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Will You Dress Up for Halloween?

I love Halloween, always have. Back in the day, when I was young and single, working in an office on the Sunset Strip, I ALWAYS dressed up. I was that lone wolf (or witch) in the office who went all out planning the office Halloween party with dry ice and black garbage bags lining the walls. I loved it. But having kids has actually made me less … [Read more...]

Chloe and Isabel Jewelry {Sale}

Disclosure: This Chloe + Isabel Giveaway is provided by Anne-Marie Lindsey. This post includes affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I just LOVE jewelry ... and one of my favorite lines recently has been Chloe and Isabel. They have such beautiful high quality styles. And because I love supporting independent business, I … [Read more...]

How to Dress Your Body Type {Monroe and Main Fashion}

Disclosure: This "How to Dress Your Body Type" Fashionista Event Opportunity is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic. This$185+ Fashion Giveaway and outfit on Motherhood Unadorned is provided by Monroe and Main. All opinions are my own.  This weekend, John and I attended an evening fundraising event for the American … [Read more...]

Helzberg Diamond Pendant and Prescripts Jewelry Gemstone Bracelet

Disclosure: This $260 #FashionistaEvents Jewelry Giveaway is sponsored by Motherhood Unadorned and Precripts Jewelry. All opinions are my own. I'm so thrilled that Spring is here! It's been a rough winter for so many and seeing the sun start to peek out is very much a welcome change. Last Spring I hosted my first ever Spring Fashionista … [Read more...]

Helzberg Diamonds Hint Like You Mean It

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own as always. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. What are you hinting for?! For me ... honestly for any occasion ... jewelry is right on the top of the wish list. Jewelry always fits. It makes me sparkle and feel more pulled together, even if I'm just running the … [Read more...]

Mom Style: Day to Date Night Transition

Disclosure: Lee Jeans provided product and will provide the winner with a product of choice. No other compensation was received. This post includes affiliate links. All opinions are my own as always. So yes, I'm a mom. I work from home. I shuffle the kids to and fro, and once in awhile I'm lucky enough to have a date night, or ladies night, … [Read more...]

Becoming Someone Else

As children we like to play pretend, be creative and dress up. We love to act silly, bold or brave and become someone else. But once we grow up, that isn't always the case anymore.  Dressed as Queen Elsa with Crocheted Hat/Wig and Tepig from Pokemon I suppose I never grew up because I've always been--even before kids--the one at the … [Read more...]

Sleeping Beauty Inspired Princess Pampering Party

Last week marked the release of the Sleeping Beauty DVD and Blu-Ray, the perfect time to throw a princess pampering party don't you think? Honestly, I feel any time is the right time to get pampered like a princess, little girls and big girls alike. Taking the opportunity once in a while to treat ourselves … [Read more...]

Fashionista Giveaway! Helzberg Diamond Pendant, FALCHI Tote, MinaDream Crochet Set (RV $239)

Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years and ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION! It is the Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes including a Grand Prize of $500 to PayPal and First Prize of $300 to Midnight Velvet (see details … [Read more...]

Boost your Wardrobe and Attitude in 10 Steps

Fashion. For some us, that word sparks excitement, for others, a heavy sigh, and for still others, a bit of a sarcastic snarl. We women fall all across the spectrum of emotional reaction to the word that describes what we wear and how we wear it--the word that carries a weighty connotation of coolness, acceptance, trendiness or lack … [Read more...]

Style Report: Colors for Fall. Monroe and Main Boots Review

Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic. Review and Giveaway courtesy of Monroe and Main. All opinions as always are my own. Fall is my favorite time of year, seriously. It's when I got married and became a mom, and its the season of my birthday … [Read more...]

This Chic Wallet Charges an iPhone {Pre-order Pricing till May 6}

So yeah, I'm an admitted Everpurse groupie. Since they're Kickstarter in 2012 (which John backed as a birthday gift to me!) I've been talking about my love of the original Everpurse clutch that charges your smartphone. I respect them as a small family-owned Chicago-based company that cares about bringing fashion and tech together to create … [Read more...]

Nominate a Mama Bear! {Helzberg #BearHug}

Do you have a fierce Mama Bear in your life?   It could be your own mother or grandmother, a friend, a colleague; a mom you admire because its clear she goes above and beyond to support, comfort and love the "kids" in her life. My friends at Helzberg Diamonds (they are the awesome folks who sent me a beautiful pair of diamond earrings … [Read more...]

Goodbye Winter…Hello Spring Style

It has been one hellish winter in many parts of North America...in fact I just saw some surprise Spring snow in parts of the US this week. Ugh. Thankfully here in the typically grey and rainy Pacific Northwest, we have actually started to have real spring weather. Like. REAL. SPRING! It was in the 70's this weekend at the Easter Egg hunt we … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Fashion Tips

. Guest Post by Jenna Maroney At long last, we’re (hopefully!) coming up on the finish line of one of the worst winters in recent U.S. history, and I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready to shove aside my winter coat and scarves to make room for my boxes of spring and summer clothes. To find inspiration for ways to enhance my wardrobe, … [Read more...]

Lee Jeans and Moss Mills Clutch

. Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. It's all Fashion! Only FASHION! And is the Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, a grand prize valued at $1,200 (see info below) and each individual blog has a minimum … [Read more...]

Dress & Bow of the Month Clubs Lillybelle’s Closet, SassyBug

. Giveaway is now CLOSED, but please check out Lillybelle's Closet and SassyBug Boutique below for beautiful girls fashion and accessories. Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. Its all Fashion! Only FASHION! And is the Largest Fashion … [Read more...]

Jewelry for Suicide Loss/Mental Health

. For my birthday last month, my parents gave me a meaningful bracelet that they chose in honor of my suicide prevention advocacy. It was then that it occurred to me that perhaps suicide loss or prevention jewelry existed that I didn't know about. And I was right! The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention actually has Remembrance … [Read more...]

Thrifted: Charity Formal {Thrifting Tips}

- Last week, John and I attended a charity event called Child's Play. Its a organization, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, created by the games industry to provide toys, book and video game consoles and games to kids at Children's Hospitals worldwide. They've raised millions of dollars over the years and have impacted thousands of sick kids … [Read more...]

Little Girl & Doll Style: America Girl Twinkle Party Dress

. We never pushed it on her, but my little angel Ellie loves to be a princess. Its funny because growing up with an older brother she's been exposed to typically "boy" things all of the time, and she loves those too. I mean she was a Power Ranger for Halloween. We try to instill that there's really no such thing as "boy" things and "girl" … [Read more...]

What to Wear: Family Photos

- We had our family holiday photos taken over the weekend by the awesome Julie Khoury Photography. I always have fun coming up with our outfits for our photo shoot, which has become a yearly tradition before the holidays. I know we'll look back and appreciate having them, especially since most of the photos we take these days are with the … [Read more...]