seersucker tank dress

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hello lovelies! hope you all had a wonderful memorial day weekend. i was able to spend some time with my family for most of the weekend but then had to work the holiday. it was a cold and rainy day yesterday so i suppose it was just as well that i was at work. can you believe it is going to be june in just a few days? hope the new month brings some warmer weather!

dresses have got to be my favorite thing to wear in the summer. there are so many shapes and styles to choose from. the fit and flare style is the most flattering on me so i was really excited when Stitch Fix sent me this seersucker tank dress. i love the embroidered detail and the fact that it has pockets! literally always a plus. the fabric is super light and airy and i would totally suggest requesting this dress in your next fix.
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XO Lo

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5 under $50 with Nordstrom

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hello! i am starting a new series called “5 under $50.” all of the five items pictured above are at Nordstrom for under $50. Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to shop at! there isn’t one very close to me so i mainly shop the store online. they offer free shipping and returns and you get your items super quick! any of these items would be a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. i think my favorite item is the shoes. they are currently 15% off {which brings them just under $50.} they come in 4 different colors and the short block heel will make them more comfortable! which store would you like to see next in this series?

sorry i have been a little MIA in the past week or so. it has been super cold and rainy here which makes it very difficult to shoot outfit photos. hoping that the weather will cooperate soon so i can show you some more fun looks!

thanks for stopping by!

XO Lo

 

energy bites

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-1 cup oats {i use quick oats}

-1/2 cup peanut butter

-1/2 cup ground flax seeds

-1/3 cup honey

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

mix ingredients in a medium bowl and chill for 30 minutes.

once they are chilled, roll into balls {should make about 20 small balls}

i like to add mini chocolate chips to the balls. its easiest to just stick a few in after the balls are already rolled.

these balls are perfect in lunches! i stick two balls in a snack bag and store in the refrigerator. they are kid friendly too! it is so nice to know exactly what goes into this snack and they are so delicious your kids won’t even know they’re healthy!

enjoy!

XO Lo

 

mother’s day gift ideas

mothers day gift guide

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mother’s day is right around the corner have you gotten your mom a gift? i’ve heard a quote that said “when your mom deserves and island but all you can afford is a candle.” i think that quote is so true. my mom is seriously one amazing woman and she deserves so much more than i could ever give her. however, she does like candles and that seems like a good gift idea!

3-wick candle: i am obsessed with these candles from bath and body works and for mother’s day they came out with these adorable candles just for moms. with summer coming you can never go wrong with a new scent! my favorites are: cactus blossom, tiki beach and endless weekend.

write the word: this is a great gift idea! i’ve talked about these bible journals a few times on the blog. they just revamped them and i can’t wait to get my hands on them! there are 5 different journals and this particular yellow one is “cultivate joy.” you can purchase them here!

make-up eraser: ok so this one has my mom’s name written all over it. it never fails that when she comes to visit she asks for our darkest washcloth to wash her face and remove her makeup. this make-up eraser from nordstrom wipes away all of your makeup {even waterproof} with just water! say what?! i think she needs it.

stamped family necklace: these necklaces are so pretty and a personalized gift is always fun to give! the large disc can hold 15 characters and is a perfect modern idea in place of a “mothers ring.”

Stitch Fix Gift Card: want to get your mom some new clothing but have no idea what she would like? get some help from a Stitch Fix stylist by getting her a Stitch Fix Gift Card! this is especially a good idea if you don’t have time to get to a store before mother’s day. you can either print out the gift card and give it to her or send it via email!

st. tropez self tanner kit: i have heard amazing things about this self tanner. the older i get the more i try to stay out of the sun. we all want to be tan but we also need to protect our skin! this kit is limited edition and a steal of a deal!

origins masks: this gift set contains three of origins amazing face masks. i have tried the charcoal mask and it is a serious game changer! this is one of those gifts that i might just need to pick one up for myself too.

hope this helps you out as your scrambling to get your mom a gift! don’t forget mother’s day is this sunday may 14th!

XO Lo

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olive peplum

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top {similar here and here}| jeans| purse|

olive green is one of my favorite colors to wear. in the fall i can’t get enough of my olive jacket and this peplum top will definitely be a great piece for this season! Target has been doing such a good job at taking comfy and casual tees and giving them a unique touch. {i also own and love this top!} i really enjoy being able to share affordable and cute looks that can be worn on any day of the week. this look is casual and easy but you still look put together!

we were absolutely spoiled with the most beautiful weather this weekend! it never fails though that on the first few nice days i get a sunburn. my shoulders are scorched! {excuse me while i go out and buy SPF 100 for the rest of the summer} it looks like the nice weather is here to stay and i am very much okay with that!

have a great monday!

XO Lo

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happy friday lovelies!

this fun spring water bottle is from caribou coffee! you can use it as a water bottle or a tumbler.  it keeps my water cold for so long! i just love it.

normally i am a pretty neutral person but i can’t stop looking at this colorful clutch from target!

ok, you’ve heard me talk about Lipsense and even months later i am still loving it! praline rose was the second color i bought and it is my go to. if you would like to order Lipsense click here!

these $14 marble sunglasses are such a good deal!

i just ordered a fix from Stitch Fix and asked for some espadrille flats similar to these! espadrilles are really popular right now and i like them in both flats or wedges!

recently i’ve been really into graphic tees and i think i need to scoop up this one from old navy.

hope you all have a wonderful weekend! we may be heading to a barn dance tonight which i am super excited for. andrew and i love to dance so we try to take every opportunity to do that together! plus it is going to be in the 70’s all weekend! woohoo!

XO Lo

*this post contains affiliate links and i may be compensated. thank you for supporting the retailers that support those pretty pieces*

dreaming of summer nights

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it is finally May so that means summer will be here soon! i cannot wait for it to warm up so i can wear this off the shoulder dress from Lot 2029 every day. i modeled this dress at a Girls Night Out event in Bismarck and just knew that it needed to be in my closet. the off the shoulder style and embroidery detail are very on trend this season. this dress is going to be a summer must have!

we had a few nice days and ventured up to this beach in north Bismarck at the golden hour. areas of it made me feel like we were in a different state.  like how is this in north dakota? can’t wait for more nights like this!

XO Lo

*you can find Lot 2029 in Bismarck, Fargo and Sioux Falls*