Be Grateful, Be Calm: Sticky Be Socks #MomStyleMonday {Giveaway}

This post contains affiliate links.  In my attempt to not only start toning my body back up again after having this little babe, but also get out of the house more (buh-bye cabin fever!), I started doing Barre classed 1-2 times per week with some Flywheel also thrown in there at some point, too. (I've been doing this super inexpensively through Classpass, click here to join for $19 for the first month!) Anyways, because we use sticky bottom socks to do the Barre classes, I was introduced to Sticky Be Socks and am absolutely obsessed for so many reasons. Why We Love Sticky Be Socks First, you can see that they are great for your whole crew. No more slipping on the floor and as Blake starts pulling herself up on things, I don't have to worry about her slipping on the hardwood floors that run all the way through our apartment. Each pair of Sticky Be Socks for both adults, kids and babies has really cute sayings on the bottoms. I don't know about you, but sometimes I need that "be calm" reminder from time to time and this extra touch makes these socks extra special. They are also just plain fun to have on going from class back to mom mode! Each pair is super cozy and the baby versions are especially yummy. And I'm not gonna lie - I'm a sucker for anything that allows me to twin with my littles! So, we'll just be over here all calm, peaceful, grateful and hanging out in or favorite Sticky Be Socks on this glorious mom style Monday! If you missed last … [Read more...]

5 Things I’m Loving This March

This post contains affiliate links.  March is kinda weird month if you ask me. It's that time of year when you know that spring is on its way, but it's not really here yet and you can never really anticipate the weather everyday. It becomes a guessing game that includes lots of dressing in layers. So this month I'm sharing my favorite items that are great for pairing together, sometimes light enough to be worn on their own (when the sun is shining) and simply make your wardrobe look effortless. And of course, if you missed my February post, those items will still work during the transitional month of march, too (and I'm still crushing on this Rebecca Minkoff must-have bag!).  I'm also really excited to share that every single item in my favorites this month is UNDER $25! 1. Camo Jacket If you've been following from the beginning, you know that my hubbs is now reserve after being active duty military, so he's not too keen on my love for the camo trend since it pretty much goes against his green blooded beliefs. But, I've been secretly obsessing about it and finally bought a military jacket, which you can see in this #momstylemonday post here. They are super trendy, so I say don't spend much on them, and the one I have is seriously $20 from Romwe!  You won't find a better deal anywhere else and it's thin enough for layering underneath and has become my go-to jacket already. >SHOP NOW 2. Destroyed Legging I also shared my love for destroyed leggings in a … [Read more...]

Everyday Yoga Wear For Mom and Baby #MomStyleMonday

This post contain affiliate links.  Ok mamas, give your hands a raise if you're wearing yoga pants right now? I got you, raising my hands over here, too. They are just so comfortable and have the amazing ability to somehow hide those problem areas and make us feel wonderful. It's a win/win: self esteem boost and look fab - what more could we want? Well, I'm excited to share an awesome brand today with you all in this week's mom style Monday that is great for both mom and babe: Boodywear.  I know that in pictures, especially over on Instagram, I might look like I'm pulled together all the time and perfectly styled from head to toe. But the truth is that I really do spend most of my days just like you all: in comfy, cozy yoga pants. I workout 4 days a week, juggle bus stop drop off and pickup each day and pretty much spend the rest of the time with my laptop on my lap writing. Translation: Boodywear has been a lifesaver for my lifestyle. Their pieces are seriously some of those most comfortable pieces of clothing that has ever touched our skin - and I even wore this outfit to Barre class last week! Each piece is seriously buttery soft, but the benefits don't end there. What's different about Boodywear? Every piece works to control any type of odor or germs (they are all both Anti-bacterial & Anti-fungal), are hypoallergenic and super breathable. Seriously, Blake smiles every single time we put this outfit on here. They are also moisture wicking - making it … [Read more...]

Trendy Clothes For Moms #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  Ok mamas, today I'm sharing a super fun #momstylemonday featuring Romwe, which has uber trendy clothes for moms at ridiculously low prices (I'm talking like 70% off all the time.) First, if you haven't checked out last week's post, hop over here - I've got some trendy graphic tees for littles! Anyways, I have a huge guide that dissects style vs. trends (here), but simply put: trends are things that change quickly in fashion. Don't invest a ton of money in them because they are in and out like crazy - which is why Romwe is quickly becoming a goto for these pieces for me. I can add like 5 items (no joke) to my wardrobe for under $50. Trendy Clothes For Moms I am absolutely obsessed with these pieces (courtesy of Romwe) and have been wearing them like crazy. New York City weather has been a bit confused with spring lately, so they have been perfect for my functional mom wardrobe. // Jacket: Camo Print Drawstring Pockets Coat $20.89 // Pants: Black Ripped skinny Legging $12.99 // Shoes: Aldo Topper Sneaker $44 // Shades: Valentino $242 // We actually took these photos on Valentine's Day in Columbus Circle and it was kinda fun to do a shoot where I was amongst so much business. I typically photograph places where there are less people, but this is what NYC is all about! Anyways, I wanted to share some extra details about these trendy clothes for moms if you're interested in buying. The jacket isn't lined, so truly for style, not … [Read more...]

9 Postpartum Clothing Styles For New Moms To Rock

  Here I stand, 5 months postpartum and though I'm still not back to my normal self quite yet, I've learned to work with this new body of mine. I've finally gotten back in the groove with a good fitness routine and am almost finished with my first ever round of Whole30 (today's the last day eeeek - I'll be sharing more details tomorrow!) and really am finally feeling great. (Though, that doesn't mean that I don't have discouraging days anymore or moments where I obsessively inspect every part of my body in the mirror, desperate to shed some inches.) I'm finally at that place where I'm ready to ditch the leggings and go shopping for some new jeans, and wanted to roundup my postpartum clothing styles and share all my postpartum fashion tips in one post with you all. Postpartum Clothing Style You Will Rock With Ease Dressing your postpartum body and finding postpartum clothing can be tough because you still have weight to lose, your old stuff doesn't fit and most likely you don't want to spend too much money investing in new things just yet. (Relax mama, give yourself some time!) So, here's some postpartum fashion that you can pull from your wardrobe, or buy super inexpensively that will help you feel like you have a full postpartum wardrobe. 1. The perfect over-sized sweater Okay, here's my thoughts on this: you will love your perfect sweater even more than your leggings - no matter what time of year you give birth! It's great for dressing your postpartum body … [Read more...]

5 Things I’m Loving This February

  January pretty much flew by, right? I felt like I blinked my eyes and we're in February and have a full fledged 5 month old on our hands! I sorta laid low in January, working on lots on back end stuff and updating old favorites and making them better for everyone. But, I have also been planning some fun new series and this is one of them: 5 things I'm loving each month. I do a lot of shopping behind the scenes and don't get to photograph everything or all of my favorite looks, so I thought this would be a great way to highlight some inexpensive (most of the time), pieces that are just fun to shop and add to your wardrobe, home, or kid's wardrobes each month. This month is all about the #momstyle. And, if you feel like it, hop on over to Instagram where I will do my best to share the behind the scenes to our everyday + some fashion favorites, too. 1. Flared denim  Ahem, if you haven't been living under a rock, you know that flared denim is all the rage these days. No need to toss your skinnies though, but by adding a great pair of flares you will add some dimension to your wardrobe for sure. (Read my full guide to wearing flared denim here.) Anyways, this pair from Free People (only $34!) are my favorites and I promise, promise you don't have to be a skinny minnie to wear them: just follow my guide for altering and balancing volume.  〉Shop Now  2. A Drawstring Bag If you're always on the hunt for a mom bag (a.k.a a bag that carries everything), you … [Read more...]

The Best Winter Coats For Women

  Talk about being cold. Temperatures have definitely dropped and I can pretty much do nothing but shiver when I'm outdoors. I have a big, puffy white coat that I wear for warmth during chilly bus stop runs, but I had been wanting something new for when I'm out in the city and just want to look chic. We donated a ton of our coats right before Christmas, so there was room in our hall closet for me to get shopping for winter coats for women. Chris took the hint though and bought me this awesome Calvin Klein Faux-Leather-Trim Asymmetrical Coat.  Very rarely these days am I dressed up like this though, as most of the time I'm busy babywearing, but nonetheless, it's super fun to get dressed up from time to time, throw on some knee-high boots (mine are similar to these) and sunnies (my husband also bought me this pair for Christmas!) and truly feel like myself again. Honestly, when I walked into Macy's (where we got the coat) I had in mind that I wanted something in emerald green or burgundy, but this Calvin Klein Faux-Leather-Trim Asymmetrical Coat stood out and I had to have it! The gray in this coat goes with absolutely everything and I love the leather detailing, as it gives it a super edgy look. You all know that I've been working in reinventing my postpartum style and this is definitely something that I feel great in and keeps me warm during the cold weather, too. So if you find yourself searching for winter coats for women, this is a great … [Read more...]

The Perfect Holiday Dress To Flatter a Post-Baby Body

  Getting dressed up around the holidays is a lot of fun. But, getting dressed around the holidays after you just had a baby and are still unsure of your new body is not so fun. I've been searching for the perfect holiday dress to flatter a post-baby body for quite some time (Ya know, so I can hide my love handles on Christmas eve?) and I finally found one that I love that will take me way past holiday festivities. I know I've mentioned before that I'm trying to step outside my comfort zone and play with mixing prints and different textures, so I tried to do that here - and you would be surprised how easy it is to throw together a memorable look. My new Pink Floral Print Chiffon Long Sleeve Maxi Dress is from Pink Blush and I'm pretty obsessed with all the possibilities it brings. I paired the floral dress with my Zamri faux fur jacket (the sleeves also zip off to make it a vest!) and completed the look with my favorite booties, giving it all a very boho feel to it. Sometimes it's just fun to step out of the "mom mold" and put together an innovative outfit. What was my goal here? To find the perfect holiday dress to flatter a post-baby body you have to keep in mind your areas that you're insecure about. The last thing you want is to be enjoying yourself at a holiday party while simultaneously trying to cover your thighs or stomach with objects in the room. Choose a holiday dress that you know you will be comfortable in. So the goal is to start … [Read more...]

Styling Suedes and Prints

  Layers are truly my thing lately. Since I am baby wearing all the time, it's important that I have layers on since I overheat so quickly, but at the same time, I try not to lose my sense of style. One fabric that I have never really worked with (except for with shoes) is suede, so I stepped outside of my comfort zone and bought these super cute (and feel like I'm wearing pajamas) Faux Suede Ankle Zip Leggings from Express at the beginning of fall and they have been one of my favorites since. Originally, I bought this White Ladder Shoulder Knit Boxy Sweater from Express (not pictured) to go with these leggings since they are a little difficult to match with certain colors, but I figured that it would be more fun to play with other pieces I have in my closet instead for these pictures. If you have followed me through my pregnancy, you might recognize this top from my bump water photo shoot. It's from Loyal Hanna and it truly did take me from pregnancy through breastfeeding and beyond. It's perfect for postpartum because it's very forgiving and a fun print that makes you feel like your old self again. Truth: I have a sort of love/hate relationship with this photo. It definitely shows me and the way that I laugh all day long at the silliest things (especially Branden's one liners). But, you can also see very clearly where I gained most of my pregnancy weight - in my thighs. I have been working on being kind to myself and not being too judge, but … [Read more...]

Weekend Style

  Weekends: they go by way too quick and don't happen soon enough. Our weeks have been long with both work and homework and Chris has been working one weekend day every weekend, which means I'm without him one day. I always tend to take on extra work that one day that I didn't have a chance to get done that week instead of just stopping to enjoy the kids and relax, which is my biggest challenge right now. I do really love what I do, but I need to take more time to just be - before these sweet days pass me by. This Cheerily Snuggle Set is one of my most favorite things that Blake has in her closet and I totally tried to copy it with my favorite No Nonsense Relaxed Leggings (buy them asap - they are the comfiest!!) and H&M graphic tee. So you could say that our weekend style is super relaxed. Branden has to be dressed up all week for school, so weekends are all about joggers and graphic tees for him, too. And to be honest - we only have so many dress up outfits for this little nugget, it's all leggings and tees because babies need to be comfy and cozy! Do you ever feel like that, too? Where weekends are just filled with playing catch up. I always wished they were three days long so that I could have two days to relax and one to catch up before everything starts all over again. It's sometimes hard (really hard) to turn off that need to get things done, but I challenge you to do it along with me. I keep trying to remind myself that I'm not … [Read more...]