In the Blink of an Eye
How did it happen???? It just seems like yesterday when I met my first born, held her in my arms and declared, “I am in love!”. I blinked and before I knew it she turned twelve, and now it is only a matter of months before I have a full-fledged teenager on my hands. I asked her a few days ago, “Just when did you stop liking Doc McStuffins and princess stories?”. She said it was two years ago when we went to Florida and only the Disney Channel and not Disney Junior was available to watch. So now instead of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse she spends time watching “Andy Mack” and “Stuck in the Middle”. And oh the drama now! I know that it is true that we are raising our children to leave us, it just doesn’t have to happen that fast.
J. Crew Factory Coordinating Coats
So in honor of her 12th birthday we decided to have a mommy and me (she does still call me mommy!) day out. We had fun getting lunch with her friends and heading to the mall for some shopping. She isn’t to the point where she doesn’t want to be seen with me (yet that is), so I decided to get her and I matching coats and shirts. I mentioned in my last post that J. Crew Factory is having an amazing sale (50% off everything and an extra 60% off all clearance items with code CLEAROUT) , so that was the perfect time to snag the Vail Parka and her coordinating faux fur collar coat.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and she shares my taste in classic and timeless looks (thank goodness!). The one advantage she has over me is her ridiculously long legs (she has the same inseam that I do!). We decided to keep our look simple with matching navy striped t-shirts. She is wearing the J. Crew Factory girls striped ruffle top here combined with white denim jeans. And she adores her sparkly J. Crew Factory blue flats!
For my coordinating look, I am wearing my favorite navy striped shirt by Amour Vert. I have no qualms about wearing white in the winter, so I am wearing my classic J. Brand white cropped skinny jeans.
Everlane Day Heel
If you are looking for a comfortable pair of heels you can wear for long hours, I highly recommend the Everlane Day Heel. I love these heels so much I bought them in three colors. And they are definitely comfortable enough to wear all day long at work or when you have a busy day walking around town!
We had so much fun with our Mommy and Me date! And we will certainly be doing it again in the future!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo | April
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