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Set Sail Summer

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Amanda from  A Fashionable Hostess  and Helen from  Style Inherited  

Amanda from A Fashionable Hostess and Helen from Style Inherited 

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  Helen from  Style Inherited , Me, Amanda from  A Fashionable Hostess , Krystal from  A Pinch Of Lovely , Danielle from  Shop Dandy , and Jenn from  Haute Off The Rack . 

  Helen from Style Inherited, Me, Amanda from A Fashionable Hostess, Krystal from A Pinch Of Lovely, Danielle from Shop Dandy, and Jenn from Haute Off The Rack

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Amanda from  A Fashionable Hostess  and Helen from  Style Inherited

Amanda from A Fashionable Hostess and Helen from Style Inherited

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Group photo by  Julia Dags

Group photo by Julia Dags

Sail To Sable Dress c/o || Sail To Sable Sweater c/o || Jack Rogers Sandals c/o || Pom Pom Straw Clutch c/o || Sunglasses || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||  

Good morning and happy Friday!! A few days ago I had the honor of attending the SetSailSummer blogger event held by Sail To Sable and Palm Beach Lately at the Wee Burn Beach Club in Connecticut. It was a celebration of all things summer where I got to meet some truly talented and lovely people. It was so much fun getting to know everyone and especially meeting the team behind each brand. The evening was quite a magical one with soft music playing in the background, the golden sun slowing setting, the chatter of new and old friends meeting, the rosè flowing, and the cutest summer themed hors d'œuvres. No detail was overlooked!

All of the gals were decked out in their best Sail To Sable outfits and most wearing their new Jack Rogers USA sandals. Monogram Mary was also on hand to monogram anything you wanted from sweaters, to clutches and tote bags. Sail To Sable was kind enough to ask which pieces from their summer collection we would like to wear for the celebration. I chose this pretty clip dot dress with fun tassels and ruffle hem. It was perfect for

The view at the Wee Burn Beach Club was absolutely breathtaking and the perfect backdrop for a summer soirée. The sunset was dreamy and we were all commenting on how gorgeous it was. Our lodging for the event was at the Roger Sherman Inn, which had the most amazing porch dining area and quintessential New England charm. Cheers to old and new friendships and a summer night to remember! 

Thank you so much again to Sail To Sable, Palm Beach Lately, Jack Rogers USA, and Monogram Mary

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xo, Amanda 

**Travel and lodging expenses were provided by the brand. All opinions are my own.

Catch The Wind In Your Sails

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Red Sailor Dress || Ava’s Blue Sailor Dress c/o || Stripped Sandals || Red Scallop Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Anchor  & Pearl Bracelet || 

Good morning, friends! This was by far my favorite outfits of ours from our trip. It was an absolutely breathtaking evening too. The sun was casting its golden glow upon the JFK memorial and further down onto the sands and glistening water. This is by far my favorite spot on the Cape. It was where I initially fell head over heels in love with the Cape. This view will always be my favorite view. It’s one of the best spots to experience the golden hour too. 

Ava was so excited to be a sailor for the day. She kept trying the dress on even before we left for our vacation. I couldn’t resist a mommy and me matching moment, pulling out my red sailor dress with a vintage flair. The stripes, buttons, pleats, and naval collar all make my heart swoon. Ava’s dress has a decorative bow, stripes, a naval collar and buttons to compete her nautical ensemble. These would also make wonderful dresses for the 4th of July as well! 

Today also marks my brother’s birthday. Wishing you a very happy one, Mike!

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xo, Amanda  

Blue And White Floral

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Blue Floral Dress (Old, Similar) || Raffia Clutch || Cream Wedge Espadrilles || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || KJP Pearl Bracelet || 

Good morning and happy Tuesday! This blue floral dress is an old favorite of mine from years ago. I got it from ModCloth in maybe 2012 or 2013 and it’s held up quite well since then. Blue and white has always been a standard for my summer uniform, especially for all of my nautical wear. On the other hand, a blue and a white floral adds a bit of classic femininity and reminds me of all of the gorgeous summer blooms like hydrangeas and roses.

I saved this dress for a special occasion where we got our annual photo in front of the Nausset Lighthouse in Eastham. It’s our favorite lighthouse and quite an iconic one. It’s the most photographed lighthouse on Cape Cod and the one you see on the Cape Cod Chips bag.

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After making a pit stop at A Hole In One Donuts, amazing pastries and coffee, we traveled back to go hit the beach.

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Before calling it a night, we ate at Pizza Barbone to try some of their pesto pizza. I was skeptical, but wow was I blown away! It was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. The serving size is a bit small, but it’s well worth it to try at least once. 

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xo, Amanda  

Mint & Sailor

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Mint Sailor Dress (On Sale!!) || White Disc Hat || Sunglasses || Wicker Bag || Yellow Wedge Espadrilles || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || 

Good morning, friends! What a dreamy evening it was to take a stroll along the harbor and Main Street. With the golden sun slowly setting, the sweet fragrance of lilacs in the air, and the warm breeze softly rustling, it truly felt like paradise. Gazing upon the harbor with its endless boats and ships is one of my favorite pastimes that I do quite frequently while visiting the Cape. This mint swing dress with mid-century mariner art upon it was the perfect ensemble to wear for the evening stroll. It’s on major sale right now too! Featuring an array of adorable sailor motifs, white buttons to secure the darted bodice, a white lapel collar that flares out to the cap sleeves, a button belt to cinch in your fabulous hour glass figure, and front pockets to carry your favorite necessities in. The dress runs true to size. Along this walk we also stopped to get our yearly photo with JFK’s statue at the Hyannis museum. Ava always gets so excited to see him, running right up to him to say hello.

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xo, Amanda  

By The Sea, By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea

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Polka Dot Swimsuit c/o || Ava’s polka dot swimsuit c/o || White Bow Straw Hat || Ava’s White Bow Straw Hat || Sunglasses || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || Woven Mules ||

These are by far the cutest swimsuits Ava and I have! I adore anything that’s mommy and me matching, especially when they have a fun retro feel to them. These red polka dot swimsuits are the hit of the summer season, not to mention eye catching and darling with their sweet ruffles along the top. I found the sizing to be true to size for the toddler version. The adult version runs small. I would recommend sizing up one size for a comfortable fit.

These photos were taken out first day on vacation at the Cape. The weather was amazing and the beaches were practically untouched with an abundance of seashells laying on top of the sand. Ava had a field day collecting all of her seashell treasures and then arranging them on my towel! 

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xo, Amanda  

Cozy At The Cape // Mommy & Me

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Sail To Sable Wheel Sweater c/o || White Skinny Jeans || Similar Kate Spade Bag || Boots || Similar Pink Hat || Sherpa Coat c/o || Ava’s Sail To Sable Sweater Dress c/o||  

Good morning, friends! As you know, mommy and me posts are my absolute favorite here on Enchanting Elegance. I get a big thrill each time I’m able to feature one. I’m particularly fond of this one because  of its nautical theme, which is very close to both my and Ava’s hearts. Come sail away with us! Both the sweater and sweater dress feature a wheel motif on a hydrangea blue background. I love being able to wear this sweater with a jacket now in winter, but I can also imagine wearing it with some jeans shorts and flats or wedges in the summer too. It’s perfect for those cool summer nights. This is how you do nautical year round! Both fit true to size. I’m wearing an XS and Ava is in a size 4.

xo, Amanda

Cuddle Up In Sherpa

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Sherpa Coat c/o || Fair Isle Sweater || Chambray Top || OTK Boots || Similar Kate Spade Bag || Wreath Earrings || Skinny Jeans || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||  

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! As the weather starts to turn from chilly to downright freezing, I love to find pieces that remind me of being cuddled up in the coziest blanket. This peacoat Sherpa coat from Chicwish does just that. It has an oversized fit, perfect for layering sweaters or even another jacket under for those wind whipping days. I felt warm and toasty all weekend long while wearing this. I also thought I’d mention how the pockets are nice and roomy. It’s a small detail, but one I truly appreciated for being able to keep my hands warm and also to carry various items in them. I’m a huge fan of pockets!

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xo, Amanda  

Pink Pointelle On A Picture Perfect Morning

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Pointelle Sweater || Wrap Skirt c/o || Similar Leopard Loafers || Pink Topcoat || Vanity Box Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Good morning and happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend filled with good food, friends and family, football, shopping, and maybe even putting up your Christmas decorations. Ava and I went to go see The Grinch again over the weekend and I have to say, I enjoy the movie just as much as she does! They did an awesome job of re-telling the story. We also started watching some Christmas shows starting with Frosty on tv, The Polar Express, and A Christmas Story. Don’t forget that Ruldolph is on tomorrow night at 8pm on CBS.

 On our last day at Valley Forge, Ava and I took one last drive around the park and decided to take a little walk before heading home. We stopped at a popular part of the park we’d never been to before. I’d always seen quite a bit of cars parked at this location and I eventually found out why. It was a stunning crisp morning with the sun offering endless amounts of light in the sapphire blue sky. We walked on a path that eventually led to an old beautiful estate that was picture perfect. On the walk we had passed some barns, old homes, fields, and a stream that were all amazing photographic backdrops. I passed three other photographers doing family portraits while there! It was the end to another fantastic trip to my favorite spot in PA. 

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xo, Amanda  

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

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Wool Blazer || Eyelash Sweater || Skinny Jeans || Tall Boots || Similar Tory Burch Bag || Jackie Kennedy Earrings ||   

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!  First and foremost, I am truly thankful for my family, especially my little Ava bug. I don’t know where I would be without their love and guidance. I am thankful for my friends, my health, and to you dear reader for your continued support. I hope everyone traveling gets to their destinations safely and enjoys this boutinful holiday with their loved ones. I’m looking forward to watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, spending some quality time with my family, eating a delicious dinner, and watching some football!

The photos above are from the first day of our Valley Forge trip. The weather was spectacular with the setting sun’s golden rays illuminating the land. The views looked as if they were taken straight out of a postcard. I wanted something comfortable to not only travel in, but also knowing I would be to walking around the park quite a bit too. This blazer has been my fall staple creating effortless classic looks. These boots also lend a hand in creating classic ensembles with retro inspired details. Ava and I both had on our cozy eyelash sweaters that we felt snug as a bug in. 

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xo, Amanda  

Navy Blue // Ruffle Skirt

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Navy Pea Coat || Navy Sweater || Ruffle Plaid Skirt || Rainbow Ring, Not Available Online Yet, J.Crew Store || Cluster Drop Earrings || Embellished Bow Barette || OTK Boots (Similar Here) || Ralph Lauren Bag (Old, Similar) ||

Good morning, friends! ‘Tis the season to add a little sparkle to your everyday looks. While I love the classic ensemble with a mix of pretty plaid and some ruffles, it’s the shimmering jewelry pieces that elevate this outfit. How gorgeous are they?! I’m particularly swooning over the embellished barette. Time and time again, I’m drawn to classic styles that stand the test of time such as this plaid ruffle skirt, navy sweater, and navy pea coat. All are key pieces that could have been worn twenty years ago or twenty years from now.

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xo, Amanda  

Mommy And Me // Monogrammed Pink Roll Neck Sweater

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Ava’s Pink Monogrammed Roll Neck Sweater c/o || My Pink Sweater || Blush Sandals || Shorts || Sunglasses ||  || Anchor and Pearl Bracelet ||  

Good morning and happy Monday! I'm so excited to finally be able to share this post! As you know, any post that has Ava in it is very special to me, including this dreamy sunset with our mommy and me outfits. I absolutely adore matching with my mini! Ava’s sweater from Monogram Mary was the inspiration for our outfits. It’s a beautifully made roll neck sweater with a turtle motif and Ava’s initials inside. I was blown away by the quality of the piece and also how cute Ava looks in it! It’s the perfect weight for a cool summer night too. You can chose from a variety of motifs, thread colors, monogram styles, and different fonts. We kept our look casual with the pink sweaters. some jean shorts, and pink sandals. I really love the third picture of Ava here. She looks like a little model! It truly was a magical night with the gorgeous sunset and fun we had while capturing these precious moments. 

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xo, Amanda  

Ice Cream Social

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Ice Cream Dress c/o || Circle Bag || Sunglasses || Cardigan || Pink Heels || MVMT Watch c/o ||  Mom Bracelet || Pearl And Anchor Bracelet || 

This dress!! Swoon. Is there anything better than ice cream in summer? I think not, haha.  This dress embodies everything fun and sweet that ice cream has to offer. How about the vintage flair too?! I always gravitate towards items that remind me of the 1940s-1960s. Especially the 1950s. I wanted this outfit to have a dash of whimsy, a spoonful of bright color, and a healing cup of cheeriness. We had ice cream the night before at Katie’s Homemade Ice Cream (delish!!) and I instantly fell in love with the location. I knew it would make the perfect backdrop for the dress. The dress fits perfectly (wearing a size small) though I wish the skirt portion had some more flair to it. 

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xo, Amanda  

Yellow Checkered Dress

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Yellow Checkered Dress c/o || Similar Bag || Sunglasses || Pearl Necklace || Pearl Bracelet || MVMT Watch c/o || Blush Sandals c/o || 

The vintage vibes are strong with this one! I cannot resist anything that has a little vintage flair to it, this dress included. I especially love that a belt was included and the cute ruffles. This would make a great dress to transition into fall with as well. The color is more of a muted mustard yellow, which is perfect during the fall months. I actually got a lot of compliments on this dress while we were at the Mashpee Commons. It was a hit! If you’re visiting Cape Cod, definitely check it out. It’s a very charming outdoor shopping center that looks like a little town. This is also where we spotted Cape Cod Coffee for the first time. They also have a location in Hyannis. I would recommend the cranberry flavor as well as their lattee’s. I went back for seconds! The dress fits true to size. I’m wearing a small for reference. 

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xo, Amanda  

Classically Nautical

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Sail To Sable Dress c/o || Ava’s Dress || Sunglasses || Wicker Bag || Jack Rogers Sandals || Vineyard Vines Hat (Old, Similar) || Jackie Kennedy Earrings || Pearl And Anchor Bracelet || 

Good morning, friends! This dress could not have been more perfect for being on the Cape.  The flutter sleeves give the dress just the right amount of flair while keeping the look classic, elegant, and fun! I love how comfortable the dress is too. This was another look that I matched with Ava, though we didn’t get too many photos together other than our macaron snap and our yearly family photo in front of the Nausset Lighthouse, which is the lighthouse on the Cape Cod chips bag! This is one of those dresses I love to keep in rotation all summer long. It’s so easy to throw on with some sandals and go. 

What a gorgeous day we had! We started at one of our favorite antique stores and then headed to Cake and Islands Dessert Shoppe. They’re known for their sea glass candy, but also their macaron cookies. They were amazingly good! We ate all of them on the beach, haha. Next we stopped at the National Seashore Park office in Eashtham, which is also where the Nausset Lighthouse is. Fun fact, on August 7, 1961 President Kennedy signed a bill establishing the Cape Cod National Seashore to preserve the Great Beach and prevent large scale development from occurring at other places along the Eastern seaboard. It includes 43,607 acres and nearly 40 miles of seashore along the Atlantic coast. After visiting the park office, we went to the beach where Ava played with a sand turtle toy she got at the park store and then eventually to the lighthouse to get some photos. Ava thought someone lived inside the lighthouse and kept knocking on the door. She is adorable to watch! To end the day, we stopped in Chatham, my second favorite town on the Cape. It is beyond charming. We stopped for dinner at the Chatham Raw Bar to try out their oysters after hearing so many good reviews. Trust me, they were the best oysters I ever had! I’m kicking myself for not getting a photo of them, but I literally inhaled them as soon as they got to the table. 

 

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xo, Amanda  

Polka Dot Pose

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Blue Polka Dot Top c/o || Bow Shorts c/o || Similar Polka Dot Keds || Sunglasses || Circle Bag || Pearl Bracelet || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Ava’s Polka Dot Top || 

Happy Tuesday, friends! First, happy birthday to my brother Mike! I can’t wait to celebrate with him. This look definitely puts a smile on my face. It has my all time favorite vintage vibe going on with the forever fun polka dot print and the tailored white shorts with an adorable bow at the waist. I matched Ava with her ruffled polka dot top and white bottoms. I seriously cannot resist matching with her! Both pieces fit extremely well and are true to size. I’m wearing an XS for reference. We took these photos at a newly found restaurant for us. Persy’s became one of our go-to spots for breakfast with a huge menu, great prices, and even better food! The meal I got the most was eggs, bacon, home fries, and a common crumpet. Of course some coffee too! 

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xo, Amanda  

Sunset Memories

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Blue Crochet Dress c/o || Similar Sandals || Wicker Circle Bag || Sunglasses || MVMT Watch c/o || Pearl Knot Necklace || Mom Bracelet || Ava’s Top and Skort Set ||  

 Good morning everyone and welcome to Monday! One of the things we love to do while on the cape is to catch some breathtaking sunsets and trust me, they never disappoint! There are a few spots to watch the sun setting over the bay, but one of the highest rated is Skaket Beach in Orleans. This is a great family beach too. It’s never overcrowded, very clean, has warm bay water, and of course has the amazing view of the sunset. This was our first time trying out the beach and we were very impressed! This was actually one of our busiest days and it was very relaxing and memorable to end it with the beautiful golden glow. I wore this blue crochet dress for our day out and love it’s gorgeous details! I’ll tell you, Chicwish never disappoints with that. It has a full crochet finish with eyelet details, a scrolled hem, and is pleated at the waist. I’m wearing an XS for reference. 

Stay tuned tomorrow for some matching with Ava! There were a few outfits I had planned out where Ava and I would match. I’m also getting our family photos from the trip ready to go as well. Looking back on them gives me the biggest smile and fills my heart with happiness. Until then, have a great Monday! 

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xo, Amanda 

Fun In The Sun

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Floral Swimsuit c/o || MVMT Sunglasses c/o || MVMT Watch c/o || White Shorts || Similar Boater Hat || Mom Bracelet || Pearl Bracelet || Earrings c/o || Jack Rogers Sandals || Straw Circle Bag || Mar Y Sol Pink Tote Bag ||  

Good morning and happy Thursday!  We were very lucky to have some incredible weather on our trip that was perfect for the beach. We made sure to make the most of it too, especially after this hard winter. With beach weather comes swimsuit season! For the longest time, I really only had one or two swimsuits I would pull out every year, but when they started looking old and thread worn, I vowed that would never happen again, haha. Honestly, there are so many great bathing suits out here for very affordable princes, there’s no reason to keep recycling the old ones year after year. The one I’m wearing above is only $14 and has the cutest floral print with little ruffles. I’m wearing a size small. I’m also loving my new MVMT sunglasses and watch! The sunglasses fit my face nicely and do not slide off my nose, which happens to a great deal of sunglasses. The reflective lenses are always an awesome touch! The watch is elegant and timeless with brushed rose gold stainless steal and a peach 100% leather strap. Use the code “amandabrezovsky15” for $15 off of your MVMT order! 

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xo, Amanda  

A Princess Moment

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Pink Satin Dress c/o (Sold Out, Similar Here and Here) || Ava’s Tulle Dress c/o || Similar Pink Sandals || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || MVMT Watch c/o || Kate Spade Mom Bracelet || KJP JFK Pearl Bracelet || KJP JFK Pearl Necklace || 

Good morning, friends. First, I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Kate Spade. My heart goes out to them. I was completely shocked and saddened to learn of her passing yesterday. Her brand and vision have always been an inspiration for me bringing color, sparkle, and whimsy into the fashion world. I remember getting my first Kate Spade bag only a few years ago and what a monumental moment that was for me. She brought affordable luxury to the masses and allowed us to peak into her world of fun and vibrant colors. She did live colorfully and she did leave a little sparkle everywhere she went. Thank you Kate. You will be missed. 

This was one of my most favorite photography shoots we did while on vacation in Cape Cod. I told Ava these were our princess dresses, which she loved! She kept telling me we looked like princesses for the rest of the night. She didn’t want to take her dress off. Both of our dresses are from Chicwish, a favorite of mine. I was happy to see they started carrying children’s clothing too. As soon as I spotted this tulle floral dress, I knew Ava would not only love it, but look darling in it. She’s wearing a size 3-4. She wears a 3T now. My heart swooned a bit when I saw my dress. It’s perfect for any formal event, especially with wedding season upon us. Mine is currently sold out, but I linked some similar ones also from Chicwish.

We took these photos at the JFK memorial on my 30th birthday. A great way to end a very memorable day. This is my favorite spot on all of the Cape and that’s saying a lot since every spot on the Cape is charming and dreamy. The sunsets are absolutely gorgeous going down behind the memorial and glistening on the water fountain. It’s relaxing and very peaceful to be there, especially with Veternas Beach being in front of the memorial too. It’s a great little spot to come and the spot where I initially fell in love with Hyannis. I can’t wait to share the rest of our photos from our vacation! 

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xo, Amanda  

A Vibrant Match

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Julie Brown NYC Dress c/o || Dress For Cocktails Bag c/o || Sunglasses || Slides || Similar Jean Jacket || KEP Earrings c/o || DW Watch c/o || 

Good morning and happy Tuesday, friends! I don’t know what it is, but I adore matching. I love matching my accessories to my outfit and I especially love matching my outfits to Ava’s. Those are my favorite! I was thrilled when Julie Brown NYC told me they were doing a matching collaboration with Dress For Cocktails. I could not wait to see what they had in store. The dress is so vibrant and stands out in a crowd. It also has pockets, which, let’s be honest, is one of the best features for a dress to have! I’m wearing a size 2, but I should have gone with the 0. The 2 felt a little loose. Now, the bags (tote and clutch) have a removable magnetic bow, which matches the print of the dress. There are also a few different colored bows available to mix and match. I told Ava the little matching clutch was hers to carry around and she loved it. She also really liked the removable bows. She was constantly switching them around. It’s a neat idea! 

xo, Amanda  

My Mother’s Day Weekend

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Good morning and happy Wednesday friends! Today I’m happy to be able to share a little glimpse into the fun filled history adventure of my Mother’s Day weekend with you. I finally finished editing all of the photos and got to relive the memories while doing so. I was fortunate enough to spend it in my favorite city filled with history, culture, and excitement. Ava’s always learning and soaking up information. I find it important to teach her as much history as I can about each place we visit. She loves it and can tell you quite a bit about American history! A current favorite of hers right now is Abraham Lincoln. She was completely taken by him and wanted to go talk to him, which we did multiple times at the memorial. One of my favorite pictures is actually her gazing upon Lincoln’s portrait at the National Portrait Gallery. She looks so small standing next to the painting and is in a state of awe. Coming from a history loving family like mine, it’s pretty amazing to see. I kept telling Ava all weekend how lucky I am to have her and thank you for making me your mommy. She gave me the most beautiful gift of all. Being her mommy.  

 

Xo, Amanda