Bad Words and Layers

sweater: abercrombie (old), pashmina scarf: bought in London, striped dress: made by me, socks: target, boots: target (old), clutch: thrifted
 photos courtesy of molly hunter photography
 In the last few months, Peanut has turned into a total copycat, repeating pretty much everything that we say. Neither Philip nor I swear, but we still say words that I don’t really want my almost two-year-old saying — words like “Dang,” “Heck,” and “Stupid,” just sound like swear words coming out of a baby’s mouth, don’t you think?

Because of this, we’ve both made a very conscious effort to change the phrases we say to things we don’t mind him repeating. It makes me feel like a total grandma walking around saying things like “Goodness gracious!” and “Oh, Dear!” but it makes it all worth it when he drops his fork on the floor during dinner and says, very dramatically, “Oh, HEAVENS!”

It’s the little things. 

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Freckles in April
Today is Day One of Kayla’s 10 Day Challenge, so I’ll be linking up with her and many other bloggers for the next two weeks. Today we’re Layering — head on over and check out some more awesome outfits!

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Also, I still have a few spots left for Valentine’s paintings! If you’re interested in a custom painting of you and your Valentine, head on over to my art website and check out my ongoing special!



  1. Love the striped dress! Do you have a tutorial for it?

  2. Faith says:

    I love your layers! The purple sweater looks great on you!

  3. We don't swear either, but my husband has a real problem with the word crap. Luckily, the bug hasn't picked up on it… yet. But it is seriously so cute when she gets excited about something and say, "oh, goodness!"

    You are awesome at layering. Love this outfit.

  4. I giggled at the thought of an almost two year old saying "Oh, HEAVENS!" Great job on the dress. I love your clutch!


  5. I can just imagine how he says those sweet things ^^ haha, must be the cutest thing on earth! and so is your dress actually πŸ™‚ I just LOVE it! x

  6. preethi says:

    Adorable, as always. πŸ™‚ And I saw your pictures and was like – wow! That lighting is so pretty! And then I felt better when I realized it was a pro photographer who took them.

    lace, etc.

  7. kim says:

    Very pretty! Love the striped dress!

  8. Great look with a sweater over a dress. I actually have been layering underneath, but this looks is a great concept. Will have to try it out!

  9. Kelly says:

    Love the layered sweater over the dress. super cute!!

  10. This is such a gorgeous outfit! You look amazing and I just love your boots!

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  11. I love this outfit so much. You nailed it. πŸ™‚

  12. Sam says:

    Love everything you post. I wish I had the time to make clothing and be as cute as you!

  13. Nemesis says:

    Love the outfit–it gave me an idea for my own!

  14. Looooooooove that sweater. So pretty! Looks great with the dress and scarf!!

  15. Whitney says:

    I just found your blog and love it, and that striped dress is so cute. I can't believe you made it. I got a sewing maching for Christmas last year (2010) and still haven't done anything! Also I love your post about pinterest and blogging, couldn't agree more with you.


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  16. Ok, you are a model. Please sign with an agent immediately. love you!

  17. Beautiful! I love the stripes with the weave of your sweater. Your scarf is beautiful as well.

  18. your striped dress is so stinkin cute! love how you layered a sweater over it. p.s. that last pic of you is just gorgeous. love it.

  19. Jenn says:

    Working in NYC, I could never get my students to stop swearing in class. They just don't realize they're saying it most of the time. I constantly have to remind them to use other words.

    I love the color of that sweater over the striped dress. I'll have to try this look sometime!

  20. Kate says:

    What a crack up! My husband used to teach Gymboree music and one of his fave kids yelled "Holy Balogna!" after a particularly rambunctious song. Non curse excaimations are so endearing!
    And may we talk about the proportions of this lovely little number? Co chic and cozy all at the same time. Lovely!

  21. Earle-girl says:

    I LOVE your layers! (Over from Freckles…)

    Let me recommend "Blast!" as a fantastic swear substitute. It gives you enough verbal explosion to actually satisfy you, and it still sounds cute coming from your 2-year-old. πŸ˜‰

  22. Kayla says:

    It's amazing how bad "crap" sounds coming from a 3 year old. We've tried to cut that one out around here.

    I LOVE every single piece here. I have serious thrifting jealousy over that clutch.

  23. this outfit is absolutely adorbs! plum is beginning to be my favorite color, so i die for that sweater you're wearing! and also, though i don't have a baby of my own, I know what you mean about words like "dang" sounding so wrong coming from a baby's mouth : )

  24. Monica says:

    I visibly remember when you got that scarf and began to wear it all over London. It was dashing on you then as well as now–love your clothes, girl!

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