Fashion Friday: Red Hot!

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Here is Boston it went from 50 degrees and rainy to sunny and 94 degrees in a matter of five days. Apparently, we no longer have spring here #helloglobalwarming.  As we say in Boston, it’s been a SCORCHAHHHH.

So now that I’m pulling out all my summer clothes at a rapid clip, I have found that I am really feeling red this season.  In small doses (stripes) and larger ones too (dresses).  From bold orange-red to a more muted earth tone, I think it’s the color of the summer for 2017.  It pairs so brilliantly with denim and camel/nude tones– and a tan (faux or real). So together with Nordstrom I pulled together a mix of looks using this tone in a few variations from casual to dressy.

I ADORE this top- paired with distressed denim, cool wedges and spunky earrings (and don’t forget the festive clutch) you’ve got the perfect summer evening look.

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Fashion Friday: My “Mom Style” Essentials

Motherhood brings about a lot of changes that span the width and breadth of your entire life. Personal style and care routine included. Very included.  Since becoming a mom my purchasing trends have phased out of cute, dry-clean only delicate tops and sky high heels to things I am comfortable in but look slightly polished and flats. All the flats.

So here are my favorite things (with my explanations why I love them) and I really want to hear yours as well- share away, ladies!

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Fashion Friday: Doubling Down!

I could not decide between doing a post on my favorite color of the season OR my favorite finds under $100 for spring. So I did both.

First up- BLUSH. Blush everything, ladies. It looks so good with denim, white and softens black. In big doses (a dress) or small (shoes) you need to have a little of this color this spring in your wardrobe!

images via Jess Ann Kirby and The Girl From Panama

Here are some of my favorite items in this tone available now:

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Fashion Friday: Henry Gates, Fashion Plate

To say I have fun dressing Henry is the understatement of the year. Picking out the day’s outfit brings me a generous amount of glee every morning! (He, however, is less thrilled- as of late getting him dressed is like trying to put a duvet cover on a fast moving comforter (a great quote from Jim Gaffigan- if you have not read his book “Dad Is Fat” you need to- I cried laughing).

And to say I have fun SHOPPING for Henry is the second understatement of the year.  When he finally started fitting into Crewcuts I nearly cried with joy.  I thought shopping for boys would be so boring compared to girls, but the options are so adorable now for little dudes (other than all the clothing with weird slogans like “Space Hunk” and “Mommy’s Boyfriend” — uh, NO).  I know in a few short years (months?) he’ll start having opinions about his attire, but until then I plan to dressing him how I want- which some days is Stockbroker On Nantucket Baby, others Hipster Brooklyn Baby and others still  Classic Country Rockwell Painting Baby. A lot of you ask me what Henry is wearing on Instagram so I wanted to do a post about what he wears- I shop a lot at H&M (best organic onesies out there- don’t bother with any others), Zara, Boden (20% off today), Joules, Gap Kids (40% off today), Crewcuts (30% off today), Carters, Oshkosh, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Tea Collection (20% off today) , Lands End, Target (Cat & Jack line is so cute), Gymboree….so, basically everywhere?

Today we went more Weekend Prepster….. (captured trying to put Ollie’s harness on the stone dog- die.)

shirt (similar) // jeans // shoes

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