Tuesday, July 25, 2017

NEWLY FOUND LOVE...







Liam- TOP: Ralph Lauren // BOTTOMS: Zara // SHOES: Freshly Picked // Caroline- SHOES: Freshly Picked 

First off, aren't these two little babies the cutest things you've seen? Watching Liam hold Caroline's hand and give her kisses melted my heart. They were running around like crazy with each other. Everyone tells me that Liam's going to be a lady's man and I'm like "NO!". This little boy is forever mine, he's a huge Momma's boy! #attachmentproblems

It's no surprise that my go to shoe for Liam (or even baby shoes that I recommend to everyone) are Freshly Picked shoes. Today, they release two new styles; the Penny Loafer and the Bow Moccs. 
The new bow moccs make me wish that I had a daughter. They're the cutest baby girl shoes ever! Caroline is wearing the rose gold color. These are her first pairs of FP and I know she'll love them! The Penny Loafers are perfect for boys because they're dressier and clean. I ordered these suspender shorts for Liam and I can't stop making him wear them. He looks so adorable in them! Liam is now two years old and fits in a size 5, the ones he's wearing now are a size 6. I typically size up so he has room to grow. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie 

*Photos by Jenna Sparks 

Friday, July 21, 2017

SUMMER OF STYLE...






 DRESS: ASTR // SHOES: Jeffrey Campbell // BAG: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out, love this one and this one) // BRACELETS: David Yurman & David Yurman

Happy Friday!! Liam's birthday was yesterday and we had so much fun. Tommy and Liam visited me at work because we had our grand opening party. Liam had some awesome roll up ice cream, ate food, and ran around the mall like a crazy two year old. We really celebrated as a family when we got home. I had bought a mini chocolate cake from Cheesecake Factory and we sang happy birthday to Liam. He kept trying to blow the candles out with his nose, lol. It was so so funny! He was extremely hyper for the next hour so we played hide and go seek and tag around the house.

I feel that I've been living at the mall for the last week! I've been on a shopping spree because of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (which goes public today!!!!), buying birthday gifts, and just anything I needed for the house.

I do most of my shopping at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver. They have all of the stores that I typically go to; Nordstrom, Janie & Jack, J Crew, Macy's. Liam loves going there because they have this massive dinosaur play area that he can run wild in. It's really conveinient to be able to grab any gifts, a new wardrobe for my entire family, a cup of Starbucks, and lunch all in one place. Shopping in malls are my happy place, lol. I don't think that's a surprise to anyone, lol. The number of hours that I've spent at this mall is insane.

This month they have their Summer of Style event and it's a really great time to shop. They will be having complimentary makeovers, spa treatment, styling, drinks, and snacks. I'm mostly excited for their giveaways! During their event on the 22nd and the 29th, they're giving away free concert tickets and gift cards! I never win anything so maybe I'll have a chance.

Thank you so much for reading!

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Jenna Sparks


*Thank you Cherry Creek Shopping Center for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own

Thursday, July 20, 2017

LIAM TURNS 2...


Today is a VERY VERY special day. Today is Liam's second birthday!!!! This little hyper, minion loving toddler is now two years old. Some of it is kind of a blur but so much has happen in the past year. Liam has grown into the sweetest fun loving son I could ever ask for. He's kind when he wants to be and assertive when he needs to be. He's like both Tommy and I in so many ways. The relationship that Liam and Tommy have is indescribable. They are like two little boys having the best time. Liam is such a momma's boy and I wouldn't have it any other way. I could go on and on about Liam but instead, I decided to list achievements, events, or anything random that has happened in the past year. (Ignore all my grammar, this is for me to look back on). 

1. Liam learned how to walk 10 days after he turned one! His first steps were at my aunts house and he took 2 before falling. He mastered walking in a matter of days. 

2. Banana's were our favorite, until we over ate them and moved onto grapes. 

3. He understands both english and vietnamese, but speaks more english currently. 

4. We started potty training at 18 months but that didn't go too well. Way to many accidents, lol. 

5. We love to count to 3 together and say how Liam is now 2 years old. 

6. Minions, Toy Story, Moana, and Boss Baby are his favorite movies. 

7. Liam loves to take long baths and practice his floating. 

8. Liam's hair finally grew in at 18 months. We also got our first haircut after Christmas. 

9. Liam attend his first NFL games and our Texans won!!!!

10. Splash pads and pools are his favorite summer time activity. 

11. Liam traveled internationally for the first time and we flew to Vietnam and also stayed at a Korea airport. 

12. Liam can't live without gummy bears and ice-cream. 

13. He still sleep in mine and Tommy's bed. Liam's is deathly afraid of sleeping alone. 

14. Liam loves running around the grocery store pointing at all of the snacks he loves. 

15. Liam can say over 30 words in english and over 10 in vietnamese. 

16. The Little Gym was one of his favorite activities. Balance beams and swings were always popular with Liam. 

17. When we go to the zoo, Liam loves the animals but is nervous when feeding the giraffes. 

18. Putting on everyone shoes while he's naked in a diaper is what he does every single night. 

19. Liam loves reading books in the morning and right before bed. 

20. All of Liam's teeth grew in and was able to brush his own teeth at 20 months. 

21. Liam weights about 25 pounds and is still in the 12th percentile. 

22. Hide and seek and peek a boo are some of Liam's favorite house games. 

23. Liam is still uncomfortable with being on the beach, mainly because of the sand texture. 

24. When he cries, it's typically less than 1 minute and then he's over it. 

25. Liam watched his Despicable Me 3 on opening day and LOVED it! He was dancing to the music and saying "OOO!" at all the tense scenes. 

26. Liam's the most hyper at night, right before bed time. I always play around with him before bed. Sometimes it's not the best idea since he previously had lunch. 

27. Liam loves to walk around the house with Tommy's sunglasses, hat, and shoes. It's the funniest thing since the hat always covers his eyes and the shoes are just a tad too big. 

28. Every single time we see a dog, Liam jets towards them to pet and say hi to them. 

29. Liam is exactly like Tommy as a toddler. Crazy and wild. 
30. He's the most loving little toddler in the world. Tommy and I love him more than anything! 

Happy 2nd Birthday Liam!!

xo, 
Mom

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

EMBROIDERED MEMORIES...


TOP: Chicwish // BOTTOMS: Anthropologie // BOOTIES: Vince Camuto (under $100!) // BAG: Gucci // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker // BRACELETS: David Yurman & David Yurman


Embroidered tops and dresses have really seem to be popular lately. Back in college, we had festivals called Fiesta (it was a huge event in San Antonio) and everyone would wear these beautiful traditional Mexican dresses. Some dresses were hand stitched with traditional colors. My friends and I would go every year to stuff our faces with all the delicious tacos and chicken, lol. This top is exactly what it reminds me of...except these colors are PERFECT for fall! When I wore this top, I had  so many compliments on it. I also wore it with denim jeans and wedges last week for a more summery look. There's also a pretty blue and black version here.

I was able to take the day off today so Liam and I have a lot of errands to run. We have to clean the house, shoot with Jenna this afternoon, and do some birthday planning! Liam has more than enough toys but I'm having a hard time coming up with something else that he'd love. Oh! I also placed his Minion cake order yesterday and it'll be ready to be picked up on his birthday party! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

xo, 
Annie 

*Photos by Jenna Sparks 



Thank you Chicwish for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own

Monday, July 17, 2017

#NSALE FINDS THAT I CAN WEAR NOW...


TOP: Nordstrom (under $35!) // BOTTOM: AG // SHOES: Marc Fisher // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker //  BAG: Cult Gaia // EARRINGS: Kendra Scott // BRACELETS: David Yurman & David Yurman

Happy Monday!! It's obvious that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has started. It's been all over social media, malls, and your best friends have probably texted you things that they have their eyes on. I went early on the first day so I could find pieces for my fall wardrobe. By the next day I saw that half of the things I bought were out of stock or limited in sizes. BUT! I did see this top in today's post in stock in all sizes and color!! I'm obsessed with the bow and the back button details! What's best is that I can actually wear it now, lol. There are several pieces that I have to wait until fall but this isn't one of those items where you have to wait 2-3 months to wear. When fall approaches I'm going to pair it with a suede skirt and a pair of tan over the knee boots! 

My jeans are also from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They are AG jeans, probably the only jeans that I'll ever spend over $100 on. I invest in a pair every year and they always hold up. AG jeans are always popular during the sale. There are still several sizes left. I sized down to a 26 (I'm typically a 26/27 or a size 4). They are so flattering! Expect to see them all fall and winter long! I've already worn them 3 times so it is a piece from the sale that you can buy now and wear now...because who wants to wait months to wear new clothes! 

Also, I'll be posting tons of anniversary sale outfits and finds the next two weeks. Let me know if yall have any questions about sizing or want to chat! 

xo, 
Annie 

*Photos by Jenna Sparks 

 

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