In January, we found out that our daughter at only eight years old has ulcers due to an extreme overgrowth of bacteria and yeast in her system. Wow. We're not sure what caused the problem, as we have always eaten healthy at home with a focus on simple, whole organic foods, and kept sugar and processed foods to a minimum. She tested negative for food allergies, but it's quite possible the issue stems from a food sensitivity that over time became an issue. She had been dealing with a nagging stomachache and sore throat for a few months, and we were in and out of the pediatrician's office for strep tests (you know the ...Read more.
There's nothing like a pop of color to give you a sunny outlook and sometimes we just need that extra pick-me-up, right? Color has a huge influence on our mood and how we're perceived by others too. I have a tailored red dress that gets me compliments every time I wear it. This hot pink top paired with one of my favorite girly skirts has the same effect. When you look good and love what you're wearing, you feel inspired and get more accomplished. Winning! ...Read more.
Spring is when our hearts are captured by all the beautiful dresses that take over the fashion scene. Ethereal sheers, pretty floral prints, soft pastels and happy brights, romantic lace.... we love it all! Easter is in a few weeks and Mother's Day right around the corner, plus we're guessing you have at least one wedding or shower on your calendar this season -- get a jump start on what you'll need to have at the ready. And, there IS a cut for every body type. Curvy? Think A-line skirt and highlight your waist. Broad shoulders, small hips? Look for color-blocks that are dark on the top, light on the bottom and stick ...Read more.
My mini and I donned our best stripes in recognition of the first #NationalStripesDay, a day created by the one and only J. Crew. Classic stripes are reinvented in a variety of cuts and styles every spring. From skinny to wide, navy and white to multi-colored, there are so many looks to choose from this season. Of course, you can never go wrong with an always-in-style, preppy striped tee. And, while horizontal stripes are a popular look, vertical stripes are ultimately more flattering with their long, slimming line. Note that a great pendant or statement necklace can break up the widening effect of horizontal ...Read more.
Time to invest in a fresh pedicure, sandal season is here! And, there's a crop of new styles to choose from and indulge your shoe fetish. Since we're having trouble deciding between all the fun trends, we went looking for cute, affordable sandals and bought several! Here are a few of our favs. ...Read more.
Yes, we hoard accessories. Accessories are the quickest way to change your look, update your basics, and add your own personal style stamp. They can also makeover and revive a tired outfit hanging in our closet without breaking the bank. Here are five ways to uplevel your style with accessories and transition from so-last-season into spring! ...Read more.