And so summer begins…

It’s the last day of school here. Yes the last of the year. This week has been challenging to say the least. We’re always pulled in so many directions with end of year projects (errr why when we shut down brains in April after testing?), chorus recitals, plays, parties, field day and graduations. My son was upset I missed his end of year party yesterday – well I was working, but that didn’t stop my guilt! We’re tired and cranky – and mom hasn’t stopped crying since Monday night when the East Coast started getting the news of the Manchester bombing.

Last night, Dave and I decided to take a breath. We went out for dinner, alone, quietly, and indulgently. I ate oysters, peaches and steak and drank san pellegrino. Today I feel a little calmer, a little less emotional but still with a tonne of shit to do before the kids and I head off to Manchester on Saturday for a couple of weeks. I’m super excited about seeing everyone but feel there is a mountain of stuff to do before I get to that departure gate!….and inhale….

I haven’t done much shopping this week – truthfully I’m all shopped out for the summer given after the UK I have about 8 weeks of bikini wearing. That hasn’t stopped me window shopping though and here are some gems I’ve found for you. The Gap are rocking it this season with tops and dresses (including the one I’m wearing below) – these are some favorite items and everything is 50% off with an extra 20% using MORE.

These linen shorts are already reduced and will be cheap as chips with the code applied – size down.

I have this top in all 3 colors in a large – it is beautiful.

This is the dress I am wearing below in red – it’s beautiful and has pockets.

This dress is new in and I’ve just ordered it.

I love this bag – so chic.

Their scarves are all reduced and several are already on sale.

Looking for an Isabel Marant inspired belt? Just $14 plus another 20% off…

I’ve just ordered this hat (so much for being over shopping…)

These linen shirts are perfect – I have size large and they fit brilliantly across the bust.

On to some other bargains – TheOutnet.com has lots of Stella McCartney and Proenza Schouler bags heavily discounted.

Soludos has a sale on at the moment too – I just received these lovely espadrilles – so cute!

There’ll be lots more codes released over the weekend so I will try and keep you posted before I leave!

Shoes – Stella McCartney // Dress – Gap (discounted) // Bag – Gucci (similar here)// Earrings – J.Crew (30% off with SWEET)

Skirt – H&M // T shirt – AllSaints // Shoes – Zara // Bag – Sam Edelman (on sale plus 30% off with SamSummer30)

Top – Gap (discounted) // Jeans – J.Brand Selena (on sale here) // Shoes – Castañer // Bag – Sam Edelman (on sale plus 30% off with SamSummer30)

Dress – Everlane // Shoes – Kurt Geiger // Earrings – & Other Stories // Bag – Coach (Sale on here)

Top – ASOS // Jeans – J. Brand from The Outnet // Shoes – Miu Miu

Mango, ASOS & Sam Edelman codes for Memorial Day!

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In the US Mango have 30% off everything here using code 6SHOPPINGUS.

I picked up these cute bags for my vacation.

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ASOS have 20% off everything here with code HISUMMER.

I have this dress in my cart – I think the ruffle will be too much for my boobs but I just love it!

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This top is so pretty – similar to the Mango tops from last year and now ASOS have it in a lovely pale blue.

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Whatever you choose – remember the ASOS codes can only be used one time only – drives me mad!!

I also just received an email for 30% off site wide at SamEdelman.com with code VIPSUMMER here.

Happy Holiday!