The over-the-knee boot trend is one of my faves. I used to think this look looked too"Pretty Woman" & wasn't that fond of it. But as the years have gone by & countless fashion bloggers have worn this style, I've learned to love them. I own a pair but they are a bit narrow in the tow area for me, so I don't wear them too often.

I would love to invest in some comfy ones (if even possible) so that I could wear them with a pair of skinny jeans.  My all time favorite are the pricey ones called the 'HIGHLAND' by Stuart Weitzman they run about $800.  Gulp, I know. But they DEF look the best in my opinion.  

Tell me, are you into the over-the-knee trend this Fall?? Which is your fave?

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Traveling with my family last week was not easy.  I'll be the first to tell you that being in such a small space with my husband (for too long) is not always a good idea.  I love him, but damn.... we can get on each others' nerves in such tight quarters!  I also discovered on this trip that RV'ing (as they call it) just isn't for me.  I guess I'm more of a city girl who likes to dress chic & sip on cappuccinos.... I ADMIT IT.

Nonetheless, I decided to go because I thought it would be a good idea to experience the back roads, farms, fruit markets and the beautiful animals we don't see in the city.  I guess you could say, I wanted to be rugged for a bit.  On this trip, I realized I'm too much of a city-girl to go rugged more than 4 days. Our trip went for 9 days. Tooo long.

In the meanwhile, we also traveled with our 7 1/2 month old son.  He wasn't a handful, he was ACTUALLY two.  We had to make stops every time he was to be fed & changed. To be fair, he has a good temperament and isn't a huge crybaby but he certainly got irritated being in the car seat too long.  Car seats are wonderful & horrible at the same time, right?  Because he's still under 2 yrs old,  he has to face towards the back of the vehicle, so he doesn't get to see much out the window. Like a friend told me recently, when you take kids with you, it's no longer a vacation but a trip.  Don't get me wrong, I thank God for the time off, but hoping for a vacation next time.

All in all, the sights I saw were as beautiful as any movie & the places we visited were SUPER fun. I learned a few things along the way, if you decide to  travel in an RV + baby, it will require a few things:

  • patience
  • a good amount of baby clothes
  • if you're traveling in the cold, pack warm attire
  • Organic baby food to-go like Ella's Kitchen or Happy Baby
  • portable baby tub like Puj - that folds & hangs to dry easily
  • a comfy car seat that is easy to remove like the nuna PIPA
  •  Pre-fill bottles with water or pedialyte to carry around if you're child is thirsty
  •  Do not plan too much, because trust me, most of the trip will be spontaneous and you may be disappointed. 
  • have lots of possible destinations as back ups, in case plan A fails.
  • download cartoons or kids learning videos on an ipad or whatever for your child to watch during his/her traveling time in the car seat. 
  • always charge phones, iPad, etc. 
  • With an RV it's better to opt for plastic dinnerware because renting the ceramic dishes etc. like we did, wasn't a good idea. Why? because with every bump all you could hear are dishes & I was fearing the cabinets opening. Although the dishes are in a safety box, was annoying for the baby to hear as he slept.
  • bring plenty of bottled water for everyone - which baby can also drink from. 
  • Forget bringing your entire wardrobe. Almost all RV parks have laundry & while you are there you can do a quick load. 
  • if it's cold, I'd suggest bringing a small portable heater. You never know when you may need it.
  • stay organized, put things in specific places so you don't spend most of your trip wondering where you're shoes are etc. 
  • Do not overeat. Not for anything but... being on the road too long with a baby you will be sitting around a lot. The kitchen should be used to cook meals. We used it almost every single night. 
  • We decided to cover the cloth RV seats with towels we bought at a Walmart after i spilled some water on one section then sat down on it. Got up to discover i had a dark spot on my jeans from the dirt that collects on the RV cushions. Gross. So, cover those things up! This is perfect when you have to place some baby items on the seats. 
  • Use the main RV bed as the baby changing station. But make sure to never leave your infant alone!

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Lenny Kravitz for CB2

If you haven't heard.....Rockstar, Lenny Kravitz is now a designer & has teamed up with CB2 to launch a super chic home collection! Exciting! I've been waiting for this & have to say this collaboration was a great idea on CB2's part.  I mean, I've been dying to see more edgy & brassy-gold elements & BAM.... it's Lenny's new stuff!! -   I gathered some of my faves like this amazing Rake Brass chair designed with Lenny & this
Icelandic Sheepskin stool with gold legs (not from his collection but, OMG!)  

If this collection doesn't give your home a CHIC & edgy feel, I don't know what will. I DEF have to visit CB2 as son as we get back from our vacation! 

I should be updating mostly on my instagram from our vacation, have a great weekend!

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Hey everyone! I'm still here...but been busier these days on my instagram to tell you the truth. Ha! Anyway,  I found this cute California based company I wanted to share. It's called Lux Eros.

LUX / EROS is a lifestyle brand & design studio by creative consultant Desanka N. Fasiska. They create handmade ceramics and textiles for the home. The ceramics are so interesting & chic looking, reminds me a bit of the Kelly Wearstler home stuff.  These are chunky & unique pieces, I bet they would definitely strike up a conversation at any dinner gathering don't you think?  My favorite piece from her collection is the Golden Kiss Vessel.  

What's yours?

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