Friday, September 20, 2019

15 Fall Sweaters Under $40


You can imagine me singing Maui's song "You're Welcome!"  Because, I mean who doesn't like a good deal?

click the pictures to shop



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Halloween Jammies


Last year's pair! Ralphie is a babyyyy!

I know it's only September 1st, but the good ones sell out fast and holiday pajamas make me so happy! Here are some of my favorites for Halloween 2019! 

1. Pumpkins
2. Spiderwebs
3. Pumpkins and Ghosts
4. Donuts
5.  Pink
6.  Witches


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Mom Uniform Favorite : A Cute Sweatshirt


I know sweatshirts aren't exactly a novel idea, but there seems to be a crop of dressed up sweatshirts everywhere lately (maybe a nod to the nineties, like everything else in fashion lately?) and a cute sweatshirt makes mom dressing so easy! 


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Toddler Boy Fall Fashion


One of the most searched terms on my blog are baby boy finds- I love that there are other moms like me wanting to dress their boys in something other then trucks and dinosaurs! Here are some of my finds for Ralphie this fall: 


1.  Fleece 
3.  Sneakers
7.  Beanie
8.  Rainboots
9.  Jeans

Monday, August 12, 2019

Gap Friends + Family Sale

Everyyyyy thing at Gap is 50% off today- perfect for back to school shopping!

Use codes "FRIEND" and "SCORE"

click the pictures to shop!


Thursday, August 8, 2019

Current Shopping Bag


I'm holding on to summer with all my might, but fashion wise-  we’re in that awkward period at the end (NO!) of summer where it’s still hot outside, but you don’t want to buy summer clothing that you won’t be able to wear for much longer!  The only thing that is consoling me about summer ending is the onslaught of new fall clothes arriving at all my favorite websites! 


1.  A traditional crossbody- this screams fall and back to school to me!
3.  Love the sleeves on this leopard blouse!
4.  A button down white top on it's own now, and under a cardigan later. 
7.  I'm obsessed with these velcro white sneaks!
8.  Neutral mules to go with everything.  

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Books I'm Bringing to the Beach


Getting ready for our annual beach vacay to Seaside and the item that's most on my mind?  A good book.  I have been struggling lately finding something I'm into!  Like, I've had a string of DNF-ers... books I "did not finish" they were so bad.  I asked for recs from you guys on instagram and got some great ones.    

1.  Three Women- I feel like everyone and their mom is into this book right now.  It's nonfiction, which isn't my usual bag, but I'm a sucker for hype.  

2.  Sometimes I Lie- A good thriller with an unstable narrator is right up my alley.  

3.  The First Mistake- Another thriller, and one of Reese Witherspoon's book club picks.  

4.  Lock Every Door- Okay, one more thriller.  

5.  City of Girls- This is another one that's on all the lists, and I've been resistant to try it for some reason.  I didn't love this author's last fiction book (she's the famous Eat Pray Love gal) but I'm going to give it a try. 

6.  A Nearly Normal Family- I love a courtroom drama, and this one gets GLOWING reviews.  



Sunday, July 21, 2019

Amazon Diaper Bags


I got some requests for more Amazon finds- so I thought why not roundup a mom staple?  



1.  This one gets amazing reviews and is basically an exact dupe for the Fawn bag
2.  I love this canvas crossbody that could work as a diaper bag or an anything bag!
3.  Love the leather handles on this  neutral canvas pick
4.  LOVE this tote- comes in a whole bunch of colors!
5.  This is the number one diaper bag on Amazon- it looks hugeee.
6.  I adore this canvas backpack!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Kid's Summer Favorites


We are seriously digging summer over here.  Like, I'll take all the heat and humidity you can give me.  Here are some of my little friends' current faves:

1.  This after sun hair spray has been SO helpful for keeping Ophelia's curls intact.  Okay, I'll be honest- I use it too because I hate that chlorine crunchy feeling!

2.  If you haven't used a Reader Me before- GET ONE.  It reads a set of books to your child- perfect for road trips... or anytime you want to be a little lazy. 

3.  This is our favorite sunscreen.

4.  Ralphie is (as I've said before!) obsessed with his car.  He misses it as soon as we go inside, and does this sad little outstretched arm towards the garage, "CAR??"

5.  These short rainboots!  They're both cute and practical- other, taller rainboots are so hard for Ralphie to walk in.  Come in this cute floral print, and a star print. 

6.  Collapsible beach wagon- such a genius idea! I got this for our upcoming beach vacay!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Fall on top, summer on the bottom! 


Woohoo!  It's that amazing time of the year when Nordstrom puts brand new, fall clothes on sale before they've ever been seen before. 



For those of us living in the North, I personally think it is a great time to stock up on your Patagonia or North Face gear, especially for kids! 

It opens to cardholders (apply here- you can get a debit card that hooks up to your regular bank account, it doesn't have to be a credit card! ) today, and everyone else next week.  It kind of feels like Christmas in July- brand new things we will use all winter, at prices we won't see after the sale ends.  Here are some of my first picks!  If you're not a cardholder, check back next week and get the scoop then.

1.  Okay, first off- if you are pregnant the Zella maternity leggings are included!  

And if you're newly postpartum- or, um, just a regular person who wears leggings- the Zella high rise ones are AMAZING for holding everything in place, and the Spanx leggings everyone is obsessed with are included! 

2.  The Ugg slippers are part of the sale this year- would make a good gift idea!

The store was absolutely insane today, and almost everything was sold out in my size, but I did find some things I want to share! 










and the rest of my picks! 



Sunday, July 7, 2019

A Product That Has Changed My Skin


It was very hard for me to take a serious selfie.  

As someone who hates wearing makeup (okay, I'm actually just really bad at using makeup) it's helpful to have my skin looking it's best.  

I heard about this stuff and went and got a sample at Sephora- and became obsessseddd. I've since purchased it, used it all up, and purchased it again.  It's amazing! You feel it start working right away- it tingles and the next morning you will see a difference in the texture of your skin.  

click the picture to shop!


Monday, July 1, 2019

Budget Friendly Nursing Finds for Summer



You know I'm always on the hunt for easy access tops.  These are all budget friendly too- nothing over $35.   Side note: these are my favorite nursing tanks- I still sleep in one every night! 

1.  This wrap front top is just so beautiful! 
2.  Obsessed with this button down dress- 50% off right now!!
3.  This smocked number is designed for nursing- it has a little secret flap. 
4. This button down tank comes in three cute patterns. 
5.  A pretty gingham top also designed for nursing.  
6.  This button down henley top is perfect for those super hot days.  


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Patriotic Style for Littles


Nothing cuter then dressing up your little ones for the holidays- here are some cute duds for beach days and BBQs!

1.  Stripe two piece set
2.  Red dress
3.  Navy jumpsuit- so cute!
4.  Gingham dress
5.  Suspender set
6.  Embroidered romper- omggggg this is adorable.
7.  Denim overalls
8.  Henley bodysuit
9.  Stripe tank top 


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

White Shorts Styling Session




I'm super excited to team up with some cute gals on instagram and share three ways to style white shorts.  I'm styling this pair, and I'd say size up if you want them to fit a little bit looser, like mine do.

Outfit #1- White on White


I love an all white outfit- and there's always Oxyclean if you're nervous:)
 I added my belt bag (which is amazinggg) to break up the all white, and help blouse my top out. 

Top // Bag // Shorts

Outfit #2- Chambray Top


A classic. 


Outfit #3- Bonfire Ready


I love sweaters with shorts, and this is perfect for a summer night! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Comfies For Summer



I heard you guys, loud and clear.  What you guys are looking for are clothes that are cute but COMFORTABLE!  I'd like to think that's my specialty, so here are some finds!

1.  My favorite everyday tank.
2.  BABE t-shirt
3.  I love the cut on these joggers!
4.  The perfect summer weight cardigan.
5.  Striped shorts
6.  Mama Bear sweatshirt
7.  Linen joggers- so easy to dress up or down.
8.  Floral shorts- so cute!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Strawberry Picking


We had the best time picking strawberries and feeding chickens at Sam Kedem Farm this weekend- for all you locals, check it out! 





Thursday, June 6, 2019

Mama Summer Capsule Wardrobe



Mix and match 'em, everything goes with everything... I got you covered!

1.  The denim jacket: save option // splurge option
2.  Straw hat- this one is the best!
3.  Midi skirt- I also love this floral one.  
5.  The perfect white tee- it's only $8!
6.  Backpack
7.  Tank top
8.  This dress is so flattering and comes in a bunch of color options.  


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Baby Boy Swim Picks


I recently went on a hunt to get a swimsuit for Ralphie and was so frustrated.  I ordered him this one, but it hadn't arrived for our first pool day, and everything else I was finding was... not to be dramatic, but they were all HEINOUS!!  My one year old is not "born to surf" nor does he go "swimming with the sharks" so why oh why do things like that need to be printed on everything?  

I saw a similar vent on a mom group on Facebook, and decided to round up the few I could find that I liked.  

8.  Native sandals- waterproof and good for lakes!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Summer Reading List


Reading is a year round game- cozy, snuggled under a blanket in the winter and and dusted with some sand in a beach bag all summer long.  Here are some of my recent picks:

1.  Conversations with Friends AND Normal People, by Sally Rooney.

Everyone is all abuzz about Rooney, and for good reason.  She writes like you feel.  Both of these made me feel a little sad after reading them, but in a weirdly good way?  If that makes in any sense at all.


     

2.  The Last Time I Saw You- by Liz Constantine

I LOVED the last thriller by this author, The Last Mrs. Parrish.    This one was a little less... saucy? And I saw the twist coming a mile away.   But still a decent read!

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3. Verity- by Colleen Hoover

Ohhhhh my gosh.  This book is seriously dark.  Do not read it if you are pregnant.  But if you like dark, twisty thrillers this one will suck you in HARD.

 

4.  The Mother In Law- by Sally Hepworth

My current read- I'm loving it. Very Liane Moriaty-esq. It starts with the possible murder of a mother in law, and then goes backwards throughout the relationship.




5. The Mister- by E. L. James

I'm not ashamed.  Okay, I'm a little ashamed.  I saw this was the new book by the author of Fifty Shades and I love a good guilty pleasure read... and it was honestly a sweet romance! No bondage is involved.



Next on my list: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides


And some other faves, for good measure: