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February 8, 2017

A Whimsical Boy/Girl-Friendly Kids Room

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I was pretty excited to tackle this room. I love a good design challenge and with it being a room for both my daughter and son, I knew that I’d get the chance to get creative. It couldn’t be ALL princess (which would have been totally fine with Mads) and it couldn’t be just one monstrous dinosaur, much to Anthony’s chagrin.

How could I mix girly with boy-ish elements and have it all be fun, pretty and whimsical all at the same time? 

While I would have loved doing an entire room over-haul with *new* everything, I had to reign myself in and go with just a few items that packed a punch and would give me the over-all look I was going for.

Well, six months later…

and I finally got it all together.

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February 1, 2017

Sexy Nursing Bras

 

I snort a little when I hear “sexy nursing bras”, because let’s be honest…how sexy can a nursing bra actually be? Ya know, that whole clipping and unclipping thing kinda takes away from the whole hot factor a bit. ha. That said, I have learned over my years of nursing sweet babes, that it is SO important to have a really good bra…and not only that, but also another in the sidelines that’s pretty, lacey and makes you feel…well, less like a cow whipping out her udders on demand.

Since I am still nursing our now one year old, I am starting to get “stir crazy” and by that, I mean…GET ME OUT OF THESE NURSING BRAS.

…but since that won’t be happening for at least another couple of months, I’ll have to go with the only other option – find a sexy, new nursing bra (preferably one that isn’t old, milk stained and nude). Yehhhhhh, that’d be good.

I was a tad skeptical going into this search, because the last time I tried to find something resembling sexy-ish a couple of years ago, I came back with one result that was sorta okay-ish. Well, I am happy to report that I found a few more options for us this time around…

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January 26, 2017

Cape Coats: A Lighter Option for Winter

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Anyone else remember when I shot my heavier winter look? I do…it was in the mid 60s (ha). Whereas when I was in this outfit (sans socks, hats and gloves)…I was up North, in frigid temps. Funny how that works. The life of a blogger, man…it’s intense.

Anyway, let’s talk about this cape coat. It’s darling and since I am usually in the Carolinas, I am used to a pretty mild winter, so I can make good use of it. We DO get our cold days, but they’re usually short-lived and I can get away with wearing a lighter coat (even when it’s cold), layered over a really warm sweater and long sleeve shirt. I usually do try to wear long socks and not bare my ankles to the cold, but for some reason when I packed for our trip up north I didn’t have my northern brain on hand. Ah well. It worked out okay.

I didn’t freeze…too badly.

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January 19, 2017

Sophisticated Coats & Moto Boots

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Well, as I am writing this it is currently hovering around the upper 70s here in the Carolinas. In fact, it was in the 60’s when I got these pictures…so yeh. FULL DISCLOSURE: I was hot and it was not, in fact, winter weather conditions. Ya know, sometimes you really have to commit to the cause though…and you all asked for real winter outfits – coats, gloves & warm socks included. I delivered, gosh darn it! (not damn it, because I’m trying to scale back my terrible swearing habit).

Now, the rest of The Mom Edit team likes to joke that I never see winter weather, butbutbut…we actually do get about a total of 15 really cold days down here, so. HA. I do, in fact, experience winter. It’s a really hard two weeks, too. wah. We have to wear layers…andand COATS! So. When this happens, I like to get down with a long, sophisticated coat, a basic beanie, gloves and a pair of moto boots…to edge it all up a bit.

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January 13, 2017

Cool Boots for the Guys

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My husband’s style is very much so…I-don’t-give-a-crap. The man would still be wearing cargo shorts and tie die shirts if I hadn’t come along. That said, he has grown to appreciate a low-key, comfortable look – with a bit of cool snuck in (by yours truly). I think we have finally gotten to a good middle ground. He won’t wear vests or tall, hipster boots (damn it), but he will allow for some edge now – for example, a utility jacket or Converse. I’ll take it! In fact, he’s really settled into a style now that I find very attractive on him. PRAISE JESUS.  I have been working hard on this for years, ya’ll, so…this is a victory I gladly celebrate.

So, for Christmas, I got him these Clark boots. He was in need of an anytime-boot and these were perfect – not too cool, but just cool enough.

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January 7, 2017

Slouchy Turtleneck Sweaters & Pretty Shoes.

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The week after Christmas is rough. WINTER SLUMP, ANYONE? *lays head down on desk and silently sheds a tear* I had so much energy and creativity flowing before the holidays and now…nope.

So I was packing for our trip to MD a couple of weeks ago and I literally just started throwing shit into the suitcase, because I realized a) I didn’t have the time to plan out outfits and b) I had no ideas. At all. So shiz I threw…into the big ol’ communal family suitcase. I crossed my fingers that when we arrived, I’d realize that I had actually been super inspired and included stuff that could totally work together. Such a good plan.

Well, I kind of did…and I kind of didn’t.

I found that I had forgotten to pack enough clothes, so there was that. Also, I didn’t necessarily consider the weather up North. Hello, Cams. You aren’t in South Carolina anymore. I mean, I went as far as throwing a coat and pair of boots in the mix, but super warm socks? No. A hat? Nope. Gloves?? That’s a negative.

(…and to think, I used to be a well-seasoned Northerner. hmm.)

Anyways. All of that just to say, I guess sometimes ya just gotta throw stuff together and hope that it looks okay…especially when you’re fresh out of Winter outfit spunk (like moi). I ended up finding a now favorite outfit – one that I know I’ll be wearing at least a few more times before the Spring.

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December 26, 2016

NYE idea: Sequin Pencil Skirt

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I’ve had sequin skirts on the brain since I saw this outfit…I mean, stop it. How did she just make a sequin skirt look so cool? Anyways, as soon as I saw this cheap H&M option, I put together a couple of outfits – one casual and another more party-ready, because NEW YEAR’S EVE and it’s important to always be ready to party. *snort* Really though. When is there ever a better time to wear sequins than NYE?

Never.

That’s the answer to that question.

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December 22, 2016

Boho Dresses & Fancy Toppers for NYE

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When I saw this dress, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it – style it up for New Year’s Eve. Mmm hmmmm. There is nada I love more than a peasant-y, flowy, hippie dress…except for maybe my husband and sleep (not sure on the order there. depends on the day ;)). Anyways, instead of going the glitzy glam route this year, I decided to take a more romantic turn, with a boho dress, fancy sweater & over-the-knee boots (or as close as I could get to them, anyways).

Whoah. I love it. Really, really love it. A look like this has that fun element and is also dressy enough for a night out on the town…or a more casual night at a friend’s. Let me tell you, I am down with an outfit like this – unique, fun and comfortable even.

It’s definitely a carefree and easy take on glam…which is not a bad thing. Not at all.

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December 14, 2016

PJ & Loungewear Week: Joggers + Cozy Jackets

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I want to be as comfortable as possible on Christmas morning, even though we’ll be at the in-law’s, which means I’ll have to wear a bra. damn it. That’s okay though, because I found some seriously comfortable loungewear…and it just so happens to pass as real clothes. That’s a win-win in my book!

Now, ummmmm…so I hesitate to admit this, but I totally Abercrombie & Fitch-ed it up with this outfit. I know. What? I went back to high school on this one, because Scotti’s recent post caught my attention – I legit was confused that it was A&F. They seem to be going in a really cool direction…and I’m not hating it.

Their loungewear is pretty awesome. I’m just sayin’. It’s been tested and approved, by me…on our couch. So….

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December 14, 2016

Maternity + Nursing-Friendly Party Dresses (that will make you feel like one hot mama)

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Well, first of all. Holy wow. Nursing boobs. I think that I needed to reconsider my support with this dress, but eh. Hindsight is 20/20 (especially when you have picture proof) and…who cares, because I felt SO FRIKKIN’ HAWT it doesn’t even matter.

At first, I was a little self conscious and hesitant about wearing it at all. I mean, the boob issue and then I just…well, I’m a MOM. What business do I have wearing something so sexy? Well, I went with it anyways…and ya know what? It felt great. I didn’t even end up caring that my nursing boobs weren’t in tip-top shape for it…and my husband didn’t complain too much. 😉

I think there comes a time when caution just has to be throw to the wind, because life is too short. You have a holiday party to go to and ummmm whether you’re pregnant, nursing or postpartum…you deserve to feel like a hundred bucks for ONE night. So. Buy the dress. Wear the dress. Show some leg. Let those nursing boobs droop (just a little) and don’t give a flip about the jiggly bits. OWN IT, lady.

I’m convinced that wearing a really good dress, even just once a year, is good for your health. Seriously.

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