Monday, September 22, 2014


Life's gotten quite busy lately, but I haven't forgotten about my Shabby, Chic, and Cheap friends! I promise to be back soon with a fabulous new post. 

Thanks for your patience. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

It don't matter if you're black or white

Recently I was invited to an all white party, which made me realize I don't have a LBD (GASP) or a LWD. Not everyone can be as prepared as Ariel. ;-)

Here are two that I have my eye on, I like that they are sexy, without crossing the line. Both are flattering cuts, and not too trendy.

Paired with a great pair of heels and a fun clutch these are two dresses you can't go wrong with! Best part? Both these dresses are under $50!

Nothing beats being stylish on a budget! :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Not So Normal 5k

If you’re like me, having an incentive to exercising makes a BIG difference! If I know there is some type of reward or cause then I am more likely to participate! I’m just keepin it real!

That being said, if you are in the Triangle area, you should definitely check out the Not So Normal 5k in Carborro/Chapel Hill this weekend! 

For all the details read on below! 

The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend: Carrboro and Chapel Hill Family-Friendly Festivities

The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend, a three-day celebration of community and philanthropy, kicks offSept. 12 and introduces a family-friendly lineup of activities in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, all culminating with a festive 5K race and outdoor country music concert Sunday, Sept. 14. From date nights for parents to babysitting options and pajama parties for the kids, there will be a variety of events for the community to enjoy all while helping raise money for deserving charities. The best part, unlike other races, 100 percent of proceeds from all 5K registration fees goes directly to nonprofits. Learn more about each event and the nonprofit beneficiaries.

Family-friendly events include
o   Friday and Saturday Night (Sept. 12 and 13): Kids’ parties each night, babysitting options, restaurant specials, comedy shows, outdoor movie and a Carrboro Art Walk, “Meet the Merchants.”

o   Sunday Morning (Sept. 14):
o   The Not So Normal 5K race…well, not quite 5K. We shortened to 2.95 miles to make it flatter and a little easier. Why? Because it’s not so normal! Active families will run or walk this fun run, and strollers are welcome on the course. Registration is just $25 and all proceeds go directly to charity. Participants are also asked to bring one book for Book Harvest and/or two canned goods for local food distribution organizations, TABLE and PORCH.
o   Kids' races, obstacles, face painting and tons of family-fun activities. Children 8 and under are free!

o   Sunday Night (Sept. 14): Frankie Ballard Live Presented by 94.7 QDR and The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend. Hosted at University Mall in Chapel Hill, the outdoor concert will feature rising country music star Frankie Ballard, and opening acts Casey JamersonStereosparks and The BuzzTown Band, and DSI Comedy Theater getting the crowd ready to rock. The concert benefits The ArtsCenterNC Children’s Promise and Kidzu Children’s Museum. Tickets are $9.47 and can be purchased onlinehere.

The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend, presented by Mom in Chapel Hill, celebrates community and with a little music and exercise thrown in! Concepted and brought to life by founder and stay-at-home dad Jay Radford, the inaugural events benefit local nonprofits. It’s anything but average! A full weekend of fundraising for local nonprofits, enjoying time in your community and great 5k… Learn more by visiting,

So get out, and get active!! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall Cravings| Shoes Edition

Well, now that Labor Day has come and gone and Starbucks has already rolled out their infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte  (I seriously think I am the only person that doesn't like them) I've started to sorta, kinda accept the fact that summer is dwindling. So sad, I know. To help ease the pain of the coming cold winter days, I put together a little list of shoes that I am craving!

All of these fabulous finds are available on Sole Society, though this is not a sponsored post. I just love them and wanted to share some of my current fave craves! If you haven't shopped with them before, be sure to click here to get discount!


What do you look forward to the most during Fall?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day


Enjoying my Labor Day with my family, but I promise I'll be back this week with another new post! 

Hope you had a fantastic weekend soaking up the last bit of summer! :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



Keep it simple stupid.

Sometimes the best thing to put on, is the simplest thing to put on. You can never go wrong with the basics.

A simple white tee, jeans, and some flats. No flashy jewelry, no bold make up. Simplicity.

I have to remind myself that, that's ok. I find myself trying to keep up with the other bloggers out there, but if I was to be honest I'm most comfortable in a simple outfit. It's comfortable, chic, and I'm still able to chase behind my 4 year old and 5 month old.

So note to my future self, the next time you're stressed out about what to wear - remember, Keep it simple stupid.

Receipt Rundown|Jeans|Flats- Similar|Shirt

Forgot to take my badge off from work! Sorry! 

Time for a ponytail. I never have my hair down for that long.