May 31, 2013

Style Me Friday: Crop Top...Yes! a Crop Top!

Happy Friday!  I'm ready for a do-over for last weekend!  This weeks Style Me Friday inspiration look features a crop top!  Maaaan!  I almost broke up with Style Me Friday when I saw Eboni picked this trend!  I'm a mid thirties mama!  What do I look like wearing my stomach out?  I sat back... and took a deep breath.  I do like the trend, especially with high waist items.  I figure I would give it a try.  Now the problem was that I don't have crop tops lying around the house?  I haven't worn any top that show my stomach since 1997!  Don't laugh...

May 30, 2013

Tomboy Chic in Camo

I've been shopping in the boy section for Peyton again!  I have been a fan of the tomboy chic look since I can remember. Being involved in sports, you have to find a way to glam it up.  Check out how Peyton rocks the #TeamCamo chic look! 
Baseball Shirt, Baby Gap/ Camo cargo shorts (boys), Old Navy/ Sandals, Old Navy 

May 29, 2013

Anchors Aweigh!

I managed to sneak in a few quick pics with all the craziness I had going on this weekend.  We had our Memorial Day cookout on Sunday instead of Monday.  I kept my look super casual since I hosted the cookout at my house.
I Heart Ronson for JCP (similar)/ Shorts, Old Navy/ Shoes, Kate Spade for Keds

Concert Glam for Urban Shake Magazine

I am a stylist and (old school) Hip-Hop girl at heart!  I'm excited to have an outlet to bring both together on Urban Shake Magazine as their fashion editor!  Please head over and check out the concert glam look I put together!  I would love to hear what you think!  Click HERE.
How hot is this hat!!!

May 28, 2013

Weekend Style: Jason Wu

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  Mine was a little less than horrible!  I hate to say that because things could always be worse but it wasn't too enjoyable!  My mom had a falling incident in the middle of the night, followed by an ER visit to make sure nothing was broken.  Poor Peyton had a fever on and off and kept throwing up on my free time in the middle of the night!  Oh... and I was on call for work and the poop hit the fan!  But don't cry for me Argentina.  I made it to Tuesday and  praise God everyone is doing well now!

On the bright side, we attended a graduation (Yay Sherica!) and my oldest sister was in town for the weekend.  The graduation was when Peyton started to get ill.  You can tell my baby doll wasn't feeling well in these pictures but she was a soldier trying to get her pose on!
Dress, Jason Wu for Neiman/Target (similar)/ Sandal, JC Penny/ Hair clip made by mommy (Me)

May 25, 2013

Elizabeth Street Launches in Atlanta + $250 AmEx Gift Card #Giveaway to Celebrate!

I have some fabulous news for all my Atlanta Mamanistas!  Elizabeth Street (Where Stylish Moms Meet) has hit Atlanta!  Elizabeth Street has a section featuring the best of Atlanta brought to you by some of you favorite local moms like Sara Blakely (Spanx) and ME!  I know... My name on the same Internet page as Sara Blakely!  I swore they made a mistake by including me but I'll take it! I'm honored to be one of the representatives for Elizabeth Street Atlanta with an amazing group of moms!, the ultimate online destination for stylish moms around the world,
announces its exciting expansion into Atlanta, bringing local moms the best in culture,
fashion and lifestyle happenings. Known for its interactive and inspiring content, Elizabeth Street profiles a dynamic list of Atlanta tastemakers who share their personal tips on the best there is for families in the area.
The Atlanta section launches with local representatives including Sara Blakely, Ann
Mashburn, Elizabeth Schulte Roth, Trina Small, Angela Murray Morris, Chaffee Heilman, Cam Reynolds, Phebe Wahl, Mara Davis, Kristen Chase, and Katherine MacLane that champion establishments and events such as Canoe for dining, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for outdoor fun with the kids, the Ritz-Carlton for sleeping, and Baby Braithwaite and Sid Mashburn & Ann Mashburn for shopping. This information is presented on the site in an array of forms from a daily street style diary to the perfect weekend itinerary to alternative day trip ideas.
In celebration of Atlanta launch, Elizabeth Street is offering a tweetstakes for moms to enter to win a $250 American Express Gift Card to spend at their favorite local hidden gems.  The contest will run from 12pm on May 23rd to midnight, May 28th.  To enter moms should share their best kept secret about Atlanta (or your city) by tweeting @ElizabethStMom and including the hashtag #ESCityGuides for a chance to win. Winner will be announced on May 29th.  Good Luck!

Be sure to head over to Elizabeth Street to check out the Atlanta section (HERE)!   You can check out my profile HERE!  

*This is not a sponsored post.

May 24, 2013

Style Me Friday: Canadian Tuxedo, Denim on Denim

I am so ready for this long weekend!  No big plans this weekend.  I have a graduation to attend and will spend the rest of the time stuffing my face!  

This weeks Style Me Friday is Double Denim but I like to call it the "Canadian Tuxedo".  Canadian Tuxedo means wearing Denim on Denim.  I'm a fan of this trend! I love wearing jeans and denim jackets!  Putting my picture next to these skinny girls is starting to mess with my self confidence!  LOL! JK! But really, I'm about to go work out!
image via

I Cut {Trimmed} Peyton's Hair

When you know you are having a little girl, all you think about is the pretty dresses and cute bows they are going to wear.  I didn't think one second about what I would do with Peyton's hair!  Now she is here and her hair needs to be combed!  I think I have done a pretty decent job with her hair for someone who barely combs their own hair!  Peyton's hair can be a little challenging.  Curly, kinky and wavy all at the same d*** time!  Peyton's ends started to look shabby, I knew it was time for a trim.  I hit up my baby hair guru, Baby Big Hair for tips!  She sent me the link to her post about trimming her daughters hair HERE.  

May 23, 2013

New Gap Dress: It has Pockets!

Remember when I told you guys how I rolled into the Gap and they were having an additional 40% off sale last week?  Well, I kind of found a lot of cute stuff for myself!  Including this super cute tunic dress with pockets that I wore to lunch with the Time to Play team!
Dress, Gap/ Shoes, Sole Society/ Bellini Bag, JustFab/ Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova/ Bangle, Kate Spade/ Necklace ? (similar)

May 22, 2013

FabKids “Summer Fun” Pinterest Contest! Win a Wardrobe!

Do you love to pin? FabKids has a fun Pinterest contest for you! Enter our Summer Fun Contest on Pinterest for a chance to win a Deluxe Wardrobe ($139 value).  Simply follow the directions outlined in the Contest Pin for a chance to win a new summer look for your FabKid
Prize: One Winner receives a deluxe wardrobe box
Dates:  Ends May 29th
Contest hashtag: #FabKidsSummerFun

How to Enter:
*Follow FabKids at
*Repin this contest pin to any of your boards
*Repin at least 3 images from the FabKids “Summer Fun Outfits” board with the hashtag #FabKidsSummerFun to one of your boards. 
*Copy and paste the link to your board as a comment to the Contest Pin (HERE)

Good Luck!

*This is not a sponsored post. I am a FabKids ambassador.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

May 21, 2013

Trendy Tot Tuesday Linkup!

Today I am hosting Trendy Tot Tuesday!  This is a weekly link up of fabulous kids style created by the fab moms from Table for Three, Mrs. in Training and Baby Mama Drama!  I was so inspired by the Style Me Friday shorts and blazer post, I decided to have Peyton give it a try!
Blazer, Nordstrom Rack (similar)/ Shorts and headband, Target/ Cami, F21 Girls/ Sandals, Old Navy (similar)

May 20, 2013

Weekend Style: Lucky + Me Underwear

Can y'all believe Memorial Day weekend is coming?  Peyton's last day of school is this Thursday!  This year is flying by!  Atlanta was rainy and gloomy all weekend!  So we did a lot of chilling in the crib!  Peyton is going to show you how she is chills in the crib in her Lucky + Me kids underclothes!
Kelly Racerback tank and Jada Capri Leggings c/o Lucky + Me

Mama's Summer Uniform: Maxi Dress

Peyton and I stumbled into the Gap last week and they were having an additional 40% off clearance sale!!!  Don't-cha love it when that happens?  I came across this periwinkle and gray maxi dress.  Total score at $16 (after discount)!!!
Maxi dress, Gap/ Necklace, F21/ Bellini bag c/o JustFab/ Athen's sandal c/o JustFab

May 17, 2013

Breaking News! Beyonce is Pregnant Again!

My favorite mom is pregnant with baby number two!  Congrats to her!
I know a few people are a little perturb about the announcement because they have tickets to her US shows this summer!  I don't have any tix so I'm good!  With the busy year she has planned I would have thought this news would have come after the tour.  I guess we need to wait for Life is But a Dream Part II!

Congrats Bey!

Style Me Friday: Shorts + Blazers

Do y'all watch Scandal?  That has got to be the best show EVA!  The season finale had me sitting in the fetal position for two hours after it went off!  I don't know how I am going to make it until the next season begins!

Let me get back to real life!  This weeks Style Me Friday inspiration look is pairing shorts with a blazer!  One of my faves!  I have worn shorts suits for years!  The look is always so chic!

May 16, 2013

May Wittlebee Kids Clothing Box

Just when I was thinking about canceling my Wittlebee subscription, I get a good box.  They must have known!  LOL!  That last box was decent but nothing to get excited about.  Check what Peyton got in her recent box from Wittlebee!

May 15, 2013

All White Everything at Derby Hatwalk

Saturday was the 3rd Annual Derby Hatwalk Brunch at Villa Christina.  This event was pretty amazing!  The ladies pulled out their fabulous hats and dresses to mix and mingle for a great cause! Derby Hatwalk is an annual charity that benefits TRIP, an national organization that helps to rebuild communities across the country!  

My morning got off to a rocky start!  The zipper broke on my original fabulous dress right before I was planning to walk out of the house!!!  So I had to switch some things up real quick but was still late!  Then, I had to chase after my hat in the parking garage after it blew off my head!  I also tried to take a short cut to get out of the garage and got locked in a stairway!  But the day turned out amazing and my back-up dress looked pretty good! 
Channeling Jackie O with my hat : ).  Wearing Milani lipstick in Flamingo Pose.

May 14, 2013

P's Bedroom Makeover Party #DisneyPaintMom {Before + After}

We held Peyton's Princess Bedroom reveal party Sunday!  Her room was desperately in need of a makeover!  Being part of the Disney Paint Mom program gave me the push I needed!  Disney just partnered with Glidden Paint to introduce a collection based on the Disney characters that includes five specialty finishes!  These paints are only available at Walmart.

Remember, I told y'all I am not a decorator!  And I had a trillion and a half things going on this same weekend :) .  Now that I got that out of the way check out what I did!

May 13, 2013

Denim Dress + Rent the Runway Party

Last Thursday I attended Rent the Runway Pop-up party at the W in Buckhead!  After the crazy the crazy weeks I have been having, it was refreshing to just hang out, swoon over some fabulous dresses and chat with the homies!
Denim Skater dress, Warehouse/ Belt, F21/ Bangles, Prada/ Earrings, Spoiled Diva/ Bag, LV/ Shoes, Jeffery Campbell (old)

Weekend Style: Isossy Children

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mother's Day!  Mine was o.k.... I may need a do over!  Not as relaxing as I hoped it would be but I did get to spend time with my mom and Peyton!  Peyton was so sweet, wishing me Happy Mother's Day and saying she was proud of me!  Love my baby doll!

I'm excited about Peyton's outfit this week!  Her fit was gifted by Isossy Children!  Isossy is an global children's fashion line based in the UK.  The label incorporates African, Asian, and Western cultures to make vibrant contemporary clothing for children. 
Imani Jumpsuit, Isossy Children/ Shoes, Old Navy

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope yours is a fabulous one and you are treated like the queen that you are!  We all love being moms but I thought I would share some funny pics I found on Pinterest.

May 10, 2013

Style Me Friday: Slacks + Trousers

Happy Friday! So ready to start the weekend!  I am going to keep this short today.  This weeks Style Me Friday look is wear trouser or slacks.  Not a big fan of this look but I figured it wouldn't hurt to try.  Most of my pants have skinny legs so I dug deep to find some wide leg slacks.  I haven't had to dress up for work in about 7 yrs so I don't own a lot of "slacks".  I went real corporate looking on y'all with my look this week.

May 9, 2013

Pandora + Lucky Magazine Event Recap

The Pandora + Lucky Magazine Mother's Day Celebration event in Atlanta was off the hook!  I am so thankful for the wonderful opportunity to co-host the event with Melissa Lum, accessories editor for Lucky Magazine.  Days leading up to the event felt like it was my wedding day! (Sorry Mister).  The rain in Atlanta was non-stop on Saturday but that didn't not keep the guest from coming out!
My fabulous suit is from Zara and accessories from Pandora

May 8, 2013

Top 100 Baby Related Blogs + Love Letter

Yo! We made Coupon Audit list for Top 100 Baby Related Blogs!  *throws glitter*  And we came in at #24 *throws more glitter*

Check out more of the Top 100 list HERE!  Great way to find new blogs to read! 

Cue the Violins!  This may get sappy!  

I am so grateful for all you fabulous fellow Baby Shopaholics!  Thanks for following me as I run around to events, post pictures of my baby and even tough through sponsored post!  When I started the blog I had no intention of doing any of this!  Not only that, but I didn't know this world existed!  I thought it would be cool to share my new baby girls outfits and my great finds!  You can see my first post HERE!  I appreciate all your support, comments, emails, tweets, and shout outs!  You guys really encourage me, even though I talk crazy on this site (and in person) 90% of the time.  I'm blessed to have met some great people in person and online!  I just thought I would let y'all know how much I love you guys! *grabs tissue*

Please feel free to email me if you have a questions, comment, suggestions or what ever!  My Internet door is always open : )  thebabyshopaholic @


May 7, 2013

Modeling on TV for Derby Hatwalk {Video}

Monday morning I appeared on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta to support the Derby Hatwalk Brunch this Saturday in Atlanta.  Not long after I wrote that About Me post and told y'all how scared I get in front of the camera, I was asked to go on the show as a hat model to promote the event!  I was SO nervous!  I thought I was going to pee on myself!  I toughed it out and I'm still alive! LOL!  
I got to rock this FABULOUS fascinator by Arturo Rios!  The hat was donated to the Derby Hatwalk E-boutique and all proceeds will benefit TRIP.  Sorry to notify you that this hat is sold!  But there are plenty more left to choose from! HERE!  Details on my dress HERE.

May 6, 2013

We Can All Dress Like Beyonce!

It's here!  H+M has unveiled the complete collection with my girl Beyonce!  The first pictures released had me thinking I wasn't going to be able to support this collection since Bey was rocking a tiny winy bikini and booty shorts.  To my surprise, the collection has some Mama friendly pieces!   Now we all can dress like Beyonce! *does cartwheel*

Weekend Style: FabKids

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I'm running on fumes right now!  The event with Lucky Magazine and Pandora was amazing on Saturday!  I am so thankful!  Can't wait to share!  Sunday, we invited some of Peyton's friends over to check out her updated room!  Mama is beyond tired!  Enough about my craziness!  Super excited that JustFab also has kids clothing club, FabKids!  You know I love me some JustFab shoes!  
Shirt, Skirt and Bow c/o FabKids/ Shoes, Walmart

May 3, 2013

Style Me Friday: White Tee

*Cue* Dem Franchise Boys "Yup, in my White Tee".  I am sure you started sing that crazy song  in your head when you saw White Tee!  Happy Friday!  Got a bit of a crazy but fun weekend!  Tomorrow I am co-hosting an event at Pandora with Lucky Magazine Accessories Editor, Melissa Lum!  Details HERE!  Sunday is Peyton's Disney Paint makeover party!  You know what I say... No Sleep Til Brooklyn!

This weeks Style Me Friday inspiration is the White Tee!  If you don't have a fresh white tee you better go out and get you one!  This is not really a new trend for me.  I always try to keep white (or black) tees on deck.  I love wearing a tee with a fun skirt or under a blazer.

May 2, 2013

Mother's Day Gifts (I Want)

Mother's Day is upon us!  Us moms, grandmas and aunties deserved to be showered with gifts on Mother's Day!  Here are a few things I would not mind as gift or if Mister gave me a wad of cash here are a few things I would like to buy!

May 1, 2013

Lost in Suburbia in Printed Pants

My marathon week of events finally came to a close on Friday!  I headed out to the BLO Beauty Bar in Buckhead for Tracy Beckerman's book release party for Lost in Suburbia!  Check out my new fabulous and cheap pants I rocked to the event!
Denim jacket (old), Express/ Tank + Pants, F21/ Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal/ Heels c/o JustFab/ Bag, Louis Vuitton
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