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it’s getting hairy.

yesterday was a long day, with a capital “L”.  mostly because i couldn’t stop crying (no, i’m not preggers, mom), but i also found myself doing a lot of soul searching.

armommy-hair-diy-pinterestluckily it ended with a good convo with a close friend (a few answers) and lots of new hairstyle diy’s pinned to our pinterest board.

head here to check them out…

but before you go, let us know what your GO-TO hair-do is, in the comments below!

top knot all the way, for moi.

<3 . rae

(pic by stacy jacobsen)

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#ootd, soccer mom

i have been waiting my entire adulthood for two things 1) to watch my kids (and their friends) play sports and 2) for an updated version of the hammer pant (please tell me i’m not alone!).

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This weekend it seemed, all my dreams came true when i got to watch ozzie’s varsity baseball game on friday and espen’s soccer game saturday all while wearing these slouchy sweats. (these are super cute too)

it was nice to be comfy and relaxed (and still on trend) without embarrassing my kids while i cheer from the sidelines.

have you tried the slouchy pant style? i think next i’ll need to try a pair of trousers.

kids-sports-instajust a couple iphone snaps from the weekend. i swear i was made to do this. at least when it’s not raining.

hope you had an amazing weekend!

xo . rae

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adventures in dress(ing)

a few years back i recall making a statement to my friend that went something like this…

“i almost never buy dresses because you can’t mix and match them…  you are just stuck with the same outfit that looks the same everytime it’s worn.”  (um, opinionated much? ha!)

truth be told, i was talking about dresses for tilly who was probably 18 months old or so, however i believed the same for myself.  tilly has since insisted on wearing dresses almost everyday and i have eaten my words more than once.

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//striped dress is a target sale find//pics by stacy jacobsen//thanks girl//

including TODAY because, i heart dresses.  heart wearing them.  heart how effortless they are to throw on and how put together i feel when i’m in one.  and (like any good “eat your words” story) i’ve found all sort of ways to mix and match.

just one or two of the following will do: tights, leggings, heels, flats, chunky sweater, cardi, belt, up-do, down-do, scarves, knee socks, crew socks, boots, jean jacket, blazer …..  what else?

now that we’re on the subject, what are your dress obsessions or hangups (i know, real deep, uh!)?  let us know in the comments!

xo . rae
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glitter top & belt DIY’s

glitter…..  it used to just remind me of school dances (body glitter anyone?), but lately i’ve had a big fat crush on it.

it all started with a simple party nail and then began popping up in our design and craft projects and has now made it’s way into the lady closets in our home.  slightly unusual for me and my tomboyish ways (so a little goes a long way), but perfect for my girlie tilly.

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and it makes for some simple (although messy) DIY’s and the timing is perfect with valentines day right around the corner.  here’s how we made the top & belt pictured.

T O P   d i y :  you’ll need glitter, mod podge, flat paint brush, clear fingernail polish, piece of chalk or colored pencil, piece of card stock and a top.

step 1:  slide a piece of card stock or cardboard inside your shirt to keep the glue from soaking through.  then, using chalk (which is easy to wipe away) or colored pencil, draw the pattern you would like to fill with glitter.

step 2: working in sections with a flat paint brush, apply a generous amount of mod podge and sprinkle with glitter.  dust off excess and gently press the remaining glitter. repeat until your design is filled.  allow to dry and then apply a light top coat of mod podge and let dry again.

step 3:  last but not least, brush a coat of clear nail polish over the glitter and let dry.  this helps seal the glitter so it will last through the wash, however you’ll probably want to hand-wash…  not sure it would make it through the washing machine!

to DIY the belt, follow step 2 above!  you could also cover an old bangle or the toes on a pair of shoes or hair accessory or….  any other ideas?

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{images by STACY JACOBSEN}

just be forewarned – wearing glitter may cause side effects such as an irresistible urge to dance, stick out your tongue and act silly in general.  OMGosh!  body glitter makes total sense now!  ha!

n o t e s   &   d e t a i l s :

* i used the cheap kid craft glitter for tilly’s tops and a more expensive glitter (not powder) for my belt.

* on tilly – /polka dot top : target / white top : marshalls / sweater leggings : H&M /

* on moi – / wedge booties : target / coral top : american eagle / belt : came with a dress from the GAP / jeans :  j. crew /

that was fun!!  thanks for letting us share!

now, let us know in the comments below, where would you add some glitter!!?

XO . rae

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