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10 Things with Mitch, 6/17

Kelly’s Favorite Dudley Stephens Fleece (The off-white color is perfect for spring and summer!) / Jeans (Also love this pair and this pair.) / Rothy’s Washable Sneakers / Newer Utility Jacket (L.L.Bean has a good one, too.) / Goyard Tote / HeadbandSunglasses / Mitch’s Marine Layer Pullover, Shorts, Backpack and Birkenstocks

Mitch here!

It turns out that writing these “10 Things” posts is super enjoyable. It’s like journaling, but in public. Actually, when you put it that way, it’s sort of terrifying. Whatever. Here are the first 10 Things that come to mind today:

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Classic Denim Skirt

Denim Skirt (Also available in white! Madewell makes a shorter denim skirt in white and in a denim wash as well.) / Rothy’s Washable Sneakers / Similar Tote (Under $50 and SO soft.) / Classic White T-Shirt (Also love the tee in 365 material, which travels extraordinarily well and can be dressed up.) / Newer Utility Jacket (L.L.Bean has a good one, too.) / Liberty Headband (Only ones I own that don’t hurt!)

Back with another tried-and-true simple outfit today. :) Wore this to dinner on the Southport Corridor with Mitch and the girls last week.

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Casual Americana Travel Outfit

Casual Americana Travel Outfit | Tuckernuck Green Flag Sweater

Tuckernuck Flag Sweater (Old, but Ralph Lauren carries a similar one in olive green!) / Jeans (Also love this pair and this pair.) / Rothy’s Washable Sneakers / Newer Utility Jacket (L.L.Bean has a good one, too.) / Goyard Tote / Sunglasses

We’re back from New York! More on that tomorrow—going to do a little travel diary post of sorts—but wanted to share what was my favorite outfit of the trip. ;)

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20+ Things, 6/14

Toddler Gingham Dress | 20+ Things 6/14

^ Loved going to Coalfire Pizza on the Southport Corridor last week! Such a nice family outing. Snapped this photo of the girls and it’s one of my all-time favorites!

$18 Toddler Gingham Dress / Girls’ Gingham Dress / $17.90 Amazon Essentials Sandals (Check back regularly as they come in and out of stock every few days. SO soft. Run a tad big. Lucy wears a 7 and Emma wears an 11.)

Yawn. Hello!

Here are the first 20+ things that come to mind:

Mitch’s Summer Capsule Wardrobe for Men

Mens Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Summer Mitch here!

By popular demand 😆, I present the latest in my Capsule Wardrobe series. Summer clothes lend themselves to a capsule wardrobe, so today I’m sharing a whole season’s worth of super simple pieces made from light-and-easy materials that are easily rearranged into dozens of outfits.

Let’s get to it!

Recent Finds, 6/11

tuckernuck hydrangea dress | Recent Finds 6/11

Use code “SKIMM” to take 20 percent off the Tuckernuck site—including the Hydrangea Dress! It runs slightly large. I go down one size in this style from the brand. (Wearing an XS here.) The Royal Shirt Dress is the classic one. Comes in wrinkle-resistant material and cotton versions, too. (Cotton version is a little longer, btw.)

I’m excited about today’s Recent Finds! (Publishing a day early so you can use code “SKIMM” to take 20 percent off the Tuckernuck site today.) Have some pretty great ones for you. :)

Did You Dance?

chicago kids dance dress rehearsal

Were you in dance when you were a kid? Or do you have a child who danced/dances?

I did tap—and to be honest, I didn’t love it. 😆 I think I just didn’t enjoy organized activities as a kid; I wanted to be home, running around the neighborhood with my best friend Katie. I also had stage fright. (Nearly threw up on recital day. Fun times.)

Because of this, I was a bit hesitant to sign Emma up for dance, but she’s so, so different than I was as a child. She was dying to get into a dance class, and really needed the social interaction this past year because she spent the majority of it home with us doing remote learning. So I signed her up for a session that a couple of her friends were in, and boom. I’ve never seen her happier.

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10 Things with Mitch, 6/9

Kids playhouse | 10 Things with Mitch, 6/9

Playhouse (On sale!) / Flower Pots / Artificial Hydrangeas / “Let’s Play” Door Mat / Blue Outdoor Rug / Artificial Topiaries / Basket Planters / Lucy’s Dress (Hand-me-down from Emma)

Mitch here!

Can I make these posts a regular thing? They’re somewhat cathartic.

Here are the first 10 things that come to mind today:

Recent Finds, 6/4

Tuckernuck Hydrangea Dress | Recent Finds 6/4

Tuckernuck Hydrangea Dress / Emma’s Ric Rac Dress (Newer) / Lucy’s Lilly Pulitzer Terry Shift Dress

Today’s Recent Finds post has a focus on dresses because it’s sweltering right now in Chicago! I’m thrilled. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m so enjoying the shift in weather! There’s nothing better than getting hit by a heat blast when opening the front door instead of an icy one. ;)

Savannah in Three Days

Savannah in Three Days

The Best Little Black Dress (Runs large! Wrinkle-resistant and travels great. Sleeveless version here.) / Clara Williams Pearl Necklace (I also have the matching bracelet!) / J.Crew Rattan Camera Bag (See all Camera Bags here!) / $20 Amazon Essentials Sandals (SO comfy. Shop all super soft Amazon Essentials sandals here. No break-in time!) / Ray-Ban SunglassesMitch’s Birkenstocks / Mitch’s Vineyard Vines Polo

There are approximately one zillion photos in this blog post because shooting without kids is so gosh darn lovely. 😜 I mean, I was literally able to stop and smell the roses. And then photograph them. *Deep sigh.*

Okay, three things today:

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Men’s Guide

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Men's Guide

One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six / Seven / Eight / Nine / Ten / Eleven / Twelve / Thirteen / Fourteen / Fifteen / Sixteen / Seventeen / Eighteen / Nineteen / Twenty

Mitch here!

I just spent four hours clicking through the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale to curate this guide of all the best men’s stuff. Enjoy!

The J.Crew Factory Sale of the Season

The J.Crew Factory Sale

Gingham Maxi Dress / White Denim Jacket / Button-Front Tank / Paper Bag Striped Pants / Espadrille Wedge Mules / Straw Tote Bag / Floral Earrings / Oranges Shirt Dresses / Oranges Scrunchies / Laser Cut Sandals / Seersucker Dresses

This J.Crew Factory sale is bananas, guys. 🍌

Now through Tuesday, June 1st, you can take 40-70 percent off the entire Factory site and store-wide. (70 percent off Warm Weather Winners and an extra 50 percent off the clearance section with code “WKND.” Amazing!

I thought I’d take a little time today to go over some of our favorite newer products from J.Crew Factory, all of which are on sale and many of which you see in these photos:

Leggings That Also Work as Dress Pants

M.M.LaFleur Stella Leggings

M.M.LaFleur Stella Leggings / Samara Knit Linen Sweater / Sneakers / Planters, Tulips, Newer Lanterns, Topiaries, Dachshund Topiary, Wreath

All right, Friends. This is one of the coolest articles of clothing that I’ve come across! Introducing the high-stretch Stella Legging: designed to feel like leggings but look crisp enough—they’re wrinkle-resistant!—to also wear to work or to nicer events. (Note: They also travel extraordinarily well, and are machine-washable.)