Braving Bibs

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For the most part, when it comes to my style, I’m not always that brave.  Every once in a while I throw something crazy in there, but for the most part, I keep it safe.  I have been watching the overall trends going on for the last bit, and I actually think they are darling on most people.  I have even tried to convince my daughter to embrace them. She has a fashionable mind of her own, though haha 🙂6-1-of-1

When I found these bibs on SheIn I decided to take the plunge.  Most of myself is glad I did, even though I’m not yet brave enough to wear them all the time.  They are fun to switch things up!  4-1-of-1

I kept the rest of the look simple, with basic black for my top, booties, and accessories. I rarely wear my hair all the way up, but since I was already getting crazy ha I thought, “Why not!”

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I found SO many darling things on SheIn! I’m excited to shop there again.  Check it out. They are having a killer sale right now!  Make sure you check sizing really well, though!

How do you feel about braving bibs?  I’d love to know your thoughts, and if you have a favorite pair!  Hope you are having a wonderful start to your week 🙂 XO

Braving Bibs! Overalls coming back in style!

 

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Girl Maker

Being a “girl maker,” or mom of girls, is one of my favorite parts of my life.  No doubt, I would love boys too, but so far I’ve been dealt the girl card, and I’m pretty happy about it!  View More: http://staycsmartphotography.pass.us/boldbeautifullife

There are SO many things I have learned from raising my babes so far, and it’s clear to me everyday that I have so much more to learn.  I’m ok with that, though!  There are some important things I want my girls to glean. Being kind and compassionate, including to yourself, is a big one!  View More: http://staycsmartphotography.pass.us/boldbeautifullife

I loved this GIRL MAKER tee from Revol Roots because it connected to my heart.  It is made of the most comfortable material and I love how simple it is!  I wear it all the time!

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I’m going to get real here.  I’ve had to learn a few things the hard way, and as a result, my parenting style has changed quite a bit these last couple years.  I used to parent a lot out of fear.  Mainly fear that I wouldn’t teach them something they needed to know, or that they would grow up lacking some major component of life I hadn’t given them. I put so much unnecessary stress into my life everyday, even though my intentions were pure.  My stress, of course, was not helping my children to be carefree, happy, and confident like I wanted them to be.  Haha like I had been stressing to teach them to be! Thankfully, I hit my knees in prayer and was guided to some books that helped me come to a pretty clear realization…The only way for me to truly teach them, is for me to be what I want them to be.  It was daunting and overwhelming at first.  I was in a place where I knew I had a lot to work on, in many ways.  Being kind to myself was not even something I was comfortable with.  Looking back on it now, it’s hard to wrap my head around the daily thoughts and conversations I allowed to roll around in my brain, and even vocalize to myself.  No wonder I was feeling inadequate as a wife, mother, homemaker, daughter, sister, friend, etc.  Sadly, I was telling myself I was inadequate in almost every way with the hope that it would somehow motivate me to do better.  Hence the fear of not raising my girls “right.”View More: http://staycsmartphotography.pass.us/boldbeautifullife

It has taken daily prayer, and intentional action every single day for the last couple years, but I’m finally in a place where I am kind to myself.  I’m not perfect by any means, and I catch myself slipping all the time.  All it takes, though, is one look in my daughter’s eyes to bring me back. (Or my sweet husband not letting us leave until I appologize to myslef for the self-depreciating comment I made 🙂 )  The best and most effective way to teach, in my opinion, is by example.  I feel like one of the greatest gifts I, as a mother, can give my daughters is to embody the things I am trying to teach them.  At first it seemed selfish to me to put so much effort in my improvement, but it has made such a difference!

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Our home has become so much more relaxed and encouraging, the more confident I become in my imperfection.  I want my girls to know how beautiful and special they are, be confident, and the rest will come! I love being a GIRL MAKER!Girl maker t shirt- gray v neck! Girl mom shirt!

Have a wonderful week! XO

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The Summer Dress

Sometimes in life you are lucky enough to find an item of clothing you want to wear every day.  Even more rare is when you find one that you want to wear every day and also could wear every night! Ha I have to convince myself not to wear this Summer Dress from Brick + Main 24 hrs a day, every day.  It is amazing!

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I love that it is loose and flowy. Never thought I would find something that I’m grateful doesn’t have some kind of structure or shape to help me out, but I’ll take it!

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Want to know the best part? It. Has. POCKETS! I’m still not really sure why people are so obsessed with pockets, but I’m just going to jump right on that bandwagon.  Pockets are pretty sweet.  Especially being a mom and having to carry around all those goldfish crackers.  Brick + Main is so wonderful and have offered a discount code for all of you through August 9th! Use “SAVANAH15” to save 15%

Summer flow dress! White light summer and spring style for women and moms. Tie knot dress.

I love to wear the front knotted, but as you can see from the top pic, it’s also great down.  And according to my daughter, “knotted is just super weird.”  I happen to disagree with her, it is actually “just super cute!” It adds a fun touch.  I also wore a cotton slip under my dress because the side slits are a little too high for me.  I guess I could learn to sew and stitch them down a bit buuuuuut…the dusty sewing machine I bought seven years ago and haven’t touched since says I might as well just wear the slip 🙂

Blonde and light brown hair styles for long hair, long loose curls and waves. I paired this dress with some of my favorite jewelry pieces.  Of course, my Arvo watch is always a staple.  I recently received this knotted bangle from Casa de Delia and I’m obsessed.  It is so perfect.  I also got the top necklace(Evil Eye) in my stack from Casa de Delia.  I love how dainty it is and it honestly goes with everything!  The bar and charm necklaces are from my sweet friend at Made by Mary.  They are personalized with initals of my darling family.  I cherish them! View More: http://staycsmartphotography.pass.us/boldbeautifullife

Photos by Stayc Smart Photography.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer! I can’t believe it is already August!! Nuts! XO

 

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The Awristacrat from Arvo

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This blogging adventure is still pretty new to me.  It has been so humbling and exciting to have it go from an outlet for love of hair styling to something that connects me with so many amazing people and companies.  I have made incredible friends and I’m grateful for those connections!  3 (1 of 1)

One of my favorite companies I have gotten to know is Arvo.  They are amazing!  Not only do I love their watches, but they give so much back.  I love their mission: Be good. Do good.

They released some new designs, and honestly, all of them are beautiful!  This is the Awristacrat, and it immediately caught my eye.  I have been wanting a black watch for a long time.  This one is my favorite!2 (1 of 1)

They are so generous to offer a discount code to us! Check out their beautiful styles HERE and use the code SAVANAH15  (remember, I spell it a little weird 😉 there is only one “n”)6 (1 of 1)

I’m grateful and honored to be connected with Arvo.  Thank you for everything you do! Also, if you have a company or you are an influencer, make sure you check out their app Collabor8! It, like them, is wonderful!

Have an amazing week, my friends!

XO Savanah

 

 

 

Little Besties

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One of my motherhood dreams has always been for my kids to be good friends.  It melts my heart to see it happening with these two babes! I worried a little bit when I was pregnant with Viv.  They are five years apart and I thought it might make it hard for them to become good friends, but I was totally wrong! They are the most darling little friends and want to be together all the time.  I love it!

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Most days Myla begs to get Viv dressed and pick out her clothes.  I let her for the most part, but sometimes the outfits get a little crazy haha! I love having things like this cute poppy jumper from Little Cottonwood that make it easy and look adorable.  PS it is on sale 😉viv1 (1 of 1)

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I tried to play with Viv a bit, but she was NOT having it haha! She just wanted her sister, or to be doing her own thing.  Unless I bribed her with a fruit snack haha.  She still had a bit of a scowl, though.  See pic below 🙂

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My flowy white top is from Cozy Threads Boutique, and I am loving it.  I can’t get enough of tops that are comfortable and easy, while still looking good! Check out their site and use code COZY25 for 25% off your purchase!

Flowy white top! Women's summer and spring style :)

Hope you have an amazing week! I’m hoping to get some deep cleaning done, and possibly even some reorganizing if I’m feeling extra ambitious haha!

XO Savanah

Flybird Tees on Repeat

An amazing tee is hard to beat!  I have had my eye on a few at Flybird for a long time, and I finally got my hands on this one and this one!  They are just as great as I imagined they would be.  The designs are so unique, and easily dressed  up or down.  I have been wearing mine on repeat since I got them!

Flybird T-shirt! Women's stripped tee with floral sleeves. Comfy casual mom life style!

This “Alive” tee is so soft! It is light and easy to wear.  Not to mention the detail on the sleeve is my favorite!

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The “In the Clouds” tee is definitely my go-to! I can’t resist anything black, white, or grey.  I love how simple it is, yet still completely original!

Flybird t shirt with contrasting sleeves! Super cute t shirt for spring. Mom style, casual comfy clothes

I love the detail on the bottom, as well as the contrast of the fabric on the sleeves.

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These tees from Flybird are my new favorites. They are perfect for everyday! Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day! We had a wonderful time celebrating with family XO

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Perfect Peach Dress

Happy Saturday!  We have had an amazing week full of sunshine.  We planned to work on the garden and yard today, but it is pouring outside!  Like run three feet to your car as fast as you can and you still get drenched pouring.  I kind of love it.  I think rain is so beautiful and it is one of my favorite sounds.  It makes it hard to work on the yard, though!

Perfect peach dress. Mid calf t shirt dress :) Women's casual style, mom style for spring and summer!

Let’s flash back to a warmer time when I lived in this dress haha.  I’m so excited to have it for this summer!  I’ve said before that I love to wear dresses, but for the most part once I’m back home I change out of them to something a little more comfortable.  I never do when I wear this one from Jane, though.  Jane is a site that offers clothing, accesories, home decor, etc. at an amazing discount! I love shopping HERE!

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This dress is such a fun color for the warmer season that I’m optimistic will be here for good soon!  It is flowy, fun, the perfect length, high neck, I could go on.  One of my favorite parts is that it has short sleeves, but they aren’t cap sleeves.  They are a little longer, which I think is much more comfortable and flattering.

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I also found these darling earrings on Jane! I love that they are larger but not heavy.  They are lightweight, which makes it easy to wear them all day!

Dangling lightweight peach earrings from Jane.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and all your dreams come true…AKA you get your to-do lists done! Thanks for reading XO

 

Stripes and a Scarf

Oh my goodness! I’m so excited that we are starting to get glimpses of spring here.  I crave the warm weather, and I’m usually over winter after only a couple of weeks.  With the weather transitioning, I always find it hard to plan my outfits.  In the morning it still feels like you need a winter coat and by the afternoon you are ready to bust out the flip flops and shorts! The best thing I’ve found to stay comfortable all day is an amazing scarf.  So nice when you are a little chilly, but not uncomfortable as it warms up.  This one from Piper Street is perfection.  So cozy and versatile.  I love it!  It also pairs so well with this striped top.  This top is the softest.  I love how it has a little stretch, but keeps its shape! Sometimes I’m afraid to mix patterns, but it’s fun to coordinate when you put these colors together!

Striped shirt, color splash scarf, jeans, and ankle booties! Women's Fall Fashion!

These jeans and booties are also from Piper Street and I wear them on repeat!  For real, like every day.  I love them both.  Comfortable enough to run errands in, and cute enough for a night out!

Have an amazing Valentine’s weekend! XO

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Thank you to Stayc Smart Photography find her on instagram @staycsmartphotography

Thank you to Piper Street for sponsoring this post!

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A Kimono Sweater and Gold Accents

I’m bringing you my first fashion post today! A couple of my friends opened up a boutique called The Rambler and I’m in love with their stuff! They have so many unique pieces, including some of my favorite jewelry. Check them out here! This kimono is from their shop, as well as some items I will be featuring in upcoming posts. I have also teamed up with my girl Hannah Swenson to bring you a little extra spunk! She is a sparkling ray of sunshine as well as a very talented photographer. She took these photos and I love her to death! A tutorial for this super simple bubble braid is coming up soon as well!
Kimono: The Rambler Boutique
Pants: Rock & Republic/Kohl’s
Top: Old Navy (old)
Jewelry: H&M/Forever 21/Charming Charlie
Nails: OPI Sweetheart/ Jamberry Vintage Chic
Lip color: Clinique Matte Plum
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