Top 20

It is so hard to believe that we are now officially over half way through 2022. We wanted to round up your favorite items that we have posted about so far this year! There is something for everyone on this top 20 list. From clothing items for you to a piggy bank for your little ones, this list is all over the board – and I love it! So here it is, the top 20 of the year so far.

one thing that I love about this list is that we have everything (except 2 items) from this list
  1. This blue and white dress is a go to of mine. It’s easy, it’s comfortable, it’s appropriate for pretty much any occasion, and it has been the number one purchase by you all this year!
  2. You all went crazy over this handbag! And for good reason, it could not be prettier (and also super affordable).
  3. This backless pink dress was a hit after I wore it in the Cayman Islands. I love that if you throw on a denim jacket you can easily wear it to work, church, or anywhere!
  4. The best Free People sweater dupe! Trust me. Buy it now, and you’ll be obsessed this fall.
  5. This Packit has been a lifesaver this summer! Anyone else?
  6. Double chin reducer – it really works. Trust me.
  7. Our favorite (and now yours) summer pajamas. If you haven’t snagged your little, or big, ones a set then do it!
  8. I could not be more obsessed with this visor. Major perk – it is packable!
  9. This little bench was such a fun purchase when we got it, and it still is! I love the little table that pops up, it is super practical.
  10. I wore this dress for Easter and I think it is absolutely precious. It is pretty, comfortable, and flattering for all!
  11. This ABC Busy Box was a hit with all three boys! This craftivity is great because kids learn to follow (picture) directions and after a couple they were able to do this completely independently (even Preston, my 3 year old!).
  12. This Spanx top is another top that you need to buy to have ready for the fall! It is perfect for work, errands, or running around with the kids.
  13. The cutest block letter toddler baseball cap. This is one on the list that we do not own, but we may have to get them!
  14. The creativity that happens with the boys while using these foam blocks is truly amazing. They build, create, and imagine all the things with these blocks.
  15. One of my favorite purchases of the year so far are these give, save, spend piggy banks. We firmly believe that all money taken in should be divided into three: 10% give back to God, 10% save, and the rest is to spend on whatever! This little piggy bank has made teaching this system to the boys so much easier.
  16. This floral dress just makes me want to twirl! It is so fun – perfect for a party or a date night.
  17. These shoes are the 2nd item on this list that we do not own, but we love these shoes nonetheless! Maybe I need to get them for Rob?!
  18. I just posted this red dress recently, and I also bought it for the 4th of July! I love it so much and will post it more after this weekend.
  19. The toothpaste cap that saves your counters from a toothpaste mess! Highly recommend.
  20. Another item I just recently posted was this stain remover that we use. If you don’t trust me, then trust the over 18,000 5 star reviews on Amazon.

4th of July Sales

Looking to refresh parts of your wardrobe but don’t want to break the bank?! There are a number of 4th of July sales happening right now! I’ve put together a couple items here for you to start shop[ing from .

Loft: 50% off using the code USA

romper * midi skirt * floral top * tie front tank * blazer * ruffle sleeve tank * lemon sweater * navy shorts * coral shorts * denim jacket * dress * headband * pink top

J. Crew: 50% off with code GOFOURTH

green dress * sports bra & shorts * blue top * navy suit * blue sarong * sweatshirt * tiered dress * raffia earrings * blue earrings

Blue Matching Set

Blue Matching Set

We recently had family pictures and our color story for this go around was blues, tans, and white (the easiest and prettiest IMO). I wore this matching skirt set from Pink Lily and could not have been more pleased with it! It photographed so well, was light and breezy for the hot summer day, and was easy to move around in. I work my Sarah Flint Mirjana Wedges in the Saddle Vachetta color (use my code SARAHFLINT-BATHEMERIDIANBLISS for $50 off your first order)!

Pink Lily has just recently dropped a new summer collection and I am loving it! See below for some of my favorites. Use the code JUNE25 for 25% off your order.

earrings * bracelet * coral maxi * yellow mini * pink midi * floral maxi * block heel * raffia wedge * clear strap wedge * mint sandal

They are also having their summer sale right now! If you use the code SUMMER30 you will get 30% off select dresses, skirts, rompers, and jumpsuits! See my favorites below.

sage * floral maxi * floral romper * blue set * orange (I have this romper in pink!) * yellow mini * blue jumpsuit * yellow maxi * plaid midi (they also have a matching option for your littles<3) * color block

Happy (sale) shopping!

Lilac Sweater

Lilac Sweater

I have been wearing this Loft sweater on repeat since I got it last month! I love the color, I adore the puff sleeves, and the buttons elevate this sweater a couple notches. I have worn this sweater to work, to church, and out to dinner. You can see here I paired it with flared jeans but it would also look adorable with skinny jeans or the spanx leather skinny pants. I also love that this sweater could easily be dressed up by pairing it with a skirt (this faux leather one would be adorable) and heels.

The best part is… this sweater is on sale right now! The lavender color I have (and the heather grey color) are both are $54.99 BUT if you us the code JOY at checkout you will get 50% off and free shipping. And they also have it in a beautiful bright blue ($60.00 and 50% off & free shipping with the code JOY) color too.

Leopard Cardigan

Leopard Cardigan

I love a good cardigan and this one is my favorite one at the moment, between the leopard print and how soft it is – this is a dream! Unfortunately this exact one (from the Caitlin Covington x Pink Lily line) is all sold out, but they have a number of similar cardigans though. This one is the most similar to the one I am wearing in the post, I love the colors. Other similar ones are linked here, here, and here.

I love how cardigans are so easy to dress up for dinner out or to throw on over sweats to stay warm at home! What’s your favorite way to wear a cardigan?

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 5

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 5

This is our final week of this or that for fall essentials! We had fun doing with with you and seeing what you like most. So this weeks this or that… do you prefer OTK boots or knee high boots? This one is hard for me because I wear both all the time, just depending on my mood for that day.

I love how slipping on a pair of boots elevates even the simplest outfit. For this outfit I am wearing a simple grey cropped sweater, mine is old, linking similar here without the v-neck, here in a light blue one with buttons, here in a pretty cream color, and here in a basic black sweater. I paired my sweater with a pair of white skinny jeans (that are on sale right now for close to $50 from their original price of $90) and my YSL bag.

2021 version of these boot here * similar here
similar here and here

Which type of boots do you gravitate towards?

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 4

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 4

Are you a cardigan girl or a sweater lover? Michelle is a sweater girl 100% of the time, where as I go back and forth.

similar cardigan (here too) * tank * jeans * similar espadrilles * bag
sweater * jeans * similar espadrilles * bag

Both of these outfits would work for the same type of day, you could easily wear them both running errands, to a child’s game on the weekend, to the park, etc. The joy of a cardigan is that if you get warm throughout the day you can always take it off and still be comfortable. But the sweater gives a more polished vibe.

Which do you tend to wear?

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 3

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 3

This week’s fall essentials this or that – we are comparing jackets! Are you a jean jacket lover or a blazer girl? I definitely go back and forth between the two depending on my mood and the occasion. That being said, if I had to decide, I would go with a denim jacket!

blazer is old LC by Lauren Conrad but here is the most recent version * similar
denim jacket * pink tank is old similar here & here * similar white skinnies * ysl bag

What is your go-to light weight jacket? Denim? Blazer? Something different? Let us know!

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 2

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 2

We’re here with Part 2 this week. This next trend is a bit more debatable than last week’s skinny vs flared jeans and I think I know where most people will stand on this – but that doesn’t make me any less excited about this new fall trend! This week, we have the same outfit but one with booties and the other with clogs!

In today’s post I’ve paired both pairs of shoes with a sundress but both could easily be worn with any type of denim (skinny, flared, cropped, etc), nicer slacks, or even leggings. Both shoes are equally as comfortable and I have spent an entire day teaching and running around in both pairs.

Will you be giving this shoe trend a try this fall?!