REJUVENATED

top: hello fab c/o // skirt: target // bag: oasap // sunglasses: aupie c/o // flats: target // watch: michael kors // bracelet: poshlocket c/o 

Over the weekend we drove down to Phoenix for a little Labor Day weekend vacation with Philip’s family. On the drive home, as our babies slept in the back seat, Philip and I had an hour or two stretch to just talk. He told me about his work, we talked about my blog (he’s always interested in my upcoming posts, projects, and collaborations), we planned a bunch of weekend activities for the next few months, and we daydreamed about vacations we’ll take together, without the babes. I’ve been trying to be better about putting my phone away during those car rides with him because those are the times when the baby sleeps and Peanut just looks out the window or reads a book, and those moments are precious. I came home from that trip feeling so happy, fulfilled, and rejuvenated. And it wasn’t all the laying around by the pool.

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  • How wonderful! This outfit is adorable as well – the color pallet is perfect!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

  • Love this mix of polka dots & leopard! And I know what you mean – those times are the best when you get a chance to reconnect without being interrupted 🙂

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  • Perfect way to be rejuvenated. It's so nice to actually just sit and talk every now and then.

  • I LOVE road trip chats. The best.

  • Love this outfit!!

  • I can't wait to be able to wear that skirt again! I've thought about wearing it with a belly band while pregnant; I just love it so much!

  • Love this outfit and i love your babble articles. I just feel like i can always relate :)!

  • Those are my favorite rides. Jake and I don't have kids yet, but my favorite part about trips is the ride home. Because we both really just open up and have a really good talk. Now we just need to start planing vacations! you look gorgeous! can't wait for what you have planned.

  • Love this outfit ! The shirt is gorgeous

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  • I agree– roadtrips with my Mr. Right are so sweet because we have opportunities to just dream together. Glad you're rejuvenated!
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  • Love that top. And road trips with the Hubs are the best. I'm baking kid #1 right now, so I'm sure that I will relish those quiet moments soon, just like you two!

    Emily Beth

  • I love the mix of polka dots and leopard! I hope you had an amazing trip.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

  • I love this! I actually just posted an outfit yesterday that is almost exactly the same as this that I copied from Audrey from Putting Me Together. I loved how the green top looked with the polka dot skirt.

  • I love this! I actually just posted an outfit yesterday that is almost exactly the same as this that I copied from Audrey from Putting Me Together. I loved how the green top looked with the polka dot skirt.

  • Just read your Babble Summer to Fall article. I am constantly impressed with your sense of style! I love the outfits you put together! You have such an eye for things that go well together. Nice work Merrick!

  • Oh I love Phoenix. My family used to vacation in Scottsdale every year. Would love to go back again soon! Glad you are rejuvinated!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

  • Car rides are the prefect times for good conversation – sounds so wonderful! Also really loving your polka dots & leopard!
    xx
    Here&Now
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  • Love the combo of dotted skirt and green blouse!

  • Road trips are great for catching up with a friend or loved one. So glad you and your hubs had some "you" time! Love the polka dots with the leopard and teal.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com