The day has finally come for me to head back to work. I had 18 wonderful weeks off with my little boy and it’s so hard to get back into the work groove. But what’s harder is not being with my baby all day! So many emotions, but I’ve always been a very positive person. I see this transition back to work as a milestone – Zach will get used to being around other people, I get to get back to my career and it’s one more step to feeling “normal”. I’m also hoping this means I can post more work appropriate outfits for you, too!
I have this struggle between wanting to wear bold prints and patterns and wearing neutral outfits. I think I settle somewhere in the middle with pops of color and prints. I love this top because of its contrasting prints and because it’s cotton – so essential for the warm months ahead. I paired it with my favorite pair of gray denim and the most comfortable heels I’ve ever owned.
With my maternity leave coming to a close, I decided to completely revamp my wardrobe. I did the same thing after I had my daughter – my clothes just needed to be freshened up, organized and consolidated. After that’s done, I like to add a few basics like really nice tee’s, classics pants and a few accessories. After all, there’s nothing better than an organized and perfectly edited closet, right?
With super warm weather scheduled for this weekend, I can’t help but dream about summer: warm nights, tanned skin and easy dressing. I live for the days when you throw on a suit and head out the door. Below are a few of my favorite summer finds…
Good morning and happy Friday! I’m looking forward to a weekend filled with lots of family time and beautiful weather. I’m so obsessed with these jeans. I’m all about high wasted pants lately – it’s such a sophisticated look! I dressed mine down with an oversize button down and my favorite slides (which are 40% off right now).
Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Hands down, dinner is my favorite meal of the day. It’s a time when everyone comes together and spends quality time. But I’ll be honest, it’s pretty chaotic around dinner time at my house. Why? Well, for starters I have a 3.5 year old who has a hard time sitting in her chair long enough to eat her entire dinner and a 3.5 month old who is on a schedule that I will not mess with. Meal planning is absolutely necessary in our house. If not, we’d be spending a lot of money on take-out!
I’ve found some of my favorite recipes via Pinterest, so I thought I’d share my top favs here. You’ll probably notice a theme, too – quick and simple recipes. Anything that take more than 45 minutes I can’t bother with. If you have little ones, then you know why! If not, read the first paragraph again 🙂
Pesto chicken and veggies – this uses just one pan and it’s amazing! Another bonus is that you can make it super fast.
Roasted cauliflower with dates, pine nuts and thyme – this is an excellent side dish or a perfect addition to a potluck.
Mini garden turkey loaves – this is a bit more labor intensive, but definitely worth it. My entire family gobbles these up!
Lemon chicken orzo soup – this really hits the spot on a cooler day!
One pan lemon parmesan chicken and asparagus – this is equally good with fish instead of chicken.
Mediterranean kale, cannellini and farro stew – I love soups because they’re so easy and healthy…and cheap.
If you try one of these, let me know how you like it. And if you have a favorite go-to, please share it in the comments! I’m always looking for something new.
Framed art: Gray Malin // Table: CB2 // Chairs: IKEA, similar // Lemons: Amazon // Jeans: Paige // Top: JCrew // Baby Bjorn chair // Bracelet: Kate Spade // Watch: Bulova, similar // Wall Baskets: West Elm, old but I love this
With the change of every season I like to clean out my closet and buy a few pieces to make my wardrobe feel new again. That doesn’t mean I buy a whole new wardrobe – who has the budget for that anyway? I like to add interesting accessories like fun earrings, a great bag or a new watch. After all, accessories can be worn in any kind of weather! I’m not one to wear a lot of jewelry, but you will always find me wearing a watch. I remember the first one I ever wore was gifted to me by my parents – a Swiss Army beauty I will pass on to my daughter.
As seasons change, I love to update my watch to something fun. This Jord watch (pronounced Yode) is so beautiful – would you believe the band is made of wood? That’s what makes it ultra comfortable, light and unique. I love the extra large green face and the handsome dark wood band which makes it modern and the perfect mix of feminine and masculine. They have such a beautiful collection of women’s and men’s watches!
I’ve teamed up with Jord to give one lucky reader a $100 gift code to buy a gorgeous watch to update your wardrobe! Only one of you can win, but everyone who enters will receive a $25 gift code to use toward their own Jord watch. Enter the giveaway here!