Monday Momiform & Daily Affirmations

If you’ve seen my instagram stories, you probably have heard my little cuties doing their daily affirmations. I made these up right before the first day of school after praying for some kind of reminder for the girls every day. I’ve always been a sucker for a good rhyme so this was right up my alley! I’ve gotten so many questions for posting these so I wanted to have a place for y’all to be able to access them any time.

Here they are!

I am _______

I am awesome

I am good at listening

I respect my teachers

I do the right thing

I share what is mine

I use my words to be kind

I’m a good friend with a servant’s heart

I work hard

I am smart

I know God loves me

Mommy and Daddy do too

I know I am special

And so are you

 

I literally tear up every single morning hearing them recite these. There’s so much power in speaking the truth over yourself. It’s one thing for me to say these things to them but when they own it and they speak it, it becomes a part of their belief system about themselves.

I hope these will be helpful for you and your babies and please know that I LOVE hearing your babies recite these so send me ALLLLLL the videos of them saying their affirmations.

Since we are kind of on the topic of mom life, I thought I’d share one of my go-to easy to put together Momiforms with y’all!

A momiform is an outfit you constantly find yourself gravitating toward when getting ready in the morning… or in the afternoon. Just keeping it real! But some of us need to take a long, hard look at our go-to styles and give them a major refresher.

There’s a common misconception that in order to look put together, you have to be uncomfortable. This is just not true. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style, you just have to have the right pieces to put together a look you’ll love.

When I became a mom, I found myself wearing t shirts and running shorts almost every single day. I got so tired of feeling so BLAH that I finally admitted to myself that it’s just as easy to put on a cute flannel button down and jeans as it is to throw on yoga pants and a tank.

 

I love statement tennies and I don’t think you can ever have too many flannel button down shirts. I get most of my button downs at Old Navy and J Crew Factory and I’ve linked some of my favorite tennies below!

If you don’t already own a tee shirt dress, I’d highly recommend this one. It’s super versatile and affordable. Plus there are a ton of different ways to dress it up and down. Add booties and a cardigan for a dressier look OR slides and a denim jacket to dress it down a bit more.

I’ll keep sharing more mom style looks each Monday along with a parenting tip or two. Hope y’all enjoy this new addition to the weekly blog scene!

You can tune into my insta stories today to hear the girl’s recite our verse for Memory Verse Monday! Here it is:

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1

Thanks so much for stopping by today, yall!

 

Finds for Fall

Hi!

I’m working with a client right now on styling her Fall wardrobe and I always like to start with the basics and build up from there.

This olive green military jacket is an absolute favorite of mine and it’s currently 45% off making it less than $50.

 In case you don’t typically order from Nordstrom, they always do free shipping and free returns so there’s literally no risk buying online. One of the things I purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale didn’t fit as well as I would have liked so I literally popped it back in the package, stuck the pre-paid return label on, and put it in the mail. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I think a great pair of medium wash denim is also a fall staple and I absolutely LOVE these Citizens of Humanity boot cuts.

Y’all. I’m not a big spender when it comes to clothing. I have two other little ladies to dress around here! I’m a deal finder at my core but I will invest in a great pair of jeans because there’s just nothing like loving the way your jeans fit and loving how you feel in them.

As far as what else I’m trying to incorporate into my client’s closet, we are on the hunt for great oversized cable knit cardis like these

As well as some cute tees and tanks to wear underneath all the fun sweaters!

Found a few other really sweet sweaters

I also found this precious tassel scarf while I was out shopping with my girls today and I am in LOVE! Even cute in person and so super soft! You can’t beat the price since The Loft is putting their entire store 40% off right now!!

Still hunting a few more things but I think this will put us on the right track. Hope you’re having an awesome day!

Thanks for stopping by!

 Laura

Mom Style

Happy Monday!

I’ve been seeing so many pictures of little ones heading back to school and I just can’t believe it’s already time! Reese is staying home this year and I’m torn up enough that she starts ballet today. I think if she were heading off to school, you could find me rocking in the fetal position. #someoneholdme

Now that we’re back to the grind, it means that I find myself in an even bigger hurry to get ready in the morning. I have found that planning ahead a little and padding my “Momiform” options helps in the daily dress process.

Here are a few things I find myself reaching for on the regular:

A great variety of denim is necessary for me. I have dark denim skinnies, distressed skinnies, boot cut, crop, and of course my go to white jeans. If there’s one thing worth investing in, it’s an awesome pair of jeans, Since I wear my jeans OUT, I never feel guilty about investing in awesome jeans. If you have the right pant selection, you won’t feel as tempted to reach for the yoga pants when you have no intention of going to yoga. The key is the right fit!

I like feeling put together but I don’t like feeling fussy. Layering is key to making this happen. I wear my denim jacket all the time but when it feels a little heavy to wear or to even have around my waist, I love using a flannel button down to add some interest and a slight pop of color. In the fall, these are my favorite throw on items especially with jeans and booties.

I have two pair of running around shoes: My converse and my Nikes. I have “workout” shoes but I really only like wearing them if I’m working out. I guess you could call these other options my athleisure shoes (it’s a THING, I promise!). These grey nikes (see below) are literally the most comfortable shoes I own! I love them.

I like dry shampoo as much as the next girl but at some point, it just doesn’t cut it for me. It’s during these times of distress that I reach for my favorite baseball cap and breathe a sigh of relief. My sister has the cutest LA Dodgers hat that I love borrowing, too! You don’t have to be a fan of the team to be able to appreciate their good taste in logo design and hat structure.

If you’re anything like me, then you know it’s not realistic to be dressed and put together every day. But one of the problems most people have with their wardrobe is that there’s nothing in between bum around clothes and date night clothes. You gotta have some of these basic staples to be able to put together the right mom life look.

I’ve linked my outfit details below! I hope you have an awesome day and THANK YOU for stopping by!!

Laura

Little White Off the Shoulder Dress

If you’re loving the off the shoulder trend as much as I am, then you are really, really loving it. It’s easy to find because all the retailers you know and love are totally committed to this trend. And could we maybe just take a minute to rejoice in the fact that the hottest look of the Spring and Summer is pretty much just a pillowcase with sleeves. It’s loose. It’s forgiving. It’s flattering. It’s comfortable. We are living right, ladies.

This little white off the shoulder dress I’m wearing is from Dress Up and it’s no longer available online. BUT I did find a very similar style from Target.

And just a heads up, if you’re a small build like me (ie flat chested) then I’d go for the OTS styles with the ruffle at the bust. It gives a flounce where you need it and makes for a much more flattering fit.

Laura

Off The Shoulder Dress

My goodness, do you ever have those days that all you want is to just curl up in comfy clothes and fall asleep watching the FOOD Network?

That’s me today. Too bad the to do list is still very far from to done. So on we go with no nap.

One of the only things keeping me energized this sleepy afternoon is my excitement over this SWEET off the shoulder pink flamingo dress. The fit is great and it seems like it would be flattering for lots of body types due to the rouching around the bust.

Side note: As the OTS trend is so widely popular, maybe you’ve wondered what the best bra is to wear with this style? I would highly recommend investing in a great bandeau. I use the word “invest” very loosely considering most bandeaus are less than $10. It keeps a smooth look rather than the fabric bunching around an every day wired strapless bra. You’re welcome.

Back to this dress…

Dress from Chic Wish// Bag from Old Navy
Be sure to check back in on Friday for a beach edition of Friday Favorites!
Laura