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Today, I am so excited to tell you about a new clothing rental/buying service called LE TOTE!  It gives women access to an infinite closet of garments & accessories.

How LE TOTE works: Super simple – Only pay $49/month
1. Fill out your size profile and like all of your favorite pieces by clicking the heart. This adds the pieces to your closet.
2. A Stylist will curate your tote with items in your closet and items that fit your style.
3. Wear your tote (3 garments, 2 accessories) for as long or as little as you want! 2 days, 3 weeks, however long or little as you please!
4. Send the whole tote back in the prepaid envelope and they’ll send you a new tote immediately.
5. Loved something? Hold on to it and send everything else back. This lets them know that you’d like to purchase it! They’ll charge the card on file and send a new tote.
6. Rate your tote – tell them about the fit and if you liked the style! This way your stylist can get to know your style and begin to personalize your totes even more!

Each tote contains 3 garments and 2 accessories. Shipping is free both ways. I recently received my first LE TOTE and here’s what I got (I actually got an extra garment)!  :)

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Seriously, I fell in love with it all!  All of these items are on trend and totally my style.  And they feature some popular name brands as well.  And in your very first tote, you get a pretty black LE TOTE tote as well!  How many times did I just type the word “tote”, HA!  Anyways, if I chose to buy all the items in my tote, it would only come out to a member price of $299, when retail is $426!  I haven’t returned the tote yet, but would love to get your help on deciding which items to keep and which items to return?  I know for a fact that I want to keep the pink top, floral blouse and rose gold necklace… as I styled them up in this outfit below!

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Outfit Details:
Top, Blouse and Necklace: LE TOTE
Pants: ASOS
Bag: ASOS

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One lucky winner will win a 3 month membership to LE TOTE!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and closes on 10/8/14 at 12:00AM MST.

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It seems like I just can’t get enough of hats these days.  Maybe it’s because I only have time (am allowed to) shower like every 3 days or maybe because it’s I don’t really have to do my hair that well since the hat will disguise any imperfections, but hats must be like my new favorite accessory.  This dress is a maternity dress but also can be used for nursing as it has snap buttons at the top for easy access.  I feel like nursing, sleeping, eating and taking pictures is all my life consists of right now and all the days are blending together and going by way too fast!  Another little detail I wanted to point out in this outfit is my new A and V necklace… I love it because it’s the initials of my two kid’s first names and I can always wear them close to my heart.  :)  And just wanted to give my Mom props for taking these photos for me so Marvin could catch a break! ;)

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Outfit Details:
Dress c/o Belly Dance Maternity
Vest: JustFab
Hat c/o Riffraff {similar}
Shoes: Prada
Clutch: Clare Vivier
Necklace: Bip & Bop

If you like the hat, remember you can take 10% off at Riffraff with code “SANDYALAMODE”!

Linking up to Style Sessions with this post!

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Today, a bunch of ladies and I are bringing you all an awesome giveaway! Nordstrom has been and always will be one of my favorite stores to shop at!  They are one of those department stores that I consider in between high end and affordable.  They carry lots of great brands, have items for the whole family (cute kid stuff too) and there’s lots of physical stores across the country in case you aren’t an online shopping fanatic like I am!  I’ve created a collage of some of the items that I am loving right now in two different looks.  The left look I consider kind of edgy chic while the right look I consider a bit more romantic.  Both looks I could see myself rocking once I get back to a pre-pregnancy body! You can click on the plus signs by any item to be sent to the Nordstrom website to buy it!

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// Dressing Dallas (Host) // Autumn Klair (Host) //

// Kiss Me Darling // Red Closet Diary // Hunters of Happiness // Looks For Lovelies //

// Sandy a la Mode // Arrows and Apricots // Haircut and General Attitude // Fancy Things Blog //

// Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins // The Southern Statement // Dreaming About Someday // aBree Fashion //

// Salt Style // Southern Accents Blog // Fashions on the Fly // Cassidy Lou //

// Middle of Somewhere // Rachel Laukat Photography // Wild One Forever // For the Love of Leopard //

// Rachael Jade // Izzy Jacqueline // Kelli France //

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

 

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Thanks to my Mom, we finally got some proper pictures (non hospital ones) of our little family of four!  :)  And we may have just happened to be coordinating with our outfits too, sorry, I can’t help it!  Every day, I love seeing my son grow more caring and loving and sweet towards his baby sister.  Every morning he has to come in and see her and say goodbye to her as he goes off to school.  Then after school, first thing he does when he comes home is he says “Where’s Mei Mei?”  (Mei Mei is little sister in Chinese.)  He likes to pat her and say “It’s OK” when she is crying and he likes to play with her feet too.  He’ll also give her little kisses before he goes up to bed for the night.  It’s the cutest thing ever and makes me a heart melting Mama.

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My Outfit
Top: H&M
Skirt: Clad & Cloth
Necklace c/o Belly Dance Maternity
Shoes: Forever 21

Little Man’s Outfit
Button Down c/o Nautica
Pants c/o Nautica
Hat: Janie and Jack
Shoes: GAP

Little Lady’s Outfit
Onesie c/o Nautica
Headband: Raine Monet

Special thanks to Nautica for providing much of the kid’s outfits!  They’ve got a great selection of back to school outfits that are durable and in style.

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It’s kind of sad not to be able to accentuate my bump and hold my hand around my belly anymore in these photos.  I was really embracing it as part of my body, but now Vivian is here and it’s even better.  However, my “bump” after I gave birth still looked like a 6 month baby bump and even Austin asked me “is there a baby inside there?” while Vivian was in plain view… oh kids!  My body was super swollen all over after I gave birth but I really really hope my feet go back to normal so I can wear all my size 7.5 shoes that I have… cuz boy do I have a lot of shoes.

I talked about this a bit on the blog when I had last time, but pretty much for the 1st month after you give birth, it’s a Chinese tradition to stay in the house, not shower, not open the fridge/freezer, eat certain foods and get lots of rest.  My mom is staying with us and helping to make all the foods and care for Austin and Vivian and we are so grateful for that!  Oh but don’t worry, I am still showering and leaving the house occasionally for doctor’s appointments and for fresh air once in awhile.

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Outfit Details:
Chambray: J.Crew Factory
Sweater c/o Conversation Pieces
Leggings: ASOS
Necklace: Le Tote
Bag c/o Lily Jade

P.S. Winner of the Lee Jeans Denim Giveaway is Christy P. D.!  Congrats, I will contact you to let you know what to do next!