A couple of weeks ago, I co-hosted a baby shower for one of my besties in NYC. It was a huge over-the-top, atypical, and insanely beautiful event. While it took place in a formal location, we wanted it to feel down-to-earth… solution: we hired Flower Girl NYC to do the flowers. And man oh man, were the floral arrangements *out of this world beautiful*! Although we dealt with a minor snafu with the delivery of the flowers, I can’t speak highly enough of the flowers themselves. They stole the show (although my friend was beyond radiant and gorgeous with her tiny baby bump, so it was a tie).
Every angle is perfection. Can you take the beauty? I can’t….. Still dreaming of them.
Believe it or not, Summer is around the corner! 6 more weeks! So better get going on the Spring Activities in New York City. My list is long and I hope to accomplish most of them this season!
1. Stroll the grounds at Storm King
A way of being outside in nature and enjoying art at the same time. Looks so beautiful and interesting and fun in the Spring or Fall!
Culottes are having a moment right now. Like a big moment. And because they feel so French and fancy free, I am in love. I love wearing them with sneakers and pretending I live in Paris where I can roam the cobblestone streets with a baguette in my hand and un coup de champagne in the other. Alas, that is not my reality (schlepping to swimming lessons and hustling to tutoring is more the truth), but I still can “look” French. So Culottes are my new favorite pant.
So if I am going to try to look French, then I might as well a striped shirt, too. N’est pas? Mais OUI!
I jumped on the overall trend bandwagon back in November. Well, actually, last Spring I had my eye on a pair of Roseanna overalls, but didn’t bite the bullet….so it was on my mind well before November. At first I was nervous about sticking out more on the Upper East Side (my affinity of birkenstocks, patagonia, and backpacks aren’t shared by the average UES woman), but what do you know? ALL OF THOSE items are now trending as cool. Oregon style = hipper than you know and > UES stuffiness.
Girls, what is a better way to start fresh in the Spring weather than with some new undies? New undies are the freshest (and cleanest) way to start a new season! Especially when they are colorful, comfortable, and stylish. So toss out your old, tattered granny panties, and bring in some new Josie panties! Thank you, Josie Hippi for being the best undies out there.
Trio of Hippi styles.
Josie Hippies come in three different styles; Rio, Cotton, and Cotton polka dot! All are a must and a staple for your new Spring start. Rio is a fun alternative to the cotton hippi: a fun, flirty print which you can mix and match with your favorite Josie bra. 95% cotton, 5% lycra spandex, they are extremely comfortable, seamless, and mindless — you barely know that you have anything on!
I love this floral, colorful, polka dot pattern. Girly, cute, and playful.
PARTY IN YOUR PANTS!
For some reason, now more than ever, I dream of spring clothes. Probably because I have been wearing the same 4 maternity pants and tops day in and day out. Regardless, my urge to shop is O.O.C. *out of control*.
Yes, I know I’m not going to be able to shop right after birth, because I have to lose the weight, which will take time. As they say, 9 months on, 9 months off. So the reality of me buying any spring or summer clothes is slim. Plus, I am going to be in Eugene, Oregon all summer with my parents, and who needs to wear anything besides running shorts and birkenstocks there? I for sure don’t.
But here are the items that I would want to get if (1) I was my normal size (2) I wasn’t about to spend a summer never leaving the house — a dream come true — in Oregon. So here it is! Part 2 of my Spring Wish list! (to see Part 1, click here.)
By Malene Birger Gaidig Eyelet Babydoll Cami
Easy breesy, white, summery, billowy, and goes with anything.
By Malene Birger Askilio leopard-print wool scarf
Hot pink AND leopard = too cool for school.
Josie Natori Kubai Scarf Top
Original top that makes it easy to put together a complete look. There are a bunch of similar drapey tops in the collection and they all look great!