Outfit Post: Lunch Date * The Exchange

Being on maternity leave has a lot of benefits, one of which is being able to dress down just about every day. And while I’m currently wearing workout clothes as I write this, I sported this easy summer look for a lunch and shopping date in New Albany with my mom while she was still in town post-baby. Had to stop by Dress & Dwell for some new clothes to fit in this weird in-between time.

We hit up The Exchange and sat on their patio for a boozy Tuesday lunch – another perk of maternity leave, cocktails at lunch. I rarely get over to New Albany but the patio at The Exchange, plus the delicious cocktails (I had the ‘Crimson and Clover’ – a super refreshing mix of vodka, cucumber, lemon and more) has me wanting to go back for happy hour or dinner. Seriously, this is not sponsored, I’m just convinced they have one of the best outdoor spaces in the area. If you go, make sure to try the Goat Cheese Fritters and get a side of fries no matter what. So delicious.

Casual Summer Outfit * The Exchange New Albany

Striped Layered Tank from Dress & Dwell – sold out but similar here | Banana Republic Denim Shorts | Superga Sneakers | Old Navy Pink Blush Bag | Mirrored Sunglasses from Dress & Dwell

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One quick comment on this bag – I’ve gotten more compliments on it than any expensive bag I’ve ever owned. This pretty pink cross-body was $25 at Old Navy (got it on sale) but looks WAY fancier. The pink is sold out but the brown is equally cute and looks luxe (and it’s 20% off today). Plus it’s big enough to actually hold your wallet, phone and other random crap without being stuffed to the gills.

Outfit Photo by Whitney Neal. 

Outfit Post: Rainy Days

Oh hey there… yup it’s me. I’m back. It’s been a while I know. I’m a little out of practice so bear with me. Things this last month have been a little bit crazy and have left my normally very structured schedule all out of whack.

Of course there was the new baby. Life with little Blake, and as a family of five, has been fun but certainly an adjustment. Just when we were getting into a groove, I got the call from work that I’ve been dreading for years. At my full-time job at Boxcar PR, we’ve been helping plan Muhammad Ali’s funeral for the last seven years or so. I always knew that when Muhammad passed, I’d need to drop everything and work with our team to put the plan in action. Well, as the world knows, he passed away last week so I put a pause on maternity leave to get to work putting together a celebration for the legendary boxer. Once it’s all sunk in, I was thinking of writing a post to share my experience. Not sure if it’s something you all would be interested in but if so, let me know. You can see a little of what it was like over here. 

So that’s why I haven’t posted on the regular in a couple weeks. I totally planned on getting back in the habit last week but that went out the window quick. I’ve got a lot of fun posts planned though and I’m looking forward to getting back in a groove over here.

First up, this rainy day look that I’ve had to turn to a couple times in the last couple weeks with all the storms we’ve been having. Probably going to have to pull out this rain jacket again today with another round coming through. How cute are these striped rain boots too? They’d be perfect to wear to a muddy music festival (aren’t they all) this summer.

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Helly Hansen Lyness Rain Jacket (available in stripes here) c/o | Banana Republic Peplum T-Shirt (love this shirt so much I bought it in three colors – plus it’s on sale)| Banana Republic Denim Shorts | Helly Hansen Stripe Rain Boots c/o
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