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Flashback Friday: Cabo San Lucas 2014

Friday, April 29, 2016
Some ambiance in the room.
Happy Friday!  It's been quite a long week for me so I've been reminiscing about more relaxing times, hence the #FBF.  Going to Cabo with my husband was one of my favorite vacations.  Cabo to me is a mix of California desert and Spanish European vibes.  Different than Cancun/Playa del Carmen mainly in landscape although Cabo is more laid back, IMO.  We stayed at what is now the Resort at Pedregal (was Capella Pedregal back then).  I originally shared these on Faceboook but waned to give my readers a chance to ogle this amazing resort.

Could this view from our room be any more breathtaking?
Felton relaxing in our private plunge pool on a cloudy day (there was a Hurricane coming!)
Our Coronitas and guac amenity.  Best guac ever.
Me just relaxing on the balcony.
The amazing cliff-side restaurant, El Farallon.
The grounds at night.
Here's the tunnel built through the mountain.

Pastel Pink and Floral

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Today's outfit is brought to you by, Rainy Weather in Dallas. We shot this look about a week ago when the weather was horrible.  It was dark, dreary and misty even when it wasn't raining.  So I decided to just take a few pics inside the cocoon against my snazzy grey wall. The color is "Flint" by Restoration Hardware, BTDubs.  At least wearing the soft pastel colors brightened my day.  I love this kimono top and can't wait to wear it as a swim cover up (as shown by Tanesha Awasthi here).  Being able to use pieces in different ways helps extend your wardrobe and your budget.

Also exciting, I haven't been able to fit in these J Brand jeans since before I was pregnant with Dax.  I wore them while pregnant with a belly band but that doesn't mean they fit.  The mauvey pink is quite similar to one of Pantone's Color of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz.  You know I got them on sale at ShopBop, back in the day. These black Ralph Lauren wedges finished off my look.  They are comfortable wedges although I'm not thrilled with the way my feet look in them, which is why I don't wear them often.  I'm picky about feet, as mentioned here!

 Luckily, we've had sunshine and warm weather lately so I hope to get outside and take some light and bright outfits posts for you in the coming weeks.  Where do you live and how does the weather affect they way you dress?

Top: {similar style here, and here}; Bag: Henri Bendel; Purse Pom: Nordstrom; Earrings: Jewelmint - old {similar};
Bracelet: {similar}; Jeans: J Brand {crop version here}; Shoes: Lauren by Ralph Lauren {similar here}

Dressing the Little Dude

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I'm laughing as I write this because the title refers to my son Dax and he is anything but "little".  This kid is three years old and is a solid 57 pounds and tall!  He's wearing a boy's size small in Old Navy and Gap and size 6 - 7 in Carter's.  Those are my favorite brands for him because of the fit.  Roomier cut clothing makes for comfortable, happy kiddos.  We also have to make sure his britches are elastic waist britches.  Who would have thought I would use the word britches twice in a post?  Well, actually three times. I like to pretend I am in the days of yore, I suppose.

Bygone vernacular aside, I like for my big little kid to look his best even though I tend to dress him in more casual clothes.  I do most of his shopping but even when his dad gets Dax some new gear, it's kicks or Polo (which we really have to size up in).  We shy away from overly "commercial" character clothing with the exception of Darth Vadar because, Darth Vadar transcends commercial cheese.

It's certainly been a while since I showcased some of my favorite styles for the little and the changing of the seasons certainly called for some thoughtful picks.  All the items featured are super affordable because like most kids, mine grows like a weed and I can think of much better things to spend money on than clothes he will only wear twice... like a college savings fund, for example.  Hope you can find some items you like among my picks.  I'm curious, what is your family's budget for children's clothing seasonally?

Matchy: Blue and Grey

Monday, April 25, 2016

I'm not generally a "matchy, matchy" person but I do like to coordinate (said in my John Witherspoon voice).  However, when I saw these BCBGeneration shoes at DSW, I had to scoop them up b/c I knew I had the perfect matching cobalt blue top to pair with them.  

I love blue and grey together so I decided to break out these leggings and my Elisabetta tote, while we ran some errands.  It was a comfy outfit even with heels because they aren't super high (roughly 3 1/2").  The tunic (old) is long and covers my backside so I didn't feel weird about wearing leggings.  And of course, I donned my signature, low maintenance bun.  

Because this look is so simple, I felt ok with with being so matchy and I don't think it's overwhelming or terribly dated.  What about you?  How do you normally coordinate your outfits?  Do you like to match your bag with your shoes (I do sometimes).