Help Me Pick…which is your favorite picture?

I need your help! Which is your favorite picture? I’m trying to get my media packet together and need some feedback. They’re all starting to look the same to me:) I’m thinking the first one or the last? Leave a comment with your vote…please!
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WOW! This post is looking a little conceited! I promise I’m not this self-absorbed! Let me throw in some family photos too! Then maybe it won’t feel so weird! I need a favorite family shot too!

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Photography: Angela Talley Photography

Ayla’s Outfit: Turqouise Dress-Tutu Du Monde, Silver Shoes-See Kai Run, Feather Headband-Tutu Du Monde, Flower headband-Avry Couture Creations, Pink Swan Princess Dress-Kate Mack, Pink Jeweled Headband-Enchanted Shimmer Designs

Emma’s Outfit: White and Grey tiny floral print dress-Banana Republic, Silver Bangle-Tiffany & Co., Diamond Earring Studs-Kay Jewelers, Neutral Heels-Discount Shoe Warehouse (DSW)

Dave’s Outfit: White Dress Shirt- Brooks Brothers, Tailored Sport Coat-Carven, Jeans-Banana Republic, Tan Shoes-Cole Haan

Don’t forget to VOTE!!!!! Leave a comment with your favorites! 

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You Can’t Camouflage the Cuteness…4 camo styled looks for your little Jane

I love versatile clothing. Jeans of course top the chart, but this season, camo pants are giving jeans a run for their money. And, just because it’s camouflage, it doesn’t mean that your sweet little girl has to sport a militant look. Here are a few fun ways to style your little Jane. I’ve included the sources and links for each item that is still available. Since some are no longer in stock, you may have to do some good old “fashion hunting” of your own! I know cheesy, but did you catch my pun??? Hunting…Camo…Fashion…I am going to stop now!

1. Pink is Every TomBoy’s Best Friend

Mixing and matching girly pieces with camo creates a fun and unexpected look. Bright pink always pops against muted camouflage greens, and the simplicity of white lets the rest of the outfit do the talking. Add in some gold accessories to give this outfit a chic twist.Diptic Diptic1) Pink tassel top-Baby Gap 2)Pink Ruffle Cardigan-Baby Gap Outlet 3)Camouflage skinny pants-Old Navy 4)Headband-Local Boutique but similar items found at Avry Couture Creations 5)Gold Shoes- See Kai Run Kalia Mary Jane (Infant/Toddler) 6) Faux Fur Coat-Restoration Hardware Baby

2. This is Plum Delicious! 

Purple never looked so fabulous! My favorite purple to pair with camo is PLUMB! Gorgeous! For a casual but super cute look, layer a chunky knit sweater over a simple cream onsie. Slide on the camo pants and then glam it up a bit with some gold shoes. I love that these Blossom shoes complete the look with an understated pop of purple!

Diptic1)Button up sweater in plumb with little ears-Mini Boden 2) Cream Onsie-Go Gently Baby Organic Girls World Tee in Soft White, 4T 3)Camo pants-Old Navy 4)Gold and purple shoes-Livie & Luca Blossom Climbing Shoe (Toddler)

3. Holiday Cheer…All Year! 

Red and Green were meant to be soul mates, so why not mix and match your favorite camo pieces with a red sweater, shoes, headband, or overcoat. Throwing in a simple denim piece gives this outfit just the right balance. And, a super sweet tam is always chic. Diptic Diptic1)Camouflage skinny pants-Old Navy 2)Red Wool Overcoat-Burberry 3)Red flower and feather headband-Avry Couture Creations 4)Red Sparkle Tiny TOMS SHOES- Kids Tiny Mary Jane Red Glitter 10000741 5)Chambray/denim top-Baby Gap 6)Cream Tam-Baby Gap

4. Bedazzled is Always Better! 

Dress it up with some sparkle and fur! Creams, gold, silver sparkles, furry layers…all perfect ways to dress up a simple pair of camo pants. Start with a cream top that has one added girly feature (in this case I chose puff sleeves, but you could find one with gold embroidery, a peter pan collar, or stylish cuffs), add a faux fur vest, and then a sparkly belt and some baby Uggs or gold shoes. Since I didn’t have a belt handy, I improvised by using this fabulous headpiece. A simple bow in the back and voila!Diptic

1)Cream shirt with puff sleeves-Matilda Jane 2)Faux fur vest-Target 3)Embellished belt/Headpiece-Avry Couture Creations 4)Gold Shoes-See Kai Run Kalia Mary Jane (Infant/Toddler) 5)Toddler Side Button Boot-UGG Australia Infants’ and Kids’ Bailey Button Shearling Boots 6) Camo skinny jean-Old Navy

Get creative with your camo styling and don’t be afraid to take risks. Don’t forget to comment with your camo styling tips and post your pics of your little girls in their camo on The Mom in Me, MD Facebook page! And, don’t forget to CLICK on the HIGHLIGHTED LINKS to find the products still available for purchase.

 

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Tomboy Style…for a daddy’s girl

I’m all into frou-frou at times, but I also love a comfy t-shirt and a good pair of jean leggings! There is just something cozy about a little bit of cotton.Diptic

 

Ayla agrees that casual comfy is uber chic. Today, she opted for extra comfy faux-jean distressed leggings by C Crush Original (compliments of her aunt) and a super comfy-cute shirt dress by JOAHLOVE. She decided to accessorize with some boyish sunglasses (that daddy picked out for her) and an over-the-top head band (that mommy picked out for her!)

No outfit is complete without the kicks! Ayla’s fashion sense demanded versatile sparkles. See Kai Run was up to the challenge with their silver sparkle tennis shoes.DipticDiptic

While fashion is fun…responsible fashion needs to be the wave of the present and the future. Recently, I’ve been inspired to shop just a little more responsibly, keeping fair-trade in mind. Grabbing a cheap pair of jeans made in a country plagued by child-labor and sex-trafficking should cause my conscience to revolt. Instead, my focus has been on the thrifty price tag not the impact that my “amazing deal” is having on the lives of countless women and children. Budgets are important, but if the dollar is my only bottom line instead of the quality of human lives…then my priorities need a good old kick in the you know what! Shouldn’t we all question the horrific price that others are paying for our thrifty fashion?DipticDiptic

No, not all of the items featured today are fair-trade conscious, but one company in particular is, JOAHLOVE. This stylish brand makes all of its clothes in “the beautiful USA”. While this doesn’t allow for an inexpensive sales tag; it also doesn’t allow for inhumanity to be perpetuated. Just something to think about.

Oops! Did I forget to mention that JOAH LOVE is currently running a back to school promotion. Enter this code B2School14 to get 50% off of your online purchase! Diptic

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Extra Cute Baby Shoes for Those Little Twinkle Toes!!!

BROOKS14PINK_1I already dished on one of my favorite baby shoe brands, Livie and Luca. Now onto another favorite…See Kai Run. This brand makes some super cute early walkers called, Smaller, in addition to their standard toddler and kids shoes. The Smaller collection is soft soled, but these early walkers have supportive grip in just the right places. The toddler shoes have a full firm sole and KRISTINS14NAVY_1are great for running and playing. Ayla thinks they are extra comfy, and most of them can be worn without socks as long as it isn’t too hot and humid outside. Oh, and they have received the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association! That means that they are medically good for your little one’s twinkle toes. You can find these online, at Nordstrom, and at Nordstrom Rack (yeah, for sale items!!!). Check them out and let me know what you think! The pics are all taken directly from the See Kai Run webpage. Click the hyperlinks for more great options. RENNAHS14SILVER_2FELIXS14CAMEL_1ASHERS14GRAY_1

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