Wednesday, November 26, 2014

holiday spirit | bring it on


We are sons and daughters is one of my all time favorite places to shop for accessories for the boys -- you may have seen some of my posts on Instagram with Wrennyn sporting their specs here because that little kid is obsessed with his accessories and there is no match when it comes to kids sunglasses, we are sons and daughters are hands down killing it. The kids don't leave the house without them and nothing like an 8 year old boy thinking he is a teenager once he has his on. I love the cool aesthetic of their brand and it makes a strong statement when you are out and people acknowledge your kids style, plus it always helps when your kids' coolness can take the focus off your unwashed mom hair :) We are ready to rock this holiday season and look our best at all of our holiday activities!


These days we have been making our rounds to every tree farm in the area and taking in all the free smells. Obviously it wouldn't be the holidays without rocking our shades amongst the rows of trees, because looking awesome in the green rooms is of utter importance to 5 year olds in our home. But truthfully we are loving the holiday state of mind and we started things off by heading to How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Children's Theatre Company. We loved it! The Children's Theatre does the most amazing job of keeping energy levels high so that the kids stay engaged. I think we might do a family annual pass for part of our kids' Christmas gift because we loved the whole process of going to the Theatre as a family! It definitely is something I highly recommend if you are in the Minneapolis area - they totally tailor the show for the kids and I think it is really important to expose our kids to live Theatre. Whatever your plans for the holidays are stay cool and soak it all in.

Rowan pants from my lille limon here // shades c/o we are sons and daughters here // shoes c/o Maa shoes here

Brinley shirt from my lille limon here // sweatshirt from fawn shoppe here // shades c/o we are sons and daughters here // shoes c/o Maa shoes here

**Special thanks to The Children's Theatre Company for having us out to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I will not forget the magic of Christmas that your play brought to life for our kiddos*

Monday, November 24, 2014

dear santa | gift guide


Dear Santa, I don't want to give socks (unless they are cute). I don't want to give boring. I want to give comfort. I want to give something that makes my friends (all 3 of them) think of me. I want to give things that bring happiness for more than a day, I want them to be loved all year long. I want to give people something that makes them feel good in their skin. Something that speaks to who they are. I want to give awesome. I want to give color! Patterns! Fringe! Something that they won't expect. I want to give it all. And of course I want it to look good in their instagram feed too.

Oh, and Santa, please bring doubles for me. Mmmmmk thanks. 'Tis the season to give CUUUUUTE THINGS.

wall hanging here for a simple statement in the home-- a great gift for a friend who just got a new space!
throw blanket here for cozy nights by the fire -- the perfect gift for your outdoorsy friend
tote bag here with room for mittens and scarves  -- the kind of gift you buy yourself
patterned throw pillows here and here for the home -- perfect for adding prints to a boring space
striped layering shirt here -- the perfect gift to give your sister
distressed denim here -- for the friend who needs to say goodbye to mom jeans
moto denim here -- for the cool cats on your list
fair isle socks here -- stocking stuffers that warm the heart {and toes}
call me phone case here -- because CALL ME! Also, a perfect reminder for that friend who lives long distance
forest green hat here -- for the girl who loves Saturdays on your list
ankle booties here -- the kind of gift we all need
fringe booties here -- perfect for the bohemian on your list
go-to chapstick here -- the kind of stocking stuffer you wish you got 10 of
fringed bag here -- for the best friend on your list
metal belt here -- great gift for the girl who hoards jewelry
W stories coffee table book here -- the kind of gift you should buy me
glitzy cross body bag here -- for the single friend you love to death
pretty underpinnings here and here -- the kind of gift that you buy yourself but is really for your lover
smeg mixer for the kitchen here -- for the cook
black fedora statement hat here with gold details -- for the concert goer on your list
plaid scarf here -- for the plain jane
animal print sneakers here -- for the animal print lover
statement sunglasses here and here -- for the Olsen obsessed
love is always on time tee here - for the optimist on your list
chanel perfume here -- for the stinky one on your list
linda mccartney coffee table book here -- for the photography lover
heart sweatshirt here -- for anyone and everyone
polka dot pouch here -- for the girl who always has her cash crumpled in her pockets
essie polish here -- for the girl you're going to party on New Year's Eve with
black and white patterned ring and jewelry storage here -- for the organized girl on your list
blah blah blah mug here -- for the coffee lover
dipped side table here -- for your trend loving pals

Thursday, November 20, 2014

11.20.14 | sandgrens


Is anyone else having an animal print moment? I love animal print! Like LOVE. I keep trying to find ways to work a cowhide into our new home, but I can't seem to find the right place for it. So when I came across these cow print Sandgrens Clogs (find them here!) I couldn't resist! I throw them on with everything when I run out the door. I feel like swedish clogs are a true Minnesota staple because I always see people of various ages rocking them. I love that we all find our own way to wear them differently, I have a few pairs from Sandgrens and they all get major love.  Do any of you guys dig the animal print trend or the fact that clogs are making a comeback? I am totally on board with both!