Aug 1, 2014

All About Baby || Olivia at 10 months

Weight: Baby O was 20.4 pounds at her 9 month visit!

Health:  We have a very healthy little babe and we are so, so grateful for that!

Sleep: Olivia has been sleeping through the month for about 2 months. She occasionally wakes up in the middle of the night (she has only done this twice). She takes two naps per day. One is immediately following her waking up and the second is from around 1130 - 130. She stays up until her bedtime at 7!

Social: Olivia graduated from swim class this month and we mastered the dunking under the water. Yay! She will be starting "My Gym" classes soon with another one of her little friends!

Diet: Olivia is still without teeth! We have been careful about what we give her to "chew" on. She loves tiny bits of chicken, sweet potato and mandarin oranges! She is also still breast feeding! ;)

{Olivia's bonnet is from Petite Soul Shop)
Clothes: 12 months!

Baby Gear Love: Olivia is loving her new EverEarth Activity Walker (it's all wood and I love the way it's made!) and her baby doctor kit that her daddy got for her ;)  Most of all she loves anything that is not a toy (more reason that less is definitely better) and the cat's toys (gross, I know)

Dislikes:  Olivia hates wearing bibs - she constantly tries to take them off! It makes for quite a mess! She also hates getting dressed, I think she would rather just wear a diaper every day!

Milestones: She is definitely looking and acting more like a toddler. She is able to take steps so I think she will be walking soon! She babbles and has been able to say both dada and momma! Of course, she doesn't realize what they mean, but it's still cute!


You can check out Olivia's previous month updates here:
9 months || 8 months || 6 months || 4 months

Jul 31, 2014

DSW Shoe Hook-up: Back to Class!

{outfit details}

Blazer || Marshalls (similar)
Tee || Old Navy
Denim || Forever 21
Handbag || 3.1 Phillip Lim
Necklace || Sears
Sneakers || Converse thanks to DSW
{shop the look}


{About the Look}

As we head into August, I find myself craving that crisp fall air and it instantly reminds me of when I would head back to campus to finish off PA school. I'm excited to share with you all that I teamed up with DSW {#DSWShoeHookup} to feature three different back to school looks. I always opted for laid back and comfortable when it came to the crazy amount of hours I spent with my bum glued to those seats. Plus, walking around campus is NO joke. You want to be comfortable to when you have to sprint across campus to make it on time for Biochemistry (ugh, I hated that class!)
The first pair I chose to feature were a pair of Converse. I mean, totally classic, right? I love that these can be worn with literally anything. A casual dress, denim (shorts, jeans), leggings, & the list goes on & on. I opted for a slightly dressed up look with the navy blazer thrown on top. I usually stuck to sweat pants {seriously, I did, ask my BFF's} the majority of the week but every now and again I would throw something cute on so that I could feel a bit more put together! 
When looking for the perfect pair of kicks to get your butt around campus all day long, DSW is the place to do it. First of all, it has everything {and I mean everything!) you could want for back to school.  Whether it's the classic black heel for the (ever so) dreaded presentation day or the pair of sneakers that can get you from class to the soccer field, DSW has it. I am also a part of the DSW rewards program, which really knocks the socks off the other stores that I could shop at. Every time you purchase those pretty little presents for your feet, you accrue points and these points will lead to a gift certificate that you can use towards another purchase. Genius? Yes. You will also receive emails notifying you of current promotions (so you can get that pair of heels you had your heart set on!) Plus, for your birthday, they send you a little present. (who doesn't love a little extra birthday mula?!)
Oh, and did I mention the free shipping? 
Okay, so if all of that wasn't incentive enough, I don't know what is ;)
You can sign up to become a Rewards Member here.
{I want a pair!} - everything about the fit & price

Size & fit: 9 (my regular size) || they fit perfectly and I successfully wore them all day long without incident (i.e blisters)
Price: $44.95 || very reasonably priced and what I love about these is how versatile they are. You can wear them with anything and they will never go out of style!
Be sure to check out the other DSW Influencers. They have knocked these back to school outfits out of 
the park and you should say hello to them!
Along Abbey Road  ||  My Fashion Juice  ||  Sequins and Things

    Poor Little It Girl  ||  much love, illy  ||  Kacie's Kloset


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    XO L
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    Jul 30, 2014

    Carrying Your Baby in Style

    When I was pregnant with Olivia I realized how difficult it was to look put together all the time. I wish I had known about Seraphine when I was pregnant with her because they carry some seriously gorgeous dresses. If you are looking for a great maternity line that makes quality stuff, definitely check them out! Feeling good is hard when you are carrying another human being, but a beautiful dress will do wonders to lift your spirit! 
    I had mentioned in last week's post with Maxi Cosi, that I was asked to be their ambassador this month and I curated this post based on blues via Seraphine and the new bohemian collection from Maxi Cosi. We have been using this stroller for all of Olivia's walks recently and I just love how easily it folds up -- it's tiny and can fit anywhere and it stands up when folded (huge plus). The infant seat connects to the stroller for easily traveling in the car. 

    Maxi Cosi: Pria 85 || Kaia Stroller

    Here is one of the gorgeous maxi dresses from Seraphine in action. They are just as beautiful in person (and no this is not a pregnancy announcement). I just wanted to show how easily these dresses can go from maternity to post-partum!





    Jul 29, 2014

    Party Pants

    {outfit details}
    Top || Oak 73
    Necklace || Sears
    Handbag || Rebecca Minkoff
    Pants || Oak 73
    Heels || Steve Madden
    Bracelet || Forever 21
    Sunglasses || Karen Walker

    I have a thing for pants like these. The kind that you put on and instantly feel like dancing around and having a little party. All by yourself.
    And let's face it. We all need days like that. 
    Days where we can let go of priorities and to-do lists and "stuff" --and just let loose.

    xx Lynzy

    Jul 28, 2014

    Perfect Plaid

    {outfit details}
    Dress || Sears
    Handbag || Sears
    Necklace || Kardashian Kollection - Sears

    Plaid reminds me of apple cider donuts from the Big E (a ginormous fair that happens here in New England every year). There is something about the leaves changing and the nip in the air that makes me fall in love with this season more & more every year. I have been loving the summer, but I have to admit that I am looking forward to fall & it's cooler weather!

    Plaid prints are my favorite way to ring in the fall season and this dress is perfect because it can be layered so many different ways. I already plan to wear it with a denim jacket and some black booties!  

    How do you wear your plaid?

    Oh, and in case you were wondering, these heels are crazy comfortable. I couldn't believe how they felt after wearing them for awhile. Impressive for heels (& affordable!)

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