Our New Normal & Neutrals

Happy Monday, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Today kicks off our teacher inservice week, in other words, my first week back to reality.  Like the other two years before this one, it’s pretty painful & I’m already missing Waverly Maye like crazy.  Yet I know tons of other people do this, I can too, & soon enough it will be our new normal once again.  Still, keeping it real, it hurts my heart right now.

On the major plus side, I am super excited for fall!  I actually can say that I am over the hot weather & ready for it to cool down so that we can embrace lots of fall festiveness.  I recently enrolled Waverly back into her little gym class, so far she is loving it & it feels good to be back on some sort of a schedule again.  We both got new bags for the new school year, & Waverly’s sitter ordered her “curriculum”.  I can’t believe we are already to this point, weren’t we just registering for bottles yesterday?!

In fashion news, I spent some of the weekend bringing out some of our cardigans, sweaters, & boots, three of my very favorite things!  I can’t wait to actually put them on both of us soon.  In the meantime, we are rocking neutrals, which for us, are a great transition color from season to season.  I kind of die over Waverly in this leotard & tutu combo, it’s one of those outfits I wish she could wear forever.  

Rock Your Kid Tutu & Top
For mama’s neutrals (not nearly as fun as hers, but are they ever?!), I recently got this maxi skirt from H&M.  I am all about how versatile it is for the months to come, & that it’s a way to be dressy without really having to be dressy.  I bought a pair of heels a couple weeks ago to actually act like a grown-up again, just to take them back a few days later.  Who am I kidding?!
I thought it would be fun to round-up some of my favorite neutrals out there right now, for both mom, dad, & the babes!  Anyone else thinking holiday photos already (or is that just me)?!  Neutrals would be such an easy way to coordinate without being too matchy-matchy! 🙂
Hope you all had a wonderful, wonderful weekend!


  1. Anonymous
    August 25, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    oh I love neutrals!! and loving all the fall gem tone colors too, so ready for cool weather!

  2. August 25, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Oh I love all of your neutral picks! I love neutrals and I actually have a hard time steering away from them. It's like I'm scared of color or something. That pom pom skirt is darling on Waverly.

    Wishing you the best of luck at getting back into your new normal, I know it can't be easy 🙂 xo

  3. August 25, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    Aw love all of your picks! I am soo sooo soooo ready for fall, but sadly, I doubt we will see any signs of it until after Halloween.

  4. August 25, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    Wow, I love all those outfits! I love neutrals, especially heels!

    I know how tough going back to work can be. Sending you big hugs! xx

  5. August 25, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    Omg – that pom-pom tutu is the best!! And love your neutral picks – can't wait to get my fall clothes out!

    I've been ready for fall and done with summer almost since it started (preggo problems). Our mornings have been cooler here now and I'm counting down the days when Starbucks brings out their pumpkin scones and lattes – that is the official start of fall for me 🙂

  6. August 25, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    So obsessed with neutrals!! Love your picks!! Catching up on your blog posts. I am so behind! haha

  7. August 25, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    I might wear that tutu if it came in my size, I love it so. And I live the idea if neutrals for family pics. Such a good idea – and so easy to coordinate! 🙂

  8. August 26, 2014 / 12:41 am

    Ugh I feel for you going back to work! We have one more week and my husband and I are just trying to soak up every minute left with our little girl before reality sets in! Sniff…..

  9. August 26, 2014 / 1:59 am

    love neutrals but I find Annabelles NEVER come clean!!! I never send her to daycare in anything but dark colors 😉

  10. August 26, 2014 / 2:25 am

    That tutu is amazing; it so fits Waverly's personality! And I'm loving neutrals too! I definitely need to add some to my wardrobe…I have far too much black & gray! I guess that happens when you've lived in seattle for too long!

  11. August 26, 2014 / 3:00 am

    Cutest tutu ever! I hope that new normal comes quickly. She ordered a curriculum??? what does that even mean! haha

  12. August 26, 2014 / 3:27 am

    Waverly's tutu – died! So cute. I can't even handle it all.

  13. August 26, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    I'm still dyyyyyyying over her tutu!! Good luck with your first week back to work! At least you have a few days to adjust before having a classroom full of kids?! Maybe? (that probably doesn't make it better at all, ha!)

  14. August 29, 2014 / 1:11 pm

    Oh my gosh that tutu!! Emily needs to wear that for her 2nd birthday party. Which is not until February.. lol ! XO

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