Masala Baby Swim Styles

Summer is in full swing. Pool days, beach trips, park visits—it’s all become a big blur at this point in time; and we still have another month and a half to go! But it’s true what they say—time flies when you’re having fun. And we’ve definitely been having fun and making the most of the sun, sand, surf, green grass, and cool pool. The season is fleeting, and we want to enjoy every hot, humid, and muggy moment.

I tease, but we’ve also been getting a LOT of use out of our Masala Baby fashion finds. You may remember that we wrote about this incredible collection just a few short weeks ago—and we’re so beyond obsessed with their bohemian kiddie styles, we just had to give them even more love. Made in India, featuring a medley of colors, textures and motifs, Masala Baby’s styles seamlessly blend modern comfort and style.

With a global aesthetic and modern feel, Masala’s kiddie caftans are so gorgeous and equally effortless. This one is soft (100 percent cotton) and easy to throw on when you’re little girlfriend is done splashing around the pool. The beautifully intricate embroidery and pompom detailing makes a simple, playful, and stylish statement.

Likewise, Masala’s swimsuits are intricately designed with fashion and functionality at the forefront. Made with comfort and coverage in mind, they hold up to typical summer wear and tear, and look good by the pool, at the beach, balancing on an oversize flamingo, or even doing somersaults in the backyard. Carefree and vivacious—because that’s what Masala Baby, is all about.

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Over 30 Musical Festival Fashions

Musical Festival Fashions

I know festival fashion is really trendy right now. I also know that most of the fashions are more suitable for the teens and tweens out there. But what if you are over 30 and still love to listen to your jam? I say don’t stop going to music festivals and don’t stop bringing style to them. You can pull off looking cool with this outfit ideal for those of us over 30 who want to wear music-festival fashions.

I headed up to Tremblant this weekend to catch the Tremblant Blues Festival and take in the summer offerings up at the resort. It’s quite easy to get there from NYC and the world-class music is happening from July 8 to 17 of 2017. In all, there are more than 100 free shows! Get the scoop, here: https://blues.tremblant.ca/en/

La raffinerie Tremblant

To find a fun new outfit, I popped into La Raffinerie where  I met Roxanne there and she walked me through the boutique. The shop is right on the “main street” of Tremblant Rue des Remparts. It’s a mix of local designers and brands I know and love (like Free People).

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Musical Festival Fashions

Graphic tees are perfect for all ages. Just pick the right message. Def Leppard (though I love them) is now being worn by all my daughter’s tween friends. I opted for the upscale French version – Femme Moderne. It’s from a local Quebec designer and I think it’s going to get worn on heavy rotation.

Long flowy skirt

Add a flowing skirt like this one, and you’ve continued to embrace the boho-chic look without looking like a fashion victim. Roxanne nailed it when she assorted her store. It’s really easy to shop and mix up brands–and that’s how I love to dress.

This outfit can just as easily be worn to a museum of dinner out–it’s great for travel, but I mostly love it for the romantic vibe it gives off. When you want to dance or move from venue to venue you want cool comfort.

What do you think? Are you heading to any festivals this summer? What are you planning to wear? Keep me posted!

music festival fashions for women over 30

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Doll and Me Matching Outfits

Ever since I fell in love with one of the original American Girl dolls, Samantha, many moons ago, the brand has held a place in my heart. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to introduce it to my daughter when the time came. We started with a Bitty Baby and have continued on with favorites like Melody Ellison and Gabriella McBride. So, when they released their latest girl, Z Yang, I knew my baby girl would adore her too. You see she, more often than not, plays model for me and and my camera. While she loves saying cheese, she’s also fascinated by my equipment, often asking if she can try taking her own photos when we’re done. And being that Z Yang’s storyline revolves around her filmmaking, she was just the right birthday present for my budding shutterbug’s fifth birthday!

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z yang doll

z yang

matching doll and me outfits

And what better way to celebrate than with an American Girl Doll and me matching outfits photo shoot? Well, they’re outfits aren’t so much matching as coordinating. We chose a Burt’s Bees striped tank and tie dye leggings look in navy and pink that picked up on those same colors in Z Yang’s outfit. And both girls are rockin’ some seriously sparkly shoes, my daughter’s being Freshly Picked moccasins. There’s no reason a girl can’t be sparkly AND comfy. Am I right? And speaking of comfort…

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burt's bees baby organic cotton

One of the reasons we love Burt’s Bees Baby so much is because it’s made out of their special organic cotton which is perfect for summer’s sweltering temps. Not only is it ridiculously soft, but it lasts. We all know how much us mamas have to wash our kiddo’s clothes, especially in the summertime, and it’s great to know that the Burt’s Bees Baby organic cotton is up for the job. Plus, it’s earth friendly. Now I can feel great about putting my kids in clothes that are kind to our planet and they can play the day away in comfort! You can bet there was a lot of playing in these doll and me matching outfits!

doll and me style

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How to Style a Romper

How to Style a Romper: summer fashion tips

I admit I’m late to the romper trend. My team members love them here at Momtrends (yes Lauren I’m talking to you!). Since I’m all about trying something new, when I saw this floral one-piece I took the chance to figure out how to style a romper.

cute summer romper

How to Style a Romper

My first tip on how to style a romper: don’t spend too much. I found this little number for under $100. The Fiesta Romper from cabi is a great pick for summer. It’s got all the color you want to celebrate the season, plus pockets and adjustable straps.

The shorts are 5″ and the waistband is a drawstring—it’s a perfect piece to take on your beach trips. It’s an instant outfit.

You can dress this up with flats or a wedge heel (no stilettos please) and some colorful accessories. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect beach tote—let me know if you have any ideas.

bauble bar accessories

A Little Sparkle

I’m wearing it with some BaubleBar pieces. The bright hues in this bracelet set go with so many of my summer brights. The Havana Pom Pom earrings are now on sale for $18! The perfect touch of summer glam—they are super light too.

And I’ve mentioned these bracelets too—the Suri set is $38 at BaubleBar. Seven in all and a rainbow of colors. Isn’t it nice to only have to spend a total of $60 to get all this style!

fringe sandals

Let’s Talk Shoes

I’ve featured these cute tasseled shoes before, but I can’t find them anymore. I found a similar pair, the Pelle Moda® Harah sandal on zappos. I like the neutral color—very versatile for travel.

marina del rey hotel

All the photos were take at the Marina del Rey hotel—the setting was ideal for this romper and a big thanks to photographer Katharine Hauschka for taking on this last-minute project.

Check out more of the cabi spring collection on this post, I just love this brand that connects women with great careers in fashion.

How to Style a Romper: styling tips for this trendy summer fashion

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Masala Baby: Global Style for Summer’s Adventures

Hippie meets preppy. That’s how I’d describe the Masala Baby summer collection. It’s colorful, cute, playful, trendy, and stylish. Beachy-chic and totally adorable.

Masala Baby is a baby and kids lifestyle brand that combines the rich cultural influences of India with a contemporary aesthetic that crosses borders effortlessly. With tasseled coverups and caftans, seersucker linen shorts and dresses, and bold bubble, the line looks and feels global, and every style manages to strike the perfect balance between inspirational and practical; functional and fashionable.

I dressed my littles in Masala Baby this past weekend on our strawberry picking adventure and our first seasonal beach outing, and they looked breezy and cool.

How handsome does my boy look in this Sumba Organic Tee? He looks ready for the islands when paired with a pair of turquoise Old Navy shorts and matching slip-on sneakers.

Here he is again in a Neat Shirt Gajah  and striped seersucker shorts?

My babe is a beachy keen vision in the Baby Sanur One-Piece. The look is ever sweeter with this Masala Baby beach hat, but girlfriend has a mind of her own and wouldn’t wear it.

We’re loving the entire collection. Nicole’s daughter recently rocked a Masala Baby caftan too…. and we’re thrilled to learn they’re expanding their mommy and me options! We can’t wait to twin at the pool soon!

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Sweet Summer Dresses for Girls

There is something about summertime that makes me want to wear free flowing dresses all season long. And my baby girl is no different. She plays “dress up” all day long with her favorite frocks. I’m talking some serious outfit changes, multiple times a day people. Haha! So, I try to pick up sweet summer dresses to add to her “try on” stash whenever I can. And being that she’s a fan of variety, they can’t all be investment pieces. Budget-friendly summer dresses are where it’s at and Target, for instance, has a great selection of them!

toile dress

Beauty and the Beast dress

In fact, I picked up a couple sweet dresses in late spring that I’m loving for summer too. And they both happen to be shades of blue. I don’t know what it is about oceanic hues, but I’m always drawn to them, particularly in the warm weather months. Plus, blue looks great with so many accent colors, like pink, for example, but I digress… Now that we’ve talked about color, let’s talk prints. I’m all about prints this season and Beauty and the Beast is still a big deal in our house, so this toile printed dress was a home run! As was this palm print dress. My little lady loves a good palm print as much as her mama. Bwah!

summer sundresses

sundresses

palm print dress

heart shaped sunglasses

heart sunnies

And every sweet summer dress needs accessories to complement it. My mini me saw these heart shaped Rainbow OPTX sunglasses in my bag and snagged them for herself. What girl can resist hearts? Frankly, I think my sunnies look even better on her than they do on me. C’est la vie. Haha!

So, are sweet summer dresses for girls on your shopping list this season too? If so, head on over to Target. I daresay you’ll find plenty to choose from! And for even more kids’ style ideas, check out our take on mommy and me wellies!

summer dresses for girls

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Cute Striped Summer Dresses

Cute Striped Summer Dresses

I’m always on the hunt for cute striped summer dresses — they are easy to dress up and a great way to get ready in a flash this summer. With a summer dress like this one (which is under $100!), you can head to just about any party. Add just a few accessories and you’ve turned one piece into an outfit.

Cute Striped Summer Dresses

Let’s start with the cabi dress. It’s a light weight silky fabric in a cut that fits every figure (and it looks especially good if you have a lot of curves). The Knot Dress is fully lined and hits just above the knee–and guess what? Pockets!

Roberta Roller Rabbit Paola Big Fold Over Clutch

I added a fun new striped bag from Roberta Roller Rabbit. Fringe is a big trend right now and this fuzzy bag is loads of fun. The safe way to wear it is with a white t-shirt and jean shorts, but I’m pushing the boundaries a bit and pairing stripes with stripes.  The Paola Big Fold Over Clutch could be the perfect party bag for your summer. And unlike dinky little clutches, this one can hold a lot more than just a lip gloss and your phone.

Here it is all pulled together. This striped dress is ready to go out on the town.

And the shoes, oh the shoes. Cabi introduced shoes this year and I am loving the Isla Wedge — it is right on-trend. I love the wedge heel, that I can dance in and walk in. It’s a shoe that I’m giving lots of “play time” right now.

cabi wedge shoes

Cabi Spring 2017

This is just one piece from the latest cabi collection. You can see the full runway show  and get lots of ideas for spring in the video, here: https://www.cabionline.com/video/spring-2017-runway-video/

Head here to find out more about cabi and to find a local stylist. Cabi is a brand that brings the stylists to you. Your stylist will not only outfit you, she’ll show you how to reinvent your look. Once you go cabi, you’ll never go back to the mall.

Cute Striped Summer Dresses style tips for how to wear them

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Fun Prints for Kids and Moms

Prints are kinda my family’s jam. My kids couldn’t help but fall in love with them thanks to my obsession. Bwah! I’ve been decking them out in fabulous prints since they were infants. I’m talking florals, plaids, stripes, you name it…we love it! And this spring and summer will be no different. We will be rockin’ our favorite fun prints on the regular.

I’ve always subscribed to the school of thought that you should have fun with your clothes. And if your kids are having fun with THEIR clothes, it will be a whole lot easier to get them dressed! In fact, we found some oh-so fun prints for kids and moms recently that perked us all up! And just in case you’ve been looking to add some new prints to your family’s wardrobes, I decided to share our new favorite fashion finds with you.

fun prints

print mixing

plaid prints floral prints

floral print dress

Let’s talk about the kids first, because, let’s face it, there isn’t much that’s cuter than coordinating kids’ looks. Am I right? And something we love even more than wearing fun prints alone is print mixing. How adorable are the floral print dress, plaid shirt and pastel shorts from Gap? And the glitter bedecked sandals and slide-on sneakers are perfect warm-weather wears too! They actually wore these outfits for my parent’s country club’s annual Easter egg hunt, but they would be perfect for any spring or summer occasion.

maxi dress

statement rings

family prints

Shop more fun prints: floral print dress / plaid shirt / print maxi dress

And mama had to coordinate with her kiddos too, right? On that note, I paired my cheerful print maxi dress (I linked to a similar one from Gap) with statement turquoise rings because I pretty much try to work them into every single outfit I can. Haha! Plus, they’re just too perfect for this time of year. Frankly, I wear turquoise all year long, but it goes particularly well with traditional warm-weather hues like the orange, red, coral, pink etc. that you saw in this post!

So, there you have it…I hope you enjoyed my family’s take on fun prints. Now go forth and print mix yourselves lovelies!

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Two Ways to Wear Metallic Sandals

Being that fall is nearly here, I’m wearing my summer sandals as much as I possibly can. Don’t get me wrong…I love my fall boots, but there is something so freeing about slipping on an easy breezy pair of sandals. Plus, I get to show off my pedi. Haha! The ease of slides is something I’ve really been enjoying this summer and one of my favorite pairs of slide sandals has to be these ergonomic Vionic Jura sandals that I picked up at Sole Provisions. Not only are they a perfect silver that goes with nearly everything, but they’re ridiculously comfortable. Just sayin’. Since metallic sandals have been my summer jam, so I thought it would be fun to show you two ways to wear them!

metallic sandals beaded necklace

traveler pants

The first way I rocked my metallic sandals is with a simple black CAbi tee and they’re oh so versatile traveler pant. I can’t tell you how many ways these bad boys can be worn. Olive pants are so versatile…much like metallic sandals. Thanks to the bit of glam that the sandals brought to my simple look, I needed little more to accessorize it than my trusty African  bead necklace.

Tipsy 3

Tipsy 2

Tipsy 1

My next look is decidedly more casual and a bit cheeky…just like me. Haha! My Dream Team tank top can be found at Tipsy Elves, along with a slew of other hilarious tees. It’s proven to be one of my go-to summer pieces. And it was obviously the perfect thing to wear when I was cheering on Team USA! So much is going on up top, I simply added my favorite turquoise bracelet and a cowboy hat to Bermuda shorts and the metallic sandals.

So, if you too have some sandals that you’d like squeeze a bit more wear out of, I hope this helped give you some more styling options.

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Monday Mingle: Stitchfix Fall Unboxing

Fall stitchfix finds

It’s gorgeous weather here in NYC and I’m loving the fashion options. I can still wear sandals and cute tops, and I can pull out jeans again and not roast. It’s awesome.

boyfriends jeans

Seeing red! That’s the theme. The shoes are from Ralph Lauren and the bag is from Talbots.

red talbots bag

This outfit was inspired by my latest StitchFix box. I’ve talked a bunch about them before. Stitchfix is the combo of what I love about personal stylists and subscription boxes.  You get clothing and accessories hand-selected by a personal stylist, delivered to your door.

I’m keeping these jeans! Love them and only $78.

stitchfix fashion finds

Here’s a look at my StitchFix unboxing video.

This is the one that I sent back. What do you think?

stitchfix


Monday Mingle is the stylish collaboration between Bon Bon Rose Girls, Momtrends and Thirty Something Fashion. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. This week Carly is hosting over here www.thirtysomethingfashion.com

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