(Hat and bracelet from Target, top and jeans from Old Navy, sandals from Express, necklace from JewelMint)
(Top from Old Navy, wedges and Michael Kors jeans via Ross, Nordic Treasure necklace from JewelMint)
We had a lunch date on Sunday after church and some sushi, cucumber salad, and red bean sesame balls hit the spot. (Ok fine, there was fried rice, broccoli beef and ice cream consumed as well... buffets are dangerous that way!) I think I worked off all that deliciousness later though. We were at the playground with Sean and an attempt to run up a VERY steep slide turned into an epic battle between myself and the slide. I think I tried about 100 times. We're talking a running start, getting three fourths of the way up, hanging on for dear life while trying to pull myself up the last little bit, and then tumbling back down banging elbows and knees on the way. Yes, I have the bruises to prove it! Thankfully the playground was empty by then, and no one but Ryan, Sean and our friend James viewed my failure. But anyway, back to the date. I wore my new white jeans again and paired them with some chambray and a statement necklace. Date Night is the theme for Friday's Fancies this week so once Friday actually gets here make sure to click over to Alison's Long Distance Loving to see all the lovely looks over there!
(Tank from Ross for 3 bucks, shorts from Old Navy, flip flops from Target, Steve Madden sunglasses, earrings from Glass Cocoon Jewelry)
There are few things better than spending the afternoon with your family watching cute kiddos play outside! Add in delicious homemade pizza, caesar salad and boba coffee and you've got yourself a delightful and calorie-ridden day!
(Top and jeans from Ross, sandals from TJMaxx, bag from my mom, watch from Fossil)
(Dress from Target, clutch from Express, heels & bracelet from Ross, watch from Fossil)
"He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart!"
He lives within my heart!"
What wonderful memories I have of singing these meaningful words with my family throughout the years! I serve a risen Savior, do you? I pray you all have a blessed Easter Sunday and I encourage you to read the The Easter Story!
For a trendy and feminine look pair a hi-low skirt with a floral tank and crisp white blazer. Fun and flirty for sure!
For a throwback to a different era pick a classic floral shift dress and add in some sophisticated vintage accessories!
For a youthful casual look, grab a floral tank and wear it with denim and gladiator sandals. Don't forget your bronzer!
I only recently discovered that I love hummus, so when I saw a recipe for a cilantro/lemon blend on Mandy's super awesome blog The Haps I just knew I had to make it. Please go check out her original post here, her pictures are amazing, she's really funny, and you'll kinda need the recipe if you want to make this yummyness for yourself!
The final product was not only delicious, but also healthy and refreshing. I served it with some sweet onion rice crackers and Sean gobbled it up! I did not succeed in winning Ryan over to hummus though, he still loathes it!
(Top from Target, jeans from Old Navy, shoes from my mom, watch from Fossil, Nine West purse from Ross)
I wore this to church on Sunday morning. It's blazing hot down here already so this old halter top I have was perfect for trying to stay cool. It's funny how losing five pounds can make me feel more comfortable showing my arms! (New weight: 137) The bridesmaid dress I had to wear on Friday was a bit skimpier than I'm used to (even after alterations to make it longer and not so low on top), so I'm glad I lost some weight so I wouldn't feel like I was popping out of it. Ryan is also down another ten pounds for a total of 55 pounds lost! He is 208 right now and hopes to get to 195. He'll practically be at his college weight then. Doesn't he look healthy and handsome? I'm so proud of him!
(Dress from D'Yoly, earrings from Kohl's, heels from JCP)
P.S. I've used the Xen Tan self tanner a few times and it wasn't too noticeable in pictures, but in person I did look more tanned than before. I think if I used it a few nights in a row instead of spread out over a week it would have worked better!