Emma has been working so hard the past few weeks on her biography for school. Last night, for open house, she dressed up in her best Helen Keller attire and finally got to present it to my husband and I. She was so proud. When I asked her why she chose Helen Keller as her topic. She answered without hesitation “because she is proof that you can do absolutely anything, look at all she overcame mommy!” I couldn’t help but be so proud inside. While I always want to protect her and hope she never outgrows my lap, at the same time, I know that she has the best outlook and can overcome anything.
Without further ado: Helen Keller… and of course her angry I’m over these pictures face.
Blouse: American Apparel. Pants: J Brand. Shoes: Love Moschino. Scarf: Topshop (old) Very similar and equally as adorable here. Jewelry: Jennifer Zeuner, Michael Kors, J Crew. Nails: Essie Play Date.
Jorts – ugh just the thought of the word makes me cringe. I know the whole jorts stigma applies mostly to Men’s shorts. For females though I still find it difficult to find the right pair. Half the denim shorts out there are, let’s be honest here and not beat around the bush, denim diapers. There is no way I can or would want to go out in public in something so short and be hanging out everywhere. The other 45% of the selection are just to or past the knees in the capri style that I still can not believe I thought were so cool in my early teens. That leaves us woman with 5%… 5%!!! of a good selection left (obviously this is my personal opinion). I absolutely love the boyfriend denim short. They are long enough that you can wear them with heels but short enough that you won’t be mistaken for your mother or a 13 year old. Who would have thought that cut-offs would go so well with a blazer and heels?!
Blazer: Sabo Skirt (sold out) Another color variation here. Tee: BCBGMaxazria. Shorts: Madewell ($14 in store, sold out online) Similar here. Heels: Miu Miu (previously seen here) Similar here. Clutch: Gap. Jewelry: Baublebar, Jennifer Zeuner, Michael Kors, J Crew, Yves St Laurent. Nails: Essie Pink Parka.
Little white dress. As I mentioned here, I have never been quite “ga ga” over the lbd. I think because it is so expected and a bit boring to me. Don’t get me wrong, I do own a few, but they have to have that unique touch to make me take a second look. I am, on the other hand, a huge fan of the lwd. It is crisp and feminine and paired with a bold lip just a bit unexpected.
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ill’s. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” – Audrey Hepburn
Trench: Banana Republic. Dress: Asos (old) Similar here and here. Heels: Steve Madden (old) Nearly identical here. Jewelry: J Crew (old), J Crew, Michael Kors, J Crew, Windsor. Lips: MAC Diva. Nails: OPI The Thrill of Brazil.
If you have ever seen Friends With Kids then you know the many “what if” very hypothetical scenarios. My hubs would be the first to tell you that is me 110%. So much so that he has stopped responding as most of my scenarios would absolutely never happen. That doesn’t matter though as I will come up with another hypothetical scenario that would lead up to and cause the previous one to happen. Many of the scenarios result in me being much tougher than I look, which I can say say with confidence is actually quite true.
I have had my eyes on this camo jacket from Gap ever since I first saw it months ago. Then on Mother’s Day it was marked down to $51 with an additional 30% off the sale price. Pinkberry and the perfect military inspired jacket, now that’s what I call a good day. Not to mention the amazing salmon lox breakfast and appetizer dinner my husband made for me. The hubs really knows how to make a girl feel loved. Anyways, I diverse. Let’s just call this jacket what it really is, a major win!
Jacket: Gap. Chambray Shirt: J Crew. Dress: Nation LTD (old) Similar here and here. Belt: J Crew (old). Heels: Tory Burch (old) Similar here. Jewelry: Groopdealz, Michael Kors, J. Crew, Stella & Dot. Lips: MAC Lasting Sensation.
While reading Where Did the Bird Go I came across a post where Chelsea decided to write 25 words to her daughter I instantly fell in love with the idea. While I tell Emma every day how much I love her and how amazing of a little girl she is I had never quite to do something so simple that she could keep and with Mother’s Day having just passed I have paper after paper with drawings and poetry about how much she loves me. So to all the mothers out there, A Belated Happy Mother’s Day and to Emma don’t ever forget…
Your hugs complete me. Smile always and laugh often. Stick to lemonade not coffee. Always be you. Say please and thank you. I adore you.
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Do little girl dreams and playing dress up ever really end? I am pretty sure not, and that’s exactly how it should be! I remember wanting to rip the tulle out of the underpart of my dress as a little girl growing up… “but mooooooom it itches!”. If only I knew then what I know now. As an adult I am a firm believer that every woman should own at least one tulle skirt, if not two or three. It is one of those pieces that you put on and instantly feel happy and a little bit carefree. Doing your best ballerina twirls just to watch how to fabric flows.
Blazer: Bebe (very old) Similar here. Tank: RBL. Skirt: Alexandra Grecco via the brand site. Shoes: L.A.M.B. (old) Similar here. Jewelry: Jennifer Zeuner, Yves St Laurent.
I know it may not look like much of a “new look” but it has been a serious work in progress. I am currently in a fight with WordPress, whether they are aware of it or not. After about two weeks of googling without success (I admit this was probably way too long to attempt to figure anything out via google) I broke down, maybe cried a bit, and then decided to call one of my good friends to help me. What “major” change was this for you may ask… a simple header! For some reason I could not get it to format correctly. Thankfully he was more than willing to help and had the same task, that had taken me weeks, done in about 15 minutes (with a 10 pm phone call later on because it was expanding to the size of my hand on the site). Now on to the next one… the social media icons… I have been trying to get them horizontal since the day I started this blog. Again, as you can see, without success. I will figure it out though, or I will call all my friends who know coding and annoy them to death trying (I hope you all know how much I love and appreciate you by the way:))! Side note: If anyone knows how to accomplish this I would appreciate any help. So, long story short, please bear with me through all the gradual changes. They will be done soon!
PS: after all this coding and fighting with WordPress I decided I was not going to do my hair. So I ran a brush through and put a hat on it!
Shirt: Elizabeth and James (old) Previously seen here. Skirt: Tory Burch via Century City Tory Burch. Hat: Tory Burch via Century City Tory Burch (exclusively at boutiques from what I was told) Similar here. Heels: Schutz (call the NY store to order). Clutch: Gap (previously seen here), Kate Spade (previously seen here). Nails: Essie Bachelorette Bash, Essie Ballerina Slippers (better view here).