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Netflix + Chill: Outfits and Shows I’m Bingeing

most comfortable loungewear sets for women.

I know I’m not the only one who has been BINGE-WATCHING show after show with all this time on our hands due to the Coronavirus. Admittedly, it’s probably TOO MUCH, but it helps to pass the time when stuck in quarantine.

And if we’re going to be Netflix and chilling so much… we might as well be comfortable while doing it!

This is my FAVORITE lounge set ever!

See What Else I’ve Been Living In Lately…

Want to know the shows we’re loving right now , too?

Siesta Key

OMG, hands down one of the best reality shows I’ve watched in a while! The drama and love triangles are crazy… and you can’t help but to watch. You can catch it on MTV.

Love is Blind

I’m sure most of you have probably already watched this on Netflix but if not, do yourself and tune in. It’s entertainment for sure.

Tiger King

Well this was quite a surprise for everyone, right? If you’re the ONE person in the world who hasn’t seen it yet, just dive in. There’s really no way to describe what you’re about to watch, so you just have to experience it for yourself!

Gossip Girl

This is my all-time binge-worthy girly show… and I’ve watched it over 47568459 times!!

Ozark

Season 3 just came out on Netflix and it couldn’t be better timing! The hubby and I love Jason Bateman in everything… but this show is unlike anything he usually does. It’s suspenseful, dark, and all around great. We love it and you will too.

Real Housewives

Again, I love a good reality show and RH never fails!!! My favorites are Beverly Hills, OC, and New York!! Do you have a favorite? I’d love to know.

The Stranger

This show was actually created by one of Mike’s favorite authors, Harlan Coban. It’s on Netflix in its first season and we are loving it.

Good Girls

In its third season already, Good Girls is just a good old fashioned comedy sitcom on NBC. Always makes us laugh and totally worth catching up on.

Temptation Island

So good if you love those Bachelor franchise / love story kind of shows… and trust me, it gets juicy!

Are you watching any must-see shows that I skipped above? Let me know in the comments… I have a feeling we’ll have plenty of time to find a new favorite!

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Date Night Ideas + Our Wedding Night Revisited

Mike Evans, Ashli Evans Wedding

Since our anniversary is coming up tomorrowand Valentine’s Day is one day later… I wanted to share a quick recap from our wedding four years ago—it’s definitely a day we will never forget.

I don’t think our family and friends will forget it any time soon, either!

If you’ve never read our love story—or just want to reminisce with us—check out the wedding posts linked below.

Our LOVE Story… From the Beginning

Our Wedding Day Part I

Our Wedding Day Part II

Top Date Night Ideas:

  • Netflix + Chill + Wine
  • Couples Spa Day + Massage
  • Go See a Concert
  • The Classic Dinner + Movie
  • Cook Together (Try something new or maybe even take a cooking class together.)
  • Workout Together
  • Mani/ Pedi’s
  • Attend An Event Together
  • Get Competitive and Play a Game (Or do something like bowling, batting cages, mini-golf, etc.)
  • Visit a Winery

Looking for great date night outfits? Check out some of my favorite looks…

 

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her 2019

Find the perfect gift for any woman in your life with my holiday gift guide for her.

Check out my ultimate gift guide for HER!

There’s something for anyone on your list: mom, wife, girlfriend, sister, best friend—or yourself!

A little bit of everything…

A focus on fashion…

Jewelry…

Beauty + Makeup…

Now for a little extra holiday cheer…

I had a lot of fun doing my giveaway last month and with the giving season upon us, I wanted to do one again this month for the holidays! I thought it would be a great way for me to give back to everyone who has supported me and my blog!

This month will be another gift card… but this time to Nordstrom! There will be TWO WINNERS who will receive a $250 E-gift card to Nordstrom each! It’s the perfect way to either treat yourself this holiday season or shop for your loved ones. Either way, Nordstrom has some really incredible gifts and items to shop this time of year!

Here’s How to Enter:
(PS: It’s simple… but you have to do EVERY step!)

  1. Make Sure You’re Following Me on IG
  2. Subscribe to My Blog Newsletter (Check the Column On the Right-Hand Side!)
  3. Leave a comment on THIS blog post with another gift idea you want this year.
  4. Drop a comment on my latest IG post and tag a friend you think would love my blog, too.

The Fine Print…

**Winners will be announced on Saturday 11/23 at 12 PM EST. Winners will receive a DM from me on Instagram, as well as a shout out in my IG stories. Please note that your page must be public in order to win.**

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My Fall & Winter Wishlist

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Fly Like a Pro While Pregnant + Airport Tips For Flying With Kids

Happy Wednesday once again everyone!

As you all know, we recently flew to London for a game. Flying these days—pregnant and with a toddler—is all about being practical. But of course it doesn’t hurt to throw in a little style + comfort.

Today I’m sharing my go-to look for traveling on long flights (or any flight to be honest!) The goal is simple: be as comfortable as possible when flying, especially while pregnant and traveling with a little one!

I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for loungewear and ALSO my go-to flying tips so your next trip to the airport can be comfortable, effortless, and maybe even a little fun—especially with kids!

The set I love the most is a maternity set from ASOS. It’s perfect for travel, to wear around the house or during school drop off—and I’m thinking it would be perfect for my postpartum time, as well!

Plus it’s all black… and that’s my go-to always because you can never go wrong in black! I also have this in mauve, which I actually wore flying back from London.

You can check out the maternity OR the regular set here:

Regular or Maternity

Shop More of This Style Here:

And now my tips for flying pregnant and/ or with kids…

Tips For Flying While Pregnant

  1. ALWAYS Consult With Your Doctor First (And Bring All Medical Forms Necessary)
    I believe you’re supposed to stop flying around 34-36 weeks pregnant, so this will basically be one of my last trips before having baby #2. To make sure I was doing everything the safest way possible, I got the green light to fly before leaving but since it was such a long flight—and I was going out of the country—they did recommend bringing a doctor’s note and all medical forms in my carry on bag to have handy just in case.
  2. Pack Compression Socks
    My doctor also recommended I wear compression socks the whole duration of the flight and take baby aspirin for precautionary reasons. Are they the hottest trend right now? NOPE. But they can absolutely help to keep circulation flowing and reduce blood clots, so I’ll take that over looking cute any day. For the baby aspirin, talk with your doctor for optimal dosages for your situation.
  3. Pack Lots of Snacks and Water
    Of course being pregnant you need to stay hydrated at all times but I always find that on airplanes you need to even more so! Keeps plenty of water handy or bring a water bottle to fill up after security. Don’t forget to have lots of snacks in case you get hungry on your flights or begin to feel nauseous. I keep little snacks to nibble on in my bag at all times. And hey, you may not always like what they have on flight, so why chance it?
  4. Bring Any Necessary Medication
    Like I said, my doctor recommended baby aspirin but I also made sure to bring my heartburn and nausea meds, as well. If you’re on prescription medicines, DO NOT FORGET THESE! They will be a lot harder to get at your destination than Tylenol or generic over-the-counter meds.
  5. Aim For an Aisle Seat and Don’t Be Embarrassed to Get Up to Walk
    HELLO! I know I’m not the only pregnant woman that has to pee all.the.time—and I have no plans on getting stuck by the window when I have to get up every two seconds (especially with the baby bump!)

    If you feel like you need to move around a bit, there’s nothing wrong with getting up to walk around. In fact, my doctor recommended I try to walk the aisle every hour if possible.

    (BONUS TIP: If you sit in the aisle, you can get to know the flight attendants better in case you need them at any point!)
  6. Learn More About TSA Scanners
    Do your research, talk to your doctor (are you seeing a pattern here?) and ask questions at TSA. From everything I’ve been told, it’s safe to go through all TSA scanners and metal detectors but obviously always ask when concerned.
  7. Listen to Your Body!
    At the end of the day, it always comes down to listening to your intuition. I always listen to my body and if I feel like something is a bad idea or I shouldn’t be doing it, I simply just won’t. First baby… or fifth… you’ll always have that “mother’s intuition” deep inside. Need to get up to use the bathroom? Go! Feel something’s wrong? Call your doctor. Need to take a rest? DO IT!

Tips For Flying With Children

  1. Always Get There With Enough Time to Not Rush
    I really don’t like rushing around with the stroller, through security and gate to gate. I’m a big believer that if we feel stress, then OUR KIDS feel stress and that’s no way to start a flight. So get there ahead of time so it’s smooth sailing from start to finish.
  2. Get Your Kids Excited
    Especially for younger kids, it helps to get them pumped up for your adventures by letting them know what you’re about to do together—and what you have planned for them during the flight or after.

    I love to talk Ariah up about how we’re getting on the airplane, where we’re going and who we’re going to see. We also talk about how she can be a good girl for mommy and on the plane and this usually gets her pretty ready for the plane ride.
  3. Check As Many Bags As Possible
    Trust me, you’ll want to be hands-free as much as possible when chasing kids around the airport!

    I usually only need one backpack or big tote with me after checking my bags and that helps when I’m already pushing the stroller around.
  4. Always Do a Pre-Flight Bathroom Stop
    Make time to hit the restroom so your child can go and/ or has a clean pull up/diaper before boarding the flight. Hopefully this can prevent having to take them on a sometimes nasty airplane bathroom.
  5. Don’t Try to Bring Drinks Through Security
    You already know this. You can’t take liquids through security BUT you can bring an empty water bottle with you to fill once you’re through. I usually just recommend buying drinks after going through security and always having that water bottle (or a spill-proof cup) on hand to fill.
  6. Again—Stock Up On Snacks!
    Ariah eats snacks throughout almost the entire flight until she (sometimes) falls asleep, so I bring lots from home to have on hand and buy more if needed.
  7. Bring Entertainment
    This one is major! It’s hard enough for me to sit still on the plane, so I can’t imagine how hard it is for a toddler. I always have the iPad fully charged with movies already downloaded and ready to go… but dont forget their headphones (especially because the plane ones typically don’t fit their little ears!!) I also bring a little coloring book or a small grab and go activity for her to do if it’s a long flight. Bottom line: Just be prepared to entertain them!
  8. Have a Change of Clothes
    From bathroom accidents to spills, you never know when you’ll need clothes when traveling. So while you pack everything else in your checked bags, keep one full outfit, a clean pair of underwear and extra diapers/ pull-ups in your carry-on bag.
  9. Check Your Stroller at the Gate
    It’s so much easier to push them through the airport than trying to chase them or force them to stay with you on the way to your gate. Plus you get to store your bags in or on the stroller when necessary. Every airline will let you check it right there at the gate and then you can pick it up there when you deplane. SUCH a lifesaver!
  10. Pack Strategically
    Like I said before, being super prepared is the key to success. Have everything you’ll need handy and accessible such as your phone, ID, passports, snacks, wallet, etc. Try not to be the crazy person scrambling through their bags in a pinch.
  11. Stay Calm, Breathe, and Give Yourself Some Credit
    I used to get very nervous and stressed out when flying with Ariah but what I’ve learned is that it’s best to just stay calm and go with the flow. By planning ahead and giving yourself time without rushing around, you’ll feel so much better before your next flight.

    I alway empathize with anyone flying with kids but guess what?! It will probably go A LOT smoother than you expect. You’ve got this!

Want even more traveling tips?

Don’t miss this past post!

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Obsessed With Leopard Prints This Season

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Hey everyone! I’m coming to you all from Paris right now (and having a great time!) but wanted to get a fashion post up since it’s been so long.

PLUS… this time of year it’s all about the leopard—so you know I’m all in.

It’s crazy popular right now and I’m obsessed!

I want leopard everything all the time—and on EVERYTHING. So today I rounded up all my favorite leopard pieces at the moment so you can find and wear pieces you’ll love, too!

leopard print trends

Leopard Pieces You’ll Want to Wear (And Where to Buy Them!)

Do you have a leopard print I need to know about? Drop it in a comment below!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him & Her

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so if you’re still trying to think of the perfect gift, consider it covered! Here’s my gift guide for any guy or girl on your list!

For Him:

For Her:

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Everyday Jewelry I’m Loving

I bet I’m not the only one that loves a great piece of jewelry, right?

The perfect piece simply completes any outfit… and it can take anything you’re wearing from every day casual to show-stopping WOW!

Everyday I pretty much wear the same base pieces: my wedding ring (of course!), a necklace, bracelet, and watch <<— Without them I actually feel kind of naked. My absolute favorite watch is silver AND gold, so no matter what I’m wearing that day, I feel like it’s a perfect match.

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite pieces… and if you’re in the market to create your own jewelry collection, I know you’ll find a few pieces you love to get started! All of these you can wear everyday and mix and match- and a lot of them can be layered and all worn together.

I also added some super cute statement earrings on here because I think they’re essential to spice up any basic outfit every day of the week.

The silver and gold bangles I’m wearing are all from Styled Collection…

Necklaces

Bracelets

Watches

Earrings

Rings

Statement Earrings

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Summer Wedding Guest Style: Best Dresses to Wear This Season

We were so happy to attend our friends’ wedding over the weekend and to share in their special day. I also always love a great excuse to get dressed up, so I wanted to share with you all what I wore AND give you some other great wedding guest dress options, too.

It’s best to consider the time of day the wedding is and of course, the attire requested. This wedding was in the evening but the sun was still out and the ceremony was outside but covered so I wanted something not too hot but classic and timeless. After looking at many options (that I loved) I finally went with this dress for the night.

Plus, since we go to so many weddings and other events throughout the year, I know this dress will be a fantastic staple dress in my wardrobe. Most of the weddings and events we go to require cocktail attire which is absolutely perfect to me.

It’s always fun to get dressed up for a night and have a night on the town with my hubby 🙂

Shop This Dress —-> HERE!

Looking to get fancy too? Check out some of my other favorite styles (and ALL under $200!):

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Summertime Swimwear

Happy Friday Everyone!

As some of you may know (if you’re following me on Instagram) I just returned from the best girls trip yet!

We went to Turks and Caicos and let me just say it was so amazing and literally the most beautiful beach I’ve ever traveled to <<— but I’m saving that for my next post!

Today is all about my favorite one-piece swimwear!

I’m really loving one pieces right now and feel like they’re doing more for my body than a two piece.

Plus, they just seem way cuter than bikinis this season anyway!

So today I rounded up a whole bunch of my favorite one-piece swimsuits under $100 (And, yes, some of these I definitely wore on vacation last week!)

Ready to find super cute… and sometimes sexyone-pieces that will help you rock the summertime vibes? Shop my style below 👇🏽

One-Pieces That WOW!