Fashion Friday: Edition God bless America

I nearly didn’t do Fashion Friday this week because of the July 4th holiday, but then I got an email from Anthropologie yesterday announcing that everything on sale is an extra 20% off and it led me down a trail that involved me railing against the internet because the entire Anthropologie site seemed to crash just when I was ordering a top that was almost out of stock and by the time I was able to get back to my shopping cart checkout it was sold out.

Sometimes life is cruel.

And I’d show you the top but it’s all for naught now because it is SOLD OUT.

However, there are still plenty of good fashion times to be had.

1. beaded maxi coverup


This beaded maxi coverup is probably a little overkill for the neighborhood pool or a day at the watermark. But perhaps you have a vacation planned to the south of France and you have a need for poolside glamour. I don’t know your life.

This is $99.95 but an extra 20% off which will automatically be deducted at checkout.

2. noetzie maxi dress


I need a maxi dress intervention. I do not need another one. But if I did I would be really tempted by this one. It’s $89.95 plus another 20% off at checkout.

3. springstripe skirt


I find myself wanting to wear skirts more than ever this summer. They’re just such a great alternative to shorts or jeans. This one is $49.95 plus 20% off.

4. kado tunic


I think this is pretty. It’s $39.95 and I believe I’ve mentioned an extra 20% off that price.

5. haidian top


I am a sucker for a pretty white top. I’ve had my eye on this for a while and it may finally be mine now that it’s $49.95 (let’s all say it together…plus an extra 20% off)

6. j.crew gingham button down shirt


I love a navy gingham because it’s a great neutral that would look good with just about any color shorts or skirt, but then it transitions nicely to fall and winter with jeans and a jacket. You can also get it in green gingham.

It’s $31.50 plus an extra 20% off with code HOTSALE.

7. j.crew silk drawstring dress


This looks like an easy breezy dress to throw on all summer long. It also comes in black and is on sale for $49.00 with extra 20% off with code HOTSALE.

8. gap v-neck linen tee


I’ve mentioned this tee several times but it’s just because I love it so much and I want to share it with the world. I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it.

Don’t let the linen in the name fool you. This is a great wash and wear t-shirt that is a perfect length if you like a longer tee. Which I do.

9. old navy jersey circle skirt


These skirts at Old Navy are currently on sale for EIGHT DOLLARS. EIGHT GOD BLESS AMERICA DOLLARS.

10. old navy linen blend boyfriend tank


I haven’t seen these in person but I feel like they have potential. They are $15 plus 30% off with code VERYGOOD at checkout.

That’s it for today.

Have a great Friday and a happy Fourth of July!

Big Boo Cast: Episode the FIFTIETH one

And what’s more appropriate to celebrate fifty of anything than Sally O’Malley.

However, on this podcast we neither kick nor stretch. Also, we didn’t even realize it was the fiftieth one until Sophie’s son told her.

And so if you listen until the end, there is a very special, well thought out giveaway in honor of this important milestone. By well thought out, I mean that we literally came up with something in that very minute.

We also discuss Piper and Mabel’s latest escapades, the fact that we’re relieved to be raising our kids better than our dogs, Apple’s new music streaming program, and – of course -mascara.

Here’s the code:

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

Or, as always, you can subscribe on iTunes.

Just FYI – here’s where you can get more info on the products / places we mention (these aren’t affiliate links – just regular ole links):

Jen Lancaster’s I Regret Nothing
Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
The Most Awesome Power Ballad Mix Tape Playlist (by Sophie via Apple Music)

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A dog biscuit a day keeps the doctor away

I am pleased to report that both God and Leonardo Da Vinci were with me yesterday as I took Piper and Mabel to the vet.

It also helped that I took them to the dog park for an hour before their appointment and let them run out all their nervous energy.

Of course they still plotted their escape once we were in the waiting room at the vet’s office.


But after they’d gotten all their vaccinations and several treats as bribery, they were all smiles.


Even though Piper may have felt a little insecure because she weighs twenty more pounds than her sister. Which might explain why she growled at a Pomeranian on the way out.

And of course Mabel wrote a couple of haikus about the experience after she came home.

A trip to the park!
Wait! Now we’re at the doctor?
Why must people lie?

Sister bribed with treats
I know this game, won’t be fooled
with beef-flavored snacks

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