Wear Your Heart (and Smiley-Face Patches!) on Your Sleeve

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One of the simple joys of having a little girl is dressing her up, right? Putting her in frilly little dresses, skinny baby jeans, tiny glittery buckled shoes, and clipping her hair back in big over-the-top bows.

Alas, when your two-year-old budding fashionista breaks her femur bone and gets put in a crazy-intense, super-restricting, half-body spica cast, the fashion options are—shall we say—limited. At least for six to eight weeks!

My poor little Princess P has been living in her big brother's boyishly loose pajama tops for almost a whole month now—rocking them over those concrete-pink-semi-permanent-cast pants of hers, which, FYI, are so gonna be all the rage when this post goes viral. (Hehe.) Seriously though, she’s over it. (For the record, so am I.) And the blustery winter weather hasn’t really helped make even practical dressing easy. I mean, girlfriend can’t wear two socks or shoes let alone leggings! Needless, to say I couldn’t leave the house with her during an especially frigid cold-spell this past weekend.

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So when the temp finally climbed into the mid-50's (WHAT?! HOW?!) yesterday, P, her bro, and I were beyond pumped to go outside. We grabbed up our jackets and went for a walk. Finally.

Trend Alert_ Patches Are Back!

I was super excited to debut this kitschy-cute pink faux fur patch-work jacket I snapped up a few weeks ago, at a NYC boutique, for a steal. It’s definitely not an everyday sort of style, but eye-catching patches are coming back in a big way in fashion, and this is a fun and girlie option to add to my outerwear rotation. Styled with jeans, boots, aviators, and a layered leather choker, I’m definitely embracing the ‘90s comeback trend! How nostalgic… (Although back in the day I most definitely was not toting my two favorites accessories: these adorable mini models!)

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Of course, when I discovered Natural Blonde 100, a boutique New York company that hand-makes patch-embellished styles, I had to have custom-made denim jackets created for my kiddies—so that we could wear our hearts (and smiley faces! and unicorns! and donuts! and ice-cream cones!) on our sleeves (and sides! and backs! and lapels!) together.

Clearly, I'm loving the return of the patch trend and this playfully fun emoji-inspired twist on a very '90s throwback style. It's silly, it's whimsical, it's colorful, and it's totally cute... even when paired with a hot-pink cast!

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