April 20, 2016

On Dressing Kids

By now, I should have dressing my kids down to a science. I have been a mom for thirteen years, after all. But there is no specific science when there is four and everything fits everyone differently.

With Ella, shopping was fun. A girl. I had not trouble tipping things in my cart, virtually or at Target. But when the boys came it was different. It was more like settling for something I wasn’t sure of. I’d go for simple, sturdy, sort-of-stylish. Thankfully, styles got better over time and by my fourth shopping for boys clothes was fun. Except that . . . shopping for four kids, total, isn’t all that fun. It’s more like work. There are budgets to adhere to, tops to coordinate with bottoms, hand-me-downs to pass out or pack up.

Can you relate?

I have some friends that have their . . .

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10 Accessories for Summer | La La Lovely

Hi Lovelies! So, we just got back from Florida and I have warm weather on the brain. While I’m back in black – leggings and a sweater – I’m thinking of color and floral prints and all kinds of spring and summer accessories.

I’ve always been . . .

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October 13, 2015

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Hi lovelies!

Have you been doing any fall shopping?

I keep thinking about it, but have kind of been holding off on pulling the trigger on a few things I need.  But, I’m kind of glad it’s worked out that way because Shopbop is having their awesome Friends and Family Sale event right now.

For 3 days they are offering 25% using the code INTHEFAM !

So, I’m going to finally get a cozy sweater or two that will keep warm all winter long (and long is the right word to describe winter around here.

la la loving all of their booties, especially these:

 

These are my favorite booties; I wear them all the time.  So comfy!   And, I’ve been wanting some like these for taking walks in the snow, this winter.

How about sweaters?  So many pretty ones to choose from, but alas a few faves :

 

Check out the entire sweater selection here.

My most favorite thing to shop during this sale is bags.  25% off makes a huge difference on a handbag.   I’d be happy with anything from the Clare V. selection.

What is on your wish list this fall?

Happy Shopping!

September 18, 2015

Fall Faves | La La Lovely Blog

 

Hi Lovelies!

Fall is my favorite for clothes.  I always loved back to school shopping and I think I just never out grew the habit.  Even though it’s a season of leaves falling something always feels so new.

My favorite buys for fall usually include a cozy sweater to keep me through the long winters here, a new pair of boots, a pair of comfy but stylish pants, an outerwear accessory (hat, scarf, gloves, etc), and a new coat.  I don’t get a new coat every year, but this is the year for me.   My daughter has been wearing my North Face for two years now, and I’ve been eyeing a nice camel colored coat for a few years….mostly the one pictured above.  In my experience, long before blogs I found J. Crew’s coats to be my favorite.  They are a little pricey, but they last for years and years.  They are also beautifully lined and keep me warm in the Chicago cold.  I’ve also been oohing and ahhing over the coats at ASOS!

Here are the rest of my faves :

/ coat : i love the modern shape.  last year this coat sold out, so i think i may bite the bullet soon.

/ hat : this beanie is darling and will go with all fall and winter colors (and on sale!)

/ pants : these are so darling and look major comfortable.  look how cute here.

/ boots :  how fun are these?  they could dress up any outfit, just right.

I’m also, always on the hunt for a perfect sweater.  The kind you through on everyday to keep warm.  This one looks perfect and the price point is so good!

What about you?  Do you have any fall favorites?

August 26, 2015

urrent Skincare favorites | La La Lovely Blog

I’m always searching for products that will give my skin a tall drink of water.  I tend to be a bit on the dry side and since winter is somewhat eternal, here, I rely heavily on good skincare.  I love trying new products and I’m totally committed to a few tried and trues.  I thought I’d share from both categories, today, along with my current morning and evening skincare routine.

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