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dressing the team / jumbo florals... 7 Jun 2017

dressing the team / jumbo florals

For our newest Dressing the Team, we're all about jumbo florals for summer! Since this story is all about pattern, everyone chose a bold floral piece that worked best for their figures. Here's how we wore them...

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dresses to play in... 1 Jun 2017

Oh Joy / Sonnet James

My favorite pieces of clothing are ones that are both comfortable AND cute. Because—let's be honest—some things we wear are highly uncomfortable and we just suck it up because we love the way it looks. But now that I have to be on-the-go and active with my kids waaaay more often, I need more pieces that I can move in while still looking somewhat pulled together. One of my favorite clothing brands—Sonnet James—just released a ton of new pieces made specifically to play in (that happen to also be really cute). So, today, I am showing off a few of my favorite pieces with you...

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color adventures: oh joy wears purple & blush... 30 May 2017

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This month, I've had to dive down to deep within to really embrace purple (my least favorite color on the planet!) for this month's Color Adventures. I've put together four outfits in various shades of our May theme—purple and blush—from barely there purple to pow-wow purple! See how...

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chic + comfy dresses... 22 May 2017

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I am totally a dress person and wear them almost every day when the weather allows for it. But a lot of people say they can't wear dresses when they need to get a lot done or run errands or hang with their kids. Well, there are so many great options these days that are easy to wear, washable, and still look very put together. Here are a few of my favorites!

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3 grown-up ways to wear rainbow! 15 May 2017

3 grown-up ways to wear rainbow

Rainbow has been super on-trend this year in everything from fashion and home decor to hair and nails! But when does the rainbow trend look too young vs. age-appropriate? While I would gladly wearing a full-on rainbow outfit every day of the week, I also try to make sure I'm not one of those 30-somethings (actually...almost 40-somethings) who is dressed like a teenager. So, here are three outfits I put together that feel more grown-up while still rocking the whimsy that is rainbow...

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color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink! 25 Apr 2017

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For our final yellow and pink Color Adventures for this month, I've put together four outfits in various shades of these two very happy colors. Here are four outfits from casual to dressy that will put an instant smile on your face! See them all right here...

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10 cool mother's day gifts! 19 Apr 2017

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As Mother's Day approaches, here are a few fun things to give Mom this year!

Left to right, top to bottom: A light box from Bright Box, Clare V backpack, Clare V pom pom, Ban.do pom earrings, Rifle Paper Co. personalized stationery, Indego Africa basket, MiGoals Bucket List journal, Esselle coasters, Dert Bag bunny reusable bag, Ariel Gordon nail polish.

color adventures: oh joy wears blue and green! 30 Mar 2017

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This month's Color Adventures challenge seemed easy in theory, but as much as I love these two colors, I rarely wear them together! Here are four outfits I put together in green and blue from dressy to casual...

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dressing the team / bomber jackets... 9 Mar 2017

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For our newest Dressing the Team, we're all wearing a must-have trend piece right now—the bomber jacket. Unlike some trends (ahem harem pants), everyone—no matter what size or shape—can wear a bomber jacket. They are such a versatile piece that I currently have a few on rotation as my go-to layering option right now. Here's how we wore them...

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female artisans and their communities... 8 Mar 2017

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In celebration of International Women's Day today, here are a few of my favorite products and shops that help to advance the work and community of women all around the globe...

1. Toms' backpack (provides safe birth for a mother and child in need), 2. Putchipuu hat (provides a place of work for the women of the Wayuu tribe in Colombia), 3. Noonday Collection clutch (focuses on empowering Artisan Businesses to create dignified jobs in vulnerable communities), 4. Gaia for Women clutch, (empowers marginalized women through employment, encouragement, and dedication to their long-term success in our own local communities), 5. Indego Africa basket (At Indego Africa, we are all about empowering and uplifting artisan women in Africa through employment opportunities and education), 6. Yellow Leaf Hammock (creates jobs for mothers in Thailand and builds a foundation for positive community transformation).

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