I’m Laura Ann Monello, author of this brand new blog. I’m thirty-two years old, and I have two, little loves of my life. My daughter, Lia, is four years old (going on fourteen, God help me), and my son, Michael, is two and a half years old (and the official home wrecker of our house). These two keep me on my toes, but crazy is the new norm, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’ve always loved taking pictures with my kids. Time goes by way too fast, they grow and change so quickly, so I attempt to capture whatever I can, as long as they let me. I’ve learned a few tricks along the way, which definitely includes chocolate bribery on occasion. Overall, they are so great about it. I’m trying to soak up these precious moments because I know they won’t always want to be matching, color coordinated, or posing for pictures with their Mom. So for now, I’m capturing the daily craziness that is our life, and taking you all along for the ride.

This orange dress caught my eye, and I knew it was something I had to have. Can be worn on or off the shoulder, easy, and flows so beautifully. Can be dressed up with heels, or dressed down with a flat sandal, and of course, perfect for a busy Mom. It’s all about the comfort! Perfect combo for Palm Sunday, Easter, or any special event you may have coming up. Most of the outfit details pictured are linked below! I couldn’t link my exact dress (Free People, See Ya There Minidress), but linked similar ones from the same brand. I own all of them. I also couldn’t link Lia’s dress and Michael’s blazer and tshirt from J.Crew, but if you go to their website, those items are available! Happy Spring!



HEEL SANDAL:  Zappos, Sam Edelman, Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal Heel

T-STRAP SANDAL: Zappos, Sam Edelman, Gigi in Rose Gold Metallic Boa Snake Print

EARRINGS: BaubleBar, Mariette Fringe Drop Earring in Seafoam



Lia’s Dress: J.Crew, Girls’ Ruffle Trimmed Dress in Rainbow Seersucker

Lia’s Shoes: Zappos, Mini Melissa Ultragirl Special II in Pearl/Gold

Michael’s Jacket: J.Crew, Boys’ Ludlow Jacket in Rainbow Seersucker, Size 3

Michael’s Shirt: J.Crew, Boys’ Pocket T-Shirt in Ripe Papaya

Michael’s Jeans: H&M, Superstretch Skinny Fit Jeans in Light Denim Blue, Size 3-4Y (Although I should have gotten a smaller size. Those were baggy on him.)

Michael’s Shoes: Janie & Jack, Suede Driving Shoe in Khaki

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