palette, a Visa gift card or just a little grace to spend from the joint account without judgment goes a long way.

Some fucking sleep and help and shit.  Some mothers are lucky enough to have a partner who shares household duties equally, but more mothers do not.  If your partnership agrees on that balance, all is good, but that doesn’t mean that on this day meant to honor Mom, you can’t pick up some slack.  Handle the meals and clean-up, and for fuck’s sake, change the diapers and wake up with the baby.  Acts of service really show appreciation and respect in the way a bouquet of flowers can’t.  At the end of the day, be sure to express you can personally see how much she does and that you truly appreciate her.  After all, isn’t that what the day is all about (aside from upping the revenue for Hallmark)?

What would you add?  What do you most appreciate on Mother’s Day?

 

 

Week In Review: Rhonda

Oh boy… the first week back after vacation is always a killer.  I seriously was not myself for the first several days.  My mind was somewhere on a beach, sippin’ something strong.  I’m back now though, for the most part.  It’s been a fun week and I’m happy to be settling back into some normalcy.

You already know I was still at the beach Monday and that part of Tuesday was spent traveling home.  Stuart took off work early to pick me up from the airport and I came home to lots of presents and a spotless house.  What more could I ask for?  Oh, how about a pan-seared tuna steak and a glass of wine?

Wednesday was the day to pick up the kids, but I had all day to myself.  I can’t even tell you what I did.  I slept, worked a little, watched TV, and cleaned.  Then Stuart came home with another gift, a perfect adult coloring book.  We jammed to some favorite tunes in the car, then stopped for dinner before scooping up the kids.

I woke up motivated Thursday, slowly getting back to normal life.  I pounded some coffee, worked out, received MORE gifts, and cooked a healthy dinner.

Friday was Cinco de Mayo, which is really just an excuse to drink tequila in case I feel like I need one.  I took the kids to my favorite store, Total Wine, where I growled at them because they couldn’t stop touching things. Surely you all know the mom growl that we use in public when polite reminders are working but you don’t want to be the Yelling Mom.  I got my tequila and came home to make taquitos, nachos, and margaritas.

If you’ve been reading this blog from the beginning you know how much I love my weekends.  You also know that we always start with my super strong mimosas and sometimes never get out of bed.  This Saturday, we stepped outside the box a little.  After boozy brunch, we went to the water park where we have season passes.  We really had a great time and everyone enjoyed soaking up some sun.

Sunday was closer to the usual weekend.  After boozy brunch, we just kept on sipping all day.  I never got dressed and I don’t think I even brushed my hair.  Sometimes, you just want to lie down and spend time with your people.

It was the perfect week for getting back into the swing of things.  I am mostly back to normal now, working my ass off and being healthy.

Do you have a hard time bouncing back after vacation?

Week In Review: Ashley

Heeeeey you guys! Happy Monday and thanks so much for taking some time to stop by. 🙂 Another week has gone by and we are staring at the face of Monday again…how does that happen so quickly?? I can’t believe we are already in the second week of May. Anyway…let’s see what DID we do last week??

Coming back to real life and work from vacation is always hard, but somehow we survived it. 😉

Monday and Tuesday were pretty typical days…work and home stuff. Wednesday Cooper decided he want to hit up a nature trail again so we headed back out the Gulf Islands National Seashore Park. We walked a different trail this time and also stopped by the visitor center. The visitor center has some really great educational displays that tell you about the park and the wildlife in it. There were lots of things to look at and read and there were also some really great interactive displays that the kids really enjoyed. We had a lot of fun. Aunt Grace came over to the house after nap time and hung out with us. 🙂 THEN we had the bright idea to load up the kids for a Target run while it was raining.

Friday night I had dinner with Grace and our friends Michael & Michael (not a typo…two Michaels were present 😉 ). We attempted to eat at the Mexican restaurant in D’Iberville…but since it was Cinco De Mayo the wait was ridiculous. We ended up at Chilis…which was just as good. After Chili’s Grace and I hit up Ulta and Target. Yes. Target again. Confession time? I went to Target four times last week. Anyway. I got some awesome goodies at Ulta…yet I didn’t snap a picture? Did it actually happen?? 😉 haha

Saturday we hung out at Grammy and Ppop’s. Uncle Shane bought a house recently so he was moving some things out that day. How is it possible that my little brother is doing something so grown up as buying a house? I mean. Dang. But really…I am so proud of him. 🙂 🙂

Coop stayed at Grammy and Ppop’s Saturday night…so Sophie and I went to the At Home store to look for some things for a refresh that I’m working on for our front porch. We also stopped by Starbucks. I drank a crap ton of coffee on Saturday. Oh well. We met up with Daddy for some dinner at The Reef in Biloxi. That night I consumed several glasses of wine while folding mounds of clothes and watching Girl Boss and The Handmaid’s Tale. Both of those shows are so so good. Definitely must sees.

I also did some shirt cutting – in the midst of my laundry and show watching. I’d seen Rhonda recently do this same technique to one of her T’s…and as I was putting away this shirt the wine decided I should try it out. 😉

Sunday, Sophie and I picked up Aunt Grace for a little shopping at the Outlet malls in Gulfport – before we headed back to Grammy and Ppop’s.

I tried on some pants, but unfortunately they didn’t have the size I needed. 🙁 We spent the rest of the day at my parent’s. Eating. Relaxing. You know. The usual.

The rest of the evening we chilled at home. There was lots of wreaking havoc in a once clean room…lots of fun…and by the end of the night: two really tired and whiny children. This Momma was so ready for bedtime.

As I was looking through pictures to put this post together..I realized that 1. I take a crap ton of selfies…that I do have the common sense not to share every single one of them…BUT it’s slightly excessive.

2. I am a meme and screen shot hoarder.

Sooo I thought I’d leave you today with some of the things I’ve collected this past week…minus the selfies. Actually you can just go to my Instagram (@ansumrall) if you want to see those. 😉

Hope you guys have an amazing week! What did y’all do this past weekend?

Vacationing RATMM Style

As you know, I have been on vacation while Ashley held down the blog (she did an amazing job!).  You see, my best friend from Nebraska and I see each other only once a year, when we head to Orange Beach and shake the place up.

Every year, we somehow take it to another level and this year was no exception.  Some things can’t be discussed here, in order to allow for some discretion and keep a few things sacred.

On Thursday morning, I had to go hang out at the airport for several hours before my flight, because Stuart needed to go to work and I would rather hang out at the airport than Uber.  I love airports.  As luck would have it, I ended up flying out of the international terminal at DFW, which is one of the best places you could ever hope to be.  It is seriously like a luxury mall where planes land.  I had too much coffee and people watching.

I flew first class (and am now spoiled and don’t think I can fly coach ever again) and enjoyed my free drinks on the plane.  My flight attendant wouldn’t even let my glass get empty.  I arrived in Pensacola tipsy and grabbed my bags.  Nicole was flying into Pensacola as well, but not for a couple of hours, so I posted up at the bar of course.  My bartender was lovely.  My other BFF Chrissy was picking us up, so we decided to just all gather at the airport bar for a drink.  By time we left the airport, I was feeling fine.  We grabbed groceries and booze on the way to our condo.

We have a tradition of popping open bubbly as soon as we set foot in the condo.  I pour, Nicole photographs, we toast and sip.  Then we always take a walk on the beach after we unpack.  After those traditions, we got ready and headed out to the Flora Bama.  If you’ve never been there, you’re missing out.  We made some new friends, which happens every year.  And seriously, every year those friends get better quality.  I still talk to Thad* after meeting him many years ago and very close friends with Kanye* after meeting him last year.  I feel this year’s friends will be no different.  There’s just something about going to paradise and meeting people in a similar vacation frame of mine.  Everyone’s walls go down and as the drinks flow, people open up and connect on deep levels.  It’s a beautiful thing.

We found out a few weeks prior to the trip that we had accidentally scheduled it during Mullet Toss (if you aren’t familiar, it’s a ridiculous beach party and I think you’d have to attend to understand).  We were super frustrated with that oversight, because it meant that we would be in the midst of chaos and crowds, with which we don’t usually have to deal.  It turned out to be a positive thing, because without Mullet Toss, we wouldn’t have met some of the people we did this year – not Connor*, Trey*, or Roger*.  Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself.

Thursday night at the Flora Bama, we had a Bushwacker, their signature drink, and then some vodkas.  We listened to bands and danced and just had a great time enjoying our time together.  We met Connor and Trey that night, which was great.  Really cool people.

We got up Friday morning and headed down to the beach after coffee.  The Mullet Toss was slowly gearing up and the beach steadily filled.  It was a great day of hanging out and watching the waves roll in.  We ventured over to Trey’s tent and met some of his friends.  I was excited to meet his friend who has Boston Red Sox tattoos.  Turns out, his dad was a player for Boston!  He has a really super cool girlfriend too.

Chrissy met up with us in the evening to go out with us.  We all went out to Flora Bama, where we ran into Trey and Connor again.  Such a fun night, with the bar vibrating with energy.  I love it when the atmosphere is like that.  I danced my ass off after we had to put Nicole to bed with a migraine.

I woke up Saturday with no voice and a little hangover.  But the beach was waiting.  Ashley drove in to meet up with us and we had so much fun on the beach together.  Chrissy joined us a little bit later.  Having all of them with me was a little overwhelming, with all these very different personalities.  The water was super rough and we witnessed a few rescues by lifeguards.  We explored the Mullet Toss tents a little more, where Ashley and I decided to conduct a very important survey.  You see, we discovered that a couple of the guys were wearing underwear under their trunks (not because we were in their trunks, mind you.  We could see the waistband).  We were horrified and they challenged us to ask around.  They were certain most were wearing underwear.  There were a couple, but overall, NOPE.  Most men don’t do that nonsense.

After a long day at the beach, we went back to the condo to sip on some wine and get ready to go back out.  That night turned out so weird, but fun at the same time.  I had planned on Connor coming out with us again, but he was missing.  We found out he had gone to another bar to sing karaoke, and we decided to just go ahead and tag along.  We have never gone out anywhere other than the Flora Bama on these trips, so figured what the hell?!  It was fun, but not so much fun having to get rides back and forth.  Half the appeal of our trip is that we never have to leave once we arrive.  Our bar is next door to our building.  It was great watching Connor (and later, with Trey) sing (he’s quite talented).

Sunday though…. I’ll be damned if I didn’t have the worst hangover ever.  I was a little later than usual getting out to the beach and our condo was looking like a frat house (I would say sorority house because it also looked like an Ulta exploded, but women aren’t typically this messy) from it being the party hub of Orange Beach.

Ashley and Chrissy left and Nicole and I spent the day on the beach again, before getting ready to go out yet again.  We got ready as a storm system rolled in and made it out to the bar.  It was a much more quiet night at the Flora Bama, with it being stormy AND a Sunday.  It honestly was my favorite night thought.  I drank way too much and danced and sang to the band.  We met Roger, who was there with his friends for a bachelor party.  Seriously, we meet a bachelor party just about every year.  He was fun and really hilarious, and I’m sure his friends were too, I just don’t really remember.  Oops.  So much vodka.

Well, as the storm really rolled in hardcore, the lights went out and everyone was kicked out of the bar.  It was really chaotic and a little scary, with drunk people stumbling around in the dark (like me).  We all ran next door to our condo to wait out the storm, since Roger’s condo was several buildings away.  We all watched the storm from the balcony.  Anyone who knows me knows I’m pretty scared of severe weather.  Turns out enough vodka alleviates that.  I’ll keep that in mind.

Monday morning, I woke up with another epic hangover, but with beautiful weather.  We eventually found our way outside for our final beach day.  We really soaked up the sun and I got super fried.  In the evening, we packed some of our stuff and geared up for our final night out.  It was dead at the bar, but we still managed to make new friends and Trey came out to see us one last time.  We stayed out way too late for people who were leaving the next morning, then came back to have corn dogs and fries (and wine for me).

Then it was Tuesday and all over.  We packed in a frenzy and went to the airport feeling like 30-something women who partied all weekend.  Imagine that.  It was great to be back home, but I always miss the beach and certainly always miss Nicole.

I hope to see my new friends again and in the meantime, I have the memories.

*Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

What We Wore Wednesday

Hey you guys! Happy Hump Day to you…and welcome back to the blog…or nice to meet you..whatever the case may be. Wednesday is the day we give you a little insight into what we’ve been wearing the past week. So buckle up. And get ready for some mind blowing fashion. 😉

 

Ashley –

Sooooo I only have three outfits for you guys. Gonna blame that on vacay. 😉

Top: Tunic from Amazon. I knotted it to give it a little more shape. This is a no belt zone peeps. Pants: Jordache Skinnies

Top: Kohls – this is ACTUALLY supposed to be a swimsuit cover up but hey. I do what I want. Pants: Liverpool Skinnies from StitchFix Earrings: N&S Matte Gold

Dress: Umgee ( I purchased this from Rhonda’s resale shop) And let me just say…i love this dress. I felt so pretty in it all day. It’s not my typical style. Very flowy and bohemian vibe BUT I loved it. 🙂 Earrings: N&S Champagne Shimmer

Rhonda –

Oh, y’all.  What a fucking week.  I lost large chunks of time, thanks to my pals Vodka and Beer. A couple of my vacation outfits didn’t get photographed, but I still have plenty of material for you.

Tank: CATO. Jacket: Old Navy. Jeans: Old Navy. Shoes: Converse.

Tunic: boutique. Jacket: Target. Leggings: Lularoe. Shoes: Converse.

Top: Boutique. Leggings: Lularoe. Jacket: Target. Mermaid pin: Target. Shoes: Converse. Earrings: Nickel & Suede Matte Gold.

Romper: Marshall’s. Choker: Icing.

Top: Marshall’s, I think. Shorts: Target. Sandals: Old Navy. Choker: Amazon.

Dress: Amazon. Sandals: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede matte gold.

Bikinis: Target.

So there you have it..  All the outfits.  Come back tomorrow to hear my vacation recap…or what I can remember of it.

Thank you all for coming back week after week!