An Ode to My Favorite Headband

By: Emily Heaston

Look how happy I am!! And it’s not because we’re at Disney World–it’s because I love my black satin turban headband! I wore this all winter and it is soooo comfortable. NOT what my mom would call a headacheband. I wore this headband for four 12+ hour days straight of theme parks, and when we got home, I bought the pink gingham one! I am the Mom-Blair Waldorf!! Go buy one.

Turban headband in Liberty® print • J.Crew • $29.50
Turban headband in gingham • J.Crew • $29.50
Satin turban headband • J.Crew • $29.50

XO, Blond Genius!

By: Emily Heaston

Yesterday morning, my girlfriends and I were treated to a private shopping event at Blond Genius! Erin and her team had just unloaded beautiful inventory for spring and served mimosas, yogurt parfaits, donuts and other goodies! I purchased this dress by Vince (and Spanx boyshorts) and can’t wait to wear it to ChildServe’s Bubble Ball on Saturday night! There were so many cute lightweight sweatshirts for Spring that it was hard to choose just one, but this Wildfox Super Girly sweatshirt came home with me too!

Thank you, Blond Genius, for having us! We love visiting your beautiful store and appreciate all that you do to make it a kid-friendly space where we don’t feel rushed while we are browsing!

Spanx Everyday Shaping Panties Boyshort • Spanx • $22
Wildfox Couture Super Girly Sommers Sweater | Heather • Wildfox Couture • $118
Vince Pleated Self-Tie High-Low Midi Dress • Vince • $178

Shopping for Tim’s 35th Birthday!

By: Emily Heaston

The girls and I hit up Jordan Creek Mall yesterday to birthday shop for Daddy.  The only item on Tim’s wish list was a new yoga mat for sculpt classes at PowerLife Yoga.  Tim was a board member for the Des Moines Music Coalition for many years starting in 2007 and he helped start our local music festival, 80-35, so I know he’d love this tee from Chaser (also here for little boys). I also can’t handle how cute this Chaser tee would be for Daddy’s little partner in crime, Teddy.  I love the look of this comfy garment-dyed cotton sweatshirt from KJP, and since Tim has never rowed Crew it seems timely in light of the Aunt Becky scandal!  While I absolutely love my apple watch, I can’t convince Tim to get on board.  This watch from KJP looks right up his alley.  The birthday boy has a sweet tooth, so I need to get a special dessert ordered!  What are your favorite birthday treats?  Cheers to 35, Timmy!!

Gap Inc. Insider Assignment

By: Emily Heaston

Today, I had a fun assignment–try on 5 dresses at Banana Republic and provide feedback to their design team on the fit in a video conference next Wednesday.  Please enjoy these fancy dressing room selfies of me trying on five dress styles:  Fit and FlareShiftSheathMaxi & Column.  My favorite fits were the Stripe Knit Column Dress and the Paneled Fit-and-Flare.  I loved the Gold Leather Espadrille Wedges I wore while I was in the store.  I may just need to bring them home–very comfortable and gives me a little height! Next time, spray tan and shapewear! 😉

Espadrille Wedge • Banana Republic • $138
Stripe Knit Dress • Banana Republic • $119
Paneled Fit-and-Flare Dress • Banana Republic • $60–119
Floral Drop-Waist Shift Dress • Banana Republic • $64.50–64.99
Lace Midi Dress • Banana Republic • $99–110
Floral Ruffle-Wrap Maxi Dress • Banana Republic • $159