Spring Trend Report // ‘Seeing Red’

I LOVE a good red accessory! I am weird though (aren’t we all!?) because I RARELY will actually wear red clothing. I can’t even think of a red shirt that I own…they are that scarce in my closet! Not sure why because aren’t blondes supposed to look good in red?! Oh, I do have a cute little jumper from Zara that is red ūüėČ

Anywho… I love red accessories and love that this orange-y red color is one of the major colors I am seeing everywhere this spring! I’ve compiled some of my FAVS out there right now…That JW Anderson bag (OMG!) and those perfect flats are both seriously on my list right now! Click the images above to shop or scroll through below!

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Spring Favorites

My dress/shirt/blazer combo is one of the most versatile pieces in my closet right now. I love that I can rock this as a dress or pair it with pants to wear it more as a shirt. This one is sold out but I’ve linked a bunch of other ones for you below! I am especially loving this one and this sleeveless one is perfect for summer as well!

This Chloe bag is one of my favorite bags in my closet. I’ve thought about getting rid of it and then every time I take it out I am reminded why I bought it in the first place! I did link some similar looking bags for you below and LOVE this one¬†for $25!

On another note, tomorrow is Friday! Haha, not that it means a whole lot in my life right now with a baby but still! Enjoying my time off before I go back to work in a few weeks!!

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Black for Spring?

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Guys, I would do a spring look in black. Anyone else love wearing black all year ’round? I do find myself gravitating towards more blush and light camel tones for spring but I always go back to black – you just can’t go wrong. I love that this dress¬†from NA-KD Fashion¬†[get 20% off their site with code ‘blameit20] has the crochet detailing which makes it totally spring appropriate.¬†FullSizeRender-22 copy 2FullSizeRender-22 copy 3 FullSizeRender-22 copy 4 FullSizeRender-22 copy 6 FullSizeRender-22 copy

I also decided to try it without the belt Рwhich I almost like more. At first I thought it would look to baggy and not have enough shape but now looking back at the photos I really love the simplicity it lends.

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Dress: NA-KD.com [GET 20% off your order with code ‘blameit20’ with FREE international shipping]

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DockATot + The Ollie World Swaddle = Best Combo EVER!

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Becomming a new mama definitely comes with it’s challenges, and “sleeping through the night” is definitely one of them. I can’t tell you how many people ask, “Is he sleeping through the night yet?!” or “my babies were all sleeping through the night at 3 weeks old”. And to answer the first question, no, he isn’t thank you very much…BUT I would like to think¬†we are on our way! My little guy is 2.5 months old now and he sleeps usually for 4-6 hours and then will go back down for a couple more hours before getting up for the day. I get pretty excited when I get to sleep anywhere from 4-6 hours myself! ¬†In the mornings I always move him into the bed with me from his bassinet. Now, I was always that person who said I would NOT be sharing my bed with my infant. One – it’s dangerous and two – I need my sleep. Well, these days that IS¬†how we get a better stretch of sleep in the morning and I’ve found that by using the DockATot we have a safe alternative. I feel so much better when my little guy has his own designated space next to me on the bed. This way if he rolls over, I know he is safe. And not to mention I can’t roll over onto him. I love that the DockATot can work as a co-sleeper or just somewhere to lounge in while hanging out in my room (one of his favorite activities is talking to the ceiling fan so this works out great).
The other thing that I have found is essential to a good nights sleep is swaddling my little one. Without it he is up within a couple or hours, and with the swaddle we get our 4-6 hour stretch in. We’ve been using this swaddle by The Ollie World and I seriously wish I had this when he was a newborn! My husband and I would swaddle and re-swaddle to try to ensure he wouldn’t bust out of it at night. And not to mention half the time he would wake up mid swaddle not having it. With this swaddle I just lay him down and pull the right side over his body and then the left to connect the velcro. I don’t have to roll him over to get it good and tucked in underneath him or anything! I also love that I don’t have to unswaddle for diaper changes because the bottom is just fastened with a little rubber band – genius!
Our sleep is FAR from perfect but I’ve honestly loved having my little guy close to me while he sleeps and the fact that he is sleeping comfortably makes me one happy mama. For the past two nights I have started him off in the bed instead of his bassinet and he did great! The first night he slept for a 6 hour stretch and the 2nd night he slept for 5! I can see the light!! ūüėÄ
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Lace Favorites

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I am having a little love affair with lace tops lately. Well, who am I kidding? This is nothing new, I have always had a thing for a sheer lace top with a little bralette underneath. You feel me?!¬†This one had me at hello! Especially since I had been recently eyeing another one that was almost $200 – and this one was $24 so yeah, you do the math ūüėČ

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And of course I added a distressed denim jacket to the look to add a little roughness. The one I am wearing is from Zara about a year or two back but I am loving this one from Forever 21! I also linked a few others of my favorites below!

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Nordstrom Winter Sale

Guys, it’s that time of year – Nordstrom’s Winter Sale! From now until February 26th you can get up to 40% off of some seriously AH-MAZING pieces!¬†I could do some major damage, but I gotta keep it together. I rounded up all of my absolute favorite items on sale right now for you below – that suede¬†green jacket is calling my name and I just ordered the white Nike Air Max Thea sneakers, such a score!

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Gray, White, + Tan

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I guess I have a thing for gray sweater dresses lately…haha, ya think?! I don’t know what it is but I just love gray and white together!¬†I decided to pair this sweater dress with a blazer to add a little structure against the softness of the sweater dress. I think it would also be super cute with a leather jacket though!

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This bag is the perfect size for those of you who don’t like to pack a lot when you are out and about. Lately with a little one I am so thankful for smaller purses where I can just throw my phone, keys, a lipstick and I am good to go. Everything else can go in his diaper bag ūüėČ

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Not So Basic, Basics…

 

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¬†I think we all need those items in our closet that are our go-to pieces when we literally having “nothing” to wear! For me, that is usually a pointy black boot, black skinnies¬†(love these because they have a shiny coating!), and a white top. I love to mix in a little gray or some stripes from time to time and of course top it off with my favorite gold jewelry of the moment. Having some unique basics in your closet to reach for make getting dressed that much easier because you have a base to build off of.

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I got this cardigan from all places…the GAP – haven’t shopped there in YEARS and am pleasantly surprised with this sweater! I was on the hunt for a long gray cardigan that resembled this Acne Studios one but that didn’t break the bank and this one fit the bill. It does run a bit large – I am wearing the small¬†but probably could have even gone for an XS (I am 5’2″ for reference!).
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Also, I finally caved and got these Acne Studios Jensen boots! I’ve wanted them for the past few years and have always opted for a cheaper version but was sad when they wore out so fast. Hoping these ones last awhile!

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I love that this top can be super casual or could work for a day at the office, super versatile and always important to have good white shirts in your closet!

 

 

 

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V Day Gift Guides


It’s that time of the year again – the month of red and pink hearts and the moment you start getting flooded with V-Day Gift Guides and outfit ideas for a Valentine’s Day dinner. I can’t say I am doing much different here, hehe! But I wanted to offer up a few ideas for gifts for that special someone in your life – or gifts that you can buy yourself. Because hey, there is NOTHING wrong with loving yourself and showing yourself that love by buying that item you have been drooling over for the past few months. I for one am thinking I need to indulge on some good moisturizing cream¬†– it’s never to early to start with this ladies!

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Shopping for men can sometimes be a challenge for Valentine’s Day. I tried to be straight forward with my picks. Something he can use if your guy is practical, or something stylish (cue those Gucci Slides) for the guy who stays on top of his personal style!

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Saturday Skincare Essentials

blogger skincare favoritesMy skincare favorites are always changing. Based on the season, my skin, and what new products are out I am constantly trying new things to improve my skin. Having a child wreaks havoc on your hormones, and ultimately your skin. For me the biggest change in my skin was with developing melasma¬†or “pregnancy mask” which is basically dark splotches on your face – ugh. Mine occurred under and around the eyes but also over the lip giving me a shadowy mustache, the worst! I have been using Eminence Bright skin Licorice root brightening serum to try to combat this – I’ve seen Lauryn Evarts¬†from The Skinny Confidential raving about this product for this specific reason so I am hoping and praying it does the trick!

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I’ve also been mindful of what types of chemicals I am putting on my face since have being pregnant and now that I am nursing. In general I try to keep my products as natural as possible – unless I just REALLY have to combat something and there isn’t a natural alternative!

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Amala¬†Purifying Face Polish¬†¬†– I received this product to try this past month and it has honestly made such a difference on my skin already. I’ve always struggled with oil or combination skin and large pores and I am loving that this face wash has finely crushed bamboo¬†that help to gently exfoliate my skin while cleaning it daily. It also has green tea which is a super powerful antioxidant and is beneficial on so many levels including in skin care.

blogger skincare favoritesNuxe Multipurpose Dry Oil¬†– This is a product I have been using since I found out I was pregnant. I love that this oil has SO many different uses. I typically put it on my face after cleansing in the morning and use it as a moisturizer. I also love wearing it under my makeup as it gives me more of ¬†a ‘glow’ and works as a primer. The oil is also designed to be used on your body or hair as well so it definitely is worth the buy. I am thinking of trying the Nuxe oil with shimmer for when I want a little more of a glow.

blogger skincare favoritesHanalei Lip Treatment¬†– I received one of these in my Ipsy bag about a month or two back and it honestly couldn’t have come at a better time. My lips had been cracking and just all around super rough. I started using this every night before I went to bed and I am not lying when I say it is the only thing that improved my lips. I was using regular chapstick in the day and it felt like it was almost making my lips worse. When I started using this it was if they were being healed – I was obsessed. And then of course I lost my tube of it – haha! Never fails. I ordered more on amazon the next day and am back to using it every night. When I wake up to feed my little guy a couple hours after going to bed it is still on my lips. Crazy good.

blogger skincare favoritesCharlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in ‘stoned rose’ – I originally tried this product because I wanted a lipstick that actually was good for my lips while giving me some color. These lipsticks have an antioxidant called ‘lipstick tree’ (not too sure what that is!?) but it is supposed to protect lips from UV damage which I am all for!!


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