May Rewind & Coming Together

Good morning friends!  I don’t often miss a Monday post, but with everything going on over the weekend, my heart was heavy and I found it difficult to focus.  I saw the pain and anger in so many faces and it’s devastating to realize what’s underneath all that emotion.

My heart goes out to everyone who has experienced racial inequality and unfair and hateful treatment based solely on the color of their skin.  It’s 100% not right and I will be so much more aware of how I act, respond and raise my family.  I want to be part of the solution and I know I can do better.

On my social media feed, I will be observing #Blackout Tuesday, taking time off to reflect and find ways to educate myself more on the Black Lives Matter movement.  I am also donating to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund that fights for legal justice.

I keep reminding myself that this isn’t about me, but I can help create change.  I have black friends in my life that I really care about and my kids’ do too. I can’t imagine what this must be like for them and their families.  We’ve talked about it a little, but probably not enough.  I need to fully support them in being seen and heard. I want to be a safe place for them and their feelings.  That’s one way to be a good friend.

I’m worried that I’m not expressing myself eloquently enough or that I’m not saying enough.  I’m cognizant of the fact that saying nothing is worse.  This is not a quick fix situation, but I feel like America is waking up and uniting.  I heard a grief counselor say that one of the stages of grief is anger and that makes so much sense to me.  I hope that people will come together peacefully and have the positive impact they intend.

MAY REWIND

On a much lighter note, I’m recapping May today, with your favorites and top sellers, and a sneak peek of what I have planned for June.  It’s a new month and officially summer!

AMAZON

My Amazon posts continue to be the most popular and I’ll have a new one for you this Friday!  I do them every other Friday and typically upload a live try-on to Stories on Sunday evenings.  I would love for you to join me there, you’ll get a more in-depth idea for how the outfits move and feel.

Amazon Dressing Room #1

Amazon Fashion Finds, Black Jumpsuit, Miller Dupe SandalsJumpsuit • Sandals

Amazon Dressing Room #2

Amazon Fashion Finds, White Tank, Denim Shorts, Gold Flip Flops, Belt

Tank Top • Blue Jean Shorts • Belt • Flip Flops

I’ve been making note of the products you love and rounding them up in a handy collage.  Here are some of your Amazon faves from May.

Amazon Top Sellers May

Girlfriend Jeans • Silky V-Neck Tees • Sun Hat • Stretchy Belt • Bracelet Key Ring

Girlfriend Jeans • Sun Hat • Denim Cuff Shorts • Sunshine Tee • Seersucker Tie Waist Shorts • Wrap Romper • Sports Bra

MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but these items are popular year round!

Sun HatKey RingiPhone HolderBaby FeetWine GlassesNail ColorGel NailsSheetsBluetooth SpeakerMonogram Tray

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DRESSING ROOM

May was a long month, so we had three Dressing Room posts!

Dressing Room | Spring Styles at a Steal

Spring and Summer Outfit, Nordstrom & LOFT, Blue Tank, White Jeans, Studded Flip Flops, Gold Belt

Tank Top • White Jeans • Studded Flip Flops • Belt

Dressing Room | New Styles from Nordstrom & Loft

Dressing Room Finds Nordstrom & LOFT, Vacay Tee, Skinny Jeans, Studded Flip Flops

Vacay Tee • Skinny Crop Jeans • Studded Flip Flops

Dressing Room | Nordstrom & Old Navy

Maxi dress

Maxi Dress • Clear Heels

DSW Sandals

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DSW Sale Sandals

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TOP SELLERS

Here’s what made your May top sellers!

May top sellers

Henley TopSweater DressChambray Shift Dress • Striped Midi Dress (Sold Out) • Split Neck Top

 

Scoop Neck Tank  • Maxi Dress  • Chambrey Dress  • Henley Linen Tee  • Face Oil No. 9  • Checkered Tote

MAY LOVES

As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my Monthly Loves to one of my subscribers.  If you’re not subscribed, you can sign up here, and I will pick a winner at random and announce at the end of the month!  May’s winner is Kim in Wilmington, Delaware!  Congratulations!! 

Shorts • Scoop Neck Tank • Puff Sleeve Top • Leggings • Becca Swimsuit • Snake Print Pajamas • DiorShow Mascara Primer • Slide Sandals

BEAUTY

How to Keep your Skin Hydrated this Summer

Retinol Supreme Eye Serum • Retinol Supreme Night Oil • Face oil No. 9 • Sheer Renewal Cream • Restorative Hand Cream

May Beauty Haul

Eye Makeup Remover • Urban Decay Cherry Makeup Palette • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil • Marc Jacobs Eyeliner • Olaplex Hair Perfector •All Nighter Setting Spray • Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek • Translucent Setting Powder • Samba Foot Cream

HOME DECOR

Dining Room Makeover

My dining room is getting a makeover and I’m super excited about it! The before and design plan are in this post.

Fiddle Leaf Fig • Chandelier • Sideboard • Lamps • Rug • Mirror

OUTSIDE FUN 

Amazon Backyard Fun

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TARGET DECOR

With the change of seasons, I’m always itching to switch up my home decor.  Target has some of the cutest things!

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HEALTH & FITNESS

What I’ve Been Eating Lately

If you need some quick and easy meal ideas, this one’s for you!

AMAZON KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

Also from Amazon, I shared all of my essential kitchen items.  I tried to be very thorough and detailed in the descriptions regarding how I use each product and why I love it.

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Mini Waffle Maker • Nespresso Machine • Cuisinart Knife Set • Silcone Baking Mat • Air Fryer • Cooking Utensils • Mixing Bowls • Meal Prep Containers

PRODUCTIVITY

Daily Fitness & Productivity Planner

I’ve been using this Daily Fitness & Goals printable to help keep me on track with my daily goals.  It’s free, just subscribe to my blog to receive it (and all my free printables) in your inbox!  If you’re already a subscriber, the link to all my free printables is in the Weekend Newsletter.

Daily Fitness & Productivity Goals | May 2020

mini treadmill

I also finally got my mini treadmill working!  The treadmill was working fine, but when I would turn it on, my breaker in that room would blow out.  I had an electrician come out and now it’s good to go!  I’ve been walking on it every morning!  I love how lightweight and compact it is, perfect for someone living in a small space because you can easily fold it up and slide it out of the way.  It goes up to 5.0, but doesn’t incline.

I needed to find something for the house as I decided to stop paying for a trainer to save money.

COMING UP!

June is lookin’ good guys!  I’ll be sharing how I’m planning the rest of our year, Father’s Day gifts, a dining room update, news Summer styles, June Loves & beauty haul and more!

I hope y’all have an awesome week and I’m sending you a big virtual hug.  I’ll never be able to take away the pain that so many are feeling, but I’m letting you know I hear you and I care.

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4 Comments

  1. Shante Davis
    June 2, 2020 / 6:39 am

    As a black subscriber, I appreciate your thoughtful sentiments and desire to be a part of the change.

  2. Valarie
    June 2, 2020 / 11:21 am

    Love your style and the things you share. I have purchased many items because of your recommendations. (Putting on those Amazon bed sheets today! 😉 ) Thank you for elevating my style!

  3. Eva
    June 2, 2020 / 3:52 pm

    I agree with your comments about uniting the country. I also feel sad and disgusted with the racial inequality we are still experiencing this day and age. This should not be happening in 2020 America! But let us also not forget the store owners who have had their buildings damaged , their livelihoods taken from them. Let us not forget the innocent police officers who lost their lives at the hands of the angry mobs while protecting people. And let’s not forget the Dallas store owner who was pulled from his store and beaten to death by this angry mob. PLEASE, Black lives matter, white lives matter, blue lives matter, ALL LIVES MATTER!

  4. Deborah Penner
    June 6, 2020 / 9:55 am

    Thanks for your honest reflections in this space. You are the same age as my eldest son and I had him at an early age like your mom so love seeing things about her as well. You have a spiritual depth that I admire. We live in KS; you in Texas, so know it is not easy to speak out in our communities that are often resistant to concerns about systemic racism. Blessings on your steadfast faith and courage.

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