Steppin Out {3}

We are having quite a weekend, and by quite a weekend I mean dragging 2 kids all over New England doing a crap ton of shopping for house redecorating type stuff. I didn’t want to commit to furniture for this house if there was a chance we might be moving in the fall, but unfortunately E didn’t get the promotion he was hoping for and we’re here for at least another year. Which is bad for his career but good for our finances – selling right now would be a nightmare. But since we’re NOT moving we suddenly have a little extra money and a lot of extra motivation to spruce things up.

Also, new furniture always fits, unlike the jeans I tried on at Target last week. And even if I end up regretting the new rug we bought it won’t be as much as I regret the big heavy bangs I keep thinking about cutting myself. I’m so bored with this long, straight, boring mop on my head. It’s a true code red hair emergency around here. Someone hide the scissors.

Here’s what we all wore during Saturday’s shopping adventures:


Shirt – Target

Pants – Hand me downs, I think they’re a brand from Walmart


Jammies – Carter’s (yeah, she slept ALL day so I didn’t bother with real clothes)


Shirt & Jeans – Target

Sweater – Old Navy

Headband – Gussy

Necklace – Tiffany & Co, a gift from E two Christmases ago that I know he thinks I never wear so I’m proving I TOTALLY DO

Flip flops – Some beach store a zillion years ago and I am SO EXCITED it was (almost) warm enough for them!

New hair color – Feria, Pure Diamond Blond. Meh. All it did was make my roots a little lighter.

Coat – ModCloth. Isn’t it GORGEOUS? It’s perfect for spring and just so incredibly well made I die with happiness every time I put it on. I’m now totally obsessed with stalking ModCloth’s sale section.

Today we’re going to the big fancy mall in Rhode Island just in case the Apple store happens to get in a new shipment of iPads (ahahahahaha) and because they have a Pottery Barn, a Williams-Sonoma AND a Restoration Hardware. I’m going to die and go to housewares heaven. They also have a Delia’s, but I’m officially too old to shop there anymore, right? My 16 year old self is crying a little.

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16 Responses to “Steppin Out {3}”

  1. I am obsessed with ModCloth’s dresses!!! I want to buy ALL of them and yet I never wear dresses anymore so I’m guessing that would be a bad idea.

  2. TMae says:

    Go lighter! Go lighter! And I have home furniture envy. We’re thinking about going back to IKEA next weekend to find a new desk, and maybe a couch for the office downstairs. Because they’re were both icked up by the basement flood. Our IKEA is a TREK AND A HALF though, so it’s hard to get excited about it. By TREK AND A HALF I mean, maybe I should stop and visit your parents while I’m there.

  3. Audrey says:

    You are too cute. I have no sense of style these days. Unless lazy is a style.

  4. Amanda says:

    I love your sandals and oh my are your two little redheaded kiddos just too cute!

  5. jill says:

    want! that! coat! i can just imagine seeing your adorable family shopping around and i would tell ryan, “look at that cuuuuuute family!” and he would be all, “uh, yeah!” haha

  6. Amanda says:

    This is something I’ve been wondering lately: at what age do you start with the whole getting dressed in real clothing each day? My daughter is 3 months old, and she still wears sleepers most of the time. There are two reasons for this:

    1. Everything she wears will eventually get covered in pee/poop/spit up, so generally she just wears something until it’s not clean anymore, which could be 2 minutes or 2 days.

    2. It’s still like -20 here, so I appreciate the fact that sleepers have no gaps for cold air to get in.

    Everyone tells me how cute she is, but are they secretly mocking her behind my back for wearing a sleeper during the day?

    • bebehblog says:

      Oh, I do exactly the same thing. Some outfits last forever, some last barely long enough to button them up and then they’re soaked and it’s time for a new one.

      I think until a kid is walking, sleepers are totally acceptable outside-the-house attire. There are also plenty of moms in my Stroller Strides class who bring their 2 or 3 year olds in foot pajamas because it’s not worth the battle to make them get dresses and be late. No one is mocking you.

  7. Sarah-Anne says:

    ::fist bump:: we both wore Gussy this week. BFF’s, i’m telling ya. ;)

  8. merin says:

    Your coat is fantastic, and I applaud your bravery in owning a white coat with two small children!

    Go for the bangs. But, Suzanne, while I think you are awesome with your frugalness…PAY SOMEBODY TO DO IT. If you hate them, the problem can be solved by all your super cute clippies and barrettes and headbands!

    PS-I thought of you when was at Target today and there were so many carts left around in the parking lot! I couldn’t believe that that many people are SO LAZY! And I’m guessing most of them did not have kids with them.

    • bebehblog says:

      I KNOW I need to pay someone. I know. I can handle cutting wispy sideswept bangs but real bangs are beyond my ability. But it’s so hard to find time to go get a real haircut! Especially one that requires an appointment and planning ahead.

      Did you see the Target got the fancy new plastic carts??? I was sort of unnecessarily excited about that.

      • merin says:

        I did! I should have used one because my foolproof plan of putting Cora in the stroller so she’d fall asleep failed the minute she saw the automatic Target doors open. And, had I used one, I wouldn’t have Happy Baby spinach/beet/mango pouch remnants all over the BOB.

        I hear you on the appt planning. Is your mom coming to visit any time soon? I only plan a haircut when my parents are here and I have guaranteed babysitting (sorry Matt!).

  9. Julie S. says:

    I love that hot pink sweater!

  10. Jen F (from Robinson) says:

    I totally vote for chunky bangs!! My bff did them awhile ago, I was skeptical at first but it made a big difference for her straight hair! Hotness, esp with headbands.

    — the devil on your shoulder

  11. Krust says:

    Ummmm, That coat is gorgeous! Dang. I Love the sale section…

  12. andrea says:

    Lovely! You look adorable as always. I love ModCloth dresses. I am obsessed with them! Your hair looks really nice (you can bareley notice the difference)… and I totally hear ya’ about getting tired of it. It used to happen to me all.the.time. You can always donate it if you don’t mind cutting it quite short. It was a big change for me (I’ve always had it short), but I actully like it a lot now (I’m thinking on keeping it short for a while). Anyway, love the shots of both kids together!!

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