Yesterday I met up with my girlfriend downtown. Can I just say how nice it is to have both kiddos in school (daycare) for a couple hours to be able to get some me time in my life!? I was also super curious about what my hair would do with the humidity and wind being crazy. I just had a treatment on my hair that's supposed to help with the friz and my goodness it WORKS! I was so happy when I got back in my car and realized that I didn't look like a lion with a mane.Read More
Over the past few years, knowing about the small shop world, I've come into contact with so many shop owners and have made so many friends through clothing! The owner of April's Bloom, Elizabeth, is no exception.
It seems like when a new mama of a baby girl can't seem to find what they're looking for regarding clothing, like me, a lot of them start to sew their own clothing! It's an amazing way to release some creativity!
Elizabeth has a daughter named Emma and started doing the same thing once she was born. With a background in the fashion industry, Elizabeth definitely had a leg up on the rest of us!
I absolutely love April's Bloom's gauze dresses! They're so well made, breathable and soft! Emily calls them her princess dresses and loves being in them. They're great to dress up or down and even though some pieces are 3/4-full length sleeves, they're so breathable and lightweight I wouldn't hesitate at all having her wear these on the beach!
For size comparison, Emily is 37" tall, wearing a size 2 in the blue dress and a 3 in the grey dress!
Living in Indiana my entire life, I sort of know that the weather is 100% unpredictable. I've acceptd that fact! Today is was so unbelievably nice outside for an Indiana February, we couldn't let it go to waste.
Emily has started taking after Scott more and more when it comes to being a homebody so it's difficult to get her out is the house.
Finally once Emily was finished with her pancakes, at 4pm haha, we were off to the park, just Mama and the babies!
Do you ever look at your first born and think, "Man, when did she get so big and independent!?"
Our family has had so many changes happen this week and lots of craziness with schedules changing and shuffling the babies around to be taken care of. It'll be nice when I'm able to have some time off with them at home just hanging out.
Emily has never had to go to a daycare until this week and it's been quite a chore getting her there. Once she's there though, she's fine and happy. Brody now stays with Grandma while I sleep.
Ever since Emily has gone to daycare, only for a week, it seems like she's already a whole year older! She asked to put her pajamas on today and started taking off her own jeans! I couldn't believe it. I know it's just getting undressed but that's a big step for my little two year old first born baby girl! Everything she does that shows more and more independent just makes me miss her needing me like she used to do. Ok, enough mommy blubbering.
Emily's jeans are from @twobytwo.blues!
So, living in Indiana our Falls are totally unpredictable. It can be really annoying sometimes! Usually in the morning you will need a jacket but can go sleeveless by the afternoon, then back with your jacket in the evenings. Because of this, I tend to look for pieces that can easily transition with our weather, of course.
This Fall, according to New York Fashion Week, ruffles and variations of tan are all the rage. Of course in my real world and Mommy-hood I'm never going to be able to dress like the models at Fashion Week but I think it's fun to incorporate these trends in our own wardrobe in our own way!
Jewel tones are always a favorite of mine, especially in Fall and around the holidays and I'm so drawn to them when shopping for myself. I seem to have two wardrobes; all neutrals or no neutrals. Not sure how that happened!
All of these pieces are super affordable and Some pieces can be found locally for the most part. Ladies, keep in mind that some of these accessories would be great gifts if you're looking!
My tote: Madewell. This is the Transport Tote, which Madewell is known for and it's is their signature piece. I love this tote so much because it's totally multi-purpose for me as a Mama of two littles. I can hold any and everything in this bag and the leather it's made of is so soft and an amazing color. Dark Cabernet is shown here. Keep in mind if you're loving this tote for yourself or as a gift that you can have it embossed with your initials to totally personalize it! I love mine being personalized and get so many compliments about that feature. Currently these totes are on sale and Madewell is offering an additional 20% off! Like, seriously, it's a no brainer here.
My slightly ruffled tie-neck blouse is from Target and was less than $28.00! I love that this top can be dressed up super easily with different colors that compliment it well. Also, like I mentioned, easily toss on a cardigan, jacket, or blazer for those chilly times of the day.
My boots are also from Target and are actually very comfortable which is a word I never use in regards to any type of healed shoe. Being only 5 foot 1", I really like where these boots stop on my ankle not cutting my legs off too much. I love folding my jeans to show a tiny bit of ankle there but these boots would look fabulous with bottoms tucked in.
My bracelet... Let me fill you in on this awesome little piece. This bracelet is a Bela Bracelet and guess what? It's a hair-tie holder! I'm not kidding when I say I wear one of these every single day. I'm always juggling two kiddos, photographing them or other clients, cooking, cleaning and putting my hair up all the time. These bracelets are the most convenient and beautiful way to always have that hair-tie we all seem to never be able to find!
My necklace holds a special place in my heart. Tiny Tags' maker is so sweet and engraved my babies' names so I can always have them close to me. The quality of their pieces are amazing and this necklace fits perfectly, not only on, but in my life. What Mama wouldn't love a personalized piece of jewelry to keep forever? it gets better, too. All orders placed through 12/1 will receive a $25.00 gift card as well! How generous is that!?