SPRING HIGH WAIST SKIRT

Shabby Apple Skirt

Shabby Apple Skirt

Shabby Apple Skirt

Shabby Apple Skirt

Shabby Apple Skirt

Shabby Apple Skirt

Shabby Apple Skirt

How adorable is this Shabby Apple gingham skirt?! Gingham is one of my favorite prints pretty much year round. I knew when I saw this beauty it would be the perfect spring skirt! Pairing a high waist with a crop top has been a big trend for awhile now, and this skirt makes it easy to accomplish that look! Shabby Apple’s quality of clothes always amazing me. I knew it would fit me perfectly showing off the smallest part of my waist. If you are reluctant (I know I was) to try the high waist/crop top look, a skirt like this is a great first shot. The flowy design of the skirt hides everything below the waist as opposed to trying it with shorts or pants which can be a hit or miss.

We took Porter to a big park in Eugene and had so much fun! He’s obsessed with the swing set (like his mommy was) and loves running! He’s been going to a friends house once a week to play for a few hours with other kids. We’ve really been trying to socialize him more with other kids his age anywhere we can since we don’t know too many people with younger children his age.

My birthday is today and I get FOUR kid free hours to go shopping!!! Anyone with kids knows exactly how excited I am!

Let me know if you have any questions about pairing crop tops with high waist anything or if you have any questions about Shabby Apple’s sizing!  I would love to help!

SKIRT: Shabby Apple | TOP: Charlotte Russe, similar here and here | SHOES: Target, also here | BAG: Amazon | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELET: Alex & Ani

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MINTED FINE ART PRINTS

MINTED FINE ART PRINTS

MINTED FINE ART PRINTS

MINTED FINE ART PRINTS

MINTED FINE ART PRINTS

MINTED FINE ART PRINTS

MINTED FINE ART PRINTS

Did you guys know Minted not only offers stationary and cards but fine art prints?! Not only photographic prints, but prints of designs, paintings, collages, and illustrations from independent artists all over the world. Beware, because once you start looking you wont be able to stop!! Their selection is amazing and you will have such a hard time choosing. That is a good thing right?? I really love their foil stamped typography art too and I plan on getting one for Porter’s room! I’ve been working on refreshing our bedroom for quite some time. My goal for my bedroom is a clean, serene, bright area! I’ve been so obsessed with whites and creams so I’ve slowly been changing every piece to some shade of white. I jokingly say, “I want to wake up and feel like I’m in heaven!”

I have a passion for exploring and photographing abandoned structures, so when I saw this beautiful print there was no changing my mind! I chose the distressed cottage white premium wood frame. They have sixteen different premium wood frames to choose from and you can also choose to have it unframed. Sizes range from 7″ x 5″ – 40″ x 30″ (mine is 24″ x 18″). I’m pretty sure this print will eventually end up in the living or dining room!

Their prices are great, their shipping is fast and well protected, and the products are amazing. Be sure to check them out!

PRINT: Minted c/o

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OFF THE SHOULDER TOP

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

Off the shoulder top by Shop the Mint

I have received soooo many compliments on this off the shoulder top! This is a trend that I’ve been obsessed with lately. I want off-shoulder everything! Even though this trend has been around for a few years now, this year, it’s hotter than ever! What is great about this top is it has so many things going for it, Bell sleeves (heart eyes), tassels, and embroidery!!!  This is why I love it so much!

I am constantly keeping my eye out for these popular trends, so when I saw this top I knew it was meant to be.  The Mint Julep Boutique has so many amazing pieces! I have been browsing their website making a very long list of everything I love!  Go check them out, I am sure you will find something great for any occasion.

John, Porter, and I spent the weekend in California visiting my family! Even though it was a super quick and a short trip, we had such a great time! I love living in Oregon, but something about being home, around my people makes my heart so so happy. Having coffee together, laughing, eating, and visiting are all that we need. I loved watching Porter run, sit, and climb all over the same things I did that made my childhood so happy. My grandparents house might just be a house to them, but to me it’s my Neverland.

I hope you all had great weekends and spent some of that time with family and friends you love!

TOP: The Mint Julep Boutique c/o | PANTS: Old Navy | WEDGES: Target | BAG: BCBG Similar | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELET: Alex & Ani | QUARTZ BRACELET: Victoria Emerson | BRACELET: The Peach Box

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EASTER DRESS

Old Navy Easter Dress

Old Navy Easter Dress

Old Navy Easter Dress

Old Navy Easter Dress

Old Navy Easter Dress

Old Navy Easter Dress

Old Navy Easter Dress

Old Navy Easter Dress

I know I am way late, but how was everyone’s Easter?! It was so much fun to watch Porter hunt for eggs! The weather wasn’t the best so we did an indoor hunt! Does anyone have any special Easter traditions? My dad, brother, and his girlfriend came over for coffee and breakfast and John’s parents made us a great dinner!

When I saw this at Old Navy I knew it would be my Easter dress! I liked the print and shape and it’s something I will get a lot of use out of this Spring and Summer! They have a bunch of really cute prints still available online. I bought this Blank NYC jacket a couple of years ago, and it’s still one of my favorites! I love the color and zipper details, it goes with so much. As you may have seen I have been wearing these gorgeous heels a ton lately! I think they are all sold out except in size 10, but there are some great similar ones that I will link below!

It’s finally been warm enough to plant flowers! Last weekend we bought hydrangeas (my fav) to plant in the front yard, and a hanging basket for the porch. Along with the gorgeous spring weather we’ve been having, comes the dreaded allergies! Mine haven’t been too bad, but I know it’s coming!

Happy sneezes and watery eyes to you all! 🙂

DRESS: Old Navy, they have lots of prints on sale! | JACKET: Blank NYC, old, similar here, here, and here | SHOES: Asos, similar here and less expensive here (almost identical) | BAG: Forever 21 | POM POM KEYCHAIN: Here and here

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