Saturday, May 2, 2015

What We Wear: Tart Collections + 30% OFF COUPON CODE!

 What We Wear: Tart Collections + 30% OFF COUPON CODE!

 

The past two weeks have been so jam packed with so much going on, and not all the fun kind but the massive "to do list before the baby comes" kind. So I do apologize for the slight delay in posting lately! I will have plenty of time to catch up, im going on maternity leave very very soon here & we've been  narrowing down on that list day by day. I have a lot of things I want to share, a 'life lately' post, our maternity pictures, some great shops for little girly/boy items, a pregnancy update, "a health recipe and what we've been eating lately" post.. and the list goes on. We will get there eventually!

Today I have a really special company to share with you all, Tart Collections, im sure you've heard of them, but did you know they have a maternity line? Um yes please.  Tart Collections contacted me and gave me the opportunity to test out some of their great pieces! I was so excited because I know anything maternity is actually comfortable, and I knew they had a very very cute line to start so adding comfort to fashion was just what i needed to hear.  Check out some of the items below from their maternity collection, i also picked 2 items that are non maternity for all of you non pregnant ladies who follow along here and are looking for some cute spring clothes.







^^^I wore this non maternity (but very stretcy and comfortable) maxi dress to my second baby shower thrown my by mother in law last weekend, find it here^^^^


^^^This is my favorite color so anything that comes in it lets just say im all over it! I loved this materniy knee length dress, those leather sleeves are so adorable and its super flattering. I wore this out to dinner with my sisters (see below) Find the Judith maternity dress in maroon here^^^


^^^Sorry for all the poor quality iphone photos^^^ 


^^^This non maternity navy and white striped cardigan is a perfect spring cover up or throw on when the weather is off and on chilly. Find the Darla cardigan here^^^ 



^^^Here are some cute heels and wedges that can go with all of these dresses (i wore a nude heel), a few options of turquoise drop earings like the ones shown in the baby shower photo, & a couple really afforadable a fake tooth long pendant necklaces like I wore with the black and white triangle geo print dress^^^.

Shop Tart Collections website HERE
Follow them along on instagram @tartcollections

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What We Wear: Humble Hilo

What We Wear: Humble Hilo

Hi all, i hope everyone has had a great week thus far, we have been so busy lately i feel like life is just going by so quickly! I have this feeling of restlessness where i feel like i have so much to do and not enough time to do it. It must be early nesting or something? Whatever it is, its good and bad. I get a lot of the fun stuff done but the things that i really  really need to do i keep putting off because of my lack of energy these days (pregnancy update post to come soon).  I am sooooo tired from being 32.5 weeks pregnant, third trimester is beating my bum! Anywho, one of the many things on my list of to do's is to share with you all some of the cute baby girl clothes ive been collecting for our sweet little lady on the way! Today i have SUCH A RAD brand to share with you. Humble Hilo.

Humble Hilo is a company that was started by two friends, Lauren and Erica, who share a passion for fashion and helping others!. Together they created beautiful bags, shoes and clothing created from Guatemalan textiles.  Humble Hilo creates job opportunities for Maya women and families living in poverty. They also give a portion of their profit to a hummanitarian organization called World Link Partners. This organization helps the Guatemalan people in 3 different projects: Infant and child nutrition, Literacy and Education and lastly Microfinance loans for women. With every item you buy youre supporting these families that are employed by them, as well as you get to choose which of the 3 projects your purchose will go towards supporting! HOW RAD IS THAT?! This is a company i can fully get behind. Find more info here.


"With more than 7 years spent in Guatemala working with non-profit organizations, we want to do more than just sell products; we want to create a change. We have traveled back to bring fashion-forward items to market. These unique items mix ancient techniques with modern style that will set you apart from the rest." -the lovely ladies of Humble Hilo.  They have hearts of gold and just want to help others in need.

I love this sweet little dress handmade and handwoven below and these leather sandals are probably my favorite sandals ive ever seen! 


With the purchase of JUST these $25 leather sandals, you can choose a portion of the proceeds to support one of the following humanitarian projects:
  • Nutrition: Feed a malnourished child 2 meals for 1 week
  • Microfinance: Provide a portion of a microcredit loan to a woman for the duration of 4 days
  • Literacy: Provide literacy classes for a woman for 3 weeks 
 
YES YES YES!!! 

^^^these handmade/handwoven (by Guatemalan women) dresses come in sizes starting at 6months all the way up to 24 months. Traditional materials used: Huipil patch with blue corte fabric^^^

Please be sure to stop by their site and check them out ((HUMBLE HILO))
Follow on instagram @humblehilo


XO

Monday, April 13, 2015

What We Love: A Little Lady Shop & Petit Patch

What We Love: A Little Lady Shop & Petit Patch


Hey Lovelies, we just got back into town last night from Colorado celebrating my husbands grandma's 80th birthday! It was so nice to have time away with his side of the family that live in Colorado and have Cash finally meet the rest of them & just enjoy time together.  Today I want to share with you these two adorable shops that have the cutest girl accessories and handmade dresses. I love A Little Lady shop's headbands and felt bows, they are made so well and come in the cutest options of patterns and colors.  I cannot wait to put our baby girl in these. That top crystal headband is what she'll be wearing (matching with her cousin who will be 5 weeks older) to my brothers wedding in September. I can hardly wait!! I adore these vintage inspired hand made dresses by Petit Patch, they have handmade embroidered roses  & geometric shapes on them and are the most dreamy material. She is going to be so sweet in these flutter sleeves (obsessed). Check out Petit Patch and see their two piece sets and rompers as well.

A Little Lady shop also has swaddle blankets & they are too die for with sweat pom pom details! (see below)

^^^Headbands all c/o A Little Lady Shop ^^^
  

^^^Here you can see how airy these are, perfect for nursing or swaddling!! They are 38 x 38 and made from cotton muslin material^^^



^^^Dresses c/o Petit Patch^^^


 Use Coupon Code: TESSA for free shipping over at A Little Lady Shop

A Little Lady shop website or etsy, follow on instagram @alittleladyshop
Petit Patch etsy here


Friday, April 3, 2015

Garden Tea Party Joint Baby Shower

Garden Tea Party Joint Baby Shower:

 A couple weeks ago my mom threw my sister and I the sweetest garden tea party baby shower for our sweet little girls at the San Juan Tea House on Los Rios Street. As I've mentioned in the past my sister and I are 5.5 weeks apart in our pregnancies, and this being both our second pregnancies and our first daughters we knew it would be fun to do a combined shower, with just us and our girlfriends and a couple family members.  I have always wanted both a boy and a girl, but I knew the moment I found out we were having a daughter that I would be able to go nuts with flowers, glitter, lace, and all things feminine! So a garden tea party full of flowers and dainty tea cups was exactly what we needed.  My mom did all of the floral center pieces, shes insanely gifted and so creative and insisted she do them herself.  She also brought in some cute collector tea pots to put the center pieces in, some adorable lace and patterned tea pot fabric for table runners, and some vintage vases.  The restaurant served us a 4 course high tea meal which consisted of an assortment of finger sandwiches, delicious heart shaped scones with creamed butter and jam, a selection of teas, and topped us off with a selection of desserts. YUM.  I had a couple things in mind I thought would be cute finishing touches, so I partnered with a few shops to help out in achieving the feminine shabby chic look we were going for.  See all the details below:







 

^^^ These custom invitations and registry inserts.. i mean?!! Arent they just perfect for a tea party?! I could not have asked After February to do a better job on these. They were one of my favorite parts of our shower.. I just want to box it up and hang it on my wall its so cute. Do yourself a favor and check out her custom work, shes such a doll & so so kind & does a whole lot more than just invitations^^^

^^^These adorable Tulle pom poms c/o Shanz Party Decorations hung from the ceiling in ivory and soft pink. They were such a cute addition to the already cute atmosphere. They just made it so girly & really vamped up the place, i will definitely be using these again in the future!^^^




^^^Pretty Palace1 made these perfect little tea party food picks which we used to put cute sayings on them like you see below "blessed", "joy", "its a girl", "something sweet", "wonderfully made" and we topped off our cute desserts with them as you can see above.  Also made by Pretty Palace1 were these adorable tea cup paper banners we had strung across the front of all of the tables! I just love details, i think party planning is one of my most favorite hobbies, can that be a hobby? well i guess it is now! vvv


 ^^^Opening gifts..whats more fun than baby girl gifts?!?^^^
^^^ GUYS.. you must go to The Bloomin Gypsy if you are local or anywhere near Orange County, shes so insanely good at all things floral, but seriously she is a Flower crown goddess! She made me one for my maternity photos as well & all i can say is her attention to detail and color combos is spot on! Shes also such a pleasure to work with and the sweetest babe ever. A huge thank you to these beautiful crowns The Bloomin Gypsy gifted us with^^^



^^^This dress was seriously sooooo comfortable, airy (a must for a hot day), and those crochet sleeved details were exactly what i wanted in a shower dress, thank you to Bump Style Box for the perfect find ^^^
 ^^^These two precious babies are my nieces and are so excited to be adding 2 more little girls to their team ^^^

 ^^^ Some of the best gals & mamas i get to do life with, our daughter will already have 2 best girlfriends in their daughters ^^^

 ^^^We truly felt like queens with these gorgeous flower crowns on ^^^

 ^^^From Left to Right: Our soon to be sista in law (5 months away!), me, my sister Kelsey 5.5 wks ahead with a baby girl, & our older sis Courtney 4 wks behind me with a baby boy!^^^

 ^^^Best friends since second grade, love this sweet bride to be! ^^^

 ^^^ some of my lovely ladies who are just too good to me, one of them flew out from Colorado to make it to my shower and her sister in laws bridal shower, can you get any more lucky than that?!^^^


 ^^^I will never forget how special this has been being able to be pregnant together with my two sisters. Thank you Jesus for this precious gift of carrying life together and having one another to lean on during those challenging/emotional times. Its going to be so fun raising 3 babies together that are all within 3 months apart! ^^^




^^^ Little tea bag & candy jar party favors my mom made ^^^

^^^So many of the ladies complimented on these cute banners, the flag bunting banner is from an adorable shop called Starlit Nest Gifts, she does custom work & has a crazy wide selection to choose from. I told her exactly what colors we needed & that we wanted vintage, floral, & shabby chic looking fabrics & she did not disappoint.  The "It's Tea Time" banner c/o  Anista Designs had the cutest little tea pots in between each word & printed in the prettiest golden floral wreath were the sweet hand stamped letters hanging on pretty vintage cream card stock (w/ distressed blush ink around the edges) which hung from pink silk ribbon .... perfection. Both banners made our gift table extra special and extra cute. I can reuse these for tea parties with the girls and holidays! ^^^

  ^^^Some of the pretty details of these vintage inspired fabric patterns..looooove!^^^


^^^How pretty are those details?!^^^





*sorry for the overload of photos, i have way to many to share*

Heres a list of the shops again and their additional contact info if you are interested:

Flower Crowns c/o The Bloomin Gypsy (instagram: @thebloomingypsy)
Tea Cup cutout banner & Floral foodpicks c/o Pretty Palace1  (instagram: @PrettyPalace1)
Shabby chic floral fabric print bunting banner c/o Starlit Nest Gifts  (instagram @starlitnest)
"Tea Time" gold & pink banner c/o Anista Designs
Tulle Pom Poms c/o Shanz Party Decorations
Invitations & Registry inserts c/o After February
Dress c/o Bump Style Box


XO