dressing the bump

I have found a hidden gem for maternity wear! I am loving this little online boutique!!!

MattyB was reviewing our credit card statement & politely asked: "what's this Pink Blush store?". I replied with "only the best maternity shop!".
MB: What's so special about it?
Me: No one else I know is shopping there, plus I can look cute in their stuff - not the normal frumpy maternity wear!
MB: eye roll

Thought I would share 2 styles I picked up recently.
I know, my photog skills are still uber amazing. Be jelly.

Bracelets 1, 2, 3

Sorry for my absence lately. Chasing a toddler & being 22 weeks prego has left me all kinds of brainless. Seriously. Hours of Sesame Street is really frying my brain. I caught myself watching it well after Beau had gone down for his nap.

22 weeks down....

travelling in style

My last post was in April! I guess I didn't realize how crazy life has been lately. But enough about that ;) we're all so busy, aren't we!?

I recently ordered in this bag, and I wanted to share with you how much I love it & can not WAIT to use it for our summer travels!!

It's The Getaway bag (so aptly named). After much debate, I went with the navy/red medallion - which must be my new favorite print, because I realized after it arrived that my La Totale is in the SAME print! :) 

Some things I love, besides the print, of this bag:
  • Removable shoulder strap
  • Unzips 3/4 of the way down to expand in height for those random shopping excursions ;)
  • The portion that unzips has a coordinating print....gotta keep everything cute!
  • The fabric is a woven, spill resistant fabric - - it's the same type of fabric that Prada uses! 

Here are some more details on the bag:
  • Measurements: height - 15", height (expanded) - 19.25", length - 23", depth - 8", strap drop - 8.5".
  • Exterior: navy/red medallion on spill resistant woven fabric.
  • Interior lining: red mosaic tile on spill resistant material.
  • Expandable compartment: navy/red dot print on woven fabric.
  • Trim and handles: camel textured lizard.
  • Top zip closure.
  • Signature Stella & Dot Hardware: silver clover charm on zip pull.
  • 1 Exterior slip pocket and 1 Interior zip pocket.
  • Available in painted zebra, mariposa, red ikat, elephant, multistripe, green ikat and navy/red medallion.

There is SO much room inside!!! I was packing for a trunk show tomorrow evening, and so much of my display & samples fits in this bag! I'm clearly totally stoked.

Another fun thing? Right now, you can get a free Hang On with any Getaway purchase! So I went with our stripe print....

Color coordinated to match the Getaway!

More of the print I love :)

While the obvious use of this Hang On may be cosmetics / toiletries....I think it would also be a great item to have for bag organization. 
Here are some random uses:
  • baby items (diapers, wipes)
  • food storage (toddler snacks, snacks for me, utensils, etc)
  • stuff that you really just don't want spilling into your bag (pens, pencils, crayons, etc)
And I was even thinking you could fill it with items & gift it to someone special! So for the teacher, perhaps fill it with their favorite candy / snack, a book for relaxing, some lotion, etc. 

I just love the versatility!!!

What do you think? What cute travel accessories have you come across lately?

for the shoe lover

I have been eagerly waiting for this collaboration to hit the stores! Sophia Webster paired up with J.Crew & there are some hot, fabulous shoes as a result!!!

I found Sophia Webster via Instagram....and discovered she's a UK designer, with an insane knack for designing uniquely beautiful shoes that I want....on my feet....now. Some of them do look kinda painful. I find myself going more towards kitten heels & wedges these days.

Regardless, the collection is awesome!!! Here are my favorites:

(love the name)

Now if maybe she did a design collaboration with Target, MattyB may let me get a pair!

flash sale alert

48 hour flash sale going on! Time to stock up on some fabulous pieces at a fraction of the price.

I just happen to be wearing the Ivie Bangle today...

Paired the Ivie Bangle with Gilded Arrow & Cady

raising awareness....

I am super late to the game on this - but I figure, better late than never, right!?

In case you are unaware, April is Autism Awareness month. As a company, Stella & Dot has teamed up with the HollyRod Foundation to help raise awareness & funds. We launched some exclusive items, all of whose proceeds go to benefit this amazing cause.

This cute little video from Holly Robinson-Peete details the collection & some other information....

Here are the individual items in the boutique....what do you think?

The Visionary Bracelet

The Clear-Marine Pouf

The Boardwalk Tote

The Zippy Pouch Trio

I want to hear from you - weigh in on what you think about these pieces. Are there any causes that you support!?

Don't forget to check out my Facebook Page - there is a special event going on all of April. So if you decide you like one of these pieces, and want to support the cause - be sure to check out Facebook! You'll thank me :)

a mild obsession....

A few know me well enough to know that I have a minor mild major obsession with Victoria's Secret. I have been a cardholder since I was able to - and every season I look forward to those "mystery rewards cards" in hopes of one day, receiving one worth more than a whopping $10.

With that said, my obsession has promoted me to the "Forever Angel" status.
*hangs head in shame*
That status comes with lots of perks (free gifts) and increased Angel Rewards (store credit). It also comes with admittance into this "Angels Forever Panel" which is an online community of fellow obsessed gals like myself.

Each month they have an "Angel of the Month" - - -I was chosen for February. And yes, that's the closest I'll ever get to being a VS Angel.....

That was my little blurb & head shot that they featured about moi'.

So another notable thing is that I now have the opportunity to try out products for FREE. Yup! FREE. No 5 finger discount, just straight up free.

I got the invitation to try out the new T Shirt bra (in the color of my choosing). I was super stoked....who doesn't love free product!? 

So I was super skeptical of this bra and really thought I would hate it.

Surprisingly, it's actually a keeper! It's super comfortable, minimal padding, and feels really light. You forget you're wearing it. Plus it fits great underneath your more casual clothing....like t shirts's ;)

If you have been intrigued about trying out this bra since seeing it's debut - DO IT.
At least go try it on in the store.

the spring fashionista giveaway event - - a Stella & Dot giveaway!!!!

As many of you know, I'm a stylist for the fabulous company, Stella & Dot. I have been one for nearly a year & a half now, and absolutely love it! It's been a superb compliment to blogging, being a mommy, and working full time. 

And I LOVE sharing the style with you!!!!

If you're unfamiliar with the brand, here's a quick little list of key points you definitely NEED TO KNOW!
  1. Stella & Dot is an accessories company for women & little girls. Purses, jewelry, scarves, you name it! 
  2. Over half the line is UNDER $50!!!
  3. The design office is in the SOHO district of NYC, the corporate office is in San Fran, & there are several distribution centers in the US where product is shipped from. 
  4. This brand is NOT sold in stores, but rather through stylists, like yours truly....via online or through in home trunk shows!
  5. Corporate LOVES giving away product....seriously! We have a fabulous rewards system for anyone wanting to "share the style"! (Free product credit & items at HALF OFF!)
  6. This is not your great Aunt Jane's Tupperware company. 

So for this awesome event, I am giving away a statement necklace that you are totally going to fall in love with. It is going to carry you from spring to summer so chicly!

It's the Dot Bloom necklace!!!

This necklace retails for $198 and features hand painted enamel flowers!
It was inspired by vintage brooches, and the flowers are accented with 
Czech stones. 
18" in length with a 3" extender
Lead & nickel safe

Here it is paired with cobalt...

Now here's your chance to win this gorgeous necklace! Enter through the Rafflecopter below. Email me with any questions!

So what is this "Spring Fashionista event???
The SPRING Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com and Katy from  Modly Chichttp://www.modlychic.com/.  All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

Covered Perfectly is providing Spring Fashionista Events Grand Prizes (Enter the Grand Prize here: http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2014/03/spring-fashionista-events-2014-covered-perfectly/  )  2 Grand Prize winners will receive 12 tops, 1/month over the course of a year, valued at approx. $600/winner! Isn’t that stunning? Covered Perfectly makes flattering tops (misses and plus sizes) comprised of a full collection of super-soft MicroModal tops in a variety of colors and the cute patterns.  www.coveredperfectlyplus.com  US Shipping is FREE and they also now ship worldwide.

Now go check out all the other blogs in this amazing event & enter their giveaways!!!

LEGAL Stuff: 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Modly Chic, Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway or the Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. If product is damaged during shipping, there is no returns / exchanges. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway received a sample for this review. Compensation was not provided. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!

something BIG is coming.....

It took place in the fall, & now it's back for spring! And you are going to FLIP over what I'm giving away!!!

So be sure to check back here on March 6th to start entering!!!

Want to see a teaser of other prizes to come? Check out Sherry's blog

spring trend report, pt. 3

Catch up on part 1 here, and part 2 here

Let's chat about the Floral Rocker trend to try this spring!

Aren't those necklaces stunners!?!

Watch this video if you get a second to hear more on how to wear the trend. 

Here's a great "bang for your buck" piece....a statement necklace under $100!

I wore this necklace layered with another...

Here it's layered with the Somervell

I like to add some "edge" via my arm party....

Like so...

Bracelets top to bottom:
1, 2, 3

So what do you think? Will you try the floral rocker trend???

spring trend report, pt. 2

Here is Part 2 of the Spring Trend Report. Catch up on part 1, HERE.

The 2nd trend for spring is GILDED FRINGE

This is one of my favorite trends! It's like a mix of boho & chic.

Here are some images I have come across from NYFW....

Here's some accessories to incorporate the trend.....

So what are your thoughts? Will you be trying out the "fringe" trend?
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