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Be a Firecracker for the 4th of July in One of these Fun Outfits

Do you have your 4th of July outfit ready!?  I am still in shock that it’s less than 2 weeks away!!  If you’ve ever been to Newport Beach for the 4th of July then you know it’s a BIG DEAL.  Lots and lots of partying going on over here!  But since I’m a mother of two now I won’t be heading down to the peninsula with all the craziness, instead I’ll be with my sweet family!  Our new neighborhood in Costa Mesa has a parade for the kids and pets, a water balloon toss and other fun events, so that’s where you’ll find me.

Both are fun, my reality is just a little more family friendly nowadays.  Either way I want to look my best though! Abby and I set out to find our favorite Red, White & Cute, I mean Blue outfits for the big day.  Let’s start with my outfits… So cute and easy to wear, perfect for the 4th of July.

Here I am soaking up the rays on Balboa Island in this amazing blue & red silk print Tularosa top.  The perfect amount of red, white and blue in the print and I love the loose tie sleeves, such a great trend right now that is worth investing in.  It’s both feminine and on trend.  For me, being comfortable on a holiday like the 4th of July is a huge factor.  I’m passed the age of being in something uncomfortable but cute.  I like the idea of just throwing on a cute top, jean shorts and my favorite sunglasses, done and done!

Photos of Jacquelyn by Megan Welker // Jacquelyn’s Hair by 1011 Makeup

Photos of Abby by Susannah Gill

Here’s Abby looking on fire in an all red outfit.  She paired this really amazing body suit with a Band of Gypsies maxi skirt, both are sold out but this maxi in the same print is real cute too!  You could also pair a cute swimsuit with a maxi skirt, such a great look for a pool party!  Either way, I love that she’s not afraid to wear that bright red… And her cute white Brixton hat will keep the sun out of her eyes.

Next up, another red ensemble but a little more understated.  When I saw this red and white Lovers + Friends top it just screamed 4th of July to me.  I love how it sits off the shoulder and is so cute paired with shorts or even a pair of jeans, if it gets cold at night for fireworks.  I like it with my white cut offs, a Summer staple for me!  Perfect 4th of July outfit for me!  I’ve also been wearing this Brixton straw hat so much already this Summer, if you don’t have it you should get one, it’s my favorite!!

Last up, a little more blue from Abby.  She paired these super cute shorts she got on Amazon with a boho Tularosa top.  I love this for a more sophisticated 4th of July outing, maybe if you’re going somewhere a little nicer for the holiday.  Or you could pair it with some flats to dress it down a bit for something more casual. And we’re all still jealous of Abby’s cute Cult Gaia bag, but Summer is still young!  You can still get it, they were sold out for a while but now we’ve seen them in stock at our favorite stores!!

Feel inspired for your own 4th of July outfit?!  Now get out there and make sure you get your outfit for one of the best holidays of the year!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on June 22, 2017 in 4TH OF JULY, FASHION, STYLE

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Our Four Favorite Dresses for Summer Under $100

Obviously you know we love to shop, but sometimes it puts a damper on our bank accounts. And nobody wants an angry husband when that credit card statement rolls around.  So how do you stay stylish and in budget?!  Well there are tons of places we like to shop to keep up with the trends but not spend a fortune.  Both of us love us a good Target find or when our favorite websites have sales of course.  However there are also some great cheap finds right under our finger tips at our favorite stores!  Between the two of us we found four favorite dresses for Summer under $100 that we are sharing today!

My first shopping stop was at Revolve, one of my go to places to find something fun!  One of the reasons I love Revolve is that the ground shipping usually only takes a day or two to me – now that’s a win!!  When I went searching for something under $100 I simply chose that in my refined search option.  I was shocked when I saw so much great stuff come up!  

The Broken Light Dress by Somedays Lovin was one of my favorites that popped up.  This dress falls right under at $99.  The main reason it caught my eye was how simple it was, to me, that’s always a great option.  Something that you can wear over and over again is definitely a good investment.  The quality of this dress is great, I did wear a slip underneath so it wasn’t as see through, but the quality is there.  You can do so much with this one and it won’t go out of style anytime soon.  Let’s face it, everyone needs a good white dress.

Photos of Jacquelyn by Ariane Moshayedi

Hair by 1011 Makeup

Next up is Abby’s first choice which she found on our longtime favorite Nordstrom.  They are carrying the cute O’neil x Natalie Off Duty line and this Isabella Dress is just one of the many pretty pieces.  Can you believe it’s just $49.50?!?!  This collaboration between O’neil and long time model and blogger Natalie Lim Suarez is just so good.  

This print is giving us all the heart eyes, it really is the perfect summer dress!  Short, flirty, floral and fun!  There are tons of other options from O’neil here to choose from.  I guarantee you’ll see a couple must haves for Summer.
  Next up, my second dress from one of my favorite brands ever, and I’m sure it’s one of yours – Free People!!!  I can basically always find something from Free People that I have to have.  Every. Single. Season.  Plus, most of the time I can find something at a decent price point, this Summer is no exception!  I found quite a few things that caught my eye, but this embroidered dress was one of my favorites.

Embroidery is such a huge trend right now and to me this dress is done so right.  I love how the Embroidered Aida Slip Dress can be worn as a dress for Summer and later as a tunic for Fall.  It is priced at $88 and comes in a bunch of colors!  You can find more here.  The colors are good and the embroidery is pretty and fun, I wish I could wear this in Mexico… Hmmm… Is it ok to book a vacation for a dress?  I think I can justify it!

Last but not least is Amuse Society, probably both Abby and my favorite affordable brand.  Whenever I need a top, dress, romper, bag, and I don’t want to spend a ton but still be cute, it’s always Amuse.  They are so on trend without being obnoxious or look like you’re trying to hard.  And of course they have the boho vibe that we love!  So of course we had to include one of their dresses today!

Abby is wearing the Pria Maxi Dress which is only $62!!  Such a great price for a dress with this detail.  This is a Summer staple and it’s at our favorite Nordstrom also, who doesn’t love Nordstrom?!  This is a great day to night dress and I still can’t believe the price, it’s a no brainer! 

You can shop all of our looks and accessories below!  And don’t worry, you won’t break the bank on this one!


 
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Jacquelyn

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By on June 19, 2017 in FASHION, STYLE

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Breezy Coastal Blue Colored Style to wear for Summer

If you’re like me than when you think of Summer, you think of the beach.  I try to spend as much of my Summer there as possible.  Being by the water is one of my favorite things.  I love the smell and sounds of it, and the refreshing feel.  I probably get this love from my dad who grew up on an island and also loves the ocean.  We get style inspiration from everywhere, and this Summer I’m getting it from the gorgeous coastal blue colors out there!

I’ve been seeing lots of different shades of blue out and about while shopping.  Here are a few of our favorite pieces we snatched up along the way….

Photos of Jacquelyn by Ariane Moshayedi // Photos of Abby by Erin Milnik

I’ll kick it off with this adorable jumpsuit – side note, it’s on sale!!  This one called my name right away!!  I love the off the shoulder cut and that wider leg look.  The fabric is super comfy and did I mention it’s on sale!?!  You’ve gotta jump on it!  I paired it with my new SALT Optics sunglasses, which I was gifted and really love the look of them.  I also added my SALT Optics  Taft sunglasses that I’m currently obsessed with,  Matisse slides and my Brixton hat.   And how gorgeous is the setting I’m in?!  Can I move in to this house already??

Next up is Abby in this pretty dress by Lovers + Friends.  Have you guys seen this trend with a dress over shorts?  It’s big out there right now, and we can’t think of a better way to wear it than with this gorgeous dress!!  I love the deeper blue in this dress and also, isn’t that print just crazy good?!  It’s just beyond!!  Abby paired her dress with her lucite sunnies and of course her Cult Gaia bag.

So… When a print is that good… Yup, I’m wearing the same print as Abby but reversed!  This white dress has that same print in a beautiful coastal blue.  I actually bought this same body of dress by Lovers + Friends a few years ago and loved it so much I had to snatch another one up.  It’s short and sweet but also a little sexy with the neck line…  And it’s bra friendly, and for this nursing mama, that’s a major win!!  I did some neutral wedges, a cork clutch and my D’Blanc Sunglasses with this get up.

Last but not least is this pretty outfit from Abby.  She’s sporting one of our favorite brands, Show Me Your Mumu.  They are responsible for this pretty skirt that could be worn both casual and dressed up.  I also love the white cropped top Abby bought from them last year, but they still continue to offer it (or at least something similar).  I love buying skirts and tops that will work together but also that you can wear with a ton of other items in your closet.  Abby wore her lucite sunnies again, her large woven clutch and some pretty suede sandals.

Hope you got some good outfit inspiration, but also inspiration to see the ocean a bit more!

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Jacquelyn 

 

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By on June 5, 2017 in FASHION, STYLE

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Matching with Your Mini with Plum Pretty Sugar

It’s no secret that our kids’ closets are completely stocked with cooler clothes then our own. Who else has this problem? But can you blame us? I just can’t resist sometimes. When I had my daughter, Dylan, I was beyond excited to put forth all my hard practice of baby doll and Barbie dressing into action! I now finally get to dress a real life doll! Ha! Having both a boy and girl, the girls win hands down in the fun zone when it comes to clothes shopping. I love anything that is a mini version of what I would wear. However, Dylan, my sassy independent 7-year-old begs to differ. She is at the age, where all she wants to wear is anything with glitter, kitty cat graphic images, and these huge Jo Jo bows! It’s been quite the struggle for us to agree on outfit choices these days. I’m a little afraid that this is already happening, What is going to happen when she is 15? For Pete’s sake, did my 10 years of doll dressing become a waste? Sheesh! I do have one trick up my sleeve that she loves Every. Single. Time. Matching mom! I’m not sure who loves it more, me or her. You might have seen us gush about Plum Pretty Sugar and their super cute robes, here. But did you know they have a little girls line too?! It’s beyond adorable, and I had to get my hands on matching rompers for summer!

Photos by Erin Milnik 

When I got these gems in the mail, I had Dylan open up the box. She loves when things come in the mail for her, as I’m sure every kid loves! The look on her face was priceless, I should have gotten it on video. She could not contain the excitement that she gets to match mom, and she just had to put it on right then and there.

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The Amalfi Romper is an effortless romper featured with this summer’s off the shoulder trend, a flounce overlay bodice as well as a drawstring waist. I can’t say enough how light weight it is, and super comfy. A lot of rompers can ride up, if you know what I mean. This one is a keeper. The light weight material allows you to wear this a cover up, dress it up or dress it down for around town. And of course to pair with the Petit Saint Romper to match your mini! We paired our matching rompers with our current favorite sandals. My flats are from Target, and Dylan’s tan sandals are from Cotton On. 

I also fell in love with this Cay Off the Shoulder Tunic. Effortless, light weight, and super cute… this is definitely going to be a summer staple for me. I paired it with some sunnies, sandals, and my new summer staple, a straw envelope clutch I found on Amazon! This outfit will be on repeat all summer long.

Scroll down below to get the complete looks. Get yourself and your mini summer ready with Plum Pretty Sugar!

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Abby + Dylan

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By on June 1, 2017 in BEIJINHOS STYLE, STYLE

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Three Ways to Stay Stylish While Being a Busy Mom with Sonnet James

Us three Beijos ladies are all busy moms, what mom isn’t?  With everything life throws our way, plus work and chasing after our kiddos, who has time for anything?!  When we discovered Sonnet James, a company founded with the idea to create “play dresses” for moms we had to check it out!  Being active and able to play with your kids comes with the territory of being a mom, and a lot of the time it’s hard to find fashionable clothing that keeps up.  So we set out to find three ways to stay stylish while being a busy mom with Sonnet James and the results are really cute!

Each of us chose a play dress to wear with our kiddos and we all loved what we chose!  The quality of each piece is amazing, built to outlast any grass stain, milk stain, peanut butter & jelly stain, or whatever comes it’s way.  We also like that nothing is too low cut or too short, you can actually PLAY without feeling uncomfortable and still look cute!  What a concept!!

Keep scrolling to see our choices and to read a little bit more about what we do to stay active wth our kids and how we feel about motherhood.  Truth be told guys, this was supposed to be a Mother’s Day post but like I said, we are busy moms!!!  Life is wild and crazy for each of us right now so time with our kiddos is the most precious of all!

Photos of Jacquelyn & Leah by Nea Nabayan / Photos of Abby by Erin Milnik

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn is wearing the Daisy Tie Dye Dress

What is your favorite thing about being a Mom?

Gosh, where do I begin?!  From the moment I had Court I was on cloud nine.  Now having two little guys that depend and look to me for everything, well, I couldn’t be happier.  I love making them laugh, playing with them, cuddling with them and watching them learn and grow.  It’s amazing to see and it definitely gives me more purpose.  I’ve always been a go getter but my kids motivate me to try harder and be better at everything I do.  On the other hand, I love how they make me slow down.  There are days where I have a million things to do but Cruz wants to cuddle or Court wants to play and I say to myself, there will be a time where they won’t want this.  That makes me stop, slow down, and focus on what’s important; them.

How do you get active and play with your kiddos?

Well, with these two boys I don’t really have a choice not to!  My husband and I have always been active.  We both love to play sports and love to be outdoors.  I played multiple sports growing up, soccer was my main love.  Not a day goes by where I don’t do some type of activity with my boys.  Court basically requires it!  About 99% of our days start out with a walk to the park.  I will walk Cruz in his stroller with our dog Dolly while Court rides along on his scooter.  We go to the park for a few hours and play, play, play.  Court is usually dressed up as a super hero and Cruz is starting to walk now and getting into everything.  I’m totally that mom that is out there getting down and dirty playing with my kids.  Other things we like to do are go to the beach, the pool, play pretend super heroes or play soccer.  Having boys is truly tiring, but since I don’t have the time to work out as much as I used to, it’s nice to have these two keeping me on my toes!!

What is your ideal family day?

Our ideal family day would definitely begin with a day that daddy doesn’t have to work!  My husband’s job entails him being on call basically 24/7, so on the days where he doesn’t have anything we really make the most of it!  The morning would start with a walk to the beach, picking up our favorite smoothie along the way and then playing in the water.  Then on our walk back we would stop at the park and play longer.  When we get home it’s lunch time and then naps.  After naps, a trip to the pool!  Court is learning to swim these days with daddy and loving it, Cruz and I like to jump in as well, but mostly watch.  Then BBQ at home and watch a movie with some ice cream.  I honestly can’t think of a more perfect day than that!

Abby

Abby is wearing the Brielle Dress in Floral

What is your favorite thing about being a Mom?

I love that my kids are a purer, more innocent version of myself and my husband. With it being just me, I have had more time with them and they have truly inspired me to go back to a “me” that wasn’t as impatient, stressed-out, or tired. Pretty much a grouchy mom, no one likes that. They motivate me to be a better person in general, as I try each day to be a good mom. There are some days where I feel like I have failed, but at the end of the night those big hugs and I love you mommy so much makes anything that happened prior in the day all good. 

How do you get active and play with your kiddos?

My kids think that I have not one athletic bone in my body, so when I play soccer or any kind of sport they are amazed that I actually know what sports are for one, and that I’m actually kind of good. Believe it! I think I gained a couple cool mom points. 

What is your ideal family day?

Right now, our ideal family day is every Saturday for the next three weeks. Having the hubby gone during the week, makes Saturday a holiday every week for us. It dosent really matter what the day consists of, as long as it includes Dad, we are one happy fam-I-ly. Life is extremely hectic right now with moving, sports, and life in general so we try to cook dinner together or go out to dinner on Saturday nights. Usually followed by a movie just the four of us. As challenging as these past six months had been and has tested myself as a parent especially my patience, I wouldn’t change it at all. It really puts life into perspective and has given me new insight as how important family is especially when one of our tribe members is missing during the week. So long story short, any day with our whole family together is an ideal day in the Guido household. Now, eventually, when we are in our new home, our ideal day would probably be making breakfast together with our family playlist in the background followed by some park action and ending the day with making dinner and a family movie. 

Leah

Leah is wearing the Reese Dress in White

What is your favorite thing about being a Mom?

Ummmm, everything right??  I was just saying to someone, It’s hard to remember life before being a mom. Believe me, I had some great times.. a good childhood, some really fun adolescent years and some super fun twenties!!  But when I became a mom, it was the most powerful force, and it’s like life started all over and everything changed.  It’s the best thing ever mixed with the most exhausting thing ever.  I love having my three little personalities, I love seeing them blossom, and I love doing life again through their eyes. Most of all I love all the love coming my way, the cuddles, the I love you’s, and the super tight hugs.

How do you get active and play with your kiddos? 

This time of year we are swimming in our pool.  With my oldest, she just got done with soccer so we usually play in the front yard kicking the ball back and forth. For the little ones we like being outside on our front lawn playing with bubbles and toys. I love seeing their expressions when a plane soars over, a car passes by or when a bug crossed our path. We ride bikes on our cul de sac too. Believe me it’s all about getting all the energy out of these wild little active kiddos, so being outside is pretty essential.

What is your ideal family day?

Right now I like hanging with family at home.  It’s hard to enjoy the kiddos outside of the comforts of our house because I have two babies.  So if we decide to go to Disneyland or the Zoo or out to dinner it’s pretty chaotic and exhausting for both me and my husband, haha.  So a nice relaxing day is spent at home. I love being out and about so much and I miss doing it, but right now it’s hard with the ages of my kids. 

Thank you Sonnet James for thinking of mom’s and exactly what they need!  To have fun and live life to the fullest with our kiddos, but look stylish doing it!

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Jacquelyn

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By on May 25, 2017 in FAMILY, FASHION, STYLE

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