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summer style

July 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Oh, summer.  I can never get enough of you.

Long before Chad and I lived in Texas, I used to joke that visiting Houston in August is freezing cold literally all the time.  Everyone goes from their air-conditioned houses to their air-conditioned cars to their air-conditioned offices, so even if the temperature outside is hovering around 100 degrees or more, your experience is never hotter than about seventy-three for more than a minute or two at a time.

The moral of the story?  If you’re visiting Houston in August, bring a sweater.

But ever since we bought our house, Chad and I regularly do something that many Texans don’t: we walk places.  There are restaurants and shops within a few blocks of our house, and thanks in part to our New York roots, even when it’s a hundred degrees outside… we walk.

So my summer outfits have to be both practical and cute: which is how I fell in love with this dress.  It’s polished and pretty, but still functional enough that I can walk around in summer heat wearing it.  (It also has an extra bonus: a good bit of stretch in the material that magically hides the few extra post-baby pounds I’m still carrying!)

But a dress alone only gets you half way there, so I added some great accessories to this outfit.  This Chanel bag remains my prized possession, and pairing it with great jewelry and some Jimmy Choos? 

Summer perfection.

Gifted WHBM dress, Chanel bag, Jimmy Choo heels, Tiffany & Co. bracelet, gifted Charme Silkiner necklace

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happy fourth of july!

July 4th, 2014 · 5 Comments

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Obviously I had to break out an old pic of my flag shorts.  They are thisclose to fitting me again post-baby!  Hope everyone has safe travels or a low-key, relaxed staycation these next few days!

In other news, I need some advice.  Baby Bear either sleeps well at night or takes naps — not both.  What do I do?  For weeks, he’d sleep 8pm to 8am only waking up once or twice (amazing!) but refused to nap during the day.  Lately, he takes a long nap in the morning most days (like, up to 3 hours) but won’t sleep at night anymore!  We put him down at 8pm and he’s up again at 11pm, then 1am, then 3:30am, then 6:30am for good (BRUTAL).  I feel like he slept better as a newborn than he has lately!

Anybody have any ideas for me?  Will this just pass with time?  Daytime naps are great because they give me a chance to work/straighten up/answer emails, but nighttime sleep is crucial too!

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california dreamin

June 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

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About four years ago, when Chad and I were just starting to think about the possibility of leaving New York, we spent several days in Los Angeles. 

It was a serious trip — we were house-hunting (or, at least, house-window-shopping), trying to get a sense of what we could afford in cities that weren’t Manhattan. 

Only, the thing was: it was freezing.  It was this weird August when California was freezing cold, so the weather in Santa Monica, where we spent most of our time, was grey, windy, and about fifty-five degrees most days.  I only made one purchase that whole trip, and it was a big cozy sweater from J. Crew. 

Yes, I went to LA in the middle of summer, and bought a sweater.

But one afternoon, just for something to do, we left Santa Monica behind and drove out to Malibu.

And as we drove, it was like the clouds opened up — suddenly, the weather was eighty degrees and sunny.  I took off my sweater.  I put on my favorite sunglasses.  And we had lunch by the ocean, on a beautiful blue-sky afternoon.

Even though we decided against moving to California a few months later, sometimes I still think of that beautiful afternoon, when everything suddenly took a turn for the outrageously beautiful. 

So, with this outfit, I decided to recreate it — starting with my new, updated version of those favorite sunglasses.  I’ve always loved aviators — they’re the coolest sunglasses around, bar none — and this Foster Grant pair is the one that I’m constantly reaching for nowadays.  If I suddenly found myself in the middle of a sunny Malibu afternoon, they’d be on in four seconds flat.

Foster Grant sunglasses, The Classic tank, Abercrombie shorts, Tiffany & Co., Ettika and Alex and Ani bracelets.

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