November 30, 2014

New Fragrances to Add to Your Christmas List #NMBeauty

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

Mamanista Fridays Link-up: Denim on Denim

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

Holiday Style + Black Friday from My Little Jules

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.

EPIC Holiday Giveaway over $800 #VeryMerryGiveaway

We're so excited about the recent launch of our third annual Very Merry Holiday Gift Guide that us ladies at BonBon Rose GirlsThe 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

10 Looks to Recreate for Thanksgiving

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

Fringe Benefits

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

Mamanista Fridays Link-up: Cozy Knits

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

3 Ways to Wear L'eggs Tights this Winter

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

Very Merry Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Time to shop for the Holidays!  This is the time of the year that no one judges you for overspending!  I've teamed up with The Little Style File and Bon Bon Rose Girls to bring you the Very Merry Holiday Gift Guide.  Over 200 gifts for everyone!
Grab some hot coco, sit back and relax and check out the Very Merry Holiday Gift Guide below! 

Kids Fashion Week Mini Street Style

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

Join Us for a #StylishHoliday Twitter Party

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 GirlsThe Little Style File and Baby Shopaholic for our #StylishHoliday Twitter party! Get ready to be inspired this holiday season...

Give back this Holiday #TOMSforTarget

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

Mamanista Fridays Link-Up: Fall Hats

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

Donut Bun Tutorial for Little Girls + Moms

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

Are we there yet? Kate Spade

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

Home for the Holidays with African Pride + $2500 #Giveaway

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

Mamanista Fridays: All Black Everything

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.  

2 Weeks to a Whiter Smile Before + After

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

Skinny + Spiked Hot Chocolate #sweetnlowstars

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

Pretty in Pink

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.
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