Summer staples






IMG_1729-sweatshirt c/o Hello Apparel // shorts: Forever 21 (similar here) // sandals: Target (similar here) // purse c/o Red Envelope // necklace c/o Cool Water Gems // watch: Michael Kors 

I bought these shorts along with a few similar counterparts at the end of spring and I have worn them a zillion different ways. They have become a summer staple because they are comfortable, chic, and effortless. You can throw them on with a graphic tee or sweatshirt and gladiators or dress them up with a blazer jacket and wedges and some accessories.

What are some of your summer staples this year?

I hope you loving our new blog design as much as I do. Hooray for wider pictures.

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Business Casual Neutrals








IMG_1543-.jpgtop c/o Ali & Kris (similar here) // pants: Old Navy (and on major sale) // necklace c/o Cool Water Gems // purse: Kate Spade // heels (similar here) & watch: Michael Kors // druzy ring c/o Wrenn Jewelry 

Pre baby, I was working in the corporate world. While I wouldn’t trade the past 5 years for anything, there’s certain parts of that “environment” that I miss. One is dressing up for work. These days, this outfit would be saved for a night out on the town or a meeting. Heels and open backed blouses arn’t a part of my mom-iform.

We survived Landyn’s 5th birthday celebration yesterday. Her actual birthday is tomorrow but we celebrated with family and friends yesterday. Josh thinks I overdid it, but we are just breaking him into how we do parties. Pictures to come.

Have a great week.

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Mint & Crop Tops








 skater skirt c/o Ali & Kris (similar here) // top: H&M (similar here) // shoes: Steve Madden, (similar here) // bracelets c/o HorseFeathers // watch: Michael Kors // necklace c/o Stella & Dot // sunglasses: Free People

So I’m the girl that swore off crop tops back in the 90s, and when I saw them show their evil heads again last season, I immediately shunned them. But as fashion always does, it grew on me and today’s post is my attempt at the whole “crop top” trend. I love this outfits ability to still look modest and feminine. Both things I’m all about. I’d totally rock this look for a weekend shopping in LA or brunch with my family. Are you a crop topper?

Landyn left last night to spend a week at her dad’s. To say I was a soppy mess would be an understatement. This is the longest she’s been gone for and it’s going to be a tough one on me. I couldn’t sleep last night knowing she wasn’t in the room next to me, I woke up feeling empty, and I still have 6 days to go. I told Josh I was going to redo our entire house to keep my mind busy. I’ll be sure to share the projects I tackle this week.

Have a great week!!!!

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June Gloom





IMG_5892.jpgjean jacket (similar here) // shorts: Forever 21 // hat: Target Mens (similar here) // necklace c/o Stella & Dot // shoes: H&M // glasses: Tory Burch

Here is a public service announcement for all you that want to come to California for their beaches in June. Don’t do it. Ironically enough, June is the worst time to be at the beach in southern California. It’s usually overcast and COLD, as you can see from these pictures. We took our bikes down to Ventura a few weekends ago and rode along the pier for 15 minutes before high tailing it into the nearest restaurant for lunch and warmth. Had it been July, these shorts would have been the perfect biking ensemble.

Landyn and I are spending the day at Disneyland tomorrow. Its been a few years since I’ve taken her and I really think she’s at the perfect age to experience the Disney magic. I’ll be back next week with some recaps.

Have a fantastic weekend.