Z Style – Spring

I started this post about Z’s springiest outfit this past weekend when I knew for sure it was safe to declare “spring has officially arrived and stayed!” Well, yesterday was 45 degrees, today is not much better, boo. It’s still time to talk about springtime outfits on blogs though because although we’re all still wearing coats and socks and even hats sometimes here in the Northeast, no one wants to talk about that anymore – so springtime it is! Here is my Z’s most adorable springtime outfit I thought I’d share with you. The Aztec print pants are just to die for! Not on a day we go to the playground, that’s for sure – but everyone needs a little springtime outfit full of color, right? And hopefully one day soon (in June?) we can officially declare spring is here to stay.

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Gold Hair Bow – Forever 21 / Peach top- RUUM/ Aztec Print Pants – RUUM / Boots – GAPOutlet find (remember?)

Z Style – Jeans

I am jealous of my toddler’s new jeans.

Ok, let me take a step back. I remember when my niece was very little she always had the best jeans. Turns out my sister always got her denim at Lucky – it’s cute, it wears well, and lasts through baby and toddler crazy. This Christmas, my sister gave my Z a cute pair of Lucky jeans  – which was also around the time I decided to make the switch from leggings to denim for my Z as she was plowing through pairs of leggings during playtime – jeans are just more durable.

Anyway, now back to my original statement! We popped into the Lucky Brand store at the mall the other day and they were having an unbelievable sale where a lot of kids items were on sale for $6.97!! We got a few items for next year and the adorable jeans below. They’re a little big on her so they’ll last a while – we’ll certainly get our $7 worth! And aren’t they cute? They’re skinny jeans with adorably placed distressed spots. I paired these new jeans with a little blazer hand-me-down from the same cousin, her fave boots, and of course…a hair bow.

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Hair Bow – Forever21 (similar) / Blazer – Crewcuts (very old) / White tee – Target / $7 Jeans – Lucky Brand / Brown Boots – GAP Outlet

Gold Leaf

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kate spade notebook – Paper Source / Blue striped tee – J. Crew (Old) / Zippered pouch – Forever21 (similar)

I’ve been kind of obsessed with gold leaf lately…beyond my Gold Leaf Frame class next week (there are still a few spots left!) there’s something so pretty and feminine about an accessory or even office supply with a little shiny gold on it, reminiscent of gold leaf. Above I have some personal gold leaf in my life right now…and then below I have some things I’ve been ogling after…

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1. I love this gold-stripe cork iPhone case from J. Crew, the gold is more subdued here. 2. I can’t talk about gold leaf-looking things without mentioning these Gold-Dipped flatware from Anthropologie, I’ve loved these utensils forever! They’d look pretty in my blog food photos, don’t you think? 3. The great thing about gold is it’s basically a neutral – I love this gold polka dots pillow from Society6, it will match any room in the house! 4. The Glitterati jumbo headband from ban.do adds the perfect spec of gold. 5. This heart of gold sweatshirt from Forever21 is from the girls department and oh so cute! 6. I love this J. Crew Factory metallic brocade mini, you could dress it up with a formal top or wear it casual with a white tee! Ps. this print comes in pants and shorts, too. 7. I saw these Tippy Pumps on Anthropologie‘s website a few weeks ago and LOVE them for spring/summer!

Z Style – Hair Bows

My little Z is really into accessories right now, no shocker there. She’s always had a thing for shoes, but recently, we cannot leave the house without a bow in her hair – I agree with her, you always need a little something to accessorize your outfit, right? Well, let me tell you about bows on a toddler. We have bows given to us by cousins, bows I’ve made myself, bows we’ve found on etsy that are so cute and overpriced…and they all get lost. Always. In fact, I drew the line this past Friday after she lost one of the bows I made myself and declared we are never paying more than a dollar or spending more than one minute making a hair bow ever again. Later that day we made a quick trip to the mall to run an errand and I was so delighted to find the answer to our bow issues. Good ‘ol Forever 21 has a toddler bow department! Well, maybe these bows aren’t necessarily made for toddlers, but they fit the description of any bows now entering our home – they are cool, cute, tiny, and just $1.80/pair (that’s less than $1/each people)! We bought a few…

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I threw in that little headband for $2.80 for good measure.

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And she has been in bow heaven ever since (she wore a bow and the bow headband yesterday) – and by the way, we haven’t lost one yet, how ironic!

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What to Wear – Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July – here is what I’ll be wearing today to celebrate our freedom… all decked out in red, white, and blue!  And of course I’ll be eating ice cream from one of these yummy Patriotic cones!

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1. Ironically, I will be wearing a blue and white striped dress that I bought at Jaeger while in London. 2. Society 6 has the best prints for iPhone cases, of course you need the American flag for the Fourth! 3. For this Patriotic day, a red belt is perfect for this dress, like this one from Forever21 – only $5! 4. This navy straw Mar y Sol “Sydney” crocheted cross-body bag from Nordstrom is perfect with this outfit. 5. These red sandals from Zara are great – and on sale!

What to Wear – Mother’s Day Brunch

What mother doesn’t like to be taken out for brunch for Mother’s Day? I sure do! I always appreciate a reason to get dolled up and eat delicious food, I bet that’s not a surprise to hear. =) This year for Mother’s Day we’re heading to brunch with my mom and dad and my sister and her family. I think I’ll wear a springy dress and wear it with accessories similar to what I’ve rounded up below. By the way, isn’t this dress just great? I love that it’s coral but has some blues and pistachio green mixed in.

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1. Asos Magic Spike Stone Drop Earrings; 2. Topshop Neon Jaquard Seam Shift dress (I love the pattern of this dress); 3. A manicure in essie‘s she’s pampered (my personal favorite red of the moment); 4. Pyramid Stud Waist Belt from Forever21; 5. Anthropologie Mom Necklace; 6. Finesse Ahead of Schedule tote (even on Mother’s Day, a mom always has lots to carry) from Modcloth; and 7. Asymmetric flat sandals from Zara (they come in yellow and orange, too!).

I hope you have a great Mother’s Day!