I've partnered with Woodfield Mall again but this time the focus has slightly shifted...we're talking all things DAD! Yes...even dear old dad deserves a day to himself. <don't we all?> The girls and I headed out last weekend to get our shop on and shopping we did, indeed, accomplish. Might I add that we took several 100 breaks for various reasons ranging from the bathroom to snacks to toy stores and beyond BUT we completed our mission.
Note to self: Train daughters to build some shopping stamina!
Woodfield is a mall that I grew up with. I love it because there are SO many stores to choose from. You can cover all your shopping needs in one trip which is essential for the mom-on-the-go!
We had a short list of dad-centric stores to hit up including Armani Exchange, Bose, Columbia Sportswear, The Art of Shaving, Timberland and Tommy Bahama. Just a short list! <wink, wink> And as you can see, we stopped at Art of Shaving first! Their travel kits are a must and such a luxurious treat when Daddio is away on business and missing the comforts of home.
Next up: Tommy Bahama. This iconic store is a favorite of Papa. Luckily he doesn't own a Facebook account or email much so I can confidently tell you that we picked up his favorite button downs and a few other treats. Plus...we just like how the store smells. Let's be honest.
We also like pink walls which have nothing to do with Father's Day but what did you expect from this crew? Have pink walls = will take picture. It's a household mantra.
Our third stop was Armani Exchange because Dad's a little rough around the edges with his summer wardrobe. Ahem. Are those shorts from 8 years ago? Yikes! I empowered the girls to pick patterns and colors that they wanted to see Dad in. This should be a fun opening sesh!
After hours of perusing and well...eating...we finished up with a group selfie. My girls were troopers and what's even more, they had some skin in the game because they selected the gifts this year which was even more fun!
Ready to get your shop on this weekend? Here's two reasons why you should consider Woodfield Mall:
- Woodfield Mall has over 300 retailors including men’s, women’s, teen and children’s retailors. In addition, they offer over 25 restaurants and dining options including sit-down favorites like Uncle Julio’s and Kinfolk and counter-service options like Argo tea and Cold Stone Creamery.
- Woodfield Mall is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is located about 25 miles from downtown Chicago and in close proximity to O’Hare International Airport.
Happy shopping + Happy Father's Day! xo
Today's shopping is NYE themed. If you are anything like me, NYE means you've "BEEN THERE, DONE THAT" aka A Pajama Party At Home! It's easy as pie: 1. purchase adult onesie 2. invite real friends over who do not judge (often parents in their 30's) 3. make your own pizzas 4. let the champagne and dessert flow 4. make sure the kiddos arrive in their pjs for play comfort.
Good morning beauties! How are you? Staying cozy? I just finished a holiday video on getting ready for a glam night out. So fun...which put me in the mood for holiday ensembles. Shoes specifically.
I feel like life is moving at the speed of sound and with it...my blog has been sitting in the corner weeping for more frequency. I am TRYING but man, this time of year is intensely busy. I decided to do an Instagram round up of all the goodness we are experiencing this month and last month.
I don't know a singular woman who doesn't love a good deal. Myself included. This dress is under $50 and on mega sale due to the impending holidays. I think it would be equally cute with a pair of black tights and mary janes...in the summer, with espadrilles or platforms.
Friday marked the kiddos' Second Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance. AKA: a chance for mom to get her nails done and order in sushi. Magic!
I'm all about the sweaters this week! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
Today I've rounded up six super fabulous knits for you OR your gifting needs.
I've always been somewhat of a skeptic regarding Cyber Week. Or perhaps just not ready to get my holly jolly on. I would shop sporadically all month and go at my own pace. I feel differently this year. Honestly, I think it's because I ready to celebrate the end of a very difficult year. The ups and downs were tremendous so holiday shopping and the holiday spirit seem like something I can rally around.
Fear not babes...I haven't fallen asleep at the wheel where Cyber Week deals are concerned. I assure you I got my shop on this weekend from the comfort of my couch mixed with a touch of local shopping for Small Business Saturday. How about you?
Starting holiday traditions is one of the things we most look forward to and everything kicks off in November. Although it makes for very busy weekends...they bring the most smiles.
Every year we head downtown for the Annual Light Festival which takes place on the Magnificent Mile...better known as Michigan Avenue.
In case you missed it, I brought back #Babesgiving in a big way this year. Today, I'm showing you my goodies. No, not those goodies kids! Ghish!