I've always been a bit ambitious. In elementary school, it was all…Read more
I thought it might be fun to share a few of my favorite jewelry companies of the moment with you this week!
I've been swooning over this minimalist brand ever since it opened in Georgetown. The shop is not only incredibly beautiful, but their pieces are ethically sourced and sustainable. Plus - for every purchase, a book is given to a child in need. I love their selection of jewelry and recently got their circle necklace - it's gotten me so many compliments!
You guys know of my love for Sophie Blake. I was obsessed with her pieces for years, and saved up for my first bracelet. I've been in love ever since! She has become an incredible friend of mine who I admire not only for her incredible art and work ethic, but for her beautiful heart and irreplaceable friendship.
Vintage jewelry has such a special place in my heart. The owner of Diament curates the greatest selection of jewelry - I have a ring and necklace I've been wearing on repeat from this spot. Diament is local to the DC area too so be sure to check out her shop in The Wharf!
Just know that all the IT girls have Missoma necklaces. The design collaborations with Lucy Williams, a fellow blogger, have stolen my heart. While I don't own any Missoma pieces yet, they're on my Wish List! My girl Natalie wears them all the time so in my book, if it's good enough for Natalie, it's good enough for me! :D
This post is done in partnership with Nakturnal.
Nothing makes me feel younger than sporting an ADIDAS sweatshirt. It brings my back to my high school days…playing sports, but also being a bit girly. And now that I’m all grown up, it’s come back into style full force.. It’s giving me all the “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom” vibes, and I AM HERE FOR IT.
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Ah, the beach life is the BEST life. We had a blast visiting my grandfather (he’s 98!) this past week with Chloe, and couldn’t help but snap a few photos on the trip.
Really into romantic silhouettes lately, and this jumpsuit is the perfect mix of romantic and whimsical.
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Before I got pregnant, I remember feeling *so* strongly that I wanted to maintain my trim, size 4-6 body no matter what the cost. My highly ambitious self continued to workout through my pregnancy.
That is, until the sciatic pain started. Sciatic pain led to shortness of breath led to hungrier appetites led to an extra 25 pounds passed what my doctor had recommended gaining.
Fast forward to now - 6 months postpartum. Still a good 25 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight and, to be honest, I couldn't be happier. A few things have helped that:
1. I know my body did an INSANE thing - growing a tiny human inside me for almost a year, then feeding that baby from milk that my body produces...that is no small feat, friends. Recognizing that and changing my mindset to a spirit of gratefulness has made a very big difference in my outlook.
2. I bought clothes that actually fit me now. People always told me, "Your body will bounce back!" but my jeans tell me otherwise. Those babies aren't buttoning for a LONG time. And my cute tops? Those no longer work either due to my shoulders widening and my chest growing to about 3x its normal size. I NEEDED new clothes.
But here's the thing - I'm BUSY. Being a new mom is a lot to adjust to, then add on transitioning back to work...then add on the life-altering task of breastfeeding. You guys - I have an entire post to share about how my life is divided into 3-hour increments but basically I have ZERO time in my day to do anything other than go to work, pump, eat and feed my baby. Shopping is out of the picture.
I hopped on to the DAILYLOOK app, favorited a few looks, and put in my preferences for what type of items I was looking for! Then I chose a delivery window (mine was ASAP because mama was heading back to work soon!)
It was so great to get a variety of items (7-12) that I could try on at home, after work. It took so much stress out of trying to get out to shop, and also reduced the frustration of ordering items online that don't fit. My stylist nailed my box, adding a GORGEOUS cashmere sweater from 360 Cashmere, a bunch of lovely sweaters (I had requested sweaters since all the ones I owned prior were a size small), jeans, a few work trousers, and a couple tops.
Everything from DAILYLOOK comes in a big blue box (that I ended up keeping and using for holiday storage because it is SO CUTE), with a sweet note about the items from the stylist, along with a pricing sheet so I don't have to fish around for price tags. I have a few days to try on the pieces, then I bag up the pieces I don't want to keep and send them back.
In a time where there is so much overwhelm, it's really nice to sit back and have someone else do the shopping for you. If you're feeling uninspired, stressed out, or just need a little help picking some cute pieces, definitely check out DAILYLOOK. It sounds crazy, but something as small as finding clothes that fit my NOW body really made a difference in my confidence level, and maybe it can for you too.
Use code JULIEN10 to get $10 off your first box!
This post was sponsored by DAILYLOOK, and all opinions shared are my own.