Blissful Baby, Take 2

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Well, the Captain's done it again. We are so excited to be growing our little family, and yes, it was on purpose! Arriving August 2016. Stay tuned to watch me get chunky!

Rock Star Mommy

DSC_0728-(ZF-6193-92140-1-006)DSC_0730-(ZF-6193-92140-1-007)Just because you have a baby doesn't mean you can't still be a bad ass. I would like to think that I'm a cool mom and not a regular mom, so a fun pair of ripped up black denim and a solid leather jacket is the perfect remedy for the post baby body blues-- Say that 3 times fast!! I think attitude can be just as important as your actual clothes when you are trying to feel good in your skin… This can be crazy difficult after having a kid. I mean, when boyfriend jeans that used to be super loose barely squeak up your thighs it's hard not to break down!! And all of the "give yourself time" "you just had a baby" "it took 9 months to make a baby" nonsense does nothing to make you feel better. You just wanna cry. Eat a cookie. Then cry some more. I've found the trick for post baby jeans is [drumroll please] stretch. Those puppies need to have a crap-load of lycra!!! Now I'm not the type to buy jeans with stretch, I like good ol' denim so this was new for me, but I swear it's the best thing ever!! I know some of your are thinking, I don't want to waste money on transitional clothes, I hear ya, but you're wrong. Having a pair or 2 of jeans that make you feel awesome is absolutely worth the cost. Also, with stretch denim you will probably be closer to your normal size than you would think… but I'll warn you things can get a bit muffin toppy and this is where your slimming tanks and baggy tees come into play!!

[Note to those women who rock their maternity jeans much, much longer than you should…] Yes, some maternity denim will continue to fit after bambino especially for the fist few weeks, but once you are sans big baby tummy your pants will fall down, your hips will start to go back to their rightful place and you will probably have mom-jean butt… Buy yourself a pair. Do it.

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My favorite denim with some give. I'm partial to skinny jeans, I think when worn correctly they work on all body types and are super duper flattering.

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PJ chic.

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I love pajamas and I'm not gonna lie, this look is like barely 2 steps away from being sleep time attire. I bought this outfit for the dead of summer, but I couldn't help myself… And fringe booties and a leather jacket go with everything. So boom. Done. Comfortable and fashionable-ish. I kid you not when I say that these Sam Edelman Louie booties are literally one of my most perfect purchases ever!! They aren't cheap, but I swear to you they are magical and you will live in them! They are perfect for colder weather and look super cute paired with shorts in summer!! I'm a big, big fan! They are totally worth the splurge!

So, who's ready for bed?

Bee Stylish

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The nights are getting cool here in SoCal and Hallelujah because I get to bust out my leather jackets!!! As a vegan I know plenty of people like to make snarky remarks, but the fact of the matter is I love leather. Until faux is as soft and luxurious as the real thing, I'm gonna stick with the real deal. Enough of that. How about that necklace!?!? So cute, right? So fun little story about that... The Captain has a rap name. Well all of my friends, we all, have rap names... Sweet T, Lil' Pil, G-Dawg, K-Money, I'm LoJack and The Captain is Killa B. Yes, I know, we are AWESOME! Well whilst on his 8 month "work trip" off into the unknown it wasn't uncommon to not get a call from him for 2-3 months and sometimes even email was unavailable for weeks at a time. Basically it sucked. Packages averaged about 4 weeks for delivery, so good luck getting something quick. Well imagine my surprise when I received a package on my birthday. My actual birthday-day! I couldn't believe it, there were lots of tears. He found this awesome bee necklace from a small boutique in Thailand AND it's perfect. I wear it to keep Killa B close to me! Do you have any jewelry that holds sentimental value? Tell me about it!

Photos courtesy of Kelsey Erin Photography