I have a couple of fun announcements today! First, the cool weather has arrived in Dallas! It’s time to pull out the sweaters (like this one from Free People), scarves and leathers. Secondly, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of me and Beckett here on the blog in our Mommy & Me Style series! I hope you consider that a fun announcement.I have officially released my husband from his photographer duties (mostly) and am working with Yesi from Sukilynn who, as you can tell by this photoshoot, is amazing! Lastly, this post is brought to your courtesy of one of my favorite online retailers, Zappos, along with Paige Denim and Freebird by Steven boots.
This look is truly one of my fall uniforms. Unless I’m in yoga clothes, it’s difficult to find me wearing anything else but skinny jeans during the fall and winter months. But there’s some special about this pair! Not only are they my first destructed pair (which I love) and my first pair of Paige denims, but they are the first pair of jeans I have purchased online, without trying on first. We all know jeans are very personal and it’s important to find the right fit. That’s why historically, I always try them on in store, even if I end up purchasing them online somewhere else. But, with Zappos you don’t have to worry about that. Because they have free NEXT DAY business shipping on all clothing (just order by 1pm PST) AND free return shipping. So, that means if you’re unsure of your size or deciding between two styles, you can buy both, get them in one day and return the second pair for free! Why wouldn’t you do that?
In my mind, Zappos is first and foremost known for their shoes. Here I’m wearing the Freebird Lasso, which are seriously one of most comfortable boots I’ve ever tried on. But finding that right boot or shoe can be such a hassle. I swear I’ve spent hours upon hours searching for that perfect pair. And at the risk of sounding like a super fake ad (which although this is a sponsored post, these thoughts are seriously 100% mine) I want to say… But Zappos makes it so easy! They have one of the top search features I have ever seen. Obviously you can search by color, size, price, etc…, but you can also search by theme (fall, surf, action sports), accents (fringe, bows, contrast stitching) and heel style (wedges, cone, rocker bottom), among other characteristics. So, it’s super easy to find exactly what you are looking for! And awesome blogger perk–their shoes are all shot on a white background, cutting our roundup design time in half!
Beckett and I had so much fun on this shoot. We also shot a holiday look that we’ll be featuring next month with the same pair of Verdugo jeans and Lasso boots. So make sure to check back!
Even though I’m a style blogger, there are still some areas of fashion that intimidate me. Jewelry is one. I didn’t grow up wearing a lot of jewels and to this day, I often find them cumbersome and annoying. Seriously, how do you talk on the phone while wearing earrings, please someone tell me your secret! That being said, I do think a fun statement necklace or a stack of bracelets can make an outfit; and I am always on the hunt for practical pieces that are easy to wear, but also carry some personality. The Rayne Pendant Necklace by Kendra Scott is the epitome of such an effortless accessory. I have it in black onyx and gold metal (seen here and here) and if I’m going to wear a necklace, it’s the first one I consider. It’s a little bohemian, but can blend with a range of looks, from preppy to edgy. And I love seeing how others have styled it, too.
Last week I announced my partnership with Earth’s Best Organic and today I am excited to share their #EBSpecialDelivery surprise. We’ve used a lot of Earth’s Best products in the last few months, but of all them, I have to say my favorite is their diapers. And now I’m so excited to share that I’ll be able to get them, in their updated exclusive packaging, at my favorite big box retailer, Target!
I shop at Target almost weekly. The photo above is a snapshot of my recent purchases. A few goodies for Beckett (how cute is that fur vest!), a new nail polish from Essie’s winter 2014 collection, some snacks (puffs for Beckett, dark chocolate for mom and dad), and some Earth’s Best Tendercare diapers and wipes. Beckett currently uses about six diapers a day (on bad days, it can be up to 10!), so I often find myself in need of a new package. Now I’ll be able to pick some up on my weekly trips!
In my previous post I shared my thoughts on healthy living and why I am committed to purchasing products made from safe and/or organic materials. Diapers and wipes are no exception. Of course, the safest and most environmentally friendly option would be cloth diapers, but that wasn’t something my husband and I were ready to try. Earth’s Best is a great eco-alternative. Their diapers are made with fewer petro-chemicals and are never chlorine bleached. All disposable diapers are bleached in some way, but Earth’s Best diapers use safer alternatives than chlorine bleach, avoiding the nasty byproduct of dioxin, which can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and is known to cause cancer and other serious problems. Read more about dioxin here. They’re also naturally absorbent using material such as corn and wheat. Not only are they safer and don’t leak, they’re also plain white! It might seem silly, but the absence of licensed cartoon characters makes me happy. Win, win, win.
I also want to invite you to participate in Earth’s Best’s Instagram Photo Contest. Snap a selfie with any Earth’s Best product for a chance to win your special delivery of $100 worth of favorite Earth’s Best products. Plus, one lucky grand prize winner will take home a year’s supply of Earth’s Best Tendercare diapers & wipes!*
1. Follow Earth’s Best on Instagram at @earthsbest
2. Use hashtags #EBSpecialDelivery and #Sweepstakes
Check out my photos by following me at @moderneve and good luck!
Snap a selfie with Earth’s Best® products for a chance to WIN a special delivery – a wooden crate full of our favorite Earth’s Best products, valued at $100! Plus one grand prize winner will take home a year’s supply of our newly re-packaged diapers and wipes!
To Enter: From 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time (ET), Thursday, October 23rd through 11:59:59 PM (ET), Wednesday, February 11th follow @earthsbest on Instagram and tag us using the hashtags #EBSpecialDelivery #Sweepstakes
One winner will be selected at random every other week to receive an #EBSpecialDelivery crate prize package! One lucky grand prize winner will be selected at the end of the sweepstakes to win a year’s supply of Earth’s Best TenderCare® diapers & wipes! Also be sure to check out the gallery of entries on the Earth’s Best® Facebook page.
Cleaning is never fun, but it can be beautiful. Lately I’ve found myself stopping to awe at well-crafted and -designed cleaning tools. Basically, I’m one step away from adding a wooden toilet brush to my Christmas wish list. And I must not be alone, because retailers like West Elm, Crate & Barrel and even Anthropologie are now carrying their own collections of domestic goods. These items may be practical, but they’re certainly not lacking in attractiveness, especially when curated together in an organized laundry or kitchen space. Get ready to say goodbye to disposable cleaning cloths and plastic handles. These items will make your daily chores feel like and artist hobby. Maybe.
Fall is my favorite season for fashion. I love layering, textured knits and, of course, booties. This fall I’m sticking to a classical autumnal color palette – lots of burgundy, chestnut, oatmeal, and other pretty shades of tan. You can’t go wrong with solids, but I also love mixing in a pop of plaid (or stripe) and a tiny touch of leopard this time of year. And while I usually steer away from bright red, I can’t get enough of a traditional buffalo check.
I’m keeping it pretty basic on the bottom and wearing lots of black. And I’m sticking to an intentionally slouchy silhouette on top. Oversized short sleeve sweaters matched with a pair of skinny jeans are perfect for a Dallas fall. During the day I’ll be running around in flat booties and slip-on trainers, but a chunky peep-toe bootie gives some added style, while still remaining comfortable, for nighttime events. And because I’m obsessed, a long tassel necklace will be my go-to jewelry piece.