Have you ever worn a lipstick that just does it? You're not certain what the it is, but it does it.
posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
With that said, I can't forget to acknowledge the few reasons why I don't particularly love this sweater; it's a little too long, the sleeves are a little billowy, and the neck is warm, yet, often removes my lipstick. In addition, a little too large in all the wrong places, leaving questionable pouches that lead to suspicious of an early hidden pregnancy. Not the case.
With that said, I still can't get rid of it. Even when I take in account my own rule of purging and re-purchasing. This sweater is of a special circumstance. And I think everyone is allowed one... or a few more. See, to find the perfect fit of a staple sweater, it takes time and effort. It takes purchasing, trying on, comparing, and returning - if need be. And even if I find the perfect one, I know there will be parts of me that gets dressed one cold day, and will long for the billowy sleeves and oversized cowl neck with that extra fabric. So I hold on.
Do you have anything you just can't get rid of?
And speaking of perfect cream chunky sweaters, here are a few that have my eye: a turtleneck sweater, a mock neck sweater, a classic, and a hand knit hoodie.
A holiday treat:
Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase with code CAlMDOWN. They're obviously my favorite sweater shop!
My coat- Petria Lenehan, Dress- Ace & Jig, Boots- Vintage (similar), Headwrap- Block Shop Textiles.
posted on: Friday, November 20, 2015
When participating in this campaign, I recalled several times in which a stranger made me feel good by doing something kind for me. For instance: A few weeks ago I walked into a cafe after a long day. I had little makeup on, and was drained. I needed to get home to relieve our babysitter, but also needed a few minutes to get my mind prepared for our nighttime routine. As I poured sugar in my coffee, and looked down at it longingly and desperately - wanting it all within mere seconds, a stranger came up to me...
posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Beyond it's functionality, a diaper bag must be able to get a bit dirty around the edges from the day's adventures, whilst, remaining chic for the day's look. It has to go unnoticed while still being a large component of any one day. It needs to do a lot, without looking like a lot.
Though Lily Jade entered the trend of untraditional diaper bags at the nick of time; they continue to set themselves apart from the rest with their practicality, beauty, and attainable price points. Many of their bags go from shoulder to backpack, and will become a purse when that phase of life has passed. With an insert (the baby bag) that has several pockets that are just the right size and located in just the right places, they make city adventures... heck, daily parenting, a breeze.
What kind of diaper bag do you carry? Now with two kids, I love to wear it as a back pack.
Photography by Belle Savransky for LaTonya Yvette.
This post is in partnership with Lily Jade, long time friends and a brand that I wholeheartedly believe in.