Category: for the littles

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One of my most favorite things to do with the family is getaway for little staycations around Southern California. There is really so much to see and do but yet we sometimes over look it with our busy schedules. This last weekend was open so we hit the road to Santa Monica to visit with some family and see Santa Monica and Malibu. It still shocks me that it took us this long to bring the kids. We were a little rained out on Saturday (compliments of a lovely tropical storm) but by the evening we were back on track. Sunday was gorgeous and the kids finally experienced the famous Santa Monica pier. Another staycation checked off the list.

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Also! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially begins today! If you weren’t able to shop the Early Access, this is your opportunity to pick up all your goodies! Things sell out fast so I recommend not hesitating!
To see all my Top Picks for Women, click here.
To see all my Top Picks for Men and Children, click here.

It only seems fair that if I committed an entire post to all the amazing picks for Women at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I create the same thing for the Men and Children.  That is what I love about this sale.  It is the perfect time to update the entire family’s wardrobe while also working on Birthdays and Christmas shopping.  Hey, it is never too early for Christmas shopping.

One of my favorite looks for a guy is a v-neck, jeans and a pair of sneakers, which are all currently on sale right now.  I also love these sneakers, which I already own.  If your man is anything like my hubby, he seems to always be hot, not giving much thought to coats but a lightweight zip up is his go to.  We love to go away for the weekend’s and this overnight bag is perfectly masculine while keeping packing light and easy.

As for the kids, I just about died when I saw these mini Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots.  I have the exact pair and couldn’t help but order a pair for Baby Girl.  Twinning at its best.  I am also a huge fan of Tea Collection and love picking up dresses such as this one at amazing prices.  For the boys, they tend to want to live in athletic wear these days so it is the perfect time to pick up a few pieces like these Nike jackets for when it starts to cool down.

Here are my top picks for the Men and Children.  Remember that Early Access ends on Thursday and the sale officially begins Friday!  To make sure you receive all the items you love, don’t wait!  You can shop the entire sale by clicking here.



This morning I have woken up with a complete vacation hangover. We just landed yesterday in LA from Mexico after spending the last four days celebration my Brother and his new Wife. It was so so much fun but I may have to sleep for days to catch up. One of the best parts of traveling is all the new looks you pull together based on your destination. Mexico provides one of the most fun, knowing you can really do just about anything. Tropical weather and sand made getting ready for a Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party and Wedding entirely too easy. Bright colors and prints were the name of the game.

When ShopBURU was here for there BURU-To-You Pop Up Shop, I picked up the most adorable Milly Neon Pencil skirt and matching Neon shorts for Baby Girl. It is not often that we match but with these two pieces, I couldn’t help myself. At first I was concerned that a pencil skirt might be a little too dressy for a beach side rehearsal dinner but when paired with a crocheted top and bralette, it was perfect and exactly the dressy yet beachy look I was going for. Baby Girl and I loved our neon look and my Goddaughter even got in on the neon fun.



If you are not sure about the neon, this skirt is also available in black. The material is so comfortable and this is such a classic closet staple. You can shop the black version by clicking here.


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This Thursday we are headed to my brother’s wedding in Mexico and I have spent the last few days getting everyone packed. It is amazing how long it takes to prep everyone’s suitcases and make sure we all have what we need. Lucky Mexico is easy and as long as we have swimsuits and light clothing, we are good to go. Here are a few summer items I have packed for the kids that I love and are easy summer staples.


Target continues to get it right when it comes to little girls.  I love the selection of dresses they currently have for our littles, along with the overalls, denim, tees… it really goes on and on.  Baby Girl has been growing like crazy (nothing like a 5 year old that is now as tall as some 7 year olds!) and I feel so much better buying her things from Target at reasonable prices when I know she is not going to wear them long.  Here are some of the items I picked up for her, along with some other favorites that are now on the list.


Back when Gap and Kate Spade collaborated on a little girl’s collection, I went a bit crazy.  There is nothing cuter than a little lady and Kate Spade epitomizes classic sophistication with some fun thrown in.  It was adorable.  When I received the email that Kate Spade had officially launched their Girl’s line, I could not have been more excited and immediately made a visit to the online shop.  As expected, the styles were timeless, the prints were classic yet fun and it was exactly what I imagined it would be; Little Lady perfection.  Kate Spade just made Easter dress shopping incredibly easy.

Screen shot 2015-03-08 at 8.30.44 AM <‘Little Lady’ Tee / Black Shorts / Striped Dress / Hearts Dress / Bow Tee / Pink Skirt / Glitter Bow / Striped Crossbody>

J.Crew is currently offering 20% off when you spend $100+ and 30% off when you spend $150+ on the majority of items in their shop.  I absolutely love when J.Crew has these sales and it has been the perfect opportunity to pick up stocking stuffers, Christmas attire, gifts and client’s items.  I picked out some of my favorites below for her, for him and for the littles but I highly recommend making a visit to the shop by clicking here.  There are only two more days to get this great discount!

Happy Monday.

For her

For him

For the littles


stride rite

When it come to children’s shoes, Stride Rite has consistently held ranks as not only one of the oldest children’s shoe company, but also a company that creates the highest quality of shoe for children, beginning with their first steps.  There is a high probability that you learned to walk in Stride Rite shoes, and perhaps your children did too.

Since hitting the scene in 2002, Splendid has been known for created “the ultimate t-shirt”.  Since then, they have created an entire lifestyle brand for the entire family.  It has always been a favorite of mine and Baby Girl’s.  The designs, prints and comfortable fabrics make for the perfect play clothes.

So image my excitement when I heard that these two lines were coming together to create the “Splendid for Stride Rite” collection.  From little booties for your newborn to adorable flats and sneakers for your child on the go, this collection brings together the quality that Stride Rite is known for and the designs and prints that Splendid does so well.  Baby Girl was giddy when her Portia Flat arrived.  Chic and comfortable has made for the perfect flat for my little fashionista.

You can shop some of my favorites from the collection below and good news!  Some of them are on sale.  You can preview the entire collection at Stride Rite by clicking here.



It has happened.

My daughter now finds the catalogs that pertain to her and will go through and let me know what she would like to get.  Many times I shrugs it off.  The girl is like her mother.  She wants it all.  I couldn’t help but share this look that she selected out of the Crewcuts catalog though.  Her response was, “Mommy, this was the only look I like in the entire magazine.  Can I get it all?”  I had to admit, it was a really cute look…

and with 25% off the dress and hat with code SHOPNOW, she may actually get her wish this time.