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To bring or not to bring? Part two.

The hubs and I love NYC.
These past posts have been dedicated to it.
What we experienced.
What I learned from it.
And everything in between.
Today is part two of what to bring/what not to bring to The Big Apple.
PK has taught me a lot about packing. The necessary things. The not so necessary. And how to pack it all to fit in a carry-on suitcase.
 This is how it usually goes:
I pick out the clothing.
He packs the clothing so it all fits.
It’s like Mariah Carey and Miguel singing in perfect harmony.
So, let’s get to it. Here are some summertime packing must-haves:
1. Maxi dresses. All day errrday. Maxi dresses are a gift from the heavens for a woman in the summertime. They keep you cool, they make you feel pretty, and they are incredibly comfy. Not to mention, they are easy to pack AND you can pack more of ’em than you think!
 {Packing tip: instead of folding them in your suitcase, roll them}
2. Tight running shorts. If you are like me, I get what’s called “chub rub.” If you don’t know what it is, then google it and consider yourself blessed. The tight running shorts are key when you wear your maxi dresses. Not only do they prevent chub rub, they suck in the stomach a bit. There you have it. Two birds. One stone. Rocking the maxi dress.
{I wear the shorts pictured and I love em. You can get them at Target}
3. Two pairs of shoes only. Yes, only two pairs that match with everything you bring. Ladies, it is possible. I did it.  One pair of cute sandals that your feet are used to and one pair of dressy shoes. OR, like in the last post, wait to get to NYC and get yourself a cute new pair. Make sure to save some room in the suitcase for on the way home!
You can purchase the cute wedges in the picture here.
4. Extra undergarments. I’m gonna go there, even if it’s TMI, because I want to save you from what I experienced. Pack extra undies {you too men!} and bras. I only packed one bra, and it was so unbelievably hot the nine days we were there, I ended up washing it a couple times. In a sink. I guess that reveals my laundry habits on non-hot days. Yikes! I guess you can buy more undies if needed at a store, but they are so easy to pack, just pack a couple more.
So, there it is. Chub rub, my laundry habits {or lack thereof} and the essential clothes to pack for a summertime trip to New York City. Next post will be all about the winter essentials and what I wish I would’ve known before going there in the dead of the season.
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Stitch Fix for mamas!

So, my very favorite gift to give my girls these days are Stitch Fix gift cards.

I want everyone to experience the fun of getting happy mail on their doorsteps. A box of beautiful, quality clothes picked out specifically for them. The gift cards give them a little money toward their Fix, and the clothes just make you feel good!

I’ve had some of my mama friends ask if it would be worth it to sign up. I say a big YES, and today’s Fix really proves it. The stylists really take into consideration where you are in your stage of life, which I really appreciate. For mamas who are nursing, chasing kiddos, at home, at work, out for a walk, I feel like the clothes they give you are beautiful, and easy to romp around in. Good for nursing, and for mamas that don’t. I’m still even wearing my Stitch Fix pieces as a growing pregnant woman. Boom.

Here are a couple of gorgeous pieces that were definite keepers for my dear friend Sara. And there may or may not be a couple of pictures of her sweet daughter, Ruthie who is outta this world cute.
{Now’s the time to insert the baby emoji}

This top was amazing for so many reasons. And it’ll go with pretty much any color skinny jeans.

I love these gold flats she paired with the outfit.

I’m actually showcasing the shirt here, but isn’t the necklace cute? {J.Crew} All my other pictures of Sara in this shirt were waaaaaay too bright, {like, beyond repair} but it was way too lovely. She looked amazing in it. I think this may be your color, Sara.
Oh. My. Goodness. Stop the press. Sara, isn’t this the best picture ever?! My heart is like eeeeeeeeeeee!
If you all can for one second, take a look at this sweater because it’s so pretty.
Then get a load of Ruthie’s cheeks. Sweetest lil thang.

Hope you all loved this as much as I did! The outfits were amazing, Sara looked amazing, sweet Ruthie is amazing, and the thought that Stitch Fix can meet you where you are no matter what stage of life you’re in is pretty stinkin’ amazing too. If you want to learn more about it, click here. xo
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