Transition Your Summer Staples

posted on: Friday, October 2, 2015

Ahh, cool weather. Have I said it enough? Probably so. Truth is, I'd much rather layer to warm up, then be left steamy and melting in my very own skin. Summer offers so many options when it comes to patterns and stretching a smaller budget. But fall, fall offers plenty of options in personal styling. There's endless fun to be had in terms of layering your garments, until winter arrives and forces you to conform to bare necessities. Winter isn't here yet, so that is neither here or there. Autumn is upon us; let's get crackin'.

I find there's a misconception when it comes to preparing for another season. You don't really need more of anything, just some basics and an eye for layering.

Here are a few summer staples that you can transition into fall with ease.

The Denim mini skirt.    Chances are, like so many others you kicked into this summer trend. I love how mod and warm this staple can look with a pair of tights and a pair of oxfords. 

The Onesie.  This fall, instead of wearing it with a bra or comfortable tee, throw on a fitted turtleneck for a pop of color and comfort.

The floral dress. If you're still wanting to wear a bit of pattern this fall, try layering your favorite summer dress over a pair of jeans. I always find that this is still unexpected, but exceptionally warm.

Patched Denim. Your favorite jeans will look great with a men's inspired blazer. At first it seems kind of off, but there is an effortless cool with this particular fall look. If you're going out for a night, just throw on these. For the daytime, a pair of sneakers will do. 

How do you transition into fall? I have a friend that is either all in or all out. Summer, or full-on winter. No in-between, except for the occasional hoodie. I love the idea of a slow transition, it makes the season a tad more enjoyable.

I hope you all have a great weekend! I'm off to go cuddle some kids, and try to sneak in a nap where I can.

A Broadway Date!

posted on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

He wore his gray shirt, usually reserved for weddings. I wore my dusty vintage turtleneck dress. She wore her fancy sparkly dress, the dress she had been begging to wear for days on-end for various events.

The sitter came to watch the littlest one; and we dashed to the subway—but not before stopping for a fluffy cake for him and an ice coffee for me. Necessities, of course. I skipped down the steps, rushing to the sound of an arriving train, River closely followed behind me and in front of Peter. On we went. We pushed through the turnstiles; under for her, over for the bag, and a swipe for he and I.

Days prior, I racked my brain, trying to find mistakes that did not exist.

Maybe I missed a step?
Are our tickets available?
Are our seats even good?

But everything was great. I didn’t even have to do much planning. Using Ticketmaster's #minimaster page, it was easy to book a night out on the town, celebrating our girl and all the amazing things she's been doing lately, her ease into pre-k being the most obvious milestone. So to Broadway we went, hand-in-hand we impatiently chugged along on the subway until we finally arrived at 42nd Street.

As we watched the show, I looked over at a watery-eyed Peter and an intensely engaged River. They were wrapped-up in Neverland; and I, I couldn't believe we were there celebrating such a milestone—at a Broadway show of all the places. Quintessential New York! And in those moments I also realized so much has changed in so little time, and as time keeps moving, I'm excited to create and hold onto new memories.

With Ticketmaster's Minimaster page, it's easy to find and plan kid-friendly events. You can find deals and steals too! I personally love the rating system on each event, and the fact that they post about smaller events: Mini magic shows, story time in the park—the list goes on. We are already planning to purchase these tickets!

Beyond the everyday simple and magical moments, I would love to hear how you celebrate life's milestones with your little ones!

This post is in partnership with Ticketmaster. They're making family memories easy to plan and enjoy with their Minimaster page, and I couldn't be more excited to have them as a sponsor.

So Goes The Weekend

posted on: Monday, September 28, 2015

Here we are, another new week upon us. Fall is in the air, and my goodness, life is just moving. I looked over at River, and in-between her crying about a train and laughing with a girlfriend, I remembered how much of a baby she really is. It's often hard to remember, with her insisting on being a big girl most days. This weekend, I worked on having her and myself slow down. We took in time, and made some great memories.

A few things we did this weekend.

1. We biked to the Transit Museum for a birthday party, it was so much fun. I have this bike in a small for those who've asked.

2. River wore a onesie from our friend Lindsey for the party. She said it was really comfortable, and I love how she has some space to grow in it.

3. I often listen to NPR on the weekend. My friend Erin, linked this and I enjoyed it. I also listened to this and highly recommend it.

4. I wore this t-shirt and I haven't been able to take it off.

5. We ate pie from here. So so good! Peter thinks Pies and Thighs have them beat though. The jury is still out.

6. In my off time, I've been boot shopping. I love these and these. 

How was your weekend?

O.N.A Fall Lookbook + A Party!

posted on: Tuesday, September 22, 2015