White Summer Vacation Dress

outfit details // Knot Sisters ‘Phillips’ dress, Splendid ‘Baldwyn’ Fringe sandal (and here), Hat Attack ‘Summit’ sunhat

When a dress is this good it sells out within a day of release. That is exactly what happened with this Knot Sisters ‘Phillips’ dress. It sold out in the first day of its release which made me so sad because I was excited to share it. Luckily they just restocked it yesterday so I am desperate to get this post up ASAP. I absolutely love this dress! It has sleeves, pockets, is light-weight, perfect for summer, and under $120. I have to say, don’t look at the length of it in this post. With a 9 month bump it makes it look much shorter than it actually is in person.

If ever there was a summer dress you needed, this is it!

The Find
Whereabouts: Dallas, TX

Outfits • The Pink Sneaker

By now you know, I love pink! I am a creature of habit and always go with the same black and white Nike’s. However, after seeing this cute pair I think it is time for a change! They are so cute for summer! shop them here

Travel • Our New Adventure

We have traveled the world and lived our greatest adventure, up until now! I can’t wait for all of you to join me on this new chapter of my life! Watch to see more 🙂

Pink + Flowy

Outfit Details // Stine Goya ‘Jasmine’ Dress, Zara Metallic Sneakers (one sale for $35)

 

The lyrics from Aerosmith’s hit 90’s song, Pink, never rang true to me. Pink had not been my favorite color since I was probably 7 years old.  However, one surprise pregnancy with a little girl has me ooing, awing, and shopping at all things pink. It has been such a crazy transition to what I used to love, black, white and minimal, to what I now love, pink, red, and feminine. I have no other explanation other than it is this little girl in me, changing me already!

I have rounded up my favorite pink dresses at the moment (at all price points and occasion) just incase you find yourself in the same predicament and want all things pink!

Shop The Pink Dress

Casual
1. This one just looks so comfy! I love that you can wear it with heels or sneakers – shop it here – $180
2. The perfect Button-up dress – and it is only $32! – shop it here – $32
3. The perfect summer dress for any party – shop it here – $76
4. I love the color and comfort of this one – shop it here – $180
5. This one looks like such an easy dress to throw on to meet friends or run errands – shop it here$60
6. I love this dress and hope I can lose the baby weight to buy it before summer ends – shop it here – $168
7. I love this brand and love the idea of wearing this as a swimsuit cover-up – shop it here – $179

Middle
1. This is by far my favorite! It has a bigger price tag but I would wear this almost everyday! – shop it here$375
2. The detailing of this one is so beautiful and would be so cute to wear with a panama hat on vacay – shop it here – $148
3. I own this dress in blue get so many compliments every time I put it on! – shop it here – $365
4. The tie in front of this one would make it super flattering for any figure – shop it here – $118
5. This dress is gorgeous in person and can easily be dressed-up or down (which I always love) – shop it here – $179
6. I love dresses like this. They are a perfect closet staple for this + future summers – shop it here$475

Dressy
1. I love the length of this one and that it covers your arms- shop it here – $120
2. This one might be my favorite! I love the light pink and lace details – shop it here – $440
3. I actually bought this one  and it is gorgeous in person – shop it here – $220
4I love this brand! A little more expensive but looks great on literally everyone! – shop it here – $650
5. I love that this one only has touches of pale pink. And of course the sequins make it so fun! – shop it here – $383
6. This would be so perfect for a summer wedding! – shop it here – $348
7. This dress would be really pretty for a girls luncheon, summer party, or summer wedding – shop it here$222

Maternity
1. This would be cute paired with some pretty earrings for a baby shower – shop it here – $198
2. This is both flattering and practical for any expecting mom – shop it here – $40

Outfits • Pops of Color

I have really been loving color this summer. In the past I would have stayed so far away from these shoes but when I saw them I had to share. Aren’t they so fun for summer? And would look great with an all white look! shop them here

Outfits • The $36 Statement Earring

For the past few months I have really been into statement earrings. Possibly because the only things that fit me right now are simple jeans and t-shirts and I want an easy way to dress them up. I would love to pair these with simple jeans and t-shirt or even a white summer dress to add extra pop! shop them here

Beauty • The Mask

There are a few products that I swear by and the SK-II Mask is one of them. I have never used a mask where right after I take it off I can tell a huge difference. My skin is smoother, more hydrated, and has a glow to it. These mask never go on sale and I just found them 15% so I splurged and got 10! This is one beauty product that you won’t be mad at spending the money. buy it here

Pale Pink Little Girl Nursery

I can’t believe Eleanor’s nursery is finished. I used to wonder what my first childs nursery would look like. I still pinch myself that this is where I am in my life. The process was much different than I expected. I always thought it would be a fun and easy little project to prepare for my first child. However, this little room almost sent me to an early death. It was a combination of stressful, exciting and did I mention stressful! I have a completely new respect for any interior designer! Your job is H.A.R.D! I wanted the space to be a mix of classic, a touch of modern, and elements fun. My original idea was to wallpaper the room but upon deciding to potentially move in the Spring, the financial cost of the actual wallpaper and instillation did not make sense. I then moved to curtains, but again, with the cost of fabric and hiring someone to make them, with approximately 8 months left in this house, didn’t make sense either. So, simple and easy is where I left it!

The space is very calming in person. I find myself, my two dogs, and my husband will just go in there to relax. I really think it is the paint color that helps with the soothing. I went through numerous options and finally settled on the Benjamin Moore ‘Gentle Butterfly’. It is exactly what I wanted: light-pink, calming and classic. I decided to paint the walls and ceiling with it so the white trim would really pop. I think, with the white chandelier, it turned out perfectly!

I always love the use of acrylic pieces in a room as they fill the space without over-cluttering the room with large pieces. Since the room isn’t overly large I knew I would have a few acrylic pieces and the mix of the bookshelf, wall shelving, and frame fit perfectly. As for the rest of the space, I kept things pretty neutral. The Nursery Works rocker, Crib, and changing table were all purchased to balance out the wall-to-wall pink. One of the last things I did was to add a few personal touches. The bear on the wall above the crib is the bear I toted around everywhere with me as a child. And the monogrammed crib sheet is such a sweet way to add personalization to the room.  Overall I am really pleased with how it turned. I can’t wait to bring her home and watch her grow in this room (at least for the next 8 months).

 

PRODUCT LIST

Crib Wall
Million Dollar Baby Classic Liberty 3-in-1 Convertible Crib,  Hermes ‘Faune Lettrée’ Silk Scarf (framed in Acrylic Shadow Box by Bills Plastics), Serena & Lily Crib Skirt,  Cam Cam Copenhagen Swan Music Mobile, Serena & Lily White Sateen Crib Sheet (monogrammed by SB Monograms), Pottery Barn Kids Llama, Pottery Barn Kids Rafia Heart basket (small)Pottery Barn Kids Clothing Hamper in Simply White, Pottery Barn Kids Personalized Clothing Hamper Liner, Monogrammed Quilt

On the Shelves
The Container Store Umbra Acrylic ShelfKeiki Toys Push & Pull Wooden Bunny, Lexy Pexy Wood Teether (Birkin / Celine), #OUCH teether (in pink),

Changing Table Wall
Pottery Barn Teen Auburn Dresser (changed the original feet with these Acrylic Mod Shop feet), Fiona Walker London ‘Sleepy Elephant’ Head, Zara Home Wooden Raised Geometric Mirror,  The Ark Memory Foam Changing PadMunchkin Waterproof Changing Pad LinersBurt’s Bees Baby Knit Terry Changing Pad Cover, Ubbi Diaper Pail, ibaby Air Purifier and nightlight,

Bookshelf Wall
Nursery Works ‘Compass’ Rocker, Acrylic Leaning Bookshelf (less expensive option here), Infant Optics Baby Monitor, RH Baby Canvas Storage in Pink Bunny, Ikea side tableAtelier Choux Monceau Mansion Swaddle (on back of rocker)

Closet
Closet Complete Baby Pink Velvet Hanger, Swaddle Me Swaddler, Target Weave Basket,

Around the Room
Southport 5-Light Chandelier, Paint Color – Gentle Butterfly by Benjamin Moore

           

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