fashion, FEATURED

style stories: brightening our winter blues

February 22, 2015

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today alexa said, “mommy, i am sorry, but i HATE winter.” i hear ya, love bug. i actually don’t hate winter, but i admit from a style standpoint its super annoying. i’m not sure what is more annoying, the numerous layers required to get dressed, or the fact that the fashion industry–i am pretty sure–decides that winter ends in january.

our kids love new clothes (totally my fault), so we did some cheering up of our winter blues with some cute new looks from old navy.
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little ones

chandelier… interpreted.

February 19, 2015

i already loved this video–chandelier by sia featuring maddie ziegler–but now i love it even more because it has totally inspired alexa to dance again. she is even asking about when she can take ballet classes… i am so excited! we took a break this year, much to my dismay, but it looks like she wants to go back. hopefully she will understand she needs to learn the basics before she can launch into full interpretive dance like we see here!

#lifehacks

training for a half-marathon

February 18, 2015

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they say a team that runs together stays together right? in case you don’t follow my team at ivanka trump you should! check out our site, there is so much great content an inspiration! i’m lucky to work with some amazing ladies–a few of who i worked with before at kate spade, dvf and oscar! we are quite the group of overachievers(read about us here)–hence our desire to train for a half marathon in the dead of winter! luckily, we have a pretty kick ass plan to keep us in gear…
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adventures

kayaks, starfish + s’mores #PuertoRico

February 16, 2015

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this is the last post to wrap up our adventures in puerto rico. it’s funny because as i am typing this hayden keeps asking when can we go back. it goes without saying that the kids absolutely LOVED this trip. it also probably has something to do with the fact that it is 7 degrees here in nyc and they just want to be outside playing. can’t really blame them.

our last day in puerto rico was full of activities… we really packed in the most we could while we were there…

the day started off with the kids’ first fishing lesson. they were really into it… i had forgotten how fun fishing could be–and how hard!

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beauty

monday must haves: my beauty shelf

February 16, 2015

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i’ve been really into beauty products lately… maybe its because i am in my 30s and realized i forgot to take care of my skin in my twenties. argh. if i could tell my 25 year old self anything it would be EXFOLIATE and MOISTURIZE. not sure i can make up for it now, but i am trying! i wish my beauty shelf was as perfectly organized as the above, but i decided to sketch up my favorite items in my beauty repertoire.

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adventures, FEATURED

dinner on the beach & a pajama party

February 14, 2015
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photo by tom clark

our vacation in puerto rico was one of those where you wish you could extend it for another week–at least! it might have had something to do with the warm weather and sunshine… or just the general good spirit the kids were in the whole time because all we did was play with them all day long. it was pretty magical…
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adventures, FEATURED

rays of light

February 12, 2015

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the other day i was walking alexa to school and she said, “mommy, i want to say something, but its bad and i don’t think you will like it…” this is a common statement from her these days. so, i sad, its ok, tell me and we can figure it out. she then said, “i hate winter.” it was so cute. looking back at our photos of puerto rico you can tell that she is a warm weather and sunshine girl. i had to dedicate an entire post to the joy that was radiating from her while we were there. love these photos nate captured so much.
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