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COAT: Vince // SHIRT: Enza Costa // JEANS: Paige // BEANIE: Anthropologie (on sale) // SCARF: Anthropologie (on sale) // GLASSES: Derek Lam // FLATS: Yosi Samra // LIPSTICK: MAC ‘Candy Yum Yum’

ROSIE’S SNOWSUIT: Mini Boden (on sale)

We took Atticus to the ice skating rink yesterday with all of David’s family and it was Atticus’ first time skating!!! It was already sooo close to his bed time when they finally got out on the ice so I was prepared for him to not like it but he actually LOVED it and had so much fun 🙂 it was so cute! I don’t even bother to try any more because I find ice skating to be the most terrifying thing and I can’t even let go of the wall!

Yesterday was absolutely freezing and it is officially winter here in NYC. I had just got this scarf and hat in the mail when we were about to get ready and I was so excited to wear them. I love good Anthro sale finds! (Also obsessing over these mittens)

I was going to share some NYE pics with you all but I can’t find the SD card with them on there right now so I will have to share those next week. But I hope you all had a good New Years!!! Ours was so so fun, I will share more later. XO

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  1. Your so awesome for writing me back!!! Your Mac lipstick was awesome with your lime green scarf ????

  2. So cute! It looks like he was having the time of his life!

    wonderfulandwhimsical.com

  3. Amber, I just wanted to send you a little comment of encouragement. I love your blog, your family, and your pictures. I love that you’re living your life the way that works best for you guys, especially because it’s so obvious that it’s perfect just the way it is <3

    1. That is so nice and thoughtful of you! Thank you so much!! I appreciate the support 🙂 xoxo

  4. Ice skating used to be something I loved to do, until I took a nose dive one year and ended up with a black eye and a concussion! Now, I either need a hand or a railing to hold when I put on my skates. I hope you find your SD card because I can’t wait to see the NYE pictures of you and the family!!

    eyelashglitter.com

    1. Oh no!! So scary!! I don’t blame you for taking it easy. I am definitely not a natural on ice skates haha!! And thanks!! Me too!! xoxo

    1. Aww thank you!! It’s so fun!! And I know! He was doing pretty good 🙂

  5. Rosie is too adorable in her snow suit for words to describe! And Atticus looks soooo happy!!

    1. Aww thank you!! I love bundling her up 🙂 And yes!! He was loving it!!

  6. When you guys take family pictures like the one at the ice rink do you use a tripod and self timer or ask someone to take one for you? Looked like fun! Your family is adorable! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!! And we do both!! Usually we have someone snap it for us 🙂 But on trips and things we bring our tripod! xo

    1. Thank you so much Jessie!! I am so glad you like them 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

  7. Hi Amber
    Happy New Year . I m from Belgium and just adore your blog. Just discovered it because I gave birth to a little boy one week after you. Must say you have such a sweet family. I will keep on following your posts ????❤️

    1. Thank you so much!! I am so glad you are following along now 🙂 And wow congrats to you!! Enjoy that precious angel of yours!! xo

    1. So cold burrr!! I am not ready for it either ahh! And isn’t he so good?! Thanks for reading love!!

  8. I love ice skating except where i’m from in New Zealand the only ice skating rink is an ugly indoor one so not quite as picturesque. On another note I would love it if you could do a review on the bugaboo donkey, it looks like an amazing stroller but it also looks pretty large. I would love to know your thoughts on it. Love you and your blog!! Ive only been reading for about a month but i’m hooked! 🙂 xo

    1. Oh yes! They expire after 24 hours!! There will be more so stay tuned 😉 Thanks Shawna!! xo

  9. You are such a beautiful family! What a fun way to spend New Year’s Day! Atticus looks like he had the best time ever 🙂
    Take care and all the best you and your family in this new and exciting year 🙂

    Charlotte B
    http://atlantic-c.blogspot.ca/

    1. You are too nice!! Thanks so much!! And yes, he loved it!! So fun 🙂 Thanks for the comment!! Have a great day!! xo

  10. I love your style as a mom! I used to be scared to have kids because I felt like I wouldn’t be able to still have a cute style but you give me hope 🙂
    emmyjake

    1. Thank you so much!! That is such a nice compliment 🙂 I appreciate it!! And I know exactly what you mean!! Find some statment pieces that you love but are also comfy (a must ;)) xoxo

  11. This looked like so much fun! I grew up ice skating and I’m dying to take my niece. I need to convince my brother and sister-in-law it is time!

    Brittany | thechicette.com

  12. What a fun way to spend New Years Day! I can’t wait to see your NYE pictures! Have a fun an amazing years!

    1. It was so fun!! I hope you had a great New Year’s as well!! Thanks for reading Emily!! xoxo

  13. I LOVE New York in the Winter! (From what I’ve seen through photos, at least haha.) I’ve only gone in the Summer and early Fall, so I’m dying to see the city all decorated during Christmas time! <3

    StyledByBlondie.com

    1. Me either!! They were too amazing 🙂 And oh good! I am glad I am not the only uncoordinated one haha!!

  14. I was there the same day at the rink! I’m soooo sad I missed you, I’m a huge fan!!

    These pictures are adorable.

  15. Hello sweet girl! I just love watching your family grow and go on adventures together. It is so special and it warms my heart. 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful new year and this year is even better! Tell Atticus and Rosie hello for me 😉 Those sweet babes are pure joy. I had a quick question for you as well! I am possibly moving to Chicago this fall, and I need some tips on cold weather dressing. Do you have any recommendations on coats or shoes or layering? Thanks so much lovely, I hope you have a wonderful day with you family. xo

    1. Hi Lauren!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment, you are too kind!! We are definitely excited for 2016 🙂 And wow that’s exciting!! Chicago is amazing!! And I will link a few of my posts featuring my fav winter pieces below!! I hope it helps!! xoxo

      http://www.barefootblonde.com/2015/11/still-pregnant/ (I love over-the-knee boots and this Vince coat)
      http://www.barefootblonde.com/2015/10/carving-pumpkins-in-the-park/ (I love booties and a good fall hat)

      Just a couple ideas!! Also, I love Hunter boots for the winter/rain 🙂 xo

  16. Atticus looks so cute on the rink! Don’t give up on skating though – keep trying and you’ll get it eventually. It’s so fun!

    http://mochaandmoccasins.com
    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

    1. Aww thanks!! It was so fun to watch him 🙂 And true!! I just need a little more practice! Thanks Monica!! xo

  17. Awwww, little bundle of joy is the cutest “package” ever!!! Great photos once again! I love ice skating and in the winter time, it’s one of my families’ favourite activities! 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.com

    1. It is so dreamy!! We are loving it 🙂 Thanks for reading!! Have a great day!! xo

  18. howwwww do you always looks so cute?! seriously! I love everything about these winter skating pics – cozy layers, rosy cheeks and big smiles. sending hugs to you and your sweet family! stay warm! xo christine

    1. Oh my goodness stop it!! Thank you for making my day!! You are too sweet 🙂 Love ya!! xo

  19. So much fun! That is something I wish we had more of around here. But of course I live in San Diego, CA so the only ice rink you’ll find is indoors. Sad Day!!

    What a fun way to begin the New Year though. I’m so glad Atticus had so much fun! 🙂

    -Ashlee Michelle
    http://www.makeupandmodifieds.com

    1. You may have to come here and visit 😉 You would love it!! San Diego sounds like a dream right now though!! Thanks for reading Ashlee!! xo

  20. I don’t believe you don’t enjoy iceskating!! It’s so much fun!
    Omg! Rosie looks sooo cute in that clothing. It makes me want to hold her. She is so tiny!!! ????
    This blog is amazing!! Xoxo

    1. It’s more that I am scared of falling haha! But of course I think it is fun 😉 And aww thank you!! I love bundling her up in winter clothes!! xo

      1. We went up at squaw valley Tahoe ca my 4 year old cam was able to use the little helper bar thing so I went dehind him holding on for dear life that’s the only way I could do it ????⛸

  21. That’s totally how I feel about walking on ice! I am terrified I will slip! Ice skating feels a little safer though 😉 love your beanie and, as always, the photos are lovely!

    1. Haha so true!! Somehow it is still scary for me though!! Maybe I will learn to like it 😉 Thanks for reading Alice!! xo

  22. You should do a photography post someday. I swear you take the most beautiful photos I have ever seen 🙂

  23. I love your family photos! Everyone always looks like they’re having such fun–gorgeous family <3

    xx

    bombshell-to-be.blogspot.com

  24. Love this! I love the way your edit your photos, and your family is beautiful! Happy New Year Amber!

    1. Thanks so much Brittany!! That is so nice to hear 🙂 And Happy 2016 to you too!! xo

  25. Oh my, Atticus looks SO HAPPY! You guys have such exciting adventures! Can’t wait to see the photos from your New Years bash 🙂 Praying your family has the most blessed 2016! You deserve it <3

    Also, just wanted to add, how in awe I am of how connected you are to your followers! It's truly inspiring to see someone with such great success be so down to earth. It is so special that you answer all of your comments and make such an effort to have a relationship with your readers. You are a true inspiration!

    Ok, gushy-ness is over!
    Take good care, Amber!

    Sarah-Beth
    http://www.growingalittlelove.com

    1. Aww thank you!! He was loving it!! 🙂 And oh my goodness you are so sweet!! I appreciate that. We are looking forward to a great year! And wow thanks so much for the amazing feedback!! It makes me so happy to hear that! I love reading all the amazing comments, they make my day! Love ya!!! xo
      Happy New Year to you love!!
      xoxo, Amber

    1. So true!! I think it will help with coordination 🙂 And aww thank you!! You’re too nice!! xo

  26. amber, i love to check out your photos on instagram and reading your blog. …your outfit ???????? but the flats!! much to cold ????❄️❄️❄️ i’m wearing my uggs in winter, all the time ????

    rosie is so cute ???????????? atticus as well ????

    all the best for 2016

    greetings from liechtenstein in europe (very small country) ????

  27. Hi Amber!

    I am a huge fan of ours, I keep up with your blog everyday and I LOVE it. I’ve been researching what kind of lens you mainly use and you say that you use a 24-70mm. Did you use that lens for this ice skating day? I am in the market for a new lens and love your pictures and their quality!

    1. Thank you so much for following along on the blog!! It means a lot to me!! 🙂 And yes! We use that lens mostly but also 50mm, 20mm and 200 mm!! xo

  28. Love love love the snowsuit on your little one. Who makes that please?

  29. OMG! Atticus & Rosie Belle! Absolutely gorgeous!!!! You and your family are beautiful!!! Many blessings to all of you!!!! ❤️❤️ya!! xo

    1. Thank you Lori!! You are so sweet!! Thanks for the comment!! It made my day!! xo

  30. But your shoes! Your teeny tiny shoes!! My toes are freezing just looking at these photos 🙂 But yeah, I really love your blog! It’s so beautiful visually and the stories are pure lovely. Lots of greetings from Finland.

    1. Haha I know!! I probably should have worn boots but my feet weren’t to cold 😉 Thanks for reading!! I appreciate it!! xo

  31. What a fun time!!!! I remember when my parents took my sister and I. I was the best!!!! You look stunning as always!!!!! So glad you are enjoying your time with your family! It is absolutely the best!!!! ❤️❤️ya!!!! P.S. I miss Chauncey!!!! ????????

    1. Thank you so much Lori!! That is such a nice compliment 🙂 I appreciate it!!! xoxo

  32. Amber I promise I will read all Your posts in this year, You inspiring me to change life and start to travelling. Love Your picture from NYC, all are so so great! I think it’s absolutely fascinating city and I’m soo jealous You can live there. Greetings for Your family 🙂

    1. You are amazing!! Thank you so much for following along!! Your support means so much to me!!! xoxo

  33. Aw your family is so cute!! I wish it was winter here, this makes me want to go ice skating so badly 🙂

    lana-sultana.blogspot.com

  34. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! Can’t wait to see all the adventures that you have in 2016. ❤️

    If you plan to do any meet ups this year, let us know!! I would love that!!!

    1. Thank you so much Sarah!! That means so much to me 🙂 And yes!! Definitely! I would love to meet you! xo

  35. I can totally understand you why you don’t like ice skating. I also don’t like it, haha. But I really wish winter would come. By the way Happy New Year ! Hope you have an even better year than 2015.

    1. Right?! It is so hard!! (for me at least haha!) And Happy New Year to you love!! Thanks for following along!! xoxo

    1. Thanks Laura!! Atticus loved it 🙂 So fun for kiddos! Happy New Year to you as well!! Thanks for being an amazing follower!! xo

  36. Looks like a blast!! I’m right there with ya- anything involving skates, whether they be ice or roller, I am terrible at!! Hahaha! Hope you’re enjoying the rest of the holidays!:)

    1. Aww thanks!! It was so fun 🙂 And haha oh good!! I am not the only one!! I just enjoy watching from the sidelines 😉 Happy New Year Emma!! xo