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My Top 5 Stella & Dot Necklaces for Spring

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How to Wear Summer Whites Without Baring it All

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I’m terrified of whites. Really, I just…can’t. Especially below the waist. ¡Ayyyy! But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be able to wear it — I just want to wear it right.

This summer I took a chance and bought two pieces in white — a button down blouse that I unexpectedly found at H&M and a Peter Som for Kohl’s dress (thanks to Momma in Flip Flops) that doesn’t make me look like a marshmallow AND has pockets. It’s BRILLIANT!

Both are amazingly not completely inappropriately see-through and with the help of some seriously chic Maidenform bras and undies, have been able to look clean, crisp and classic in white.

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However despite finding my perfect summer whites, I usually struggle find the right type of white and I’m sure you do too. Here’s what I mean:

- Cheap fabrics in white are paper thin and translucent. Not see through. No, I  mean, TRANSLUCENT. The kind where you can see every freckle on your body sort of translucent.

- Blouses won’t have proper lining and it looks like you are wearing a nightgown or you simply look like you got dressed in the dark.

- Pants, jeans, skirts, shorts or dresses without a double layer or additional “white” coloring just isn’t going to work. Anything that accentuates the cellulite or the fatty areas is a no no no no NO for me.

See? THAT’S why it’s important to find the perfect underwear because not just any undies will do. That’s right. This is where your undies can make or break your look. 

Based on my personal experience and what my eyes have had to be witness to (oh the horror!) here are a few ways on how to wear summer whites without baring it all…

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DO take a chance and wear a nude or light purple bra under a white blouse such as the Comfort Devotion Super Sexy Maximizer  or the Comfort Devotion Natural Boost Strapless Multi Way which is perfect for maxi dresses, halters and backless pieces. For my white top I went with the sexy maximizer and ooooooh, it’s hot hot! Makes your boobies look AMAZING and it shows off a bit of color under your summer whites keeping it subtle and sexy.

DON’T wear a thong only have have your cheeks stick to the fabric and outline your bottom causing sweat spots. Ewww!

Instead, DO try a Weightless Comfort Shortie Slimmer which is light and smooths out the lumps, bumps and avoid booty sweat. This gives you a slimming silhouette and no sticky cheeks.

White dresses can be tricky, so DO go for a lightweight body shaper; such as the Comfort Devotion Smooth Body Full Slip in nude. If you are going to wear white, you gotta be tight!

Lastly DON’T summer whites just because they fit. Make sure you try them on with proper undies, that they fit well in certain areas and most importantly that they feel comfortable. White is all telling and you want to make sure you are smokin’ in your summer whites!

How do you wear white without baring it all?

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Stylish Mom and Baby Accessories as Seen on Let’s Talk Live

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Today I featured a selection of stylish mom and baby accessories on Let’s Talk Live, a news show here in the Washington, D.C. area. Although we weren’t able to detail every item, I’m excited to have been able to show products that I use and love in my everyday mama life. Here are the items featured, in case anything caught your eye. Thanks for tuning in and for your support! Stylish Mom and Baby Accessories as seen on News Channel 8 Let’s Talk Live {Read More}

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Superga Footwear: Stylish Sneakers for Moms

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When my husband is back home after two weeks away on a business trip (which is usually on a Friday afternoon), the weekend tends to be full on papi time! I log off (almost) everything and even if we are not doing anything exciting we do it all together — especially family walks! It was the perfect time to debut my new Supergas — these red stylish sneakers. I’ve been waiting for The Shoe Hive to have them in stock {Read More}

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Blo Blow Dry Bar Offers Sleek and Sexy Gwyneth Paltrow Style Hair

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Received hair services free of charge. Images and opinions my own. Last week I walked into Blo — North America’s first blow dry bar at their Dupont Circle location in Washington, D.C. with dry, frizzy, over hair sprayed and unwashed hair. I had been invited to experience the WASH, BLOW, GO concept (blow out and style) to celebrate the opening of their latest blow dry bar in Gaithersburg, Maryland and I wanted it to be worth my while. What is Blo Blow {Read More}

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Packing Light: Same Outfit, Three Days

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Talk about REAL mama style. Yep. Same outfit, three days (well, not SAME outfit, I did have one other shirt.) Last week I took a last minute trip to New Jersey without my husband or the kids to visit my sister-in-law and my 3 month old niece. My husband was away on a business trip and my mother didn’t have any major plans so I was able to get away and leave the kids with her. I really didn’t want to drive {Read More}

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Doing the Trying-To-Fit-Into-Pre-Baby-Jeans Dance (VIDEO)

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We’ve all done it. Trying to get into those jeans — pulling them up as far as they go, up over the hips and above the belly button making sure nothing spills out. Sucking in air and then trying to button and zip them. Or telling yourself  “let me sit down and stretch them out a bit” and then doing the trying-as-hard-as-you-can-to-get-into-these-f-ing-jeans dance only to give up and realize, they JUST DON’T FIT. With Fitness on the Run I’ve been {Read More}

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Dreaming of a Family Friendly Italian Holiday

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It’s #RealMomStyle Monday here and today is certainly jam packed with mamas! Last week I attended the Hasbro Playskool Playdate here in Washington, D.C. with other area moms of pre-school aged kids. Hasbro was introducing new Sesame Street and Playskool toys for the season with a super hero theme and M went straight to the robots and Mr. Potato head. I was actually super excited about this event because we don’t get many big brand events here in the nation’s capital {Read More}

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What to Wear to a Baseball Game (VIDEO)

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Last week I took my husband to a Washington Nationals game. I repeat, I took him. To a BASEBALL game. I don’t do baseball. It’s boring, slow and lasts FOREVER. But I wanted to do something he likes and enjoys and so…baseball it was. It was bloody hot that day, 95 degrees or so and super humid. I was a puddle of sweat. Knowing all of this and that we’d be seated for a very long time I had carefully {Read More}

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Representing Del Ray Alexandria in Domicile DC Magazine

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My family and I are on the cover of  Domicile DC — a online magazine focusing on all things local in the Washington, D.C. metro area for their 2014 summer issue. The feature focuses on living, working and playing in Alexandria, more specifically the neighborhood of Del Ray. I wanted to bring more attention to this historical and quiet area of the city which often gets overlooked. The day we shot the photos, it was POURING rain. No exaggeration. It {Read More}

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Noonday Collection: Shop. Style. Share. Advocate. (VIDEO)

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I’m very happy to introduce you to Noonday Collection, a jewelry line with a twist, and one of their Ambassadors, Kelli Magee. Noonday Collection uses “fashion and design to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable.” See, our purchasing power  helps generate change in the world — while looking really good along the way!  “Your fashion sense can now restore dignity to abandoned women in Ethiopia, empower communities in Ecuador and create business opportunities for Ugandans.” Still not sure what I mean? Have {Read More}

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Wearing My Swimsuit (cellulite and all) and Why You Should Too

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Recently I came across a blog post on Facebook were a mom wrote about putting on her swimsuit, pushing aside her insecurities, coming out from under the sun umbrella and taking off the coverup to… get this… ENJOY playing with her children in the water! So simple, yet something many of us, myself included don’t do. Look, the fact is I’ve had better years and probably so have you — for me this summer I am NOT in good form. But that does not give me the {Read More}

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