Sweatshirts, matching backpacks AND a great coffee tumbler…all in one post?! So much to get excited about…not to mention, lovely Cathedral Park in North Portland. Our little family headed out to this beautiful park in St. Johns (our next-door neighborhood) one Saturday morning to go exploring. Of course, the bridge is amazing, but we also got to witness the train up close and personally AND see the giant bubble guy. It was definitely an epic morning worthy of an epic post title.
Can I just tell you about these backpacks? They are my favorite. They are the Swedish brand Fjallraven and since I pretty much love all things Swedish and waxed canvas I fell in LOVE. Mine has a laptop sleeve at the back that fits and protects my 15″ Mac perfectly. Sienna’s mini easily holds a few toys, change of clothes (can I get a solidarity fist bump for potty training??), and her water bottle.
Before Sienna got her own backpack in December, I used mine as the diaper bag. It has been a great transitional bag ever since I was done with the traditional, open diaper bag. I adore a backpack that can fit my laptop AND plenty of room to hold snacks (new and squished on the bottom), diapers, wipes, wallet, cell phone, lotion…but still look cute and not too huge. I really like the handles on top of the bags for grabbing quickly (or nabbing the toddler quickly as she runs away!) They make a great carry-on for traveling, too. They come in a bunch of really great colors. There is so much love for these things there’s even a hashtag #ilovemykanken
Ok, sweatshirts. At first thought, they are not the most fashionable piece of clothing, but they’re oh so comfy, right? Well, when I saw this adorable sweatshirt from the talented Roxy Marj I fell in love with it. The trick was making it look cute and not too casual. The way to go, for me, was to add a little contrast to the casual vibe by layering a button down under it. I already love them under sweaters so it wasn’t much of a stretch, but it finishes off a cool sweatshirt well. Sadly, the cute pine tree shirt only has a couple of sizes left, but this one is super cute and this one and this one are also awesome.
I think I needed a little more coffee before this shot. Hahaha.
And the mug. YOU GUYS. It actually keeps your coffee warm for hours! No more reheating every five minutes! What will I do with all of this extra time in the mornings? Sleep. I wish. Sienna has been waking up super early these days. zzzzzzz Not only does the mug work superbly well, but it comes in this lovely rose gold color. It is my new favorite buddy. Thanks Ello!! You know what sleepy mamas need.
Button-down: Old Gap, but this one is great and looks soft, too.
Jeans: My favorite J Brand Mid-rise Black Skinny Jeans
Vest: Old Gap, but this one is similar and on super sale!
Boots: Steven Madden Troopa boot
Coffee Mug: Ello, my new friend.
Top: Gap Intarsia Bird Sweater – So sweet. It’s nice and lightweight and soft.
Jeans: Old Navy Skinny Jeans
Boots: Baby Bogs Classic Zoo Waterproof Insulated Rain Boot (Toddler) – The Bogs I went on and on about in the rain boot post. LOVE these, but I’d love to update hers with some of the awesome patterns I found for that post!
We had such a fun morning. And how about that daddy-daughter picture? Melt my heart. They are buddies and it is my favorite thing. Hope you all had a fun weekend…on with the week! Birthday week for me…woo!