Chenille Butterscotch Sweater

FALL WEATHER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED IN RALEIGH!  Yes, that sentence certainly deserved all capital letters.  I have been (completely impatiently) waiting for the temperature to drop.  Fall is my favorite time of year so now I just am keeping my fingers crossed that winter remains at a distance for awhile so we can enjoy this amazing weather.

Admittedly, I have not been able to get fully ready every day recently.  Emerson has been experiencing reflux and let’s just say that she has been quite “spirited”.  That’s the adjective that I am using to describe her as opposed to something less positive…(visually insert teeth-gritting emoji here).  She will have a few decent days and then all of a sudden have a day or two when she cries in pain constantly and just wants to be held.  Needless to say, it makes any kind of routine impossible.  The tough part about it isn’t the lack or routine, it’s the feeling of helplessness.  We want so badly to take away her pain.  For now, we will ride it out and just pray that it subsides as she gets older.

Although I wasn’t ready until the early afternoon yesterday, I did manage to get out of the house with my hair and makeup done.  It was a bit of a gloomy day anyway so the need to spend a ton of time on my hair didn’t seem too necessary so I was able to throw some curls in and call it done.  The air was a bit crisp so I was thrilled to wear my new tunic length sweater.  This butterscotch color called out to me in the store as it seemed the perfect color for fall.  It reminds me of the season’s changing leaves.  The chenille material is incredible soft and cozy and I love the rounded hemline detail.  Although this sweater is meant to appear a little oversized, it doesn’t feel bulky at all.  I have larger chest so wearing sweaters can difficult because they just make me look top heavy.  That isn’t the case with this one in the slightest.  It is such a gorgeous piece for fall!

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What are your favorite colors to wear this fall?

xoxo

Lindsey

One of My Favorite Pregnancy Looks | Kimonos

Good morning, friends!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We kept busy with a Halloween train ride, family time and our anniversary dinner.  The Halloween ride was pretty great.  Our sister-in-law and our nieces were able to join us so Ryan couldn’t have been happier.  He absolutely loves those sweet girls.  It took place at The Museum of Life and Science in Durham.  You ride the train at the museum and you are dropped off in the woods where they have a makeshift pumpkin patch set up and various Halloween activities.  I was worried that it might be “too young” for the girls but they enjoyed the experience.  I definitely recommend it if you are local to the area and have young kids, especially toddlers.

Sunday was David’s and my sixth wedding anniversary so we headed to downtown Raleigh for dinner at Vidrio.  We figured that it would be our last night out for awhile seeing as this baby could come any day now.  It is always so nice to venture out, just the two of us.  We try our best to catch up on everything going on in each other’s lives in detail and to not simply sit there talking about Ryan.  (No offense to Ry.)  It’s so easy to fall into that habit but we both want to ensure that the conversation isn’t dominated by “parent talk”.    A good rule is to allow 5-10 minutes at the beginning of the night to talk about your child(ren) and then another 5-10 minutes at the end but to fill the majority of your evening with talk about other areas of your lives.

As I enter the final days of pregnancy, it is becoming increasingly difficult to fit into anything.  I have even outgrown my maternity PJ’s and a few tops.  The baby has grown so much this past week!  Making it increasingly more difficult is that it is still so hot and muggy here.  Ugh, it’s been brutal this week.  While getting ready for our anniversary dinner, I was so thankful for my recent kimono purchase.  It allowed me to feel more dressed up than throwing on an oversized tee but still provided a ton of comfort.  The best thing about this kimono trend?  They can be worn both during pregnancy as well as after pregnancy.  I love pieces that transition so easily!

Have you jumped on the kimono train?  I have shared some of my favorites below…

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xoxo

Lindsey

Florals Dresses for Daytime

Good morning, everyone!

First, I want to apologize for the lack of posts so far this week.  Tiffany and I opted to have a ton of quality family time this past weekend instead of meeting up to work on content for the blog.  We both felt the need to take a quick break and reconnect with our loved ones without having to schedule photo shoots.  We hope you understand!

Now, let’s talk about floral prints.  Admittedly, I have never gravitated towards ultra feminine floral prints, let alone floral dresses.  Well, that has certainly gone out the window this year!  I have noticed that my spring and summer style is evolving and is slowly becoming more feminine than in the past.  Previously, my go-to warm weather look consisted of a band tee paired with an edgy statement necklace but these florals are throwing me for a loop.  Who am I?!

Seriously though, there are countless options for beautiful floral print dresses and my favorites tend to be ones that you can wear during the day for anything from running errands to brunch with the girls.  I wanted to share some of them with you all so, as always, you can click on the individual images to see details and shop!

xoxo

Lindsey