cozy winter accessories with Nordstrom.


Scarf. Similar Sweater. Joggers. Similar Shoes. Ray-bans. Bag. Lipstick. (Russian Red.)

The night before last, I spent most of what should have been my sleeping hours, rubbing Ava’s shins. Growing pains.  Do you remember having them growing up?  They were terrible, and worse is when they happen to your barely-four-year-old who is: a. already a bit of an obsessive hypochondriac, and b. has no idea what is happening to her legs.  It did not a restful night make.

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winter in the PNW with Nordstrom.


raincoat. sweater. jeans. boots. (kids here.) similar hat.

Years ago, when I was in college I took a Child Development class.  I’m still not sure why that particular course was required; it had absolutely nothing to do with my major, but I took it nonetheless.  One day, in the middle of a lecture on helping children interact with nature, my professor said: “There’s no such thing as inappropriate weather for children, just inappropriate clothing.”  I don’t know why, but it was one of those random bits of advice you get in life that just stick with you, and it has come back to me over and over again in the past 13 years since I finished the course.

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the best place to find a Christmas dress.


Hey everyone!  I’m popping in for a second time today because my favorite place to buy occasional dresses is having a huge Cyber Monday sale and I don’t want you to miss out.  Every year I buy myself a new Christmas dress (this is last year’s dress-I am still obsessed with it) and it’s one of my favorite purchases I make during the holiday season.

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