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Navy Striped Scalloped Camisole

Navy Striped Scalloped Camisole

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.

My Daily Dad Routine

Daily Dad Routine

Peter Millar PoloShorts / Loafers

Mitch here!

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.

10 Awesome Tuckernuck Finds

Tuckernuck Finds

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 Dachshund Tote Bag

Dachshund Tote Bag

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 onethis onethis 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:

The Biggest Father’s Day Surprise

Shinola Watch

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.

Such. A. Phenomenal. Dad. ❤️

Preppy Deck in Progress

preppy deck

Serena & Lily Coffee Table / Ballard Designs Teak Sofas, Arm Chairs, Side Table, and Dining Table / Ballard Designs Striped Umbrella / “Enjoy” Pillow / Gingham Pillow / Stamped Initial Necklace / Lilly Pulitzer Sweater (In black here) / Huarache SandalsSimilar Green Skinny Jeans Here, Here and Here / Lucy’s Outfit / Emma’s Dachshund Dress / Emma’s Sandals

So this is exciting!

A couple of days ago, most of our deck furniture arrived, and Mitch jumped to put it together in time for an 80-degree day. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is! This is our first time having a private outdoor space, and wow: it does wonders for the mind and soul. We use it constantly for play and meals, but I also love popping back there with a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night. It’s the perfect place to start and end the day.

Cute Shirt Dresses for Summer

Cute Shirt Dresses for Summer

J.Crew Navy Tie-Waist Shirt Dress (Almost sold out, but love J.Crew’s newer striped version and the solid one, too. And look at this one from TuckernuckThis navy shirt dress from 1901 is nearly identical as well.) / Old Vineyard Vines Clutch (But this newer one is adorable, and you HAVE to check out all of J.McLaughlin’s woven bags. They’re the best of the best.) / J.Crew Factory Cutout Sandals (SO soft an comfortable! Can walk miles in ’em with no discomfort, and they’re affordable. Highly recommend! They also come in brown, gold and black without the cutouts.) / Ray-Ban Sunglasses / Mark & Graham Stamped Initial Necklace

Shirt dresses are my THING. They’ve obviously great for nursing, but I’ve always loved them since they provide extra sun protection and they’re more modest than most other summer dresses. The J.Crew one I’m wearing in these photos is almost sold out, but I thought I’d highlight a few current favorites:

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10 Recent Home Purchases

home purchases

Need to buy a power-washer next. ;)

I took the day off yesterday because no one in our family got any sleep, haha. Even Emma inexplicably woke up at 4:00 a.m. asserting that the sun was awake and therefore so was she. 🤔 We were hot messes all day long, but we somehow made it through and are hopeful that by the time you read this, we’ll have had a good five or six hours of shuteye. (Gotta be realistic here. 😂 I’ll hope for eight hours in six months.)