So, it has been quite quiet over here for a long time. Sorry about that. This past summer I got a promotion at work, so that meant putting Tory in preschool and working long days, just like everyone else with a full time job. Then, something very, very exciting happened!!! Joey got a new job in Texas so that meant that we got to move back home. Bye bye Baton Rouge, you won't be missed. At all. So I have spent August, September and October house hunting, traveling back and forth between Louisiana and Texas, packing and unpacking. Also, Tory had her third birthday last week so I had a birthday party to put together on top of everything else!!!! So that explains why this blog has been quite neglected lately. Again, sorry about that.
Once Joey and I got settled into our new home in Houston, I put Tory into a new preschool here and she is quite the little diva. My mom took her to Nordstrom to get some new, cool school clothes!! Tory only goes three days a week. The point is to give me a break during the week and she actually wants to go to preschool. She loves socializing and playing with other kids. I am just working on the weekends for now. And during those three days a week she is at preschool, I can get my ducks all in a row (and take a nap). It is amazing how fast kids grow out of their clothes!! I buy so much for her every season and I just took her shopping and she already grew out of her shoes, pants and tops!!! So thank goodness my mom told me she'd help me out and get her some new things for the Fall and Winter seasons!!
Nordstrom kids has the cutest things right now!! I LOVE the kids line, Mini Boden!! Adorable!! I love quirky and fun and Mini Boden is both of those!! I think when it gets a little colder, I'm going to get her some of their winter coats. Another positive things about being back in Texas is that there is actually a Nordstroms here!! Yeah!! I think there was a Saks in New Orleans but other than that, there isn't much in Louisiana when it comes to fashion (or high fashion). Although, there were some really cute boutiques in Baton Rouge that I loved shopping at (Rodeo, Head over Heels, NK Boutique).
One specific item that I am obsessed with right now are Dr. Marten boots for toddlers!!! I think I put them on her almost every time she goes to preschool. I got her a pink pair and floral pair about 6 months ago, but she has already grown out of them!! So we're having fun pairing the purple color with her Mini Boden and other cute clothes my mom got her. I am also obsessed with converse for babies and toddlers!! How cute are those purple ones from above? Tory's cousin, Ragan, actually got her those for her birthday! Another favorite spot to pick up some cute clothes for the kiddo is Baby Gap!! Baby Gap understands my love for hats and all things cute!! I cannot wait until the Kate Spade line for Baby Gap launches on the 30th!!!
||Dress, c/o Lovers + Friends||Hat, Anthropologie||Bag, Anthropologie||Jewelry, David Yurman, Gucci, Tai via Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Kendra Scott Luxe||
Lovers + Friends, a "California cool" clothing line, uses both fun, bright colors and bold, daring prints! What's not to love? They claim to be "ambitious, fun, sexy & confident" and I would have to agree!! The brand is about being effortless and what is not effortless about a maxi dress?! A maxi dress is my absolute favorite summer time essential. It is easy and I get so much wear out of it!! Just throw it on and go! One misconception about the color black is that you can't wear it in the summer time. Well people, black is not just for your winter wardrobe and in fact, "black & white" is a HUGE trend for Spring and Summer 2014. Black & white to me is always in fashion though. It is classic and so is black all by itself. I know that grabbing for those bright colors is naturally what you want to do during warmer seasons but remember that you can brighten up your ensemble with colorful accessories!!
I thought that going barefoot for this post was fitting. My initial thought wasn't to go "bohemian" but once I added all of my accessories that is just what ended up happening naturally. So then I just thought to myself, "Lets do no shoes and just keep it free-spirited." When wearing this dress out, I would pair it with an open-toe wedge possibly in red or black. If I wore it with all these same accessories, I would probably pick the red wedge just to add more color. And do a more of a red lip as opposed to a red-orange. What do you love to wear most during the summer time??!!
Happy Easter!! Hope everyone is enjoying their day!! It is nice that retail considers this a holiday, so I can stay home and enjoy the holiday with my family!!! It was fun putting out the eggs this morning in the back yard. Tory got two bunnies and a new book about manners along with some yummy candy!! She was too adorable running around finding her eggs. She had the biggest smile on her little face. These are the moments that are so sweet and memorable!!
I absolutely love this dress. It reminds me of the dress that Carrie Bradshaw wears to see Big at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park restaurant in Sex & The City. Ya know, the episode where they fall into the pond because Carrie thinks Big is leaning in for a kiss and she tries to dodge him. One of my favorite episodes. And one of my favorite outfits worn by the fashion icon, Carrie Bradshaw. I just googled the dress and it is almost identical the one that I am wearing. I am a SATC nerd.
Joey and I took Tory to see her first movie in the theatre. We were hesitant but she's really great with movies at the house. She used to only sit there for the first 30 minutes and then she progressed to about 45 and now she'll sit there for the whole film. So we were being brave today and wanted to go out and do something special so we decided to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman. She got out of her seat aka my lap a few times but for the most part, I think she did really well. So we will possibly take her to see another movie real soon.