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Fashion and Beauty

Kate Spade + Shopbop Sale and An Easy Work Outfit

June 26, 2014

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, my sister Laurie also asked me to pull together an easy work outfit she can wear during the summer. She informed me that sometimes she wears the same outfit the whole week to work because she sees different people every day.


Cue my judging questioning eyebrow arch. 

Excuse me, madam?

She travels for work, but still. This is an unacceptable interesting trait. While I understand having two children under the age of 2 1/2 is challenging for sure, but this is just a travesty. Not to mention you can only blame the smell on your children every now and then or else people will start to catch on. 

So here’s a great summer outfit for work that Sister can throw on in a jiff. At least now you’ll have two outfits per week? This is a good ensemble for normal people who wear different outfits every day, too.


Easy Summer Work Outfit -- Kate Spade Extra 25% Sale

 Turquoise wallet / Nude heels / Bow catch-all / Straw tote / Pink dress / Triple strand necklace

Happy Thursday peeps. I’ll be toasting ya. 

Fashion and Beauty

Kate Spade Sale and an Easy Summer Outfit

June 25, 2014

I’ve told y’all about my sister before, but I don’t think I’ve ever really given you the full story. As my older sister by nearly seven years, she has bossed me around her entire life and thinks of herself as my second mother. The #banbossy does not apply here. Ever the life of the party, Laurie is wide-open almost all of the time, and what you see is what you get with this one. She truly is one-of-a-kind. Thank goodness, I don’t think the world could handle two Lauries. 

The funny part about Laurie is, even though she still laughs at her own jokes and gets overserved with the best of them, she now has two baby girls of her own. In addition to me, of course. Her days of spending hours getting ready and late night partying are exchanged for dirty diapers and watching Frozen on repeat. And the only late nighters she pulls now are when the baby wakes up — and she wouldn’t have it any other way. I’d like to think I taught her how to be such a great mother — if you’ve been reading awhile you know I require a lot of attention. 

But just because she’s a mommy instead of a partier doesn’t mean she can’t still look amaze, she just has to be able to primp in about five seconds. So, with that in mind, I’ve pulled together a great summer outfit that Laurie — and any young mom — can throw on in a hot second. And the whole outfit is on sale AND extra 25% off with the code MORESALE. Win-nah win-nah chicken din-nah.


Easy Breezy Beautiful Sister

Yellow handbag / Tan sandals / Blue and white dress / Gold earrings / Gold key bracelet / Turquoise bangle

I know one day when my nieces grow up and we regale them with stories of Laurie’s glory days, they’ll look back  and say, My mom was the shit. Especially in this outfit.

In addition to the Kate Spade sale, Shopbop is having extra 25% off all sale items with the code 25MORE and J. Crew is having 30% off everything using the code HISUMMER. The sale stars are in alignment this week, just in time for my first paycheck to be deposited. 

Fashion and Beauty, Home Living

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $35 — For Every Type of Mom

April 22, 2014

I love my mom. I’ve written about her a lot on SST — much to the chagrin of my dad who told me this weekend he’s boycotting my blog until he gets mentioned, so HEY DAD! — but truly my mom is the bomb.

I love my mom for so many reasons. She is very supportive, always honest and is just the cutest lady ever. She would completely DISOWN me if I told her age, but suffice it to say that she looks incredible.

Her honesty is important to me especially in regards to this blog. I’ve received so many compliments from people — thank you everyone by the way! — but I’m secretly terrified that everyone is lying to me to tell me what I want to hear. While hopefully this isn’t true, I know I can always rely on my mother to tell me the truth. When I first started SST, I got this text:

Love the blog, I will send out to my friends after you change the typo on the third post

and then this one:

I also don’t think you should say “it’s a little sick” when describing how you feel about something

and then this one a few weeks later:

Love today’s post! The word ON in the last para should be the word ONE

and another still:

I agree with Wilson and think you should stop cussing so much on the blog. I read somewhere that when you cuss it means you don’t a very good vocabulary.


She tells it like it is, and I love it. So here’s to you Mom — you are fabulous and I love you to the moon and back.

If you love your mother as much as I love mine, she deserves one of the fabulous gifts below, which are all under $35 — for the budget-conscious child. Next week I will have a collection of gifts under $65 so check back if you want to throw a little more munz to celebrate yo mama.

Mother's Day Gifts Under $35

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $35 by annabjones featuring Nest Fragrances



To really breakdown this fabulous array of gifts for your mother, I have identified five different types of moms — find the one that most closely mirrors your mother and then choose your favorite gift suggestion. Easy peasy.

For the quintessential Southern mom who wants to brush her teeth with chardonnay: #3 and #7

For the cool mom who hops around in Lululemon and says the word literally too much: #1, #4 and #7

For the outdoorsy/hipster mom who likes to run and enjoys a craft beer, so long as it’s gluten-free: #5 and #8

For the busy mom who lives on an IV of Starbucks and needs a well-deserved break: #1, #6 and #9

For the mom who loves unconditionally, no matter how many bad presents you give her (she deserves a good gift this year, BTW): #2, #4 and #8

Moms of the world, you can now rejoice in the fact that you will get the perfect gift this year thanks to SST. Celebrate by brushing your teeth in your favorite alcoholic libation.