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Blue Striped Cold Shoulder

This top is the epitome of spring fashion — blue stripes, cold shoulder sleeves and ruffles! I got it at a store I discovered in Boston recently called Primark (think H&M meets Ikea) for under $20! They have everything from clothing to shoes, home goods, baby clothes, luggage, makeup and more. The prices were unbelievable, so you can get a bunch of trendy pieces that you’ll only wear for the season and not feel guilty about spending the money (I went a little nuts there, so you’ll see a ton in future blog posts!). Pair with classic accessories and the options are endless…unfortunately, you can’t shop with them online yet, but I have a feeling they’ll popping up in many cities soon! 

Top: Primark (similar) // Jeans: Hudson // Earrings: Olive + Piper // Cuff: York Design Co. // Bracelets: Henri Bendel 1, Henri Bendel 2, Tiffany & Co. // Bag: Tory Burch (similar) // Wedges: Marc Fisher


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

Buffalo Plaid Weekend

The tartan plaid may be tucked away until next Christmas, but we’re still rocking our buffalo plaid over here! It’s a great pattern for not-so-festive, cold and blustery months — super cozy! I found this headband from the Etsy shop Briar’s Bowtique and I love how comfortable it is for Aubrey (no marks!). The bow part also keeps its shape very well. I also really like Burt’s Bees Baby waffle tops because they’re warm and snugly for little ones while running around town. We had a pretty low-key weekend doing errands, exercising Olive and relaxing. While still chilly, the weather in D.C. has been relatively mild, so we were able to play outside a little (I’ll take it!).

On me: Dress, Madewell (on sale!) // Cuff, York Design Co. (yours truly) // Bag, Burberry (similar)

On Aubrey: Bow, Briar’s Bowtique // Shirt, Burt’s Bees Baby // Jeggings, Gymboree // Shoes, Gymboree