Saturday, April 1, 2017


This peanut will be turning ONE tomorrow! To kick of her first birthday celebration we had a cake smash photo shoot yesterday... I can't wait to see the pictures. We'll have round two with her grand and god parents at our place later this weekend. 

I had a few days off from work this week (rollover vacation from 2016 to take or lose) and it was bad timing that she came down with an ear infection. You would never know from the picture that she was having a rough week... she had her ups and down. We didn't get out to do most of the things I had planned, but I'm not complaining about our naps on the couch together. It took me back to maternity leave... except I wasn't chasing after her. Sadly we'll be heading back to the doctor today... hope she feels better for her birthday.

Top: Madewell. Jeans: Madewell. Trench: Gap. Scarf & Shoes: J. Crew (old). Ring: David Yurman.

We did luck out with a couple of nice afternoons weather wise so I took Lexi for a stroll down Greenwich Ave for some fresh air (and get some shopping in during my vaca). Madewell is having a sale on most regular price items (20% off $100 or 30% off $200) so I took advantage - I got the cold shoulder top I'm wearing above, this eyelet top and this dress in rose.

I spent some time this week looking up Trader Joe's picks and recipes for some easy dinner ideas. I found this Carne Asada Tacos recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Lunchpails and Lipstick, and it is a winner. I will also be trying these hacks from A Cup of Jo.

By request from a loyal follower (and bestie), here are my picks for the Bloomingdales Friends & Family sale. Don't get me wrong, I can always find something to buy but everything on the top of my want list is excluded from the sale... go figure. (I swear each year more and more is excluded, wah!) The way I usually tackle these types of sales are by brand.

AG, FrameJ Brand, rag & bone  - I hate paying full price for anything... but especially designer jeans. The #1 thing to get!
Dolce Vita- So many good sandals!
Free People  - The dress you've seen on every blogger...for good reason.
Joie, Milly - Shower and wedding guest dresses. But only if it's already on sale... plus f&f.
Juliska - These champagne flutes are a perfect engagement gift. 
Nanette Leopore,  Vitamin AViX, - Because Victoria's Secret no longer sells swimsuits (just the PINK line). Wish I knew my size in this one.
NEST, Volupsa - Expensive candles are always a good gift idea. Or treat yourself.
Soludos - I have these in blue for the summer. Also loving the platform espadrilles.
Splendid - This basic tee is still overpriced with the discount... but you won't feel so bad.
Skip Hop -  One year using this changing pad. I have a few of their products and found them all to be well made and durable.
S'well - Admittedly I didn't understand the craze until I was gifted one.

And since my friend lives in Cali... I had to point out this pillow. ha.

Have a great weekend!

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