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Trend Alert: Leopard!

I love Leopard, you seem to love leopard, and the good news is that Leopard will continue to be super important this Fall. It also looks like ladies, such as myself, are experimenting with it more. It’s fun to break out of just using leopard in my accessories and wearing throughout my wardrobe. Looks like for fall it’s becoming more of a basic color or staple. Leopard is the new black!!

If you are like me and ready to wear leopard all over or if you already do I pulled together some great items out there right now to add to your wardrobe to wear now and later!

My Skirt (keeps selling out so HURRY before it’s gone again!)
Similar Skirt
Cute Cardigan
Amazing Tee
Blouse
Sheath Dress
Slip Dress (looks great with a long cardigan)
Adorable Pants (everyone who has them raves about them!!)

Now if you are a little more weary of wearing too much of this animal print then try these amazing accessories and shoes to add a splash of sophistication to your look for now and the fall!

These Shoes (use code JULY20 to get 20%off)
Another Super Cute Pump (I have in another color and LOVE)
Tote Bag
Belt
Umbrella (super chic!)
Waterproof Sneaker (BTW the other colors are super cute too!)
Oversized Scarf (use code JULY20 to get 20% off $80 purchase)
Pajamas
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Summer KidPik Life Saver!

For those of you who have been following us, you know my love for Kidpik for my daughter. For those who are new to Rockstar Moms, well you are in for a treat!

In an effort to help make our very busy Mom lives as easy as I can, Knowing that every season my Isabella will be receiving this box full of super fun fashion, shoes, and accessories is a life saver. I don’t always have the time to keep up with her growth spirts and who doesn’t love a good subscription box!?  The fun and suspense of seeing what’s inside!

When we found Kidpik, a subscription box for girls sizes 4-16, we just HAD to try it. We have been subscribing to Kidpik now for about 3 years and absolutely love it!  It is so much fun for her to open and know that if she loves the items she can keep them and if she does not, well then, they can be returned with no obligation to anything. Best part is the shipping is free and free for the returns too!

First, let’s start with how Kidpik works:

When you go to the Kidpik site you set up an account.  You will need to enter things, such as, address, credit card info, when you would like to receive your picks.  You can receive them as little as once per year or as often as 1 per month! Then your daughter will get to set up her profile (this is the fun part).  She will be able to control telling Kidpik what her favorite colors are, rank how “sparkly” she is, choose from pre-set outfits what she likes the best, and also what stores she likes to shop at.  This helps them choose the picks for her boxes that fit her style. She will need to update this profile for each season and you just need to remember to update her sizes as she grows!

It is very important to note that there is zero obligation to keep anything you receive in your box.  There are also no shipping fees to receive or return. You can keep everything, pick and choose what you want to keep , or send it all back!

In an average box you will receive on 7 items, that make about 4-5 outfits.  This may include dresses, skirts, pants, tops, shoes, accessories, and always a “Gift for you” that you can keep even if you send everything else back.

The box will arrive looking like this:

 

It will be addressed to your daughter.  It is sooooo exciting for Isabella when she comes home from school and sees this box at our door step!

When she opens the box everything is wrapped up beautifully and some items are in these amazing reusable drawstring bags (which I use when we travel for toiletries or shoes).

Isabella’s box came with a pair of cut off denim shorts, a T-shirt , 1 skirt, 1 dress, a bathing suit (Bella’s fab item), pair of ADORABLE sandals, a belt bag and her “gift” of a super secure LOVE bracelet or she choose to wear it as an anklet. In the past the “gift” has been patches, pins, hair ties, or even jewelry. Oh! Another super fun item that came in this box is this magazine! It is full of articles, games, puzzles, and beauty diy’s.

Her try on session! Needless to say she is keeping everything, again!!

Now for the details:

The price points for this box ranged from $9.99 for the Belt bag to $29.50 for the dress.  A very important note is that if you keep everything you get 30% off the total purchase, and this is for every box.  So to keep this entire box will be $102. We received 7 items so that is $14.57 per item, on average.

Another very important note is that if you do not want to keep all the items but, sometimes, it is less expensive to buy everything and get the 30% off.  You can donate the items you do not want to keep by paying for everything, sending back the item you do not want to keep in the pre-paid shipment bag and Kidpik will donate the items to girls in need in the community around them.

From what I have seen so far in the 3 years we have been receiving boxes is that this company delivers quality clothing at a great value and cares about the community around them.

Oh!! One more very important note is that the actual boxes are great to reuse for absolutely anything.  Isabella uses them to store her dolls, shopkins, play school supplies……the options are endless!😁

 

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Trunk Club: Easy Shopping For Moms On The Go

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I know subscription boxes are a huge business right now and I love them for my daughter and beauty products. I just never really liked them for apparel for myself. I found they didn’t really get what my style was really about or the actual products were not the quality I look for. I know that I can be very picky and I know what I like. So when I was talking to a friend about her Trunk Club I decided to give it a go!

First of all, when joining Trunk Club it starts like most of these types of things, you fill out a questionnaire about yourself, sizing, what types and styles you like and stores you shop. You get to leave a message for your stylist on what you would like (looks for a vaca, mid season refresh, all shoes, and even the price points you want to stick to, etc..). You will also get to set up how often you want a trunk sent (monthly, quarterly, 2 times per year, or even if this is just a one time trunk). They will then put together everything from accessories to lingerie to jeans and boots. The trunk will consist of 12-15 items.

Before your trunk is sent to you your stylist will reach out with any questions they may have to make sure they are perfecting the items for you. They will also email you pics of everything they want to send in your trunk. This gives you the opportunity to reject items you don’t like, or ask for different colors, more of one type of item, or different price points. The stylist will then replace whatever you did not like and either send out the trunk or email you again the new items for approval. I think it is important to note that this is a Nordstrom company. So your stylist has the total Nordstrom inventory to choose from!!

For this trunk request I asked for cozy items for the winter days we will have coming up. The price points she pulled ranged from $15.20 for a long sleeved T-shirt to $119 for a pair of Barefoot Dreams lounge pants (A total splurge but if you haven’t tried anything from this brand do yourself a favor!! So amazingly soft and one of “you know who’s” favorite things!)

Below are the looks I put together from everything my stylist sent me with links to shop the items if you like!

Trunk Club 1

Stripe Tee – Love the tunic length for leggings and the high side slits. Currently on sale for $7.60!

Leggings – Love these!  High waist, thick (so not se through at all), and super tight. I am seriously considering buying the other colors……..

Black Funnel Neck Sweatshirt – Has thumb holes (that says it all)! Comes in so many pretty colors!

Jacquard Scarf – literally goes with every outfit

Fringe Sleeve Sweater – FP sweater is sold out

Lace Up Boots – Fur lined

Trunk Club 2

Blue Funnel Neck Sweatshirt – Same as the black one above

Hooded Sweater – Sold out but amazingly soft and has kangaroo pocket! (Size down one size)

Lounge top & Pant – these are the Barefoot Dreams items I mentioned before.  A super splurge but your worth it!

Sherpa lined Boots – So comfy and soft inside (Size up 1/2 size).  Currently on sale for under $60.00!

Trunk Club 3

Just a closer look at the boots linked above.

A few additional things you must know before you sign up for your first trunk. First, they will charge you a $25 styling fee, but this fee will be subtracted from your purchase. Second, there is no shipping fee to receive or send back your trunk, so that’s a win win situation. Third, they send you all the packing materials to repackage the items you are not keeping. You can also schedule a free pickup from UPS to come to your house or you can drop the return off at any UPS location. Forth, you have 5 days to try on everything and see how it all works with your closet and decide what you are keeping and returning. The process is super easy to check out for what you what to keep and send back. They will email you to walk you through the whole process.

I would call this a success for me! Check it out for yourself ! trunkclub.com

Enjoy and have fun!!

Colleen

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Winter Concert #OOTD

It’s that time of year when all the kids have Holiday/Winter Concerts!  Not sure if this has happened to anyone else, but I hate when I “missed” the flyer detailing what the dress code is for the concert and then find it 3 days before the concert…….  Yep, that’s what happened here!  To make things worse she does not have any of it in her wardrobe that fits……. This concert is calling for 2 outfits, a festive outfit for during the day concert for the other students and a black & white outfit for the evening concert for the parents.  Really!!  Why two different outfits??

Anyway, Target to the rescue!!  When can’t you count on Target?! Their Cat & Jack line for girls is everything!  I love that they are so fashion forward and also have an amazing basics area for leggings & tees. They also offer a great selection of socks and underwear.

So, as I said above, they really came through for us to be concert ready this week.  See Bella’s outfit choices below.

Shop these cat & Jack looks looks below

Outfit #1. Bella’s Festive Look

Red Santa Tee

Sequin Tutu Skirt

Red Tights

Santa/Elf Hat Headband

Outfit #2. Bella’s Black and White Look 

Lace Dress

Black Tights

Reindeer Headband

My experience with Cat & Jack has been nothing less than it is quality clothing at a great value for my kids.  Knowing that Target has this brand that I can rely on in a pinch is comforting to a busy mom on the go like myself!

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Kidpik Subscription Box

Holiday Kidpik Subscription Box

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I love a good subscription box.  Who Doesn’t!?  The fun and suspense of what’s inside!  What will surprise me in a good way!?  We have been subscribing to Kidpik for about 2 years now for my daughter and absolutely love it!  It is so much fun for her to open and know that if she loves the items she can keep them and if she does not, well then, they can be returned with no obligation to anything.

How Kidpik Works:

When you go to the Kidpik site, http://www.kidpik.com, you can set up an account.  You will need to enter things, such as, address, credit card info, when you would like to receive your picks.  Then your daughter will get to set up her profile (this is the fun part).  She will be able to control telling Kidpik what her favorite colors are, rank how “sparkly” she is, choose from pre-set up outfits what she likes the best, and also what stores she likes to shop at.  This helps them choose the picks for her boxes.

It is very important to note that there is zero obligation to keep anything you receive in your box.  There are also no shipping fees to receive or return. You can keep everything, pick and choose what you want to keep , or send it all back!

In an average box you will receive on 7 items, that make about 4-5 outfits.  This may include dresses, skirts, pants, tops, shoes, accessories, and always a “Gift for you” that you can keep even if you send everything else back.

The box will arrive looking like this:

Mobile Image (21)It will be addressed to you daughter.  It is very exciting for Isabella when she comes home from school and sees this box at our door step!

When she opens the box everything is wrapped up beautifully and some items are in these amazing reusable drawstring bags (which I use when we travel for toiletries or shoes).

opening Kidpik

Isabella’s box came with a pair of black pants, 2 tops, 2 dresses, a pair of ADORABLE booties, hair ties and her “gift” of super cool pins (3 of them).  In the past the “gift” has been patches, pins, bracelets.

KP outfit laydown

Her try on session! Needless to say she is keeping everything!!

KP outfit tryon

Now for the details

The price points for this box ranged from $16.50 for the Rock T-shirt to $32.50 for the booties.  A very important note is that if you keep everything you get 30% off the total purchase, and this is for every box.  So to keep this entire box will be $101.85.  We received 7 items so that is $14.55 per item, on average.

Another very important note is that if you do not want to keep all the items but, sometimes, it is less expensive to buy everything and get the 30% off.  You can donate the items you do not want to keep by paying for everything, sending back the item you do not want to keep in the pre-paid shipment bag and Kidpik will donate the items to girls in need. in the community around them.

From what I have seen so far in the 2 years we have been receiving boxes is that this company delivers quality clothing at a great value and cares about the community around them.

Another important note is that the actual boxes are great to reuse for abosultly anything.  Isabella uses them to store her dolls, shopkins, play school supplies……the options are endless!

Cheers to Kidpik!!