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You guys! One of my favorite sales events ever is HERE! With code BIGEVENT15 you can get some amazing discounts off of regular and sale priced items at Shopbop (Stuart Weitzman excluded).  Shopbop seriously has some amazing designer goodies, some of my favorites are Madewell, Rebecca Minkoff, Joie, and Kate Spade!

Here’s the details:

shopbop big event

How amazing is that?  But hurry, the sale only lasts through March 7, 2015!

I’ve put together a little Spring/Summer collage to get you inspired for warmer weather.  We just got hit with some snow so we may have a few more months of winter, but I know some of you out there are probably heading towards Spring weather (LUCKY!)

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And here’s a few more of my wishlist items from Shopbop.  You can bet I’ll be making a few purchases during this sale… ;)

Happy shopping!

mama daughter wearing pink and gold

So the last time I wore this dress for the blog was for my gender reveal video.  If you haven’t seen it before, you should check it out, I am absolutely in LOVE with the video.  And here are some pretty family photos to go along with it.  So when I put together this outfit for my little girl, I thought it would be the perfect chance to re-wear this same outfit (to coordinate with her) and take pictures with her.  This Dream Catcher Baby dress is slightly a bit big for her, but it only means that she can wear it all through Spring and Summer, which I am totally looking forward to already!  And the dress can turn into a tunic as she grows taller and taller!  I am all about making the most out of baby clothes since they don’t last long in nature!  :(  Gosh, I just LOVE her!

baby girl in dream catcher baby dress

baby girl wearing plaid dress

baby girl wearing gold bow and dream catcher baby dress

laughing baby girl

baby girl sitting up in pink and gold dress

mommy and me matching outfit

baby girl sitting on mama's lap

My outfit:
Dress: Lime Lush Boutique
Necklace: Olive and Piper

Vivian’s outfit:
Dress: Dream Catcher Baby
Headband: Think Pink Bows
Shoes: Sophie Kate Moccasins

Photos by Shailynn Photography

And don’t forget to check my Instagram as there will be a giveaway for a Dream Catcher Baby dress over there!!


On the weekends, I live in leggings.  Like seriously, sometimes on Saturday and Sunday I wear the same pair and I don’t even care. My favorite way to take them from casual to dressy is wearing them with a tee (gold sleeves are definitely a bonus), kimono, heels and a fun clutch. Kick my heels off and put my clutch in my handbag shelf and this is the perfect outfit for lounging around at home as well.










Outfit Details:

Top c/o Zoony
Cardigan: LuLaRoe
Leggings c/o Agnes & Dora (use code SANDY15 for 15% off your order)
Clutch: House of Mimzy
Sunnies: Silvano Apparel
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Downeast Basics
Bracelet: Pink Peonies Collection

Photography by Brittany Ting


I hope you guys are loving this Mama and Daughter outfit series as much as I love shooting them with my baby girl.  Knock on wood, she has cooperated through most of them and I hope this trend continues.  Even if she has skipped her nap, she’ll still be all smiles in front of the camera, which is just INSANE.  But I guess she just loves the camera — go figure since she is a fashion blogger’s daughter haha!  Someone recently reminded me that once baby girl starts crawling, skirts will get in the way, so basically this is why I am soaking up this time where she can wear skirts now and then again once she is walking.  I just love throwing on a skirt for her over leggings, it just adds a girly touch and makes pattern mixing that much more fun.








My outfit:
Top c/o Deloom
Cardigan: Forever 21
Jeans: Hudson
Shoes: ASOS
Purse: Tory Burch
Necklace c/o PinkBlush

Vivian’s outfit:
Onesie: Target
Skirt: Kack Design
Shoes: Sophie Kate Moccasins
Headband: Little Kate Designs

Photos by Shailynn Photography

***I received a Dell XPS 13 for review purposes, but all opinions expressed and pictures are my own.***

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The only laptops I have ever really owned in life, are my work laptops. However, since I usually like to keep my work and blog separate, we’ve always had a desktop PC at home where I would do my blogging work. Whenever I used to travel for work, I’d have to do my blogging and picture editing at nights from my work laptop which isn’t ideal, so I’ve always wanted to have a separate blogging laptop for being on the go.  So when I was contacted to review a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, I just had to jump at the chance.  The Dell XPS 13 is the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet fitting a stunning 13.3-inch display in an 11-inch laptop. It has an infinity display and comes in weighing only 2.6 pounds, so light! It is a high performance laptop with a 5th generation Intel processor and really great battery life (more to come on that)!

A couple weekends ago, I attended my first Build Your Blog Conference.  It was a blogging conference held in Salt Lake City where bloggers can learn about how to grow their blogs and also find some new brands to collaborate with.  I brought my Dell XPS 13 along with me to take notes and do a little blogging while on pumping breaks (yes, I said it, that’s my life every few hours).  On the first day, I probably booted up my laptop 4 times and used it for about 30 minutes or so each time to take notes and surf blogs. I even got compliments from others on how crystal clear and high quality the screen was. After the first night, I did not charge the laptop and put it in Sleep mode and the next day I used the laptop 3 times for about 30-45 minutes as well.  By the end of all of that, the laptop still had its charge and still had more than half of it’s battery left to use.

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The Dell XPS 13 comes in a variety of different models, varying from different amounts of memory, touch and non-touch screen, and lots of add-ons too.  Mine came with a touch screen which is always a cool option to have as well as a Dell Power Companion that acts as an additional charger and is perfect for those on the go.  Dell really knocked it out of the park with this laptop and I think it’s the perfect for those who are always on the go (like me) and are looking for the best technology in a stylish design with the utmost mobility.

Dell XPS 13 review sandyalamode

If you are interested, you can buy a Dell XPS 13 for yourself here or here.