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June 30, 2016

Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth


Isn't it crazy to think that tomorrow is already the first of July? Seriously, where has this year gone?! I always look forward to the 4th of July holiday, as we typically spend it with my family at my sister's house. Of course any holiday is also a really good reason to plan an outfit that corresponds to the celebration, and I love wearing anything red, white, or blue for the 4th. These pictures were actually taken over a month ago when we stopped by Dar A Luz, the birth center where I had Harper, the day before her birthday. I haven't had a chance to post them until now, but figured they just so happened to be perfectly themed for Independence Day. Almost this entire outfit is from Le Tote! I don't generally wear a lot of short dresses, but really loved the cut of this lace dress! It's definitely not something that I would automatically gravitate toward when shopping, so it was fun to try it out in one of my Le Tote boxes. I have been using Le Tote for a few months now and have been really impressed! Here's how it works: for $59 a month, you can get an unlimited number of boxes of three pieces of clothing and two accessories to wear and send back. You have the option to buy anything from your box at a discounted price. Shipping is free both ways, and you don't have to worry about laundering any of the items! As soon as they receive your box in the mail, your next tote will be on it's way. Each box is totally customizable, meaning you can choose each and every piece that gets sent to you! 

If you would like to try out Le Tote, you can use the code SOMEWHERE25 to get 25% off your first month!










Wearing:
Elizabeth and James Sunglasses via Ditto (use code MIDDLEOFSOMEWHERE for your 1st month free)
Bip & Bop Coordinates Necklace (use code LINDSAY for $5 off)



June 28, 2016

Navy Jumpsuit


Happy Tuesday! It's always nice to know that the hardest day of the week is already over, and after today, it should be smooth sailing until the weekend. I am excited to have a long weekend coming up to celebrate the 4th of July! Today's jumpsuit is from Tobi, and you may remember that I have shared a few looks with them before (here and here). When I first tried on this jumpsuit from Tobi, I was a little stumped as to how I should style it. I knew I had to wear a top underneath it, because unlike the model on the website, there is absolutely no way I could a) go braless or b) wear a plunging necklace that almost exposed my belly button. I joked with my husband and said that I also didn't want to look like I was on Orange is the New Black. I figured a simple white tank underneath would be perfect, and now I am debating wearing this outfit on the 4th of July if it isn't too hot! I am not even kidding either when I say the material of this jumpsuit is extremely soft, I literally feel like I am wearing pajamas. I also love the length of this one because being tall, I have struggled to find jumpsuits that are at least ankle length on me. If I could find more jumpsuits like this one, I would definitely wear them more often! 

Have you ever tried the jumpsuit trend? What is your favorite way to style one?








Wearing:
Karen Walker Sunglasses c/o Ditto (use code MIDDLEOFSOMEWHERE for your first month free)
dv for Target Wedges (no longer available; cute alternative option here)
Bip & Bop Necklace Set c/o (use code LINDSAY for $5 off your order)


Be sure to check out all of the other cute styles that Tobi offers, including their large selection of heelsshortstankscasual dressespants, and jewelry.

June 24, 2016

The Perfect Sling for Summertime Babywearing + Giveaway to Beachfront Baby


TGIF! For some reason this week felt so long to me, and it didn't help that it was so hot here. Summer is definitely in full swing now, and with the heat comes a lot of fun activities. Harper is pretty much obsessed with the water, which I feel like makes total sense considering she was born in the water. She loves playing in her water table and splashing around in her baby pool on the weekends. We have signed her up for her first swimming lessons, which will begin in a few weeks. Even though she loves the water, I'm a little worried that she might be nervous in a big pool, so I am super excited to use my Beachfront Baby sling in the water. Until now, I had actually never worn Harper in a sling before. It's definitely a really comfortable way to wear her, since I generally carry her on my hip anyway. This sling is perfect not only to be worn in the water, but also in the hot summer months because the mesh fabric is very lightweight and breathable. I will be giving you a chance to win a sling/carrier of your choice later today on Instagram, but in the meantime you can use the code MOS2016 from now until 07/04 to get 10% off anything from Beachfront Baby.








Wearing:
Beachfront Baby Sling c/o Beachfront Baby
Cupcakes and Cashmere Tank via Le Tote (use code SOMEWHERE25 for $25 off your first month)
Karen Walker Sunglasses via Ditto (use code MIDDLEOFSOMEWHERE for your first month free)


June 21, 2016

Style on a Budget with Savers


A few weeks ago I stopped by the brand new Savers store in Santa Fe, NM. We have a Savers store here in Albuquerque, but since this is the first store located in Santa Fe, I was excited to check it out.  I was shocked to see how many great pieces and deals that I could find while looking around the store. The first item I spotted almost immediately were a pair of JCrew leopard pumps that looked way too good to be true. I was so sad to discover that they were 1/2 a size too small for me because they were priced at $24.99 and were practically brand new! Knowing that there were more than 100,000 items on the sales floor, I peeled myself away from the gorgeous shoes. I then came across a leather cut out front top from Anthropologie that was brand new with tags, originally priced at $88. I tried it on, and even though it was a little too big, I knew I had to have it, especially for the price ($29). I love that it is sleeveless, so it can be worn now, as well as with a blazer or cardigan as the weather cools down in the fall. I will definitely be sharing it in an outfit post soon! I also found the cutest blush colored studded clutch, originally from Target, which cost me less than $5. After checking out all of the sections of the store, I was really pleased with everything I was able to find and purchase. Although I regularly donate at Savers, I realized after attending the preview event that I really don't shop at thrift stores as often as I probably should!






Can you believe this Anthropologie top is brand new with tags and cost me less than $30? 

Since my little shopping buddy, Harper, was with me, I couldn't help but to find her a few books (and the cutest gold bin that coordinates with her playroom perfectly.



 If you're a local to the area, you'll probably be as happy as I was to learn that the Santa Fe store has a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico. When you donate any items to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico at the store’s on-site Community Donation Center, Savers will pay Big Brothers Big Sisters for those items whether or not they make it to the sales floor. The Santa Fe Saver's store and donation center is located at 3294 Cerrillos Road. For more information, you can contact the store directly at (505) 919-7185 or visit www.savers.com.  

Do you shop at thrift stores regularly? If so, what has been your best thrifting find?




*This post was sponsored and compensated by Savers. All opinions are my own.


June 17, 2016

3 Tips on How To Style A Playroom/Office With Limited Space


When my husband and I moved into our first home together almost 5 years ago, we always talked about making the front room into some type of office/reading room. It's actually meant to be a formal dining area, but that's not really our style and the amount of space we have is way too limited for that. Other than painting the wall, we pretty much left the room untouched until this year because we couldn't quite figure out how we wanted to style it. 

June 14, 2016

A Sight Worth Seeing


My husband has been on a Game of Thrones kick lately, so when I wore this dress over the weekend he told me I looked like I could be in the show. I have never seen an episode, so I'm hoping that's a compliment! I did feel very Renaissance fair-esque when wearing this dress because of the empire silhouette. This dress is a little bit more low cut than I typically wear, but I just couldn't pass up the gorgeous lace detailing throughout the top. I love that this dress is called 'A Sight Worth Seeing' because it definitely is a show-stopper. My favorite part definitely has to be the back! This dress was perfect to wear around over the weekend to run errands and grab some coffee, which is exactly how we spent our Saturday. If you have never ordered from them before, you can get 50% off your first order from Tobi, making the dress I'm wearing today under $30! Tobi has a huge collection of clothing and accessories to choose from, including jewelryred dressestank topsdenimcasual dresses, and shorts. I'm excited to share the cutest jumpsuit with you all soon!







Wearing:
Bip & Bop Layered Necklaces c/o (use code LINDSAY for $5 off your order)
Urban Expressions Skylar Bag c/o (sold out, cute options here and here)



Also a friendly reminder that today is the last day to enter to win a $50 gift card from Pink Blush. Good luck to all those who enter! I plan to announce the winner in Thursday's post, so stay tuned!

June 9, 2016

Floral Maxi Dress + Giveaway to Pink Blush


In keeping with the theme of Harper's first birthday party this week, I wanted to share the most gorgeous  floral print maxi dress from Pink Blush. I have been a big fan of Pink Blush and have shared looks with them before (last seen here). Their maxi dresses in particular are amazing because they can be worn in all stages of life... whether you're pregnant, nursing, or just a fan of beautiful prints and flattering cuts! Their customer service is also unbeatable. I reached out to them a week before Harper's birthday party letting them know what I was looking for, and a few days later I received this gorgeous dress! I know I will get a lot of wear out of this dress, and can't wait to make more memories in it (even though nothing could ever top Harper's first birthday party!). If you're looking to order from Pink Blush, they are offering 20% off all dresses with the code DRESSCODE (ends today - 06/09). Today I am also exited to be giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky reader, so be sure to head to my Instagram (@lindsayrutland) and the bottom of the post to enter.








Wearing:
Dune London Sandals (old, similar here for less than $35!)
Bip & Bop Bar Necklace (use code LINDSAY for $5 off your order)





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