lisa allen of salty lashes weekly update

Weekly Update + Jumpsuits & Dresses

WEEKLY UPDATE

JEFF & LISA:

We knew we needed a new roof when we bought our home. Almost three years later we are checking it off our list. It’s been a debate for us deciding to finish the inside or start on the outside and then come back and finish the inside. Ideally getting the inside done first would be great, but we also don’t want our neighbors, kids friends and delivery drivers to think we live in a meth lab…so we are going to get the outside started as well:). When we get the outside finished or close to finished I’ll show you what the before looked like. I think you’ll enjoy it, haha!

Every time we have to pay for something big (like a roof) along with normal day to day living I think of my parents and how growing up I never realized the sacrifices they made raising a family. I’m not saying a roof is any sort of sacrifice, it’s a necessity. I am saying until I had children, especially teenagers and owned a home I couldn’t fully appreciate the childhood my parents gave me and my siblings. One thing I really admire is that my parents never, ever discussed money or argued in front of us. I think in my 19 years of living it at home, I heard them argue twice. I also heard my dad swear twice, both were directed at me..#whoops

AVERY & POPPY:

These girls know how to get out of school “hey mom, we should go to Disneyland this week” ” hey mom, if I stay home today I can watch Ozzy while you’re at meetings” SOLD. I swear by the end of the school year I am just as over sending them to school as they are going to school. Especially when it’s already summer for our friends and cousins who come to visit.

Disneyland was way fun with everyone! I had meetings in La Jolla that morning so we didn’t get there until after 2 and stayed till 9:30. It was the perfect amount of time. Living in Southern California, annual Disneyland passes are the only way to go. No guilt staying for just a few hours, you can always come back. Ozzy loved the Nemo ride, like LOVED it! It was cute to see her get excited about things she saw and heard.

GOLDIE & OZZY:

Goldie lives for end of year festivities. You know how schools like to cram 943 recitals, teacher appreciation week, parties, art shows, open house, Olympic day and bake sales into the last month? I dread it all and Goldie can’t get enough of the action! Do you remember when Ozzy had clogged tear ducts and constant weeping eyes? We took her to a specialist about 5 months ago. She prescribed us a ointment and it cleared everything up. Her eyes looked great for the last several months and now they are back to being congested and swollen. We know she is allergic to milk and soy, I think I need to take her in for a full allergy test and see what else she’s allergic to.

ps. scroll to the bottom see images of dresses, jumpsuits, shoes, etc. Leave a comment and tell me if you prefer to SHOP this way OR if you like them listed out in text form with a link in bold. I have been playing around with both and might mix/match when this site is redesigned. For those who just want direct links in story, I do several of those per week. However, my main goal isn’t to make quick money. I spend hours on these blog posts and writing them with proper SEO, etc provide longevity to my business. So even though that frustrates a handful of you, I try to do what’s best for my family, longterm.

Thank you for your support here on Salty Lashes. When I see how quickly this site has grown in such a short period of time, I am truly humbled. Thank you!

lisa allen of salty lashes wearing a blue jumpsuit from Anthropologie with Free People platforms and chloe sunglasses

Poppy of salty lashes wearing a dress from Anthropologie

Poppy of salty lashes wearing a dress from Anthropologie

lisa allen of salty lashes wearing a blue jumpsuit from Anthropologie with Free People platforms and chloe sunglasses

lisa allen of salty lashes wearing a blue jumpsuit from Anthropologie with Free People platforms and chloe sunglasses

Lisa: JUMPSUIT(wearing a XS) PLATFORMS SUNGLASSES 

Avery – DRESSSANDALS 

JUMPSUITS & DRESSES – click on image to be directed to products

SANDALS  & SUNGLASSES – click on image to be directed to products

MAKE-UP BAG ITEMS SUNGLASSES I WEAR 

I always get questions about my rings. Many are vintage turquoise. My GOLD CUFF is Jame MichelleAQUAMARINE is Amy Gregg – some of my stacking bands are Maya Brenner and Marrow Fine. Wedding bands are custom from Jeff. I also have some Simon G. 

 

40 Comments

  • Reply Nancy June 3, 2018 at 12:20 PM

    I love reading your posts on salty lashes. It’s fun to read about your lives and it keeps me updated on your family! Love you guys! 😘

    • Reply Lisa Allen June 3, 2018 at 12:33 PM

      Thanks for reading them!

  • Reply Stephanie Anderson June 3, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Love to shop this way. Much easier than the links in bold!

    • Reply Lisa Allen June 3, 2018 at 12:32 PM

      Thanks for responding!

  • Reply Allison June 3, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Love your posts! I definitely prefer to shop off pictures like you have above versus just a listed set of descriptions. Or somehow a combination of both?

    • Reply Lisa Allen June 3, 2018 at 12:32 PM

      I think there needs to be a combination of both when I have the time to do both. I get a lot of messages thanking me for listing items out in text and I’ve had several that are frustrated and don’t want to take the time to read a post to find out what I am wearing. Trying to figure out how to benefit everyone. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question!

      • Reply Joana adams June 3, 2018 at 8:58 PM

        I am sure some would appreciate both but it may be a hassle for you. If you have time for just 1 format, I vote for pics only with prices or quick comments. “My faves” or “40% off for 48 hours!”

  • Reply Iliana June 3, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    I really love this way of posting links… way more apt to click and look if the pic looks even a little interesting.

  • Reply Melissa June 3, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Ooohhhh I like having the pictures to click on! I’m a visual person so seeing the item prior to clicking is great! Love your site!

  • Reply Laur June 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    I like the pictures best!

  • Reply Morgan June 3, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    I love the links you provide! I think it’s super helpful when looking for exactly what you posted. I just got the dress Avery is wearing in this post and wore it for the first time yesterday….sooo comfortable! Definitely going to be a go to this summer!

  • Reply Cara June 3, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    Love reading your blog!! And love shopping this way! I like seeing the pictures! ❤️

  • Reply Quincee June 3, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    I adore the new way to shop! Makes it so much easier 🙂

  • Reply Brittany June 3, 2018 at 1:37 PM

    I love the pictures. It’s like window shopping, I need to SEE it. But that’s doesn’t surprise me, I’m a visual person! As a side note, what do you use to display the pictures? Is it RewardStyle?

  • Reply Heather June 3, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    Love the pics!!! It’s nice to know what product you are going to before you click!

  • Reply Mamma M June 3, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    I love hearing your thoughts about each piece. Size, fit, and just how desperately you (I) need it. Especially helpful on your product posts like skincare. I typically read through these at night. But when I just want to look for a specific item, I scroll to the bottom and look through the images. Visuals win for instant gratification, but I always end up reading through the explanations.

    • Reply Lisa Allen June 3, 2018 at 2:29 PM

      I totally agree with you. I know from analytics that text links convert better than a image.

  • Reply Kristin June 3, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Pictures 🙂 thanks for posting all the sales and alll your amazing outfits!

  • Reply Liz June 3, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    I think it’s much easier to shop with the pictures versus the text in my opinion. I also like that I am able to see the cost as well. Thank you!

  • Reply Theresa Schroeder June 3, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    I love the photos- easier to know what you’re clicking on. On the flip side, when you list it out in text I find myself shopping around on sites more not knowing exactly what I’m clicking on. Love your style!

  • Reply Korey June 3, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Love the photos – much easier!

  • Reply Erica Jannelli June 3, 2018 at 2:54 PM

    I read your blog all the time! Images are always perfection! ( I have been a photostylist for 18 yrs) Content is always interesting! The images are definitely an easier way to shop around. I also love when you show things you want or have on order…. I do the same on my Instagram account. I look forward to your posts daily. You definitely inspire me

  • Reply Kalyn June 3, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    I love when you post this way! It’s so much easier for me. You’re one of the few bloggers I keep up with and I love your posts and I’m glad you still post this way along with stories!

  • Reply Bre June 3, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    I also like to see the pictures! So much easier to find what I’m looking for.

  • Reply Danielle Campbell June 3, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Love the format today – having the pictures in your blog posts makes them so much more useable. When it’s written in text with hyperlinks on the bold words, honestly I end up skipping the post more often than not. It takes too long to click every linked word and not knowing if it’s something I’m even interested in (having to click “blind”) feels frustrating. Big vote for today’s format !

  • Reply Aleksi June 3, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    I love seeing the images like you posted here because it’s easier to decide if i like it enough or not to click on the link. However, when you post the links in bold I like seeing what you’ve said you bought and tried. And when you post the link in bold, i click through more items. Thanks!! Love your blog!!!

  • Reply Lori June 3, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Love this format!! So easy to get to the ones I want!! Your blog is the only one I care to follow and love your style. You’ve led me to some of my most favorite articles of clothing. ❤️❤️

  • Reply Meg June 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    love following you and your sweet family! My fave blog—you have the best style and I love that you let us in to all parts of your life, not just your clothes. I prefer to shop via pictures 🙂

  • Reply Brittney June 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    love the pictures to shop from! also, LOVE seeing your daughters in blog posts. keep up the good work. I adore your blog and your family. for what it’s worth, I think it’s incredibly smart you have everyone shop through your blog and not just an instagram swipe. I get it 😉

  • Reply Courtney McHenry Olsen June 3, 2018 at 8:17 PM

    I’m with several of the others who’ve already responded, and I like having the pictures to shop by. I too agree that it’s a visual thing. I like being able to see the item right from the get go.

  • Reply Stefani June 3, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    I like to shop the pictures! I like to look at what I think is cutest and clicking over it to see if it’s something that’s in the budget for me is a really nice added feature.

  • Reply Katie June 3, 2018 at 9:20 PM

    LOVE this way!! Super easy to shop

  • Reply Mare June 3, 2018 at 9:40 PM

    Either format works! Love your picks!

  • Reply Kara June 4, 2018 at 12:20 AM

    I am surprised to find that I like the text better! It took some getting used to when I first became a reader, but now I really value it. I like being able to go to your blog and read what you have to say about the products! If I wanted to shop just pictures, I could just browse Nordstrom’s site or view sponsored ads on Instagram! Haha. But, either way, you’ve got great style and share awesome sales, so it’s a win!

  • Reply Jessica June 4, 2018 at 3:44 AM

    Love to shop the photos as I know exactly what something is before I click on it. However, the text with the link in bold is helpful too as you tend to provide good info about the items.

    Overall, I would say the photos are more helpful. If I am having a super busy day and see something cute you are wearing on Instagram I can find it much faster in your post.

  • Reply Maddie Hall June 4, 2018 at 7:38 AM

    I love the photos! To be honest with just the bold I’m sometimes not sure where exactly I’m going! Love reading your site and am GLAD you don’t do too many swipe up links because it makes me take a break in my day to really read your awesome content! Thank you!

  • Reply Alyssa June 4, 2018 at 7:55 AM

    Following all of your social channels- love the MZ Wallace bags you’ve showed!

  • Reply cicely June 4, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    i definitely prefer the pictures!! thank you!

  • Reply Hannah June 4, 2018 at 8:54 PM

    Love this new way to shop!! SO SO great!!

  • Reply Jacque June 5, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    So many good choices! I love them all! I like this new look! It seems user friendly. It’s fun to read about your family too! Xoxo

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