diaper bag

monogrammed diaper bag

Because I don't share my kids on the Internet, some readers are surprised that I have two little ones. But those readers that have been here a while, know that there is nothing about my life that I enjoy more. 

As many momma readers have been asking for diaper bag advice, I dedicate this post to you! One certain reader said she couldn't find anything cuter than a Gucci Diaper bag. While I agree that this certain bag will get more use than your favorite Chanel, it will also get more use than your favorite Chanel, so I personally didn't want to invest in a piece with such a price tag. 

I was introduced to the Barrington St. Anne Diaper bag when I was expecting my first little one and it was the first thing I ordered when we found out we were pregnant the second time. You can personalize it, monogram it and I love the hooks that keep it in place and easy access when you have your stroller on the move. Nevertheless, now with two little ones to manage, I can't resist the urge for a backpack. But, #momtruth, lately I haven't really been using a diaper bag at all, but just make sure there are wipes and a few diapers in the minivan, somewhere... {Our daughter is potty trained.}

Here is a selection of what I have currently found that I would recommend to any and all mommas, new, expecting or long overdue for a diaper bag refresh!

QUILTED FAUX LEATHER BACKPACK - I love the look of this one and that is currently on sale. 

MONOGRAMMED BOAT AND TOTE - Y'all know that I love a good monogram and this bag allows you pick a color and know that you can easily throw it in the wash or hose it down. I've done both. Insert this diaper bag organizer {or this one} and all your baby's items instantly have a spot.

THE ANTI DIAPER BAG - I love love love anything this company makes and it is often the first question I ask when people tell me they are pregnant: "Have you heard of Hatch?" The labels of the extra bags are too funny and will make you laugh when you are covered in unmentionable yucky stuff. 

GREENWICH SIMPLY CHIC DIAPER BAG - this bag looks like anything but a diaper bag, you might even want to bring it with you to a non baby outing. 

If you already have a bag you like, or are of the type that is refusing a "diaper bag", you can easily convert your favorite tote into an extremely organized non diaper bag with this, this or this. Although, I hate to break it to you mommas, but if it has diapers in it, it is a diaper bag. 

I cannot recommend this diaper changer enough, if you have a diaper bag or not. It makes anywhere an easy and clean diaper changing station. Plus the pocket perfectly hold wipes, extra diapers and hand sanitizer. 

I just bought these personalized wet bags to keep the car and my bag organized with items for each child, in navy and pink. But I also love these and these.  


Instagram lately

white ruffle sneakers

These navy ruffle sneakers are my latest addition to my daily mom uniform. They are equally as cute with jeans as with dresses and I can never resist a navy ruffle. This was my outfit for our recent travels and this long ruffle top was the perfect thing to nurse on the plane in. Whether you are a nursing mom or not, you will love the longer back and ruffle hem.

polka dot bikini

I couldn't resist adding new swim wear to collection. {This navy ruffle bikini top I have worn with countless bottoms I already owned. Navy is a neutral, y'all. Navy is a neutral.}

striped bell sleeve top

chambray off the shoulder outfit

It was date night, so I wanted to wear something festive. But we were getting pizza, so I dressed it down with my trusted and true converse.

eyelet ruffle sleeve top

I can't stop buying white. But this eyelet ruffle sleeve top wasn't what I need to help me stop. I figure white, especially in Southern California, will work year around.


white off the shoulder

white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

navy chanel woc outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfitwhite off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

white off the shoulder top outfit

I am really quiet thankful for the off the shoulder trend.

Not only is it ultra flattering and nursing mommy friendly, but I love the way that it can easily be dressed up or down. While this outfit was my go to for a recent date night, I also wore it with my favorite denim shorts for the recent long weekend. Plus, this new to me online retailer has the best summer dressing selections {love this nude lace dress, this navy off the shoulder top and gray wrap skirt}.

I love the quality of this top {and the price!} and I can't get enough of the elbow tie detailing. You know that I can't get enough summer white right now!



pool bag with kids

pool bag with kids

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15

As seen on my Instagram, we have been hitting the pool pretty hard this summer. While our club has many amenities, packing the pool bag for the three of us always seemed daunting in the beginning, but now I have it down to a science.

What you need:

#1 - a chic fit all beach bag that is easy to throw everything into. Who doesn't love this monogrammed straw tote? {Also found here}

#2 - My favorite sunscreen for the kiddos and me! Non-greasy, quick easy spray bottle and no harsh chemicals

#3 - a quick and easy diaper changer for the public bathroom or the lounge chair

#5 - on days we get it together to get to the pool before the summer haze has burnt off, or we do a late afternoon swim, I prefer to put my daughter in a one piece vs. a sun shirt. This elephant print swimsuit, this floral skirted swimsuit and this blue ruffle swimsuit are our current rotation

#6 - my son is always in a sun shirt 

#7 - my go-to sunnies

#8 - easy flip flops

#9 - my favorite lip balm sun protection for my kisser

#11 - our club has a full restaurant, but I always stash a snack for the cuties {another favorite snack}

#12 - the best sunhat for little ones. It has 50SPF and is adjustable for growing little heads.

#13 - the best swim diaper for my son {my daughter is potty trained! high five me!}

#14 & #15 - dry clothes to change into for the little ones


datenight lips

ysl lips

ysl lipstick and mac soar

This lipliner has much more of brown undertone than my normal go-to rich pinks. Yet, it perfectly paired with one of my all time favorite lip colors that I have had in my makeup bag for years. I love that the lip formula is super light but the color rich. 

I like to start my lining my lips with MAC LIPLINER IN SOAR then fill it in with SAINT LAURENT ROUGE VOLUPTE LIPSTICK in CARESS PINK. Then go back over the outline of the lips if you want a bit more definition. 


patio sales

Who doesn't have patio envy from this photo?

I just ordered some patio furniture for our new house. I was planning on waiting until the end of the summer in hopes to find a major sale, but they are all happening now! Below are most patio furniture sales that are not to be missed if your patio needs some furniture or a little update {I got this set for cheaper than a sofa that I was originally eyeing from another online retailer!}

love these chairs and might order them for the back patio

got these for our new patio set


all black everything

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

all black outfit

Even in the summer, there is nothing more timeless than head to toe black. Paired with my favorite jeans and a comfy black top, you are literally ready for anything from playdates, date dates and even runs to the supermarker. As a mom, you must always be ready!


1. For the summers from about 9 years old to about 15, I would make cookie and lemonade and sell them for about an hour at the local supermarket, which was right next to the post office, during the lunch hour rush. I still crave cookies and lemonade as a daily afternoon snack.

2. I like to reuse my to-go coffee cups or take away iced drink cups. My husband thinks it is disgusting and unhealthy. I don't tend to disagree. 

3. I had 6 wisdom teeth. 

4. On Tuesday nights, I like to fold laundry. I often listen to a political podcast or catch up on a show on Hulu on my phone in the laundry room.

5. When I am in a funk, a new lipstick or lipgloss will surely brighten my mood.


our new chandelier

kelly wearstler cubist chandelier

After providing a sneak peak into our dining room on Insta-Stories and the exciting delivery that we got on Monday, I was flooded by inquires into our chandelier. It is by none other than Kelly Wearstler and you can find it here. {smaller and less expensive version here} The cubist detailing had me sold immediately and I can't wait to share the whole space with you once we finish detailing the built-ins and await the delivery of our custom dining table. {the chairs and rug came last week!}

Don't forget to shop the Home Section of the boutique as I continue to decorate our new home!


pink lips

I have been trying to mix of the price points of lip colors to share with y'all since I know that I am not the only one that runs to the drugstore for cotton balls and comes out with five new makeup items to try. This COVERGIRL LIP PENCIL in BELOVED goes on super smooth and rivals some more expensive lip pencil in their color {very similar to Mac Edge to Edge and Mac Soar}. I paired it with two of my favorite pink lipsticks CHANEL in SEDUISANTE and MAC in LOVELORN since I love making a custom color by layering favorites.

Start by lining the lips in COVERGIRL LIP PENCIL in BELOVED, then fill in the lip with CHANEL in SEDUISANTE.  Then dab MAC in LOVELORN into the center of your bottom lip for a little more touch of pink. 


instagram roundup

striped one shoulder top outfit

blush flat espadrilles

sneakers and dress outfit

I've been wearing these sneaks non-stop. I can't resist a navy ruffle. Ever

Victoria Beckham for target scalloped dress

As I shared on Instagram, this dress is from the little girl's section and has since sold out, but I found it here and here.

striped off the shoulder dress

Thank you to Lauren Ralph Lauren for sending me this chic, summer ready off the shoulder dress! 

And because I forgot to include 5 things in my last outfit post, here they are:


1. I am getting more gray hair than I would like to admit. A couple of months ago, I committed to dying it for my brother's wedding. When I realized that my son and I have the same natural hair color, I immediately stopped. Some things are worth a little gray...

2. I have an affinity for blue eyeliner.

3. I hate to floss. Who doesn't?!?

4. I can't go the Kate Spade outlet without buying something. If you have one near you, go. Their sales are insane and always happening.

5. I only like to dress my son in white, gray and navy.

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