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Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Finds

Friday, we meet again! This week was a good and busy one. We've got plans both to go out and relax this weekend so I'm looking forward to it all. Below is what I've been loving lately. Let me know what you guys are up to this weekend in the comments. Enjoy!


I'm 100% on board with the mule trend, and when I saw that these were also espadrilles, I was sold.

I've been having some serious dreams of this dress.

Everything from this brand is adorable and has me aching for summer.


Dying over this look on Kate.

My childhood in one post.

This is SO cute.


The BEST navy blazer under $35.

A sweet dress and sneaker combo for spring.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Floral Fit And Flare

It's been a really long time since I've worn this dress. Too long, in fact. It kept surviving my closet purges because I just love it so much. It's so flattering and comfortable at the same time. The second the temps rose in Cincinnati, I grabbed this little number for an al fresco lunch with Mike, D, + Whitley's little family. These were actually shot forever ago but I kept waiting for warmer weather to post this. I love making dresses seem more casual by pairing them with sneakers. I plan to do that a lot this summer, as it will make being a busy mom on the go just as stylish! Fit & Flare dresses are perfect for that. This will not be the last time you see this dress. Thanks so much for stopping by!

photos by Whitley

Dress: Nordstrom [similar here] // Jacket: Gap // Sneakers: Nike // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff [love this + this] // Watch: Michael Kors // Necklace: Kate Spade // Sunnies: similar here // Socks [under sneakers]: Nike

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Navy or Nothing

I can't help but laugh every time I find myself reaching for navy because I used to absolutely hate it. I never thought it looked good on me. I loved it on my sister but never on myself. Now, I wear it so much! You've seen it here and here paired with some complementary colors, but I wanted a more monochromatic vibe this time. This blazer was an epic Forever 21 score [also styled here] that I know I'll wear time and time again. The boxy fit makes it a little less stuffy but the gold hardware keeps it really polished. I kept the jeans skinny to offset the volume up top and I really love how this came together. It'd be a great look if you work in a more casual office and will take you to happy hour with ease.

Blazer: Forever 21 // Tee: Nordstrom // Denim: Abercrombie // Bag: Celine [love this under $40] // Heels: Zara [old, similar here] // Earrings: J.Crew [love these] // Watch: Michael Kors // Cuff: Nordstrom // Sunnies: Forever 21

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Finds

Friday, we meet again! It's finally supposed to start warming up for good around here so I hope to enjoy the weather with my little family. I have some plans with friends that should be good, too. Below is what I've been loving lately. I'm also going to start including links to my posts from the week so these Friday Finds can be a one-stop-shop for all things Nines to 5-approved! Let me know what you guys are up to this weekend in the comments. Enjoy!


One of each from this brand, please.

Can someone invite me somewhere so I have an excuse to wear this dress?!

This little number has me dreaming of warm summer days.


As someone who has done this 4 times, this is a great read on making new friends in a new city.

This hit me in all the feels. Being a working mom is tough but knowing your little ones are in good hands makes all the difference in the world!

I saw the movie last weekend (AMAZING!) and these had me rolling.


How in the world is my baby 6 months old!?

The sweetest $15 ruffle dress.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ruffle Sleeves

I don't know why, but this dress makes me feel like a pirate, ha! I love how fun the sleeves are and how they make this otherwise basic dress a bit more interesting. I paired it with wedges to give me some height. Since I'm so short, these types of sleeves can sometimes overwhelm my frame, so I offset it with some heels. I kept my other accessories simple to keep all eyes on these sleeves. I got so many compliments on this dress and that's worth a million bucks [even though this dress is only $15]!

Dress: SheIn c/o [only $15] // Wedges: Steve Madden // Bag: Gucci // Watch: Nixon // Sunnies: here // Necklace: Kate Spade

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Dillon -- 6 month update

I have totally been slacking on the Dillon updates on the blog! Can you believe the last one I did was right when we brought him home!? I've shared some family photos here and some products we love here, but I haven't done a full post on him in way too long. I just cannot believe I have a 6 month old! He turned 6 months on Friday so we just had to dress him up like a leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day! I took my first positive pregnancy test on March 15th last year, so him turning 6 months on the 17th is extra crazy. I'm going to steal the format for this post from my good friend Kate, who's (adorable) daughter Harper is exactly one month younger than Dillon! So here goes!

This month’s highs:
His little baby laughs. I swear they make life worth living. Mike is so good at making him laugh and it's seriously the cutest thing ever. He loves being tickled and smiles so much.

Trying more and more solids. We started with pears and have since tried bananas, apples, sweet potatoes, and carrots! It's so fun watching him learn to use his mouth and tongue. He smacks his lips and gets so mad if you don't get another bite in his mouth fast enough. Pretty soon I want to start using his feeder, but for now we're using these spoons. He's also started sitting in his high chair for feedings and he looks like such a big boy in it!

He has become the most active little kid! If he is awake, he does not sit still. Whether he's rolling over left and right, standing in our laps taking little steps, or dancing in his exersaucer, we've got a mover and groover on our hands. It's so funny watching his little hyper self at play!

This month’s lows:
We really started seeing the symptoms of teething. It is so heartbreaking watching him be in pain! We saw his first tooth get real close to cutting which resulted in a few sleepless nights. Baby Tylenol + teething oil were our best friends this last month. I got a lot of questions and screenshots when I shared the teething oil on my snapchat, so I made sure to link it in this post.

His schedule:
I will preface this by saying every baby is different and what works for Dillon may not work for your baby, and that's ok! We aren't super rigid with his schedule but we do try to stay in this ballpark.

6:15AM -- Dillon wakes up and we change and feed him. We then get ourselves ready for the day.
7:15AM -- Dillon goes to daycare. While there, he gets three 6-7 oz bottles and takes 2-3 naps [this kid loves his sleep!].
5:15PM -- Dillon comes home from daycare and we usually feed him some food [depending when his last bottle at daycare was] and give him a bath. We then play with him for a bit before he takes his last [short] nap of the day.
7:30PM -- Last bottle of the day. Then we take him in his nursery to get him ready for bed. We turn on the sound machine and humidifier and swaddle him up. I'll then either rock him in the glider or walk around the room for a bit until he falls asleep. Then he's down for the night usually by 8:15-8:30PM!

Occasionally he'll wake up around 2-3AM and take a dream feed and then go right to sleep, but that's rare these days. He'll then sleep until we wake up at 6AM and do it all over again! We're really lucky that he loves to eat and sleep. That's not to say he's a super active baby when he is awake! Like I mentioned earlier, he scoots all over the place on his mat, rolls over left and right constantly, and loves to jump and dance in his exersaucer.

On weekends, we keep the same schedule except we're of course giving him his bottles and he'll take his naps here. His longest nap of the day is usually between noon-3PM. We're also super lucky that Dillon will sleep anywhere and everywhere, regardless of noise. The few times we've taken him out to lunch he's slept the entire time in his car seat. So we're not strict on having to be home during nap time, which is good for us!

Currently loving:
Playmat – we use this for tummy time and it has bright colors and different textures, which is great for babies. It's really big which is great for Dillon because I'll usually start him in the center of it and by the time we're done, he's scooted to all 4 corners and back.
Dog Rattle -- he LOVES this thing. In fact, I already know all the songs it sings by heart, haha! He is mesmerized by the lights and it immediately calms him down if he's fussy. In fact, I'll hold it while he's doing tummy time and he'll start moving toward it.
Halo Sleep Sack -- when we brought Dillon home from the NICU, he randomly grew this insane aversion to swaddles. Like, scream bloody murder aversion. But, ever since we took the Dockatot out of his crib (we had used it in there to make the transition easier), we do like to swaddle him since he hasn't outgrown his moro reflex yet. So, we use a sleep sack every night for bed time! It also helps keeps his legs from getting stuck between the slats now that he rolls in his sleep.
Baby Bjorn -- now that we're [slowly] starting to take Dillon out of the house, we love to use the Baby Bjorn to walk around with him. He loves being able to turn his head side to side to look around. Mike usually wears it and it's great to get places without having to lug the car seat and stroller. We've even taken him on a hike in it!
Mommy's Bliss Probiotic -- we started this a few weeks ago to help his digestive and immune systems and so far, so good! I usually just mix it in with his food that we feed him right after we get home from daycare.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Finds

Breakfast is served! Recipe on the blog!:
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Friday, we meet again! We've got some fun plans with friends this weekend so I'm really looking forward to some R&R with some of our favorite people. Me and my girlfriends are seeing Beauty & The Beast tomorrow night and I am SO excited!! Did I also mention Dillon turns 6 months old today?! WHAT! Where did my baby go?! I'll have a full 6 month update on him on the blog Monday, so be sure to check that out. Let me know what you guys are up to this weekend in the comments. Below is what I've been loving lately. Enjoy!


After Jaclyn Hill shared this on her snapchat, it sold out instantly. But it's back and you better believe I scooped it up! Can't wait to play with it.

I just ordered these jeans and am so excited to wear them. I love the raw hem!

These shorts look like pajamas and I want them on my bod ASAP.


I'm definitely going to implement some of these tips on getting better sleep.

This is one of the best posts on mama advice I've ever read. All so true!

I'm loving wearing blue lately, and these looks from Brett and Katie kill it.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tory Burch Private Sale

Hi babes! I usually don't post on Thursdays, but I just wanted to pop on here quick to let you know about the Tory Burch Private Sale! You can save up to 70% on TONS of Tory Burch beauties! Things sell out fast so I hope you all can get what you're wanting. I'm sharing my favorites from the sale below or you can shop everything here. Just click on the photo of the item to shop. We're almost to Friday! Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Year-Round Jacket

I know, I know. This outfit doesn't necessarily fit with the otherwise spring-themed ensembles I've been sharing. This looks more like a September/October look. But the weather has been so erratic, I just can't keep up! The good news is this jacket is going to be a year-round favorite. It will be perfect in fall with skinny jeans and boots and so cute as a light topper in summer with cutoffs and sandals. I live for versatile pieces and this jacket may be the most I own. It feels like absolute butter and is vegan leather, so no guilt at all. It will go with so many outfits and I can't wait to wear it over and over again. 

Jacket: Silence + Noise // Denim: Madewell // Tee: Madewell // Sunnies: Forever 21 // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Bag: Gucci // Watch: Michael Kors // Cuff: The Styled Collection // Necklace: Kate Spade

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