crochet swing shirt // chino shorts (less than $30) // kicks // baubles (here, here, & here) // sunnies]
So here's the thing, not only do I usually not gravitate towards red in my wardrobe, but I actually historically have not been a fan of it. It's a tough color for me, for one reason or another (though I'm assured that blondes look great in red), but there was something about this top and these shorts that I signed up for lock, stock, and barrel. I blame it on the fact that the only thing standing between me and a week long vacation is what will undoubtedly be the longest work week of my life and I needed an outfit to make me feel as if I were already on vacation. With these earrings: mission accomplished.
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I know, two posts, one day - it's crazy in here folks. But the reason for that is because Anthro just announced their summer tag sale and the pieces are oh-so-good, I didn't want you to miss out on them. #yourewelcome.
There's nothing that I equate more with summer than a good popsicle. The good news with that is it is also our son's favorite thing. The bad news is that generally speaking popsicles are full of unnecessary sugars and though I try not to be a sugar nazi, I do try to watch his sugar intake (particularly around bedtime). That's why when we came across zoku pop molds, I was stoked. We've make them with coconut milk & with lemonade with fruit so far and my goodness they have been a hit. So not only is it the quintessential summer time snack, but also a really fun activity that Liam can get involved with and get excited about. As sharks and sealife is king in our household this summer, these were the obvious choice for us, but there are tons of more traditional or fun options.
And they are uber easy in the clean-up category. Easy activity, easy clean up, keeping little hands busy & happy - wins all around.
For our popsicles, we layered blueberries and strawberries into the molds and then poured lemonade on top. Once the molds were filled, we inserted the stems, put them in the freezer, and voila! Here are some other ideas for you as well!
I am a big fan of all-white, particularly in the summer. It's so crisp and chic, it can easily be dressed up or dressed down. The one drawback to all-white is...motherhood, or before motherhood for me, dreadful clumsiness. I had this outfit on for probably about 5 minutes before it had a near-death brush with my lipstick and then sticky 4-year-old hands. So basically, the utility of this outfit in my life is resigned to days where I am not in contact with my son and also days where I can live in a bubble. But overall it's a look that worth the risk; maybe I'll just be investing in a good bleach product and lots of shout wipes. One more PSA for you: these earrings are the cat's pajamas. Totally worth it in all colors.
And one more shameless plug: if you are in Charlotte, don't forget to stop by Tory Burch at SouthPark for my shopping event for champs, sweets, & an exclusive discount.
Being a lover of a good theme, you better believe I take every opportunity I have to dress the family appropriately for holidays. Though I tend to like a less obvious theme, if you are going to go all out, it's during the 4th of July. I've rounded up some of my picks this year, with plenty of time to order in advance of the holiday.
I could go on a diatribe about gun control laws or hate crimes or domestic terror, but those conversations aren't the point of this. They are important conversations for sure and ones that should be addressed regardless of the events in Orlando. The point is that 49 innocent people are gone and an entire community lost not only their own, but the growing sense of progress and security that they have. The victims deserve more, better; those who are left deserve more, better. So for the time being, I'll choose unconditional love. I'll choose to remember the victims, especially the one that I knew as the shining light that he was. I'll choose to remember that there are heroes among us. I'll choose to support those who need it, to believe that there is hope that minds & hearts can be changed, to live life where others tragically cannot, to endeavor to make an impact where I can, and to hold those whom I love a little closer, a little tighter.
If I have one message for the people who are trying to come to reconcile themselves with the tragic events in Orlando it is this (and I'm borrowing a line from Harvey Milk here): Hope will never be silent.
As a member of the Virginia Tech community, I stand with you.
As an ally of the LGBTQ community, I stand with you.
And most importantly, as a citizen of the world, I stand with you.
We are Orlando.