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September 17, 2011

Lilly's 1st Day Of Pre-School + Cool Random Things & A Winner

This week I got the good news that my girl made it off the waitlist for pre-school.  Naturally we came armed with the camera for her first day.  She really did so well, I was one super duper proud momma!  When I picked her up she was as happy as could be, and the teachers were going on and on about how smart she is.  So nice to hear that after keeping her all to myself the past two years, maybe I haven't been a total failure after all?

We have a couple of last additions to the bright pants trend outfits post that I asked you all to submit. Amber from Simple Dwellings whipped up a really great outfit.  I especially love the top!

{Check out the polyvore set with shopping links here!}

And there's more: Gaby from The Vault Files sent over this beauty!
As soon as Chassity mentioned the idea of posting outfits of her readers I immediately created this outfit. I was still in The Island but soon taking a (few) plane (s) to civilization, so the idea of going out for a date night with my husband sounded exciting and the perfect inspiration for this outfit (something I would totally wear). I really like the golden details of the sleeves, necklace and heels, I think they complement perfectly without overshadowing each other, don't you think?

2. 7 for All Mankind Kimmie Jeans
5. Alexander McQueen Platform Sandals

But that's not all from Gaby.  You all remember that she has that great jewelry shop, The Vault Jewels?  Well I was so touched to find a little surprise from her in my mailbox this week.  She sent me one of my most favorite pieces from her line.  Thank you, Gaby - adore you so much!

Let's see, what more fun stuff is going on.  Oh yeah, just this fanfreakingtastic trunk show collaboration that I REALLY wish I was in NYC for next week.  Both Marysia Swim AND Hunter Dixon are teaming up for trunk show with over 50% off Fall 2011 collection (IE CURRENT collection, not last season!).  Ya'll up there have got to go and scoop up some deals on September 22nd from 5 - 8!
And I saved some super fun news for last.... we have a winner for our independent stylist for Stella & Dot giveaway.  Congratulations Sarah!  You just won a $100 Stella & Dot gift certificate, which sounds like you'll put towards the Leona necklace.  Lucky, lucky girl!  Just send Annette an email at


Christina said...

You guys win cutest family award. Seriously!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Aw you guys are so adorable!!!

Unknown said...

I was wishing I was at the trunk show too! Lilly looks cute as a button :)


Lily said...

Such a cute photo ! Loving Lillys leopard flats !!


lizziefitz said...

Adorable family memory:) Can I have Lilly's ballet flats?;)

caycee said...

Yay for pre-school!!! Lilly looked so adorable on her first day!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Isn't it always great to have confirmation that your child is as smart and wonderful as you have always thought they were? (c: Yay for preschool! It's such a great experience for the little guys to get some time for real social interaction and independence...I was totally paranoid that mine was going to be "that kid", but his teacher assures me that the only thing she really notices that is different is that he is quite the Romeo with all the girls in his class. Crap. It starts so young!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Awww... your family picture is so sweet! That's wonderful that she loved school! :) She looked adorable! And thanks for including me in your fashion series! :)

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

What an adorable pic of your family!! Yay for Lilly making it through with shining colors!!

I absolutely adore Gaby's Date Night Outfit!! The black and gold is just stunning!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Such a cute pic of you 3, love how the colors of your outfits look together! And school already? wow! :)

Hope you enjoy my little detail ;)

A trunk show from Marysia with 50% off?, that's something big to miss!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

I have missed a lot. That photo is adorable. Grady just had his first day of preschool as well. You must be such a proud little mama . . and emotional!

Megan // Honey We're Home said...

Wow- such a cute family picture!! First day of preschool is a big deal! My son started this fall too- he comes home signing itsy bitsy spider and twinkle twinkle little star- so cute!