My Blind Bag

I am all about subscription boxes because it’s like getting a present just for myself each month! When My Blind Bag reached out to me, I was super pumped to try it out! My Blind Bag is a subscription service that sends out items monthly gifts for women. Here are some past bags that they have done. The pricing is as follows:

Month to month: $22.50

3 Months Prepaid: $20.99/month

6 Months Prepaid: $19.99/month

You can also send My Blind Bag as a gift for a friend for $22.50!

One bag each month contains a special gift! Here is what I got:

Pineapple Succulent

I love succulents because they are super low maintenance and my black thumb does not kill them as easily. Ha! This one is super cute and I love the pineapple!

Stovetop Espresso Maker

Having a one year old means that we live on coffee. Greyson has been getting a molar in recently AND is super sick right now, so we’ve been running on empty! My husband and I also LOVE espresso, so this is the perfect little stovetop espresso maker!

Espresso Bar Soap

Continuing with our love of coffee theme, the final item I got is this espresso bar soap from Home Brewed Soaps. This soap is a coffee scrub soap, so it has coffee grounds in it and smells sooo yummy!

Bags ship on the first business day of each month if ordered before the 25th of the previous month. Orders placed after the 25th will ship the following month! To save $3 on your own My Blind Bag use referral code homewithgrey at checkout! Thanks My Blind Bag!

Products were received for free in exchange for review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Abercrombie & Fitch Apple Picking Outfit

I literally never wore Abercrombie & Fitch until only recently. I feel like they have completely revamped their style to make clothes that are cozier and friendly to older ages (I can’t believe I’m saying that.) I bought this gold stripe sweater in two different colors and I love both! I bought mediums because I wanted to make sure that if I did accidentally put it in the dryer (you’re supposed to lay it flat to dry) that it would still be nice and oversized, so I could do a front tuck. It has an adorable zipper detail on the shoulder and gives it a little extra style. This sweater is SO SOFT. Like I don’t even feel like I’m wearing anything because it is so soft and weightless. Obsessed! You can dress the sweater up with some nice knee high boots or even dress it down further with a pair of leggings. This sweater is now on sale for $40! Go quick!

Okay, now for the ripped denim. I have never owned a pair of ripped jeans until this pair and I love it. I ordered a long in this pair of jeans because I have super long legs and I’m glad I did! These jeans are really comfortable and already have that broken in feel to them. The ripped knees are a nice detail and definitely make the look more dressed down.

abercrombie and fitch sweater ripped denim
abercrombie and fitch sweater ripped denim
abercrombie and fitch sweater ripped denim
abercrombie and fitch sweater ripped denim
baby kid fall clothing haul

Greyson H&M Fall Haul

With fall quickly approaching, I wanted to make sure Greyson is ready to rock fall in style! I got all of these items from H&M for 15% off and then an additional 10% off for signing up for their loyalty program. I used the code ‘3413’ for the 15% off and then I used Rakuten to get 2% cash back on top of it! Check out my referral link here to get $10 off when you make your first purchase! Just activate the retailer’s website and shop! It’s that simple. 🙂 There’s literally no catch!

Check out my Instagram stories to see each of these adorable items up close! All of the items I purchased were 2-3 years.

  1. Pile Jacket – Blue: so soft and cozy, has pockets – linked two above – one has a hood!
  2. 2 Pack of Henleys – loveee these! They come in a two packs, with two sets of colors. Linked both above! Run on the smaller size, so size up
  3. Roll-up Cotton Pants – you can choose to roll or unroll – your call! Has a drawstring and pockets
  4. Sweatpants – so soft and adorable – drawstring and pockets!
  5. Cotton Sweatshirt – three color block – super cute
  6. Cotton Joggers – lightweight! drawstring and pockets!
  7. Fully Lined Corduroy Pants – SO soft on the inside – perfect to pair with the henleys!
affordable cheap soft jean jacket

The Best Jean Jacket EVER

Okay, so the other day I posted 7 Affordable Summer to Fall Transition Outfits and this jean packet made an appearance in a few of my pictures. I also got so many of you who absolutely LOVED it, so I thought I would share a little bit more about the best jean jacket ever!

affordable cheap soft jean jacket

So for starters, I got this jean jacket on mega sale. Like 60% of sale! It retails for $110, but I got it for under $50! JCrew was having a 50% off sale at the time I bought it and then I used an additional 15% off! When I read the reviews, many of them said that jean jacket ran small and to size up. I did and got a medium, but my goodness was it tight in the shoulders! It fit very nicely everywhere else, but I had to exchange it for a large. I was also afraid that if I washed it, it would shrink, so I wanted to make sure I would be able to layer with it.

The large fits perfectly! So if you plan on purchasing this jean jacket, take my advice, and size up at least one size, if not two. This jacket is so soft and seriously goes with everything. I love the color, not too dark, not too light, and it can be worn day or night! I also think depending on the outfit you wear, you can either style this jean jacket up or down.

I also love rolling up the cuffs instead of keeping them buttoned. Rolling the cuffs makes such a cute look! Enjoy!

affordable cheap soft jean jacket
summer to fall transition outfits

7 Affordable Summer to Fall Transition Outfits

If you know me, you know that I LOVE summer. Not only do I get summers off being a teacher, but I’m also usually wearing at least one extra layer than most people because I’m always so cold. With the end of summer quickly approaching (I’m already crying), I thought that I would post some adorable and fun summer to fall transition outfits. These transition outfits would also be perfect on a chilly summer night! I’m linking everything here, too! What’s awesome about these outfits is I got the majority of them on sale for AT LEAST 40% off AND I activated my Ebates (now Rakuten), so I got extra cash back! Talk about a deal! I’m linking my Rakuten referral code here, so you can get $10 after you shop on top of any cash back you earn! It’s free to use and I always get cash back when I shop online just because!

Outfit #1:

jean jacket gray dress

Okay, I am OBSESSED with this dress/jean jacket combo. This dress is super comfy and it can easily be dressed up or down. I sized up in this dress because it is form fitting and I wanted a little extra room. This dress is also bump friendly. 🙂 This classic jean jacket is from JCrew and I can’t get enough of it. It does run incredibly small, though. I am wearing a size large! It will be in my lineup much more frequently with cooler weather approaching! This summer to fall transition outfit is a good one because you can wear the dress without the jacket and then throw it on once the sun goes down!

jean jacket gray dress
jean jacket gray dress

Outfit #2:

oversized sweater white shorts
oversized sweater white shorts

I’ve owned this sweater and pair of shorts for a couple of years now and they never go out of style. The oversized sweater is from Lulus and I’m wearing my normal size (small). It does run large, but I like the extra room! If you use my referral code you get $20 to spend on your next purchase!

Outfit #3:

black maxi dress jean jacket

black maxi dress jean jacket

Like I said earlier, this jean jacket is going to be making many more appearances in my wardrobe. It is soft and goes with literally everything. This black maxi dress is a great summer to fall transition outfit because it is a tank style on top, so you can wear it during the day without the jacket and then layer at night with the jean jacket! Wearing size small in the dress. Love!

Outfit #4:

asymmterical fleece jeans
asymmterical fleece jeans
asymmterical fleece jeans

Okay, this asymmetrical snap up fleece is from Abercrombie & Fitch is literally my new favorite cozy (wearing a medium). I love the olive green color AND it even has a front pouch. My jeans are also from Abercrombie & Fitch and they are the softest and most flattering jeans. I like my jeans low rise (because I have awful back problems) and the low rise seems to help! I sized up one in the jeans because after having Greyson, my hips got a little wider, and I got them in size long because my legs are so long! (I’m 5’7″ wearing 28L for reference!) I ordered on the A & F app and got $10 off my $50 or more purchase just for ordering from the app!

Outfit #5:

gold open knit sweater white shorts

These are the same shorts from JCrew as above. I love this gold sweater from Loft (wearing size small). It can be styled up or down and would even work well as a winter piece! I layered it with a tank underneath because it would be see through otherwise. If I got a medium, I would be able to tuck it in which would look super cute!

Outfit #6:

gold open knit sweater ripped jeans

gold open knit sweater ripped jeans

This is the same sweater pictured above, but it goes great with jeans as well for a more laid back style! I love the gold color because I feel like it just screams fall! These jeans are from Abercrombie & Fitch as well, and I sized up again just like the other pair. I also don’t like my jeans to be super tight in the waist because they are always so tight after the dryer! I love the ripped knee detail in these jeans and the bottoms have a little cut off detail, too!

Outfit #7:

chambray shirt white shorts

chambray shirt white shorts

The final summer to fall transition piece is this chambray shirt and white shorts combo! I know the “rule” is you are not supposed to wear white after Labor Day, but I’ve never been a huge rule follower in that department, ha! This chambray shirt is incredibly soft and I love the look of it with the shorts! Wearing size medium and I have plenty of room!

I’d love to see some of your summer to fall transition outfits, too! Be sure to connect with me on Instagram!

women's workout shorts

Top 3 Companies for Women’s Workout Shorts

Now that I’ve finally gotten back into working out after having Greyson (it only took me 10 months), fitting back into my workout gear has been a huge confidence booster. Surprisingly, I was able to wear my normal clothes most of my pregnancy, up until the last trimester when that little bug decided to pop! Here are my top 3 favorite workout shorts that I am obsessed with. Even though two of these workout shorts are labelled as running shorts, I still use them to do HIIT and weight lifting.

#1: Under Armour

I got the Under Armour Running Shorts off of Amazon years ago. Unfortunately, I don’t think they make the same exact style/design now, but the ones I am linking here and here are almost identical. These workout shorts are super comfy, have enough leg room, and are breathable. I really like the band because it is very flattering. I am wearing a medium in these workout shorts and they are a little big on me, but not so big that I would return them.

#2: Nike

I loved these workout shorts the second I saw them on the rack. The adorable pink color caught my eye and I could not be more pleased with their performance. Normally, I’m not a pink person, but if it’s the right kind of pink, I’m obsessed. They wick sweat away from my skin, so there are no weird sweat marks if I have a heavy duty workout. They also have a drawstring, so I can tie them a bit tighter or I can leave it dangling but tuck it in. I am wearing a size small in these shorts and they fit like a glove. I purchased my pair at Dick’s Sporting Goods and I’ve linked a similar pair here.

running shorts

#3: Lululemon

I love Lululemon Run Times shorts for doing sprints. They don’t chafe (neither of the other ones I listed do either) and they feel weightless. I can’t even tell I’m wearing them! I have these in 4 different colors and I’m always on the hunt for a new pattern. I will say, though, my favorite is plain old black! They do have a zipper in the back, so if you use them to do exercises while laying on your back, it might hurt! I size up in these workout shorts because I find that they run a little small for me and I don’t like my shorts to be super tight.

running shorts

What are your favorite workout shorts? I’m always open to hearing about new shorts to try!