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April 9th, 2014

orange is the new black

It’s no secret here at HOUSE of HARPER that I love orange, but did you know it is the color of the season? Here are a few of my top color crushes…

1. Mirror sunnies | 2. an orange lip | 3. a statement necklace | 4. a clutch with a pom-pom zipper |
5. a cotton trench jacket | 6. a carryall tote | 7. an easy breezy dress | 8. a fresh scent |
9. a seasonal iPhone case | 10. a pretty polish | 11. a springy sandal

More Color Crushes:


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April 8th, 2014

Yoana Baraschi DAYTONA GRID FROCK (3)
I love it when you find a perfect LBD that you know will become your go-to dress for any occasion. That is how I felt when I slipped into this LBD from designer Yoana Baraschi.  The woven fabric creates a flattering silhouette and a flirty structured skirt with just the right amount of texture.  I also love the shape in the bright orange  and white versions!

balenciaga white clutch

Yoana Baraschi DAYTONA GRID FROCK (4)
Yoana Baraschi DAYTONA GRID FROCK (2)

am Edelman Aubriana Woven BootiesPhotographed by Lydia Hudgens

Outfit details: dress: c/o Yoana Baraschi | clutch: Balenciaga (old, but newer version here) | shoes: Sam Edelman | necklace: KC Designs | watch: Rolex | bracelets: c/o Sarah Chloe

Other favorites from the designer:


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CATEGORY: outfits, style


April 7th, 2014

knoxs first solids (11)
Knox turned 6 months old this weekend and we started him on his first solid food… avocados, yuummm!

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We are doing Baby-Led Weaning with him.  Basically, the idea behind Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) is that babies start on solids from the start, no puree or spoon-feeding.  In short, the main benefits are as follows:

  • The baby will develop new abilities, including hand-eye coördination and chewing that doesn’t come from being spoon fed puree.
  • The baby will learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes since they are eating ‘adult’ food from day one.  No bland baby food or rice cereal.
  • The baby learns to participate in family meals right from the start.
  • As you are preparing new foods for yourself, the baby can experiment with new foods at his or her own pace.

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Knox’s first meal was more of a (messy) learning experience than anything. We are not sure how much he actually swallowed, but I think it’s safe to say he had fun!

knoxs first solids (2)
He wasn’t completely sure how this worked at first so it took a little help from Mom & Dad to get things going.

knoxs first solids (6)
Our plan is to start out with only veggies and then gradually start incorporating some fruit and whole grains.  We will add new foods every 3 days to make sure he doesn’t have any allergies. We plan to add in squash, green beans and sweet potatoes next (per a friend’s recommendation).

knoxs first solids (4)

Once you have tested a few foods, there is a cookbook with recipes that are appropriate for the baby and for the family so Mom (or Dad) only has to make one meal for the whole family.  No special baby food needed.

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Did anyone else try this? I would LOVE to hear your experience in the comments below!  Did you buy the cookbook, is it worth it?  Any good blogs out there to read for recipe ideas?

knoxs first solids (1)
After an eventful dinner, it was most definitely time for a bath!  (Our little piggy was still licking his fingers!)

A huge thank you to Stokke for the Stokke Steps, Knox loves it and it is so easy to clean!  Not to mention I love how it looks with the rest of our furniture. (You know, the important stuff.)


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CATEGORY: family, lifestyle

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