Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday Finds: Easter Edition

1. Lamb Stuffed Animal, 2. The Art of Beatrix Potter Book, 3. Stacking Wooden Rabbit, // 4. Bunny Sleep and Play, 5. Egg Trinket, 6. Garden Table Runner  // 7.Moss Bunny, 8. Bunny Chocolate Bar, 9.Gingham Bunny Plates, // 10. Easter Party Bundle, 11.Bunny Storage Basket, 12. Wreath

Easter is right around the corner and I wanted to share a few finds that I came across that would be perfect for the home, a little one, or even yourself.  The bunny storage basket is perfect for storing trinkets at home and even makes for a beautiful Easter basket. For Harry's first Easter we are planning on keeping it simple and buying him a cute stuffed animal, jellycat has the softest and most adorable selection. We also bought him the stacking wooden rabbit and the cozy bunny sleep and play above. Another great gift not featured is the Beatrix Potter Book Collection. We bought it for Harry for Christmas. I've always loved the illustrations and can't wait for him to enjoy the books as he gets older. This brings me to another great Easter gift, a coffee table book on Beatrix Potter and her illustrations. It's the perfect gift for a friend, parent, or even yourself. Kiel and I received it as a gift and I love it. There are so many beautiful pages and interesting facts about the author. I've always been a huge fan of her work. 

I've been browsing through Etsy for the perfect Spring wreath and came across this one. It's been really hard for me to transition into spring decor this year with all of the snow we have been getting. A wreath on the front door is a simple way to dress up your home for the new season. Kiel and I usually go to brunch with our families for Easter,  but if we were to host our own Easter dinner moss bunnies and gingham bunny plates are a must!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Shift

Dress: Kiel James Patrick (15% off with code CGWPDress) Shoes: Mansur Gavriel Bag: Bembien Scarf: J.Crew (old) Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick 1,2 Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o Glasses: Karen Walker

Location: Sea Island 

More scenes from our trip to Sea Island. Kiel and I discovered this beautiful courtyard during breakfast one morning. Not featured in this picture are the cumquat trees that are absolute goals. I tend to kill just about every plant I bring home. If only I had a green thumb! I would love to have an indoor lemon tree or cumquat tree.

In this post I'm wearing the latest addition to our shift dress collection. Mint is one of my favorite colors and I had to have it in our dress line for Spring. I'm excited to wear it with a tan this summer.  This weekend only receive 15% off our Kiel James Patrick dresses with code CGWPDress. Can't wait to show you our new dress styles in the coming weeks. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sea Island

Dress: Zara Sandals: Saint Laurent Bag: Bembien Earrings: Tuckernuck Glasses: Gucci Bracelet: Van Cleef & Arpels, Kiel James Patrick Lipstick: Marc Jacobs  // Cora Cora c/o 
Harry: Sweater: Ralph Lauren Vest: Shirt: Ralph Lauren Pants: Gap Hat: Target
Kiel: Blazer: Ralph Lauren Shirt: Brooks Brothers Pants: Ralph Lauren Shoes: Gucci Belt: Ralph Lauren

Location: Sea Island

Here are a few sunny snapshots from our recent family trip to Sea Island, Georgia. It was a beautiful escape and the resort could not have been more gorgeous or family friendly. We packed in a few activities -- horseback riding, falconry, and a salt marsh tour, and spent the rest of our time exploring the grounds or enjoying the delicious food. This scene showcases one of my favorite rooms in the hotel. If I had time to read, it would have been the perfect reading room with the sun streaming in and the cozy couches. I loved the bird murals and the four real lovebirds (not featured) in their beautiful bird cages. 

Harry was in full vacation mode with his straw fedora hat and I was really excited to be wearing spring clothes again. This dress was a recent purchase from Zara and probably one of my favorite pieces to date. Classic blue dresses are always appropriate for almost every occasion! 

                                   Special thank you to Sea Island for our stay! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Family Day in Newport

Dress: Kiel James Patrick (coming soon) Shoes: Mansur Gavriel 
Kiel: Jacket: Belstaff  Sweater: Old Pants: Ralph Lauren Shoes: Gucci 
Harry: Sweater: Boden Shirt: Ralph Lauren Overalls: Zara (similarShoes: Robeez Socks: Robeez

Last week we visited Newport to check in on our Kiel James Patrick store (see my post on the opening here). For the next couple of weeks it will be closed for renovations and we had a few final details to approve before work could get started. It was very strange to see it completely cleared out and the floors sanded. Last summer we were in a rush to open the store at the start of the season and didn't get to complete everything exactly as we envisioned. We are so excited to update it for this Spring to align with our new collections. 

During our visit we stopped by the Newport Museum store, where the boat rocker can be purchased in case you were wondering. I received a lot of questions about it on Instagram. I also couldn't resist stopping by the Cookie Jar which sells some of the best cookies. I buy at least a half dozen every time we stop by our store. 

For this visit I dressed Harry in a Fair Isle Octopus sweater that I think is the cutest sweater ever. Baby clothes have become my favorite thing to buy. Harry is growing so fast and always needs something new. He's 4 months but already fits in 6 month old baby clothes. He was 26.5 inches on our last visit to the doctor. Most of his original baby clothes no longer fit him. I'm buying everything a little bigger so he can wear it longer. I also found socks that finally stay on his feet! We purchased a few pairs of the Robeez socks at a local children's store and Harry is finally unable to kick them off. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Finds - Packing for Sea Island

1Floral Dress, 2. Trunk c/o, 3. Eyeshadow Compact // 4. Floral Bracelet , 5. Mint Silk Blouse , 6. Sandals // 7. Embroidered Tunic, 8. Gingham Bag, 9. Bamboo Belt

Next week we are heading to Sea Island, Georgia for a little fun in the sun. I'm looking forward to getting away for a few days. March has been off to a very wintery start. "In like a lion ..."Fingers crossed for the second half of that sentiment. 

This week's edition of my Friday finds features some of the pieces that I've recently purchased for this trip. The sandals are a replacement for a similar pair I basically wore every day last summer (see here and here). This style tends to look great with everything and also happens to be really comfortable.  The trunk was recently gifted to me from Steamline Luggage. Their pieces are so beautiful! I'm excited to use this one for my getaway. As the weather will be in the high 60's I'm packing dresses, light jackets, and sweaters. I like pieces that are interchangeable so that it is easy for me to pack less. Most of my suitcase space will go to Harry. It's amazing how much I need to bring for the little one when traveling. 

Question to all of you mama's out there -- What is the best car seat/stroller combo for traveling? We have the Stokke Nuna car seat and the Stokke Trailz stroller but the stroller is way too big to fly with. It takes up a lot of space in our car and I wouldn't want to damage it by stowing it under the plane. (I love it for home). It's also a pain to lug the car seat through the airport without wheels. Any suggestions on good travel strollers that would be compatible with a Nuna car seat? Do you bring the base with you when flying? Would love to hear some tips from moms! 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Book and Bark Club

Shirt: Abound Jeans: Frame Shoes: J.Crew (old, similar; also love these

Who wants to join our book & bark club? I'm "slowly" re-reading one of my favorites Jane Eyre. Between Harry, work, and the normal rhythm of my life there hasn't been too much time for reading these days. I'm typically one of those people that can't put a book down once I pick it up. In times like these where I don't have the time to finish a book I will cheat to find out the ending by skipping ahead or reading the last page. Truly awful! I decided the best way to avoid ruining what could be a potential favorite book is to re-read some of my all time favorites where I already know the ending and can be content to return to some of my characters world's at a much slower pace. The Time Traveler's WifeThe Help, and Flowers for Algernon are on my list of books to read again. (I probably read the Harry Potter series every year! Also anything by Jane Austen). What are some of your favorite books to return to? 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Jacket: Tory Burch Sweater: Ann Taylor  (0n final sale for $18 with code) Jeans: J.Crew Shoes: Everlane Bag: Mansur Gavriel c/o Watch: Kiel James Patrick (15% off with code CGWP) Bracelet: Van Cleef & Arpels Scarf: Hermes (vintage) Glasses: Miu Miu
Kiel: Jacket: Barbour Sweater: Ralph Lauren Watch: Kiel James Patrick (15% off with code CGWP)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday Finds - My Spring Palette Edition

1. Shirt, 2. Shoes, 3. Glasses  // 4. Bag, 5. Jeans (Rebecca Taylor // completely sold out online just this week), 6. Hat // 7. Earrings, 8. Jacket 9. Nail Polish

Introducing a new segment to my blog -- My Friday Finds. These are items I am currently coveting or have recently purchased. This week's edition is all about Spring! I love light-weight neutrals and blues that can give my wardrobe a fresh update for the new season. It's always exciting to swap out my Winter coats for Spring jackets and plaids for florals. I typically wear red or light pink nail polish but I'm loving the look of this denim Chanel nail polish. Statement earrings are also a must for me. I wore these Nicola Bathie earrings on repeat last spring (see here and here).

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Warm thoughts for everyone on the East Coast during this Nor'easter.