Another winter look with a summer dress.


Zara jacket, H&M turtleneck and tank dress, black tights from Target, Jeffrey Campbell Hanger booties, Chanel WOC

Today we took the little one out to lunch, there’s a restaurant in our area that has the best focaccia that they serve with olive oil and Parmesan cheese…it’s amazing. And I actually think we hadn’t been back since having Ava! So we went to indulge in some carby goodness as a family (okay just me and the hubs, Ava is still on a bread strike unless it’s a grilled cheese). I threw on some black tights intending to wear a sweater dress, but I realized it was still dirty! So plan B. I’ve talked about this cotton trapeze halter style dress I got an H&M last summer, I pulled it out again to layer under a grey knit turtleneck sweater. I actually don’t have a ton of skirts in my wardrobe so being able to make my dresses work double duty is nice. I left my North Face in the closet since it wasn’t as cold as last week (34 degrees, ha!) and wore my green Zara jacket. Lastly, I finished the look with my Jeffrey Campbell Hanger booties and my Chanel WOC.

On a side note, I let Ava hold the L’Oreal Infallible 2-Step Lipstick I was wearing because she was starting to get antsy waiting for our food and I didn’t want to keep loading her up with snacks before lunch. She proceeded to throw it on the ground as soon as some food showed up and it rolled away under a booth. We managed to recover most of it, the cover of the balm fell off and there was dust all over it. There was no way I was putting it on my lips after that so I tossed it. Since we were near Target my husband suggested we stop and get a new one, I guess my disappointment showed on my face. And of course, this happened.


I know! I wasn’t supposed to buy anymore makeup for awhile, but again I HAVE NO SELF-CONTROL. I’m actually considering giving up buying makeup for Lent, but I’m afraid I’ll give in! I really do have a problem. My husband laughed when he saw me throw three more lipsticks in the cart, he said I
must have gotten Ava to lose the first one just so I could buy three others!

And I had to throw this one in with Ava sharing her OOTD too:


Always getting in on the action 🙂

She was the star of the show at lunch today, all the waitresses were fawning over her. She still has stranger anxiety and didn’t want to wave back, but I’m happy she didn’t burst into tears like the last time we went shopping and a nice woman tried to play peek-a-boo with her (I don’t know who was more traumatized, Ava or the lady)!

Happy Friday everyone!


Wearing lately: Fall Fluorescence


H&M sweater, Siwy jeans, Zara slip-ons

The sun has finally started shining again and I thought this sweater would be appropriate for today’s mommy date outfit. I like brights in any season, not just the spring and summer. I actually bought this sweater when I was pregnant, I tried to buy as much ‘non-maternity’ maternity wear so that I could still enjoy it after she was born. I wore this with a lot with black leggings in those days. But now that I can wear my jeans again, I’m pairing it with those. I also find that wearing jeans helps to keep my eating habits in check-when they start getting tighter, I’m probably over indulging.


Jewelmint gold bar necklace & Forever 21 rhinestone necklace

I used to think that big, bold necklaces could only be worn at night or if I was more dressed up, but that has changed recently. Maybe because I don’t really go out much at night anymore and I miss wearing a lot of my jewelry. I really like how a statement necklace adds to a more casual outfit, making it a little more fun. I wear my gold bar necklace every day (because I never take it off) and I actually liked combination of them together.


Zara slip-ons

I’d been on the hunt for a new pair of flats that are easy to put on and comfortable. I have a pair of gray Tom’s, but I wanted something sturdier. I was thinking of getting the Steve Madden Ecentric slip-on sneakers in leopard print, but I saw these on the Zara website and couldn’t resist them. I’m a sucker for anything gray, I’m not sure why. I also liked the black leather detailing that contrasts with the light gray. I tried to find these on the Zara website, but they’re already gone (seriously, if you ever like something from Zara, just buy it because if you wait too long it will be sold out). I’m still thinking about the SM slip-ons because to me, leopard is a neutral, but I’ve been completely satisfied with these as of late.



I’m also testing out a new makeup product, it’s only been a couple of weeks, but I have to say I’m in love. I want to try it a few more times before I share it and give a proper review.

Anyway, I hope you all are having a great weekend so far!