Life Update – Where I am 14 Months Postpartum

I’ve been wanting to write a post like this for some time now. I’m in a really good place and there’s a weird piece of me that wants the whole world to know. Like I want to shout it out loud. When you become a parent for the first time, you experience so many new firsts and your world turns upside down. Life changes drastically and there’s no way to really prepare for it all. Your emotions are all over the place – you literally feel every single emotion there is to have. While I always knew and told myself, “things will get easier,” and “it takes time to find your new normal,” when you get there, there’s a sense of peace and joy that is hard to put into words. Coming from the toughest year of our lives (learning how to take care of a child, running a business with a baby, moving into a new house, and watching our business take a dip), I can say, everything has fallen into place this year and I’m happier than I ever thought I could be.

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My Obsession with Sweatshirts Continue

Anine Bing Pullover

Anine Bing pullover xs (runs oversized). Currently out of stock, but also love this one.

I think I’ve written a post on sweatshirts every season for 3 years straight. What is wrong with me, lol? I go through phases where I feel as if sweatshirts are playing a major role in my life and I have to share it with you. Like, if it’s a new trend or something.  I used to tell myself to stay away from sweatshirts because I needed to fill my closet with other essentials. While, I think that was a good idea at the time, I think it’s funny that pullovers and hoodies have become an absolute closet essential for me. I’m such a casual dresser and I love comfort, so it all makes sense. Lesson learned – don’t fight what you’re naturally gravitating toward.

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A Glimpse of Spring

Frame Striped button down blouse

You guys, we had a glimpse of spring over the weekend! Temps were in the 60’s and I can’t even tell you how happy that makes me. I never thought weather had such a big impact on my mood, but it so does and I’m pumped. Winters can last very long in Oregon (sometimes we skip spring all together), so these are all good signs. Higher temps means I’m finally sharing spring outfits here on the blog, yay.

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10 Tips to Help you Dress Taller

Madewell denim shirt jacket

Throughout my career of blogging I have learned a lot about my style, what works and what doesn’t, and my shopping habits. I’ve learned how to dress for my body type and even how to dress taller. Being a petite there’s a lot of trial and error when it comes to styles and brands. There’s only so many petite styles out there, so you learn how to make regular pieces work. If you’re petite, you know there’s some pieces that either make you look taller or make you look shorter. We all know those pieces and avoid the ones that make us look even shorter than we actually are. While everyone has their own challenges when it comes to style, body type, etc., I can guarantee someone 5’5” and above can fit into a lot more pieces than someone 5’. It’s been a challenge my whole career, but I’ve also learned some good tricks on how to dress taller and I’m sharing them below.

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Colleen Rothschild Stock Up For Spring Sale!

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. I’m so excited to share one of my favorite skincare brands, Colleen Rothschild, is having their Stock Up for Spring Sale! Get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more, 20% off your purchase of $200 or more, or 25% off your purchase of $300 or more. The sale started yesterday and ends March 18th.

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Recent Spring Purchases

Sol Angeles Dream pullover

Sol Angeles sweatshirt small, Madewell cropped flare jeans 23 (old, similar), Loewe tote medium, Hermes sandals 35 (similar), Anine Bing Larchmont sunglasses

I share so much on Instagram, Stories and the LTK app that I forget to share it here on the blog (um hello!). I recently bought a few things for spring that I’m super pumped about, so I wanted to share them with you. I normally order a ton of things I’ve been eyeing and nearly 90% gets returned because I either don’t like it, it doesn’t fit, or I realize I don’t need it. But this time, I liked nearly everything – this NEVER happens! These outfits make me so excited for warmer weather – hurry up Portland!

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Banana Republic Petite Picks (& Sale!)

Banana Republic Petite picks

I’m always on the lookout for new petite arrivals. It’s what I do on my spare time, lol. Sizes always go fast, so I like to check my favorite sites at least once a week. While browsing Banana Republic the other week, I stumbled upon a ton of really cute pieces for spring (and even bought a few), so I thought I’d share my picks here (update on this post – sharing my try-ons in Stories on Instagram). I’ve always found Banana Republic petite sizes to fit really well. I tend to buy their dresses, jeans, and coats – if I worked in a business setting, I would probably shop more of their other pieces. I’ll be sharing what I ordered soon, so stay tuned. I know a lot of you are looking for petite cropped flare jeans, so if you’re in the market, I would snag these. I ordered them and I’m pumped because they’re high waisted, which was a style of cropped flares that have been on my radar. I will report back with my thoughts. 

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My Favorite Planters for Your Indoor Plants

West Elm Mid-Century Turned Leg Standing Planter Size: Wide

I receive so many messages about our indoor planters. It’s funny because we’ve had the same ones for a good while now, but I get asked about them at least once a week. All of our planters are from West Elm and I love them all. They’re great quality, sturdy, and we get so many compliments on them. They’re on the pricey side, but West Elm always has sales, so I would wait until you can snag one during one of their awesome sales. I’m sharing more favorite planters below.

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10 Old Pieces I’m Excited to Re-Wear this Spring

10 old items to wear now

Over the last couple of years I’ve made it a point to really only buy and keep classic pieces in my closet. It’s been years since I’ve made shopping part of my career and you definitely learn a lot about your shopping habits. When I invest and spend more money on classic pieces, I tend to keep them in my closet A LOT longer than if I buy random, trendy pieces or if I decide to save on something so I can buy more. The bottom line, fewer better items always win for me. I get asked a lot to do a post about investment pieces and I will do a dedicated post soon, but in the meantime, this post is pretty telling. Most of this post consist of accessories and shoes – this is where I invest. Accessories have proven to be the most versatile and have the biggest impact on an outfit. Shoes, bags, and accessories are where I would say invest (coats and jeans are also great investment pieces).

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