December 21, 2016

Working Mom Uniform

Long gone are the days of blow drying my hair in the mornings, setting them in curlers, gracefully putting my makeup on while sipping coffee and listening to Bravo in the background.  Basically, mornings are a blur now and by the time I get to the office, I feel like I've already worked a full day.  I wouldn't trade my new normal for the world but with the good you get a little craziness in the mix.  So now I have what I call a working mom uniform which is basically a tunic long enough to cover the bum, legging trousers that are work appropriate and some sort of long necklace or necklace of any sort.  Done.  It's my go-to, don't-need-to-think-about-it outfit for those mornings that you wish you could restart or drive yourself to the spa or nordstrom or target or back to bed.


Shirt: Nordstrom  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Bracelets: David Yurman


December 19, 2016

Floral Peplum Top

Don't mind the headless pictures...it's just better this way...#insomnia

And suddenly we're days away from Christmas.  I, of course, will have to finish shopping during my lunch breaks this year because life.  Oh and I also have not sent out our Christmas cards.  Frankly, I'm surprised that I even remembered to order them this year.  One day, I will have my sh*t together but today is just not that day.  

I'm still loving this floral peplum top that I bought earlier in the summer.  Although, I can't find it online, I linked a similar top below!



Sweater: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Shoes: Nine West


December 14, 2016

Christmas at Disney World 2016

Another Disney trip in the books!  We love living so close to the parks that we can just pop on over and spend the whole morning at one of our favorite places, the Magic Kingdom.  Lucas is at the perfect age to enjoy everything and I love experiencing that with him.  Little Miss Olivia also got a button since it was her first time at Magic Kingdom.  We went to Epcot when she was 2 months old since it's an easy park to maneuver and we weren't sure what Disney would be like with a baby.  Luckily, Disney is amazing and the babycare centers are top notch.  If you are ever hesitant on taking a baby to Disney, don't be.  Changing and feeding Olivia was a dream.  Not only are the employees there asking me if I needed any assistance, there's also a movie/tv room for siblings to be entertained.  In fact, when I had to change Olivia, I wasn't near the babycare center but there was a nice resting area under a tent where I could quietly feed her while my husband took Lucas on the Dumbo ride.  Disney truly is magical for people of all ages!  And Christmas time at Disney World, I mean, it just can't get any better than that.









December 12, 2016

That Time I Matched My Kids

Yep, that's right.  I bought us all matching outfits.  No shame in my game.  I even bought my husband a matching shirt but he wouldn't wear it.  Rude.  So he looked like the odd man out, not me of course.  The lady matching her kids, nope, I didn't look weird AT ALL.  In fact, I plan on matching my kids in the future.  Yep.  In all seriousness, I couldn't wait for this day to come.  When I was little, my mom made us all match and I hated it.  Now, I plan on trying to get away with matching as much as I can.  Since I know my husband doesn't read here often, I'm going to make sure he is in the car and not looking when I put the kids in the car so that when we get to our destination, POOF, we're ALL matching and he won't have an opportunity to change.  I'm a genius.




Shirt: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Pants: GAP  /  Shoes: Converse
Lucas's Shirt: Old Navy  /  Shorts: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Converse
Olivia's Bodysuit: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Socks: Converse


November 28, 2016

Family Gift Guide 2016

It's that time again!  Of course, I will wait until the weekend before Christmas to start shopping because I always procrastinate.  This past weekend, instead of holiday present shopping, instead I ended up buying the kids more clothes since the deals were so good!  I'll start holiday shopping soon and in the meantime have been making lists of things to get for family members.  Every year I say I'll start shopping in October but no...I'll wait until the weekend before...
Florida Tunic  /  Sunglasses  /  Brush  /  Palette  /  Pouch  /  Shoes  /  Bag






November 14, 2016

Winter is Coming

And by winter, I mean Florida winter as in 65 degrees and it feels wonderful.  The weather has been cooling down here and the moment I felt even the slightest of cool air, I went into full panic mode realizing that Lucas had outgrown his sweaters and I did not have even one sweater for Olivia.  #momfail.  Never fear because I shopped my little heart out and bought my littles a whole new set of cold weather clothes only to wake up the next day to 80 degree weather...womp womp.


Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Booties: Nordstrom  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: J.Crew Factory {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


November 8, 2016

The Trumpet Sleeve

I thought long about this purchase.  To trumpet sleeve or not to bell sleeve.  Typically, if I have to think about buying something this way, I usually end up not purchasing it because it isn't something that I just have to have or, of course, need.  In this case, I thought, it's pretty and I literally have nothing like it so why not?  I have to say, the color is pretty and it was a nice change from my usual tunics and/or striped top.  I'm trying to branch out more and out of my box/rut and although I'm by no means a risk taker when it comes to fashion, it's baby steps towards a more rounded wardrobe for me. 


Shirt: Loft (ON SALE!)  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Necklace: Baublebar  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 31, 2016

Basic Witch

Another day, another oversized sweater and flats to the office kinda day.  But it's Halloween!  I am so so so excited for both my babies to dress up tonight!  Lucas chose his and Olivia's costumes and they will be going as Woody and Jessie from Toy Story.  I mean....holy cuteness!  

The pictures have a weird light and lines throughout but I couldn't love this oversized sweater more.  I bought it during the anniversary sale right before my maternity leave started and since I wore pajamas for three months straight, this was my first time wearing it.  I usually go for blacks and neutrals but this burnt orange color was just perfection.



Sweater: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Top: J.Crew Factory {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 28, 2016

Oversized Season

Let's be honest.  I don't need it to be fall nor winter to wear oversized sweaters.  I live in Florida and, yet, year round you will find me in oversized sweaters.  And I don't hate it.  But it just so happens to be socially acceptable now to wear slightly longer and baggier sweaters so I don't stand out too much despite the weather still being hotter than a chicken's coop.


Sweater: Old Navy  {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Top: Loft {Similar}  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}  /  Shoes: Steve Madden


October 26, 2016

The Cover the Booty Shirt

Just a quick post today to give a shout out to the genius who invented high/low tunics.  That person deserves an award, a prize, a billion dollars.  Seriously.


Shirt: Nordstrom  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: J.Crew {Similar}


October 24, 2016

Laces Up

The pictures do not do this top justice but I am loving lace up tops!  It reminds me of the 90s for some reason.  This one has a striped pattern that, again, is hard to tell in the pictures but I am obsessed.  Anyone else thinking the 90s are coming back around?


Shirt: Nordstrom  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 21, 2016

Pumpkin Patch 2016

Last weekend, we took the kiddos to the pumpkin patch which is one of my favorite fall traditions.  It was Olivia's first time at a pumpkin patch and she was quite the diva.  Just like her mama, she's not the outdoorsy type and let us all know it.  Lucas, as always, had a great time and wore himself out on the bouncy houses and slides.  This was also to first real outing as a family.  I hardly ever left the house during my maternity leave because Olivia caught a cold early on and I wanted to stay indoors as much as possible before her vaccinations.  It was wonderful to be out and about and gave me a glimpse of all the fun outings we have to look forward to in the future.




Top: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Jeans: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Target {Similar}


October 19, 2016

Finding A Routine

The pictures are blurry, the clothes are wrinkly, and I forgot to put on mascara which pretty much ruined my day.  Kidding aside, it was a hot mess of a morning but I am determined to get back into the swing of things which includes blogging.  So if you can look past the blurry pics and mascara less eyelashes, I am wearing a peplum top which I swore I would never do.  This pattern called to me though and I couldn't stop my hand from adding the top to my shopping cart.  Thankfully, the top isn't too froo froo nor makes my waist look wider than it already is (HELLO POST PARTUM BABY WEIGHT THAT WON'T GO AWAY!)



And here is the precious reason why our morning got thrown into a loop...someone decided to wake up an hour before she usually does.  I didn't mind the extra cuddles though.  Not. One. Bit.

Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Sweater: J.Crew Factory  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Necklace: Bauble Bar  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff


October 17, 2016

Back to Work After Maternity Leave

Well, folks.  Maternity leave is over and it's back to reality or to a new normal that I haven't quite figured out yet.  I thought for sure I would never make it to work on time but somehow I only managed to be a few minutes late and not totally looking ratchet.  

For some reason, I thought that going back to work after my second child would be easier but it wasn't.  Not the least bit.  I shed lots of tears out of working mommy guilt because I now know what to expect which is spending less time with my child.  However, and trust me, I've only come to realize this after lots of tears, I'm a better mom because I work.  Everyone has to make the right decision for their own family and, for us, this feels right for the moment.  Thankfully, I had a great first week back at the office and I know Olivia is in great hands while I work.  It will take some adjusting to but soon we will all fall into a routine and all will be right in the world.



Shirt: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Necklace: J.Crew Factory {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


September 27, 2016

Baby's First Trip to Disney World

I've been MIA lately but I'm still on maternity leave and having some much needed family time.  Olivia has had quite the busy week.  She was vaccinated, baptized, and visited Disney World for the first time!  Although she was going to stay home for our Disney day trip, we ended up needing to take her and although I was slightly anxious to take her so little, she did great and we had the best time!  

With both of my kids, we stayed at home pretty much 99% of our time because I did not want them out before receiving their vaccines and to give them time to build up their immune system.  I felt a little more comfortable to take her to Disney since she's received vaccines and because Disney has an amazing baby care center.  So those of you who are anxious to take little ones to Disney, don't be!  We decided to go to Epcot since it's a little easier to get to and we all wanted to go on the new Frozen ride.  Taking my children to Disney has been amazing and I'm thrilled that I have a little princess now to enjoy all the girly things Disney has to offer!  Although Olivia did not go on any rides, we met the characters at the meet and greet and my heart melted with these photos! 






August 21, 2016

Olivia's Nursery



As soon as we found out Lucas was a boy, I immediately began decorating his nursery.  When we found out Olivia was a girl...it took months before I began working on her room.  Instead, I started buying things here and there that I liked and hoped that it would come together in the end.  I really only had two things that I really wanted for her room and that was a gray glider and a mint dresser.  My husband brought to life the mint dresser by painting a dresser that bought at Ikea and I love it!  I decided to not go with a traditional changing table in favor of a dresser so that the furniture is functional later on.  The Olivia banner is one my husband made.  Yep, he made it!  He also made one for Lucas and wanted to keep with the tradition.  I made the mint pom pom drapes out of drapes from Amazon and pom pom trim I bought off of Etsy.  I'm really happy with how the nursery turned out and hope she does too as she gets older.





Dresser: Ikea (my husband painted it mint and the knobs are from Amazon)
Glider: Target
Unicorn Head: Target
Mirrors: Target
Gallery Wall Prints/Frames: Mostly all from Hobby Lobby
Stool: Hobby Lobby
Owl Basket: Target {Similar}
Bow Hooks: Land of Nod
Hello Wooden Sign: Hobby Lobby
Crib: Graco
Mobile: Target


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