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I feel like I had a lot of things to LOL about over the weekend, including the sweater for obvious reasons. I bought this sweater before Christmas and then kind of forgot about it until last week. It runs on the short side which makes it great for pairing with an oxford shirt because you get the perfect amount of shirt/sweater ratio at the bottom.

Because it’s a whimsical piece, I thought that my glitter sneakers would be the perfect accessory for this look. They’re so fun to wear and so comfortable. For $64, I’d say they’re a pretty good deal too! The whole outfit made me smile but that’s not why I’m laughing in these photos.

I’m laughing because it was 8 degrees out and we were basically in a wind tunnel making it feel more like -20 degrees. I’m laughing at the pure absurdity of me standing around with bare ankles, no hat, and no gloves.

Yes, I’m insane.

But my job is to bring you fresh content every week, and that’s when I had my photographer schedule, so Carter and I bit the bullet and braved the cold day to get what we needed. It was one of those times where you’re so cold that you could cry, so I chose to laugh instead.

Anel and I also LOL’ed/cried through our first day of transitioning Amalia out of her Baby Merlin Magic Sleepsuit into a regular sleep sack (we use this one) because she’s rolling around like crazy during the day and we were worried she would roll onto her tummy in it at night and get stuck.

On Saturday, she barely napped and kept waking up on her tummy screaming. She couldn’t figure out how she got there! It was torture for her and for us and I was ready to give up and just let her sleep in the suit for a few more weeks.

Thank goodness Anel convinced me to push through that day because she ended up sleeping through the night just fine on night one and took regular naps again yesterday, happy as a little clam…. And now we’re done with that transition, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Yay!

With babies you have to constantly remind yourself that while transitions and phases are hard, they’re important, end quickly, and then it’s on to the next thing. In the moment when there are tears shed and high stress levels (made worse by the fact that I gave up wine for the month of January), that always seems to slip my mind.

Let me know if you want a mom talkΒ post all about the transition, but it was pretty uneventful except for three dramatic naps and some difficulty going to sleep on night one.

Here’s to a great week!

PS Oprah 2020, anyone?

J.Crew LOL Sweater (on sale) / Jeans c/o / Glitter Sneakers / Sweater Blazer / Oxford Shirt / Sunglasses

J.Crew LOL Sweater (on sale) / Jeans c/o / Glitter Sneakers / Sweater Blazer / Oxford Shirt / Sunglasses

Photos by Carter Fish.Β 

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  1. Kate A said:

    I know it may seem counterintuitive, but once babies can roll over onto their tummies, it’s safe for them to sleep in that position. I was told by many mom friends that finding their tummy as a sleep position is the holy grail of sleep and that a lot of babies are way more comfortable and prefer that position. That was definitely our experience at around 5 months and it’s been the best thing for our son– his naps started getting longer and he eventually slept through the night. So…fear not! We also decided to bite the bullet and go from swaddle to just letting him sleep in warm jammies. It was hard to ripping the bandaid off all at once, but he did great, and as always, it was way harder on us then it was for him. He had a few difficult nights, but then, the tummy sleeping emerged (complete with butt in the air which is so adorable) and we haven’t looked back since. Good luck!

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    • That’s what our daycare teacher said! It was scary to think about at first because they scare you so much at the beginning but now she seems happy on her side and tummy πŸ™‚

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  2. Meghan said:

    Yes please to the Mom talk!

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  3. MihaBalan said:

    Oh the sweater looks so pretty and full of good vibes. Really like how you style it. I don’t have babes yet but love reading stories about parents experiences. Gives me an idea of what’s coming πŸ™‚
    https://mihabalan.com/2018/01/06/best-start-year/

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    • Thanks so much!!! And I hope my posts help for your future πŸ™‚

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  4. Anne Fahlgren said:

    Once our daughter started rolling over, she would do the same thing and roll over and wake herself up as soon as we put her down. We actually started putting her down on her stomach, and it was amazing. She went back to her great sleeping ways. I know they say back is best, but I also think once they can roll over, the risk of SIDS goes way down. Obviously, not everyone would be comfortable doing this, but just wanted to put it out there!

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  5. Sara said:

    Yes! I’d love an update post on sleep from the last post!

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  6. Alexandra Bellerose said:

    Love this sweater!! Snagged one of the last ones on super sale, thanks! πŸ™‚

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  7. That is such a great outfit.. love how you styled it..

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  8. graceatwood said:

    You are the cutest, one of my fav outfits on you! xo

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  9. I adore this outfit! I don’t think I’m brave enough to pull off the sweater, but I love it on you!

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  10. Girl, these temps are (were) insane I can’t believe you went out like that haha worth it tho, love the pics and the outfit! πŸ™‚

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