Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 11/26 with LINKY

Just love her style! 
Photo Credit: @leministyle
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Children's Style Guide - Holiday Style

Is it really almost Thanksgiving? Wow! We love this festive holiday look by Lola and Darla Designs

Skirt - Coming Black Friday to taylorjoelle.com
Top and Jewelry - Lola and Darla Designs
Cardigan - Gymboree
Boots - Bitsy Blossom
Headband - Ruby Blue Inc

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fashion Tips for Busy Moms by Emily Fillerup

Hi, I'm Emily Fillerup (@emfillerup), owner and designer of Slouch Headwear. I am super excited and flattered to guest post here today! I wanted to share a few fun looks that are super easy to throw together for a busy mom. We all need a little inspiration for that, right?! Since becoming a mom I feel like my style has changed a bit. I think we all have to regroup and figure ourselves out again after having a baby. A lot of amazing things come along with that blessing, but one that is always a little hard is the slightly different figure we gain. The best thing I did for myself after having my first baby was get rid of my jeans from high school, these hips will never fit in those again and that's totally fine! I now prefer a higher rise, a little more stretch and a size bigger. The shocking thing...I feel thinner and actually look smaller in the next size too; see I promise it's not that bad! Learn what your favorite assets are and emphasize those, it will make shopping easier if you know what you like to stand out and what to hide.
I decided to share with you some of my basic looks for all the different things we do as wives, mothers, girlfriends and friends. I'm all about looking put together, fashionable and always comfortable. There's nothing worse than being uncomfortable in our own clothing! Everyone is different as far as what their budget is for clothing. Personally I love spending less on my clothing and more on shoes. I feel like shoes wear completely different if you get cheap versus spending a little more. Clothes I honestly can't tell a big difference, the big thing is how you wash and take care of them! H&M, Forever 21, Old Navy and Nordstrom are some of my favorite places for clothes. For all you tall girls like me, Old Navy's "tall" section online is amazing! For shoes I love Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Piperlime and Neiman Marcus. 

One other thing I wanted to touch on super fast before we jump into the outfits is how important it is to take care of ourselves. We have a lot on our plate, all of us do and we need to put ourselves as a priority! Drink water and ditch the soda, your figure and skin will thank you. Get enough sleep, it's so important yet so dang hard! Shower every day, wash your face before bed, put a little makeup on in the mornings, it makes a HUGE difference in how you feel about yourself. It only needs to take 5 minutes to wash our face, apply a little tinted face lotion, mascara and don't forget the lipstick!! I am a HUGE believer in lipstick, everyone looks better with a little color on their lips. I opt for bold colors, the brighter the better for myself but there are so many great tinted chapsticks out there for those of you who aren't a lipstick fan. It instantly wakes you up and makes you look completely put together! Oh and let me share a little tip with you... want to ditch your makeup remover + facial moisturizer + wrinkle cream + hair oil all with one simple solution?? Go buy yourself a bottle of 100% pure apricot oil, your skin will thank you. It is amazing!

Okay on to a few of my basic looks for all the different activities we get to be a part of!

This is what I throw on to run errands when I don't have time to do my hair, apply a full face of makeup or I'm just too tired for the day. Hats are my favorite accessory, they hide bad/dirty hair and they are just too cute!

Hat: H&M
Top: H&M
Leggings: Nordstrom, Zella Live in
Boots: Nordstrom, Vince Camuto

This is the kind of outfit I basically live in. It's comfy, has layers which are my favorite and is great for lunches out, park days, walks, crafting just basically anything casual.

Hat: H&M
V-neck Tee: H&M Mens
Sweater: A Boutique years ago
Necklace: Random Boutique
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Neiman Marcus, Sam Edelman 

This type of outfit is what I wear for date nights, concerts, girls night out, parties and things where you want to feel fancy but not too dressy! Accessorizing and a little wedge can easily take your outfit from daytime to night without having to totally change which is a huge time savor for me!

Denim Shirt: Forever 21
Sweatshirt: H&M
Necklace: Anthropologie
Camo Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Anthropologie

The last one I wanted to share is a comfy dressy outfit that's perfect for holiday parties, family pictures and church. I love that it has enough going on without even having to accessorize, that's a bug plus with a toddler that loves to tug on jewelry! Bold tights are the best in my opinion, you can change up an outfit 100% just by changing the color or print of your tights. Don't be afraid of bright colors!

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Sewed it a few years ago
Tights: Macys
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

I hope that gives you a few new ideas for your style, thanks for letting me post for the day!!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kids Street Style - I'm Too Busy

She's too busy... Love this look by @ewkak
Top - Taylor Joelle (Coming Black Friday)
Tutu Skirt - Taylor Joelle (Coming Black Friday)
Jacket - Joe Fresh

Do you have a little fashionista or stylin' boy? Submit their photo for a chance to be featured on our blog. Email all submissions to brooke@taylorjoelleblog.com. Please include details about where you found the items that they are wearing in the photo. They do not need to be wearing Taylor Joelle, but they can be.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 11/19 with LINKY

Photo Credit: @leica_loves
Dress - Coming Black Friday to taylorjoelle.com

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Children's Style Guide - Meh

Sweater - Kid Republic
Jeans - Dudley Denim

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fun Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

Christmas is just 6 weeks away! SIX WEEKS?! How did this happen? We have some great gift ideas for your kids that they will LOVE! 

Snap Circuits! You can find these sets on amazon. My boys have had some circuits over a year and looooove them. They could play with them for hours on end. This is a great educational toy. Find out more (and check out customer reviews) at amazon.com.

Lego Superhero mini figures set - This is a great deal on Amazon right now! My boys can not get enough of these. 

This is the perfect book for hours and hours of quite time. There are tons and tons of stickers for the kids to stick on the different scene pages. This is also very educational for the kids.  I like to have them draw their own scene to stick the stickers to and tell a story about the scene.

Mini Trampoline - How fun is this? It's affordable and portable! It's a great way for the kids to get their wiggles out. 

Metal detector! Target has them for as low has $25 (read reviews - some are great some are junk). My boy cooper is using a neighbors's one today at the park, and he is in heaven!

My kids got these industrial walkie talkies last year from their grandparents. They spend $50 per walkie talkie, and now they are on sale for $15.27 on amazon. These have a charging doc so you don't have to worry about replacing batteries, they work so well (because they are industrial), and they reach over 2 miles away! My kid's cousins have them and they can talk to each other from their homes (5 min drive away). Brand is: BAOFENG BF-888S UHF FM Transceiver High Illumination Flashlight Walkie Talkie Two-Way Radio.

Polaroid Camera - I am surprised by how cheap you can find these on ebay.  What a perfect present for Christmas morning. With cell phones and digital cameras, I think pictures are often taken for granted and hidden away on a phone or a computer. A polaroid camera is such a vintage and fun way to capture memories that you can hold in your hand and put into a photo album. 

My favorite board books - @babylitbooks. They are so beautiful and so engaging. How cool is it to have board books of your favorite novels?

How awesome are these emoji necklaces for your teen or tween?? Available from belovedshirts.com

My Wonderful World of Fashion - Taylor got this book last year from her grandma and she LOVES it (she has the next volume on this years wish list). It is full of beautiful workbook pages. There are pages to design anything from nail art, to makeup to patterned dresses. Such a awesome book!! Go over to amazon to preview some of the pages. Plus, on amazon if you click on "used and new" you can get a new one for $3.99 plus $3.99 shipping. Retails for $20. 

Guinea Pig - We just got our fist guinea pig and they are the easiest and sweest pets. How fun would it be for the kids for find a little pet under the tree. I would say guinea pigs are a little kitten without the being as needy (they can spend most of their time in their cage), but when you pick them up they are so cuddly and cute. My kids watch their latch TV with the pig on laps. The only annoyance I have is the smell. Their cage should be cleaned at least once a week.