Spring Transition

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Sweater: Anthropologie (on sale) | Long Sleeve: Gap (old, similar here) | White Skinnies: Zara (similar here and here) | Booties: c/o Anthropologie | Bag: Tory Burch | Sunnies: Aldo

It’s that time of year when transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring is becoming more and more necessary! I find this part to be dull, and uninspiring – only because here it is so up and down with the weather and I am constantly switching back and forth between seasons. Don’t let these photos fool you, though it looks bright, sunny and possibly warm (since most of the snow is melted), it definitely wasn’t! The air was crisp, and if I had been planning on being outside longer than snapping blog photos, I would have been wearing a parka! That being said, a trick I try to do to be able to incorporate some of my spring pieces is layering, like above, where I layered a long sleeve top under a thinner knit sweater. I also paired it with white pants – which brightened the whole look and made it fee a little “spring-like”. I am taking what I can get with the weather lately – and so far it’s seeming as though spring could be just around the corner!

On another note – I am in the middle of planning Addi’s first birthday – which is so unbelievably crazy to even say out loud!! I have decided to go with a Vintage Tea Party theme (surprise surprise right??? ha!). Needless to say, my crafting and decorating is at an all time high, and I am loving every minute – while at the same time, I’m in serious denial that what I’m planning the party for is going to be a celebration for my ONE YEAR OLD! Mind blowing. Anyways, those are my thoughts – I could go on but I have some party planning to get back too ;). I hope you’re all having a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by!

xo, Amaris

Pattern Mixing Perfection

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 Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: Zara (old, similar here) | Booties: H&M (similar here) | Necklace: J.Crew (old, similar here) | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters | Clutch: Forever21 (similar here)

This top is what I have deemed pattern mixing perfection. I styled a similar one last year when I had my growing bump (only a few weeks before I had Addi) and wore it nonstop, and also got way too many compliments on it to even count! So when I saw this beauty online, I quickly ordered it and showed all my girlfriends (who are all also Anthro obsessed) because I knew they needed it too! Funny enough, I have now been seeing it EVERYWHERE and on EVERYONE – you can see why, it’s pretty dang cute! Anyways, I wanted to make this short and sweet because it’s FRIYAY – we have no plans so far, but I bet somewhere our weekend will involve us eating pancakes, and getting as many snuggles as we possibly can from our sweet babe! I hope you all have an amazing weekend. Thanks for reading!

xo, Amaris

Momiform

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Jacket: Aritzia (old, similar here) | Sweater: Joe Fresh (similar here) | Tee: Urban Outfitters | Boyfriend Jeans: Anthropologie | Shoes: Converse | Toque: H&M | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters | Lipgloss: Buxom “White Russian”

Today I am sharing a typical look that I can be found wearing (or an alternative version of this) on a daily basis! It’s simple, easy and perfect for life on the go as a mama! I will admit, was a skeptic when it came to boyfriend jeans – one of my girlfriends had my hubby purchase my very first pair for my birthday years ago, they were quickly returned when I felt like I looked like a shorty trying to make my husbands jeans look “cool”. Though Christina is always ahead of every fashion trend and spots them before they are on anyone’s radar – I barely believed these would be around for long (or a trend made for those amazon tall models with legs for days), but boy was I mistaken.

My 5’4 height + curvy bum and thighs made it difficult to love these jeans at first – but I can now say they are actually my favourite, when I find the right pair that is! This is the style of denim that I now gravitate towards more days of the week than I would like to admit – but they are comfortable, cute and the perfect casual go-to, okay and they can also be dressed up when paired with some cute pumps! So if you’re like me, and sometimes uncertain about trying things after they failed the first time, definitely don’t give up and find what works best for your body type!

xo, Amaris

Babiators

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Sunglasses: c/o Babiators | Jumper: Gap Kids (old, love this one and this one though) | Boots: Joe Fresh (old, similar here and here) | Headband: c/o Little Hip Squeaks

When it comes to baby accessories … I am all over it! From headbands, to cute little bracelets, Addi is usually decked out in something. When Babiators contacted me to see if Addi could use a pair of these cute as EVER sunglasses, I knew she had to have them! My husband and I could not stop laughing as soon as we put them on her because she actually sat there and wore them for a good 15 minutes – I think she knew just how cute she looked! I got a short clip of her hilarious reaction the first time she ever wore them and I am so glad because we cannot stop watching it!

The best part about Babiators is that they’re not just stylish glasses for babies, but they also have proper UVA and UVB protection which is so important when taking your kids out in the sun! I know this summer these are definitely going to come in handy for when we are playing outside together! For all of my readers, Babiators is offering a 20% off discount using the code “Lovely20″ valid through 02/25-03/04, so make sure you snag a pair for your little!

xo, Amaris

Seeing Dots

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Sweater: Anthropologie (old, similar here) | Blouse: Anthropologie | Jeans: Gap (old, similar here) | Booties: Nordstrom | Bag: Chloe | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters | Lipstick: MAC “Coral Bliss”

Spring is nearly here! As you can see in the above photos, there is a little bit of that white stuff left – but I am sure it will be gone again soon. I love pieces like this polkadot blouse from Anthropologie for their versatility and effortlessness. This top is the perfect transitional piece for the changing season, and can be worn many ways! Dressed up or down, layered under a cozy cardigan, or like above with a crop knit sweater, it is a great staple for any wardrobe.

I just wanted to take a second to thank all of you who support me by taking to time to visit and read my blog – it truly means so much to me! I love you all!

xo, Amaris

Pink & Red

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Coat: c/o She Inside | Sweaters: c/o She Inside | Jeans: Zara (similar here) | Booties: c/o Anthropologie | Hat: Forever21 (old, similar here) | Clutch: Forever21 (similar here) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters | Lipstick: MAC “Lady Danger” | Earrings: c/o ILY Couture

This pink and red combo was my Valentine’s day get-up for my lunch date with my hubby! How fitting right? We went for a fun lunch date at our most favourite restaurant and sipped champagne and yummy lattes! It was just exactly what we needed – some time alone and to focus on each other – and some uninterrupted adult conversation.

Now back to the outfit, this pink coat is so soft and beautiful, I can’t wait to pull it out and wear it more this Spring! As you can see, the weather here is always a complete tease, but I can appreciate the glimpse of Spring we have been having – although it probably won’t last! I also have not been able to take off this basic cream sweater – seriously though I wore it more days in a row than I would like to admit! It is the perfect piece to dress up or down, and layer like I did here! She Inside has so many cute items – and for THE best price, I honestly find so many gems on here and you all can thank me later!

xo, Amaris

Baby Necessities

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Sweater: c/o She Inside | Chambray: Anthropologie (old, similar here) | Distressed Jeans: J.Crew (old, similar here)
Addi’s onesie: c/o ILY Couture | Leg Warmers: c/o Mother’s Lounge (Baby Leggings) | Headband: c/o Little Hip Squeaks | Nursing cover: c/o Mother’s Lounge (Udder Covers) | Baby Sling: c/o Mother’s Lounge (Hotslings) | Teething Necklace: c/o Milk & Joy | Bunny: Jelly Cat

When it comes to baby essentials, I can say in Addi’s 10 months I have become an expert! Somethings I use SO much and others I have learned they just weren’t what we needed or used! Baby wearing has been a huge thing for us, and it has been a major lifesaver! This baby sling from Hotslings, is just another great way to allow me to be handsfree! As Addi is getting bigger, I find different carriers work better for us and have been changing throughout all her different stages as she grows, and right now this one works perfect!
Along with baby wearing, nursing covers have always been a necessity of mine! When we are out and about, like at the mall or out for dinner etc, I always keep one in my diaper bag! Some people may say it’s just as easy to use a blanket, but believe me, with my wiggly worm and little babe waving her arms everywhere, a nursing cover has been important! This one from Udder Covers wraps around your neck with an adjustable strap and holds everything in place, which is what I need anyways! Udder Covers has so many wonderful patterns and colors to choose from! The cuteness of these Baby Leggings are over the top! I wore Addi in some Valentine’s day ones, and now in these cute as ever chevron ones! For all of my readers, Mother’s Lounge is give some huge discounts and savings on all of these items! They are listed below – happy shopping!!

Udder Covers: $35 discount using the code “lovelyblondecloset”

Baby Leggings: is a $50 discount using the code “lovelyblondecloset”

Hotslings: 15% off using the code “lovelyblondecloset”

xo, Amaris

It’s all in the details…

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If you’re anything like me, finding a lot of time to get dressed each day is simply out of the question. With Addilyn on the move, even getting ready is trying, while she crawls around and gets into absolutely anything and everything!! I talk about this because I can say I am simply obsessed with tops like the one above that are ready made layers that allow you to slip it on and go!

It looks like I spent the time to layer two beautiful pieces – but the reality is, ain’t nobody got time for that!! Instead, this top is a layered masterpiece that has the most darling details. I think my favourite is the lace along the sides.. okay and the little pom pom buttons down the front – way cute! I found this gem when we were on our trip and Arizona, and then saw that it also comes in a beautiful plum color too – it’s taking everything in me to not order it right now! Anyways, I may own a few too many of these tops, but Anthropologie keeps coming out with them, and I keep buying them.. what can I say – they’re too good to pass up! I already own this cute striped and floral print mixing one – which I am styling on the blog later this week – it is probably my most favourite yet! These tops are my go-tos, especially since having Addi, if you haven’t purchased one yet, I suggest you do!

xo, Amaris

Blushing

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When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I always love to get a little dressed up more than usual, It kind of gives me an excuse to do that – but this year I felt a little different! I went for a more semi-dressy look, taking an otherwise casual outfit and spicing it up with some cute pumps and a fun clutch!

Last year, I went all out, even though I was very pregnant! Maybe it’s the mama in me now, but this look feels more me than anything! It’s okay to not be dressed to the nines for a Valentines date with your loved one, instead you can throw on something comfortable and add a few special pieces to create a perfect look for your evening out! The palette of this look feels very romantic and soft, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

This year we are doing an afternoon lunch date at our favourite restaurant here in Calgary – I can’t wait to sip on champagne and eat yummy food with my handsome hubs while my parents watch Addi – it will be a nice break for us both! What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?

xo, Amaris

Shades of Grey

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Happy Monday loves! Today is a very simple, layered look. The cooler temps have left me wanting to wear a cooler color palette – hence the shades of grey! We had a fun Sunday, brunch downtown and a little bit of shopping as a family. I wore this and it was the perfect look for a cozy family day. I hope you all had a relaxing weekend! Thanks for reading.

xo, Amaris

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