Outfit Idea // Linen Dress and Vintage Ankle Boots

As a fashion enthusiast, working on a budget might be one of life's biggest challenges.  So sometimes I get out my sewing machine.  In 2014 I sewed one garment every month, now that there is a baby in the mix, it's been three garments in two years, and this dress is one.  I fell in love with this Reformation dress.  I tried it on, it fit like a glove!  But the $200 price tag wasn't in the budget and made me leave the store with my head down wondering how long I could go without eating, just like when I was 23.  Guess since I have a family to care for starvation isn't an option, so I got my butt to Mood and bought two yards of natural linen.  I have to say, I'm pretty happy with the result.  

Linen Dress/vintage ankle boots
Linen dress
The Sak Tahoe Crossbody

Can we talk about these vintage ankle booties!?  They are a little painful, but so so good!

vintage ankle booties
Linen Dress
Linen Dress/vintage ankle booties

Dress: DIY of this Reformation dress / bag: The Sak / booties: vintage (similar below) / sunglasses: McQ (similar below)


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What we're packing for Oliver for Iceland

It's just about here!  We leave for our family trip to Iceland in just a few days!  I am could not be more excited to escape with my boys!  Iceland in early September is about 55 degrees, with a low of upper 40s.  Unfortunately Oliver, now 1 1/2 has only been wearing shorts and t-shirts for the last three months and has outgrown nearly all of his warmer clothes, so we had to basically buy his entire fall wardrobe in preparation for this trip.  Full disclosure, we were down to one pair of shoes that fit, Crocs.  So we bought a pair of sneakers and a pair of the cutest stinking hiking boots I've ever seen!  I packed a variety of layering pieces a medium-weight jacket, and of course he needs a swim suit for the blue lagoon!  I can't wait to share our photos and I'll be sure to update you on the packing lessons learned upon on return!  Don't forget to follow along on instagram!   

Iceland Packing List

Outfit Idea // Simple Summer Dress

As a mom, my morning routine is often very rushed, so simple outfits are best.  I am basically obsessed with this Reformation dress.  It's from a few seasons back, but it's knit, oh so comfy and chic too and the low armholes add just the perfect amount of edge.   

LBD Reformation Dress
Woven Elliott Lucca Bag
easy LBD
Little Black Dress