jeans

skirting the issue

i know i have said it on here that i’m not really a skirt girl because well, i have always been a jeans and dresses kind of girl

but…. i have changed my mind

lately i can’t get enough of skirts

flowy midi, hi-lo skirts (the ones above are from zara and f21)

i want them in all different colors and prints

so, i guess what i’m trying to say is that i’m a skirt girl after all

what about you?

are you a skirt lover too?

Jeans

The weather here yesterday got no complaints from me.

It was in the 60’s just how I like it and I only hope it stays like that for a while. (wishful thinking on my part. always)

Will, Lily and I went on a long bike ride and we also stopped by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Will hadn’t seen it since the renovation.

So, the weather was great, the bike ride and the garden were fun, blah, blah, blah. Whatever. What I would like to talk about on here today is jeans.

Skinny, high waisted jeans at that.

I found the perfect pair and they didn’t cost more than $100.00. Heck, they didn’t cost more than $60.00!

The days of me spending $200.00 on jeans have been over for a while. Not only do I no longer work retail therefore don’t get the great discount but we are also a family of 3 on 1 paycheck.

So, goodbye 7for all mankind, Joe’s, AG, Diesel.

I had not purchased a pair of jeans since before I got pregnant with Lily. Not only has my body changed in the 3 years but I was also sick of the few jeans I had.

I tried Gap, Urban Outfitters, F21. None of their jeans fit me right.

Then I decided to go to Levi’s and try a few pair there. I knew just what I wanted. I wanted high waisted, regular blue denim with not a whole lot of stretch. Preferably no stretch.

I tried a bunch of women’s jeans and none of them fit the way I wanted them to fit.

So, I told the sales person I wasn’t opposed to men’s jeans. I wore men’s 501’s all through high school.

He brought me a pair of 510 super skinny men’s jeans and as soon as I put them on, it was like I heard angels singing in the fitting room.

Bingo! Perfect! Just what I had been looking for.

Good old denim that feels and looks like denim. High waisted just right. 30″ inseam so they hit at the ankle just like I wanted.

The only thing that was weird is that in men’s jeans you have to go up sizes. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Weird.

Whatever size, I don’t care. 510 men’s super skinny, I love you!

What about you ladies? Do you have a jean you just love and live by?

Linking to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

hat- uo. scarf- zara. sweater- f21. long sleeve shirt- tj maxx. jeans- levi’s (men’s). booties- f21

Will is a levi’s kinda guy too. 511’s

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Elmo!… small style

Although Elmo rode in the car with Lily from Miami to West Virginia and he hung out for a few days in the library/play room when we first got here, he had been forgotten about in Lily’s crib.

Until last week that is.

Out of nowhere Lily looked at me and said “Elmo?”.

We went to grab him from the crib, she put him in a doll’s stroller cousin Adelaide left behind and wheeled him outside to meet Lola.

It’s nice to see that even though Lily is surrounded by new friends, she doesn’t forget her old ones. 😉

Linking up to Morgan for Small Style.

Lola being introduced to Elmo. “Nola ook, Elmoooooo”

top- Old Navy. jeans- babyGap. moccasins- Minnetonka

West Virginia… small style

The weather here in west Virginia has been great!

It’s chilly in the morning and at night and in the 70’s during the day.

Lily has been comfortably wearing light weight long sleeved shirts and closed toe shoes.

Here she is in the library/play room and outside playing with two of her favorite dogs, Lola and Sophie.

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

top- Next Direct. jeans- babyGap. moccasins- Minnetonka

Sophie and Lola with Lily’s necklace on

Birds of a feather, flock together

After lounging at home for a while, yesterday late afternoon even though it was raining, we decided to go for a drive to Coconut Grove and maybe eat somewhere we had never been.

I got lily dressed first and after I dressed myself, I realized that I dressed myself like her.

Or did I dress her like me?

Either way, we had the same look going on.

Before heading out, I asked Will to take our picture and while he was doing so, I noticed he had birds on his belt.

“Birds of a feather, flock together” I thought to myself.

The three of us seemed to all have something that went with the other. 🙂

With Yelp’s help (do you guys ever use it? we love it!), we ended up eating at the Peacock Garden Cafe. (perfect but not planned for our bird theme).

It was lovely to be able to sit outside under a big awning looking and listening to the rain and thunderstorms.

Once it cleared up, a rainbow appeared and the sky looked the most beautiful I have seen it in a while.

Hope you all had a great saturday as well.

Linking up to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

what I’m wearing: earrings- Anthropologie, top- vintage, bag- Anthropologie, jeans- AG

what Lily’s wearing (pardon her water stains): top- Old Navy, jeans- babyGap

my moccasins: Boutique9. Lily’s moccasins: Minnetonka. Will’s belt: UO

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Winnie the Pooh… small style

Saturday afternoon we took Lily to see Winnie the Pooh.

It was her first movie and she did SO well!

She sat on her seat the whole time while holding a small serving of popcorn and watched attentively.

During the trailers for upcoming movies, she would let out the occasional “oh no!” if there was a falling scene or something worthy of an “oh no!”

Both Will and I were so excited to introduce her to the magic of the movies since we are both huge fans.

Can’t wait to do it again!

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

headband- Buttons&Thread. shirt- babyGap (on sale for less than $4). jeans- babyGap (on sale for less than $8), sandals- Salt Water

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Mommy Style Update

Last friday was such a long, crazy but fun day for me.

I spent the day at the Fairchild Botanical Graden with Lily, Darren, Zura and Lien.

Came home at around 6pm, quickly took a shower, got dressed and was out the door at 7pm to meet up with Kristin and Nilsa for a fun girl’s night out.

We had drinks and then headed over to the New World Center for a great orchestra with a DJ performance.

It was a great show and the new Frank Gehry space is unbelievable!

 

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Mommy Style Update

Last night was a monumental night.

Lily stayed with a babysitter (my friend Jocelyn) and I went to my first hockey game. (first sports game ever actually)

Jocelyn came over at 5pm and Will and I left at 6.

We had a great time at the game and Lily had a great time with Jocelyn. (thanks Jocey!!)

Here’s what I wore.

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Mommy Style Update

Inspired by the beautiful flower prints they are showing for Spring/Summer this year, I decided to bust out an old little jacket of mine.

I purchased this jacket back in 2004, wore it to death until about 2006 and it had been sitting in my closet “resting” until last night.

I donate clothes a lot but, for some reason, I always hold onto my jackets.

Last night I had a mommy date with Claudia and Barbara.

We have known one another for almost a year, always do things together with Lily, Sofia and Dylan but had never done anything without the kiddos.

Claudia’s birthday is tomorrow so we decided to go out and have some dinner and drinks.

We had a lovely time. (so lovely there are no pictures because we were too busy talking and having fun!)

Happy saturday everyone!!

 

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