Sequin Slip Dress

Hooray! New Year's is just a few days away and if you haven't scored your dress for the festivities I have just the sparkly number for you. I may have actually worn it on Christmas Day but that's not stopping me from bring the new year in with some oversized blue sequins courtesy of ASOS. Since it's freezing AF outside you're going to need to layer your slip dress and my tip is: go with a turtleneck and don't go too chunky with the knit because you don't want competition between the sweater and those gorgeous sequins. Throw on some tights, fabulous shoes and a coat and now you're ready to ring in the new year with style...

Not feeling the sequins? Check out the dress arrivals here...

Side note: the above picture definitely looks like I'm channeling the Elaine Benes dance and I'm 100% ok with that....

Dress c/o ASOS, Turtleneck  c/o ASOS, Coat Stone Fox, Bag c/o Fossil (on sale), Boots Steve Madden

Boho Shared Master Bedroom x Nursery

It was only a matter of time until Indiana needed an upgrade from bassinet to crib. We made it all of 6 months before his head and toes started touching each end. Thus prompting us to hit the re-start button on our shared master and nursery. This time around I only wanted to make subtle changes but after putting the crib together and putting it where the bassinet used to live we quickly realized that furniture rearranging was in order. So, here it is! An amended version of our little nursery abode.

First things first, the crib. I feel like it's taken me FOREVER to decide what kind of crib I wanted for the space. I wanted something not overly bulky, wheels for easy maneuvering and something with a little pop of color. Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib it was! I actually had a Jenny Lind crib (set) when I was a baby so it was amazing to come full circle with a more updated version of the classic crib. I know it brought back memories for my parents seeing it in our room.

Shop The Crib: Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib, $229
Hop over to Instagram, Davinci and I are giving away my Jenny Lind Crib in the color of your choice! Post here.

Next, the mattress. The mattress is important, I did a ton of research before landing on Newton Crib Wovenaire Mattresses. It's 100% breathable, washable and recyclable. Unlike other cribs mattresses, Newton Mattresses are free of latex and toxic biocides, made of food safe polymers, and made in an emission free facility. It's just firm enough to make transitioning from bassinet to crib a little bit easier.

Shop The Mattress: Newton Crib Mattress in Moonlight Grey, $299

Of course, the transition wasn't as flawless as I would have liked but thankfully I had the Halo Snoozy Pod to help after a few sleepless nights post-transition. It a vibrating pad that fits under the crib mattress for an all-in-one soothing experience. It also comes equipped with 4 white noise settings as well as an amber hued night light. It's battery and/or AC adapter. It's easily installed under the crib mattress and has settings for 30 minutes or all night. We've had to use the all night setting a couple of times but we've found that vibration setting is best for transferring him from our arms to the crib. It makes things so much easier. *It also has bluetooth capabilities for controlling functions from the other room but we haven't used it yet.

Shop The:  Halo Snoozy Pod, $79.99

After Indy moved into his sweet new bed I thought we needed a little upgrade of our own so I started doing a little browsing at Kip & Co. They have the best colorful bedding options for everyone in the family, including crib sheets (Indy had an accident on his right before we started shooting so we had to swap the Kip & Co. Cheetah Sheet for this Copper Pearl Arrow Sheet at the last minute). For us, we opted to layer our vintage quilted blanket with the Kip and Co reversible Forest/Coral duvet cover. It adds that extra pop of color to the space and matches our new Justina Blakeney x Target pillow perfectly. Kip and Co. is currently having a giant 40% off sale so check it out!

Shop The:
Kip and Co. Duvet Cover, $109.00

Copper Pearl Crib Sheet, $24.95

Justina Blakeney x Target Embroidered Pillow, $26.99

Finally, we integrated some pieces we already had some the previous post and gave them a more updated placement. Like the hanging planters, juju hat and framed prints. We also brought in more basket for storage and moved our velvet tufted bench in front of the bed. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the updated space and I'm sure I'll add a few tweaks here and there as time goes on...

But here it is!

Shop The Post: 
Rug RUGSUSA (On sale for $50!) // Turquoise Juju Hat
// Pom Pom Basket (under crib) // Hanging Planters Target (similar)
// Chevron basket/planter // Shearling Throw // Baskets On Wardrobe (similar)
Globe Lamps Target // Mongolian Fur Pillow (real) //
Mandalay Bamboo Frame, Framebridge // Blue Planter CB2 (similar)//
White Curtains // Ikea Brimnes Wardrobes
(DIY Handle Upgrade here)

Old Navy Sculpting Rockstar Jeans + Striped Bell Sleeve Top

You might have noticed that I've been taking a little break from my dresses and skirt pairings in favor of some denim (mostly black). Truth be told I've been having a tricky time finding pants postpartum that are 1. not too big and fall down and 2. have a flattering fit. After listening to Jackie gush about the Old Navy sculpt pairs I finally jumped on board and bought a couple of pairs. Guys, she was right, they're amazing and you need to get a pair ASAP. Lucky for you, Old Navy is having a 50% all denim sale today so you can grab them for $25, as well as some other rad styles for around $15-17. I listed a few below, just click and shop! (affiliate links)

Shirt and Jeans Old Navy, Jacket Express, Bag Fossil (on sale!), Shoes Nina

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Him

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Does anyone else struggle shopping for the men in their life? I mean, my husband is pretty easy to shop for, he's a pretty practical guy. But when it comes to my brother, I'm almost always left stumped. The guy already has it all. While I will admit we're not huge gift givers between siblings I did learn the hard way last year that I need to step up my gifting game. I may or may not have thought a manly scented candle would be the perfect addition to my brother's new abode but as it turns out the scent was so terrible and overpowering after opening that it warranted a weekend full of jokes and finished with the poor candle ending up in the trash as we departed. All things considered it was hilarious, but also not. So, what do you get the guy in your life that has it all? Really? The Answer: A good bottle of rum. 

So this year as I make sure my gifting game is on point, I put together a DIY holiday basket for the special guys in my life with a few of my favorite things including a bottle of Don Q's Gran Añejo rum. 

First things first, why Don Q's Gran Añejo? Well, they are the only rum company that uses aged rum in all rum products, including their flavors. They only use natural flavorings, have no additives, artificial sugars, or coloring. Also,  Destilería Serrallés is one of the most environmentally responsible in the spirits industry. They reap the benefits of real energy return, as well as a water reclamation program which allows them to recycle the wastewater, instead of disposing of it in the ocean. Environmentally conscious practices aside, it's a great rum that contains rums aged between 9 and 12 years, and Solera rums aged up to 50 years for the perfect sweet and dry balance. Enjoy alone, on the rocks, or like my dad, with a splash of ginger.

So now that we have the focal point of our basket, it's time to build up. One of my favorite things about creating a basket as opposed to traditional wrapping (which I also love) is getting creative with presentation and the gifts. I created three baskets for the men in my life, one for David, one for the dad and my brother. This particular basket has David written all over it so no peeking, David! 

Here's The Top 5 Essentials You Need To Create The Perfect DIY Gift Basket For Him. 

1. A Bottle Of Don Q's Gran Añejo rum
(Locate Don Q here)

2. Glassware
Of course you need fancy new glassware for your new bottle of rum. I love these gold rimmed Sur La Table glasses. They're functional but also stylish enough to dress up our bar cart. Shop them here. 

 3. Accessories
David is all about Sunglasses right now so this retro-shaped pair from Fossil was just the right addition. I also included a new pair of earbuds, he's always losing and/or breaking his so this pair is flashy enough to stand out but also have a fair price point. 

4. Treats 
I added a couple of bars of David's favorite chocolate bars. Not everyone likes chocolate so you can swap out for different treats.

5. Grooming 
Tip: opt for travel size containers. 

I picked David's current favorites of body cleanser, shave butter and post-shave dew as the finishing touches for the basket. 

After you add your essentials to the basket, add a couple of festive accessories (like ornaments) and finish with a bow and cello wrap!

Voila! Gifting made easy and fun...

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