Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Missing Summer

Wow... I have so much to catch up on here! Remember summer? I was going through photos on my phone and this is one of my favorites from July 4th. This Apolis tote is sold exclusively at the Slate and Salte boutiques in Edgartown. Each bag is handcrafted by a women's co-op in Bangladesh before being finished in California. The lining is waterproof. I love this Meri Beau Coup version available online.

August was a crazy month for me. I traveled for work, fun and also moved. In the midst of traveling and settling into our new home, I landed in the hospital with Toxic Shock Syndrome that developed from an infection (most likely my cuticle that was inflamed after a manicure). I started feeling sick while we were in California for a wedding and I really don't know how I made it through the flight home. We were supposed to head straight to the Cape for a week long vacation and I was devastated that we didn't get to go. The good news is I am fully recovered. 

Anyway... here are a few snaps from the summer before I go into booties and pumpkin spice mode. 

Other moms can probably relate to this... I generally refrain from buying Lexi clothes in advance because I'm afraid they will be out of season before they fit. Well this dress was too big but I still wanted a picture of her in it, ha. We changed right after because the straps were falling off.

Every time I would have Lexi try on her Beaufort Bonnet at home she would tear it off. I even resorted to wearing it around to set the example. Thankfully she was so busy at the beach she forgot she even had it on her head. 

Sunglasses: Perverse. My Suit: Nanette Lepore (here and here). Lexi's Suit: Target (only $6 now).

This was my suit of the summer. 

Watching Dada mow the lawn. She always wants to be outside! We are right by a school and have been spending lots of time on the playground.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Meet & Shop at Athleta Greenwich

Tank, Leggings: Athleta (c/o). Sneakers: Nike (similar). 

Local readers... come shop with me at Athleta Greenwich this Friday from 5:30-7:00PM to receive a 25% discount off your purchase (RSVP here). This sale only happens twice a year! I'm so excited to be a part of it. I will help you pick out the perfect outfit for cross training, barre, yoga... chasing toddlers... you name it. I'm also curious what classes and studios you are visiting in our area, I love switching up my routine.

I was so excited to see these striped leggings in the store. No joke, I beelined right for them. I had a similar maternity pair from sister company Old Navy and to be honest they were the one maternity thing I miss wearing. I am partial to tops with a built-in bra... you have to check out the side detail on this one.

Sunglasses: Perverse. Wrap: Athleta (c/o). On Lexi - Sweater, Leggings: Gap. Socks: Old Navy (these are my favorite!).  Bow: Etsy: Shoes: Target.

Want to sit on this bench, Lexi? Sure, for 5 seconds now get me down. I love that this cardigan has thumb-holes! This is my typical look going from a workout class in the morning to running errands with Lexi.

Stroller: UppaBaby

"Up me.. up me... up me" .... my left arm gets a constant workout. This is the typical scene when we're on the Ave.

A few of my favorites. 90% of my workout wear is black or gray because it makes it easier to coordinate.

If you aren't in the area, call your local store to see if they have anything planned. Athleta Greenwich has a lineup that includes a Yoga Sculpt Class with Amanda Morgan of Healthy Wifestyle - wish I was going to be in town for it!

Thanks to my friend Allie Otto Photo for taking a few snaps!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tarjay Finds

Kristin Ess Shampoo & Conditioner $10/each

This is by far my favorite Target discovery lately. Kristin Ess is a celebrity stylist... Lauren Conrad... need I say more. I was looking for a budget friendly option to put into rotation and was intrigued when I saw this new display on the shelves. I haven't had any luck finding a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner until now. This is mid range (since you can get many combos on sale 2/$10) but the results are $$$.

How cute is this flamingo hoodie?!There is also a boy's shark version, and they are both on clearance. I've been picking up storage bins for our upcoming move... pink and blue and just $7.99 for a decent size.

Here are other girls items I have bought recently. Sorry boy moms, I know my content is skewed... but I do buy Lexi stripes from the boys section pretty often. 

Steve Madden Jole Embellished Slide Sandals $69.95  vs. Merona Margo Pearl Slide Sandals $24.99

You probably saw my dupe alert on Instagram. I am keeping them both! They go with everything... and hello... pearls.

If you like this type of feature let me know... love sharing my Tarjay finds!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Lexi in Lilly

Tank: Stateside (from Slate, Edgartown). Shorts: BLANKNYC (from Havana Jeans, Stamford). Sandals: Jack Rogers. Sunglasses: Perverse. Lexi's Dress: Lilly Pulitzer. Sandals: Old Navy. Tote: LL Bean.

What I would do to be sitting on the Harbor View porch right now (and all summer)! August is going to be a crazy month for us. We are moving (not far) and both traveling for work and fun... I have my agenda open next to me and I'm stressed out just looking at it. We won't be back to the Vineyard until the fall... but close by on the Cape and possibly Nantucket. 

I bought Lexi's Lilly shift during the big summer sale last August. That reminds me I need to stake out anything I might want to get for next year. Seriously, everything sells out so quickly, especially for kids. 

Have a great week!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Don't Blink

I am finally getting around to putting pictures on my computer from the summer... I thought it would be fun to compare Lexi on her ferry ride over to the Vineyard this year to last Fourth of July. What a difference a year makes... her bow also doubled in size! (I think she'll have to wear white from Gap every year now.)

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