Floral Skirt Two Ways

You have heard me talk often about warmer weather and my love for it!  It is a great time to try out some fun prints, or different fabrics.  I love lace so when I saw this Hydrangea skirt, I fell in love.  It is happy and amazing, just like summer 🙂

I have always loved shopping at Downeast so I am really excited to be bringing you a couple looks featuring this beautiful skirt from their new Special Occasions collection.  I just love the intricate details of the skirt! I also love the length.  Since I am nursing my baby, I wanted to bring you a couple options that were also nursing friendly! White floral and lace medium length skirt, with mint top. Dressy date night style for Spring.

White Floral Skirt wit lace and eyelets. Lovely Mid length skirt for Spring.

For the first one, I chose to pair it with the City Center top for this more dressy look.  The waistline is so flattering with a top tucked in, and the way the lace extends on the end makes it look so elegant! I am also loving the soft color on the top!

Nude heels, with white lace floral skirt, and mint button up top. Springtime style! Women's style, elegant style, mom style, date night style. Styling white lace and mint! Loving this mid calf white floral skirt and mint top. I paired this outfit with tan heels and a simple gold bar necklace.

For the second, more casual look, I paired the Hydrangea skirt with the Garden Romp top.  Tying it in front gives it a little more personality, as well as helping to create a more flattering shape.  I will be wearing this top a lot this summer! Also, it is on sale whoop whoop!

For the second, more casual look, I paired the Hydrangea skirt with the Garden Romp top.  Tying it in front gives it a little more personality, as well as helping to create a more flattering shape.  I will be wearing this top a lot this summer! Also, it is on sale whoop whoop!7 (1 of 1)For the second, more casual look, I paired the Hydrangea skirt with the Garden Romp top.  Tying it in front gives it a little more personality, as well as helping to create a more flattering shape.

Hope you are off to a great start this summer!  Thanks for reading XO 🙂

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Welcoming a baby…

We finally hit the halfway mark in this pregnancy and I’m a little shocked at how fast it is going! Finding out the gender is definitely one of my favorite parts.  Not just because of the gender, but also because the ultrasound is so special to see.  I love seeing how everything is forming, down to the chambers in the heart.  Listening to that sweet little heart beat while it pumps away is the most comforting thing.  I crave that, as I have mourned the absence of it with many of my close friends and family.  My heart always goes out to them.

Thankfully everything is looking great so far, and I couldn’t love this sweet babe any more!  M and V have been casting their votes on gender for months, and it has been pretty split.  That’s how Brian and I have felt also.  We will take what we get and be so happy about it! So far all three of my pregnancies have been very different from each other so it’s hard to predict based on that.  Doesn’t stop us from speculating though 🙂

Ok, enough lollygagging! Come end of April we are so excited to welcome a baby….

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GIRL!

Yes, a house full of girls! I actually wrote about some of my feelings on being a “girl maker” not too long ago. If you want to read it go HERE

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We decided for this reveal to just fully embrace the PINK!  Even Brian haha!  He grew up the only boy with four sisters so he is destined to be surrounded by girls forever.  He is an amazing dad and the girls already battle for his lap space and attention, so I’m not sure how he will fit another one in there.  I have faith he will figure it out 🙂 Just look how he juggles everything now!

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P.S. He’s such a good sport for letting me dye his hair pink haha what a guy!

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My talented friend Corrie Butler took these for us and she made it so fun! She just let us be our goofy selves and captured our chaos perfectly.  She is wonderful!View More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-reveal

We are so excited, and feel very blessed to have another sweet girl joining our family.  I also feel so blessed to have your love and support! I have been humbled by your kind words.  I’m just feeling grateful these days! Thank you for everything. XOView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-reveal

A Top for Twirls

Red top, flowing tunic top with tie, lovely feminine style.

If you haven’t noticed already, I’m bringing a lot more red into my wardrobe this holiday season.  It’s such a festive color and I match my poinsettias hahared4-1-of-1

This top is not maternity, but I love how flowy it is.  It is great for any body type! The best part is definitely the sleeves.  I love how they flare! My daughter likes to borrow it and practice her twirls 🙂Red twirl top! Women's fashion and style, flowing red shirt with tie. Bar necklace, loose curls!

This top is not only comfy and cute, but it also comes in black and it’s on major sale! The back has a cute tie that adds a nice feminine touch.

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We finally got our first real snow today so we are inside with the fire on and sipping hot cocoa.  I secretly hoped it would stay fall all the way through winter, but the forecast seems to have different ideas!  Maybe I’ll give in and make a snowman of the days haha XO

 

Lady in Red

Haha I didn’t know what to title this one.  All that kept coming to my head were songs about red dresses 😀 Ha so we will just go with it!

On that note, this red dress is the best ever! It is thick enough to wear without layering, the color is perfect, and the material moves so well.  Also, it is like wearing a giant blanket!  I love having something that is so easy to throw on, comfortable, and looks good.

r2-1-of-1 I often wear this dress on its own, but here I paired it with a jacket.  One of my favorite parts of it is the asymmetrical hemline.  I love how it is longer on the sides.  I wear it with boots a lot, and I also love how it looks with heels! Red long sleeve floor length dress styled with strappy leopard print heels and a leather jacket.

In celebration of cyber Monday, SheIn is offering a free gift for every purchase made tomorrow.  I have loved everything I’ve ordered!  Make sure you double check sizing.  r4-1-of-1

I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving with the people you love most! XO

Hello Fall

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You know I’m a summer girl, but this year something about the seasons changing has me more excited than usual.  I can’t quite nail down what it is, but I’m a fan of fall right now.  Could be the amazing colors, the cooler weather (therefore, comfy sweaters and boots) the delicious food, I could go on.  I guess I do know why it’s so great!  I have already started making hot wassail and planning all kinds of decorative sugar cookies.  Hello fall!

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One of the exciting parts of fall is definitely the style options!  I love this top from Shein because the color is amazing! It’s on sale for $17, which is awesome! I also love the little detail on the sleeves.  Unique pieces add so much to the personality of your outfit, and this one does just that!

My darling friend Corrie Butler took these photos of my friend Suzy and I.  I love how the light was captured!  I adore both of these babes 🙂

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K let’s chat about our jewelry for a sec.  How amazing is this necklace?! SOO cool! It is from RUS Turquoise.  I’ve always had a thing for turquoise.  My grandma wore it all the time and I remember crushing on it while growing up.  It’s so unique and beautiful.  I can’t get enough!

What are your favorite things about fall? I’d love to hear! Hope you have an amazing week 🙂 XO

 

 

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!

 

Loose Waves Tutorial

OK! This video has been a long time coming.  Even before I wanted to blog, I thought about making it! I used to spend hours teaching all my clients and friends how to curl with a flat iron.  This is by far my favorite way to curl for a number of reasons.  First, my curls just last way longer.  Ever since I became best friends with dry shampoo, I have been able to only wash my hair a couple times a week (the thought of it used to gross me out, but now I’m proud haha) think of all the time and damage I save my poor hair! Get this, I never redo my curls!  With a flat iron they last me four days easy.  When I curl my hair with a curling iron, I’m lucky to get two days.  Disclaimer: I do sleep with my hair above my head, draped over my pillow if that makes sense.  So, it doesn’t get smashed while I sleep, which probably helps!

Second, I can curl faster!  I’m just going to be honest and tell you it will take a LOT of practice and probably be pretty frustrating to learn.  It will click one day, though, and all of the sudden you will be a curling machine! I can usually do my whole head in less than ten minutes.  That’s a win for me! Takes me 30-45 with a curling iron.

Third, I only have to bring one thing on trips with me! Ha ok, that’s mostly me being lazy. It is nice, though!

Fourth, it is customizable.  If you want tighter curls, twist the iron more.  If you want them looser, twist less.  You can curl toward your face, away from your face, in your face, on top of your face….you get the idea 🙂  I used my iron for clients that just wanted loose waves, as well as my brides that wanted tight curls to last all day!

Fifth, I just like it.

I also really like the two products I use in the video! I honestly don’t think I could live without Smooth and Seal.  I’m not even sure how it is so great, but it is!  It’s basically a light spray that transforms your hair from dull to shiny, soft, and beautiful. It doesn’t have any hold to it, so it won’t help your curls stay in, but it will help your hair stay frizz free.  It also won’t protect your hair against heat damage (I have some other magical products that will, though, so I’ll get to work on a post about that)  Its awesome, I use it everyday no matter what I’m doing!   The second product is my favorite hairspray.  Its by Pravana and I love it because it doesn’t build up on my hair, but has great hold!

So! If you want to watch the tutorial, you can find it HERE

Let me know if you have any questions or if there is something you would like to see from me in the future!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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