Pretty in Pink

It was a right of passage for every girl growing up in the 80s and 90s-the obligatory viewing of “Pretty in Pink”.  From the first frame when Molly Ringwald steps onto the screen in her signature color, my love affair with this fiery, red-head, pink-donning, brat-packer began. I imagined myself just like Andi in the […]

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Juxtaposition: Our Fave Literary (and Style) Device

We’re not trying to get all didactic or anything here, but English teachers can’t resist talking about juxtaposition.  It’s certainly our most favorite literary device, if not all-time favorite word in the English language. For a quick lesson, juxtaposition is placing two things near each other for a contrasting effect.  Like Garrett’s Popcorn, cheesy cheddar […]

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Shopping With Friends

It’s no secret that MB and I like to shop. In stores. In cyberspace. In our dreams. Shopping is one of favorite pastimes, but I’ll admit that I usually like my shopping to be a solitary act. It’s a time where I can move at my own pace and try on pieces without judgement. But […]

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Back to School: A Week’s Worth of Teacher Style

Even though we are still fully in denial that the summer has come to an end (and subsequently our maternity leaves as well)), there’s nothing we love more than playing around with fashion. For me, teaching calls on my creative side daily, but I also love that this job gives me the freedom to get […]

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Fall Shoes for the Whole Family

I know everyone’s manicured toes are doing open-air wiggles in flip flops right now, but it is time to start thinking about fall shoes.  Before we know it, it’ll be time to reign in our piggies in all kinds of leather and suede adorableness.  I don’t know about you, but I’m really hard on my […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

It’s that time again…The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it’s got us all heart eyes about the a-mazing pieces to be had, especially since last year we were both pregnant and bloated. This year we are pulling out all the stops and basking in the glory that Nordy’s has to offer these eager mamas. We are […]

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Holiday Recap

  Christmas Eve In an Italian family, Christmas Eve is the big event, filled with food, presents, and wine. It’s an evening ripe with family photo opps too, so clearly having the family match is a priority for the both of us. MB’s Christmas Morning For me, Christmas morning is all about mimosas, festive pajamas, and […]

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New Years Eve: A New Tradition

I’ve never been a lover of New Year’s Eve. Normally, I would wait until the ball drops, the champagne pops and then I would make my silent exit for the door. Even in my single days I didn’t buy into the hoopla that is NYE, but now as a mother, I’m finding myself longing for […]

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5 Holiday Outfits 

Now that the kids are off school and parents are using up their vacation time, the calendar starts to get packed with different parties and events for two straight weeks.  It can be really overwhelming to come up with outfits that are stylish, comfortable, and inexpensive.  Let’s face it, most of the fall and winter […]

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Winter Work Essentials

Sub-zero temperatures have descended upon Chicago, and it is time to bundle up.  As much as we’d love to cozy up in leggings and sweatshirts in front of the fire every day, these mamas have gotta put down the peppermint mochas and get to work. However, it can be really easy to get stuck in […]

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