April 20, 2017

Tuxe Bodysuits – 40% off Everything (Just For Us)

With high-rise in full swing, getting tucked is kind of a thing.  It’s taken a while (months? years?) for my eye to adjust to the silhouette – and I suspect I’m not the only low-rise-or-die 90’s child whose been giving high-rise the side eye – but….I’m in.  I still love my low rise denim (especially loose and almost falling off my hips – best done with a cropped baby tee circa 1997 haha), but I’ve been pretty happy with the more womanly silhouette of the highrise jean.

Also?  Legs look miles long.

The secret, I think, is in the tuck.  And the easiest way to get the perfect tuck is to go in the bodysuit direction.  My friend Tamar over at Tuxe Bodywear has spent years perfecting the bodysuit.  (And if you are a longtime reader, you’ve heard me mention them before – in fact, Tamar herself has taken reader feedback from you guys and incorporated it into the next iteration.) So rest assured, Tuxe bodysuits are really comfortable and well-designed.

The Mom Edit (both editors and readers) have been such long-time supporters of Tuxe, that they’re offering us an exclusive discount!  Take 40% off of everything at Tuxe with code SPRING4MOMS.  This discount only lasts until Saturday night (at midnight), however, so don’t be late to this ball.

If you’d like a suggestion (or two), here are my current favs….

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April 19, 2017

We’re Loving These New Spring Dresses by Express

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When the first warm-ish day of the year comes around…I’m in a dress. Oh yessss. They’re easy. I don’t have to think about what to pair with what. I grab the dress, throw on a pair of sandals or flats on…and DONE-ZO. Outfit made for the busy day ahead.

So I ran across an Express ad a while back and immediately got sucked in (well played, Express. Well played), because…uh. Hello. Their dress styles are incredibly on-point right now. I actually ended up ordering two right then and there to try on. I really loved them both, but ended up keeping the one I’m wearing. It spoke to me with it’s floral pattern, sheer material & it’s ability to be worn with either flats or heels. It’s cool, without trying too hard.

Every time I’ve worn it I’ve felt effortlessly pretty, without being over dressed or uncomfortable.

Basically, I think you need to see the dress line-up at Express right now.

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April 18, 2017

Spring 2017 Maternity Favs & A Weekend’s Worth of Outfits

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Happy Spring baby-growing mamas! Here’s a round up of some favorite current finds for you as the bump grows…a weekend’s worth of outfit ideas, too. Wearing the same few items for months gets kinda boring…I hear ya. Hopefully some of these will help add some variety to your inevitable capsule wardrobes.

Friday Night In

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April 17, 2017

Spring Trend: Colorful Graphic Sweatshirts

 

I got that sunshine in my pocket, but got damn boots upon my feet….Spring, people.  But before we continue, can we agree on a couple of points?

Point 1:  My backpack strap is not twisted.  It must be a weird camera angle. MIKE.

Point 2:  [waves hands, creates smoke]  My necklaces are not tangled together, my hair is not a crazy mess, and my nose absolutely, positively is NOT red due to the “Spring” temps in Calgary.  Shooting in overcast weather is always soooo tricky, ya know?  (HA!  That’s a photographer joke.)

So we good?  Great.

Now – back to Spring trends. Specifically, the one my addled brain wants to call Rainbow Bright Goes Camping.  What would she wear around the campfire?  One of these sweatshirts.

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April 14, 2017

An Easy Spring Outfit and An Everyday Adventure

I have a poster framed in our guest room that reads “I do believe it’s time for another adventure.” I crave exploring, travel and finding new places. I’m always amazed when I find out about an incredible new spot right here at home.

How did I not know about this epic location here in Portland? Gorgeous, right? It’s called Rocky Butte and it was the site of a little day adventure for me. Yes, a rainy day adventure, but fortunately the downpours held off while I looked around and snapped a few pictures and took a minute to myself to clear my head.

I want to be a laid-back person, a laid-back mom. I really do. I’m not overly emotional most of the time and I approach a lot of life in a pretty matter-of-fact way, but I’m a perfectionist and a serial do-er. Idle hands and all, I guess. I have a frantic need to check off that to-do list everyday.  And I have a bad habit of making myself feel guilty if I don’t get through that list. I mistakenly think because I enjoy my work or because I’m not going 100mph every second of the day that I don’t need to set aside time to myself. It’s so hard not to listen to those voices all the time, right?

But, on this morning, I ventured out, ignored those voices and that to-do list and just enjoyed a spectacular view of the city I love. Yes, I’ll bring Sienna here sometime, but this day was just for me…

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April 14, 2017

How We’re Wearing Leggings Right Now

We just finished up another great visit from my sister Scotti, her hubs and baby Greenlea. We love when they visit almost as much as they love visiting (I may or may not bribe them to move here EVERY time they’re in #sorrynotsorry). Coming from a little place like our hometown of Marquette, MI a trip to the city is a huge deal. I mean, have I mentioned the nearest shopping mall was hours away growing up? Yep. When Scotti’s in town we make plenty of time for Sephora, city shopping and FOOD. A trip to our beloved Pub & Kitchen is usually a must but this time, we took lil’ G to Lil’ Pop Shop – one of the my new favs and now Scotti’s. Not only are these ice pops seriously delicious, they’re hand-crafted in small batches from a seasonal assortment of fresh, natural, locally-sourced ingredients. Yum.

Greenlea was alllll in. . . until she tried my chocolate brownie. Then she was graciously willing to let Mama finish her popsicle for her.  We’re kind of spirit animals like that.  (See evidence of crazy chocolate buzz below).

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April 13, 2017

Spring Kicks for Girls

S asked if I would round up girl sneaks.
She also asks occasionally if I’ll round-up kids.

Other than home stuff, those are probably the other two things I’m the girl to round-up: kids and kicks.

Kids and kicks are just quintessential FUN in motion and such a gift! Heck yes I will round-them-all-up! Always!!!

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April 12, 2017

The Boxy Button Down

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Raise your hand if you hate gaping button down tops? So annoying, right?

I love a good button down top, especially buttoned all the way up (like my bestie Nicole taught me). But. I have a wide rib cage. I know, the struggle, but seriously. I couldn’t wear all those cute(?) empire waist prom dresses in high school either and I’ve dealt with the dang button gape in button up shirts since.

Button down? Button up? I don’t know the proper term, but I’ve found a version of the shirts that work for me, are comfy and are everywhere right now. Yay! Shall we…

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April 12, 2017

Shopbop Sale (25% off everything) – Here’s Our Edit

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 sandal 1 | sandal 2 | sandal 3

We wait for this sale alllllll year.  It’s the one where Shopbop offers up to 25% off nearly everything.  If you are looking to jumpstart your Spring and Summer wardrobe, this is one of our favorite ways to do it.

Use code EVENT17 to take 20% off purchases under $500, or 25% off purchases over $500.

Keep reading to see which items have gotten the entire TME crew clicking ‘add to cart’.

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