Thursday, July 28, 2016

LIAM'S BIRTHDAY PICTURES...





TOP: Nordstrom (sold out, similar here) // PANTS: Articles of Society // SHOES: Christian Louboutin // Liam- TOP: Janie & Jack // BOTTOMS: Old Navy (old) // SHOES: Freshly Picked

I'm still in disbelief that Liam is a year old...I wish I could rewind time and hold him when he was a newborn, but I'm so happy at all the things he has accomplished. He's almost walking and I know that I'll be chasing him around and making sure he doesn't get into trouble when he finally does. He got his first "boo boo" about two days ago and I almost had a heart attack. He smashed in my sisters laptop while he was playing with Tony (my brother) and got a big whelp on his forehead. It got better after a few hours and then he was back to his normal self. 

Anyways, here are some pictures that I took for Liam's first birthday. I did about 3/4 mini sessions (because I'm crazy like that and need a ton of pictures of my baby) and these are my favorite! We took them in the prettiest neighborhood in Beverly Hills.

I hope yall enjoy them!

xo,
Annie
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Monday, July 25, 2016

A CUTE SUMMER OUTFIT UNDER $100...




TOP: Chicwish (wearing XS/S) // SHORTS: Article of Society // SHOES: Chinese Laundry (size up) // BAG: Nordstrom (on anniversary sale!) // BRACELETS: David Yurman

I wore this outfit exploring California last week and I love every single piece. Mostly, because I've been on the search for a cute ruffle off the shoulder, pom pom sandals, and shorts this entire summer. (Everything I'm wearing is also under $100!). I'm still in disbelief that Liam is a year old, I'll be sharing TONS of pictures from our trip later this week.

Thank you for stopping by!

xo,
Annie 


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY LIAM...







DRESS: Free People // Liam- TRUNKS: Janie & Jack // OVERALLS: Janie & Jack // CAKE: How Sweet It Is // FONDANT ANIMALS: Etsy // SMASH CAKE: Tout Suite // 

A LETTER TO MY SON: 

Liam, it's absolutely crazy to think that you turn one today. Becoming your mom has changed my life and there is nothing I'd rather do than to take care of you and give you the best life possible. I still remember bringing you home and watching you sleep all day and night like it was yesterday. You were so tiny and now you're my little chubby giant that I was barely hold for 5 minutes without my arms getting tired. Your Dad and I are proud of you and all that you've accomplished in your first year...rolling over, talking, crawling, standing, and even yelling to get your way. I've said this many times before and I'll tell you again, God has truly blessed me with such an amazing, happy, smart, healthy, and loving son. You've brought pure happiness into my life and I hope that I can make you feel the same. You are loved by so many people, baby. All of our friends and family members will always be there and watch over you. Watching you smile and laugh is one of the many things that I live for...your smile is just like your Dad's. Even though you look exactly like your Dad, your sassiness and attitude came straight from me. Even though I want you to stay my little mini forever, I'm excited to see all the things that you accomplish in life. Here is a milestone of your first year and all the things that you love. 

1 Month: kicking your baby legs and smiling at Mommy and Daddy. You loved sleeping on my chest and hated being swaddled. You didn't sleep through the night but you only woke up 2/3 times a night. The swing was your favorite thing to be in.

3 Months: You would always laugh when Daddy changed your diapers! You were really alert of your surrounding and were able to hold you head up by yourself. We started to move you into our bed because you couldn't sleep through the nights in the bassinet...and it was easier to feed you at night. You also took your first flight at 3 months to Texas.

4 Months: Rolling over or using your head to scoot was how maneuvered around. You were able to sit up straight with support and always smiled. You started to enjoy taking baths with all of your toys.

5 Months: You're very first food was sweet potatoes; your face that you made was priceless. You were hooked on food since then. You loved to yell and play with your toys. Being around a lot of people made you upset, but that's because you're a momma's boy. 

6 Months: At around 6 months, you were sitting on your own. There was still a blanket behind you when you lost your balance. You enjoyed eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. We bought a smash cake for you and you loved playing in it. You started to push sounds out and would say "words". 

7 Months: You were dancing to all the songs I would sing you and laughed hysterically when your dad or I did crazy things. I always brought you in your bumbo chair to the kitchen to cook and clean. If I were out of your sight, you'd scream! 

8 Months: We moved back to Texas and you didn't like being around a lot of people. This was also the first time you got sick. You had wan ear affection and we found out that you were allergic to pinnacilion. You also started to take a bottle, finally!

9 Months: You were on the move! You started to crawl and used one leg to move. I got you walker and you were running by day 2. You also visited your first park and loved the swings. Your first real word came out of your mouth and it was "Dada", you would repeat it over and over. 

10 Months: Your first tooth sprouted! You had your right bottom tooth come out first. The other ones quickly came in after. You started eating real food and ate just about everything. You enjoyed holding everyone's hands to walk around the house. You stood for your first time for about 4/5 seconds. You went to the Pirates Bay water park for the first time and you were scared.

11 Months: Your personality magnified by 100%. You are such a happy baby; you loved to laugh and being carried around. You crawled EVERYWHERE! Your favorite movie was "Minions" and we would watch it over and over. You started to stand for a much longer period of time and clapped when you were proud.

12 Months: Your one. You loved everyone and everything. You eat and eat and eat, your favorite thing to eat are bananas and baby cereal snacks. You call out momma everything you need me and your auntie and Kayla are your next favorites. We love to Skype to Daddy, you get so so happy when you see him and take the phone away to talk to him in private. You love balloons, sweets, and new toys. Brushing your teeth was not something that you enjoyed. You are friendly to everyone that you see and wave hi and goodbye like a royal. You are growing more hair and are learning to take steps. I threw you your first birthday party and you were laughing and smiling the entire time. You got tons of toys and gifts. 

I love you baby.
Happy 1st Birthday! 

love,

Mom

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE STARTS...

The best sale of the year has started!!!!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially started (for card holders)! If you have the Nordstrom Credit or Debit, you're able to shop early access today and stock up on all your fall essentials. The sale opens up to the public July 22nd, but in my opinion, all the popular items are sold out or not available in your size. If you don't feel comfortable opening up a credit card, the debit option is probably the best. This sale is personally my favorite because it's a fall pre-sale. Everything is brand new, marked down to 40% off, and the selection is amazing. Even though you won't be wearing some of these items for a couple of months, it's a good time to stock up now while it's on sale because it goes back to regular price towards the end of the month. Plus, you can return items to Nordstrom whenever you please if you don't find yourself wearing it.    

I was able to preview and shop yesterday...yall, the prices and products are just amazing, this is the best anniversary sale yet! I rounded up my favorites and other products that I love below! 

Happy shopping!

xo,
Annie

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Friday, July 8, 2016

HELPING YOUR BABY SURVIVE THE SUMMER...

ROMPER: J.O.A // SHOES: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale for $99!) // BAG: Louis Vuitton // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker // BRACELETS: David Yurman // Liam- OVERALLS: Janie & Jack

Happy Friday! I hope yall are enjoying this hot summer that we've been having, lol. I've never been a big fan of summer but watching Liam get all hyped up at the pool makes my heart so happy. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I'm out with Liam often. I've always been the type of person that is constantly on the go, I hate staying inside all day. Being home with a baby is NOT the same as being out with a baby. When you're home, everything you need is within a few steps, but when you're out, finding the right place to feed or change your baby becomes a challenge. I've learn a lot from all the outings with Liam to help him feel as comfortable outside as he is inside at home. So, today I'm sharing a couple of tips to help your baby survive the summer. 

Hydrate your baby: Bring a bottle/sippy cup filled with ice water before you leave your house to keep your baby hydrated throughout the day. Babies should drink 50% more water when they are outside. (Some doctors don't recommend babies drinking water until 6 months). If your baby is only formula/breastfeed, feed them more frequently. 

Buy a portable fan: Babies overheat faster than adults, a small fan like this will help circulate the air and keep your baby cool. Having a fan that attaches to the car seat also helps give air if you don't have vents in the backseat. Fan's don't blow cold air, they circulate the air around them, so don't worry about your little one catching a cold.

Wear lightweight and loose clothing: dress your baby in something that you'd wear in the summer...something thin, loose, and sleeveless. Babies get so fussy in the heat so help them feel as comfortable as possible. I love shopping for cute seersucker & cotton onesies at Janie & Jack and at Gap, they have a great selection of clothes for all your minis.   

Take frequent breaks: This is key when spending the day outside. Take short break in stores or in the shade to let your baby cool down and rest up. You can also give them any water or food that they might need during this time. As much as you would like to finish up your to do list in a span of 3 hours, nothing is more frustrating & sad than a tired, grumpy, hot, crying baby. 

Use sunscreen: It's funny because I take care of Liam's skin 100x better than I take care of mine, lol. I use this Honest Sunscreen on Liam when I take him out of the house to help protect his fair baby skin. It's very quick to spray on and doesn't leave any residue or funny smells. 

Choose the correct time: Try to avoid going out at heat peak times, 3:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. This way you don't have to worry to much about overheating, uncomfortableness, sunburning, dehydration, or sweat rashes. 

I hope these tips help you and your little ones!

xo,
Annie 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

SPRING INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP...

DRESS: Nordstrom // SHOES: Valentino 


TOP: Nordstrom // BOTTOM: Articles of Society // SHOES: Marc Fisher (50% off!)


OVERALLS: Janie & Jack 

 COVERUP: Old (love this one) // Liam: TRUNKS: Gap 

 WATCH: Michael Kors // CHAIN LINK: David Yurman // BANGLE: David Yurman 

 ROMPER: Hinge (on sale) // SHOES: Dolce Vita 

 DRESS: Zara // SHOES: Marc Fisher (50% off!)

DRESS: Topshop (size up, wearing a 4US) // SHOES: Tory Burch (I live in these!)

DRESS: Nordstrom (wearing a S) // SHOES: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale for $99)

Hi everyone!!

I rounded up some outfits that I've worn in the past month and linked all the details. A lot of these items are now on sale too! 

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July...it was Liam's first Independence Day! My friends, Jimmy and Cora threw a party/house warming and we had a wonderful time. They had all the food in the world and there's a pool with awesome floats. Liam loved swimming (when he was with me, lol) and crawling around their patio. If you didn't already know, Liam is turning 1 this month (moment to cry)! We're planning a huge party and then going to a trip for the week. Any guesses to where we are going? This place is absolutely magical! 

xo,
Annie

 

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