You guys, I said I’d never do it. I said I’d never do the bike short thing. And yet, here we are. I’ve been making sure to get in some sort of workout (almost) every day of quarantine, so when the weather changed from chilly sweatpants temps to warmer days, I knew I needed a little activewear slash loungewear refresh. My first stop to shop? You guys know I’ve been finding so many gems at Walmart over the last few seasons, and this time was no different.
When it comes to activewear basics, you really can’t go wrong with this line at Walmart. I wear the running shorts all the time (how cute are these??), love these basic tanks, and wear this jacket almost nightly to walk the pups. On a whim, I added on a two-pack of these bike shorts to my order, and I’m not gonna lie, for working out or walking with the pups, I’m kind of digging them. (And if you’re looking to test out the trend for yourself, you really can’t go wrong with a two-pack for $15.) I sized down to a small and love the fit and feel.
These sneakers have been in and out of stock a couple of times because they’re just so cute, and I can now say that they’re just as comfy as they are cute. (Hello, memory foam footbed.) And then I came across this quilted bag from Scoop and couldn’t resist. Do I need a new duffle bag right now? Well probably not, but this one is just such a good size for when our gyms open back up. (Soon, very soon, friends!)
Until then, I’ll just keep getting in my workouts outside and in my own living room. (And is there any better motivation than fresh workout gear?)
Well, the current SoCal weather has definitely taken a turn from spring sunshine to more “spring showers” vibes, but today we’re channeling sunny days ahead. Let’s talk spring fashion trends, shall we? Today I’m excited to partner with Walmart where you can snag every piece you see here. (And with Walmart’s fast and free shipping, you can have it in your hands in no time.)
Tie-dye has been back in the spotlight for a bit now, and it’s going to be sticking around for spring. Walmart has a bunch of adorable options, but I couldn’t resist the tie-dye chambray shirt above. It’s super soft, and I love it left open over a tank (or swimsuit) or buttoned up and knotted. (It also comes in this cute dress version.) The white shorts are super comfy, and I seriously couldn’t love the straw bag more for spring and summer. Remember the navy version from last year? I was pretty bummed when I accidentally left it in a hotel last summer, so I was thrilled to find it back in stock in new colors this year.
Safari style is also making an appearance this spring, and I’m 100% here for it. Think utility details, boho accessories, and animal prints. The green utility pants below fit SO well. I love the exaggerated pockets, distressing at the knee, and comfortable high rise. I styled them with two different knit tops because I seriously couldn’t decide. (If you’re looking for well-made tees, Walmart has a ton right now. The striped one below looks and feels so much more expensive than it actually is.) The little 3-in-1 handbag comes in a bunch of colors, and the sandals will be a staple all spring and summer long.
It’s the MOST wonderful tiiiiime… It may be a little early for some, but for me, holiday season and my favorite time of year kick off as soon as November rolls around. It’s my birthday month, the weather is finally getting cooler around here, it’s sweatpants season (here’s looking at you, Thanksgiving), and it’s time to start thinking about all those upcoming holiday parties.
Our little Wilma girl is currently on the mend from spay surgery, so I’ve had plenty of time over the last couple of days to catch up on some overdue work online shopping. (Birthday month – treat yo’self, right?) Fast forward to me spending WAY too much time scrolling around the brand new holiday collection from Scoop at Walmart.
Rounding up some additional favorites below, and if you fancy any, I’d recommend grabbing them as sizes tend to sell out fast. (As I haven’t received my order yet, I can’t really speak to the sizing, but when in doubt, I order two sizes because returns are easy and free.) Hoping you guys find some things you love!
Happy Friday, friends! You guys, remember this little black leopard set that I shared on Instagram a few weeks ago? It’s seriously the comfiest little cozy two-piece that looks so much like a more expensive set. While you can still snag the sweatshirt here, the pants sold out SO fast. BUM-MER. I’ve heard from so many of you that you missed out on this set before the joggers sold out, so today I’m rounding up a slew of budget-friendly athleisure pieces from Walmart.
Hard to believe this little girls’ trip was one whole week ago. Last week, Jenn, Krystal, and I headed to Atlanta to spend a little QT with our girl Kathleen in her brand new Athens digs (seriously GORGEOUS digs) before her brand new BABY BOY arrives. Lots of brand new things happening for all of us, but when the group gets together, some things just never change. It was such a fun couple of days grubbing, shopping, and catching up with some of my favorite girls.
Athens was hot. That steamy Southern hot that smacks you in the face, but you can’t stop us from pulling out the fall gear as soon as the calendar strikes October. Number one on the list? Y’all, I finally found a (faux) leather jacket with gold hardware that I’ve been hunting for…ever. The fabric and hardware look so much nicer than the under $100 price tag would suggest, and although I admittedly only wore it for these photos, I can’t wait to pull it out so many times once the weather chills this year.
And as for the dress, I can’t say enough good things about it and the entire Scoop line in general. Anybody remember Scoop NYC? The iconic boutique slash tourist hot spot in New York City that had like fifteen locations? It was on my NYC bucket list as soon as I heard Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen mention it in an interview a million years ago, but that’s neither here nor there. Scoop shut down all of their locations in the 2000s, but lucky for us in 2019, they’ve just launched a killer new capsule collection with…wait for it…Walmart. And it’s good.
I placed a large order as soon as I spied the collection, and while this dress is certainly one of my favorites, the sweaters that I tried are serious gold. (I’d recommend sizing down in the sweaters – they run pretty big.) And the booties, especially this pair of snake-print booties that are so on-trend this season. The prints are great, the prices are amazing, and the shipping is free. Need I say more? Below I’m rounding up some of my favorite picks from Scoop. Which ones are you digging?
OK guys, so we’re officially mid-September, and besides a couple of brief looks (here and here), I’ve pretty much been avoiding fall fashion all together. The heat around here had me taking a hard pass on sweaters, boots, and new jeans until recently when I discovered the mother-load of affordable fall cuteness at Walmart. Not kidding, every single staple above – the jeans, booties, thermal, sweater, and bag – were all purchased in store or on Walmart.com.
The jeans have a great high rise, the cutest hem detail, and a price tag under $25, and the under $9 thermal tee is so soft I bought it in three colors. (I sized up for a looser fit in the thermal, am wearing a 4 regular in the jeans.) And then there are the booties. If I didn’t know the price of these, I’d never be able to guess. They look so much more expensive than they are, and added bonus, they’re seriously comfortable. (The camel color sadly sold out super fast, but you can still snag them in a leopard print or black leather. I’d also sign up for restock alerts in case your size is restocked.)
Below I’m styling the jeans and booties with a few other fall staples in hopes that I can conjure up some cooler weather. Think it’ll work? In the meantime, I’ll be pairing my thermal, booties, and short-sleeved sweater finds with my favorite denim shorts. Take that, September heat wave.
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve probably seen that the husband and I are on a little long-awaited vacay. We kicked things off with a weeklong trip to Idaho with his family and then hopped into a rental car for another week of road-tripping together. I’ll be sharing a full recap of the trip – where we stayed, where we ate, what we did – once we’re back, but today I’m checking in with a few more looks to love from Walmart.
If you saw this post and then this one, you know that I’ve been finding ALL the summer things for the best prices from Walmart. And today’s post is no exception. Y’all, these jean shorts are seriously the $10 gift that just keeps on giving, and when I saw this little striped sweater in store during my trip home to Louisiana, I knew I needed it for the chilly nights ahead on our road trip. (I sized up two sizes for a looser fit.)
The black jumpsuit (available in four colors) is perfect for the hot weather that’s just setting in at home in SoCal, and that knotted maxi dress is a summertime dream. I searched and searched but sadly couldn’t get my hands on it in black before it sold out. If your local store still has the black version, grab it…and every other color.
I’ll be checking out for a few more days, but if you’re interested in following along on our Idaho / Montana / Wyoming rambles, be sure to follow along on Instagram. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week ahead!
Earlier this week I shared our backyard transformation and the outdoor furniture that we’re loving from Walmart, and today I’m heading into another section of the store that’s definitely worth shopping for summer: the clothing and accessories. Y’all, if you haven’t taken a shopping stroll over to Walmart lately, it’s time to change that.
I grew up shopping at Walmart. It was literally minutes from my house, and if you wanna know my childhood claim to fame, it’s definitely walking in a Walmart kids’ swimwear fashion show at my local Louisiana store. That’s right, yours truly (along with the competitive dance team I was on at the time) could be found strutting my stuff down the main aisle in a zig-zag striped black one-piece swimsuit. Perhaps that’s where I first caught this whole blogging bug? Maybe not, but it’s a good memory anyway.
Fast forward a few years, and I’m now rediscovering my love for the Walmart clothing department. There are new brands to love at the same amazing prices I remember. Time and Tru is definitely a favorite of mine, and the shorts, striped tee, and wedges above as well as the t-shirt dress below are all from the brand. These linen shorts seriously could not be better – I love the relaxed fit, the pockets, and of course, the under $10 price tag. I’m definitely thinking I need one of the striped pairs as well.
And when it comes to accessories, you can’t go wrong with ALL of the straw things from Eliza May Rose. How cute is the striped beach tote above? You can find similar bags out there, but I’ve never seen them at this price point. (And the quality is amazing.) Here are a few other straw bags I’m loving right now.
The best part? Walmart.com also offers free 2-day shipping on most orders over $35 with no membership fees. See something you like today? Get it by the weekend, easy as that. Happy shopping, friends!
Summer is officially in full swing around here, and to be honest, I have NO idea where it came from. I seriously can’t believe we’re already in July, and although our summer may look a little different this year, I fully intend to embrace it all – the weather, the cookouts, the fashion – even if it is from my own backyard.
When it comes to summer style, I’m all about versatile pieces that can be worn a few different ways, and this palm printed caftan from Walmart is so good. It’s perfect over a swimsuit (worn open or tied in front) and also easily elevates a simple shorts look (below). It’s part of the latest collection from Scoop and also comes in a fun paisley print or this chic animal print.
And now I have to chat a little about this swimsuit because if you’ve been following along for a while, then you know the swimsuit struggle is always REAL around here. I am quite busty, and while swimsuit companies are constantly striving to make their sizing more inclusive, I find that they usually miss the mark (completely) when it comes to bigger bust-lines. I ordered this swimsuit from Walmart with zero expectations of it actually fitting, but I just had to try because I thought the bottoms were so cute. In real life once the suit arrived, the bottoms ARE so cute, AND the top fit pretty perfectly. (It’s adjustable in the back, so you can loosen or tighten as needed.) The fabric is so nice, and I was extra thrilled when I found the matching striped straw tote. (How could I resist, right?)
I seriously can’t get over the quality of every piece here and have been finding so many looks to love from Walmart season after season. If you haven’t checked them out lately, what are you waiting for?
Well if there ever was a time to round up some current Amazon faves, it’s now because let’s just say that our Amazon Prime account has definitely seen some use lately. From dresses to pretzels and sanitizers to kitchen gadgets, here are some of the Amazon finds I’m loving right now.
This easy, lightweight maxi dress– I’ve had good luck with Amazon maxi dresses in the past (still LOVE this one and this one), so I figured I might as well go for round three. (Honestly, I feel like as long as something is on Amazon Prime and offers free returns, you really can’t go wrong. Returns are so easy for things that don’t work out.) The dress above comes in a million different prints and colors – including some that are plus sized – and is just so lightweight and easy for summer.
Some seriously addictive pretzels – OK, I know what you’re thinking. Pretzels? But trust, these are SO good. I came across recommendations for these a couple of times on the interwebs and figured I needed to check them out. And well, they totally live up to the hype. They’re crunchy, delicious, and coated in some type of addictive savory seasoning that makes them hard to put down. We also like to kick things up a notch around here and dip them in a spicy mustard. I’ve already ordered more and included a couple of bags of the Southwest flavor because, you know, research.
Apple AirPods and a handy little case – Eric gave me AirPods for Christmas, and I seriously had no idea how much I would use them. I knew they’d be great for listening to music while walking the pups, but I also really love them for phone calls. The sound quality is so good. So when Eric started stealing mine while working from home, I ordered him a pair from Amazon. And then a pair each for our moms for Mother’s Day. They’re a pretty versatile gift for anyone in the family, and I love this handy little case to easily take them on the go.
Sunscreen for the pups – Full disclosure – I KNOW I’m a crazy dog mom, but I’m fine with that. Dogs can get melanoma too, and I’ve seen too many social media posts of Vizslas who have it, so here we are. I pretty much just make sure to spray their nose and ear areas before super sunny walks. They don’t love it, but they also don’t flip out, so that’s a win, right?
A super handy candle lighter – We’re still spending most or all of our time at home, and somehow days are just better when the house is clean and a candle is lit. I’ve been stocking up on these candles (that smell exactly like a much more expensive brand) and lighting them with this nifty little flameless lighter. The bendy neck lets you easily get down into candle jars, and the fact that it’s rechargeable means you’ll never run out of fluid. It’s a cheap kitchen thrill that I’ve been using almost every day.
The prettiest caftan coverup – You guys know I live for a good caftan – over a swimsuit or layered over a slip – and even better when I can find one that doesn’t break the bank. I figured I’d try out this under $30 blue one (again – easy returns) and was so pleasantly surprised. The embroidery is so pretty, and the lightweight fabric is so good for the beach or poolside in Palm Springs. You can see a peek at how it looks on here.
Easy-spray hand sanitizer – Thankfully now that there’s no shortage, hand sanitizer is easy to find, but we all know that some brands are better than others. While this lemon coconut scented one is definitely my number one, I also love this version with a continuous spray pump similar to spray-on sunscreen. Some of the reviews complain about the smell, but I don’t notice it at all, and we love that it’s super convenient for hands or things like…Amazon packages.
This huge pack of ChapSticks – Just where do all the lost ChapSticks go? Eric and I were constantly on the hunt for ours, especially when we spent a few weeks in the desert heat, so here’s a pack of 18 in all the best summer flavors for those like us who are hooked on the Stick.
A new favorite pair of summer sandals – I wanted a new pair of comfortable summer sandals that were dressed-up enough to wear out in place of heels. Something I could easily pair with a mini or maxi dress for casual dinners or desert nights out with friends. Basically, I was hoping to find something exactly like this pink pair I own from a few seasons back. Well, I found them and seriously love them. I ordered the gold pair from Amazon and then ended up finding them in red in my size on eBay, sooo I now own those too. I’m not big on “designer dupes”, but I do LOVE these studded sandals that just so happen to look a lot like this designer pair.
A genius little egg bite maker – We can blame this one on the damn Facebook ads that track my every move because, well, they got me again. If you’re a sucker for those Starbucks egg bites like me, then you’ll love this little egg bite maker so that you can make them at home in your PJ’s. It comes in three different color options and includes molds for both the mini egg bites and a size that’s perfect for breakfast sandwiches. I ordered mine on Amazon but just found it cheaper here through Target.
A new rug for my office – You’ve probably seen the new rug a hundred times in flat-lay photos and quarantine mirror selfies on Instagram, but after testing it out for a few weeks, I’m still really loving this rug. The colors are as pictured, quality is nice, and free Prime shipping to your door just makes everything easier these days.