Weekend Recap // Los Olivos, Toddler Edition

{Traveling isn’t a joke with this little cutie!}

We headed up to Los Olivos this weekend for a little wine tasting and exploring, with little miss in tow. It’s funny, the first time we came up here, post her arrival, she slept, in our carrier, as we relaxed sipping a little vino….. and while we’ve been up several times since, this time was a completely different experience… maybe it was our induction into #ToddlerLife, but let me tell you, this girl was all over the place. Yet, if there is anything I learned from the first year of motherhood, it’s that flexibility is key. So, while this trip was markedly different than previous ones, it was still worth it…. My new saying is that a day of wine tasting with a toddler beats a day at home with a toddler…. or, maybe just that a day away, no matter how different than it is from past experiences, beats a day at home…

So, as we head into a new week, I welcome new experiences and pray for a higher level of flexibility! Have a good one friends.

{Picked up a little kombucha at our favorite spot on the way up.}

{We found spots that were kiddo friendly and allowed her room to roam, and us to sip!}

{When little miss sleeps…..}

{Morning stroll to breakfast in our favorite cozies (leggings, pullover, beanie, Harper’s leggings)}

{Yummy frittata}

When we get home, I plan on making my favorite oatmeal bake for a quick, and healthy, morning option. And, since we will be welcoming some colder weather, I’m thinking about my favorite vegetable orzo soup too.

I grabbed a few last minute items for this upcoming trip including this crossover sweater (which I order in 1 size up), fringe cardigan, ruffle blouse, and this crochet tunic (I love it tied in front with my high waisted jeans)… oh, and I mentioned these platform shoes in last week’s weekend recap and ended up buying them for the trip. They’re super comfortable and run TTS…. and such a fun blush color for spring (even though we are in the middle of winter).

A few other everyday items that I am looking at include this open knit tunic (literally obsessed…. layer with a long sleeve tee underneath in the winter, and by itself in the spring), lace up cold shoulder option (I actually purchased it and sized up one, seems to run small), and these basic v-neck tees (I bought them last year and own them in grey, black, and white. They’re perfect for layering, a casual day, or even under a blazer for a more dressed up look.). I also love this tie front stripe tee, as well as this oversized option (pair them with any cardigan for a daytime option). I also think that sweatshirts are a great option as well, paired with a pair of distressed jeans, or layered with a favorite tunic. A few that I love right now include this option that has a side tie (and comes in a few colors), this open back option, and this velour pullover. I also love sleeveless sweater to layer under cardigans (one my favorites now comes in a rose color). These two are an investment, but excellent basics…. this black one, and this black option.

I also saw a few pairs of shoes that I absolutely love… this white flat (obsessed with the shape) and these slides…. both so cute and versatile.

There are also so many cute Valentine’s Day options for little miss… like this heart print romper, quilted roll cuff heart sweatshirt, red and white striped dress, and this floral dress.


  1. That place where you can drink wine while she roams looks so nice!

  2. Ok, I really want those Jeffrey Campbell Pointy Toe Flats. But, will you post how you style them? I am so bad at that and always get outfit ideas from you (and my purchases at Nordstrom have significantly increased since following you!)

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Aw thanks Missy! These are by far and away one of my favorite, and most versatile, pairs of shoes I own. They go with pretty much everything…. I wear them a lot with my jeans, and a simple sweater, or with jeans, a blouse, and a jacket…. I will be wearing them in both of this week’s fashion posts, so stay tuned. You can also browse through the fashion tab on the blog… they should pop up lots of times there! Let me know if you want any more tips!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Missy! I just reread this comment (looking at comments for an upcoming post) and realized I thought you were talking about a different shoe! I would wear these white one with distressed jeans and an oversized sweater…. or with a basic v-neck tee and longline cardigan. If you’re wanting to dress it up, I’d recommend a motto jacket too! I hope that helps, and again, sorry about the mix up!

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