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Happy 1st Birthday

Dear Jayce,

I can't believe you are officially a toddler. I will always remember the first moment I laid my eyes on your sweet face and whispered to you “Welcome home baby. We've waited so long to meet you”.  You were perfect in every way. From that moment I knew you’ll always have my unconditional love.  

The first month of motherhood was an adventure learning to change diaper, figuring out how to breastfeed you and trying to function with just 3-4 hours of sleep. I remember the first time I had to change your diaper without daddy and it was on backward. I laughed so hard when I found out. The first time I had to take you to your doctor’s appointment by myself and I couldn’t open the stroller but was too embarrassed to ask for help. I ended up carrying you inside.

This first year was exhausting yet so rewarding. Before you came into our lives, there was nothing that can wake me up in the wee hours of the night. Now a little movement from you and I would jump out of my bed to run to you. I remember the first time you slept through the night, I woke up multiple times to check on you. 

You've brought so much love and joy into our lives. You make everything in my life more meaningful. I never knew how much I can love until I met you.  Always know that you are also surrounded by so many people that love you. Daddy and I will always be here to guide and support you. We love you so very much, Jayce! Happy first birthday my love!

Thank you so much for visiting!

My outfit:
Dress: Loft

Jimmy’s Outfit:
Top: H&M (similar here)
Jeans: Levi’s

Jayce’s Outfit:
Top: Old Navy (similar here)
Bow tie: H&M (similar here)
Shorts: Old Navy (similar here)

Fashion

Cold-Shoulder Chambray Dress

We took these photos on our way to our very first family vacation in June. Stay tuned for those vacation photos. I’ve been wanting to visit the Point Defiance Rose Garden for some time now but didn’t want to drive an hour to get there. This trip was the perfect time to stop by since it was on the way. The rose garden is beautiful. It’s a perfect place for photos. I highly recommend visiting it. It’s located by the Point Defiance zoo so you can combine your visit to the garden with the zoo. I’ve heard a lot of great things about the zoo so we’re definitely coming back to the visit it and check out the garden again.

Summer is in full swing in Seattle. It hasn’t rained for over 51 days now, crazy right? We broke the record. I’m definitely not complaining about it. This beautiful summer weather is perfect for wearing dresses. Dresses are my favorite fashion staple. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to style them. Plus they give you the instant feminine look. This cold-shoulder chambray dress is so sweet and adorable. I love the beautiful silhouette of this dress.The ruffle overlay is just so pretty. The tiered skirt with ruffled hem gives it a feminine feel to this dress. I’m wearing an extra small in petite. It’s currently on sale for under $27.00. This chambray version is sold out but you can get it in floral prints and black.

How gorgeous are these peonies in my bag? They’re from my garden. They were in full bloomed when we left for our vacation. It was a hot weekend so by the time we returned they were pretty much done. I wish the peony season lasts all summer long.

Thank you so much for visiting!

My outfit:
Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here)
Straw Tote: old (similar here)

Jimmy’s Outfit:
Top: H&M (available in other colors)
Jeans: Levi’s

Jayce’s Outfit:
Top: Carter’s (similar here)
Vest: Gap (similar here)
Jeans: Carter’s

Fashion

J.Jill’s August Collection

I’m partnering with J.Jill today for their August collection launch. I’m excited to share my favorite pieces from their petite collection which includes a range of paisley prints to solids and stripes on cool, breathable, cotton fabric to ease you into the upcoming fall season! It’s never too early to start shopping for fall clothes, right?

How adorable is this dress? It drapes beautifully like an A-line dress. The paisley print is beautiful and feminine. It’s soft and lightweight which is great for summer wear. It’s also a great transition piece for early fall when the weather just starts to cool down. The colors are perfect for summer as well as for fall. This dress runs a little longer than I’d like. I’m thinking of getting it hemmed to about 2 inches above my knees.

Dress: Sleeveless Mock-Neck Dress (xsp)

Bag: Talbots

Shoes: old (similar here)


I’m obsessed with these pants. These are my very first pair of floral pants and won’t be my last. The bold floral print and colors are beautiful. They’re super comfortable. The fabric is so soft, I want to wear it all day long. The wide waist bands and pleats are flattering in the tummy area. The pants drape beautifully.  The pockets are an added bonus.

Top: H&M

Pants: J.Jill Pleated Cropped Pants (xsp)

Bag: Ted Baker

Shoes: Charles by Charles David

This little black dress is so light and comfortable.  Summer is all about wearing bright colors but I want to show you how you can make a black dress look summery. I went with lighter color accessories to give this look a summer vibe. This black dress is so versatile. Play with different accessories and shoes for different occasions.  For a date night or office look, pair it with black pumps, a statement necklace and satchel. Add a thin belt to add some shape. You can even wear it as a beach cover up.  

Dress: J.Jill Easy A-Line Dress (xsp)

Bag: Talbots

Shoes: old (similar here)

Complete your outfit with this beautiful Love/Hope necklace. It’s a reversible necklace that can be worn to show either "love" or "hope". J.Jill is donating 100% of its proceeds to community based organizations that directly help women in need through J.Jill's Compassion Fund.

Thank you J.Jill for sponsoring this post!

 

Fashion

Floral Ruffle Tunic

Today I’m sharing another fun floral outfit. I’ve been adding a lot of floral pieces to my closet lately and this is definitely one of my top favorites. I found this beautiful floral ruffle tunic at my friend’s boutique. The bright floral print and ruffle hem caught my eyes and I knew I had to have it.  I normally gravitate toward lighter colors for summer but I love how the blue and pink poppy branches stand out against the black background. I absolutely adore the ruffle hem. It adds a touch of playfulness to this beautiful dress.

This tunic is so soft and comfortable. I wore it on a scorching hot 90 degree (that’s pretty hot for Seattle) day and I was able to stay cool. The relaxed fit is very forgiving. I took these photos after a big lunch and I didn’t have to suck my stomach in. I wanted to keep this look summery and paired it with summer accessories. This straw tote is an oldie but I love it because I can throw everything I need like my makeup and baby bottles. It’s my summer mommy bag. These nude sandals are so cute and comfortable.

This adorable tunic is from Agnes & Dora. I was recently introduced to Agnes & Dora by my friend Walika who’s an independent sales representative. The brand offers effortless fashion featuring the latest trends for women. There’re so many beautiful tops, dresses and leggings to choose from. Walika has so many amazing selections at her boutique. Be sure to check it out. Consider joining her Facebook group for styling tips.

Thank you so much for visiting!

Outfit:

Dress: Agnes & Dora (similar here)

Straw Tote: old (similar here)

Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here)

Fashion

Romantic Bohemian Summer Dress

It’s no secret that I love maxi dresses. They’re comfortable and easy to style. I’ve been practically living in them this summer. I’m here to share another petite friendly piece that doesn’t require any alterations.  When you’re extra petite, it’s a challenge to find maxi dresses that fit. I have a few tricks for finding maxi dresses for petites. Check out my post here.

Let’s talk about how gorgeous this dress is. If you love the romantic bohemian style, this dress is for you. The full flowy skirt with tiered ruffles is my favorite part of the dress. The dress moves beautifully with every step I take. It’s such a fun dress to twirl around in. The flattering deep V-neckline and waist tie help balance the full skirt. This dress is perfect for so many different occasions like weddings, bridal showers and garden parties. I love everything about this dress but wish it’s made out of a lighter fabric. It’s pretty heavy for a summer dress. You probably won’t want to wear it on a hot day because you’ll be sweating.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Outfits:

Dress: Free People

Bag: old (similar here)