Category Archives: style

Striped Bell Sleeves

striped bell sleeves, cult gaia

striped bell sleeves, cult gaia

striped bell sleeves, cult gaia

striped bell sleeves, cult gaia

striped bell sleeves, cult gaia

striped bell sleeves, cult gaia

 

Lately I’ve really felt like a mom. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s left me feeling frumpy. While I have a much better handle on my style (neutrals with pops of pink), I’m still figuring out what works best for my days chasing after a toddler, nursing a baby, going to the park and still feeling good about myself.

 

This outfit doesn’t exactly work for chasing after kids, but it does make me feel good and is perfect for a casual date night! I picked up the J. Crew striped bell sleeves top on a whim, unsure if it really worked for me. I tried it on a few times at home and fell more and more in love with it. The striped bell sleeves are on trend and the pink color stays within my style.

 

I mentioned it on Instagram, but this Cult Gaia bag is quite possibly the most impractical purchase for a mother of two small kids that I’ve ever made. It is really popular on Instagram and sells out within days. It seems everyone and their sister is buying it. All of this and I still didn’t care. Some items have the ability to take me away to another destination and feeling. With this bag, my sun kissed self is strolling along the beach, holding hands with my luv without a care in the world. It was worth every penny.

 

top: j crew; jeans: paige; bag: cult gaia (in black); necklace: maya brenner; bracelets: david yurman (here, here and here); ring: david yurman; sunglasses: warby parker

 

photos by j petite photography

Millennial Pink

Millennial Pink Shirt, Frame Jeans, M. Gemi Loafers, Chloe Bag

Millennial Pink Shirt, Frame Jeans, M. Gemi Loafers, Chloe Bag

Millennial Pink Shirt, Frame Jeans, M. Gemi Loafers, Chloe Bag

Millennial Pink Shirt, Frame Jeans, M. Gemi Loafers, Chloe Bag

Millennial Pink Shirt, Frame Jeans, M. Gemi Loafers, Chloe Bag

Millennial Pink Shirt, Frame Jeans, M. Gemi Loafers, Chloe Bag

Millennial Pink Shirt, Frame Jeans, M. Gemi Loafers, Chloe Bag

Millennial Pink Shirt, Frame Jeans, M. Gemi Loafers, Chloe Bag

 

Do you have that one piece in your closet that you don’t wear very often, but you just can’t part with? Mine is this shirt. I bought it at Anthropologie years ago. I rarely wear it, maybe once a year, but every time I clean out my closet I can’t bring myself to donate or sell it.

 

Although I haven’t read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, I’ve read enough articles to know she preaches only keeping things that bring you joy. I guess this shirt brings me joy. It makes me happy to see it in my closet even though I don’t wear it often.

 

We shot these photos outside of Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale. The walls are the perfect shade of millennial pink!

 

shirt: anthropologie (old); jeans: frame (similar); shoes: m. gemi; bag: chloe; sunglasses: warby parker; necklace: maya brenner; bracelets: david yurman (here, here and here); ring: david yurman

 

photos by j petite photography

Proud to be a Madre

madre tee, j crew cardigan, stan smith, grey chloe marcie

madre tee, j crew cardigan, stan smith, grey chloe marcie

madre tee, j crew cardigan, stan smith, grey chloe marcie

madre tee, j crew cardigan, stan smith, grey chloe marcie

madre tee, j crew cardigan, stan smith, grey chloe marcie

madre tee, j crew cardigan, stan smith, grey chloe marcie

madre tee, j crew cardigan, stan smith, grey chloe marcie

 

Are there certain pieces you feel proud to wear? For me I immediately feel a sense of pride when I wear my madre tee by riley + co (I’m wearing a size small) and maya brenner necklace with Lawson and Sybil’s initials (also worn here). Motherhood can be incredibly hard and exhausting, but it’s also the best thing I’ve ever done. I am proud to be Lawson and Sybil’s mama.

 

Riley + Co. has a new mother tee that I also love. It would make a great Mother’s Day gift!

 

This weekend we’re heading to Minnesota. My grandmother passed away yesterday morning and we’ll be celebrating her life tomorrow. She was a few weeks shy of her 92nd birthday. It’s helpful knowing she lived a full life and died peacefully, but it’s still hard. I’m grateful she was able to meet Lawson and see many photos of Sybil.

 

On Sunday my baby turns 2!!! We’ll improvise a mini birthday celebration in Minnesota while watching the last day of the Masters.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

tee: riley & co; sweater: j crew; jeans: ag (similar); sneakers: adidas; bag: chloe; necklace: maya brenner; bracelets: david yurman (here, here and here); ring: david yurman; sunglasses: warby parker

 

photos by j petite photography

Spring Uniform

madewell distressed jeans

madewell distressed jeans, grey mini chloe

madewell distressed jeans, maya brenner initial necklace

madewell distressed jeans, m gemi loafers

madewell distressed jeans

madewell distressed jeans

madewell distressed jeans, grey chloe mini

madewell distressed jeans, grey chloe mini

 

I’ve raved about these madewell distressed jeans so many times. They are finally making an appearance in an outfit so you can see what they really look like!

 

This is one of those outfits that is completely me. The prettiest shades of my favorite neutrals. The best loafers for immediately feeling put together (use this link for $40 off your first purchase). A mini statement bag. My everyday necklace. Together they make for a versatile outfit. I’d wear it running errands, chasing after Lawson and Sybil, meeting girlfriends for brunch or a casual date night.

 

In other news, we’re back from our spring break travels and settling into a normal routine again. Lawson and I are such creatures of routine. It remains to be seen if Sybil is also a fan.

 

In other Sybil news, we started sleep training round 2 with her now that she’s 7 months old. It’s time for all of our sake. Wish me luck!

 

Have you been to the Monterey/Pebble Beach/Carmel area of California? We were there last weekend and it was gorgeous. Definitely a place we’d love to go back to.

 

top: madewell; jeans: madewell (also available here and here); shoes: m.gemi (similar in suede); necklace: maya brenner; ring: david yurman; bag: chloe

 

photos by j petite photography