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…]

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…]

Bumpdate 31 Weeks: Excitement and Mourning

I can’t even believe I am 31 weeks pregnant. Is this real life? If I go full term, I only have 9 weeks left. That is if I go full term! It is pretty insane to think about how much different things are this year than they were a year ago.

31 Weeks Pregnant Bumpdate

I was also pregnant a year ago. We were in Disneyland for Thanksgiving break and were living blissfully unaware of the life changing news that was about to come that following Monday when we learned that we had lost our baby.  [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…]

My New Favorite Shop: Mom and Daughter Look

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You know when you look at a store’s selection and think, “they just get me!”? That is exactly what happened when I was introduced to Joules while I was visiting NYC this summer. I met a couple of the ladies behind the brand and instantly fell in love with the pieces they had brought to share at the event.

Mom and Daughter Look with Joules on www.girllovesglam.com

Joules is a British brand that designs clothing for the entire family! They carry footwear and accessories as well. They are even known to be worn by the royal family themselves!

Mother Daughter Floral Casual Look on www.girllovesglam.com [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…]

Building the Perfect School Drop Off Outfit

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Back to school season is here for good! Now moms everywhere face the same issue of having to get ready quickly so they aren’t the mom dropping their kids off while they are still in their pj’s. If you have some great go to outfits, you won’t have to worry about what you are going to put on really quick as you run out the door. Here are a few of my top tips to be able to put together some of your best outfits and nobody will have to know that you just woke up a few minutes before dropping those kids off!

Putting together Perfect School Drop Off Outfits on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

60 Perfect Forever 21 Items for Stylish Moms

Just because you are buying your kiddos back to school clothes right now, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on getting yourself a few things for this “school year” too! I love finding clothes that I can buy without making a huge investment. That is how I have always felt about Forever 21. The problem is, I’m no longer 21. I’m far closer to 30 than I am to 21. There are so many cute things they sell that I can picture a younger version of myself wearing and I had almost given up hope shopping there ever again. Then I discovered a treasure trove of Forever 21 goodness that is totally appropriate for moms who want to look fabulous, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on themselves after spending it all of their kids’ back to school needs. Here are 60 Forever 21 finds that I am totally obsessing over right now!

60 Perfect Forever 21 Items for Stylish Moms on www.girllovesglam.com

I will admit, I probably purchased more of these items than I care to admit but I love when I can find a great price on stylish clothes! The greatest part about all of these pieces is that they are modest too. I am a momma who can appreciate finding stylish pieces that don’t have to be altered too much in order to make them modest. I hope you can find some goodies to suit you this Fall too! There was a lot of research that went into this post and there will be affiliate links throughout this post. Please use them! It will help me justify spending all of this time (and money) researching this for you guys and I will know if it is something that I should do again in the future. Who doesn’t like doing some shopping when someone else has done all of the work for you?! [Read more…]