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Holiday Cookout Style for the Family

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and everyone is excited for a long weekend! I enjoy these holidays because it means cookout season! I like to spend time outdoors, especially when the weather is really nice. 

I put together some outfits for the whole family. I didn’t go with the traditional red, white and blue this time, as we’ll save that for the 4th of July. I love Old Navy, as you can buy an entire outfit for the whole family, and at great prices! So, all of the looks are from there.

Mom

Linen is a summer staple for its breathable, lightweight fabric. My favorite silhouette is cinched at the waist, so I love this drawstring dress. Pair it with nude sandals for a casual, yet polished look.


Dress

Dad

Keep it cool during the summer day with a leightweight tshirt and drawstring shorts for dad. Pair it with slipons or sneakers to complete the look.


Shorts | T-shirt |Shoes

Brother

The same rules can apply for dad and brother–shorts and a t-shirt in breathable fabrics. I like these denim drawstring shorts, as my son has a small waist. He can get a lot of wear out of them as there is sure to be room to grow.


Shorts | T-shirt | Shoes

Baby sister

Old Navy has the cutest bubble rompers, and the one below is definitely one of them. I love the stripes and colors, and how cute are the sandals! Complete the look with a cute black bow (P.S. I’ve fallen in love with Baby Bling headbands as they don’t leave a mark on my little ones forehead!)


Romper | Sandals | Headband

Can you believe each look is under $45?That means you can shop the entire family’s outfits for about $150!

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Nursing Mom Style

One of the challenges as a breastfeeding mom is wearing clothes that are both functional and stylish for when I’m out and about with Olivia. The typical t-shirt or high-neck dress aren’t the most convenient when I need to feed her in public. So, I’ve found myself searching for styles that work well for breastfeeding. Here are a couple of my most recent buys.


Wrap dress, criss-cross tops and dresses and stretchy v-necks work best if you don’t want to completely alter your wardrobe. There are nursing tops and dresses, however the options are limited. I’ve also noticed maternity clothes have a nursing feature, but who wants to wear those clothes for longer than a few months? 


I’m sure most moms want to squeeze back into their pre-pregnancy clothes, and I’m sure most do. But what if you want something trendy? After all, it’s been nine months! There are new styles you may want to try instead of that ruched t-shirt you wore every day of your third trimester.


Some of my goto retailers are Target, Old Navy, Motherhood, Pink Blush Maternity and ASOS.

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Mommy Style: Espadrilles

My go-to style is more classic with a touch of boho chic. I love relaxed fits and more comfy styles. I wear a ton of dresses and simple flats. Neutral colors are my favorite, but I’m getting into pastels and neons for spring.

Espadrilles are a spring staple, but I never owned a pair. I honestly never found a style that I liked until browsing on Pinterest. I discovered this brand who makes an array of stylish espadrilles, called Soludos. Their shoes aren’t too pricey–most are $80 and under, and I snagged the ones below for about $30 on Amazon!

What attracted me to this style is that the wrap around your ankle/leg.

You can wrap them with a bow in the front or back for a different look. I can’t decide which way I like better so I’ll try out it both ways.

What also drew me to these is the slingback for a sandal look.

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Spring Postpartum Capsule Wardrobe

So now that I’m starting to get into shape postpartum, I am excited to build my spring wardrobe. The fun part about it is planning. A good capsule wardrobe for the season should have both basic, classic pieces as well as a few trendy pieces. I also like to pair bright colors with neutrals for spring. So let’s start with a list!

T-shirt

A pastel tee in a lightweight fabric and relaxed fit is the epitome of spring dressing IMO
Feminine button-down
A bell sleeve blouse is a trend this season. A button down blouse is convenient for nursing moms.
Shorts

You can’t go wrong with linen shorts for spring. I like them in a dark color like black or navy blue to pair with a light color top.
Athleisure pants

Athleisure is no longer a trend and has become a staple in style. A great pair of relaxed paints keeps you comfy in warmer weather.
Workout gear
Who says you can’t be stylish while working on your post baby body? I love the mesh leggings trend and neon sneakers.

Casual dresses

A good cotton dress keeps you cool in warmer temperatures as it’s a breathable fabric. And off the shoulder is a huge trend.
Romper

When you aren’t sure what to wear on any given day, a romper is an easy choice. Just pair it with sandals or espadrilles and simple jewelry and you’re good to go.
Work dresses

A striped sheath dress is a nice take on the nautical trend. The bell sleeves give it a fresh look for work.
Jeans

You always need a good pair of jeans, and white is nice for spring. Just be careful of spills with a little one around. These curvy jeans are great while you’re working on your baby belly.

Sandals

What’s a spring wardrobe without sandals? The gladiator sandal is a staple and lace ups are trendy. Try them in a light color like blush.
Slip-ons or espadrilles

Closed-toe shoes like slipons or espadrilles add a comfy and even sporty touch to a feminine look. Pair them with a t-shirt dress or your favorite sundress.

Heels

The ballerina trend makes these heels flirty for work or a night out. They would look great with a float shirt dress.

Statement earrings
These teal statement earrings would look great with a white sundress and neutral accessories.
Casual necklace

Chokers are a huge trend. Pair this gold chain choker with a plunging neckline for a nice contrast.