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I'm Ilse. Wife to hubby Gerald and mom to our 8 month old Vivienne. We recently moved back to Arizona from Connecticut and are enjoying the desert life.

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A Dress That Puts Fall on Pause + 3 Things to Hit the Pause Button on this Week

The idea that a new season is on the horizon is a bit exciting and unsettling for me – mostly because my little fam and I are trying to figure out our new normal in Arizona. This year has already…

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A Dress Perfect for Summer and Fall

Greetings from Central Park.. kidding. I’m sitting on my bed in Arizona (catch up here if you missed the big news) but my next few posts will still be in NYC. Before we moved I shot some looks so you’ll…

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We moved to Arizona!

Well, guys, we did a thing… we moved to Arizona! Truthfully, it still feels like vacation and a return to good ol’ Connecticut is coming soon but it just ain’t so. We’ve already been in the Southwest for three weeks and…

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The Most Flattering Summer Dress Under $70

Every now and again I come across a piece that I know will suit so many body types; this summer dress under $70 is one of them! I fell in love with it the first moment I saw it and…

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