A PSA for anyone looking for a faux fur vest - this one from Joe Fresh is only $59 and will work with a ton of outfits! I already have one but I am still tempted to pick this one up as it has a full zipper while mine doesn’t do up.
I am seriously LOVING all of the fall fashion this year…. my wallet and my husband on the other hand are not! High-res

A PSA for anyone looking for a faux fur vest - this one from Joe Fresh is only $59 and will work with a ton of outfits! I already have one but I am still tempted to pick this one up as it has a full zipper while mine doesn’t do up.

I am seriously LOVING all of the fall fashion this year…. my wallet and my husband on the other hand are not!

I have an unhealthy obsession with this tweed jacket from Old Navy - I can picture myself wearing it with leggings, my brown boots and an oversize white oxford shirt. I should probably buy it so I can make my outfit vision a reality, I just need Old Navy to have a sale… I am confident it will happen in the next week.

I am also loving this poncho, especially paired with the striped turtleneck! 

Tweed jacket via Old Navy / Poncho via Old Navy

Part of my prep for Saturday’s baby shower includes a lot of mason jars! We’re going to be serving strawberry cheesecakes in mini jars and giving away cookie mix as the favours. I’ve never attempted either of these items which is a bit of a faux pas with party planning but I figure I can pull them off.

Any tips?

Proof that Mike and I love weddings and always laugh really hard at people’s speeches!The pictures from my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding are amazing!! They used the same photographer as us and every pic is stunning - if you want to see an urban wedding at it’s best - they took the subway - check out their photos here. High-res

Proof that Mike and I love weddings and always laugh really hard at people’s speeches!

The pictures from my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding are amazing!! They used the same photographer as us and every pic is stunning - if you want to see an urban wedding at it’s best - they took the subway - check out their photos here.

I am seriously drooling over this tomato chickpea & coconut soup with a side of grilled cheese - it looks sooooo good! I would probably throw some spinach in for added nutrients.
recipe via Love and Lemons. High-res

I am seriously drooling over this tomato chickpea & coconut soup with a side of grilled cheese - it looks sooooo good! I would probably throw some spinach in for added nutrients.

recipe via Love and Lemons.

This weekend my sister-in-law and I are throwing a baby shower for my brother and his wife (aka our joint sister-in-law) as they are expecting a baby girl at the end of October! We decided on a lamb theme since it is just so darn cute and somewhat unisex which we felt was important as it is a coed shower. That being said, I plan on adding pink to basically whatever surface I can!
My next few days will be filled with mason jars, ribbon and printables - wish me luck! High-res

This weekend my sister-in-law and I are throwing a baby shower for my brother and his wife (aka our joint sister-in-law) as they are expecting a baby girl at the end of October! We decided on a lamb theme since it is just so darn cute and somewhat unisex which we felt was important as it is a coed shower. That being said, I plan on adding pink to basically whatever surface I can!

My next few days will be filled with mason jars, ribbon and printables - wish me luck!

So excited to hear that this adorable family will be adding another one to their team in 2015! I feel so bad for Kate and her morning sickness though, that must be awful!
Full story and image via NY Post High-res

So excited to hear that this adorable family will be adding another one to their team in 2015! I feel so bad for Kate and her morning sickness though, that must be awful!

Full story and image via NY Post

September beginnings….

Early September will forever feel like back to school for me, it doesn’t matter that I’ve been out of school for more than seven years and that the only class I see these days is a spin class! Back to school means more than new shoes and packed lunches, it means fresh beginnings and a new year that is full of promise and excitement.

I am excited for the month and year ahead, I have a good feeling about it, Plus, I always love an excuse to buy some new back to school clothes!

I am loving this scarf from American Eagle, such a great colour combination! The only challenge is that I think that I am 100% too old to shop at American Eagle - it is loud in there!

I am loving this scarf from American Eagle, such a great colour combination! The only challenge is that I think that I am 100% too old to shop at American Eagle - it is loud in there!

Paris restaurant recos?

Mike and I are going to Paris and London for my 30th birthday / our third anniversary in October and I am SOOOO excited. We’ve been talking about this trip for years and I am just so pleased that it is actually happening.

We have a few friends in London so we’re set for restaurants there but I would love some suggestions for Paris. We’ve booked a hotel on a quiet street close to the Saint Germain district and I’m really excited about the location we are staying in.

My biggest question is around FOOD! Obviously everything is amazing but what are the must go to restaurants? I would love a balance of indulgent French meals and some lighter wine bar options. I know Frenchie is at the top of most people’s lists but any and all suggestions are appreciated. My French is very limited but I’m not embarrassed to point in order to get good food.

Also, any insight on the reservation process? I assume it is 30 days similar to most major cities but again, the language may be a challenge so I am going to be counting on using online reservations or the hotel. 

Thanks!