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Goodies for the Little Dude

Sometimes when I’m out looking for baby clothes or toys for Hank I get so bummed out because there seems to be an insane amount of cute girl stuff and…

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Sometimes when I’m out looking for baby clothes or toys for Hank I get so bummed out because there seems to be an insane amount of cute girl stuff and a major lack of cute things for little dudes. But the truth is, you just gotta know where to look. The other day while he was napping I went down the rabbit hole of cuteness at a couple of my favorite online shops and bookmarked a whole bunch of stuff that’s perfect for tiny guys. Granted, he can’t talk yet but if he could I’m pretty sure he’d tell me he approves of my list.

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Taxi Pillow. Star Pants. Plus RomperBlankie.  Boat. Shark. Pirate. Mermaid. Plus Shorts. Terry PantsCamera.

How comfy do those little pants from Nununu look? And he’s been rolling around in the little shorts for days. They’re perfect for playtime — so cute and they keep him free to move around. (He’s starting to try to scoot a little bit! Yikes!)

And the toys, the toys! The wooden camera?! Come on. And that little pirate ship set has a pirate, mermaid, and shark that are all rattles. Brilliant.

I’m always on the hunt for great pieces for little boys, so do leave a comment if you know a great shop I should check out! xoxo

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Spring Accessories Refresh

Spring Refresh // Accessories

Now that my closet is a little more spring-ready, I wanted to add a fresh round of accessories to my arsenal. I’ve been carrying my beloved navy leather bag all…

Spring Accessories Refresh

Spring Accessories Refresh

Now that my closet is a little more spring-ready, I wanted to add a fresh round of accessories to my arsenal. I’ve been carrying my beloved navy leather bag all winter, and it’s feeling a little dark and heavy these days. Not to mention my banged up sunglasses that float to the bottom of my purse underneath all kinds of baby paraphenalia — those could use a little help too. Once again, my pals at Zappos know how to help a sister out.

Side note: shopping online is my very favorite these days. I mean, I can order a new purse online while Henry is sleeping and it literally shows up on my doorstep two days later. And free shipping no less! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We live in the future. What kind of magical place is this where we can hop online and just go to one website and have about a million different choices?

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Okay I got sidetracked. Hashtag mom brain. Anyway! This bag! I’m kind of a fan of just using a regular old purse as a diaper bag until we outgrow it but so far it’s working perfectly. This beauty fits all of my stuff, all of Henry’s stuff, and even a camera (for when we are out and about and spot an insane place to shoot like in front of these gigantic aloe plants). There are a ton of pockets, so the new sunnies won’t get smashed at the bottom of the bag any more, either.

Spring Accessories Refresh

Spring Accessories Refresh

This scarf? My spring and summer mantra. I think we all like to think that we’re a little wild at heart, no? And this guy is the perfect weight for wrapping yourself up in on a spring day. My poor winter scarves are just going to have to wait it out at the back of my closet for next year.

How about you guys?! Doing any spring refreshing of your accessories? Hop over to Zappos for a one-stop-shop to snag any little thing you might need. I may or may not be saving my pennies to get another thing or two from my wishlist… xoxo

Spring Accessories Refresh

Spring Accessories Refresh

This post is sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are totes my own. Thank you for being supportive of the sponsors who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

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Spring (Closet) Cleaning

Spring is just the perfect time to hit the refresh button, isn’t it? All winter long I’ve been living in grays and blacks and my closet looks like this monochromatic…

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Spring is just the perfect time to hit the refresh button, isn’t it? All winter long I’ve been living in grays and blacks and my closet looks like this monochromatic wasteland. With the brighter days we’ve been having (today feels like summer!) my wardrobe has just been begging for a little update, so I’m starting to pick out a few pieces that will help get it from winter to spring. The Zappos gang totally gets me, so we teamed up to find a few things that would do the trick.

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Can you even deal with that shirt?! Seriously, the second I saw it I knew it would be a perfect piece to transition out of my black and gray rut. The bright white with that little stiletto heel print is perfect to pair with some other pieces that have bright pops of color. Which brings me to…

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The best yellow shoes in all the land! Yellow is and will always be my favorite color, and these bad boys are the perfect shade. And I’m kind of all about a d’orsay flat these days! Just right for spring — your toes are covered in case it’s cold but they kind of feel like a really chic sandal. Initially I ordered these guys in a size 10 (yes, I know I have giant feet) but they were huge when they came! Luckily, Zappos returns are crazy easy and free, which is the best thing in the world. (Speaking of which, their 2-day shipping is free, too. I live for free shipping.) I had new shoes in the right size in about 3 days. And it was a good thing, too, because I could not wait to wear these things.

My final staple for spring? These pull-on skinny pants. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I can’t be bothered with pants that have a zipper or button these days. I’m kind of living in these. And they come in a rainbow of other colors that are perf for spring. I was digging on this sea glass shade. They go with evvvrything.

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So what about you? Does your closet need a good spring cleaning? Or am I the only one who slips into the winter monochrome trap? Ever since my little Zappos box showed up in the mail my closet is feeling lighter, brighter, and much more springy. I’d love to know what pieces you’d add to your closet to refresh for the new season! xoxo

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This post is sponsored by Zappos. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

Easter Best

Easter Best

I feel like, ever since I was a little girl, picking out my Easter outfit was a majorly important choice. It had to be just right — springy and fresh…

Easter Best

Easter Best

I feel like, ever since I was a little girl, picking out my Easter outfit was a majorly important choice. It had to be just right — springy and fresh but warm enough if there was a chill in the air, and you definitely had to have some new Easter shoes. Easter shoes are key, you guys.

This year I’ve been hunting through my closet for some Easter duds that are just right — I’m so tired of the black and grey I’ve been wearing all winter. I pulled out some of my fun pre-baby clothes (hallelujah they fit!) and went on a hunt for my new Easter shoes. Right now Payless Shoe Source has, no joke, so many cute options I hemmed and hawed in there forever. After much deliberation I chose these crocheted oxfords, which I have been holding myself back from wearing until it’s actually Easter! Clearly I’ve only been mildly successful at abstaining. They’re just so comfy and they go with everything (not to mention you can snag them for a total steal, which makes it even better).

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Easter Best

Easter Best

I was kind of dying to wear them with a dress, but I’m finding it so tricky to wear dresses while I’m still nursing Henry! Any moms out there have a brilliant trick for that? It’s a good thing these kicks look adorable with just about everything — I’m definitely going to be rocking them out with these polka dotted pants, because if you can’t wear polka dots on Easter then when can you?! But I digress. On the real, head to Payless to deck out your Easter feet. (And pssst, if you’re looking for dude shoes for your fella, they’ve got some pretty sweet choices too.)

So what about you? What’s your Easter best? xoxo

P.S. Want more inspiration for your tootsies? Check out Payless on Instagram, FB, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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Easter Best

Easter Best

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Payless ShoeSource via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

St. Patrick's Day Style

Don’t Get Pinched

Do you remember St. Patrick’s Day when you were in elementary school? At my school it was absolutely imperative that you wear some form of green — not only to avoid getting…

Do you remember St. Patrick’s Day when you were in elementary school? At my school it was absolutely imperative that you wear some form of green — not only to avoid getting pinched, but just to show some holiday spirit in general. We were apparently a very spirited bunch. I remember a group of us being on green patrol during recess, just hunting for people who didn’t get into it. I’m not sure what we would have done if we found somebody without green but it probably would have involved glittered green construction in the shape of a shamrock taped to somebody’s shirt. We were nothing if not resourceful.

These days, the cheesy holiday spirit has totally stuck and I still wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. But I’m into a variation on the theme — mint green is my go-to right now, and I plan on sporting it in fun little pops instead of plastering it all over my being (which was my tendency in elementary school). If I could go on a little St. Patty’s shopping spree, these would be my picks this year.

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Sweater. Necklace. Skirt. Phone Case. Bag. Flats.

Oh it’s all so good. But especially that bag (which happens to be 40% off at Kate Spade Saturday… Just saying.) So! What’s your deal? Are you wearing green today? Happy St. Patrick’s Day! xoxo

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Post-Baby Dates

Now that we’re getting a handle on having baby Henry around, Mr. Lovely and I are doing our best to get out on our own for little dates here and…

Post Baby Date Style

Post Baby Date Style

Now that we’re getting a handle on having baby Henry around, Mr. Lovely and I are doing our best to get out on our own for little dates here and there. We snuck out recently just to grab a cup of tea downtown. I’m not gonna lie, I miss the little guy when we are gone but it also feels so good to have some grownup time and put on makeup and real clothes and shoes with an actual heel. And speaking of heels, my previously swollen preggo feet are so happy to be back in their normal size. To celebrate, I snagged a pair of wedges from the Christian Siriano for Payless from Payless Shoe Source and wore them out to tea time with the husb.

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Did you guys watch Project Runway the season that Christian was on? I was obsessed with him. He was constantly my fave, and now I’m pretty pumped (get it?) that he has a line of shoes and bags that you can get for a song! I’m loving all of the pieces — they feel so current and cool but still like something you could wear every day with a whole slew of different looks. The whole line is totally affordable but looks expensive and pretty chic, which you know I love.

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Post Baby Date Style

So we grabbed some tea (Mr. Lovely got boba! I was sorely tempted but I wanted to cozy up to something hot.) and wandered around downtown for a while. There’s this great big ivy wall so we snapped some photos, obviously. Is it weird that that’s what we like to do on dates? Wander around and take photos? I don’t care, I love it anyway. And you’ll be happy to know that even with all the wandering, the wedges kept my feet plenty comfy.

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If your shoe game needs a little boost, be sure to check out Christian’s line at Payless. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube for more stylish inspo. Now. Where should we go on our next post-baby date?! xoxo

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Post Baby Date Style

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PAYLESS CHRISTIAN SIRIANO. The opinions and text are all mine.

Comfy Heels for Fall

So remember when Kim Kardashian was pregnant and running around wearing super high heels and everyone was all upset about it? I’m starting to understand where she was coming from….

So remember when Kim Kardashian was pregnant and running around wearing super high heels and everyone was all upset about it? I’m starting to understand where she was coming from. I mean, swollen and achy feet or not, sometimes you just want to step it up a notch. Not to mention the fact that I’ve always felt like I look a little slimmer with a heel on (and if there was ever a time I wanted to look slimmer, it’s now). So Kim, I get ya.

I spotted these suede heeled booties the other day at Payless ShoeSource and at first I was like “yeah right my giant pregnant feet will not even want to hear that noise.” But then I put them on and it was like walking on pillows and now I never want to take them off. I’m pretty sure they’ll be a staple in my fall wardrobe, with everything from jeans to dresses.

See, I have problem feet to begin with. Anybody else out there rocking some plantar fasciitis? I developed it while dancing on tour a few years ago, it went unchecked, and it got so bad that I actually have bone spurs on both of my heels. Yeowch. So I have to be pretty careful about the shoes that I wear. But! These booties are in the Comfort Plus by Preditions line at Payless, and honestly, I could walk for hours in them. I’m always so absurdly grateful when I find a pair of comfortable shoes that don’t look like my grandma’s orthopedics. It’s the little things, ya know.

I’m particularly loving them with some cuffed jeans right now! A layering top and a little jacket and boom you’re ready to walk out the door. Easy, comfy, perfect for fall. What’s your fall shoe go-to? For more of my favorite comfy fall looks, check out my latest Pinterest board! xoxo

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Payless via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Fall Style

Is It Fall Yet?

I always jump the gun on fall. Especially the clothes. I love summer, but by the end of it I’m always ready to move on to the next season. I…

I always jump the gun on fall. Especially the clothes. I love summer, but by the end of it I’m always ready to move on to the next season. I remember one particular first day of school in 5th or 6th grade, I was so pumped to wear this new fall outfit. My mom helped me order it from the J.C. Penney catalog, and it was a purple print turtleneck with a purple knit cardigan that went over it. And I reallllly wanted to wear it, and I did, and I roasted all day long. But I loved that outfit.

I still do the same thing, and I pull my sweaters out way too early. But I don’t care. This year, I’m relying on maternity jeans and loose comfy sweaters with lots of accessories to trick everybody into thinking I don’t look like a house. I’ve been eyeing this yellow sweater (my tastes haven’t changed much since elementary school, apparently) for a few weeks and wouldn’t you know it, it’s out of stock now. Dangit! Should have jumped on that when I had the chance. But in the meantime, here are a few of my fall faves.

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Sweater. Watch. Cat ring. Bag. Gold bangle. Burgundy polish. Grey polish. Sunnies. Clogs. Flats.

Ahhhh it’s all so good. Don’t you just love to switch gears in the fall? For some reason one of the things I most look forward to is leaving behind all the bright crazy nail polish colors and going for something either so dark it’s almost black, or a barely-there neutral. And that little cat ring would look pretty killer on some digits with a fresh manicure.

And okay, okay, I know the watch is a pipe dream (I usually only share things here that I would actually spend the money to buy), but it was too pretty to leave out. So while I won’t be owning it any time soon, I’m on the lookout for a similar mens-inspired leather watch to rock out this fall.

What’s your fave? Do you look forward to a little fall style refresh? Or do you hang onto summer for dear life? xoxo

P.S. Apparently I always do this.

Palm Springs Style

Palm Springs Style

Do you ever have trouble packing for a trip? So often I’ll think that I did a great job packing and then get to a place and have all the…

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Do you ever have trouble packing for a trip? So often I’ll think that I did a great job packing and then get to a place and have all the wrong stuff. Or feel like I look like an alien. I remember one recent trip back to visit friends in NYC. My California was showing — I was a vision in pink, sticking out of a sea of black.

So on our last trip to Palm Springs, I decided to go big with the packing and rock out some pink pants that might not usually see the light of day. If there’s anywhere to make pink denim work, it’s that city. You would almost look out of place if you weren’t wearing something like that. Combine it with your brightest bag and a some fun patterns. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Obviously we had to get these shots at The Saguaro Hotel — you’ve never met a place with such perfect colors. And I’m sure you’ve heard me raving about them already, but do try to stay there if you’re in Palm Springs. We needed a place to stay during Meet/Make/Do when we were in a bit of a bind, and the staff was just so gracious and accommodating. So Mary and I spent some time running around and snapping photos.

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The ol’ vintage scarf in the hair trick has been my go-to lately for days when my hair is a mess (read: I didn’t wash it). Keiko Lynn has a simple tutorial right here for a really quick way to tie it up. I use this one all the time.

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So what’s the verdict, dudes? Do you pack clothing depending on where you’re headed (weather aside)? Would you wear hot pink in NYC, or black in the desert? Do tell. xoxo

All photos by the magical Mary Costa Photograhpy!

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Anthropologie Valentine's Day Pieces

Anthropologie Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Ohhhhhh my gosh. I’m crazy bonkers excited to share this next giveaway with you lovelies. After we collaborated with Anthropologie for a giveaway during the holidays, it became clear to…

Ohhhhhh my gosh. I’m crazy bonkers excited to share this next giveaway with you lovelies. After we collaborated with Anthropologie for a giveaway during the holidays, it became clear to me that you all are just as in love with them as I am. So I’m incredibly happy that we’ve teamed up again to share some of my favorite Anthro goodies, and give another one of you the chance to win a $250 gift card to Anthropologie!

If you haven’t been toodling around the site lately, you have to get over there and get lost for a while. They have the most beautiful pieces, perfect for a dreamy and romantic Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for something for yourself or a last-minute little giftie, they have all kinds of great stuff. I just love looking through their jewelry section to pick things out, and I give their candles all the time as gifts! They also have a newly expanded intimates collection, which is packed with all kinds of pretty little numbers. Take a peek at a few of my Cupid-approved favorites.

Anthropologie Valentine's Day PiecesDress. Earrings. Bra. Journal. Perfume. Champagne flutes. Bath salts. Heels. Chemise.

Isn’t it all so lovely? I just find their collections so inspiring, and artfully curated as well. I’m loving that couples journal as an idea for a gift — Mr. Lovely and I did one of those a few years back! And that dress, by the way, is begging to make its way into my closet. If I could only wear Anthropologie dresses from now on, I totally would.

So if you’d like to treat yourself or your Valentine, be sure to enter to win a $250 gift card to Anthropologie below! Follow instructions for entry using the Rafflecopter widget. Giveaway will close on Friday February 14th at 5 pm PST; open to U.S. residents only. Thanks, Anthropologie! xoxo

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Style // Alt Wishlist

Here it comes, folks. The season where blogland is all abuzz about that crazy little conference we like to call Alt. If it’s new to you, Alt is a design…

Here it comes, folks. The season where blogland is all abuzz about that crazy little conference we like to call Alt. If it’s new to you, Alt is a design and blogging conference held in late January in Salt Lake City. And when I say conference, I basically mean a three-day party/fashion show/blogging bootcamp.

Naturally, people lose their minds over what to wear to this thing, because these bloggers do not play around when it comes to getting decked out. My first year, I remember agonizing over what to pack and making a bunch of weird choices of things that I wouldn’t normally wear. Which only resulted in me being uncomfortable most of the time. Last year I think I got a little closer, with a few mistakes that I wish I would have left behind. This year, I’m sticking to my uniform — comfortable basics, a few fun accessories, and some pops of color and pattern to mix it up. (Oh, and by the way — I’ll be wearing the same color palette all week just to make packing easier.) After doing some online browsing, I came up with a wishlist for my Alt look this year.

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Sweater. Hat. Necklace. Ring. Phone case. Boots. Tablet. Jeans. Bag.

For me, it’s gonna be all about being comfortable and accessories that will help me get my conference on. A big bag to tote my tech, a cute note pad to jot down important things, a good iPhone cover (to help with my Instagramming, obviously), and a few other touches. Oh, and that necklace is an absolute non-negotiable. And the beautiful thing is that rather than go crazy running around and shopping, I think I can mostly put things together from my own closet. The frenzy about what to wear at Alt sometimes reaches a fever pitch, and this year I’m all about keeping it simple and reasonable.

Are you heading to Alt this year? If you are, can’t wait to meet you there! And I’d love to hear if you have a style plan or if you’re just gonna wing it. xoxo