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Trendy Tot: Chevron Leg Warmers

By on July 2, 2013
I am so excited to be co-hosting Trendy Tot Tuesday with Kelly from Modern Camelot, Megan from Table for Three and Lindsay at Baby Mama Drama. Their blogs are awesome so check them out!
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Ok I am seriously obsessed!
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My boutique The Anchor & Bows Boutique got in the cutest chevron leg warmers and I am so in love.
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I haven’t put leg warmers on Ace in a long time but I really wanted to get some pictures of someone wearing them and thought hmm Ace can totally pull these off so I decided to put him in the Mr. Style onsie and a newsboy hat and the end outfit is to die for!

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For only $6.00 you can’t beat the price of this cuteness! Get your Leg Warmers HERE and Mr. Style ones HERE
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Trendy Tot Tuesday

By on June 25, 2013

Linking up here!
When we were in Michigan it was cold for us Floridians so we got to get some good wear out of a lot of Ace’s long sleeved t’s and fun skinny jeans. I seriously love dressing this boy.

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Hat:Similar, Shirt: Old Navy, Jeans: Similar, Shoes: WalMart

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Pants: H&M 
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Sweater, Pants: Gap, Similar
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Skinnies: H&M, Sweater
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Sweater: The Anchor & Bows Boutique

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Jacket: Target

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Dress Your Best on a Budget

By on June 13, 2013

Five Ways To Dress Your Best On a Budget
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One of my favorite style inspirations is Merrick
Sticking to a budget can be tough work, but there is no reason why you cannot dress well, even when funds may be tight! Here are five ways to dress your best on a budget: 

1. Shop Your Closet 
Before you ever spend a dime, do a thorough evaluation of your closet. Pull everything out and donate what you never wear. (Perhaps you can take your unwanted items to a consignment shop and actually make some money!) Take note of your favorite pieces and put together new outfit combinations. Brainstorm outfit ideas and figure out what you actually need before you ever go shopping. After all, if you shop without a plan you will likely end up over-spending! 

2. Hit Up the Outlet Malls 
When you are on the budget, outlet malls can be your best friend since everything is marked down! We recommend looking for sales offering 50% off or more for the best savings. Planning your trip to the outlet mall around a holiday will usually yield you even further savings. 

3. Shop Online 
You will almost always find the best shopping deals online. For double the savings, most online stores have sale sections and that is where you will find the really good deals!

4. Like Your Favorite Stores on Facebook 
One of the quickest ways to find a discount is to like your favorite stores on Facebook. Brands and retailers often give away coupons to their fans, and some stores often host product giveaways! Plus, liking your favorite stores will keep you in the know about the latest news and new product offerings. 

5. Think Quality, Not Quantity 
One of the easiest ways to dress well is to invest in your wardrobe. In certain situations, you will be better off saving to purchase a high quality item than purchasing something cheap that may fall apart immediately. One high quality blazer will look better than three cheap blazers and could cost the same amount! The same is true for jeans. Designer denim will look better and last longer than cheap denim. 

If you follow these five easy steps you will be on your way to dressing well on a budget in no time!

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Weekend Rewind…Picture Overload!

By on June 4, 2013
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This past weekend was fabulous. Saturday Bran had off which is always nice since weekend days off are not a guarantee with his job.

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Shirt H & M Mens, N/A Similar
Skinnies Charlotte Russe
First we were planning on going to the Museum of Discovery and Science for the free admission weekend with your Bank of America card but of course the one time we go to try it they aren’t doing it! I was slightly pissed because we just paid $7 for parking.
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We weren’t planning on staying long so we said screw it, we weren’t paying over $30 to go for 2 hours so we decided to go to the Sawgrass Mills mall to eat at the Rainforest Cafe.

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I have never taken Ace there so I was really excited to go there with him. They also have a cool play area that he was finally big enough to play at so I figured that would have been a lot of fun for him.

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They sat us next to a big aquarium, totally awesome. Ace was so into the fish that he decided to try to feed them his cheerios and by feed I mean throw them at the tank so we had to promptly take them away.

Ace got really excited when he heard the animals come to life. We weren’t sitting close to any but he could hear them and he really liked it. He also loved the monsoons. We were near the bar area and they have rain around it so he loved that as well.

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I highly suggest going there if you have one near you and you have a toddler. Actually, make sure your toddler won’t freak during the “storms” Ace isn’t scared of that kind of thing so it was great for us.

After that we Ace played and was so freaking cute. He loved being around all the kids and going up the stairs and slides.

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Shorts Kohls N/A, Similar here & here 
Cardigan Forever 21 N/A: Similar

Sunday I was meeting up with my sister, bestie and my sister’s bridesmaids for another dress shopping trip. She is doing different colors for all our dresses so we were pretty hysterical trying to find dresses in the colors she wanted and some of them were just hideous. We have our styles picked out but just trying to see the colors together in these awful dresses was entertaining.

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My bestie is engaged too! 
Then we went to lunch, we had a few girly drinks and some fun conversation but dear lord our waitress was a hot mess! I think we were there for 2 hours and it was just interesting.
Overall the weekend was great. Since I missed blogging yesterday Monday I did my first spinning class with my friend Lindsey and that class is intense! The woman teaching it was awesome and you do it in a black light room so it’s dark and there is an awesome playlist. I had fun. I might need a couple days to recuperate but I am glad Lindsey pushed me to do it.
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After that we got the kids and Kayden had Cheerios and Ace was obsessing over them so she was sharing and they were seriously so freaking cute together. They went through a phase where Kayden was so over Ace and now she is starting to like him again. It’s funny. Love these two.

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Daytona & a Sneak Peak!

By on February 22, 2013
One year ago! 

I am so excited, tonight we are heading north to Daytona to see one of my besties! I just got to see her the other weekend but since we live about 4 hours away it is always so exciting when we get to spend the weekend together with our families. I am hoping we can get a picture like the one above again this year, that one was taken a year ago so I would love to be able to get the same pose from the kids. We have tried to get it before but lets just say with Ace on the run and the girls trying to help us get him to hold still it was a hot mess.
Our husbands will be going to the Daytona 500 while we do girlie things and hang with the kids. We will also be celebrating her husband’s birthday Saturday night, Happy Birthday Jaime!

I know a lot of you have been following my shop Au Natural Baby Boutique on Facebook and saw the new dresses that I will be getting in! I am so excited to start offering women’s clothing now. Since my orders are pending, which means they just make sure what I ordered is in stock and then they will send it, I can not take preorders at the moment. I know one of the dresses was on the iffy side if it was still in since I had it in my cart for awhile but I believe the rest are a sure thing so hang tight and when I get the confirmation that my order is on the way I will gladly take preorders for all my lovely fans out there!

If you haven’t checked out my Facebook pages go do it now! I update them often and you can communicate with me a lot easier on there than on here or on email.
For those of you who are wondering about the dresses here is a sneak peak!

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Summer Style Must Haves: Day to Night

By on February 21, 2013

With spring and summer right around the corner and the fact that Florida is already super hot I decided to check out Pinterest and see what was out there. We all know the chevron print is totally in and I found the cutest dress! This Navy Chevron Print Belted Dress is to die for! I love this for dinner out with friends or a date night. It also is the perfect dress for lunch with your girlfriends because it is light and airy which means you won’t feel over dressed.

I also wanted a pair of Boyfriend Jeans for running around running errands. It is a good compromise between shorts and regular jeans, don’t you think? You can still manage to look put together and casual all at the same time. When it comes to going out at night just throw on a pair of simple black heels and a flowy top and you are good to go!

For a dressier look I love these Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis, they are easy to wear and look stylish. During the day you can pair it with a simple white t-shirt and a pair of flats and dress it up at night with heels, some statement jewelry and even a khaki blazer.

I am a huge fan of loose tops in the spring and summer. It just adds to the laid back style of summer. This Chiffon Pullover  in white is the perfect top to go with a pair of cut off shorts during the day or tucked into a body con skirt at night. It is a top you will end up wearing year round, guaranteed.

Au Natural Baby model, Maggie with Ace, she’s rocking the gold jewelry!

So what is the 5th item to add to your summer wardrobe? Jewelry of course! Jewelry can make any outfit go from day to night in an instant. Take a couple of bangles and throw them on for a fun daytime look, add a statement necklace or ring to the look for night. Want to draw attention to your face? Add a pair of statement earrings. Gold is very in right now so don’t be afraid of it.

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My First Glossy Box!

By on February 6, 2013
 photo wintersurvivalkitjanbox-700x335_zpse61cceba.jpg Today I received my first Gloss Box. Talk about ah-mah-zing! I seriously love this box. First of all if you have heard of Birch Box than you know the deal with the monthly surprise boxes of beauty items except the Glossy Box gives you full size items as well as samples where as Birch Box only gives you samples. Birch Box is less money so I am not dissing them because I think for $11 less a month Birch Box is still super fun!

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Back to Glossy Box, this month’s theme was Winter Survival Kit and it is called The Man Repeller.  Already in love with the fabulous attention to details this box has. First of all the little silver box is freaking cute and inside is a little note that makes you feel like this box was sent with love from one of your besties. It also comes with the Glossy Box Magazine which has all the latest trends as well as beauty tips.
Next up are the awesome products.

Here is the detailed list…

Professional Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Styling Treatment
– Tarte High Performance Naturals Lipstick
– Narciso Rodriguez for Her Perfume Sample
– Sumptuous Extreme Last Multiplying Volume Mascara Sample
– fresh. Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum Sample
– OPI Liquid Sand in Can’t Let Go
– Le Metier De Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution SPF30 Sample

I would say all of that is worth the $21.00! 3 full size items and 4 samples is pretty good. The mascara sample is a perfect size for carrying in your purse.

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The Izzie Dress!

By on February 5, 2013

I am thrilled to show off the newest addition to Au Natural Baby! This dress is probably one of my all time favorites. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day and also this summer for the 4th of July. I can just see little girls wearing this adorable dress at birthday parties as well. I think I need a girl now. Here is our new dress The Izzie!
If you are interested in this dress make sure you snatch it up now. We are already sold out of size 6 and quantities are limited. If you would like it for Valentine’s Day as well make sure to get your order in this week. It comes in sizes 2T to 5.

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