polka dot chambray and polka dot sweater

light wash western chambray blouse

elephant print popover blouse

paige skyline skinny jeans (storm grey)

dalmatian peplum tank (from h&m-check your local store) and animal print shorts (from loft-check your local store)

as you guys know, i am a stay at home mom so my son is with me everywhere i go. i’ve got shopping down to a science with him. and it’s pretty much….once the snacks run out…so does my running errands/shopping time. i always check store opening times and i’m sure to get there right when they open so that i can get as much done as possible before it is time to turn around and get ready for lunch/nap. this weekend my husband took eep to the beach so i could go clothes shopping all by myself. i am always amazed at how fast i can get out of the car and into a store when it’s just me. and then i missed my stroller that i normally throw my ridiculously  heavy purse into and hang all of my clothes from. and then i missed eep’s sweet face and all of our small talk. so as much as i enjoyed a little time alone…i loved even more coming home to my husband telling me that eep was asking for momma while she was gone.

21 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Mira
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 1:09 am

    Looking forward to these clothes in an outfit post 😀

  2. Amy
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 1:48 am

    Love all of the new items you got Jenn! Also, love that your son missed you. Guess moms always do know best! 🙂

    xo Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

  3. Neris
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    i’m loving all of your buys, especially the polka dot sweater! and how sweet is that your son was asking about you the entire time he was on the beach 🙂


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  4. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    Aww, I know what you mean – I always feel the same way, especially now that my daughter is getting older and actually wants to go shopping and try on clothes with me! Can’t wait to see how you style that peplum top – we can be twinsies 🙂

  5. April
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    I completely know what you’re talking about! I have 2, and when they’re not shopping with me it feels so strange! But I’m able to get so much done!

  6. Kenzi
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    i love the elephant print! elephants are pretty much my favorite 🙂

  7. Sandy a la Mode
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    i love all the patterns i see here! hope you bought it all! 🙂

    Sandy a la Mode

  8. Amy Shaughnessy
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 5:19 am

    It’s so nice to get out alone! I stopped taking my son shopping a long time ago. He started getting the ‘I’m bored to tears’ expression that his daddy gets when he’s shopping with me. It’s terrible taking either one of them shopping!! Ha ha!


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  9. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    Can’t wait to see your styling with these new finds Jenn!!


  10. alyson
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    What fun finds! Love the polka dots and great patterns. Hear ya about time alone to shop. I often can go by myself since my daughter is in school full-time but when she comes? ALL about the snacks, too, haha. Wishing she would stay in the stroller… never works anymore.

  11. The Electric Heart Girl
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    i love everything you posted.All Must Haves’
    -The Electric Heart Girl

  12. Meredith
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    I love this post. It’s great to hear your mommy insights. Great buys as well. I love the elephant print!

  13. Cathy
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Can’t wait to see your outfit posts with these fun teasers! Awww, you just love that little one soooo much!


  14. Tina @ My Highest Self
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    I can totally relate, sometimes I don’t know what to do with myself when I finally have time to do something alone. It’s like I have an arm missing or something!

  15. Amy
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    That elephant print is so cute!! I feel the same way…I usually end up taking at least one of the kids with me. Luckily my 3 year old loves shopping with mom:)

  16. Rachel
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    Love that elephant print! So cute!

  17. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    i got animal print short s just like those from forever 21!
    Xo Megan

  18. lisacng
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Cute cute finds! I shop during lunch sometimes, and you’re right, being alone is great (efficient) but also weird. Honestly, I hardly shop! Anyways, of course eep missed you. It was nice of the hubby to let you go shop on your own. LOL on the “snack runs out, shopping time over”. I’m always one eye on the toddler, one eye on merchandise too. However, the benefit is that I’m focused and don’t walk away with a gajillions things I don’t need, like at Target 😉

  19. Hélène
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    I absolutely love your style and reading your blog ! Such great inspiration ! I am a new blogger and would love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you like it !

  20. Anita
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    Love the elephant print and the chambray where did you get them? Can’t wait to see how you styled everything. I also like how you showed them, brings mystery to the items!

  21. Candy
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:56 am

    Im obsessed with polka dots too! Too bad I didn’t see that Dalmatian peplum tank when I last went to H&M!