One working mama's journey to leading a happy and stylish life with little ones

Month: April 2017

Mama Of Boy(s)

Mama Of Boy(s)

Wow, okay so I finally feel like a mother of boys, emphases on the “S”. Bodhi will be 9 months on May 17th (Mama’s B-day!) and he has already started crawling and standing on his own. I know, I know my life is over ūüėā […]

J.Crew Sale Picks

J.Crew Sale Picks

With my birthday less than a month away and a J.Crew sale currently happening¬†I thought it was only appropriate to treat myself to one or two items. Besides my impending birthday we also have a road trip planned which is coming up pretty quick! While […]

Hello Monday!

Hello Monday!

Monday after a holiday¬†means only one, comfort. Let’s be real here we all over ate. I will admit I started out the day feeling good, had a Kombucha and two shots of apple cider vinegar and planned to withstand the temptation of the sweet stuff, but it didn’t last long. We were down the shore and had to head home to celebrate with all the families. ¬†I loaded up our car got the boys in and we were off!

Only mistake was I had the baskets up front with me, so as you can image I indulged. By the time we got home I had gone through a bag of whoppers eggs. I won’t document the rest. So lets just move on and enjoy another happy Monday. To keep myself feeling comfortable on the rainy humid day I went with a casual version of a statement sleeve sweater shirt (you can find it here). Paired that with a new favorite of mine, cropped jeans with a flare. ¬†I look itself is so comfortable and effortless that it’s really a no brainer when you are feeling the blahness that comes with over eating and indulging in sweets.

I went with a pair I recently purchase from Who What Wear for Target I kid you not I wash them every other day, thats how much I wear them. I’m even tempted to buy another pair so I had backups they are my new go to and I love them —->(you can find them here). The weather is so up and down during this time of year, I’ve always found it harder to work in jeans and tees.¬†But I think I’ve finally found an answer to my problem. ¬†I especially love these jeans for any mamas dealing with postpartum weight or that awkward new pregnancy weight (not quite ready for maternity pants). They have a little something extra going on. Fun and flirty but still easy to wear with anything. I’m still in between sizes myself and not where I want my body to be. So a sleek pair of black pants that flatter my¬†roundness and short legs are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Below I’ve posted a few other brands and styles in this look!

 

Hello Monday…Ooops I mean Wednesday!

Hello Monday…Ooops I mean Wednesday!

Oops! I’m not going to lie I forgot what day it was. I took some time out this weekend and¬†stepped away from the blog/social media. I really just needed some space to reflect and center my thoughts. Even though I love Happily In Style and […]

Time to R E F R E S H

Time to R E F R E S H

Here we are, beautiful April has arrived. Even though the month is notoriously known for its rainy showers, the cold weather tends to break and we start to see nature rejuvenate itself. ¬†This is the¬†time for renewal and change. So while the weather and plants […]

What I’ve Learned In My Twenties

What I’ve Learned In My Twenties

As I head into the¬†last¬†year in my twenties I can’t help but reminisce on what¬†they’ve given me . I’ve seen¬†my first real moments of independence and freedom, living on my own in the city, through failure and triumphs I’ve realized and reach more goals that I could have ever imagined. I went from single city girl to re-meeting an old friend from high school who as luck would have it is now my¬†husband.¬†Being¬†coaxed into leave my¬†city behind by that sweet smile and warm sense of humor.¬†And of course let’s not forget the¬†getting married and having kids thing! (BONUS)

Not only did my twenties bring lots of life changing event but it also gave me some pretty memorable moments and life lessons.¬†Through out all the highs and the lows, learning has been the one constant in the past years that has molded into my twenties!¬†So as I embark on my last year of being able to say, “I am a twenty something”, I thought it would be nice to start out my 29th and last year in this age bracket by putting together a few pearls of wisdom I’ll take with me into my thirties!

Wear what you love, forget the trends…

Trends are fun, obviously I do love to bring a few trendy pieces into my wardrobe every season. But sometimes they are better left in someone else’s closet. The year I turned 21 graphic tees (especially¬†from Local Celebrity) were EXTREMELY popular. As I amped up for my 21st birthday I thought to myself, “What am I going to wear, I want to look great.” Well, regretfully I decided to go trend and wear what I look back at now as a mini mistake. I am and always have been a fan of flowy blouses/dresses with floral/girly embellishments. So this was way out of character for me. While I’ve obviously survived such a fashion error, still, looking back it would have been nice to have a picture of myself in something other than a tee and jeans. Point is if you aren’t into it, don’t wear. Just because a certain style or trend is all over the place doesn’t mean you have to go for it. Wear what you love and wear it with confidence!

Move on…¬†

I feel like a lot of our twenties is spent dwelling, dwelling on what we want and can’t have, dwelling on the bad vibes, bad situations, bad people. We are¬†constantly dwelling and comparing. If I’ve learned one thing from my twenties it is this. MOVE ON. Stop dwelling on the bad, stop obsessing over that fake person or failed relationships. Just move on and enjoy where your journey has taken you.

Take a million photos of everything…

¬†I’m known to take pictures of anything and everything. In my mid¬†twenties people would tell me it was annoying¬†and so for a while I stopped. I tried to control myself and not be, “that girl”. But with all the beautiful flowers and delicious meals there are out there, over time I just couldn’t do it anymore. I’m the girl who takes a million photos of her brunch and I love it. I have so many memories of college, when I first met my husband, when we first moved in together and had our babies. I’m so grateful for all of those photos that I get to look back at any time I want.

Hold on to the good ones…

Good friends are hard to come by so when you do find them don’t take them for granted.¬†Simple and sweet but true!

Do you honey, just do you…

It is a simple but effective statement. Being yourself is the most liberating experience. It’s a great feeling to know that I can¬†be myself¬†and truly not care what so and so thinks.¬†Of course this world is filled with negative people who will do or say things to make you feel bad about having this kind of confidence, so again just do you. Ignore them,¬†because¬†9 out of 10 times that person is just jealous. People who don’t understand your confidence usually have none and are so caught up comparing themselves to other, that they’re just miserable. Pitty¬†them and move on like the queen you are.

Treat yourself every once¬†in a while…

This bit of advice was given to me by my mom and her friends. They grew up in Northeast Philadelphia so as you can image they have an over abundance of attitude and confidence. The one constant thing I’ve seen from them over the years is a combination of girls vacations¬†and shopping trips. Treat yourself when it’s needed or deserved. It doesn’t have to be every day or extravagant but treat yourself.

Skin is always in…

A good skin care regiment in your twenties or even just starting today no matter what age you are, is key. You can feel a difference in your mind-set once you truly start caring for your body. If I haven’t drilled it into your brains yet skin care, skin care, skin care! (Hint: check back for a new post about a skin care line that is new to America, Kneipp.)

Enjoy a guilt free cheat meal...

Life is too short to stress about the number on the scale and of course there is a balance where good health is always wanted. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a cheat meal every once in a while. Eat that burritos (or food of choice) and don’t forget to enjoy it.

Love yourself and don’t worry about¬†what everyone else is doing…¬†

You don’t have to be everyone’s friend and not everyone has to be your friend.¬†This is my last and most important lesson. I’ll admit this is a one¬†I’m constantly remembering my self of and relearning. As most of you can tell I’m a very bubbly and happy person I tend to try to get along with everyone. Yes, of course that can be a good thing but it can also get you into trouble. You end up being friends with people who are fake or you don’t have anything in common with. Sometimes, someone who is generally a good person can be toxic when mixed with your own personality. It is a vicious cycle, we are all unique and not all of us have to get along. And that’s okay, you can’t/won’t be everyone’s buddy.

At the same time not everyone has to be YOUR friend. I feel as though this is a hard concept for my generation to grasp. There is a difference between getting along with someone and actually being their friend. We can all get along but that doesn’t mean I have to be your friend. Our need for approval seems to outweigh our common sense. Stop comparing your journey to others and love yourself and where you are in your own adventure.