OMG Babes, it’s 2019! We’ve made it through an entire year alive (barely), lol. 2018 has been an extremely trying year for me, mainly close to the end. But I am optimistic and hopeful for an amazing New Year. In the coming months you’ll see some changes on the blog so definitely look out for those because it will make searching and shopping the blog so much easier for you babes.
So I figured I would start Insta Recaps again starting with February just because January was a long and extrememly busy month for me and I didn’t have time to recap the month but everything is linked on my 21 Buttons app for you to instantly shop! So here is my Instagram recap for February. I’ve added links with all my outfit details, and quick links for all my Insta posts as always. Also, don’t forget to download and follow me @lolanicoleblogs on the free 21Buttons app and that way you can shop all my outfits with a quick click without waiting for a blog post to go live, YAY!
Happy Saturday Babes! I wanted to do a fun little series that helped my fashionistas on a budget still look their best. Walmart has really been stepping up their clothing styles and I’m loving all the new updates, especially their jeans selection. With the Levi’s Signature Series and some cute No Boundaries styles out now, there are some great options to choose from.
I went to Walmart and picked out a few pairs of jeans that I could mix and match in outfits and that were great everyday staples. All the jeans I’m wearing are UNDER $30 and such great quality. I wanted to get this post up because some of the jeans are currently on sale at Walmart so I wanted to show a few styles to choose from. I have linked all that’s available online underneath each photo and added links to similar options if the original is sold out.
-The T-Shirts and sweatshirts I have are all unisex sizing and I’m wearing a size Medium for a more oversized fit. If you want a more fitted look size down one.
-All the Levi’s jeans I’m wearing size 4 and 6 depending on cut and No Boundaries I’m wearing size 7 or 9 depending on the cut.
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.
When I think of Valentine’s Day, it’s hard to get away from thinking about flowers, hearts, candy and anything pink and red. But we can’t forget about the men in our lives, lol. So here are some Valentine’s gifts for the man in your life. Whether it’s your SO, Dad, Grandpa or a Teen Boy. This list should have you covered.
I’m back with another Valentine’s gift guide. This time it’s a fun one for the littles in your life. There’s something for every age that will be fun and exciting on your day of love spent with your little nuggets.
Do you have special things planned for your kiddos for Valentine’s Day? I still have 40+ valentines cards to help fill out for my 2 youngest nuggets classrooms. (pray for me, lol.) We may order in because Valentine’s Day in a restaurant is always a crowded event, lol.
Hi Babes! So Valentines Day is just around the corner and I figured would put together some gift guides for all the loves in your life. Whether a Galentines Gift, a Gift for that special someone or a teen. I’ve picked some gift options that are great gifts for everyone in your life! There are gifts for all different price ranges and most are on Amazon for easy shopping and quick delivery, just in the nick of time. So first up on the gift guide agenda, Valentine’s Day gifts for Her!
I love online shopping, its convenient and you don’t even have to leave your bed, lol. So anything that takes the guesswork out of my shopping experience is even better. I decided to try out this monthly clothing subscription service for the last few months by Nadine West. It’s a free monthly clothing service that’s super simple and quick. So here’s the breakdown:
You go to nadinewest.com and sign up, take a style quiz based on your likes and dislikes style wise and then just sit back an wait. They curate a package with a top, a bottom, a dress, jewelry, gift cards or other fun accessories and send it out to you. Once your package arrives you will get time to try everything and see what you like and what fits your style. You get a packing slip in your fun shiny pink envelope with the items you received and the individual prices for each along with a return date for sending back what you aren’t keeping. When it’s time to mail anything back, just put everything you aren’t keeping back in the same envelope and stick the return label over the sent label, drop it off at the post office or give it to your mailman and that’s it.
They debit your account $9.78 for shipping which is credited to whatever you choose to keep so that your shipping is free. If you decide to send everything back for that shipment then you will ONLY pay your one-time shipping cost of $9.78 even if you send everything back. Super easy and simple. Also, it’s ok if it takes a few shipments for you to get some items you like. It may take a couple times for them to get your style down to a science but they definitely will work to make sure you get items that you love.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this break down of how Nadine West works and hopefully it made you want to try it out for yourself. If you would like to try it out just go to http://Nadinewest.com and use my referral code: UVPF-XDJ2-BJ78 and let the fun begin. Are there any clothing subscription services that you love or have tried? Let me know in the comments below, I’m always looking for new and fun shopping experiences.
You’re not alone. I’m right there with you, sprawled out on the floor like a washed-up starfish. Just ready to drown in my tears. I’m there too. You didn’t imagine it would be like this. You always saw those beautiful photos of mothers looking their best with such well-behaved children in tow. But that’s not always reality. In fact, it’s not a reality at all. Life is messy, you learn as you go. Some have it better than others at first, but everybody eventually finds their way.
For the SAHM-there’s the sleepless nights, the loneliness, wanting to talk to someone old enough to buy a beer, so much so that when the UPS guy or the mailman comes you start talking about random things and they’re looking at you like ‘Ok lady, here’s your mail.” No? Just me? K, thanks! Well, I’m there too. To the working single mom and the married single mom (you know what I mean) who has to wake up, get dressed for work, get kids ready for school, get out the door and everyone where they need to be on time. Then get off work, pick up kids, grocery shop, go home, cook dinner, run baths, do laundry, remember all appts, performances, field trips, little Suzie’s birthday party and so on. Every mom who’s lost sleep or cried themselves to sleep or even both. You rocked a sick child or children to sleep, you’ve sent your kids off to school for the day only to worry the entire time they’re out of your sight for their safety and well being. I FEEL you. When you’ve tried everything and your child is still inconsolable and you’re just touched out and drained. When you’ve breastfed so much that you don’t even want to touch your own body to shower. When all you want to do is crawl into the nearest bed and sleep for days. I UNDERSTAND. You’re not alone. You’re not wrong. You’re not a bad mom for making tv dinners or letting them eat whatever is in the pantry just so they can go to bed and get out of your hair. You love them, you made them, you carried them, you felt and heard their heartbeat before they even knew who you were. It’s ok. There’s millions of us. We’re everywhere, feeling all the feels.
The next time you see that mom that looks like she’s going to exit out the back of Publix and leave her screaming child right there on the floor in the chip aisle. You just look at her and say, girl, I FEEL you. I UNDERSTAND. We need more compassion, more help, more support, more love. Stop judging so much and band together. I mean we need some defense against these toddlers man, like they’re seriously cray, lol. Mothers do an extremely exhausting and endless job. It’s thankless, there’s no trophy or award given. Sometimes you just want to punch your SO when they haven’t helped you do one thing around the house but still expect you to have dinner on the table and then be ready to get sexy later even though you’re currently wearing your “fancy sweats” and your “good” t-shirt for the third day in a row because you’ve either had no time or just been so exhausted you couldn’t even get up the strength to make it to the bathroom to shower.
Sometimes your kids even make you cry. No? Just me again? Ugh, ok then. Yes, that’s right. My 14 yr old has made me cry and so has my 4 yr old. Girls can be mean, lmao. But for real they are. But, you know what? I’m doing my best and so are you. There is no manual to life, especially the having children part. No one tells you that once you become a mother, no excuse me, once you conceive, that your whole life changes. You begin changing and adapting and protecting from day 1. Your body does things that shouldn’t even be humanly possible, you create life. I mean I don’t want to toot my own horn but man I’m pretty awesome, lol. I mean really, so are you. You’re awesome, mom in the PJ pants, sweatshirt, no bra and sunglasses to hide your eye bags in the car rider line. (If i’m alone in this morning fashion choice, I’m gonna scream, LOL).
I’m with you mom currently looking at her peacefully sleeping SO while being puked on at 3 am and thinking of ways to slap him and pretend it was a dream when he wakes up. Sometimes I just want to walk out my front door and get in my car and drive off. Have an Eat, Pray, Love moment and then figure it out from there. But I don’t and neither do you. We stay, we show up every day without fail. We keep things running like a well-oiled machine, sometimes everything doesn’t go as planned but you get through it. So the next time you’re on the floor, just close your eyes and imagine the other moms out there just like you. On the floor like washed up starfish, so exhausted they could probably fall asleep just like that, hearing small voices calling their name and just wanting to burst into tears. Just know that we’re there, know that we’re together in mind and spirit. I will hold your hand in spirit. We’re together on that floor and we will lay there and cry and feel our feels and then get up, pull ourselves together and return to the chaos.
But when it’s all said and done. Here we are, standing by our children’s beds or looking at them peacefully sleeping next to us and think, “I love you so much, I never knew my heart could feel this much love for anything other than Jason Momoa.” , lol j/k j/k.” But seriously, they know. They know you love them, they know you care and even though they said you ruined their life the other night or they hate you, they don’t. Let’s not forget we were all kids once and I’m sure our own moms have plenty to say about how we acted when we were children. But once they get older and they begin to think you’re uncool, they dont want to kiss you infront of their friends anymore and they think you don’t know anything, just know that will pass and they will grow to want your opinion. They will want to call you randomly and be appalled when you don’t answer the phone, lol. You’re the first person they want to tell great news and the one they want to make proud the most. Because they’re the only person who has heard your heartbeat from the inside. You’re a great mom, you’re doing great and if no one has told you today, I love you!
It’s December Babes! We’ve made it to the end of 2018 and that’s so crazy to me. November was a great month, especially with all of the sales and I’m sure this month won’t disappoint either. Have you started decorating for the Christmas season yet? I always start decorating December 1st. I like to enjoy the fall and Thanksgiving decor for a bit before Winter Wonderland starts, lol.
Here is my Instagramrecap for November. I’ve added links with all my outfit details, and quick links for my November Insta posts as always. Also, don’t forget that you can find me @lolanicoleblogs on the free 21Buttons app and that way you can shop all my outfits with a quick click without waiting for a blog post to go live, YAY!
I’m so excited because this is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t wait for the food coma to start, lol. Also, those BLACK FRIDAY sales are rolling in! So here’s a round-up of all the sales for the stores that I love and shop the most, so you know where to shop. I will update this list as more stores announce their sales, so keep checking back.
I will try and update as much as I can on Insta stories as well so that you know when some sales are ending and if anything has changed. Follow me here for updates. Grab a plate and get comfy in front of your computer because the sales are rolling in!
Let’s Get Shopping!
ABERCROMBIE– 50% off the entire store and Free Shipping on all orders.
ASOS– Up to 60% off Pre-Black Friday Sale. Get 25% off with Code EPIC25.
BLOOMINGDALES– Get $25 off every $200 spent on select items and up to 50% off select items online and in store.
I’m all for girl power. Especially mom built businesses because we all know it’s hard enough to be a mom without having any other responsibilities so to add a business to the pile of things to do is a lot and I commend and support any mom out there trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.
I have a deep love for a comfy tee and jeans. So when I find new mom shops that have cute tees, pullovers, and more I’m in heaven. This post is to share two of my most favorite mom shops that I’ve been shopping for a while. I found both on Instagram and have been hooked ever since. I love them because they have sizing options and accessories for everyone including the kids and dad too. Both shops have unisex size tees so that you have a more oversized comfort fit but you can also get your regular size in some tees as well.
-The T-Shirts I have are all unisex sizing and I’m wearing a size Medium for a more oversized fit. If you want a more fitted look size down one.
-My Pullover is also unisex sizing and I’m wearing a size Medium.
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.
Do you have a favorite mom shop you love? If not, definitely try these shops out because they’re the best. Their customer service is awesome too. Check out their Instagram pages @CHARLOTTEANDEZRA and @MOMLIFEMUSTHAVES.