Dress & faux fur vest c/o Point Zero; leggings from Carter’s; shoes from Minimoc.

I am sooooooo looking forward to the Easter long weekend.  I have been busy getting Easter Bunny ready and can’t wait to see Madelyn hunting for her eggs.  I’m not really one for getting Maddie dolled up in floofy dresses.  As cute as they are, I feel like there are so limited with how often she’d actually wear them.  This doesn’t mean she still can’t look as cute as can be.  This little cotton dress is one she will be able to wear now with leggings and later with bare legs and sandals.  Haha!  Who knew my toddler would be ahead of me in planning her transition wardrobe?   There is definitely still a chill in the air, so this faux fur vest will keep her very cozy.

I hope you all get to have a whole lotta fun this weekend with family and friends.  Just a couple more days until our long weekend!  Here’s to having fun and looking cute while doing it!

 

 

glasses c/o Firmoo

Cue the spring shiny weather!  We have had so much rain and grey weather here on the West Coast, so this glorious sunshine has got us all outside to soak up that vitamin D.  Transitioning into Spring usually means infusing a bit of colour into the wardrobe.  I still love the ease of my neutrals, so a subtle unexpected pop of colour can be a good way for me to get Spring-y.  These cute new specs from Firmoo are the perfect shade of lavender.

For those of you who follow me on Snapchat, you will have seen this week was one of disheveled mommy moments along with some sartorial wins.  That’s how most of my weeks roll. Before becoming a mom, I swore I would never be one of those moms who looked tired and like she just threw on whatever was quick and easy.  Well, I now realize that those days just gotta happen sometimes.  I have mastered the 10 minute get ready and go (for myself…child not included)  and some days a shower is a luxury not a necessity.  (Sidenote….I always giggle when I see 5 minute make up challenges.  Five minutes?  Why so long?  Haha!  I’m a two minute and 30 second girl.) No, I haven’t given up.  I still love to get dolled up, but day to day doesn’t have to be so hard.

Would you like a FREE pair of Firmoo specs of your own?  The first 10 readers to leave a comment on this post will be sent a shopping code for you to redeem a free pair of glasses courtesy of Firmoo.  Details: You must be a first time Firmoo customer.  Shipping and handling fee are extra.   There will be a select number of glasses to choose from.  The shopping code will be sent to you via email by me and it will expire on April 18th/2016.
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Easter is almost here and, if you’re like me, you’ve started planning out the Easter basket and egg hunt. It’s such a fun and exciting tradition for kids (ok…and maybe the parents too). The challenge is to not load them up with sugar while keeping all the Easter Bunny excitement! This year Maddie is at the fun age of two (and almost a half) and has created her own likes and interests.  This is obviously the best place to start.

Maddie is really into colouring, stickers, bubbles, and Frozen.  All of these goodies play into those loves.  I really like to get her anything that is creative for her to do.  Arts and crafts are perfect on rainy Spring days.  And, for those sunnier days around the corner, some giant sidewalk chalk is great outdoor fun.  I’m not really one to deck her out in all the princess attire, but socks and pj’s are totally ok in this category.

I like to make everything look pretty.  These foam glitter stickers came in 3 separate cello bags all stapled together with this big ugly cardboard thing at the top.  I simply removed the yucky cardboard and resealed each back individually with a staple and some pretty washi tape.

Depending on the age of your child and their interests, you can do lots of different versions of the art themed goodies.  The options I’m quite sure are endless.  Maddie also loves the Minions and the movie Hotel Transylvania.  She hasn’t seen the second one yet, so this will be perfect for our next family movie night. (Yes, we do Netflix mostly for movies, but we have found it’s good to have a few on hand.)  Crayons are forever getting lost and broken in our house, so I buy a fresh pack for all these types of occasions.

And then there is the Easter Egg hunt.  This year I bought these larger plastic eggs to fill with cute little surprises.    It took a bit of time to find things that are small enough that she will actually like and find fun, but I’m happy with what I found.  Here’s what I came up with….

Fisher Price Little People (Maddie plays with her collection everyday.), bracelets for dress-up, stretch silly bunnies, a leather heart hair clip, and these super cute finger puppets. I have a dozen  eggs all together for her.  Some things are repeats, but in different colours.

I am really looking forward to Easter and seeing Maddie search out all the goodies around the house.  Who knows, maybe she’ll get a wee bit of chocolate too as she likes to tell me “but mommy, it’s delicious!”  If you are looking for some more creative non-candy easter treat ideas, head over to The Pampered Baby.   She is also doing a giveaway with some of the fabulous featured items.   One of the prizes is a kids tee from my t-shirt label West + Wind. Be sure to enter, it is running for just a couple more days.

 

I really like to wear black.  I love the way I feel in it and how easy it is.  As a curvy gal, I think there is a certain level of comfort and confidence that comes from wearing black.  It can help me camouflage those squishy bits I don’t completely love about my bod.  So needless to say, this look is a real departure from my usual palette.  With the cherry blossoms in bloom and Spring in my sights (and circled on my calendar), I have been playing with some lighter hued options in my closet.  Yes, I threw a dark grey tank on under my top, but I feel like it helps anchor a lighter breezier outfit.

This is another shop-my-closet outfit.  I’ve been doing well with making smart purchases and thinking about everything I buy, which honestly hasn’t been much.   My everyday attire is usually West + Wind tees and jeans, or leggings and flowy tunics, layered with lots of different cardis and scarves.  I’m continuing to edit, and I now  have more things I am looking to consign.  One thing I feel I’m missing from my wardrobe is that perfect, casual Spring jacket.  Let the hunt commence.   What are you shopping for this Spring season?

 

Hey All!  Just in time for the weekend, my shop West + Wind is having a sale on our Par Tee Collection.  Receive 30% off with coupon code: PARTEETIME.  This very popular white slouchy tee has become a weekend staple for me.  With Spring around the corner, I’m looking forward to swapping out my cardis for kimonos.  A perfect and easy update for the season ahead.  The ParTee is also available in our pretty dolman sleeve tee and comes in black and silver.

Happy shopping and happy weekend! xo

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