boy’s clothing

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I know that the title to this post may seem a tad bit confusing considering that I don’t have sons.

Stay with me, I’m going somewhere with this, and if you like shopping you will like this post.

To know me personally is to know that I’ve never been one to dress my girls in extremely girly threads. I grew up with 3 brothers who lovingly nicknamed me Chuck because clearly they wished I was a boy,  now how you get Chuck from Charlotte I will never know, but I digress.

Being around my brothers gave me a love for all things neutral that is now present in my day to day personal style and often reflected in the way I dress my girls.

Not to say that they never wear dresses, what I am saying is that if I happen to find something in the boy’s section I might just buy it for my girls. I mean why not right?!

For instance I recently purchased a pair of native shoes for Neriah because at the time, the girl’s options were pink. Not a fan of pink.

Thanks to the power of the internet, or rather my online shopping expertise, I’ve discovered the mecca of awesomeness for all things clothes. The answer to your shopping dilemma has come in the form of diapers.com

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With Neriah in school now, and Fall being around the corner I’m on the hunt for cool and fashionable threads similar to this quilted vest from JoJo Maman Bebe or this quilted Hoodie cover for Micah.

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The site is truly amazing and kind of a one stop shop for parents who are entirely too busy to deal with malls or department stores. Not a fan of the latter.

Rest assured that my little ladies will not develop a complex, I, like many moms, like to get creative with their clothing options and little did you know they’ve been wearing boy’s clothing since birth.

Don’t believe me? I knew you wouldn’t let me prove it to you doubting Thomas 😉

This jacket ( boy’s jacket), those black shoes she’s got on ( yep you’ve guessed it BOY’S) and the jeans in the picture above… you already know boyyyyzzzzzz!

So tell me, have you ever shopped in the boy’s section for your daughter(s)?

If so let me know by dropping a line below.

Until next time.

 

 

 

off shoulders

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Leave it to me to decide to wear all of my shoulder baring tops/dresses and rompers one month before summer’s end.

The off shoulder trend is one that most of us have tried and love. I for one am secretly wishing that summer never ends just so I can get to wear this dress over, and over and over again. Plus I’m not ready to deal with winter in Chicago.

Alas, such is life.

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The dress pictured above is by Nightwalker, and it’s made of a very  light and breathable fabric which makes it perfect for summer.

The only downfall is that it wrinkles rather quickly and that’s a bummer for me because ironing makes me ill.

If you’ve never heard of Nightwalker, you’ve probably been living under a rock and I’ve been living there with you. I give credit to Shopbop for housing a plethora of dope designers who take all my money, who inspire me to get out of my pajamas and look decent outside of leggings and tees.

Thank you Shopbop… I’m forever indebted.

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Love a good décolleté ? If so,  this post is for you.

I’m sharing three of my favorite online shops who also happen to carry off the shoulder tops/dresses and rompers.

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 Shopbop, Zara, and Topshop. are the spots to visit if you’re looking to up your collar bone game up.

Now listen here, If you’re one that follows trends, than perhaps purchasing this style so late in the season is not the best thing for you.

Why Charlotte?

Because I don’t anticipate this  off the shoulder trend being as trendy next summer.

But if you’re like me, and you don’t really care for trends then knock yourself out! I wear what I like, trendy or not, oh and I’m  an 80’s baby who gets a little excited when looks from my era resurface.

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so tell me,  what are some of your favorite places to shop for off the shoulder realness?

Better yet have you tried this look?

 Drop your comments below.

Until next time.

Unlike these fashion trends 😉

“Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever”

– Hebrews 13:8

style hacks

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Time management has not always been my forte; adding two kids to the equation certainly hasn’t helped my cause, but slowly and surely with God’s help, I’m finding ways that have enabled me to make the most of my 24 hours.

One of them is waking up at the crack of dawn, and as crazy as it may sound waking up extremely early actually helps me. I find that my days are far more productive when I wake before the rest of my family does, but I’ll share more on that in another post.

Something else that’s helped an awful lot is keeping things simple. I have  learned that simplicity is the key to sanity and I truly try to  apply it to my life all ways, always!

If you’re a mom than you know how hard it can be to get things done, it seems like the minute you start working on one thing something else comes along and throws you off course.

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Earlier this month I began enumerating ways to simplify my life. I’ve got a few gems I will be sharing with you in the coming weeks, but I figured I would start with the most important one: style (sarcasm intended)

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I don’t know about you mamas, but I’m over wearing leggings and tanks, yes my weekdays mostly consist of work but contrary to what you may see on snapchat ( @milknhonee) I’m not always at home making smoothie bowls.

My problem is, attempting to get ready to go out with small children tugging at your leg makes the task nearly impossible.

Something that should take less than an hour, turns into 3 hours.

Thankfully, I’ve found 5 style hacks every mom should try. The tips listed below are guaranteed to have you cute and ready to go in 30 minutes or less.

 

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1. no fuss hair

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See that face? That’s the face of a woman who has not combed her hair in a few months. Braids have been my “thang” as of late. I love the versatility they offer and the time they’ve saved me (15-20 min daily) to be exact. No heat no relaxer, no curling. NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH.

Don’t have braids? Worry not, buns, headwraps, low ponytails are all easy hairstyles that are simple but stylish.

havanna twistsshould have laid some edge control on those baby hairs… Oh well, #iaintsorry

2. minimal makeup

keep it minimal. I rarely wear a full face of makeup, unless it’s Sunday, then I do it for Jesus. Other than that I keep it … simple. A good lip color ( red is my go-to) and mascara.

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3. effortless ensemble

I think I’ve mentioned this before but in case you’re new to the blog, I need to let you know that I’ve never been a fan of dresses. But I love them now. Why you ask, because they’re kind of an instant outfit. One piece, and voila, you’re ready to roll. I’m also a fan of rompers/jumpers, like the one pictured below from boohoo.com. One piece outfits are bae. No need to coordinate a top and bottom. #WontHedoit

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charlotte bettswhat? you don’t walk like this? 😉

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4. good comfy heels

You’re going to be out, you will need  a pair of good comfortable heels! Is there such a thing you ask? Why yes, yes there is, they’re called block heels and they’re my best friend. My stiletto wearing days are a distant memory, my feet haven’t been the same since giving birth to my girls and although they’ve  returned to their normal size  my ability to  wear heels for an extended length of time has greatly diminished.

Nowadays I only wear heels on special occasions and by special occasions I mean never. LOL

In all seriousness If you’re like me and miss the instant sexy a high heel provides try a block heel.

You’re welcome.

5.confidence

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Whatever you choose to wear, do it with confidence, nothing says style like a woman who wears confidence boldly.

 

Got style tips/hacks?

Drop ’em below!

Until next time

 

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

-Hebrews 4:16