24 Hours in NYC & JUNE REWIND

Happy Friday friends!  This is definitely one of those months where I look up and go, “where did it go??”  June seemed to fly by, but we sure squeezed every ounce of pleasure out of it!  Today’s post is a recap of the 24 hours Shannon and I spent in NYC this week and of the whole month in case you missed it.

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24 Hours in New York City

Earlier this week, Shannon and I flew to NYC to get a sneak peek of the women’s fashion that will be included in Amazon Prime Day on July 15 & 16. I can’t share all the goodies with you until then, but you’ll definitely want to mark your calendars!

Our flight was scheduled to leave Houston at 7:05 am on Tuesday morning, and thankfully we squeezed onto the plane with only one minute to spare!  That was the closest I’ve ever cut it and I hope to never do that again! #stressful

It was Shannon’s first time in the city, so we had 24 hours to visit Amazon, and see all.the.things!

tank jumpsuit Amazon Jumpsuit • Sandals • Denim Shirt • Rose Gold Carry On • Sunglasses

Of course, I traveled in my new Amazon tank jumpsuit that’s not only super comfy, but also great for sprinting through airports. 😉

As soon as we got in, we headed to the quaint Warwick Hotel near Central Park.  A quick outfit change for lunch at Rue 57 (I had the tuna tartare and truffle fries- both fantastic), an iced cappuccino at Pret A Manger and a bit of strolling through Central Park before heading to the Amazon headquarters in Brooklyn.

leopard print skirt and bodysuit

Bodysuit • Leopard Print SkirtMillers (some sizes & colors on sale) • Wrap Bracelet

This leopard print skirt is also from Amazon and under $15!  I think y’all might have already sold this exact pattern out, called “white” but there’s several other cute prints, including florals.

The tank is actually a bodysuit with tummy control and so you’ll feel super slim in it all day.

Central Park


The event was cool with a glam squad, champagne and loads of photo opps.  I got to see a sampling of the deals Amazon will have – but that all has to wait! I ran into Jean Wang, a fellow petite blogger that I have followed for the longest time and she is just as wonderful as I’d hoped she be!  For years I’ve admired her work and have also followed her pregnancy journey, so it was wonderful to get to chat and selfie together!  You’ll crack up when you get to see the video soon!

Leopard print skirt and bodysuit

From the Brooklyn studio, we went back to the city.

Since it was Shannon’s first trip to NYC, we were on a mission to catch as many sites as we could. We started at The Plaza – ate Black & White cookies at William Greenberg and shopped the Eloise store.  If you have little girls – or are one at heart – you’ll love this pink girlie playground.  You can even host a tiny tea party there!

Eloise at the Plaza

Then we strolled past Carnegie Hall, down to Times Square and over to Rockefeller Center. We posed with a toy soldier at FAO Schwartz, waited for Tom Holland from Spiderman to leave 30 Rock (we never saw him) and then shopped at the NBC store.

dinner at serafina

Then it was definitely time to freshen up. We traded the Houston humidity for NYC’s version and I was a stinky mess after hours of walking.

Side note : my Tory Burch Miller Sandals held up better than Shannon’s Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals for all 8 miles that we walked – both were good, but mine were still comfy at the end of the day!

After a brief rest and clean up we got ready for a 10pm dinner – we were definitely on New York time!

Crochet dress with cutouts

Ruffle DressNeesa WedgesRound White Bag

Wore this cute dress and wedges for dinner at Serafina (your recommendation!) and got to walk through Times Square at night. We had to get pasta and it did not disappoint. Mine was the truffle tagliatelle with shrimp.  It was seriously divine and the smell was intoxicating.

Serafina pasta

We met up with Shannon’s friend Sarah (see Stories for a funny story about seeing her on the street from our uber in the middle of the day) and shut down the restaurant at midnight.

After a really full day, we slept in on Wednesday morning and went for a walk to see just a few more New York things.

We walked by the Empire State building to get to Eataly, across from the Flat Iron building. After perusing the market food and grabbing a pastry (and more coffee) we Ubered back past Grand Central Station to get our bags and head home.

Thankfully, we made it to the airport with plenty of time for our departure and didn’t have to run with our luggage!

Embroidered Top on saleWhite Shorts • Comfy Slides

I wish we would have made more of an effort to schedule out a few things, but we definitely made the most of Shannon’s first 24 hours ever in New York.  When you only have a little bit of time you don’t get to go inside the landmarks and just get to see stuff from the street – but it’s still exciting to see everything and all the people in the city!

Would you be interested in seeing more posts about how to make a quick trip to a different city?! Any suggestions on where to go next?!  Shannon & I are up for the adventure! 😉


I love to take one piece and style it in different ways. This, to me, is what blogging is all about. Getting to see items styled more than just how you see them on the website. This Leopard Print Midi Skirt is way more versatile than you would think!

Leopard Midi Skirt • White Tie Front Button Down 25% Off • Bodysuit •  Similar PursePeplum Top • Bodysuit • Similar Bag • Wedge SandalsBlouse • Similar Bag • Heels

My friend Cassie is all about color and her Summer of Color collection at Nordstrom really hit the mark with colorful summer outfits!

Button Down Striped ShirtWhite ShortsBlack Striped TankBlack Skirt • Pink Embroidered Tank • Paper Bag ShortsSantorini Maxi Dress

Pink and Red RomperSquare Neck Ruffle Sleeve TeePaper Bag ShortsSoft Henley TankWide Leg Paper Bag PantsOne Shoulder TopWhite Shorts

Pink and Red Floral DressEmbroidered Racerback Dress

You asked for it, so I kept going! More Amazon finds for you!

Amazon Fashion Haul

Lace Tank • Jean ShortsSlidesStraw Beach ToteEarringsWatchSleeveless RomperLeopard SandalsFloral Printed Maxi DressEarrings

During the summer I’m out and about more and get to show off more outfits for you! I compiled my latest #OOTD’s into one post for you – plus some fun Amazon finds and some new favorites!

OutfitsLately Neutrals

Light Wash JeansTankSandalsEarrings • One Shoulder Top • Black SkirtMaxi DressSimilar Beaded Bracelets

I didn’t mean to theme my most recent Dressing Room post around Red, White & Blue – but I guess I just have Independence Day on the brain!

Red White and Blue Outfits

Red Shirt DressShoesWatch • BraceletEmbroidered TankShortsStudded SandalsBelt • WatchEarrings • BraceletChambray Maxi Dress1. State Wedges (on sale) • Watch • Bracelet

I shared a second Amazon try-on session this week that had several summer finds!

Black JumpsuitMiller Sandals • Blue DressBowtie Jelly Flip Flop Sandals • Black Flutter Sleeve Dress1.State Wedges


Our mental health is just as important as our physical health! I shared with you eight concrete takeaways that I hope will be useful to you if you’re struggling in your own life or just want to add more positivity to your days.

This was one of my most popular posts lately and I plan to bring you more like it in the near future. Thank you for letting me know you liked it!

Over the Shoulder Shirt • Skirt • Miller Sandals • Watch


I took the kids to Lost Pines Resort for Memorial Day and I recapped it all for you!

Yesterday I shared what we’ve been up to this summer and, thanks to your suggestions, what we want to do next!

56 Fun Things to Do with Kids this Summer

Flutter Sleeve TopJean Shorts • Stripe Tankini


I love the LOVES posts each month, and this one is so good and summery! JUNE LOVES

White Shorts • Stud Slide Sandal • Goodr Sunglasses • Black Sun Hat • White Dress

White Tie Front Shirt • 1.State Wedges • Apple Watch • 1 2 3 Magic • Fake Bake Self Tanner


Your Faves

As for what YOU are loving this month  :

Leopard Print Midi Skirt

White V-Neck Embroidered Shift Dress

Tie Front Shirt 25% off

Best Strapless Bra

One Shoulder Ruffle Top

Amazon Favorites

My favorite thing from Amazon this month, and definitely my most used, was my Fake Bake Tanning spray! It goes on so well when you use the glove and looks great!

Your Amazon Favorites

Tank Jumpsuit

Pool Hat

Tank Romper

Waffle Knit Twist Front Tank

Sweat-proof sunglasses

Still on Sale

There’s so much more than just weekend steals to share with you! Below you’ll find all the sales from this month that are still available!

The Summer of Color collection just launched, but their previous collaboration – the Resort Collection is up to 50% off! And don’t forget, in anticipation of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale next month, new cardholders get a $60 note.

FOOTWEAR : Jellies littles and some little slides for Mom. Black wedges from LOVES on sale for just $46.20! Stud sandals in tan are 30% off. This pretty perforated sandal is $18! If you like a little height, this espadrille wedge is under $50. This little espadrille sandal looks so cute and it’s 40% off.

JEANS : AG Skinny Mini Jeans 33% off.

DRESSES UNDER $35 : Tank dressRuffle back t-shirt dressSwing halter dress, eyelet trim strappy dress,  stripe t-shirt dress, faux wrap dress and her chambray cousin! For pocket lovers :  strappy stripe dress & twisty neck dress.

ROMPERS : Cozy lounge romper now $32.

T-SHIRTS :  Soft v-neck tee or a sweater tee! Summer graphic tee

TOPS : loungy v-neck topOff shoulder top, this pretty lace top, this tie front top, or this short sleeve tunic. Linen Wrap Top 40% off, Long embroidered top 40% off or another Tie front shirt 25% off. This eyelet camp shirt would be cute tied up or tucked into white shorts!!

TANKS : my favorite Madewell pocket tank, Who can turn down a $7 striped tank during Summer?! This one is one sale too : Striped V-Neck Pocket Tank

BOTTOMS : We love the stripes in this skirt. High waist jean shorts for the win! Pink cutoff shorts 40% off and Love these cute high waist leggings.

SWIM : Just $57 for the plunging v-neck crochet swimsuit! And save $55 on the high-neck crochet swimsuit. You can find the same suit with more color options here. My black & white stripe swimsuit I wore at Lost Pines is 30% off.

HOME : I love adding spots of greenery in the house – even if it’s faux. This terrarium is more unique than the usual stems.

GIFTS & ACCESSORIES : Looking for gifts for a guy? This little caddy, the leather phone grip. You could monogram a business card case for him too. If you need new accessories, try these cat eye sunnies in summer colors and/or the Tortoiseshell version!

KIDS : Have you shopped Little Girls Loft? The polka dot dresswhite lace and floral dress are all on sale! How stinkin’ cute are these Lil’ Swoosh sneakers for kids?!

Have a great weekend friends! I’ll see you in July! Can you believe it?!

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  1. Maybe Miami? We’re planning to do Christmas in Florida and I’ve never been, so that would be interesting for me to get some ideas! 😉

  2. I so appreciate how you’ve kept your voice over the years. While you have partnerships and certainly are good at getting me to click over and shop :), your blog is so much more than just links to fashion options. Thanks for sharing so much – your family memories, your likes and dislikes, travel, home decor, and fun with your friends. It really makes a difference and keeps me coming back!

    1. I agree with this comment. I know that blogging is a job but it’s a gift to balance shopping links with useful information and an atmosphere of community. Some blogs sadly turn into one long commercial for shopping all day every day and that’s the point I have to stop following along, I don’t feel it’s good for keeping a positive attitude or for my wallet lol. Thanks for keeping it the way you do!

    2. That’s a huge compliment Tiffany. I still love blogging as much as I did when I first started almost 10 years ago. It’s really wild to see how it’s evolved and changed over the years. When I started, it wasn’t a business at all- just a hobby. I sometimes cringe at those old photos, but it’s also sweet to have those memories and to see how much I’ve learned over the years. I also love getting to visually document all these things in our lives and look back on them. There’s posts from when James was just 4 months old! Thank you so much for visiting often, I appreciate it so much.

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