Recent Posts by Camille DiPaola

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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December 8, 2016

The Maternity Pieces You’ll Keep Going Back To (and they’re ON SALE…just in time for the holidays)

 

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What I absolutely love about Isabella Oliver Maternity is it’s dependability – I know that their clothing will last (one, two, three…maybe even 4 or 5?? pregnancies) and everything I have bought from them fits me so well…every time. Yeh, it’s a bit more pricey than some other maternity lines, but let me tell you…it is well worth it (and that’s coming from me, someone that has a hard time spending more than $100 on anything, so…you know it’s good).

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