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Fall Style Must Haves

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Fall Style Must Haves

Fall is fast approaching and I have my list of Fall Style Must Haves to share. As a busy mom, I need a wardrobe that is affordable, comfortable and functional and that is exactly what is on my must have list.

I am at that point in my life (motherhood) that I look for clothing that is multi-functional. I rarely buy what is in at the moment and lean towards pieces I know  I will wear over and over again. Look for clothes that fit you well and make you feel comfortable. Add a bit of glam with a statement piece of jewelry just to help you feel a bit more dressed up. Every piece of clothing that I am wearing today are fall basics and I will be wearing all of these throughout the fall.

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  1. Black, ripped jeans. Shown Hollister Shredded Skinny Jeans. 
  2. Comfortable booties. Shown Daisy Fuentes Waverly Bootie. 
  3. Utility jacket. Shown  Bar lll Field Jacket. 
  4. Mom shirt. Shown Y’all Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind. 
  5. Statement necklace. Shown Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace. 
  6. Messenger bag. Shown Kate Spade Daniel Drive Tressa Crossbody Handbag.
  7. Sunglasses. Shown Loft. 

More Fall Style Must Haves

  1. Black leggings. Love Loft Lou and Grey Ponte Leggings. 
  2. Plain white t-shirt like this Hollister Must Have Easy T-Shirt (sold in various colors).
  3. Oversized cold shoulder sweater. Options shown below.
  4. All black Van shoes or Converse like these Vans Core Classics. 
  5. Bohemian style top. Love Stella & Dot Lela Tunic Top.  See more about the Lela Tunic HERE.

Stella & Dot Introduces Tops

Stella & Dot Tops

Stella & Dot Introduces Tops

Stella & Dot Introduces Tops! Yes, I am serious. While tunics have been available for awhile now, there is an entire line of stylish tops.

I am wearing the Lela Tunic in an xs today. I especially love the embroidering in a navy color and how much it pops off the white. The top is lined so need to wear anything under and has a side zipper.

I would say that this top is true to size, maybe a touch on the larger size. This does have a bohemian feel so a bit loose works with the look. The fabric is polyester, which typically I stay away from. However, the top still feels nice and is flowy.

The only negative I have for this top is that it wrinkled easily and I am terrible with clothes that wrinkle. I like basic laundry instructions and easy care so delicates make me pout a bit and end up hanging out in the laundry basket for months before being washed.

All-around. Cute top that is stylish and comfortable. I love the look and that I can wear it with my favorite jeans very casually or dress it up for a date night. I will be buying more Stella & Dot tops in the future!

Get the whole look!

Top : Stella & Dot Lela Tunic

Arm party : Melody | Gold Knot Cuff | Pave Disc Cuff | Renegade Cluster

Other jewelry : Asher Earrings | Wishing Necklace | Rebel Pendant 

Jeans : Lucky Brand flare (similar, mine are an older style)

Shoes : Lucky Brand Shayna Booties

Glasses : Loft Slim Round Sunglasses

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Mom Style : PinkBlush Black, White, Grey Colorblock Halter Maxi Dress

Mom Style :

PinkBlush Black, White, Grey Colorblock Halter Maxi Dress

This shop was given this dress as part of the PinkBlush Ambassador program. This item was personally picked by me and all opinions are mine alone.

The PinkBlush Black, White, Grey Colorblock Halter Maxi Dress is a comfortable maxi dress that is a great staple for any closet. This dress is so lightweight and comfy! I don’t wear a lot of color and I am loving the colorblock shades with the black, white and grey. The dresses ties at the neck and cinches around the waist.

I can’t get enough of PinkBlush dresses and the trendy online boutique! Last month I wore a Magenta Sash Tie Maxi Dress that you can see by clicking here.

I am a shorty at 5’3″ and this dress works really well for us short people. It hits me right at the ankles when the top is adjusted at the neck as tight as comfortably possible. If you are short like me, you know how difficult it is to find long maxi dresses like this one in a length that is wearable with flat sandals. And I love my sandals so I will be rocking this dress all the time. If you are taller, this dress still works because of how the adjustment around the neck works.

A strapless bra will be needed with this dress because of how it ties. I am wearing a small and it is flowy and roomy but still fits well. As long as you are able to wear a strapless bra, this dress is for you. It will look fantastic on anyone that put it on and true to size.

Today, I styled this dress with some really fun drop earrings that I picked up at the Farmer’s Market here in Cincinnati awhile back. You can’t tell so much in the photos but it was CRAZY windy today so I put my hair up in a pony tail and kept it all really simple. I put on my favorite black sandals for walking and we hung out the park. Oversized sunglasses completed the summer look. The combo of a halter, drop earrings and an up-do is always flattering.

The PinkBlush Black, White, Grey Colorblock Halter Maxi Dress is very versatile! You can go from Sunday church to the park to a dinner out flawlessly and most importantly, comfortably!

Where do you see yourself wearing this fun maxi dress?

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FabFitFun Summer 2017 Subscription Box

FabFitFun Subscription Box Summer 2017

FabFitFun Summer 2017 Subscription Box

Another season, another FabFitFun Subscription Box! This summer box is even better than springs. I literally love everything in I received and I am breaking down all my goodies for you with short reviews!



For those who are unfamiliar with FabFitFun, it is a subscription box that is sent to your doorstep every season. The cost is $49.99 but valued in the hundreds with items from beauty, fitness and fashion. Plus, other fun goodies like this seasons salt kit.

Use  promo code SUNSHINE to save $10 off your first box! Click HERE.


What is in the FabFitFun Subscription Box?

Here is what you will expect to find in your box this season:

1.Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate. Made with organic grape and carrots blended with essential fatty acids to moisturize and assist in smoothing fine lines. I have only used this product for 2 days and this sort of product takes a few weeks of using to really give am honest review. However, so far I love the product! Retails for $29.

2. Eau Thermale Avene is a lightweight sunscreen with SPF 50+. With my beach trips coming up this summer, I will be using this for sure! Retails for $24.

3. Bodipure Hand Mask is an add in my box that was $5. The neighbor ladies and myself each tried one while the kids played in the sprinkler yesterday and it worked really well. My cuticles look better and my hands are softer.

4. Cargo Cosmetics Cargo HD is a picture perfect highlighter in bronze. This product was just okay for me. I am going to play around with it more to see if I find any tricks to making it fantastic. Place it on top of the cheekbones and under the brows. I do have to say that the formula is very lightweight and great for summer. Retails for $30.

5. BKR 500 ml bottle. We all know this company for their great water bottles. The color is awesome! I love it and will be using it every day. Retails for $35.



6. Himalayan Pink Salt Kit is a really fun addition to my box. It is one of the choice items. You can pick traveler, artist or chef and get an item based on that. The Himalayan Pink Salt Kit will be used a lot in my kitchen and would be a great item to place on the table during dinner parties. Retails for $26.

7. Michael Stars Ruana is a great styling item for any closet. Wear it as a scarf, shawl or sarong for a great pop of fun! I wish I would have received the black and white but I guess this will force me to wear actual color! Retails for $54.

8. Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace is probably my favorite box item. I received turquoise, although you may get a different color. I love how the item is packaged and will be layering this necklace all summer long! Retails at $58 (which is more than the whole box costs you).

9. Klorane Dry Shampoo. This was another choice item where you pick either fitness or beauty. My pick was for beauty. I have used a lot of dry shampoo since being a mom. Sometimes my hair primarily consists of dry shampoo so perfect item for me to receive. This formula was light and didn’t leave any sort of residue. Plus, gave my hair a bit of volume. Retails for $20.

I also received a sample packet for Vital Proteins Marine Collagen to place in a drink for 10 grams of natural collagen protein.

Take a look at what I received in the FabFitFun Spring 2017 box HERE.

FabFitFun Subscription Box Summer 2017

Kid Style : Dot Dot Smile Dress

Kid Style : Dot Dot Smile Dress

Kid Style : Dot Dot Smile Dress

This shop was given this dress from Jen with Dot Dot Smile. All opinions are mine alone.

Dot Dot Smile is a new line for kids clothing and we are super excited. They offer beautiful dresses are rompers that are flowing and comfortable. There are solid colors are fun designs like this one shown in a sort of water color print with lots of vibrant color. Add a cute pink bow in the hair and some simple sandals and your little one is set! Ignore the crazy bed head. This girl always has some curly, uncooperative hair that is going through somewhat of an awkward stage. I know some of you understand that one.

Caitlin is 2 years old and wearing the Classic Cap Dress in a size 2. Typically, she wears a size 3 but the 2 fits perfectly. If your child is in between sizes, I recommend going into the smaller size for great fit. The dress can be used for years, think about how could this would be as a tunic later on with fun bright pink leggings underneath!

To find out more about Dot Dot Smile and see the inventory, follow Jen on social media!

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Where do I see this Dot Dot Smile dress worn? Anywhere! Going to the Zoo, walking around the neighborhood, as a daily play dress or a nice dinner out. The Dot Dot Smile dresses are very versatile and with how comfortable the material is, there won’t be any complaining that the child is uncomfortable or pulling on the dress. My daughter always yanks on her dresses, especially ones with tutus like “get this off of me”. However, Caitlin was really comfortable wearing this dress all day. There is also a ballerina cut dress that is super adorable! Check it out for sure.


Mom Style : PinkBlush Magenta Sash Tie Wrap Maxi Dress

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Magenta Sash Tie Wrap Maxi Dress

This shop was given this dress as part of the PinkBlush Ambassador program. This item was personally picked by me and all opinions are mine alone.

I am excited to announce I  was selected to be part of the PinkBlush Ambassador program and am wearing this Magenta Sash Tie Wrap Maxi Dress from their boutique. If you have never heard of PinkBlush, you are missing out! PinkBlush is a trendy online boutique for woman that also offers maternity and plus sizes. You can find gorgeous dresses for any occasions, beautiful tops, trendy shoes, accessories and more! The clothes are feminine, comfortable and seriously affordable.

Magenta Maxi, PinkBlush, @pinkblush, #ad, mom style, summer style, Magenta Sash Tie Wrap Maxi Dress

Magenta Maxi DressMagenta Sash Tie Wrap Maxi Dress is a solid color maxi dress that is vibrant and a perfect staple for any closet. This dress has a nice deep v cut, sash that ties around the waist and flows perfectly around the hips down to the floor. The cut is very slimming and will hide any problem areas you may be self conscious of. This dress can be worn to a more formal event like a wedding reception with wedges or pumps accessorized with simple jewelry and bracelet with an amazing up-do. You could also wear this dress to stroll around the zoo with the kids in sandals and a great statement necklace with hair down.

I am wearing a size small. I am 5’3” and around 115 pounds to give you an idea of what size you may want. The dress was slightly loose but still flowed around my curves beautifully. I had on 4 inch wedges and the dress dropped perfectly to the floor. It is the type of dress that you could let drag slightly though because of how it hangs and I will wear it in the future with flat sandals.

This Sash Tie Wrap Maxi Dress does come in many different color or floral options with different sleeve lengths. I picked this magenta because the color works great for all skin tones. I have very fair skin and you can see from these photos, the color does not wash me out or take over in the slightest. Also very flattering color for both blonde or brunette hair color.

Magenta Maxi Dress


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We went shopping at the Streets of West Chester, an small outdoor mall with shops, coffee, food and more. I wore some simple gold and white drop earrings, a gold bracelet and wedges. I recently bought a new wave iron for my hair so I curled my hair, scrunched with some salt spray and put a bobby pin in to keep my hair out of my face. I love how comfortable this dress is and how it can be easily be dressed up or down for many occasions.

Shop with PinkBlush and get this gorgeous Sash Tie Wrap Maxi Dress by clicking HERE.

Magenta Maxi Dress


Magenta Maxi DressMy mini wore an adorable kimono today and I tried to get her in some photos but she was not having it! The second the camera is put away though, she starts posing. Oh boy!

How will you wear this beautiful Magenta Sash Tie Wrap Maxi Dress from PinkBlush?

Magenta Maxi Dress

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2017 Swimsuit Guide

2017 Swimsuit Guide

2017 Swimsuit Guide

2017 Swimsuit Guide is here.  I have been buying Victoria’s Secret swimsuits for years. Last April, the company announced they would no longer be in the swim business and will be using the space to sell more active wear. My heart is broken. So I searched all over the internet to find where and what to buy this summer! Here is over one hundred amazing swimsuit ideas!

Below is an idea list for the mommas out there who aren’t afraid to show some skin. Most these swimsuits will fantastic on thin body types or those with smaller chest sizes. I especially love the extra lines on much of these but think about tan lines when shopping.

I fit into the category of more coverage but still love wearing a bikini. All the swimsuits below are mommy appropriate and have a little extra support and material. There are some really cute one piece numbers also that do not look frumpy. I personally have a hard time with the one piece look because I am short and have a larger chest so I need an xs swimsuit with a large sized chest. Never works out well but I am still on the hunt for the perfect one.  I love the higher waists and floral patterns. When you look for a swimsuit with more coverage, sometimes buying by your bra size is the best bet to make sure everything stays in place, especially if you have a larger chest.

All us mommas need a great cover up or two for the beach or pool. Chasing after kids all day and bending over, you want to make sure you are comfortable and not feel like you are exposing all the goods to the public. Plus, they are adorable and stylish. The kimono is my favorite cover up and multi functional. Wear them out and about with some skinny jeans and tank top or hanging out by the pool watching the kids swim.


Which of these styles from our 2017 Swimsuit Guide is your favorite?

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2017 Swimsuit Guide

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How to Style a Denim Vest

How to Style a Denim Vest

How to Style a Denim Vest

How to Style a Denim Vest

I’m all about the mom style infusing comfy with trends. I love the versatility of a simple denim vest.

How to Style a Denim Vest

Start with a simple bottom and plain top. A black maxi skirt or leggings are shown with a plain white t shirt or a striped t. All playground friendly wear that you can move in and chase after the kids or swing on the playset. I think that is important as a mom, to be able to be active with your children. I am not one of those moms that takes the kids to the park and sits on a bench. I am right in there going down slides and being involved so my clothes have to accommodate this.

How to Style a Denim Vest

When you have simple clothing pieces on, think of accessories as being the star of the outfit and what brings everything together. You don’t want to look like you rolled out of bed and threw on some leggings and a t shirt. Although, my hair today surely says that. Accessories will help taking a blah outfit and turn into a trendy look.

For my maxi skirt look, I have on Stella & Dot. The Renegade bracelet, Knot Cuff and Quill Drop earrings all in gold.

For my leggings look, I have on Stella & Dot once again. The Sutton Necklace in silver is a great statement piece for almost any outfit.

How to Style a Denim Vest

Now, for the shoes. before children, I wore a lot of high heels and chose style over comfort. There is no running around in heels however, so look for shoes that are versatile. I live in Tom’s and Keds these days. Ballet flats are always a good choice too.

My mini has on black leggings, Carters denim vest, Carters pink shoes and a Hello kitty t shirt. How cute is this denim vest she has on? This is last years style from Carter’s but found this Children’s Place vest that is pretty cute here.

How to Style a Denim Vest

Moms wear a whole lot of leggings. How do you find a pair that is right for you?  I like my leggings to have a little bit of structure with a thicker fabric so no imperfections show through. Loft has some of my favorite leggings during the fall and winter and I try to stock up for the year when they go on sale.  Always, always, always cover your butt when wearing leggings. Make sure your top is long enough to drape over your hips and cover the bum. I repeat, cover your bum. I love wearing my leggings as much as the next mom but they are not pants so don’t style them like they are.

How to Style a Denim VestI picked this denim vest up at Kohl’s for around $25. There are so many options for denim vests in all price ranges. Some are really torn, some light, dark, cropped, long. Pick one that goes with your style and with items you already own. I recommend purchasing one that is simple and fits snuggly around your curves.

How to Style a Denim Vest

How will you style your denim vest as an on-the-go mommy?

How to Style a Denim Vest

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

Spring is here!

Okay. Well, Spring is trying here in Cincinnati. We are at that odd snow one day followed by 70 degrees the next day and snow again right after crazy weather pattern. When I get up in the morning I don’t know if I’m wearing flip flops or snow boots.

The cold shoulder sweaters and tops appeared last year and are in full swing again for Spring and I love it.


Cold Shoulder Spring Trend


When shopping this trend, look for tops that aren’t too revealing. You don’t want a low cut front or back. Let the peak of your shoulders be the main focus.  The top I found here in the photos was actually a TJMaxx find and only cost me $14.99. Winning! I also have a few more cold shoulder pieces I love, one that I just picked up from the Loft. Like this top here, they are all appropriate enough for casual wear or for an office work environment. As a mom, that is what I look for in clothes. Versatility, affordability, casual but still on trend.

In the image above, I have on my favorite Lucky Brand black flats that are great for work, taking the kids to the park and match half my closet. Love these shoes. I brought in just two accessories. One being my signature Engravable Disc Necklace in Rose from Stella & Dot. The other a floppy hat just for fun. Plus my curls are day 2 post wash so a hat seemed like a great idea. Since the top is slightly flowy, I threw on skinny jeans to balance the wider top.


Cold Shoulder Spring Trend


Jen from JCS Modern Day Photography here in Cincinnati was kind enough to go out to the railroad tracks and take some fun photos of myself and we squeezed in some great family photos. Although the children weren’t having it at all. One cried the whole time and the other was acting like getting his pictures taken was just pure torture.  Motherhood.


Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

Take the look from daytime running errands with the kids to date night with the husband by switching out the shoes. Throw on some black wedges and you are ready. No need to change accessories or anything else.


Are you rocking the cold shoulder trend yet? Which top is your style? I’m really loving the floral flowy look right now.

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend


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Cold Shoulder Spring Trend


Stella & Dot Trunk Show {+ Giveaway!}

Stella & Dot Online Trunk SHow

To kick off Leggings ‘N’ Lattes launch, we are hosting an online trunk show!


How does an online trunk show work?

  1. Follow our Facebook fan page.
  2. Join the Stella & Dot event / Alex’s Trunk Show. Trunk show participants qualify for exclusive offers!
  3. Browse the feed to get Stella & Dot ideas.
  4. Ask questions for the stylist.
  5. Visit the links in the event page to make a purchase.


BONUS! There will be a giveaway!

This contest is not sponsored by Stella & Dot.

Launch Party + Stella & Dot Giveaway!

Tweet the giveaway now to share with friends!

Visit My Stella & Dot page to start shopping now and to find out more about Stella!

What are some must haves to look out for?

Colette Statement Necklace | Pyramid Watch-Double Wrap Black | Addison Cuff | Gilded Path Wrap Bracelet | City Slim Clutch


  1. Erza Statement Necklace
  2. Antonia Tassel Necklace
  3. Simple Knot Necklace
  4. Gwen Wrap Ring
  5. Day Tripper Arrow Tote
  6. Haven Ear Climber
  7. The Covet Sloan Bag
  8. Iris tassel Earings
  9. Carter Bracelet
  10. Chevron gold leather wrap bracelet

We are so excited for our launch of Leggings ‘N’ Lattes! We will have style, beauty and home décor tips, family friendly recipe ideas and stories of motherhood. Thanks for visiting us today and subscribe to our Newsletter to stay up to date!