Blue Stripes and Cutoff Shorts


I adore the simpleness of this outfit – striped collared shirt, crewneck sweater, cutoffs and espadrilles.  All items that will last a long time!

I wore this outfit with my middle and youngest children on Monday to visit Clydesdale  farm and we had a blast!  They were both apprehensive to feed the horses but still enjoyed every second of the visit!  I was a little bit more comfortable 🙂

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J.Crew Short Sleeve Popover Shirt in Stripes // Current/Elliott Cutoff Shorts // Similar // Longer Length Denim Shorts // I am wearing J.Crew Factory Cutoff Denim Shorts at the Horse Farm (seemed a bit more appropriate ;-)) // Ralph Lauren Crewneck Sweater (from the Ralph Lauren outlet) // Valentino Wedges // Similar Blue Wedges (Under $100) // Blue Jack Rogers Wedge Espadrille (Under $80) // Navy Clutch // Dressier Navy Clutch // Blue Ray Ban Aviators //

A View of Chandler’s Room


This is when I first met Kate of Kate Abt Designs.

I have always loved interior design and feel very comfortable with my own ability but this particular time, I just didn’t.  I was pregnant with Shay and Chandler needed to move from the Nursery to her big girl bedroom and no matter how much Houzz-ing and Pinterest-ing and Google-ing I did, I could not get inspired.  I knew I couldn’t pull it together in time for Shay’s arrival (and Webster was getting ready to put my picture beside the word PROCRASTINATION!!).  I finally called the professional and So. Glad. I. Did.

The goal was a little girls room that she could grow into, I didn’t want to do this again in a couple of years.  We decided on the color palette of light pink and gray.  It stemmed from her baby seat that was in her Nursery.  Kate also made the suggestion of adding built-in shelves and a window bench.  WOW, such a huge result with those suggestions.  She also suggested one of my favorite features in the room (and it was all of $20some dollars from Amazon) – the medallion on ceiling attached to her chandelier.

It went from there and I (and Chandler!!) truly could not be happier with the result.

Bed – PotteryBarn Kids * Duvet Cover and Shams – PotteryBarn Kids * “C” Needlepoint Pillow – PotteryBarn Teen * Dresser – PotteryBarn Teen * Jewelry Box – PotteryBarn Teen * Brown Lamps – Target * Pink Lampshades – PotteryBarn Kids * Silver Lamps – HomeGoods * Drapes – Restoration Hardware Baby & Child  * Polka Dot Rug – PotteryBarn Kids * Navy Bench – Ballard Designs * Mirror – LampsPlus * Butterfly Prints – Ikea * Nightstands – Vintage Store in New Jersey * Pink Rocking Chair – BuyBuyBaby * Gray Lumbar Ruffle Pillow – HomeGoods

If I missed something you are interested in, please let me know and I can address 🙂

Black on Black on Black


Just a heads up, you are going to see A LOT of lace this Spring and Summer, certainly a top trend.  I am so glad I snagged this shirt at an adorable boutique during my visit to Mississippi last Fall.  I gave it some edge with the ripped jeans and this amazing clutch!

// Black Jeans // Identical Ripped Black Jeans for $52!!! // Bishop + Young Black Lace Top (boutique find) // Bishop + Young Sleeveless Version // Fuchsia Belt (Old – Target) // Similar Pink Belt // Another Similar Belt // Stuart Weiztman Heels // Similar Heel // Similar Heel Under $40 // Alexander McQueen Clutch // Similar Geometric Clutch // Stella and Dot Necklace // Stella & Dot Bracelet // Stella & Dot Studs // Brown Ray Ban Aviators //