SUMMER KAFTAN INSPO: FRANCES VALENTINE

LA mom and style blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears a Frances Valentine kaftan

I’ve officially graduated from athleisure wear on repeat to kaftans. After all, kaftan’s are just as comfy as sweats but they help you look more put together. After a year and a half with nowhere to go, I’m all for for getting dressed again (slowly!). Since we’re still picking up the pieces from the fire in our home a couple of weeks ago (more here), we’re spending A LOT of time outside in our backyard. Sharing photos we snapped this week featuring the girls, my favorite kaftan of the moment and our new lemon tree. This tree is even more stunning in person and these lemons are too good to be true. Feeling like the luckiest mama right now and I’m trying to soak it all in.

HOW TO ROCK MENSWEAR

What I wore on my way back to work, via RELish by Arielle

Since having Naiya, I’ve been lucky enough to be on maternity leave from work. This has been one of the biggest transitions of my life because I was so used to moving a million miles per minute, working around the clock and I loved putting thought into my outfits each day. While I’ve been home with Naiya, I’ve completely surprised myself in being able to embrace the slower-pace of mom life.  Naiya has become my ultimate focus and while parenthood is hands-down the hardest job I’ve ever had, I can honestly say I’ve never felt more fulfilled or happy.

FALL MINIMALIST

Just over seven weeks into parenthood, we are doing our very best to settle into a routine. That said, it’s very hard to nail one down because whenever we think we’ve found one, Naiya switches everything up and surprises us big time. I guess she’s helping us to learn our first big lesson in parenthood–new babies are almost always unpredictable so you have to go with the flow! This is not easy for type-A planners like us but we’re getting more used to it and she’s teaching us so much along the way.

METALLIC WEDGES + BLUE CASHMERE

Happy Monday! So thankful for a relatively restful weekend after so much travel for work. I finally feel like Phil and I are starting to check things off of our ever-growing baby to-do list and it feels amazing. We’ve signed up for a bunch of prenatal and childbirth classes over the next few weeks at LA’s The Pump Station and Cedars Sinai, we’ve officially created our registry and we’re slowly starting to pack for our move at the end of the month into our new home. 

NYE GOLD JUMPSUIT

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This is one of the first New Year’s Phil and I will not be spending on the east coast. His sister had her first baby this year (he’s so cute!) so his whole family flew out here in Los Angeles to celebrate. While I’m sad that we don’t get to celebrate the holidays at home, one of the pluses to staying out in Los Angeles is that I can wear almost anything I want to for New Year’s Eve without having to think about bundling up as I usually do. When I saw this light-weight, comfy gold jumpsuit, I couldn’t wait to wear it for the occasion.