Casual Outfit Idea + Little Life Update

December 19, 2016

Happy Monday everyone! How are you all? This is an easy casual outfit idea which fits perfectly with life lately. A great pair of distressed jeans, a striped tee, blush cardi (I’m obsessed), and my current favorite booties (on sale!) made me feel put together without trying. A hat hid my extra dirty hair. Just keeping it real here.

I thought I’d share a little life update. I haven’t gotten to do that much since we brought sweet Ivy home. It’s almost stupid how much I love her. She is seriously the best ever. Even on hard days that follow sleepless nights, I cannot help but remember thankful I am to be her mom. I shared this on Instagram, but her name means faithfulness and that is exactly what we see in God through this journey to parenthood. It’s hard to believe I am typing this, but our sweet girl is now over a month old. Whoa. Where did time go?!

Since Ivy is a premie, we were encouraged to stay in the house and even limit visitors to our house through the end of flu and RSV season. I think this is probably important for all babies born this time of year but especially when they are extra little. All that to say, we’ve been getting lots of snuggle time at home which is totally fine with me! It does mean I haven’t been getting out much and probably won’t be any time soon. All that to say, I try to keep outfits on the blog ones I have really worn. This is something I wore one of the handful of times I have gotten out of the house when Ivy and I both had a doctor appointment. 

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  • Reply theblackblush blog December 19, 2016 at 8:20 am

    So happy for you and your family! One month already? Time really flys!
    Love the look! So casual and pretty!

    The Black Blush

  • Reply Bryn Bradsher December 19, 2016 at 8:10 am

    You are the chicest mom around! I love this whole look, the lip tops is off perfectly! Glad you’re getting lots of great time at home with your sweet girl! xo Bryn

  • Reply Shauna C December 19, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Love reading the updates on how she’s doing! What a special Christmas you’re going to have too 🙂


  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz December 19, 2016 at 7:32 am

    This outfit is one of my favorites of yours! Just so casual and cute! So nice that you’re getting to spend such quiet, quality time with Ivy! Enjoy every minute of it!

  • Reply Britney December 19, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Great casual outfit. It’s nice that you have some mandated family time at home. So glad to hear you’re enjoying motherhood and snuggling your sweet Ivy.

  • Reply Jodie Filogomo December 19, 2016 at 7:23 am

    It’s so nice to hear that Ivy is doing well thanks for the update and smiles!
    I love the hat you’re wearing!

  • Reply Mary December 19, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Amy Ann,
    You look incredibly good right now and i really appreciate you posting your real outfits during this time in your life. I’m sure this is such a special adjustment period, but you seem to be doing great! (there’s nothing wrong with a hat on dirty hair days!- I approve!)



  • Reply Meagan Brandon December 19, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Aww, it sounds like life is so good for you right now and I’m glad you’re getting to enjoy plenty of snuggle time. I mean, Christmas couldn’t be a more perfect time to do that anyway! 🙂


  • Reply Rach December 19, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Glad to hear you are enjoying every minute of quality time with Ivy! Thanks for the update. Glad to hear things are going well!

  • Reply Biana Perez December 19, 2016 at 5:51 am

    I’m so happy that you guys are getting plenty of snuggles in!! That’s all that matters! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Whitney December 19, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Cherish the moments that you get to stay home and snuggle. It goes by faster than you think, even the first three months fly by. You look great, some days all I can put on is leggings and a sweater!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine December 19, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Not only are you the most beautiful, stylish mama, but you are the most precious in your devotion and sweet care of Miss Ivy!!! She is as blessed to have you for a mama as your are her for a daughter!!! xo

  • Reply Alya Mooro December 19, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Gorgeous outfit!

    moorizZLA xxx

  • Reply Susan Jeffries December 19, 2016 at 5:13 am

    I am so glad you are all healthy and happy! Loving this blush cardigan! Susan

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold December 19, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you so much Susan! Merry almost Christmas to you and your family!

  • Reply Jacquard Flower December 19, 2016 at 4:53 am

    This is a gorgeous look, you are a seriously stylish mum and you are looking amazing. It must feel so good to finally had Ivy home. I hope you have such a lovely day and week up to Christmas. Gemma x

  • Reply Rachelle December 19, 2016 at 4:52 am

    you look beautiful and so happy everything is going well with Ivy 🙂


  • Reply Carmen Jny (carmitive) December 19, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Oh I am so happy for you that everything with your little cutie goes well. You look super happy and you are probably one of the best styled mothers ever!
    Happy Christmas time <3
    xx, Carmen –

  • Reply Natali December 19, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Looking as gorgeous as always my beauty! Love your casual and super stylish daytime combo!
    You’re an amazing mommy, keep on living in the moment, those are the precious seconds with the little ones that you’ll cherrish in your heart for forever. 🙂

  • Reply sonia de macedo // daring coco December 19, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Wow already one month. Time does fly. I’m so happy for you guys, little Ivy is one lucky baby to have you as a mumma


  • Reply Publicist in Pearls December 19, 2016 at 12:42 am

    You look just adorable and I cannot believe Ivy is already one month! You must post more photos of your litl’ angel soon! Have a wonderful week ahead!

    xo, Jennifer

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