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Pink Flounce Sleeves + An Early Favorite Diaper Bag

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

H&M Top (bought in store, not online. Similar here, here, here and here) / Shorts / Sandals / Necklace / Earrings / Diaper Bag

Now that I'm feeling much better physically, I'm able to get out and about for longer periods of time so Mike and I have started a little tradition of going for a long walk after he gets out of work. Until I'm cleared to work out, it's really the only form of exercise I can get and I'm craving a good workout.   As a new mom, I'm learning that you can't be predictable anymore, so I've learned to come prepared for our nightly walks. Poppy might need to eat, be changed, need a new binky, or the ocean breeze might call for an extra blanket. This Fawn Design diaper bag is the perfect size to fit just enough for a few hours out of the house. 

We registered and received this bag for our shower and I know we will get a ton of use out of it for longer trips or once we have two little ones stuff to tote around but after playing around with it, I realized it was just too big for every day use. While browsing Instagram one night before baby came, I stumbled across these Fawn Design bags and immediately fell in love. I love that they are faux leather (so easy to clean), have lots of compartments to stay organized, it can be carried as a backpack or messenger bag, and it doesn't really look like a diaper bag. I originally wanted this beautiful light pink one but opted for gray so Mike would want to carry it as well. 

I'm working on a "what's in my diaper bag" post, but I want to give myself a little more time and a few more outings before I give advice on that. Also, #newmomproblems, that strap over the top of the bag, should hang down, but my attention to detail isn't as sharp as it once was ;) 

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A New Direction

Monday, June 19, 2017


You may have noticed this blog has been on the quieter side for the past nine-ish months. That is in large part due to being pregnant and giving birth two weeks ago but it's also partly because I wasn't really sure where I wanted to go with this blog. When I started Style Cubby I was living with my girlfriends in Boston and had just started dating a handsome guy who agreed to take these silly blog photos for me. Fast forward to today, I am now married to said handsome man, moved out of the city, spent the last year building a house, and now have a new little princess in our lives. 

I spent the last few months reflecting and trying to decide if I wanted to even continue working on Style Cubby. I truly enjoy it so much and it's been really fun to get to work with my husband on this blog but I was definitely loosing my drive. I felt like I was growing up and changing but this blogging space was staying the same and wasn't really "me" any more. With that said, I've decided to continue blogging (yay!) but this blog is going to transition to more of a lifestyle focused blog, rather than strictly a fashion blog. You may have noticed I've already stated incorporating more life style content (here, here, and here) and that feels more "me" at this stage in my life. Don't get me wrong, I still live for fashion and putting together outfits to inspire but I'll be throwing in some decor, DIY, baby, beauty, etc. (i.e. "lifestyle" content) along the way from now on. 

I hope you all continue to stick around and enjoy the content as it becomes a little more variable. If you have any recommendations or requests for any blog posts or content, please let me know! I want to make sure I'm putting content out there you want to see. 

Thanks for sticking with me through this bump in the blogging road but I'm excited to see where it goes from here :)

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Gift for First Time Grandmother

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Mother's Day this year fell just a few weeks before our due date and we knew we wanted to do something special for our mom's who were about to become grandmothers for the first time. The first thing I did was head over to Pinterest to look for ideas and inspiration. With no luck, I Googled and again had no luck finding present ideas for first time grandmothers, so I came up with my own idea. Introducing the "Grandma Survival Kit". 

We knew both grandmas would be spending time with the little girl and we wanted to make sure they were prepared for anything that might come their way. We started with a little bag, you could use any cosmetic style bag but we went with Seabags, a company out of Portland, Maine that makes the coolest bags, totes, etc. out of old sails. They just opened a storefront in our downtown and we're always about supporting local. 

In each bag we added:
- Travel Size Kleenex
- Travel Size Wipes
- Newborn diapers
- 1 Newborn Onsie
- 1 0-3mo Onsie
- a "Grandma Magnet" Bib
- Travel Hand Sanitizer 
- Tide to go 
- Binky

The Grandma Survival Kits were a hit and definitely made everyone super excited for what was about to come! 

P.S. If you missed my Instagram announcement, our little princess has arrived but we're just taking our time soaking in her newness before we focus on introducing her on the blog :) 

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Dressing a Nine Month Bump

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ingrid and Isabel Dress c/o / Jean Jacket / Sandals - Handmade from Santorini / Sunglasses / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets c/o Sisco Berluti

It's crazy to think that we are three days away from out due date, three days! Baby girl isn't showing many signs of wanting to come anytime soon so my guess is she'll be staying warm and cozy beyond her due date (but here's to hoping I'm wrong!). Mike and I are going on what could be our last date night tonight and I'm finding it increasingly harder to 1. feel good in what I wear and 2. not wear the same thing every single day. 

I had a goal to not purchase a ton of 'maternity' clothes since I'd only be able to wear them for short amount of time but also fully knowing that it was inevitable. This tank dress from Ingrid and Isabel has been a go-to on these last days of pregnancy, it's extremely comfortable, shows off the growing bump, and it's super soft. Which checks all my boxes. One of my secrets to not buying a ton of maternity clothes has been mixing and matching both non maternity with maternity items. With this dress for instance, I can incorporate a jean jacket I've worn season after season or I've also worn it with  a long chunky cardigan and booties when it was a little chiller (#NewEnglandWeather), all of which I already had in my closet. This dress comes in tons of colors and if I were to be in my last trimester any further into spring/summer, I know I would have purchased more colors! 

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