I love a good soft sweater that is lightweight yet keeps me warm. As spring is approaching, there are some great deals on sweaters. Madewell again for the win for my favorite sweater. I’ve also included my favorite black pants.
I have several staples in my closest, but a few get worn more often than others. I also tend to stick to my favorite color…..bLAck!!!!! I just feel it is such a great winter color for blondes and can be worn with everything. At preschool on Monday we made fake snow and my co-teacher text me to let me know that I may want to steer clear of my “normal black” attire and pull out something with more white…I pulled threw and found something much lighter in color for the day.
Okay so my first staple is my J.Crew black tissue tee (I too have it in other colors.)I love the weight of this turtleneck. I feel that it goes great with jeans and sneakers or can be dressed up with pants or a skirt.
My second staple that I should have actually put as my first staple is my 9″ black button up Madewell jeans. Ladies, these jeans are life changing. Like seriously, the most comfortable, slimming, give you a figure/butt kind of jean. Why has it taken so long for the high rise to come back????? The 9″ is such a great waist to start out with if you are still not sure of the high waisted jeans idea. Just give them a chance, you will fall in love. These jeans run true to size….they have stretch, but don’t stretch. Also if you live near a Madewell, you can take an old pair of jeans in and receive $20.00 off your jean purchase.
My Madewell hoops are in my ears daily. They are the perfect size and width and go great with everything. Great price and they hold well.
My new added staple are these great shoes from Target. My girlfriends and I all have them and we love them. They are a cheaper version of the Free People shoes that are $200.00. I’ve worn them everyday this week and my feet feel great in them. I wear my D’Oarsy flats constantly, and these are very similar, just with an extra side. (Hattie hates these shoes and she tells me every time I wear them.)
My necklace is an oldy from Madewell, so I posted a similar one here that I think is very versatile.
A few months ago I started hearing about this AMAZING hair care system that everyone was using. If you know me than you know that I’m always trying to get better, longer, thicker hair. Great hair is something I just wasn’t blessed with. So after I finished up all of my hair products, I decided to jump on board with the Monat line….like I said, I’ll try anything for better hair plus this line has only natural ingredients which is pretty cool.
This is what I experienced after using Monat for 1 month….which is all typical.
- After shampooing my hair and rinsing it, it feels like straw every time, but no worries, the conditioner immediately smoothes it out.
- My hair looks so fresh and has more bounce after I style it. The styling products are really really good.
- This has been the hardest for me…..my hair has been more greasy which means I’ve had to wash it more often. (part of month 1’s detox) This has defiantly decreased the longer I’ve stayed on the system…..thank god, because I hate washing my hair.
- I’ve had a bit of hair loss, but that’s part of the detox.
- I’ve not experienced any dry scalp or itching.
- My hair is super shiny.
- Length…….Of course I didn’t take before pics:/oops!
Truthfully, my main goal with Monat was to have my broken sides catch up with the rest of hair. After one month, the results were pretty amazing. The best part was that my hair stylist was amazed too. She couldn’t believe how much my hair had grown and how well my sides were looking. I’m excited to see month 2’s results.
Here is the list of products of what I’m using.
*Monat ALWAYS has AMAZING sales with loads of free products!!!
- Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. This has really strengthened my hair, especially my sides.
- Blow out cream for heat protection…I LOVE this.
- Root boost.
- Split end repair.
- Refinish Hairspray. (If I’m being honest, I’m not a HUGE fan of the hairspray, but I’m learning to like it.)
- The Champ dry shampoo….it’s not talcy, but works great and conditons your hair.
- Replenish Masque…weekly
- REJUVENIQUE oil….I love this and use it all over my body mixed with lotion. I even use it on my face with my moisturizer. I use it before every hair wash…I do a 15-30 min leave in before I get in the shower.
So there you go, there is my opinion and I’ll be excited to share more as I go.
Check out my site @ mymonat.com/paigemlewis to view products. I would love to chat with you and help you out any way I can.
I always love when I find earrings that can be worn ALL of the time. This summer I scored a great pair of tortoise shell earrings and for such a great price. Tortoise shell earrings are great added to every outfit because they have just enough print to spruce up your outfit. They are beyond versatile and look great for all occasions. These circle earrings are the perfect size and not too heavy. I ended up getting all the colors because I loved them so much.
Every year we take the girls to Elitch Gardens here in Denver and it’s always a hit. We lucked out with the best overcast weather with only 5 minutes of rain. Comfort is the key when you plan to walk and play for 8 hours. I am so excited to share what I wore…..words can’t explain how much I love my shorts and how comfortable and versatile they are. Literally, I’ve worn them all summer (I bought both colors). And thanks to J. Crew for making such a fun tie back tank. Another thing I’ve lived in this later part of the summer.
The tie back tanks are so fun this summer for both everyday wear and working out. J. Crew did a great job with this tank. It’s true to size, light weight and shows just the right amount of back. All of the colors are very cute.
Happy Saturday everyone. I’m excited to announce that I am back!!!! Summer has been a bit busy with the kids and I had to just stop and breath about blogging. (I may or may not let this thing stress me out;)))) But, my husband has encouraged to get back into it and I’m glad because I really do love sharing my favorite things.
Last week, while the girls and I were at the mall, I decided to hit up Urban Outfitters to look for a dress and ended up with 3! All 3 are great everyday dresses but, are very versatile and can be worn for many different occasions. Both dresses come is several different prints that are all really cute. I’ve worn both and got a lot of compliments on both!!!
Super soft, awesome pockets, & very minimal wrinkling
Comfy, light weight(not see through), minimal wrinkling.
NOTE: I washed both dresses on delicate cycle, cold, and hung to dry.
Our weekend was full of fun. On Friday, Hattie and I had lunch with Gracie and a few of her friends. She requested Chick-fli-a. It was so nice not having to pack another lunch…I know all you moms feel my pain. It’s so fun to see Gracie with her friends and I love that they are all such sweet little girls. They were all full of giggles and shared so many cute things about themselves. If you notice in the photo, Gracie is wearing a fake ankle brace she bought with her cousins….she told her friends that she fell out of bed and twisted her ankle. It’s so incredible that all of them truly believed her, kids are so gullible;)
My little lunch buddies
After Gracie went to that adorable paint party, she wanted to paint a larger picture. So we had the neighbor girls over and they all painted away. I drew Hattie and elephant she picked out and Gracie did her own thing. They all turned out so adorable, it’s fun to see their creativity. We love having such great neighbors with such sweet little girls, they are the bestest of friends.
Later that night, DJ and I went out to dinner. It’s funny how early I ask the babysitter to come over now days…we just kind of want to get out ASAP, we need a break. And secondly, the older we get, we like an early bedtime (well I do anyways). If you know DJ and I then you know that Dad’s and Dudes is our favorite restaurant in the area. They are a local brewery and pizzeria that is hands down the best….their combinations are spot on with the brews and the pizzas. The Munchies pizza is our all time favorite pizza and our friends all agree…the jalapenos and chunks of ricotta are to die for(can you tell how much I love this place?!?!?) So seriously if you live in the area, run out and try it, you won’t be disappointed.
Also, I am excited to share this great tank. It comes in a variety of solid and stripes. The fabric is so soft and and thick so it’s not see through. I love how the shoulders and neck cut in, it gives the shoulders a more defined look. With this type of top, a bra can be tricky so here is what I wore and it did the trick perfectly.
Mother’s Day is a day that has changed and meant something different for me every year depending on what stage of life I’m in. But one thing I know is that after becoming a mom, I have a deeper appreciation for my own mother. This year especially, I understand all her worries, sacrifices and hard work she went through as a mom, even though she made it seem effortless. The love I have for my children is indescribable, but with all that love comes fear. I am in charge of shaping and molding these 2 little girls and I don’t have an instruction book to guide me in this crazy world. When they were babies, I could protect them from everything, but now that they are in school, they have so many outside influences. My role as a mom is far more complex now, I have many hats that I have to put on daily. But then I have to stop and realize that I can do this because I have such a great mother that molded me into the person I am today. (I too lucked out with a great mother in law, that I seek advice from often). I GET to nurture, love and create security for them….I get to mother them. I am also blessed to be surrounded my other amazing mamas that I admire, respect and look up to daily.
So today on Mother’s Day, I know that my girls won’t fully understand the love I have for them and that’s okay, they will get it one day. But I hope they understand that I am always here for them, and that they always feel safe and secure. I had an awesome Mother’s Day: I hit the gym, we had hibachi and as always over ate the Strawberries and Cream Bundt Cake!!
Seriously this is all we got for photos……:/
The school gifts are the best, they always make me tear up.
Here is part of Gracie’s….I’m apparently good at jump roping;)
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.