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Wedding Outfit Inspiration


We had a wedding this last weekend, as I am sure most people are on the wedding circuit during these summer months. We don’t have as many the last few years since most of our friends are married and even finished having all of their kids. So a wedding here or there is kind of fun and not a burden 🙂

I have to say, I had some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time getting dressed up. It’s a rare occasion for me these days, with fewer weddings to go to, being a stay at home mom, and just plain ol’ busy with the kids. The week before I did a last minute shopping spree on Amazon (Amen to Prime!) for a fun skirt. I was surprised that there were so many cute tea length full skirts for a steal! There was still the question of quality, but I could always return them. So I took a gamble and ordered a green one and the yellow one you see in the picture. I’m returning a few others I tried, but the green and yellow ones are amazing for $20!! I’m keeping both 🙂 Then with a little inspiration from what I had in my closet, I settled on the stripe blouse from Target, black studded shoes from Aldo (years ago), and jewelry from Madewell and Loft. A pretty inexpensive outfit that was fun, easy (skirt has pockets – bonus!) and comfortable…minus the hot weather!! That part I wasn’t a fan of and could have used cool air zipping up my skirt. But we can’t have it all, right?!

And the best part about getting dressed up this weekend? My girls were away with grandma and grandpa so I actually had time to think about what I wanted to wear without little ones crowding around me in my closet and asking a million questions or needing something every 10 seconds…so maybe it wasn’t the actual outfit, but simply that I had TIME 😉

Enjoy the wedding season!

Dressing for Disneyland

We did it! We finally went to Disneyland with the kiddos this week! My husband and I are not natural Disney goers, but we both never went as wee ones and knew we wanted our girls to experience it when they were young to capture the magic. Because, let’s just say, when you go for your first time as an adult, you see past all of the smoke and mirrors 🙁 We surprised the girls at 5:30am and told them to grab their stuffies, we are going to Disneyland. My oldest didn’t believe us and quickly proceeded to go back to bed, but with a little pinky swearing we convinced her we weren’t pulling her leg!


Jeans: Gap; Shorts, Sneakers and black top: Banana Republic; Birkenstocks: Nordstrom; Cream Top: Ann Taylor; Hat: Target

Soooo, my take on Disneyland? I won’t go in to too much detail since this isn’t what this post is about. But I will say, I am glad my girls got to experience it. It was crazy insane at times with tired legs and a massive headache, but to see the look on their little faces, was enough to make it worth while for me. We made the most of our time there and went like gangbusters. Let’s just say, I’m happy to have this Sunday to relax and recoup before our normal crazy week commences. That said, I am surprised at how well I packed. I was comfortable, but also didn’t feel like I could meet up with friends with my head held high 😉 Here is a photo of the main basics I packed. Notice the mostly dark colors to hide any unsightly stain you might pick up? And two pairs of comfy shoes in case one gives you problems. I rotated my shoes so my feet never got too bad with one. A light jacket, jeans, and a hat in case you needed to make a quick coffee run in the morning before getting ready…oh yes, and for the sun! I also through in a pair of shorts that were airy in case it was super hot. I did use them by the pool, but our weather was never super hot. Below are a few extra details and pictures of the beginning part of our trip and Disneyland (might I add that it’s super hard to get cute pictures with everyone and their mother in it as well!!). My personal fave!


Miss Piggy!

We spent the first day and a half in Burbank for my husbands work. We got to tour the Disney studio lots and I have to say this was my favorite part of the trip. The history behind Disney, how perfectly manicured every nook and cranny was and the attention to detail on the lot was inspirational. You could see the legacy Walt had left behind.


Every walkway on the lot is interesting to tour


All the buildings are perfectly old school and perfectly maintained


The seven dwarfs holding up the building

We took a quick road trip to Santa Monica for the girls to get some silly’s out. And despite the cold and grey skies, the girls didn’t want to leave. Then before heading to Disney, we took a quick side trip to Blue Bottle Coffee. I’m telling you…awesome coffee! I wanted to hang out there and be the inner hipster I feel I truly am. Alas, my two kiddos and the spilt coffee all over my sweater made us leave and come back to reality. Disneyland is where we were headed and no matter how much I didn’t want to go, the stars (er, spilt coffee) were pushing us there.

We have this at home and it was fun to see the coffee shop - SUCH. GOOD. COFFEE.

We have this at home and it was fun to see the coffee shop – SUCH. GOOD. COFFEE.


Someone is having fun in the sand!


…hard to get good pictures without crowds here so I apologize for the lack of and poor quality