January 31, 2014

Mamanista Fridays Link-up: Boyfriend Jeans

It's been a rough week in Atlanta with all the snow and ice.  Peyton has been out of school since Tuesday so it has been challenging try to manage work (my job never closes) and entertain her.  But it's Friday! The snow and ice is melting and the stores are opening up.  Thank Gawd!  Last week on Mamanista Friday, we announced that we would be sharing weekly style themes.  This week Mama Fashion Files and I are wearing Boyfriend Jeans.
Boyfriend jeans, H&M (similar) | Coat, Alice + Olivia (similar) | Tee, Rebecca Minkoff | Booties, Gap (similar) | Bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim (sold out, similar)

January 30, 2014

Weight Loss Chronicles: Egg White Muffins

I posted my egg white muffins on Instagram last week and you guys requested more details so here you go.  A friend of mine turned me onto “egg” muffins a long time ago.  Egg white muffins are the most delicious, low-fat on the go breakfast.  My Weight Watchers Simple Start sponsored campaign is over but I'm still using Weight Watchers and I thought I would still share some of the foods that I have been eating.  No, I'm not trying to be a food blogger.  Y'all know I don't like to cook. 

January 29, 2014


You may have heard that Atlanta got a big snow today. It may have only been 3 or 4 inches but the havoc in this city is unbelievable. Atlanta was not prepared.
After 2 hours in the car for a normal 5 minute drive, I was reunited with my baby. Unlike a lot of families, we were able to enjoy the snow together. Some parents didn't even make it to their kids tonight. The thought of that breaks my heart. There are kids still at schools and stuck on buses. I thank God for all the people that are helping out kids and strangers tonight. I have a few friends that are sleeping in cars, Target or grocery stores tonight. When I tell you it's crazy here, please believe it.  

Mister just got home after being in the car for 10 hours.  I thank God that he is safe.  Mister said it looked like a bomb hit Atlanta. Stranded cars everywhere. I wasn't far from leaving my car to just start walking to get Peyton this evening. I'm truly blessed to be laying in my bed with my daughter and Mister.

Please pray for those stranded tonight. 

January 27, 2014

Peyton's Grammy Fashion Review & Floppy Hat

I hope you guys enjoyed the weekend.  Peyton is becoming quite the fashionista.  Lately she has been styling Mister.  Last night she watched the Grammy red carpet with me, commenting on the looks (details below).  Then, Peyton insisted on sporting this floppy hat from Gap Kids and fur vest that was handed down from one of my girlfriends.  She did that!
 Hat (similar), Boots and Denim Jacket, Gap Kids | Vest, Old Navy (pre-loved) | Shirt, H&M | Jeans, Joe's Jeans

January 24, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Dressed Up + Link-up Announcement

Happy Mamanista Friday!  I'm so ready for the weekend!  No big plans but I would like to start cleaning out my closet.  The thought of it actually scares me so I may change my mind.  Mama Fashion Files and I decided to look like ladies this week and wear dresses.
Dress, Zara | Tights, Assests from Target | Boots c/o JustFab | Tote, Gap

January 22, 2014

Mama Must Have: Clarisonic Pedi #NMBeauty

Spring is coming and my inbox is full of emails about new sandal arrivals.  Eeek!  My feet have been hibernating in Uggs all winter.  Luckily I've been using the new Clarisonic Pedi. The leader in sonic technology skincare, Clarisonic, recently introduced Pedi.  The Clarisonic Pedi transforms rough, dry feet and toes better than manual buffing.  Thanks to the Pedi, I won't have to contemplate getting a foot transplant before sandal season. 

January 21, 2014

Makeup Makeover

Being a product junkie has its pros and its cons.  Besides having a ton of makeup that you may not get to test, your bathroom counter starts to look like the clearance rack in the back of a bargain basement.  Luckily, I have my own vanity and sink so I don't have to hear Mister complain too much about my mess.  My counter was so cluttered and crazy that it was hard for me to get ready. I needed a makeup makeover!

January 20, 2014

Weight Watchers Success with #SimpleStart

My two weeks on the Simple Start program on Weight Watchers has come to an end.  As I've said in my previous posts, Simple Start is the easiest program to get you on the right track for healthy eating and weight loss.  If you are anything like me, someone who eats everything bad like it was their full-time job; Simple Start is a perfect way to get started.  No counting and no measuring (Ain’t nobody got time for that). 

Happy MLK Day & Wild Prints

Happy MLK Day!  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to civil rights.  Just to think that Peyton would not be able to attend the school she currently goes to or be able to play with her friends if it wasn't for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activist.  Today we should take the time to reflect on what Dr. King fought for and what we can do to continue his dream.
Wild Prints outfit c/o FabKids | Moto boots, Target (similar) | Denim jacket, Baby Gap

January 17, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: All Black Everything

Happy Mamanista Friday!  I've got an active weekend coming up.  I'm going to need a weekend from my weekend.  Oh wells.  For this weeks Mamanista Fridays, Aracely from Mama Fashion Files and I are wearing all black everythang!
Leather blazer (old), Arden B (similar) | Top c/o Lulu's | Skinny pants, Blank | Jagger booties, JustFab Luxe Collection ($59!)

January 16, 2014

Healthy Living with Simply Balanced

Listening to the news and watching the Doctor shows, you don’t know what is safe to eat any more.  I want to make sure Peyton is on the right track to healthy living but who can keep up.  I also need for the foods that we eat to be simple to prepare.  Target has just made eating healthier very simple! Target recently introduced Simply Balanced, a wellness grocery brand.  

January 15, 2014

Mohawk Rug Review & Area Rug Giveaway

I don't put much effort into decorating my house, because I'd rather buy clothes for Peyton and myself.  I pretty much stick with the basics in my home.  A nice couch, chair, coffee table, a vase or two and a great rug.  Never under estimate the power that an awesome rug has in a room!  Seriously, a rug can make or break a room!  I wanted to share with you how I upgraded my living room with a new Mohawk area rug!

January 14, 2014

Check-In & What I'm Eating on #SimpleStart

I’m almost two weeks in on the Simple Start program with Weight Watchers.  I’m happy to announce that I have already starting losing weight! *does the Running Man*.  This plan has been so easy to get to help me get on track.  The Simple Start app has some great meal ideas that I already love to eat.  With just a little tweaking, I haven’t missed out on much.  While I haven’t been a complete angel on the program (I’ve run amuck a few times), it don’t feel like I have to throw in the towel and start up again next year.  I just open up the app to read over the tips again and then take a stroll in my closet to look at all the clothes I can’t fit. 

January 13, 2014

Tips for Snacking on the Go with Mott's

You never think about how important it is to have snacks readily available until you have a child.   Leaving the house with out snack is the main ingredient for a disastrous outing.  Ever been at the mall a little longer than expected right before lunch or dinner? Or, attend a birthday party where they only serve cake?  When this happens you end up feeding your child fast food options.  I would rather save that option for emergency (or lazy) situations. 

Faux Fur Style Challenge

Who doesn't love a fashion challenge?  I'm participating in a faux fur style collab with a few other fabulous ladies (see below).  Each of us are showing how we wear faux fur.  Faux fur can be a serious addiction!  Instead of wearing my white snow princess coat again, I decided to wear my Leslie Tessler faux fur collar with my navy cape
Collar and cape, Leslie Tessler | Sweater, Nordstrom Rack | Joe's Jeans | Bracelets, Madison Main | Elliot boots, JustFab

January 12, 2014

Babiators + Best Dressed

I see the new year is already moving at high speed with the weekends flying by.  I feel like I'm already behind in 2014.  With our busy weekend, Peyton managed to get her cool on wearing her new Babiators sunglasses.  
Coat, Zara (similar) | T-shirt, Disney Store | DIY Jeans, Old Navy | Shoes, Joe Fresh for JCP (similar) | Sunglasses c/o Babiators

January 10, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Winter Plaid

Happy Mamanista Friday!  Plaid is one of my favorite trends from fall.  I'm pretty sure it will stick around for the Spring and beyond.  I've dabbled with plaid here and here, but today I am going full on with some plaid pants for Mamanista Fridays!
Sweater, JCrew (similar) | Pants, Joe Fresh JCP | Vintage Gucci clutch | Coat, Gap (sale)| Pumps, Lamb c/o Neimans Last Call (similar)

January 8, 2014

Working on My Fitness

I've been "donating" to my gym for quite a while.  People always say there are no excuses for not working out.  Yes there is and I have plenty!  Since having a child, working out is one thing I must do if I want to have any kind of waist line.  My eating is on track using Weight Watcher's Simple Start plan, now I just need to get to the gym.    I figure if I get a few new pieces of workout clothes and some cute sneakers I may get some motivation.
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January 7, 2014

Free Polish & New Perfume by Balenciaga

Balenciaga introduces it's second scent from their enchanted garden, Rosabotanica.  Every four or five years a fragrance comes along and that makes you throw your hands up and say "Yaaas!"  The Balenciaga Rosabotanica is it for me!  Please excuse Peyton's photo bombing doll, she really wanted her in the pictures. 
Doll not included

January 6, 2014

Getting Back in my Clothes with #SimpleStart by Weight Watchers

So… while I was in Chicago for Christmas I made it a point to eat at all my favorite restaurants at least twice (or thrice).   You would have thought each meal was the last supper.  I was complaining about how my clothes didn't fit before Christmas.  After eating about 20 pounds in beef sandwiches, let’s just say my wardrobe has become a distant memory.   I can’t go out like that!  I've decided to take my health, body and closet back using Weight Watcher’s new Simple Start program.  
Lean cheeseburger with baked fries (YUM)

Snow Princess

I hope everyone is staying warm today.  The temps are crazy today.  Folks in Chicago have been snowed in all week.  We got out of there just in time.  Speaking of snow, I've been wearing my white snow princess coats all season and then I remembered Peyton had one too!  
Coat, Baker by Ted Baker c/o JCP (similar) | Sweatshirt, Joe Fresh (similar)| Joe's Jeans | Boots, H&M | Headband, Target

January 5, 2014

Mama's Top Looks of 2013

I would say last year was a pretty good year of style for me.  As I look back at the pictures not many of them make me cringe and say "What was I thinking".  I tried some new looks but stayed true to my style and what looked good on me.

January 3, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Sweaters & Leather

Happy Mamanista Friday!  One of my favorite things to wear has always been leather.  It always gives you an instant rockstar or rockmom look.  This week, Mama Fashion Files and I are rocking our leather legs in our Mamanista Fridays looks.
Sweater, Kohl's (similar) | Leather pants (vegan), Blank | Booties, Gap (similar) | Fendi Bag (similar)

January 2, 2014

Peyton's Top Looks from 2013

Happy New Year!  Last year may have flow by but Peyton's style was on point all year long!  In 2013, Peyton stepped up her fashion game.  We tried new trends, made up some and topped looks off with fabulous accessories.  Here our some of favorite looks from last year. 
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