Thursday, April 21, 2016

Weekend Steals & Deals | White Jean Hunt

Man, I feel like we're gonna float away here lately.  You may have heard that Houston has been deluged with rainstorms and they are only now starting to let up. School for our son was cancelled two days and out where my mom lives, they had no school all week.  The water came up over the curb of her house and into the front yard, but didn't get into her house.  She hasn't been able to come over all week since the roads between her house and mine are still bad.  Thankfully, we've all stayed safe and I so appreciate your well-wishes! Our hearts go out to those who've had water damage to their homes and cars (been there and it sucks!) and above all, we are praying for those that didn't make it.  We have to count our blessings everyday.  This little ray of sunshine has been my biggest blessing these days.  She's gaining weight so she's starting to get a little squishier, which just makes me want to snuggle her up all the time! 

Jordan Nicole 2 months old, 10 pounds :) | 'hug me' onsie & leggings

All this rain sure makes for good naps.  This week marks a milestone where I've been able to put Jordan down for naps during the day, where previously I was holding her.  She's been napping in the Mamaroo, and eventually I hope to get her napping in her crib.  Baby steps.

weekend steals & deals

*for sizing purposes, keep in mind I'm a super shorty (5'0 or 5'1 on a good day, athletic build, and currently about 115 pounds, with those 5-10 extra pounds (mostly) in my postpartum belly and nursing boobs! Implants + milk = Dolly Parton lately. :/ I always put the size I'm wearing in purple italics for you for reference.

My outfit below sums up our dreary days lately.  Soft 3/4 sleeve tee and favorite jean shorts.  Extra coffee.  

white jean hunt

A couple weeks ago, I was on the hunt for a new pair of white jeans.  It can be challenging to find a great pair that fit and don't make your legs look like sausages.  The wrong white jeans tend to do that, even on the most svelte bods.  I do have a very favorite pair of white jeans by AG that are made with a thicker material that holds you in, but still has great shape.  Unfortunately, they still don't fit this post-pregnancy body that well in the waist.  I.E. I can't get them buttoned!  I see that AG has a similar pair of white skinny jeans on sale 30% off.

I ordered three pair of reasonably priced white jeans, thinking I'd probably have to try more, but one of them actually worked out! First, I'll show you the ones I returned in case they might work for you or you want to see what I didn't like about them.

Treasure & Bond Skinny Ankle Jeans $88, $52.80 (size 25) tank (2 US)

I have a pair of dark Treasure & Bond jeans, so I wanted to give these a try (great price too!), but I didn't like how they fit me.  They were pulling in a weird way across my hips, the thigh was a tad too tight (I have big thighs or big for the rest of my shape) and they were gaping in the back at the waist. 

I think if you are a little taller and don't have muscular thighs, they could work for you, but you might still have to take the waist in at the back. That's an easy fix I'm willing to do if the rest of the jeans fit well. 

I love this jean in my blue denim pair, but in white, I wasn't crazy about the big pockets in the front.  Again, it's an easy fix to alter those to cut them out, or maybe they don't bother you if your shirt will cover them anyway.  These jeans do have a nice, thick material (99% cotton, 1% spandex) so they are forgiving. I almost kept these, but opted not too because they are pretty short at the ankle and I thought a longer pair would be more versatile. 

Lucky Brand Brooke Stretch Skinny Ankle Jeans $89.50 (size 26) | tank top (similar) | necklace 
These white jeans fit more like a comfortable jegging (98% cotton, 2% spandex) because they are tighter, but really comfortable.  They also have a somewhat visible pocket, but it's much smaller and your top will likely cover it.  Because these were ultra soft and comfy and longer, I choose these.

See how most tops would naturally hit, covering the pockets?

In the previous photos, was pulling that grey tank up so you could see the waistband of those jeans, but here it is au natural with my ripped white jeans.  Really like this pair for something different.

My new white skinny jeans look fresh with this bright blue scallop tank top.  

Did you happen to catch my Ray-Ban fit trick post?  The secret is out!

And another awesome!!!! pair of jeans I recently found are the Caslon Stretch Skinny Jeans  that are the comfiest in the land and only $69.  These are what I've been throwing on lately even when I'm just at home (as opposed to my pajama pants! so you know they're comfy). 

I dressed them up with my floral heels and a striped top for last week's date night. 

Caslon Stretch Skinny Jeans $69 (26P) | floral heels | similar top here & here | necklace | bracelets 

Some great deals that also caught my eye . . . 

Madewell striped tank $35-$42, $29.40

Lush cuff sleeve women tee $34, $20.40 (3 other colors)

Lush knit maxi dress $52, $38.90 (also in jade)
I have this dress in a pattern and the fit is nice.  I always get compliments on it!

Sole Society platform wedge $74.95, $52.47 (also in black and taupe)
A wedge like this is always on my Spring/Summer must-have list.

This scarf, a cocktail and a yacht please!
striped woven tote $84
Black and white woven perfection. 

GiGi New York Stella clutch (20% off with code GIGISPRING until Mother's Day)
This bag comes in lots of colors, so hard to decide which one, but I love the sunny yellow for this time of year.  If only our weather would cooperate.

Had to share this too cute 'new mom' gift idea.  She can wear it alone or layer it and it's perfect whether she had a boy or a gir.
safety pin necklace $56 (silver) $66 (gold)

Channel your inner Joanna Gaines with these cool bracelets!

I shopped everywhere looking for a two-toned watch before splurging on the one I've been wearing since I got it.  I waited until it went on sale and it's on sale again now (20% off).  It's still more than I've ever spent on a watch before, but I rationalized that I'll wear it forever.  It's a classy watch I can pair with silver or gold and dress up or down.  I haven't regretted this purchase.  

Mother's Day is May 8, you ready?? If not, check out these gift ideas

Below are some sales worth checking out this weekend! 

*note: exclusions may apply to the sales 


ANN TAYLOR | Extra 50% off sale styles
GAP |  40% off 4 items, 30% off 3+, 20% off 1, code FRIFUN
GIGINY | GiGi New York Stella clutch (20% off with code GIGISPRING until Mother's Day) 
LOFT |  50% off Spring goodies, extra 60% off sale styles
NORDSTROM | FREE shipping & FREE returns 
OLD NAVY | Cardholder event, 40% off when you use your card, no exclusions online, code THANKYYOU

Have a great weekend friends!


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  1. The white jeans you chose look great on you! And...are you sure you just had a baby!? Looking fabulous! xo

  2. Love the white jeans with the blue scalloped top...beautiful! My favorite pair of white jeans are from the Brass Plum department at Nordstrom. It's the teenager dept because my teens are always dragging me in there. Seriously, I love them so much...they are by Articles of Society and they have a fun frayed hem which is so cute. I also love Lucky skinny jeans in white! I hope Houston gets some relief very soon. I have a very good friend who lives there.

  3. You look amazing in that cobalt blue...I'm so happy you're now in the color club!!! xo


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