the september issues

August 27, 2012 § 2 Comments

This is a nice time of year when the weather starts to cool, kids head back to school and the happy holiday season is right around the corner. Some of my favorite reminders, the September fashion magazines, are currently weighing down my mailbox and grocery basket. I love everything about the September issues – especially their heft – and feel with their size as if I’m getting a bargain (never mind that 90% of the issue is ads, because I actually love the artsy high-fashion advertisements in these magazines). They remind me of why I have loved fall fashion ever since I was a little girl back-to-school shopping with my mom and the joyful anticipation I feel every year during this season.

Although I am not much of a trend follower and prefer to stick to things that fit my style and personality, it’s fun to feel “in the know.” I’m happy to report that fall fashionistas and Versace wearers will be sporting studded leather this season; I will probably pass but may take a stab at the new full skirt or winter white trend. And while big hair and a mermaid dress might be a good choice for Lady Gaga on the cover of this month’s Vogue, I myself will choose to just be inspired by her boldness and perhaps try something a little out of my own personal comfort zone – I’m thinking red. Happy fall!!

a new chapter

August 22, 2012 § 2 Comments

I want to hold onto my girls’ childhoods as long as possible, but I know it’s important to embrace each milestone as it comes. We are hitting a big one this week as Bella starts Middle School. I can’t believe that my baby – who it seems just yesterday eagerly started preschool – is now eagerly anticipating this next phase. It’s a time of change for her as Bella also got her first pair of glasses this summer. I hate to see the baby go, but it’s so cool to see the big girl emerge. Time flies (something people always told me when the girls were little, but now I finally realize is absolutely true), and I want to savor each moment.

Bella is excited by the big new world she is experiencing, and she is handling both the glasses and the start of middle school with her own signature grace and style. I feel lucky just to be here, to take it all in, as my precious girls grow and find their path in this life. Today, I paused to document the moment with the girlies (now 5th and 3rd graders) styled up in some of our fall favorites from Crewcuts. Looking at these pictures, I can’t believe how big the girls look and how much of their sweet baby faces are still there smiling back at me. This amazing new chapter in our lives is definitely worth capturing.

polka dots

July 28, 2012 § 1 Comment

I have always loved, loved, loved polka dots! They are so much fun and wearing them (and dressing my lovely girls in them) makes me happy. It’s back-to-school clothes shopping time, and a few new dots from my favs JCrew and Crewcuts have caught my eye. Shopping for fall clothes and the first day of school outfit has been something I have looked forward to ever since I was a kid, and now with my own two girlies it’s the same. So while we hit our favorites like Nordstrom and Peek and JCrew, I’ll be sure to check out the new fall polka dots and try to add a few to the mix. Here are some of the ones I’m scouting out for us girls this fall (courtesy of JCrew and Crewcuts, of course):

summer clothes

July 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

This spring and summer I’ve been so excited to discover the adorable children’s clothing line: Peek… Aren’t You Curious. Previously they were only in their own boutiques in California and a couple of other states, but since December Nordstrom has started carrying their collections. To me, it’s like a mini-version of Anthropologie (one of my personal favs), a very eclectic mix of styles drawing inpiration from all over the world. The pieces allow for a lot of different looks, which is perfect as my two girls each have their own style. I can’t wait to start shopping for fall! In the meantime, here are a few of the things we’ve been loving this summer:

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