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Sandy a la Mode / Fashion blogger / Diaper bag

Sandy a la Mode / Fashion blogger / Twelve Little Backpack Diaper Bag

Sandy a la Mode / Fashion blogger / Mama and baby

As you know, I have quite a few bags that I own.  And I love each and every one of them for a different reason.  There’s high end designer bags for fancy occasions, there’s totes, there’s clutches, there’s small crossbody’s, there’s travel bags, but the one that I always have carry with me when I have baby and toddler in tow is diaper bag.  This Twelve Little diaper bag is not just any old diaper bag, but it’s a straight up backpack and I love it. It’s got a lots of different compartments, side pockets for bottles or wipes, and comes with a changing pad too. Even better is that the fabric inside and outside is pretty much water resistant which means its easy to clean if there are messes, and you know full well with kids and babies there will be messes!

If you couldn’t tell, I coordinated me and Vivian’s outfits with some teal/turquoise to go with the backpack, but this color could really go with so much.  It’s such a bright jewel tone color that it can be a pop of color to an outfit as well, and could really work for a girl or boy baby. ;) Continue reading »

This post was sponsored by KFC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about KFC Popcorn Nuggets, all opinions are my own.

KFC Popcorn Nuggets

KFC Popcorn Nuggets and sides

My 3 year old son is a picky eater. We’re at this stage now where we basically have to spoon feed him dinner sometime because he takes one hour to eat a meal. He likes to look around, talk to us, kick us, sing songs, but rarely does he just like to eat during dinner. BUT, there are certain foods that he will eat on his own, quickly, and a lot of… and one of those things is chicken nuggets. We always find ourselves at the same fast food restaurants that serve said chicken nuggets or buying the same dinosaur shaped nuggets from the frozen section of the grocery store. Can we say Nugget-vention anyone?

KFC  recently debuted their Popcorn Nuggets and we just had to give them a try, alongside some of our staple favorite sides from there. Last weekend, after a morning of running a ton of errands, we needed some food quick because we were getting close to my son’s naptime. We went through the KFC drive thru and got some Popcorn Nuggets combo meals to go so we could eat at home.

KFC Popcorn Nuggets kid approved

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sandy a la mode / fashion blogger vintage outfit

sandyalamode bow shirt chanel

Once in awhile I like to go out of my comfort zone and push myself to really style different pieces together that I wouldn’t ever have thought about pairing together.  This way I can continually use pieces in my closet and not feel like I have to buy new clothes all the time.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to have new clothes all the time, but my closets are literally bursting at the seams, one of the bars for hanging stuff is so overflowed that it’s half broken, and I already take up 3 closets and my husband probably wouldn’t appreciate if I took up another closet in the house.  Please tell me I’m not alone, heh.

Anyhow, I last wore this sweater (on the blog) in 2012.  Can you believe I’ve been “fashion blogging” for that long?  Geez. And I’ve actually never worn this skirt before but I love it so much that I just had to rip the tag off and just finally wear it!  I’ve always loved the sweater tucked into skirt look so I had to try it for myself.  I wouldn’t normally have paired a sweater with this fancy of a skirt, but it works, and now I have a new way to style sweaters (which by the way it suddenly took a dip for colder weather these few days so I haven’t put the sweaters away just yet)!

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Sandy a la Mode / Mama and Daughter Style Rack Room Shoes

Sandy a la Mode / Mama and Daughter Style

Spring is here I couldn’t be more excited about it!  The warm 60/70s weather has made me just want to be outside all the time and wear dresses and sandals.  It’s the season where I’m probably going to start getting pedicures more often now to compliment new Spring shoes that will probably show my toes!  For this post, Vivian and I both some some new kicks from Rack Room Shoes.  I got some dressy gold sandals called the Maripe Zara and she of course got some hot pink Converse All Star Lows (love baby in Converse so much)!  Both of these for their styles and colors are so great for wearing into Spring and Summer.  Some Spring footwear trends identified by Rack Room Shoes fashion experts and buyers include wedges, floral patterns, bright colors, boat shoes, ankle details, casual comfort shoes and jeweled sandals. Rack Room Shoes has footwear ranging from the season’s latest trends in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. Rack Room Shoes carries top brands including Nike, Asics, Adidas, Skechers, Keds, Timberland, Birkenstock, Sperry, Steve Madden, G by Guess, Nine West, Clarks and Madden Girl, among many others.

Our outfits for this Mama / Daughter Style Series are all about Easter inspired outfits!  When I think Easter outfits, I think Spring, light, colorful and pastels.  Read on to see more of outfits, 3 other blogger’s and their baby girl outfits and see how you can share your own Mama / Daughter outfit and WIN! :)

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

sandy a la mode sage and harper bag

sage and harper bag and dell laptop

As you saw in this post, I recently received the ultra slick and long battery lasting Dell XPS 13 laptop to use and I must say that I just love it even more each time I use it.  I think my favorite parts are the infinity display, battery life and how lightweight it is. And when I realized that my little laptop could fit into my new Sage & Harper bag perfectly, it got me even more ecstatic. It’s the little things, guys.  I love the pattern of this bag because black and white goes with so many things, the messenger bag style is perfect for when I am carrying Vivian in my other arms, and it could be a laptop bag or an every day bag.

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