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Monday, June 27, 2016

Coral Lace Dress


Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress



Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress

Modest summer dress


What I'm Wearing:

Dress: Kohl's
Shoes: Asos
Necklace: old Lia Sophia (similar)

Hey Guys,

I cannot tell you how annoying it is to shop for a good summer dress. One that isn't too short, to much fabric, too hot, or too low cut. I started falling in love with Kohl's again and I found this amazing dress while browsing online. I love the sleeves how they cascade off the shoulder. I really fell in love with this color. I love how this color looks on dark skin and tan skin, but I really love how it looks on us pasty white people. This dress is everything. It is on the shorter side but I can bend down (cautiously) and pick Aria up.

I was going to go with my favorite Lulu's wedges, but since I have been wearing those out lately I chose to go with a nice nude heel. I feel like pairing this dress with a contrasting or bright show would be way to much. This dress speaks enough for itself, it asks for neutral accessories! I really love this fabric it is nice and breathable, but it isn't sheer so you have to add an additional slip.

It has been a while since I have shopped Kohl's for myself. I have been loving their store lately. The Lauren Conrad line never disappoints.

What are your favorite types of dresses for summer? Are you a maxi dress lover or a fun and flirty dress?

I would love to hear how you would style this dress. What accessories would you use?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Floral Scallop Top

floral top outfit

floral summer outfit

modest summer outfit idea

summer outfit insperation

modest summer outfit

floral scallop top

modest fashion blog

charming charlie tote

modest fashion blog


What I'm Wearing:
Shoes: AMI Clubwear c/o (old) (similar)
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Necklace: Charming Charlie

Hey Guys,

I hope your week is going well. There is a lot going on in my life I can't wait to share with you later about. So much is changing for our family. It is so exciting and scary, but a great new adventure.

This top has been my everything lately. It is the perfect summer top. I love the scalloped edges, and of course the floral fabric. The colors make it so fun to style. You can use any accent color in the pattern to match your accessories to. Pink, white, yellow, green whatever floats your boat. It is such a pretty shirt you can wear daily. My Sister's Closet Boutique is also so kind to give you all a discount coupon. Use CAYLI20 for 20% off your order.

I paired the top with my favorite light washed denim from American Eagle. I just put in another order in for more jeans. I cannot praise their denim enough guys. They are truly amazing!

These shoes are such a fun accessory in this outfit. It is a beautiful bold yellow color. It brings out the yellow in the shirt. I would also love this great yellow tote to pair this all with. I chose this white tote to mellow the yellow a bit. I love that this tote can also come apart and function as a cross body bag. Charming Charlie is so innovative with their accessories. I could shop there forever. I am waiting for them to release a red tote to add to my collection. Every girl needs a red bag!


Monday, June 20, 2016

The Importance of Dad

Daddy Daughter

Daddy Daughter

Daddy Daughter



Hey Guys,

I hope you all had a great weekend. I hope you were able to see your dad's, father figures, visit their graves whatever you may do to celebrate our wonderful Father's.

I am so passionate about how important a Dad is in our lives, especially for girls. A little girl always watches her Daddy. She see's how he acts, she see's how he treats their mother. It will effect her relationship with other guys for the rest of her life. Now when I say a girl needs her Dad, it doesn't necessarily mean biological. There are plenty of men out there that fill that role of Dad for a lot of girls. Some are born without a Dad, some lose their father to whatever life has had in store. Thank the Lord for the men at there that step in for those who are absent. A girl needs that in her life to form healthy relationships in the future.

I was blessed with a fantastic Dad. He worked so hard to make sure his family was always provided for. I don't know how he was able to raise four kids, own a home at such a young age. We were never rich, but we always had what we needed. He always made sure we had food, clothes and toys. He took us camping, he spent time with us when he could. I was raised knowing that a guy should be kind, provide, support, and love his family. I was able to form healthy relationships with other guys because of this. Whenever I came across a guy that didn't have as much respect for me as I deserved I moved on. I would not tolerate anything. I knew Brandon was perfect for me because he respected his mom. He treated his sisters well, he treated women like they deserve to be treated. After we were married and adopted Trinity, I saw how he treated her. She was just a cat but he treated her like she was a kid. It really warmed my heart and I knew he would be a great father if this is how he treated a pet.

Brandon has been a wonderful father. When he watches Aria he won't call it babysitting. He calls it parenting. He loves Aria so much. Watching him chase her, hold her hand and comfort her when she is sick or crying makes me cry. How lucky am I to not have only have a wonderful father, but to also have a loving father for my child. Aria is very loved by her Dad and they have their own beautiful relationship. I hope her future has a wonderful guy to treat her right just as I have had.

Thank you Dad's everywhere for making such an impact on our lives.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Surviving the Toddler Stage: Toddler Essentials


toddler essentials


Hey Guys,

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would become a mother. I did not think that was in the cards for me. I was thankfully wrong and I love being a mother. It is hard work! I don't think I gave my parents enough credit. At my age my mom had three kids. Yikes!

Transitioning from babyhood to toddler hood is quite a task. They are walking, kinda talking and getting into everything! You plan a day to get things done, you feel like your hair is on fire all day. The end of the day rolls around and you feel like you have accomplished nothing! Which is totally normal and fine and I am sure all you mom's can relate. These few items down below of certainly helped Aria and I both cope with toddler hood.

toddler nightlight



Nightlight: Aria has been scared of the dark for a long while. She loves this cute little nightlight. It changes colors, she can pick it up and take it to the bathroom with her on that blessed day that she is potty trained. I think there is a dog one as well.

toddler must haves treats tech diaper care


Snacks: Aria is a snacker. She loves snacks. She is always digging in someones bag or purse for any sort of snack.We feed her I swear, she just snacks like we don't. These little boxes of Cheerio's are awesome for her diaper bag. They don't spill, wont get smashed, and stay fresh. When she needs a snack we pop open a box and she snacks a little bit and the box closes back up for the next snack time. It is a healthier option and less sticky!

Burt's Bees Butt Cream: Aria is a late teether. She is finally getting her molars in. However she has had the worst red bum from teething. It got really bad this weekend and this cream literally saved our butts. It is a tad on the pricey side, but it is well worth it. We like to mix it with coconut oil as well. Coconut oil is good for everything I swear its a miracle oil.

Infant Optics Baby Monitor: As a first time mom I was terrified when we transitioned Aria to her crib at about 8 weeks. I was so nervous that something terrible would happen. I would be the mom that would wake her baby up constantly coming in her room and checking on her. Luckily we found this camera baby monitor. It has worked so nicely for us. I can wake up and see her sleeping. I can turn the sound on to hear her breathing. It is so nice. If she wakes up the audio on the monitor automatically kicks on. Alerting us she is awake, crying, or rolling around. It is an inexpensive option and you can add multiple cameras to the one monitor.

Hand Sanitizer: I love my daughter but kids are gross. Boogers, poop the whole shabang. I am always using hand sanitizer. I have some in my car, diaper bag, bathrooms. Everywhere!

favorite toddler book/binky


Max the Brave Book: This book has been hidden a few times from Aria. I know kids need the repetition, but reading this book 200 times a day can get old. We tried reading another book but she wants this one. It is a cute little story about a cat who wants to chase a mouse, but isn't sure what a mouse looks like. He goes around asking all the different critters if they are a mouse of if they have seen a mouse. We finally comes across a mouse who tell him he is not a mouse he is a monster. Max believes the monster he is trying to wake up is a mouse. You will have to read the rest to find out what happens. It is an adorable book.

WubbaNub: This dang binky has magic voodoo powers. It has helped Aria stay asleep all night. Prior to the WubbaNub she would wake up looking for her binky in her bed, of course it is small and gets lost. She is to tired to continue to look for it and ends up crying for mom or dad. That is where the WubbaNub comes into play. They binky is attached to a lightweight stuffed animal. So if the binky does pop out at night it is easy for them to find and put back in. I give this out to everyone who is expecting. It is a life saver. It comes in so many different varieties of animals.

toddler gladiator sandals


Gladiator Sandals: These are the most adorable little sandals ever. Shopping for toddler shoes in Aria's size is hard. She has the tiniest little feet. She just barely grew out of 6-9 months shoes. She is 19 months old. I was so excited to find that these sandals fit her. They are perfect for summers at the zoo. They go with everything and they keep her cool in this hot summer weather.

old navy denim jacket for toddlers


Old Navy: Where would I be without Old Navy. They have the cutest and most affordable kids clothes. Seriously you can buy items for cheap as $2. Sometimes .50 but you really have to be watching and beating other mom's with hangers to get that deal. We found this cute jacket a year ago on sale for $7 I believe. She get's so many compliments when she wears this jacket. It is so cute, and heavy duty. I highly recommend Old Navy for toddler clothes.


I hope this helps you guys like it has helped me. I loved reading products other mom's use to help this amazing but tough time in our lives.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Confetti


toddler outfit

pink mint and confetti

summer toddler outfit

pink mint confetti toddler outfit

summer toddler outfit

summer toddler outfit

summer toddler outfit

pink mint confetti toddler outfit

summer toddler outfit

pink mint confetti toddler outfit

confetti bow


What Aria is wearing:
Top: Jcpenney
Bubble Shorts: Gymboree
Espadrilles: Babies R Us (sold out) (similar)

Hey Guys, 

I look through these pictures and I hold this little one a little closer tonight. I think off all those poor parents who lost a child this past weekend. My heart hurts for them. To think our little ones are growing up in this world scare me. I have been trying to focus on all the good stories in light of the tragedy. Chic-fil-a firing up their grills on a day they are normally closed to bring sandwiches to those standing in lines to donate blood. People starting a hotline to provide food and shelter for the animals just orphaned by the shooting. Muslims coming together to pray for the families, the whole world coming together to pray for the families. There is so much good left in the world, please don't let evil win. I wrote a post a while ago on dealing with death check it out if you are struggling. (here

How cute is Aria in this little outfit. We needed something so light and airy so little miss didn't over heat. Jcpenney always has the cutest clothes for inexpensive. I constantly shop the Sephora in Jcpenney so I get a lot of points for coupons to Jcpenney. 

I got this cute little top for $4. She actually has them in two other colors. They are so cute and easy for her to run around in. They show off her adorable little tanned arms. How is it that I am whiter then snow, and I get a daughter that tans like that! I am incredibly jealous of her skin. Little stinker. 

Gymboree is heaven for me. They have such cute clothes. They may not be as inexpensive as Old Navy but some of their items you can't help but spend a little money on. She has a few of these bubble shorts in different colors. Gymboree had them on sale a while back and we loaded up. 

I had to tie all the fun colors together with this cute confetti bow. She actually kept this bow in. Usually if its not attached to a headband she rips it out the second I put it in. Not this time! I love this little outfit it's so perfect for the summer, and it shows off her cute little tan. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

White Dress with a touch of black lace.

White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit

White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit

White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit

White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit

White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit

White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit



White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit

White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit

White Dress Black Lace Modest summer outfit


Outfit Details:

White Dress: c/o Tobi
Black Lace Cardigan: H&M
Shoes: Lulu's (similar)
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Bag: Charming Charlie

Hey Guys,

I am feeling pretty somber this morning. I am still thinking about the events that transpired early Sunday morning. I know these are scary times. We shouldn't live in fear. I love the quote by Fred Rodgers. "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me
"Look for the helpers. You will always find people that are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster" I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers-so many caring people in this world"

This white dress/black kimono combo is perfect for summer. I love white and black together there is something always attractive about two opposing colors together. This dress is the one I wore here. It is so comfortable and so breezy. I have worn this with converse and a vest to the aquarium, I have worn it dressed up, this is an all around dress that will get you a lot of miles for your bucks. There is a longer white dress here, a similar one here, and this one I want.

I love adding another element to a plain fashion pallet. Of course this would look cute with just a plain black kimono, but I think the different texture as well gives the whole outfit another flavor. Black/white, hard solid white with a delicate black lace. It is just a beautiful combination. I love this black kimono, and this one.

I added a neutral wedge,but again something that brought another element to the outfit. I love that my ankles are tiny and I really like to bring attention to that part of my leg. I have like massive muscle thighs that I like to detract from. These wedges are not the worlds more comfortable shoes, not gonna lie. They are very cute, and very feminine.  I wouldn't go on a long walks in them. Your feet will wither up and die. I love these ones, and these ones as well that would go well with this outfit.

I would love to know how you like to style your outfits for the summer!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Casual Friday Tunic

orange tunic white jeans gladiator sandals

Orange Tunic

Orange Tunic Casual Outfit


Orange Tunic Casual Outfit

Orange Tunic Casual Outfit


My Outfit:

Top: Forever 21 (similar)
Shoes: Target

Hey Guys, 

So I have been sporting super casual outfits lately. It has been hot, June is super busy, and we are running around constantly. I am always pretty casual, but even more now. 

I found this top while browsing Forever 21. I fell in love with the color. I knew it was a tunic, but this is a really long tunic. I sometime wear it as a swim cover when we are rushing to the pool. I love this color because it compliments my skin tone, and it is easily paired with one of my favorite colors to wear, aqua. 

Wearing white jeans is always dangerous. Even more so when you have a child that is constantly into sticky things and dirt. I love how it looks with this rust orange color. If I wear going out with Brandon or going out with the girls I would grab an aqua necklace, and some beige wedges. That would dress this outfit up a bit. 

Ever since having Aria I never wear necklaces. I love them, I buy them but she gets tangled in them, they get in the way, and it's just more work than it's worth. 

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