What to Wear Wednesday- Grey Bird & Co.

Happy What to Wear Wednesday, my friends! I always love these days because I get to talk all things fashion with you and I also get to share a new fashion find or shop that I have fallen in love with!

Today I am here to tell you all about this sweet online shop called Grey Bird & Co.! I recently learned about this shop and I love that their pieces are unique, handmade in the U.S. and very versatile! Their clothing can be worn casual, dressy and are easy to accessorize and change-up the look!

Grey Bird & Co. was founded by a full-time stay at home mom who was tired of the waste and ethical practices of most fashionable companies! She created this company to serve all women with versatile and ethical clothing for all body types! I love how eco-friendly this company is and I applaud them for donating many of their fabric remnants to non profits, including a charity called Mia’s Mission who turns the fabric remnants into clothing for NICU babies!

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Top Tips for Family Photo Outfits

You may not know that along with being a blogger I am also a photographer! I have been doing photography for 10 years now as a hobby and a business!

I often have clients ask me what they should wear for their photos especially for family photos since it includes several people. I was recently talking to a friend about this and I decided I should share my thoughts here with all of you! It can be so hard to come up with the perfect outfits that don’t match too much, but still coordinate well.

We recently did our own family photos, which to be honest with you, I dread having our own family pictures taken. I can give clothing advice all day long to clients, but when it comes to my own family I think too hard about it. Not to mention, kids never nap on the day of pictures? Can you totally relate? It’s like they know and plan it just to make us crazy!

So here are my top tips for planning outfits for family photos and my thought process in choosing our own outfits recently! I wish I could also give you tips on how to handle a child refusing a nap on picture day, but you are on your own on that one! Good Luck!

1/ What do you have at home?

I do not like spending a lot of money on family photo outfits. Especially because I am already paying for the session so by the time I am done with it all I am broke like a joke! So I go through everyone’s closets and figure out what everyone has! For these specific photos I knew my husband had a nicer pair of shorts that were light gray and he had a chambray (denim) short sleeve button up here could wear. So I started working around that. My son already had a nice pair of khaki shorts and my daughter had a nice pair of white capris. I started with those items and then went shopping!

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What to Wear Wednesday- The Humble Soles

Calling all little ones with little soles! Have I got some pure cuteness perfectly created for your little feet!

I am a huge fan of supporting small businesses, but I am an even bigger fan when their business supports a good cause! So get ready, my friends, because I am about to introduce to you the sweetest business that is all about adorable product for a great cause!

The Humble Soles is not only a place where you can go and find beautifully created product, but also product created with humble hands. The founders, Gabriel and Ashlyn, met in Nicaragua and after having children of their own found themselves carrying the children of Nicaragua heavy on their hearts. They decided to take a huge step and do more! Children in Nicaragua are continually going without food, unable to get an education and sleeping on dirt floors. The Humble Soles was born and they started creating leather shoes created by the hands of the Nicaragua women with one goal, to help the children of Nicaragua.

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What to Wear Wednesday- StevieJ’s Head Wraps

I like big bows and I cannot lie!

Seriously, there is nothing much cuter than a sweet little girl with a big bow on her head! When I was pregnant with my first daughter I dreamed of bows and dresses! Thankfully I was blessed with a little girl who dreams the same dream that I do! Now we are raising up baby girl right and teaching her all about big bows!

I have been searching for the best big bow head wraps out there for my girls and often find myself disappointed in them. The quality is never impressive to me and they are always so expensive! Not to mention they are sent to me untied and I am completely lost on how to tie them properly!

Never fear! All your big bow searching days have come to an end! Introducing StevieJs! These bows are just the right kind of big and perfect in every way! I was skeptical at first because I have lucked out so many times, but I am beyond pleased with StevieJ’s quality in their head wraps, variety in styles and the price cannot be beat! One of the most exciting parts is that they come pre-tied! I have yet to untie them and my girls have worn them many times now! If they do become un-tied, StevieJ’s has a tutorial video on their website to help you learn how to tie them yourself in multiple different ways!

I could have honestly bought 50 of these head wraps and it was very hard to narrow down to the ones I decided on. StevieJ’s offers a few different styles in their shop, which made my decision even harder! My first choice was the Skye Butter Stretch Wrap. I knew the moment I saw this color my blue-eyed baby girl needed it in her life! They don’t call it butter for no reason! This fabric is SO soft and has a perfect stretch to it!

The butter stretch wraps come in lots of different colors and a few are done in a ribbed fabric for a more textured look! All of StevieJ’s head wraps can fit up to girls age 10+ years old, which means both my girls can wear the same one! I consider that even more worth my money when I get double the use out of it!

I was intrigued by a textured fabric option for the head wraps so I checked out the Chandler head wraps! I began swooning over all the options and then fell in love with this pale pink color! I knew both my girls would have lots of clothing to match this color! The Chandler head wrap has more of a raw edge to it and I wasn’t sure if I would like it as much as the clean edges on the butter stretch wraps, but I love them both equally the same! This wrap also has a great stretch to it and is made with a very comfortable fabric!

I knew once I picked out these dreamy solid wraps that I needed to wrap things up (see what I did there *wink) with a floral pattern! Shopping is never complete until there is a floral pattern in your cart! I spotted this floral wrap and knew it was meant to be when I realized my daughter just happened to have a kimono in the same print! I am obsessed with this floral and it makes for the perfect outfit! StevieJ’s has many floral prints to choose from and they are all equally as beautiful as this print!

I will definitely be going back to StevieJ’s to shop for some more bows! I am a true believer that little girls can never have too many bows! You can get any of the head wraps for $14 each, which is by far the best price I have found for this great of quality!

Luck for you, if you use the code 4THELOVEOFUS you get 10% off your purchase! YAY!

You can shop StevieJ’s online by clicking  HERE or you can shop any of the individual bows I talked about by clicking their images above!

Happy shopping and may big bows forever live on!

**I received free product from this company and I ONLY recommend services and products that I have used before, continue to use and that I LOVE. I would NEVER recommend a product/service that didn’t work for me or that I didn’t LOVE. As always thanks for trusting in me and supporting me.**








What to Wear Wednesday- Mom Approved Jeans

I’m going to start out by saying that I hate wearing jeans! If I could get away with wearing leggings or no pants at all for the rest of my life I would be one happy girl! I have friends that lounge in jeans like they are comfortable or something. Sometimes I wonder how I am even friends with these crazy jean loungers!

After having my third baby I was determined to find a pair of jeans that I could possibly like. I wasn’t looking for straight up love, just like! My dream pair of jeans would be comfortable, high-rise to tuck the “mama pooch” in, stretchy and affordable! I didn’t feel like I was asking for much!

I am tired of jeans falling off of me when I sit down, having to constantly pull them up after walking only two feet, feeling claustrophobic in a pair of jeans and having to take out a second mortgage to buy them! My friend (yes, a jean lounger friend) heard my cries and told me about her favorite pair of jeans. I think secretly she was tired of seeing me wearing leggings constantly!

My friends, these jeans are magical!

May I introduce you to American Eagle’s Denim X High-Waisted Jeggings! I am giving a shout out to mamas specifically that need a pair of jeans that tuck everything in! These are what we have all been searching for! These jeans have the perfect stretch to them, they sit high-rise, they are super comfortable and they don’t break the bank! I lounge in these jeans!These jeans are definitely true to size! I wear a size 14 and found them to be a perfect fit in all areas! I initially bought the regular length and they are slightly too short, but they are fine for the warmer weather months. I am 5′ 7″ and will be buying the long length for my next pair!My friend (yes, the jean lounger) is also a true believer in these jeans and has found them to be true to size in comparison to other skinny jeans for her specific body shape as well! She got a size 8 and found the fit to be perfect! She got the regular length because she is 5′ 4″ and ended up being a great length for her!These jeans hug in all the right places and are so flattering on any body shape! I never thought as a mom I would shop at American Eagle anymore. I was sure I was too old for it (in some ways I think I still am), but I will be that old lady buying jeans in American Eagle if it means having comfortable jeans in my life! If you don’t want to be the old lady in the store you can buy them online! American Eagle has great sizing charts that help you decide the right fit for you!These jeans are only $39.95 and it’s always worth keeping your eye out for a coupon or special deal to save a little! American Eagle always has specials going on! They carry size 00 up to 20 in short, regular and long lengths! If you choose to buy online, American Eagle offers free returns on all jeans which means you can try different sizes from the comfort of your home!

Shelf your leggings and go buy these jeans right now! If you are anything like I am and super picky with jeans then these are for you! You can find these jeans by clicking on any of the images above or go HERE! Do you have a favorite brand of jeans that are comfortable and mom pooch approved? I would love to hear about them!

Have a beautiful day and happy jean lounging!

**I do not get paid for recommending this product. I recommend this product ONLY because I truly love it! I would NEVER recommend a product/service that didn’t work for me. As always thanks for trusting in me and supporting me.**