Showing posts from September, 2016

A Peek Into Transtitional Fall Style

On Monday I shared Fall's latest trend in boots: the peep toe ankle bootie. Ever since I posted the original pair on my Instagram and last week's post I've gotten quite a few emails and inquiries about how to style them. Because sure, cute shoes and thanks for the suggestion but how the hell do you wear them in real life?  Fortunately for y'all, and me, outfit creation is one of my specialities and something I really enjoy. One of the perks of the peep toe bootie is that they're really versatile and allow for all kinds of styling options. 
I put together three simple looks to start with and give ideas on how and where to rock them. Because I'm here to save y'all time and energy. I do it for the people.

Look 1: Rompers all daybecause duh. Seriously, this causally chic romper can go next level paired with these leather peep toe booties and a flossy cool fedora.  They're also totally unexpected as most would pair the romper with heeled sandals or wedges. But …

I'm Not Sick! It's Just Allergies!

* I was compensated by the CHPA's Educational Foundation, KnowYourOTCs, but all opinions are my own.

While the calendar might say that we have "officially" entered Fall, these rogue heatwaves have me thinking the opposite. I'm not a fan of the fact that it's late September and I still to run my A/C.  And all the fluctuating weather + back to school germs can only mean one thing: colds are on the horizon. Uggh.
So naturally Baby Ninja woke up a few days okay with "da coughies and da shneezies" (his terminology) and said "I tink, I'm a widdle sick Mommy" Sick? Nooo? School just started and I have SO. MUCH. WORK. to do today! 

But wait, is it really a cold? Or is it just allergies? (please be allergies, please be allergies)

This is really important distinction and can make or break a weekday and ruin a weekend. Mom's know we can't take a sick kid to a birthday party (or generally anywhere) but a kid with allergies? that's a horse of a…

Get On The Good Foot: Peep Toe Booties

I have a deep love for booties of all kinds, that's no surprise. But there's a new bootie making a splash this fall and I'm a little bit in love. The peep toe ankle bootie is everywhere right now and I'm sort of convinced it's the best shoe for fall. Particularly if you live in a place where transitional dressing is a thing.  Thanks to global warming and being on the left coast our Fall doesn't actually happen until mid to late October with random heatwaves well into November so these shoes are key for this type of weather. 

Not too hot so you're feet aren't sweating and chic enough to wear day and night. Because I'm obsessed and I  think y'all should be too, I went ahead and found a few varied styles to pique your interest. And mine too.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't actively trying to figure out a way to justify owning all of these because hot damn they are fire right?
I mean, can y'all imagine all the different outfits you can pul…

Midweek Mom's Night Out With Club Momme

Speaking of ladies night's, last week I went to a fun mom's night out with the lovely ladies at Club Momme. Like I said, I've been out on occasion but it's been a while since I've gotten all my ladies in one space. 

Because I'm always down for a mom's night and I've low-key been wanting to check out the event's location it was a no brainer. The fact that I have a teenager available to baby sit her brother until her dad gets home made it a double win.  Naturally I spent the days & hours leading up to it fretting about what I was going to wear and I shouldn't have even bothered because I threw on something different at the last minute. Of course by the time I reached the venue I wished I'd worn something else because hello wrinkles, but oh well. 

I've heard a lot about Au Fudge and was looking forward to seeing it for myself. And it's adorable. Like the space is very cute and I love the idea of a play/eat/chill space for moms and kids…

5 Signs You Need To Have A Ladies' Night ASAP

It’s no secret I’m a huge and longtime advocate of ladies’ nights, both in and out of the house. What is a bit of a secret is that it’s been a long time since I’ve had one. Sure I’ve spent time with friends here and there but going to or hosting a full on gathering of women? It’s been way longer than I care to admit. I’m also fully willing to admit that while I’ve wistfully written about how much I want to host one it just hasn’t been possible both financially and time wise. But looking around I thought about it and realized there is never going to be a “perfect” date/time/month that works for everyone. Nor will your home ever be exactly how you want it before you host. And sometimes you just need to throw caution to the wind and put it on the damn calendar. If you recognize any of these symptoms gather your girlfriends and get your giggle on STAT.
You’ve forgotten what your friends look like IRL. Seriously. If you can “see” them via social media and that’s the only way you know what’…