Embroidered Details for the Win

Good morning, friends!

Hope you all are having a fantastic week so far.  This week has been pretty mellow around our household.  Ryan came down with a cold over the weekend so we have been taking it easy.  We have been spending time with family now that he’s on the mend.  Our nieces go back to school in two weeks so we are trying to soak up as much time with them as possible.  We are heading to lunch with them today and then I foresee several pool days in the near future, once Ryan is 100%.

David and I need to figure out a sleepover night for the girls over the next week or two.  When we moved into our house five years ago, we set up one of the guest rooms as a sleepover room for them.  Well, that room will soon be turned into the baby’s nursery so we have to have them sleep in there one last time before we move the twin beds out and move the crib in.  It is definitely bittersweet.  While we are elated for this baby, it seems like the end of a beautiful era with our nieces, who are so important to us.  They are older now and have school, homework, projects, activities, and what seems like 1,284 birthday parties too attend.  Their free time to sleep at our house is more limited these days.  Don’t get me wrong, we see them at least a couple of times a week but overnights have become less consistent.  I’ll have to plan something special for this last night in their room.  We’ll have to figure out where they’ll sleep in the future!  (Cough, cough, I turned our other guest bedroom into a craft room a few years back and I’m not putting them in the one in the basement.)

Tiffany and I met up on Sunday and I wrote this incredibly pretty (and comfortable) embroidered dress.  It is the perfect piece to throw on when you want to feel put together but don’t want to worry about your figure.  No Spanx necessary, no sucking in, no worrying about how much food you consume that night…just pure comfort.  Initially, the gorgeous sleeves drew me in.  I also loved the contrast of the bright colors against the dark black fabric.  It’s a perfect piece to transition into the fall as well as it looks great when paired with booties.  It definitely fits oversized so I HIGHLY recommend ordering down a size…if not two.  (For reference, I am 5’10 and typically wear a Large but always size down in Free People.  I ordered a Medium and even that will have to be taken in after this pregnancy.)


 

 

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo

Lindsey

 

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Weekend Look

Can we all take a deep breath and jump into the week?

Should I feel embarrassed to admit that I am already having anxiety about packing for our trip to L.A….NEXT WEEK?  Packing for me is the easy part.  Man, how that has changed.  For those of you who don’t know, I moved to Raleigh from L.A. so going back is always a blast.  Before having Ryan, packing was a disaster because my trips out there were filled with nights out and cruising all over the city.  A zillion outfits were packed, not to mention the countless pairs of shoes.  I suffered from that, “Just in case” mentality.  Now, my trips out there are filled with casual evenings out and playdates with my best girls and their cutie-pies.  As long as I pack a couple of outfits for the two nights I will probably head out with friends, I am covered.  Packing for Ryan on the other hand, UGH.  It’s not even the clothes because they are so tiny that I can pack layers for him to cover bases for all weather possibilities.  It is all of the other stuff…loveys, books, toys, medicine and thermometer (just in case), favorite stuffed animal that sleeps with him, diapers, wipes, and the list goes on.  We will be staying at my parents’ place so, thankfully, we have a monitor, sound machine and bath toys already out there.  Do any of you have any tricks for packing for a toddler?  If so, can you please share?

This past weekend was jam-packed but so much fun.  Tiffany and I headed out to a Galentine’s party with a bunch of local blogger friends.  It is always so nice to connect with this group of girls.  The two of us shot some content for the blog afterwards and then I raced home because we were celebrating David’s upcoming birthday with my family that night.

While preparing for the blogger get-together, I went out and find a couple of dresses that were perfect for the event.  The problem?  I tried both of them on the next day and wasn’t feeling them at all.  Ultimately, I wore a simple look far different from what I had envisioned but I felt comfortable, and most importantly, I felt like myself.  I wore black booties to the event and then changed into my glitter high tops afterwards so add a bit of edge to the clean look.


xoxo

Lindsey