Blake Lively Makes Her Daughter Wear Ugly Shoes and You’ll Totally Understand Why
We may rarely get to see Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughters, but that doesn’t mean the proud parents aren’t totally willing to share plenty of super sweet deets with us. From the, er, interesting name Ryan had chosen for baby #2 to Blake’s adorable joke about her girls, we love hearing about their loving little family. Now, Blake has revealed that she makes her daughter wear ugly shoes, and while that may seem strange at first, when you find out the reason behind it, you’ll totally understand why.
“We were arguing over what shoes she gets to wear today,” Blake told E! while on red carpet for Michael Kors’ NYFW show, not surprising anyone who has every had (or even met) a stubborn toddler. The mama-of-two added, “She wanted to wear jellies, like strappy jellies. And I was like, ‘It’s 20 degrees outside. You can’t wear jellies.’ But she loves them.”
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So what does Blake make little James pop on? Well, the foot-wear that is often deemed one of the ugliest trends to ever hit our feet: Uggs. Loved by plenty and hated by just as many, Blake herself often slips on some Uggs (and has been doing so for years now), so it shouldn’t be surprising that she has her mini-me do the same.
But she does indulge her kiddo with a slick mom move. “’You wear Uggs when it’s 20 degrees, and when it’s warmer you can wear the strappy jellies.’ So, I put the jellies in my purse, so she could transition into them when she got indoors.” Well done, Mama!
Are you more of a jellies woman or an Uggs gal? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t E!; photos via Jamie McCarthy + Axelle/Bauer-Griffin + Stickman/Bauer-Griffin + Aby Baker + Ignat/Bauer-Griffin + James Devaney/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)