Paint The Town Red (& Pink)!

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Back in 2011, Emma Stone wore a little red and pink Giambattista Valli number and it totally made me rethink the color combo. It's a bit bold, but something I've been spotting in clothing and accessories lately.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, below are some of my favorite red & pink options. Can we please talk about that Tuckernuck dress!? And I know, I know, the Jill Stuart dress has been around for awhile, but now it's on sale at TJ Maxx! Who knew you could now shop their site online!?


Clip art purchased from Etsy
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You're A Gem

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

I can’t tell you how excited I get about “school” parties. I feel as though I’ve been waiting for these moments my whole life.

My daughter’s first “class” holiday was Halloween when she was three months old. I didn’t let that stop me from sending in a “treat” for the six infants in her class - which was pumpkin bibs.

Fast forward to today. I’m prepping for Valentine’s Day parties at daycare and dance class.

Before I jumped into a theme, I ordered the “You Are A Gem” cards from Minted. Then, the treats of ring pops and candy necklaces just came naturally. I included some bubble necklaces for the girls at dance because everything is a little extra at dance.

If you are looking for some card + treat theme ideas, check out my post from last year!
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Good Jeans.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

If you saw me on a regular basis, you may assume that I was allergic to jeans. In fact, a former co-worker once saw me in the office and shrieked because she was in shock that I had on denim.

No. The fabric does not cause me to break out in a rash. However, I’ve just never been able to find jeans that fit me properly. I also don’t find jeans to be “comfortable.” Give me a dress and some black tights and I’m a cozy as a swaddled newborn.

Until now.

I once overheard some women in the fitting room at Anthropologie raving about Madewell jeans. In fact, one of the sales associates even chimed in saying that Madewell jeans were amazing.

So a few months ago I tried on a pair of Madewell high rise jeans and I was SOLD. So sold that I went back and bought a second pair almost immediately. The jeans are also sold here and here at Nordstrom!

These somewhat mom jeans are honestly perfect for mom-ing. They are high-rise, so I’m not concerned about my butt crack showing.

They are the perfect stretch and almost suck you in just right.

They are also the right length - another problem for me. Jeans are always too long and yes, I have tried short and even had jeans hemmed. Still wasn’t in love.

Now full disclosure: the darker wash is actually my second pair. One day when I was at home (thank god), I pulled up the zipper and it came off the hinges at the bottom. Madewell exchanged the jeans - no problem!

If you are in the market for some new denim, I highly recommend giving Madewell a try!
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