Tuesday
Aug112015

Blue Hills Reservation Mini-Hike & Safety 1st Step and Go Travel System

Above: old Rodarte t-shirt stretched to the max and lulu leggings, unofficial pregnancy uniform

 

Sometimes I like to think I can hike. When that urge strikes, I hit up Blue Hills Reservation. Gem within our own town. It's perfect for us city types who like to dabble in nature but not make a huge commitment. I like to be a casual participant, who occasionally dates mother nature......and this space affords all levels of participation, making even me feel like Bear Grylls.

My husband and I took our daughter for a "hike" the other day.  And by hike, I mean we went up a paved road to the observation tower (the oldest weather observation/recording tower in the country, founded in 1885, by the by) on top of Great Blue Hill. The highest point the reservation has to offer, it provided a great workout, views, and we were able to push our toddler up in a stroller along the entire route. 

Huge thanks to Safety 1st, who let us test drive this sweet toddler ride, their Step and Go Travel System. I did the build out of the entire system (meaning I put the wheels on), and managed all assembly and instillation. Which is saying a lot because I didn't even dare to attempt asselmbly on any of our other baby transport systems. Part and parcel to this kit is a pre fit, as in no adaptors necessary, car seat. Doesn't get much easier than that.

I plan on exploring much more when babe #2 makes his arrival and I get the green light for some activity. Or just the green light to sit at the pond and sun bathe......

 

 

Safety 1st provided the Step and Go Travel System for this post. 

 

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Thursday
Aug062015

Lani Loves: Citizens of Humanity Low Rise Skinny Maternity Jean (SALE!)

 

Citizens of Humanity Low Rise Skinny Maternity Jean

 

What I am loving this week.

Or what I just bought.

More often than not, both.

 

Let's be real, at 8 months in, during a heat wave, mama ain't wearing skinny jeans. I'm wearing flowy maxi dresses. NON STOP.

But, when I did wear jeans, and should YOU need some maternity jeans, these are amazing. They have a little bit of stretch but don't stretch out too much. They look great. And they have the cool elasticised waist that says maternity but could also easily work post maternity while you ease back into shape.

They were my go-to this pregnancy and you get to reap the benefits of Shopbop's sale- currently they are $114 from $228. Score. 

Another fave of mine from this fall? The Citizens Emerson slim boyfriend also on sale. The perfect cut and wash.

 

More Lani Loves:

 

H&M Fringe Skirt

Jenni Kayne X Pottery Barn 

Charlotte Olympia Frida Clutch 

Rupert Sanderson Frida Sandal


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Tuesday
Aug042015

Clemence Poesy: French Style Star

 

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Image: Glamour UK

 

 

Want to replicate this cool French it-girl style? It's three parts laissez-faire and one part tailored, classic items, the building block of any good wardrobe.

Let's start things off with Poesy's calling card: her layered hairstyle. Usually worn down, it has the perfect amount of volume and style, mais oui. Maybe this is why she always looks so beautiful—endless good hair days, be it long or short, always perfect tousled.


Insert beat up boots or well-worn loafers with masculine accents. Thrift store scores or that pair you are about to toss are all welcome.  When dressing up, Clemence still keeps things cool with the classic Chanel bag and her oxfords borrowed from the boys.  Expect the unexpected when opting for a little black dress, perfect for taking in the runway shows in Paris.


Basic skinny jeans, layers, and that unexpected item you'd never think to pair with an otherwise totally normal outfit: the bowler hat. And that, my friends, is what makes her a street style darling. Go forth & conquer!