Apr 15, 2014

Style Diaries || Shopping. Coffee. Vogue (or not...)

{Outfit Diaries}
Jacket || H&M (similar for a great price here)
Denim || Gap
Flats || Gap
Hoodie || Style Lately

So two out of three of these things are things that I no longer have any time for....
any guesses?
Yup. You got it. Shopping & Vogue. My little 6 month nugget trumps both of these though, I have to say. The only shopping I do is from my couch!

Oh, and I suppose you would need extra money for that. 

Happy Tuesday!

Apr 14, 2014

The Launch Of VRAI Magazine

I am so excited to introduce all of you to VRAI Magazine. I am thrilled to say that I will be contributing to this site and would love if you would subscribe and follow along! The magazine is a blog lifestyle magazine and is entirely written by bloggers and the topics range from food to family and from travel to style. I will be focusing on parenting/fitness/style articles. 
Come join us here!

Apr 11, 2014

Style Diaries || It's Wedding Season....!!

{Outfit Details}
Dress || Zara (loving these as well: one || two || three)
Necklace || thanks to Kute N' Klever
Heels || Ann Taylor
Sunglasses || Karen Walker
Tights || thanks to Hanes Hosiery - these are the Sunkissed Ultra Control Sheer Top in Light Bronze
I teamed up with Hanes Hosiery to put together a look for a bridal shower and to tell you a little bit about their Save the Date Sanity Sweepstakes! You can enter to win a $1,000 and a sampling of tights valued at over $250 over on their Facebook page! Amazing, no?!
You have until April 25th to enter, so head here now!
Okay, so I totally thought about taking this picture down from here because you can see my baby bulge there. No, this is not a pregnancy announcement, it's the leftover Olivia bulge. I want to keep it real with ya'll -- I wasn't "sucking in" and there it was! It is what it is and I don't care ;)

Do you have a ton of wedding related events to attend this season? We have 4 right now - holy smokes! I actually cannot wait, since it will be daddy/mommy time and that is super exciting these days.

Here are a few other dresses that I have my eye on (as a wedding attendee):

Apr 10, 2014

All About Baby || Style || April Showers....

*First, I want to introduce you to Lea, the blogger behind Baby, daily.  She will be one of Sparkling Footsteps' monthly contributors. As you can see from below, she specializes in little baby fashion. I am so incredibly excited to have her on board!

April Showers ...

As we all know, April Showers bring May Flowers so in honor of the rain, and everything that comes with it we've gathered up some of our favorite rain gear for your mini's as well as some cute decor for your mini's spaces! We are particularly loving all the bright colors we've come across because who says April showers have to be gloomy? Details below! 

Umbrella // The rain won't have any affect on your mini's outfit when they cover up with this adorable umbrella from Totes. I LOVE the shape and the colorful dots will brighten up any rainy day.
Pjs // Can you just picture it, thunderstorms and these pj's ... and blankets and lots of snuggles. These are from Gap, probably my all time favorite for jammies!
White Tee // A Zara find, you can never go wrong. Pair it with some jeans and throw on the rainboots & jacket and you're set for the day!
Rain Garland // I have to say, I never thought about rain garland until I stumbled upon this on Etsy. I mean first, those colors are to die for. Second, I would totally use this for everyday use in the playroom, or nursery as decor.
Rain Jacket // An essential. This one is from L.L. Bean, and they're currently running a deal to get a $10 gift card when you spend $50!
Baseball Tee // A Whistle & Flute Classic, I love a baseball tee! Gender neutral since it's black and white, and literally goes with everything!
Headband // We can't forget our accessories. Giddy Up and Go, I swoon over. Check out her Etsy shop for more fun pieces!
Rainboots // here & here - Not too long ago, those silver babies were on sale and I am so mad I didn't pick them up to hoard! Haha! I also love those color blocked ones just as much. Check their website for other fun colors too!
Pillow // I have to say, Land of Nod might be my favorite for quirky throw pillow. This cloud one takes the cake though. Perfect for a playroom!
Tank // For after the rain is gone and the sun is back out, throw on this tank and get outside!
Cloud Leggings // Pair with the rainbow tank, or any tee these leggings are just like the Whistle & Flute tee, so versatile and easy to work with.

Tell us about your favorite rain gear for your mini's!

Apr 9, 2014

Captured by the Light || Top 8 Photography Related Apps

1. VSCO Cam || One of my favorite ways to edit photographs
2. Pic Tap Go || Another one of my favorite editing apps - instantly cool down your photo or add tons of light (& more really exciting stuff)  :)
3. Artifact Uprising || My favorite app to create a photo book of the pictures from your phone. A+ quality
4. Tadaa SLR || Instantly add a blur/bokeh background to your pictures!
5. LightTrac || Love this app (being a photographer)! You can track where the sun rises and sets and where the sun is at that exact moment in time. It is great for placing your subjects
6. Dropbox || This app instantly downloads every picture from your phone into the dropbox gallery, makes it easy to delete pictures from your phone and know that they are stored elsewhere
7. Rhonna Designs || My favorite way to add "flare" to pictures. Add quotes, text, icons, etc. 
8. Instasize || Instantly resize your images for Instagram!

What are your favorite apps for your phone?!