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What I Bought in July

I had fun putting together what I bought in June and wanted to share what I purchased for myself, the kids, and Jim this month too. I took advantage of some 4th of July and end of summer sales to pick up some of the kids back to school clothing.

Boys Chino Pant

Lawson has outgrown all of his long pants. He’s had a few of these chino pants from J. Crew in the past. He is tall and slim, which can be a challenge to find pants that fit him in both the waist and length. I went up a size so they will hopefully fit for longer than one season.

YETI Rambler for Kids

We misplaced Sybil’s YETI and ordered a replacement. We own a few different water bottles and this is my favorite. It keeps their water cold and is dishwasher safe. They are expensive, but thankfully we’ve only lost two water bottles in 5 years so it’s alright.

Dudley Stephens Pullover Fleece

Another back to school item I picked up on sale. Sybil and I live in our Dudley Stephens fleece in the fall and winter. I thought this would be a good option for Lawson to try. It’s dressy and casual at the same time.

Mushie Spoon and Fork Set

We put this set in Lawson and Sybil’s lunch and snack boxes. We had one set and bought another as we’ve been using their lunch and snack boxes several days a week and I kept forgetting to switch the utensils.

ba&sh Cotton Blouse

I had long wanted to check out the ba&sh Paris brand. I ordered this shirt when it was on sale + an additional discount. It is a really great material, although I’m still deciding if it’s a tad too big for me (if I decide against it, I’ll sell it on Poshmark).

Welly First Aid Kit

The kids and I went on an overnight trip to Winter Park early this month. I didn’t have a first aid kit in my car. Since we liked the Welly bandaids so much, I bought the first aid kit to bring with us. I like to be prepared!

Hill House Ellie Dress

This dress came back in stock after initially selling out and I couldn’t resist. I styled it 3 ways in this Instagram post. The short story is I love the color (more of a raspberry than true red) and fit. I wear one size down from my normal.

Bombas Socks

I used to buy the kids socks from the Gap until I tried Bombas for Lawson last winter. They truly are better – thicker so they are warmer, softer, and last longer. For back to school, we refreshed their sock drawer with these lightweight scallop edge ankle socks for Sybil and these calf socks for Lawson. To qualify for free shipping, I threw in these running socks for myself. 😊

Natori Bliss Perfection Thong

My one purchase from the Nordstrom Sale (at least so far), are these underwear. I prefer them over Hanky Panky as they are a little softer material. The sale is now open to everyone – you can see all my Nordstrom Sale picks here.

Hanna Andersson Slim Sweatpants

Another back to school purchase, we’re going to give these slim sweatpants a shot. Fingers crossed they fit his tall frame!

iDesign Linus Turntable

After taking out everything to find the one bottle I wanted at the back of the refrigerator shelf, I ordered this turntable for our top shelf. I don’t know why I waited so long!

White Rabbit Premium Cotton Pads

Now that I use toner twice a day, I upgraded my cotton pads from the less expensive version I had been using. They sometimes felt like they were scratching my face, which these don’t do at all. My next switch is to re-usable cotton pads so if you have any you like, send them my way!

Mini Marine Layer Plaid Shirt

In the winter, Lawson mostly wears sweatshirts or flannel shirts. With the purchase of this shirt, he’s all set for this fall and winter. I haven’t decided on our location/vibe for family photos this year, but he might be wearing this shirt.

Brightland Olive Oil

It seems very bougie to have a favorite olive oil, but I do. I cannot wait to pair it with delicious summer tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. It’s also wonderful on salads and with fresh bread from a local bakery. If you use this link, you can get $10 off your first order of the Duo.

Plastic Bag Dryer

Technically this was a Mother’s Day gift, but I wanted to include it since I’ve been using it for a couple of months now. We use a lot of Stasher bags and re-use our Ziploc bags so I’m constantly washing them. This makes drying much easier.

Hydro Flask Kids’ 20 oz Water Bottle

While at summer sports activities, Lawson and Sybil were drinking all of the water from their smaller bottles. When Jim and I saw these 20 oz. bottles at the checkout, we grabbed two of them (jungle/lime green for Lawson, island/teal for Sybil). To be fair, I’m not sure I would have been so quick to buy them had I looked closer at the price, but I know they will get a lot of use at school and activities.

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