October 30, 2013

Walking on Sunshine


Who else is excited for Halloween?  This 30 year old grown lady is hella excited!  We and by we I mean just I have an annual tradition of watching Hocus Pocus aka best Halloween movie ever while eating worms in dirt (chocolate pudding with gummy worms and oreo crumbs on top).  I can't wait for Lucas to be old enough to take part in the tradition and for trick or treating.  We're dressing Lucas up this year as Superman.  Superman is my husband's favorite superhero and we found a cute costume that doubles as pajamas.  Win win!  My first Halloween, I think I was Starbrite and was Starbrite for like 5 more Halloweens in a row!  

PS: Thank you ladies for the baby clothes website recommendations!  

ETA: A lot of people ask me or tell me that they missed out on the sequin bow cardi from J. Crew that I wear religiously and this morning, I saw one pop up on J.Crew factory!  Here's a link to the factory version that is practically identical: Sequin Bow Cardigan.

Sweater: The Limited  /  Shirt: Old Navy  /  Pants: Loft  /  Bag: Target  /  Shoes: Target  /  Necklace: J.Crew


October 28, 2013

Tights for Fall


The weather here has gotten cool enough for tights and I couldn't be happier.  Am I the only one that uses tights as an excuse to miss a day or three to shave the legs?  TMI?  I used this weekend as an opportunity to pull out warmer clothes and clean out Lucas' closet.  I was so so sad having to put away some of my favorite outfits of his because he grew out of them.  It was also a wake up call that he is growing too fast.  

To snap out of sadness, I did some online shopping and bought him yummy fall goodies!  Woot woot!  I seriously have way more fun buying baby clothes than clothes for myself.  I definitely need to pace myself since he grows so fast but it's not my fault that Etsy and GAP have the cutest stuff for babies.  I am LOVING all the Etsy finds lately.  I used Etsy a bunch for my wedding - one of my favorite finds was our flowergirl tutus!  I'm sure that if I had a baby girl I would be going crazy buying bows but for my little guy, I've been scouring the site for leggings.  Any good recs for baby leggings on Etsy or any other site?


Sweater: J. Crew {factory version!} {similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy  /  Tights: GAP  /  Shoes: Target


October 25, 2013

Leopard and Black


I plan on being totally predictable this weekend and looking for fallish things to do.  I can't help it.  The fallen leaves, the bold colors, apple cinnamon candles burning, and holiday decorations...they put me in a good mood dangit!  I'm not sure where one would go about looking for fallish things to do but if there's a way, I'm going to find it and hopefully fallish things to do includes cupcakes...must include cupcakes...

Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Skirt: Loft  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Target  /  Bracelet: David Yurman


October 23, 2013

Plaid Daze


Most of my posts lately have been about or with Lucas because, well...he's quite literally my whole world right now.  I've been back to work for about 5 weeks now but I still have not settled into a good morning routine.  Most mornings are spent running around trying to put on my makeup in 5 minutes and make a half decent/presentable pony tail in order to make it to work on time.  Before becoming a mom, I spent most every weekend lounging around the house and although I still do that, we are making an effort to get out more with the baby so he's not so cooped up anymore.  I admit that I was one of those mom's that never went out with the baby before his vaccinations so not that he's been vaccinated, we're having so much fun get him outside more often!

I mentioned on Monday that we skipped the fall festival this year because of the warmth and crowds, but I still wanted to get out of the house on Saturday.  Since Lucas is quite inquisitive these days and grabbing everything (my hair is his personal favorite), we went out for an evening walk and to my parents house for dinner.  As we were sitting on the bench, my husband noticed that Lucas had grabbed a little souvenir, a fallen leaf.  He stared down that leaf and would smile and laugh at it.  I love seeing his little personality coming through.  We have plans for more family outings this weekend and, hopefully, the weather is nice so he can wear more cardigans.  I mean, really?  Cardigans for babies?  I DIE.





Shirt: J. Crew {similar}  /  Sweater: F21 {similar}   /  Shorts: Loft
Lucas' outfit is from GAP


October 21, 2013

Oktoberfest 2013


One of my favorite fall traditions is going to Oktoberfest and the fall festival.  We decided to skip the fall festival this year because it was during the day and too warm for Lucas to be outside for a long time but we did take him to Oktoberfest Friday evening.  I remember last year seeing all the little kids running around in costumes, getting their faces painted, or running towards the snow cones and thinking, one day, I'll be bringing my own little one to the festivities.  

My favorite part of Oktoberfest is the Halloween festivities that go on like the dancers performing "Thriller" in the street and the creepy decorations all around.  Lucas, however, was definitely not a fan of the loud music.  At one point he started to almost cry which breaks my heart every time when I see his bottom lip stick out.  Although he was too little to enjoy Oktoberfest, and even though his onesie says "Never Grow Up," I look forward to the coming years and letting him run loose, face paint, costume, and all!








Sweater: Old Navy {this year's version}  /  Shirt: F21  /  Jeans: AE  /  Shoes: Target
Lucas' onsie is from GAP


October 18, 2013

Three Months Old


My baby is three months old today!  Ahhhh time needs to slow down!  I have a feeling I'll be saying this every month but this month has been the best!  He's gotten so big and his personality is really showing through.  Now that he's much more alert and awake most of the day, we've come to realize that we have a very active son.  Below are some of his monthly milestones.


I love his little hands!  In fact, so does he.  He's discovered his hands and loves stuffing his whole hands in his mouth.


Probably the biggest development is that he learned how to fully roll on his stomach and he is now a tummy sleeper.  The only problem is that he doesn't know how to roll from tummy to back so he wakes up screaming.  Ugh, any advice is more than welcomed!


He's discovered Mia and they love each other.  Mia worries when he cries which I think is the sweetest thing.  He also loves making faces.  He smiles and laughs so much!  It melts my heart to see him smile.


He now has a bedtime routine that involves bath, bottle, and bed.  He starts getting sleepy at the same time every night and will sleep for a whole 10-11 hours uninterrupted!  YAY SLEEP FOR ME AND H!!


Two of his favorites: Napping on daddy and clutching his blankie for dear life.  We both love the Aden Anais security blankets!


Check out this big boy sleeping in his crib!  He sleeps so much better and longer now! 10-11 hours of uninterrupted sleep and I am one happy momma!  I kept making excuses as to why he should stay sleeping in our room but H and our pediatrician convinced me to move Lucas to his own bed.  I selfishly miss him sleeping near me but he is sleeping better now and that makes me happy.  We removed the bumper we originally had in his bed and replaced it with mesh bumpers.  They came highly recommended from our doctor and are great for babies that like to stick their arms or legs through the crib bars like Lucas does.  Bumpers are controversial but I did my research before Lucas started sleeping in his crib which is why I removed the cloth bumpers.

This boy LOOOOOVES his Fisher Price kicking piano!  His favorite part is definitely looking at himself in the mirror.  He could stare at himself for hours.  I love this toy and highly recommend it!

October 16, 2013

Bow Necessities


Monday morning, my sister, Melisa, sent me the text below.  She lives in Nashville so she had no way of knowing that I wore a completely similar outfit to hers last week!  I had to share her text because not only was it random that we wore something similar but that she referred it to a Dainty and Decadent outfit! Ha!  Out of the four girls in my family, Melisa is the second born.  She was my maid of honor and one of Lucas' godmother's.  She has truly been such a wonderful aunt to Lucas and so have my other sisters.  Lucas is such a lucky boy to have have both sides of our family love him so much.  My sisters ask for daily updates of him and I gladly oblige...I mean, it's not like I don't take hundred of photos of him a day (those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I'm one of those moms!)  


Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: NY & Co. {similar}  /  Pants: Gap  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Handbag: Target  /  Jewelry: Alex and Ani, David Yurman, 'Lucas' Necklace


October 14, 2013

My Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch


We took my little chubby pumpkin to his first ever pumpkin patch on Saturday.  My mom joined us and we had such a great time!  Lucas was such a trooper and really loved being there.  He took a nap in the car and had just eaten so he was in a good mood.  As soon as we set him down next to the pumpkins, it was hard getting him to look straight because all he wanted to do was roll and grab/swipe at the pumpkins.  This past week he mastered rolling over and grabbing things and now we can't get him to stop doing either.  This is a very active baby!  We love that he's so active during the day because at night he'll go right to sleep and won't wake up until 10 hours later.  10 hours!  I'm crossing my fingers that he stays being a great sleeper.

I couldn't resist putting him in this little hat we bought him at Janie and Jack when I was still pregnant.  Funny story, I dressed Lucas up in the morning and as we were getting to leave, my husband steps out of the room wearing almost an identical outfit as Lucas.  Everyone says Lucas looks like him so I, of course, had to snap lots of pictures of my H with his little mini me.

Lucas loved all the colors and textures at the pumpkin patch.  I highly encourage you all to take a trip over to your nearest pumpkin patch this weekend, especially if you have kids!  I was nervous of bugs biting him so I didn't let him sit too long on the ground which made him upset.  He was thinking, mom let me get dirty!  Nope.   Not yet, my little pumpkin.













October 11, 2013

Olive You


I bought this dress when I was pregnant and wore the heck out of it.  Now that my body is in that weird transition period between being nine months preggo to not having a clue of what's going on, I'm glad to have easy to wear dresses.  I was naive to think that after having Lucas, I could immediately start wearing my colorful skirts again.  Wrong.  

Since I had to start working after 8 weeks, my priority has not been working out.  As soon as I leave the office, my focus is on getting home and spending time with Lucas.  Maybe one I settle on a good routine, I'll start working out but it's just not on my radar.  I have cut out a lot of junk food that I indulged in while I was pregnant but now that I can't blame Lucas, operation eating healthy has begun.  Unfortunately, I'm cutting out junk during the holidays.  I just can't resist my mellowcreme pumpkins!

Sweater: Ann Taylor {similar}  /  Dress: Target {similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Jewelry: Gemmy Junky, Eve's Addiction, David Yurman, Alex and Ani


October 9, 2013

Wednesday Adams


Black continues to be my go to color and with my fair pale skin, I have to be careful so I don't go around looking like a zombie.  

This past weekend, I took out all my fall decorations and lit yummy candles (this one's my favorite!).  Something about fall decorations and cinnamon apple scented candles always puts me in a good mood.  This weekend, we plan on taking Lucas to a pumpkin patch and I couldn't be more excited.  Although I love Christmas season, October is probably my favorite month.  I look forward to the annual Oktoberfest festivities, fall festival, and Halloween.  October might be my husband's least favorite month because I self-imposed an annual tradition of watching Hocus Pocus on Halloween while eating worms in dirt (chocolate pudding with oreo crumbs on top and gummy worms swirled in).  That just happens to be my favorite tradition :-)

I really can't believe that we are in October?!  Seriously, where does the time go?  

Sweater: F21  /  Shirt: J.Crew {similar}  /  Skirt: Loft  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Target  /  Jewelry: Tiffanys, David Yurman


October 7, 2013

Morning Spit Ups


How would you like some spit up on your freshly clean sweater right before you head out the door?  That's exactly what happened right after we took these photos.  I wiped it up and went on my merry way.  I know, it's gross.  It really is amazing how little I find things to be gross.  I am regularly referred to as prissy at work but after having a baby, spit up, poopy diapers, cleaning my baby's nose, getting peed on by Lucas, I am immune to what others would find gross.  HOWEVER, last week, I was told that a mouse was in our building and I FREAKED out.  One mouse in a large building is hardly anything to freak out about but I. JUST. CAN'T.  I literally disinfected my entire office, you know, I don't overact or anything.  Give me spit ups and poopy diapers any day but mice...nope.

Sweater: Banana Republic  /  Shirt: J. Crew {similar}  /  Skirt: GAP  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Coach


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