remember sonnet james? the super darling play dresses for playful mom’s. i can’t quite figure which is more beautiful . . . the dresses themselves or the concept behind them. the whole idea is that beautiful clothing should work for moms and that with the right dress you can look great without letting your clothes get in the way of your next adventure.
i don’t know about you, but i’m up for the right dress (sorry yoga pants!) and an adventure!
well, here is some lovely news . . .
sonnet james is kindly offering one lucky reader a dress and hat of your choice!
here is how you can enter to win :
a Rafflecopter giveaway
now all you need is an idea for an adventure. no worries, i can help with that too. suggestions, anyone?
seriously, i think these dresses are pretty fabulous (i’m adding one to my wish list) and i’m all for supporting other women who are encouraging momma’s to play and feel beautiful while doing so! way to go, whitney!
and, hey – to see the most adorable video (that i wish i was in – ha) click through :
clearly it’s evident that i have an itch for spring which seems to translate into my wardrobe wishes. what i didn’t know was that i apparently have a penchant for the 90′s this week too. i never thought i’d want to own a pair of birks again, but looky looky i do, and, kind of, in a bad way (they may be my summer sandal of choice – again 20 years later). the look wouldn’t be complete without a floral dress and a little black hat (that makes me want to try out for the mickey mouse club – just saying!).
p.s. did you used to own a pair of birks (or do you currently)? mine, circa 1994, were navy blue with the back strap.
i’m still thinking on strong. while, i haven’t been as disciplined as i would like to be (mostly with my snacks – surprise, surprise), i have started adding more good things….. yoga, walks, vitamins, water and so on. the thing is, i tend to be the ultimate preparer. i like to study and plan and plan and study and then . . . purchase. and by purchase, i mean purchase things to help me with my plan and make me feel more prepared. i feel like i’m in that stage. so much so that i bought a jump rope, while wandering around target, yesterday. i read this tip and decided it was necessary that i start jump roping.
i’ve also been having this thought that perhaps it’s time to get some decent workout wear. yes, for working out, but mostly because i wear yoga pants, almost every day. i have a pair of zella live in leggings, that i love, but i don’t venture out beyond your basic black yoga pants, which sadly i tend to mix with old t-shirts. i’d love some modern workout wear that i can wear out and about. do you have any favorites?
here are a few of my favorite things when it comes to working out . . and i l’d love for you to share yours with me.
p.s. – all of my reading and planning has me itching for a fitbit (or something similar). do i really need one? i’m kind of hoping you say yes.
image / the fashion spot
hi friends! i thought i’d share my new hair cut with you. i’ve been wanting to cut my hair for, like, ever. i kept saying, “i’m going to get in really good shape and then chop my hair and go really blonde.” well, that was like 6 hair cuts ago. right before new years i decided to just go for it. i had this super strong urge to cut my hair and just shed all of the heaviness of it (literally and figuratively). let it go. while my plan to go blonde didn’t quite work (has to be a bit of a gradual process) the cut did (i think i might even want to go a wee bit shorter?). i feel so much lighter! and, the good news is that i can do my hair so much faster. i’m loving the tousled look, and i like to wear it straight too. its a little hard to tell in the photos, but the front is a tad longer than the back which gives it some depth and interest. for me, it was definitely a welcome change.
have you ever had a strong urge to cut your hair? and, if you went through with it, did you love it or regret it?
p.s. my favorite styling products are : surf spray | mega dust | all in one milk | mousse styling
what are you fave hair products?
boots / sweater / madwell dress /earrings / nail polish
i’m traveling this week (and next) and thought i’d share a few items that are making it into my suitcase. while, i’d love to wear the sweater with the dress it just doesn’t look right on my short frame. however, the sweater….it is from the kids section at target. and guess what? it is major cozy. i bought one for myself and one for la la. we are going to be matchy matchy and i love it. the boots are an all time, fave. i’m a huge frye fan. when it comes comfy boots that only get better with age, frye is the way to go. the dress is great for dressing up or down and the earrings by ija designs are a new fave (such gorgeous jewelry over there). i pretty much either wear diamond studs or hoops (what can i say, i’m a creature of habit) so i love the idea of a lotus shaped hoop for a little more interest.
i’m going with carry on, only, luggage this time (which, confession: i’ve never done – ahem) so i’m hoping to pack smart and stretch outfits. what is your travel staple when it comes to fashion?
p.s. you can follow my travels over on instagram and more on packing here.
la la land tank / pants
whilst toddler shoe shopping in nordstrom’s a few weeks back, i happend upon a tank that said “la la land.” i couldn’t pass it up. i decided on some black lounge pants too. and, i was careful to pick ones that i could roll right out of bed and walk into the grocery store wearing. i like to think of this as multi-tasking clothes and good time management.
i don’t often buy pj’s or lounge wear which is why i thought a few additions might be a good idea. i am one of those creatures that sleeps in old t-shirts. i try, as i will, to break this habit, but i always seem to revert. old habits are hard to break.
what about you? i’m curious. do you have pretty pjs? any quirks when it comes to what you wear to bed?
i don’t like . . .
do you ever think about things that you wear that aren’t, in fact, “things?”
i think of things that i wish i wasn’t wearing (or carrying). heavy accessories like stress and worry. if i would take those off (or maybe not bother to put them on in the first place) i’d likely find myself wearing a smile and a laugh more often. can you relate?
what about dignity. it’s not a word i think of very often, if i’m honest. but here is what it means :
the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect
for many women the world around dignity is something they dream of clothing themselves in. they know nothing of hudson jeans and madewell dreams. they dream of dressing in respect, honor, worth and value. whenever i wrap myself up in one of my fashionABLE scarfs (above) i can’t help but think of the women in ethiopia that made them. women who have be rescued restored and valued. when i wear my scarf i wear their honor. the honor they are worthy of.
have you ever thought about what happens when you invest in a woman?
watch what happens . . .
it’s no secret that i’m a huge fan + supporter of fashionABLE. i love that their focus is on the importance and value that comes from giving vulnerable women opportunities for employment rather than charity. i’m celebrating with fashionABLE today. it’s their 3rd birthday. i love celebrating birthdays, but i love, even more, celebrating years of investing in women, adding value and giving them opportunities to clothe themselves in dignity.
to celebrate the entire online store will be discounted (scarves + leather)!
30% off, 3 days, 3rd Birthday.
so i hope you get to wrapping. wrapping yourself in one of these scarfs or maybe wrapping one up as a gift. and, wrap yourself in dignity. the dignity of the women of that made these scarfs, but also your own. you are so valuable!
p.s. you can read more about la la lovely + fashionABLE here.
jeans / lipgloss / hat / sunglasses / boots / sweater
fall is probably my favorite season when it comes to style. i’m a boots, jeans and sweater girl through and through. what about you?
i thought i’d share a few fall favorites from my closet this fall. i’m totally obsessed with this knit sweater. it’s like wrapping yourself in a blanket. a really pretty one, at that. when you’re certain you need an item in every color, than you can be sure that you love the piece. and, well, i want this in charcoal, now too.
i’m a little surprised at myself for purchasing coated biker (leather like) jeans … i’m living on the edge these day, friends! but, i’m so glad i took a chance. i’ve actually been wearing them all the time, mostly with a chambray shirt. i should tell you that for some reason they photographed purple”ish” but they are really vamp red (see here). oh, and if you are on the shorter side (like me) they are the perfect length. no rolling required (which is very rare for me).