Archive of ‘Fashion’ category

FabFitFun Spring VIP Box!

By RaddestMom

I had the pleasure of receiving my first FabFitFun Spring VIP Box today! It’s always fun to get a package in the mail that you know will contain an array of surprise girlie goodies. FabFitFun is an interactive site dedicated to fashion, health, beauty, and lifestyle. What I really love about them is that they ain’t scared to touch on the more avoided topics (the ones that tickle my fancy) such as essential oils & other holistic health approaches. I feel like their posts are pretty genuine & that’s one of the reasons I enjoy the site.

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ANYWAY, they have this thing called the VIP box that you can sign up for and pay seasonal fee (4x a year) of $49.99 and receive a box full of cool stuff that would otherwise cost you three times the amount if you were to buy each item individually. Subscription gift boxes are all the rage right now & I can see why. It’s like a mini Christmas every time you get a package! This really makes the perfect gift. I don’t know any girl in my life that wouldn’t love this! I got my first box today, the Spring box, and I am pretty amped about it. My favorite items were the Kai perfume oil, the LEVEL naturals shower bomb (it smells like a Eucalyptus tree), the Oscar Blandini Dry Shampoo, & the tinted moisturizer. The value of this season’s box was $271 and I got it for $49.99. Pretty cool.

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Bookmark this site because it will soon become one of your favorites if it isn’t already:

If you are interested in subscribing to the box, click HERE.

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Lisa O

Maternity Clothing Woes

By RaddestMom

For most women, an expanding pregnancy body is not the most fun thing to dress. I have this weird hang-up about spending money on “maternity clothes” I’ll only wear when I’m pregnant. I have come up with a pretty good solution for this. You only really need a couple of “maternity items” during your pregnancy. The rest of the stuff you buy can be normal clothing. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re able to dress your body appropriately without spending a lot of money on stuff you’ll never wear again.

1. Buy 2 pairs of basic Maternity Jeans

Get 1 pair of light jeans & one pair of dark for evening wear. A lot of the maternity jeans now don’t even look like “pregnancy pants” because they just have the elastic built right into the hips.

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Screen Shot 2013-08-10 at 3.31.44 PMThe best site for very affordable maternity wear is ….you can get jeans from 20-80$ on their site.

The best part is its free shipping & free returns & they always have amazing sales.

2. Buy Some Maternity Leggings

The best, most comfy way to dress during pregnancy is definitely by wearing leggings. You can just throw on whatever moo-moo or baggy top you have & put it with leggings. Once again, Asos has some great ones for anywhere from 10$-$40. Get a couple different colors to keep it interesting.

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4. Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are the answer. They can be worn pretty much year round (if you don’t live in an extreme climate) & are so versatile wether or not you’re pregnant. They cover every single bump & lump on your tummy, butt & hips. You can find maxi dresses from $10 & up. I like to buy cheapy jersey ones while I’m pregnant & buy them one size up. Try to buy ones where the seam is up under the breast instead of down low near the navel. You don’t want the seam to cut you in half.

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4. Buy Loose Fitting Tops (Not necessarily “maternity”)

This is a good way to get around spending money on “maternity” clothes. By buying loose fitting, flowing tops, you can use them during pregnancy & after. I usually get them in one size up. I already wear lots of flowing, loose stuff, so this fits right into my wardrobe. I try to buy longer tops that I can wear with leggings. All these tops are from

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Lisa O


Pearl’s First Birthday Party!

By RaddestMom

It took me about 10 seconds to come up with a theme for my daughter’s first birthday party. My go-to in life, style, decor, and apparently party planning is “Shabby Chic”. What’s so great about shabby chic decorating is that you have endless options no matter how big or small your budget is. Here’s a look into the party & decor!









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Fall Fashion Inspiration!

By RaddestMom

Right now I am really loving big bags, oversized coats, fur and faux fur looks

Another big hit for me is structured jackets & shorts over tights

Perhaps my favorite trend right now is feminine leather & lace

Then, there’s always the classic you can never go wrong with: Layers, chunky scarves, and boots!

What are some of your fall fav’s and go-to’s??? Leave comments!


Lisa O

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