Miller's Nautical Big Boy Room Plan

I've been meaning to share this plan for a few weeks now and I'm finally getting around to it today.  Miller's big boy room re-do has been a long time coming!  When we moved into this house two years ago Miller had just turned two and had just moved from his crib to a toddler bed.  We didn't plan to keep him in the toddler bed long but he ended up loving it so we didn't make any changes.  Shortly after turning three and right before we moved out for our first floor renovation we upgraded him to a twin bed hoping it would help with his still consistent sleep issues.  Long story short, it didn't.  

When we moved back into our house in April I decided that for his 4th birthday Miller needed a complete room makeover.  The poor kid had been living with a half put together room since we moved in and it was time to get the room completed.

So here is the inspiration board I put together.  We have already ordered all of his furniture and some of the bedding.  We still need mirror, curtains, and decor.  Miller is really into dinosaurs and sharks so I decided to stick with his ongoing nautical theme from his nursery but incorporate sharks into it, to keep him happy.

Here is what Miller's room currently looks like right when you walk into it.  I can't even believe I'm showing you these because it looks so bad right now. We never re-hung his curtains after we moved back from our rental townhouse and I didn't hang many things back up on the wall either.   Pretty much everything you see in these pictures below is going out of this room.

Ignore the random trampoline in the corner, that finally moved to the basement 

Here it is from the other side of the room:  

The white dresser was his changing table but it was just becoming a catch all for clean laundry and I don't need the storage so that is going.  

Then here is looking from the wall where is bed is: 

I want to try to keep his one year old portrait in the room somewhere, but it may end up moving to a blank wall in our room.  

The navy blue dresser was my grandmother's and I painted it when I was pregnant with Miller. It was a true labor of love, as it needed like 100 coats of paint, but unfortunately it can't stay in his room.  The drawers are so old and constantly get so stuck that Miller can't even open them.  Half the time I have a hard time too.   We're trying to encourage independence with dressing himself and putting clothes away but it's impossible when he can't even use his own dresser. I'm so sad to see it go from his room but I know it a good decision in the long run :( 

We decided that any furniture we purchased we wanted to last him until he moved out for college.  I fell in love with the Jameson bedroom set from RH baby and child and knew it would be perfect to fit with the navy blue and red accents I wanted.  The nautical looking mirror is also from there.   The curtains, sheets, and striped duvet are all from Pottery Barn Kids.  The monogrammed sham is too but I haven't decided if I want those or a big monogrammed lumbar pillow.    We also ordered him a bookcase where I will store his books, toys, and more little decor knickknacks.  
Jameson Bedroom Set in Antiqued Natural: RH Baby & Child
Shark Sheets: Pottery Barn Kids
Navy Blackout curtains: Pottery Barn Kids
Shark Wooden Wall Art: Target
Wood Oars: Target 
Striped Duvet Cover: Pottery Barn Kids 
Monogrammed Shams: Pottery Barn Kids
Red Table Lamp:  Target 

So there you have it!  I'm hoping to have the room completed before we head to the beach in two weeks but we'll see.  It's been so fun working on it and having Miller see the progress and get excited.   


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Review and My In-stock Favorites

TGIF Friends! Today is the day that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale opens to the public, otherwise known as those without the Nordstrom credit card, can finally shop the sale! It's such a good sale and one I look forward to every year to stock up on basics and fall & winter staples.

Below I decided to share with you all what I've purchased from the sale and what I thought about each piece.  I also included the two videos from my instastories- they're not fancy or anything but they might give you a better idea of how everything fits.

Love, love, love these booties!  They fit true to size and look adorable with cropped jeans. Which you can see in my video below.   I think these fit TTS and the taupe color is even better in real life.  

 I like this cardigan but I wouldn't say I love it.  The color is great and the material is soft but it has pockets that aren't sown down and they seem to flop around and lay weird.  I just think I would be readjusting the pockets constantly to not make my hips look huge.  

 I would call this a must have from the sale!! Of course it looks like it's almost completely sold out :(  I'm really hoping they are able to restock it because the price is so good and it's the perfect not too heavy pull over for fall and winter.  I'm wearing a Medium in this which is what I usually wear in Patagonia.  

 This is the perfect tee for now with shorts or jeans and for layering under cardigans in the fall and winter! I picked it up in the navy but also love the black and heather gray.  I'm usually a small in Lush but decided to go with a medium and I'm so glad I did because it fits perfectly! 

Another complete hit with this outfit!! The booties are the Hinge booties from above and this t-shirt is so much better in person than I thought it would be!  It's the perfect length for someone tall, the sleeves were long enough and it dips down in the back perfectly to cover your backside if you want.   I went with a size medium I this and it fits perfectly, so I would say TTS. 
I actually bought these AG Raw Hem Jeans in the spring and I love them! They're some of the best jeans I own and the raw hem detail just adds a bit extra.   I'm usually a size 28 in AG.  

Now here are my two try on videos- again they're just uploaded from my Instastories so they're nothing fancy but might help in making decisions for buying and sizing! 

Now I know that a lot of stuff has sold out,  so this morning I rounded up my favorites that are still in stock. There is so much good stuff left, so don't get discouraged!

Row One:  one // two // three // four 
Row Two:  one // two // three // four 
Row Three: one // two // three // four 
Row Four: one // two // three // four
Row Five:  one // two // three // four // five 
Row Six: one // two 
Row Seven:  one // two // three // four 

Did you shop the sale yet?  Are you one of those that waits all year for it like me?  
What did you end up buying? 

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Current Obsession: Summer Stripes

If you've been reading this blog long enough then you know I love stripes.  They pretty much take up my 90% of my closet.  There is just something so simple and classic about a good striped dress or top.

When I saw this dress at Tuckernuck I knew it had to come home with me and would be the perfect addition to my summer stripe wardrobe. The simple blue and white stripe with the ruffle bottom, was just calling my name. Tuckernuck is one of my favorite places to shop.  They have such a great collection of classic preppy pieces that I love (not sponsored at all, just sharing my love of them with you!)

This is still my favorite summer clutch that I purchased last year! I get so many compliments every time I use it. 

I couldn't get over the ruffle at the bottom and adorable v dipped back!

Outfit Details Here: 

Are you a stripe person like me, or do you tend to stay away from them?  I know people love them or hate them! 

I rounded up some more of my favorite summer stripes below, whether it's a top, dress or pjs I would take them all: 

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