Thursday, May 16, 2013

Don't Call Us Mellow Yellow.

I am taking a Break from Skirts Week today to join the rest of the Fashionable Ladies who are linking up with Marionberry Style for her Trend of the Month which is YELLOW! I had the perfect outfit ready for this, since both my Girl & I wore Yellow together for our Easter Sunday which was on May 5th. Her Outfit was brand-new, sent to her as a Gift from US from one of my friends. It is a 3 piece set: the Leggings are Gray with Yellow Stripes & a Big Bee on the behind, the bodysuit underneath is white with yellow bees and says "Bee-utiful" & last but not least the tunic is Yellow with White Polka Dots & a little Bow in the same Stripey Pattern like the bottoms. I love how even Babies Clothes have pattern-mixing nowadays. Talk about having a Fashionable Baby. Also her Baby Pink Beaded Bracelet matches my White one. We got those matching Bracelets at church, this Spring. While the Dress I am wearing is a Shirt-Dress (one of many I own) in a Bright, Sunny Yellow with a Trendy Zipper in the front, as well as other metallic buttons & zippers for all the pockets. It is from Armani Exchange and it is definitely a Dress that makes you noticeable. I paired it with what were My Favorite Sandals from last Summer (Cute+Comfy). I love when I wear outfits to match with my Mini-Me. As always Vivian steals 'My Show' because she is way way way cuter & 100000 times prettier, too. So, what do you think of these 2 Girls in Yellow?

We took a photo as a Family. This was actually in front of My Birthday (Fruit) Cake. I love how my Husband's Baby Blue Shorts match my Plaid Baby Blue Bracelet.
She is such a Happy, Playful, Smiling Baby. I Love her so much.
This is My Most Favorite Photo of the day. She is Laughing so hard, with me. =)
Yellow, Zippered Shirt-Dress w/ Pockets, Belt & Buckles Detail: Armani Exchange.
Plastic, Yellow, Circle, Post Earrings: Fred's Jewelry.
Stretchy Bracelet w/ Tiny White Plastic Beads & a Religious Painting Charm + Dark Blue Rope, Braided Bracelet w/ Silver Cross: Both Purchased at My Church for Easter.
Sky Blue, Cobalt, Navy, White & Yellow, Plaid Bangle: Forever 21.
Faux Gold Ring w/ Semi-Precious Red-Coral, Square Stone: Banana Republic.
Green, Leaf-Stone Hair Clip: Bijoux & Accessories.
Oval-Shaped, Olive Green, Plastic Sunglasses: Old Navy.
Black & Silver, Gladiator, Strappy Sandals: Il Cammini.

Vivian's Outfit:
Gray/White Stripped Leggings + White Onesie w/ Yellow Bees + Yellow Tunic w/ Polka Dots (3-piece set): Carter's (Gifted recently).
Stretchy Bracelet w/ Tiny Baby Pink Plastic Beads & a Religious Painting Charm: From My Church.
Yellow & Baby Pink, Bow, Plastic Hair Clip: Bijoux & Accessories.
Yellow Socks w/ Multi-Colored Stripes & Lace: Gifted.

P.S. Linking up with the parties below. Happy Weekend Guys!!

P.S. Since this is My Favorite Outfit this week, I am submitting it to AMY of Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins as well as AMBER of Face It Catalog for their Firday's Five Linkup, where us bloggers link a Favorite Post or Outfit from the week & they pick 5 Favorites every week to showcase. =)

Chic, Stylish, Beautiful and Sexy Moms - Part 2.

Today I am doing part 2 of a Mother's Day Special I had on Sunday. Read the first part. I got some other Moms & Fashionistas today whom I read daily, whose blogs I love & whose closets & styles I adore. Today we have 8 Ladies, 4 of which have been moms for a while. Then we have 2 that just became Moms this year (soon after me) & the other 2 are Mommys-to-be who have both entered their third trimesters now so I am focusing on these four ladies' Pregnancy/Maternity Styles.

Starting today with LULU of Simply Lulu Style.
Lulu is a Gorgeous Blonde Mom of Twins Boy & Girl whom she calls "Little Nuggets" & often shares photos with them as well. This Fabulous Mom besides being a Fabulous Dresser, is also a Jewelry Designer who also juggles a part-time job. This Freckled Beauty looks great in Pastel Colors that compliment her Fair Skin, usually wears Pants & Jeans which are dressed up with Beautiful Jewelry either from her, some other unique designer or Stella & Dot. She has some Fabulous Handbags, Sunglasses  & Shoes from brands like Prada, Tory Burch & Michael Kors, which she combines with clothes from J Crew, Loft, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Target & Ann Taylor. Her blog is more than just about her Style and her Jewelry line. She also shares Great & Healthy Recipes, Fashion Tips, Interior Design Ideas, Beauty & Makeup Tips, Her Fitness Plan, Life at Home with her Husband & Kids, etc.

Next up is one of My Favorites, HEATHER of Style Journey.
Heather is a Mom of 2 Girls, the oldest of which is about to become a College Student in just a few short months (I know, Heather doesn't look a day older than 23). She shares the blog with her Older Daughter. While I admire both of their styles, it is Heather's whose I like & adore more. After all it is more after my age, aesthetic & preference. Heather always looks Put-together in very Affordable finds from her favorite two stores NY & Co and Kohl's. But you will often see her in some great item of clothing from K-Mart, yes K-Mart. Pencil Skirts, Button Downs, Wrap Dresses, Colored Skinny Pants, Jackets & Blazers make up most of her closet. She is usually sporting a Fun Necklace like the Bubble Necklace & almost always wears her Silver Hoops. She has a "Pinned it & Did it" feature in her blog where she pins & does DIY's, Outfit Inspirations, Recipes and more. Their Mother & Daughter Monday Remix feature is also very popular. Her Favorite color is Purple and she looks great in it. I also like her in Blues like Turquoise, Baby Blue & Teal, Reds & Pinks.

Continuing with JANISE of Mama in Heels.
Janise is also Mom to Twins. Both of her Boys are Adorable Toddlers. She is one Fancy, Fabulous Dresser as well who mixes High End Designs/Couture Names with Lower-Priced Store Brands. She has an amazing collection of Designer Shoes. Also, some of her Beautiful Dresses and her Jewelry comes from Unique Boutiques & Small Jewelry Designers. In her blog she shares her every day life, date nights, time spend with the boys, lots of advise on her Household Finance & how to make room for small treasures in life including shopping, vacation, fun time & money to spend on leisure things. Her blog also includes Food, Drinks, Fitness, Shopping lists, etc. This Mom looks great doing it all in stiletto heels.

First of all let me say I love the name of Agnes' Blog, so Fun & Unique. Agnes is Mom to a little Toddler Boy and in her blog she shares a lot of tips & advise on Parenting and Motherhood, too. Now let's talk about her style which is Simple, Streamlined, Mom-Proof, Casual, Relaxed & 100% Chic + Elegant. You will see her in a lot of Neutral Colors spiced up with a Bright Item or a Small Print like Stripes & Polka Dots. She likes Collared Shirts under Sweaters & Blazers. She also loves to accessorize with her Crystal Silver Necklace or some type of Long Necklace. Her clothes and shoes  come from Gap, J Crew, Banana Republic & Aldo among other stores. In Agi's Blog you will also find a bi-weekly Thursday Link up in which she sometimes has themes. But my favorite feature she does is when she takes an item of clothing & styles it for 3 very different places or occasions - something I have thought of doing as well.

First new Mommy is KEELY of Casual Chic Kiki.
Keely is a brand-new mom to Wyatt for about 6 weeks now. She has been blogging for about 5 years and I have seen her Style evolve from Stylish but Safe to Stylish & Fashion-Forward. She is the Queen of Casual layering between Cardigans, Button Downs, Cropped Jackets, Tees, Tunics, Leggings & Skinny Pants. When she dresses up she puts on a Nice Dress. She almost always has Flats on because she likes to be comfortable on her feet so she has many Boots, Loafers, Ballerinas, Sandals & small Wedges. She stayed true to her Style during her Pregnancy too & we often saw her in Leggings paired with Open Cardigans, Tunics and Sweaters (to stay warm for the Winter too), which she accessorized  with a Large Purse & a Long Necklace. She also did Maxi Dresses & Body-con Dresses to show off her Big Round Belly. She loves Stripes & Animal Print; she wears them a lot. Now that she is staying home with her Baby she is still Comfortably Stylish. My Favorite Photos are of her with her Precious Baby Boy, so it doesn't matter at all what she is wearing when she carries him.

Second Brand-New Mom is ELENA of DC in Style.
Elena is the newest Mom from the blogs I follow. Her Sweet Baby Boy Ethan is just 3 weeks old & he is Gorgeous. Beautiful Elena isn't just a Pretty Lady in Beautiful Clothes who looked perfect all through the 40th week of Pregnancy (check her out in her Sexy, Mini LBD with the Khaki Blazer & Black Pumps), but she is also an Artist. She does some excellent drawings, most times of her outfits too, but her True Love is Fashion, so I am quite sure her little one will grow up to be Fashionable as well. Elena does a Monday Link-up too whose name I love "Bloom" so if you haven't yet, I suggest you link up. She kept her belly Happily Stylish throughout her entire Pregnancy, but even looked pretty in a Floral Nightgown when she delivered (pictured in the first collage). She is not afraid to mix Patterns, Textures & Colors for a variety of Looks. Baby Blue & Soft Peach are the 2 colors I like her best in. Lately she shared a Great Book about new Moms in her blog as well as 5 new essential pieces every new mom should have in her wardrobe - and I agree with every single one.

First Mom-to-Be is MOLLY of Still Being Molly.
Molly's Blogs is one of the Most Famous ones out there and she has every right because Molly is a mega-talented blogger with a sharp, witty tongue, good faith, great sense of humor (and comedienne), an activist, someone very kind and charitable, with a good sense of business & money-saving tips and  of course a Great Sense of Style. Molly and her husband are expecting their first child this summer, she is 28 weeks along in her Pregnancy and she has been dressing cuter than ever, especially now that she chopped her hair into shoulder-length. She is looking very Fashionable yet very Comfortable these days, be it Mini Skirts, Maxi Dresses, Jeans, Ballet Flats, Booties or Sneakers. She has been sporting cute Jewelry and carrying the cutest Red Purse with a Big Bow, which I love. I am loving her in Red, Burgundy, Yellow & Orange lately - all colors that look great with her Pregnancy Glow. Molly's Monday Link-Up "Yolo Mondays" is mega-popular. She is a Great Lady all around and I am glad she is joining the ranks of Motherhood, soon. That will be one lucky baby to have her for a mom.

Last Mom-to-Be in my Blog for this feature is KATIE of For Lauren and Lauren.
Katie's Blog is named after her Sister & her Sister-in-Law, her 2 Best Friends who are both named Lauren. Her Blog is a popular little corner where Katie has also shared her struggles with infertility besides her Great Fashion Sense. Finally this Summer, she will get to become Mom to a Beautiful Baby Girl, she is 30 weeks along - almost there. She also just recently celebrated her 8th Wedding Anniversary so Congrats to her & her Husband. Katie's Pregnancy Style has been lots of Maxi Dresses & Maxi Skirts, T-Shirts worn casually & layered with Scarves + Cardigans, Tunics & Mini Dresses paired with Tights & Leggings, lots of Comfortable Shoes & Boots. She has shown her love for Print in Floral, Stripes, Polka Dots, Color-block & even a Horse-Print Sweater. Light Blues & Corals look Picture-Perfect on this Pretty Blonde, Soon-to-Be Mommy. She is so excited about the arrival of her Baby Girl & I cannot blame her. Little Girls are the best!

P.S. I meant to post this last night but I went to bed early following Vivian. Good thing I did since we had a rough night ahead, poor little baby. Anyways, hope you ladies (especially the ones featured here) enjoyed this little surprise. Please be kind & show off this Special Post in your blog by linking up. Last but not least I want to wish both of our Expecting Moms the Best of Luck - the Best in Your Lives is yet to come, Ladies!! Trust Me. =)