Hello Weekend!


Oh happy weekend, friends. The past couple of weeks have been a little rough around the edges. Mila is not feeling well and she's having a challenging time getting used to pre-school (it's much better than the first day, but nevertheless hard). We have absolutely zero plans this weekend, except for a BBQ with friends on Sunday. What are you lovelies up to?

How long will it take to read a book?

A linguist reads the menu. Looks so good!

This chili rubbed chicken salad is quite tasty!

John Oliver is really funny.

Alexa's take on living in New Zealand, on the L&G blog.

Life as a hyper-destructive goat. In case you were wondering.

I'm kind of obsessed with the Smith Hotels Tumblr account. #wanderlust

A rooftop urban farm in Brooklyn. Rad.

Lulu & Georgia has some spiffy new features on their website. Check it out! P.S. if you sign up for their newsletter, you get 15% off your first order. :)

Image Credit: Alexa Evans for Lulu & Georgia

What Alexa Wore: Dressed Up Tank and Shorts


It's almost fall? Couldn't tell...it's like 100 degrees right now in San Diego. Hence, I am wearing a tank top and shorts.

This, friends is a new series. It's called "What Kirby (or Alexa) Wore" and it's not terribly riveting except for the fact that maybe you will get some inspiration for your own date nights, cocktail parties, exercise classes, days when all you do is run around chasing your children around (seriously, I got you covered moms. You may be frazzled, sweaty and overwhelmed, but it is possible to look like one of those chic French moms while doing so, promise).

Just to be clear, I am not advocating that you give up your old vintage pair of comfy sweats. This series is only meant to provide ideas when you feel like you want a fashionable lift in your wardrobe. And honestly, sometimes it's just as small as applying a new lipstick, love this for fall). Nevertheless we hope you enjoy, and happy almost fall!

1. Tank that goes that extra mile with style.
2. Jean shorts (doesn't matter if they are well-worn).
3. Sandal wedges (or sandals, flip flops, barefoot, depending on how casual your outing is)
4. Statement necklace (optional).

(The last two items have sold out, but I've linked to similar products).

Photos: The ever-talented Matt Evans ;)

Work Tote / What's In My Bag


Just back from a whirlwind work trip in Santa Barbara and wanted to share a fun video Glam asked me to be in, describing what's in the tote I lug to and from work every day. Full disclosure: I'm not super comfortable on camera so this was out of my comfort zone for sure, but still a fun project.

Here are links to check out the blogs of the other bloggers fearured in the video:
Kate Franco: http://www.undeniablestyle.com
Cara Chronis: http://www.glam.com/author/CaraChronis
Emily Piskulick: http://dearserendipity.com 

Out of curiosity, what's in your bag?

My Best Friend's Wedding


My best friend got engaged over the weekend! Having her stand by my side on my wedding day and throughout our engagement was so special to me and I can't wait to shower her and celebrate. I may have already ordered a few engagement gifts a few months ago in anticipation. Congrats Jac + Martin!

Rifle Paper Co. Card

Like a "Colorful" Rolling Stone


Can I tell you something? Being sick is all sorts of annoying. But being sick with children is just terrible. This was the case last week, and happily, I can report to you that I am mostly better. Last Thursday after like six episodes of Curious George and some ruckus jumping on the sofa cushions, Mila suggested that she paint some rocks "because rocks are kind of a boring color." She has a point. Anyway, this proved to be a fun activity for her, and required minimal activity from me (and now I have this colorful, abstractly decorated rocks to throw around my garden). So if you're ever looking for something to do with your toddlers or older kids, have a painting party and invite a few rocks.

All you need is paints, a brush, some water and a few rocks. ;)

P.S. These grown up painted rock magnets are also really pretty! :)

Photos: Alexa Evans for Short & Sweet Blog