HOW TO STYLE VINTAGE POLKA DOTS

TGIF! Finally posting after a few weeks of madness on our end that has precluded me from being able to do it all. I had to surrender and take a tiny break from writing which was so not easy!  Naiya had pink eye, Phil had the flu, then both of our families came to town.  It’s been a few weeks of craziness but I think we’re finally going to be able to come up from air this weekend. Sharing the latest and greatest with you today: a vintage-inspired look I’ve been living in. Absolutely in love with this polkadot top with an oversized bow. Sharing all of the details below.

HOW TO SURVIVE ROAD TRIPS WITH YOUR TODDLER

After we had Naiya, we went from seeing our families a few times a year to so many times a year, it’s become increasingly difficult to keep track!  All of this extra family time has really upped our travel game recently–especially since Phil and I are both east coast transplants and we want to make sure we are able to visit everyone.  This weekend, we took a road trip from LA to Phoenix and back to see Phil’s family for a total of almost 6 hours each way.  In prepping for the trip, while I initially couldn’t help but picture a baby crying fest and anxiety overload, we lived to tell the tale! Today, I’m rounding up our favorites tips in case you have family road trips with your baby or toddler planned in the near future too. I should add that many of these tips were recommendations I received from readers on Instagram! A big thank you to those who helped us out–you guys are lifesavers!

WHERE TO SCORE THE PERFECT LITTLE WHITE DRESS

For those of you looking to track down the perfect little white dress to add to your wardrobe (which is especially ideal for engagement photo sessions or other wedding festivities), this post is for you!  I scooped this dress up from one of my favorite online retailers, Chicwish and I’m obsessed.  Aside from being so cute, it has a price tag of less than $80.00 so it’s also pretty much guilt-free.  Sharing outfit details with you below as well as some ideas in terms of how to style it for fall. Wrapping up today’s post with a quick family update. Enjoy!

IN MY HUBBY’S WORDS: OUR LOVE STORY

Blogger, RELish and her family

Along with today’s outfit of the day (a bright pink mumu because…#momlife), I’m excited to share a guest post by my hubby, Phil. I last interviewed him here about how his experience in becoming a first-time dad.  Since it looks like that post was one of your all-time favorites, my wordsmith of a husband is back today by popular demand. This time, I asked him to open up a bit about his version of our love story. Since some of you may be newer to this blog and I haven’t shared too much about how we met since our wedding posts (more here, here and here), I’m excited for Phil to get you all caught up below in his own words. 

5 SELF-CARE IDEAS TO TRY THIS WEEKEND

TGIF! The work week has been so non-stop, I couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming weekend. Weekends are always so hectic in our house–especially since Naiya came into our lives.  All week, I dream of accomplishing so many things and I’m constantly making “to do” lists.  Then, when the weekend finally hits, I’m rarely able to get through even half of my list because…#momlife.