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

My picks of the Shopbop F&F sale – last day today!

I LOVE Shopbop – I’ve mentioned them before. They do express shipping for Amazon prime and today is the last day of their Friends & Family sale – use code INTHEFAM for 25% off everything including sale items!

I recently bought my Soludos espadrilles from the Soludos site but they have them on Shopbop too – they are the most comfortable summer shoes ever and GREAT quality. If you’re in between sizes size up.

I have these gladiator sandals in tan and they are gorgeous – especially on sunkissed feet.

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Sincerely, Jules first introduced me to this pair – they are gorgeous and perfect with boyfriend jeans. They also come in black here.

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If you prefer a heel – how about these?

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The other things to mention are the cargo pants I discussed the other day!

Just love these twill Current / Elliot pants with a slouchy, military-inspired profile. The crossover front is fabulous.

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These utilitarian Etienne Marcel pants have a slouchy, cropped silhouette with distressing. I LOVE them.

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Finishing with my favorite, which are very similar to the Zara pair I am wearing. These slouchy Citizens of Humanity pants have a military-inspired look with a button fly.

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Enjoy the code – be careful you can get lost on Shopbop for hours – they also stock Golden Goose and fabulous denim…