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.

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Headbands for Spring

This just in: Fashion insiders proclaim headbands are back for Spring ’19!! Let us all rejoice fellow Blair Waldorf lovers!! I’ve been a collector of headbands through my day. Luckily, I never got rid of any of them! I am officially ready for the spring trend. See my favorite new “Blair” inspired bands below.

Headband: Cara // Sweater: Tory Burch // Tank: Aritzia // Jeans: Madewell

All About the Outlets

When we decided to take a mini vacation in January, I knew I had to get some new clothes for Ken, because she grew out of everything from last summer. Well it turns out, that was much more difficult than I expected! In December and early January, finding inexpensive summer clothes for kids was extremely difficult, even online. There were some options online, but everything seemed to be sold out in her size. So I turned to the outlets!

I ended up finding some great summer options at the outlets by us, so I was so happy we stopped there. I got Ken a Ralph Lauren Polo dress for $15, and the below pair of Joe’s Jean shorts for only $13!

Embroidered shorts: Joe’s Jeans from Saks Off 5th

Some of the outlets where I found great kids options are below!

You can find so many summer kids options at Saks Off 5th!

Nordstrom Rack has some cute summer clothing and shoe options for kids!

I started shopping for Ken’s clothes for vacation in December, and H&M had some cute options at their outlet store. Since then, they launched their spring preview for kids, and includes some summer getaway styles!

Yes, I know Target isn’t an outlet store, but I got all of Ken’s sandals and flip flops from here, so I couldn’t leave them out!!

Happy Monday from TDV!

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!