Posts in March, 2013

Weekend Getaway Travel Bags

Sunday, March 31st, 2013



I am a huge fan of the weekend getaway. In fact, the last 3 or 4 weekends we have found ourselves traveling for quick little getaways. Our favorite spot is Carmel since it is so close to our home, yet we feel like we are a million miles away. The trick is figuring out what to pack and not taking too much. I try to pack as light as possible so unpacking will be a snap. The trick is finding the perfect bag. I found these wonderful travel bags at Layla Grace.



These two very different tote bags are great options. This white and gold stripe leather market tote is perfect for a spring getaway. The large opening makes it easy to pile in the clothes. It has a great modern look. I also love the Petunia Pickle Bottom Organic  Wistful Weekender Dancing Daisies bag too.   It comes in so many of their wonderful, cheerful patterns.

And all weekend long (3/30-3/31) Layla Grayce is offering free shipping with promo code FREESHIP on your entire purchase. Maybe you will find a few things to put into your new note too.

Stella & Dot Celebrity Jewelry

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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Every girl out there seems to want to get her hands on a little celebrity style. Guess what? It is really really easy to do. And affordable too!  Stella & Dot continues to take Hollywood by storm with celebrities and editors adoring Stella & Dot’s boutique style jewelry and accessories line. Pictured above are two of my favorite actresses – super cool January Jones and 90210 alum Jennie Garth – both who are wearing Stella & Dot jewelry.  In addition, Elizabeth Banks, an actress, producer and director, has been spotted wearing the Stella & Dot Medina Bib Necklace on multiple occasions! Add this necklace to a summer dress or with a shirt and jeans. Radio darling, Carly Rae Jepsen was seen accessorizing with the Spring Awakening Necklace (love the color combo!) while posing with Seventeen magazine. You can check out tons of celebrities wearing Stella & Dot to get some chic ideas how to incorporate various pieces into your own wardrobe.  Be your own celebrity and flaunt Stella & Dot’s couture style. Happy Accessorizing!

Photo credit: Both pictures above are from Stella & Dot’s buzz page.

Layla Grace Apparel Sale

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013


I get a lot of questions from women asking me about my favorite maternity clothes. Back a number of years ago when I was pregnant with my son there were not nearly as many options for cute maternity wear as there are today. I actually shopped at Forever 21 for a lot of the tops I wore throughout my pregnancy. One thing you will notice if you open any magazine is that there are a lot of celebrities who wear ‘regular’ clothes while they are pregnant too. Of course, you want elastic waist bands ASAP, but I always tell people to look for stylish tops right off the racks of their favorite stores. It might be easier than you think to find great transitional clothes – especially for those first few months. Some tops will also work great after you have had your child when your stomach is adjusting back to its former state. At that point you are no longer pregnant so it seems a little weird to still be wearing maternity clothes. Though it is hard to give up all that elastic!

I was checking out the sale going on now through March 31st at Layla Grayce (you can save 20% off all apparel with promo code style20) and I found a lot of great pieces that would fit the bill for newly pregnant women and for anyone looking to keep their little waist top secret.

The red top above is the Ella Moss Stella Tie Front Poppy Top. Don’t you love that color?  I also thought this Waverly Grey Lei Lei Blue & White Top would be perfect for work or evenings out. The simple detail at the neckline will hopefully draw attention away from your tummy. They also have a number of pretty scarves that are perfect to layer over t-shirts.

Don’t miss your chance to shop this fabulous sale! Go check out Layla Grayce today to see if there is anything you can’t live without…

Sticky Labels

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I finally started getting myself organized. In order to get a jump on spring cleaning I somehow convinced my husband and son to help me clean out the garage. It is never a very fun activity, but I am always to happy afterwards. We always find so many things we had long forgotten about so at least there is an extra added bonus to the clean floor. I also started thinking about our summer calendar and even started signing my son up for a number of amazing summer camps. I am not sure what it is like where you live, but around here the best camps fill up fast. Last year I learned my lesson so this time around I am organized. It feel so good to cross all of these things off of my to-do list!

So when I found out that Mabel’s Labels was turning ten and in celebration they’re offering 40% off their most popular products, I thought this was a perfect sale to feature today. If I can keep my spring cleaning going, I can start labeling boxes and containers so I can actually find things. I also thought I should stock up on labels for kids clothes and shoes because I will certainly need those for summer camp.

So join me in getting organized and taking advantage of these incredible deals on Tag Mates,Sticky Labels, and more. Just in case you aren’t familiar with Mabel’s Labels – here is the scoop…. The Sticky Labels are super durable and dishwasher/microwave safe. You’ll be amazed at what you can label. The Tag Mates are laundry safe, peel and stick clothing labels that require no ironing or sewing. Simply apply to clothing care tags. This super birthday sale is only valid through Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10pm EST.