We recently returned from a great trip to Las Vegas. The warm weather, great food, and amazing shopping options got me out of a little winter funk. I have always loved traveling ever since I was young. I remember when our dad would take us on trips when I was in high school and college, and I would always get so excited to pick out my outfits for each adventure. I also remember insisting on dressing up a little even for the plane ride. At this age, I just can’t handle anything even slightly uncomfortable for airport attire-especially when traveling with kids! But I still like to look fashionable at all times :0) Here’s a quick list of some of my favorite super stylish but comfortable travel gear, and most of these items won’t break the bank!
Comfortable shoes are a must for me especially when traveling with kids. Here are some great options below:
I love pairing a cropped jean with tennis shoes or flats. Here are some great jean and legging options for travel:
And you can’t forget a cute comfortable top. The madewell tee is my new favorite. It’s so affordable, and I love the length (not too long). Here are some great layering options below:
And lastly, for my chic and affordable CalPak luggage click here
On Valentine’s Day, I love to buy gifts not only for my husband, but also for people in my life who are extra special to me. I tend to be a last minute shopper though, and I totally stress myself out trying to find unique Valentine’s Day gifts. This year I got my shopping done early, and I’m sharing my favorite gift ideas below for anyone else who may need some extra help finding that special gift for your loved ones.
I don’t know about you, but I think husbands can be one of the hardest people to shop for. My husband can never tell me anything he wants, and he pretty much buys everything he needs. I love giving keepsakes to him for Valentine’s Day, but this year I was out of ideas. This Jord watch was perfect for him. The beautiful wood design looks great on his wrist, and my favorite thing about this watch is that you can engrave a special Valentine’s Day message on the back of it. It’s a perfect combination of a functional and sentimental gift. Jord watches is giving 100 dollars off to one lucky winner if you enter your information by February 4. All others will receive a 10 percent off coupon.
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After having kids, I love giving gifts to my husband that forces us to spend some alone time together! A massage for a couple is a fun romantic gift that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Combining it with a special dinner will make for the perfect evening. If you’re in the Detroit area, check out some of my favorite spas below:
Immerse Spa at MGM Detroit
I love to get jewelry, but I think something that is personalized is an extra special gift for Valentine’s Day. I’ve seen a lot of nameplate necklaces out there, but the ones from Brook and York are my favorite. They have a ton of beautiful necklace, ring, and bracelet options for you to personalize. It’s a great gift or any mommy or grandma
My husband gave me this adorable heart shaped tea set for Valentine’s Day last year. I get so many complements on this set! I love drinking my coffee and tea in these cups. The heart shaped design is so charming, and they’re beautifully made. A set of six is really affordable at under 60 dollars. It’s a great idea for that special grandma, mom, auntie, or friend in your life too. You can’t go wrong with these!
I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my kids. Although this holiday is oftentimes thought of as a “couple’s day,” I still have so much fun doting on my 3 little loves. For the last couple years, I have hosted a kids’ Valentine’s Day brunch at my house with my children and their cousins. It’s such a fun way to celebrate the season of love. We make homemade Belgian waffles with strawberry syrup, and I make each child one of these cute heart shaped Nutella sandwiches. Now that our oldest kids are 4, they get so excited when they can recognize their name on the sandwich. These great sandwich/cookie cutters with personalized messages are available on Amazon. I have had them for 4 years now, and I couldn’t be more happy with them. Do you have any cute ways you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family? Comment below or check out our Instagram and let us know!
Does anyone else have a husband that’s so hard to shop for? I can never think of anything for the guy who seems to have everything he needs. For special holidays like Valentine’s Day I like to find something for him that is personal and functional. This unique men’s watch from Jord watches was the perfect solution. The beautiful wood detail is so elegant and goes with everything. You can even engrave a special message on the back to make it a great personal gift for your significant other. It’s a perfect solution for my “hard-to-shop-for” guy!
Jord watches is giving 100 dollars off to one lucky winner if you enter your information by February 4. All entrants will receive a 10 percent off coupon.
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Happy shopping everyone!
Watch Gift Ideas
Favorite Fall Outfit
Hi Everyone! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and I thought I would share one of my favorite fall outfits that would be so cute to wear on turkey day. This set is chic and comfortable, and most items are pretty reasonably priced (some are on sale)! I linked the items below. These pieces would also be great to add to a Christmas wish list. Happy shopping everyone!
On sale! I think high waist jeans are SO comfortable.
These booties are also on sale. I would size down by 1/2 a size.
Love this purse! The neutral color goes with everything.
How great is this bangle? It reads “she believed she could, so she did” #girlpower
Isn’t this kate spade “state of mind” pendant adorable? I’m loving the MI mitten design!
This scarf is so perfect for the fall and only $26.
I love the dramatic sleeve on this cozy sweater. And you can’t go wrong with this color.
Leather and Lace
When the bodysuit came out this season I loved how it looked but wasn’t so sure I could pull it off. It’s surprisingly comfortable and easy to wear! I love pairing it with a dark skirt for fall. I find the relaxed fit of a skirt helps to balance out the tightness of the bodysuit, especially for those of us who have a bit of a softer midsection. Christina’s outfit is from BCBG, and mine is from Rococo. Throw on some cute heels, and you’re ready for a night out.
I love celebrating fall events with my children. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because my kids get so excited about it! Here’s a short tutorial on how to make this adorable little edible (and healthy) Frankenstein that I made for my oldest son. He was so excited when he saw it!
1. Gather your ingredients: You will need 3 kiwi fruit, some purple grapes, cucumber skin, banana, blueberries, and julienne carrots.
*You end up using only small amounts of some of the above fruits and veggies-I ended up bringing the rest to work to munch on the next day.
2. Peel the kiwi and slice it so that mainly the green areas are visible. Cut your grapes in half length wise, and assemble like below.
3. Place the banana and blueberries on the kiwi to make the eyes. Assemble the carrots like mine below for Frankenstein’s “scar”. Use the peels of the cucumber and the kiwi for the mouth and side details as shown below.
4. Here’s my favorite part: Accessorize! You can find some cute and inexpensive Halloween décor at places like Target or even the grocery store. I used these adorable rings and finger puppets to jazz things up a bit. My kids loved this! Try this at home, and let me know how it goes!
Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting our blog. Our names are Christina and Jennifer. We are twins, physicians, coworkers, best friends, and each other’s biggest supporters. We created this site as a visual inspiration and organization tool so that we can document our favorite things: fashion, family, food, fitness, and fun.
We come from a very culturally diverse background thanks in part to our Korean father and Dutch mother. Our parents have been a huge influence in our lives and have always taught us the importance of a strong family unit. Growing up, we, along with our two older brothers (also doctors!) have had amazing opportunities to travel to various parts of the world. We have learned to embrace adventure and excitement but have also come to realize that there’s no place like home.
As working moms, we lead pretty crazy, busy lives. Between the two of us, we have 2 husbands, 5 kids, 2 step children, and 2 dogs. Here, you will witness our attempts at staying fabulous while keeping it real. We’ll document our efforts to find a balance in life – if one really ever exists! Thank you for joining us in our journey. Hold on tight; it’s bound to be a wild ride.
♥ Christina and Jennifer