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This past weekend we had a break in the cold weather for a couple days and I wasn’t the only one beside herself with excitement; my girls wanted to spend as much time outside as possible as well! We hung out at the park, cleaned out my car, had pretend picnics on a blanket in the front yard.. all in all it was a pretty great weekend.
On me: H&M LEATHER JACKET || PAC SUN T-SHIRT & JEANS || ADIDAS SNEAKERS || SAKS OFF 5TH CHOKER || THE GIVING KEY BLACK MATTE NECKLACE || LINEA PELLE BACKPACK || RETRO SUPER FUTURE SHADES
On Charlotte: H&M LEATHER JACKET || OLD NAVY LEGGINGS || ADIDAS SNEAKERS (Halloween costume cat ears)
On Kennedy: OLD NAVY SHIRT & LEGGINGS || ADIDAS SNEAKERS
Ok so full disclosure… while I do love spending time outside when the weather warms up, the thing I really get the urge to do is shop! As soon as it gets even a little bit warm I am overcome with the urge to go spend money… it’s terrible, honestly, but I can’t help it. I just feel like I have to buy a whole new wardrobe in like one day for myself and the girls! With that said… thank goodness for Groupon! I used to only use this site for deals on outings and getaways… I had no idea you could actually find free coupons on there. Yup, you read that right, FREE coupons for shopping! When you have three people to shop for instead of just yourself you could really use all the help you can get. I spend hours browsing this site and hoarding all of the coupons I can find… don’t judge me. You can find steals for stores and websites alike so even if you get the itch go shop on a cold day you don’t have to leave the comfort and warmth of your own home. Win win!
You can find steals for stores like Forever21, Kohls, Macys, Walgreens… all stores that I love to shop at not only for myself but for Char and Kennedy as well, and that’s just to name a few. If you haven’t perused Groupon for coupons yet, do yourself a favor and do so now! You can thank me later. ;]
Admittedly one of my guiltiest pleasures that comes from being a mother of two little girls is matching with them, hah. Charlotte calls us both “fashionistas.” One time she said to me, “Mommy, Kennedy doesn’t care as much about fashion and style as we do. She’s not a fashionista.” I don’t know where she comes up with these lines but she kills me. I can get my girls to wear almost anything if they know I’m wearing a version of it myself. If I asked them to throw on a pair of black sneakers in general they would both throw a fit, but if I’m wearing them they jump at the chance to match their mama… and I love that!
It’s Charlotte’s THIRD birthday today! Third!!!! How in the hell did that happen so fast?? I swear I feel like I just found out I was pregnant with her. I remember the night so perfectly. She has grown into such a little lady! Wise beyond her years, hysterical, smart, nurturing, silly, sarcastic, wild, loving. She is so incredible. Ok! Sorry… having a moment here, obviously, haha. Anyway! To celebrate my little one’s big day I’m featuring her fun style on the blog today! Please welcome the Mini Fashionista, again!
ON CHARLOTTE: H&M LEGGINGS || TARGET TOP || RAY BAN SHADES || MICHAEL KORS SANDALS
ON ME: BANANA REPUBLIC T-SHIRT || H&M PANTS || STEVE MADDEN SHOES || RAY BAN SHADES || REBECCA MINKOFF BAG || ROCKSBOX EARRINGS
So, about my pants. A friend of mine & fellow blogger Jess posted a picture of herself wearing these H&M pants a few weeks back & I loved the way they looked on her. She told me they were $14 at H&M and I was like sold! A few days later I found myself in an H&M and found the pants… tried them on… didn’t love them. They didn’t look nearly as flattering on me as they did on her, haha. I pondered the purchase as I continued to walk around the store only to stumble upon these adorable, and strikingly similar, pink gingham print leggings for Charlotte. Immediately all I could think about was matching her like a total dweeb and went back to grab my own pair, ha.
I’m actually glad I ended up keeping the pants. I mean, they were only $14, it wouldn’t have killed me either way, but they’re pretty versatile. I’m wearing them with a casual white t-shirt here but they look really pretty dressed up with a white button down or slouchy blouse as well!
Here I’m trying to make Kennedy laugh, ha. She was trapped in her stroller and wasn’t thrilled. At one point we looked over and she was standing straight up in her stroller… she was strapped in… she’s a little Houdini that one! So I went all matchy-matchy here for an extreme look for blog purposes, normally I’d mix it up a little more. For the most part though, I’m going to match my daughters for as long as they let me!
Happy birthday, Charlotte. Mommy loves you!
I’ve already admitted I’m not ready to give up my summer clothes yet, and to be honest, I’m still trying to squeeze Charlotte into hers as well! There have been a few days here and there when the weather was basically perfect for a good mix of summer and fall clothes, and I mean, what’s better than that?
DRESS: TARGET || BOOTS: TARGET (similar)
Dresses with boots are one of my favorite summer-into-fall wardrobe transitions. When it gets even a little cooler throw on some tights and you can make those dresses last for months! I swoon for these boots. They had a juniors pair exactly like this I was determined to shove my feet into, but no dice, ha!
Polish off a look like this with a classic denim jacket and you’re good to go! I have so much more fun shopping for my girls than I do for myself. Miniature clothes are just so much cuter! Anywho. Have an amazing labor day weekend! The hubs and I just celebrated our FOUR year anniversary yesterday! It’s so crazy how time flies! I realize I have never really posted a photo or anything of Kennedy, so here she is! This is the whole fam celebrating our anniversary last night. :]
Ain’t we cute? ;] Enjoy your holiday weekend, guys! Have fun and be safe!