The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means lots of parties, charity events, and family gatherings. Most busy moms struggle with getting the family dressed let alone have the time to find cute outfits for themselves. Maybe you are worried about that stubborn baby weight that just won’t leave or you might be thinking that nothing looks good on you. Well, I have the perfect solution for you! A little black dress, or two. (wink)
Yesterday I drove up to Sawgrass Mills to hang out with my fellow FemCity sister and personal stylist Dionne Dean! I have been a fan of Dionne for a while now. I love her style and her willingness to share all of her fashion expertise. This momma is a beast at thrifting and finding amazing deals. We have been planning on meeting up for a mini mastermind session for a few months now, so what does a Sporty Momma and a stylist do? SHOP!!!!
If you haven’t noticed by now almost every department store has already started their Black Friday sales! What does this mean? It means go get those deals while they are hot! Don’t wait until next Friday and all of the goodies are sold out. Grab your shopping buddies and get your shop on early! Trust me you won’t be disappointed and if the deals get better, most stores will price match.
Designer originals are my favorite but I hate paying full price so the shops at the Colonnade was our first stop. Coach had some amazing bags and accessories at 70 % off. Valentino did not disappoint but honestly was still way out of my price range. Let me tell you where my heart sank…. the Gucci store. Yes, Gucci! I got this amazing chic bag and a wallet for half off. The hubby said Merry Christmas to you , lol! After bumping into another Pinecrest mom all the way at Sawgrass Mills, I knew it was totally worth the 40 minute drive.
After a quick lunch at Grand Luxe Cafe I hopped back on I-75 and rushed to pick up the kiddos. Even though I am not a thrifter, I am excited to hit the stores with Dionne and see what goodies we find. Stay tuned…..
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It’s not quite officially Fall according to the calendar but if you look around all of your favorite stores have updated their inventory. The smell of pumpkin lattes are definitely in the air. Halloween Horror Nights has already started in Orlando! However, it is so hot in Miami right now that I am literally praying for cooler temperatures. Every time I step outside it feels like I just spent 10 minutes in the sauna. Do you feel me?
I love September because we are finally settled back into a routine and it means that the holidays are right around the corner. Every Fall I make a wish list of must have items. From books to read, clothing… to new lipstick and nail colors. It’s a great time to switch things up. Here are some of my 2019 Fall Favorites. I would love to hear some of yours. Please share in the comments below!
Currently Reading: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
This book is perfect if you need a push in the right direction in your career. Sometimes we hold on to old habits that keep us stuck in a bad routine. We know that we have greatness inside but not quite sure how to tap into it.
Favorite Fragrance: Louis Vuitton
It’s a little pricey but definitely with it!
Favorite Drink: Pumpkin Spice Latte
What I’m Listening to: Lizzo
Lizzo’s album is fire! It is so uplifting and encourages us to remember that we are badass women! Favorite track is Soulmate!!!!!
I thought that it would be fun to create some new t-shirts for the new school year. Every few months I brainstorm ideas and come up with a t-shirt or two that I think busy moms would love. You can rock these t-shirts to the gym, carpool, Target, sporting events, actually you can rock them almost anywhere. Mommin’ ain’t easy but I hope that these t-shirts help make you feel fabulous every single time that you put one on. Here’s to an amazing school year! Shop
Happy Monday Mommas!!! I cannot believe that it is July already, can you? July is one of my favorite months because it is my birth month and we get to celebrate the 4th of July! Last year I was freaking out a little (ok a whole lot) because I was turning 40 and had all of these expectations of what my life should have looked like by 40. Well ladies I learned so much this past year but the most important lesson was that I was exactly where God wanted me to be. I embraced that as the months went by and was able to relax and just enjoy the ride. As 41 quickly approaches, I am just thankful to be alive. You feel me?
Do you guys have big plans for the 4th of July? We are actually going to be away this year. Our daughter’s team qualified for a national basketball tournament so we are on the road. We will be spending the weekend with our travel basketball family doing that #basketballmom thing. I am sure that we will have a blast and find somewhere to watch the fireworks.
I have always loved the festivities and trendy 4th of July apparel so I will be stocking up on cute matching tees for the family before we head out. Old Navy and Target always have the best tees that won’t break the bank. Yesterday I saw an add for $2 tees at Old Navy. Here are some fun last minute 4th of July outfit ideas! I hope that you all have an amazing 4th of July.
**pictures via Pinterest
The summer is officially here and boy is it hot. Last week the heat index was 108 degrees in Miami. When the weather is this warm nobody wants to put on tons of heavy makeup. So I thought I would share some of my favorite beauty products that help me look great during these hot summer days. These products are great for beach days too. Most of them are waterproof. FYI: I completed my look below in under 5 minutes while on vacation in Turks. You ladies know that we barely have time to get dressed so we need all of the hacks that we can get, lol.
The first step is cleansing with charcoal soap.
SuperGoop Sunscreen is fantastic. It can be used as a primer and sunscreen. Since I turned 40 last year I have made more of an effort to use sunscreen daily. Do you apply sunscreen before your makeup?
Becca Blur Foundation in Sienna
Fenty Glass bomb in shimmering rose nude
Makeup setting Spray– All Nighter by Urban Decay
P.S. If you are feeling a little sassy add a red lipstick. That will take your glow to a whole different level!
Well ladies, May is here and unless you have been stuck up north in the cold weather and haven’t really been out, you have probably already seen the beach towels, bikinis and the body lava at Sephora restocked and ready for summer. Summer is a time to unwind and enjoy the family, sun and my favorite the cute summer outfits. I have two really fun events that I am attending this week so I have been out window shopping trying to figure out what I am going to wear. There are some exciting trends going on right now and I am loving all of the oldies that are making a comeback like barrettes, mini skirts and straw bags but also enjoying some of the new trends. Here are the top 10 trends that I see in 2019.
4. The Straw Handbag
5. The Strappy Sandal
6. Pretty Hair Bows
7. Bright Bold Colors
8. Matching Sets
10. The Cat Eye
Confessions of a shopaholic: I walked by this shirt several times before purchasing it. I kept asking myself, am I really going to wear this? Do you ever do that? However, this top was on sale. It was about 60% off the ticket price and I couldn’t just leave it there, right? Believe it or not it hung in my closet for 2 months before I actually wore it. I guess I was waiting for the right time. Besides, it has bright red satin cherries all over it. Where am I going to wear it?
When shopping the clearance section, it’s great to find items that can be dressed up or dressed down. This blouse is fun, lightweight and you can roll the sleeves up if it is warm or let them out if its cooler. You can pair it with leggings, jeans, slacks or even a cute pencil skirt. I decided to go with my favorite la’gence jeggings and black slip on espadrilles. I had planned on getting my hair done and meeting a friend for lunch but #momlife and a home installation kept me at home most of the day.
So my style tip this week is don’t be afraid to wear cherries or bright colors or prints that you might not usually wear. Sometimes stepping out of the box leads to great things. Not just in fashion by the way. I have to tell you that I got a bunch of compliments when I finally wore it. I actually can’t wait to wear it again. How would you rock the cherry top?
Can you believe that it is March already? I can’t. The only thing that I can say is that I am super excited about Spring Break. But other than that the days are going by a little too fast for me. Well March is Women’s History month so I wanted to kick off the month with a few of my favorite quotes from a few of my favorite badass women entrepreneurs. Did you know that Women’s History month traces all the way back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911? In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women’s History Week but it wasn’t until 1987 that congress designated the month of March as Women’s History Month. Salute to all of the amazing women that came before us and let’s continue to uplift and support the amazing women in our lives. What are some of your favorite quotes?
“Nothing beats a failure but a try”
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for”
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”
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Hello beautiful! Now you all know that I love dressing up and I love jewelry but being a busy momma of three can make accessorizing kinda difficult. With limited amount of time to get four other humans dressed I barely have time to put on my makeup let alone try to search through my old jewelry stash looking for the perfect piece. As a result, most days I just wear my same old jewelry. So I was thrilled when Rocksbox reached out and gifted me with a complimentary three month membership to share with you Sporty Mommas just how this subscription works.
Rocksbox is an amazing premium monthly jewelry service that allows users to try out gorgeous designer jewelry to spice up their wardrobe. With over 30 top jewelry designers like Kendra Scott, House of Harlow 1960, Kate Spade and my favorite Alex and Ani, there’s sure to be something for every jewelry lover!
In case you’re wondering exactly how it works, check out the process below:
- Sign up for a Rocksbox account (Use my promo code sportymommasxoxo for 1 FREE month)
- Fill out an easy style profile survey to let your stylist know what your preferences are (i.e. Do you prefer gold or silver jewelry, what style necklaces/earrings you do you like, what types of jewelry do you mostly wear etc.)
- Create a jewelry wishlist of 15-30 items.
- Within a week or so you will receive your first box with 3 jewelry items that your stylist hand-picked for you, according to your style profile and wishlist. Each box will contain at least 1 wishlist item in it.
- Once received, enjoy wearing your jewelry for as long as you like and when you’re ready, either purchase items or send them back in the provided envelope for a new box.
- Provide feedback on the items in each box, so that your stylist will continue to choose great pieces catered to your preferences in your boxes.
- If you want to continue after the initial FREE month, for a $21 monthly fee, you get to enjoy these pieces AS LONG AS you wish on loan. You can try different styles with no commitment. It’s like having an unlimited jewelry box always filled with new goodies.
- You also have the option of purchasing the pieces you receive with a discount off of retail price, if you are like me and just gotta have it.
And that’s it! It is so quick and easy and I must confess I love getting my pretty little box in the mail full of surprise pieces. We moms deserve something for us too! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Happy shopping!
***This post was sponsored by Rocksbox.