LISHAI TURNS ONE

Over the weekend we celebrated Lishai’s first birthday! I’m really trying to savor these last moments of having a little baby as she is growing so fast. She is starting to walk and take a few steps, still not more than just a few but she gets back up after every fall and I know she will be running around in no time. It is always so bitter sweet when the kids have birthdays, the years fly by so fast and I just want to freeze time and have little babies crawling around and tiny hands wrapped around my legs forever. I still remember every little detail about the day she was born, all the excitement, scary, beautiful, overwhelming feelings that came along with suddenly being a mom of three. I love you my sweet little Lishai to the moon and back, and I’m so proud you have chosen me to be your mother .

SPRING IS HERE!

Stripes top: & other stories Knit: Zara Hat: Lack of colors Home decor: Home goods

Spring is officially here! woohoo! How exciting is the change of a fresh new season, especially spring with the warmer weather and beautiful blooms. Although today’s weather isn’t even close to spring temperatures, it still feels nice to know we’ve officially survived our first winter in New York. It isn’t easy to entertain 3 kids indoors for months, I can’t wait for long sunny days outside with my babies; tee shirts, sandals and bike rides are definitely more fun with kids! On another note, how pretty is this striped top, I love hoe it is so colorful and detailed but at the same time still remains minimal and monochromed just like I like it! Happy first day of spring my friends and thanks for stopping by! xx,

Riv

PURIM 2017

As I was saying in my previous post, Purim was right around the corner and we all had no costume at all. I thought it would be so sad if we didn’t get dressed up this year so I dug into my fabric boxes and pulled out a long black piece of fabric the I originally used in Israel for the Sukkah walls. I thought it was quite amazing how this piece of fabric traveled all the way from Israel to America and was used from one holiday to another. A few hours of work and all 5 of us had matching Batman costumes! The kids had a blast trying to get their cape fly behind and I was thrilled we got this right again! To those who celebrate, I hope you guys had a great Purim and thanks for your tips on my previous post. xx

Riv

 

PURIM- BACK IN TIME

Costumes made by me

Hey guys! Purim- the Jewish holiday, where we all get dressed up is just around the corner! Purim is my kids favorite holiday, they eat an absurd amount of candy +  they get to choose any costume they want and I get to be a little creative and figure out how the heck do I sew an animal costume. Here’s a look at what the kids were dressed up as these past two years. 2015 they were lions- I loved this one, how cute are my little lion cubs playing in the field! 2016 they dressed up as sharks, I passed on this costume to my friend who has also two boys, can’t wait to see them as sharks on Purim. This year Yossef is all grown up and he keeps changing his mind about what he would like to dress up as, at first he was talking about being an astronaut because he is into all space related things these days, then he changed his mind to a knight costume. Fingers crossed we will have quickly whip up some costume as we are two days prior the holiday and right now we have nothing. I would love to hear any ideas for quick and easy kids costumes, if you guys think of anything please feel free to comment below! xx,

Riv

TRENCH

Trench: Guess  Knit: Asos  Skirt & Hat: Zara  Boots: Asos (similar)          Bag: Celine  Sunnies: Karen Walker

Oh how I love a trench coat! Makes me feel like a cool British girl walking around London in the rain. If you ever think of investing in a closet staple, a trench coat is definitely your answer! Today’s post is short, my mom came to visit us from Israel, so we are spending a lot of family time together.

I hope you guys have a great week, thanks for stopping by ♥

Riv

CAT LADY

Dress: Zara Jacket: TopShop Boots: Asos (similar) Hat: Zara

Okay girls, this might just be one of my favorite looks ever. I’m obsessed with animal prints at the moment, Plus wide dresses are the best for a little Sunday road trip with the kids. Talk about a winning combination. I can’t wait for spring so I can wear these type of dresses more often!

I hope that you’ll like this look as much as I do (or at least a little), thank you so much for stopping by and have a gorgeous week! xx,

Riv

 

 

A LITTLE (CHECKERED) SECRET

Dress: Zara   Blazer: Zara   Shoes: Dr. Martens   Bag: Marc Jacobs  Sunnies: Karen Walker

Happy Thursday guys!! Today I’m happy to share with you yet another outfit I wore at NYFW  featuring this checkered blazer I got at Zara men. Yes! you’ve read it right this blazer is Zara Men! Here, I just let you in on a little secret of mine, so many little treasures you will find in the men’s department! haha. So girls if you wanna get a blazer or any other piece at the men’s section for yourselves, well I personally think it’s totally ok. I’m a tomboy at heart, and I love the boxy cut men’s clothing. I also love the idea of making summer dresses work during the winter by throwing on a blazer as a much needed layer It really adds a toughness to a simple feminine look. xx

Riv

GOOD VIBES

Feels like spring is here in NY this week and we are loving it! I’m sure the low temps will be back in a blink of an eye so we are cherishing every bit of sunshine we can get. My boys are such outdoor kids, living in an urban surrounding will not stop them from being boys, they are always running around and chasing each other. I try to take them outside as much as possible even if it is just for a few minutes, the fresh air is soooo good for their little souls. Back in the summer when we were still living in Israel we lived in the smallest place 15 km away from the nearest town. We spend most of our time outside, collecting sticks, climbing trees, riding bikes and falling asleep on hammocks. Living in New York things are so different, I can’t imagine ever letting my children out of the door to roam freely like before. Their little hands get black with city grime, instead of proper mud and they barley even blink to the sound of a police car siren.

I do miss that little place where the sky seems to swallow you whole every time you step out the front door and where you can literally count the stars at night. I wish my children’s childhood can be more of that just because it is so relaxed and stress free. Sometimes Yosef, my oldest who is 5.5 will say “Why can’t we play outside like we used to, Mommy?” – a little blade to my already guilty heart.

Yet, despite all of this, New York does amaze me. I love the energy, the million umbrellas in the rain and the idea that here you could be anyone you want to be, I really wouldn’t change it for anything! xx,

Riv

MY FIRST NYFW

Dress & sweater: Zara   Boots: Steve Madden   Scarf: Asos   Bag: Celine Hat: Lack Of Colors

Fashion Week. I have one thing to say. SO. MUCH. INSPIRATION! One of the things I was really excited about when we moved to NY was attending nyfw. The first day didn’t go as planed, we got a snow blizzard and school got canceled. I’m not complaining one bit about this, snow days are something I really love, we just stayed in our pajamas most of the day and played in the snow for a while until we couldn’t feel our fingers anymore. Sunday ended up being my first day at nyfw. It was a rainy and cold day but it was still such a wonderful experience just as I imagined it to be, from great fashion shows to all the photographers capturing the street style looks after the shows. I spotted some really cool outfits, I’m sure I will see their images all over the fashion sites. I hope you like my slip dress and blanket look as well as all my Insta stories (rivka_zerbib) from this fun week! xx

RZ

WIND & UMBRELLAS

Dress: Nordstrom Jacket & pants: Zara Shoes: Aldo Bag: Marc Jacobs

Socks: Happy Socks Sunnies: Karen Walker

Hi friends! We (my husband) shot these images last week when it was quite windy in NYC as you can see, I could barely hold my cup without fearing it would go flying goodbye. I didn’t know it can get so windy here in NYC but apparently the wind is often much more intense between the skyscrapers. For a day around the city I was wearing a super comfy outfit that was casual but still put together with a black blazer. We all know wind and umbrellas do not belong together but on this particular day they did. When I say umbrellas I mean these umbrella socks, how cute are they? I can never walk around bare foot, like I said here during the winter I love wearing cozy socks, I actually put these socks on when I got out of bed in the morning just to keep my feet warm, I didn’t think for a second I would wear them outside but then as I was getting dressed I thought to myself- hmm why not?! I love it when an outfit just naturally comes together without over thinking it.

Hope you guys will like these few images, thank you for stopping by today and lots of love! xx

RZ