Wednesday, July 30, 2014

wear it wednesday [stripes & palms]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
[joie blazer, h&m dress (old), zara flats (old), h&m belt (in stores)]

[monica vinander bracelet, j.crew factory bracelet (no longer available)]

when your baby starts waking up a couple of times per night, your priorities change. it's no longer crucial to spend an extra 5 minutes picking out a blog-worthy outfit or heck, even to brush your hair. you're focused on possibly getting a shower and guzzling as much coffee as possible to make it through the work day.

but lo and behold, there are some days when you get home from work and drag your poor husband out to your blue deck and dang-nabbit you take those outfit pictures because you're looking half-way presentable today and you haven't blogged in 2 weeks.

so thank you for taking a second to visit the second best. we're pretty tired, but we still love clothes.

p.s. palms and stripes forever!

p.p.s. linking up with the pleated poppy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

tuesday thoughts [we're teething]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

pardon the week and a half radio silence over here. we're teething [and by "we" i mean lily]. 

...and we're not not sleeping [and by "we" i mean everyone]. 

...and we're all disheveled [and by "we" i mean me] and not blogworthy [unless you want pictures of me looking like a zombie. anyone? anyone? bueller?]

back soon!

Friday, July 11, 2014

friday favs [currently coveting]

Friday, July 11, 2014
friday favs [currently coveting]

when i shop, i try to steer clear of impulse purchases [but we all know they happen] by doing some reconnaissance on an item [ok, so i stalk it, alright?enough with the 3rd degree here]. if i keep coming back to it, they i know i really, really want it.

here are a few items i've stalked scoped out recently:

  1. mansur gavriel bucket bag. specifically in cammello rosa. but i'll take the raw version too. heck, who am i kidding, i'll take any of the interior choices and even wouldn't pass up the brandy color. the only thing i don't want is the mini version - too small for this large-bag toting gal. i say this like i'll ever actually get my hands on one [and i'm not paying $900 which is what some are going for on ebay]. seriously, are these bad boys ever not sold out? [p.s. confession - i visit the mansur gavriel website daily just to see if they've restocked. they haven't. picture me doing a sad-face-boo-boo-lip]
  2. joie a la plage sable sandals in gunmetal. oh and hey - they're on sale at shop bop!
  3. baublebar crystal mason ring. it's waistlisted - boo!
  4. ray-ban silver mirror sunglasses. i absolutely love my original ray-ban aviators and have been wearing the heck out of the blue mirrored ones too. so i think adding these silver mirrored beauties to my collection isn't a far stretch is it? let's just wait for a sale, though, shall we?
  5. jennifer zeuner gia double star lariat in gold. i've wanted a lariat necklace for quite some time and have finally found the one i want. wouldn't it make just a darling birthday present? [hint hint]
what have you been coveting lately?

and with that, happy friday!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

wear it wednesday [silky "pajama" pants]

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
[free people tank, old navy pants (maybe in stores, can't find online), clare vivier fold-over clutch, julie vos necklace and bracelet]

[ray ban aviators]

[old navy sandals]

i wore this little number for a much needed girls night out to lolita in philly [if you haven't been there, go! and get the carne asada and blood orange margarita. i'm drooling just thinking about it] and because of the super silky pants, comfy shoes, and swingy tank, i basically felt like i was wearing pajamas all night!

p.s. linking up with the pleated poppy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

tuesday tales [4 month update]

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
4 months already! where does the time go?

our little sunshine:
  • became way more smiley
  • had her first sickness [a cough and fever]
  • started showing signs of teething
  • can roll on her side [!!!]
  • rocked her first big road trip [it only took us 6 hours each way :P]
  • met her great-grandmothers [jason's side] and,
  • all of her first cousins
  • started wearing 6 month clothing [we find out her height/weight at the 4 month appointment on the 16th]
she likes eating [obviously], chewing on her hands, day care, her cousins [Molly especially], smiling [it's her favorite], a stuffed giraffe, trying to stand, being talked to, attention of any kind.

she dislikes being hungry or wet, not being able to escape the swaddle, being too hot, being ignored.

this month we'll be introducing some "solid" food [i'm thinking the rice cereal for starters], working on sleeping without the swaddle [helloooo sleepless nights again] and possible transitioning into her crib [if mama can handle it].

i'm also looking to get one of those standing/walking contraptions since she's super interested in standing up. any recommendations?

p.s. totally relating to this baby post from the sugarlaws blog!

Monday, July 7, 2014

mama monday [the honest company diaper bundle review]

Monday, July 7, 2014


we started out as a pampers family and while nothing will replace that wonderful "blue stripe" that told us when the baby was wet/dirty, i'm thinking we're going to be honest from now on [see what i did there?]!

so why are we sticking with honest company diapers? here's the breakdown:
  • bundled. the diaper bundle sets you up with 6 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes for $79.95 [that comes out to less than $20 a week for diapers and wipes]. while that's basically comparable with what i was paying for a pampers swaddlers pack and wipes, it brings me to my next point,
  • quality. i love the thick, cottony feel of the honest company diapers [and wipes!]. they feel like cloth [without the disgusting washing]
  • fit. these have a great grip, fit lily's little bum nicely, and offer as much protection as my beloved pampers
  • reduced diaper rash. i don't know if it's their cloth-like feel, but lily doesn't get as red when she wears these as when she wore pampers. [she still wears pampers baby dry overnight so we can, you know, sleep]
  • fun prints. ok this one is more of a want than a need but i get so happy when i reach for a diaper and it's got elephants holding balloons on them or strawberries or cute giraffes [...i could go on and on]
have you tried the honest company? what do you think?

Friday, July 4, 2014

happy 4th of july

Friday, July 4, 2014
happy fourth of july

we're out of town for lily's first visit with jason's family! hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

happy birthday, 'merica!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

wear it wednesday [gauzy dress]

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
[target dress (in stores), old navy shoes, julie vos necklace and bracelet, ray ban aviators]

i was at target on a strict mission to pick up a taggie blanket [and only a taggie blanket] for lily, but in true target vortex blackout fashion, i got lured into the women's section where this dress somehow found its way into my cart. so obviously, i bought it.

good thing too, because this gauzy wonder can also double as a cover up! 

p.s. linking up with the pleated poppy!

aaand one more for good measure.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

tuesday threads [you are my sunshine]

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
thursday threads [you are my sunshine]

gap is having an amazing sale this week [60% off select items!] and yellow is having a moment for their adorable baby girl clothes. i'm kind of obsessed with this lemon print one-piece and it may or may not be in my online shopping cart at this very moment.

you are my sunshine, lily-bean!