CURRENTLY WEARING: COMBAT BOOTS + BABIES

I often joke about being a wanting to be a cool mom, but part of that is because when you enter into motherhood you really do go through a major identity crisis. People told me that would happen and I never believed them. Honestly, though, for the first year of motherhood I feared I was losing myself. 

FALL TRENDS: CLOGS OR NAH?

Happy Friday! While I am completely jealous that I'm not at New York Fashion Week, I am happy that I know a few people who are there and I can stalk their Instagram stories from the comfort of my own home. Haha! True life. 

First things first. THIS PONCHO.

FALL IS ALMOST HERE & THIS JACKET IS EVERYTHING

The title says it all. This jacket is one of my scores from the Nordstrom Sale! So far, I've gotten to wear it for a total of 5 minutes (and maybe 5 more minutes for this photoshoot). Hoping for cooler temps soon, because I'm ready to wear this baby!

Anyone else having a crazy week? This seems to be the norm for me lately...

RUFFLES AT THE MARKET

Summer is coming to an end, but I have to share this with you! I'm going to keep this short & sweet since the photos speak for themselves. Needless to say, this has been ONE OF MY FAVORITE looks!

A SWIMSUIT, RESTYLED

I've gotten a lot of questions about what I wore in New Orleans on our recent trip. Guess what?! It was actually just a swimsuit that I restyled as a bodysuit. Here is what was going through my head while trying to figure out what to wear:

BEFORE WE HAD A BABY

Before we had a baby, we could go on 5 date nights a week. We could laugh as loud as we wanted to at night. We could sleep in on the weekends. We wouldn't worry about how much quality time we were getting with each other. Last week, my college roommate got married in Texas. My husband and I decided a while ago that we would just block this time off and drive, instead of flying. This drive would include a pit stop in New Orleans for a night.  

N-SALE ROUNDUP

Ok, confession. I have a serious problem with procrastinating when I can't make decisions. While everyone and I mean EVERYONE seems to have hit up the Nordstrom sale, I am literally just now looking at it. Ha! Guess what? You can still get some fantastic items at ridiculous sale prices even though they're new fall pieces! This is my favorite #nsale of the year - and no, I can't afford to buy everything. But it is a really good time to get some Fall and Winter staples that you don't want to pay full price for. 

GOING WITH THE FLOW ON THE 4th OF JULY

Ever have a day that you think you have planned out perfectly... and then it goes completely wrong? I'm still learning how to deal with last minute plan changes like a big girl (type A probs) but this year on the 4th of July, things went way differently than planned. I took a deep breath, and went with the flow.

THE 'EMMIE' NECKLACE + KENDRA SCOTT

I've always known about Kendra Scott and how great her jewelry is, but until recently, I had no idea what a fantastic company she has! 

First: Did you know that you can DESIGN YOUR OWN jewelry at Kendra Scott? I recently got to go design my own necklace and it was so fun! I am calling it the "Emmie" necklace, in honor of my daughter and her heart. You pick out your metals and stones and they make it for you, right in front of you. Very cool! Keep reading...