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Mad for Plaid






 
Hello Fall! 

Fall is easily one of my favorite times of the year. I love the cool weather and being able to layer, layer, layer! It's hard to believe that it's already almost October... this year has flown by for me!

I love this plaid lightweight jacket from Zaful! Plaid is a staple for me during the fall and the fabric is very comfortable! I'll be showing some more items from Zaful this week so stay tuned for that! 

Plaid Print Blouse  c/o Zaful.com

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Feeling & Looking Your Best With Modesty

As we transition into a new season, I have loved being able to getting out all my fall/winter clothes from storage. While going through my clothes the other day I realized that my style has changed drastically over the years, especially now that I'm a mom! (That's still feels so weird for me to say!) Growing up I used to be into trying out all of the new trends and I hadn't really developed a true style of my own. 
 
I recently have started to build a capsule wardrobe, containing only clothing items I truly love and feel comfortable in. While doing this it has made me realize how important wearing modest clothes is to me. 
 
Modesty has always been important to me but growing up, finding modest clothing was really hard! In high school, spaghetti straps, and sheer tops were popular and those trends carried over into prom season, making modest prom dresses so hard to find! After struggling to find clothes that were cute & modest, I really started to think that you couldn't be fashionable without sacrificing modesty. (Not true!!)

 I value modesty not only because of my personal beliefs, but because of how modest clothing makes me feel. My confidence level soars when I'm wearing something I feel comfortable and pretty in! As women I think we all have things about our bodies that we would like to change, so dressing in a way that builds your confidence is so important! 
 
Modest clothing for women is so much easier to find now than in years before. Modest dresses are one of my favorite fashion items because of their wide versatility! With the fall season upon us, I've linked some of my current favorite modest dresses below.
 


 
Now I'm just wishing I could go back high school and wear one of these modest prom dresses instead! 
 
 
Building a wardrobe with timeless, modest  pieces hasn't always been easy but I love that I can look at my closet and feel comfortable and fashionable in each and every item I own. 

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Jewelry I Will Treasure Forever




 

This past year has brought a lot of changes to my life.
One of the most proud moments in my life was giving birth to my son Kade. Looking back at the experience, it’s still very surreal for me. I remember thinking before I went into labor… “I can’t do this!” I was so scared of what was going to happen and how life was going to change but it’s been one of the most wonderful times of my life. The transition of becoming a mom has been more natural that I expected it would be and the love I have for my son has given my life new meaning.
I love my new role of being a mother and I had been looking for some way to have a daily reminder of how blessed I am for being given the opportunity to be Kade’s mom. I customized this 24k gold plated bar necklace  from Onecklace to say the words “Mama” to remind myself when life gets stressful that I can do hard things and that my family and relationship with my son are what’s most important.
Onecklace specializes in customized silver and gold jewelry ranging from monogram necklace, signature bracelets to stackable rings. I especially love their many collections to choose from such as birthstone jewelry, friendship jewelry, bridesmaid jewelry and mother jewelry. A cool feature on the Onecklace website is that as you are customizing a piece of jewelry, it'll give you a photo rendering of what your item will look like so you can see exactly how it will look before actually ordering it! There truly is a jewelry piece for every occasion on Onecklace! I was very impressed with Onecklace's fast shipping, which is always free by the way! (a great bonus when buying online right?)  Their website offers great tips on how to choose the right ring size, selecting your birthstone, and the correct way to clean your jewelry.
I love that Onecklace allows you to customize their products to whatever is meaningful to you! This necklace is going to be one of my most treasured jewelry items that I will wear for years. 

** This post was done in collaboration with Onecklace. All opinions expressed are my own.

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How To Pick The Best Baby Carrier featuring Baby Cubby



As a new mom I am all about getting products to make my life easier! Motherhood is hard and definitely isn't glamorous most of the time but those baby cuddles make it all worth it! While I love cuddling and holding my son, I learned quickly that my arms can only take so much sometimes and there are things I'd still like to get done around the house during the day.  Well say hello to babywearing! These baby carriers have been such a great item for both me and baby these last few weeks. 
 
Here are a few tips I've learned for how to pick the best baby carrier for you and your baby:
  • KNOW YOUR BABY: It's important to consider your baby and their personality, their likes/dislikes when purchasing a carrier. If your baby likes to cuddle and enjoys being all wrapped up, a wrap carrier is probably a great option! If your baby likes to have their limbs free and enjoys looking around, a soft baby carrier that allows your baby to face both in and out may be a better option! My son hates being swaddled so he struggled being in a wrap carrier for the first month or so! He's learning to like it more now that we have a Happy Wrap (pictured above)! The material is so comfortable and lightweight and they have such a great variety of colors to choose from.
  • CONSIDER YOUR BODY TOO: While you definitely want your baby to be comfortable during babywearing, you need to make sure you feel comfortable too! Babywearing may agitate any neck or back issues you may already have so keep that in consideration when picking your baby carrier. If you struggle with shoulder pain, a sling wrap is one you'll want to avoid. Woven wraps and soft baby carriers are great for taking pressure off both you and the baby and distributing weight evenly. You can always go try some on at the Baby Cubby store location before purchasing to ensure the carrier works for you and your body type! I've heard so many great things about how comfortable the Ergo Baby carriers are so the Ergo 360 is definitely on my wish list to buy next!
  • LENGTH OF USE: Decide what you want to use your carrier for and how long your like it to be useable. Are you babywearing so you can do some light household chores or will you be hiking for an extended period of time? Some baby carriers like woven wraps should only be used up until around 20lbs whereas other soft and heavy duty carriers can be used for longer periods of time and can be great for older children. 
  • PRICE: With just having my first baby in July, I wanted to invest in some great baby products that will be able to last me for future children, so spending a little extra on luxury items was completely worth it to me.   There are so many baby carriers out there that can fit into any price point so check out the variety of baby carriers available at  BabyCubby.com before making your choice! 
I would definitely consider baby carriers to be a must have on my list for new moms. Deciding which carrier to choose can be hard, but I've loved being able to use Baby Cubby as a resource when going through the decision process. What makes Baby Cubby different than all the other baby sites out there? 
 
Baby Cubby is run by parents who have been there done that so they know exactly how you're feeling when trying to choose affordable, quality products for your baby. I've also loved being able to utilize the Baby Cubby's social media sites like their Instagram, Facebook page and the Cubby Community Blog where you can interact with other parents and experts to get advice on the never-ending list of questions you have as a new parent. 
 
I also loved the amount of information available on the Baby Cubby website. In their Baby Carrier Buying Guide, they have already done the research and have listed all of the pros and cons of each carrier, making your decision even easier than ever before. Baby Cubby not only offers free shipping on all orders over $49 but they'll price match any competitor, even Amazon, so you can feel confident that you are getting the very best deal. They have endless resource guides on strollers, diapers, etc. and are always adding the latest and greatest items they've researched to their Cubby picks section, making shopping for your baby simple and fun!
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