Tuesday, June 11, 2019

CHLOE'S LATEST MILESTONES...



Chloe- DRESS: Zara // SHOES: Freshly Picked // DRESS: Chicwish 

I can't believe my little girl is about to hit double digit months. Chloe grew way too fast and it's hard to think that she may be my very last baby. These past 9 months started out rough because of all the adjustments and becoming a mother of two. After Chloe turned 6 months, it became a little easier. Chloe is still very much a mama's girl but is growing and learning things everyday. These post are more for myself so I can look back and read about her journey and accomplishments. If you're not interested, which I completely understand, feel free to read the next post. With that said, here are some of Chloe's accomplishments and milestones up to 9 months.

6 months: Sitting on her own and eating everything in sight. Chloe's favorite words are Cha, Mama, and Dada. She loves being held and fed. She can't ride in the car without her blankie.
7 months: On all fours and learning to crawl. Chloe was pretty much rolling at this point. Chloe manages to push her self backwards when she's meaning to go forward. She can get on her knees and ask to be picked up
8 months: Chloe is officially crawling and ALL OVER THE PLACE. She also loves pulling her self up on tables and playing with toys. Chloe isn't a big fan of baby food or tart fruits. She loves Chobani's SMORE'S yogurt. Chloe began to really hate baths and open bodies of water. 
9 months: Chloe is standing on her own for a few seconds and crawls way too fast. She's fighting me on going to bed and only eats food that I'm eating. Chloe choose Tommy over me sometimes but will always want me when she's needing comfort. She's learning to be comfortable with water/swimming.

xo,
Annie


Thursday, May 30, 2019

CALIFORNIA OUTFIT ROUNDUP...


TOP: Revolve // SHORTS: Revolve // BAG: VICI (available here) // SHOES: Tory Burch 


DRESS: Billabong // BAG: VICI (available here) // SHOES: Sam Edelman // HAT: H&M

 JUMPSUIT: Tularosa // SHOES: Sam Edelman // BAG: VICI (available here)

DRESS: Z Supply // SHOES: Adidas 

ROMPER: Pink Lily // SHOES: Vince Camuto 

DRESS: VICI

DRESS: Joules // SHOES: Sam Edelman // Chloe- DRESS: Joules // Liam- TOP: Joules // SHORTS: Joules

 TOP: Madewell // SHORTS: Revolve // SHOES: Tory Burch

 TEE: VICI // SKIRT: VICI

JUMPSUIT: Revolve

DRESS: Pink Lily // SHOES: Sam Edelman

TOP: VICI

OVERALLLS: Z Supply

I haven't shared a round up of outfits in a while and I personally find them super help and easy to go through. We were in California for a week and it was so nice to not feel rushed to do everything. We spent days in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Disneyland, and San Diego. I'll be sure to work on a travel guide and share details on what we did, where we ate, where to stay, and things we enjoyed. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xo, 
Annie

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

CALIFORNIA VIBES + HOW TO STYLE JUMPSUITS...



JUMPSUIT: Revolve // SHOES: Sam Edelman // BAG: VICI (similar here

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day. We're flying back home today and I'm ready to sleep in my own bed and get some work done. We've been in Anaheim/San Diego for about a week and I really enjoyed our time here. When we visit, we usually stay about 3 nights. This time, we stayed 6 nights and it was so much for relaxing. I didn't feel rushed to do everything and we even had a free day to explore LA yesterday. The weather here has been unbelievable, it was sunny most of the time and it feel amazing. I didn't realize how cold it got at night so I made sure to pack a jacket and some sweatpants for the kids. To be honest, going to Disneyland when it's a little chilly is much more enjoyable than going when it's 100 degrees. 

We visited Newport Beach the other day and it's basically what I imagined California would be like growing up. It's clean, white, and refreshing. Los Angelos is a little grungy and a little too high maintenance for me. The vibes there are a little more casual/hipster in my opinion. I've had this jumpsuit all month because I was saving it for this trip. Houston is a little too hot right now to be wearing anything past your knees so I knew this would be an outfit for my California trip. I've shared this jumpsuit before, but in pink. There are a few differences but basically the same jumpsuit over. I tend to gravitate towards jumpsuits more because there easy to dress up and easy to wear casually. I swear by these heels because they're so comfortable and the perfect neutral. To style this jumpsuit or any summer jumpsuit casually, add a pair of flat sandals and a cute straw hat.  

My flight is 6 hours long and then I have to drive an hour after I land..it'll just be me and the kids. Wish me luck because I'll need it! 

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie


Friday, May 17, 2019

WHAT TO WEAR ON A SUMMER DATE NIGHT...


DRESS: VICI (20% off with code: ANNIE20)

It's Friday! I can't believe I'm on a few days away from my trip back to Los Angeles and San Diego. Life has been pretty crazy lately. I've been driving to Houston every weekend and it's pretty exhausted. Thankfully, my children do really well in car rides. Tommy and I had our marriage anniversary this past Wednesday and it didn't turn out how we expected. This was our first year being in the same place during our anniversary so ideally, we had hopes to at least go to dinner. Instead, I drove in from Houston, got to Killeen at 5pm, and then had frozen pizza, lol. We were completely happy with how the day turned out because we expected it. We don't have any family here and haven't had time to build friendships. We're hoping to have plans this weekend, even if it's for a couple of hours. 

I was looking online for a date night outfit and I felt completely lost. I haven't been on a "date night" with Tommy in YEARS! I knew I wanted something that was a little "sexy" and flattering. This dress was originally sold out but when it came back in stock, I knew it was a sign. When I put it on, I immediately fell in love because it made me feel sexy and confident. Just because I'm a mom doesn't mean I can't put on a lace mini dress with heels! I'm wearing a small and it fits well on me. It's not too tight, which I appreciate. We're in Austin this weekend so if anyone has any date night recommendations, I'd love to hear them! 

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie 


Sunday, May 12, 2019

MOTHER'S DAY WITH TWO + 5 THINGS THAT WILL BETTER ME AS A MOTHER...


DRESS: Old Navy (another style) // BABY SET: Old Navy // BUTTON UP TOP: Old Navy

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful and strong moms out there. I think we can all agree that we should be celebrated everyday if not every week but we'll take what we can get. Being a mom is definitely one of the hardest things I've ever done. I'm practically raising two little ones and how their live turns out and how they are as a person is on me. I want my children to have the best possible life I can give them, for them to reach for their goals, and for them to be kind and respectful. I originally was going to share a few sweet things about being a mom but this past month as been one of the hardest. Liam has been out of school and Chloe has been sick the entire month so it has been a little rough. I've lost my sh** at least 5 times a day and have never needed more alone time. When it was just Liam, I never felt that I needed a break but now, I need breaks weekly. Between work, traveling back and forth between Houston and Killeen, Liam acting out and Chloe crying every time Liam bothers her just a little bit, I'm losing my mind. I haven't been the best mom these past few weeks but I want to write down a few things as a reminder on how to improve as a parent. 

PATIENCE... 

I teach and tell my children to be patient but I'm the worst at it. I'll tell Liam to clean his room everyday. Fast forward 30 minutes to only see that he has made a bigger mess. I get extremely frustrated with that situation daily but I need to start taking a step back and remind myself that he's only 3, his version of clean is picking up a few toys and putting up his clothes. Instead of telling what to do, I need to SHOW him and help him. 

TAKING A CHILL PILL..

Hahaha! I can't tell yall how many times I lose my cool. Liam will accidentally step on me while I'm laying and I'll get so pissed off. My anger recently has been a little excessive and I really need to calm down and take a chill pill. This is where alone time is much needed. When I'm able to get alone time, I'm able to recuperate and appreciate my children and family more. 

MY CHILDREN AREN'T PERFECT...

I know I know, in my eyes my children are perfect and blah blah blah. NOO, my children are not perfect. They make look perfect and bring me pure joy but they cry a little too much, are a little too needy, and make mistakes. My children make mistakes and I need to learn how to be okay with it. I need to help them correct their mistakes so they won't do it again. 

NOT LETTING THEM WIN...

Usually, when I tell Liam no, he listens and we're done. Lately, he starts throwing a huge fit to the point where I want to pop him but I just give him what he wants and we're done. I feel that once he sees that he is getting rewarded for his bad behavior, it'll be a continuous cycle and I can't have that. 

GIVING THEM MORE ATTENTION...

I work 40-60+ hours from home with them and it's hard to work while spending time with them. At this point, both children take my phone when they're trying to talk to me or else I won't pay attention. I don't want my children to spend hours and hours on phones or computers so I need to start setting an example and designating screen time and family time for myself. 

If anyone has any advice or simple want to vent to each other, please feel free to message me. I'm always down to talk about my flaws as a mother with other moms. I'm not perfect but I acknowledge my mistakes and I can only try to do better. 

xo, 
Annie


 

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