Finding the Good in Unlikely Places

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What does it mean to be good? That is something I thought about recently, when Cents of Style asked me to feature their Be the Good “Fashion Story Friday”. I thought long and hard about it and decided to do the unthinkable… Go back to my middle school.

Cents of Style Be the Good Shirt on www.girllovesglam.com

I decided that my middle school was the perfect place to take photos for this shirt because middle school was honestly where I learned the most about being good. It wasn’t because middle school was the best two years of my life though. It was because I experienced some of my lowest of lows while standing in this very building. [Read more…]

Beach Blankets and Summer Style

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Summer is literally right around the corner! Although some of us may still be experiencing random snow storms and it may not always seem like it, but summer really is right within arms reach!

Summer Beach Blanket on www.girllovesglam.com

In honor of summer coming, I want to share some of our summertime favorites that you are definitely going to want to snatch up before summer comes and it is too late!

Round Beach Blanket on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

It’s Important to Be Nice: Be Kind Outfit

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I remember my mom teaching me from a very young age, just how important it was to be nice. I vividly remember my mom taking a friend home from a play date because I wasn’t treating my friend nicely. I remember standing in the garage, screaming in tears as I watched my mom drive away to take my friend home. I will never forget that moment, but it taught me a very valuable lesson that day. It is important to be nice!

Be kind shirt from Cents of Style on www.girllovesglam.com

I absolutely adore the “Be series” shirts that Cents of Style offers. They are full of positive affirmations, like this Be Kind shirt. For me, this shirt is the most relevant for the phase of life that I am in. If there is absolutely nothing else that I could teach my daughters, I want them to be taught that it is important to be kind. Being nice to people doesn’t mean that you get walked all over. Some of the most kind people I know are also some of the strongest people I know!  [Read more…]

Best Tunic Ever for Postpartum!

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Last time I had a baby, I didn’t breastfeed for very long. She was a NICU baby and never did figure out nursing, so I pumped and fed her for about 3 weeks. This time, I am enduring longer and it has been a totally different journey. One difficulty that I didn’t expect at all was finding tops that would work with my ever changing postpartum body and is also breastfeeding friendly. That is why I am so grateful for this Cents of Style tunic!

Postpartum Easy Outfit on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Peace out to 2016!

All outfit pieces are from Cents of Style: Hat | Tee | Flannel Button Up (affiliate links)

Isn’t it crazy to look back at the end of the year and think about all of the things that have happened in that calendar year? This year has been a roller coaster of emotions, but I am really grateful for where I am today and where the many trials have brought me and have taught me along the way.

Wool baseball hat from Cents of Style on www.girllovesglam.com

The year started with a rocky beginning as we were still very much in the middle of our miscarriage. It was followed by [Read more…]

Bumpdate: 27 Weeks

Photography by: Stayc Smart.

My shirt (not maternity): Cents of Style

My boots: Sold out, but similar from Cents of Style

I have had a lot of kind people ask me about my pregnancy on social media, so I thought I would just give a good ol’ update for everyone. It is crazy to think that I am 27 weeks pregnant.

27 Weeks Pregnant on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

The Famous Swing Dress, Maternity Style

You may have been living under a rock if you haven’t ever seen a version of a swing dress on the internet. They are SO popular right now! If you haven’t ever worn one, I will tell you why they are so popular… they are like wearing a nightgown! I own two swing dresses with short sleeves, but I wanted to add a long sleeved swing dress to my closet too.

Swing Dress from Cents of Style on www.girllovesglam.com

I LOVE this dress! My body seems to carry pregnancy weight in my arms and in my bottom and when I can kind of hide that, I am appreciative! I love that the long sleeves allow me to cover up my arms so that I don’t have to worry about being self conscious about them. [Read more…]

Fall Maternity Look (without Maternity Clothes)

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Buying maternity clothes is a real struggle for me. Sometimes I feel like all of the maternity clothing companies got together and decided to price their maternity clothes double what they price their other clothing for. I really don’t own many maternity pieces, but I haven’t had a problem finding great non-maternity clothing that totally works on my ever growing belly.

Fall 2016 Look on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Life is an Adventure

I wouldn’t ever call myself the adventurous type. I like safety and I like the security of knowing what is going on around me. That applies is basically all parts of my life except for my love of roller coasters. Roller coasters are one of the few places I feel like I can let go a little bit and enjoy the adventure. I thought that I could pretty much control the way my life worked… then I became a mom.

Parenthood Mother and Daughter on www.girllovesglam.com

Being a mother has completely made me rethink the way I have to “plan” my life. Although Harper was totally planned, she decided to join our family by surprise when she came four weeks early! She literally started her life by surprising us and hasn’t stopped since. She forces me to [Read more…]

When clothes just seem to speak your language

Do you ever have the experience of shopping in store or online and you just think to yourself, “That is SO me!” when you see an item? Honestly, it is one of my favorite parts about shopping! It doesn’t always happen, but when it does it is like pure bliss. That is how I feel about basically this entire outfit.

Scallop Top and Skirt on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]