Instagram Round Up: September | Olive and Tate

Instagram Round Up: September



How we're almost two weeks deep into September is a mystery to me, but I'm finally settling the babes into their new school schedule and am able to come up for air in regards to all things blogging/social media. I sat down to answer my Instagram DM's and realized many of them were questions about sources and sizing on my daily outfits and my kid's ensembles, so today I'm rounding up the last two week's worth of story goods. If you've had a question about something you've seen on my hot mess stories, I think I've got you covered today! 

I'm also going to spill the beans on some of the new items I've purchased and have been loving and the pair of shoes that I'm obsessed with but returned anyway....

Let's get started, shall we?

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I am obsessed with these gorgeous leather slides. The color is the perfect shade of brown, they're flat and easy to throw on, perfect for my lifestyle. But, despite all of that, I returned them....because I saw the same shoe in store in a gorgeous shade of blush, stamped with a subtle lizard pattern and I couldn't stop thinking about them. The price point is so friendly that I may go back for the dark leather, but I honestly think the blush is perfect for the transition into Fall (and will be perfect some Spring as well). The fit true to size and are very comfortable. 


This outfit is my go to look (jeans and a tee), elevated, but with little to no effort. A wardrobe of basic pieces with a few special twists and classic accessories is how I can  manage to get dressed in the mornings! This tee is old, from Nordstrom, and no longer available but I've found similar versions here and here

My jeans are my newest obsession - a treat I bought for myself for working that Weight Watchers program and needing a new pair that fit! They are extremely high rise but the button front breaks up the visual of denim up to your low hanging mom boobies (just me? never mind, then) and the solid dark wash is the most flattering in the business. I'm in a 29 tall, with the hem tucked under, so that I can wear them with heels, too. They run true to size and I've never seen them in-store, so I had to snag them online. 

I know you've seen those sandals all Summer and they're still hanging on, but barely. I've put them through the ringer so I'm not super upset that they'll need to be trashed after the weather officially cools off, but am glad that I snagged them on sale and didn't pay full price. Would I buy them again? You bet. 


See what I mean about my go-to elevated tees and jeans wardrobe? This is literally the same outfit, just with a different top, and I feel put together despite spending twelve total seconds getting dressed. This tee is also old but here's a similar version from the same shop! 


On Friday's, Clemson fans wear Tiger gear, so this my attempt to be a supportive wife to my husband's crazy fan obsession. My tee was sent to my by Sugar Boutique a few years ago and they have a great Clemson section but sadly, no longer carry this tee. I did find it online in other colors, the white is super cute! My jeans are my "low" faves from my white denim guide, which you can read here. 


My favorite game of make believe, represented by the outfit above...the leggings are a go-to of mine (they made the black legging round up as the "low" version) and the tee is insanely soft. Sadly, the tee is old and no longer in stock, but the same brand has this version currently available. The sports bra does the job for running around town but I haven't put it to the real test of running around the track. I'm in an XL in the bra, in case you're in the market for one. 


Ah, my Mom Power Outfit. I know I've worn this top one million times since I brought it home, but I can't help it, it's just that good. In this pic I'm wearing my dark skinny jeans from the capsule (a crazy good deal at under $55) and the blush version of the leather slides! 


I took my Capsule Wardrobe out for a night on the town - I just swapped my sandals for heels and my mom bag for a smaller, less sturdy version and out the door I went. Prepping for date night is usually a super quick affair, as it happens during the kid's dinner/leaving notes for the babysitter/husband rushing in the door for work, so I try to make my regular clothes work and hit the door as soon as the sitter pulls in. For my locals, we went to Merchant and Trade for one drink and to take in the views and then downstairs to Angeline's, our fave spot in town. 


Oh man, organizing my make up has been on my to-do list since we moved into this house (so, five or so months) and I finally got around to it this week. I am obsessed with this acrylic organizer, mostly because it's three separate pieces that can be stacked or stand separately on their own to fit your space. I have the highest tier off to the left in this photo and love the layout. The price/Prime shipping doesn't hurt either! 

| shoes | backpack similar |

So many of you reached out about Georgia's tiny purple seersucker backpack and I totally understand why, I'm obsessed with it, too! Believe it or not, I got it from a kiosk in the mall (they monogrammed it, too) so I wasn't much help when you guys wanted to snag one. I did a little searching and found an identical version here! Also, her shoes are sparkly and grape scented, so I'll just be over here living all of my girl mom dreams. 


All of the blue patterns is this pic! Lot's of Q's came in about Gray's bedding and you can see his entire Big Boy Room here. Funny story: my best friend reminded me that I flew a pink clock across state lines to design his room just the way he wanted in a fit of parental guilt over moving and that's a story worth reading if you haven't seen the post. His pajamas were sent to him by Lila + Hayes and are monogrammed perfection. 

Ok, gang, I think that catches us up! If I missed something that you asked about, leave me a comment here and I'll share ASAP! 




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