Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas Shopping in July

I was going to not post today, but insomnia hit because the mister is working nights and, to be honest, I am sorta scared to sleep alone, so I just stay up. It totally throws off my sleep schedule and I become sort of a nightmare to live with when I am sleep deprived, but luckily that's what naps are for, right? 

So, since I am not into infomercials, I decided I would try to whip up a blog post and do some online Christmas shopping. Yes, you read that right...I am starting to Christmas shop. Last year I waited until December to shop and I hated the fact that we spent so much money in one month. So, since there are tons of summer sales going on right now, and Texas has 10 months of summer, I thought I would knock out some Christmas shopping while I was in the right state of sleepy mind.

Below are some of my favorite pieces that are all on sale. Ya'll know I am a cheapo when it comes to clothes, so the fact that these items are dirt cheap makes me want to buy everything in another color!

All the links are clickable!

Okay, if I could wear this outfit everyday, I would. It definitely makes me feel feminine, yet I totally feel comfortable. I also bought these pants in an olive green color because they are that perfect. And by the way, those wedges are the most comfortable things in the whole wide world. I also have them in black! Old Navy and Gap have perfected the shoe making process, I tell ya!

A lot of you asked about my tank I wore last week. It is from Old Navy, not Target, and it is only $8.99! And these sandals, like the wedges, are so comfy. I actually bought two pairs and I wear them all the time.

the skirt is also in black and beige (it's my most favorite skirt, ever!)

No, lie. Best. Skirt. Ever. You can eat all you want and since it has an elastic waist you don't feel restricted. Ya'll know I have to have room for my ice cream! And I bought this shirt in plain white also. I'm tellin' ya, if it fits, buy it in ever color :)

I was super skeptical about buying a jean jacket because I hate feeling restricted. All I thought of when I thought jean jacket was have uncomfy jeans on my arms. I hate not being able to move, but this jacket is like that perfect pair of stretchy jeans. It was totally worth the money and I know I'll have it for years!

Since my family reads my blog, I can't giveaway everything I have bought for Christmas, but I can tell you a couple things that might be perfect for a lady in you life!

- This colorblock clutch is perfect. I bought one last week and it is genuine leather and so wonderfully made.

- These scarfs are so cute. Scarfs are the best stocking stuffers for all the woman in your family!

- This tassel necklace is everywhere! So fun!

- And lastly, the necklace of the year, the personalized bar pendant. This is on my Christmas list!

I hope this helps you kick start your holiday shopping! I know I am trying to not make the same mistake I made last year of buying everything all at once. This year I am trying to be proactive and get my shopping done while the sales are hot!

Do you Christmas shop in July?!

Happy Friday! And I am posting over on Helene's blog today, so go check it out!

PS: Hello, if you are here from Helene's blog! I'm so happy you've stopped by and I hope you enjoy this little space of mine!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WIWW: Stripes + Link Up!

 Do you ever put on something and think, "I should really wear this more often?" That is this dress for me. This dress is light, airy, and so cute, yet I seem to never wear it.

I got the dress at a boutique a couple years ago, so it has no source, sorry! The sandals are my favorite Gap ones and the jean jacket is from Old Navy.

Currently I am down here in the Hill Country soaking up time with the family. We have eaten Mexican food, shopped, visited my grandparents, and I have slept in. Poor Chris had to stay in Dallas to work. I try to convince him he should just be a teacher, but he isn't taking the bait.


- I just groaned loudly and my brother said, "How is the blog coming? Feeling uninspired?" Yes, I am. I am in a blog funk.

- My Mom bought me some adorable shoes today that I can't wait to show off soon. Maybe that will be some inspiration for me to get a post up next week. 

- I am obsessed with Sally Hansen Insta Dry nail polish. I have figured out the key is to NOT put on a base coat. Seriously, this stuff has stayed on for weeks, weeks, without chipping!

- I am just now getting into Modern Family and all I can say is, "I have been missing out!" So freaking funny!

- Sonic hot fudge milkshakes are like heaven in a cup. That's all I would request for my last meal, for anyone wondering.

Now for the link up!
- All I ask is you link back to my blog and link to a specific post. 

- Write about something fashion related :)

And if you're feeling up to it, you can follow me:

Instagram @SarahTuckerUp
Twitter @MrsSarahTucker
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Happy Wednesday! 
Thank you for linking up!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I'm over here, just livin'!

Let me just be super honest here. It is hard to blog in the summer. I have no outfit inspiration because I am constantly sweating bullets and wearing workout clothes. I don't feel like cooking because ice cream sounds better. I would rather be outside working on DIY projects than inside blogging about them. Hence why I have been absent the last couple days.

Friday I headed out to the lake with my girlfriend and her bridesmaids. Of course it was the first time in over 100+ years that it had been in the 70's in July for three days in a row here in Dallas. Seriously? The one weekend I get to go to the lake and it is cold. That didn't stop me from getting in the water and tubing like a maniac!

Andddd now I am still feel the wrath of being beaten around like a ragdoll on that tube. #worthit

Sunday I got back form the lake and headed straight to my cousin's  house for a BBQ and swim party. It was finally sunny so my porcelain skin got some color. All of this was happening while my phone sat inside.
I was home for a hot second and then headed down to the Texas Hill Country to visit my parents. I am making my rounds to visit grandparents and family since this is my last chance until school starts up again.
I could have posted yesterday, but all I was thinking was how I didn't feel like it. I didn't want to be on the computer, I had no pictures to show, and I just wanted to be present with my family. I literally took no pictures all weekend. My friend had to text me the one in this post.

I know here in a couple weeks life will be back to crazy. I will have a new batch of cherubs to love and I won't be spending my days at home.

For the last couple weeks of summer (seriously, it flies by!!!) I am going to try and be present as much as possible. If I don't get a post up, oh well. If I don't document my life day by day, oh well. I am looking forward to spending time with Chris and my family. Going to Rangers games and Rough Riders games. Meeting up with friends for lunch. Watching morning talk shows. I want to soak it all in because reality is about to hit me like a ton of bricks and life will be back at full speed.

I will still be hosting WIWW, but you can expect posts to be here and there. I hate the feeling that I HAVE to post, so maybe I will find a new motivation here in a couple days, weeks, or months. For now, I am off to spend time with my family and eat some yummy Mexican food!!

Happy Tuesday!

PS: for all of you commenting and asking questions about things, I will try to respond! I am also trying to stay off email, so please don't be offended when I email back a week later!