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Ro~Sham~Bo Baby

I melt when it comes to anything baby.  Baby jeans, shoes, hats…the list goes on.  One of the cutest things on a baby are sunglasses.  Maybe its the emphasis of their button nose and rosy cheeks or maybe its because it makes them look grown up.  Whatever the reason, these sunglasses from ro•sham•bo baby are one of my favorites.

Not only are they cute, these shades block 100% of uva/b rays.  Optometrists warn, most lifetime UV damage occurs during childhood.  I’m always careful to protect Carlota’s skin from the harmful rays but I don’t know if I was as aware about damage to her eyes.  I’m thankful to have realized this now.  These shades are made from a flexible and durable material that is certified bpa-free and specially designed for baby’s use and abuse.

The biggest bonus to this company and shades are that all purchases support Surfers Healing, a non-profit that takes autistic kids and their families surfing to provide safe stimulation, fun, and confidence.  I love when there are great products that help support a cause.

Little People Deserve Big People Shades.

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Shades:  Ro Sham Bo Baby (ice ice baby)

Leather Jacket: Zara old (Similar here, here and here)

Dress: Anine Bing (Similar here and here)

On Carlota

Dress: Gap Kids old (Similar here, here and here)

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Lifes a Beach

Its been a while since my last post.  One of my new year’s resolutions was to try and be more present.  Carlota is growing up very quickly, and I am trying to soak it all in.  Not to mention we’ve been fighting the cold and flu on and off this entire month.  Thankfully it seems like we’re starting to get all better, so fingers crossed it stays that way!

A few weeks ago I was able to bring Carlota home to Canada for a few days.  It was very special seeing her explore the place I called home for most of my life.  It was a short trip and we mostly stayed home with my parents.  Carlota doesn’t get to see her grandparents very often so we were very happy to soak up all those snuggles and kisses.

Valentines day is coming up.  I remember when the hubby and I would get dressed up and go for a romantic dinner.  This year I don’t see that happening.  I think we will spend it at home in our sweats celebrating with our little bug.  I wouldn’t even change this for anything.  If you are looking for outfit ideas this dress is one of my favorites.  I’ve worn it for my maternity photos (here), to a wedding, cocktail hour etc…  It comes in a variety of colors and that zipper in the back transforms it from simple and sophisticated to young and chic.

Thanks for reading, I’m looking forward to sharing some new looks with you soon.

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Dress: Felicity & Coco 

On Carlota:

Dress:  From spain (Similar here , here and here)

Bow:  Salt Cities

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Summer Palette

I can’t believe the summer is almost over.  Carlota will be 5 months in less than a week and the Pumpkin Spiced latte will be hitting Starbucks in no time.  Eeeekkk….time needs to slow down!  As much as I’m excited for the cooler weather and my favorite season for fashion, I’m trying to live up the last few days of summer and bright colors.

Labor Day is quickly approaching and I’m not going to put these white jeans on hold until next Spring.  I’m loving that white is no longer only a summer color but its being worn all season long.  I’m obsessed with an all white look.  Its clean, simple and fresh.  The best part is that it goes with EVERYTHING.

This summer was all about pops of color for me.  I don’t dress very colorfully but I do love to have bright accessories.  I have found that certain colors compliment me better than others and tend to stick with them.  For me, pink, blue and red are the colors of choice.  By sticking to a few colors you can get accessories that match without having to buy one of everything in all colors of the rainbow.   I love how my royal blue accessories pop with this look.
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Photography by Audra Arbas

Shirt:  Gap //

Jeans: J Brand //

Sunglasses:  Ray-ban //

Clutch: Clare V (on sale here) //

Espadrilles:  Aquazzura //

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Months 3 and 4 with Carlota

How is Carlota already 4 months old?  Time needs to slow down..this girl is going to be headed to school in a blink of an eye.

Month 3

Carlota is constantly moving around and exploring the use of her limbs.  She doesn’t understand the concept of sitting still.  She started daycare 3 days a week and has adapted very well.  She made her first painting for us, and gets along well with her classmates and teachers.  She loves being swaddled for her naps and looking at herself in the mirror.  She is starting to learn how to roll over.  When she’s on her back she likes to roll onto her side, especially when there is a toy in her vicinity.  She is finally starting to take notice of her toys and Pinxo (our Boston Terrier).

We took Carlota to get her ears pierced.  She did so great! There were a couple of tears but as soon as she was comforted she calmed down and was back to her smiley self.  Carlota also had her first swimming lessons or introduction to the water.  This requires its own blog post since it was so magical and special for us.  She loved the water and floated with me just holding her head above the water,  She has also started loving bath time and post bath baby massage.

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Sleeper:  Little Citizens

 Month 4

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You can definitely tell that Carlota is undergoing her 4 month leap/growth spurt.  She is becoming more of a little girl and less of a newborn.  As much as I’m loving watching her grow and conquer all these milestones it makes me sentimental to think my baby won’t be my little baby forever.

Carlota has finally perfected the roll over and likes to do it all the time.  She won’t stay laying on her back for long, and quickly moves to her favorite tummy time position.  She is much more able to amuse herself on her play mat and with her toys.  This also means that she has graduated from sleeping all swaddled up to using her sleep sack.  She is still working on mastering this transition.

She loves chewing on our fingers and toys.  She is in full teething mode already.  Carlota is starting to be interested in what we are eating and drinking.  She loves to talk to us and complain and make bubbles.  She still hates the car and car seat, but has started to like the stroller.

Thankfully Carlota is still a mama’s girl….I’m hoping to keep that up forever!!

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Romper:  Old Navy

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