Fall Style: Ripped Mesh Leggings {under $7}

I am LOVING this Fall weather we are having in Philadelphia. Definitely easing into Fall and not just jumping into Winter {I hate it when that happens} I love being able to wear cozy fall pieces, without having to commit to that extra jacket layer!

Don’t you agree?

outfit details :  black ripped mesh leggings {under $7} /  pink dip hem sweater  {under $11} /

 gold booties {on sale 50% off!} / 4 in 1 Logan Layering necklace  / Dark Pink LipSense 

In this gorgeous wearing I am currently loving these black ripped mesh leggings this season. They are under $7 and unlike anything I have in my closet. The leggings are cozy, comfortable and perfect to pair with a longer sweater {to cover the bum} but I think these are so fun and funky – perfect for a day of chasing the boys all around the city.

With or without the leggings I am also digging this  pink dip hem sweater which is awesome over leggings or skinny jeans. the high-lo sweater over a longer tank underneath is cool for a layered look, with additional coverage in the back – which I enjoy with tight pants.

And you know I have to add some fun jewels to the mix – especially when there is no print and {to me} neutral colors involved. The Logan Layering necklace is a go-to favorite because of the mixed metals and ability to wear it 4+ different ways.

What’s your favorite fall style piece to wear on repeat? 

Mine might be these new leggings!

DIY Nintendo Controllers + Mario & Luigi – Halloween 2017

Power Up!

Happy Halloween from me + my Nintendo crew.

This year I wanted to have the boys be something cute and matching but then I also wanted to find a fun way for Charles and I to get into the fun as well. My crafty friend + neighbor Kelly whipped up these NES remote controllers for us after I told her the idea – a little cardboard and some construction paper. Easy!

The boys are fans of Mario and Luigi so it was easy to get them on board with the idea.

And I was all sorts of excited because it gave me the excuse to buy these overalls I had been eying up!

Everyone wins!

Our neighbors had also planned on doing a Mario theme, so it worked out that Yoshi, Princess Peach and another Mario joined in on the fun.

Here’s a group shot from our street in Philadelphia all dressed up! The Nintendo crew + Peppa Pig squad!

Everyone had an absolute blast!

Oh and for Brooks’ school party – I was Ariel! Got to love these mermaid leggings under $10! 

I hope your halloween was all sorts of awesome!

Can’t wait for next year!

Happy Halloween – a look back at costumes over the years

Happy Halloween! Today I thought it would be fun to do a quick little look back at some halloween outfits I’ve shared over the years! I’ll be sharing our officially Halloween costumes this year this evening on Instagram before we head out to Trick of Treat. I tried to go way back to see costumes pre kids, back when Jackson was the halloween star of the show, but didn’t have enough time to do that much research, but I’m sure you can find them if you search good and hard!

Side Note: two of my favorites over the years have been Dorothy {Wizard of Oz – duh} and Rainbow Brite – buried deep in the blog! Ha!

For now its all about how we’ve celebrated costumes with our kids! Here’s a little recap of the past 4 years! Stay tuned for our 2017 reveal soon!

// maternity shirt + blog post

and my favorite Babywearing Halloween ideas!

Brooks’ First Halloween

// baby shark costume

// pumpkins 

Mother of Dragons – Halloween 2016

// mother of dragons shirt + dragons costume


What’s your favorite costume you’ve ever dresses up as {or dressed your kids up as?!}

Please share!

a day at Linvilla Orchards – vlog

Last week the boys and I packed up the car and headed out for a fun filled day at Linvilla Orchards. I was invited by Linvilla to come and enjoy their Pumpkinland and other fall festivities – my parents live out that way so they decided to join us too! We got there super early – at 9:00am and had the entire place to ourselves. There is a huge playground there and the boys had a blast before it got crazy busy later in the day. We saw the animals on the farm, took a private hayride and picked out some pumpkins. It was a really awesome morning and the perfect fall day to spend at the orchard.

If you are in the Philadelphia area, be sure to add this to your list to check out – they not only have fall activities, but fun things going on all year long! Here’s a video of our day there, check it out and let me know what you think!


And here are some more photos from our day!

Have you ever been to Linvilla Orchards? 

What’s your favorite farm/orchard where you live?

 outfit details: overalls / button down / boots  / sunglasses


Fall Style: Raw Hem Denim + Booties

The weather is giving us little tastes of Fall here in Philly – but then randomly back up to 75* or down pouring.  While the weather won’t actually commit to the season, I am committed to putting my summer shoes away and enjoying my fall booties and sneakers at the very least – even if end up in a sleeveless blouse at the end of the day!

Because wearing cute booties can make any look a little more fall-like, am I right?

outfit details: top {also on sale at Ali’s Wagon} /  raw hem denim /

sneaker booties  {on sale} /  Evie Bib Necklace / LipSense 

I have been wearing these raw hem jeans constantly so far this season – loving the high waist. And I seriously want to buy more of these booties in other colors, they are so comfortable and so cute. They come in black as well and I’m pretty sure I NEED them! {you do too!}

Also this top is my new favorite – I thought it was clouds, but its actually a cute floral pattern {which I love even more now} I love how extra long it is because it’s cute to tuck in a bit {see first photo} or just play with it and leave it hanging. It’s really cute with a cozy sweater over top too. Did I mention its under $26?!



The Glow: A Jack-O-Lantern Experience, in Philadelphia – a VLOG

Another blog post and another video for ya!  I am excited to share with you our visit to The Glow: A Jack-o-Lantern Experience in Philly, which we went to over this past weekend! I had my friend and her 3 kids come up and visit us from Virginia for the day – she had heard about The Glow and was excited we could all check it out together.

Here’s my video recap – can’t wait to hear what you think!

The Glow is located in Fairmount Park, by the Mann Center – for all my Philly friends. It’s also going to be in Nashville and DC/Northern Virginia. It was really fun to do something different and festive this time of year – other than going to a pumpkin patch, which I also LOVE.

Brooks will be 4 in January and he liked it, but didn’t LOVE it. I think he just isn’t used to being out in the dark {he has a 7:00 bedtime} and he wasn’t loving the scary music that was being played in the dark. But he took a seat in the stroller and had a snack and then I think he was able to take it all in a bit more.

Graham {who is 2} stayed at home for this one and Brooks and I had a little mama + babe date – which I think is important to do every once in a while. A little special night out for my little man.

The Glow was cool – it featured over 5,000 hand carved, illuminated pumpkins – it was cool to see all the detail, which was hard for me to capture in the video because it was so dark, but every single thing you saw was made out of pumpkins – which was beautiful.

We went at 7:00pm and it wasn’t huge crowds yet, which was nice – so we were able to move along the lines to see everything fairly quick. If I was going by myself or just with friends, I would have thought it was a little on the short side, but with a 3 year old who is out past bedtime, it was perfect!

If you have The Glow coming to your neck of the woods, check it out for sure – and let me know what you think!

From Balayage Blonde Back to Brunette: A Fresh Hair Color for Fall

Every year, as the seasons change, so does my hair.

When it gets warm in the spring I love going blonde with some serious balayage action, going light and beachy for the summer. As the weather cools in the fall I crave cozy sweaters, all things pumpkin and my rich, dark hair color.

It’s just hair, so why not change it up if you want?


outfit details: cold shoulder ruffle top {on sale} raw hem denim /

 booties {similar – on sale!} / headband

I’ve been dying my hair back and forth since I was a kid. I like blonde and then I like brunette and it’s just an endless cycle that I don’t mind. This time I had my stylist match my roots, which are very dark and even though it was pretty light before, we managed to get a really good match!

And aside from my new hair, I’m loving the new striped, ruffled, cold-shoulder top – that’s on serious, super sale. It’s a sweet little piece to pair with some skinny jeans and booties on a warmer fall day.

Jeans and a top weather is my favorite – I love the 60-70* sweet spot where you can wear pretty much anything and be comfortable, give or take a layer or two. I’m hoping weather like this stays around for a while!

And I have to give a little shout out to my new favorite headband – the Blaire! This beauty is so cute to wear as a headband, but it’s also a choker necklace and a wrap bracelet! I love the little sparkle and detail on this piece. Also, using this link if you have your eye on any bracelet, including the Blaire – if you put 2 in your cart, you get 50% off the 3rd – which is an awesome excuse to treat yourself to a fun arm party or stock up on some holiday gifts!

Message me with any questions!

Are you like me and loving changing up your hair? Or are you more au natural in the hair department?

Let me know!

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