As the Air Turns Crisp

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's hard to believe Fall is around the corner when temps are still reaching a high 90, but the reality is Fall will be here, and we'll put away our sandals, summer dresses, air dried locks, and say good bye to the ripest peaches, and start thinking about sweaters, boots and that beautiful PA foliage.

I started thinking what would my fall wardrobe consist of, last year I had a newborn so leggings and nursing tops were my go to, but this year we'll have a one year old, I picture lots of fall festivals, leave gathering and early morning strolls. My look has to be above all functional with a side of chic. Thanks to Pinterest this is whats on my wish list.

flats instead 

Summer Shoulder

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

This summer has been all about the off the shoulder trend, it is everywhere and I seriously can't get enough of it. It makes an outfit a little more elegant or at least I feel that way, like I'm channeling the beauty's of the 50's hello Lucille Ball! Let's also talk about the serious collar bone action that come with wearing an off the shoulder dress or top, shows one of the sexiest parts of a women (in my opinion)  I found this little number at Anthropologie, they were having a 30% off sale and well I couldn't resist. The best part is it came in petite, and it had pockets, who doesn't love a dress with pockets.

I wore the dress on a day trip to New York, I paired it with fringe sandals and a white fedora, I felt that instant chic factor!

Mommy and Emilia 10 Months

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Last Friday Emilia turned 10 months, don't ask me where the time went, I have no idea, all I know is that I love waking up to that huge beautiful smile of hers, that currently is housing 3 teeth! watching her go from a new born to this little human has been more than rewarding, we've watched her learn to sit on her own, scoot on her little bottom to get wherever she needs to go, and being able to tell us where Elmo and Dory are whenever you ask her!

I've come to learn the she does better being out and about than being home, that little girl has energy to last her... her thoughts are naps are for the weak, which makes for a fussy baby, then an angry baby, sleeping certainly isn't her favorite thing which makes for an exhausted mommy, but we're getting through it, sometimes priorities change and I've learned that other task can wait if she needs me I'm there.

For her 10 months she's done her fair share of exploring. We've visited Niagra Falls, New York, San Antonio ( Sea world was her favorite!) she's been swimming and in a few days we'll be at the beach! I love that she has such a healthy appetite, and she can now partake in pizza Friday, she puts those teeth to good use!

Her milestones: she says DADA in the most beautiful little voice, she babbles all day and sometimes she sings, she didn't crawl she scouts and is in the process of learning to walk, this girl will be running all over town in no time!

Somedays are hard, some days are incredibly easy, Bill and I have become better at team work. When I take a step back and realize all this girl has in her, everything she is willing to learn and all the love she has to share, well I'm ok with the hard day, those will pass and we won't even remember!

Accessorizing with Kendra Scott

Monday, July 11, 2016

As a big believer in  accessories make the outfit, I have fallen love with Kendra Scott's necklaces, they add a delicate simplicity to any outfit. I alternate between Elisa gray pendant and Kiri white pearly necklace for every day use, they fall close to choker with a little more length, so it lets you double up on chains and its out of baby reach. When I'm looking to add a little more length and color I go with the Rayne collection.

My sister literally has a Kendra Scott right outside her apartment so last time we visited we had to stop by, it was our lucky day, they were having a sale, we picked up some pretty staple pieces I did a a Rayne necklace in Teal Magestine and my younger and much cooler sister picked up a body chain, it looked so awesome, and easy to wear, piling done right.

Not to mention the store is incredibly adorable !

A 4th of July Roadtrip

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Happy July! Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! We came back last night from our family of 3 road trip, we headed off to Rochester to visit my cousin. I never in my life thought I would go to Rochester, I'm from Texas Rochester is far! The drive was beautiful and peaceful we were going against all the shore and city traffic. She lives in the cutest area, I loved how walkable it was, we woke up every morning and took a little stroll for coffee and breakfast, the weather was so dreamy!

When she came down to visit us we planned a visit to Niagra Falls, my goodness the feeling of being so close to nature and hearing the water rush down is an unexplainable feeling, the best part however was hearing Emilia scream with joy as she saw the water, she is 100 % a water baby! While out there we visited Lake Ontario, checks off seeing one of the great lakes from our bucket list.

We had a picnic by the Finger Lakes on the 4th, we made lunch hung out with Emilia until the fireworks came on. Emilia's face lit up as the first firework made its way up, I am filled with such excitement hearing her clap and yell, I was scared she might not have enjoyed this trip because she's so little, although she may not remember I know she enjoyed it and I will always remember her smile, clap and all around joy for life!

Tropical Salmon

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

As summer approaches  something funny happens to me, I'm constantly on the look out for rich airy colors, like this BCBG Salmon dress, opposed to my normal black and strip outfit. I found it on  a recent shopping trip with my mom, every time I visit Texas a trip to Dillard's is a must!

I love the color  of the dress and the length falls perfectly, I feel like it elongates my legs and I was able to wear it with a higher shoe. The  top cut of the dress gives that " I have super toned shoulders" look! the print screams summer, the material makes it easy to wear  to Sunday brunch or a date night! For me this a baby free look, since its not breastfeeding friendly. You can find this dress on my Instagram for our Stylecollective Summer Challenge ! Follow us along on @stylecollective and on my feed!


Friday, June 10, 2016

This week was a low key week, after last week where I tried to do it all then some and felt like I was loosing my mind! We got back to basics and enjoyed the outdoors, some grilling and take out ( it was great.) Tonight we fly out to Texas for a week with my family and a second week in San Antonio with my sister! This is the first time, I'm flying with out Bill, anybody have advice on getting through security sans a second set of hands? 

Zoo Day 

I could eat shake shack everyday!!

The most delicious cappuccino 

I have an obsession with Corner Bakery's desserts this my  ultimate! 

Our first summer plant has arrived!