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My go-to on-the-go companions

My go-to on-the-go companions

I feel like Senna and I are on-to-go more often than not, and I love anything that helps make mom-life a little easier. So, in this post I’m sharing a few of my favorite travel items!!!

But first, a story…

One of my worst qualities, according to my husband (and mother), is that I treat my car like a giant trash can. From food wrappers to empty makeup containers, to baby diapers… yes, DIRTY DIAPERS. I know, it’s not something to be proud of, and yes I also know that dirty diapers don’t make your car smell great. Coulter, my husband, has found about 23 diapers too many in our trunk. Holding them up and shaking his head just saying “why?”. So, I decided to be a good wife and figure out a way to stop the stink and trunk trash, while still being able to be lazy. LOL. I found a travel diaper pail that I can just toss when full. It’s truly made my husband so much happier ;) You know, it’s the little things you do for each other in a marriage, right?

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The Toss Diaper Pail

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Toss Diaper Pail

  • Fill up pail then toss when full

  • Durable pail

  • Fits up to 30 newborn diapers

  • Great for home or travel

Personally, I leave this in my trunk! But it could be great to keep in your diaper bag as well! Or even in your bedroom or family room … if you’re also like me and change your baby all over your house constantly ;) hahah

Changing tables are just merely a suggested changing station, right?

Check out the video I made using the Toss Diaper Pail IRL on my Instagram. Senna is the cutest little diaper changee pre-hike!

Miracle® WildLove Cups

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Miracle® WildLove Cups

  • 360 no spill edge

  • Great travel cup

  • Showcases well-loved and at-risk animals

  • Munchkin partnered with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Whale Sanctuary Project on this cup

Senna uses these at our house as well as out and about. I love that I won’t come back and find a puddle of water on my new rug or all over the floor. I mean, the least amount of cleaning up we have to do (or make our husband/SO do, the better. Right!?

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Deluxe Snack Catcher

  • 1 sealed snack bowl with a Click Lock™ lid and Munchkin's spill-proof guarantee

  • Ideal for dry snacks AKA puffs, cereal, crackers, etc…

  • Handle is a teether as well, so smart

  • BPA Free

Baby Food Feeder

This was a life saver!!! I put bananas in it while I was on a long road trip with Senna. I attached the handle of it to a pacifier clip, and clipped it onto her carseat. It was the PERFECT distraction towards the end of our ride when she was hungry and had just about had enough! I also use them a lot at home when I don’t feel like cleaning up a post-meal mess and just want her to have an easy snack that isn’t puffs ;)

With Love,

Chantelle

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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


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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


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Soft hair, do care ;) PANTENE PROV INTENSE RESCUE SHOTS
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Soft hair, do care ;)

PANTENE PRO-V INTENSE RESCUE SHOTS

My little sister, Savannah, and I are HUGE fans of Pantene! I have since done a few campaigns with them, and I was so incredibly excited to try out their new Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots.

It really did live up to the hype. My hair truly does have that soft smooth feel that you get from the salon, and it was the perfect hair rescue ;) You apply it from root to tip, leave it in for 30 seconds, wash it out for 30 seconds (as to not over rinse). It doesn’t weigh down your hair, but just gives it a nice smooth feel. Highly recommend and just wanted to let you all know that I LOVE it!! The Pantene Pro-V Rescue Shots were imported from Brazil and just hit shelves in the US in January. You can get your hands on them now at Target. ENjOY!


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MY FAVORITES:

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With love,

Chantelle

Fashionable Mom Style: How to rock your pajama pants to coffee

How to wear your pajama pants… to coffee…

Let’s be real for a minute. Every new mama knows that we spend most days in yoga clothes or realistically our pajama pants. It’s not for a lack of desire to put on clothes with actual zippers but we are just running around like crazy people and don’t have time to dress our kids AND ourselves. That said, I feel like I’m about to share a total life hack with you all. Read on to learn more about how I’m conquering my mom style game.

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So there I was, in my pajama pants and I figured out the perfect compromise all thanks to a current street style trend. — Never thought I’d be referencing fashion week for my mom style game, but it was time to get my fashion mojo back. The solution? Silk pajamas pants, dressed up and oh so comfy.

As seen on the streets:

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Styled my way:

I love the creative ways these ladies styled their silk pants but I need something that was a little more practical and nursing-friendly. Translation: I need a top that opens down the front for easy access and comfy shoes built to tote around this little nugget. I decided to pair my comfy silk pants by The Knot Sisters with a statement button down top by Storets. The giant bow scarf added a little bit of drama. Add my favorite run-around-town slippers by Birdies and this outfit was just as comfortable and convenient as throwing on my yoga gear. So there you have it, my life hack for new mom’s when you don’t have a lot of time (or energy) to get changed to go out. Don’t worry, pajama pants are absolutely acceptable day wear!

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What do you think? I absolutely loved this look. Want to recreate it? Check out my shopping guide below.

With love,

Chantelle


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Wearing my heart on my sleeves
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Casual and comfy, but with a fashionable flair…

Now that this little one is in my life I’m carrying my heart around in my arms but why not wear it on my sleeves - literally- as well! I love the color and texture of this sweater by Breath of Youth and they even make it in a cardigan version here. Senna’s adorable heart outfit is from Cozy and Mini Prep Boutique, I’ve included some other adorable alternatives below. I’m really enjoying just taking in each day with this little one and the simple things — like walks through the park to grab a coffee with Smooch.

Want to recreate this look? Check out my shopping guide below.

With love,

Chantelle


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Snuggle Me Baby
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My Current Obsession: Baby Loungers

Senna loves to cozy up in her lounger and this lovely version from Snuggle Me Organic comes in so many beautiful colors (like this Rosewood Linen cover pictured above.) These are great for couches or beds to give me a free hand and keeps my mind at ease while still having this sweet baby nearby. Also, how adorable is the floral matching set? If you are going to live in loungewear it might as well be perfectly feminine.


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Boho Mommy and Me Newborn Style
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So, how has my style changed post pregnancy?

To be honest, not much. I still love my activewear and a great wrap dress - which is the perfect nursing option. Cute diaper bags (like this convertible backpack from Luli Bebe) have replaced my purses and I’m living in Birdie flats (which are great for carrying baby and all this gear up and down my front stairs.)

Want to recreate this look? Check out my shopping guide below for my new mom nursing style.

With love,

Chantelle


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