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Monthly Archives for October 2017

Rainy Day

Happy Friday, friends! We are off and on our way to NY for my husband’s family reunion this weekend. I’m excited to see all of the children together because it’s been a few years since everyone has been together. A few things are for sure with this crowd…it will be loud (very loud), there will be plenty of laughter and there will be fantastic food (his cousin happens to be a chef!). Enduring a five hour drive with the kids will hopefully be worth it ;)

Just as we were stepping outside to shoot this look, the skies decided to open up. I was ready to call it, but my husband pushed on, got the umbrella and ran back and forth as we snapped a few shots then covered me repeatedly to keep me from getting soaked! The trees held off the rain just enough for us to get some shots and capture this look. I love this top (you first saw it here), but when I buy blouses that make a bit more of a statement, they tend to hang in my closet waiting for a night out. What I often don’t realize is that there are ways to dress these tops down and work them into my everyday. I love it paired with this long cardi which has a perfect amount of stretch to it making it that much more comfortable.

Also, these jeans…oh these jeans…I waited on them for some time and finally caved. I love them.  The fit is so good. They shape, they hug and they feel fantastic. Madewell’s quality is always top notch, especially when it comes to their denim. And when they add a bit of stretch (without over doing it), well, they just might be my new favorites!

Details: LOFT top / SheIn cardigan c/o / Madewell denim / Booties

Insta Lately

I may have started out the week by wishing people a great weekend when it was only Monday, HA, but the week really is flying by! I have my hands on a few design projects at the moment and they’ve been consuming my time, in a great way though. I do promise to start sharing some of what I’ve been working on soon, it’s in the works!

For today, I figured I’d do a little round up of what’s been happening over on Instagram. I tend to document outfits that never make it on the blog, more of the everyday stuff that tends to be on repeat for me!

I love trying to document life with a 2 yo by the way….it’s impossible! Well, that’s a lie, I can capture her on my Insta-stories, in constant movement. Always :)

Top (similar) / Leggings / Sneakers / Jacket / Sunglasses (similar)

Top / Denim / Booties / Earrings

T-shirt (similar) / Sweater vest (similar) / Denim / Booties (similar)

Top / Denim (similar) / Mules (similar) / Necklace

Top / Jacket (similar) / Denim (similar) / Sneakers / Earrings

Eyelet Top

I hope you all had a great weekend! My kids passed around a cold these past few weeks and this was a great weekend for them to rest up and re-coop. Madelyn, my 5 yo, in particular required a little catching up…she took a nap on Saturday that lasted nearly 4 hours! But she wasn’t tired ;) In a sense, colds drive me crazier than some of the more severe sicknesses that hit them harder. Plus, they never want to cuddle with a cold because they don’t even realize that they are actually sick. Colds just make them cranky…and whiney. Oh for the love, the whining!

Thankfully, the weather was perfectly crisp and cool and the fresh air felt amazing! I wore this outfit yesterday and I adore this top. I quickly brushed aside the fact that my husband referred to it as ‘colonial looking’! Call it what you will however, because the ruffles and eyelet detailing are right up my alley!

Details: JCrew top / Rag & Bone denim (similar) / Noonday earrings / Booties (similar) / LeSpecs sunglasses

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