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14
Aug

Minimal & Simple

I bought this top in black at Nordstrom Rack several months ago while visiting my parents in the bay area and I find myself wearing it constantly. I recently checked my local Nordstrom Rack and I was so pumped when I found it in white! It is seriously the perfect wardrobe staple. It can easily be dressed up or down and I love the tulip hem – not to mention it super comfy! Speaking of comfy, these heels are a pair of Steve Maddens from about 5 years ago- I dont wear them nearly enough and I was delighted to be reminded how comfortable those are as well!

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12
Aug

Transitional Boho- dressing from Summer to Fall

Although it’s not yet fall and I will soon find myself missing summer -I cant help but feel the lure of ankle booties and felt hats. I recently picked this tulip wrap dress up at Old Navy. I like that it’s a simple staple that can be mixed and matched (bonus for you breastfeeding mamas – its BF friendly!) but I wanted to bring a bit more of my own unique style to it and make it a bit funkier. So I paired it with an ankle bootie, a wool fedora style hat, denim button down and my grandmothers silver/turquoise jewelry.

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“say cheezeball!”

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Dress: Old Navy

Hat: Urban Outfitters

Shirt: J.Crew

Booties: Target

 

10
Aug

Six Ways : LittleBoogaweezin : #4

Little Boogaweezin asked me to participate in their Six Ways Style Challenge. I was to choose one item from their collection and style it 6 different ways over a series of six months. This is my fourth installment and probably my absolutely favorite so far! Follow along on their blog to check out all of my looks, as well as all the other stylish Six Ways Style Challenge mamas.

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This picture below totally sums up the real me: eyes closed, super gummy smile.

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“Still Got It” Shirt: Little Boogaweezin

Hat: Brixton

 

 

09
Aug

I’m Soooo Fancy- Or rather, my necklace is.

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UGH Obi, it’s not about you okay! Just kidding.

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Can I tell you a secret? This top is maternity….and I did not buy it or wear it while pregnant! It was in the Target clearance section and I liked the simple smock shape so I tried it. It looks very much like a romper when its worn with shorts!

 

Necklace: J.Crew Factory

Jeans: J.Crew

Heels: Guess

Top: Target (maternity- insert that teeth gritting eek face emoji here)

 

31
Jul

Tucked Lace

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Shirt & Sandals: Target

Skirt: H&M

30
Jul

Oliver Is Uno

HOW OR WHY I HAVE YET TO SHARE THIS IS MIND BOGGLING – but, John made another amazing video in honor of Oliver’s first year of life. If you know us or know Oliver, prepare to get your tissue box out. We are so fortunate to have Johns home movies. Even if I do help shoot our films, they would be nothing but small clips without my magic maker.

At the end of June, Oliver celebrated his first year of life. You would think that a one year old would be more or less indifferent to a birthday party in their honor but I’m convinced that Oliver actually really did have the best day ever.

I scheduled his party to be perfectly between his naps. Only thing is that he didn’t want to go down for his first nap on time. He may have slept through the start of the party but when he woke up happy and rested and saw a yard full of friends from the window above his changing table he was so excited. He immediately joined them and got straight in the kiddie pool we had put out for him. He proceeded to spend the entire day there because he is obsessed with water. I pulled him out for watermelon “cake”, dripping wet and then plopped him right back in the pool where I hand fed him Mexican food haha.

Here are a few birthday party photos as well as Johns beautiful little film.

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Olivers invite said “Oliver is Uno. Join us as we sprinkle him with love” so we went with a minimal black and white polka dot theme for the part decor.

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I hand painted giant white polka dots on cheap paint drop cloths for picnic style seating. I figure everyone would more or less be on the ground with young ones anyhow.

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This is really the only shot I got of the “cake” but basically its a watermelon with the ends cut off – covered in homemade very low sugar whip.
I originally started researching healthy low sugar smash cake recipes and then I  saw a similar watermelon cake someone created for Fourth of July on pinterest and I thought- bingo! babies love fruit- its healthy AND I dont have to bake! Another bonus is that its beautiful when cut into. Looked like a red velvet cake. I highly recommend it!

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Another fun thing we did was set up this baby photobooth of sorts. It was total chaos but in the best way possible. We got more pictures on our good camera but I’m a bad blogger with little time so here is one from my phone. eek. Check out O’s tan! (turns out we are related after all haha)

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At parties end he zonked out hard, still wet from the pool and happy as a clam!

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28
Jul

Trash Rock

This outfit is dancing questionably on the fine line between “trashy” and “rocker”. It’s unclear which side of the line I have landed on. But I’m okay with that.

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Vest: Target (little girls section- if you can fit it’s a fraction of the price!)

Leopard Top: Forever21

Jeans: Cotton On

Shoes: Target

20
Jul

J.Crew Head to Toe

It didn’t occur  to me until I posted one of these pictures on Instagram and someone asked for a source that this entire outfit is from J.Crew.

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18
Jul

Dramatic Light

While this isn’t exactly a style post, I couldn’t help but share these photos my friend Andrew Jason Leung took when we discovered this amazing light.

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15
Jul

Tribal Tuesday

These woven Betsey Johnson flats are making the outfit today.

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