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Pink Polka Dots

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Pleated Polka Dot Dress c/o || Similar Red Heels || Similar Circle Bag || Sunglasses || Pink Wrap Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Moon & Star Ring ||

Good morning, everyone! There’s nothing I love more than a dress with gorgeous feminine details. Ruffles, pleats, polka dots, and a bow-tie all come together to create this standout frock. Not only does the dress feel wonderful on, but it’s truly a twirl worthy one too! You know I love a good twirl. The pleated skirt has such beautiful movement allowing for those twirling moments. The dress fits true to size. I’m wearing a size small.

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xo, Amanda

Tweed & Pearls // Chanel Inspired

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Tweed Blazer c/o || Pink Bow Top (Similar) || Straight Leg Crop Jeans || Tory Burch Bag || Cap Toe Pumps || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings ||

There’s nothing I love more than a good dupe and this post is chock full of them! Chanel inspiration takes the cake today from the beautiful pearl embellished tweed jacket to the ever versatile cap toe pumps. Even the quilted flap bag is a Chanel lookalike, but at a fraction of the cost. The tweed jacket is a true stunner and the perfect layering piece for fall. With gorgeous pearl detailing along the front, neck, cuffs, and pockets, this piece is sure to keep you polished all season long.

Also, may we never forget the horrific events of September 11th, 2001 and pray for all of those affected. It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years already. I remember that day crystal clear as if it were yesterday. All of the victims, their family’s, friends, and loved ones are in my thoughts today and everyday.

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xo, Amanda

A Fall Floral Dream

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Dark Floral Dress c/o || Ava’s Sunflower Dress c/o || Karen Walker Sunglasses || Basket Bag || Pink Bow Flats || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Good morning and happy Wednesday, friends! One item on my bucket list has always been to visit a flower farm and over this past weekend, it finally became a reality! What dreamy day it was too. The weather was absolutely perfect for taking in all of natures splendor. The views were breathtaking and gave an overall sense of calm when gazing out upon the colorful land. Needless to say, Ava and I had an absolute blast. She loved seeing all of the sunflowers, zinnia’s, and especially running through the vast fields. Not only are there flower fields, but the Lakeland Orchard (a part of Roba’s Family Farms) also has a vast array of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Along with the sunflower and zinnia festival, there is also apple picking, an antique carousel, the cow train express, a pumpkin bounce, a giant corn box to play in, various yard games, toy duck races, a goat corral, a hippity hop bounce corral, the cider garden, and for the “young at heart” there is also hard cider available. There’s also food and drinks at the orchard cafe with the cider slushee’s being a big hit with everyone! I believe in later fall there are also fire pits available to enjoy as well. There is a small admission fee, but if you purchase the tickets ahead of time online, they are cheaper. Along with the admission fee, you are able to cut one flower a piece for free. You can cut more flowers if you wish for an additional cost. To check out more about the farm, click here.

With the stunning weather, Ava and I dressed in our floral dresses for the fun flower filled day. I love slowly transitioning to darker florals as the seasons progress. This particular dress has a beautiful dark green background with golden cascading leaves and pretty pink flowers. The perfect dress to compliment fall. The dress fits true to size. I’m wearing an XS.

Check out below for some family photos from the orchard!

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xo, Amanda

Summer Dreaming

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Two Piece Set c/o || Similar Sandals || Wicker Basket Bag || Moon & Star Necklaces || Similar Seashell Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Rainbow Circle Ring ||

Good morning and happy Wednesday, friends! Last night, Ava, my dad and I, all had an absolutely marvelous time getting to experience one of my favorite television shows on the big screen! Five newly colorized episodes of I Love Lucy, plus a documentary on the colorization process, were shown for fans of all ages to enjoy the show like never before. We even received some Lucy posters from Cinemark to celebrate the one night event. What a treat it was to watch Lucy with fans who truly love the show and to be able to hear Ava laugh out loud at her crazy antics! It’s a night I will never forget.

This two piece button front set has a romantic carefree feeling to it similar to how I think of the long golden days of summer. Though I typically do not wear too many cropped pieces, this top paired with the high waisted skirt show just the right amount of skin. It’s a playful and flirty outfit that’s perfect for the hot and humid days. I also love a two piece set since you can mix and match the items with different pieces already in your wardrobe. Both pieces fit true to size. I’m wearing an XS.

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xo, Amanda

When Life Gives You Lemons

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Off The Shoulder Lemon Dress c/o || Sunglasses || Lemon Bag || Similar Sandals || Tassel Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

One print that always feels like summer is a lemon one. Perhaps it’s the sunshine yellow color or the thoughts of a nice cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade that bring out the feelings of the good ol’ summertime. This particular dress even incorporates fun polka dots and an off the shoulder style into the mix making for once chic ensemble! The dress fits true to size and comes with a removable sash to cinch in your waist.

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Summer Blues In The City

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Knot Striped Shirt c/o || Mid rise White Denim Shorts || Sunglasses || Similar Basket Bag || Necklace || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Tassel Earrings || Kate Spade Keds (Old, Similar) ||

Good morning, friends! I wore this look while Ava and I went to go see the new Sprider-Man: Far From Home movie yesterday. It was really good! Ava and I are big fans of all of the superhero movies with Spider-Man having a special place in both of our hearts.

While I tend to dress up a great deal of the time, I also love good casual basics, with this look being ideal for a fun summer night out! A blue and white color combo is quintessential for summertime and one of my favorites. The button down top has a collar, cute pocket patch in the front, and a tie knot at the hem. The fabric is so comfy and not see through at all. It fits true to size.

I also finished up the new season of Stranger Things and wow, Hopper’s speech at the end! Ugh, I could not stop crying. Everyone else I talked to that has finished up season three was the same way. Who is the “American” at the end though?! I have my theories, haha, and cannot wait for season 4 next year!

Wishing my mom a very happy birthday in heaven today too! She would have been 62. I know she is looking down on all of us, especially Ava, smiling so big at getting to watch her grow. I see so much of my mom in Ava too, it’s truly amazing. Her legacy of love, kindness, and never ending strength live on in my family and I am forever grateful to have had her as my role model and mom.

One of my favorite photos of her at Rusty Rudder. She was so cool! If you look, all of us are actually in this photo too. My brother and dad are reflected in her sunglasses and I’m off to the left side lol.

One of my favorite photos of her at Rusty Rudder. She was so cool! If you look, all of us are actually in this photo too. My brother and dad are reflected in her sunglasses and I’m off to the left side lol.

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xo, Amanda

Tropic Thunder

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Palm Print Dress c/o || Ava’s Palm Print Dress c/o || White Bow Hat || Ava’s White Bow Hat || Pink Bow Sandals || Straw Tote Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Turquoise Earrings || 

Good morning! Today’s feature is another Mommy and me ensemble in tropic palm leaf print dresses. They’re so cute and fun for a casual summer day. I found both my dress and Ava’s to fit true to size. My dress has some padding for a built in bra (though I still wore a bra with mine) and a cute criss cross open back design, which is very eye catching! Ava’s dress has the same palm leaf pattern, but with adorable ruffles along the chest and shoulders. We had a blast playing in the sand, running, kicking the ball around, and having a little picnic on my beach blanket. Afterwards we took a slow walk to enjoy the evening. It’s these little moments that are always special and end up creating a memorable day. 

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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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Ditsy Floral Dress

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Ditsy Floral Dress c/o || Similar Pearl Headband ||  Woven Mules || Wicker Bag || Earrings || Rose Coin Necklace c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || 

Happy Tuesday, friends! What a busy past couple of days Ava and I have had. To top it all off, tonight the Avengers are going to be at our local McDonalds! Ava’s pretty excited to meet them.   

When we’re super busy, I love to just throw on a dress and go. It’s a simple way to look chic andput together when time is of the essence. Another go-to solution are accessories in natural fabrics like straw, wicker, or rattan. Not only do they give some texture to an outfit, they go with everything, and feel effortless. You’ll be hard pressed to find me without them during the spring and summer months. I’ve been living in these woven mules, which are so comfortable to wear. They fit true to size and go with everything I put on. They’re going to be my go-to shoe for summer. This little floral dress has slightly puffed sleeves and a peplum hem. It’s perfect for a night out or when matched with natural fabrics like I did, it has a dressed down feeling for the day. 

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xo, Amanda  

Under The Blossoms

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Floral Tea Dress c/o || Similar Pearl Headband || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || Sandals || Similar Wicker Bag || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Ava’s Glitter Circle Bag || Ava’s Dress || 

Happy weekend, friends! Ava and I went to go see Avengers End Game yesterday and man, what an amazing way to end the series! Both of us loved the movie that clocks in at just over three hours. I laughed, I cried, I was on the edge of my seat, and I wholeheartedly enjoyed the entire journey I’ve been on with these characters over the past eleven years. What a journey it’s been too. The entire theater clapped at the end, which I always love. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but definitely go see it, especially all of the fans.

 This yellow tea dress was a dream to shoot under the weeping cherry blossom tree. With a bowtie at the neck, ruffles, and a floral print, this dress fit right in with romantic charm the trees have. Ava particularly enjoyed playing under them! We both wanted to wear yellow florals too. This is the cutest little number to throw on for a day out or even for a date night. Don’t forget you can use the code Amanda15 for 15% offif your Shein order. 

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xo, Amanda  

Gingham & Bows

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Pink Gingham Bow Top c/o || Similar Pleated Skirt || Pink Bow Sandals || Pink Bow Hat || Vanity Box Bag || Earrings || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || 

What is it about a bow that simply makes my heart go aflutter? It’s one of those little details that makes a big impact and adds a feminine touch with a hint of whimsy. This darling pink gingham top with bows along the cuffs combines the best of both worlds with its fun spring/summertime print and of course, the beautiful bows. Not only does the top have bows, but my sandals and hat also have bows too! While putting this look together, I envisioned a spring time walk in the park or a picnic under a blossoming tree.

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xo, Amanda  

Leopard Blouse

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Leopard Top c/o || Skinny Jeans || Blush & Glitter Loafers || Sunglasses || Rebecca Minkoff Bag || Earrings || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || 

Hello friends! Leopard has been one of my long time favorite prints as far back as I can remember. Even Ava is quite a fan of the print and likes to point it out every time we see it. This lightweight blouse combines two details I adore. A bow tie at the neck and of course the leopard print. The top feels so comfortable with a looser fit. It looks best when tucked into either a pair of jeans or a skirt. I particularly enjoy pairing leopard with colors of the season. It really does act as a neutral!

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xo, Amanda  

Transition Into Spring

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Sail To Sable Coat c/o || Gingham Dress c/o || Wedge Espadrilles || Straw Hat || Straw Bag c/o || 

Happy Friday, friends! White tweed, big gold buttons, and a knee length cut make this coat from Sail To Sable elegant in every single way. It’s been my go-to this season for the transition into warmer spring weather. I’m completely over winter and also strongly hoping we do not get any more snow storms. Fingers crossed! I’ve been starting to store away my winter outterwear and looking for a coat for the cooler spring days. This tweed one has a fresh feel with a light lining to keep me warm until we hit those 70 degree days. It also features a stand up collar and a fit and flare silhouette. I paired the coat with a fun gingham dress and yellow wedge espadrilles

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xo, Amanda  

Blue Blossom

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Floral Top c/o || LC Lauren Conrad Tulle Skirt (Similar) || Blue Pearl Sandals || Straw Hat || Blue Satchel Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||  

Good morning and happy Tuesday! With spring right on the horizon, I swear I could even smell it in the air yesterday, I have all of my floral pieces pulled out and ready to go. There’s nothing more refreshing after a long winter than beautiful blossoms coming to life spreading their beauty and delectable fragrance in the warm air. Not only does this top remind me of all that spring has to offer, it’s also in the most lovely shade of pastel blue, which seems to be everywhere I look this season. From tops to bags, shoes, skirts, scarves, and even pjs, pastel blue is a color perfectly capturing the tranquility of spring. The straw hat adds the perfect amount of vintage flare and I must say, I absolutely adore it!

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xo, Amanda  

Silver Screen Glam

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Silver Dress c/o || Similar Red Heels || Similar Clutch || Similar Pearl Hair Comb || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||  

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Mine was filled with antiquing, getting some fresh air, catching up on some work, attending a church dinner, and also starting Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. A few people have recommended the show to me and let me tell you, it is hilarious! I’m not kidding. I could not stop watching it. It’s definitely binge worthy and will have you laughing the entire way through. 

My fashion roots, heart, and soul have always been with vintage inspired looks. While the 1950s have always been my favorite time period, I also have quite a soft spot for the 1940s and 1960s too. This particular look nods to the 40s with its silky silver fabric, A-line skirt, knee length cut, soft waves, and of course a red lip with some pearl accents. Actresses like Lana Turner, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth, Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, and Gene Tierney come to mind. I also must give credit where credit is due. Ava is the one who chose the red shoes for this outfit. She actually helps me pick out some accessories for quite a bit of my looks! We had just watched The Wizard Of Oz the night before so Dorothy’s ruby red slippers were front and center on both of our minds.

 

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xo, Amanda  

Gingham Frills

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Gingham Top c/o || White Jeans || Red Scallop Bag || Hoop Earrings || Heels || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o ||  

Good morning, everyone!  

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xo, Amanda  

Pink Lady

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Pink Ruffle Top c/o || LC Lauren Conrad Skirt (Old, Similar) || Hoop Earrings || Similar Stud Heels || Betsy Johnson Clutch (Old, Similar) ||  

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  I cannot help but to think of the Pink Ladies from Grease whenever I see a pink and black color combination. This top, with its adorable ruffles, was the inspiration for this outfit and definitely has some retro vibes. The material is formfitting and looks better tucked into either pants or a skirt.

Did anyone else happen to watch The Bachelor this last Monday? I honestly have never watched the show, but started to this season. It’s quite entertaining lol. The infamous fence jumping scene finally happened on Monday and everyone went wild! I don’t blame Colton one bit after what happened with Cassie though. Ugh, that was heart breaking to watch. 

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xo, Amanda  

Winter Meets Spring

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Floral Embroidered Dress c/o || Similar Clutch (Here) And (Here)  || Similar Sequin Shoes || 

Hello and happy Monday! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! Did anyone happen to watch the Oscars last night? Ava and i watched the ceremony and loved all of the musical performances. The opener with Queen and Adam Lambert was amazing! Now that’s how you open a show! Lady Gaga’s and Bradley Coopers performance was incredibly emotional and filled to the brim with electric chemistry. A well deserved double standing ovation! My favorite speech was by Olivia Colman for best actress. My goodness, she was beyond adorable! I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time. Also, Chris Evans being a real life Captain America in helping Regina King up the stairs, swoon, proof that chivalry is not dead. What a gentleman!

This time of the year is tough to dress for. Spring everything is hitting the shelves, yet it’s still chilly out with threats of winter weather everywhere. Enter dark floral dresses. Bonus points for ones with a longer skirt! The florals and pink skirt in this one feel like spring, while the dark mesh anchors the look to the winter season. I love the romance of this dress is and how elegant I felt while wearing it. As it gets closer to spring, simply swap out the heels for some strappy sandals and you have a beautiful spring ensemble! 

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Spring Fever

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Mint Floral Dress c/o || Jean Jacket || Sunglasses || Vintage Kate Spade Bag (Similar) || Floral Earrings || Woven Mules || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || 

Good morning, friends! The spring equinox arrives in 27 days and I, along with just about everyone else, cannot wait for the official end of winter. While I do enjoy what each season has to offer, I cannot help but be the most excited for spring. The warm weather, sunshine, pastel colors, and beautiful blooms make me incredibly happy. This mint dress with petite florals throughout not only looks like spring, but also feels like it too. The chiffon fabric feels light as air along with the flirty skirt that swishes with each step. I love a good twirl! The dress runs true to size and feels like a breath of fresh air to throw on. 

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xo, Amanda  

Faux Leather Leggings

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Faux Leather Leggings c/o || Similar Gray Sweater || Similar Jean Jacket || Similar Camel Coat || Red Scallop Bag || Similar Bow Flats|| Freyrs Sunglasses c/o || Hoop Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||

Happy Thursday, friends!  If you’re in the path of the polar vortex, please stay safe! Wind chills are going way below zero making it harmful to be outside for extended periods of time today. On a happier note, yesterday was the grand reopening of Wilkes-Barre’s Barns & Nobles bookstore! Back in June of last year, a tornado ripped through the area causing a great amount of damage, including the B&N building. We were thrilled to be able to go back to one of our favorite stores!

Every now and then I like to switch up my style and keep things fresh. Enter these faux leather leggings. They add a little bit of edge to a classic casual look. They have a snug fit with some stretch to them, though I think they would look better on someone taller than me. For reference, I’m 5’2 and found there to be bunching in the leg area around the knee. They do look great though and fit just like a glove. They also have little pockets, a plus in my book! 

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xo, Amanda