Palm Print Bodysuit

Palm Print Bodysuit

Did I say bodysuit? Oh yes I did. Last year, when the bodysuit trend first started making a comeback I had very mixed emotions. I wore these in my teenage years, am I really bringing them back?! I specifically remember a navy blue plaid bodysuit that I wore often and to my first concert, New Kids On The Block.  Still one of the best bands ever! I was a Jordan fan! Did I age myself yet? Lol! But back to this trend. Like many fashionistas I enjoy embracing new trends, but I have to find pieces that work for both my style and age. I tried on various styles – the mesh and lace bodysuits were definitely too sexy for my everyday style, but I did find a few lace-up ones that I liked. Next, I tried on some off-the-shoulder bodysuits and knew this was more my style speed. I like the way the bodysuit creates a flat tummy when tucked in with jeans or, as you can see in this style post, a high-waisted denim skirt. The off-the-shoulder look is stylish without feeling too young for me, and the palm print is right on trend! Y’all know how I believe good fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Snag this bodysuit here for only $15. I’m wearing a medium because I was afraid it might be too tight for me, but I could have worn the small. I’d say it’s true to size, but you can size up if busty. How cute would this be with white denim or a white maxi skirt? It would also make a great addition to your vacation wardrobe!

Palm Print Bodysuit

( Target skirt here, Target sandals, Francesca’s clutch sold out)

Palm Print Bodysuit

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Palm Print Bodysuit

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Finally sharing our Kauai Photo Diary and it’s making me want to go back in time! This was our second trip to Kauai and it was nothing short of magical. We’ve been vacationing on the island of Maui for many years but a few years ago my parents invited us to stay with them on Kauai. Our first trip was when I was pregnant with Jack. While I have no complaints being on any island pregnant or not, I have to say it was a bit more fun not being pregnant. It also helped that the kids are of great ages (almost 5 and 7) for island life. They are water safe, don’t need naps, and can partake in all sorts of fun activities, which makes exploring the island as a family that much more enjoyable. We spent most of our time in Poipu, the south side of Kauai, but Princeville which is the northern side is equally as beautiful. Our children still have sensitive travel tummies so we opted to skip driving to the northern side due to some winding roads. Kauai has a slower pace than most of the islands, which we enjoy, but it’s not lacking in outdoor adventure, amazing cuisine, and most of all natural beauty. Hope you enjoy the snaps.

Family Fun

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Even Jack was able to snorkel. We loved Baby Beach in Poipu for its calm and safe waters.

Kauai Photo Diary

 My hiking/climbing girl.

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Feeding the koi fish is always fun.

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

There are many high-end shops at both the Kukui’ula and Poipu Villages but I prefer the local boutiques for unique finds. Pictured about is a shop named Jungle Girl in Old Town Koloa. My mother bought me the most beautiful blanket towel here.

EATS

Kauai Photo Diary

Anake’s Juice Bar has the best acai bowls I’ve ever tasted.

Kauai Photo Diary

 Not for the health conscious eater is the Hawaiian Loco Moco, but it’s so worth the calorie splurge! The dish is made up of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and gravy. So good after a night of too many Mai Tai’s.

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

The best coffee spot and local breakfast/lunch eats – Little Fish Coffee.

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Our favorite Poipu fine dinning. The view and food at Beach House Restaurant can’t be beat. Excellent wine list too!

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai’s Natural Beauty

Kauai Photo Diary

Kid_Fun_6

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

My beautiful mother.

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

I wish I had more from our Napali coast boat cruise, but we had exceptionally rocky waters this day. Myself and 5 other lucky individuals spent much of our cruise sick. Most were fine so don’t be discouraged to board a boat and enjoy this adventure. It’s truly one of the most breathtaking coastlines I’ve ever seen.

Kauai Photo Diary

So much love and laughter here. Life gifted me the best parents and grandparents to my children. Thanks to these two for making our trip happen!

Kauai Photo Diary

Kauai Photo Diary

The only family picture of the four of us that actually turned out, but it pretty much sums up the vacation. Loads of happy memories that fill my heart! Mahalo for stopping by to share our Kauai Photo Diary! If you have any questions about the island before visiting, I’m happy to help.

Tie Dye Maxi

Tie Dye Maxi

How are we approaching the end of July? Didn’t summer just begin? The kids start TK and 1st grade in 4 weeks and I’m just not ready to let go of summer! The past several weeks we’ve built so many wonderful memories. Luckily, we have one more month to live it up before schedules take over!

Let’s talk about this tie dye maxi dress! It’s been on repeat this summer for many reasons. It’s light and flowy, doesn’t wrinkle, can be rolled for easy travel, and goes with just about any accessories. Bonus- it has pockets! You can grab it here for $23, which is a steal for the quality of this maxi. I’m wearing the small and it has room so I recommend sizing down a size. Trending Now –> knots at the bottom of maxi dresses. Scroll to the bottom and see how cute and easy it is to add a knot to your dress! Perfect for those beach days when you don’t want to drag the bottom of your dress.

Tie Dye Maxi

Tie Dye Maxi

Tie Dye Maxi

Tie Dye Maxi

Mother’s Day 2017

PicMonkey Collage

Mother’s Day 2017

It’s been another magical year of motherhood! I rounded up a few candid pics (above) from the past year! Our fur baby, Louis, has brought so much love to our family. Audrey has become an avid reader and continues to write/illustrate her own novels. Her imagination and creativity continues to amaze us! She hopes to be an author or singer one day! She’s busy with basketball, soccer, tennis, Girl Scouts, and soon piano! Jack has found his love of golf as he enters his first golf academy! His teacher’s seem to think he is extremely bright, and I’ve found I have a little heartbreaker on my hands. He is my old soul, extremely gentle and kind-hearted. Art, soccer, and music are a few of his favorite things, but mostly he still likes cuddling with mommy! I’ll take it as long as I can! Motherhood is a journey. It’s not always easy, but it’s an amazing gift. I’m so blessed to be their mama and I’m so grateful to have learned from the best! Which leads me to my own mother…

For the past two years I’ve written/drafted a post or I guess more of a tribute to my own mother.  I have a collection of stories and moments that I reflect on, this part is easy for me. It’s more the emotion behind it all that gets me. Nothing I have written thus far is good enough, sigh. I know she would love anything I say about her, and she’d tell me it’s the best thing she has ever read. That being said, my words of how truly special she is to me, and to so many people in her life seem to still not do her justice. So, until my words/tribute are perfect I’ll simply say Thank You, Mom! You have been the best example of EVERYTHING in my life. I love you to the moon and back!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mamas! I hope that you were spoiled silly today! Know that your job as a mom is truly the most important role you will every have and that it goes way too fast!!! Cherish these moments!

Green Floral Dress

Green Floral Dress

We had such a lovely vacation with the kids in Kauai! I’m still sorting through all my pics so stay tuned for a Travel Diary (last one here) coming to a glaMoMorous life soon. We ate some fabulous local island cuisine that I can’t wait to share about! Today’s post is all about this lovely green dress! I just adore the colors of this airy dress with the varying hues of green! Turquoise has long been a favorite color of mine but I find myself loving these greens! Maybe it’s all those palm tree prints that are sweeping summer fashion. Anyhow this dress is such a steal at $24. It’s top rated and I love that it’s the perfect shape for all body types! I’m wearing a size small (my usually size) and it has plenty of room. I’d say if you usually wear a size medium you could probably get away with a small. Shop it here, it’s definitely one of my new favorite dresses for summer!

Green Floral Dress

Green Floral Dress

Green Floral Dress

Rare appearance from my love!

Green Floral Dress