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Sharing my top  Anniversary Sale picks for the boys and girls today.  Was so impressed with what all they had to offer for both!  I will tell you, these sell out quickly so if you’re interested, order sooner than later!

Blue Dress // Floral Romper // Pink PJs// Pool Float PJs

Unicorn PJs // Navy Rain Coat // White Fleece // Puffer Jacket // Underwear Set

Tan Boots // Light Tan Booties // Pink Slippers

Green Polo // Stripe Polo // Grey Tee // Blue Shorts

Black Hooded Jacket // Dark Grey Shorts // PJ Set // Underwear Set

Tan Shoes // Navy Shoes // Grey Athletic Shorts // Khaki Shorts

I hope y’all have a great start to your week!

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Booties // Stripe Pajamas // Cozy Wrap Cardigan // Pink Lace Midi Dress // Navy India Ink Midi Dress // Calf Hair Flat // Slippers // Flap Crossbody Bag // High Waist Ankle Jeans // V-Neck White Tee // Stripe Tee // Quilted Jacket // Waterproof Raincoat // Eyeshadow and Face Palette // Faux Suede Jacket // Lip Gloss Set // Leopard Suede Mule // Beachwaver // Sleeveless Shift Dress // Stud Earrings // Tortoise Sunnies // Star Earrings

Nordstrom’s Anniversary (Early Access) Sale starts today.  If you’re a Nordstrom card holder, then you get to shop a week before everyone else!  And trust me, that’s such a good thing!  Lots of the good stuff sells quickly and shopping sooner ensures you score your most favorite picks before they sell out!  If you’ve never shopped the sale before, basically Nordstrom offers awesome discounts on lots of their pieces that later will go back up to full price once the sale is over.  And the last thing you want to do is shop later on, after the sale is over and have to buy it full price.  So get it now, while you can get it on sale!  And if you don’t have a Nordstrom card, it’s not too late.  Head over here and sign up and you can still shop the sale early.  Everyone has access to the sale on July 19th.

Since this is the first day of the sale, I’m sharing my most favorite picks!  As the sale continues over the next few weeks, I’ll share my top picks in all sections, such as Shoes, Home, Mens, Kids, etc.

Beachwaver

There aren’t enough words to describe how much I’ve loved my beachwaver for years and years.  If you’ve been considering it, get it now while it’s on sale.  You won’t regret it!

Stud Earrings

Kendra Scott will always be one of my favorite jewelry designers.  Love these little studs!  Would go with everything.

Tortoise Sunnies

These are so similar to another pair I have, but you know me and my sunglasses addiction.  May try these out!

Suede Booties

Loving the neutral color of these booties.  Would pair so well with all of my jeans this Fall/Winter.

Stripe Pajamas

Cozy and comfortable.  Loving the stripe on these.

Cozy Wrap Cardigan

I have a few of these and will even wear them in the house during the summer.  I’m loving this color.  Trust me, y’all, they’re the coziest cardigans out there.

Star Earrings

Such a fun lightweight pair of earrings!  Only $21.90!

Lace Midi Dress

I mentioned this dress yesterday and how I obviously love it since I own it in two colors.  There are lots of colors available, but the navy ink is one I just ordered too.  Hoping to find an excuse to wear it soon!

Faux Leather Leggings

I have these leggings and they are amazing!  They suck you in in all the right places and are super flattering!

Calf Hair Flat

Always love a pretty leopard flat.  To me I’ve always counted them as a neutral and pair them with everything from black and tan to pink and orange.

Slippers

The sale is too good this year!  Can’t believe they have these marked down.  I seriously have worn these everyday in winter for the past 5+ years.  Have never found another that compares.  They’d make a great gift too!

Flap Crossbody Bag

Love a good crossbody.  Such a pretty color for now and on into the Fall months.

High Waist Ankle Jeans

I haven’t tried this exact pair yet, but I do love AG jeans.  These are high rise and I love the hem.  Ordering and will report back on fit soon.

V-Neck White Tee

Can’t go wrong with simple tee, especially when they’re only $11.90!

Stripe Tee

Add stripes to a simple white tee, even better.

Quilted Jacket

There are so many Barbour jackets available during the sale!  Obsessed with this one!  I know it’s crazy to think of jackets when it’s 90 degrees outside right now, but this would be a fun surprise to use when the weather cools, especially when you can score it now for an awesome price!

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Dress (very similar here) // Earrings

On Friday night, we headed out to The Windjammer to hear the Blue Dogs play.  We were so happy the rain didn’t ruin the outside performance.  Love this spot for concerts so much!

On Saturday, we headed out on the boat with friends and enjoyed the yummiest “Summer Days Package” that Hamby Catering is offering.

Genius!  It was so nice to pick it up the day before and enjoy it all on the boat the next day.  Sometimes prep time for food for the boat takes awhile.  This was a great time to take a day off of prepping!

Go Girls!

Having the best day!

I’ll get a better picture next time of me wearing this swim top, but I’m wearing this bikini top and these sunnies.

Loving this tasty frosé treat!  It’s perfect for the boat.  Didn’t have to worry about my drink sloshing around.

Lanier in serious mode trying to get us to the Brett Young concert on Sunday night by water.  He was playing at Boone Hall Plantation.  Unfortunately, we got there and the tide ended up being too low.  Maybe next time!

But we enjoyed dinner at Swine and Swig at its new spot right off the water beforehand, so it still made for a fun evening.  And the food was amazing!

Haven’t tried a fishtail in awhile.  Loved this one!

Essie Bikini So Teeny

Bracelet

Cheers!  This Bon & Viv creation the other night was delicious!  Basically, they served Bon & Viv Seltzers without the flavor and bartenders added in their own flavors.  I loved the blueberry mint and the strawberry mint.

Sometimes fried food is just a good idea!

Ring (old, similar here) // Bracelet // Clutch

What I Wore

Dress // Sunnies // Clutch // Earrings // Wedges // Bracelet // Ring

Happy Thursday, Y’all!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Sale starts tomorrow!

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Last week, we set our sights on the beach, this time with boogie boards so we could ride the waves!

Boys’ Tees

Effie’s Suit is on major sale, plus an additional 20% off with code: SWEETSOUTHERNPREP.  It also comes with a really cute rashguard, as well.  A steal!

All set to surf!

Pool Bag // Flip Flops // Towel // Sunnies (similar

Holiday Accessories Game – Strong!

A little pre-celebrating the 4th – one day early!

Dress (sold out, but the print is still available in all of these styles here) // Earrings // Bracelet (as a necklace)

That evening, I had some one-on-one time with Logan.  He asked to go back to a Riverdogs game just us and he loved every minute of it!

When we got to the game, it was storming so we hid out for a little while and had some dinner.  Logan didn’t seem to mind!

Logan brought his buddy Sawyer with him to watch the game.

And for the finale – fireworks!  This was a special occasion since it was the night before the 4th and the Riverdogs didn’t play on the 4th.  But fireworks are always on Friday nights, so be sure to get there for a game.  They’re always so awesome!

I love that he enjoys watching baseball as much as I do!

Can’t wait to get back for another game soon!

Remember, you can take $2 off your tickets all season long with code: SWEETSOUTHERNPREP.  Get your tickets here.

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Last week, I took the kids over to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry to beat the heat.

They always have the best time here, exploring all the rooms.  Wheeler is at the cusp of aging out, but she still loves the Publix shopping area and the arts and crafts room.

Each room has so much to explore!

Logan and Vaughn’s favorite rooms are the pirate ship (complete with costumes) and the castle, where he always loves riding around on his stick horse.  The water room is always a huge hit too!  Argh, matey!

It’s perfect timing for Wheeler’s age and older because they will be redoing the museum, offering more for the older children.

These illustrations are just some of the many concepts that they’ll be creating in the next two years.

Don’t worry though, the museum will stay open while it’s being transformed!

They’ll be renovating these new areas in stages, so by 2021 the entire museum will be fully completed!

After spending over three hours at the museum, we worked up an appetite.  Ruru’s for the win!

Had to make a pit stop to visit our friendly frog while we were walking around.

All in all, it was a great day!  Just one of the many fun things to do in Charleston!  Love our city so much!  So happy my kids do too!

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On the 4th, we headed out super early to fish offshore.  Lots of y’all asked about the girls’ suits.  They’re from Target, but unfortunately were never available online.

Shirt & Hat are both by Fish Hippie

Lanier in his element.

Another successful day of fishing!

After a full morning of fishing, we headed to Kiawah to swim and enjoy lunch and dinner.  We hung out as long as we could on the beach until it was late enough to venture closer to the harbor to watch the fireworks at Patriots near the bridge.

Lots of y’all asked about my swim top.  It’s from J.Crew from last year.  But I did find two very similar ones that are currently available.  Love both.

Ruffle Bikini Top

One Shoulder Top

Both are currently 30% off with code: WEDNESDAY.

This was a first for us to watch the fireworks from the water so the kids were super excited!

Enjoying some Moon Pies while we waited.

After much anticipation, it did not disappoint!  We loved every minute of it!  It was so cool to see a 360 view of all the fireworks going off around us on the different islands.  It was as if they saved the best for last, waiting until the end of the others to shoot off the Patriots fireworks!

Truly a 4th we will never forget!

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Beach days are always good days!  And that’s just what we did to start our week!

Ready to swim!

Had lots of y’all ask about these sunnies.  I’ve had them a few years now, but I did find them available here.

Give me all the red, white and blue this week!  Wearing this bikini top, these bottoms, my sunnies are sold out, but I found a similar pair here.  And my hat is from Parrot Surf Shop from last summer.  I found this similar one and it’s only $16!

Yes, my lashes are real…with the help of Latisse.  Y’all may remember that a patch of my lashes fell out earlier this year.  I used Latisse to help them grow back, and boy, did it do the trick!

Woodhouse just launched their new summer service called Total Swellness.  All of these CBD treatments are available all summer long.

I got the massage and it was ah-mazing!  The massage lotion they used had little sparkles in it and my skin was literally glowing after my massage.  Highly recommend!

Wearing this dress.  Fits true to size.

Loved getting to celebrate my friend Jaime’s birthday!  Cheers!

A happy mail day!  Cannot wait to use this new crossbody!

How fun is the lining!

And I’m obsessed with the color combo here!

Vera Bradley is running a 30% off sale on all of their patriotic print pieces.  Getting ready to use this bag today for the beach.  Great for the pool too!

This bag is great for storing wet swimsuits.

Such a fun print for the holidays!  This ID case and lanyard are a great price right now!

And the cushioning on these flip flops are super comfy!  30% off discount is automatically taken off at check-out.

Lisi Lerch also has a great holiday sale going on right now.  Take 30% off selected jewelry!  Click here to shop.

Take an additional 30% off sale items at Vineyard Vines.  Use code: JULY19 at check-out!  Click here to shop the sale.

I hope y’all are having a great holiday week so far!

Be safe tomorrow!

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On Friday night, the kids and I had the BEST time at the Riverdogs baseball game!  Lanier was supposed to come with us, but he threw out his back that morning and needed to rest it.

We quickly changed out our hats for Riverdogs ones!

Brandon Lockridge was kind enough to sign our baseballs!

The kids loved hanging out with Chelsea!  They cracked up when I showed them the photo of Chelsea putting bunny ears on them.

Logan was so excited to watch!

We love listening to 103.5 WEZL, so when the kids spotted the Weasel at the game they definitely wanted a pic!  Check out Logan’s hat he put on his head.

During the game, Walter took us on a behind the scenes tour of the stadium.  The kids loved every minute of it!  This was in the locker room.

Effie telling me to be quiet.  We were headed to the dugout during the game.  Walter reminded us to be super quiet because the players would be in game mode and didn’t want any distractions.

The view from the press box!

Did you know anyone who attends the game can check out this view?  Just head to the second floor and it’s right there.  A great photo op!

Corndogs for all!

We had the best time at the game!  They were down 4-5 in the 6th inning and came back to win it 12-5 getting 5 hits in the 7th and 3 hits in the 8th.  We loved all the scoring!  The game didn’t end until close to 11, but the kids didn’t mind.  And for the finale, fireworks on the field with Charlie and Chelsea!

Definitely a night they’ll never forget!  All summer long, take $2 off your ticket with code: SWEETSOUTHERNPREP.  Get your tickets here!  We’ll be headed back soon!

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Sweet Southern Prep by Ashley Brown - 2w ago
Logan’s Suit Set // Effie’s Suit Set

Last week, Effie, Logan and Vaughn had beach camp out on Sullivan’s Island and had the best time, as always!

Some of y’all have asked about Wheeler and where she’s been.  For her birthday, she asked my parents if she could stay with them for a few days by herself.  It was the sweetest thing and of course they obliged!  We’d planned on doing it later this summer, but with the passing of my grandfather, it was the perfect time for my mom to have Wheeler’s company.  Wheeler also got to spend time with all of her cousins and visits to their houses, so needless to say she had a fun time.  We all missed her so much!  When she came back, I was ready for some one-on-one time with her, while the others were at camp.

Our first activity was walking the Ben Sawyer Bridge.

Her reward after walking the bridge – gelato at Beardcats!

Next, we headed out to the beach to swim and read!

Swimsuit

Looking much too old here!

Sunnies

Missed her soooo much!

To top it off, before getting the rest of the kiddos from camp, we enjoyed lunch at Mex-1!  This is my go-to taco – the Bangin’ Shrimp Taco!  Yum!

Tennis Bag // Tennis Shoes

The next day, I got in some much needed tennis time…

…and so did Wheeler!  She had a great time at camp!

Lanier met us at Home Team after camp.  We usually don’t eat out this much, but this week was special.  And Wheeler enjoyed every minute of it!

Her favorite meal all week was this Poe’s burger with a side of french fries and a Shirley Temple.

Such a fun week!

Logan’s Swim Trunks

Meanwhile, the kids had the best week at beach camp!  They’ve been going for the past few years and still love it just as much!

Can you tell Logan loves him some chocolate?  And yes, his shirt actually stayed clean until RIGHT AFTER I took this photo.  I told him he had chocolate on his face, so he grabbed his sleeve and well…no more clean white shirt.

If you’re still looking for 4th of July accents, these blue hearts are so cute!

Loving these red tassels too!

Coverup  (20% off with..

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Sunnies ($15!)

Last week, Effie and I had a little girl’s day and had so much fun!

She picked out the lunch spot.  Taco Boy!  If y’all are familiar with it, this is where the huge tree out front used to be.  Since it died, they replaced it with outdoor seating.

Effie did the ordering too.  Nacho Heaven!

After lunch, we went out for manis and pedis.  This was the first time Effie had ever received a professional mani/pedi, so it was an extra special treat!  And boy did she savor every minute of it – from picking out her colors, to the massage chair to sipping on whatever drink she could choose – she chose YooHoo.

Flip Flops (only $3.99!)

My Dress // Earrings // Effie’s Dress

Such a fun day!

Sunnies (only $16.99) // Tank // Shorts // Bead Necklaces // Small Leather Necklace // Bracelet

That evening, I headed out with friends aboard the Palmetto Breeze for a sunset cruise in the harbor.  While we’d heard of the storm warnings for later in the evening, there wasn’t a dark cloud in sight.  But I will say, we were the only ones that brought rain jackets.  And by the end, we were sure glad we did!

How sweet is this pup?

On our way back to Shem Creek, the clouds definitely rolled in!  Talk about ominous!  Captain John timed it just right.  We docked just in time before the bottom fell out of those clouds!

Still such a fun night!

Top // Earrings (similar) // Tote // Effie’s Dress

On Friday, I took the kids to see Toy Story 4.  It was so cute!

Effie’s Suit (on sale!)

Off to the pool!

Such a cute suit!  20% off with code: SWEETSOUTHERNPREP.

Love that it matches this coverup perfectly.  I wear it as a dress too and it’s SPF 50+.  It’s also 20% off with code: SWEETSOUTHERNPREP.  // Sunnies

How crazy were these storm clouds on Saturday morning?  This was over downtown Charleston and Morris Island.

This was over Sullivan’s Island.  It was so eerie!

We set out at 5:45am to get our fishing started early, but unfortunately the weather postponed our early morning fishing trip.

But it was clearly well worth the wait!  Effie’s King Mackerel she caught!

Wore this coverup and these sunnies.  I’ve had my sunnies for a few years now, but I did find them available here.  They’re a great fit to wear under hats.

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