No. 1 Peek Kids Lulu Top // No. 2 Old Navy Tulip Top // No. 3 Tea Collection Wrap Tunic // No. 4 Gap Denim Dress // No. 5 Chloe Frill Dress // No. 6 J.Crew Baby Dress with Chevron Trim // No. 7 Egg Bubble // No. 8 Old Navy Romper // No. 9 Oshkosh B’gosh Floral Print Romper // No. 10 Little Crane Headbands Bow // No. 11 Gap Slip-on Sneakers // No. 12 Vierra Rose Bubble Shorts
It’s hard to believe that there was a season of my life when my closet was denim-free. Now, I live in jeans and am constantly on the hunt for that perfect chambray button-down. My love affair with this casual, lightweight fabric is now spilling over into Beckett’s wardrobe. I love dressing her in soft blue hues and somehow she can wear the same chambray top week after week and it still feels fresh.
This spring, I can’t get enough of chambray for my baby girl. Flutter sleeve tops, sleeveless rompers, and bubble shorts – they’re all cuter in chambray, in my opinion. Today, I’ve rounded up my favorite picks this spring. Pick up these items now, because they’re sure to sell out.
No. 1 Hazel Village Gracie Cat // No. 2 Besos for Baby by Jen Arena // No. 3 Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish // No. 4 Blabla Flower Rattles // No. 5 Crewcuts Ruffle One-Piece // No. 6 EverEarth Heart Shape Sorter // No. 7 Heart Sunglasses // No. 8 Children’s Archery Set // No. 9 I Haiku You by Betsy Snyder // No. 10 FAWN Harlem Heart Leggings // No. 11 A Little Love by Renee & Jeremy // No. 12 Rylee + Cru Moon Print
I know not everyone is a big fan of Valentine’s Day, but I’ve never been one to look down on any reason to celebrate, personally. Especially, when that reason focuses on honoring the ones you love. Dave and I usually make reservations at one of our favorite steakhouses and I’m even more excited this year, considering our time alone has become more sparse. But while I love to focus on my romantic love for Valentine’s Day, I have to admit I’m looking forward to celebrating the holiday from a child’s perspective now, too. I see afternoons of crafting classmate valentine’s and decorating heart-shaped sugar cookies in our future.
I don’t think gifts are a necessary part of Valentine’s Day. A personal note and maybe a thoughtful floral arrangement or some delicious chocolates are enough for me. But, I do like I idea of getting Beckett a small token. This year I picked her up this precious board book. I’ve been wanting to start reading to her in Spanish, so I fell in love with this bilingual read. I’m also sharing some of my other favorite Valentine’s gift ideas for babies and toddlers.
I’m curious, how do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you exchange gifts?
If your reading this post, hopefully that means that you’ve finished all your holiday errands. Or maybe not, considering I myself still have a couple of to-dos left to check off the list. Leaving a few things to the last minute is part of the fun, isn’t it? We’re living on the edge over here. Overall though, I am happy to say that this Christmas season has been a lot less stressful and hurried than year’s past. Seeing Christmas through a child’s eyes has given me such a wonderful perspective. And while Beckett is only (almost!) one, she’s helping remind me of what’s really important – love. The deep, un-ending, sacrificial love of God (which is the whole point, isn’t it?) and doing our very best to extend some small fraction of that love to others.
I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year! I’m hoping to be fully present with my family and plan to step away from the computer and iPhone for the break. But, until I do, I wanted to leave you with one last Mommy & Me Style shoot for the year. Beckett and I are wearing our holiday sequins, which is a perfect look for New Year’s Eve!
On Mommy :: Sequin Crop: Nordstrom // Favorite Cardigan: Madewell // Midi Skirt: H&M (similar from Topshop and budget option) // Heels: Joie (old, but similar from Aldo) // Rings: Madewell and Jennifer Meyer // Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent in 001 Le Rouge
On Baby :: Raglan Dress: Gap // Leopard Tights: Target // Gold Moccasins: Freshly Picked // Headband: Little Crane Headbands // Sequin Peter Pan Collar: DIY by Mom
// Photography by Sukilynn
Are y’all as obsessed with hair tutorials as I am? I could spend hours reading posts and watching YouTube videos on how to get the perfect beachy wave or that oh-so-popular braid crown; and I do. Specifically, on Barefoot Blonde, who is most certainly my hair idol. But, there’s two problems I have with hair tutorials. One, I am hair-lazy. I only get my haircut twice a year, I dabble in the no-poo method, and I really hate spending money on hair products. Two, everyone’s hair is so different, making it very difficult to accurately replicate an online tutorials.
That’s why when I was invited, along with a group of local Dallas bloggers, to attend a Tousled Up-Do FORM Hair Education class, I was instantly intrigued.
FORM Hair Education, founded by local hair stylist, Whitney Haynes, was created as a “community of hair professionals committed to the growth of [their] craft, creativity, and continuing education.” Each class (FORM currently offers: Beautiful Blow Dry, Perfect Ponytail, Glamorous Curls, and Tousled Up-Do Style) teaches you to style your own hair like a pro at home, in a limited amount of time. You’ll get hands-on, tailored instruction on how to work with your specific amount of hair, length and texture.
I, for one, have fine hair, but a lot of it. Honestly, the tousled up-do was a challenge for me and I ended up having to use more bobby pins than originally suggested. But, with the help of the stylists, I was able to figure out what works best for my hair. If I was just watching a tutorial, I would have gotten frustrated and given up. But, now (with a little more practice at home), I feel fully confident to give myself an effortless, tousled up-do style.
The class was seriously a lot of fun. I love mixing socializing, food and beverage with learning a new skill. FORM Hair Education would be a great girls night out activity or birthday celebration. Specifically, I’d love to take the Beautiful Blow Dry class. Going to get blow-outs with your girlfriends is so 2013 (or maybe I just feel that way, post-baby…I definitely don’t have time for that). How much better would it be to learn how to give yourself a gorgeous blow out at home!
I, along with the other Dallas bloggers, are partnering with FORM Hair Education to give away one seat in the class of your choice! I’d love for you to enter to win. The giveaway will run until Tuesday, December 23 and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 24.
Please note: FORM Hair Education is currently only available in Dallas, TX, but be sure to check out their website for more information, www.formhaireducation.com.
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// Photos by Sukilynn
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