Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother's Day With Jack Rogers

Pineapple Jack Rogers
Mother Daughter
Baby Jack Rogers
Mother Daughter
Pineapple Jack Rogers
Yellow Dress
Karen Walker Sunnies
Pineapple Jack Rogers
Pineapple Jack Rogers
My Dress (Only $57 and also comes in navy! Runs small...size up one size!) // Necklace // Bag // Sandals (see my other post featuring the pink JR Pineapple Sandals here!)// Sunnies // Madeline's Dress (40% off with code STYLE) // Madeline's Bow // Madeline's Sandals C/O

Happy Friday, Friends! Well, Mother's Day is a little over a week away! Y'all know how much I love to coordinate outfits with Madeline. To me, there are very few things cuter than teeny tiny baby Jack Rogers. They absolutely melt my heart (along with baby swimsuits). I adore having matching sandals with Madeline. I can't imagine a cuter Mother's Day present than a pair of Jack Rogers to match with your baby. So if you're still trying to find the perfect gift for Mom or Mamas, if y'all are looking for a hint to pass along, you can never go wrong with a pair of Jacks. 

Also, I just wanted to talk about this dress for a second. It is such an easy go-to dress (I feel like that's all I shop for these days haha). It also comes in navy. Andddd it't only $57! Be sure to size up one size as it runs small. And Madeline's little dress is just the cutest thing. Baby Gap has some of the most adorable pieces out for babies right now. I had to get Madeline this one, this one, and this one. And don't get me started on their jammies for babies! 

Thanks for reading! 

Delightfully Yours,

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Active Wear + Tips For Staying Healthy

Tank C/O // Leggings C/O // Zip-Up Jacket C/O // Shoes

Happy Thursday, Friends! I'm excited to be featuring my first ever active wear post. On top of that, I have been meaning to share a few of my healthy eating tips and ways for staying active and healthy, so I figured today's post would be perfect! Of course, being a mom is a pretty active lifestyle in itself (especially when you're chasing a little one around), but I also find it so important to get some active time into each day for myself.

After I had Madeline last spring, I had planned on getting back into shape over the summer of last year. I don't know if it was being overwhelmed with being a new mom or if I simply didn't have the desire to, but I just couldn't make myself get into a healthy/active lifestyle. It was right at the beginning of this year that I decided to get back into a healthy and active routine. I've heard this many times, but it started with deciding in my mind that I was going to get back into shape. I knew I had to make changes, and if I didn't start then, I never would! I didn't really have a plan, but I just started walking. I began to develop a love for my walks and things kind of took off from there as these changes started to become a more natural way of life. I'm just going to go ahead and list some of the things that got me on track.

A Fitness Band
One of the first things I did after beginning my walking routine was purchase a Fitbit Flex. I can honestly say that it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love this thing (and no, I promise it's not because of the adorable Tory Burch bracelets to keep it in haha). I love the feeling of accomplishment I feel when I meet my daily goal. I've pushed myself with it to where I always try to hit my daily goal during my walk each morning. It has also been wonderful just seeing how many steps I take on a daily basis. Being involved in weekly step competitions with friends has encouraged me in more ways than I could say. So, I encourage you to get a fitness tracker and encourage friends to help push you along the way!

Gym Membership
I got to where I loved my walks so much that I decided to join a gym. I wanted to have somewhere to go walk (a gym that has a walking track, of course) on rainy days, days that were too chilly to have Madeline out in the winter, the days a few weeks ago when the pollen was too heavy outside, etc. Although I prefer to get my exercise in the fresh air, I didn't want to ever have the excuse of not being able to exercise if the weather didn't cooperate. I know it will be great this summer too, when I feel it is too hot to be outside. Another benefit of joining a gym is having access to fitness classes. I haven't taken advantage of any of the classes yet, but there are a few I definitely want to try sometime in the near future. If there are any y'all think I should try, let me know 😀 

Eating Healthy
Okay, this is a tough one! It really took me quite some time to get into a healthy eating habit. When you have a baby, you not only know that you must take care of your body in order to stay healthy to take care of them (breast-feeding mamas, I'm sure y'all understand this!), but you also know that you must must must set a good example for them early on. One of the things that I have done over the past year especially is drink lots of water! I can't stress this enough! I have a daily goal of drinking 7-8 water bottles full a day. I can remember the days when I would barely be able to finish a bottle of water in a day. I just didn't like water, and always would prefer soft drinks, etc. But now, give me a bottle of water, and I can have that thing down in a matter of minutes! My body just craves water now, and I feel that is such a good thing! I feel so much better when I'm drinking an adequate amount of water. Something else that has been a vital part of staying healthy with what I consume is cutting out any and all sugary drinks! No soft drinks, and no sweet tea! I was a huge sweet tea drinker for the longest time, but now if I want tea, I stick to iced tea (unsweetened) only! And over the past few months, I have learned to prefer it over sweet tea. My body began to feel so much better by simply what I was drinking. Now as far as the eating healthy part goes, I first off made myself give-up a fast food (Chick-Fil-A is an exception because there are healthy options there!). I have learned that I am guaranteed a healthier meal when cooking at home, but if I eat out, I think grilled. Grilled chicken, veggies, and healthier things that I know will make me feel better after I've eaten them. Along with that, I also traded in lots of junky snack for fruits and veggies. It's always a good idea to have a container of mixed fruit in your fridge as that is the perfect snack! And while on that topic, there is nothing that would make me cave into the trap of fast food more than not having healthy food on hand at home. For example, I always like to have a bag of Tyson's grilled pre-cooked chicken breasts in the freezer. I love having veggies on hand to steam, especially broccoli (add a dash of Pink Himalayan salt, a little olive oil and a hint of parmesan cheese...it's delicious!). Something else, that I have recently gotten into is this kale salad (thanks to Jaclyn). It contains seven super foods and is so yummy! Add some grilled chicken, and it's set for an easy and delicious lunch. Also, I always like to start my day with oatmeal for breakfast (I add a hint of vanilla extract to it). 

The Right Essentials
Having the right equipment to accompany your active lifestyle is also very important. A stroller is a good example here. I finally invested in a jogging stroller. I went with the BOB Revolution Pro, and love it so far! Investing in a jogging stroller has not only made it to where I can start jogging again while pushing Madeline, but it has also allowed me to be able to focus on my form more and think less about maneuvering the stroller as this stroller is such a breeze for walking/jogging. And it's a win for both of us as Madeline loves being outside and never minds a stroller ride. And lastly, I think it is very important to invest in some good quality activewear that you feel most comfortable in! I love several brands. I was so excited to try out the Yummie collection by Heather Thomson. The quality is amazing, and I love the details to the pieces, such as the mesh on the leggings. 

I hope y'all enjoyed these little tidbits on how I like to stay healthy and active. I've learned that it is seriously one of those things you have to put your mind to and make it a lifestyle! I am no expert, but these are simply some of the healthy habits I've picked up. If y'all enjoyed this post and would like to see more like this, please comment and let me know! Also, please share your healthy tips with me! I always love to hear of new ones 💗

Thanks for reading!

Delightfully Yours,

Monday, April 25, 2016

White Lace Shift Dress

White Dress
White Lace Dress
White Lace Dress
White Dress
White Dress
Pink Pumps
White Lace Dress
White Dress
Karen Walker Sunnies

Happy Monday, Y'all! It's the time of year for crisp, white dresses, and a good white dress is something I always like to have for spring/summer. I absolutely love this dress. The style is feminine and flattering. I adore the lace circular design, and the best part is that it is only $65. It does run small, though, so I suggest going up one size. It's ideal for graduations, for the bride-to-be, or a perfect spring dress to have just for fun. This dress is seriously perfection. Now for keeping it clean with a baby around...that's another story haha. Here's another dress I'm currently loving. I have a hard time saying no to lace 😊 

Thanks for reading!

Delightfully Yours,


Friday, April 22, 2016

Blush & Denim + The Tory Burch Spring Sale

Denim Jacket
Blush + Denim
Tory Burch York Buckle Tote
Denim Styling
Ivan Trump Callie Sandals
White Denim
Tory Burch York Buckle Tote
Simple Style
Denim Jacket (under $100) // Top // White Jeans // Sandals (love these!!) // Tory Burch York Tote (currently up to 30% off with code BLOOM) // Necklace (similar) // Sunnies // Bracelet Set 

Happy Friday, Y'all! To me, blush tones have pretty much become a neutral color. I find myself pairing blush with everything these days! When trying to think up a neutral denim outfit for this time of year, I automatically want to pair white jeans with blush tones. I also love the finishing touch that the denim jacket adds to the look. I get so much wear out of a denim jacket, and it is one of the must have items on my list for spring. I love this one because it's shorter in length and not so bulky. It's under $100 as well. And let me brag on these shoes for a second! I love love love them! I'm so into the lace-up look right now, but lace-up shoes usually me a while to put on. These zip up in the back so you don't have to lace them every time you put them on. They're amazing and very neutral.

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Also, guess what time it is! It's time for the huge Tory Burch Spring Event! You can save up to 30% off your entire purchase by entering the code BLOOM at checkout. What is amazing about this sale is that so many signature items are included in the sale. Pretty much the only style not included is the Miller Sandal. BUT...the York Buckle Tote IS included (it never goes on sale)! This tote is my go-to bag and has been for two years now. It never goes out of style and holds everything I need (and everything Madeline needs). I ordered it in the "light oak" (blush) color and am so excited for it. I've put together some of my current favorite items in the sale and have direct links provided below. Also, all of the Fitbit accessories are included in this sale! 😊


What Tory Burch items are currently on your wish list? Or if you shop the sale, be sure to comment below and tell me what you snatched up! This sale is also just in time to help celebrate all the mamas out there on Mother's Day. 😉

Delightfully Yours,

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Chambray + Embroidered

Chambray
Wedges
Kendra Scott
Chambray
Chambray
Motherhood
Kate Spade Baby
Embroidered Chambray Dress (only $52!) // Wedges (Under $100) // 
Bag (reversible!) // Karen Walker Sunnies (currently on sale) // Necklace //

Happy Wednesday! I always like to have a few dresses in my closet that are easy throw-ons. For me, that would be one that is comfortable, doesn't require too much thinking, and can be dressed up or down easily. This dress hits all of those requirements! It's light weight and oh-so comfortable. The embroidery details make it fun to where the accessorizing part comes easily. Also, it looks adorable with wedges if you want to dress it up a bit and with flats or sandals if you want to keep it casual. One other reason I love it is because it snaps up the front. Really, it is the definition of an easy, go-to dress. The best part is that it's only $52! The wedges I'm wearing here are also a hit in my book, because they are comfortable! I don't wear heels on days that I have a lot going on, but the day I wore these ended up being a whirlwind, so I wore them for around eight hours straight, and my feet didn't hurt at all. I was shocked, but I think the fact that they are platforms definitely helped. They are also under $100. 

I also love incorporating Madeline into my posts as much as I can. She is the biggest part of my life, so I like to include her as much as possible. Her silliness just shines through in all her pictures. This week, she has started imitating Jaycee! She'll hear Jaycee bark and try to copy her. Last night, I said "Madeline, what does a pup-pup say?" And she imitated Jaycee as she has been doing over the past few days. She loves dogs, and especially Jaycee. It really is the cutest thing :)

Thanks so much for reading! I hope y'all are having a great week!

Delightfully Yours,


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Monday, April 18, 2016

My Love For Gingham

Gingham Style
Ann Taylor Gingham Shell
Gingham
Gingham
Karen Walker
Gingham Style
Ann Taylor Gingham Shell
Motherhood
Baby Kate Spade
Baby Style
Gingham Top (50% off through tonight with code CYBER50!) // Denim // Sunnies (Obsessed!) // Necklace (similar) // Shoes // Bag // Madeline's Romper (size up one size) // Madeline's Shoes // Madeline's Bow

Happy Monday, Friends! One word for today's post: GINGHAM! I have a rather large obsession with gingham. My eyes light up every time I see a cute gingham piece. That's what happened when I saw this mustard yellow gingham shell last week! I love it so. much. The best news is that it is 50% off with the code CYBER50 through tonight, so run don't walk as it is selling out! Ann Taylor has the cutest collection out right now. Think navy, mustard yellow, gingham (lots of it), and a good pineapple print. I love too many pieces there right now. See some of my favorite picks below!

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Also, since Madeline is walking now, the second I put her down, she does not want to hold my hand! She is little miss independent. It is crazy how much she knows and how much she has picked up just from watching me. She finds her sunglasses being hilarious and always wants to put them on when she sees me wearing a pair. She never fails to put a smile on my face. Her little personality is the cutest thing! Also, I am also obsessing over the baby Kate Spade pieces out right now. This little bow romper is the cutest. I love the big bow detail and also how soft and easy it is...perfect for babies constantly on the go! 

I hope y'all are having a great start to the new week!

Delightfully Yours,

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