Monthly Archives: February 2017

Flower Power

Weekends spent outside are the best kind…that’s why when the temperature rose to a whopping 76 degrees on this last weekend in FEBRUARY, we took total advantage of the situation!

The bright floral pattern on my Charles Henry dress beckoned spring, so I whipped it out of my closet and paired it with a pair of classic patent leather wedges, fun tassel earrings and my monogram YDC clutch. We’re gearing up for our semi-annual spring monogram order (get yours in by April 1!), so this was a perfect way to kick off the season.

Hope you all enjoyed your warm weekend, and have a great week!

Dress: Charles Henry (similar) // Earrings: H&M // Clutch: York Design Co. // Sunnies: Kate Spade NY // Wedges: Cole Haan

Burgundy and Leopard Print

A few years ago when they couched leopard print as a neutral, I was totally on board. It’s the perfect pop of pattern for any accessory and gives every outfit a little more personality. I love our “seeing spots” needlepoint cuff because it evokes neutral colors and also has gold shimmery threads that catch the light at just the right angle. For running errands over the weekend, this outfit was comfortable and fun. I paired it with a bright pink lip because I’m willing spring to get here quickly!

Sweater: Loft (similar here and here) // Jeans: J. Crew // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Cuff: York Design Co. (similar here) // Lip: Chanel (172 Tendresse)

Off-the-Shoulder Day Date

This weekend was all about an off-the-shoulder look for a day date with Doug. I got this top from my favorite shop in Old Town, 3 Sisters. It’s super comfy because it’s a lightweight, flowy material, so it works well with tight jeans, balancing the ensemble. I also love the bow detailing on the sleeve. To accessorize, I added a black and white straw bag from Bosom Buddies Bags, another great local brand based in Baltimore. They offer Indonesian straw bags adorned with beautiful trims, ribbons, buttons and motifs. Of course I couldn’t resist throwing on a black and white chevron cuff to match — gotta add some needlepoint in somewhere! 

Top: 3 Sisters Boutique // Purse: Bosom Buddies Bags // Necklace: Lilly Pulitzer // Needlepoint Cuff: York Design Co. // Sunnies: Kate Spade NY // Pumps: Steve Madden // Jeans: Jolt (similar)

Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag Review

Before Aubrey was born, I did a lot of research trying to find the perfect diaper bag. After a ton of deliberation, I ordered Petunia Pickle Bottom’s Captivating Constantine Downtown Tote from Pottery Barn Kids and I’m so glad I did! The bag has a glazed coated canvas and water-resistant interior so it’s easy to wipe down, which as new mamas know, it’s essential for any product. Messes are frequent, and taking a quick baby wipe to the bag makes cleaning up a cinch (hello, spilled bottles!). It’s the perfect size to stash under the stroller and the compartments are great — six places to keep bottles and sippy cups, diapers, snacks and toys. It also comes with a washable changing pad and hard plastic wipes case. I chose the gray and white pattern because it matches everything and is pretty versatile in terms of seasons.

What diaper bag or similar product do you use? Doug uses the Storksak backpack on our outings with Aubrey and loves it because it’s a man’s diaper bag in disguise. #dadbrand 😉

On me: Scarf, Lilly Pulitzer // Cardigan, J. Crew // Vest, J. Crew // Cuff, York Design Co. // Bag, Petunia Pickle Bottom

On Aubrey: Bow, Wee Ones // Vest, Gymboree (similar) // Jeggings, Gymboree // Sneakers, Little Beginnings