Weekend Hangs with my Little Ones

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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.

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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

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On Charlotte: H&M LEATHER JACKET || OLD NAVY LEGGINGS || ADIDAS SNEAKERS (Halloween costume cat ears)
On Kennedy: OLD NAVY SHIRT & LEGGINGS || ADIDAS SNEAKERS

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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. ;]

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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!

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50 Shades of White

I am a big fan of white in winter. If the temperatures weren’t frigid I think wearing little white dresses with a snowy backdrop would just be perfection. However, it is insanely cold, especially now during winter storm ‘Juno,’ so I suppose some white layers will just have to do!

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SWEATER: GAP || JEANS: MOLLY & ZOE (similar) || COAT: EXPRESS || SHOES: LOUBOUTIN || SHADES: TORY BURCH || NECKLACE: TOPSHOP || EARRINGS: C/O URBAN PEACH BOUTIQUE || BAG: LINEA PELLE (similar)

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I’m a pretty big fan of the jewelry here. This amazing necklace was a birthday present from one of my besties, Jay! I couldn’t wait to wear it. These earrings are from Urban Peach Boutique, and I have been eyeing a pair so similar to these I literally jumped at the chance to get them! They’re like a fun mullet; low key party in the front, serious party in the back.

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The scuffing on my shoes kind of looks like a heart… I should probably go get the soles protected on all of my expensive shoes. Have you ever done that? I’m so annoyed because the Jimmy Choo bar on the back of my moto boots is falling off and I always forget to take them to get repaired…. until I’m wearing them. And then it’s like obviously I can’t take them anywhere to get fixed because then I wouldn’t have shoes. UGH. My mommy brain is in need of a serious mental vacation! ;] Anyway! Hope you guys are staying warm in the storm! I’m still trying to get over this flu I had two weeks ago! I have a cough that has apparently moved in with me for the time being. WAH. I’ve tried every trick in the book to get rid of it so if you have any cough remedies you swear by, PLEASE, please for the love of god, share them with me!! :]

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Wanderlust.

Do you ever go on vacation, even if it’s a small one somewhere not too far away, and think “this is the best place I’ve ever been. I want to move here.” Every. Single. Time. There’s something about being somewhere where no one knows you, where you know nothing, that is so attractive. Everywhere I’ve ever been I felt I could see myself there. Maybe not for the long haul, but for a little white at least. I hate vacations, it’s so sad coming home.

IMG_1244 IMG_1242I would move here. In a heartbeat. Good thing we just bought our dream house, right? haha, womp womp! Some day when we win the mega millions we’re going to have vacation homes all over the world! Promise. By the way! I feel it’s worth mentioning that the coffee at the Starbucks in Newport, RI is the best coffee I have ever had, anywhere, at any time. And my husband agreed. They brew it with love I tell you! If you’re ever there, stop by, you won’t be disappointed! And this is also the only time you’ll see me with a hot coffee for a long time! I drink iced coffee until I pretty much need gloves to hold the cup.

DSC_5015DSC_5019 DSC_5020 DSC_5021I was having a major red moment this entire leg of the vacation. For whatever reason everything I set my eyes on was in some shade of red. Even my lips. I just couldn’t get away from it. But whatever, I love red. I think it’s universally flattering.

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DRESS: URBAN OUTFITTERS (on sale now) || JACKET: H&M || SHOES: TARGET || BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF || SHADES: RAY BANS || LIPS: NARS ‘HEAT WAVE’

I really liked this dress because it is really something I’ve never worn before. It’s not my typical go-to. I generally prefer dresses with more shape, this was the exact opposite. I wanted to find something that was comfortable for walking around and sight-seeing. This was perfect. HOWEVER… I was totally unprepared for how windy it was going to be. I had quite a few Marilyn Monroe moments… ha.

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WATCH: MICHAEL KORS || BRACELETS: SKULL > ARUBA FLEE MARKET, ALEX & ANI

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A rare occurrence of THE Matt Ross in front of the camera! haha isn’t he cute? :]

DSC_5054 DSC_5057The view from our hotel was unreal. I have never seen anything like it before! Rhode Island is a lovely little state. Our hotel was smack dab in the middle of its own island, seriously. It took up the whole thing, hah. Anyway, definitely a place I’ll be revisiting. Well until next time, kisses!

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