Thursday, October 20, 2016

Faux Fur in Flatiron

It's that time of the year when you want to wear sweaters and faux furry things, but it still feels summerish so it's hard getting dressed for the day. I love my new fluffy white cardigan from StyleWe, it goes with everything and is a fall item I can wear with something lighter underneath. 
This weekend we are doing all-things-fall in the Berkshires (just like the NYC Housewives!) to see Shawn's dad, eat chili with friends, go on a fall hike, and have Juliette pose with pumpkins. We'll be all sweatered-out and pumpkin-spiced up and you can follow along on Insta here
I hope you all have a fabulous fall weekend!
Faux Fur Cardi // StyleWe, Shoes // Public Desire, Jeans // similar here, Tee // similar here, Sunglasses // Karen Walker

Monday, October 17, 2016

Travel Photo Diary: Austin

We went to the Juice Land down the street every single morning

Trying on my dream cowgirl boots at Allen's Boots
Just part of our meal at Guero's Taco Bar on South Congress...they had outdoor misters to stay cool while eating tacos al fresco!
Our Texas "yard" for the week in our Airbnb
BBQ dream night at Franklin BBQ  - splurge for the fatty brisket and Key Lime pie...I did 
My girlfriend from college started Lovely Ink Calligraphy and did the place card calligraphy!
We decided to fly in a day early and slum it at the Four Seasons Austin! It was fancy and baby-friendly, which is a combo hard-to-find.
I met one of my now-best friends when I joined a "Brooklyn Mommy Group" group almost two years ago, and we became fast friends bonding over cheeseburgers and pregnancy woes, and became more like family after we both had babies born weeks apart. Our kids have grown up together, and although my friend's son has about 10lbs on Juliette, they get along so well playing rough (wrestling?!) as equals.
My friend had her Austin wedding a few weeks ago, and we took this as an opportunity to take a few extra days and enjoy Austin for the first time! My parents flew in from Minnesota and served as the world's best nannies while Shawn and I got to attend all of the wedding events, go on a few dates, and enjoy lots of "alone" time while my parents were on toddler duty (thank you Mom & Dad)!
We went to the recommended bars, restaurants, shops which I've listed above, and everything here I truly recommend including renting an Airbnb, and staying at the Four Seasons - which sounds like a mess but it really was nice to do both.
P.S. I found out there is one Juiceland location outside of Austin...and it's a 20 minute walk from our place...score!

Shopping Info:
swimsuit // wedding-day lace dress // backless loafers and similar // nude sneakers  // black cold shoulder top // sweater below similar here 
It way totally worth it to get to the airport early and have Juliette walk everywhere - she slept the entire flight home and I finally got to watch Sisters!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Weekend Wish List

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Work Wednesdays: Why I Like Waking Up at 7:30 am on Saturday Mornings

Sandals // Free People, Dress // Forever 21, Sunglasses // Karen Walker
A few years ago, if you would have told me I would be getting up at 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday mornings by choice, I would have said, "stop with the crazy and go back to bed"!
However here I am, every weekend, waking up early and soaking in the weekend. Getting in quality time with both Shawn and Juliette is what I'm all about from Friday at 6pm to Sunday evening. That way, during the week, if I need to stay late at work, or catch up with a friend over a prosecco, I enjoy myself and know that I'll have that weekend to be really present for my family. During the week I'm usually exhausted by the time I get home from work, and although I'm super excited to see my little one, I don't have the pep I usually have at 7:30am on Saturday morning.
So I get up early on the weekend, and I love it, I need it, I recommend it. 
 These pictures are from Labor Day Weekend, spent on Long Island with with Shawn, Juliette and one of my best friends.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


coveting // these Rag & Bone jeans because the pockets look very cool and could nicely hold a piece of toast
watching // Stranger Things along with the rest of the world, and I'm now extra jumpy when home alone
applying // Valentia Pure Glow moisturizer to go hand-in-hand with my retin-A
new favorite // greige lace dress from Asos I wore to my friends wedding last weekend - I love the color and it's under $75
shopping for // lace up sweaters for the fallish weather we should have in NYC next week
reading // Joan Didoin's The Last Thing He Wanted, because Didion's heroines are more interesting than anyone else's...always
wearing // my backless Gucci loafers that make me feel like a 'cool girl' but with minimal effort
snacking // on Trader Joe's chocolate covered cherries + watching Stranger Things and wearing loafers = pure heaven

Friday, September 2, 2016

Oak and Navy Baby

Bibs // Oak and Navy Baby, Table and Chairs // KidKraft, Play mat // Skip Hop, My shirt // old, similar here
 Juliette and her uncle Adam (also my brother-in-law who is getting married this fall and I'm so excited - but that's another story) have the exact same hair (reddish-brown curls) and laugh (huh-huh-huh-huh). They also are in love with each other. 
All that aside, Adam came up with a genius nickname for Juliette for when she's teething, (which seems to be always?!) "Drooliette". This name is very fitting as Juliette is a drool machine. 
Juliette and I partnered with Oak and Navy Baby drool bibs that keep up with "Drooliette", are soft, and can serve as 'baby's best accessory' for spicing up a onesie. Nice. Adorable. Love it.
I hope you all have a great long weekend! We are headed to a friend's beach/pool house and when we get back we are cleaning out our fridge because it needs it and I'm inspired by this.
P.S. is it crazy I want one more new swimsuit to end out the summer?!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trendy Color Alert: Greige

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I Have One Thing To Say About Date Night

Dress // Banana Republic (on crazy sale), shoes // similar here, Clutch // Clare V, earrings // Bauble Bar

I think the subject of "date night" is a bit tired. Obviously it's a great idea, and is perfect "us" time...we all get it!
I do have one tip: get dressed up! If you are going somewhere for dinner that has linen tablecloths it's acceptable to get "all decked out" (my mom's way of saying 'super dressed up'). 
Shawn will wear a tie or jacket (never both), and I pull out a frock I wore one time to a wedding or got on sale that was fun to buy and haven't had the opportunity to wear yet. Saying "Ciao" to the babysitter in a pair of heels just feels fantastic. 
One more tip: order at least one martini. 

P.S. I highly recommend Gramercy Tavern in NYC, and don't skip the bread basket.