Shabby Apple

DSC04555DSC04559DSC04570DSC04572DSC04568DSC04592DSC04585Top: c/o Shabby Apple | White jeans: Forever21 (similar here) | Flats: Forever21 (similar here and here) | Bag: Tory Burch | Lipstick: MAC “Lady Danger

Right now I have a sleeping babe with her little tushie in the air, passed out for the night. This is my “me” time and I usually take an hour or so to answer emails, catch up on a show and finish a blog post. It may sound odd, but it’s always at this time of night that I crave my little girl! I miss her, and almost want to wake her up just to get a quick snuggle or a little playtime. It’s moments like these that make me reflect on the beauty of motherhood and what a blessing it truly is!

Now back to the outfit – this look is crisp. Some basic pieces that create an altogether chic look that can be perfect for spring or summer. This Shabby Apple top is darling – and I love the bow accent! It will go perfectly this summer with a fun patterned skirt, or bright colored skinny jeans! So many of their pieces are SO cute, you will want to buy everything, you’ve been warned!

Thanks for reading, xo

ps. You may (or may not) have noticed my subtle tan – I recently experienced the most amazing organic spray tan by Pure Sunless and I don’t know how I have gone without one for so long!!! It’s funny how little things like a spray tan can make you feel so good. The little “glow” I was given has been the perfect addition to my outfits for spring – let’s be honest, they will especially come in handy once I let my bare legs show. Check them out! They are mobile and come right to you – convenient right?

Teepeetot

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Teepee: c/o Teepeetot

When it comes to entertaining my little lady on the move – it has become more and more of a challenge! Addilyn is into anything and everything and is SO close to walking, but for now crawls all over the place. Since being pregnant, I always knew eventually I would want to find a darling teepee for Addi to play in and have as her own – and this floral one is even better than what I envisioned!

When we first set it up, Addi crawled in and out like 10 times – she thought it was a game, it was the cutest thing ever! Now when we put her toys in there, she sits and hangs out and peeks her little head out every once in a while to make sure we are still there. This age is so fun for exploring and everyday I feel so lucky I get to be her mama and watch her experience things for the first time! This teepee is the perfect piece to add into your home – for a nursery, kid’s room, playroom or a bonus room like we have it in, it is the perfect addition! I think as Addi grows older, she will appreciate it that much more. I see many story times, imaginary playtime and fun ahead in our teepee!

For the next four days, Teepeetot is offering $20 off your purchase using the code “lovelyblondecloset20″. So snag one while you can – you won’t regret it! xo

Spring Vibes

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Top: c/o She Inside (less than $20!) | Jeans: Forever21 | Nude Pumps: Steve Madden | Necklace: c/o Noonday Collection | Clutch: Forever21 (similar here)| Sunnies: Target | Lipstick: Maybelline “Lilac Flush

Happy Monday loves! There’s something wonderful about a top that does all the work for an outfit. This gorgeous floral crochet top is one of those – where it can be worn with so much, and makes a statement each time. I love the delicate pieces and of course we all know how much I love anything floral, so I die over this top! Aside from how appealing it is aesthetically, the price tag is what gets me – IT’S UNDER $20- yep, that’s right! Websites like She Inside are perfect also for finding goodies like this, for a great price – I know I will be adding a ton to my spring and summer wardrobe thanks to them!

Anyways, I must discuss this layered statement necklace! It is a gorgeous piece from Noonday Collection, which is an amazing company who use a huge platform like fashion to benefit people all over the world by providing jobs and opportunities! Their pieces are all stunning, you need to check them out.

Anyways, I would love to stay and write more – but I have a fussing baby on the monitor who just woke up from her nap, perfect timing as per usual..NOT ;)!! Thanks for reading.

xo, Amaris

Laid back Layers

DSC04281DSC04312DSC04268DSC04265DSC04284DSC04267DSC04317DSC04325DSC04322DSC04324DSC04297DSC04301Top: Anthropologie | Distressed Boyfriends: Forever21 | Flats: Forever21 | Bag: Tory Burch (old, similar here) | Lipstick: MAC “Fleur D’ Coral” (sold out, similar here)

I think if you’ve been visiting my blog for a while now, you probably see how laid back and casual my style is – especially since becoming a mama. The girl that used to dress up and who also had places to go that required me to do that, is now in the past. Instead it’s laid back looks like these that are my new forte and what I look forward to wearing each day! Tops like this layered sweatshirt, are perfect for a day on the go! Pairing it with skinnies or boyfriend jeans, or spicing it up with some colored jeans are just a few ways to wear it.

I am off to spend a couple days with one of my besties who just had her new babe a couple of weeks ago – let’s just say I am a little more than excited for those newborn snuggles and catching up! I hope you all have a beautiful Thursday (I am proud of myself for remembering the day, the last few days have been a blur and I lost track of what day it was, oi!).

Thanks for reading, xo

Spring Wardrobe for Less

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Well this post was supposed to go up on Monday, but thanks to my little babe, that didn’t happen! So here we are, Tuesday! Let’s talk about this gorgeous floral embroidered top for a second.. It’s under $30 and the detail on it is SO pretty. One thing I am known for is to freshen up my wardrobe for each season… and when I do this, I try to find items that are more budget friendly to incorporate into my closet and that’s where Forever21 comes into play. Although they might not be the most quality pieces, but for more trendy items that may not stay in style for long, it is the perfect place to shop! I found some gems like this button down, these flats, this maxi dress, these distressed skinnies (in white too!) and this Spring coat to spice up my wardrobe.

I typically invest more in things like bags, sunglasses and denim! I find items like that are mostly timeless and easy to incorporate in to every season, making them more worth your money! I hope I have inspired you to not break the bank when it comes to adding some Spring trends into your wardrobe. Thanks for stopping by! xo

Sidenote: These photos were taken early last week when there was Spring-like weather.. the current situation is snow and freezing temps again – worst!

 

Simple

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Cardigan: c/o She Inside (love this one too) | Tee: Urban Outfitters | Distressed Jeans: J.Crew (old, similar here) | Open-toe Booties: Anthropologie (old, love these) | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters

 I think I may be a little premature in breaking out my open-toe booties, but I couldn’t help myself! The snow is gone, and the weather has been so beautiful – I feel like a new person. Isn’t that funny that the extra sunlight each day, and change in the weather can do you wonders? I can finally wear outfits without having a jacket to ruin it and not freeze my butt off during blog photos! This look is something you can find me wearing any day of the week, for a spur of the moment date with my hubs, or even running errands (with a quick shoe change of course). I think I rely heavily on cute knit cardigans, Joel considers it to be a problem (oopsie!). This one is extra long, cozy and will be on repeat all year ’round! Also, don’t mind my wrinkly shirt, it was ironed but with sitting in the car and nursing Addi,it was no longer perfectly ironed haha! I hope you have a good day!

xo, Amaris

Blanc

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Top: Joe Fresh (old, similar here) | White Jeans: Zara (similar here) | Booties: Nordstrom | Hat: Zara (old, love this one) | Clutch: Forever21 (similar here) | Necklace: c/o Jenny Present

There’s nothing I love more than a clean look. With a few simple basics, it is so easy to achieve this! I am all about the white jeans these days, they have been on repeat lately! Dangerous with a baby, I know – so I am cautious when holding her ha!

 I have been a bit MIA on here this week – Addi caught a cold and on Friday things took a turn for the worse, we ended up finding out she has an ear infection in both ears, how awful right? So we pretty much have been snuggling and comforting our sick little babe and stayed home most of the weekend. She is on antibiotics now and that’s turned everything around for her, thank goodness! Having a sick baby is the absolute saddest. My mama heart was being broken watching her in pain and not being able to tell me what was hurting. Anyways, I am glad we are on the mend and can get back into our routine. Thanks for reading!

xo, Amaris

Fringe

DSC04055DSC04044DSC04047DSC04045DSC04058Poncho: c/o Mon Bon’s Boutique | Long Sleeve: Gap (old, similar here) | Jeans: c/o Anthropologie | Boots: Noul (similar here) | Clutch: Forever21 | Watch: Michael Kors | Hat: Forever21 (old, similar here) | Lipstick: MAC “Lady Danger

Fringe is definitely a trend being seen everywhere right now – and this poncho made me love it even more! It’s Friday, so I am going to be short and sweet – if you’re looking for some fun pieces to add to your closet, check out Mon Bon’s Boutique, and receive 20% off your entire order by using the code LBC20 – happy shopping loves!

xo, Amaris

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

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