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Date: Nov 12 2019

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family, Fashion, Lilly Likes

Over the weekend we took the kids to NYC for Lilly’s 10th birthday. They had never been before so it was much anticipated, and truthfully it was the best NYC trip I’ve ever taken. We were there for two days, 1 night. A quick trip, but that’s how I like to do it. We landed at 9 am Saturday and hit the ground running. We stayed at The Langham in Midtown and it was freaking fantastic. I’ve stayed at the Langham in Chicago and had been so blown away that I wanted to splurge for this one night trip as well. It was nicely located for the things we wanted to do!

Lilly wanted to do a little shopping so we walked from the hotel to Zara and Macy’s and a few other places. My cousin Wes met us for lunch at Shake Shack right in that area, too. By the way, I’ve gotten a few messages asking where all we ate with the kids there, and to be honest we just chose spur of the moment places that were convenient to where we were when we were hungry. I didn’t have any meals planned because I didn’t want to overload us by rushing around.

similar black puffer coat, blue chanel bag, white sneakers

We checked out SpyScape, the Spy Museum and LOVED it. It was Fletcher’s favorite of everything we did. I’m bummed I didn’t take great photos, but it was really cool and totally interactive. There’s a challenge room you go in that is filled with lasers that you have to navigate through and gather points. It was as cool as it sounds.

We were really excited about stumbling upon our friends at Vintage Barbie & Ken on the street! It made the city seem small to Lilly and Fletch. We have his prints here and also at Coral House!

This is my cousin Wes by the way. I know you’ve seen him on here before, we’re close and I visit him in NYC often. He’s Lilly and Fletcher’s Godfather!

We took a little break back at the hotel before dinner. Lilly was surprised to find birthday chocolates in the room. The Langham is the best.

I was exhausted and managed a 20 minute nap.

Lilly’s wearing this sweatshirt. I’m wearing this turtleneck sweater.

But I rallied and was ready for dinner and a show. The concierge recommend a great pizza place a block away (sorry I don’t remember the name). Fletch wanted to try all the pizza in NYC so this was his first and he ate the whole thing.

I’m wearing this dress and these boots. Lilly is wearing this pink dress.

I waited for YEARS to see Wicked on Broadway. It was incredible. Even better than I hoped it would be. The kids loved it, too. So, so very special.

Little tired. Lot happy.

The next morning we went to the Color Factory in Soho! This was the very first thing I bought tickets to after we booked our flights to NYC. I knew the kids would love it, and they were both over the moon there. It amazes me that there are people out there so creative to put together an experience such as this. 100% recommend this!

Color galore, and put together so beautifully. This ceiling is in the entrance.

So simple and so visually stunning and interesting.

And they had a LOT of snacks. All adorable and interesting and offered in all the colors. This conveyer belt of macaroons was my favorite.

And this blue ball pit room was obviously the favorite. I mean. Have you ever?

Pure delight. And our next stop (after a quick lunch with Wes along the way) was really cool, too. SlooMoo Institute just recently opened like a week or two ago. It’s a SLIME museum. I knew Lilly would just die, and I was right. It was her favorite.

There are huge interactive displays of slime everywhere, all the different kinds that you can think of. Fun rooms to walk through with various activities. A store (of course, which would be great for Christmas shopping). A HUGE slime making bar (I even enjoyed this). But best of all, a sliming room. Naturally I signed up Lilly and Fletch for this. Oh, and all the “sloomoos” are wearing these amazing jumpsuits in different colors. They’re singing and dancing and just being so fun.

A pretty epic 10th birthday trip. Somehow everything went smoothly and was a success. I can’t wait to go back with the kids again. I want to go when it’s a little warmer next time so that we can do the whole Central Park experience and other classics.


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Date: Nov 11 2019

Filed Under: Fashion, What I'm Wearing

I’ve been a long time fan of Mignonne Gavigan’s jewelry collection. I bought my first piece over 5 years ago, and her designs have somehow just gotten even better with time. This is Maggie (the lady behind the brand) in the middle in the photo below. She’s originally from NC, but has been in NYC for many years (this is where I should do some research and find out how long exactly but we got home from our trip at midnight last night and I’m just too exhausted). Anyway, she’s an absolute delight and I feel lucky to get to call her a friend. So when Maggie came down last week for a dinner to celebrate her collection at Hampden Clothing, I was so there.

I’m Wearing:

pink taffeta dress, gold twist heels, winged fan earrings,

black chanel clutch (look for less here), matte lipstick (shade “zip”)

Mignonne’s collection is always fun and statement making. She has festive yet classic pieces like this pair of earrings, and also whimsical fun earrings like these which are on my Christmas wish list!

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Just a few of my favorites. So fun, right? I love these beaded burst earrings. And I just got these Haley stud earrings! This dangly pair would be perfect for holiday parties. And how sweet is this red madre pin?!

Shop all of the Mignonne pieces at Hampden right here! I hope you all have a great Monday! I’ll be posting a recap of our trip to NYC with the kids this week!

Photography by Charlotte Photo.


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Date: Nov 7 2019

Filed Under: Fashion

Good morning! Today’s round up is for all my fellow deal loving friends! So many cute pieces under $100 here, like that slip skirt that comes in a ton of colors and looks amazing with a chunky knit sweater.

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I’ll take all the cozy sweaters and tops, please. Especially that blue-ish grey cowl neck fleece and that sherpa lined cardigan jacket.

And PS, there are also a ton of awesome pieces in Shopbop’s Under $200 section. Have a great day, Everyone!


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Date: Nov 6 2019

Filed Under: Fashion

Good morning and happy Wednesday. Today I’m sharing some of my recent purchases that I love so much! All of these finds are 100%!


Black Turtleneck Top – This top is soft and has a swingy silhouette. Cute enough for a night out but I love it paired with leggings for a walk around the neighborhood and errands. It’s only $20 and comes in a lot of neutral colors.

Twice In A Blue Moon Book – This was so freaking good that I binged it in a day. No lie. One of the best “suck you in” books I’ve read in a while.

Boucle Sweater – Isn’t this color just the prettiest? And it is THE coziest.

Tretorn Sneakers – Basically my every day shoe now that it’s fall. Love this brand and their whole sneaker collection!

Jungle Print Dress – Yes I know, i got another one of these Rhode dresses. I just can’t stop, I love the silhouette!! This one has sequins!

TeleTies – Love these hair ties!! No rip, no hair crease, a million colors and sizes!

Pink Taffeta Dress – Maybe my favorite thing in this whole round up. I love everything about this dress. And it comes in 4 colors.

Clay Mask – This mask by Peach + Lily feels like heaven…. I try to do a mask 2 times a week and this is a new one I’ve been using along with this OG favorite.

Black & White Dress – The sort of dress that you can wear to anything and is so comfortable. I’m bringing it to NYC this weekend!


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Date: Nov 5 2019

Filed Under: Family, Fashion

Tis the season for cozy pajamas, am I right? I mean, I’m not Christmas decorating or turning on the music just yet, but the shopping has totally begun. I’m really trying to be less of a last minute buyer this year. I’ve been looking at advent calendars (Fletcher would LOVE this one), organizing some favorite gift ideas for some great gift guides (this is one of my favorite giftables and it’s under $20!), making pots of soup… And as much as I love throwing on a pretty dress (I just got this one!) and going to a party, my most favorite thing to do this time of year is stay in. And holiday pajamas for the whole family is kind of the most fun way to do just that. The kids love it. Here are some of my favorite Christmas pjs!

Christmas Tree Pajamas

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These plaid flannel pjs are my favorite. They’re a great price, come in 3 different colors, and having a matching set for guys as well as a matching set for the kids. Plus they’re flattering and classic! Shop all the holiday pajamas for the whole family right here!


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Navy doesn’t get the credit it deserves. It’s one of my most favorite shades to wear. Softer than black, and perfect both day and night. And this new navy cashmere sweater is literally my favorite sweater i own. The shape is the best, and it’s so ridiculously soft.

And this sweater comes in so many great neutral colors.

And I know that I told you all about these Everlane side zip skinny pants. I’m in the curvy size (6) and they’re just the greatest little pair of skinny pants!

And these side zip pants come in the most beautiful colors and prints for winter, in both traditional fit and curvy fit.


navy cashmere sweater, navy side zip skinny pants,

blue chanel bag, similar feather mules, glossier lipstick

PS, here’s a look-a-like for less of my blue bag! Have a great Monday, Everyone!

Photography by Julie Livingston.


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