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The New Way To Shop With Trunk Club Clubhouse

Raise your hand if you live for sweater weather, pumpkin spice everything and the beginning of the holidays! My favorite season is almost upon us… Fall! One thing I always strive to have in my closet are transitional pieces that can carry me from summer to fall. I look at them like investments and true staple items for my wardrobe. Think dresses used for layering, cropped jackets, and booties. The problem is I don’t always have the time (ahem I have three children) to shop for them and call me old fashioned I actually enjoy being able to try on items before I purchase them!

You might have heard me talk about Trunk Club a few times before on the blog or social media channels. I started using their service over a year ago and it is amazing. If you’re not familiar, Trunk Club is a personal styling service for men and women, perfect if you don’t have much time to shop, or you are looking for help from a stylist. You can shop with Trunk Club in person at one of their six Clubhouses (Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, LA, and NYC). The layout and the decor of each club house is seriously to die for. You are offered a refreshment from the bar the minute you check in for your appointment and are given your own private fitting room. These are not your average fitting rooms and the attention to detail is impeccable. Seriously, you will want to move in… or hire their interior designer!

 

 

Prior to my appointment my stylist, Simone and I brainstormed on the transitional items I was looking for and then she pulled together several pieces for me. When I arrived there was a clothing rack full of the most beautiful clothes calling my name. I enjoyed a mimosa, while Simone curated outfits for me complete with bags and jewelry.

 

I often have a really hard time trying on clothes and I usually ponder over purchasing things. The reality is I buy things in the wrong sizes and impulsively purchase items I bring home only to wear once. My friends literally make fun of me for this! At Trunk Club, Simone found the perfect fit for me, showed me how to style items several different ways and even pulled clothes I normally wouldn’t pick out for myself. Going to the Trunk Club LA Clubhouse made me feel like an actual princess for a day! I left with new outfits I could wear now and during the colder weather as well. It was a full day of shopping success! Find a Trunk Club Clubhouse near you and experience the fun for yourself! You will thank me!

 

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Low Calorie Summer Cocktail With Healthade Kombucha

Summer is my favorite time of the year!  There is something so relaxing about having your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand. It’s going to be a hot one this year and LA already hit 103 degrees today! With the rising heat nothing sounds better to me than a refreshing, cool cocktail. The only problem is so many of these delicious drinks can really rack up the calories without you even noticing, and let’s be honest I’m definitely trying to work on that summer bod.

So this summer I will be whipping up and sharing my favorite healthy versions of some traditional summer cocktails that you can enjoy virgin or a little tipsy (always in moderation of course… because hangovers are not welcome here anymore). Since getting in shape post twins, I find that foods or drinks with a high sugar content really make me feel terrible these days. So recipes like this one, don’t make me feel bad or guilty since they have such a small amount of calories and sugar! And Mama deserves a drink right??

One of my favorite drinks during the summer is a Moscow Mule, they are so light and refreshing. I almost fell out of my seat when I looked up the calories one day!! A Moscow Mule is usually made with vodka and ginger beer (which is non-alcoholic). The average glass of ginger beer has 110-128 calories and are you ready for this…. 38.5 grams of sugar… that is equivalent to 8 teaspoons of sugar!!!

Thus my Healthade Kombucha Moscow Mule was born. If you’re unfamiliar with Healthade Komucha it is made from a probiotic, fermented tea. Healthade Komucha comes in so many amazing flavors, and for this recipe we are going to use their ginger-lemon flavor that tastes a lot like ginger beer, just a little less sweet. Plus an entire bottle of Kombucha has only 35 calories and 5 grams of sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 6oz Lemon-Ginger Healthade Kombucha
  • 1.5oz Vodka (of your choice)
  • 1 juiced lime
  • Mint for garnish
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions:

    • Fill copper mug with ice
    • Add vodka
    • Add Lemon-Ginger Healthade Kombucha
    • Add lime juice
    • Garnish with mint and lime wedge
    • Drink your low calorie Moscow Mule like a champion

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The Most Stylish Maternity Brand: Pink Blush

Getting bigger is never an easy thing, and dressing for a baby belly can feel difficult at times. When I was first pregnant with Willow, I had a hard time with my changing body. I constantly covered up with a giant muumuu. With this pregnancy, I have really learned to embrace and love my bump!

Since having more confidence in my pregnancy this go round, I have really enjoyed styling my bump. I have talked previously about how to shop while pregnant (see it HERE), but I wanted to share with you Pink Blush Maternity, a brand that has all you need for your maternity wardrobe.  Seriously they are a one stop shop, carrying everything from fitted florals, swinging maxi dresses, flattering wrap dresses to bathing suits for your growing belly.

I have worn their dresses to my gender reveal, on the red carpet and pretty much on the daily. They are stylish, yet comfortable making a Mama feel good! They have many on trend-items that won’t break the bank and help you keep your personal style alive!

Shop My Favorite Looks From Pink Blush:


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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mommy And Me Style: The Perfect Dresses For Spring And Summer

This weekend we had no set plans and I honestly can’t remember the last time that happened.  It has been really lovely to wake up and go at our own pace with no set agenda ahead. I have even been to the gym twice…who am I? So while my sweet little babe is napping, I am getting ahead of some long awaiting blogging. I wanted to share this Mommy and Me look that I shot with Willow some time ago. I have posted about it several times on my Instagram, and it is finally making it’s debut. With warmer days ahead these breezy dresses are the perfect fit for spring and summer.

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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography

 

Winter Essentials and I’m Back!

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After a serious break from blogging, I’m back!  Since life gets in the way sometimes, I took a mini hiatus due to the whole family getting a raging virus that knocked us out for a full two weeks. So I’m back with this sweet #ootd showing off my favorite winter essentials. You know as a Mom, the most important things I look for in fashion are…. can I throw it on in 5 minutes or less and is it comfortable? This turtleneck tunic and these over the knee boots both passed that test with flying colors! This is by far my favorite outfit since it has started to get slightly colder in LA….okay who am I kidding I may have sweat through this sweater in 5 minutes but at least it looked good! I love oversized, chunky sweaters for winter that can be paired over tights, jeans, pencil skirts… you name it.

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Boots in photo from Gray Monroe

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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography

How I Style My Hunter Boots and A Giveaway!

It is finally starting to feel like fall! The leaves are changing, there are pumpkin spice lattes everywhere, and the weather is attempting to cool off. Fall is my favorite time of the year for fashion. I just love the layers, scarves, jackets and boots. Hunter boots have always been a part of my fall wardrobe, I love all the bright colors they come in and they are so comfortable. So today I’m teaming up with five of my favorite fashion bloggers to show you how we style our Hunter boots for fall, and we are giving away one pair of Hunter boots to a lucky follower! See all the details below and don’t forget to enter at the bottom of the page:

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(Photo Credit: Valorie Darling)

Want to see how these amazing Chic Mamas styled their Hunter’s boots for fall? Check out the links below:

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Lip Gloss and Crayons | Lauren McBride | Rachel Pitzel | Living In Color | Luxe With Kids

 Click on the entry form below to enter for your chance to win a pair of Hunter Boots!

Labor Day Inspiration All For Under $100

I may or may not have just realized that Labor Day is in less than a week. Life around here has been a little crazy lately and I’m trying to keep it all together. I also may or may not like to do a little retail therapy when I’m stressed out. Even though I have absolutely no plans for Labor Day, I started looking at white outfit inspirations for all you amazing people, all for under $100. I stumbled upon ASOS, who happens to have some major discounts on white dresses at the moment. I rounded up my top picks below that are perfect for that pool party, BBQ or get together you have planned this weekend. Happy Shopping! XOXO

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Dress (old, similar HERE) | Bag | Heels | Jacket (old, like high school old, similar HERE) | Sunnies (similar HERE)

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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography

Everyday Essentials From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Just Three Days Left!!!

Christmas in July continues with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I have broken down what I consider to be essential items for your closet. I’m talking UNDERGARMENTS, WORKOUT CLOTHES, and SLEEPWEAR. This is honestly what I live my life in, I mean who hasn’t thrown on some yoga pants and called it a day? Happy Shopping! XOXO

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Scroll through the images and click the links below to shop!

Bras

Underwear 

Shapewear

Lingerie & Bodysuits

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Tops and Tees

Sports Bras

Leggings

Shoes

Robes, Lounge, & Pajamas

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Closet Staples

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public!!! There are some major deals going on now and many items are selling out quick. I love to use this sale to stock up on my closet staples, such as comfortable TOPS, JEANS, and COATS. See my breakdown of each category below. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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CLICK THE LINKS AND IMAGES BELOW TO SHOP!

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Jeans:

Handbags:

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TOPS: 

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The Only Guide You Need For The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hey Ya’ll the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is about to commence with early access starting tomorrow. Here is an ultimate guide on the sale so you won’t miss a thing. I will be making the Chic Mamas into a one, stop-shop for you all during the sale, so you won’t miss a thing.

THINGS TO KNOW:

  1. If you are a Nordstrom Card Holder, you can start shopping the sale during the Early Access period which starts tomorrow, July 14th. The first week of the sale is open to Nordstrom Card Holders ONLY. If you are not a Nordstrom Card Holder, mark your calendar for Friday, July 22nd, this is when the sale is then open to the public. 
  2. This sale is amazing to help add pieces to your fall wardrobe at great prices. I recently cleaned out my closet to see what I would like to add or needed to buy during the sale. I divided my list into categories to help keep me on track and organized. I find it helpful, as there are so many items listed in the sale, and it will keep you from feeling overwhelmed.

 

SEE MY LIST BELOW:

Shoes: Booties | Flat Boots | OTK Boots

Accessories: Handbags | Hats | Scarves

Jeans: Skinny | Flare | Ankle

Sweaters: Turtlenecks | Capes/Ponchos | Cardigans

Coats: Trench | Bomber | Leather 

NORDSTROM BRANDS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK:

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WAYF

BP

LEITH

J.O.A.

MADISON AND BERKELEY

TEN SIXTY SHERMAN

I hope this helps you get ready to shop till you drop (even from your computer if you can’t make it to the store!). Remember to be on the lookout for some amazing roundups from me such as lists of deals including the best finds under $50, $100 and more! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

XOXO