Fourth of July

This week is a short one, so I’ll make this brief. I’m sharing my best sellers in June, as well as sales from around the web.

We’re getting ready to go up to the lake. I would be lying if I loved packing up the car and 5 little people. Girls, it is hard work and I NO FAIL forget something EVERY time. Why? Other than that, I love the fresh clean air, coffee on the deck, hanging out with the kids, and spotty cell service. Yes, sometimes it is a blessing in disguise. Enjoy these moments we will never get back, Happy 4th of July!

  1. this dress 2. 90’s high rise jeans 3. Peplum top 4. Pearled sandals 5. Edie flap bag 5. Cover up Maxi Dress 6. Beatles tee 7. Valentino Dupes 8. Heeled Sandals

4th of July Sales from around the web:

Abercrombie & Fitch (50% off throughout the store)

Anthropologie (50% off sale items)

American Eagle (all undies 10 for $30)

Ann Taylor

use code JULY for 50% off

H&M (I find great kids items here!)

J.Crew up to 50% off sale styles with code BIGGEST

J.Crew Outlet

Madewell 25% off with code FIREWORK, until 7/8

LOFT 40% off with code HBDUSA

MANGO up to 50% off!


Nordstrom Rack

REVOLVE use code CANDY for 10% off!

Williams Sonoma


Jeans // Top // Belt // Jacket // Heels

I still can’t believe we will be welcoming another kiddo this fall, I mean, I can barely say 5 kids, when I’m so used to saying 4. I’m sure I will be that forgetful mom, that after 4, i forget to bring the extra diapers, wipes, change of clothes, etc, because I haven’t done this in 5 years!

Currently, I am 26 weeks and baby is weighing in at 2 lbs and I have lately been grabbing for the same items: stripe top, black top, bella band over jeans and denim shorts. Add to that a black maxi. Even my 8 year-old makes fun saying, “oh that dress again mommy?”

I’m a believer that if its good, its good, why shelf it? Wear it daily, ha! I’ve also worn the same couple things around the house because I’m extra tired this time around. Everything is an extra effort from making dinner to even walking up and down the stairs, ha! Throbbing legs, sore back and 5 am kicks are just a little burden I bear carrying this GIFT!

Sure I’d love to be traveling, but I’m walking (or waddling) into this holiday extra grateful and okay with doing less, saying no, and staying put (on the couch) growing a human and enjoying my cuties.

Happy ALMOST long weekend!

NORDSTROM style steals under $100! Stay Tuned for a 4th of July giveaway!

JCREW use code ALLSTAR for 30% off!

WEST ELM use code JULY4 for 20% off entire purchase

LOFT 50% off sale styles

SSENSE golden goose sneakers on sale!

SOLE SOCIETY select styles up to 60% off and free shipping for orders over $50

Ps. A lot of what we are wearing happens to be on sale this week, sizes are limited



white dress // sandals  (on sale! Hurry, limited sizes!)// blazer // Milla bag // MAC lipstick // similar earrings

her overalls // tank // scarf // red sandals // her banana dress // red sandals

The biggest holiday of the summer is upon us and I have to admit, I’m pretty excited. We just wrapped up the kitchen remodel of our A-Frame cabin on Lake Arrowhead and it’s going to be so nice to have it done and ready for my family next week. Although I’m excited about family time and the cabin, I also had to get everyone’s outfit for the 4th just right!

So like I said, we will be spending the holiday at Lake Arrowhead, which means I opted for a simple white dress for myself, a blue banana dress for my eldest, polos for my boys, and overalls for my youngest daughter. I love how Nordstrom always has an awesome online selection of girls and boys clothes. My eldest is growing like a weed, so if I’m unsure about sizing I order two sizes and easily return from home. Having a large family, Nordstrom has also provided conveniences like curbside pick up. So easy! I just parked and called the number they provided and me and the kids and I waited in the car while the store associate loaded our bags. Super convenient and just another reason to love Nordstrom right? When I’m dressing them, it’s all about simplicity when you’re planning on having a low key weekend with lots of grilling and my favorite flag cake. Have you ever made a flag cake? It’s amazing! I’ve included the recipe below.

Whatever you’re doing for the holiday, I hope you have a lovely 4th of July with friends and family enjoying all the freedom our country has to celebrate.
Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!
Stay tuned for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Updates!
1. How cute is this STRIPE DRESS under $50? 2. LOUNGER CHAIR – I’ve been in the market lately with our deck at the lake. How cute is this blue one? 3. SUNGLASSES  are like SPF for your eyes! 4. A RED MAXI is a great statement piece pregnant or not. And only $68! 5. RED SALTWATER SANDALS – my girls love these, I need a pair as well! 6. A STRAW BAG is so chic right now 7. A BLUE SCARF to pair with your WHITE SANDALS and red maxi
I also love this stripe swimmy and this white cover up!
Happy 4th!

Today is one of our favorite days of the year, watermelon, the smell of hamburgers on the grill, and a picnic at the park. I still can’t believe this marks our second summer in California. It has been a whirlwind, but I’m grateful for the endless summer and new friendships we have made here easing the distance from family. So grateful!

5 Things I love about Summer

1 the beach – a no brainer. Manhattan Beach is our favorite! 2 the pool is so chill and no sand clean-up! 3 cold drinks like kombucha and matcha with boba taste especially good when it’s super hot out. 4 Ice cream, we love scoops in Highland Park! 5 Dressing for 4th of July – I love all things red, white, and blue

5 Things I’m loving at Nordstrom Rack:

1 kids flipflops and shoes (A friend of mine told me Nordstrom Rack is the best value for kids shoes, and she was right! Stock up on snow boots)  2. Anything FRAME 3. VINCE 4. RAG & BONE 5. Denim Shorts


sweater FRAME similar and similar (size up!) I also like THIS :: jeans FRAME :: sunnies CHLOÈ :: sandals I also like THESE  :: photo’s by Felicia Lasala

Fourth of July has to be one of my favorite holidays to dress for. Who doesn’t love red, white and blue. Here, I’m showing some of my hand-picked favorites from graphic tees to a fray skirt (I just ordered) to the comfiest red sandals to the essential wrinkle blocker straw hat. Happy fourth of July to you and yours! Shop my picks below:

3 FRAY SKIRT  I also like these $60 cutoffs

Hubby said to me tonight, wow you’re really obsessed with stripe dresses lately. Haha and yes, he’s so right. Blame it on the fourth of July or maybe the fact that they are super versatile and act as a closet neutral. Not only do they double as chic swim coverups but great layered with a denim jacket, white button-up or cardigan. Here, I paired it with a distressed denim jacket and red accessories. Today, we are headed to Laguna Beach and as much as I’m looking forward to the change of scenery, I’m not looking forward to the sand clean-up. Happy stars and stripes! More stripe on stripe looks here.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a safe and fun family weekend.

xx Shalice

my stripe dress ATM :: my sandals AGL SHOES :: sunnies CHLOÈ :: denim jacket SIMILAR :: hat SIMILAR

his shirt BURBERRY :: cutoffs LEVI SIMILAR :: sandals SALTWATER SANDALS

More must-have stripes below:

Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Whether you’re planning on spending the fourth of July on the water, the rooftop, or behind the wheel of the Volkswagen bus (my personal favorite), we have the outfit for you. Thankfully, these items happen to be crazy versatile and can be worn well into September 4th. Summer weekends, long nights (and oh so tiring days) here we come. Watermelon and sunscreen not shown.

1. Hat

2. Necklace

3. Striped Top (I also like THIS)

4. Red Bandana

5. Cutoffs (I also like THESE )

6. Platform sandals 

Outfit 2 / /

1. Long necklace

2. Edge leather bracelet

3. Tassel bracelet

4. White dress (on sale!)

5. Red sandal (I also like this black heel)

Outfit 3 / / /

1. Necklace

2. Fringe Bag

3. Playful blue romper (also like this one in white)

4. Weekend Sandals (on sale!)