These are a few of my favorite things

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These are a few of my favorite things

It’s been a good amount of years since I left my buying and fashion merchandising career behind, but there is so much that I miss about it. The other downfall of stepping away from working in retail, is losing the fantastic discount I took such great advantage of. From these two thoughts I’ve brainstormed a few ideas to feel just a little more creative outside of my day to day.

The idea is to do a weekly blog post with my favorite things I’ve found throughout the week. I obsessively check Nordstrom, Shopbop, Revolve, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, among other retailers, so why not put all that searching to good use? There’s literally nothing more therapeutic to me than scrolling through the new arrivals and adding to my hearts/faves/wishlist… closet… etc.

Then, every couple of months, go back through my picks and purchase a few. This way I make sure I really love that item before impulsively buying… which I am oh so good at currently.

Maybe the only person who will love all these items is me, but there’s just a chance, you might find something you love as well. Cheers to new beginnings and retail therapy!


I love wearing white and am on the hunt for the perfect white blouse that I can wear to work or out or wherever. These are a few contenders, but I’m not sure if I’ve exactly found THE ONE yet.


I want these in every wash. I bought my first pair a few months ago and want to only wear these Levi’s exclusively for the rest of my life.

Levi’s Wedgie Icon Fit


I love a journal. Do I need another one? Probably not. Would this one be really fun to fill in though? Most definitely.

Bucket List Journal


Between teaching barre classes and working from home, I spend a lot of time in leggings. And I am 97% sure I need these velvet ones.

Beyond Yoga Velvet High Waisted Leggings in Amethyst


I like to buy one really nice pair of sunglasses every year or so. I am notoriously good at taking care of them (knock on wood), so without the fear of losing or damaging them, I know when I find a good pair, I’ll keep them for as long as I decide I like them. These Dior round aviators are exactly what I think I need. I might not make it the few months before purchasing these…

Dior UltimeF 53mm Round Aviator Sunglasses


Where I am good with sunglasses, I am notoriously hard on shoes. Not sure why. Maybe because I walk fast? Whatever the reason, I am super hesitant to pull the trigger on designer shoe purchases. I own one pair of Valentino Rockstuds, totally worth it, but, have so far talked myself out of any other expensive shoes. With that being said, I am absolutely obsessed with Malone Souliers currently. I feel like these nude heels would be a wonderful staple in my wardrobe.  

Malone Souliers Robyn 100mm Pumps

These mules are to die for as well.

Malone Souliers Marguerite 85mm Mules


I read about this mascara on some blog somewhere. I’m nervous to pull the trigger because I’ve never heard of it before beyond this one instance. Is it a diamond in the rough that is just waiting to be a household name mascara or is it only this one person that actually likes it? I would love to hear if anyone has ever tried it before.

Bourjois Glam Volume Mascara


This one isn’t even a question. The only reason I haven’t purchased it yet is because I don’t know where I am going to put it.

Magnolia Standing Peacock Sign


This one is for Parx. He’s growing so fast. I hate to buy him a $24 t-shirt just to have him wear it once. But I am a sucker for shark shirts. He is, of course, Parxie Sharxie.

Hatley Watercolor Sharks T-Shirt


Some Things I Did Buy This Week

I’m always on the hunt for good SPF lip stuff. The smell/flavor(?) of this lip balm from SUPERGOOP! is unbelievable. It’s so subtle and I say flavor, but it’s not even really a flavor. It’s an essence maybe? Whatever. It’s perfect and just like that I have a new lip balm of choice. My hubs loves it too.

SUPERGOOP!AcaiFusion Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30

New work shoes. I love supporting the babes who got their start on the internets, so these Something Navy pumps were a must have.

Something Navy T-Strap Pumps

Needed new shampoo & conditioner. I have very sticky hair. It needs a lot of moisture at the ends to bring it to life. Heard good things.

Alba Botanica Drink It Up Shampoo & Conditioner


What do you think about my picks? Anything you personally love… or dare I say, hate? I would love to hear your opinions.

Much Love,

Linds

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The Best Baby Stuff

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The Best Baby Stuff

Parx has hit the seven month milestone, I’ve gone back to work and we’ve had a sufficient amount of time to decide what’s worked best. What could I not live without? What could Parx not live without? And what has been our all time favorite baby stuff.


Owlet Smart Sock 2, $299.99

Why does this come first? Because I am a much more chill mom when Parx is sleeping with this monitor on. I really appreciate that I can open my phone and see his heart rate and oxygen levels. It’s basically an Apple Watch for your baby and as a tech nerd, I’m here for it.

Available at BuyBuyBaby and Target


Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Owl Nightlight Soother, $39.99

Maybe you have a super quiet house? We definitely do not. My husband hosts all his friends over for Xbox FIFA games a couple of times a week from about 8-11pm or much later on weekends. I love having all the guys at our house and needed to find a way to disguise the friendly competitive banter from my sleeping baby. Enter the sound of waves. He loves it.

Available at Target , Amazon and BuyBuyBaby


Target Cloud Onesies, $12.99 for a pack of 3

I don’t care where you live, it’s cold in your house at night most of the time. Even in Florida, it’s chilly inside. Now compound that with being unable to use a blanket and you would want some footy jammies too! The black and white ones are my favorite on Parx. He owns them in a few sizes now.

Available at Target


Skip Hop Greenwich Diaper Backpack, starting at $79.99

When your hands are full, you don’t want to be lugging around a shoulder bag. This back pack is super durable and at least a little bit cute. I got mine in my favorite color, olive green, to match Parx’s nursery.

Available at Amazon, Target, and BuyBuyBaby


Dockatot, starting at $175

Not only super cute, Parx’s Dockatot was a handy accessory. I heard great things from other moms, but had a hard time getting over the pricepoint at first. Then I was gifted a beautiful, marble-printed Dock and just fell in love with it. We knew we would be traveling a bit during Parx’s first few months, so I decided to get him used to sleeping in the Dockatot so he would have the same place to sleep whether he was in a Pack ‘N’ Play, crib, on the floor, across our legs in an airplane, etc. This was a lifesaver. The only downside is that there is some controversy around how safe it is for the baby to sleep unattended aka when you are also sleeping. I did not have any issues with this because my son has wide shoulders and fit snuggly. But, I was also thankful to have the Owlet as a backup.

Available at Target, Amazon and BuyBuyBaby


UPPABaby Vista, starting at $809

I did not buy this stroller. I just couldn’t do it with that price tag and I’m having some regrets. We already know that we would like to have another baby soon and I love how the Vista can accommodate different seats, you can organize them how you like and you have some options. I love our infant carseat, the Chicco Keyfit 30, which is compatible with the Vista, so I think I’ll make the jump to the Vista once the next baby becomes a reality. No complaints about the Chicco Keyfit Travelsystem, I just really love the flexibility of the UPPABaby.

UPPABaby Vista available at Nordstrom, BuyBuyBaby and Amazon

Chicco Viaro Travel System available at Target, Amazon and BuyBuyBaby


What have been your baby must haves? We’re starting to think about baby #2. Any suggestions for two under two? This mom stuff is a blast, but it helps to go into it prepared.


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My Favorite Fall Outfit

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My Favorite Fall Outfit

Happy Fall y’all! It’s been quite a summer and I am happy to finally feel the change of the seasons coming to Florida. It’s honestly been hot as balls and these beautiful days are much appreciated. I posted my favorite fall outfit on Insta today and wanted to elaborate with a little blog post.

Now that I work in financial services, I really miss my fashion days. So social media is really the only way to tap into my styling and explain why I love the things I love. So here’s a little BTS about my favorite Florida fall outfit and some insight into what’s been going on in my life.


FALL…

Finally!

If you’ve followed me for a while, you have definitely seen this outfit before. I feel like it’s a big shout out to buying well-made basics that will last through wear after wear. I bought this Splendid Tee in 2015, when I worked at Shore, and it’s still one of my favorite go-tos. Nordstrom sells it HERE.

I also ride or die for a great pair of denim. I bought these FRAME skinnies right before I had Parx since I knew I would need to size up for the few months after birth. They are getting a little big, but I hate to give them up. I’ve worn them a couple of times a week since May, along with many washes and they still look brand new! Buy good quality and they will last forever. These are on sale at Nordstrom HERE.

Have you seen me wear these boots before? YOU BETCHA. This is my second pair. The western looks is totally in right now, but I’ll keep buying them as long as they make them because I feel like they go with everything. Jeffrey Campbell Cromwells

Last, but not least, I put on a necklace today because I love my new P monogram necklace. It’s either P for Peacock or for Parx… I have a lot of special P words now <3 Moral of the story is we should all get special matching monogram letter necklaces especially since they are 25% off now. Anthropologie Block Letter Monogram Necklace

Finally a little background on what’s been going on in my life. I’ve really missed social media and vlogging and blogging, but have been so busy returning to work, taking care of my family, teaching barre classes, assisting with the Bucs cheerleaders, and taking care of my neck injury, that I have been super MIA. I want that to change and when I have time, I will be posting. I love the creative outlet and miss all my social media friends. So keep in touch and I will see you very soon.

P.S. Has anyone else’s succulent like grown an arm? This is blowing my mind.

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