Midsummer Dresses

With the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in full swing and the ubiquitous “Back to School” signs cropping up in every store, the Midwest temptation to pull out your chunky sweaters and pumpkin Pinterest recipes is strong.  But let’s slow our roll here, ladies, and not forget that IT’S STILL JULY!!  Summer isn’t over yet, and we […]

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The Perfect Shirt

I’ve found it. You know what I’m talking about.  That miracle piece of clothing that feels like pajamas but makes you strut around like Gigi Hadid.  That go-to garment your friends start referring to as “the uniform” because they see it so much. That once-in-a-decade staple that you wear continuously until it’s held together by […]

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7 Memories for 7 Weeks

With the 7 week countdown on at this point, my fashion sense has become nothing more than a leggings/stretchy clothes uniform(check out my go-to faves below), so needless to say, this post will not be about my latest style obsession. What has been an “obsession” of mine as I approach the end of this pregnancy is making […]

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Mixology: How to Mix Prints

Outfit 1: stripes and paisley Outfit 2: stripes and (literal) animal print Outfit 3: Graphic tee and animal print Outfit 4: stripes and plaid and leopard (oh my!) Outfit 5: stars and stripes In my attempt to find things other than all black to wear out in public (like olive!), I’ve discovered an absolute love for patterns, particularly […]

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Paint the Town Red

As I type this, I literally have my mother’s voice in my ear, echoing the sentiment I have heard since childhood: everybody looks good in red.  So, admittedly, I’m biased on this topic, as I’ve been practically conditioned to believe this as an axiom.  But, here’s the thing about mothers: most of the time, they’re […]

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Little Pumpkins

If you’ve read our story, you know that our lives run fairly parallel–from where we work to where we attended grad school to when we started families.  Those who know us know that we spend a lot of time together–two prep periods every weekday, play dates on the weekends with the kids, and most holidays.  Over […]

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College Daze

Ahhhh, college.  A time of mindless eating with no awareness of a not-so-distant-future burdened by slowing metabolism and high cholesterol.   A time of endless sleeping without the notion of insomnia brought on by tuition loan repayment, mortgages, or potty training.  A time of bottomless drinking with not a care for the questionable ethics of the […]

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Blazers and Cardigans and Chambray, Oh my!

Diapers and Diamonds looks forward to fall by looking back at summer. Jumpsuit: Gap (sold out, similar here and here) // Blazer: Akira (old, similar here and here) // shoes: Via Spiga // necklace: Mata Traders (old, similar here and here) Cardigan: Target (old, similar here and here) // top: Akira (sold out, similar here and here): […]

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Have Love Will Travel

Day 1: drinks on The Terrace Night 1: dinner at Graze and boots of beer at Essen Haus Day 2: Farmer’s Market (which is how you know we’re in our 30’s) Night 2: Dinner at Harvest “Have love, whoa Baby will travel/                             […]

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Olive is the New…

I’m the first to admit that I have a problem: I wear too much black.  I’m obsessed.  Black hides a myriad of transgressions—dirt, baby spit-up, muffin tops—and it looks so consistently sleek.  It’s the richest, deepest, most elegant, and most forgiving of all the colors.  My love-affair with black goes back decades, and I may […]

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