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FIRST SNOW

BLUE SIDE OF THE PONCHO STYLED IN THE WINTER OVER A GREY COAT 

PONCHO/COAT/JEANS/BOOTS

 

GREY SIDE OF THE PONCHO STYLED IN THE EARLY FALL OVER A TUNIC

We had our first snowfall in Connecticut and waking up felt like Christmas morning. I wanted to share a classic piece I've been wearing all fall and winter that seems to go with everything. From a casual lunch with friends to an extra layer of warmth I throw over my jacket on a snowy day, its very versatile.  

Things any mama can get behind:

1. It's on sale

2. Two in one....yup, it's reversible!

3. Pretty much the coziest material out there

4. Doubles as a blanket

 

Other Honorable Mentions

 HUNTER

I waited ten years before I found a pair of Hunter boots I wanted to buy. I didn't like how flimsy the material was on the classic Hunter rain  boot. For the hefty price tag I thought the boots should be sturdier. Then I found the perfect Hunter boot, Women's Norris Field Neoprene Lined Rain Boots.

Differences between this boot and the classic Hunter boot

  1. The Norris Field boot is made for sustained use on varied terrain
  2. The material is 3mm neoprene-lined rubber offering enhanced resistance against cold weather
  3. The boot Forms an insulating barrier and the neoprene lining safeguards against windy conditions.
  4. made from a new soft rubber compound that maintains strength, while being flexible to allow ease of movement.
  5. other details, the boot has a weatherproof buckle with a webbing strap, a robust heel and high-traction zigzag tread.

 



    I PICK FRESHLY PICKED


    BABY GEAR, VOL. 3


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    Now that Charlie is close to walking, he's been wearing Freshly Picked moccasins, especially while inside. They are soft but give him enough support to help with balance. Freshly picked moccasins really do stay on. They are the only pair of shoes we own that are both comfortable for him to wear inside/outside and that stay on. I've never had to backtrack looking for a lost moccasin.

    Freshly Picked has also really evolved as a brand. Gone are the days where they only had that classic moccasin look. Your baby can now get all of the added benefits of a soft sole in many different styles! From Chelsea boots to Mary Janes, they really have a great selection, even some hard sole styles for the older child. Check out the Freshly Picked website on Monday, November 20th, for their black Friday week sale. Everything will be 25% off! 

    If you didn't see my last post on baby shoes then keep on reading!

    Here are some things to think about before purchasing baby shoes:

    What stage is your baby in? Walking vs. crawling

    What keeps them on? velcro and elastic work best 

    How heavy are the shoes? If your child is starting to walk make sure their shoes are not cumbersome.

    Final thoughts from Dr. Jay:

    "In determining the most appropriate shoes for your child, it is important to consider one which promotes good balance and posture along with comfort. Freshly Picked soft soled moccasins can help your baby’s feet absorb shock and potentially transmit less shock to the foot, leg and back.  In addition, Freshly Picked soft soled moccasins help your baby support his feet, which may provide ankle and arch support without being overly restrictive or uncomfortable." Dr. Jay Jagannathan, neurosurgeon (his children all wear Freshly Picked shoes) 

    THE PERFECT DAY DRESS


    NOVEMBER LOOKS, VOL. 7


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    I love a dress I can wear for those day time events. This is my favorite casual dress this fall. There are button details down the center, long full sleeves, a flared skirt and side pockets. Yes, added bonus, there are pockets! The floral print fabric includes some embroidered pieces as well. At $49.99, it's a steal. Oh goodness, I just sounded like my mother. shop dress HERE

    Things I can get behind:

    1. The super soft neutral vest 
    2. OTK casual boots
    3. You can wear this look as a dress or top 
    4. A dress you can eat too much turkey in 
    5. eating too much turkey 

     

    A SIMPLE HOLIDAY LOOK


    NOVEMBER LOOK , VOL. 6


    This is a great turkey day look that won't break the bank. When looking for thanksgiving day outfits I keep 2 things in mind, comfort and comfort. When I think of comfort I think of stretch, especially in the stomach region. This outfit meets that crateria. 

    Things I can get behind: 

    1. The two piece look means you can make multiple outfits out of each piece
    2. The very soft fabric
    3. There is a white version 
    4. Being able to be comfortable while looking chic 
    5. Turkey trots 

     

    The two piece comes in: grey, mustard, white, black SHOP HERE

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    ONE DRESS TWO LOOKS


    NOVEMBER LOOKS, VOL. 5


     

    The Sunday Best Veronica Dress from Aritzia is beautiful as a stand alone piece, but check it out dressed both up & down below.

    The dress is linked HERE

    Look #ONE:

    This vest is a Large and a must have

    You can never go wrong with Frye boots

    I love babies in black, charlie's sweater is linked HERE

     

    Look #TWO: 

    My Ann Taylor boots are seven years old and still a favorite (linked similar below) 

    This suede moto jacket goes well with anything and comes in many different colors