Valentine’s Day For The Girls

 

 Oh my goodness! It's basically February already which means Valentine's day is like tomorrow... Just kidding. You still have time to shop for your loved one, but today I'm sharing some fun gift ideas for yourself or your best girl friends.    This tee  might be my favorite thing on the list because we all need love and it's only $35. The Shiraz tee just makes me laugh and I can totally see some of my friends {okay fine, myself} wearing this while they're sitting at home having a glass of wine.   I just received my velvet hair bow from Lolo & Leopold that I absolutely love, and you can bet I'll be doing a post on it, but this  velvet hair tie  is a great gift idea and velvet is totally on trend this year. I also sleep in  these pajamas  EVERY night {seriously, ask my husband}. I have them in almost every color and when they came in pink this year, I immediately put them on my wish list.  Y'all also know my love for Diptyque and while I'm usually not a fan of roses, I love the way their  Rose Delight candle  smells. My Nordstrom gal, Susan, sent me a sample and it's been burning in my house ever since. 

Oh my goodness! It’s basically February already which means Valentine’s day is like tomorrow… Just kidding. You still have time to shop for your loved one, but today I’m sharing some fun gift ideas for yourself or your best girl friends. 

This tee might be my favorite thing on the list because we all need love and it’s only $35. The Shiraz tee just makes me laugh and I can totally see some of my friends {okay fine, myself} wearing this while they’re sitting at home having a glass of wine.

 I just received my velvet hair bow from Lolo & Leopold that I absolutely love, and you can bet I’ll be doing a post on it, but this velvet hair tie is a great gift idea and velvet is totally on trend this year. I also sleep in these pajamas EVERY night {seriously, ask my husband}. I have them in almost every color and when they came in pink this year, I immediately put them on my wish list.  Y’all also know my love for Diptyque and while I’m usually not a fan of roses, I love the way their Rose Delight candle smells. My Nordstrom gal, Susan, sent me a sample and it’s been burning in my house ever since. 

xo-

 

 

 

Pajamas, $95

Mug, $16

Diptyque Candle, $65

Love First Tee, $34.50

Shiraz Tee, $36.50

Velvet Hair Tie, $16

Michele Watch, $295

NARS Lip Set, $16

Sequins Dress, $270

Hobo Bag, $348

Perfume, $75

Swell Bottle, $35

Pink Mule, $70 

Crossbody, $58

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Daily Wears

 

Top: J. Crew / Vest: J. Crew / Bottoms: Lululemon {similar}  / Shoes: Nike

If you’re a mom you probably have a mom uniform. You know, your go to outfit that looks socially acceptable but is also comfortable enough to take a nap on the couch while your little one rests. You know what I’m talking about. Well, this is mine. I pretty much live in Lululemon leggings and since it’s cold {compared to Florida} these J. Crew turtlenecks have been my go to. Im all about comfort while I’m home and since I sometimes change my shirt three times a day {because life} I make sure whatever I’m wearing is simple and functional. I also love that this look lets me chase after Henry. He’s on the move so much lately and just started walking on New Years Day so running around chasing him sometimes feels like a workout!

xo-

 

 

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The Peacoat

 

Top: Lilly Pulitzer / Denim: AG Jeans / Coat: J. Crew {similar} / Shoes: Target

xo-

 

 

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Welcome to A Navy Day

 

Top: J. Crew /  Denim: AG Jeans / Coat: J. Crew / Boots: Tory Burch {similar}

Scarf: J. Crew / Hat: J. McLaughlin {similar} / Gloves: J. McLaughlin {similar}

W E L C O M E! I am so excited to launch my brand new website! We have been working on it for several months and I can’t believe it is finally ready for y’all to see! Since I started Louis & Louis, so much has changed in my life and I felt like the name and look of my previous bog didn’t represent me in the way it originally had. I wanted a fresh new look, name and layout that would appeal to my readers and reflect my new content in a positive light.

With the launch of A Navy Day {a.n.d.}, I still plan to post plenty of fashion content, but you’ll also see more lifestyle, family and beauty posts. On a.n.d. you’ll find an easier platform to navigate. All posts are categorized based on their content so if theres something specific you’re looking for, we’ve made the search tool super helpful. Take a look around and let me know what you think in the comments! Thank you to all my readers for sticking with me over the last few years as I brought Louis & Louis to life. I can’t wait to start this new chapter of blogging with y’all and I hope you’re just as excited as I am! 

xo-

 

 

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Fall Layers

 J. Crew, Target / Bottom: AG Jeans / Booties: Target

Henry: Top: Janie and Jack {similar} / Bottoms: Target

Last year during this time we were in North Carolina waiting for Henry to arrive and fall was in full force. Since were in Florida this year, we have defiantly been missing the change in seasons, but this week it has finally started to feel like fall! I layered up with a gingham shirt from J. Crew {the ‘boy shirt’ is my favorite style} and this super soft long sleeve tee from Target. We all know Target is amazing, but I was especially surprised when I went in {for one thing of course} and came out with a new shirt and booties for me, and a pair of pants for Henry. I bought them thinking we’d wear them when we were back in NC, but mother nature surprised me and I’m not mad about it! My booties come in two colors and when I got them they were on sale for $28, how could I resist?!

Since this will be Henry’s first Halloween, we’re getting ready to carve pumpkins tonight and taking him trick-or-treating on Tuesday. He’ll be the cutest pumpkin in the neighborhood!

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It’s A Boy!

 

This past weekend my friend Shea and I threw a couples baby shower for Alina {from The Neapolitan} and her husband. They are expecting a baby boy in January and we just couldn’t wait to love on their whole family! We went with a rubber ducky theme and incorporated light blues and yellows through all our decorations. Shea found the cutest cupcake toppers and I ordered mini rubber duckies and jumbo rubber duckies from Amazon. They were perfect for spreading out around the food and flowers and looked perfect on top of the baby blocks I made. 

If you’re looking to recreate the blocks or make something similar, it’s pretty easy {but a little time consuming}. I found almost everything I needed at Home Depot and it was all under $30. I used 22″ packing boxes, taped them up and covered them with brown wrapping paper. I googled ‘ABC block templets’ and picked the type of font I liked best {I used the ones on this site I saved the image then went and had them printed to 26″ at Staples {the actual letters are only 16″}. Cut out the letters with an xacto knife to create a stencil but make sure to save the middle sections of the A and B. Trace the letters onto the middle of all the box sides and then paint! I choose a baby blue color at Home Depot and had them mix it in one of their small paint sample containers {about $5} I picked up a mini paint roller to cover the larger areas of the letters and small 1″ paint brush to outline them. They were so easy to make and added a fun touch to the shower!

 

Pumpkin Picking

 J. Crew {on sale!} / Denim:AG Jeans Henry’s Costume: Pottery Barn Kids / Onesie: Carter’s {similar}

We made a visit to our local pumpkin patch this past weekend and had so much fun exploring the grounds at Hunsader Farms. Henry loved crawling through the rows of pumpkins and banging on them like drums! I brought along his Halloween costume and we took some of the cutest photos. I got Henry’s costume from Pottery Barn Kids but they have so many cute options it was hard to decide. We went with a pumpkin because, well… who doesn’t love a chunky baby dressed up like a pumpkin?! Whats your favorite Fall tradition and have you picked out your pumpkin yet?!

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Arhaus Dream Closet

 Arhaus Dream Closet

Happy October! I love Arhaus so when I pictured designing my dream closet I knew they would be the perfect fit and I’m so excited to share it with you! Picture a giant walk in closet- I’m talking shelves for all your shoes, bags, and so much room for your clothes you need to go shopping {since we are dreaming right?!} I wanted a space that felt like an extension of my master bedroom rather than a “closet”. I started out by picking a giant chandelier that would set the tone for the room and an area rug to bring in my favorite color {blue}. This mirror was gorgeous and it’s large size makes it perfect for reflecting light and checking out whatever outfit I put together. I love the white color, but it also comes in a rustic gold. Every girl needs a place to sit in her closet {of course} and I wanted something that could seat a few friends. I went for a deep comfy couch and large ottoman from their Living Room collection that doubles as extra seating for when girlfriends come over! I loved the soft velvet and pop of pink that adds a feminine touch to the room. I accented with a faux fur throw in cream, some throw pillows to keep my blue and pink theme going, and some pillar candles in different sizes to make the room even more cozy. You can take a look at all the items I added on Arhaus or by clicking the links below. Enjoy!

1. Chandelier

2. Rug

3. Mirror

4. Sofa

5. Ottoman

6. Tray

7. Throw Pillows

8. Lumbar Pillow

9. Throw

10. End Table

11. Pillar Candles

 

National Consignment Day

 

Happy National Consignment Day! I teamed up with The Real Real to talk all about consigning your old {or sometimes never worn} goods. If you’re like me you have tons of things just sitting in your closet that you haven’t worn in a long while, things that don’t fit, or shoes you’ve replaced. Consigning isn’t only a great way to clean out your closet and start fresh, its also an easy way to make a little extra money while also being sustainable. 2.5 billion pounds of clothing are saved from landfills a year through resale and donation. Companies, like The Real Real, will take your lightly worn designer clothing, jewelry, shoes and handbags, photograph them, merchandise them, and sell them on their site while you earn up to 70% of the profit! Its super easy and actually a little fun to see your once old things new again. Donating is another great way to freshen up your closet while also making sustainable choices. Contact local charities in your area and see if they’re looking for clothing. It’s a great way to give back to the community and to help others that are in need. #neverthrowaway

I linked a few things that are currently in my closet {and that I wish were in my closet} listed on The Real Real for way less than retail, you can shop them below!

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White Denim

 Lilly Pulitzer / Bottoms: Lilly Pulitzer / Bag: GiGi New York { similar } / Flats: Chanel { similar }

Just because Labor Day is this weekend doesn’t mean you have to pack up your whites and forget about them till next year. I LOVE these jeans from Lilly Pulitzer and you can bet I’ll be wearing them into fall. Since it’s still summer I paired them with a lightweight striped pullover and added my favorite flats for a bit of a nautical look but I cant wait to wear them with browns and black when the weather starts to turn. You might want to stay away from an all white look after Labor Day, but don’t pack away your white pants just yet, especially a great pair of white denim!

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