The Art of Distraction (taught to me by my 6 year old niece) - Mommy Monday

The Art of Distraction

(taught to me by my 6 year old niece)

Mommy Monday

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Parenting Tips From a 6 Year Old

Who would have guessed that my 6 year old niece (and my 22 year old brother-in-law) would be the ones to teach me my best new baby trick! Senna and I took our first flight on our own (more on that later) to go see my family in OC. It was such a fun trip!!! Poor baby girl HATED being in the car so much…. she’s used to those short SF drives not that Southern CA traffic haha!

The Art of Distraction

Everleigh, my niece, is a natural born entertainer. She just wants to make you smile, show off dance moves, and entertain you non-stop! She in-turn does this with her sister (who is 3 weeks older than Senna), and started doing it with Senna. We would be in the car and she’d go “BLAHHHH” a trick she learned from a Baby Einstein youtube video (hahahhaha). Making all sorts of funny noises to get the girls to take their minds off of being stuck in a car seat. It was endearing, of course, but also ***light bulb**** moment for me. My natural instinct was always to coo “It’ll be ok, we’re almost home” in a soft voice while in the car. Not to make loud silly sounds.

SCHOOLED BY MY 6 YEAR OLD NIECE!!!!!

I know that distracting Senna into thinking she’s happy often works. I do it when I’m changing her diaper, making it into a fun game and singing songs… she now loves diaper changes!! I do it when I’m putting her clothes over her head, she gets shocked and I’ll loudly go “WOW” “Oh my goodness” “Why helloooooo again there” type goofy phrases to make her startled self smile when she’s on the verge! There’s so many examples of times where I naturally did this. In the car was not one of them, and restaurants weren’t either!

SO MUCH DRIVING!

These toys were also a huge help!!!!! My sister has all the gadgets, what with it being kid #2 for her, and I learned a thing or two from her as well. So, I of course wanted to share this new found wisdom with all of you!!!

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The Thing That Warmed My Heart The Most

Everleigh made Senna CRACK UP!!!! She would take a pool noodle and hand it to Senna sweetly. Let her play with it for a second or two while cooing at her, then pull it away making silly noises and dancing in an exaggerated fashion.

GIGGLES FOR DAYS!!!! LITERALLY.

Needless to say, Senna is obsessed with both her cousins and giggling up a storm these days. Which like most things she does, melts my heart completely.

Thanks for making such sweet, smiley, hysterical babies, Savannah!!!

With love,

Chantelle

Home Tour Part 2: Bedrooms

Welcome back to my home tour!

In Part 1, I showed you how I created a bright, airy and inviting space to entertain our friends and family. Now let’s get a bit more personal as I show you what I did to our three bedrooms. I wanted to create small escapes from the hustle and bustle of city life with pops of color and a bohemian flair.

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For our master bedroom it was all about the bed. Big, luxurious and comfortable were the main requirements. We needed plenty of comfy cozy textured throws to satisfy the needs of the whole family (including our mini pig and dog who nap here more than we do). I have to admit that I have rotated our bedding every few days to get a fresh color palette in here. Tip: Buy 2 sets for your master bedroom with different looks, this way every time you launder your bedding becomes an opportunity to freshen up the vibe with a different set. This look is all about warm neutrals, luxurious textures and that pop of teal and blue. The leather loveseat in the corner is one of my favorite pieces in the house and our dog Smooch agrees that it has the best city view in the house! You can find him perched her most mornings staring dreamily out the window. It’s quite the life that deaf dog has.

 

Vintage Leather Chaise Lounge Chair ($1585)

Pottery Barn Faux Fur Throw ($149)

Crate & Barrel Slate Concrete Planter ($79.95)

 
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For our guest room, I really wanted to play with color. Because I was pretty tame with the main areas of the house, I thought there was no better place than this room to incorporate a pop of color. Can you tell I’m a fan of blue hues? I’m also becoming quite the plant lady and had so much fun at Floral Grub in San Francisco picking out my plant babies. Every one asks about this “Imagine” sign. I actually got it………..

 
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Joss & Main Driftwood Panel Bed ($459.99)

 
 
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Pottery Barn Shibori Dot Accent Pillow ($49.50)

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For our final bedroom we decided to keep it classic and give my hubby a little space to work, to play and to add his own little decorative flair. At first, I was worried that this would be the room that all our mismatched furniture would go to live… and maybe die. Ultimately, I am really happy with how this room turned out! It’s warmer and cooler than I could have every expected and I love that it kept a bit of our personality with my guitar and his car obsession.

 

West Elm Sit + Stand Desk ($999)

Cars & Movies Posters ($25 each)

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All Modern Distressed Leather Couch ($3495)

 
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One King’s Lane Teak Carved Coffee Table ($885)

 

So what’s next on our tour? Next post we will explore Senna’s nursery and all things baby girl! I can’t wait so be sure to subscribe to recent our most recent blog posts directly to your inbox.

With love,

Chantelle

"Really Looks Like a Boy" - Mommy Monday
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“REALLY LOOKS LIKE A BOY”

So, let me start out by saying I am SO sorry I’ve been behind on Mommy Monday posts! I have some fun stuff happening and will talk about it in next weeks post so it makes sense why I’ve been a little busy and behind (other than you know, juggling being a mom and working in general ;p haha).

Massage at home YAY!?!

It’d been a CRAZY busy week and my loving husband suggested that I order a Soothe to our house (if you haven’t tried this, it’s amazing. It’s like postmates but in massage form!). We were hanging out with Senna on the couch when the masseuse rang our doorbell. To preface this encounter, please note that Senna was wearing nothing but a diaper.


Me: “Hi, come on in”

Her: “Your baby is so cute, how old?”

Me: “Awww thanks, 4 months”

Her: “He’s a boy, right?”

Me: “No, she’s a girl.. but I mean all babies kind of look the same at this age, since they don’t have hair yet”

Her: “But no, it really looks like boy!!”


Falling off my high (rocking) horse

COOL COOL COOL. Thanks lady, I tried to give you an out for calling my little girl a boy and you CLEARLY didn’t take it. HAHAHAH!!! Well, that’s the day I fell off my high (rocking) horse, so-to-speak. Also, I apologize in advance for all the bows that are now going to constantly appear on my daughters head just so this mixup doesn’t crush my soul again ;p

I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR SIMILAR STORIES!!!

Comment below, or feel free to comment it on my Instagram!!!

Sorry for the short Mommy Monday, but I adore you guys and will make up for it next Monday ;)

With love,

Chantelle


SIDE NOTE: a cozy blanket for just a diapered baby! Also, the Moby wrap or Solly Baby Wrap are my go to for diapered skin on skin time that is hands free! Lastly, of course, the diaper. I use HONEST brand :)

CLICK HERE for my amazon mommy must haves.

Home Tour Part 1: Welcome to our home!

Until now, this blog has focused mainly on my fashion and new mommy lifestyle but I’m happy to announce a brand new section coming to Bridge To Bohemia this week. I’ve had hopes of expanding the blog for some time now to give you an even deeper glimpse into my world and now felt like the right time to do it. So here we go, I have decided to start an interior design section here and I couldn’t be more excited as this is a hobby and interest of mine. I truly believe that your home is an extension of your own unique personal style and decorating is something that I’ve become more and more passionate about over the last few years. That said, for our first interior design post I decided to share something quite personal and close to my heart, my own home. So welcome inside the space that my hubby and I have shared these last few years. It’s been a work in progress but now that it’s complete I couldn’t help but share all our hard work!

As many couples know, moving in together is full of compromises and one of the first ones that you embark on is merging your unique styles. I have to be honest, I loved the challenge of combining my husband’s clean, rustic minimalism with my more luxe bohemian aesthetic. I swear he could buy a whole room from Restoration Hardware and call it a day, no questions asked. Thank goodness that Restoration is one of my favorites because we started with some killer pieces to anchor the rooms.

For our entryway the key was to eliminate clutter and have a place to drop the essentials. Keys, purses, sunglasses, leashes, and everyday pig-walking shoes can be discretely hidden in this cabinet. Some abstract art and mirror kept it feeling like a warm welcome as guests walk in.

 
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Louis Vuitton Coffee Table Book ($170)

Umbra Prisma Mirror ($100)

 
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When decorating a house it’s difficult to decide where to start. It can be overwhelming. I decided to start with the rooms that our guests would get to enjoy, that way we could feel comfortable hosting in a finished home before tackling the more intimate spaces. That left me with the main living and entertaining areas, the entry way and bathrooms. The bedrooms would come later when I had some time to perfect what we wanted to do with our personal space. Because our main living space is an open layout, I wanted it to feel bright, clean and modern yet still warm and inviting enough to host a casual Bachelor viewing party with boxes of take-out on the couch.

 
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Design Within Reach Dining Chair ($1,695)

Urban Outfitters Dining Chair ($99)

Original Chair from Joybird (they don’t make it anymore, but I love Joybird!

 
 
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Pulaski Brown Leather Accent Chair ($965.25)

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A neutral palette of various textures and materials kept the space feeling open, industrial accents kept my hubby happy and allowed me to fill the space with plants and textiles that brought a little life.

 

West Elm Terrace Floating Frame ($25)

 

Houzz Faux Succulents ($145)

 

Restoration Hardware Salvaged Wood Farmtable ($4325)

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The last project to tackle was the bathrooms. These were pretty easy because most of the work was done for me by the architect who remodeled this home. The space was designed with light in mind and both of our guest bathrooms are full of bright light, large windows and all white fixtures. All I needed to do was add a little interest throughout which I chose to do with unexpected art and copper accents. I especially love these photography piece that uses the mugshots of famous musicians as an art compilation.

 

Tony Rubino Musical Mugshots ($47.04)

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So what’s next on our tour? Why the bedrooms of course! Stay tuned later this week for a breakdown of our bedroom, guest room, office and of course the newest edition, Senna’s nursery!

With love,

Chantelle

Mama's Day Out with Jouer
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I was in need of a day dressed up and out and about town last week so I was thrilled to be invited to a launch party for the new pressed powder from Jouer. The whole event was set up at one of my favorite french bakeries, Le Marais, in San Francisco. There were pastries, mimosas, and an amazing french dinner. I was so happy to get an opportunity to chat with other bay area beauty bloggers and meet Jouer’s founder. Rachel (from 5oclocksunday) came as my guest and it was great to get out and about without the kiddos to catch up and learn some new beauty secrets.

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I made sure to rock my Jouer beauty products to the event. The eyeshadow palette is my new daily go to and the lip plumper is incredible! The new flawless finish powder is the perfect final finish too! Head over to Jouer to pick-up these essentials.

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ONE FINAL MOTHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY! YAY!

ONE FINAL MOTHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY! YAY!

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Yup, you guessed right! Happ Brand is giving away 2 of my FAVORITE diaper bags, The Paige Carryall in dusty rose!!!


  1. Subscribe to my blog HERE!!! -you get to choose the frequency (or lack there of) of emails! Don’t worry ;)

  2. Follow Happ Brand

  3. That’s it!! You’'ll be one of the two randomly selected winners for a chance to win the Paige Carryall!!!


Don’t worry, if you don’t win they are running a fun Mother’s Day promo where you get all the extra goodies when you purchase the Paige Carryall ;) CLICK HERE

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

And Good Luck ;)

Click HERE to subscribe to my blog for a chance to win!!!

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MY TOP TEN Pregnancy Looks

Growing babies is hard work…

might as well look good doing it.

So I don’t know if you heard, but Meghan Markle had her baby this week. And— like a total superwoman— looked super chic for her first post-partum appearance. I’ll be honest, it got me a little nostalgic thinking about my own pregnancy fashion. So I’ve decided to do a recap of my top ten pregnancy looks for you all. Just in case you are new here and didn’t get the chance to follow along in my #dressingthebump journey! I started my recap during the second trimester because that’s when my little bump really started to pop. What do you guys think? Which is your favorite look?

Look 5 My Top Ten

Look 1: Emerald green slip dress

LOOK 2: Shades of Red

Look 3: mix it up with Plaid and Florals

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Look 4: Gettin’ Wild in Cheetah Prints

look 5: luxe Layers

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look 6: Stay active

look 7: Dark as Date Night

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look 8: (ice)Cream and Sorbet

look 9: Wrap Dressin’ it up!

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look 10: She’s coming BERRY soon!

Shopping Guide

Want to recreate these looks? Some of these items are from last season but you can find similar styles in the shopping guide below.

Mother's Day Giveaway Week Grand Prize

As you know, this week has been a week of giveaways on Instagram, and I have truly enjoyed sharing the love with all of you. Well, the week is almost over so I wanted to tell you more about— THE GRAND PRIZE! I will be choosing two winners for a chance to receive a the grand prize full of Mama Goodies! These are all brands that I use and love, and I took the time to personally reach out to each brand to see if they wanted to participate in sharing my obsession with their product with all my mommy friends ;)


SUBSCRIBE to my blog for the chance to win!!! Choosing 2 winners :)

Click here to subscribe.

THE GIVEAWAY PRIZES!!!!

1. The Owlet sock

Image courtesy of www.owletcare.com

Image courtesy of www.owletcare.com

2. Gldn “Mama” Necklace

 The code is: CHANTELLEXGLDN for free standard US shipping until May 4th on gldn.com

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Image courtesy of www.gldn.com

3. Slumberkins $100 Gift Card

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Image courtesy of www.slumberkins.com

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4. 1 Pair of Birdies shoes

Image courtesy of www.birdiesslippers.com

Image courtesy of www.birdiesslippers.com

5. A 3-pack of bottles, 50 breastmilk bags, and pacifiers from Nanobebe

6. $50 credit to Cozys

7. A Medela Sonata pump

MSRP - $399.99

Image courtesy of www.medelabreastfeeding.com

Image courtesy of www.medelabreastfeeding.com

8. $50 Giftcard to L’ovedbaby

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Image courtesy of www.lovedbaby.com

9. $50 Giftcard to Byta

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Image courtesy of www.mybyta.com

10. $100 Giftcard to Jamie Kay

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Image courtesy of www.jamiekay.com

11. Soothe shirt by Lalabu

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12. $100 Giftcard to Kalin Marie 

Image courtesy of www.kalinmarie.com

Image courtesy of www.kalinmarie.com

13. $100 Giftcard to Stevie Js

These are some of my favorite mom brands and products and I hope you love them as much as I do! If you want to purchase any of these for yourself head over to my Amazon shop here!

  • there might be a surprise item or two added to these list ;) SUBSCRIBE to my blog to enter for a chance to win all of these items!! Again, choosing two winners!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

OOTD: Midi Sweater Dress
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Sometimes you need to do things a little bit differently…

Who said sweaters have to be worn as layering pieces? If you live in a breezy climate like I do in San Francisco then you know all about light layering. And the cardigan is a breastfeeding Mama’s dream piece. I will say that it has been quite warm these last few weeks in the Bay Area and I’ve been a bit short on time. And you know when the best ideas come to you? When you are running out the door, short on time and want to be comfy cozy and ready for all weather. And there you have it, a longline cardigan by NA-KD worn as a curve-hugging midi dress. I don’t know about you guys but I am FEELIN’ this look.

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Alright guys, love this look? Check out some similar styles in my shopping guide below. And comment below which trend you’d like me to try next!

With love,

Chantelle


My Look

  • My dress is actually a longline cardigan from NA-KD (similar style here)

  • My hair clips are BaubleBar (here)

  • A similar style ankle booties (can be found here)


Shopping Guide:

Check out the guide below for these and similar items.

 
 
Mommy and Me Style: Graphic Leopard Print Dress
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A leopard doesn’t change it’s spots…

and neither should you

Alright, I’ve been converted. Can you tell? I’m officially a fan of animal prints. Ask me a year ago how I felt about them and the story would be vastly different. Today, however, animal prints (traditional, colorful and oversized) are spilling out of my closet. You can be a believer too (and a belieber *cue dancing to Beibs while in your leopard dress*), don’t worry, all it takes is a deep breath little bit of bravery. I’m telling you, this is your new go-to move for an easy, accessible and stylish weekend look. Peek in my closet and you can tell I’m truly obsessed.

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Can we also talk about my sweet girl playing peek-a-boo under her blanket in this photo?

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If you want to take the plunge and try your hand at a leopard print then check out the shopping guide below. My dress is by Rahi but I’ve included plenty of options for you to test the waters. Good luck! Oh and tag me in your animal print looks so I can see them and shout you out! I love to see whenever you’re inspired by my #OOTDs.

With love,

Chantelle


My Look


Shopping Guide:

Check out the guide below for these and similar items.

Deal Alert: Head over to Hutch for 20% OFF
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HUTCH IS GIVING YOU 20% OFF!!!!

You know what I love? A good deal! Head over to the Hutch website and use CODE: CHANTELLE20 for shopping anything. You will receive 20% OFF until the end of the month!

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Shopping Guide


Shopping Guide:

Check out the guide below to recreate my look.

FAMILY TRIP PART 1
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FAMILY TRIP PART 1

We took our first family trip! We went to Arizona to meet up with the LaBrants aka my little sis, Savannah, and her family. We planned for a fun weekend getaway lounging by the pool, which meant that Senna was about to have her first flight and her first time in a swimming pool all in the same day! Exciting!

FLYING WITH A NEWBORN

I’ve heard stories from both sides of the spectrum: babies who slept the whole flight and babies who cried the whole flight. I was nervous. Personally, I get sick on almost every flight. I’ve had horrible motion sickness my whole life (but I loveeeeee traveling so I just don’t let it control my life). With that being said, I was terrified that I might be passing this “wonderful” motion sickness on to my daughter. 

*insert nervous mom boarding a plane here*

TAKE OFF

I read that feeding for take off and landing helps, so as we started to taxi I put Senna on my boob. Of course, five minutes later they told us there is now a line of airplanes waiting for takeoff and it’ll be a 30 minute delay.

cool, cool, cool.

TO TAKE HER OFF THE BOOB TO CRY OR LET HER FINISH AND CRY FOR TAKE OFF?

The great debate of which might be worse!? She finishes eating and we’re still waiting and I’m of course in panic mode trying to figure out how to make her want to eat again in 10mins when we do take off!
“Flight attendants, please prepare for take off” comes over the loudspeaker with "loud" being the keyword. Senna is startled awake and looks at me like someone has just yelled directly at her & starts bawling.

cool, cool, cool.

I bounce her and put her back on my boob and thankfully she soothingly sucks for 30 seconds and passes back out... right as we take off! SUCCESS!!!

SIDE NOTE: a cozy blanket for the cold flight is a must! Also, the Moby wrap or Solly Baby Wrap is incredibly helpful so your arm doesn’t burn out holding your sleepy infant as you try desperately not to wake them ;) I’ve also heard amazingggggg things about this Doona stroller cause it folds into a carseat and is small and easy to travel with. Didn’t purchase in time, but i’m going to before our August flight to NYC!

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TOUCHDOWN AZ

Coulter, Senna, and I head down to baggage claim where we find Savannah, Cole (her hubby), and their girls Posie & Everleigh.

Senna needs a diaper change, but I’ve still never changed her diaper in a public restroom! Haha... I guess I’m nervous to? Plus, I always just go to my car... more on that in a future post though. Suffice it to say, I decided to wait 15 minutes until we reached our destination.

HAIR BY CHRISSY

Oh, did I not mention that my sis and I cleverly tied in a salon appointment into this trip ;p

*cue pretty hair pics cause Chrissy is the best* 

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Hair by Chrissy Instagram

Habit Salon

Makeup by Nina Gashi

Swimming and flight home to come in Part 2! 

Chantelle Paige-Mulligan
What I put in Senna's Easter Basket!

Happy Easter!!!

It's Senna's first Easter!!!! YAY! I bought all the candy I personally wanted to eat and put it in an Easter basket for her. I’d call that a #momhack…


Head over to my Instagram to see how I put together her basket! 

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Here's a list of all the cute things I included:

  1. CUDDLE + KIND lamby (in photo

  2. Sleep Sheep from Pottery Barn Kids (Senna loves this and it makes for a cute noise machine!)

  3. Minna Parikka bunny shoes, and mommy got matching ones! YAY

  4.  The most lifelike knit bunny! I’m OBSESSED

  5.  Slumberkins baby chickens

  6. ...and all the candy I wanted ;) AKA a lot of Reese's eggs.

Happy Easter everyone!


With Love,

Chantelle

P.S.

Senna's bunny hat is from Ginger PIckles Knits

Senna's top is from Ponponia


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Shopping Guide:

Mommy and Me Style: Graphic Tees and Printed Skirts
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I’m spellbound… to this brand of course…

You know what I love? Easy uniforms that make the perfect #OOTD. Here’s the breakdown: 1 vintage graphic tee + 1 printed midi skirt + 1 pair of metallic espadrilles = effortless summer style.

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I’m dying for these matching mommy and me outfits as well as Senna tolerating my hundreds of daily kisses. Why are these little ones just so incredibly Smooch-worthy?

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What do you think? I absolutely loved this look. Want to recreate it? On a bit of a budget? No worries, just check out my shopping guide below.

With love,

Chantelle


Shopping Guide


Shopping Guide:

Check out the guide below for similar favorite items. STYLIST TIP: Check out these budget friendly look-alikes to re-create this WHOLE look for under $120 (skirt here $29.97, tee here $43.99, and sandals here $44.97)

SHOPBOP SALE ALERT PART 2! Mom Style Must Haves

So you’ve heard all about the ShopBop sale by now…

You still have a day to shop so I’ve put together my dream wishlist of pieces currently on ShopBop in for those soon-to-be mamas and those busy moms on-the-go. Enjoy!


For the stylish expecting mama:

  1. Bodycon Layering Dresses by Ingrid & Isabel (Image 1 here, Image 2 here)

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I was obsessed with knit bodycon dresses all throughout my pregnancy. It is just too easy to layer a printed kimono, long line jacket or cozy sweater and constantly change up the look.

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2. The Maternity Jumpsuit by Hatch (here)

1st Trimest

1st Trimest

2nd Trimester

2nd Trimester

Whether you are 3 months or 6 months, jumpsuits were my most unexpected pregnancy style find. They give that extra room around the middle while still allowing you to be comfortable and on-trend. Check out some of my favorites below.

3. That Knot Life (Knotted Sweater here)

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1st Trimester

1st Trimester

4th Trimester- 1.5 Month Post-partum

4th Trimester- 1.5 Month Post-partum

Not quite ready to let the cat out of the bag? Knot front details are an easy way to hide a growing baby bump. I used this trick well into my 2nd trimester.

STYLIST TIP: You can continue to wear these styles throughout your 4th trimester as you let your waistline discretely shrink back to it’s pre-baby size.

For the new mama with little time but a whole lotta style game:

1. Trend watch! Fashionable slippers (These beauties here)

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You know what wasn’t hard to find? Examples of me rockin’ my fashionable slippers. Even before baby, these were a staple in my wardrobe. They are trendy, comfy and oh so easy. Clearly they make me pretty happy as well considering the laughter in each of these photos. :) See some of my favorites below with some budget friendly alternatives as well.

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Speaking of things in all my photos…

2. Belt Bags are back in style and I’m IN LOVE. (especially this one by Anine Bing)

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What could be a better trend for mamas than the belt bag trend. Hands free, stylish and a throwback to our youth. I think all of our mothers owned a fanny pack or two in their day.

3. #GIRLPOWER (this Tee here)

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Alright, here’s the deal. We are busy, sometimes breastfeeding, we are a little bit (okay a lotta bit) tired and we just grew a human inside of us for over 9 months. We could use a daily reminder that we are superheroes. Why not indulge in some #FEMALE themed gear for that extra reminder that “You got this Mama!”

So what is this sale anyways?

Here’s the deal. ShopBop is currently having a sale from now until tomorrow, April 12th. You take 20% off orders under $500 or 25% off orders of $500 or more with code EVENT19.


Alright, one for the road. I just couldn’t help myself If you still haven’t found anything I’ve included my wishlist Spring items in the widget below. Happy shopping!

With love,

Chantelle

SHOPBOP SALE ALERT! Our favorites in every trend

ShopBop is having an awesome sale this week and guess what?

I’ve done the heavy lifting for you and found some of my favorite pieces on sale over at the ShopBop site from my IG looks. Don’t you worry, there is a little something for every one here. So let’s get started.

From my recent looks:

  1. For Love and Lemons one-piece bathing suit.

Remember this amazing For Love and Lemons one piece I rocked with the fam this weekend? Well, head over to ShopBop here to get your own (on sale!) And check out a few of my other Spring getaway recommedations in the widget below.

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Throwing it back to my pre-pregnancy days with this amazing dress by Cleobella. You can get the same one here.

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This 3D hearts Chaser sweater is comfy, casual, cute AND on sale! These are a few of my favorite things….

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Every time I rock these silver glitter ankle boots Rachel asks me where they are from. Clearly, they are quickly becoming a staple in my wardrobe. Get your own pair here.

Remember these joggers from my coffee date with Senna and 5oclocksunday. Well they are by David Lerner and you can find them here. You are welcome, you officially will live in these because unlike your lazy day sweats these are acceptable for day to day life ;)

So what is this sale anyways?

Here’s the deal. ShopBop is currently having a sale from now until April 12th. You take 20% off orders under $500 or 25% off orders of $500 or more with code EVENT19.

Better get to shopping! Oh, and stay tuned to tomorrow’s post about my current ShopBop obsessions to help you stylishly conquer your mom style and up your pregnancy OOTD game.

With love,

Chantelle

ANIMAL STYLE, COACHELLA INSPIRATION (3)

SHE’S A WILD ONE…. COACHELLA EDITION

To continue my week of FOMO while I wait to see all of the festival looks pop up on Instagram, here are two more of my “if I was going to Coachella this is what I’d wear” looks!

Let’s stop by In-N-Out on the way, cause I’m in the mood for some fries… ANIMAL STYLE!

Photos by Haley Jacobsen

Photos by Haley Jacobsen

LOOK 1

I’ve really started to come around to animal prints, especially when it’s a bright and colorful twist on the traditional leopard print. I love the combination between a casual cotton t-shirt and a silky printed skirt. I also love the fact that I could dance the night away, ride the ferris wheel, AND lounge around in this skirt length without losing the comfort factor. It’s an unexpected hem length to find at Coachella, which makes it even more fashionable in my opinion.

  1. Hutch Leopard Skirt exact item (similar)

  2. Minnie Mouse Lauren Moshi Tee exact item (similar inexpensive)

  3. Kendal & Kylie boot exact (inexpensive Kendal & Kylie)

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Look 2: Oh, Miss Marilyn

I’m feeling some major Monroe vibes in this photo. I don’t know if it’s the hair, the car, or the animal prints, but this look feels super flirty. I love the heart shaped belt bag from weat and modern take on side swept waves. This stack of bobby pins by Sincerely Jules adds just the right amount of bling. Oh, and I finally found the right outfit to pair with these glittering ankle boots. It’s funny how they almost become a neutral piece in this busy combination. This look just feels fresh for Coachella right now. It really brings back those 50s screen siren inspiration. Any one have a mic?

  1. Leopard dress (exact by Lucy Paris)

  2. Glitter booties exact (similar inexpensive)

  3. Heart purse (exact by weat)

  4. Sincerely Jules bobby pins

Hair and Make-up

Aren’t these hair styles amazing? Want to learn more about how to recreate these easy festival hair styles? Check out my latest Festival Hair post here.

EASY FESTIVAL HAIR #COACHELLA

Easy Festival Hair with Bobby Pins

Festival season is the perfect opportunity to experiment, especially with your hair and makeup. That said, not everyone has a beauty squad with them to help them get Coachella ready. You all already packing tons of amazing festival looks so I’m going to make your life a little easier, and your carry-on a little lighter. Here are two beautiful and simple festival inspired looks that you can quickly recreate on your own. The best part? All you need to pack is a case of bobby pins.

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Look 1: More is More

You know that quote about taking one thing off before you leave the house? Well, ignore that for this look. Pile on a row of decorative bobby pins to create a look that’s one part retro and one part bubble gum pop star. Start with loose textured waves created with a barrel curling iron or softly braid your hair the night before for low maintenence texture. Next, add a side part and pile on the pins. Expert tip: Be sure to flip the bobby pins, randomly in both directly to create an effortlessly cool vibe.

What you need:

  1. Textured Waves

  2. Salt Spray

  3. A handful of decorative bobby pins

Look 2: Geometry Class

All this look requires is a friend (or a hand mirror) to help you see the back of your head. Just slide a few colorful bobby pins into waved and teased hair to create a beautiful geometric design along your crown.

What you need:

  1. Textured Waves

  2. Salt Spray

  3. A handful of colorful bobby pins

LAID BACK COACHELLA LOOKS (2)

LAID BACK COACHELLA LOOKS

Who says Coachella outfits have to be limited to fringe, cut-offs, and bikini tops? Sometimes a girl just wants to feel effortless, quirky, and comfortable. Here are my Coachella inspired laid-back looks to help you plan for this upcoming festival weekend.

Look 1: Retro Sorbet Colored Corduroys

Cropped, cute and colorful. Do you need anything else in a perfect pair of over-alls? I think not. The high-waist makes these flattering and I love the retro racing stripes down the side. Pairing this look with a simple tee and white sneakers keeps it feeling fresh and minimal. I nice contrast from your typical over-the-top festival inspired looks. Best part? I would totally rewear these in day to day mom life.

What you need:

  1. Corduroy Overalls - EXACT from Camp (similar in pink here and here)

  2. Creative Sneakers - Exact here (similar and my other fav tennis shoe here and in pink here)

  3. A Simple Simple White Tee here and here

  4. A scrunchy for when you’ve danced too much and need to throw your hair up! My cousin’s brand Lemonelle!

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Look 2: All White Everything

Because why not? You already know your outfit will be covered in dust when the festival is finished, so why not take the opportunity to rock head to toe white? I’ll say one thing, you will stay cool and stand out in a very casual way! Add a bandana to cover up your mouth if the dust starts to go crazy ;) There is no better time than a festival to pull up your hair and not worry about it, which is why I rocked a half up with this look. Want to recreate it? Check out my tips below.

What you need:

  1. Sporty White Shirt (exact from ASTARS)

  2. Drop Crotch White Joggers (exact from ASTARS)

  3. Creative Sneakers (exact from Andrew Stevens)

  4. Amazing Earrings

  5. Scrunchy (exact from Lemonelle)

COACHELLA INSPIRATION (1)

ALL THOSE WHO WANDER…. TO COACHELLA

So incredibly sad I won’t be attending Coachella (just wasn’t sure how I’d be doing at this point with a 2.5 month old baby and didn’t want to be away quite yet). BUT I love all the Coachella looks and wanted to dedicate a week to all my “if I was going to Coachella this is what I’d wear” looks!

“If I was going to Coachella this is what I’d wear”

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I live for these Clergerie booties, they have a silver heel that is to die!

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Get Lost in the Music

I can just imagine myself dancing around swinging the skirt and getting lost in the music.

  1. Lost in Lunar skirt sold out so… (similar here) (inexpensive here)

  2. Lost in Lunar Shirt (similar here)

  3. Robert Clergerie boots (similar Clergerie shoes here, here, and here)

  4. Jewelry - Cocktail Bling (similar here)



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MAKEUP

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