BABY FASHION | Gray Baby Sweatshirt With Floral Elbow Pads

Mondays always call for a venti skinny iced caramel macchiato from Starbucks, if you know what I mean. In addition to that taste I crave, getting out of the house to do anything at all (even if it's errands) is always a great pick me up. And while the sun is shining this morning and there are no clouds in sight, it's still a little brisk so we're all set to head out in our warm, comfy clothes.

Scroll down to take a peek at Ava's comfy, casual, but oh-so-cute baby sweatshirt and baby skinny jeans she's rocking today. Those rose gold moccasins and a dainty pink baby bow are just the perfect accessories. And just wait until you see the floral detail....ahh I'm in love! If you see something you just have to have for your baby;s wardrobe, just click on the links below and thy wil take you right to where you can click "purchase."

Gray Sweatshirt with Floral Print Elbow Pads | Brooklynn & Grey
Pink Dainty Baby Bow | Sweet Pea and Things
Maroon Baby Skinny Jeans | Old Navy
Rose Gold Baby Moccasins | Freshly Picked

BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins
BABY FASHION - gray baby sweatshirt with floral elbow pads, maroon baby skinny jeans, rose gold baby moccasins

BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress

Today is Ava's 10 month birthday and the sun is finally shining. We've got a gorgeous Saturday ahead of us. We've been cooped up in this house for weeks now (where did all of that rain come from??) so we're excited to head out and explore!

And most importantly, we're actually going to put some real clothes on today and not stay in our pajamas all day long.

Ava's wearing the most adorable long sleeved dress from Brooklynn & Grey. Long sleeves since it's still a little chilly this morning but oh-so-darling. We can dress it up or dress it down and it's just perfect for any occasion. If you love it, just click on the item name below and it will take you right to where you can find it!

Pink Vintage Floral Dress | Brooklynn & Grey
Floppy Hat | Target
Shoes | Old Navy

BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress
BABY FASHION | A Pink Vintage Floral Baby Tunic Dress

NEWBORN PHOTOS | How Miss Ava Sue got her name

Oh the act of baby naming. The struggle is real -- like very real.

I wanted a unique baby name, a name that we had never heard before. I wanted a name that didn't sound over-the-top made up but that she wouldn't have to use her last initial in school every year, because there were other students with her same name. I loved the names Blakely and Tinsley and Makenna.

My husband wanted a traditional baby name. A name that "didn't sound made up...a 'normal' name."

Naming a boy would've been a whole lot easier since my husband is a Jr. but with our little princess on the way, the struggle was real (and not too fun).

And we finally agreed on Makenna.

He loved it, I loved it and that was our baby girl's name.

Once that was official and agreed upon, we started talking to her and calling her by her name, as any parents would. You know, through my belly.

"We love you Makenna." "Sleep tight Makenna." "Mommy would appreciate if you stopped constantly kicking her in the right rib, Makenna."

You know, usual stuff you talk to your baby about when they're still inside of you.

Well let me tell you this, she was NOT a Makenna. I'm pretty sure we used the name a maximum of 4 times, maybe for a total of one hour and we just knew that that was NOT our baby girl's name. It was kind of crazy -- we both just knew that we had chosen the wrong name and so, it began again.

And then the name Ava came along and we both loved it -- It was unique enough for me and traditional enough for him. We could see her as an adult being called Ava and if went perfectly with her middle name (more about that in a second).

Ava it is. And we loved it.

Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby

As it turns out, every little girl is being named Ava these days so unfortunately, I drew the short end of the stick on that one. Yep, Ava has been on the Top 5 list since 2008, I believe?

Oh well, we loved it and that fit our little girl perfectly.

Now as you all know, her middle name is Sue. (Talk about the easiest name in the world to learn how to spell - Ava Sue).

My grandma's middle name is Sue, my mom's name was Sue, my middle name is Sue. It's a family name and I wanted to keep it in the family. And crazy enough, my Mother in Law's middle name is also Sue! I mean, what are the chances??

And yes, I'll take it one step further -- My future sister-in-law's middle name is Suzanne.

I kid you not.

So of course, she just had to be a Sue.

Ava Sue Hallak it is and it couldn't be more perfect for her.

And just so you can get your baby fix, here are some darling newborn photos of her when she was just one week old, taken by Bleudog Fotography.


Now I want to hear how all of you named your babies -- Family name? A name you just loved? How did you two agree? Did the in laws have any input/try to give their input?

Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby
Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby
Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby
Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby
Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby
Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby
Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby
Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby
Newborn Baby Girl Photos - Unique Baby Girl Names - Traditional Baby Girl Names - Naming Your Baby