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!
Written By Kelly in the City
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 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
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!
Navy Striped Scalloped Camisole (In lots of solid colors here, too… including navy!) / Pull-On Dress Pants (The only dress pants I own! They feel like pajamas. TTS. The leopard is super cute as well. Coming to the blog soon!) / Red Sandals (Old. Love this pair, this pair and this pair.) / Dooney & Bourke Bag / Lisi Lerch Earrings (I have them in clip-on.) / Ray-Ban Sunglasses
I was SO excited when this navy striped scalloped camisole arrived in the mail earlier this week.
Today I want to talk about routines and, now that Lucy Larkin has completely destroyed ours, just how much I miss having one. 😜 I know that routine isn’t a word you’d probably associate with us at this point considering the two kids at home and the bizarro work hours, but we try our best and we certainly have fun. These days, the most steadfast part of our routine comes from Emma’s peewee program. And in today’s blog post, I’d like to bring you along for the ride: what that whole experience is like for me as a father, and why it’s so special and nice.
I’m wearing Maternity Jeans here, but I *highly* recommend this pair of Rag & Bone jeans, which look very similar–just a little tighter (and more flattering) around the ankle area! You can find them on Shopbop and Bloomingdale’s. They run TTS. / Rothy’s Washable Sneakers (Read my review on Rothy’s here!) / Tuckernuck Bow Sweater (Sadly sold out. At one point, it was also available at Anthropologie.) / J.McLaughlin Gingham Button-Down / Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM (Read my review on the Neverfull here.) / Stamped Initial Necklace / Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Bah! You’re not going to like me for this, but the bow sweater you see here is a few years old from Tuckernuck. (At one point, it was also available at Anthropologie.) I’m so sorry! I try really hard to mostly feature stuff on the blog that’s currently in stock, but let’s be serious: just getting showered and dressed these days is pretty challenging. 😂
Sea Bags x Kelly in the City Noodle Dachshund Tote Bag / Ralph Lauren Boxy Cable Knit Sweater (Size up! I’m wearing a medium here and it’s perfect. It’s available on Amazon in different colors, too. I also love this one, this one, this one, this one and this one. J.Crew’s cashmere version is another fave!) / Sperry Topsiders / Maternity Jeans (But this is my favorite pair of non-maternity distressed white jeans at the moment! Looking for something more classic? Try this pair or this pair. I own both and love ’em!) / Stamped Initial Necklace / Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Some randomness for you today:
Not to toot my own horn here, but I have a REALLY good “Recent Finds” post for you today. 😜
This is the face of a man who, earlier this week, arrived at our local public school–armed with a folding chair and some snacks–at midnight, and spent over 10 hours waiting in line to submit Emma’s pre-k application the following morning. (He was behind only one other dad, btw!) Unfortunately, this doesn’t 100-percent mean that Emma will get in because preference is given to children who already have siblings in the school and there aren’t enough slots to accommodate everyone. But we’re very, very hopeful because we want to support Chicago Public Schools and become more involved in our community. (Will update you when we find out!)
Regardless of the outcome, though, I think it’s safe to say that Mitch deserves the father of the year award for this! Emma is desperate to go to this school because it’s where all her friends will be attending next year, and she’s so ready and beyond excited for pre-k. It’s just unbelievably touching that Mitch would go to the extreme to try to make it happen for her.