Stay on trend this New Years and embrace your girlie glam side! Nothing screams “Belle of the Ball” like a blush tulle maxi paired with a gorgeous sequins top. I adore this look, but you don’t have to shop this exact look. I often take inspiration from an outfit that one of my favorite bloggers or brands style and then put my own twist on it. One of my 2017 goals for a glaMoMorous life is to show readers how to do this as well. How to use what you have in your closet to embrace a trend rather than buying everything. To my readers that prefer direct shopping links..DON’T WORRY!! I’ll still have lots of shoppable posts because I know many of you prefer the ease of seeing an outfit and being able to click and buy. For my ladies who like getting a little inspo and then trying to recreate a look, this is actually easier to recreate than you think! Let’s talk it out. If you have a long maxi skirt in a solid color (doesn’t need to be tulle) then you’re half way there. Odds are you might own a gold, black, or silver sequins top (these colors go with everything). Tuck it in to accentuate your waist (if needed use spanx to keep it tight). Boom! You’re now the “Belle of the Ball”! Simple heels and a little red lipstick will up your glam factor! Note – If you don’t have a sequins top and want to try and grab one at the last minute, H&M, Forever 21, Zara, and Charlotte Russe (yes I typed that, ya know my love of mixing high and low) are your best bet for finding one quickly!
2016 was a remarkable year! As I sit here, pondering my top 5 favorite moments to share, I realize it’s so hard to list just 5! However, for the sake of y’all, I will refrain from listing 100 favorite moments because well.. that’s just a bit ridiculous. So, in no particular order here are some of my favorite memories to share. I should mention that at first every moment was about my children, lol, but I decided I could incorporate a few others.
The moment my 6-year-old daughter started reading. I don’t mean putting a few words/sentences together, I’m talking full blown reading chapter books! I get so much joy out of hearing her read, and seeing the love she has for books. It’s an amazing mommy moment.
Watching my 3-year-old (now 4) son ski down the bunny hill without an ounce of fear. He was so tiny, all bundled up, wearing a big smile, blazing down the hill!
Celebrating my parents 40th anniversary. My mother and father are two of the most selfless, hard-working, loving individuals I know. They have been my greatest example of marriage, love, communication, and commitment. I am beyond blessed to have them as parents and grandparents to my children. Celebrating their 40th was a magical moment.
My blog! I started this as a hobby and outlet as a stay at home mom. I’ve pushed myself more than ever in 2016 and the hard work is paying off with more opportunities, brand collaborations, and recognition! I can’t wait for 2017!
If you follow my Instagram account then you know that we brought home our french bulldog fur baby, King Louis, in May of this year! We are over-the-moon in love and obsessed with our new family member. He brings us so much joy and truly completes our family!
Wishing y’all beautiful moments, treasured memories, and all the blessings a heart can know! Happy New Year! Blogger Note –> Of course on the day of shooting this beautiful look it was soooo sunny, so we ended up shooting in two different spots! Our second spot proved to have much better lighting!
Layers are the perfect look for winter time and this is such an easy look to duplicate. I love that the red in my plaid dress feels festive for Christmas and pairs perfectly with a faux fur vest and over the knee boots! It would also be cute paired with skinny jeans, a belt, and booties. You can grab my dress here for $20 (for reference I’m wearing a size small). Now let’s talk large totes! If you’re a mommy, then you know a great tote is one of your best friends. I think I can fit about 5 things in my small cross body bags, which is no good for lugging around crayons, snacks, band aids, wipes, and lovies. Regardless of trends, a mom always needs her totes! My large tassel tote was a fun find from Nordstrom Rack and fits everything I need when running around with the kids all day! I searched and searched for a similar tote and price point, but had no luck. My vest and Cole Haan boots are a few seasons old, but I found some great options (adore the Vince otk boots) to shop below! I can’t believe we are 5 days away from Santa’s big day! Who also feels like they need 36 hours in a day? Lol! Wishing y’all good luck finishing up your details the next few days! We all know at Christmas time, that being a Mommy = also being Santa’s BIGGEST helper!!
My favorite time to shop is Cyber Monday! I love being able to point and click to get my Christmas shopping done rather than race around each retail store with the mad crowds! I think many of you are like that too, so I rounded up some of my favorite Cyber Monday Steals and Deals. These are big brands with major discounts! To make it easy for all my readers all you have to do is click on the number of the item you are interested in and it will take you to the direct site. But, I also listed out each item below so that you can see how great these savings are!
If you’ve noticed from my earlier posts, I’m having a slight obsession with the camo trend! So here is another camo favorite for y’all to shop–> The cutest camo sweatshirt on sale for $15! As a busy mom, the athleisure look is definitely a go to for me. It’s sporty, comfy, and cute! This cozy sweatshirt hits at the waist making it perfect for layering with a vest and leggings. It’s both stylish and smart to layer your clothing in colder months, but sometimes if you have clothing that adds bulk, consider defining your waist with the first layer. This will keep you from looking like a big marshmallow. This is the perfect mom-style for running around with toddlers, but the sweatshirt would be super cute paired with a skirt and booties or distressed denim! Grab it here. If you’d like to shop more camo options, check out my Camo Roundup a few posts back with some great choices for the entire family. Two more days until Thanksgiving, wahoo! As always, you can shop the rest of my look below by clicking on the images for direct shopping.
Since moving from San Francisco I’ve missed all the amazing architecture and beautiful colors the city has to offer. It definitely makes shooting for a fashion blog so much fun, but I have to admit, I’m really loving all the gorgeous colors of fall that we are able to capture in suburbia. Today’s look is all about the leather legging! I love a great leather legging for so many reasons! It’s extremely versatile, a bit edgy, and always sexy. If you are animal lover then you will love this faux leather option. You can’t tell that they are faux leather because the quality, fit and stretch are fabulous. Take advantage of my exclusive discount for readers –> FALLKELLY15 and snag a pair before they sell out. I’m wearing the Sadi pant but they carry other styles and the moto-inspired Lily option is a favorite of mine too! Sizing – I’m wearing an XS (my usual size, but I also wear size small). I’d say go with your usual size. I can’t wait to dress them up for a holiday party this season. Other outfit dets –> I’ve linked an almost exact copy of my suede fringe clutch here and it’s on sale! Shop the rest of my looks and great options below, including my Cole Haan leopard pumps that are more than half off!