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

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Not Just A Sweatshirt

Not Just A Sweatshirt

Sweater weather as you know is my absolute favorite. While we are in the midst of a summer meets fall situation here in Philadelphia, I must say I’m digging it. I am probably speaking too soon, but as of now, it’s been perfect sweater weather. Mild […]

Not Your Mama’s Loafers

Not Your Mama’s Loafers

I don’t know about the rest of you but I grew up with penny loafers. My mom and aunts all wore them and even my brother wore them when he went to Catholic school. The shoe itself is versatile and wearable for both men and women. […]

Go For The Glow

Go For The Glow

Bodhi is currently napping, it’s Friday and I’m so grateful for these few minutes to myself to get ready. After what seems like a very long week it’s nice to spend a little time taking care of myself and my skin. As the leaves start to change I start to make a few changes of my own. I reorganize my bathroom and start to put away those summer time essentials and exchange those for products that give my skin a little more little moisture. Once we get to those cooler months my skin gets a little dry and I feel like I loose that dewy fresh look that comes with a summer of hydration! Over time I’ve found a few favorite products meant for those dull skin moments! Today I’m sharing my casual cold weather hair and makeup style. The great news? It’s super easy, the makeup part takes all of 5 minutes, the rest is pretty simple too but it can take a little longer depending on the texture of your hair.

For My Hair: I like to go with a half up, half down look and usually a mini top knot is involved!

  • Shampoo only and rinse.
  • Brush with wide toothed comb and give yourself a middle part.
  • Blow dry your hair with a round brush. (For a little extra shine add in a serum. I use Kristin Ess’s Working Serum)
  • Take the middle section of your hair and tie it up in what I like to call a “meant to be messy” top knot/bun and bam.Y A, D O N E

Makeup/Skin care: I’m going to go a little more in-depth with my skin care/makeup because you guys are constantly emailing me with questions about my skin. I plan on writing a more detailed post about all the different products I use year round. For now I’ll give you details on my fall skin products which I think are my personal FAVS!

  • I wash my face.  I like to start with a face wash or toner. I’m very protective of my skin and I don’t just use any product because it’s a fad or everyone swears by it. We all have different skin what works for you might not work for me and vice versa. With the weather changing our bodies and skin can start to feel the effects of that change even before our brains start to notice somethings up! So to combat the weather change that’s mildly approaching I like to up my skin and beauty game. I start to bring in products that have multiple uses. I recently received a complementary bottle of Phyto-Active Cream Cleasner by Glo Skin Beauty. This is one of those products that has multiple benefits for my skin and I love it. I’ve never need a big fan of face wash as my skin is super sensitive but this product has changed my view on washing my face. It gently exfoliates and rinsing away impurities while preparing my skin to effectively receive peptides and plant stem cells which are in each bottle. It cleanses my skin and leaves it feeling  so smooth and soft. I normally get redness and rashing on my cheeks if I wash my face too much ( aka every day) but with this face wash I’ve only see it improve my skin leaving it looking radiant.
  • Once your skin is clean add some skin tint/tinted moisturizer. Take a brush or beauty blender if you have sensitive skin and add your tinted moisturizer. I like to apply it like I would when putting lotion on my face. I personally use Aveda Tinted Moisturizer or Glossier Skin Tint. I love both of them but I will say the Glossier gives me a dewy fresh face and since I still have a little summer tan happening today I’m going with Glossier!
  • Mascara. I use lancomé, always have always will. Apply two coats of mascara on top and bottom lashes.
  • Grab your eyebrow brush and get working on those eyebrows. So I absolutely adorn my Boy Brow brush by Glossier. It thickens, fills in, and tames my eyebrows and even better it’s all of these things in one! Check out Boy Brow for yourself!
  • If you don’t have a Boy Brow this would be the time where you fill them in with pencil as you desire.
  • Lip scrub. I use Sarah Happ’s sugar lip scrub and I love it! It isn’t too harsh on your lips and actually tastes good unlike other lip scrubs I’ve tried. If you’ve every used a lip scrub you know sometimes you accidentally end up eating a little so taste counts! 😂
  • Lipstick. For the more of a natural look, I went for a matte lipstick from Glo Skin Beauty in the ‘pillow talk’ color. This was another gift from them and a great one at that! Not only do they have so many amazing shades to choose from but they also hydrate and soften your lips while you wear them.

Follow my steps and your skin/hair will officially be cold weather ready! Now all you have to do is throw on some jeans, your chunkiest sweater, a pair of booties and go grab a pumpkin spices latte because mama you are sweater weather ready. And on that note Bodhi is up from his afternoon nap so it’s time for us to get back to #momlife.

 

Happy Fall Friday Y’all!

 

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 […]

Hello Monday

Hello Monday

It is what it is, and what IT is, just so happens to be Monday!! With Monday comes a few links I’m loving only this week I’m putting a twist on it. Trending, every season it’s all you here about, spring trends, summer trends, fall, winter and repeat. Every season there is something new that designers and retailers want you to buy. Of course who doesn’t want to stay on trend but at the same time it can be expensive. Also they make it quite tempting with ads and people like myself who merchandise pieces in such a way that it makes items seem to call to you.  Well, at least that’s what we hope for!

As a blogger and visual merchandiser I know this temptation all too well and I’m not immune to it! There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as you know what to look for. Either sticking with a budget or making sure those trendy pieces can be worn for more than just that season. Things like overalls and exposed hems can be turned into a classic every day pieces, you just have to know where and what to look for. This weeks “links I love” is dedicated to finding those quality trendy spring pieces. May they be for less or made to last I’m sharing the links to the best of 2017’s spring trends!

Statement Sleeves


Statement sleeves are a MUST this spring I even see some strong styles they will be an easy and awesome go to from fall, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. I’m praying for warmer weather and although I love a good layering piece I’m not quite ready to roll out the pumpkins and fringe just yet. Below you will find some of my favorite statement sleeves for SPRING!

Side Note: whether tucked in to a midi skirt or left free with a pair of jeans and a heel these tops are all worth their price. My favorite piece on this list, one that I consider a steal, is the first one shown at the top left. It is an ASOS button down top that I could see being worn for a date night with a pair of black skinny jeans and pointy stilettos or even for a fun flirty Sunday afternoon of shopping and brunching with the girls.

Embroidery


I have always been a MAJOR fan of embroidery I think it’s such a delicate and sweet finishing touch to what can be a seamlessly simple and perfect outfit. I love pieces that can transition from daytime to evening and if done right pieces with embroidering on them can work its way into any occasion.

Side Note: Embroidery can be pricey. For this one we are looking at a budget of $200 or less. An embroidered dress can easily be turned into a classic worn over time. Personally, if I find a piece that is what I consider a classic that still fits the current trend I splurge on it. 

Monthly Motherhood Update: Bodhi at 4 Months

Monthly Motherhood Update: Bodhi at 4 Months

What a month its been for our little Bodhi Bear, he’s accomplished many firsts recently and we couldn’t be prouder. We’ve even been lucky enough to witness a lot of his firsts together on our trip to Hawaii. A lot of Gunnar’s first were at […]

Halloween Style On a Budget

Halloween Style On a Budget

The holidays are always a fun time of the year, first we start with Halloween and work our way down to Christmas/Hanukkah. Of course we all want our homes done up for each occasion especially when you have little ones running around. Seeing the look […]

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

Over the weekend Sam’s mom came over to help us get organized and start planning for Gunnar’s big room switch up. Which I’ll admit is a little hard to wrap my head around. Soon he will be sleeping in a big boy bed, yet it feels like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital. With spring coming I’m excited to get started on all the little projects we have in store! Now we have a fresh start with a clean space just in time for spring and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have had the help!

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Loving floral accents and gold bangles by Alex and Ani
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#22 and Candy K from Kylies Lip Kit
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I always moisturize but this week Im going heavy on my lotions and oils.
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The smell and taste of grapefruit! So refreshing…
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Pinterest Gardening Tips ( click to photo for more details!)
Tis the Season!

Tis the Season!

Working in retail can make it a little difficult to really celebrate and enjoy all the holiday festivities. But this mama’s working on a plan to make sure this year that doesn’t happen!! Usually everyone engages in holiday festivities the week before christmas. Shopping, caroling, […]