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DRESS: Gap (last season; similar Gap dresses here and here) // SANDALS: Schutz (25% off with code INTHEFAM) // BRACELET: Capwell & Co. // SUNGLASSES: Gentle Monster // BAG: Chanel via Fashionphile // SWEATER: Nordstrom (similar here) // NECKLACE: Capwell & Co. // LIPSTICK: Stila ‘Firenze’

One of my favorite things is walking through neighborhoods and seeing all of the cute walk ups! I love seeing all of the decorations through the seasons and right now everyone is starting to line their stoops with flowers! It is just the prettiest. The other day I realized that living in New York I can never tell when its going to be windy because when I look out our window all I see is skyline and buildings. When usually you look out your window and can at least see trees moving side to side. Wind here makes it feel 10 degrees colder to me and the morning we took these I was so surprised to walk out of my building and get hit with a ton of WIND! Luckily though it died down by the time we took these photos.

A couple things about this outfit… #1: wearing shortish dresses and a long cardigan overtop is SO flattering. The mix of lengths makes your legs look so much longer and since the cardigan kind of hides bits of your legs on each side it makes them look skinnier. So if you want a flattering combo for spring this is it. #2: I also think gladiator sandals are so flattering. Which for some reason I wouldn’t think so because they go up higher on your ankle and it seems like it would be the other way around. But I always find myself busting out my gladiators to wear with dresses and shorts and I personally think it is because they are flattering. I also just said that word so many times haha.

Hope you all are having a good week! Me and David have been doing this diet that we did before our honeymoon and that David has done for years and years and we get a cheat day on saturday and I am soooooo excited!!!!! Its almost here!

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  1. you are beautiful! it is fun to follow your blog and get to know your personality through your posts and you are so gorgeous inside and out! love your family. I hope you have more kids <3 haha

  2. I LOVE your cardigan and your dress so much!!!! Where are they from because I need them in my life??

  3. Hi Amber! I’m 5 months PP and working on getting back to my previous weight since I’m 15 pounds over.. I exercise 6 days and try to eat healthy but I’m always starving from breastfeeding. I wanna start this keto diet.. Did it affect your milk supply or your energy level to workout? I would love some more info.

  4. Oh Amber!! Thanks a lot! I really like that now you leave pictures and brands of items that are almost the same that you are wearinf and similar clothes to yours. Thanks, it’s awesome!!

    1. Of course!! I am glad that is helpful for you. Thanks for the feedback!!

  5. So cute! Love the longer cardigan! I need to get me one of those.

  6. I love the idea of wearing a long cardigan with a short dress. I will have to try that sometime. Love your sandals too!

  7. Such a gorgeous mama you look so flawless and perfect!!!I was wondering by any chance if you would be able to share the diet you and your husband are currently doing…Enjoy your weekend and Thanks!

    1. Aww thank you so much!! You are so so sweet! And we have been doing the ketogenic diet 🙂

  8. Both you and your husband look great! So healthy and happy! What is the diet you are currently doing?!

    1. Thank you Tara!! What a nice compliment 🙂 We are doing the Ketogenic diet.

    1. Thanks so much!! And we are doing the ketogenic diet, I will definitely try and do a post about it 🙂

  9. The bangs. They’re EVERYTHING. I also agree about the proportions of the layers. Love the color of the cardigan mixed with a subtle pastel print underneath.

  10. Ahh!!! You look absolutely stunning!! ????In ???? with this look!!! Love the NYC stoops! Please share your diet!!!
    Beautiful as always!!! xoxo

    1. Thank you Lori!! 🙂 And I know huh?! NYC has the most charming stoops, I love it! And we have been doing the Ketogenic diet, we may try to do a post about it. 🙂

  11. Share the diet!!! If it’s been working for years it’s probably great! I need something to lose this baby weight in the fall/winter and you’re looking ???????? after Rosie!

    Thanks for considering

    1. You are so sweet!! Thank you!! It is the Ketogenic diet. We may do a post about it 🙂

  12. Amber I love that ur having ur hair down for awhile w/out braids-it’s nice!! u can pull off anything-bangs, curly hair, straight hair #tote jealous 🙂

    1. Thank you!! That’s so sweet of you! It is definitely nice for a change 🙂

  13. Love the look! Those sandals are really nice too! I like the look of long cardigans, but at 5’4″, I don’t know if they will make me look shorter haha.

  14. Never thought of this!
    A couple things about this outfit… #1: wearing shortish dresses and a long cardigan overtop is SO flattering. The mix of lengths makes your legs look so much longer and since the cardigan kind of hides bits of your legs on each side it makes them look skinnier. So if you want a flattering combo for spring this is it. #2: I also think gladiator sandals are so flattering. Which for some reason I wouldn’t think so because they go up higher on your ankle and it seems like it would be the other way around. But I always find myself busting out my gladiators to wear with dresses and shorts and I personally think it is because they are flattering. I also just said that word so many times haha.
    Thank you so much for sharing! I was thinking what you were, ha!

    Love this!
    xo
    Krista

    1. Thank you so much for your comment/feedback, I loved it!! And I totally agree!! I think this look is flattering on pretty much everyone, I love it!! And I am a huge fan of gladiators obviously 😉 xo

  15. It’s been 4 months since I had my first baby. Natural delivery. And havent lost even a bit of weight. Please share your diet and other tips!!

  16. I love your bangs Amber! I’ve been following your blog for years now and I always love your posts and seeing your family grow 🙂

  17. I love your sandals! I need to get a pair for summer. Especially with a new baby coming because I know I am going to avoid heels for a bit ha.

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

    1. I hear ya!!! Sandals/flats are the way to go with kids haha! And congrats to you! How exciting!!!

    1. Thank you!! I am so happy you like the post 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

  18. Hi Amber, Such a good idea long sweater over shorter dresses…. so flattering , and fresh looking way to bring in a Spring dress and stay warm. I will definitely have to try it…. And I bet may people would like to know your and David’s special diet…. You look so absolutely fabulous after having TWO babies. So we definitely Need to know how you are doing it.. I know a lot of it is genetics… But we’d really love to know the diet plan. Thank-you for keeping up your lovely blog/site… You are an inspiration to many . Xo Ellen

    1. Thanks so much Ellen!! I am happy you like the look too 🙂 And oh you are so sweet!! I appreciate that. We may be doing a post on it, but for now, I will just say it is the Ketogenic diet. Thanks for following along! It means a lot to me! xo

  19. LOVE the long cardigan over the short dress look. I’m going to have to start hunting down the perfect cardi that will go with everything…
    You look stunning in these photos!! xoxo

  20. YES! I agree with others, I sure hope you share your weekly meals with us! (And your cheat day too, because NYC has the best indulgences)! (PS. Wow, looks like Spring weather has arrived for you guys! Those walk-ups are gorgeous).

  21. I just receievd my InStyle magazine today and saw that you have a 3 page spread in it for Pandora. Pictures were great of you and the
    children.

  22. Hi Amber – have you posted about the diet that you are going with your husband on your blog before? If so, do you have the link for it? My boyfriend and I are going to Puerto Rico in a month and I would love to try a little something different to tone up for bikini weather. As always, love your blog! Thanks!

  23. Haha, I’m the same! My husband and I really try our best to eat healthy…but I can’t help but get sooo stokedddd when I know the weekend’s approaching because CARBS! CANDY! CHOCOLATE! PANCAKES! Oh my! Unfortunately, though, we tend to over-do it on cheat day…I’m talking about stuffing our faces with everything under the sun. It’s like we’re gorging to get ready to hibernate for 6 months haha. Maaaaybe a little more acceptable during the winter months…but alas, summer (a.k.a bikini season) is around the corner. So, to my great dismay, we have limited it to one cheat meal only. Ugh. Anyway, enjoy and have a cupcake for me!!

    Btw – love the look! You can never go wrong with some pretty neutrals! 🙂

    xo E
    http://www.holaitserica.com (previously adamanderica.com)

  24. Love this look! The colors are so springy! Would love for you to do a post on this diet you and David are doing because you are always looking fabulous and healthy! Please share your secrets:)

  25. Hi Amber! Absolutely loved these pictures- so fresh and Spring like! Also loving the “bangs” as you say in America, here in the UK we call it a “fringe” haha! You look gorgeous xx

    http.//www.georgiaquick.blogspot.co.uk

  26. Eek! Tell us your secret, what does this diet consist of? You look amazing- spill!!!

    I probably should be polite when asking favors haha
    So pretty please!

    Clairelise

  27. Love this look!! Totally obsessed with lace up sandals right now <3 I'll have to get a pair for my upcoming baby shower! You look so gorg in all your pictures!

    xo Raina
    http://www.themamaqueen.com

  28. Hi Amber! I was wondering what are some blogging tips you have to making your blog good quality? I recently started a blog and wanted to make it look nice and professional. Thank you for your time!

  29. I love the idea of longer cardigans making me look taller!! Such great tips thanks amber and have a happy cheat day lol there seriously is nothing better haha!

    XO JNESS
    JenessaSheffield.com

  30. Nice sandals and cute handbag! It’s so graite that spring finally came! Have a nice week!

  31. Those stoops are one of my favorite things about NY! I love how people decorate them in a different way throughout the year!
    I also love the mix of lengths in this outfit, looks really flattering!

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

  32. you look gorgeous in theses photos! I totally agree about the mixing of lengths with dresses/skirts and even shorts with longer cardigans, its like a total illusion to the eye.

    -Taylor
    http://www.greysuede.com

  33. Hi Amber! I am definitely loving the bangs on you. Looks so cute! I agree with you about the weather thing… It had been so windy in PA lately and makes it soo much colder.. Literally praying for summer weather hahaha. Also, what is you and David’s diet plan? I only need to lose about 7 pounds and am struggling- tips would be greatly appreciated!! Have a fantastic day and eat lots of goodies on Saturday 🙂 xoxo

  34. You are precious. Love this outfit! Those heart gladiator sandals from ShopBop are too cute also. Swooning!!! And what a gorgeous stoop. Do you think you guys will live in the city for a while? Seems like you are all pretty happy there. But do you ever miss the trees? Gosh I love NYC. And sure do love you, Amber!

  35. So flattering hahahahha ☺
    Hey what diet are you doing? Please share it with us!!
    Your legs do look longer!
    Xx

    1. It is a perfect sweater just to throw on in case it is a little chilly out 😉 Glad you like it!! xo

  36. I think your new hair style is so HOT! You look amazing! Love all the tips for this outfit and totally agree, so needless to say i’m buying a cardigan. You have to tell us what the diet is……i need inspiration…….have a fabulous day! xoxo

    1. Wow thank you!! That is so nice of you!! I appreciate it 🙂 And we have been doing the Ketogenic diet. xox

  37. Just want to add my voice to the crowd: I LOVE the bangs! and kudos for eating healthier. My husband and I just scratched our cheat day because we felt it was weighing us down and tempting us more. I just know I’m gonna be dying on Saturday!

    http://www.youngandhitched.com

    1. Thank you so much!! And yay!! Glad you got to have a cheat day too 🙂 Have a great week!! xo

  38. I love that cardigan!!! I think I have to try this combination.
    You just look great in that outfit!

  39. You look beautiful! All the stoops in NYC make for such good photo ops – hope your diet isn’t too rough on you – go crazy Saturday!! Xoxo

  40. You look stunning as always! And those sandals!!!
    Greetings from Finland