C H L O É I N T H E C I T Y

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First trip as a family of three officially in the books! We took Chloé James to the city, it’s one of our very favorite places! Nothing really compares to New York City!

When booking this trip, Chase and I thought carefully about what we’d be doing and where we’d be staying in the city with a 2 month old baby girl! (We didn’t want her getting sick or too hot!) We found the PERFECT hotel to stay at though, the Intercontinental Barclay! It’s right on the line of being in mid town & the upper east side, so CLEAN! Our room was spacious and big! Much bigger than any room we’ve ever stayed in while in the city! (It was really clean and smelled amazing too!) The Intercontinental Barclay had a beautiful, spacious lobby with food right off to the side, a continental breakfast with all the options, and an enormous crystal chandelier that Chloé James loved to gaze at! (It was so cute!) The staff was incredibly helpful and so so kind! They always said hello to Chloé, helped us with our bags & stroller, and even got the elevator for us! (Talk about going the extra mile!) This hotel is also dog friendly! We thought about bringing PG with us but ultimately opted out considering it was our first time flying and traveling with a baby!

I’m not even going to lie to you guys.. I miss their bathroom! It was so beautiful! It had the prettiest sink, marble countertops, the cutest subway tile, and a mirror perfectly lit to get glammed up! #TakeMeBack! If you’re wanting to visit the city, Chase & I both highly recommend this hotel! Between the incredible staff, perfect location, and spacious suite, it was a 10/10 for us Happily Ever Allens!

Seeing Chloé in the city was honestly the cutest thing ever! You don’t see many babies in New York, so everyone who saw her lit up and smiled! She brought joy to so many New Yorkers! Chloé enjoyed Central Park, soho, the Brooklyn bridge, cab rides, lots of naps, and of course her stay at the Intercontinental Barclay! She also brought some zzz’s to the city that never sleeps! Poor baby girl was so tired! She’s little enough that she can snooze anywhere right now so Chase & I lucked out!

Where should we go next?! Drop a comment below!

Thanks for looking in our first trip as a family of 3! <3 If you want our full NYC HACKS & TRAVEL GUIDE, click HERE! We have previous blog post that we still swear by! xx

B E’ B E’

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Guys, WE MADE DIS! <3 Baby Allen coming early June! We could not be more excited!!!! 

We had our first doctors appointment yesterday and everything went great! The doctor told us we’re 9 weeks along and all looks well! We were able to see the heartbeat which was absolutely incredible! Chase even started tearing up a bit, he’s already the best dad!

Truth be told, Chase has been ready to be a dad since the day we met! It was me that needed more time! I’ve always been terrified of giving birth and all the pain/complications that may come along with it, but this past year they’ve all faded away and I’ve felt strong and SO READY to start this journey! 

I’ve been pretty sick the last 2 months, but I can’t complain! I know so many women who have it 100 times worse than I do! So I’m extremely grateful and counting my blessings! (Also, shout out to all you working moms! I work from home and have been struggling SO BAD! I have a whole new appreciation for working women + moms. You ladies are the real MVPs!) 

My diet has changed so much in the last two months! I used to love eating healthy foods like spinach, avocado, broccoli, berries, and fish! Now I’m living off of sugared cereal and gluten free pizza! That’s about all that sounds good/doesn’t make me gag! I’m hoping in a couple weeks once we’re out of the first trimester, things start getting back to normal! 

Aside from my diet completely changing, some of the biggest challenges/changes I’ve experienced are constantly being tired/not sleeping well at night, and being “backed up.” It takes me days on end before I’m able to go to the bathroom! It’s awful. Nothing makes me feel more sick! TMI I know, but I wanted to share this in case anyone has some tips or tricks for me! If you do, PLZ SEND EM MY WAY!!!! <3 

 

We’ve had a lot of questions asking if this was planned and the answer is, kind of! We wanted to start trying this October, so we were truly over the moon when we found out! It was such a happy day! Neither of us really believed our eyes! We took 3 preganacy tests before we believed we’re actually pregnant! I always thought I’d tell Chase in a really cute and creative way that we’re pregnant, but it just didn’t turn out that way! Same with our family! We wanted to tell them all in a cute way, but it just didn’t happen! (SORRY FAM!) 

We’ve also been asked if we think it’s a boy or a girl! If we could choose, we’d love a boy first, but I have a hunch it’s a girl! And honestly, either way, we will be so so happy! Just hoping the baby is healthy, nothing else matters! We have names picked out for both genders, but we’ve been referring to the baby as “squish” and “chickie nug.” <3

 

Taking these pictures at the beach and visiting the doctor yesterday made everything feel so REAL. There’s been so much love felt, especially in these moments!  

 

So little “squish,” here’s to YOU! We are so excited to be your mommy and daddy! You are already SO LOVED and we can’t wait to meet you!  

xx| Mum & Dad

B U R R O W

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Couch // Light (similar) // Coffee Table (similar // Rug (similar) // Coffe Table Book

Ever since we started building our home,  we’ve been on the hunt for the best furniture we can possibly find! (We’re officially all things house obsessed!)  

We scored when we found this beautiful modern couch from Burrow! We ordered this couch recently and it was shipped to our house in no time! Our Burrow was easy to set up, it’s comfortable, durable, and dang affordable! (They also offer financing on it through affirm!)

The thing we love very most about Burrows couches is you can easily switch the chaise to either end of the couch, and add or takeaway pieces! We haven’t found many couches like this on the market! You always have to select which side the chaise is on, but not with Burrow! This is perfect for us while we’re in the transitional stage of building and adding to our home collection!

We went with their Chaise King Sofa model and highly recommend it! In fact, we’re thibking about adding an arm chair and ottoman to complete the collection! 

Burrows come in a handful of sizes and shades, and there’s a few different options to tweek them to your ideal perfection! (Like the color of the legs, height on arm rests, etc!) We are excited to play around with this couch in our new home and see which way will look and fit best! 

Thanks for tuning in guys! Now, excuse us while we get our Netflix and chill on! xx

P.s. You can shop items we love for home down below! (Some of these we have already purchased! Any guesses on which ones?!) Simply click on a picture to shop an item! 

S O. U T

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Cream Romper // Colorful Striped Dress // Gingham Dress // Navy Blue Dress // Graphic Tee // Denim Shorts // Bandana // Red + Pink Tassle Earrings // Blue + Green Tassle Earrings // Necklace // Sandals // Scalloped Espadrilles // Converse // Green Handbag // Mini Backpack // Wooden Bag // Self Tanner

Your personal guide to southern Utah is HERE! <3 We’re letting you know the best places to stay, where to find the best grub, what to pack, what activities to do, and all the other goods you need to know!  ENJOY GUYS! xx

Stay: Our favorite places to stay are Entrada, Inn on the Cliff, Sports Village, or Las Palmas! Entrada is our favorite, but it’s also the priciest! We recommend Entrada for a special occasion or romantic getaway! For something family & budget friendly we recommend Sports Village or Las Palmas!  

Eat: There’s definitely more chains in this area than most, but a few of the locally owned spots are beyond drool worthy! Our favorites are Anasazi Grill, the restaurant at The Inn on the Cliff, Pizza + Pasta Factory, Poncho Leftys, Freddy’s, Croshaw Pies, & 25 Main!

Pack: Light, airy, & comfy clothing is the only way to go in Southern Utah! It’s so dang hot, you have to dress accordingly! I did some shopping before we left at Vici Collection and got everything for my trip from clothes to accessories from their store! Everything was under $50.00, and I used my discount code BRIT20 to get 20% off my entire purchase! Vici had some super cute graphic tees and light weight tee shirts, tons of beautiful airy dresses, swim cover ups, rompers, denim shorts, sandals, the whole she-bang! 10/10 would recommend checking Vici Collection out before you head of town/need a new outfit for something! <3 We also recommend packing sunscreen, a swimsuit, & some hiking clothes & shoes! 

Play: Southern Utah Is jam packed with activities, but you have to get outdoors! Our favorite things to do are hike at Zions, (angels landing is our favorite hike) visit Dixie rock, (get to the beautiful red rock with no hiking at all) golf, (our favorite courses are Coral Canyon, Entrada, and Sandhallow) visit Pine Valley, Snow Canyon state park, visit Towne Square Park, (splash pad & carousel for kids) swim/boat, (local pool or Sandhallow) Helicopter rides over Zion, Veyo pool, & play pickle ball or tennis! (There are courts everywhere!)

Need to know(s): If you stay at any of the resorts listed above, you’ll be about an hour and a half out of Las Vegas! If you want to shop, go straight to Vegas! Southern Utah has horrible shopping.  

Usually Southern Utah is fairly warm in the winter, but it’s been getting snow the last few years! If you want to hit the outdoor stuff, go before December!  

There’s a billion more things to do here (especially when it comes to hiking) but in this post we wanted to give you everything. Not just the hikes! However, if you’re wanting a full blown hiking experience, we recommend staying in Zion and looking up some of the hikes to see what’s best for you/your family! 

If you guys have any questions about vacationing in Southern Utah, shoot us an email! Or if you have something to add to this list that you love, leave a comment below! We’d love to add to this list! <3 

We hope you all enjoyed this post! Thanks for the love guys! xx

 

 

S O L E O H A’

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Yellow Sandals // Red Mules // Tan Fringe Heels // Teal Flats // Nude Wedges // Cognac Bag // Straw Beach Tote // Sun Hat

SOLEOHA beautiful people! Soleoha is basically “Aloha” but when you’re Sole Society obsessed! (; Today I’m SOO excited to share my fashion travel guide for the tropics, starting with the real MVPs, Sole Society shoes!

I kid you not, I’ve worn a pair of Sole Society’s shoes ERRE SINGLE DAY here! (They work with everything and are so dang cute!) If you aren’t familiar with Sole Society, let me give you the run down! Sole Society is a footwear company that produces trendy, fashion forward, high quality, and affordable shoes + accessories! I’ve shopped with them for years! You can find them online on their website Solesociety.Com!

Before heading out the the Hawaiian islands, I knew my swim + shoe game needed to be on point! Swim for obvious reasons, but shoes were just as important to me! There’s a lot of walking to be done here, and I knew my feet would be killing me if I wasn’t wearing supportive sandals! I also wanted shoes that wouldn’t hurt when sand got into them. Sometimes the sand can get caught between your skin and your shoe, and after a few rubs it can cut your skin up! These shoes handled the walking & sand like champions! I give them a 10/10 for function, durability, and over all look!

I snagged a couple of colorful pairs to wear to the beach, a few neutral pairs to wear around town, and a heel to wear out on a date with Chase! They were beyond perfect! I also ordered a beach bag, a carry on for my flight, and a hat to help keep the sun off of my face! Everything I wore received compliments all day long! (It was kinda cute actually hahaa!)

Out of all the things I packed on this tropical trip, these shoes were by far the most important! (Ok, sunscreen, then shoes!) If you’re headed out on a holiday, or doing anything that involves a lot of walking I HIGHLY recommend shopping for shoes at Sole Society! We spend a lot of time in our shoes everyday, so to me, it’s a no brainer to invest in a few good pairs! Don’t let your shoes hold you back, run freely with Sole Society! <3

Thanks for stopping by today lovelies! Love you all!

P.s. I’ll be doing a swimsuit guide + Hawaii travel guide later this week! Stay tuned loves! xx

T H E E X P E' R I E N C E

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Dress // Heels // Handbag // Necklace // Earrings // Photog: Ty French

I'm feeling a little sad putting together todays post ): this is my fourth and final fashion week look! Aka no more beautiful New York pictures! I hope you all have enjoyed them as much as I have! 

For those of you sending dm's/emails about my fashion week looks, they are all from Vici Collection! (Including this dress!) If you like their clothing as much as I do, take advantage of my discount code! Enter "BRIT20" at checkout! <3  

Ok, let's get into fashion week! (Finally!!!!) I received hundreds of questions regarding NYFW, so here are your answers! 

Fashion Week happens twice a year in NYC. Once in February, and once in September! All the designers are showing their upcoming seasons collection! (So the looks you saw on my ig stories will all be arriving spring & summer 2018!)  

Fashion Week isn't exactly something you can buy your way into.. you have to be invited. There are certain events and shows you can purchase tickets to attend, but the big ones are invite only! It's considered an honor to attend Fashion Week, and an even bigger honor to sit front row! You can find your favorite blogger, actor, reality tv star, singer, or model sitting in these seats! 

Chase and I were invited to a handful of shows, but tried to pick and choose our best ones! Fashion Week used to be held at one location, (when it was sponsored by Mercedes Benz) but now every designer/show/event/presentation gets their own venue.. making it impossible to attend everything!.. Especially with the city traffic/trying to find your way around!) 

We attended the Banana Republic show, the Leanne Marshall Show, the Jarel Zhang show, the Negris Lebrum show, the Uncommon James & Chinese Laundry presentation, the Veronica Beard presentation, a private Lulus event, and a private NYFW dinner. All of the lines were INCREDIBLE! Seriously.. I wanted to buy everything I saw! 

The trends I noticed most for SS18 were yellows, flowy dresses, bold stripes, straw bags, and one shoulder cut outs! Obviously there's a million more, but these were the ones I saw at every show! (So if you are already shopping for warmer weather, any of these are a shoe-in!) 

I got asked what my favorite thing about fashion week was.. and for me this year it wasn't the shows!... I REALLY enjoyed the Fashion Week dinner I attended! There were a bunch of amazing influencers there and it was so cool to chat about work, where we're at, what we do, what our goals our, and Fashion Week! Honestly, it was a night I'll never forget!

For shows, my favorite was Leanne Marshall! Their designs were jaw dropping.. Leanne Marshalls runway show was in a venue that had multiple runways. (Kind of like the old Mercedes Benz Fashion Week tents!) It also held some of the sponsors for fashion week such as Tresseme & E News! The sponsor booths are fun place to go hang out while waiting for other shows! You can have your hair done, take cool pictures, meet other people on the industry, and more! This space felt the most like my previous Fashion Week experience so I loved it! It felt familiar and like home! 

We've been asked if we're planning on attending Fashion Week this February, and I'm not sure yet! We would LOVE TO obviously, but we're not positive just yet!  

Another question I got asked a lot was when are the looks open to the public. And the answer is RIGHT NOW! There's an app called NYFW that anyone can download and right after a show the looks are uploaded to the app for the public to see! You can search by designer, time, or trend! (I'm not positive but I think it works the same way for London Washion Week which is happening RIGHT NOW! So if you want to see the Tommy Show.. it's there!) 

I know I'm leaving a bunch of you questions unanswered.. (sorry guys!) So if I skipped yours, leave a comment below and I'll answer back!  

Thanks for tuning in to our NYFW experience! Until next time! xx

F U M E' E

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Dress // Sandals // Tote // Necklace // Earrings // Self Tanner // Photog: Ty French

Happy Friday from the city! <3 

This striped wrap dress from Vici Collection is/was my second look for New York Fashion Week! The city can be extremely humid, so this light weight dress + sandals were exactly what I needed while running around the city! 

The wrap trend is seriously my FAVORITE right now. It's flattering on every body type and brings a feminine touch to your outfit. I saw a handful of wrap dresses + tops on the runways this past week, so I can garuntee if you get one now, it will still be trending next season! Vici has TONS of cute wrap dresses + tops online if you want to shop around for some! <3 Also, you can find this dress in smaller sizes HERE

Have a lovely weekend everyone! xx  

 

 

T A X I C A B

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Top // Denim // Boots // Hat // Handbag // Black Diamond Necklace // Gold Pendant Necklace // Ring // Photog: Ty French 

Found a little apple in the big apple (; New York Fashion Week has been phenomenal, as always! NYFW ended yesterday, but Chase and I are here until the weekend to fully soak in this magical city.  

This outfit was my day 1 look! A little spunk, but not over the top! A lot of the looks/street style pictures you see from NYFW are crazy/insane! Super fun, vibrant outfits, but not realistic for day to day wear. (Unless you're Rihanna, then its casual hahaa.) All of the looks I packed & wore are outfits I felt comfortable in and LOVE! I did 99% of my shopping for Fashion Week online at Vici Collection! Wether I was on the street, attending a show, or at an event, all of my Vici outfits were complimented, comfortable, fashionable, and stunning! 

I know I've said this 5 million times, but you really NEED to check out Vici Collection! They're offering my followers 20% off their entire purchase with code "BRIT20" at checkout! 

Well babes, I've gotta jet! So much to do, so little time! (Follow my adventures today on my ig stories if you'd like! @HappilyEverAllen!) Thanks for stopping by loves! xx

P.s. I promise I'll be answering all your Fashion Week questions in the next post or two! Stay tuned!

S T E I N E R I K S E N

Hey MTV, welcome to our crib! Well, our weekend crib! The last few days we had the opportunity to play & stay at one of our favorite hotels in Utah, Stein Eriksen Lodge! If you haven't been to Stein Eriksen, you're truly missing out! (And hopefully we can give you a taste of what you're missin!)    

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Checked in

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Checked out (; 

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Stein Eriksen is a 5-Star resort located in our favorite place, Park City Utah! As you can see, it has the most beautiful views and surroundings, including the rooms! It feels like your in the middle of Norway while roaming the grounds at this beautiful mountain resort! 

While we were here we tried out everything Stein Eriksen has to offer! A beautiful pool, 24 hour room service, the award winning Glitretind restaurant, Utahs only 5-Star spa, and easy "in & out" access to Deer Valley ski resort!

Everything was absolutely phenomenal! (Including the staff! We fell in love with them!)

The pool was incredible, the food was TO DIE FOR, the spa was relaxing & therapeutic, (and gorgeous) and the in & out access at Deer Valley was amazing! (It may not be ski season, but it is perfect weather for mountain biking!)  

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Pool Goals

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Fire place at the pool

Fire place at the pool

All organic pool side snack &lt;3

All organic pool side snack <3

Catching air at Deer Valley! Right in the back yard of Stein Eriksen!&nbsp;

Catching air at Deer Valley! Right in the back yard of Stein Eriksen! 

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To the Spa <3

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Relaxation Room <3

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Hot Tub = Heaven

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Sauna  

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Steam Shower

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Cold Plunge!  

If you've never been to a spa, you NEED to try it out! We LOVE THEM & love what they do for you! Spas destress, and detoxify you! They can make your skin glow, and clear your sinuses as well! If you're working on your body, try the "Hydra-Shock" treatment! You do 3, 10 minute hot treatments (the sauna, the hot tub, and the steam shower) and between each one, submerge yourself in the cold pool for 30 seconds! Putting your body into shock like that is amazing for you! Not only will it relax, de-stress, and detoxify you, BUT it will burn 1000 calories! Sounds crazy, but it works! This is by far my favorite thing to do at the spa! They also offer massages, facials, & couples treatments! 

Our room was perfection! Perfect size, beautiful view out on the deck, every tv station imaginable, stunning bathroom, and tub big enough to swim in! We did NOT want to leave! 

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Breakfast on the deck accompanied by house made chocolates <3

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Restaurant Deck <3  

 

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Right outside the banquet rooms! Stein Eriksen hosts events of all kinds! 

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Something exciting is happening at Stein right now, and I can hardly wait for it! They're EXPANDING! More to love is on its way! Entertainment CenterCoffee BarPool Lounge ExpansionFamily PoolExpanded Ski Locker RoomsExpanded Outdoor Plaza Event Space, & Theater Room

A few things I didn't get pictures of that Stein Eriksen has to offer is their on site activities for children, child care, a shuttle that takes you around Park City, gift shops, and a beautiful gym!

If you're dying to stay, book now! Stein Eriksen has some amazing deals going on! Their "Taste of Summer" includes your choice of a 3 course dinner or Park Citys award winning Sunday brunch! There is also a "book 2 nights get your 3rd free," and some other special packages for mountain bikers, skiers, and golfers! 

We HIGHLY recommend staying here and know you'll love it as much as we do! 

Thanks for checking out our crib MTV (; until next time! xx|HEA

 Stein Eriksen // Her Swimsuit // Her Cover Up // Her Pool Bag // Her Cardigan // Her Striped Tee // Her Jeans // Photog: Gabe Johnson