My Piece of Advice











Tee: Splendid | Blazer c/o Riffraff | Jacket: Forever 21 {similar} | Pants: Old Navy | Boots: Prada | Necklace c/o Riffraff | Bracelets: Apple of my Eye Jewelry, JEWELIQ | Purse c/o Olivia + Joy

Today’s #BlogEveryDayInMay prompt is my piece of advice for others.  And by others, I am going to gear this towards those who are mamas with full-time jobs who also have a so-called full-time hobby (like blogging, photography, crafting, etc.).  We are a busy bunch and that is no joke.  But my piece of advice in staying sane through it all, is to FOCUS on the task at hand.  Sounds simple, but it’s not, and I’m still working on it myself.  And what do I really mean by it?  Well, if you are like me, you probably love being busy and staying busy.  I’ve always got a super long to-do list and as things get crossed off, more things get added.  Whether it’s something that needs to be done for work, a blog post that needs to be written, blogs I need to read, staying up to date on social media, spending time with Austin, making Austin’s food, making sure my husband feels love too, catching up with family and friends via Skype/text/phone, running errands, doing chores… I generally love to multi-task a lot of these things. but it’s way easier and more efficient to FOCUS on one thing at a time.  Multi-tasking is OK in some instances, but for the most part, life is way easier if you just focus on one thing, get it done, and move on to the next.  Do you agree?

And a little bit about this outfit… I actually wear my black jeans quite often that I’m kind of surprised that it isn’t featured on my blog more often.  I love black jeans b/c they are slimming (well black is supposed to be anyways), it goes with a ton, and I like the fit of these Old Navy Rockstar ones, a lot.  And pretty much if something else has even a little hint of black in it, I can throw it on as well.  And the little cropped blazer number for Riffraff?  Well, I am just in LOVE with it for it’s many colors and fun pattern.  Which means I can match it with purse that has some of the colors in the blazer too!  Suh-weet!

Linking up w/ Fashion and Beauty Finds, Just Dawnelle, Because Shanna Said SoThe Pleated Poppy, Dear Abby Leigh, & Style Elixir!

P.S. Winner of the Chippmunk giveaway for $50 gift card to your favorite store is… Alissa F. of The Adored Life!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your favorite store on Chippmunk!!  šŸ™‚

P.P.S. Did you see this post that Much Love, Illy wrote about me??  I am blushing because this girl is amazing and I love her to pieces! If you have a moment, go check it out and show my girl some love too!

P.P.P.S. I started a FACEBOOK page for my blog.  I know, I’m behind on the times.  Come and LIKE it! šŸ™‚



  1. Frannie Pantz
    May 7, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    Preach! I’m also a mother–of three–with a blog and a full time job and a husband, etc. it is very important to try to focus during the juggling act, that’s a fact! I love your jacket!

  2. May 7, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    Love this outfit!

  3. grace
    May 7, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    incredible bag!


  4. May 8, 2013 / 6:37 am

    Oh LOVE this look!! The blazer is amazing and paired with the jewelry and those jeans… You look fabulous!

  5. May 8, 2013 / 8:03 am

    That colorblocked purse is SO cute! I love the ON Rockstar jeans too although I’ve found some of the colors fit tighter/looser than others…weird!

    The Tiny Heart
    $50 PayPal Giveaway!

  6. May 8, 2013 / 8:16 am

    Very good advice… and I love that blazer!

  7. May 8, 2013 / 9:31 am

    I love the jacket and all the accessories. As a mom and owner of my own business I agree and lately it’s been so hard to balance it all. But if I sit down and really take a task at a time I feel better.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  8. May 8, 2013 / 9:43 am

    Yay! The shoes have made their debut on the blog…love it!

  9. May 8, 2013 / 10:33 am

    You look amazing! Love your booties especially…I need to get me some of those Old Navy jeans. Great advice. I’m still trying to find the balance as I am new to this whole blogging thing, but I’m loving it.

  10. May 8, 2013 / 11:40 am

    That is good advice! I actually wrote about stress on my blog today and gave some thoughts on multitasking. Focusing on just one thing is a really good strategy. Thanks for sharing!

  11. May 8, 2013 / 11:55 am

    That bag is amazing!!! Such a great look dear!

  12. May 8, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    I have so much to do. I needed to hear this. Ha!

  13. May 8, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    I absolutely love that bag (and your vest!) So cute xo

  14. maise
    May 8, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    Uau how pretty look…that heels its wonderful…
    if you want we can follow each ether on facebook page, GCP, twitter and chicissimo….
    just make me know i will follow you right back
    big kiss dear

  15. May 8, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    Excellent advice Sandy!

    Also, YAY!! Thanks for letting me know! So happy I won!!!!!!

  16. May 8, 2013 / 4:20 pm

    I am loving the chevron print…and that adorable bag!

  17. May 8, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    Love this gorgeous print, the colourful bag and the statement necklace, what a well put together outfit.

  18. May 8, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    That bracelet! I love it. I’m not a mother, but I admire all you guys for doing what you do.

  19. May 8, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    I totally agree. We are so busy with everything and trying to get everything done that sometimes we don’t end up getting anything done.


  20. May 8, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    oh my goodness – that cropped blazer is my fave!
    also loved your advice, friend. you are so wise. šŸ™‚

  21. May 8, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    Many props to you for juggling all your everyday responsibilities! Love the anorak and the fun layering with the chevron/tribal print blazer peeking out šŸ™‚ can’t wait to see what else you have in store for blog everyday may!

    refined coutureĀ 

  22. May 8, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    oh i love this look – every layer, every piece. it’s perfect and i’m so happy to meet you!

    thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

  23. May 8, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    I love your accessories! The colourblock bag and bold jewellery are really nice. I’ve Liked your facebook page. It’s doing a lot better than my new page, haha.


  24. May 8, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    your chevron jacket is just awesome!

  25. May 8, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    I think your advice is great for any momma! We tend to get torn between kids, work, house, husband, and the list goes on. But focusing lets us really get stuff done and enjoy our “fun” time more too!

    Miss you, lady! You look fabulous. =)

  26. May 9, 2013 / 7:35 am

    Uff, that’s an gorgeous outfit! It’s fit you really well!

    Have a great day /

  27. May 9, 2013 / 9:21 am

    totally agree. i’m always trying to do too many things at once, including this moment! really need to focus more. ADORE this outfit, especially the jacket layering.


  28. May 9, 2013 / 9:45 am

    That little jacket is so cool, what a great choice! Love it. Cute blog, following on Bloglovin : )

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  29. May 9, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    I’m going to need you to give me that green and black jacket. Thanks so much.

  30. May 9, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I’m loving the booties, black denim, and colorful jacket!

  31. May 10, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    I love your shoes!

  32. May 12, 2013 / 11:40 am

    I am obsessed with this look, from the jacket to the purse to the accessories! I could go on and on. I also have these black skinny jeans and they are so comfortable!

  33. May 12, 2013 / 3:28 pm

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  34. May 12, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Love, love, love the jacket and the purse. That purse is to die for!! Thanks for linking up with us!!

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