Mommy/Daughter Warm Weather Essentials

 

     Hello there! It was a beautiful weekend, with the weather being in the 70's every day. I figured I should probably share Bailey and I's essentials for said weather! For both Bailey and I, the number one item is sunscreen. We both are very fair, and burn after about 15 minutes in full on sunshine. We also both have sensitive skin, so we share sunscreen, since baby sunscreen is usually so mild. Bailey's other must have's are a good sun hat for even more sun protection, flip-flops that actually stay on, a cute swimsuit for the lake and pool, and her new little pineapple from Target. The pineapple probably isn't an essential, but you've gotta have something summery to play with!

     My essentials aren't that far off from Bailey's. Along with the sunscreen, I have to have a lightweight blouse, because wearing anything other than cotton or linen in the humid heat of Missouri is suffocating. Also, my eye doctor said that people with light blue eyes really shouldn't go outside without sunglasses, due to major light sensitivity, so I always have my shades on hand. Typically, I like to have some sort of espadrilles in the summer, and I found these at Salvation Army for like $2, which is perfect, because these are a very seasonal style of shoe, so I don't like to spend much money on them. Lastly, I've been trying to drink more water, and this water bottle has been going with me everywhere. It doesn't hurt that it's nice to look at too. Have a great Monday!

To List the Essentials - New Mom Edition

 

     Hi readers! My older sister, Hannah, is having a baby in May! I'm so excited for her, and also excited that there's going to be another little one around. I figured it would be fun to put together a little list of the essentials for a new mommy. I had to stretch my memory a bit to remember what I loved when Bailey was a newborn, but I pulled a pretty tidy list together. I hope this helps any new mama that needs it! Check it out below.

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1. A luxurious bath soak for what will be a much needed pampering sesh at some point.

2. Comfy and soft lounge pants are a must for post baby comfort.

3. You won't regret buying a few good nursing bras.

4. Gotta have the fuel to wake up a couple of times during the night! This coffee maker is my favorite.

5. A good rocking chair is a worthy investment. Your back will thank you later.

6. Keeping track of all of your post delivery appointments will be a lot easier with a cute planner!

To Pare Down Your Wardrobe

    

     Hey guys! Recently, I have been seeing articles on creating a capsule wardrobe everywhere. There are a couple of popular variations, and they are quite similar. Up first is the "5 Piece French Wardrobe" wherein you start with a certain set of basics and every season, shop for 5 items to add to your repertoire. They can be trendy or just something that catches your eye. The second variation is essentially the same idea, you just start with a set amount of pieces instead of certain items. Also, when you go shopping for the next season, you can shop for as many items as you want, but keep it in the same range of pieces you started out with. The second idea is the one I decided to go with. Both are mostly a practice in thoughtfulness and making life a little easier. However, I chose to go with the second one because I didn't like the idea of having a set list of basics to start with. My basics are not always what the next persons are, so I felt like there was more freedom with Un-Fancy's system.

     For this, I pared my clothes down to the suggested amount of 37 pieces, and while it was hard, I learned what I like most and how to appreciate it. I mostly got rid of tops, lots of tops. I'm pretty positive I only wear 6 or 7 on rotation. It was rough until I realized "Hey, I get to go shopping! Yayyyy!" First, I had to narrow down how many pieces I wanted to purchase, and what said pieces were. This is where I turned to Pinterest and Instagram to see what was up for fall. I decided on sticking with the 5 items, just seems like a good number. Listed below, they are:

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1. A wool fedora of some sort. I'd been intrigued by them for a while, so I took the plunge and haven't looked back!

2. Lace up flats. My new go-to's that go with literally anything.

3. Something rust colored, one of my favorite colors at the moment.

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4. High Rise Jeans. A classic that happens to be on trend.

5. A turtleneck! I can't believe I bought a turtleneck, but I love it.

There you have it! I'm loving this system so far, and I'll let you know what I'm going to be looking for in the spring, once it's time for the earth to thaw. For now, let me know if you've tried the capsule wardrobe and what you chose to shop for this season! Happy shopping!