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The Best Floral Pieces for Spring + Shopbop Sale Picks

Whether you consider yourself a girly-girl or not, florals are the best reminder that Spring is indeed on it’s way. I’ve always had more of a classic, neutral style but in the past couple years I’ve found my floral pieces to get so much wear that they’re worth the investment 100 times over and have become a bit of a neutral themselves. 

The Best Sneakers for Spring



You don’t have to be a long-time reader to know I love me a good pair of sneakers. This is for three simple reasons: 1. I wear a size 12 shoe. The cute flats and cute shoes in general are rarely ever made in my size so years ago I just started buying mens shoes instead-specifically sneakers. 2. I have herniated discs in my back as well as intense varicose veins which make heels super painful and technically, I’m not supposed to wear them at all. 3. I love sneakers and that’s reason enough, right? If you find yourself switching immediately from winter boots to sandals, I urge you to give a pair of sneakers a try. Yes, Converse are wonderful. Sure, we all need a good sneaker to workout in. But I mean one or two really cool pairs of sneakers to wear with everything. Here are my favorite picks for Spring:

Everything I’m Packing for my Surprise Vacation (Today!)

I turn 30 next week. In one way it feels a bit surreal and in other ways I feel like I’ve been 30 for years. To kick-off the occasion, O is sending me on a surprise vacation I had no idea about until a couple days ago. At the time I’m writing this I have no idea where I’m going but by the time you’re reading this i’ll be in the air and on my way! He gave me this as packing advice: pack for warm but not hot weather and pack for four days. That’s it! I’m a very strategic packer so this is almost painful for me but I’ve done my best and here is everything I’ve packed for this trip.

The Non-Maternity Pieces I’ve Loved for my Pregnancy

For my first pregnancy, I fell into the first-time-mom trap of thinking I needed a while wardrobe of maternity clothes and I’ve learned my lesson. I simply didn’t need that much stuff for what boils down to a five month period of time, but I still wanted to feel put together and, most of all, to feel like myself. Here are the pieces I’ve been loving to make that a possibility.

The Jewelry I Never Take Off



I have worn the exact same jewelry nearly every day for two years. I have added some special pieces to my collection in that time and will rotate them in but I find something so special about having staple pieces that I live in every day. 

My Best Purchases of 2019



I’m back!!! I always enjoy the break I take every year around the Holidays but I am so inspired and excited about what is to come this year. As always, we begin the year with my “Best Purchases of the Year” post. I absolutely love putting the research in to make the best purchases I can for myself and our family. There are always some impulse buys mixed in along with a dud or two but I work diligently to be sure we will love and truly use what we buy. Here are the items I reached for over and over again that have true staying power.