My little Benjamin Angelo turns 11 today. I don’t even know how that is possible. Where does time go?! Our Bubby (as Summer nicknamed him) is a lover, space cadet, nut and mush all mixed into one. He is picky with who he likes but if he likes you then he really likes you! He sleeps on my head every night (yes my dogs sleep in my bed and I wouldn’t dream of having it any other way) and when I come home he literally throws himself at me with excitement. Those bear paws and big eyes melt me daily. So Benny today is your day! Happy Birthday my lil love!Read More
Summer is winding down. I can feel it in the air. Cherishing these summer weekends because while September is still warm in NJ it quickly changes. I’m still stuck on summer tops though. Not giving those up until I absolutely have to! I got this pretty cold shoulder top recently because the colors were so soft and airy.
One of my favorite go to looks is an oversized top or a high low cut top paired with leggings or skinny jeans. It just balances an outfit. One of my rules (ha! Yes I have these fashion rules that I personally follow) is if you have on a fuller bottom (think joggers, maxi skirt, boyfriend jeans) then pair it with a tighter top. On the flip if you have on tight skinny jeans add a looser top (high low, off the shoulder, tunic). A full or flowy top with a flowy skirt or baggy jeans is too hobo and gives you no definition. Tight pants with a tight top only ok if you are in your 20s and going clubbing (those days are long gone for me LOL). Got it? This might seem like obvious advice to most people but so often I’ll see a great top that could be styled so much better just by following these rules. Trust me!
Our little firecracker turned 5 years old this past weekend! People always say time flies especially when you have kids and boy are they right. Sleepless nights, army crawling, first steps, babbling words, bribing with M&Ms to potty on her own, the big girl bed. Every stage has been a blessing. We only have one child so each milestone is extra sweet for us for these are the only times we will go through it. These past 5 years we have watched this little girl blossom into a shy, reserved girl into one who takes over a room when she walks in. I watch at how poised, polite and engaging she is with all that meet her even complete strangers in the grocery store. Our little Summer is really something so special. Every rule was broken when she was made. Tiny but fierce. Sassy but sweet. What a gift!
Cannot believe we are fast approaching the middle of August. While I love planning Summer’s party (her party planning begins in early June) I always get a little sad when it comes because it signals the end of our favorite season. August always flies by and by the end of August I find myself getting ready to retire some of my summer clothes and easing into fall pieces. This outfit is an easy transition outfit.