Friday Five

Friday Five-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Happy Friday! This week went by so quickly, and I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already next week! We are still finalizing our plans, but I’m definitely looking forward to spending time with family. Here are some favorite moments from this week:

Charlotte turned 11 months old on Tuesday which I can hardly believe! How in the world is she almost 1?! I shared some of her favorite items in this post yesterday, and we recently got this plate and it has been a game changer. Meal time is insanely messy around our house and it definitely helps control the mess.

I’m heading to Winston-Salem this weekend with Meghan and Glory! We last visited when I was pregnant and you can see the blog posts here, here and here. I’m so excited to go back and visit some new spots, and I know it’s always going to be a good time when I’m with these ladies. Make sure you follow along on my Instagram stories to see what we are up to (@akeeleywhite)!

I made a big dinner last night so that Robert would have enough leftovers to eat while I’m away. I made this recipe that I discovered from my friend Caroline. It tastes just like stuffing, but it’s definitely a lot better for you!

I placed a big Old Navy order when they were having their friends and family sale. Old Navy is definitely my favorite place to shop right now because everything is insanely cute and very affordable. I’ll be wearing this top this weekend which is perfect for the holidays!

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Charlotte’s Favorite Things: 11 Months

I last shared some of Charlotte’s favorite things when she was 7 months old here.  Our most used products have changed since then so I thought I would share an update! All of these items can be found on Amazon:

I recently bought this jumper after Charlotte kept trying to jump around in her walker and activity center. She won’t stay in it for very long, but when she does she jumps around like crazy and giggles!

We also have 3 different versions of this bib and it is seriously the best. Not only are they really fun, but it’s perfect to catch all of the food now that she is feeding herself. I always keep one in her diaper bag, and then we just use the other two on rotation at home.

We also really love this sippy cup the most out of all the different ones that we own, and we bring it with us whenever we are on the go.

I just picked up this The Hungry Caterpillar book recently since I knew that we were going to be in the car for a little bit going to visit Charlotte’s Grandparents. It kept her busy for over an hour which was a miracle! She is in love with it and all of the flaps that it has.

I also think that the most used item that we have right now is this shopping cart and high chair cover. I always keep it in the diaper bag and we use it whenever we go to restaurants, to Target, and even to the park when Charlotte swings. It’s seriously the best and has a little crinkle book attached.

Lastly, we just got this playpen about a month ago and it is a game changer. Charlotte is constantly on the go now and is always getting into all sorts of trouble. This keeps her contained for a little while, and she loves pulling up to stand on it too.  Charlotte's Favorite Things: 11 Months-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Jumper | Bib | Sippy cup | The Hungry Caterpillar book | Shopping cart and high chair cover | Playpen

24 Hours in North Hills

I recently had a staycation in North Hills with Meghan, Courtney, and Glory! It is honestly my favorite area in Raleigh, and it is constantly growing and evolving which means there is so much to explore and so much to do. Here’s the ultimate guide for how to spend 24 hours in North Hills with your girlfriends:

Where to Stay:

We started off our staycation by checking into the AC Hotel. I last stayed at the AC Hotel when Robert and I had a mini babymoon before Charlotte was born. It’s such a gorgeous hotel with a very modern feel which I really love! It was honestly so nice to get a good night sleep in a comfortable bed, and their rain shower is the perfect way to relax too. We hung out in our room for a little bit and got ready before heading up to Level7 for happy hour! The best part of this hotel though is the central location and the fact that we were able to walk everywhere.

24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Where to Go for Happy Hour:

You last saw Level7 here for our Galentine’s Day Party, and I was definitely excited to go back for a drink and appetizers before dinner! I ordered a glass of rosé, and we shared their cheese ravioli, cheese plate, and the Margherita flatbread. Level7 also has a rooftop which definitely makes it the ideal spot to go for happy hour! Side note: we also loved this spot so much that we actually went back after dinner too.

24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Where to Have Dinner:

After Level7 we went across the street to The Capital Grille. This was my first time at The Capital Grille and I was honestly blown away! We started out by looking at the wine list on a tablet that had full descriptions which was so helpful, and the service there was outstanding. I’m a pescatarian and Courtney is a vegetarian, and they had really great selections for us which was definitely appreciated! I had the scallops for dinner and they did not disappoint, and their burrata and tomato salad was amazing too. My favorite part of our meal though was definitely the dessert! We ordered one of almost everything, and the cheesecake was out of this world.

24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Where to Go for Breakfast:

The next morning, we stopped by Happy + Hale for breakfast before doing some shopping. Meghan and I last went to Happy + Hale over the summer (you can see it here), and I was excited to go back and try it out again! Meghan and Courtney had the avocado toast, Glory had the poke bowl, and I had the breakfast wrap. It was definitely the fuel that we needed for an afternoon of shopping.

24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Where to Shop:

North Hills has quite the variety of shops and we were so excited to check out some favorites, and also some new shops as well. Our first stop was Copper Penny and I loved absolutely everything! It’s such a gorgeous store at a really great price point, and they also carry a lot of my favorite brands which was really perfect too. I was definitely drawn to their selection of vests when we stopped in that afternoon, and I love these two different ones that I tried on here.

24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
After Copper Penny we stopped by Kendra Scott. Kendra Scott is hands down my favorite place to shop for jewelry right now. I wore a pair of earrings by Kendra Scott the night before (I’ll be sharing more details on my outfit soon), and I was excited to check out the rest of their winter collection in person.

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24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

After Kendra Scott our last stop was South Moon Under. This was my first time visiting South Moon Under and I loved their selection of trendy pieces! They also carry Free People and Z Supply which are two of my favorite brands right now. I was really drawn to their cozy pieces and these two tops are definitely on my wish list.

24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
24 Hours in North Hills-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Thank you to Tabletop Media, AC Hotel, Level7, The Capital Grille, Happy + Hale, Copper Penny, and Kendra Scott for having us!  This post is sponsored by North Hills, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

Tuesday’s Cravings: Comfort

Here are the items that I’m currently craving this week featuring all items that have to do with comfort! Comfort is key for me these days, and I honestly can’t remember the last time that I wore a pair of heels which I kind of love. Instead of heels, I’ve been all about leopard flats lately and I really love this pair from Target. They would look so great with this turtleneck sweater from H&M and this denim jacket that is also from H&M. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?

Tuesday's Cravings: Comfort-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

H&M turtleneck sweater | MZ Wallace quilted tote | Target joggers

H&M denim jacket | Loft dolman tee | Target leopard loafers

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