Mini Me

I love dressing Olivia each day. It’s like having my own personal, and very wiggly, china doll. It also doesn’t hurt that people gave us the cutest little outfits. From printed onesies and dresses to sweaters and coats, this girl certainly isn’t lacking in fashion options. Although I’ll admit, I’m ready for the weather to warm up so I can break out the adorable dresses we have lined up for Spring.  Continue reading “Mini Me”

I Needed a Fix

I’ve spent my entire professional career in some form of retail which means I’ve literally had shopping at my fingertips for as long as I can remember. I didn’t realize what a convenience that was until I moved to Idaho. Not only did I leave the world’s largest open-air shopping center where nearly ever brand a girl could dream about was steps away but I now have to intentionally drive to a mall to shop. And with a little one in tow it makes that journey much more challenging. The result? I hadn’t done any real shopping in two months and was having withdrawals. I was in desperate need of a fix.  Continue reading “I Needed a Fix”

Hello 2017!

I am always impressed with people who approach the new year with inspiration, commitments and resolutions. I certainly love the idea of pages turning, clocks resetting and goals outlined in detail. However, I rarely set New Year’s Resolutions, at least not in any formal format. I certainly think about the things that have transpired and contemplate the upcoming 12 months but I can’t recall the last time I sat down and outlined goals for the year.   Continue reading “Hello 2017!”

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

I love fall. It’s probably my favorite season. I mean, what’s not to love? Pumpkin, good. Apples, good. Thanksgiving, good! Fall also brings that wonderful in-between weather (at least for most places) where you can break out the sweaters, scarves and boots without having to face any real cold. Or if you live in Hawaii, you just wear the sweater even if there isn’t any sign of cold at all.  Continue reading “Fall Colors”

2 for 1

If you read my Shopping the Sale post then you already know I bought this dress during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. When I first tried it on I quickly wrote it off and placed it in the “no” pile. I loved the pattern, style and feel of the fabric but the length was a little short for my liking. The reality is my tummy is only getting bigger which means the dress would just keep getting shorter. But it was so soft! I kept staring at it hanging on the wall as I went through my other items and finally decided to give it another go. This time I slid my jeans on with it and tucked it in. It worked perfect as a top and would transition well as such through the pregnancy. Post Baby T I can re-purpose it as a dress. Two for the price of one!  Continue reading “2 for 1”

Shopping the Sale

Despite my best efforts at avoiding Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale they found a way to lure me in. Of course it doesn’t help when you work at the mall and you have an hour and a half to kill before picking up your husband. Couple that with the $10 Nordstrom Note I received via email and shopping was the only logical outcome. Of course $10 doesn’t go very far and I can do a lot of damage in an hour and a half. Fortunately I exercised a little restraint and limited myself to just a handful of my favorite departments. There were literally entire sections of the store I didn’t even venture into!  Continue reading “Shopping the Sale”