Monday, June 27, 2016

Striped Dress 2 Ways for Summer Heat

When it’s a million degrees outside (in June, mind you!) I look at my closet and want to throw about half of it out. I don’t want to layer, I don’t want anything thick, and don’t even want to think about putting on pants. So that leaves skirts, dresses, and lightweight tops, all three of which I’ve been living in lately. 

One of my favorite dresses right now is this striped one from Old Navy that I got in my recent maternity haul. The stretchy knit is so comfortable, and the neutral color makes it perfect for styling multiple ways for multiple occasions. Just by swapping out a few accessories, this dress can go from dressy to casual in a flash.  

In hot weather the last thing you want is lots of layers. Here's how I style one versatile striped dress two ways for summer heat.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Have a Good Weekend!

I'm taking the day off from blogging today, but I will be back on Monday with a style post all about my favorite dress. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I plan to spend mine enjoying summer and this cute kiddo of mine.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

6 Strategies for Finding More Time to Read

I’ve always been a daydreamer, but age and motherhood have altered those daydreams significantly. Where I used to daydream about flitting off to France to eat all the cheese, nowadays I find myself looking out my office window and imagining a day spent on the couch with a stack of library books and an embarrassingly large bowl of ice cream. 

It’s safe to say that I don’t get in as much reading time as I’d like in my busy life as a working mom and blogger. However, because reading is about as necessary as air in my life, I find ways to make time for it, whenever I can. 

Do you love to read but struggle to find the time? I know, life is busy, but here are 6 strategies for fitting more reading time in your life.
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Mom and Toddler Summer Style: White Dress and Cut-off Shorts

When it starts to feel like summer, do you always feel like there’s some item or accessory you have to have to complete your summer wardrobe? For me this year, there have been two things: a white dress and a white cotton (preferably with some eyelet) top. I’ve been striking out left and right with the top, but luckily I did find a pretty white dress. 

I know I will wear it a lot this summer, especially if this early heat wave continues. Not surprisingly I had several items on Jona’s must-have summer list, but among them was a short-sleeved button-up shirt and some cut-off jean shorts. And thanks to that 40% off sale at Gap and Old Navy, done and done.