Recent Posts by Camille DiPaola

November 23, 2016

Amazon Black Friday Sales – Cam’s Sweater Picks

sweatersLadies. I have hit THE MOTHER LOAD of fantastic, cool and trendy sweaters. I thought I’d only end up rounding up about ten…maybeeee, but oh no. Once I started, I just couldn’t stop. I kept clicking and finding mas, mas, mas. They were all just too good to pass up.

So…yeh, because of me all of your sweater needs for this Winter should now be taken care of.

De nada.

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November 18, 2016

Taking it Back to Casual Town with my new Vera Bradley Backpack (& a fun recap)

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Considering that my life calls for casual attire, after dressing up my new Vera Bradley Leighton backpack for the Pittsburgh event, I dialed everything back to ummm…REALITY…and have been carrying this baby with me every day, no matter what I’ve got on.

I’ve worn it with yoga pants even…and have felt pretty damn awesome, because of it’s classy sass.

My current favorite thing to wear it with though? — a flannel shirt w/ cropped jeans and a sick pair of flat booties.

It really does it for me in a big way.

Play dates? Yep. All the errands? Yep. Thanksgiving programs at school? Oh, YEP. That happened today in this very outfit.

I really feel like I need to take a moment to thank the backpack for inspiring my new favorite everyday momiform…and for assisting me in keeping some semblance of cool, even if I do happen to have some PB&J encrusted on my back. Yep, that happened today, too. So.

Thank you, Vera Bradley Leighton backpack. From the bottom of my mama heart. You rock.

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November 15, 2016

Cam’s Go-to Holiday Outfit

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My Christmas season looks a lot like…

Cocoa and cuddling on the couch with the hubs (the cocoa may or may not be spiked. idk).

Making cookies with the kids (or watching as they eat and simultaneously drop all of ingredients on the kitchen floor).

Grabbing a drink with the bestie, laughing until we realize we need to stop drinking, talking about how fast the year flew by (and how big our babies are getting ::sob::).

Blasting Christmas music in the minivan and dancing to it like a fool, while running around doing the normal mom things with the kids.

Bonfires with our neighbors/built-in-family in the back yard. <3

Online Christmas shopping. Amazon.com for ALL OF THE PRESENTS. Free two day shipping. I mean, come on!

A very little amount of sequins, glitter and champagne bottle poppin’.

Darn.

Nah, really I wouldn’t change a thing (except to maybe go to ONE fabulous holiday party – haha).

So. My go-to holiday outfit is a pretty casual one, but one with festive elements thrown in…because CHRISTMAS.

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November 4, 2016

World of Vera Bradley at Macy’s: Come Shop and See Me!

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I get to do something very, very cool this weekend – fly to Pittsburgh to attend the World of Vera Bradley event at Macy’s in the Westmoreland Mall from 2-4pm this Saturday. If you’re in the area, COME HANG OUT WITH ME! Please. I would love it.

Vera Bradley has a beautiful new collection and you need to see it. I’m actually blown away, to be quite frank. I always think of high school when I think Vera Bradley, with its pretty prints and cotton material (right? Did you wear them, too, back then?)…but ya’ll. No more is Vera Bradley just for the tweens and teens. It’s now for the classy women that we are, too! Somehow they have nailed that timeless and cool factor in their new bags.

I’m seriously excited about this and I’m even more pumped about the fact that I finally found MY backpack, the one I know I will carry and cherish for a very long time.

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October 23, 2016

A Fresh Way to Wear Tall Boots

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I think I have finally cracked the code, ya’ll. I figured out how to successfully wear tall boots day-to-day, without feeling way over-dressed.

I’ve tried over-the-knee boots with a short little shift dress and, while it was cute, it wasn’t exactly practical – with having to pick up kids, chase after kids and yeh, BE A MOM. I was pregnant, nonetheless! I know I flashed at least a few people that day – live and learn, live and learn.

I decided to go the opposite direction this time – slouchy, comfortable and decidedly more casual.

Spoiler alert:  I FREEKIN’ ROCKED IT OUT.

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October 20, 2016

How To Wear Leggings as Pants (YES, I went there)

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I know, dangerous dangerous territory, but it’s only because I found the raddest leggings everrrrr. MOTO LEGGINGS, ya’ll. I’m serious.

When I saw them it was like the heavens opening up and God said from above, “My child, I see you on that daily early morning struggle bus…trying to find something cool to put on. Do not fear. I give you moto leggings (that can be worn as pants). PEACE BE WITH YOU”.

Yep. Exactly like that.

I’ve found a ridiculously easy way to wear them successfully, too…without having my sweet, untoned derierre hanging out. That would be yikes, is all I’m going to say.

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September 13, 2016

Easy Early-Fall Outfit Idea: Jumpsuits, Booties And Denim Jackets

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There is one thing I love without a doubt:  a jumpsuit. I can’t deny it. I may still be wearing them as a grandmama with a sagging bum and all. It’s just the way it is, because…me & them. I’ve been wearing jumpsuits since high school, through college, early married life and now kids. We have a long history together.

I’ve been appreciating them even more now as a mama, because they’re simple. They take away the need to pair a shirt with bottoms, so HEY. Cool! One less thing to think about. Also, with Fall not being exactly sooo Fall-ish around here (yes, I have boo-hooed about this before…), this kind of easy, comfortable outfit serves an incredibly noble purpose: it tricks my originally Northern self into feeling like I’m totally taking advantage of Fall style, without me having to sweat my derriere off.

All hail the jumpsuit.

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August 31, 2016

A Fresh take on the Plaid Shirt

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This drapey tunic top immediately got my attention – it’s something funky and different, with it’s length and almost jacket-like style. Down here in SC, we rarely see those mystical Fall temps of 70 and below…at least, until Winter.  September feels like Summer, October feels like Summer and then one day I wake up, sometime mid November, and realize I need a coat. (Usually after I’ve already gotten every one out the door and are late to something or other ha ha.)

Oh, the good old South. I do love thee.

Now, I like to fake it ’til I make it (one of my many winning mama mottos), so this plaid tunic is really my jam. It can be that token plaid shirt to pair with allthejeans that doubles as a light jacket, for the (sort of) chilly mornings and evenings through the Fall.

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July 28, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – the under $100 budget buys (#dressingroomselfies with a 6 month old)

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…because I like self-torture and tight spaces with small children, I did some fun #dressingroomselfies for ya with my 6 month old.

Yay!

Budget-friendly style is my jam and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is too epic to pass up, so I pulled out all of the stops – toys, teethers, rocking the stroller back-and-forth and even humming a fun little ditty and dancing around like a nut to entertain the babes…and I put together some gosh darn budget-friendly outfits.

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