Styling The Knot Front Dress Trend #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  Happy Monday party people! For the first time in a few weeks, I will admit that I'm feeling refreshed to start a new week, and I hope that you are, too. I've fallen off the "healthy eating wagon" these past couple weeks and am currently reviewing my Whole30 morals getting myself back together. I just don't feel good about myself when I'm not eating right and working out like I should (sluggish is becoming my middle name), so working on those things this week as well as bringing your weekly dose of mom style! If you missed last weeks #momstylemonday - we chatted about organic baby clothes and there's still time to enter the giveaway! Today, I'm sharing a really hot trend right now: the knot front dress. I love this for many reasons, but mostly because it's really effortless. I think that clothing being easy wear is hugely important in a mom wardrobe because we have kids clawing at us all day long. I try to start with pieces that are simple in structure and add easy layers and accessories to amp up the style a bit.   How to Style the Knot Front Dress This Knot Twice Dress  is made from a cozy jersey fabric that hangs nicely on any body shape.  It's great for layering during these transitional months, but also great to be worn by itself with your favorite shades (see above). You might remember this kimono from a post I did back in 2015 - yes this this kimono (similar) is seriously that awesome that it's still a … [Read more...]

5 Things I’m Loving This April

This post contains affiliate links.  April showers bring May flower, right? But it also brings some sun peaking through as well as Easter and spring cheer, so I'm ready to embrace this month. I've again added some super inexpensive pieces to my wardrobe this month that make me smile every time I wear them because I'm excited spring is here and ready for all the fun park days, spring break and brunches ahead of me now that the weather is starting to cooperate. If you missed last month's post, check it out here for 5 pieces that are under $25 and make sure you're debit card it within an arm's reach! Rain boots! You need your rain boots this month more than any other time of year and so do your littles! So this month I'm sharing my love for mommy and me Hunter boots. You can choose whichever color suits you and your kiddos, but there's just something extra special about this sparkly pink that makes me want to twin with Blake hardcore.My favorites are the First Classic for your toddler and the Classic Short for mama! You can thank me later. > SHOP NOW 2. The best denim After having Blake, I searched high and low for a pair of fantastic jeans that I really felt good in. Both my husband and I have always loved American Eagle Outfitters denim and I happened to walk by after Barre class one day and all denim was super on sale - so I wandered inside and tried on about 10 pairs until I found the golden ones. My favorite are the super, super stretchy jeggings and I … [Read more...]

Easter Style For Moms #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  It's the first Monday in April and if you're like me - Easter is on your mind. After all, it's a fresh, fun time of year where we can finally get outside more regularly and start seeing Mr. Sun again. It's one of the most lovely times of the year, if you ask me. And with the same breath, if you're like most mamas out there, you have the kids outfits picked out and baskets ready to fill and have completely overlooked yourself. So today, I'm sharing some fresh ways to make Easter style for moms just as fun. Easter Style For Moms Here's the thing: I'm all about non-traditional style for holidays and events, because they need to be pieces that are going to work for you and your wardrobe. I think that bright pinks and stripes are great for the kids and make for memorable pictures, but when it comes to us, we want pieces that truly resemble our style and aren't anywhere near cutesy. Translation: I think Easter style for moms should be pieces that you can integrate intro your wardrobe and wear over and over again. This super cute Carolina Dress from Cooper & Ella is going to be a longtime favorite of mine. I love it because it's completely effortless, comfortable and will look amazing on every different body shape out there. One of the biggest tips of mine for busy moms who have kids pulling at them all day is to choose a dress like this one because it's printed allover and has some slight ruffles for embellishment - meaning … [Read more...]

The Casual Moms Style #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  I had some time last week to myself, which is rare - and I completely embraced it. Even just running into Rite Aid alone for a few minutes gives me a breath of fresh air where I can make a shopping decision without being asked a million questions or being begged to buy something we totally don't need. So I thought it was only appropriate to cover these moments as part of my #momstylemonday and dig into the casual moms style: what to wear when you're running errands. Why Indigenous Is The Perfect Casual Moms Style When I want to capture that casual moms style, I turn to one of my favorites, Indigenous (read more about them here) because their clothing is comfortable, breathable, organic and always super comfortable - but always have details that help show off my style. Basically, you will never look like a frumpy mommy when wearing anything from their super cool collection.  I'm wearing their Luxe Capri in charcoal and Everyday Pullover  which are seriously some of the most comfortable pieces that I own. (You may remember this Reversible Hooded Cardigan from my spring photo shoot with them and I still wear it all the time - perfect for bus stop runs and transitioning from season to season as a layering piece.) // Top: Luxe Capri // Bottom: Everyday Pullover // Sunglasses: Valentino // Halo Hair Extensions: Hairdo // Shoes: Easy Spirit // Bag: Dapperbag // And let's be honest here: these are the pieces that become the … [Read more...]

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...]