Monday, June 19, 2017

Bell-sleeves + Ripped Denim

I've always loved the contrast of a formal piece with a more laid back bottom.  A pair of distressed -denim can dress down any look and paired with this adorable ruffled bell-sleeved top is absolute perfection!  I have a huge thing for bell sleeves yet I always find myself wishing I could wear them more because at work, the sleeves get in the way of typing and the rest of the time I am coloring with/chasing after/holding/painting with/play-do-ing with Gavin.  The struggle is real.

{Missguided Ruffle Crop Blouse: Nordstrom (on sale!) | Topshop Ripped Mom Shorts: Nordstrom | Gladiator sandals c/o Zaful}

Hair + Makeup by Allure Traveling Beauty

Ever After,

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Business + Brunch

     Britt and I met when she was the Marketing Director for her sister's dental practice and I was working as their advertising rep for TV.  We clicked right away, complimenting each other's shoes and clothes and I knew we would be more than business partners; we would be friends.
     Making friends in the same industry is refreshing because although we have our best friends from childhood or our college roommates, sometimes it's so cathartic to be able to talk about work and bounce ideas off each other.  Our texts consist of back and forth blog ideas and of course the occasional link to a cute top we think the other would look great in!
    We set aside time each month to have some creative discussions and just catch up on life.  This past Sunday, we decided to check out brunch at 75 Center Street in Southington, CT. This place is the closest thing to a true NYC brunch you will see in central Connecticut with amazing "hangover" burgers and unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Service is awesome and Gavin loved everything on the menu.  Here's to many more Mimosas and business chats!

Ever After,

Monday, June 5, 2017

Taco Bout a Party!

{Homemade paper flowers from tissue paper were perfect for a Fiesta drink station}

{This beautiful Fiesta cake was a lime chiffon coconut with buttercream frosting.}
{These adorable no-bake Sombrero Sugar Cookies were a hit!}
{what's a Fiesta without churros?  These were a simple recipe and I made the mini so the kids could enjoy!}

      Gavin's 2nd Fiesta was everything and more!  We celebrated with a taco bar, tons of guac, and made sure to sugar the kids up on candy from the piñata. It was so amazing to see how much Gavin had grown from his first birthday since he was just starting to walk last year and this year, he was talking to everyone in complete sentences and couldn't wait to open his presents.  
     Before I was a Mom, I didn't get too much into DIY crafts but since Gavin LOVES arts and crafts, I wanted to really take a stab at making a lot of the decor myself with a mix of Target to the rescue. The mini piñatas were a blast to make.. I might even do a tutorial!  The tissue paper flowers were a lot of work but super cheap; I made like 25 for $1!  Gavin and I had fun putting together this whole fiesta and I'd like to continue to keep this tradition in getting him involved with planning for his big day every year.  

   P.S. of my outfit looks familiar, I wore it on a recent Cinco de Mayo outtake because I LOVE this shirt so much.  It's from Aeropostale and it's currently on sale now!

Ever After,