My Everyday Style | 12.30.13


I just had a mild freak out over the fact that 1. it’s going to be 2014 (remember when we thought y2k was going to destroy the world?) and 2. Finley is going to be 1 on Sunday. Why is time such a fleeting thing? I’ve been having some major thoughts over goals and such for this coming year. Most of which focus on being in the moment more and living with intention. I have a very long draft saved of ramblings that I hope to post in the next day or two. Do you like making goals or resolutions for yourself?

I’ve been trying to come up with an idea for Finley’s bday party. I know she is young but I really want it to be about what she likes. So far I’ve come up with some kind of stuffed animal party. That or some kind of party about boobs, but I don’t think that would be very appropriate for a 1st bday party or any party for that matter. She also really loves puppies and being outside. Ok. Back to stuffed animals. How do you make a party about stuffed animals? Have we talked about how much she loves stuffed animals before? She is kind of obsessed. She sleeps with 2-3 stuffed animals tucked in her arms every night. I think I will make party hats for all of them.

and here is an outfit (with no makeup?)…





Dress: Similar
Button Up: Old J.Crew (similar)
Tulle Coat: From Stitch Fix
Boots: Madewell (Cheaper version)
Hat: Target

  1. I feel like you could make some cute headbands to go along with that theme. LIke pom pom bear ears or felt rabbit ears, etc. Fun! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  2. I love that you have an outfit post with no makeup (seriously still beautiful, though). Because ain’t that the truth for mom-life? “I got dressed–yay! Time for make up?? Ah no–the baby needed me.” 🙂

  3. First I love the snow shots! Where you are is gorgeous this time of year and you are just a hop from the adk. I look forward to a Christmas up there one year (hubby family from upstate on the st Lawrence ). Secondly I love the stuffed animal theme. I mean at that age they have simple loves. For cozy it was her bunnies. You know the ones jelly cat crack bunnies for babies. She has 6 I think. Third, I am with you on the resolutions to slow down, focus on the moment, drink in all the little things the kids do. Happy New Years! Cheers look forward to reading in 2014

  4. Amanda B. •

    We had a teddy bear picnic first birthday for my little one. I added paper bear ears to the party hats. Turned out really cute.

  5. But a boob themed first birthday party would be brilliant. 😉

  6. Boob party! Just kidding. Love the outfit, and looking forward to seeing you guys soon!

  7. Cute outfit! If she likes puppies, maybe you could do a Sleepy Little Puppy theme. 🙂

  8. I love the dress, but how do you nurse in it? Serious question. I wear tees and jeans almost always these days, as I’m nursing a 4 month-old. I miss wearing dresses!

  9. Haha, I’m so excited to see what you do with the birthday party!!! Hope you have a lovely 2014. :]]]

  10. How about a ‘love’ theme? We live Finley, Dinley loves…stuffed animals, puppies, and whatever else.

  11. Ha… you are too funny! Stuffed animal party, of course. Cora would love the same birthday-party-theme. I made birthday hats for her “friends” for her one year party… they were stuffed animals, because I am a lame mom who doesn’t take her to daycare- so she has no real friends.
    Also, a mountain bride threw her daughter a zoo party…with a bunch of stuffed animals in cages? Just an idea. So fun.
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

  12. Great outfit, and if that’s you with no makeup, you are one lucky lady!
    Happy 2014 and happy bday to your baby girl!

  13. What about a Winter Teddy Bear picnic? You could even ask that all party guests in lou of a gift for Fineley bring a stuffed animal that can be donated to either the Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald house!

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