1. Spring Florals

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    Finally we are getting some gorgeous weather here in New York city. We seriously had the longest winter ever and I could not be happier to wish it farewell. It was so nice to go sans-jacket on our daily walk to Madison Square Park to admire the newest art installation {they currently are in the process of installing artist Teresita Fernández’s Fata Morganaa monumental outdoor sculpture project that will open this spring in the Park}, throw pennies in the fountain, and play on the playground.

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    For this little adventure, Reese wore head-to-toe Old Navy, starting with a floral tie-waist top that I also bought in this print. I matched it back to pull-on jeggings and the most adorable glitter-strap sandals. For all you New Yorkers {or visitors} I recommend heading to this Park for a stroll, or bringing lunch and enjoying it outside by the fountain! Happy Spring!


  2. Spring Polka Dots

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    My love for polka dots is quite obvious right now… It started with my roundup of favorite polka dot entertaining pieces for Spring {here} and now today has expanded to include my little fashionista’s wardrobe with these amazing Old Navy pants. Today’s outfit screams “Here I come Spring” …. well actually, “Here I come Miami” since we just booked Reese’s ticket to visit Miami for a few days to be with family. My mom is taking her without me – what a lucky gal; so we headed right to Old Navy to stock up on some bright pieces for her trip! I picked up a bunch of cute light weight tops like this purple poplin which goes perfectly with the pants, as well as this tie-waist top and these white polka dot shorts!

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    To finish off the look, I went with these amazing cowboy boots which I picked up at Old Navy last year {similar}… Mixing boots with brights is the only way to get by in NYC right now!

    When we were shooting this look we were on our way to brunch at a friend’s house so Reese was thrilled to be the one to carry the white daisies we brought as a hostess gift {I mean, they matched perfectly with her Spring vibes!}… I will not tell you what the flowers looked like by the time we arrived at the destination though!

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    As the weather has been getting better day by day in New York we look forward to more days spent in little tees {under a layer or two}… but for now, Reese is definitely ready to show off these bright to Miami!

  3. Merchandising your Baby Boy’s Nursery Shelves

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    In the last few months we have had a few exciting changes in the kiddos’ rooms… Brooks was rolling and moving so much he was ready to transfer from a mini alba crib {or similar} to a standard size crib, and since Reese was turning two {and realistically we didn’t want to purchase a second crib}, it was time for her to move to a big girl bed {ie. a twin bed with a little guard fence}.

    Since the new crib in Brooks’ room took up substantially more space than his last, we had todo a bit of re-arranging and move his large bookshelf into another room in substitute for a narrow leaning shelf I got at CB2 {here’s a similar option}.

    Although I had much less space to play around with when merchandising, I still made sure to make it equally as sweet as the initial look. So for those of you working with a small baby nursery space, don’t be disheartened; you can still get all of the ‘oooohs’ and ‘aaawws’ by decorating a narrow and tall bookshelf like I chose here.

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    For my five tier shelf, I allocated the three top rows for display space and then made the bottom two rows for functionality and storage {while still looking nice}. Anything at eye level is the first thing people see so be sure to make those the least cluttered! On my top three levels {eye level and above}, I displayed a mix of blue and white piggy bankstrinkets, stuffed animals, and blue baby books. On my storage shelves I neatly stacked blankets and then used a Pottery Barn canvas storage bin for miscellaneous toys or anything that could resemble clutter.

    My favorite pieces on the bookshelf are the wooden letter ‘B’ for Brooks which was only $10 at Pottery Barn as well as the Mud Pie keepsake boxes for baby’s first tooth and baby’s first hair cut… I don’t know that I plan to use them, but they are cuteness overload. Then I get endless compliments on his mini NIKEs {don’t tell anyone that he doesn’t actually wear them but I love them on display!}.

    Shop all of the items from this post below and I hope these pictures will inspire you while re-arranging!

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