Our Favorite Children’s Books

Our Favorite Children's Books-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

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Today I thought I would do something a little different and share our favorite children’s books! Every night before bed we read Charlotte a book and she absolutely loves it. She’ll even turn the pages the right way which cracks me up, and then of course will promptly try to eat the book as well. It has been fun reliving some of our old favorites and also discovering some new ones too.

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar: This book is Charlotte’s number 1 favorite, and it’s so cute to see how her eyes light up whenever we take this book out.

2. The Pigeon Needs a Bath: For my baby shower, everyone brought a book instead of a card and wrote a message for Charlotte inside. My cousin bought this book, and it is so funny! We have a few other pigeon books, and I definitely recommend them.

3. Everything is Mama: I was hoping that this book by Jimmy Fallon would help Charlotte say Mama as her first word….I was wrong.

4. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada: Apparently this book by Jimmy Fallon works better than the Mama version. Charlotte’s first word was ‘Dada’ and she likes to say it over and over again whenever I say Mama. Regardless, this is a really cute book and I love anything by Jimmy Fallon!

5. Rocket Science for Babies: This is a series of engineering books for babies that my Mother-in-law found! My husband is an engineer, so he absolutely loves reading these books to Charlotte before bed. It’s pretty hilarious that she has all of these different books including Rocket Science for Babies.

What are your favorite children’s books?

Photo by GloryRoze Photography

A Striped Dress for Fall

This striped dress from J.Jill is the perfect dress to transition into Fall. It’s a little bit of a heavier weight, and has chambray detailing which I like and it makes the dress more unique. It’s perfect paired here with my lace-up sandals and straw bag while it’s still technically summer, but I can definitely see it paired with a pair of ankle boots and a leather bag for Fall. Do you have a striped dress for Fall?

A Striped Dress for Fall-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

c/o J.Jill striped dress | Kendra Scott necklace | Tory Burch bag | Lace-up sandals

A Striped Dress for Fall-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
A Striped Dress for Fall-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
A Striped Dress for Fall-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
A Striped Dress for Fall-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

Tuesday’s Cravings: Fall Fashion

Here are the items that I’m currently craving this week! This week’s wish list features Fall fashion finds that are all under $150. My favorite pieces are definitely the Old Navy field jacket in the camo print, and the draped trench coat from Express. I love layering in the Fall and these two jackets would definitely be great additions to my closet. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving? Tuesday's Cravings: Fall Fashion-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Express trench coat | Universal Thread chambray shirt | Old Navy field jacket |

Madewell striped tee | A New Day cardigan | Old Navy joggers

Travel Guide: Topsail Island

I’ve mentioned a few times this week that I recently went to Topsail Island, NC for a girls trip with Meghan and Glory, and it was a blast! Topsail Island is about 3 hours from where I live in Raleigh, which definitely means that you could make it into a day trip if you would like to. We left Raleigh at about 9 am and got there just in time for lunch which was ideal timing for us. I’m also crossing my fingers that Hurricane Florence doesn’t do too much damage to the coast and the eastern part of North Carolina. Sending all the positive vibes their way!

Here’s more about our trip:

1. Where to park

When we arrived we noticed that there was a lot of public parking in addition to public beach accesses throughout the island. We ended up driving down to Beach Shop & Grill for lunch, and we were lucky enough to find a parking spot in the lot right near there which was also right next to the public beach access. We definitely lucked out, and we decided this was a sign that it was going to be a good day!

Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

2. Where to have lunch

Meghan found Beach Shop & Grill when doing a little research about Topsail, and it was such a good find! It was a laid back restaurant with so many good things on the menu. I had a White Street Kolsch to drink (my favorite brewery near us!) and had the fish tacos with the homemade chips. I literally couldn’t stop talking about these chips for the rest of the day!

Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

3. Where to have dinner

The Bistro is hands down one of the best meals that I’ve had in a long time. It’s located on the water, and has such a gorgeous view of the boats passing by! The Bistro is a 4 time winner of The Wine Spectator’s ‘Award of Excellence’ so we were excited to start out the meal with a bottle of champagne from The Biltmore Estate. It was so delicious and refreshing!

When it came time for appetizers we had the baked pimento cheese dip, summer butterbean hummus, glazed carrots, and heirloom tomato salad. For our meals I had the mahi mahi with risotto, Glory had the cornmeal crusted catfish, and Meghan had the shrimp and grits. We all kept talking about how amazing our meals were, and I definitely ate the whole thing! We finished off dinner with their beignets which I’ve never actually had before. They were so delicious!

I was definitely impressed with the food at The Bistro, and also how beautiful everything was when it was plated. I love that Chef Bud uses local and seasonal ingredients, so it’s important to note that their menu does change daily. It’s definitely a must visit if you’re in Topsail Island, NC.

Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Travel Guide: Topsail Island-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Have you been to Topsail before?

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

Thanks to The Bistro and Tabletop Media for having us. All thoughts and opinions are my own.