Fall Floral Dress

I'm seeing all of these posts about Fall and the stores have exploded with Fall but it's nearly 100 degrees here so I'm not feeling very Fall!  This outfit is how I'm transitioning for Fall in Fresno.  The colors have changed but the lightweight material and flowy cut has not.  It's definitely not jeans, boots, and a lightweight sweater but this is what a Fall transition looks like around here, lol.

I love the colors of this dress as well as the feel.  I swoon over a floral print but appreciate the mixture of patterns.  It fits true to size but I'm obsessed with any clothing that is adjustable.  I'm very petite so I have to alter most of my clothing.  The straps on this dress are adjustable so no sewing required here.  

These perforated mules are my go-to shoes; they've already walked many miles.  They are beyond comfortable and so cute.  I literally toured Washington D.C. in them for over 12 hours and was totally okay.  My other accessories you've seen before because they are on repeat.  One way I try to save money is to repeat accessories but just change the main piece.  Lastly when it's hot and I'm running around my hair frequently goes up in a ponytail.

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Friday Favorites 9/1

We tried to cram all the fun possible in the last few weeks of Summer break with lots of lake trips, and play dates.  My girls are thrill seekers and love riding the jet ski or tubing behind the boat!  Faster is the word on repeat.  We're very blessed to have a boat and super blessed to have the best family friends with a boat and cabin.


Fresno Chaffee Zoo:


School may have slowed down the fun a bit but we're still enjoying life.  We celebrated the first week of school with friends from Emily's elementary school!  Mama celebrated surviving back to school with a girls night out and we got another lake day in with the best of friends!

Did everyone see the eclipse?  Did you feel the mania?  Emily's class was blessed with a solar telescope and so her class (and me) got to view the eclipse safely.  Pretty cool since it doesn't happen very often.

Emily's school attends mass every Friday and today was the first mass of the school year.  Madi, Voa Voa and I attended and I loved seeing the blessing of teachers and students and seeing Emily's class attend their first mass together.  Emily was excited because they've been practicing how you behave in mass.  I love what their teacher is instilling in them about manners.  They line up girls to boys and have to hold hands.  The boys have to lay the kneelers down as gentlemen and ladies always go first.  We could use a little chivalry instruction in our society!  God bless Emily and her classmates.

I want to get back to sharing some of my favorite things with you and not just our favorite activities over the past several weeks.  Here's my current crushes:

We hear this about 5 times a day!

Labor Day Shopping!
A roundup of my fave sales:
Don't forget to use EBATES for cash back on all your shopping!

Fall Season Premiers
I feel like I've been waiting years for some of my shows to come back on.  Is it just me or do they only run for 3-4 months and then they take the rest of the year off?!?!  Must be rough!
Anyways I'm excited for:

This is Us
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers
American Housewife
How to Get Away with Murder
Blue Bloods
Madame Secretary
(I better clear out some DVR space.)

For Full Season Premier Calendar check it out HERE

Summer Love- Bell Sleeve Top & Shorts

"Summer lovin' had me a blast. Summer lovin' happened so fast!"  I love me some Summer and it's so true; we had a blast it it was over in just a flash.  But my love for this look isn't over now that Summer is gone.  This top screams fun with off the shoulder and bell sleeves for days.  Since the temps are hot as ever I've paired it with distressed denim shorts and my favorite block heels.  With OTS tops I think something needs to be around your neck.  I frequently will add a dainty necklace that hits about the neckline but this time I've added this tassel wrap choker which I'm just obsessed with.  You'll never find me without some sort of purse and this Kate Spade blush crossbody that doubles as a clutch is great for nights out on the town.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Heat-Grey Fringe Bikini

Summer Break may be over but the heat isn't going anywhere!  Starting tomorrow we're over 100 degrees for the foreseeable future.  Some people moan and groan but I jump for joy because I love hot weather and all that goes with it.  Lounging by the pool is one of my favorite pastimes but let's be real I only did that ONCE the entire Summer at home but a few times on mini vacays.  I can just dream that in the next few weeks I'll sneak in some sun bathing.  Whether or not your lounging days are over you just may want to still be swim suit shopping.  Right now is a great time to do so because you can find some great deals.  This was one of my fave suits this Summer because I love anything grey and I have a fringe obsession. The top adjusts with a tie closer both up top and around.  I sized up to a Medium and was happy I did so for more coverage.  Right now it's 54% off for $12!!!!  Seriously don't wait one more second before clicking purchase {link below}.

These distressed boyfriend shorts were a go-to item this Summer and will stay in the closet for a long time I'm sure.  I never leave the house without sunnies and these block pumps are so comfortable and versatile.  No I'm not wearing them around my pool but they transition from a girls night to a pool party.