Transitional Booties

I’m sure many of you are feeling like me and are so tired of winter! Between the cold, snow, and the occasional frozen roads in Pittsburgh, I’m ready for spring!

I found some really cute transitional booties that would be great to wear now and into the spring. I’m really a fan of suede booties (if there isn’t snow all over the ground) and booties with cute details.

Click here for some really cute options at all price points! I even found pre-owned options that are almost 75% off the original price!😊

Happy Friday-Eve from TDV❤️

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In the Valentine’s Day Mood

Is anyone else really in the Valentine’s Day mood this week?? This past weekend, we made Kennedy’s Valentine’s Day box for school (if you saw our IG stories, you saw how obnoxiously amazing it is😁), put together all of her candy and bags, and made some final plans for our little family getaway this week!

I figured what better way to express my excitement, than wear my heart on my sleeve (literally)! I found the cutest “Lost in Love” sweatshirt on sale for only $13.99! I also found some other cute tops if you’re feeling festive this week!

Find my sweatshirt here! It’s only $13.99!

How cute is this blouse?! The hearts are so subtle, and this would be such a cute work to date night top. Find it here.

If you’re lucky enough to be in warmer temps this week, this cute t-shirt would be perfect for you! Find it here.

Not a fan of the typical red and pink for Valentine’s Day? Then this vintage sweatshirt is for you! Find it here.

If you are REALLY in the Valentine’s Day spirit, then this blouse is for you! Find it here!

Chic Ski Wear

If you guys were following along on our IG stories and feed last weekend, you know I took a weekend trip to a ski resort with my mom and sister for our mom’s birthday! A weekend getaway was definitely needed, and we had such a fun time!

After I posted this picture and some videos, I got so many questions about my ski wear! I bought my outfit a few years ago from Athleta, and after searching, they don’t have these exact pieces anymore. But I found some chic and trendy options below for your next weekend on the slopes!!

Goggles: Similar here // Gloves: Similar here

How chic is this jacket?? It comes in black, olive and grey, and a few colors are on sale! Find it here!

This jacket might not look warm, but the Primaloft Eco insulation will keep you warm on the slopes all day! Find it here!

These are the cutest ski pants! They are made for medium and high impact workouts in cold weather, so even though they aren’t like the normal thick and bulky pants, you’ll still be warm all day. If you’re worried they won’t be warm enough, wear a pair of leggings underneath and you’ll be good to go! Find them here!

And they come in black here!

Happy Thursday from TDV!

Beauty Edit: R+R Mask by Summer Fridays

This weekend, my sister and I took our mom to a ski resort to celebrate her birthday! We obviously indulged in lots of food, cocktails and outdoor activities all weekend. We had the best time, but between the winter cold, alcohol and not much sleep, my skin wasn’t too happy with me!

So after some much needed R+R on the slopes and at the resort, my skin needed the R+R mask from Summer Fridays!

The R+R mask is a face mask and face oil in one, and it’s exactly what my dull and dry skin needed after this weekend. The ingredients, including ground wild rose powder, which buffs away dead skin cells, and natural oils, including argan, sesame, avocado and grape seed oil (among others), left my skin feeling polished and it looked noticeably brighter. You can follow this mask with a moisturizer. I used my L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream, and my skin felt good as new! I’m definitely going to add this to my skincare routine, and alternate between this and the Fresh Sugar Face Polish on the days I exfoliate.

Check out the Summer Fridays R+R Mask here!

Work Style: Tory Burch Edit

Shirt: Tory Burch // Pants: Everlane

Business casual is my work style jam!! I like the “lady in charge” but “laid back” look. With that said, I love Tory Burch’s silk tops. They are EXTREMELY comfortable and don’t wrinkle easily. I also LOVE Everlane’s work pants. They are high rise and have a side zip. Again, very comfortable and easy to wash. I have them in almost every color.

Check out some of my favorite Tory Burch tops below!

Perfect Black Denim

I wrote a post earlier this week about the perfect pair of white denim, so I thought I’d also talk about my favorite black pair!

I generally don’t like to spend a lot of denim, and if I’m lusting after a particular pair of designer denim, I wait until it goes on sale. So when I tell you this black pair of GRLFRND denim is worth it, they’re DEFINITELY worth it!!

These jeans are high-waisted and are the perfect material. They suck in all the right places, but they are so comfortable. In my opinion, they’re perfect for women who are a little curvier on the bottom!

You can purchase them below from Net-a-Porter!

GRLFRND Denim High-Rise Skinny Jeans can be found here!

Perfect White Denim

Interesting fact to start the week: I have never been a fan of white denim. As a woman who has never had skinny legs or a small butt, white jeans just weren’t flattering on me. I either thought they made me look bigger than I was, or the material showed every imperfection.

Enter: Topshop White Denim!

I decided to order these Topshop Moto Jamie Jeans a few weeks ago before our trip to Fort Lauderdale last week. I wanted white denim to go with this pink top from Revolve and my Schutz heels. My plans for the outfit changed after I realized heels with 3 kids under 6 wasn’t going to happen lol! But regardless, these are the most flattering white jeans ever! The high waist is SO good, and the material is thick and flattering, with the right amount of stretch. It’s the best $70 I’ve spent in a while!

Moto Jamie Jean here.

Happy Monday from TDV!

PVC Sandals FTW!

For the last few years, PVC sandals and flip flops (or jellys as Ken likes to call them!) have been my go-to sandals for the pool and vacations. Not only are they comfortable, but they are very durable, especially in the water, sun and sand.

The pink pair I’m wearing in the below pic from our vacation this week are Valentino. While they aren’t cheap, I’ve had them for over 3 years and they still look new! I wear them all the time in summer and on vacations, so to me, they’re worth the price based on the cost per wear alone.

Check out some other cute options below!

I’ve been eyeing this color for a while now (I hope my husband is reading this because Valentine’s Day is coming up😉). You might as well take the plunge and buy these now before they go up in price again (they went up $50 within the last few years). I normally wear a 7-7.5 US, and I purchase this brand in a 38. Check them out here.

If you’re looking for a less expensive PVC flip flop, I would definitely recommend MELISSA. Most are under $60, and they have really cute styles and colors. They only come in whole sizes, so I purchase size 8. Buy these ones here.

These cute slides are the ones Ken is wearing in the photo above! They are Cat & Jack from Target, and they also come in pink. Get them here.

These are similar to the adult MELISSA flip flops above. They are MEL by MELISSA kids Harmonic Bow Flip Flops, and you can buy them here.

Pittsburgh Family Fun

Those that have been following along on our blogging journey know that Monica and I live in different cities…hence Two Different Views!😉 I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and have lived here all of my life, so naturally after having my daughter, Kennedy, I started doing some of the fun things around the city with her, that my parents did with me.

We live a lot closer to downtown now than I did growing up, so we definitely take advantage of all it has to offer. Whether you live in Pittsburgh or are visiting with your family, I rounded up a list of our favorite things to do to keep the little ones entertained!

Carnegie Museums and the Carnegie Science Center

The Carnegie museums and Science Center are great places for kids to learn, explore and let’s be honest, hopefully get out all of their energy and go to bed early!! Ken loves the dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum, and she’s even shown a little more interest in the art exhibits at the museums recently.

The Carnegie Science Center is another one of her favorite places to go, especially the SportsWorks side! They also have great members and non-member events throughout the year, like sleepovers and fun holiday events!

The Carnegie Museums and Science Center offer a yearly family membership option, and in my experience, it’s worth the price! You could go to the Science Center twice with your entire family and end up paying more for admission than the membership would cost. With the membership, you have access to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Find out more about the membership here!

Sporting Events

Ken loves sports, so we try to take her to Steelers, Penguins and Pirates games whenever we can! Most areas and sections of each stadium are very family friendly.

All of the teams do a great job at making sure the younger kids have fun, with kid-themed days, contests, and the occasional lap around the bases!

Seven Springs

We’ve taken Ken to Seven Springs Mountain Resort a few times within the last year, and I couldn’t be more glad that we did! We put her in the Tiny Tots’ ski lessons, because she had never skied before. Not only did we have the entire day (9am-3pm) to ski with the adults, but they taught her how to ski better than I could have in a few short hours. After her lessons, she came skiing with us, and I’m still blown away every time I watch this video! Find out more about the Tiny Tots’ lessons here.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Ken loves going to see plays, musicals and ballets! My mom took her to see her first ballet, Alice in Wonderland, when she was 5, and since then she’s been hooked. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust puts on great shows for kids throughout the year, and below are a few shows that are coming up.

Ken has the Andrea Beaty book “Ada Twist, Scientist” and this Rosie Revere, Engineer musical is based on another one of her books that focuses on the STEM curriculum. A musical that’s educational?? That’s a win-win! This is showing March 31, 2019 – April 7, 2019, and you can purchase tickets here.

My girlfriends and I saw Disney’s Newsies in Pittsburgh in 2017 as a mini bridal shower weekend for Moni! Did we care that we were 30-year-olds sitting next to a bunch of 10-year-olds watching a Disney Broadway show?? Absolutely not!! But this would be an amazing show to take your little ones to! It will be in Pittsburgh May 2, 2019 – May 12, 2019, and you can purchase tickets here.

I hope you guys can use this post to enjoy all that Pittsburgh has to offer!

Schutz Obsessed

This blog post is solely dedicated to one of my favorite shoe brands: Schutz!! Not only are there shoes well made, but they look more expensive than they actually are. They tend to run from about $170 and up, but they frequently have sales, so you’re sure to score a pair for under $100.

CI have a few styles of pumps, flats, high heel sandals and even flat sandals. All of them are comfortable, and in my opinion, well worth the price tag! Check out some great options by Schutz below!

I bought these last summer and wore them more than I would like to admit! They went with everything! Check them out here.

I love the detail on this classic pump. These can be found here.

I love this style, because they can easily be dressed up or down! These can be found here.

And they look so similar to these Manolo Blahnik’s!

And if you’re looking for a pop of color, they also come in beige and neon yellow!

Find them here.

Happy Thursday from TDV!