SUGARY SWEET SUMMERTIME

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Nothing says summertime quite like a snowball and heat index of 106 degrees in South Louisiana. The icy-goodness paired with the sweet, sugary syrup gives me all the summery feels. We are lucky enough to have a snowball stand a short distance from our house, and while it’s usually packed, yesterday it wasn’t. The girls and I stopped for a quick treat while running around town. Eloise chose pink lemonade and Charlotte Cate chose strawberry. Their #ootd perfectly coordinated with their yummy treats as well.

Outfit Details: Stella McCartney Kids Amie Floral Playsuit (similar pieces here) // Lali Kids Bloomer Set (similar) // Native Jefferson Shoes (similar) // Old Navy Perforated Slip-Ons

LEMONADE FOR SALE

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This past Saturday, we were asked to pop in to Oh Pair’s summer sale. Oh Pair offers affordable, durable, high quality shoes and accessories in an assortment of sizes, widths, and styles to accommodate every parent’s needs. The children’s shoe store, located in Baton Rouge, was offering a “Pop and Save” sale where customers could pop a balloon to save 20%, 30%, 40%, or 50% off their highest priced item. The store also had a sale table with shoes priced as low at $15. Charlotte Cate and Eloise each choose a pair of pink Cienta sneakers for $15. What a steal!

In conjunction with their summer sale, Oh Pair, hosted a Lemonade Stand benefiting Cure for Daisy. Daisy is an amazing 7-year-old in South Louisiana with Juvenile Myositis, a rare incurable disease. She’s raising money and awareness for CureJM. Daisy was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) at the age of 3. Juvenile Myositis (JM) is a group of rare and life-threatening diseases in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues. Juvenile Dermatomyositis is the most common form of JM.

Charlotte Cate and Eloise enjoyed selling lemonade knowing it was benefiting Daisy and those with JM!

Follow Oh Pair @ohpairbr and Cure for Daisy @curefordaisy on Instagram.

Outfit Details: Red Beans seersucker bloomer set // Red Beans seersucker halter top // Old Navy skinny jeans (only $9) // Gold Salt Water Sweetheart Sandals // Gold Salt Water Surfer Sandals

SUMMER BUCKET LIST

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Eloise and Charlotte Cate are officially finished with school, and summer is upon us! Today we wrote out our first-ever Summer bucket list, and we are ready to start checking things off the list! Compiling the list got the girls excited and helped to add some fun to the monotonous rainy days we’ve had over the past week. If you haven’t made a bucket list with your little ones, I highly recommend it!

I can’t believe Charlotte Cate will be starting Pre-K soon! I am trying to soak up every last minute of having the girls home together before they are both in “big” school. Even when they get sick of each other, we are going to make this the best summer yet!

 

SUMMER FUNOutfit Details: Everbloom Girls Cotton Sundress // Everbloom pompom headband // Everbloom dot capri leggings // Everbloom panda t-shirt // Everbloom Lola skirt // Everbloom pompom headband

THE MOST MAGICAL CITY IN THE WORLD

Since deciding on the name, Eloise, for my daughter over seven years ago, I knew I’d have to plan a trip with her to New York City to visit the Plaza hotel’s very own Eloise … because after all, that’s her namesake! It only made sense to visit the city when my Eloise was six because …

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“I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at the Plaza.” – Kay Thompson

My best friend, Erin, and I planned the girls trip for just the three of us (Charlotte Cate was too little to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city)! We visited just days before Christmas which added to the magic of this already magical city (think Home Alone 2: Lost in New York)!

NYC Itinerary 

December 20 [Day 1]: travel to NYC // check-in to the Waldorf Astoria // shopping at ABC Carpet and Home and dinner at ABC Kitchen // Saks Fifth Avenue light show // Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree // Ice Skating at Rockefeller Plaza

Outfit Details: Gap Kids pom pom red hat // Gap kids rose gold puffer // Mini Boden metallic stripe dress (similar sweater) // Ugg boots // j.crew glitter cross body bag // j.crew pink cat gloves // j.crew faux fur ear muffs // Banana Republic faux fur coat // Anthropologie red balloon sleeve sweater

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December 21 [Day 2]: breakfast in bed // The Met // shopping at Barney’s // lunch at Freds at Barney’s // Tea with Santa in the Eloise tea room at the Plaza Hotel // shopping at Chanel // NYC Ballet The Nutcracker // late dinner at Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Outfit Details: j.crew faux fur ear muffs // Banana Republic faux fur coat // Mignonne Gavigan Mini Madeline Earrings // Bari Lynn pink pom pom headband // j.crew crewcuts pink wool coat // La Coqueta Kids white blouse (similar) // Oscar de la Renta pink pinafore // Ugg boots // Gap Kids pink tulle skirt // Stella McCartney Kids pink leopard sweatshirt // Cat and Jack for Target pink tulle cape

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December 22 [Day 3]: breakfast in bed // American Girl store and personal shopping // shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue // lunch at Burger Heaven // Top of the Rock // Bryant Park // room service dinner // The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

Outfit Details: Two Sisters custom painted NY bow // Gap Kids rose gold puffer // Gap Kids apple sweater dress // j.crew glitter cross body bag // UGG boots // Gap Kids red pom pom hat // Diane von Furstenberg pink sweater // Mignonne Gavigan Taylor Earrings

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December 23 [Day 4]: travel home

Outfit Details: Chaser Brand Eloise sweats // Gap Kids rose gold puffer // UGG boots // Pottery Barn Kids luggage

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While the trip was short, you can see it still allowed for us to see and do a lot, and it gave Eloise a great taste of the city. She’s a girl who really “gets it” as she said this trip trumps Disney World! What six year old says that?! Until next time NYC!