Pinning, Lately

Just a few things we've been pinning, lately...follow along with our pins here
On the verge of chopping my hair...I have never gone back and forth so much about a haircut than I have lately, but I think I'm ready for a change! 
Obsessing with pretty kitchens lately. When we moved into our house last summer, we planned to knock out all renovations right away, but I put it off since I was newly pregnant. Now, I'm dreading a kitchen renovation with an infant & a toddler, and continue to put it off. Our contractor gave us an estimate of 1.5-2 months, and I've always been told to double the timeframe they initially give you - UHG. I'm really tired of our oh-so-90s kitchen, but I just don't know how I would deal with hammering, sanding, and pounding all hours of the day with 2 littles...has anyone lived through a reno? 
Tons of fitspo obviously going up on our page - operation #bodyafterbaby! 
I've been loving striped button down shirts lately - love this inspo! I just added this one to my cart (I've heard it's the best and it's currently 30% off)!
How amazing do these look? Mouthwatering and perfect for dining al fresco this summer!
I'm so obsessed with these sunnies - my best friend recently laughed me out of buying them (LOL), but I told her I'm definitely going to cave and go for it. I love them! 



Weekend Rain

7FAM trench (similar here) | sweater c/o Windsor (sold out, similar here) | tank | jeans (only $60!) c/o | sneakers (sold out, but love these and these)

Good Monday morning, lovahs! It rained in NY all weekend, and of course we woke up with sunny blue skies today. I can't believe this weekend is already the 4th of July - so crazy! I have an exciting trip for one of my best friend's wedding next week, and I can't wait. We have a few more trips we want to plan this summer, but it seems like time may be running out - hoping we can squeeze a few more in! Hope you all had a great weekend! xx 

Small Space Solutions: How to Create a Chic Dining Area


Bigger doesn't always necessarily mean better. 
If you, like us, live in a big (read: cramped) city like New York, Chicago or San Francisco you, more than anyone, know how challenging it can be to make your teeny tiny dining space work. Don't we all wish we had a sprawling dining room to host lively dinner parties in? #KeepDreaming 
However, bite-sized dining spaces can be just as eye-catching, comfortable and stylish as their larger counterparts. Fashioning a small dining space simply requires a little (okay, a lot) of patience, a touch of creativity, and a willingness to think outside of the box. After scouring the web and picking the brains of our design-savvy friends, we've rounded 5 must-know tips for transforming an itty-bitty space into an envy-inducing dining spot. 
Tip #1: Use multi-purpose furniture. 
Save major space by sticking with furniture that has multiple uses, especially when it comes to storage. Instead of opting for that glass table, choose a table with hidden drawers where you can hide napkins or placemats when you aren't entertaining.
Tip #2: Choose the right seating. 
If you're really tight on space stay away from bulky, overstuffed dining chairs and opt for sleeker varieties instead. Folding chairs sound like a dorm room nightmares, but these stunning ones will no doubt change your mind. Have a counter top or tall table? Try reclaimed old-school stools

Tip #3: Play with your lighting. 
Lighting can make ALL the difference when it comes to appearances. Typically, using light colors creates an optical illusion that makes a room feel bigger and brighter. Natural lighting also works wonders in creating an openness. Spot lighting and torchiere lighting is also great for bouncing light off the ceiling to create the similar effect.  A few lights we love for small dining spaces here, here, and here
Tip #4: Clear the clutter. 
Nothing crowds a small apartment like bulky and unnecessary furniture. Less is more, so start with the necessities and as you adjust to your tiny space, start to introduce possible additions. Also, keep shelves clear of clutter (stick spices, canisters and unused appliances in cabinets) and use chic decorative elements to add personality instead. If you have to leave canisters out, choose simple clean ones like these (love!). 
Tip #5: Experiment with shelving. 
Short on cabinet space? Use shelves to store some of your prettiest glassware, fancy spices, recipe books and anything else you want in a reachable space. 

Have a mini kitchen and have a small space solution? Do tell! 


Top 10 Gel Nail Polish Colors

One of our most asked questions on social media is, "What color is that nail polish?" Both of us are big fans of gel/shellac nails - they don't chip and as mamas, we don't have time to get a mani every week, so gel is the best solution. It stays on for 2 weeks (or more), and always looks great. We've rounded up our top 10 favorite gel polish colors for you, enjoy! xx 

1. CND "Creekside" (polish version here)
6. OPI "Funny Bunny" (polish version here


June Beauty Buys

Shiseido Intensive Eye Contour Cream: With a new babe on the way I needed to step up my eye cream but didn't want to spend a fortune (some are $$$$). I can already see firmness and my eyes feel hydrated!
Clarins Multi-Active Youth Recovery Cream: I've been using this for a few weeks now and my skin feels so refreshed. The tone and texture has also improved!
GLAMbox: The best way to stay organized and reduce clutter. Also beats digging through a makeup bag! It's true...if you can't see it, you won't use it!

Coffee & Peppermint Body Scrub: I haven't used this yet but can't wait to try! It stimulates blood flow to help combat cellulite and stretch marks - ummm yes please! This brush pairs perfect with it and you can use the coupon code Spin4BT for 70% off! You can also use SomeScrub for $10 off the body scrub! 
Turkish Delight Lipgloss: I like to mix this with Mac 'pure zen' lipstick (left) for a pinkish/nude lip OR with 'myth' (right) for a perfect nude
Restore & Hydrate Hair Treatment: This is chemical free and helps restore and hydrate your hair! Also leaves it feeling silky smooth!
St. Tropez Self Tan Express: We are huge fans of St. Tropez products (perfect way to get a glow without damaging your skin!) but this one takes the cake. You only have to wait 1-3 hours to rinse it off depending on your desired shade.


Weekend In Photos

Happy Tuesday loves! Hope your week is going well and Monday wasn't too terrible ;). We had a great Father's Day weekend, here's a peek...
Kicked off the weekend with some Park Ave drinks - love this little outdoor bar/restaurant (sorry, I can't remember the name of it...but it's around 50th and Park Ave). I had never tried rosé until after I had Avery, and now I'm obsessed. I have a few glasses a week, but am going to have to cut back a little bit since I'm trying to get in better shape! Everything in moderation ;).
Saturday we had lunch at Dos Caminos in the Meatpacking District. I love Mexican food, but have to say I think the Soho location is a little better! My favvvoorite Mexican food in NYC is a hole in the wall on the Upper East Side called Two Lizards - SO good! Anyone have any good Mexican restaurants for me to try in NYC? I'd love to find more! 
I thought I lost these jeans (I hadn't seen them since early in my pregnancy), and was so excited when I found them Saturday morning. They are so comfortable and stretchy, but don't stretch out when you wear them. I was a little nervous about walking a long time in these shoes since they are new, but they are extremely comfortable, and so glad I splurged on them. I also tried on this pair, and they are very similar (more budget-friendly) and also reallllly comfortable. This jacket is from Topshop at Nordstrom and just sold out, but I am also loving this one
 We went to Chelsea Market, and it was my first time. I would suggest going on a weekday if you are visiting (or live here) because it was so crowded. There was a Helmut Lang sample sale happening, and I scooped up a few things, but let's just say navigating a sample sale with two strollers is NOT recommended ;). We had to get some gelato (I got pistachio), and it was delicious! I really want to go back when it's not so busy, because there were a lot of food vendors I wanted to try. 
Father's Day brunch - waffles for everyone at Le Pain! 
 I can't believe Avery is already 3 months old - time is seriously going too quickly! I felt like she still looked like a tiny baby whenever I glanced at her, but when I saw this picture, I was like woah...she's growing so much. A few of you were asking about this headband on Instagram, it's from Happiness Lives Here, and they are the cutest! Sleeper is from Gap Kids
Chad spotted Blue Bottle Coffee while we were walking around and said we had to try some because he had heard it was the best in the city. It was seriously good - the iced latte was so smooth and not too strong, definitely find one in the city if you visit! 
Annnnd here's my 2nd cup this morning ;). Have a great day babes! xx

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