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Portland Banana Mural

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Portland, OR Banana Mural^One of my favorite faces that he makes

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Portland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana Mural{Shawl Collar Cardigan- James Perse (a T.J. Maxx find, available here) // Scoop Back Stripe Tee- Splendid // Black Denim Jeans- Guess // Black Slingback Heels- Alexander Wang}

That’s one big banana!!! Ha! 😉 On a recent drive back from visiting family in Oregon, we decided to make a quick stop in Portland to grab some Mississippi Pizza (they have the absolute best gluten free pizza and live music for kids! Can’t pass that up right?). On our way there we spotted this giant banana mural, which is most likely the biggest banana we’ll ever see in our lifetime, so we had to get out and show the kids. They seriously loved it and kept taking turns running up and smacking it! It was hilarious! I’m trying hard to imagine what that must be like, being so little and seeing an enormous version of your favorite food plastered on a wall, probably had something to do with why they were giggling so much. Stormy was also really excited about that little gorilla and came up with some pretty darn good impersonations…it was some great road trip entertainment for the rest of our drive back!

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DIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets {NYFW Inspired}

DIY Mommy and Me Matching Best Friends Jackets

DIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitAfter seeing this photo of Shea Marie and Caroline Vreeland from NYFW floating around all over the internet and showing up in my Pinterest feed, I knew I just had to recreate some of these matching best friends jackets for Everly and I. Such a cute keepsake to have and something I will always cherish, and how awesome would it be if one day, many years from now, Everly took some of these photos with her own little girl? One can dream right? 🙂

DIY Mommy and Me Matching Best Friends Jackets OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Matching Best Friends Jackets OutfitMaterials:

Two moto jackets in your sizes (I purchased mine from Forever 21 for around $35 & Ev’s is H&M but I found it used on eBay for $25)

Heart template (I just Googled it and chose an image I liked)

Scissors to cut template

Chalk pencil for tracing

Ruler (to make heart bigger if template is smaller than desired)

Sharpie paint pen

These were pretty straight forward to make, but the hardest part was definitely scaling the hearts to size. I printed my half on a full sheet of printer paper and Ev’s on half of a sheet. I decided I wanted them a little bigger than the template and I also wanted that elementary “I drew this on my best friends binder” sort of look (because I think it makes it look more authentic), so I used the ruler to eyeball around my template and mark it with a chalk pencil. Then I just traced over my line with a sharpie paint pen, let it dry (it dries almost instantly but I waited an hour just to be sure), and then wrote the letters in the middle. Let it dry and they are ready to wear!

DIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitShe had slept in the car so she mostly wanted to snuggle, which I’m always okay with 😉

DIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Matching Best Friends Jackets OutfitDIY Mommy and Me Best Friends Jackets Matching OutfitP.s. I loved how these turned out so much, I made one for her twin brother too! I’ll be posting pics soon! They look SERIOUSLY adorable in them!

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An Updated Vintage Look For Valentine’s Day

Kim in vintage Lilli Ann + Mode Collective Red HeelsKim in vintage Lilli Ann + Mode Collective Red HeelsKim in vintage Lilli Ann + Mode Collective Red HeelsKim in vintage Lilli Ann + Mode Collective Red HeelsKim in vintage Lilli Ann + Mode Collective Red HeelsKim in vintage Lilli Ann + Mode Collective Red HeelsJacket: Vintage Lilli Ann // Denim: Calvin Klein (thrifted) // Red Lace Up Heels: Mode Collective, similar // Necklace: Vintage // Earrings + Bracelet: J. Crew

I’ve never been one to wear a ton of pink and Valentine’s day is usually no exception, so this year I chose an all black look with just a pop of red. I wore my Mode Collective heels I scored at the Piperlime closing sale along with this vintage Lilli Ann jacket I’ve had for quite some time but haven’t worn yet. Since it has such a bold collar I chose to simplify it and wear it as a top, I love that it’s still comfortable and I don’t feel over dressed 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!

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