Friday, April 18, 2014

A Spring Dress: 4 Ways

With it starting to feel like spring (YAY!), I'm excited to start wearing more skirts and dresses. As many of you know, I love to mix and match patterns and Boden makes it easy to do with their bold colors and variety of patterns. I'm a huge fan of the dresses at Boden for their classic styles and long lengths, which is why I've partnered with them to show you 4 different ways to wear the Seville Dress. This dress is stretchy and comfortable, yet still flattering (not easy to find) and I plan to live in it this summer! Plus, the pattern is so versatile and goes with almost any other color. Here are a few different ways to wear it...

Outfit 1: This dress is perfect on it's own. To keep it casual, throw it on with a pair of simple sandals, a cross body bag, and a straw hat. 

See 3 more looks after the jump...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Summer bags

With summer approaching, I'm in need of a good bag I can use for the pool or park, but can also double as a purse (or diaper bag). Lately, I've been super impressed with the bags on Sole Society. I've shopped for shoes in the past on their site, but never thought to look at bags until recently. Here are a few of my favorites. They also have pretty jewelry!

reversible bag


lasercut bag

printed bag
 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Summer collection sneak peek

I've been finishing up a few new summer prints that will be hitting the shop in the next few weeks. Here's a little sneak peek. Picking colors is my favorite part of designing, however it can also be the most difficult part as well. Can't wait to show you more in the next few weeks!
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tips for making your own pizza: part 1

I've always loved pizza! I mean, who doesn't? But my love for pizza has gone to a whole new level since we started making our own. I got Brandon the book My Pizza for Christmas. Since then, we have been making pizza like it's our second job. We've been trying different toppings and working on ways to perfect the crust, sauce, cheese, etc. It's a fun way to be creative and now we love to invite friends over for "pizza night."

The process didn't start out pretty, but we've learned several tips along the way....

Friday, March 28, 2014

Weekend

It's finally supposed to reach 50 degrees here this weekend and I'm psyched! We are definitely planning to get outside and enjoy some sun. I can't wait to pull out our bikes and take a little ride. Any fun plans? Enjoy your weekend.

Here are some of my favorite links this week...

Oh, these look good!

Swimsuit season is approaching. Love this one.

This quote. Couldn't agree more.

How cute is this play fruit you can make?

25% off at J.Crew. Got my eye on this tee.

Will is obsessed with worksheets, so we just got this book full of worksheets to keep him occupied.

Pretty DIY mirror.

Cute spring outfit.

Where to find the best croissants in Paris.

Simple bedroom.

Are you an overprotective parent?
   

For spring: the panama hat

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I wear hats frequently. I think it's because I know I can go one more day without washing my hair. While I tend to be most comfortable in baseball caps, (they're easy and go with everything) lately I've been trying new styles and particularly am liking the Panama hat this spring. It would be great for weekends or for a trip to the beach!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Finishing things

One of the goals I set for myself this year is to finish things. I have a tendency to start something and then before I finish it, I move onto something else. Anyone else do this? I do it all the time and it gets pretty frustrating because then I end up with lots of unfinished projects and when I go back to finish them, I've lost my momentum.

Last night I finished the book The Power of Starting Something Stupid. It was a great book, but I was more proud of the fact I finished the book! I found the trick to be reading a little bit each day at the same time in the same place. I also promised myself a little reward that if I finish it, I can get a new book. Sounds like something simple, but I plan to use the same technique for getting more projects done.
What do you have a hard time finishing? How do you keep the momentum going?
     

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sandals for summer

Every year I like to invest in a brown pair of flat sandals. They go with everything from dresses and skirts to cropped pants and shorts. This year I picked up these ones from Gap because I liked the metallic detail, plus, they were less than $40! Here are a few of my other favorite picks.

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