Thursday, August 16, 2018

Kitchen Update: Part 1…

Happy almost weekend! I wanted to share a kitchen update with you today! About 2 weeks ago, we picked out our stone for our kitchen update. 
When looking for stone for our kitchen, we knew we wanted something that was durable, could withstand heat, minimal etching, and is non-porous. I also wanted to stay in the white/grey area. We looked at several stone shops before finding our winner. 
As much as I love marble, I knew it would not be best for our kitchen. We looked at quartz, quartzite, and granite. Below are some of our favorites! Plus, you can see our winner!

This stone was stunning, but it was SUPER expensive. 

If we did not find our stone, I would have picked this quartz one as our second choice. 

I loved this stone! This is called New Super White Quartzite. Sadly, it is considered a marble, so we decided not to go with it. 

We found another Super White, but it was too expensive. Plus, they only had one slab. We needed two slabs.

This stone is called Shadow Storm. It is a granite and absolutely gorgeous! This was out winner! 

xo Jacqueline

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Kendra Scott Sale…

I am huge fan of Kendra Scott jewelry.  My first pair of her earrings were worn HERE. Since that first purchase, I have been slowly adding to my collection. Right now, so many items are on sale! Below are my favorites!

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xo Jacqueline

Monday, August 13, 2018

Back to Business…

Weekends always seem to go by way too fast! This week, the templater came to measure out kitchen for our countertops. Next, we get to decide placement and then they will cut our stone in the coming weeks. I am so excited to see how everything turns out.
Since we installed a new sink, we donated our old sink to Habitat for Humanity. I always feel bad about getting rid fo perfectly good items. We try to donate as much as we can.
The rest of the weekend was spent watching the PGA championship. It was held in STL this year. My husband was in heaven this week. He won tickets to the championship!

This dress was a SUPER sale find. I paid $12 dollars for it. It it tweed and perfect to wear into fall with some cute booties. It is also perfect to wear to the office! It is comfy and even has pockets!

         Dress // Similar // Heels // Sunglasses // Handbag // Earrings

xo Jacqueline

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Work Ready Dresses…

I start my 8th year of teaching tomorrow! Crazy how time flies! I wanted to share five of my favorite work appropriate dresses that I am loving right now! They are all under $100! 

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xo Jacqueline

Monday, August 6, 2018

Swing Dress…

Hello! Hope you had a great weekend! On Friday, we signed the contract for our countertops! We are so excited to finally get everything going. Since we have to have our farmhouse sink in before the templaters come, we spent the weekend doing work to get the sink installed. 

This swing dress was a sale purchase. It is perfect for these HOT summer days. The LOFT has major sales going on right now. I got some items for as low as $8! Be sure to check it out!

Dress (ON SALE!) // Straw Bag // Sunglasses // Sandals 

xo Jacqueline

Thursday, August 2, 2018


Today is my first day back to work since May. Having this summer off has been nice, but I am ready for a new school year to start. This peplum top was purchased a few weeks ago. It is the perfect summery top that can be dress up or down. 

Top // Earrings // Jeans // Sandals // Sunglasses 

xo Jacqueline

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The 5 items I bought and kept from Nordstrom Sale…

Hello August! I am super late to this game and you have probably heard about the Nordstrom sale a billion times, but I wanted to share some of the items that I purchased. I did not purchase a lot this year, but I wanted to share the 5 items that I bought at kept. 

 Fall Booties
I bought two pairs of booties this year. I have a few that need to go and I bought these to replace them. 

Perforated Bootie (Fit TTS) // Blondo Bootie (I had to size up one size)

I always look for Kendra Scott pieces that the Nordstrom sale. These caught my eye and our surprisingly light weight. 

I wanted a neutral moto jacket. This one is so comfy and has the perfect amount of stretch. I am wearing a small and  would say it runs TTS. 

 This Moto Jacket comes in two colors. The pink one is on my wish list!

You cannot beat a great plaid shirt. I got this plaid because it is our school colors. Perfect with jeans on  Friday. It makes it a little more fun than a tee. It runs big, but I like a looser fit. I am wearing a small. 

xo Jacqueline