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Outfit Details:

Dress: Kingdom & State
Necklace and Bracelet: Rocksbox (use code SANDYXOXO for a free first month)!
Shoes: Madewell
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop
Hair Styled by: Emma’s Parlour
Makeup by: Classy Cosmetics

Photos by LC Photography

1. Apparently I am obsessed with Kingdom and State because this is my second dress in a row that I am posting from them.
2. Apparently I am not the only one obsessed with Kingdom and State because I was not the only one that showed up at the ALT Summit Wednesday Night Dinner in this dress.
3. I am obsessed with the color mint… and I have a new bag to show for it.
4. Borrowing jewelry from Rocksbox is my new favorite obsession.  If you want to get in on the trend, you can use code SANDYXOXO for a free first month (good through 1/31), you can “borrow” jewelry as many times as you want!  I love having a constant new rotation of bling!  :)
5. Getting my hair and makeup did by someone else is the best thing ever. Why can’t I get it done everyday??

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You guys, I have a new bag obsession and that is to have a one-of-a-kind bag like no one else’s in the world. ;) I’ve recently discovered Mu’s Bags which carries an awesome selection of Guatemalan huipil handbags. They’ve got a variety of different styles from cluches to crossbodies to every day bags to travel bags.  Each bag is handmade with gorgeous colors and a distinct weaving pattern.  The one I am carrying here is a clutch that can be carried as a crossbody or a clutch.  Seriously friends, this bag can go from mommy bag to date night, just like that.  ;)  For this look, I decided to dress it up with a little black dress, colorful necklace and pumps and my absolute favorite striped jacket that I’ve been getting complements on for years!

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Kingdom & State
Jacket: LOFT
Shoes: ShoeDazzle
Clutch c/o Mu’s Bags (use code SANDY for 15% off your order)!

Photos by Shailynn Photography

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For our next installment of the Mama/Daughter style series, we had to style up some Valentine’s Day looks (you guys, we’re only 3 weeks away, have you started your shopping yet?)!  I have planned a dinner for me and my husband (hoping my parents will agree to watch the kids) and that may just be our present to each other, no real gifts, just a nice dinner date since those are few and far between these days.

Valentine’s Day is one of my fave holidays because it’s all about LOVE!  I love hearts as a pattern and having pops of bold bright red in an outfit is always so classy and fun!  For our outfits, I went pretty matchy matchy this time with navy, pops of red and leopard!  This Off to Play Dress from DownEast Basics is one of my faves from their new collection. It’s a casual dress that feels like you are wearing a sweatshirt and that bottom lace skirt detail is so gorgeous!  I can already dream up so many different ways I can wear it from casual to dressy (like worn here).

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My outfit:
Dress c/o DownEast Basics
Necklace: J.Crew
Bag: Lily Jade
Shoes: Zara

Vivian’s outfit:
Dress: GAP
Shoes: Sahnda Marie Kids
Headband: Ruby Blue

Photos by Shailynn Photography

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Now head on over to Coconut Robot, Lipgloss and Crayons and Chasing Davies to see their Mama/Daughter Valentine’s Day inspired style with the same DownEast Basics dress!

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Now that I am almost back to my pre-pregnancy body, still some pounds to lose and belly fat to get rid of (HOW do I get rid of this?? I need help in this area), I am slowly fitting back into some of my old work clothes.  However, pants and jeans are still a problem as I think my hips grew a size, or two.  So lately, I’ve been wearing dresses with black tights and heels or booties… like a lot, like every day, like I probably need some new black tights because I wear the same pair way to often.  Actually, back in my office in Kansas City, they had already adopted a casual dress code (jeans allowed) but now that I go into a different office here in Salt Lake City, I actually have to go back to business casual which means I still need to stock up on some more work pants and clothes for reals.  I’ve honestly thought that dresses and work pants were WAY more comfortable than skinny jeans, am I right??

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Dress: Les Lunes
Jacket: Target
Shoes: Target
Clutch: Saint Laurent
Necklace: DownEast Basics

Photos by Diana Putman Photography

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These photos were taken by the wonderful and talented Diana Putman Photography.  I absolutely loved working with her and her sweet self.  We did a couple shoots in downtown Salt Lake City including this one.  Diana is currently running a Wedding Photography giveaway, you guys, this package is worth over $2000!  If you are in the Salt Lake area and are currently planning to get married soon, you definitely need to enter!  One lucky bride will receive photography, makeup, hair style, and flowers for their wedding day!!  Submissions close on January 25, 2015 before voting begins, so hurry up and enter!

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You see that scarf right there?  I love it so much.  Why you ask?  Because it’s one of those magical ones that transforms into a nursing cover or a car seat cover.  It’s from Covered Goods and it’s so good.  It’s soft, stretchy, multi-purpose and so pretty too.

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I have no shame in nursing in public.  If Vivian is hungry and we are out, I just pull this scarf down over my shoulders and upper body and Vivian fits right into my arms to nurse.  Having this little accessory gives me that confidence to nurse in public and ensure that my baby girl is happy wherever we may be.

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Outfit Details:
Top c/o Riffraff (take 10% off with code SANDYALAMODE)
Scarf/Nursing Cover c/o Covered Goods
Jeans: Lee Jeans
Shoes: Shoe Mint
  Bag: Kate Spade

Photos by Rachel Laukat Photography

By the way, just had to give a shout out to my girl Rachel of Rachel Laukat Photography.  I just love her photography style, she is an absolutely sweetheart, and gets those photos back to you quick!  If you are in the Salt Lake City area, you should check her out for fashion, lifestyle, maternity, couple, newborn, family photo needs!  And we may just be giving away a mini session over on Instagram soon…!

Also, these photos were taken at the Grand America, which happens to be where I will be at for the next few days!  ALT Summit is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited to go for the first time.  I think I’ve wanted to go for the last 4 years but never could make it work… so now that I am local to Salt Lake City, I am finally going!  I can’t wait to meet some of my blog friends that I’ve been friends with for years but never met in person, I can’t wait to collaborate with brands, and I can’t wait to network and learn how to keep growing this blog of mine!  :)