Recent Posts by Camille DiPaola

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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December 6, 2016

Modern Play Kitchens & Accessories

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Um. So…this was way more fun than I thought it would be. In fact, I had so much fun rounding up these play kitchens that I completely blew our whole Christmas budget and bought one of them for the kids. Whoops! I don’t feel too bad about it though, because anything that equals some creative play and possible moments of calm is worth forking over the moola for. Can I get an AMEN?

Not to mention, they are modern and attractive – not anything like the ugly plastic ones that stick out like a sore thumb in your home (yes, we have had one…and once one of the doors fell off, mama accidentally “lost” the kitchen). These are toys that may actually compliment your decor. Can I get an HALLELUJAH?

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December 1, 2016

Upgrade Your Momiform: Introducing the Long Jacket

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I’m always looking for ways to give my day-to-day outfits a boost. I used to get all craaaaaazy with it and actually wear cute pencil skirts with little sweaters and even *gasp* heels. I know. That must have been before kids, Cams. YEP. Exactly.Before kids, outfits were a bit more…less basic. Or at least, I could deal with being more uncomfortable for longer periods of time. (I didn’t have small people hanging on me, usually) I CANNOT DEAL WITH THAT ANYMORE. ha.

Now, it’s all how casual is too casual? heh.

That said, I really do still like to play around with the basic momiform and give it a boost – a little edge…in a SIMPLE, yet cool way. I’ve recently been noticing the long jacket. I know, I’m a tall B, butbutbut I do think there’s enough of a range of lengths and styles that they can be worn by anyone.

So. Here’s how I wore it…

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November 29, 2016

Cool Customizable Gifts for Her (that she’ll actually love)

 

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photo easel | decanter | bag | calligraphy set | shirt | necklace

There’s a lot of personalized gift ideas out there, but…are they ones that she would appreciate and get allthehearteyes over?

Mmmm. Maybe not.

Don’t get me wrong: I can totally get down with a cute monogrammed mug for my coffee in the morning. I just think that when it comes to gifting, finding something special, something unique, something really cool is the way to go.

Of course, these gifts require more thought, creativity and time.

Don’t worry, though. I’ve made it very easy for you, you sleep-deprived-Mama!  I found them all!  I’ve got everything:  monogrammed clothing, personalized home decor, custom bags (and sneakers!).  I want it all too, so…

…yeah. It’s the good stuff.

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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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