Month: June 2017

Red, White, and Blue I love you.  Almost everything is on sale this weekend.  Here are my favorite 4th of July inspired pieces.  Hope your holiday weekend is a blast!

Dress | Denim Jacket | Bracelet | Sunnies | Earrings | Hat-similar







Spicy Clutch, Tassel Stretch bracelet set








Top | Skirt | Earrings | Hat -similar | Short










Favorite Straw Hat | Earrings | Tassel Necklace | Dress | Clutch






Swim Cover Up | Swimsuit-similar| Straw Hat | Straw Tote | Earrings








Sweater | Shorts | Favorite hat | Necklace | Braclet | Sandles (TJMAxx)





Halter Dress | Straw Tote | Cork Wedges (similar) | Sugar Fix Earrings | Straw Hat | Bracelet



If you are in the St Louis area and like this clutch RUN to the Runway TJMaxx in Des Peres.  I got this clutch tonight for $29 and it is the exact same clutch that Nordstrom is selling.  How perfect is this to tie together all your red, white and blue outfits for the festive weekend.

Festive Clutch

This is my FAVORITE polish when getting a regular manicure for two reasons.

1.  It dries fast so you don’t have to wait all day for it to dry with out a smudge.

2.  It lasts a week and its regular polish, not the gel, so you don’t have to get it taken off at the salon.

I got the scoop from my nail salon on the hottest colors this summer.

1-I’m wearing Funny Bunny
2-Its pink PM
4-The Thrill of Brazil

My salon charges $2 more but I feel it’s worth it.  XOXO




Here is a little OOTD inspiration for your upcoming summer parties or 4th of July BBQ’s.  All of these pieces are so versatile.  As you may have noticed I am obsessed with this hat.  Lucky for me the cost per wear is pennies at this point.  J-Crew Outlet is one of my favorite spots for afforable wardrobe staples and accessories.  This clutch literally goes with everything.

Favorite Straw Hat | Earrings | Tassel Necklace | Dress | Clutch









Sarah’s Scoop:  If you are shopping at an outlet mall, sign up for the VIP shopper club.  It’s FREE.  Then when you get to the mall go to the customer service office for a discount book.

At the St Louis Premium Outlet they give you a savings passport for tons of the stores that offer even additional discounts.  So for J-crew the passport offers an additional 10% off $100 or more.  BONUS!!

Happy shopping friends!!  XOXOX

I love infusing water with flavor in the summer.  Here is one of my favorite spa water combinations.

Fresh Lemons sliced
Sliced cucumbers
Mint leaves, muddled

Mix together and chill in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!  XOXO

Happy Weekend everyone!  In the last fitting room frenzy the focus was finding great summer work dresses.  This time I was on the lookout for summer dresses under $100.  I found some amazing options.

I was at Nordstrom with not a lot of time so Amber Kemp the personal shopper had these already pulled.   If you are short on time or don’t like shopping call Amber.  Her service is free.  

Cell: (314) 452-6589 / E-mail:

Here are a few of my favorites.

Cold Shoulder Black Dress | Gold Pendant

OMG is this not the cutest dress ever!!?  Love it and so flattering.  Perfect for a summer wedding or date night.








A-line shift dresses

The perfect summer dress.  Loads of patterns to choose, runs large so size down.








V-neck shift dress 

These dresses are so versatile.  They would be great on the weekend for BBQ’s, parties, running errands, with sandals.

I would also wear for work, church, and dress it up at night with heels.








Gingham Fit and Flare

Gingham is everywhere this summer and I think the print is timeless.  This dress is double duty.  Great work work with heels like I have on but then weekend ready with sandals or fashion sneakers.








I hope you got a few ideas of the fun summer dresses that are available for under $100.  Let me know which one’s you like best.  XOXO  Sarah


Roadtrip part 2.  We started off our trip in Bentonville AR and are now at Big Cedar Lodge.

Big Cedar Lodge– was created by Bass Pro Shop founder Johnny Morris when he purchased the existing property in the area, known as Big Cedar Hollow, in 1987.  Since then, it’s grown into one of the best wilderness resorts in the U.S.  It covers 800 acres that overlooks Table Rock Lake in the Ozark Mountains just outside Branson, Missouri.

If you like being surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery while still enjoying premium facilities and amenities, this is a wonderful destination.  This is one of my favorite places in Missouri.

Big Cedar Lodge offers plenty of outdoor activities for all ages.  Having two very active little boys, this is music to many parents’ ears.

The main lobby is tastefully decorated in a rustic theme.  While I checked in, my boys played with the Lincoln Logs on a game table, which would’ve kept them busy for hours.

For dinner we ordered some pizza from a local place, while playing some of the board games you can check out.

For dessert, we headed to the campfire area for s’mores.  They had several fires going and each family got a s’mores kit.  The weather was fantastic, and we were serenaded by the sound of hundreds of tree frogs croaking.  To cap off our evening, we hit the links at the fishing-themed mini golf course located next to the campfire area.

When we returned to our room, the “cookie lady” had left us some treats: “wishing” maple leaf cookies.  They’re gingerbread in the shape of a maple leaf.  They get their name because when you hold one in your hand, you make a wish and then tap the cookie’s center.  If it breaks into three pieces, your wish will come true.








Day 2-

When I woke up the next morning, I headed to Big Cedar’s fitness gym.  This facility has a lot of machines of all kinds..  After lifting weights, I went outside to get some cardio in.  I quickly found the 5K walking/ running trail on site.  Well-marked and paved, it took me all around the amazing property, where I was surrounded by the sounds of nature (waterfalls, frogs, birds, etc.)










The lodge had organized a kids fishing rodeo, so we hopped on the shuttle and headed to the lake.  Just like at the s’mores night, don’t worry about bringing your own supplies to Big Cedar, you’re already covered.  The staff gave my boys fishing, rods, showed them how to put a worm on the hook, and off they went!

After fishing, we headed over to the marina for the paddle boats.  We toured the lake and cove, where there’s a beautiful waterfall.  They boys enjoyed spotting ducks and turtles that were out sunning.  When we got back to the marina, we headed to the outdoor café for lunch, where we saw even more turtles on the banks.  There were several turtle families with babies, so the boys were very excited to see them.















The Top of the Rock

The only time we left Big Cedar Lodge, was to go to The Top of the Rock, which is a short drive north on Hwy 65 from Big Cedar.

They give you a golf cart, which an adult drives around the property on very scenic paved trails.  Waterfalls, bridges and other breathtaking nature scenes surround you during your journey.  The highlight of the drive comes when you drive into a cave with a gigantic waterfall.  After leaving the cave, we drove over several covered bridges and saw more waterfalls.  The drive lasts between 45 mins and a hour, but when done, we all wanted to go around again!  It was AMAZING!!!  Tickets are($25 for adults/ $12.50 for kids), but we all thought it was well worth it.











I just read this week that Big Cedar opened a new activity center called Fun Mountain on property.  It looks amazing.

Overall I would describe our trip to Big Cedar Lodge magical.  If you love being outdoors I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Happy Travels to you.  Sarah


I’m always on the look out for healthy snacks I can keep with me while on the go that don’t require temperature control.    Here are some of my favs!  Enjoy!!




  1.  Think thin bar (salted carmel)
  2. Skinny Pop Popcorn
  3. Banana
  4. Sweet chili pistachios
  5. Apple
  6. Extra Gum
  7. Trader Joe’s Turkey Jerky
  8. Baby carrots