I wanted to give y’all a brief update on the shellac manicure. Because I know you’ve all been losing sleep wondering about it.
Here’s the deal. The polish still looks shiny. And it hasn’t chipped at all. Which is amazing considering that I have done nothing to protect my nails at all.
BUT I have noticed that the polish has kind of started to separate from where my cuticles meet the nail. Does that make sense? I really notice it whenever I’m doing anything that involves running my fingers through my hair. It kind of creates some kind of icky sensation that is the hand equivalent of how I feel when I accidentally bite into a water chestnut.
So I don’t know if that’s an application error or just a side effect of the shellac manicure. I will tell you that it has taken everything in me not to pick at it and peel it off. But I have shown a resolve of steel and resisted. It’s so uncharacteristic of me.
Anyway, on a fashion note, I wish I could tell you that I had all kinds of cute things to show you. But you know what I’ve done this week? Sat on the couch with a sick child. The only fashion I know about right now involves a pair of yoga pants and my cleanest dirty shirt.
I will tell you that this is a great time to find boots on sale if you’re in the market for boots. I’d go with a brown pair because they go with everything. Even black. Also, this is the last week to take advantage of the 30% discount at Francescas when you use the code MAMA at checkout.
Lastly, I decided to only link to five things today. And then I found five cute outfit ideas on Pinterest. So it’s a mixed bag.
(I wanted to include pics but it just didn’t happen. Sorry.)
I love the neutral tones and the stripes in this jacket. It’s a great transition piece for warmer weather and would look so cute with even just a simple white tank under it, a pair of rolled up jeans and a some sandals.
I bought a similar sweatshirt to this a while back and I essentially live in it. There’s something about the terry that makes it irresistible.
The whole navy-striped thing is so in for spring and I love the sleeves on this top. They transcend an ordinary t-shirt.
What am I talking about? Transcend? It’s a shirt.
I love this top because I’m a little infatuated with orange right now. I love the idea of it paired with turquoise and cowboy boots. Plus, it’s on sale.
There’s a beautiful orange shirt at Sundance right now that Gulley and I both love but, like I told her, it’s RARE that things at Sundance ever go on sale. I think she thought I was being a little harsh, but I was just trying to speak the truth in love.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about this, but then I saw the cute outfit I featured below on Pinterest and loved the animal-print cardigan. And this one is on sale.
But if animal print isn’t for you, then you could go with the jackie cardigan. It comes in an array of colors. AN ARRAY.
You can also find cute cardigans at Old Navy for just tens of dollars.
And now here are some outfit ideas that I found while obsessively spending time on Pinterest this week.