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The other day we woke up early to watch the sunrise, rode bikes and played at the beach in Santa Barbara and it was a perfect day. We have kept Atticus on NYC time which means we head back to the hotel pretty early to get him to bed (like 4-5pm early!) so we have been waking up crazy early and it is actually so nice getting so much done by the time I would normally be waking up at home. I want to say that I will keep waking up at 5am in NYC but heaven knows I won’t ha! As you can probably tell by now, I love Free People dresses! I have soo many of them and love that they are always flowy and perfect for a beach day. I had called and put this one on hold at Nordstrom and then asked David to go pick it up for me (A was asleep) and I snagged a few others during their sale! Nordstrom is price matching, so tons of stuff is on sale (as are all my favorite Free People pieces!) so now is definitely the time to get summer pieces!

Have a good weekend!!!! Thanks so much for reading.

*Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post



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  1. You are looking so pretty) How you do this? May be somebody help you with Atticus? Or may be his old (Atticus) very comfort for looking to youself? My dougher at three month, but I have not anytime for me((( I hope when she is grow up like Atticus I can looking like you)

    1. Thank you so much!! That is so very nice of you! And Atticus could sit on his own in the front of the bike, but I had him sit on my lap for a picture David (my husband) took of us 🙂 I bet your daughter is adorable! I hope you get some “me” time soon love! xo

    1. It is the best!! If only I could do it everyday haha 🙂 And thank you so much!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Tiff!!! That makes me happy to hear that!! 🙂 You’re too kind!! xo

  2. You have a beautiful family! That last picture is so sweet and cute!!
    I too also love Free People dresses (well all of their clothes to honest!) they are so unique. But they sure are expensive, so definitely going to check Nordstrom! Thanks for the information 🙂
    You too have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thank you so much Victoria!! I am glad you liked it! And I’m happy to help 🙂 Thanks for reading love!! Have an amazing week!! xo

  3. these dresses are gorgeous and so bohemian! The patterns and flowing shapes totally remind me of a summer musical festival! haha amber your life seems so dreamy!

    xoxo hails.

    p.s. thanks for always responding to my never ending comments haha 🙂

    1. I am so glad you like them!! Free People for the win 🙂 I have ups and downs like everyone else don’t worry it’s not all fun and games 😉 Thanks for being an amazing follower, I love reading your comments!! xo

    1. Thank you so much!! I LOVE hearing that 🙂 Reading comments like this makes me happy!!! xo

  4. Looks like you’re having a wonderful time in Santa Barbara! I swear though, you can pull off any outfit, and lip colour (ie. the orange) – anything haha 😉 Little A seems to be having a blast as well!

    Hope the weather stays gorgeous for you guys 🙂


    1. Thanks so much!! We had a great time!! And no way!! Totally not true, but thank you!!! That is so dang sweet of you!! And Atticus is such a happy little guy, we are so lucky 🙂 Thanks for your comment Natalie!! xo

  5. Atticus seems so happy all the time, I love his cute little smile 🙂 You two are great parents, I’m sure!
    Loving that dress by the way! <3


    1. He is so good-natured, we are lucky parents for sure!! And aww thank you for that!! David and I appreciate that so much!! xo

    1. I agree!! So dreamy for sure!! We loved it 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

  6. I have been eyeing this dress for months now! I think I might just have to go buy it today 🙂
    And you look beautiful as always.

    1. Oh really?! I don’t blame ya!! I love it!! Treat yourself to it 😉 And thank you Sarah!! You’re so sweet!! xo

  7. Awe Amber this is too much fun!!!! As soon as I saw you guys on that Bicycle it brought back memories from our families trip to Savannah GA last summer to see one of my sisters, and while we were there we all stayed on the beach for a week and we did plenty of riding in that same kind of bicycle carriage, and let me tell you, we had such a blast! I think we had some of the best laughs together while watching the faces of our kids…You guys look so great as always Amber, and I am so in love with your flowy dress, and the color is perfect for our blonde hair, I hope you guys keep enjoying this special time together! xo Muah

    1. Awe you’re too kind, thank you!!! And that sounds so dreamy!! I hear Savannah is gorgeous!! I agree, there’s just something about good weather, family time, and riding some bikes 🙂 Thanks for all your sweet compliments, I love reading them!! I love hearing your personal experiences and insights the best!! I am glad you liked the post! Thanks for reading along!! xo

  8. I have been eyeing this dress! You look gorgeous Amber! Atticus is too cute for words with that helmet on! Literally made me smile when I saw him with it on! As always, thanks for sharing your beautiful family in pictures!!


    1. I am glad you like it!! And aww thank you!! The helmet was too dang adorable not to have for him!! Thanks so much Cassie!! You’re a doll!! xo

    1. Ahh me too!! 😉 Too bad he has to be sad when he is teething!! 🙁 But the end result is adorable haha!! Thanks for your cute comment!! xo

    1. Thank you so much!! I appreciate that!! We love the family time together 🙂 xo

  9. Welcome <3 I'm so excited you and your adorable family enjoyed Santa Barbara!! I live here and I still get excited every time I go out and play in the sun. I love the bike pictures with Atticus, and that helmet he has on!! Precious.

    1. Thank you!! We loved it so much!! Such an amazing place to live I bet!! SO much to do like the bikes!! We loved it 🙂 xo

  10. That looks like so much fun! These posts are really making me miss California right now! Atticus is such a happy little man, it’s great seeing him enjoying all of these adventures! I can’t wait to take my little guy on vacation, too bad it’s not until November :(!

    1. We had a great time!! Why is California so dreamy?! We can’t seem to stay away!! And aww thank you!! He is our little bundle of joy!! I’m excited for you to take your little guy on a trip 🙂 So fun to make family memories!! xo

  11. Looks like you’re having a blast on this trip! It’s amazing how Atticus is always smiling! He seems like such a happy baby 🙂 what a cutie! And I love how his teeth are growing in…adorable! 😉 my baby boy is 6 months and has his two bottom teeth also. I love your sunglasses! Actually I love all your sunglasses lol what brand would you say is your favourite?

    1. We had a great time in Santa Barbara!! Thank you!! And he is such a cutie, we are lucky!! But he has his sad moments too 😉 His teeth are too cute!! He is so proud of his smile! I bet you’re little guy is adorable!! Him and Atticus need to meet!! And thank you!! I love the Illesteva brand I am wearing as well as Ray-Ban, one of my other favs!!

      1. I love your illesteva ones! I would like to get a pair but I don’t think they sell them in Montreal. So I’ll order online. 🙂 what size are yours? 48mm or 50 mm? Thx 😉

        1. I am wearing the 50 mm ones!! Also check out Quay Eyewear!! Loving their sunglasses lately 🙂 I hope this helps!! xo

          1. Thank you! I’m kind of liking the RayBan round with colored mirror lens. 😉 I will checkout Quay also. Thanks for the suggestion! Xoxox

  12. It looks like you had such a great time. That bicycle is such a cool and cute idea. That dress look perfect for California weather, I just can’t wait til its warmer more east.

    Between the Pearls

    1. Thanks so much!! We had a wonderful time!! Good weather and family time 🙂 The bike was so fun!! Such a cool thing to do! I am excited for the spring & summer weather coming too!! xo

    1. Seriously!! They both make me so happy!! We had an amazing time, thank you!! Thanks for following along Adri!! xo

    1. Thank you Angela!! I am glad you liked the pictures, I appreciate it!! And yes, the dresses are a must!! Love them!! Thanks for reading love!! xo

  13. I love Free People! They have best stuff your dress looks great on you. These family photos are the cutest. Hope you’re enjoying the amazing weather out here is CA!

    Stay Styled,
    Instagram: stay_styled

    1. I agree!! Love their stuff!! And thank you!! That’s too kind of you 🙂 We love coming out here!! xo

  14. The lady I nanny for has so many cute things from Free People, too! One day when I’m rich and famous I’ll own a closet of Free people haha 🙂 My husband and I went to Santa Barbra Beach on our Honeymoon last August! I miss it!!! That bike thing is sweet, do they rent those out? def going to check them out next time we go back!


    1. The only down side to wearing Free People is the purchase price, I know what you mean!! And no way?! It’s so dreamy there!! I see why! I bet you loved it 🙂 And yes, we rented it!! I hope you make it back!! xo

    1. The lipstick is Pink Nouveau by MAC and I don’t know the nail color because I got them done at a salon 🙁 Thanks for reading love!!

  15. Atticus is such a happy baby! All of his little smiles are precious! Love the dress you are wearing 🙂 I love dresses that look great but are also comfy when running after a toddler!
    XO Kelly

    1. He is so sweet, we are lucky to have him!! I love his new toothy smile!! 🙂 And thank you!! I am happy you like it! I agree, flowy dresses are the best for mamas!! XO

    1. Haha I know right?! Why do they have to be so cute!!! And thank you!! I am glad you liked it!! xo

  16. Ahh I love that dress! And the little guy you have there, he’s starting to look more and more like his momma everyday!

    And I’m with you on getting up early. The few days a week I am successful at forcing myself out of bed before 8, I always marvel at how much I’ve gotten done 😀

    1. Thank you!! I am glad to hear that!! And aww really?! That is such a nice compliment!! I LOVE that!! And I agree, if only I could make it an everyday habit to get up early 🙂 Thanks for your comment!!

    1. Thank you!! I appreciate it!! We miss it every time we leave!! 🙂 Thanks for reading Jessica!! xo

  17. Girl you got it going on, I really love your hair like that. and A’s little teeth are cracking me up SO cute! Have a great day.

    1. Oh stop it!! You’re too kind!! And haha I know!! Too funny!! He loves showing off his new smile too 😉 Have a great week pretty girl!! xo

    1. It is definitely one of our new favorite places!! Love it! And yes, he does not sleep well when we change time zones! Yikes!! And aww thank you!! You’re the sweetest!! xo

    1. It was a blast!! So fun!! He loved being in front like a BIG boy haha 🙂 And thank you!! Glad you like them!! Thanks for reading!! xo

  18. Free People is one of my favorite brands. I just love feeling like a little boho gypsy when I am on the beach! I did a photoshoot recently for a small local botique in Seattle that carries Free People and I wore some of the dresses you listed…I secretly wanted to steal them all and play gypsy flower child all day every day.

    1. Me too!! Obsessed with their dresses!! They are perfect for spring and summer!! And how fun!! I bet you were the perfect model for them 🙂 Gypsy flower child is totally how I feel when I wear them haha love it!!

  19. Oh my goodness, I want to squish A’s little thighs! Baby thighs are so cute with their rolls, it looks like he has rubber bands around his legs hahaha!! I am obsessed with Free People garb. Everything is so flowy and boho…perfect for days with bare feet and messy hair (which is me most of the time) 🙂

    1. Ahhh you’re so cute!!! I will squish away for you!! 😉 I agree, babies with rolls are too die for! The rubber thing is so true hahah love it! Free People dresses will be on repeat for me this summer!! xo

  20. I love your dress! So flowy (is that a word ha?!) and gorgeous! I just love your sweet boy’s smile! His teeth are the cutest. I tell my husband all of the time that our baby girl become so much cuter (even though I didn’t know it was possible), when she started getting teeth! Looks like a fun trip!

    Blonde with a Chanse

    1. Thank you Rachel!! And I always say flowly too, yet it always underlines it as wrong in red!! Oh well, it’s a word in my book 🙂 And aww thank you so much!! I agree!! Teeth just add to babies cuteness!!! XOXO

  21. Hahaha A’s face just makes me laugh, he’s so smile-y! Love the dress, it’s so summery and boho, I would honestly wear it everyday in the summer. I wish I could afford them, but maybe I can find some that look similar to it! Hope you guys are enjoying your trip! (Currently it’s snowing outside…. so I’m a little jealous over here in Canada!) Xo, B.

    1. Haha we we’re cracking up too!! He is such a ham!! We love it! And I am glad you like the dress!! Perfect for the warmer weather coming along 🙂 I agree, the price is the only problem haha 🙂 And thanks so much!! We are having a great time!! I hope you get some warmer weather soon over there!!! brrr!