Barefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeDRESS: Target // SANDALS: Steve Madden (Sold out in black, gold here) // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker // LIPSTICK: MAC Call the Hairdresser // Atticus – HOODIE: Child Hoods // SHORTS: Child Hoods

 The other day we took Atticus down to Pier 6 in Brooklyn to check out the Water Lab and Sandbox Village – it was sooo fun! He was absolutely loving the water lab. I so wish it were closer because we would definitely be there every day. After we went and got lunch and then hung out by this pretty view for a bit and played ball with Atticus. I promise he was wearing sandals at one point but he literally hates shoes to the point where it almost seems like he is claustrophobic in them or something – I can’t explain it but its actually pretty sad. So I figure, whatever he is more happy barefoot and there is nothing sharp or unsafe – go be barefoot my kid!

My mom came in town for Atticus’ birthday and when she came she brought me a couple new maternity dresses from Target and this striped dress I am wearing is one of them! I have to go to Target and get the third color because hands down thee most comfy dress, EVER! It is so so so soft and perfect for a pregnant woman haha because heaven knows I will fall asleep anywhere any chance I get and this is basically like wearing socially acceptable pajamas. Definitely have to go get them if you are preggers.



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  1. I absoutely love you and your family so much! Atticus is such a little sweetheart and I cant wait to watch Rosie grow up now too!! Glad you and the baby are healthy!

    1. Aww you are so sweet! Thanks Katie!! I am sorry I am just seeing this, but I had to comment and say thank you!! xo

  2. Oh my goodness, darling pictures and childhoods is my absolute favorite!! Don’t you just love it??

  3. You have a barefoot baby! How perfect ‘barefoot blonde!’

  4. Hi Amber! I know you recebtly moved to New York and my family (my husband, daughter and I) are thinking of moving out of California and was wondering if you have any tips on moving with a baby and meeting other moms. My baby is only a couple weeks younger than Atticus so I followed your page my whole pregnancy (: we won’t know anyone where we are moving so I’m a little nervous! Any tips will help thank you!

  5. Amber, try Robeez shoes, they are made of leather without those rubber/stiff soles… those are the only shoes my 12 month old accepts and they dont make him tip over when walking.
    Atticus is getting cuter and cuter!!! Kisses

  6. Atticus is so cute! I stumbled upon your blog yesterday and fell involve with his name. My partner loves unusual names (like Archibald), and i suggested this name and he loved it! Congrats on your pregnancy, do you know if your having a boy or girl? 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Tash!! I am so glad you found my blog! And aww thank you!! I am having a girl!!! We can’t wait! We love unusual names too 🙂 Something out of the ordinary is always good in my book! xo

  7. That dress does look so comfy! I got so many of my maternity clothes from Target and I was obessed with them! Andddd then Target left Canada and it was one of the saddest days ever for me! lol I don’t blame Atticus for hating shoes! If I could walk around barefoot all day, every day I totally would! My son is the exact same way too. The moment he gets his shoes put on him, he starts kicking and pulling at them trying to take them off. Same with socks! lol

    Carly xo

    1. It is one of my favorite maternity dresses yet!! Okay yeah I keep hearing people say Target left Canada!! So weird! I would be so sad too haha! I guess you can always order online right?! And no way?? I swear it may b e a little boy thing to want to be barefoot haha so funny 🙂 Thanks for reading Carly!! xo

  8. hello I’m Italian living in Sicily, just follow your blog, profile instagram and your video on youtube I find you to be truly fantastic and a good mother; Atticus is so adorable. Best wishes for your baby girl 🙂

    1. Hi Giada!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! That is so very nice of you!! I am so happy you are following along now 🙂 xoxo

  9. Your pictures are always so perfect! What kind of camera do you use?

  10. It’s so weird in a good way to remember how you were babysitting children in France and now you have a child of your own! How’s it going with your pregnancy so far?

    1. Ahh that is so crazy!! The past couple years have flown by!! Pregnancy is going great so far!! I am lucky to be feeling good and keep up with my routine 🙂 Thanks for thinking of me!! xo

    1. Hahah he is too funny!! He always keeps us on our toes 🙂 Thanks Hayley!!

    1. Thank you Rachel!! I am so glad you like the dress! And I agree! He will only be little for so long 🙂

    1. Thanks Michaela!! The price is on the link!! They are from Shopbop for $280.

  11. Your pictures are breathtaking! Who takes all the pictures that you post on the blog?

    1. Thanks so much!! My husband David takes most all of them 🙂 We use a few photographers here and there! xo

  12. omg that 6th pic is literally EVERYTHING!! Atticus is seriously the cutest little boy!!
    Absolutely love you and love following your beautiful family!

    1. Ahh I love that picture too!! Thanks for the sweet comment!! You are too nice!! xo

  13. Try pediped shoes for Atticus. My nephew loved them and he would kick all of his shoes off.

    1. Isn’t it great?! So stinkin comfy!! I love it 🙂 Thanks for reading Paige!!

    1. It is amazing!! So comfy! Such a good find 🙂 And I agree, it is so perfect in the summer 🙂 Thanks for reading!!

  14. Seeing your pregnant belly is getting me so excited for baby number 2! Atticus is going to be the cutest big brother 🙂


    1. Ahh you are so cute!! Thank you Rae!! I am so excited for baby girl 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

  15. Was hoping to go to Piers 1 and 5 this weekend (#5 in the name of Smorgasburg). Maybe I’ll just check them all out!

  16. Atticus scrunchy nose smile look is the BEST! Made my day! Is it really just Thursday???!!! – his ‘mad dog/confused”looked on the last one with the orange ball … aaaaah too cute!
    Love every picture!

    1. Haha I just love it so much!! It is finally Friday YAY!! And haha that picture is hilarious!! Thanks for reading!! xo

    1. Hehe that is so cute!! It really is so funny he loves to barefoot! And thanks so much!! That is so nice of you! xo

  17. Isn’t Brooklyn the best?! We live in southwestern CT, so it’s not too far of a drive for us and we go pretty often. We love the calm but trendy and fun atmosphere. When our little one comes we will have to keep the Water Lab & Sandbox Village in mind! Seems so fun 🙂 Yea, my little nephews and niece hardly ever keep their shoes on! Who can blame them?! That dress is super cute—perfect maternity wear for summer!

    1. Yes!! We love it so much!! I agree, I love the atmosphere as well! And thanks so much!! I am glad you like the dress! xo

    1. Thanks so much Chottie!! You are so nice 🙂 We had a great day!

    1. Aww thank you Candace!! I can’t wait for Atticus to be a big brother 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

  18. Atticus is so cute and adorable! You look stunning as always and I need to visit New York, especially Brooklyn 😀

  19. What precious pics! I think let him be barefoot as long as he wants…he has the rest of his life to wear shoes 🙂 I love how animated his facial expressions are…..what a doll!!
    All the best,
    Terrell from OK

    1. Thank you so much!! I am glad you like them 🙂 I agree, that’s so true!! Thanks for reading Terrell!! 🙂

  20. He is so stinken cute!! You of course look amazing as always! Happy Late Birthday to your little guy.
    God Bless!

  21. I love Atticus’s scrunched up face. Too cute. That dress looks pretty amazing for summer even if you are not pregnant! Manhattan is beautiful from Brooklyn! I have only been to New York once but I am making another trip there this December to see how beautiful it is around Christmas!


    1. It is too funny!! He loves doing that face! And how fun!! You will have to go to Brooklyn when you are here 🙂 It is beautiful!! xo

  22. Seriously?! Atticus’ little scrunched up smile is too stinking cute! Barefoot Baby, it’s perfect

    1. Aww thanks so much!! You’re the best! Thanks for reading!! xo

    1. Haha totally!! It must genetic that he doesn’t like wearing shoes 😉