By Ashley Aikele
Is it safe to say we are in the full swing of spring? I hope so! Here are 20 of my favorite street style trends to try this spring!
Look above (1): The retro look is in! This outfit has a 70’s vibe, and I love it. It’s casual, stylish and comfortable.
Keep reading for all 20 looks…
PS! Shopbop is having their friends and family sale! 25% off full price and sale items! Ends tomorrow!
A big thing I’m preparing for mentally with baby #3 coming is breastfeeding. I told a couple friends yesterday that I need to take advantage of going somewhere alone for more than 2 hours while I can! Once baby comes, if I’m able to breastfeed her the way I have with my other two, than that little one and I will be attached at the hip for a long while. Which is sweet and wonderful, but a big adjustment to your life as an independent adult. With each of my other two children I had very different experiences breastfeeding them, and it was hugely emotional for me as well. I feel like a lot of women don’t talk openly about their experiences, good and bad, and I’m not really sure why when it’s a huge part of those infant days. I’ve found that talking about it with other women helps relive some of the mother’s guilt and handle struggles that come up in a more healthy way. So, today I thought it would be interesting to really dive into it all and get lots of women’s stories and perspectives on the topic of feeding their babies.
But first, my own experience feeding Henry and Edie as infants…
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We’ve mostly unpacked from our recent move, which feels really good seeing as baby is on her way very soon! So this past week, during spring break, we explored Oakland a bit and found a beautiful hike high in the hills that we’ll for sure be coming back to soon called Serpentine. Keep reading to see our adventure one sunny spring morning…
Happy weekend! We’ve been shooting some video footage all morning for an ad campaign coming up and I’m excited to share it with you soon! Above is a behind the scenes shot Ashley took. Besides this fun shoot, I’ve got Alameda flea market (finally- it rained out last month!) and some major baby prep on my agenda this weekend. We just found out a couple days ago that they’ll need to induce me 2 weeks early…a week from Monday! More on that all coming up in a post later this week. But first, here are some links to explore. Have a great one!
The dress I’m wearing above is a great find from Amazon. It’s super comfy and only $37. Jared thinks it’s super hot too.
The details in this bridal shower are beautiful (and amazing DIY flowers)
Some great healthy breakfast ideas (seems I’m always in a breakfast rut!)
A personal style interview with Jenna Lyons, and her favorite shopping spots in SOHO
One home’s result of taking a month off social media
Aren’t these little kimono sleepers cute?
Pretty copper flatware I’m swooning over
Roasted carrots never looked so good
Interesting article about baby technology being sold on fear over practicality
For your non-traditional nursery inspiration (that vintage crib!)
Do you follow these style rules?
Love this chunky camel cardigan (only $26!)
The best bakeries in SF (according to instagram)
Love this Kate Spade shower curtain (and the styling!)
10 mug cakes I need to try (YUM!)
Amazing collection of vintage Moroccan textiles I’m dying over
And finally, a great list of podcasts you should listen to (bookmarking for those long hours nursing!)
By Ashley Aikele
Happy April! These deals are no joke! Happy shopping!
By Ashley Aikele
I’ve been seeing lace up shoes everywhere lately. They seem to be the perfect transition shoe for spring! Here are 12 of my favorites from around the web… (more…)
Happy weekend! It’s the beginning of our spring break and my sister is here with her two kids visiting for the week. We made a big list of all the exploring we want to do tonight. Things on our priority list are Point Reyes, Tilden Park, Cabot Space and Science Center, Fentons, and the Jelly Belly Factory (of course). But first, we’re having Easter and a hunt on Sunday here. Have a great spring weekend, here are some links to explore:
Mabo has the sweetest children’s spring collection right now, photographed by our good friends Seth and Kendra Smoot. (image above)
Love this Ikea hack for the nursery!
Good tips for styling grocery store flowers
We just got a bbq, so I’m eyeing these tips for the best grilled chicken
Dating advice, from kids
40% off your purchase from Gap right now
I’ve heard such great things about these leather play mats
A qiuck series documentary about the all-American Levi’s 501 jean
The prettiest Easter brunch details
Not sure how I feel about this Instagram change
Stovetop mac and cheese for one
These DIY sunny side up Easter eggs are a really cute idea
Smart way to refresh those old folding chairs
Love all the spring sandals from Madewell
Love all the natural wooden furniture from the shop, Kalon Studios (the day bed! The crib!)
The first thing you should do in the morning when you’re just waking up
Hey guys! Something fun is going on next week. I’m participating in the #BabySteps Twitter Party with State Farm hosted by @MomSpark, and we’d love you to join! We’ll be getting chatty about saving (or not?) for your kid’s college, how you prepare for college, ways to teach your kids about money and savings (I’d love to hear your ideas!), what it was like talking with a State Farm agent, and any baby girl name suggestions are welcome as well! Bring your questions to me and the other bloggers who have been participating in the campaign and we can discuss it all in real time, like we were sitting down face to face for coffee on a rainy afternoon. I love real time chatting over emails and comments so I hope you can join in on the conversation.
Here are the details and how you can win an Amazon Gift card by participating…
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>
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