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.)

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Fashion Friday: Blue & White Errrrrrrything.

I’ve probably posted about this 800 times, but blue and white, while a perennial favorite of mine, becomes an OBSESSION in warmer months. I want my whole house to be blue, white and linen right now and my wardrobe too. Pulling inspiration from the king of blue and white, Mark Sikes, I gathered up some fashion for spring that follows his lead!
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From preppy to bohemian, blue and white in small and large doses works well on ANYONE.

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(blouse at right from CellaJane blog and found here)

Here are some of my favorite blue and white items for spring- some I’ve already bought and LOVE (#2, #14 and #23), some I have on order (#1, #6 & #16) and the rest are on my wishlist!

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Fashion Friday: Spring Denim Trends with Nordstrom

I wear jeans  6 or 7 days of the week, which means I have quite a few pairs! But I actually need a couple more as some are ready for retirement (read: sagged out bum, holes in places I did not pay extra to have holes…) So I partnered with Nordstrom (my favorite place to order denim thanks to their fast shipping and easy returns) to share some of the cuts and styles I’m loving for spring and summer and paired them with the types of shoes I’d pair with them.  I hope this helps you with your denim shopping!

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FASHION FRIDAY: My Spring Shopping List

First off I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who left such amazing, thoughtful comments on the ten year anniversary post! They meant so much to me and really rejuvenated me as far as blogging goes. :)
And since many of you said Fashion Fridays were your favorite posts, I won’t delay any further. Here is a round up of things I have recently bought for spring or have on my wishlist. I currently hate every single winter item I have (and pretty much all my spring stuff form last year since I was nursing then and limited in what I wore). I really just want to light everything on fire in my driveway. So I plan to do a lot of shopping for spring!!!

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Fashion Friday: A Blue and White Wedding

I’ve mentioned before that when pondering creative careers earlier on in life I seriously considered becoming a wedding planner. I absolutely LOVE every aspect of event planning- from the fashion right down to the paper goods.  So I had some fun today styling a wedding look for a pretty spring/ summer event from the bride down to the guests! I hope you enjoy it (especially those planning their own celebrations!)

I am obsessed with Lela Rose’s bridal gowns, and this one does not disappoint.  Simple, elegant and a forever classic it provides simplicity but drama (hello- check out the back of it below!)  I;d pair it with light blue shoes (as a fun “something blue”) and statement vintage inspired chandelier earrings and a sleek updo.  A white/green/blue-grey bouquet wrapped in hand-dyed silk ribbon adds a pretty pop of color.  For the groom, an impeccably tailored navy suit and striped tie does just fine. Maybe add a pocket square for a bit more “fashion”. :)
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BRIDE: wedding gown // shoes // silk ribbon // earrings // engagement ring // nail polish

GROOM: suit // shirt // tie // shoes

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