Trendy Tot Tuesday: Meeting the Easter Bunny

When Guinevere was 9 months old, she LOVED the Easter Bunny. She could not wiggle over to him fast enough and kept laughing and petting him. Last year, she LOVED the Easter Bunny. This year, she couldn’t stop talking about how excited she was to go see the Easter Bunny. We told her last week we’d be going on Sunday and it was so hard for her to be patient. On Sunday morning she exploded into our room “hurry up, let’s go, we need to see the Easter Bunny!” She kept having little mini tantrums because she was SO.EXCITED and Tyler and I were just not getting dressed/eating breakfast/loading up the car fast enough.

We are finally on our way to the mall and she is chattering away about seeing the bunny and sitting on his lap and telling him the present she wants. We get out of the mall and she is dragging us behind her, sprinting as fast as she can with the two of us firmly holding a hand. We finally arrive to the Easter garden woodland area in the mall, and she is dashing to the front of the line for her turn. We walk in and she waves at him…then steps a bit closer and looks at him…and turns to us and announces that bunnies do NOT wear glasses.

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All that anticipation, all that joy – my child thought this guy was a ridiculous fraud. She wanted to go see the real Easter Bunny, the one that doesn’t wear silly glasses. She didn’t really have a huge meltdown – just firmly declared “NO FANKS” when we urged her to go sit on his lap and take a picture. Tyler tried to get her to watch the other kids interact with him, but she was already done with the whole thing.

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Although, she was really bummed she didn’t get a lollipop.

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I sort of wish I had thought about forcing her, to at least have a crying picture since I have one from the last two years, but I was so shocked by her dismissal of him so quickly that I was all “Alright then, lets go home.” Thank god for Photoshop.

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I guess in her defense, the other bunnies definitely weren’t wearing glasses.

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  • Trendy Tot Tuesday is a chance to talk about kid’s style, and pretty much anything goes.  Pictures of your cutie, talking about their style (that you buy and dress them in, ahem!), a Polyvore board, linking to the new kid’s line at the Gap – anything!  All ages welcome, from you sweet pregnant mamas stocking up a closet to the teenagers that probably pick all their own stuff out now ;)
  • This is a hop-style link up – please follow your hosts (myself, Lindsay and Megan) – we are in spots 1-3.  Also, jump around to meet other bloggers!  We hope everyone gains some new followers from this link-up and finds some fabulous new blogs!
  • Please link back to (at least!) one of us, and feel free to steal our badge if you’d like. If you’re a tweeter or instagram-er, use #trendytot
  • Interested in guest hosting? Please email Megan to get added to the list!


April 30×30: Days 1-6

I tried hard to take daily pictures, and I did on days 1-3. But I really hated how they looked – the lighting was weird and I didn’t like my face or my hair and so I gave up and am doing mannequin shots this round. Which actually is surprisingly easy – I lay out my outfit the night before and snap it first thing in the morning before getting dressed, when the light is best here.

Not wowed by any of these, but lets be honest – I’m a stress monster right now. Very actively interviewing, scrambling to pull together a fake portfolio (most of my work is either classified or belongs to the client and I wouldn’t feel comfortably ethically showcasing – so I’m creating “fake” eLearning courses to show my skillset. SO.MUCH.WORK.) And so I lack any additional creative brain cells for dressing myself.

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Maybe next round I’ll pose again…but I gotta say, this was a lot easier ;)

Now, go check out the other AWESOME ladies doing this challenge!!


April 30×30

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I’ve mentioned the 30×30 challenge before (and have a whole tab here about it!) but my blog friends are so incredible at sparking interest in this challenge and I’m excited that we are doing it again this month!

This is a weird month for me. I’m actively interviewing for a new job, so I have no idea if I’ll end up still working from home or driving daily to a corporate office. Therefore, I picked pieces that made sense for my current lifestyle, and if I do have a life change then I’ll treat this as more of a styling challenge than an actual “what I wore” challenge. We’ll see how it goes, but job dust and good thoughts would be appreciated!

I tried to get outfit pictures of my actual items but the light in here is terrible and they turned out terrible. So here are collages of actual items wherever possible – and if it just looks similar, I note that underneath. Let the challenge begin!

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 Dress

Tops

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Red blouse: Francesca’s (similar) | White and yellow lace peplum: Forever21 (similar) | Gray jacket: Target (similar) | White blazer: H&M (similar) | Jacket

Doors tee | Navy and white striped top: JCrewFactory (similar) | Denim tunic | Tiger Tee: Forever21 (similar) | Teal tunic

Yellow tank: Target (similar) | Navy tank

Bottoms

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Leather pants: TJMaxx (similar) | White jeans | Dark jeans | Orange skirt | Leather skirt: H&M (similar) | Denim shorts: Forever21 (similar) | White shorts

Shoes

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Nude heels | White sandals: Target (similar) | Black loafers | Navy boat shoes

Black sandals | Pink bow flats: BCBG (similar) | Converse | Leopard heels: NineWest (similar) | Taupe heels: TJMaxx (similar)

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I’ll be posting the first six outfits next week! Now, go check out the pieces my fellow 30×30 challengers have selected. There are nine of us and we’re slowly getting these first posts up today and tomorrow so check back again to see all of the links ;)


Trendy Tot Tuesday: Casual Days

Spring is finally here and that means picking back up on nightly walks. We have a large fenced yard and during the winter the dogs hate to go out so they scurry out back and do their business and rush back in, but once its warm out we all like to walk together.

It feels like just yesterday Tyler and I were taking these walks with Guinevere asleep in the bassinet of the Bugaboo. Now, she is big enough to walk Holly by herself. Excuse me while I go sob in the corner.

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We made it with only one tantrum, when Tyler took Holly’s leash so that he could get her to poop. Guinevere got very upset and snapped, “I hate going on walks. I quit.” and started storming back to the house. OH LORD, this attitude.

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Won’t you please join us?!

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  • Trendy Tot Tuesday is a chance to talk about kid’s style, and pretty much anything goes.  Pictures of your cutie, talking about their style (that you buy and dress them in, ahem!), a Polyvore board, linking to the new kid’s line at the Gap – anything!  All ages welcome, from you sweet pregnant mamas stocking up a closet to the teenagers that probably pick all their own stuff out now ;)
  • This is a hop-style link up – please follow your hosts (myself, Lindsay and Megan) – we are in spots 1-3.  Also, jump around to meet other bloggers!  We hope everyone gains some new followers from this link-up and finds some fabulous new blogs!
  • Please link back to (at least!) one of us, and feel free to steal our badge if you’d like. If you’re a tweeter or instagram-er, use #trendytot
  • Interested in guest hosting? Please email Megan to get added to the list!


OOTD: Vince Paper Leather Scuba Jacket

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This is the jacket that Tyler surprised me with for my birthday, and I’ve been living in it. The leather is incredibly soft and amazing supple – it feels as cozy as my yoga jacket, I could sleep in it. I find myself wearing it over everything – jeans, dresses, and I’d probably wear it with sweats if I had any. Saturday night was beautiful and Tyler and I headed to our new-to-us favorite local spot, El Tio, for dinner. We cut through the new Gainesville Promenade Town Center and when I saw this little alley by shops that haven’t yet opened with a parking spot right out front, I begged him to snap some pictures. There was a gorgeous breeze and I keep thinking looking at these pictures how lovely it would have looked with my long hair – the first time I’ve really missed it, but now I’m eager to grow it out.

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Jacket | Top: H&M (similar) | Skirt (mine is the mini version – obviously) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target (similar) | Heels

Less than 3 feet away from Tyler during these pictures was one happy bug in her carseat, who begged with a grin when I walked back to the car, “Take my picture too!” Hands down, that kid has the most beautiful smile in the world.

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