Friday, April 28, 2017

Weekend Links + Steals

we always find the prettiest flowers at Trader Joe's.  
Happy Friday, friends!  

8 good sports bras for big boobs.  I am guilty of wearing two at a time, so this is helpful.  

This article on the two types of millennials could truly be written by my husband.  #damnkids

All the FAQs about retinol.  I'm curious about trying one- maybe this?  

These shoes look comfy, cute, and will give you a little height.  The  trifecta!

The two happiest years of your life, according to science.  I'm not sure I agree with this one!  

This is such a cute and cozy fort for the little ones.  


Good Stuff Under $50:  
This is so cute I can't even believe the price, what a perfect floral tee,  and I LOVE this chambray peasant top. The ruffle sleeves on this tee are so cute, they would pair well with these awesome boyfriend jeans, and this one shoulder dress is calling my name. 

annnnd there's another 40% off sale at Gap this weekend! Use the code SOGOOD. 
just click to shop my picks below:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

10 Things That Make Me Happy

1.  Rainy days that make everything bloom and the grass so green. 
2.  When the sun finally comes out after the rain is over.  
3.  Unexpected, undeserved, good hair days.   
4.  The way my girl rocks her babies so sweetly.  
5.  When the thing you ordered online comes and it fits perfectly and is even better than you imagined.   Or that hallelujah moment when you try on a new pair of jeans and they give you an out of nowhere derriere.  
6.  My husband cooking us dinner every night. While he cooks, he oddly substitutes his usual gangster rap for bossa nova. 
7.  The way Ophelia falls asleep with her hand snuggled over my left boob every single time.  Also, when I successfully ninja roll out from under her.  
8.  Sandals.  And sneakers.  Oh, and being barefoot too.  
9.  My dog's tail when I walk into the room.  Well, when anyone walks into the room.  Also when my dog sleeps on her back like a human.  And when she finds the perfect patch of sunlight to lie down in.  Okay, just dogs in general.  
10.  The mysterious blonde curls on the back of Ophelia's head.  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Quest: Finding a Hat For a Giant Head

I recently received a reader request- a mom was looking for a hat that was both cute and offered sun protection while hanging out outside with the littles all summer.  While I love, love, LOVE getting requests like this, hats are tough for me because my head is...well, gigantic.  BUT! I did it! I found one- it has an adjustable brim so you can make it work to fit your head, whether its super small or large like mine! I am now obsessed with this hat and may wear it every day.  It is also affordable- $29!    Find it here
 Pardon Ophelia's snotty nose. 
 I am wearing this hat, this top, these jeans, and these sandals.

Other cute mom hats: 
just click to shop!

And because we don't want them to feel left out, cute hats for the babes:
click to shop!

Apparently she's done with pictures. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Girl On A Budget: Nursing Friendly Spring Tops and Dresses

So, I know I just did a similar post.  But I had SO many requests and messages to do another  spring nursing friendly clothes roundup, but with more budget friendly options, so that's just what I did! 
Nothing is over $30- go crazy, mamas!

just click the pictures to shop!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekend Links + Steals

everything is in bloom!  the flowers everywhere are so good.  

Happy weekend, friends!  It's supposed to be beautiful outside- let's make it a good one.  
Here is some good weekend reading!

Sorry to my husband- this awesome IKEA hack is getting done this weekend! 

This is such a pretty LWD

Since I broke my ankle (crying emoji!) I can't run.  I've been trying out other types of exercise, and this article comparing different workouts was really interesting!

This study on the the keys to early literacy totally reinforces the Montessori method of how kids 
 come to read. 

Collagen supplements seem like the newest it health thing.  I'm intrigued!

Not sure I've ever wanted a pair of shoes more than these!

The man is a God.  All other men, please, PLEASE take note! 

Good Stuff Under $50
LOVE these sandals, this dry shampoo is a mom staple, and this tank seems like it would be perfect for every summer day.  I loooove this dress, this is seriously such a pretty tank,  and this is the perfect tee shirtThese loafers are so cool, this ruffle tee is adorable, and these ballet flats are so cute. 

Big sale at J.Crew this weekend! 25% off everything with the code HOPTOIT
click the pictures to shop my picks!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Current Vibes

What we've been loving lately...

M A M A ' S    V I B E S 

A NEW FIND: I recently stumbled upon the instagram account @otisandotto and am obsessssed with her house and style.

GROWING UP: I decided I am finally enough of an adult to get a trench coat- I've wanted one forever, but felt like I could never pull it off.  I'm deciding between this one and this one- thoughts?

LOVING: this coral, flutter sleeve peplum top.  This plus jean shorts, and a tan?  Screams summer to me!

FAVORITE WAY TO UNWIND: These new sheet masks from yes to are amazing.  I like the acne one if I have a pimple, and the rose oil one for general calming/soothing.  They're also really awesome for scaring your husband.

O P H E L I A ' S     V I B E S 

DRESS OBSESSED: Girlfriend has become seriously dress obsessed.  She carries them around all day on their hangers, just to have them near her.  Our house looks like a little boutique.  Some of her favorites are this one, and this one.  

She put this ensemble together on her own.  

FOR ALL OF YOUR TININESS: We've been loving this book- and it's so sweet I get a little sniffly.  Although not after the 3028398 read.  

DUMP: Our sand table has been getting serious use- it's pretty much toddler nirvana.  This sand is way better than the rocky stuff! 

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Our animal figurines are definitely her favorite toy.  They were lifesavers on the airplane too!  Of course, the dogs get the most love.  Woof, woof! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Nursing Friendly Tops and Dresses

Does anyone else plan their outfits with how well they'll have access to the boobs?  We're still nursing over here, and I don't see a stopping point in sight.  With spring here and summer coming, that makes wearing dresses and pretty tops hard.  The layers of winter are good for one thing at least!   But as usual, I combed the internet and found us some cute options. 

just click the pictures to shop!

I also wanted to include these two (which are both maternity AND nursing friendly), but they wouldn't work in the clickable collage!  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring Baby Jammies

I got a couple questions on Ophelia's pajamas she wore on Easter morning- they are sadly sold out, but these look like the same print!  That led me to browsing baby pajamas, as one does.  What is it about babies in pajamas?? When they're asleep, it's like you can instantly see them as a newborn again.  Kills me every time!

G I R L     P A J A M A S

B O Y      P A J A M A S  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Girl On A Budget: Spring Bags Under $30

I received a reader request to do a budget friendly post on bags- such a good idea!  I divided my finds in to two groups, half classic totes, and half spring/summer woven beach bags, because there are SOOO many pretty straw bags out there right now.  I actually cannot believe all of these are under $30! I want pretty much every one.  

C L A S S I C     B A G S
Saddlebag// Tote (also comes in 2 other colors)// Stripe tote

B E A C H       B A G S 
 Pom pom tote (comes in 3 other patterns)// White handle// Braided tote (I LOVE this one)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Weekend Links + Steals

Hi, friends!  Happy weekend.  Happy Easter weekend, if you celebrate! 
Here are some good links from around the 'net this week: 

First of all, this huge sale is still going on.  See my picks here.  I also love this!

Adore this top.  

For those of you with Easter egg hunts to go to, this article on parents invading childhood is timely.  

A nursing bra roundup!  I personally like this one.  

I need a new pair of these, my all time, everyday favorite shoe.  

A pediatrician on reading, and when to start.  This is one of our favorites right now.  

These birth photos are seriously, seriously amaaazing.   

This dress is hitting all of my buttons. 


Good Stuff Under $50This dress is seriously so cute, what an adorable sweatshirt, and these sunglasses are awesome.  This is a perfectly cut tee,  love this floral dress, and this is the perfect off the shoulder blouse.  People rave about this ruffle sleeve tee, this bucket bag is so good, and this is such a pretty tank.  

There are also pretty major sales at Gap (40% off, use code HOPTOIT), Old Navy (50% off, no code needed), and LOFT (40% off, code FRIENDS) going on this weekend. 
Here are my picks! 

just click the pictures to shop!



Thursday, April 13, 2017

An Ode to Pink

This article made the rounds recently- on why the color "millennial pink" won't go away.  For me, pink isn't a trend and I don't like it to be contrarian- I just love pink, and always have.  It's pretty simple.  

P I N K    F O R    T H E    M A M A S 

Peplum top (obsesssedd!)// Scallop flats
Sunglasses// Stripe blouse (lOVE this)

P I N K     F O R     T H E     B A B E S 

Leggings// Tutu dress// Bow flats
Overalls// Shorts// Bear hoodie
Fringe top (seriously!!)// Bow moccasins// Lace bodysuit
Earred fleece// Heart one piece// Eyelet dress

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Get While The Getting Is Hot

It's here- one of the best sales of the year!  Shopbop is 20% off everything on the entire site with the code EVENT17.  I got a little carried away picking my favorites!

just click the pictures to shop!

Get The Look: Boho Backyard

Did everyone watch Big Little Lies?  As I said here, I was a bit lukewarm on it in the beginning since I read the book, but by the end I was OBSESSED.  And also pretty obsessed with Bonnie's backyard.  The houses on that show were insane, am I right?  Anyways, Bonnie's backyard had me wanting to throw a bohemian dinner party- where hopefully no one vomits up shrimp!  Here's how I'll get the look: 

Outdoor side chair (such good lines!)// Plates
Placemats// Hanging chair (looove this!)
Cups (integral to the Bonnie vibe!)// Wine decanter 

More on Bonnie's (and the other amazing houses on the show in this article here

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Natural Beauty Products I'm In Love With

 a no makeup selfie! so brave!

Pay attention, people!  These new finds are seerrrrriously good.

Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin (available here, and here):  Okay, I don't know what it is in the stuff.  I mean, I do, I read the ingredients. (One of which is Vor-Mag water which is water that has been vortexed and magnetized to raise the energy to a higher vibration.  Crazy!)  But like, I'm not sure what it is, or what is technically even for, but it is MAGIC.  I've been using it as a toner (after I wash my face with this) and it has dramatically changed my skin.  The rosewater seems to make a huge difference with acne scars, improves texture, and just... pardon the lameness, but it gives you that glow.  INSTANTLY. 

Pacifica Coconut Wipes (available here, here, and here):   I bought these for our trip to Mexico on a whim at Target and I LOVE them.  I've been using them before I wash my face as kind of a double cleanse, and they're also handy for after I workout but can't shower right away.  They're made with coconut water, which gently cleans your face while removing toxins, oil, pollutants and dirt from your skin without water., papaya, a natural exfoliant, helps revive skin and remove dead cells, and aloe vera and calendul, which soothe and calm. 

Mychelle Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum (available here and here):  I talked about this stuff in this post too, but I'm still completely loving it.  I was looking for a natural product with hyaluronic acid, and found this one at Whole Foods.  It boosts moisture levels, and conditions and soothes skin.