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Spring Date Night Outfit

Wide-Leg Jeans / Striped Boatneck Top / White Sneakers / Lobster Hat / Pearl Bow Earrings (So lightweight!) / Mitch’s Striped Pullover, Shorts and Sneakers

I loved this very simple outfit while down in Mississippi. I wore it on our last night out to an outdoor seafood restaurant a quick walk from our house. We had the kids in tow, of course, but since it was Friday night, it kind of felt like date night, too! ;)

Hill House New Arrivals for Women + Little Girls

Exciting! Hill House just released new arrivals for both women and little girls!

If you’re new to Hill House, so am I. ;) But I’m so on board with this wildly popular, new-to-me brand! The idea is that the “nap dresses” can be worn from day to night; they’re so comfortable you can sleep in them!

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Shopbop Sale: What to Buy

Shopbop Sale: What to Buy

Today I’m sharing my favorites from the big Shopbop sale! If you’re new to Shopbop, it’s actually owned by Amazon—and the retailer carries so many insanely wonderful brands that normally don’t go on sale. So this is the perfect time to take advantage and score some investment pieces at a big discount!

Note: If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you get the same benefits that come along with your membership. (Free two-day shipping and free returns!)

The details: Now through Friday, April 16th, you can use code “STYLE” on to take 15 percent off $200+ orders, 20 percent off $500+ orders, and 25 percent off $800+ orders.

Here are my faves!

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Recent Finds, 4/10

Recent Finds, 4/10 | Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans

Nearly Identical Sweater (Also love this one!) / Sperry Loafers (CRAZY comfortable! These Carvela loafers are just as comfortable, btw, and look a bit fancier. Love the stacked heel version, too. All three loafers are like walking on clouds. And all three are TTS.) / $48 Nordstrom Faux Leather Tote (So soft!) / Madewell Jeans (White version here.) / White T-Shirt / Initial Necklace (But loving this newer one so much! Would make for a great Mother’s Day gift.) / Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Oh hey, Friends!

The blog is a little out of order this weekend because I hosted Emma’s first real sleepover with her best friend, Walker. (Her parents are out of town so this was the perfect opportunity to test the waters!) It went GREAT. I’m so happy. It honestly made our Friday night a whole lot easier because Emma was so happy and entertained. Really hoping to make this a regular thing! I should also note that the girls are super into Taylor Swift, and we listened to “Love Story” approximately 200 times. My heart is full, haha. (And Mitch is about to explode.)

Anyway, here are this week’s Recent Finds:

Cashmere Zip Hoodie

Cashmere Zip Hoodie

Cashmere Zip Hoodie (This cashmere pullover sweatshirt is beautiful, and here’s a more affordable cotton-cashmere pullover sweatshirt that looks great, too.) / 365 Stretch T-ShirtMadewell Jeans / Initial Necklace (But loving this newer one so much! Would make for a great Mother’s Day gift.) / Madewell Crossbody / Ray-Ban Sunglasses / Rothy’s Washable Loafers

It’s been crazy warm in Chicago so I somehow got my act together to take some very casual outfit photos while out on a playground walk with Mitch and Lucy. :)

J.Crew Spring Favorites

J.Crew Spring Favorites

High-Rise Demi-Boot Cropped Jeans / Liberty Headband (SO comfy!) and Scarf / Silk-Blend T-Shirt (Cashmere version here.) / Unstructured Ballet Flats / PrimaLoft Field Jacket / Tote Bag (See all sizes here) / Emma’s Liberty Dress (Adult version here) and Headband (Adult version here)

J.Crewclearly my #1—is killing it this season! Spring is a tough time of the year in most areas of the United States. Even in Mississippi, we had some chilly days!

One in a Melon: Giant J.Crew Factory Sale

J.Crew Factory Tiered Dress Watermelon

Women’s Watermelon Dress / Women’s Sneakers / Girls’ Watermelon Dresses / Girls’ Denim Jackets (Women’s version here, and in white here.) / Mommy + Me Bracelets / Girls’ Watermelon Bracelets / Girls’ SunglassesMen’s “New York” T-Shirt, Shorts and Slip-On Sneakers

Apologies in advance for how many photos I included in today’s post 😆 but they are without a doubt my favorites from our trip to Mississippi. 🍉 They were taken on “our” front porch. The weather was perfect, the music was blasting, the girls were giddy, and the plans were grand. (Playground and then dinner at an outdoor restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.)

And the outfits? The absolute cutest. :)

Exciting news: J.Crew Factory is having an epic sale right now, and there’s one day left to shop! Take 50 percent off everything (including new arrivals), and an extra 50 percent off the clearance section with code “GOODIES,” which is insanity!

Recent Finds, 4/3

Hill House Lesli Nap Dress

Hill House Lesli Nap Dress / Hill House Ellie Nap Dress

I’m very much late to the party, but I bought my first Hill House nap dress! Friends have been raving about them for a while, and with spring just around the corner for Chicago (ha), I figured that it was time. :) The nap dresses can be worn from day to night (and some of them actually work as nightgowns, too). I’m pumped!

I went with the Lesli because I’m partial to sleeves, and if I like it, I may grab an Ellie dress when they’re restocked on April 14th. (Btw: Hill House apparently runs large! Carly—who is definitely a Hill House expert—advised to definitely size down. Hope that’s helpful!)

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Pottery Barn Printer’s Keyhole Desk Review

Pottery Barn Printers Keyhole Desk Review

Pottery Barn Printer’s Keyhole Desk / Surya Area Rug (This used to be in our dining room in our old home.) / Similar Whales / Similar Lamps / Similar Equestrian Oil Paintings (We love these!)

Mitch here!

Anything can be a desk if you try hard enough to make it a desk. I wrote my masters thesis on a piece of wood that was sitting on a radiator, for example.

Over the years, I’ve used my knees, my couch, my bed and a bench in the boxing room at the gym as a desk. All that changed when we bought our house and set up my office, though. I promptly bought the Pottery Barn Printer’s Keyhole Desk, which is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. And after a couple of years of heavy use, I’m reviewing it today!

I Used Olaplex Every Day for a Week & Here’s What Happened

“Perfect Tee” (Went up one size. Also available here.) / Gingham Midi Skirt (Obsessed. Size down.) / Olaplex

Hi, Friends!

Today I’m re-publishing an old blog post with new information. It’s one of my most-read pieces, and I realized that it was high time for an update on my hair journey! Here we go:

10 Things, 3/29

10 Things 3/29 | Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans

Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans / Everlane Sweater / Boots / Sunglasses / Similar Bag

Woo! By the time this post is published, we should be in Mississippi on the Gulf. Ideas for the week include lots of beach time, backyard swimming sessions (we’re bringing a little pool), visiting my brothers in New Orleans (we’re less than 1.5 hours away), eating at outdoor seafood restaurants, hitting up the outdoor children’s museum, and hiking the nature trail. Honestly, all we need is some vitamin D and warmth and we’ll be happy.

But here are the first 10 things that come to mind as I write this!

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Our Kitchen Plans

Our Kitchen Plans

We’re having our kitchen cabinets painted this week! If you’ve been following along for a while, you likely know that the cabinets have yellowed over time. This is likely due to an oil-based paint being used many years ago, so it’s time to freshen things up and give them a white coat!

While we’re at it, we’re going to update the hardware, lighting and seating as well. A huge thank you goes out to Kira from Kira David Design—now serving Chicago, Boston and Rhode Island!—as well as my friends Bradley (who will one day have her own design company) and Shaheen (who’s in the middle of renovating her kitchen) for helping so much with this project. It was quite the rollercoaster as there were so many confusing aspects and little details to consider. But my friends are the best and have way better taste than I do… and I’m so excited about everything we settled on!

Here’s everything, including before photos: