29 July 2014

Backpack + Baby

 Hat  //  Equipment Shirt  //  Rag and Bone Jeans  //  ShoeMint Booties  //  Alexander Wang Backpack    //  Ray Ban Sunnies  //  BaubleBar x Nordstrom Earrings

Annnnnd.....I'm Back!
Thank you to all that have wished us congratulations and well wishes...our little man is just perfect. This past week has literally been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life. There is nothing that can prepare you for motherhood, it really is "on the job training." Isn't it crazy to think that you need a license to drive a car, but almost anyone can have a baby and it doesn't come with a manual or instructions?! Crazy concept isn't it?

Everyone's birth story is so different and there are no two that are the same, and last Friday I went into labor not knowing how my story was going to be written. Needless to say, if you let your mind go it can come up with a thousand different scenarios of what "could happen". I think fear of  the unknown in most situations is one of the hardest things to be comfortable with (for me anyway), so not knowing what to expect was a challenge to say the least.  En route to the hospital with the hubs, I felt like we were in a movie. My contractions were 3 minutes apart, hubs was driving like Franck from Father of the Bride II, and I was grunting like a weight lifter. Great visual, I know. By the time we arrived I was ready for my epidural and I mean READY. And after 16 1/2 hours of waiting to meet my little man, he finally arrived with the most delicious cheeks I ever did see! And that started my love affair with baby Graham. After all was said and done, it turned out the fear of it all was worse than the actual experience. It's true what they say, it's pain that you forget about  (which is why some people have like 19 kids)!

So after a week, we are now adjusting to life as a family of three and trying to find our groove. The first couple days were definitely not easy but we have learned new things everyday and everyday gets a little easier.  It's amazing how many things you can learn from a little tiny person who can't even tell you what's wrong or how to help them. I'm now realizing that not only do you become parents, but you also kind of become mind readers, as you learn to pick up on your baby's signs and signals. Pretty cool.

And that's where and how the new chapter began….

Follow along the new journey on instagram!

16 July 2014

Summer Shorts

Merona Shorts via Target  //  Mossimo Denim Shirt via Target  //
Button up  //  Heels  //  Flat Sandals  //  Shades

I've said it before and I'll say it again....
Having one main piece that you can dress up or down is
key! The "subject" in this post I want to talk about is these fab
baby blue shorts. They are perfect for summer, easy to pair,
and best part? Less than $20! WOOOOOHOOO. Here's how
I would dress them up and down but I have to say, the monochromatic
"dressed up" look is my personal fave because I love working with a good
denim shirt. Which way would you go?

Find your style @targetstyle

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

02 July 2014

One Dress. Three Ways.

Look 1: Mossimo Dress via Target  //  BB Dakota Vest  //  Zara Wedges  //  Ray Ban Sunnies
Look 2: Mossimo Dress via Target  //  Zara Flannel & Sneakers  //  Hat  //  Ray Ban Sunnies
Look 3: Mossimo Dress via Target  //  Oia Jules Necklace  //  Louboutin Heels  //  Ray Ban Sunnies

When you're 9 months pregnant, cotton and spandex are your BFF's. 
Like, for real. So for this post with Target, I immediately gravitated 
towards a comfy bodycon tank dress that would be easy to throw on
and dress 3 ways. This dress was especially perfect because I was able
to dress it up for evening, dress it down for everyday, and dress it
for everything in between :). When you have one key piece it's so
much easier to just add a vest, shirt, or accessories to make your look
special! Don't you just love versatile pieces? I do!

Wanna know another fun thing? You can now shop the items on this post 
and you never have to leave my site to do it! Yep, I know. Amazing, right?
With Cosmic Cart, you just click the icon in the upper left hand corner and
shop the post! So fun. Happy Shopping! 

Find your style @targetstyle

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.