Better late than never! I contemplated doing a post about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I didn’t think I would be getting much since a lot of it is for the fall and that is when I will be adjusting to life with a newborn and toddler.Read More
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All the Black Friday sales going on that you can check out while recovering from yesterday’s festivities!Read More
The Holidays are always one time of the year where family photos are a must. Not often does everyone get all dolled up at the same time and ready to put a smile on their face for hopefully a good half hour or until you get the best shot. 😉This special time when everyone is together is always a memory to cherish! Sometimes the task itself can be stressful but it always seems to get done one way or another.
One particular question that is always asked is… what is everyone going to wear!? I’m excited to share some outfit ideas for your family photos this year and tips on how to decide what to wear. My hope is to ease up a little bit of the stress around family photos. 😊
When deciding what everyone will wear the first thing to ask is what is the overall theme you want for your photos? Do you want them outside or inside? And do you want dressy, casual or something fun like matching pajamas? Photos taken outside are always my favorite. I love natural lighting and doing them outside gives that wintery feel! Dressy or casual works outside just make sure your color scheme is complementing the background and not competing with it! If you are taking them inside matching pajamas are always so cute by the tree or staircase.
Second question to ask yourself is what color scheme do you want? Do you want a winter red with dark gray and black or do you want to go with the brighter red with a cream and lighter gray. You could also go the neutral or forest green route too. Whichever you decide, make sure to mix and match the colors and patterns so everyone isn’t wearing the same thing (unless you want siblings to match). You can still get a cohesive look and the different items can compliment each other.
Must be Comfortable
Wearing something comfortable is so important! Especially with the kiddos who you may have a hard time getting to smile anyway. Wear something that you won’t feel like you have to force a smile in and make sure your little one or ones has something that will give them some breathing room and keep them warm!
Planning ahead takes out some of the stress the day of. Lay everyones outfits out ahead of time to make sure they all go together and if you need to make any changes!
Since it is a rarity that Kyle, Sophie and I are all in the same picture we did some casual and dressier photos. I will most likely be wearing my red dress to our Christmas Eve church service as well! If you follow me on instagram you saw all the family photo bloopers and how Sophie was majority of the shoot (hence why she is holding keys - she wouldn’t let them go without throwing a full on temper tantrum lol). Below is a roundup of what we wore and some extra outfit ideas as well! If you end up wearing any of them I would love to see your family photos!! I hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving!
Kids and Baby
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Feeling all sorts of emotions today as tomorrow at 6:30 AM I will be on a flight to NYC for my first weekend trip WITHOUT my little Sophie! I have moments of pure joy and excitement because this weekend means freedom and then I have moments of sheer anxiety, fear and like my heart is about to be ripped out from my chest (I'm just a tad bit dramatic) because I am scared to leave her and I know I will miss her like crazy! I know this is much needed and think that every mama should treat herself to some "me time" that doesn't involve the babe/babes. So to the person sitting next to me on the early flight tomorrow.... I apologize in advance if I am boohooing the entire way there. :) I will do a blog post about my trip when I get back but in the meantime follow along my first girls weekend sans the babe on my instagram stories @allinwithangie!
On another note....let's talk about some exciting comebacks! Not only has Adidas made one but so has all things denim: denim on denim, denim skirts, denim overalls, denim jackets... you name it! It took me a while to wear it myself but I always loved the look on other people! I gradually worked my way up starting with denim on denim, then a denim romper and now my first pair of denim overall shorts (still on the hunt for long overalls). I have found the best thing to pair with them is a body suit or crop top! Below are my favorite denim outfits (for items no longer in stock I have linked something similar).
Just a friendly reminder about social media: a lot of the time people are only posting the good and exciting highlights of their lives. It’s hard to not get caught up in the comparison game and think that everyone lives a perfect life and that we are alone in our daily struggles and ruts. For my page, I like it to be a place of positivity, humor and motivation. I love sharing my life and things that I love. So mostly you will find that positivity here but I also want to be real and speak what’s on my heart when I feel nudged to do so.
For instance.... I am all about being positive but some days I find myself in a mood that I just can’t shake. I love being a mom but some days I don’t even know what day it is, my house is a mess and I would kill for some adult interaction. I love to get all dolled up but majority of the time I’m working from home in sweats, my ugly grey robe and cheetah slippers. I love my husband but I don’t always feel the mushy stuff I post about him 24/7. I love being being healthy but sometimes I like to chow down on pizza and have a cocktail or two. I’m all about body positivity but sometimes I let my insecurities get the best of me. I love Jesus but I also love rap music and sometimes I swear. 🤐
Like this picture right here. Was I just casually hanging out on my kitchen island with my daughter? Ummmm no I just liked this shirt from Pink Lily Boutique and wanted to share it with y’all! So when you are scrolling through social media, looking at all the pretty pictures and catch yourself getting caught up in the comparison game, remember you are your own unique person and you are never alone with any struggle that you go through!! There is no such thing as perfect and we are all just human AF.
OUTFIT DEETS: Sophie's Petit Bebe Smocked Dress
"He lives... He lives.... Christ Jesus lives today!" This was an incredible Easter. It was Sophie's first, which made it even more special! We went to Church and Brunch as a family and then took it easy the rest of the day. The service was beautiful and it was fun seeing all the adorable kids in their Easter clothes! Here is a quote that I feel sums up the message from yesterday's service. It is great reminder of what all God is capable and how we should have no fear.
"God is a transformational God. He turns sadness into joy. Mourning into dancing. Weakness into strength. Worry into peace. Despair into hope. Darkness into light. And death into life." Deborah Rodriguez
I waited last minute (per usual) to get Sophie's Easter dress but lucked out because Plaid Rabbit was having a big sale on all of their Easter gear! I am not one to splurge on baby clothes because they outgrow them so fast BUT I will for a special occasion. Luckily I didn't have to with this sale!
My Easter dress was from @xomandysue. It was a little chilly so I paired it with a cardigan in the morning! I am loving floral dresses thing spring and I joke that the only flowers safe in our house are ones that are on an outfit. ;) You can use my code Angie35 to save 35% off your entire order with @xomandysue!
Keep reading below to find out about my major Easter #momfail.
I have never been a crafty person. When Sophie was born I swore I would become more crafty and do all the DIY things I saw other moms doing. I have yet to do such things. So 'twas the night before Easter and I had not gotten Sophie anything! I know I know, she won't remember it. But it was our/her first Easter, and as her parent I wanted to spoil her! I went to Target Saturday night and couldn't help but laugh because I have never seen it so Walking Dead-esque! All the shelves in the Easter section were BARE- no more Easter baskets! I threw a few random items in my cart: a basket cover with an S on it; a pink storage bin (that I could put the basket cover over); a couple red and purple bows; a stuffed bunny; Puffs and some more pacis. I was texting one of my best friends Kelley at the time and telling her about my makeshift Easter basket. She sent me a picture of her daughter's Easter basket that she prepped weeeeeks ago and it was so adorable! I had some work to do. She told me the bin had to go, so I ditched it and the pink S basket cover. I found a slightly better white woven basket but then realized I needed that pink S cover back (which was actually the last one). Problem was I had chucked it with the ugly bin and I couldn't remember where I set it down (whoops). I backtracked all my steps and after about 20 minutes I found it. What a gong show haha. My basket was definitely not as good as Kelley's but I think I did alright for waiting so last minute and especially because I don't have a crafty bone in my body. Next year I will be on top of it! Also, I didn't realize that the gifts were from the Easter bunny and not the parents. I probably will have to cut the part out of the video recording of me telling Sophie that the basket was from mommy and daddy when I gave it to her. Again....next year I will be better and let her know that the Easter bunny was the thoughtful one behind the basket! Non-crafty, last minute Easter "basket" below. Please feel free to share any of your mom fails in the comments section so I know I'm not the only one. ;)
My husband won a trip to Turks and Caicos for his job and Sophie and I got to tag along. We stayed at Grace Bay Club. It was definitely a dream vacay and nice to get away just us three. The older Sophie gets the more fun it is to dress her. She has a lot of hair for her age so I nothing makes me happier then putting her hair in a little pony or pigtails.
WHAT SOPHIE WORE
I did not get as many pictures as I would have liked of Sophie in her evening wear but let's be honest, she wore those outfits a fraction of the time and lived in her bathing suits and jammies. Besides, is there anything cuter than a baby in a bathing suit?? I don't think I will ever be able to get rid of a suit of hers as they are all just too cute! Because our flight there was so early she just stayed in her pajamas and we topped them with a bow. :) Unfortunately the kickees pants she wore aren't currently available anymore but I found an adorable watermelon pair in pink here. A lot of the bows you see on her in pictures you can find here.
WHAT MAMA WORE
Victoria's Secret was the only type of swimsuit I would ever wear and now since they don't have their normal swimsuit line I have had to look elsewhere and it's been quite the challenge as I am a little top heavy. I got this red top individually and paired it with an old pair of bikini bottoms. I loved it! Cupshe is another brand I have bought a couple suits from and I have found it to be be hit or miss.
DEETS: Red Bikini Top (size L)
Already missing this paradise. I highly recommend this resort and we will most definitely be back - just sans the babe. :)