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Plans for + Progress on Emma’s Room

Slowly but surely, we’re making some headway on the house! Last week, we started working on designing the bedrooms: our master, Emma’s room and Lucy’s room. The one we’ve made the most progress on is Emma’s, though, so today’s post is all about that! (If you’re interested, here’s the full house tour which I shot before the movers arrived.)

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Love Your Freckles

Since middle school, I’ve been on a quest to hide my freckles. At the time, I thought they made me look younger (not what I wanted in my pre-teen years), and later in life, I ironically felt that they made me look older. But over the last couple of years, I’ve embraced both my freckles and a more natural appearance in general… and I’m so much happier. While I’m not sure why I started covering my freckles and bleaching/straightening my hair in the first place, I’ll tell you this: caked-on makeup and fried locks do not a happy life make–at least for me. 😉 And now that I’m past all that, I no longer focus on my “flaws” or on what I wish I could change… which I think is an overall great thing!

Recent Finds, 6/21

Recent Finds, 6/21

This photo was taken in 2015, but guess what?! Lilly Pulitzer just brought back a bunch of the company’s most popular prints… and this one’s included!

It’s FRIDAY! Even though I somehow managed to keep the blog up and running this week, I don’t feel like I was ever really present with it, if that makes sense. ;) Some stuff that occurred in my real life:

Preppy Little Striped Shirtdress

Striped Shirtdress

1901 Striped Bow Dress (Also comes in pink!) / Patricia Green Scalloped Sandals (Find them in navy here. Love the slides, too!) / Old Vineyard Vines Clutch (But this newer one is adorable, and definitely getting this bag because it’s so cute and affordable! You also HAVE to check out all of J.McLaughlin’s woven bags. They’re the best of the best.) / Lisi Lerch Earrings / Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Aaaaand I’m back with another shirt dress which comes in both blue and pink stripes!

Two Easy Summertime Looks

summertime looks

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s, but all opinions are my own. As always, thank you so, so much for supporting the partnerships that keep Kelly in the City up and running!

Gingham Look: Button-Front Dress / White Sandals / Half-Moon Tote

Striped Look: Maxi Dress / Half-Moon Tote / White Sandals

Kids’ Looks: Lucy’s Gingham Outfit (Similar) / Emma’s Pink Shorts and Gingham Button-Down (Similar) / White Toddler Sandals (Similar)

Recently, Kohl’s invited me into The Outfit Bar, curated by style expert Lilliana Vazquez, to help me transition my wardrobe from spring to summer. And since I’m kind of hurtin’ for cute stuff that fits in this postpartum phase, I was pretty excited about it!

Sail to Sable Maxi Dress

Sail to Sable maxi dress

Sail to Sable Maxi Dress c/o / Jack Rogers Sandals / Lisi Lerch Earrings (Also love this pair and this pair.) / Tortoise Clutch / Ray-Ban Sunglasses / Maxi-Cosi Carrier and Stroller c/o

Every summer, there’s one Sail to Sable dress that I fall completely in love with and want to wear to everything… so much so that I have to keep track of the people I was with when I wore it last. 😂 And this is this year’s dress! It’s. Just. So. Flattering. And I love the short sleeves; no worrying about sunburnt shoulders!

Happy Father’s Day, Mitch! +J.Crew Factory Giveaway

Father's Day

Mitch’s Blazer, Shirt, Shorts and Loafers / Emma’s Dress, Sandals and Banwood Balance Bike in Pink / Lucy’s Gingham Outfit

In honor of Father’s Day, I’m teaming up with J.Crew Factory tonight to give away a $100 gift card to shop the brand’s newest collection! To enter to win, simply:

Victoria Emerson Giveaway

Victoria Emerson Giveaway

Victoria Emerson Zodiac Necklaces (Taurus for Lucy and Leo for Emma!) / J.Crew Factory Pull-On Leopard Jamie Pants (Also here in navy, black and white.) / Everlane Day Heels c/o / J.Crew Striped Tee (Also LOVE the smaller stripe version. It’s really soft!) / Ray-Ban Sunglasses / Similar Crossbody / Maxi-Cosi Carrier

Really excited about today’s post because I’m giving away a gorgeous (and meaningful!) necklace from Victoria Emerson, which just so happens to be having a huge summer sale this weekend. :)

Recent Finds, 6/14

Recent Finds, 6/14

MZ Wallace Navy Striped Tote: This is my go-to travel bag, which isn’t technically a baby bag but totally works as one. It’s awesome. Very squishy so it fits in tight spaces and doubles as a pillow! And now it comes in STRIPES! Trying hard to resist…

We have a nice long weekend ahead of us: my parents, my in-laws and my Grammie are all coming to stay and spend time with the girls. I know I keep on saying this, but I’m so grateful for our new home and the fact that it can house our friends and families. We’ve lived without space for the longest time… and being so far from the people we love, the extra square footage has made a big difference. Of course, I’m sure it has something to do with Lucy’s arrival and the fact that it’s (finally) no longer snowing here. ;) But people are visiting us! And we don’t go into full-blown panic mode–wondering how we’re going to accomodate everyone–when trips are planned. It’s wonderful. Again, so grateful. <3

Anyway, I’m pretty proud of myself for lining up content through Tuesday so I can have fun and hopefully get some sleep, too. First up is “Recent Finds,” and I have a ton of good ones!