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Hey lovelies, welcome to SDB! I'm Natasha. I am a walking, talking mombie fueled by coffee. I am obsessed with shoes, all things glittery and/or sparkly, and I have an owl obsession. We talk about everything from motherhood, lifestyle, and all things inbetween. I am a mom of three kids and we reside in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for tagging along! Now lets sit back and sip on a cup of coffee in the AM or wine in the PM and lets relax.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Mommy Style: Blue Suede Boots & Baby Blue Dress

It's the last week of summer vacation for my big boy. He heads back to school on Wednesday. The weather has been lovely, high 90's and sunshine. We went on our weekly walk around the historic Fort Vancouver. It happens to be our favorite park in the Couve and is full of so much history. The kids love the old English cottages. Both my husband and I are happy to we are getting back to our school schedule in a couple days. Tonight we find out who Amari's new teacher is going to be and he is getting pretty excited about it too. 

With summer slowly coming to an end I have been looking through my wardrobe to find key summer staples that I can transition into the fall. I purchased this dress on a whim (from Kmart of all places). I love their fall line and often find some great pieces that are good quality and made really well. I purchased a majority of my favorite sweaters from here and they are still in great condition.

What I love about this dress is the blue hues throughout the dress and the fabric's  thin enough to wear in warmer temperatures without getting too hot. I also like that my Mom belly isn't the main attention seeker either. I feel comfortable in my skin when wearing this pretty dress and the color complements my complexion well. It's perfect for the office too! Come fall, I will wear tights or leggings with boots and a cute scarf to complete the look. The blue "suede" booties are also a Kmart find. I bought them last winter and absolutely adore them! They are so comfortable and I often get complaints when I wear them. 

Leave me a comment and let me know what you are most looking forward to come autumn. I would love to hear your comments. Have a wonderful day friends! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Mommy Style: B&W Stripes and Pumpkin Cardigan

With fall just around the corner, I am getting eager to bust out some of my favorite cardigans and booties that I can pair with some of my summer staples like this off the shoulder top I am wearing. I have had this top since April and sadly it just sat in my closet and was often overlooked by me. Honestly, it's one of those tops that whenever I put it one I feel insecure about how my arms and shoulders look while wearing it. I was hoping to loose more weight before summer ended but I felt like I was running out of time to wear it so I gathered up all my courage and wore it to work underneath my favorite pumpkin cardigan. 

I paired it with a pair of black jeans and my favorite mules I found from Rue21. I love the bow details and these shoes are super comfortable. I wore them one day while window shopping with a few of my mentee's and my feet didn't hurt at all. These shoes are perfect for those warm autumn days when it's still too warm to wear booties and opened toed shoes are still acceptable to wear. 

The off the shoulder top I found at Ross. It was one of those blouses where I saw it, liked it, put it back, and came back ten minutes later cause I couldn't stop picturing various outfits in my head that I could wear it with. It's such a pretty top and the material is flowy and the fabric keeps you pretty cool during those warmer summer days. I also am obsessed with stripes. I have way too many stripped tops in my wardrobe but didn't have any vertical stripes. What I like about it is that it makes my mom belly look a little slimmer instead of wider and the stripes are pretty thin. I see myself wearing this blouse a couple times in September and throwing a cardigan over it when I'm at the office and wearing it without one when I get coffee with my sisters or brunch with friends. 

The tassel earrings are a favorite accessory of mine. I wear them at least three times a week. I found these at Wal-Mart of all places for $4.00! They had other colors too.

What summer transitional pieces are you most excited to wear with some of your fall staples? I would love to hear your comments. Thanks for stopping bye and have a lovely day friends.

P.S. Sorry for the weird camera angles. I was teaching my mentee how to take photos but she forgot that you need to turn the camera for full length photos. Next time.