4 online sales you should be shopping!

Anytime there’s a holiday, there is usually a sale. So with 4th of July being on Friday, I’ve been browsing some mighty good sales this week! It just didn’t seem fair not to share my finds with you lovely readers..so here ya go, super good sales you should be shopping right now!

4th of July SUMMER SALES

Nasty Gal.com
LOVE these cut off denim shorts & this black high waisted swim suit! Lots of cute items at up to 80% off, who can beat that?!

Asos.com
Thinking that I very much need this tie dye dress (20% off full priced items!) & this little floral dress (part of the up to 50% off sale!)

UrbanOutfitters.com
Who doesn’t love a good Urban sale?! I’m loving this stay golden tank & this seriously adorable black lace dress. Lots of cuteness at up to 70%off!

Threadsence.com
20% off regular priced items + up to 70% off sale! These sweet little floral overalls & this white lace romper need to get into my closet right this minute.

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THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who entered the Nectar Clothing giveaway! A winner was chosen via Random.org, congratulations Lauren Tisza, woot woot!

a kimono obsession + a Nectar Clothing giveaway!

I have to admit, I might be a tiny bit obsessed with kimonos. There are quite a few hanging in my closet right now, and about a zillion more I wish were hanging in there. They are seriously the most comfortable thing to wear, ever! Some people aren’t quite sure about them…my brother asked if I was wearing a bath robe, or dressing up like a geisha. No and no. But I am happy to listen to any and all complaints and comments about my kimonos because I love them, and just don’t care!

When Nectar Clothing sent me this little kimono I was obviously SWOONING. I mean, hello perfection! Deciding how I wanted to style it was a little more difficult, but only because I could think of a million ways to wear this cute thing! So I decided to feature two different ways to style a kimono….shorts + boots & jeans + sandals.

waystostyleakimono

nectarkimonocollage

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kimono // (℅) nectar clothing , shorts // free people, ankle boots // matisse via swell

I think I’ll just live in this kimono all summer long! Love love love.

Nectar Clothing has so kindly offered to giveaway this very kimono to one lucky Shabby Loves Chic reader. And I’d say you’re super lucky because this kimono is SOLD OUT!! The ladies at Nectar set aside one of these beauties just for you. So enter to win, cross your fingers, and TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS about this too cute to pass up giveaway and about Nectar Clothing.

Enter using the rafflecopter below! A winner will be chosen on Tuesday (July 1st!) and announced shortly after. Good luck!

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 tank + jeans + faux birks via target, kimono // nectar clothing

unique gift ideas | uncommon goods

Online shopping can be both extremely lovely & extremely overwhelming all at once. I’ve been known to spend hours “online window shopping”, it’s a thing I swear, lost in rabbit hole after rabbit hole and by the end of the whole thing I didn’t purchase one single item. I love discovering new online shops that offer unique products all in one place to help me eliminate the rabbit hole experience. Uncommon Goods is one of those sites! Uncommon Goods is jam packed with a wide range of specialty items that make great gifts for friends, family, or just for yourself! They offer an adorable assortment of personalized items, here. The personalized jewelry is one of my faves, here! And tons of super cute gift ideas for ladies, check them all out here! THIS custom ‘I am fearless’ necklace would be a great gift idea, and how fun is THIS succulent birdhouse kit?! (I will share a few more of my favorite items a little later on!)

Uncommon Goods is an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. They focus on environmentally friendly goods as well as items created without harming animals or people. One of their missions is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers, which is why over half of the items you will find at Uncommon Goods are made by hand! I love supporting companies that give back, and Uncommon Goods does just that! With their “better to give” program the company donates $1 to the non-profit of your choice with every purchase you make. So far they have donated over $700,000 to charities around the world! Wooohooo! The company supports charities that focus on fighting sexual violence, hunger, forest protection, and more! Check out more info, here.

Another unique thing that Uncommon Goods does is allow you to be a part of the buying /design process by joining in on design challenges and the voting tool portion of their site. Two really great features for creative folks! Check them out here & here!

Now for a few of my favorites from the site…

uncommongoods.com

cardboard animal head
butterfly world map
cold brew coffee gift set
custom state necklaces
ampersand cheese & cracker board
state dishtowels
steampunk coffee mill

Now hurry your little selves over to the Uncommon Goods site and purchase some cuteness for a friend, or for yourself! :)

romp around town

#romper | shabbyloveschic

I think I’d like to just live in these cute little rompers all summer long. Easy, breezy outfits for the hot summer days ahead! That little lace + floral number is super adorable and only $21, hello yes please!!

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Today you’ll find me sweating like a pig (because it’s 98 degrees outside this week + we have no air conditioning in our little old house so it’s probably 98 degrees inside as well ) while knee deep in moving boxes & bubble wrap.

Happy hump day lovelies!

birkenstocks | yes or no?

I know that the second I hit publish on this post I am going to get a hateful phone call or text from my sister. She’s a birkenstocks hater and not on board for their comeback whatsoever. Personally, they are starting to grow on me. Like one of those “so ugly they are cute” kind of things. And for someone with a few back issues, a comfortable sandal that’s in style sounds pretty darn great.

the birkenstocks come back

You can never go wrong with a black pair, but these guys are calling my name too… HERE, HERE & HERE!!

And THESE Sam Edelman leopard versions are pretty darn adorable!

So what are your thoughts? Yes or no to a pair of birkenstock sandals?

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a 6 month adventure

There has been so much going on in the Ramsey household these last few weeks that I feel a little like I’ve been spinning around in a tornado. It’s been a whirlwind of decision making and planning. We found out that we have to move out of our adorable little home in downtown San Luis Obispo. Unfortunately for us our landlords have decided that they want to move in. When we signed our year lease last July we were told we would have two years before they would be ready to want to move in, if we wanted to stay that long, but here we are getting ready to move out at 11 months into our lease!

We have bounced around several different possibilities, but after many talks and lots of prayer we have officially decided we are moving to Oklahoma for 6 months. At the end of that time we will move back to Slo and either look for another rental or begin the search and home buying process. For those of you who also live in college towns, you know how difficult finding a good, charming, well-kept rental situation is. And if you don’t know, I’ll tell you…it’s a drag. So we have about one month to sell & purge some things, store the rest in a storage unit, pack up our two cars with as much as we can jam in there and head to Oklahoma. We found a great two bedroom apartment that has a dog park on site and is located very closely to my family. We are excited and ready to start our 6 month adventure!

my obsession with my dogs & personalized jewelry | onecklace giveaway

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

I’ve been on a layers of simple gold necklaces kick for quite sometime. In my opinion, a girl can never ever have too many. I had been considering the idea of getting a piece of jewelry (maybe rings? maybe a necklace?) that was personalized with our dogs names. I know what most of you are thinking… CRAZY DOG LADY. So go ahead and say it, because it actually doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m obsessed with my dogs, and that’s that.

So when Onecklace contacted me about featuring an item of their personalized jewelry I knew it was the perfect opportunity to get something with Loki & Rook’s names on it.

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

Onecklace is an international jewelry company that specializes in personalized items. They have great quality items and excellent customer service. I chose to get the 24k gold plated bar necklace, here! And like I mentioned before, had our two dogs names put on the necklace. This specific design would be great for two kids names, husband + wife names, your two favorite words, favorite Bible verses, etc etc etc. I could think of a million fun ideas!

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

A few of my other favorite items from Onecklace are here, here, & here! Be sure to go check them out!

2 bar necklace // (℅) onecklace, hat// 5th&elm, gold map necklace // threejaneny,
purse // sammoon,  sunnies // target, leopard flats // target, tank//f21, denim shirt// target, leather skinnies// lucky lulus

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And now for the fun part! Onecklace has generously offered to giveaway one 24k gold plated bar necklace with 2 names (like mine!) to one lucky Shabby Loves Chic reader!

Hip hip hooray!

Use the rafflecopter below to enter, you have and good luck!

onecklace personalized necklace giveaway | shabbyloveschic

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(linking up with the pleated poppy, stylelixer, because shanna said so)

blogger love stories | carly + robbie

Today I’m sharing the love story of the oh so sweet blogger behind Lipgloss and Crayons, Carly. She is such a doll! Carly is a wife, a teacher, a new mom and somewhere in there also makes time to blog about all sorts of fun things. Be sure and check out her blog!

blogger love stories | carly + robbie | shabbyloveschic

1. Name (you + husband): Carly and Robbie

2. Share the story of when / how you met your husband. Was it love at first site?:
Cheesiest story ever.  We met at church on Valentine’s Day. Sort of. I’m not going to lie, I totally stalked him on Facebook beforehand.  After a series of dating disasters for most of my twenties, at 31 years old I started attending church here in Los Angeles on a regular basis.  The service I attended had a contemporary worship band filled with people my age…..including a very cute violinist.  Pretty random, since I had firm plans to marry a lawyer / accountant type.  As a teacher, I figured that would be ideal….I mean someone needed to make the big bucks, right?  Apparently, there were other plans for my life.  Each week, I decided the violinist was cuter and cuter….but was too shy to approach him.  Then one Sunday at the beginning of February, he appeared to be staring at me across the room.  I went home, and had a pep talk with myself.  I decided, clearly my approach to dating wasn’t working….and I needed to be a little more aggressive.  I added him on Facebook as a friend.  I figured, if he rejected me….it wasn’t THAT embarrassing.  He accepted my request within minutes, and we sent tons of messages back and forth.  We spoke for the first time the next Sunday, Valentine’s Day.  Nine months later, the cute violinist proposed in front of 1,000 women at our church Christmas Tea.

3. How long have you been married?:  It will be 3 years this July!

4. What was your favorite moment from your wedding day?: Robbie wrote a piece for me, and had some of his violin students play it…….it was so personal, I loved it!

5. Was there anything you found hard to adjust to after marriage? We didn’t move in together until the month we got married, talk about an adjustment! Sharing space? Big change!6.  If you could give one piece of advice about /for marriage what would it be?: I always try to remember, I knew him when I married him.  Things I knew? His crazy work schedule for instance? This isn’t new…..I chose this!

7. What do you love the very most about your husband?: My husband has the most positive outlook.  He rarely gets upset, and often reminds me of the positive in situations where I might see the negative.  Plus, he has the best sense of humor!

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Aw so sweet! I love that he wrote something special for her to be played at their wedding! Precious!
Be sure to check out her blog & follow her on instagram as well!