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The Move-With-You “Real Pants” You’ll Actually Want to Wear

Foster Pants review

Foster Pants / Marcia Ribbed Pima Top / Molly Cardigan / Vivara Necklace

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Most of us—especially after the last couple of years—have very few pants in our closets that aren’t jeans or leggings. Still, the need totally comes up. (Loved this piece by Shira Gill about how she purged her nicer pants only to find herself in an embarrassing situation.)

One-Piece Bathing Suits

One Piece Bathing Suits and Swimsuits

Black Ruffle Plunge One Piece / Navy Plunge One Piece / Green Ruched V-Neck One Piece / Gingham Ruffle V-neck One Piece / Seersucker Ruched One-Shoulder One Piece / Bow One-Shoulder One Piece / Floral Plunge One Piece / Topstitched Tie-Waist One Piece / Scoopneck One Piece / Blue Scalloped One Piece / Seersucker Plunge One Piece / Black Cutout Tie-Back One Piece

After the last week of pretty much only cold and rainy weather here in Chicago, I’m eager for summer and the warmer weather to finally arrive, haha. There’s nothing like spending a day at the lake or by the beach. Right now there are so many lovely new one piece bathing suits, so I thought I’d share a few I’m eyeing. This year I also found so many wonderful long torso swimsuits which are usually hard to come by, so I made sure to include a note for styles available in a long torso version as well.

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3 Versatile Spring Outfits

3 Versatile Spring Outfits

Since Spring is finally here, and we’re all starting to bring the spring dresses, lightweight jackets, and sandals out from the back of our closets, I wanted to share three of my favorite versatile spring outfits. The beauty about each outfit is that they’re built off of basics. This means every piece is meant to be easily interchanged with things already in your closet. So use these spring outfits as a blueprint and feel free to get creative.

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J.Crew Spring New Arrivals

J.Crew Spring New Arrivals

Blush Linen Blazer / Pistachio Green Jacket / White Linen Shirt / Olive Green Poplin Ruffle Sleeve Shirt / Collared Ribbed Sweater / Olive Green Poplin Shirtdress / Button Down Floral Poplin Dress / Tie-Waist Shorts / Oversized Tortoise Sunglasses / Straw Basket Bag / Wide-Leg Denim Trouser / Sage Green Linen Drawstring Pants / Slingback Leather Sandals / Lace-Up Gladiator Leather Sandals

J.Crew’s spring collection is here, and there are so many wonderful new styles! So, I picked out some of my favorite pieces from their spring new arrivals to share. Everything from spring dresses to lightweight jackets to versatile tops. And some of the new pieces I’m eyeing even happen to be on sale at the moment.

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Top 20 Buys: Saks/Neiman’s Friends + Family Sales

Saks/Neimans Friends + Family Sales

Saks Fifth Avenue and Nieman Marcus are both having their Friends + Family sales right now, and Nordstrom is price matching quite a few products! Here are my top 20 buys from the events:

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Riding in Style (and Safety)

Chicco OneFit ClearTex All-in-One Car Seat

Mitch here!

Nothing in life gives me more anxiety than carseats. They’re typically so wildly confusing to install and frustrating to use that I dream of the day that I’ll be done with them once and for all. Recently, though, Chicco sent us two new OneFit ClearTex All-in-One Car Seats which I’m happy to report has changed everything. They’re awesome. And today I’d like to share exactly why we love them so much.

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Wedding Guest Dresses

Wedding Guest Dresses for Spring

Pink Ruffle Dress / Floral Sleeveless Maxi Dress / Pink Lace Midi Dress / Pink Tiered Maxi Dress / Floral Short Sleeve Midi Dress / Lilac Tie Maxi Dress / Peachy Pink Smocked Midi Dress / Navy and White Floral Maxi Dress / Baby Blue Puff Sleeve Midi Dress / Navy High/Low Wrap Dress / Dark Green Floral Ruffle Gown / Navy Satin One-Shoulder Maxi Dress / Dark Green Midi Dress / Navy Floral Ruffle Midi Dress

Spring wedding season is finally here, and after so many weddings have been postponed or rescheduled, it looks like 2022 will be a pretty busy wedding year. So, if you’re going to a spring wedding soon and are looking for some lovely wedding guest dresses to wear, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites, from midi dresses to maxi dresses in every color.

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3 Spring Break Outfits

3 Spring Break Outfits

Whether you’re planning to travel for spring break or have an upcoming trip in the books, I wanted to share three spring break outfits. There’s a day to night beach look, a beautiful spring dress perfect to wear out to an evening dinner, and a cozier spring outfit for chillier days. But, most of all, I hope this post helps you pick what to pack for your trip!

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Recent Finds, 3/18

Recent Finds 3/18 - kelly mitch in florida

Ah, Florida hair ;)

Tuckernuck American Flag Sweater (Generous; do not size up!) / J.Crew Skinny Jeans / Veja Sneakers (Also available here and here.)

We had such a lovely week over here transitioning back into a good routine. I adored Florida, but I’m an admitted homebody, lover of hygge, and fan of slowness. 😉 Last night, Mitch and I put the fire on in the basement—because it works now!—and cozied up on the couch to watch a movie. (Though to be honest, I fell asleep after 10 minutes, so he changed it to something else, haha.)

Tonight, we’re having friends over to watch the basketball game, and tomorrow we’re visiting a museum to get the kids out of the house. Sunday, we’re taking the girls swimming and then Emma has a playdate at a friend’s house. OH! And we have a babysitter for Sunday night because we’re going to a show with friends. So it’ll be a jam-packed, not-so-slow weekend… but I’m excited for it all. :)

Anyway, here are this week’s Recent Finds:

Spring Home Decor

Spring Home Decor

Tall Glass Tumblers / Large Cream Pitcher / Floral and Gingham Oven Mitt and Pot Holder Set / Bunny Cheese Knife Set / Green Easter Egg Candle / Bunny Salad Plate / Round Wood Serving Board / Stoneware Bunny Dip Bowl Platter / Floral Mug / Light Blue Floral Square Throw Pillow / Dark Blue Floral Square Throw Pillow / Navy and Cream Plaid Table Runner / Wood Salt and Pepper Shaker Set / Ceramic Ginger Jar / Glass Jar Candle / Floral Embroidered Bunny Shape Pillow / Medium Scallop Basket

Here are a few of my favorite spring home decor finds to decorate for the season without breaking the bank. From kitchen tableware to throw pillows, there’s something for everyone. And I couldn’t help but include a couple of decor pieces for Easter. I mean, how adorable is this floral bunny accent pillow. Which means the next thing on my agenda is getting started on Easter baskets!

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15 Things, 3/15

15 Things 3/15 Larkins at Rosemary Beach

Best Black Everyday Dress / White Denim Jacket (Also loving this longer one!) / Similar Sandals / Newer Liberty Dresses / Girls’ Denim Jackets / Mitch’s Favorite Hoodie / Liberty Hair Clip Bows 

Aaaaand we’re back! I feel all over the place right now, but here are the first things that come to mind this morning:

Spring Dresses

Spring Dresses

Embroidered Floral Dress / Blue Stripe Tie Shirt Dress / Navy Floral Dress / Green Shirt Dress / Blue Gingham Maxi Dress / Green & Blue Floral Midi Dress / Red Maxi Dress / Tiered White Shirt Dress / Pink Floral Square Neck Dress / Long Sleeve Stripe Maxi Dress / Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress / Knit White and Black Short Sleeve Dress

After the clocks moved one hour forward this past weekend and the sun started to set after 7 pm, spring has never felt closer. Now all I’m waiting for is the weather in Chicago to warm up a little, and then, I’ll practically be living in spring dresses! There are so many new beautiful dresses this season for every occasion. From casual spring dresses to ones that are a little more formal, here are a few that I have my eye on.

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How to Style a Trench Coat 3 Ways

How to Style a Trench Coat

A trench coat is such a versatile piece for the spring. It’s a great lightweight layer that looks wonderful with everything from sweaters to blouses. Easily dress it up or down with your shoes and accessories. I get so much wear out of mine, so I put together a few of my favorite trench coat outfits. Here’s how to style a trench coat three ways.

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Saint Patrick’s Day Gifts and Decor

Saint Patricks Day Gifts and Decor

Shamrock Throw Pillow / Shamrock Cozy Socks / Wood Shamrock Decor / Sage Green Mug / Shamrock Cupcake Liners / Shamrock Cookie Cutters / Green Accent Canvas Sneakers / Glass Jar Candle / Kids Fair Isle Sweater / Boxwood Wreath / Green Plaid Wreath Bow / Shamrock Sweater / Shamrock Paper Straws

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday close to our hearts since Mitch’s family and mine are Irish. Last year, I added a few pieces of decor around the house, it wasn’t a lot, but it put everyone in the spirit and made the holiday a little more memorable. The year before, Noodle joined in on the fun and had the cutest doggie photoshoot – those photos of her still make me laugh. So, in the spirit of Irish pride, here are a few cute gifts and decor for Saint Patrick’s Day.

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Shoes for Spring

Shoes for Spring

Navy Suede Sneakers / White and Green Canvas Sneakers / Beige and Pink Colorblock Sneakers / Suede Ballet Mules / Ankle Strap Suede Pumps / Suede Ballet Flats / Blue Ballet Bow Mules / Yellow Chelsea Rain Boots / Leopard Loafers / Mint Veja Sneakers / Leather Sandals / Sporty Leather Strap Sandals

It might have snowed in Chicago yesterday, but we’re just going to move past that because spring is approaching, and I am ready for it, haha. Today, I wanted to share a few pairs of shoes for spring that I’m either eyeing or own and can’t wait to wear when I no longer have to wear snow boots. I’ve included everything from casual sneakers to wear on weekends with jeans to the prettiest ballet flats. There’s even a cute pair of yellow rain boots that just might even make you excited for a rainy day.

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How to Wear a Sweater Over a Dress

How to Wear a Sweater Over a Dress

I’m all about getting the most amount of wear out of every piece in your closet, and wearing a sweater over a dress is a great fashion hack to make your summer and spring dresses work as a transitional piece on colder spring days. Although, let’s be honest, I’m not ready to let go of my warm and cozy sweaters just yet, haha, so that’s why I love this trick. It can effortlessly transform an outfit and works for pretty much any dress style. Here are three ways to wear a sweater over a dress this spring.

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Spring Jackets and Blazers

Spring Jackets and Blazers

Light Wash Denim Jacket / White Denim Jacket / Sweater Blazer / Plaid Blazer / Brown Blazer / Trench Coat / Relaxed Lightweight Jacket / Utility Jacket / Corduroy Collared Jacket / Navy Double-Breasted Raincoat

As spring is approaching and the weather starts to warm up, it’s only a matter of weeks before it’ll be time to switch out winter parkas with lightweight jackets and blazers. Of course, Chicago is a bit of a different story, haha, but for those of you who live elsewhere, I wanted to share a few of my favorite spring jackets, blazers, and even cute raincoats.

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