Freshly Picked (and my first giveaway!!!)

I am so excited to be collaborating with the amazing Freshly Picked for this blog post!  Emilia has lived in these moccasins since before she could walk and they continue to be her shoe of choice.  As a mom, there are a few reasons why I love Freshly Picked.  The soft soled moccasins are ideal for new walkers.  Nothing is cuter than seeing a baby toddling around in her Freshly Picked moccs! Not to mention the adorable baby foot prints that slowly creep into being on the bottom of each pair.  When I say that I go back and look at Emilia's old moccs and tear up at her teeny footprints, I am not kidding! Now that Emilia is an (almost) two year old, Freshly Picked are still our shoe of choice.  For me, it's because they are high quality (they last forever) and Emilia can slip them on herself--a must for every mom of toddlers! And I know for Emilia, it's because she thinks they are "sooooo cute mama!"  I can't say I disagree. 

I am hosting my very first giveaway (yay!) with Freshly Picked on my Instagram (@absolutelyemilia) this week, so please head over to see the details and to enter! It's the perfect time to snatch a few pairs up for the holiday season! 

Rose Gold Moccasins // c/o Freshly Picked || Fair Isle Sweater // J.Crew Factory  Flower Headband // Fancy Free Finery

 

 

The Perfect Fall Dress

Emilia has been keeping me more than busy lately.  We just got back from a week long visit with my family and she has since decided she is a teenager.  If she can't find me around the house, she just stands in one place and shouts, "moooooom?" Seriously? I'm mama, or mommy! Not moooooooom! That's what I call my mom, because I also think I'm a teenager, duh ;)

In other news, I have found the perfect Fall dress! This Free People frock is everything.  It is perfect for those Fall weddings, Thanksgiving dinner with the fam, or your Fall family photos.  It seriously photographs so beautifully!  My gracious sister let me borrow it and photographed Emilia and I while we were down visiting. 

I have major dress envy and plan to borrow it in the future (thanks, Meg!). I paired it with my favorite Sam Edelman booties (of course) and a few Alex and Ani bangles and necklace.  I styled Emi in some of my favorite casual pieces from Baby GAP and Zara Kids.  All styles linked below as well!

Free People Dress//Nordstrom || Sam Edelman boots//Nordstrom || Alex and Ani bangles//Nordstrom || Alex and Ani necklace//Nordstrom

Emilia's top//ZaraKids || Emilia's jeans from BabyGAP last year, I linked a similar pair//BabyGAP || Emilia's boots sold out from Target, I linked a similar pair//Target