This post is sponsored by Zappos & Rockport – all opinions are my own.



A little over 6 months ago, we partnered with Rockport & Zappos...and they ended becoming such special photos because that was the day I went into labor! Now I'm super excited to work with them again, and Nico gets to be in the pictures with us! 

As you can see from the title, we are in Santa Monica!!!

 Gabe had a photography job in California so the whole family decided to tag along! It's so fun to explore the world with our little one! Traveling with our baby Nico has taught us to pack SMART.  I've learned to pack only what I need.  I used to bring as many shoes I could, now I'm happy with my pair of black booties and a pair of sneakers.

I mean, if you have been following me for a while you know I LOVE black boots. They are so easy to dress up or down; you can wear them with jeans or skirts; and during any season. To update my black booties, I got Rockport's Total Motion Valerie Luxe Boot. I loved the lateral zipper detail and the heel is only 3 inches- making it perfect to walk around but also feel oh-so-fabulous! They were the perfect pair to bring for the trip.

My husband, Gabe, loves sneakers and he wears them until the shoes "start walking by themselves" after so much use. Taking advantage of Zappos' fast free shipping and 365 return policy, I got the Rockport Colle Tie for him as a surprise.  And they were an instant hit! The premium leather gives them a dressier feel but Gabe says they are light and comfortable. They run a bit big so I suggest getting them half a size smaller.

We met with our friend Gara- who is also responsible for these awesome couple shots!
We walked around the pier, had lunch, and played a second at the arcade. 


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