Faithfully Beautiful

4 Items Every Mom Should Have in Her Closet

Those who are parents know that being a mom is a full-time job. No matter how old your kids are, it seems that a mother’s work is never done. That’s why when it comes to fashion, it’s important to have some pieces that work overtime for you while staying stylish. Sometimes it feels like there is never enough time in the day, so having functional fashion that can easily transition to different parts of your day is essential.

Stylish Summer Bags

I am a bag lady, lets just call it as we see it. I have always LOVED purses and backpacks and clutches, but since having kids, it’s been even more fun discovering new brands of diaper bags because the necessity for organization and durability is at an all time high. When I discovered Gadikat, I was instantly sold on their cute styles and the fact that the ability to keep everything organized was also at the forefront of their minds when creating their products.

Smart (+Cute) Mommy Accessory

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I live for SMART and CUTE accessories and products for mommas. Just because we have evolved into this wonderful life stage called motherhood doesn’t mean we wish to have frumpy clothes and bags soaked in dripping bottles of milk all the time. If you are anything like me, the spills and the unorganized chaos in my bag occurs far too often, but I am DONE and it’s all with the help of this beautiful new diaper clutch from Logan + Lenora.

Summer Neutrals

Summertime and the living is easy! I have always loved the warm weather, the excuse to head out to the beach at any hour, and the beautiful Florida city I live in & this summer for some reason I am just really loving the neutral palette. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a sucker for bright colors – but there is something so classic about mixing and matching neutrals that makes me happy.

An Evening By The Pool

Summertime and the living is easy! I love living in Florida, but it definitely is HOT, like close to 100 degrees with humidity through the roof and we haven’t even hit the hottest months yet. Luckily, my kids are water babies so that makes for great afternoons getting to cool down in the pool! In our backyard we have set Ryland up a baby pool, but don’t have a regular swimming pool of our own, so since my husband is out of town and we are eager to get out of the house for a little bit (mama, mostly 😉 ) we headed to Gi Gi’s place for a swim!

Letter To The Mom Who Does It All

Dear Mom That Does It All,

I know right now you’re thinking, “that’s not me” but it is. It’s you. I know that as the days go by and your to-do list never gets any shorter you may not think you’re truly accomplishing it all. But you are. I know that as you sit down at the end of the night after (finally!) getting the kids to bed and debating on whether to do the dishes or take a shower (or throw out all those ideas and get a few hours of rest) that you don’t feel like a supermom. But you are.

Bringing Style Back

So, I can’t be the only mama who uses her diaper bag as a purse, gym bag, overnight bag, personal lunch box, laundry basket on occassion, can I? I know some mom’s out there just ‘Amen’d’ and that’s exactly why I’m sharing this post with you today. Diaper bags HAVE to be functional. I mean, that’s the entire purpose for having them, but the one thing that they don’t always have to be is cute. This is proven when I search the web for the term “diaper bag” and literally would rather carry my son’s clothes in a plastic bag than some of those. I’m amazed though at how some brands out there are allowing moms to feel like WOMEN again, and stylish ones at that! Take Newlie for instance!

No Guilt Nails

I don’t know about you, but when I was pregnant the first time around, I was SO extremely cautious about everything! Caffeine? Ditched it! Hairspray? No way! I wouldn’t have dreamed of painting my nails, cause we all know how bad THAT is! No matter how silly some of these over-protective mothering situations were, I still knew that the smell that came along with nail polish from even just walking past the salon in the mall was enough to make my head pound. I had no issue with giving it up because I knew that’s what was best for me and my pregnancy, but I missed having nice colorful nails!