The Uniform

Growing up, I went to Catholic school and in high school we wore uniforms. I sometimes hated them, but I'll be the first to admit they made mornings much easier.

Two looks have become a uniform for me in the working world--- a simple top tucked into a pencil skirt and a crisp white shirt and skinny dress pants. These combos always makes me feel great and ready to take on the day.

top, skirt and sweater- j.crew here, love this striped skirt and here  |  
shoes- nine west  |  necklace- groopdealz, ℅ 
shirt- artizia (similar)  |  pants- banana republic (best pants ever)  |  
shoes- kate spade  |  necklace- ℅ dolceave

Just for fun, here's a photo with today's outfit out at lunch with Meg!
Do you have a uniform you resort to often? Also…how BIG does this little girl look? Holy moly!
PS---adding this because I had a lot of requests on IG. Harper's new kicks are avaialble here!

A Coral Dress

Coral is a color I don't own a ton of…in fact, I think I have one J.Crew pencil skirt in that color. So when I saw this dress at Gap and tried it on, I knew I had to have it (it's also on sale for less than $40 right now!)

Not only does it have a beautiful full skirt, which I've been loving lately, it is so airy and comfortable. I'm planning to add about 2 inches of length to the hem but other than that it's perfect. The dress is actually a tall, but you would never know it since it's not as long as a tall typically is.

For work, I paired it with my navy blue blazer from Artizia, but I didn't show that in these photos since it's blazing hot out and I didnt wear the blazer until I was in the office.
 dress-  gap (on sale for $34.99 and also in white!)  |  shoes- j.crew factory (on sale for $68)  |  necklace- ℅ tiny tags
Have a great week!

Beach Vacation + Swimwear Picks!

Y'all I am SO excited--- we just booked a vacation for later this fall! I can't tell you how much I've longed for a vacation. I didn't travel during my pregnancy and though our trip to Toronto was fun, it wasn't the relaxing beach vacation I craved (and it didn't help that I was a hormonal mess for the better part of the trip).

The best part of all of this is that I invited my mom and her husband as well as my in-laws to join us and they all said yes! It will be so nice for my mom especially to have extra time with Harper and we will get to have fun with family but also have amazing caretakers for Harper so we can have some date nights and do things like swim with dolphins and go snorkeling. I feel so lucky that everyone was able to come!

We picked Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas because the resort has lots of fun things for little ones like splash pads, shallow pools and aquariums. There's just so much to see and do along with beautiful beaches, and several of our friends have gone and loved it!

Inspired by our upcoming trip, below are some of my favorite swimsuit and cover-up picks! I already own a lot of bikinis so I may pick up a couple of one pieces for our trip so I can have a variety of suits to choose from.

Here are some of my favorite pieces by Zinke Swim, Nordstrom & Victoria's Secret!
1  |  2  |  3  |  4
1 (I have this top in black!)  |  2  |  3  |  4  

Have you been to Atlantis? If so, I would love to hear your feedback!

My Hair Routine + No Heat Styling

Happy Monday!  I'm starting this week off with a video of my hair routine! I was getting a lot of requests to show how I style it in between washings, and I finally sat down and filmed every day last week from Thursday through Sunday.

The video is way too long and I repeat myself constantly (sorry!) but it will give you an idea of how I style my hair (with no heat) on days 3 and 4 of my routine. You can read all about my hair washing routine here. I still wash it twice a week like before, but I've started to use no heat on days 3 and 4 of my routine. 

I didn't want to spend time on weekends styling my hair so I found a system that works for me to make it look styled when it hasn't been. The big disclaimer here is that this may not work for every hair type. I have thin hair, but a lot of it and I have long hair that has a natural wavy texture and holds curl very well. If you have a similar hair type to mine, this may work very well for you. You never know until you try!

I took the pictures below on Sunday (my "4th day hair") which you'll see at the end of the video.
I hope you enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions I didn't go over.

Have a great week!
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