Breastfeeding in Agnes & Dora Clothing

For those of you that may not know, I recently started a new journey to become an Agnes & Dora Independent Representative! 

There are many reasons WHY I chose to do this and why I chose Agnes & Dora out of many companies I could’ve chosen. I will write about that at a later time but one of the main reasons I fell in love with Agnes & Dora is how breastfeeding friendly the clothing is!

So, I figured this would be a good time to write about it! I want to be able to share just a few of the fabulous pieces that Agnes & Dora has that are incredibly breastfeeding friendly! This may be a fairly short post but I hope it helps any mamas who are deciding if it’s worth it because of the nursing aspect!

Let’s start! 

The Muse Top with Boyfriend Cardigan

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Thrifting on Instagram – Blush & Cotton Shop

Have you guys started shopping on Instagram yet?

I don’t mean by clicking on the links or the ads that pop up on Instagram while you’re scrolling through your feed in the middle of the night. I mean, actually shopping someone’s “closet” on Instagram!

This has gotten pretty popular lately and I must say, I have really become quite the fan. For me, I was always worried about it being a scam. So, I followed a few accounts and just watched for awhile. I saw that people really liked shopping at a few of these shops and I figured I’d give it a shot.

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I happened to stumble upon Blush & Cotton Shop and it was basically love at first sight. She had some fabulous pieces,  some that were gently used and quite a few that were new with tags! Now, if anyone is familiar with “thrifting” you’re probably

hitting up the closest Goodwill or secondhand store to try stuff on. You can inspect the items you’re buying and decide if you want to get it.

Well, that was an issue for me. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get anything (used) online if I couldn’t check it over. I also couldn’t try it on. I tend to not buy clothes online unless I already know what my size is. With those two issues standing in my way, Luana (the owner of the shop) would describe everything that was going on with the piece. And with Instagram’s new multiple photos feature, she is able to show more photos per item. On top of that, she would even DM (direct message) me with try ons so I could see how the clothes would actually lay. Now, it was kind of weird at first to ask her to try something on for me but it worked out so well. I have fit in everything she’s sent my way. Even if we are not the exact same size in something, it’s still great to see how something would lay or the length of something as opposed to seeing it on a mannequin or a hanger.

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Crochet Bralettes – SeebyDesigns

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Have you all seen those crochet tops? You can probably get a few of them on Etsy or something. Crochet has definitely come a long way from blankets and scarves. Oh wait, that’s just me…that’s all I know how to crochet.

Well, a friend of mine actually started crocheting a few of these babies and I had been wanting to get some! They are so cute and probably something I wouldn’t normally wear but I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone a little bit, every now and then. So, when I posted on my Facebook, asking if anyone wanted to work together on a collab, I was secretly hoping Erin would message me.  2FDF3DC6-59AC-4B1E-8651-692F4B45D4B6-225x300 Crochet Bralettes - SeebyDesigns

Sure enough, she did! 

Erin is a very talented and creative gal. Erin of Seeby Designs makes all of these adorable pieces and gets them out pretty quickly as well! She started with hats (which I had actually ordered from her) and started doing different variations (like ones with ears!). Then she went onto different kinds of scarves then now bralettes! I love all of her work and I am definitely all for spreading the word!

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Beauty Haul – Sephora

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Well, I hope everyone had a WONDEFUL holiday season!

But I also hope that while you were spending all of your money on your loved ones, you were stashing some aside for you to take advantage of some sales going on after the holidays were over!!

I did. Not even on purpose. But thank goodness for my friend, Raquel. She always tells me where the good deals are. 🙂 This time I headed over to Sephora and they had 20% off all sale items. SALE ITEMS. I don’t often shop online but nothing ever has a discount on sale items. Unless I am just never paying attention. lol. Anyway, I got a BUNCH of stuff from Sephora and when it got to the house I was SOOOOO excited!!!

I got a couple of new bags. I haven’t bought any makeup bags in a really long time. So, I figured since these little guys were fairly cheap, I would just add them onto my order. 🙂 I got the SEPHORA COLLECTION The Escapader / The Escapader Black for $11.00 and the SEPHORA COLLECTION Signature Clear Cosmetic Bags / Signature Clear Cosmetic Bags Medium Cosmetic Case for $5.00. Seemed like a great deal to me!

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Raquel and I talked about liners. I am not usually one for the waterproof kind of ANYTHING but I figured I would give it a shot as well. Maybe I will find these useful when I am going to a wedding…or I am watching a romantic love story. Who knows. haha. But I definitely am trying to broaden my eyeliner collection (or my whole makeup collection) and at these prices, I couldn’t say no! I got the SEPHORA COLLECTION Long-Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Liner in Black for $5.00, SEPHORA COLLECTION Rio Night Waterproof Gel Eyeliner also for $5.00, and the SEPHORA COLLECTION Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner, again, for $5.00. Now…I just need to get an eyeliner brush for these! Shame on me, I thought they came with brushes. haha.
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I even bought a mascara. I was pretty psyched about it…until I realized that I forgot to make sure the color was black. OOPS. Now I have a blue colored mascara. Anyone want it? lol. Maybe I should give it a shot. Maybe it’s dark enough to pass! SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Light Flicker Mascara in Ombre Blue for $11.00. Maybe I will just save it for a rainy day. Do a giveaway, perhaps? I’d have to learn how to do that first. lol.

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Raquel informed me that Buxom is pretty pricey but nice. So, when I saw this lovely pack of lipsticks, I decided to try it out! For $15.00 I got Buxom Two of a Kind™ – Nudist & Provocateur / Two of a Kind™. They’re cute little lippies. I can’t wait to try them out sometime.

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Last but not least, I got some new nail polish! I don’t often buy nail color since I have to use neutral colors but I couldn’t resist. They were each $1.00. You wouldn’t pass it up either!! I got 4 of them! SEPHORA COLLECTION Color Hit Nail Polish in the colors Night, Speed Dating, Berlin Underground, and Cross The Line. I think I am going to try them anyway and see if I can get away with the colors! 🙂

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Not only did I get all of these awesome products, they sent me 3 samples of my choice. I am not much of a perfume or fragrance person, so I just kind of randomly chose. I received Chloe Chloé Eau de Parfum, CLINIQUE Calyx, and Givenchy Very Irrésistible Givenchy (WELLL…I ended up with something else, I guess they ran out of that one). Have any of you tried these fragrances? I haven’t yet but I probably will on a date night!

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I got all of this for about 50 bucks! Isn’t that amazing?! I thought so! I told myself I wasn’t going to go over 50, and I did good. 🙂 I can’t wait to try some of this stuff out! Did any of you take advantage of the sale!? I bet you’re kicking yourself if you hadn’t! 😛

I can’t wait until the next sale! I am just LOVING this stuff!!!!!

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**all photos in this post were taken by myself.  Yes, I am finally experimenting with my camera. lol

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Mini Beauty Haul – Target

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Alright, I keep forgetting to talk about this!! I mean, it’s not that big of a deal but I had a mini beauty haul that I wanted to post the day after Christmas and I kept forgetting!

Anyway, Jonathan and I went shopping for Christmas stuff the day after Christmas. Yes, that’s a great idea and you should try it sometime. Since this was our first Christmas, we had more than we thought we would have for decorations but we didn’t have as much as we wanted. So, we traveled to a bunch of stores in the area to check out what they had.

The last stop was Target and since I was with him on Black Friday and he walked through Ulta with me, I promised him I wouldn’t make him go through that torture again. Guys, are so funny. Apparently, walking through a cosmetics store is torture. lol. Anyway, to get my “fix” I decided to wander to the cosmetic section in Target.

I was pretty happy with what I found. Shelves were stocked up fairly well. Except for NYX (of course) which looked like a tornado ripped through it. I even wandered over to the Sonia Kashuk section and thought about buying a pack of brushes to try them out. I decided against it…I don’t even remember why.

I wandered over to the back wall and saw E.L.F. cosmetics and just took a gander at their brushes. Uhm….totally forgot how cheap those things are!!! Alright, I understand cheap doesn’t always mean that it’s really good. BUT in this situation, I didn’t care. And it ended up working out anyway. Cheap worked well for me! Come on, I am on a budget! But I need to get my beauty fix sometimes! 😛

I ended up with 4 E.L.F brushes and 3 Sally Hansen nail polishes. And I am excited to use them. 🙂

Told you, mini beauty haul but it’s going to totally hold me over until I make it to Ulta again! Or until I find a sale online somewhere else!!

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It’s Going Around…The Winter Tag!

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Ah! I have been tagged by the beautiful Jasmine over at Color U Bold.

Jasmine tagged me on twitter (@Color_U_Bold) and I couldn’t open the link on my computer so I checked out her blog. Found it. haha.

I guess it’s time to share a few things about myself in this tag (as if I don’t spill my guts out enough as it is!).

1. What’s your favourite seasonal drink from either Starbucks/Costa or your cafe of choice?
I’m with Jasmine on this one. I don’t know what Costa is. BUT I DO know what Starbucks is! The hubs and I go there at least once a week. It’s probably horrible for us and our budgets…but I am over it. Ha! Anyway, for a seasonal drink…I remember when the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate first came out and THAT was the holiday drink. I would get that all the time…and still do. Substitute the regular milk for the soy and I am good to go! Plus, if you’re trying not to have too much caffeine while you’re pregnant, this is a good option. As for the holiday drinks that were feature for this year…I was a fan of the Caramel Brulee Latte. I tried the Chestnut Prailene Latte and I wasn’t really a fan. Maybe it’s the caramel. haha. Either way, it’s a coffee drink with loads of sugar. There’s no way it’s bad for you! ;P
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2. What accessories do you opt for? Scarf/boots/gloves?
Well, seeing as I am in the Central (middle-of-freaking-nowhere-land) California, it’s not like it is back home. Where is home? Wisconsin. It gets COLD there! I am NOT a fan of the cold. Don’t get me wrong, it gets cold here too but nothing like a frozen tundra. Here…it’s been about the simple decorative scarves, jeans, a pair of Toms, and a cute top most likley paired with a cardigan. And if I get too cold, my North Face will go on top. Nothing special. But when I am HOME? I am ALWAYS in a pair of skinny jeans or leggings and boots. Boots, boots, boots. I love them. 🙂 And I am ALWAYS wearing some sort of scarf and MITTENS. I love mittens. I once had a pair of mittens my friend made me in high school and they were green…with buttons for eyes and a tongue was sewn where the thumb was. Cute little frogs. Haha. I really don’t like winter besides the LOOK of snow. I am more of a Fall/Autumn kind of gal. But the holiday season is something I do enjoy. Maybe in the next few years, I could go home to enjoy it again…and remember why I stopped going home for Christmas!
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3. What are your favorite tunes for this time of year?
Honestly? It drives me almost insane that people go from Halloween straight into Christmas mode. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Why? I have no idea. Probably has something to do with family getting together and THANKING people and the Lord for the good things in life. Even kids know that. Around Christmas, a lot of people forget the true meaning. Again, it’s all about family and togetherness. Not about the presents and being selfish. Anyway…I am on a tangent again. But with that being said….I try not to listen to any Christmas music until the week of. If I can help it, of course. Then it’s all about the classic Christmas Carols. Anything I can sing is a plus as well.

4. What scent or perfume do you find yourself favoring this time of year?
Honestly? I don’t have a specific scent that I wear for certain times of the year. I just wear what I like. And currently, my collection is very low. I’ve got 3 Victoria’s Secret scents: Night, Bombshell, and Tease. I like all 3 so I change them out whenever necessary.
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5. What candles will you be burning this season?
Well, we don’t burn all too many candles in our home but I wanted to buy the huge candle at Bath and Body Works earlier in the fall. The scent was Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. To die for. I have a bunch of soap in that scent. lol. Nothing really for Christmas. We have a wax warmer in the bedroom that we turn on at night and right now it’s got some Glade Christmas cookie smells. I love that!! Does that count?
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6. What is it you most love about Winter?
I don’t love Winter. lol. As previously stated, I love Fall. But I guess since we are talking about Winter…if I am going to be COLD then there better be some freaking snow. You get cold but no snow here in California. So, I would rather be kickin’ it in my house and look out to see snow falling. Then again, I don’t like shoveling it, driving in it, or dealing with all the other crap. Snow is fun for sledding, snowmen, snow angels, and snowball fights. And it’s pretty to look at. Other than that, I am good without it.

7. What is your favorite makeup look for the winter?
My basic beauty routine really never changes. I mean, I have a lot of makeup and I enjoy wearing it and experimenting with it. The only thing that really changes is that I wear more lipstick. I have been experimenting wiht lipsticks lately. Trying to venture away from just the normal pinky kind. And during the winter I wear Viva Glam I by MAC. It’s my favorite red. The only red I have EVER found that looks…RED on me. I talk about this color a lot. It’s pretty much my go-to. But I have also been looking at deeper and darker colors as well. But mainly…reds. Reds are my favorite. Also, you can usually get away with a little more eye makeup if you deem it necessary. 🙂
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8. What are you most looking forward to this Winter?
I don’t really have much to look forward to…my son will be born near the END of Winter so I guess that would be what I look forward to the most!!! I can’t wait to meet my little guy.

Well, I guess that’s all the questions for this tag!! I hope you enjoyed yourselves! This definitely helped me get over my slump of NOT posting lately. I don’t think I have posted anything in over a week. YIKES! I have written A LOT lately. But I haven’t found the time to get some photos taken. No worries, I’ll get on there soon! I need to keep ya’ll interested!! 🙂

Don’t forget to pop on over to Jasmine’s blog and have a look. She’s got some great stuff. Especially if you’re interested in makeup…like many of us ladies are!

Stay tuned for new posts from me! And a guest post from a new friend of mine! 🙂
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My Favorite Blogs of December!!

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I figured I would give a shout out, once a month to my favorite bloggers of the month! No matter what they are blogging about, they have caught my eye, are interesting, or you know what? They are downright awesome and friendly outside of the blog. I have already met a few awesome people in the blogging world since I started putting mine out there. Here’s just a few to round out my December Favorites. 🙂


1. A Red Lip and A Nude Shoe
Meet Rosie! She’s got a darling site filled with fashion, beauty, food, opinions, and whatever else she wants to talk about! She’s from Melbourne, Australia. Actually, she will be having a guest post on here in the near future!!! You can come back to visit and check out what she wrote about where she’s from! Rosie is a super sweetheart with lots to talk about. She’s actually one of the people that I have talked to the most since I started (seriously) blogging not too long ago. We’ve talked about makeup, life, blogging, and where we live. She’s a hoot. Definitely pop on over there for some quality writing, photos, and a good laugh. 🙂
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2. Pretty Loved
Meet Kristin! Kristin is another one of those sweethearts that has been helpful with the blogging help and just wonderful because she will talk to you. We talk a lot on twitter about random things and a lot about blogging as well. I was even on my first “twitter chat” with her. It was fun. And she’s always keeping up with my tweets. She even brought me to another one of my favorite bloggers. I’ve poked around her blog a bit and she’s got reviews on makeup, skincare, recipes, and more. If that sounds like your style…head over there. If it doesn’t, go anyway cause she’s awesome.
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3. Bobs and Rouge
Lynne has a lovely little blog over here as well! Style, Beauty, and Lifestyle. Just like her blog says. But my favorite part is that she talks about a little of everything! She has clean eating recipes on there too which really caught my eye. And she’s talked about weddings recently. A newlywed as well?! I am a sucker for weddings. And since I am a newlywed, myself, I love reading blogs about wedding stuff. 🙂
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4. Pretty Little Mama
Alright, this gal. She’s my girl. Her name is Raquel. It’s funny how our friendship started and I actually bring her up a lot when I talk about makeup. She’s like, my makeup guru and the only reason I know how to do my eyebrows. Lol. We met while we were both in the Navy together under some peculiar circumstances but we are friends and it worked out GREAT. I brought up blogging to her not too long ago because she is always on instagram talking about health, fitness, makeup, fashion, hair….everything. I was like, “You have an opinion and advice for everything. You should write about it.” She started a blog. She’s been off of it for awhile because she’s not just a veteran…she’s a mommy, a wife-to-be, and a student. And right now, she is off meeting the new family. Pretty exciting stuff in her life. Her blog may just be the start of something amazing, but it’s totally worth checking out! She will pretty much talk about…everything. 
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5. Lola Lane Love
Amanda is such a sweetie! Can you believe this 25 year old darling has been blogging for a little over 30 days?! She’s definitely making a name for herself in the blogging community and I love it. Definitely a lifestyle blog because she talks about her life! And the best part is, she is VERY open about her life. I love when you can get to the nitty gritty of someone’s posts and just get to know who they are. That’s probably the best part about the blogs I have found lately. Getting to know people. She’s even doing an awesome change in her life and taking steps to being a healthy her! I definitely commend that. I love when I can read success stories and what not. You got this, girl! Definitely check out her blog and read for yourself. She’s great.
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Well, I only have 5 for now. But I am super excited to share these lovely ladies with you. Maybe one day, I can be just as awesome as them! 😉 This is seriously the BEST part about blogging. When people write, they let you in a little bit. You get a taste of what their world is like. And it’s not always the same. No one has the same story. Sure, they might like the same makeup, hair products, clothing line, etc…but it’s when they let you take a deeper look into their soul that I enjoy the most.

I love being a blogger. I am VERY new to it. But I love it.

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What Mama Wore To Another Holiday Party

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Here we are, with another “What Mama Wore” post! I’ve been doing these a lot lately.

When the holiday season rolls around, you’re getting dressed up and wearing more makeup and just looking great more often. I can dig it. And who doesn’t like to take selfies these days?

Well, I always take selfies. And when the selfie phase dies out…who am I kidding? It will never die out!

So, tonight was my holiday party and since there’s only a few of us at this command, we just had a small pot luck. We ate, drank, and were merry. Well, drinks consisted of coke, ginger ale, and fruit punch. No alcohol. No worries. 😛

Right after work, I had to go pick up a few things from the store, then head home to let Violet out of the kennel to go do her business, and then I had to get ready in about 5 minutes. This is what I could come up with! Again, iPhone6 photos. I’ll be back to the better pictures soon!

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What Mama Wore Today – Holiday Party Edition

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Here we are with another post of “What Mama Wore Today!” But this time, it’s a Holiday Party edition! I posted earlier with a What Mama Wore Today

I decided I would do a little post about getting ready for my husband’s work holiday party. I was trying to think of a way to wear a maternity dress to the party and still look like…well, me. I undersestimated how fast my belly was going to grow so I didn’t buy a dress for the party. I just planned on wearing a dress from my “fat days!” Well, that didn’t work out according to plan.

I ended up hopping onto the computer, or my iPhone, whichever one I needed to use at the time and searched for some dresses this past week. It was too late to order anything online, plus I am not a huge fan of not being able to try things on. It was also too late for me to go to the mall about 45 minutes away, to find myself a dress. So I went for the next best thing.

I went on the Buy, Sell, Trade page on Facebook. Apparently there are a lot of those kinds of pages, everywhere. I’ve only seen them on Military bases. But lucky me, military wives are having babies all the time and are willing to sell their old dresses for cheap. I ended up with this beauty. A black, lace dress from Pea In The Pod that was originaally purchased for $75 and never worn. I went over to this gal’s house to try it on and it fit just right! And I felt like myself in it! I love black dresses and I love lace. Itw worked out pretty well. She told me she was going to sell it for about $20 dollars and I accepted that and when I handed her the 20, she gave me back $5 dollars. I guess she liked me. haha. She’s also a mom with 4 kids and was carrying around a little babe in something called a “ring sling.” I not only got a dress, but she told me a lot about wraps and slings for babies. I will definitely be looking into that!

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What Mama Wore Today

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It’s time for another “What Mama Wore Today” post! Featuring, baby boy!! haha.

Okay, so, I actually wore this on Saturday before the Holiday Party festivities happened. But, that’s okay. I took the photos with the intent to share but I haven’t posted all weekend. You’d think I would have more time to share on the weekends than I do during the week, but I like to take advantage of the time I have with my darling husband.

Anyway, Mama (me) decided to wear these fun leggings that I got at Old Navy for about $4 when they had their “Entire Store is 50% off” Sale on Black Friday. I thought they were super cute! Just black with white polkadots. Why not?!

Paired those leggings up with a simple pinkish-purple shirt from Motherhood Maternity and my black Toms. I love Toms shoes. I only have 2 pairs but I want more. And I want to get baby Toms for our little boy too. Haha.

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Sorry for the poor quality of photos. I used my iPhone this time. Actually…they didn’t turn out half bad for a phone photo! Ah, iPhone6 you are amazing!

Anyway, just showing a little more of what I was wearing on Saturday. I just about ALWAYS pair a long shirt with a belt. Pregnant or not, that’s just what I do. And okay, the shirt isn’t super long or anything and I straight up wore those leggings like they’re pants but I like it. 🙂 And because of the color of my shirt, I could wear a fun lippy!! Unfortunately, it took a minute for me to decide which one to wear! I have so many now!

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I decided to actually go for a color I haven’t used in a long time. AND it was when I went on hiatus for awhile from buying super nice and expensive cosmetics. I used my Covergirl Colorlicious lipstick and the color is Spellbound. At least, that’s if I am remembering it correctly! It’s a nice, matte lip color and stays on pretty well! Unfortunately, my lips were a little dry so I had to constantly reapply it. But usually, it stays on pretty well. That’s probably my favorite drugstore brand lipstick. That’s the only one from Covergirl that has ever worked on me (recently).

Well, that’s it for now! I just thought this was a fun post and I wanted to show off my belly up at the top. haha. I don’t get to dress up often so I try to on the weekends!! I will be posting a what mama wore again for the same day but for my husband’s holiday party. 🙂 Stay tuned!! Until next time,

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