2.20.2018

Shades of Pinks & Lavenders!











Skirt- NY& Co (similar), Heels- Christian louboutin (similar/budget friendly here), Blouse- H&M (love this, similar), Bag- Gucci.

Hope your weekend went well! Before I get to the outfit, I wanted to share something that happened last week which made me happy.  I had recently taken a CPR course required by my job and had saved some brief parts to share on my ig stories just as a reminder for parents, friends, others the importance of basic CPR as this can save someone's life from a family member to a stranger.  I was hesitant to share this on my ig because sometimes I don't want to come off as "too medical" as I try to keep this a more style/beauty/mommy blog but I decided to share because I am trying to do what I think is best for me even if I think others will say whatever.  I shared it and approximately a week later, a follower who is a mother wrote me letting me know her baby had been choking and she had remembered what I had shared and was thanking me for sharing it and possibly saving her life.  I think the point here is we can manage to find ways to put different aspects of our lives in one in what we share if we think it could be for good and to go with our instincts.  I'll share her message to me on my ig story.  This is definitely going to be one of my highlights of 2018.

About this look, I wanted a fresh, springy look and with the pink/lavenders, I thought to add the nude heels and bag.  I think using a colorful shoe would've worked also but I wanted the pinks to pop so I added neutrals.  Hope you like and thanks for reading!
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2.17.2018

STYLE: Striped Shirt Dress!






Dress- Target/Who what wear (Similar, love this, this, this, this ), Watch & Bracelet- Klasse [c/o] (Here, Here), Bag- Celine, Booties- Shoe Dazzle (Similar, Similar, Similar).

Hello, hope your week went well.  So about the look, shirt dresses I have always loved because I like that they can be slightly androgynous which is fun sometimes.  I also like that they are usually easy to wear and this striped one was no different.  This photo was taken a few months ago when I was still a month or two after having the baby so this shirt dress I found to be great because I did not have to worry much about accommodating my newer tummy and months after baby I still wear it to work.  I simply picked one of the multiple colors from the dress and matched the booties and bag.  Do you like shirt dresses? I've shared some above, thanks for stopping by!

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2.08.2018

Motherhood: 5 Things I have Used the Least few months into Motherhood!

psalm 54:17 
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Hello! So a few months into motherhood and I'm loving it although it's true as they say it's a challenging job. I wanted to use this post to share just five things I have realized that I hardly use or I have personally not utilized very much but have around the house.  It's not to say others don't use it much, but I have just not used these very much or at all so far.

1) Bottle warmers: some may use it a lot and although convenient, I have found that doing her bottles the good old fashioned way has been my go to method of heating up water and placing bottle in there for some time and testing the milk on the back of my hands for safe temperature.

2) Baby bath robes: I have a few of these and as cute as they are, I have just not used them very much.  I think I just don't keep her in the bath robe to just hang out because once I remove her clothing for a bath, she is bathed immediately and after the bath, I wrap her in a towel and dress her quickly so she doesn't get cold.

3) Teething toys: First of all I can tell you that teething medicines, necklaces are not recommended and not safe but some of the plastic teether toys that can be used, I have just not used them with her much.  It seems she uses her pacifier like one and has just not liked those very much so I don't even reach for them.

4) Baby wipe warmer: This seems like it would be convenient and although some might use it especially in colder areas, I have yet to use mine.  When I am changing a wet or dirty diaper, I just want to rush and get her clean so waiting to heat up the wiper is not something I have used and she tolerates the non warm wipes just fine.

5) Fancy, pricey shoes and clothing: Although this is nice and you might have them wear it once in a while maybe for church or holidays like Christmas, my baby like most are usually in comfortable onesies with the feet covered with or without sleeves.  These are just comfortable, easy to wash, none or minimal ironing required, and often times not pricey which is great because they outgrow their clothing and shoes fast.  I can say that I have worn shoes on my baby maybe 4 times and she has a few in her wardrobe.

If you are a mother, did you find any of these to be true for you too? Anyway, i'll be sharing more posts like this and let me know if there is something you'd like me to blog about on motherhood.  Thanks for stopping by!
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2.01.2018

Style: Floral Hi-Low!









Top- Blush Maison (Find link on instagram,. Love this, Similar), Heels-Gucci (Similar), Bag- Celine, Jeans- Express (Here).

Hello nd hope your week is going well.  I wanted to chat about styling a loose hi- low top.  For this look, I simply paired this hi lo floral top with jeans and added a colored bag too to compliment the look.  I love hi low tops because I think they can be worn with different pieces but when pairing a loose hi low top, I think it's best to keep the bottom more fitted like fitted jeans as seen here, white jeans, a pencil skirt, leggings, or black skinny trousers. I think pairing a top like this with a loose fitting, bulky bottom would only make the whole look appear not put together and just bulky.  What do you think of that? Thanks for stopping by! 

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1.24.2018

Black, Tan & a Fanny Pack!












Dress- NY & Co (Similar), Bag- Gucci, Boots- old (Similar).

Hello, so I was thinking about fashion and how things (trends) come and go. I was thinking of trends and how some trends are worth investing in than others.  The fanny pack is one trend that as much as I like it, I would not want to buy a designer fanny pack.  Because it's not worth it for me but I like the trend, I got creative with a small handbag and wore it as a fanny pack here.

About this look, I initially wanted to keep this look in all black but thought to add a pop of  color and  decided to use this tan/nude bag because I don't wear these two colors together.  I also wanted to wear this bag as a fanny pack style which is trending and I'm playing with the idea of showing how to do this on youtube. I am actually one of the group of people who actually like the fanny pack trend, do you like the trend?  Thanks for stopping by! 
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1.23.2018

Motherhood: lalabu Soothe Shirt!



Hello, so with motherhood I’m finding some new products that are helping with the process and this is one of them.  I was gifted the lalabu baby soothe shirt and they had no requests for me except to share a picture if I wanted to and because I liked it, I decided to do a quick review too.  

When I was contacted by them, I was curious about the name lalabu because sometimes names have their meanings and this one did too and I loved its ties to Africa being African myself. I also love that a percentage of the sales goes towards a great cause and you can read about it more on their website here.

I’ll start with the packaging because I’m a sucker for cute packaging and this one did not disappoint.  The quality of the tank is great, it’s soft yet firm that you’d feel more confident knowing your baby would be secure in it instead of some flimsy, cheap fabric.  I was a bit worried Ella would might not be happy in there not because she might not be comfortable but because she might not be used to be in carriers since I haven’t put her in one very much. To my surprise, she was comfortable and just sucked her finger in it.  I loved her being so close to me.  It does have a weight requirement of approximately 7 to 15 pounds and I have to say Ella was slightly above this but still fit in it.  It does recommend placing a hand to support baby as well. 

In the summer you can pair it with any bottoms and in the colder weather, you can add a sweater like I did or a jacket/coat.  

The only recommendation I’d say is if you are in between sizes, especially with post baby weight, to go up a size.  

It comes in other colors and lalabu has other products like leggings and also products for dads so check them out here

(All opinions are mine but this was gifted and appreciated).
Thanks for reading!

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1.17.2018

STYLE: Plum with fun sleeves!






Skirt- H&M (love this), Top- H&M (Here), Heels- Christian Louboutin, Loafers- Justfab (Similar, Similar), Plum bag- Celine, Beige Bag- Michael Kors (Similar).

Hello! So I am wrote this post while waiting for my car to be serviced.  While there, I was eyeing some of the new cars in the dealership and almost for a minute thinking about some of these even though my car is really new and was gifted as you can see on my instagram from months ago.  Anyway my point is, we have to realize that there will always be newer, nicer and we cannot always keep chasing after that.  We really just have to stop sometimes and appreciate what we have.

Anyway about this look, I paired the matching knit set with fun sleeves with a nude bag, nude heels for a more dressy look but added the plum loafers and a plum bag to dress the look down.  I can't get enough of 2 piece-sets because they are easy to throw together, what about you? thanks for viewing!

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