Bridge House Tavern

This is a pre-scheduled post. I’m on vacation!

Dolce Vita Boots c/o (LOVE them. And they’re on sale! Such a great alternative to the Stuart Weitzmans, which also come in navy, as I’m not nervous to wear them. They also come in a heeled version.) / Rag & Bone Jeans (They’re the best–super stretchy yet don’t bag or stretch out–but I had to have them hemmed. Also love these.) / Bobeau Cable-Knit Sweater (Also love this one and this one, which I wore here.) / UppaBaby Stroller and Car Seat c/o

These photos were taken at (and across from) Bridge House Tavern in downtown Chicago this past fall. It was another favorite day, and I can’t believe I’m just getting around to sharing the photos now. Mitch and I stumbled upon the restaurant while walking around with Emma one night, and the food, service and atmosphere were absolutely amazing. Go when it’s warm; it’s one of the first things we’re doing once spring arrives!

Birthday Weekend Revisited

This is a pre-scheduled post. I’m on vacation!

Barbour Beadnell c/o (This one’s on sale! My favorite quilted version here. Barbour also available at Tuckernuck.) / Hudson Jeans (Clearly before I had them hemmed. #Shorty — Also love these.) / BB Dakota Sweater (Love this newer one and this one, too!) / Joie Booties c/o (And these are the ones I wear on the reg. Shearling-lined here. Select “Black Slick.”) / Kendra Scott Necklace c/o

I’ve been meaning to post photos from our birthday weekend in October for the longest time, so here they finally are. :) It was the perfect little celebration: we took Emma to the Lincoln Park Zoo, had wine atop the J.Parker (couldn’t recommend it more during the warmer seasons), and dinner at Summer House (favorite restaurant in Lincoln Park).

A Break

I realized yesterday that I’m really, really tired… and I need a break from blogging. I love writing and photography and (nearly) everything that comes along with running this site, but I’m itching to hit the pause button and step away for a while.

New York Public Library

Sanctuary Sweater (Back in stock! Wore this all break, as it goes with anything and you can wash it. It’s also available here, though it’s weirdly not on sale. I also love this one and this one.) / Lysse Suede Leggings (I adore Lysse leggings. See other faves below.) / Black Booties (Best booties ever and they’re still on sale. The shearling-lined pair is on sale, too!) / Burberry Scarf (And the Snood is back in stock! It’s marketed for girls, but it totally works for women and it’s a fraction of the cost. I wore it hereThe rain boots are back, too! I wore them here, here and here.) / Goyard Tote

I have about 10 minutes to write, so let’s dive into another bullet point post, shall we?

Going Home with Baby

Warning: I get a little sentimental at the bottom of this post, but you HAVE to watch the video!

The Larkin Family, as you know, had quite the travel schedule during the holidays. Over the course of 17 days, we drove from Chicago to Bucks County, Pennsylvania… and then to Long Island, New York… and then to NYC… and then to Lake Bloomington, Illinois. While long car rides in a Prius with a five-month-old are never easy, this road trip was particularly difficult because of the weather. We battled heavy fog, several snow and ice storms, and a tornado. (As it turned out, we were several miles away when it hit, but it was terrifying at the time.) Needless to say, we’re going to try to simplify things next year–whether that means flying and giving everyone gift cards for Christmas, cutting out presents all together, or making two stops and two stops only. (Many options have been discussed with our families; we’ll see!)

Los Angeles

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This past week, Mitch and I did something crazy: we booked ourselves (and Emma) tickets to Los Angeles. We know next to nothing about the city, and we don’t have any accommodations yet. But it’s currently one degree here in Chicago, we haven’t taken a true vacation together in three years, and LA has been on both of our “travel lists” for a long time.