modern wrap

seems like there is always some new product every time i have a baby and this time around it is modern wrap.

i used carriers with my other two a handful of times because they always hurt my back and were uncomfortable.  i cannot tell you how much i LOVE this wrap.  it’s comfortable, easy to put on, and my baby loves it.   it saved my life at the beach this summer…at the grocery store…and even while i make dinner.  (my babe REALLY likes to be held)  and this wrap frees up my hands.

not only is it functional, but i love the simple, clean, and modern style of the fabrics.  Jade is the mastermind behind these and is such a good friend.  she is the MOST detail-oriented person i know and made sure her products were perfect. what makes her wraps better or different than any other wrap on the market? it is the smallest knit wrap in the USA! it is up tp 61% lighter, 27% narrower and 3.5 feet shorter than any other wrap on the market.  i am also completely obsessed with the blanket, and nursing cover. (which doubles as a carseat cover- did i tell you she is genius?).  every modern mom needs these darling- and functional- products for their babies.

just see for yourself:

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this is how it’s done:

 

shop HERE and go quick! modern wrap just debuted and is having a grand opening sale that you won’t want to miss (ends 9/01!) don’t forget to follow them on IG as well for more updates: @modernwrap

 

 

WW: floral and denim

I love the asymmetrical hemline on this dress and the silhouette is perfect for my burgeoning belly. Also I found this denim moto jacket on sale at Gap for TEN DOLLARS. It doesn’t zip (right now) but I love leaving it open over the belly anyway! And once I have the baby it will be darling zipped since it’s cropped.

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pictures by: Erin McMillon find her at // ig: @erinmcmillon, twitter: @erinmcmillon, email: erin@erinmcmillon.com

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labor day deals

labor day is just around the corner and we are excited to celebrate…the sales!

here are some of my top picks from some of my favorite places:

STORE: Anthropologie  

SALE: enjoy an EXTRA 20% OFF sale items

 

 

 

STORE:  J Crew

SALE:  40% off Final Sale with Free shipping on orders over $100. Free Shipping on all orders on labor day (8/29-8/31).

 


 

STORE:  LOFT

SALE:  50% off Select Full Price Styles and extra 50% off Sale Styles.

 

STORE:  Old Navy

SALE:  Old Navy will be having up to 40% off the entire store from 8/29 – 9/1. The promotion will be valid online as well

tutorial: flat iron curls

I get asked fairly often how I curl my hair and sometimes I get confused looks when I say that I do it with a flat iron! I have always done it this way because I have such naturally curly hair and it gives me two steps in one- – smoothing and curling. Using a traditional curling iron immediately after blowdrying does not smooth away my frizz and I end up with big sausage curls (not a good look for me). To create this look I used this Lionesse flat iron. We LOVE the heating/styling products from Lionesse, especially their flat irons! It’s the perfect tool to execute the flat iron curls. Check out the video and let us know if you have any questions!

 

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Since the people at Lionesse are ever-so-amazing, they are giving our readers 20% off anything in their online stores (here & here) for the next 10 days! Enter BEAUTYMARK20 at checkout for the discount.

Emmy’s 2014

The Emmy’s were on a Monday this year. Say whaaaat? So bizarre. But the celebs turned up the fashion even though it was a random mid week event! I loved all the bright colors, color blocking, and feminine silhouettes. Here’s the best of the best and the worst of them all:

BEST//

Heidi Klum in Zac Posen: stunning color and shape & her bod looks slammin (as per usual)

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Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano: LOVE the crop top with the full skirt. the top knot is the perfect finishing touch!

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Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture: this dress! I love how different it is but how it keeps a traditional shape and color palette with just a pop of yellow.

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Michelle Dockery in Rosie Assoulin: this makes me overwhelmingly excited for Downton Abbey to start. Anyone else stream (ahem, possibly illegally) it on the couchtuner website once it premieres in England this fall? I refuse to wait til January for more of my Lady Mary.

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Behati Prinsloo: proof that you don’t go downhill after marriage.

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WORST//

Lena Dunham: button-up on top and tulle/circus explosion on the bottom. do these people not have anyone to tell them “no”?!

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Katherine Heigl: mother of the bride in a bad way. she can do better than this!

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Who was your favorite and whose choices did you love to hate?