{Guest Blogger} Meredith from The His & Hers Blog

August 31, 2011

I'm so thrilled about today's guest blogger! Meredith's blog, The His and Hers is a place I constantly turn to for every day style inspiration (One of the reasons I started my own little style posts). Her blog is beautifully written and illustrated plus her and her hubby are THE CUTEST two things there ever were.  I love her take on different trends and always enjoy reading about their adventures together. I know you will enjoy her picks for key fall fashion pieces as much as I do! Thank you, Meredith!!
Hello lovely Little One Love readers!  I’m Lindsay’s friend and blogging buddy Meredith from His & Hers, a personal style and fashion inspiration blog for both ladies and gents. As you may have noticed, Lindsay’s been incorporating more adult fashion into Little One Love lately {including her own effortlessly chic style, which I love}.  Being a fellow fashion fan, I’ve enjoyed following Lindsay’s take on the trends and was excited when she asked me to share our fashion inspiration and favorite pieces for fall with her followers.

Over at His & Hers, we love fall ~ the crisp, cool air, colorful trees, falling leaves, impending holidays, and, of course, fall fashion.  We’ve been anxious to act on our fall fashion inspirations for months now, so we couldn’t be more excited that the time has finally arrived.  Our main inspiration for the season is sophisticated classics ~ chucky shawl collar sweaters, crisp button downs, and neutral oxfords for {His}, sleek structured blazers, feminine patterned blouses, and the perfect wear-with-anything pumps for {Hers}, and pops of luscious color to keep everything fun and fresh for us both.

Here are just a handful of sophisticated classic pieces we’re currently coveting…

{ Hers }
1. Topshop Three Quarter Sleeve Blazer, $130 ( LINK: http://bit.ly/pbjJLK )
2. ModCloth On Pointe Top, $49.99 ( LINK: http://rstyle.me/b2qb3kbnke )
3. Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Crystal Clip-On Earrings, $95 ( LINK: http://rstyle.me/bf4k64bnke )
4. Kate Spade Make Waves Bangle, $46.80 ( LINK: http://rstyle.me/ctigkbnke )
5. Topshop Cerise Ankle Grazer Trousers, $76 ( LINK: http://bit.ly/r3urHB )
6. Kate Spade Kami Round-Toe Pump, $298 ( LINK: http://rstyle.me/bhi2vbnke )

7. Melie Bianco Madison Convertible Bag, $90 ( LINK: http://rstyle.me/2t5pbnke ) 

{ His }

1. All Saints Galleon Cardigan, $150 ( LINK: http://bit.ly/oG43Gl )

2. Rag & Bone Large Dot Tie, $125 ( LINK: http://bit.ly/oIKDI0 )
3. Baldwin Denim The 77 In New Hampshire, $232 ( LINK: http://bit.ly/pzPfGb )
4. All Saints Fournier L/s Shirt, $125 ( LINK: http://bit.ly/q6oNIr )
5. Timex Nylon Watch, $82.31 ( LINK: http://bit.ly/n7OJcN )
6. River Island Suede Lace-Up Shoes, $91.48 ( LINK: http://bit.ly/rfNqQo )

Fall Fashion FUN {I wanna move move move now!}

August 30, 2011

Okay. So the Fall/Winter collection from Appaman is rockin' this season.  It's the perfect mini skater, hipster, layer it up or wear alone gear.  My favorites include their classic monkey hockey tee paired with their black skinny cords. Their mini suits are also amazing!  And this video. Kill me dead from the cuteness. 

PS. The little pups name is Party Hat- how amazing is that? 

PPS. So excited about a SUPER AWESOME guest post tomorrow- be on the lookout! It is my birthday tomorrow and all :)

September Ad and Partnership opportunities

August 29, 2011

Yay! I've decided to add another month of Free Ad space / Partnerships to the blog.  Traffic continues to grow and I'm so happy with how amazing the blogs, shops, and businesses that participated in August contributed to Little One Love.  I've got some really great guest bloggers lined up for September and am excited about pushing some new features.  I've also got some exciting news ( no no, not pregnant - business related :) that I hope to share this month! If you are interested in space on my sidebar, please contact me at lindsay@littleonelove.com.  I look forward to partnering with you! Thank you! 

Swoon worthy finds {photo shoot inspiration}

August 26, 2011

Monday, I'm going to be given the opportunity to work with the fabulous Arielle from A Beautiful Journey blog on a photo shoot with 3 little ones and am finding major inspiration from these images.  Fall colors, plaids, layers, and various textures is what i'm going for.  Can't wait to see what we come up with! 

Happy Birthday, big boy!

August 25, 2011

I am feeling like the worst momma ever. Second to my hubz, this big boy is the love of my life and WE FORGOT HIS 2ND BIRTHDAY! And we missed his 1st birthday because Nick and I were in Europe. Dangit- bad parents! As soon as we realized, we gave him a big hunk of peanut butter and all was right in his dog life.  Look out 3rd birthday- we're coming at you sweet 16 style!

Self Portrait

August 23, 2011

I was invited to submit a self portrait  by an amazing local photography group called Lemonade and Lenses. I thought and thought about how I would like to be portrayed- what inspires me and how can I capture that in my portrait.  I decided I wanted a photo that captured me in my most comfortable, relaxed place- our bedroom.  This is not the photo I submitted, (i was actually not super happy with any so I didn't submit- so lame, I know- sorry friends at LaL :) but the point is that this outtake ended up being a photo I really like.  It's fun, comfortable and happy.  Although it is not photography blog worthy, Im happy to post it here.  You're never too old for jumpin' on the bed, right? 

An early morning walk {in our pajamas}

August 22, 2011

With the new house came a new walk route and this one may be the best one yet.  We've got one of the cities most gorgeous parks literally across the street from our house with tons of places to run and play as well as amazing views of the river and city. We headed out with the sunrise one day last week and Nick snuck a few shots in. 

Family time

How cute are my big brother and mom? (you guys, look at her romper! I might steal it :)  My brother is moving to DC so we spent some quality time at our last sunday dinner together for a while.  I'll miss him but i'm so excited for his new opportunity.  If you live in DC, holla at a boi!

A styled photo shoot

August 20, 2011

all photographs copyright of nick dewald photography

These cuties made my job easy.  This is the last shoot I styled for The Spotted Goose Company and boy was it a fun one.  We were showcasing new spring lines- some of my favorite pieces came from Wes and Willy, Little Joules , Fore Axel and Hudson and Appaman.  I'm working on putting together an online look book of sorts for potential clients, but for now I wanted to give you a little taste of my last shoot.  Please feel free to contact me if you're in need of a stylist for your next shoot! 

Today, I'm me.

August 18, 2011

I can feel myself coming out of this weird funk i've been in the last week or so and I couldn't be happier about it.  I felt inspired, motivated, driven and pretty today. So should you. This song is truth and should be every woman's anthem. Love.

Texture and Color {Yellow}

August 17, 2011

Yellow is making an extremely vibrant presence in our house. Between our vintage chair, the kitchen cabinets we just painted and other random decor pieces around, it's clear yellow is our current color. Texture and Color is a new little feature you'll see around here. I love that the combination of the two has the ability to make such a bold statement and I think it's fun to see how we all live in the midst of the two.  

Style: {5 looks i'm loving}

The hair, striped high waisted skirt, heels and just the right amount of belly. So cute!
Fedora. I'm a sucker for hats and thankfully my collection is vast. LOVE how casual cute this look is.
Head wrap and jean jacket- rockin.
Timeless beauty. Simple black dress that shows just the right amount of skin with gorgeous side swept hair. FLAWLESS.
Red wide legged trousers with black and white striped tank. Perfect.

I've always thought about what I put on in the morning and take pride in my casual, yet pulled together (for the most part), styled outfits, but lately i'm finding an insane amount of inspiration in Style and Fashion.  I'm giddy over color, texture and accessories.  These ladies have rockin bodies too which is not the most important thing, but it sure helps feeling sexy in your clothes when you feel good about yourself. I love that feeling!  


August 16, 2011

This is what happens when things are slow and you're feeling good and comfy.  I love being able to throw on something that screams sunday yet is appropriate enough for any day of the week. Looking forward to picking up our new (to us) vintage arm chair and having some friends over for dinner.  Happy Tuesday, friends. 

Play. Love. Pop

August 15, 2011

As soon as I saw this video, I knew I had to share it.  Shot and directed by Anna Palma, an insanely talented photographer I knew while living in New York, created this beautiful piece to accompany the PlayLOVEPop campaign and the meaning behind the idea makes my heart flutter:

"The idea behind PlayLOVEPop is to embark on an adventure and travel to different countires and locations to share with children and parents Pop moments of Play and Love in a unique environment where fashion meets art meets craft......"
More info HERE.

Wants Vs. Contentment

It's a funny thing- wants vs contentment.  I've got everything anyone could ever need and I continue to be thankful and blessed in my life.  Sometimes my wants are tangible things, sometimes they're more personal, either way the problem is that I want.  I go through waves of feeling completely fulfilled and then something inside me rebels and I want more. Recently I talked about my struggle to find contentment HERE and for whatever reason, I find myself back in that same mentality.

To be able to take a spur of the moment trip to Europe, to trade in our 10 year old car for a new luxury one, to own a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, to have a beautiful walk in closet that changes with each season-  it all sounds so silly but constantly seeing these types of extravagant things in our media and around me for the past 5 years has a way of getting inside my mind.

 I know how shallow this all sounds. I take full responsibility for the way that this is all sounding but don't you ever wish it too?  Like I said, I'm so thankful for what my life is- truly. But being held back from doing certain things only because of money is a frustrating thing.  Taking a vacation to Europe for us is months of preparing and saving so we can continue to have a little bit of security in our bank account.  I look at some  celebrities our media is constantly praising and cringe at how easy it is for them to, for lack of a better phrase, do whatever they want.  Not saying some of them aren't talented and it isn't well deserved but for most of us hardworking, driven, ambitious people, it just seems unfair.  I sound like a baby, I know but it's how I'm feeling at this particular moment. If only I could win the lottery or better yet be completely broke and happy and never feel like there is a void somewhere. Yes, that would be perfect. 

Today is good {The perfect Friday}

August 12, 2011

-A giant coffee has eased me out of the extremely tired morning I've had
-It's friday and I'm so looking forward to a relaxed weekend at home, getting started on some home projects.
-Tonight, we have plans to attend a "mock run" of new restaurant opening up in the city
-The sun is shining and the breeze is perfection
-When we woke this morning the house was filled with cool morning air from the open windows
-I'm wearing jeans and a long sleeve tee- Fall, anyone!?
-Janet Jackson songs are on replay in my head :)

Baby steps

August 11, 2011

Over the weekend I witnessed something special for the first time.  My little hubba bubba nephew showed me how he walks.  The second his little feet hit ground, his face lit up and as much self confidence as a one year old can have radiated. I'm a proud auntie....

A wordless Wednesday post

August 10, 2011

enough said.

Around the house

August 8, 2011

As we continue to put bits and pieces of our home together, I managed to snap some shots of some of my favorite things we've got laying around this house of ours.  We're so excited to reveal the "finished" product one of these days, if there  even is such a thing when it comes to the design and decor aspect of your house.  We're constantly wanting to add new elements and i'm sure as we evolve, so will this home. Anyways, here are some of my (current) favorite things:


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