WHAT WE WORE | Summer’s Still Kickin’

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Well, you’re either gonna buy me a drink or dramatically roll your eyes at the crankiness I’m about to display. You know the feeling you get when someone scrapes their fingernails on a chalkboard? That’s the way I feel when I hear my friends and loved ones bemoan the end of summer with the passing of August. You guys, I don’t care if kids are back in school. And yes, I realize Labor Day has passed. But can we please just face the fact that Summer isn’t over until September 23rd? Why rush a good thing? We’re still doing laps in the pool and quickly licking our ice cream cones before they melt all over our hands. Summer is here, and I’m just forcing myself (and my family) to enjoy every last bit of it before it’s officially over. Just like a sixth grade girl wishing away the innocence of her childhood and sneaking makeup behind her mom’s back (no, not me! Why would you think that… mom… are you reading here?), I hate to see my dearly beloveds wishing away a good thing that we will soon be longing for come next February.

Now, that being said, I certainly won’t begrudge anyone the enjoyment of an early pumpkin spice latte or an apple picking excursion. And I actually become quite giddy when my favorite stores display Fall merchandise at the beginning of September. I even gleefully busted out my favorite big sweater during an unseasonably chilly evening last week, and today I donned a black beret, even though it felt a bit premature (according to my sweaty head).

I guess this season is more about transition than anything, and I absolutely love it, despite everyone’s insistence on Fall being here, or Summer being over. (You guys, it’s just not. It’s not. IT IS NOT.) This is the only time in the year we can enjoy Summer bike rides in the afternoon and cozy campfires in the evening. We can eat ice cream cones from our favorite seasonal shacks or decide to bake fresh apple pie a la mode. We can wear our favorite Fall color palette, but still bare our legs and arms. This season is the best. Just don’t call it Fall, yet. (Because, let’s get down to my real issue… Fall means an Ohio winter’s a coming!)

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

top: ASOS / skirt: thrifted / hat: ASOS / shoes: Amazon / purse: thrifted

L U C Y ‘ S    O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

jumpsuit: vintage from Miss Pity Kitty on Instagram / bow: Free Babes / shoes: Saltwater Sandals

photos by Matthew Graber

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WHAT WE WORE | Rainy Day Brigade

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Taking outfit pictures with an infant and toddler in tow can be super challenging, but apparently not challenging enough for us, because yesterday we decided to attempt them outside in the rain with fifteen minutes before we had to meet people for a lunch date! Whew! Makes me out of breath just thinking about it. But as my motto for 2016 goes, done is better than perfect. So here we are! 

Lately I’ve noticed a shift in my wardrobe to include mostly neutrals. I’m not sure if it’s a result of subconsciously wanting everything in my life to match, or perhaps a more conscious decision to make getting dressed in the morning much easier. If everything already matches, you can’t go wrong, eh? And I can still live vicariously through Lucy’s wild colored tights that I’m really going to miss on her squishy little legs come summertime. Summer is coming, still, right? But first, let’s break out the umbrellas and embrace the arrival of Spring!

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

Lucy’s Outfit Details: dress from @pennysclosetxo on Instagram / tights: Country Kids / shoes: Zimmerman shoes / umbrella

My outfit Details: jumper: ASOS / blouse: ASOS / boots: Clarks / umbrella: Target

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WHAT WE WORE | Festive Frocks

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Yahoo! It’s Christmastime, which incidentally is my favorite time of the year, and fast becoming Lucy’s as well. I’m doing the best I can, really, to make her love Christmas and hats as much as her ol’ Ma. So far the outcome looks good for both items on my agenda. Check out how cute my red beret is on her little head! It was a big large, I guess, but I haven’t had much luck finding one I love in a children’s size. The last time we took photos together with that red beret, it was on my head, and she was just a little tiny kiddo getting ready for her second Christmas. Check out that post here. Ah, memories!

Tonight Phil and I are wrapping up last minute Christmas things— literally! Like gathering presents under our tree, finishing up the dollhouse, and cleaning up the house so tomorrow things will be clean and magical for our Christmas Eve breakfast. I’m so thankful that neither of us have to leave the house for work tomorrow, so we can have a leisurely day making new traditions and spending time with family. My dad is recovering from sepsis and his heart infection at home. I thought I should follow up since I know I mentioned on Instagram that our family was going through a crisis with his health. He ended up having surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, and recovered just three rooms away from where I recovered from my surgery! Pretty remarkable, I thought, for such a huge hospital. He’s resting in his easy chair, hooked up to IV antibiotics and frustrated that he can’t do, do, do (wonder where I get it?!). But soaking up grandkid snuggles is doing his body good. We’re thankful for his life more than anything this holiday season!

On a more superficial note, I think we’ll be dressing pretty casual for our family gatherings on Christmas Eve and Christmas, but here are our dressier festive looks that we wore to church on Sunday. 

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

Mandi: pinafore dress / striped tights / shoes / blouse- hand-me-down from my mom!
Luch: vintage dress from Romantique Touch on Etsy / secondhand tights / hat / secondhand shoes / coat- gift from a friend

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