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Flamingos for days! Loving this Carter’s flamingo 2 piece bodysuit and pant set for Isla that matches our Kate Spade flamingo diaper bag! On our first trip to the zoo, Isla was so obsessed with the flamingos! I think it’s because of how bright they were and how close we were able to get. She takes after her mom and loves pink! These Topshop cami’s are the absolute best, they come in so many colors and are so light (perfect for this heat!). Make sure to buy the next size up for a good fit! Last but not least, I am so obsessed with my new pink Ray Ban aviators, you will be seeing these a lot in the next couple posts!

Let’s talk about some of these products from a practical point of view, because honestly, shiny things are great to look at but normally not for moms.  We’re on the go, constantly teetering in and out of sanity, and just trying to keep our heads above water sometimes! So no-hassle fashion is really the only choice.

Let me be honest, this Kate Spade flamingo diaper bag would not have suited my needs when Isla was a newborn.  I’m glad that I recognized that then and did not invest in one. I knew that I would need a bag that I could just throw around and wouldn’t be afraid to get dirty.  Plus, the lack of pockets inside was a huge transition going from my JJ Cole bag.  It had tons of pockets, Kate Spade only has 3 or 4.  It suits our needs perfectly now that Isla is a little older, isn’t having blowout diapers all the time, spitting up all the time, and she’s able to walk on her own.  All of those factors come into play when considering a diaper bag’s functionality.  I still wish this Kate Spade bag had a couple more pockets so that I could be a little more organized, but let’s be honest, it all ends up being thrown and jumbled all up in there anyways.

As for durability, the fabric has a vinyl texture so any food that gets dropped on the outside can just be wiped off.  The inside  has this great nylon lining for similar purposes, and is a beautiful silver color to help conceal the dirt.  What I love about this diaper bag are the stroller straps that are connected to the inside of the bag. My other bag had these giant, bulky ones that just kind of sat at the bottom of the bag and it was a pain to install them so they were never really used.  These straps are so thin (but made of strong leather) so they weigh virtually nothing while being extremely functional. Love it.  The size of this bag is fantastic too. It’s huge! 

On to the Topshop cami’s.  I love these cami’s because you can dress them up or down.  Perfect for every day or to wear under a cardigan or blazer for church or work. But I absolutely would not recommend these shirts for nursing moms.  They do not have any give, so that’s why I say size up! My shirt fit perfectly in the stomach and hips (nice and flowy!) but a little tight in the bust. 

What I also love about these cami’s: They are virtually wrinkle free. I wore mine three separate times and any wrinkling is very minimal (I also tuck mine in sometimes!).  I have a couple of really nice chiffon tops that I absolutely love, but they’re so wrinkle-prone that I can’t even put a seat belt on or carry my child on my hip without making it look completely unpresentable. I never end up wearing them and they end up hanging gorgeously in my closet, taunting me.

All in all: If you aren’t breast-feeding, these tops are a must have. Buy these in the next size up. Buy some staple colors and some neon colors, mix it up with the accessories and wear them with some yoga pants and you’re set! This is my version of trying to look presentable while being totally comfortable at the same time. Or as my friend Nick calls it, “Ath-leisure”.
 

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I just posted this yesterday and added a bit of a body image message along with it. When I first saw this picture I was like aaah! Amazon woman! I sat there and picked myself apart, and it was so unhealthy! I know that we do that a lot as human beings, and I realized that we really are our own worst critics. Every Good Woman is about celebrating every woman, every type, skin color, body type, and ethnicity. And I’m included in that category! It took me so long to accept the fact that I was infact a plus size woman and that I needed to start dressing like one. If we don’t dress for our body types, we’re really not doing our bodies or our self esteem any favors. Celebrate your body; change what you can, embrace what you can’t.

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TOP: here, HAT: here, BABY TOP: here, BABY SHORTS: here, BABY BOW: similar here, WATCH: similar here, LIPS: here  
It is HOT and humid here in southern California ya’ll! We don’t have central air in the house but we are super fortunate to live super close to the beach and to have a pool in the backyard. So, we decided to spend the day with some loved ones enjoying the pool.

This is one of those outfits that is perfect for lounging in the backyard or patio dinner. This nautical striped top and fedora complement each other so well. Which, by the way, I am OBSESSED with this Tory Burch fedora. My mother in-law bought it for my birthday last year and I find any excuse I can to wear it! 

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  1. This looks SO comfy and even cuter! I love an outfit that I can feel both comfortable and confident in! I will have to check out that pink top

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