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Today’s blog post is about the “slouchy”. The slouchy is The Mint Julep Boutiques amazing sweatshirt. The slouchy is a cute and trendy long sleeve shirt that can be worn in multiple different ways. On top of that it is so incredibly comfortable. When I received the package in the mail I could not wait to wear them! The fabric was cotton and had a perfect fit as soon as I put it on. 

 

The part that I love most about the slouchy is how versatile it is. The wine colored slouchy was perfect for fall photos so I could not wait to dress it up with a hat and heels and take pictures in the leaves. I know it can be really hard to find fashion trends that are comfortable and trending, but that is the best part about this shirt. There are so many ways to style it!

Being a mom of two little girls I am on the go a lot and I am also home a lot. Being comfortable in what I am wearing is very important to me. I wanted to add a real life picture amongst the professional ones to keep things honest and real. Life is not always about dressing up and attending fancy events.  It is about cuddling on the couch and drying crying eyes while drinking all the coffee I can get. I may or may not have worn this pink slouchy all day and all night. It was the perfect comfy top for a tiresome day.

 

The slouchys typically are $48 but with an exclusive offer you can buy them for $24. I have attached all the links for you below. I hope you love them as much as I do!

XOXO,

Brianna

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Wine Slouchy

Rose Slouchy

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THML Fall LookBook

Big comfy sweaters are my favorite fall trend. The saying “the higher the hair the closer to heaven”, I feel can be relatable when you put on your oversized snugly shirt for the day. Sweaters are just so inviting and if it is a gloomy day, forget about it I am making my way to the couch for a quick nap.

 This sweater is from THML Clothing Company. I am the least bit a fan of turtlenecks because of the constraint on your neck but I love the warmth they provide. This sweater featured below had the perfect compromise to my problem. The neckline almost appears to be a scarf and the button details add the cutest touch.

Stripes are always a flattering look and I love that these stripes are neutral. I have been on a big neutral kick lately and this sweater had me swooning as soon as I saw it. Some sweaters can leave an itchy irritated feeling, especially if there is material around your neck. This sweaters fabric was light enough that the material did not cling to your body but still added enough warmth without any irritation.

 

This drape front jacket is so cozy and fun to wear. The oversized grey look to me just appears to have a London-esque look . I have no idea why but it does. The plaid long sleeves could not have added a more fall appearance even if I tried. Typically I am not a fan of plaid, however this had just enough pop of design yet still subtle enough to be able to be paired with multiple outfits.

I recently went to a birthday celebration that was outside and it was COLD. Most people attending were wearing winter coats and all I brought was a thick sweater and this jacket. Needless to say I was not the least bit cold. I was pleasantly surprised at how warm I stayed in the jacket. The jacket itself was not heavy but provided the warmth and comfort that I needed.

You can find these looks and many more on the THML Clothing website, www.thmlclothing.comCheck out their fall look book for many more sophisticated pieces. 

XOXO,

Brianna

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"Grace"ful Motto Leggings

It is my favorite time of year! Fall is my favorite season and New York is known for having some of the most gorgeous scenic views during these next couple months! Along with the pumpkins, hay rides, and lattes come my next favorite thing, fall fashion! Every year I just can’t seem to get enough boots, scarfs, and leggings. These motto leggings from Gracie James are such a hot item right now for fall! Anything motto is currently trending right now, and these leggings are on the top of the list for fall fashion.

One of my favorite things about leggings is the comfort that comes with it. Sometimes it can be hard to get a full description of an item from just a picture, so let me break it down for you. These leggings feel like a jean, but have a slight stretch in them allowing for room and comfort. The zipper on the bottom allows them to slide onto the leg easier, avoiding the awkward dance/jump most of us have to do to put our pants on. You know what I am talking about right?!! The design on the pant leg draws attention, making the leggings more unique however it still allows for tops that have designs to be worn without clashing patterns. Best part of all???? They are slimming! Can we just stop for a minute and thank the good Lord when our thighs look a little slimmer after a weekend of indulging in pizza? Please tell me I am not the only foodie out there, where are my Italian sisters? :)

 

The ladies in the shop have been such a joy to work with and offered all of my followers a 15% discount using code “SAVVY15”. Last I heard these leggings were selling out like loaded fries at a food truck rodeo so grab a pair now if you are interested! 

XOXO Brianna

 

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Motto Leggings

Nude Pumps

Coach Purse

 

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When life throws those lemons.......

Ok lets get honest here. Lately I have been struggling with mommyhood. It is wonderful and special and the fact that I can stay at home (part time) with my girls is such a gift.  However if you have been around the sun a few times you know that some gifts are not always what we expected. That same concept can be applied. I love my girls with every fiber in my body, but there are days, more often than not that the bickering, shouting and plain ole drama become to much to handle. For whatever reason, God desiged my little angels to be passionate, high strung and emotional (I just decsribed all females pretty much) and I am learning daily how to handle that. Now add being a wife, and working, and life and then if time allows, things that I enjoy. It can be a stuggle trying to find the balance. 

Life does not come with a guidline. Oh, I wish it would! No matter how many times I can search google I will never find the perfect answer how to be a mother. It will give me a thousand opinion of others or say I am dying of a rare disease. Google is famous for misdiagnosing if you havent figured that one out yet.

I have noticed  a huge difference however if I have not read my bible.  When I am not reading God's word daily you know what happens? Discontentment sets in. Comparison starts to ransack my brain. Anger invades and makes me quick tempered and all the sudden my responisbilities just became a chore. The joy in raising two healthy beautiful girls has now became a nuisance and by 9am I am ready to go back to bed and bury my head.

The days I read my bible and pray are STILL hard! That part does not change, but what changes is my hearts attitude. I have strength to get through the day. I find more joy in the mundane and my complaints start to subside because I have allowed Gods word to sink into my heart and move me. This Christian life I walk is not easy, but Gods grace guides me and directs me to make better choices and live a life that is focused more on others and less on my own selfishness. To any moms, or any one else I hope I can encourage you today! Find joy in what you are called to do!

 

XOXO Brianna

This shirt was such a fun and cute top to wear! I love the off the shoulder look, but still maintaining a shirt appearamce. This top seems to be more practical for children. Especially when they want to pull and tug on your clothes. One tug too hard and there goes a free show to anyone around! Oh those kiddos! The bag was a TJ Maxx find, and you know how those go. Almost impossible to find online. Check with your local store.

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White Lemon Print Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top

White Ripped Jeans

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Baton Rouge Style

In June the family and I went on vacation to the deep, deep south of Lousiana. It was hot, humid, and wonderful. We see my sister and her family about once a year so I always look forward to the beginning of summer when I know our trip is planned. My sister is a newborn photograpger in Baton Rouge so I asked her if she would be willing to snap a few pics for me. Of course she said yes, and you can easily see she has an eye for creativity because she made me look like a professional when I had no clue what I was doing. The work of a great artist!

This dress I found online at Forever21 was such a great find because it can be so versitile. I chose to style it with a few necklaces and lace up heels for an easy summer feel.