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.
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!
You all went crazy over this handbag! And for good reason, it could not be prettier (and also super affordable).
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!
Our favorite (and now yours) summer pajamas. If you haven’t snagged your little, or big, ones a set then do it!
I could not be more obsessed with this visor. Major perk – it is packable!
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.
I wore this dress for Easter and I think it is absolutely precious. It is pretty, comfortable, and flattering for all!
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!).
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.
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!
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.
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.
This floral dress just makes me want to twirl! It is so fun – perfect for a party or a date night.
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?!
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.
The toothpaste cap that saves your counters from a toothpaste mess! Highly recommend.
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.
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 .
With the 4th of July coming up so quickly, if you are wanting to order a new outfit – Amazon to the rescue. I’ve put together 3 different outfits for you that are perfect for any BBQ, fireworks display, or gathering.
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.
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.
Last weekend I had a baby shower for one of my friends and we had the best time celebrating her and her precious little girl. I don’t know if it was the baby shower, or the fact that I am over winter, but it made me crave spring and warm temperatures even more than I typically do! Although it is still cold here in Chicago, I tried to make my winter baby shower look as springy as possible.
I wore this adorable jumper from Pink Lily with the white bodysuit underneath it (also from Pink Lily). I paired this outfit with my favorite Marc Fisher booties and an old Kate Spade handbag.
I put together an outfit option that I love for a spring baby shower (or brunch, date night, anything!). I found similar items at two different price points.
Here are the details for the items on the splurge list.
Here are the details for the items on the Save list.
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.
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?
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week! We have our table ready, the menu done, and now we are working on outfits! This outfit that I am wearing here is all old and from my closet, but it totally gives me Thanksgiving vibes. If you still need something to wear for the holiday – no need to worry… Amazon to the rescue! You are guaranteed to get these pieces with plenty of time between now and then, and they are extra cute!
What are you planning on wearing for the upcoming holiday?!
Fall is the start of (faux) leather season, and I always love adding a piece or two to my wardrobe each year. This year I bought this faux leather skirt from Loft and I love it. I would recommend sizing down if you are between sizes and want it a bit more fitted. I am usually a solid size small and could have easily gotten the x-small in this skirt. Right now this skirt is 30% off with the code FESTIVE which bring is from almost $70 to under $50!
Aside from being adorable, I love that I could wear it with sneakers to run around town, dress it up with boots or booties (like I did here) for a holiday party, or even wear it with a pair of mules to work. Is the paperbag waist not your thing? Not to worry, Loft has another faux leather skirt that will be available soon!
Want more faux leather? See some other options I’ve found below!
I’ve said it before, I love getting family photos taken. We love our photographer, Shelly, and have been using her for years – if you are local to Chicago and are in need of a photographer, I highly recommend her!