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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  

Floral Fever

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Ruffle Floral Dress c/o (Use The Code AmandaZOV20 for 20% off of your order!) || Straw Circle Bag || Jack Rogers Sandals || Sunglasses || KEP Earrings c/o || DW Watch c/o || 

Hello all and happy Monday!  I am currently writing this from outside as it is such a gorgeous day! We had rain for about 75 perfectof the weekend so it truly feels like a breath of fresh air. Speaking of the weekend, did anyone watch the Royal Wedding?? I didn’t see it live, but as soon as I woke up, I watched all of the highlights and read up on all of the details. It looked like a dream wedding and Harry and Meghan were so happy! I couldn’t be happier for them. I also went to go see Deadpool 2 and loved it. Ryan Reynolds is perfect in the part and oh so halarious. If you liked the first Deadpool, then you are sure to pleased with this one as well. 

 I’ve always been a huge fan of floral prints and wear them year long no matter the season. When the seasons do change into fall and winter, I change over from light brights to dark florals in order to keep rocking my favorite print. They’re also my favorite backdrop to photograph against. The song lyric, “these are a few of my favorite things” comes to mind when thinking of this dress! The eye catching white flowers set against a beautiful blush background make for one stunning combo. The ruffle hem adds some feminine flair while the ruffle cut out in the back gives this dress a fun sexy twist that still feels elegant! On a side note, does anyone know the name of the white flowering trees I’m standing by? They smelled AMAZING! Possibly jasmine? No one knew for sure, but they were increadible. 

 

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This Dress Makes Me Smile

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Yellow Floral Dress c/o || Similar Circle Bag (Mine Is From TJMaxx) || Franco Sarto Heels, Old, (Similar) || Express Sunglasses, Old, (Similar) || Kohl’s Trench Coat, Old, (Similar) || 

Happy Good Friday, everyone!  First off, thank you to my dad for taking these photos for me. The location we took them in doesn’t allow tripods so his help was essential and of course greatly appreciated! This dress instantly puts a smile on my face with its vibrant sunshine yellow color adorned with pretty blossoms. The tie neck and ruffle cuffs add a beautiful touch of femininity that I always adore. I wanted the whole look to feel as if spring has sprung and to be bright and cheery. I had so many people stop to comment on either the dress, shoes, or trench coat. Needless to say, this outfit was a hit! The dress fits true to size. 

This was our last day and one that turned out to be amazing. I actually came down with a nasty stomach bug and spent most of the time in bed, but felt better by the end of the trip and we made sure to pack as much into the last day as we could. We had some yummy snacks at Rare Sweets where Ava got her famous cherry blossom cookie and then took a walk around before heading over to Arlington National Cemetery to pay our respects at JFK’s grave. Finally we headed to a late lunch with our family memebers. It’s always so wonderful to see them. I wish we lived closer! 

I hope everyone has a blessed weekend and enjoys the Easter holiday! Below are some more photos from the day.

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xo, Amanda  

 

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Dreamy Rooftop Views

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 Gingham Ruffle Dress c/o || Pink Slides || Sunglasses || Circle Crossbody Bag || Similar Straw Hat || DW Rose Gold Watch c/o || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Drop Earrings || 

A very happy good morning to everyone! Though I currently live and grew up in the country, there’s nothing I find more thrilling than gazing upon a city to watch the hustle and bustle below. Oh the excitement! The sounds of city life alone feed my soul. This particular rooftop is a favorite of mine with views of two famous buildings, the Capitol and Washington Monument. It’s a fantastic spot to bask in the golden glow of a sunset too. As soon as I arrived in the city, I made my way to roof to catch the last of this beautiful sunset and to take it all in. This gingham dress with a ruffle neck and cuffs felt wonderful on. It’s a charming little number! Truly a versatile piece that could be worn on a picnic, to an amusement park, or strolling down the avenue while window shopping. I’m wearing a small and it fit perfectly. 

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xo, Amanda  

Personal Highlights From 2017

The last day of 2017, I still cannot believe it! 2017 had quite a few beautiful memories for me that I wanted to highlight below. Thank you again to everyone for following along on this journey with me! I hope you enjoy and cheers to a happy and healthy 2018!!  

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Mother’s Day. Ava and I dressed up in matching pink tulle outfits! This was so special and the day was beyond beautiful. Everyone was commenting on how cute we were dressed alike at the restaurant we went to. 

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Ava becoming a little fashionista! This past year Ava has absolutely fallen in love with my dressing room and playing with all things girly!  

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Easter weekend. Jesus has risen. The weather finally was turning a corner and a little bunny visited our home and left some treats!  

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Spent my dad’s birthday down with the cherry blossoms. What a magical time of the year. 

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Taking walks in the park and handing out flowers. This photo melts my heart. Ava lovesss flowers. She’ll go pick them and then hand them out or just continue to smell them haha. 

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Trips to Knoebels. This year Ava actually rode some rides. A fun time for all! That smile.  

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Spending my 29th birthday at the JFK 100 birthday celebration. This was a BIG one for me. JFK and I share the same birthday, which is beyond cool. Ava also has Obama’s birthday! The cake was sooooo good. 

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Our annual trip to Cape Cod was a memorable one since it was Ava’s first visit!  

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Getting to ride on Thomas the Tank. This was amazingly cool. Thomas looks absolutely real! I was blown away. We also got to visit with our family while we were there. They’re the best, I love you guys! 

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The dedication of the JFK statue in Pittston, PA. My shirt was a hit!  

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Our last year enjoying all the fun Belle brought to our lives.  

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Ava’s first time to the Luzerne County Fair. She loved this tractor and was pretty good at working it too!  

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My little shutter bug. She goes to grab my camera all the time now. Maybe she’ll love photography too someday.  

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Halloween! Ava dressed up as Peppa Pig. All of the little kids loved her costume. I kept hearing, mommy mommy, there’s Peppa Pig!  

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Ava and I on a photo shoot. This was one of my favorites with her. We dressed in matching colors and went to the park. We always have a blast on location! 

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Watching the night sky and the space crafts that zoom up above. 

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Valley Forge. My favorite spot in PA, especially in the fall. The word spectacular comes to mind when describing the foliage there.  

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Matchy matchy. We’re a family that likes to match together haha.  

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Christmas! Yay! The most wonderful time of the year. We packed so much into this Christmas season between decorating, singing carols, baking cookies, light rides, reading Christmas stories, watching Christmas movies, catching snow  flakes on our tongues, going to tree lightings, visiting with family and friends....the list goes on! My favorite part of Christmas is actually going to church on Christmas Eve and singing Silent Night by candle lite.  

 

xo, Amanda  

Blush And Blue With Stella & Dot

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Stella &  Dot Top c/o || Stella & Dot Earrings c/o || Similar Pink Skirt || Similar Pink Suede Heels || Circle Bag || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || Stella & Dot Ring || DW Watch c/o ||  

Hello dear friends and happy Monday! It’s no secret that my most favorite color combination is blush and blue. I’ll wear this color combination all year round regardless of the season. These beaded tiered tassel earrings are definitely a statement maker! The tassels can also be removed so you can wear the studs for a softer look. I always love a 2 for 1 deal. They also come in a beautiful burgundy color too. I love this feminine top with beautiful bell sleeves (on trend!) and peek-a-boo lace inserts. I decided to dress this top up a bit with a skirt and heels, but I could also see it work with some dark blue skinny jeans and cognac boots or white jeans/shorts in the summer with some flats in either navy, yellow, or red. Navy is one of those classic colors that pairs so well with a multitude of other colors depending which season you are in. 

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xo, Amanda