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June 20, 2017

One Travel Outfit I’m Loving Right Now

Father’s Day wasn’t exactly ideal this year.  We were on our way to visit family in North Carolina, and decided to split the 20+ hour drive into three days.  We pretty much had no idea how Greenlea would react to being in a car for longer than two hours at a time, so we packed up a new Leapfrog, powered up an iPad and were on our way.  (Ok, the car was actually packed to the brim . . . I’m somewhat surprised the three of us fit).

We stayed in Chicago the first night (and were treated like royalty, thanks to friends who live there) and then were on to Charleston, West Virginia.  I found a hotel that had a pool for G, a bar for Zack & I, and a nice firepit and the view of the river in the back.  That’s where we spent Father’s Day . . . after Zack drove 8 hours through mostly rain, with a (sometimes) screaming toddler in the backseat.  Again, not ideal . . . but we made it to Carolina Beach the next day and will be here for a couple of weeks.   We will enjoy every last bit of sunshine and ocean until we have to leave.

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June 19, 2017

Top Two Favorite Maternity Dresses for Summer

We recently had a reader question about what to wear while pregnant in the summer.  Greenlea was born in July, so I remember what it was like to be big, uncomfortable, and hot – SO hot in those last few weeks before she was born.  I was always cold before becoming pregnant, but that summer Zack & I had a war over the AC (thank God we had it).  He was freezing all the time and I was sweating all.  The.  Time.  (I swear I still sweat way more now than I ever did before I got pregnant).  Maternity shorts were NOT happening (hello, hot and uncomfortable maternity panels) and I found myself reaching for dresses over and over again.  There were two types of dresses that I lived in: bodycon dresses and long flowy maternity dresses. 

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June 15, 2017

Tight Bermuda Jean Shorts? YES.

Shorts are hard.  After reading so many of your comments on our mom shorts posts, I think most of you agree.  It is hard to find a pair that cover enough without looking frumpy, are comfortable and look cute.  But here at TME, we are determined to help everyone find their perfect pair, so after trying Good American jeans this past year and loving them, I decided to give their longer shorts a try.

Let’s be honest, longer shorts are just way more practical than short-shorts . . . I can sit cross-legged or bend over without risking exposure and I don’t have to worry about spider veins or cellulite (we all have them, ladies).  BUT.  “Practical” is usually not code for “attractive.”  Which is why I’m pretty excited about these shorts.  I think they’re pretty damn good . . .

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June 10, 2017

Favorite Spring Outfit: Fun Hoodies & Denim Cut-Offs

I have two favorite pairs of denim shorts that I will be wearing on repeat throughout the summer.  Both are from American Eagle, and both are currently on sale for under $30.  Seriously.  These slouchy bermuda shorts (the most comfortable shorts I’ve ever put on) and these midi shorts will be my go-to’s this summer.  The midi shorts are the perfect length . . . not so short where you feel too exposed, but shorter (and tighter) than bermudas so they feel a little sexier.  You can run around in them (and chase your littles) without feeling like your booty is hanging out and they’re soft and comfy because of the stretchy fabric.  They go with everything from a swimsuit and flip flops at the pool or with a button-up and heels for a night out.

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June 8, 2017

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day: 50 Under $50

We got such an awesome response from our 50 Under $50 for Mother’s Day that we had to do it again for Father’s Day.  I don’t know about you, but I find guys so hard to shop for.  That’s why I enlisted the help of my husband, Zack, (and many of his friends) to help me find gifts that all men will like.  Whether the man in your life is into building, golfing, traveling, or just plain lounging, we’ve got you covered.  

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June 7, 2017

Best Unique White Tees

What goes with everything from slouchy boyfriend jeans to high-waisted pencil skirts, from chino shorts to tailored blazers, from maxi skirts to denim cut-offs?  White tees.  We’ve been seeing them with cool details like cold-shoulders, asymmetrical hems and ruffled sleeves, and we’ve rounded up our favorites for you to wear with everything this summer.

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June 6, 2017

Wearable Mom Shorts: J. Crew’s Ruffled Shorts

So, mom shorts.  Sigh.  When Shana brought up this style challenge I was all “soooo . . . how ’bout I skip this one?”  I mean, I played along with cropped flares and making menswear glam, but mom shorts . . . they’re like the exact opposite of what you want to put on a person whose booty is big for her body.  As someone whose upper body is at least two sizes smaller than her lower body, mom shorts are pretty much the last thing I’d ever try to pull off.  As Shana’s sister, though, I’m also the last one who would be let out of a style challenge.

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June 3, 2017

Chic Sweatpants are My Jam

Some of the comments I’ve read lately have left me really yearning for some HOT weather.  Comments like, “why do you need to wear a jacket with shorts” or “why are you wearing sweatpants in June?” probably come from readers who have never been to Marquette.  It’s cold here . . . for a really long time.  The winters get really, really long.  But.  Marquette is also one of the most gorgeous places you’ll ever see.

We recently we went down to the lake (Lake Superior) to where a friend’s boat is docked for the summer and I fell in love with our little city all over again.  I found myself wearing my most recent “uniform” again: Cute sweats + graphic tee + sneaks + leather jacket.  I’ve been wearing this one on repeat.  (I add lipstick for a little fancy.)

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June 2, 2017

Swim Cover-Ups That Look Like Dresses (Under $100)

I used to go to the beach with the intention of doing a little LLB:  Lounging, leisure, and beer.  Now when I go to the beach, I’m rarely able to sit down (forget lounging) for longer than a few minutes before Greenlea is up (forget leisure) running here and there . . . and LOVING the water no matter how cold it gets (and people, Lake Superior is cold).  There’s a lot of chasing, bending down, picking up, squatting and other super-flattering things to do in a bikini.  HI.  HERE’S MY BUTT.

Cover-ups are no longer just what I wear over my suit to and from the beach, but a way of life. #mumusforever! (Not to be confused with Show Me Your Mumu, which has some seriously amazing dresses . . . but I digress).

I found a new favorite coverup from Billabong for our trip to Lake Havasu this spring.  I wore it over my suit while walking along the boardwalk and playing with Greenlea at the beach.  It covered enough so I didn’t feel weird when walking into restaurants, but wasn’t so heavy that it made me hot.

Keep reading to see more of my favorite, as well as a round up of cover-ups that also double as dresses.

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May 27, 2017

The Kind of Sweats You CAN Wear Out of the House: J.Crew’s Saturday Pants

The other weekend, Zack taught me how to ride a Strider Bike.  Kidding.  Kind of . . . I had to do some modeling for Greenlea, who was SO excited to ride her bike until it came time to actually ride her bike.  She was having none of it.  She even ran away from me at one point and I had to chase her down while carrying the bike (see below). I mean, I can’t really blame her considering I didn’t learn to ride a bike until the fifth grade.  We would go on family bike rides and because I didn’t know how to ride one, I had to sit in a baby bike seat behind my dad.  I was so embarrassed that I would pull his shirt up over my head so no one would see me.  (I’m sure no one had any idea who I was, either).

I don’t want G to end up with the same fate, so we’re starting her early.  

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