I spent the first year of my daughters life in yoga pants with the cast from the Today Show. At the end of that year I knew I had to make some changes. One being that I needed to stop eating breakfast sandwiches from Starbucks and the other that I needed to start getting dressed in actual clothes. It's not that I don't rock athleisure from time to time it's that I love how expressing myself through fashion makes me feel. Since I don't have a lot of time, I love looks that transition easily from day to night.
I've been lucky enough to get away quite a bit already this year. From girls weekends to trips with kids ( I refuse to call these vacations) here are a few of my go to's for easy packing!
This swimsuit is a little pricey but I love how sexy it is and it's still a one piece. This is a great suit with kids because it keeps it all in while you're throwing them around the pool and they are tugging all over you.
This hat is so versatile. You can wear it to the beach or on a shopping trip in town. When you pack it fill up the hat part with all your socks and underwear, lay it flat then roll your clothes and pack around it.
This bag is a also a double duty beach to dinner item. It's also pretty roomy so for packing you can slip things inside of it and put it on the very top of your suitcase.
I don't know why , but I always end up bringing way more lip colors than I actually ever wear. I love this TF lip balm because it's small and perfect for travel and this particular color just goes with everything.
My mom style can be defined as anything that doesn’t make me feel like I do on the inside: a hot mess.
On days where I can barely keep it together, it always makes me feel better to look pulled together on the outside.
(They say your outer reality is a reflection of your inner reality, so I’d like to think a good outfit is a nice place to start.)
Working from home gives me ample opportunity to strut the athletic style that has become so popular, but sometimes it’s just fun to get out in the world and remind yourself you own regular pants (#truth).
Although I love colors, all black with a pop of leopard is a no brainer for the days when I’m in a hurry and want to look stylish. The tuxedo jacket makes this outfit instantly elevated and could easily carry over from day to night. A few of my essentials are a chic, fitted black blazer and a sexy pair of black jeans. The blazer pulls together an outfit and says, “hey world, I could run a board meeting or chaperone a field trip, and either way I’d look fly.” Black jeans help dress up an outfit without trying too hard. And if you’re really feeling like a frisky kitty, add some leopard shoes to the look!
I love this look paired with a pop of color on my lips. As they say, give a girl the right lipstick and she can conquer the world (or conquer the car line, but hey, small victories.)
Recently a friend of mine scored this Dolce and Gabbana jacket and I promptly stole it from her. She actually left it when we were out for cocktails so technically I saved its life by bringing it home.
I’m obsessed, and I’m not sure I can give it up. Even though I might lose a friend, I’m gaining a tuxedo jacket. ;)
From fun sweaters and sweets to 2018 productivity pieces, take a look at my curated gift guide (in case you are still on the hunt for holiday ideas!). Now that you've seen what's on my list, I want to know what's on YOURS!
Happy holidays, everyone! I can't wait to ring in the New Year with all of you!
1. Save your hair from the wind (or just look cool if it's warm where you live) in this Gucci beanie.
2. These Dom Pérignon infused gummy bears make consuming champagne anytime of the day socially acceptable 🥂. Cheers!
3. Plan your goals for 2018 with this planner from Cultivate What Matters.
4. No explanation here, this mug is just too funny to not have!
5. This mask truly lives up to its name "Babyfacial" - and the whole line is created by a fellow #MomBoss!
6. A few minutes on the Headspace app can change your whole day. How about a subscription?
7. Stylish and convenient! Yes- the fanny pack is back and way better than the one you had in the 90's!
8. Special shoutout to Lola & the Boys for this custom jacket - get your own, here!
9. Should you get bangs? It's tough to say. The age-old question is back... and we think this print is too cute to not pick up!