New Mama Style

Monday, August 25, 2014

When you're a new mommy, dressing yourself - heck, showering - is a feat in and of itself, never mind dressing stylishly. Plus, how do you redefine your style after months of maternity clothes? Even those with killer maternity style probably still weren't dressing like their pre-pregnancy selves. So how do you get back there? How do you dress to feel like "you" again and accommodate your new roles as mommy? How are mommies meant to dress anyway?


Honestly, I have no idea. The first few weeks after baby girl was born I just wore yoga pants and maternity tops. Slowly I started to fit back into my old clothes and started rediscovering past faves. I started to notice the moms who's style I thought was "cute" and took copious mental notes, I'm still doing this actually. I started to gravitate toward basics and classics, comfort and easy boob access (you know, because nursing) became keys for me. I'm still figuring out what my "mom style" is - what fits my life now and still makes me feel attractive - somedays I do better than others. I wear a lot of tee shirts. The outfit above is quickly becoming my uniform. Skinny jeans (leggings around the house - let's be real), a soft v neck (I love the shirts from Marine Layer), cute flats (Vans or strappy sandals), sunnies, a cute bag, lipgloss to make you look awake even if you don't feel it, and of course a sling for ze bebe (the Sakura Bloom - pictured - or the Stokke carrier - not pictured) and a little outfit from Baby GAP.


Unfortunately, a lady cannot live in v necks alone. So here's an outfit fro when I need to step it up a notch (our anniversary day trip to wine country for instance). A bright and floaty sundress, a chambray shirt, cute flats, a dressy bag (Marc by Marc Jacobs from a few seasons ago), sunnies, lip gloss, and of course a sling for ze bebe and a little outfit from peek kids.

I'll probably never be back 100% to my pre-pregnancy self style wise, but that's okay - I'm figuring out this new me.

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Better days ...

Friday, August 22, 2014



Happy weekend, dolls!

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lactation cookies

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Yes, lactation cookies -this is a thing. Lactation cookies are chocked full of “galactagogues,” foods that promote or increase the flow of mother’s milk, also they're yummy. There are a few kinds of boobie milk cookies on the market, but why buy what you can easily make? Plus the recipe below (via Mama Natural) is especially healthy, full of organic good stuff, so there is zero guilt. 


Whip up a batch of these bad boys and enjoy some milk and cookies - literally

INGREDIENTS 
  • 2 cups organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour (can use organic cornstarch or arrowroot flour)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 TB fennel seed, ground (can replace with flax seeds)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (can replace with sunflower or tahini if allergic to tree nuts)
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 TB coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs (can replace with chia seed or other egg replacement)
  • 2 TB raw honey 
  • 1/2 tsp. organic vanilla extract (can use almond or orange as well)
METHOD
  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Put your 2 cups of rolled oats into a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until the oats are a flour-like consistency.
  3. Measure out 1 TB of fennel seeds and grind in coffee grinder or with mortal and pestle until fine powder.
  4. Put dry ingredients into large bowl and mix.
  5. In a smaller bowl, put your almond butter, melted coconut oil, honey, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  6. Pour the contents of smaller bowl into the dry ingredient bowl. Mix well with spoon or clean hands.
  7. Grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil. Form small flat balls, about the circumference of a silver dollar. 
  8. Bake cookies in oven for 15-20 minutes. Check for slightest browning on outside of cookie. Take out and transfer cookies to a cooling rack. 
  9. Enjoy warm, or let cookies cool to room temperature. 
  10. Eat up and let it flow. 
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bouquet

Monday, August 18, 2014



This arrangement makes me happy every time I walk into the kitchen. Just a simple mix of white spider mums and a bouquet filler mix from Whole Foods. So simple, but it looks totally professional, no?

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Mantra

Monday, August 4, 2014



WORD.

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Cheers!

Friday, August 1, 2014

it's friday, dolls! I think you deserve a drink.


Watermelon Coconut Refresher
via A House in the Hills

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 full cups watermelon, cubed
  • 12 oz coconut water
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 lime cut into wheels
  • sugar
  • simple syrup
METHOD
  1. Place watermelon cubes in blender, pulse 5-10 seconds until pureed, set aside.
  2. In a large shaker muddle, coconut water and lime wedges.
  3. Add ice and tequila to shaker, shake for 10-20 seconds.
  4. Pour simple syrup and sugar onto two separate small plates.
  5. Dip rim of glass in simple syrup and then into sugar to make sugar rim. Repeat for all glasses.
  6. Fill glasses with ice.
  7. Strain contents of shaker evenly into glasses.
  8. Fill remainder of glass with watermelon puree, stir gently.
  9. Garnish with a lime wheel.
NOTES

  • 1 cup of cubed watermelon makes just under 1 cup watermelon puree.
  • Additional simple syrup may be used to sweeten cocktail as desired.
  • There may be additional watermelon puree depending on size of glassware used.
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Multitasking

Thursday, July 31, 2014

If you've been here before then you know I'm a product junkie and fairly committed to my regime (see here and here for starters). However, since baby girl's appearance I've had to do some streamlining and multitasking. So I'm loving these two products from Benefit for helping me look polished when I have to fit in a shower and the whole shebang into a 20 minute nap session.


The Gimme Brow is a tinted brow gel and volumizer that fills in sparse areas and tames unruly hairs. Just a few quick swipes and your brows are neat and full -- it's almost too easy.


The They're Real Push Up Gel Liner is a gel liner ... PEN! Game changer. The liner goes on as easily as a pencil but it's gel. So you get the pigment and the staying power without having to mess with a pot and a brush.

BOOM! Polished eyes that look totally "done" in half the time.

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