mommy and me

Mother's Day Outfits

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Floral Dress || White Disc Hat || Vintage Kate Spade Bag (Similar) || Sandals || Jackie Kennedy Earrings || Pink &  Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Ava’s Dress TJ Maxx (Similar) ||

Happy Friday, everyone! For the past three years, Ava and I have always worn matching or similar outfits for Mother’s Day. It’s a tradition that we’re going to keep going for as long as we can! When Ava first saw me in this floral 1940s inspired dress, she said, “mommy, that dress is so beautiful.” She’s really been getting into dressing up and taking photos with me and wanted to dress in her own floral dress for the shoot. She looks so angelic in these photos too. She’s my precious little angel. I was also teaching her how to twirl her skirt during some of these shots. She’s getting the hang of it! It was a gorgeous day outside that we made the most of with many wonderful memories at our favorite spots in the park.

Ava’s dress came from TJ Maxx, which she also wore for Palm Sunday. It’s a great spot to find unique dresses at a great price. I’ve gotten many of hers there over the years. My dress not only boasts a great deal of charm, but also grace with its pink floral cascading throughout the 1940s style embellishments. The bodice has a multitude of pin tucks, centered by a classic winged collar, highlighted by long sleeves (that I rolled up), and a button cuffed for added vintage accent. The wide banded waistline slims and elongates your hourglass while the swing skirt features gentle gathers for a delightful flair. This is one of the most lovely dresses that I own. Everything about it makes me feel at my very best. The sizing for the dress runs small. While the dress does fit, it’s rather tight in the waist. I would suggest going up one size for comfort.

Don't forget to look below for our other Mother’s Day outfits from the past three years! Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mamas out there. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. 

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xo, Amanda

Hello May!

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Similar Pink Polo || Pleated Skirt || Woven Mules || Similar Straw Bag || Velvet Pearl Headband || Flower Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Rose Coin Necklace c/o ||

Welcome to my favorite month of the year! So many wonderful things happen in May that make my heart fill with joy. Not only does the weather start to finally turn around (April showers bring May flowers!), but we have Mother’s Day, my birthday, May the 4th be with you for the Star Wars fans, Memorial Day, and our annual vacation to the Cape. It’s a month that I’ve looked forward to for as long as I can remember and still do to this day. I long to be spend time outdoors and May is the month where that finally starts to happen on a consistent basis. So here’s to the month of May, my favorite month of the year!

It’s a priority of mine to always look put together whether I’m dressed in jeans, a skirt, or a dress. On my more laid back days you’ll find me in some variation of this casual elegant outfit. This look is favorite of mine for still being dressed up, yet in a relaxed fashion. The pleated floral skirt is a dream to wear! I’m a big fan of pleats with them being especially fun for a good twirl. Ava and I were walking around looking at all of the cherry blossoms in town during this shoot. She is the absolute sweetest too. I cannot say enough how lucky I am to have her. She loves to give me kisses when we get photos together, which melts my heart. She also kept picking flowers for me and gets so excited to give them to me, which of course earns her another kiss!

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xo, Amanda

Mommy & Me- Love Sweatshirt

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My Love Sweatshirt c/o || Ava’s Love Sweatshirt c/o || White Skinny Jeans || Kate Spade Gray Tassel Sneakers || Similar White Hat || Stella & Dot Ring || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring ||  

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today is another installment of my “Mommy & Me” matching outfits that I cannot get enough of! The gray sweatshirts have Love written across them and are perfect for any mommy and baby duo. The sweatshirts are from Yoins, which has a great selection of matching outfits! I’m very impressed. I’m wearing a size XS and Ava is in a size 90. I love that these sweatshirts are something we can both wear numerous times on casual days or even dressed up with a black skirt and shoes. Also, it’s hard to believe that Ava is already half of my height and she’s only two years old! Maybe she’ll grow taller than me one day. It could happen, haha! 

 

xo, Amanda  

Mommy And Me: The Red Dress

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 My Red Lace Dress c/o || Ava’s Red Lace Dress c/o || Sunglasses || DW Watch c/o || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || Stella & Dot Ring || 

Hello all and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Did anyone go see Thor?!? I have to say, it is was one the BEST Marvel movies and definitely the best Thor movie. It was so funny too! Kudos to Marvel and the whole Thor team, you guys outdid yourselves! Also, the newest episode of Outlander was on Sunday. Jamie and Claire, all the feels! This show basically combines all of my favorite things into one, history, romance, and an absolutely intriguing story with well developed characters. 

As you know, my favorite posts are always the ones that feature my little Ava bug! Matching my outfit to Ava’s is one of my favorite things to do. Even if the outfits don’t match, sometimes I’ll still match the color scheme up. My mom used to love dressing my family up in matching outfits too. I even still have one of our matching dresses that I cannot wait to dress Ava and I up in. That will be a very special moment for me.

These red lace dresses Ava and I are wearing feature a delicate floral pattern and have an A-Line design. The fit is a little loose with some stretch to it. Very comfortable for wearing all day! I got my usual size of XS, but probably could have sized down to an XXS. Ava’s is a size 90. She typically fits into a US size 2T depending on the company. We both had so much fun in these dresses! These red dresses are so special to me now and I cannot wait to wear them for years to come.

 

xo, Amanda  

Mommy And Me Valentine's Day

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Oh my little Ava bug. These are always my favorite kinds of posts to do. The whole time I was like, oh I love you so much Ava and she kept eyeing the cupcakes haha. She had cake on her first birthday, but this was the first time she had cupcakes and let me tell you, she LOVED them! As you can see from most of the photos, she's holding one and has icing all over her mouth. They were Ava approved! I tried to get our dresses to match as best I could too. I really want to find a store that specializes in matching mother daughter outfits. My dress is an old one from Modcloth. Ava's is a recent one from The Children's Place.

Every Valentine's Day I pretty much prepare the same treats and make sure the house has pretty flowers throughout it. While many feel this may be a "hallmark" holiday, I see it as a day to celebrate all of the love you have in your life. In grade school, we handed out valentines to our friends and as we grew older, we started celebrating with significant others. Whether it be your husband, wife, best friend, mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, or son, you can celebrate with any of these people and show them that you care. The list can go and on and on!

Mommy And Me: Darling Duo

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On me: Pink Jacket || Rainbow Sweater || AG Skinny Jeans || Similar Gold Sequin Shoes || Tiagnanello Bag c/o || Daniel Wellington Watch c/o || Daniel Wellington Rose Gold Cuff c/o || Bauble Bar Earrings c/o || Jackie Kennedy Unity Band || Jackie Kennedy Emerald Unity Band || Lip Color: Ava

On Ava: Rainbow Sweater || Robeez Gold Shoes c/o ||

Happy New Year and cheers to 2017! I hope everyone enjoyed their new year celebrations. Ours was relaxing and fun. Absolute perfection. Has anyone made some new years resolutions? I haven't yet, but I have an idea of what mine will be.

This post is a new favorite of mine. Anything with Ava in it instantly becomes my favorite haha. We actually took these photos right after Christmas, but I wanted to save this post as my first for the new year. Something that was happy and bright! My one friend got Ava and I these rainbow sweaters as a Christmas gift. He knows me so well! I love to match with my little love bug any chance I get. She's my little mini me. Speaking of the bug, Isn't It Darling left a comment on one of my photos of Ava and I saying "such a darling duo." I thought that would be a really cool name for us, which is where the title of this post came from. So there you have it, Ava and I are now the Darling Duo! <33 In all honesty though, I feel so blessed and lucky to be Ava's mom. She is such a ray of light and one of the happiest little girls I know. Just look at her smile! Being Ava's mom, now there's the best gift of all.

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xo, Amanda

Headbands Of Hope // Flower Crown

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Headbands Of Hope // Flower Crown- Encahnting Elegance

A few months back I partnered up with Headbands Of Hope to bring awareness to their cause. For every item sold on their website, one headband is given to a child with cancer. Here is the first post from back in June. I feel very honored to be able to participate again and hope that new and old readers alike will get behind and support this wonderful cause. They believe that fashion can be the greatest vehicle to positive self-identity and I could not agree more. That belief is the driving force behind my personal style and one of my goals for creating and continuing this blog. The happiness on the children's faces when they receive a headband brings joy into my heart and knowing that such a simple act of kindness really does make a difference in the world. Since their creation in April 2012, Headbands Of Hope has donated headbands to every children's hospital in the U.S. That is quite a remarkable feat if you ask me. Lastly, my heart is absolutely melting over Ava having a matching floral headband to mine. Mommy and me posts are my favorite.

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xo, Amanda

Berry Good Cardigan and Dress

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Happy Wednesday, friends! Today is a special one since Ava gets to be featured on here with me in akind of mommy and me post. I love dressing her and I up to match in either the colors we wear or the type of clothing we have on like jean jackets or tulle skirts. This dress I have on is from Lauren Conrad's fall runway collection and it is just as dreamy to have on as it looks in the pictures. The burgundy lace with creamy tulle accents are everything I could want in a dress and more. Some dresses just make you feel like a princess and this was one of them. Talk about having a fancy night out with my little bug <3

To match, I dressed Ava up in this berry cardigan from Oliver and Adelaide, a boutique that carries products that are timeless, stylish, and high quality, each with handcrafted charm, eco-responsibility, and one-of-a-kind cute factor. The cardigan has a sweet 1950s feel and is hand knitted in Long Island, New York. The wool is so soft and the colors really pop looking absolutely gorgeous, I cannot help but smile looking at her in these photos. Fall is officially here f with cooler temps in the mornings (in the low 40s) and this cardigan is what I reach for each time to keep her warm and stylish.

 

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xo, Amanda