December 29, 2014
I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas. Ours was great! Peyton got her Frozen castle that has been sold out since it hit the market. After calling several stores across the country where I had friends that could pick it up for me, I found one! After we opened all our gifts, we headed over to a friends house to have dinner together with all our kids. It was so awesome to see our kids have a ball together. Since we were at a friends house, we dressed pretty causal.
December 25, 2014
December 23, 2014
Last week, I had the honor of hosting a blogger holiday soiree at Neiman Marcus at Lenox Mall with Lexi with the Curls. Neiman Marcus was an awesome host, sharing some great gift inspiration and uber fabulous party outfits.
December 22, 2014
Happy Holidays! I still have a lot to do before Christmas. I have not wrapped one gift yet! Our tree looks sad! Friday night, I took Peyton to see the new Annie movie with Quvenzhane Wallis. In Baby Shopaholic fashion, she wore an outfit from the Annie collection at Target.
December 19, 2014
I winterized my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® Active Naturals as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno
Just like you change up your wardrobe for the season, you have to change up your beauty routine. You don’t wear linen dresses in the wintertime do you? Don’t answer that. Just like you need to change up your clothes, you need to make adjustments to your beauty routine. Nothing major, just add products that will protect your skin during these cold winter months. The new Aveeno® Positively Radiant® CC Cream is a great product to start to with to winterize your beauty routine.
It's the last Friday before Christmas! If I wasn't in the Christmas spirit last week, I am now! This week has been crazy with Holiday programs, making teacher gifts and class parties for Peyton. I still need to buy most of my gifts. At least I still have a few days. In the meantime, check out how Mama Fashion Files and I rocked our "Ugly" sweaters for Mamanista Friday.
December 18, 2014
Our holiday festivities are in full swing at the Baby Shopaholic house hold. Peyton had her school holiday program on Tues. You can see how totes adorbs she look HERE. She also has a classroom party this week. You don't want to be that mom that doesn't get the teachers a gift. She has three teachers that she needs presents for and that can get pretty pricey. Piggy backing off of what I did last year, I put together these super cheap and easy Gift in a Jar. I saw something like this on Pinterest last year and decided to go for it.
December 16, 2014
Every woman should have a beautiful sweater that they can pull out in the cold weather months. I'm loving my new J. Jill "Grandpa" sweater. I made up the Grandpa part. The "Grandpa" is what attracted me to the sweater when I saw it at the new J. Jill location at the Avalon Mall. J. Jill's relaxed and uncomplicated pieces make great outfits that you will want to wear everyday. Keep reading to enter to win $100 gift card to pick up some new pieces for the New Year!
December 15, 2014
For the fifth year, Atlanta-based Carter’s Babies and Kids is proud to partner with the Pajama Program’s “One Million Good Nights” campaign to donate 100,000 pairs of pajamas to children in need. The Carter’s pajama donation drive comes at a critical time as December marks “Danger Season,” the time of year when temperatures begin to drop leaving underserved children in need of warm sleepwear and comfort. Many of these children have been abused, abandoned or neglected and live in group homes, shelters or temporary housing without adequate heat. The gift of a new pair of pajamas can provide children in need with a glimmer of hope and a feeling that someone cares about their well-being. Every child deserves to sleep in their own pjs every night!
December 12, 2014
Happy Friday! I'm sure you all have some kind of holiday party to attend over the next few weeks. With every invite that comes your way, the big question is, what am I going to wear? Mama Fashion Files and I thought it would be a good idea to rock our holiday party looks.
December 11, 2014
This week I made my Sweet’N Low Skinny + Spiked Nog as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SweetNLowStars.
December 10, 2014
I've crowned myself as the queen of red lips. Since I wear so much red, I thought I would go through my stash to swatch some of my favorite reds. I shaved my mustache and went to work with the best holiday reds starting at $6!
December 9, 2014
Happy Holidays! I'm only saying that to remind myself that Christmas is a little over two weeks away. Eek! We don't have a tree up and not one present has been purchased (I did track down a Frozen castle). Luckily I have the Very Merry Gift Guide to help me out. In addition to saying Happy Holidays every chance I can, I'm also adding a hint of red to all our outfits. This little plaid scarf of Peyton's is perfect.
December 8, 2014
December 5, 2014
Happy Friday! We are another week closer to Christmas! To get in the spirit, Mama Fashion Files and I decided to rock some Holiday'ish looks. This week I went casual with a pop of festive for my holiday look. You can link-up your holiday look below.
December 4, 2014
Besides special occasions, holidays give you a reason to dress to the nines. Peyton loves dressing casual just as much as she loves looking glam. I'm exited to introduce you to the holy grail of little girls dresses, Isabel Garretón. Seriously, Isabel Garretón for little girls is like what Zac Posen is to us ladies. Isabel Garretón designs are contemporary but possess timeless elegance. Watch Peyton "werk" in her Isabel Garretón holiday dress.
December 2, 2014
Happy Giving Tuesday! Kohl's and I are totally in the giving mood! Have you thought about giving diamonds this year? They are a girls best friend. Kohl's has a great selection of diamond accessories that won't break your budget. So drop a hint to your man and let him know he can hit up Kohl's to save big bucks on diamond jewelry!
December 1, 2014
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.
Hoodie and tee c/o TOMS for Target | Head wrap, H+M | Jeans, Joe Fresh
November 30, 2014
Giving the women in your life (or yourself) the gift of beautiful fragrances will never go out of style. My love for perfumes grows with every new fragrance that hits the market. Here are a few fragrances available at Neiman Marcus that you should add to your Christmas list.
November 28, 2014
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time visiting my family in Chicago this week. I ate so much this week! My future outfits will consist of stretch pants and baggy tees until further notice. I'm glad that this weeks look for Mamanista Friday is a casual look in Denim on Denim.
November 26, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! After Thursday, we'll all be in holiday overdrive (if your not already). I've been invited to holiday parties as early as next week. Not only do I have to figure out what I'm going to wear but I have to get Peyton's looks together. Peyton's schedule is just as busy, if not more than my schedule. School holiday programs, pictures with Santa and family festivities, Peyton's outfits need to be on point. I took the liberty of putting two looks, glam and casual, from My Little Jules, a fabulous girls clothing boutique. My Little Jules has some awesome Black Friday specials starting today! Details below.
We're so excited about the recent launch of our third annual Very Merry Holiday Gift Guide that us ladies at BonBon Rose Girls, The Little Style File and Baby Shopaholic have joined forces to bring you a totally epic giveaway! One lucky winner is going to take home a slew of holiday gift worthy prizes that will be perfectly at home at your holiday celebrations this season. So, are you ready for the big reveal?
November 25, 2014
One of the hardest things to do around the holidays is figuring out what to wear. I picked out some of my favorite outfits that we all can wear from some of my favorite bloggers. All these looks are chic and comfortable.
November 24, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving week! It's hard to believe it's here already! These last few weeks have been tough around these parts. My mother in law passed away and we laid her to rest this past weekend in upstate New York. This has been tough on my husband. I can't imagine how he feels because I know how much it hurts me. He was the oldest of four boys. Mr. actually went to help comfort her during her last few weeks. She was the sweetest and most beautiful woman. We are going to miss her so much. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer on a Monday but it's all I can think about right now. I'm thankful for having the best mother-in-law ever. I'm digging in the crates for this post since we had to travel through a blizzard to get to NY. Peyton wore this dress to Baby Morgan's first birthday party a few weeks ago.
November 21, 2014
The temps dropped super fast! I wasn't ready (in my Kevin Hart voice). I mean, Atlanta has been dropping to the teens and I've had to reevaluate my winter wardrobe. Luckily, this weeks Mamanista Friday looks features cozy knits.
November 19, 2014
Don't neglect your skirts and dresses just because it's cold outside. With all the holiday parties coming up, you won't be able to escape wearing a dress or a skirt. I'm showing you 3 ways you can wear L'eggs tights this winter.
November 18, 2014
Grab some hot coco, sit back and relax and check out the Very Merry Holiday Gift Guide below!
I'm years late with this. It's been a month since we returned from petiteParade's Kids Fashion Week in NYC and I'm still catching up! Peyton had some epic fashion moments while we were in NYC. She rocked outfits that adults would want to copy. She made new friends and enjoyed being surrounded by all the fashion inspiration. She keeps asking when we can go back.
November 17, 2014
It's that time again...Holiday shopping time! We're gearing up for our third annual Very Merry Holiday gift guide and we thought a Twitter party would be a great way to celebrate it! Join the BonBon Rose Girls, The Little Style File and Baby Shopaholic for our #StylishHoliday Twitter party! Get ready to be inspired this holiday season...
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.
It’s hard to believe but the holidays are here. I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving that is next week, but Christmas is coming! The folks are already outside the mall ringing their bells. Truth be told, I already feel like I’m behind. I’m not even ready for Thanksgiving! Target is helping me get my life together with their new collaboration with TOMS, one of the top socially conscious brands. #TOMSforTarget has something for everyone!
November 14, 2014
Happy Mamanista Friday! Temps are crazy low across the country this week. Now we can pull out those cute coats from last year! I totally forgot about most of my fall and winter coats from last year. It was like shopping in my own closet. In addition to wearing fly coats this season, I love wearing hats. I'm a hat girl. I grew up in a COGIC church where the ladies wore hats every Sunday. I've been told I wear hats like a First Lady. LOL!
November 12, 2014
You'll never understand the trials and tribulations of doing someone else's hair until you have a daughter. By the fussing, whines and cries, you would think that you were trying to pull out teeth. I don't know how hairdressers do it! I'm blessed that Peyton will sit and take hair combing like a champ. It may hurt me more than it hurts her because of the fact if I don't do it, she would be looking a mess. In case of an emergency, Mister is decent with her hair. He is notorious for his two puff style. It look a'ight. Besides two puffs or twists, I keep trying to find fresh styles that are easy to do on Peyton's hair. Her current favorite hair style is the donut bun aka ballerina bun. You only need just enough hair to cover the donut to make this happen.
November 10, 2014
I've waited all my life for this... well Peyton's life. The Kate Spade X Gap Kids collection has arrived! Peyton and I got to shop the collection early at Lenox mall in Atlanta. The collection was everything that we love about Kate Spade and Jack Spade in small proportions.
November 9, 2014
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is in a few weeks and Christmas is around the corner. This is time of year to focus on family. We hustle and grind all year without spending time with family. The holidays are a time when we can slow down and take time to focus on spending quality time with our loved ones.
November 7, 2014
This week for Mamanista Friday, we are wearing my favorite look, All Black Everything! I don't know whats going on with me but I'm kind of obsessed with wearing black right now. It could be because I'm struggling with my weight. Anything to take the edge off, I'm with it.
Growing up, dental care was not a priority in my household. My mom worked twelve plus hours a day to take care of us, so the last thing she was going to do was stay on top of my dentist appointments. Besides the “required” school visits that was all I got. Gross huh? By the grace of God, I grew up to have straight and
off white teeth. I've noticed the older you get, the more
that “white” starts to look like beige.
Instead of racking up a crazy dentist bill, I took the two weeks to
whiter smile challenge with Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit.
November 4, 2014
I made my Sweet’N Low Spiked and Skinny Hot Chocolate as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SweetNLowStars. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
Temperatures have dropped to the low 30's in Georgia! Hotlanta is now Coldlanta! I broke out my fuzzy socks, hoodies and fleece pants. All I need now is a warm drink. Everyone and their mama is excited about these pumpkin drinks that come out in the fall. I don't get what all the fuss is about, I don't care for them. Plus, they are packed with unnecessary sugar and calories. I created my own tummy warming drink with a twist using Sweet’N Low.
November 3, 2014
I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween weekend. We also got an extra hour of sleep. But let's keep it real, that extra hour means your kids are just up even earlier. I was hoping that rolling our clocks back one hour would help me get Peyton into bed earlier but it didn't work. I'll try again tonight. Peyton had a ball trick or treating with her friends from school. Oh, and actress Kaira Akita from Tyler Perry's Why did I Get Married (the crazy baby mama) and A Family that Preys (the hilarious secretary) dressed up as Peyton for Halloween. We're so flattered and she nailed it. You can see her pics HERE. Thanks Kaira! As promised, here is another one of Peyton's looks from Kids Fashion Week in NYC taken by Nasilele Photography.
October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween! I can't believe November is tomorrow! OMG! This year has gone by at epic speeds. A few weeks ago Mama Fashion Files and I announced that we would no longer host the link-up portion of Mamanista Friday. After a several emails
and threats from readers, we have decided to bring it back! Keep on reading for info on how to link-up and the look for next Friday's link-up. This week, Mama Fashion Files and I are wearing ponchos.
October 29, 2014
If you were waiting for it or not, fall is in full swing. Recently, I've been participating in a heated fashion debate at work. Because Atlanta is still pretty warm, high 60's, the question is do you dress for the weather or the season? Being the fashion girl that I am and I love fall fashion, I always say dress season appropriate. I'm not saying if it hits 70 degrees you have to wear a sweater or wool coat but it's time to put up those summer dresses, booty shorts and linen pants away. It pains me to see someone wearing Easter colors in the fall if it isn't a sweater or a coat. There are several ways you can dress for the weather and still be season appropriate. I found the perfect fall floral peasant top for the season.
October 28, 2014
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2014, Cirque du Soleil brings a new show to Atlanta! Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Amaluna's Tony Award-winning Show Director, Diane Paulus, drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show; including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Shakespeare's The Tempest. Now playing under the famed blue-and-yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station…with great seats as low as $35!
October 27, 2014
Last weekend, Peyton and I ripped through NYC with photo shoots and fashion show. We had a ball but unfortunately I didn't have any time to shop, so I need to head back soon! Peyton took the streets of Brooklyn by storm representing Skechers new fall boots for girls.
October 24, 2014
October 23, 2014
Peyton and I attended our second Kids Fashion Week presented by Petite Parade this past weekend. Peyton is a year older and boy did she enjoy it. Peyton hammed it up for the paparazzi, made new friends and then told me she wanted to be in the shows when she turns five. We'll add that to our vision board. One designer I was excited to see was Alivia Simone. The designers play on patterns and textures along with detailed design caught my attention earlier this year. Here are some of my favorite looks that hit the runway from her Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
images courtesy of Creative Soul Photography
October 22, 2014
Time to count your coins! The Kate Spade X Gap Holiday Kids collection arrives on October 30th! Guess who's going to be late for work that day... this mama! Kate Spade is one off my favorite designers. Kate Spade and Jack Spade paired with Gap Kids, it's a match made in Baby Shopaholic heaven.
October 21, 2014
When you look good, you feel good. It's important for us mommies to schedule some me time. I have to admit that I'm the worse at scheduling beauty treatments for myself but they are a must. I may have a mini Sephora at the crib, but it's still important for me to schedule visits to certified beauty professionals. Just in time for my birthday, Flesh Skin Studio invited me to come by for a Glow facial.
October 20, 2014
Peyton and I had an action packed weekend in NYC for Kids Fashion Week! I can't wait to share all the pint-sized fashion we witnessed. You can preview some street style on my Instagram page HERE. In the mean time, I want to introduce you to Peyton's favorite new accessory, her Click-eez bracelets.
October 17, 2014
Happy Friday! Peyton and I have an action packed weekend ahead of us. We are heading to New York for Kids Fashion Week! We are super excited! Be sure to follow @babyshopa on Instagram to keep up with all the cuteness that will be going on in NYC! This week for Mamanista Friday, Mama Fashion Files and I are rocking one of the hottest trends this fall, sleeveless jacket.