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Sundresses for Summer – Jacquelyn’s Picks for Staying Stylish in the Heat

Are you guys melting away like me this Summer?!  I can’t believe how hot it has been!  We moved a few miles inland from the beach and the change in temperature is about 10-15 degrees warmer… And no AC!  Definitely putting that on the must have list for next Summer!!  I couldn’t imagine it last year when I was pregnant, this year is way worse!!  

With these hot days I love to wear something easy and breezy, enter the sundress!  A Summer essential.  Of course I always love my tank or tee and cut offs, but sundresses are so light and you look just a bit more put together.  Add some sunnies, a hat and some sandals and you are set!  

I have a few cotton sundresses I love, but even those can make a girl sweat.  What I really love are light weight fabrics that aren’t tight and just flow on you.  Those are the dresses you will find me in for the beach, the park, shopping or even a night out.  So here are some that I love and have been wearing so far this season… More of my picks at the end of the post for you to shop too!

Photos by Ariane Moshayedi

Let’s start with my favorite… This gorgeous midi dress by Birds of Paradis… The tassel detail is amazing and the cut and fabric are great.  I just love how it’s lightweight and casual, but you still look very chic.  It also has pockets… I mean, who doesn’t love that?!  Really, it’s the perfect mom dress!  You are covered perfectly can can still chase those kiddos around.  This dress’ price tag is a little high, but well worth the investment.

For all of these outfits I’m wearing my favorite Wyeth Leona sunglasses, Target sandals, James Michelle necklaces, Madewell Tassel earrings and for this one my new favorite Brixton straw hat

Next up, something a little more flirty and fun!  The blue color on this dress by 6 Shore Road is sweet but eye catching.  I love the halter too!  This is definitely one of those day to night dresses.  I would totally wear this as a swim cover up or out on a date – with my husband of course!  When I typed that out and read it to myself it sounded funny, haha!  Which by the way, I’ve been seeing that hashtag #dateyourhusband a lot lately and I love that – now will someonte totally normal come over and babysit?  Haha!

Last but not least, I’ve got my sexy dress on!  The dress that shows all of my boobs, haha!  If you want to know why those things are so prominent in these pics, it’s because of that cute little guy right there!  It’s amazing what our bodies can do, I still think of it while I breastfeed Cruz.  

But real talk!  Mom to mom?  This little guy was screaming crying towards the end of these photos so he had to be in them!  Poor guy is so patient while Mama takes photos, or maybe he just wants to be in them.  Future blogger?

My sexy dress (shhh don’t say, but it’s really called the Elisa dress)  is by Ale by Alessandra – oh you know, that Victoria’s Secret model…  Now we know why it’s a sexy dress…  I’m showing a little bit more cleavage then I normally would, but hey, sometimes you’ve got to!!  

Now if you don’t have AC like me and are sweating while reading this, you really should shop some sundresses below…  Trust me though, I’m not complaining, Summer is the best!!




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By on July 19, 2017 in FASHION, STYLE, SUMMER


Summer Family Game Nights

One of the things that I look forward to the most about summer are the nights. Those warm nights where you can stay up a little later, play outside till it’s dark, and indulge in all those yummy summer treats! Since we have been in our new town, I have been trying to do family date nights as much as possible. I mean we were away from Dad quite awhile, so it’s a fight to who gets him the most! There are so many parks here, and the nights are hot, we love to load up and take our date nights outside. Playing games with the kids not only creates those summer memories but it also teaches the kids sportsmanship, communication, and problem-solving. 

Photos by Megan Bautista

Family time outside is a must for this family. There are so many distractions inside your own home; you’re not giving your full attention. Outside, it’s you, dinner, games, and all those memories to create. One of the many games we love to play outside is dominos. I found this domino set that is perfect for those summer nights. Plus I like that it’s big, so its easier for the kids to play with. Most of the time, they don’t play the way it’s intended and end up building houses out of them. It’s amazing to see how their little minds think!



Here is my roundup of my favorite outdoor games

The best part about these family date nights is that dinner is easy! I like to take the kids to the store that day, and let them pick out some of the items for our al fresco dinner. It not only makes them feel important, but they also will eat it! I don’t know about you, but my kids get so distracted with playing games they never eat! We get home, and it will be bedtime and what do you know, they are hungry. Getting them involved ensures that I will not be making mac and cheese at 10 pm. See all my must haves below for an easy al fresco dinner!


Abby’s Essentials for an Al Fresco Picnic



Summer nights, please don’t end soon!

We can’t get enough of you!

Wardrobe Deets!





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By on July 18, 2017 in FAMILY, SUMMER


Beijos Best

How is everyone’s Summer going!?  Are you keeping cool?  My family and I have been dealing with the heat by heading to the beach.  Our favorite place!!  One thing I always invest in is a beach bag.  Especially as a mom, they are an essential!  With all the stuff you’ve go to lug around, you could at least do it in something cute!!

I personally love a good straw neutral for my beach bag.  They never go out of style and they are durable for all the wear and tear.  Plus, you can wear them besides the beach if you want!  They go with everything!

I’ve seen so many good ones this Summer that I had to share!  It’s not too late to invest in one this year, and a lot of these are on sale!  From neutrals to fun colors, there’s something for everyone.  Even a cooler tote if you wanna bring a little mommy juice to the beach… Which I of course do!!!

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You can find a beach bag for yourself by shopping below!

Have a great rest of your weekend!



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Making me Blush – Jacquelyn’s Pretty in Pink Style Picks

Happy Wednesday babes!  This Summer I’ve been majorly crushing on blush tones and I wanted to share a few of my favorite ways to wear them.  Maybe it’s all that rosé I drink seeping through my blood, but I love this color!!  There are so many different pink tones to wear, you can use it as a neutral or as a pop.  The rest of this week is dedicated to blush style, and rosé of course, I mean have you met us?!

Photos by Ariane Moshayedi

I have been eyeing this Flynn Skye skirt for a while now and had to add it to my wardrobe.  It’s perfect for casual daytime or wearing it like this for a date night.  I paired it with my new favorite Stillwater top (similar here), Wyeth’s new Leona sunnies in Rose Quartz and the cutest Madewell fringe earrings.

Next up, a sweet little dress with some sweet florals.  Another Flynn Skye, what can I say, I love this brand.  This is one of those dresses I know my husband would like,  Looking all sweet and innocent, but a little saucy!  I wore this one with my Sorento Sea Vees, a litlte unexpeted which I like… I’m all about the element of surprise!

Last up, a sexy top and my favorite old cut offs.  Doesn’t eveyrone have a favorite pair of shorts or jeans?  I have had these ones for almost 10 years.  Although I’ve bought a million more pairs in between I always go back to these.  Anyways, I love this off the shoulder top by Mink Pink.  It’s just so effortless!  Added in my Target sandals that I literally wear every day and this Brixton hat that is quickly becoming my new favorite.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a rosé-y giveaway!!  Yup, another good one!!  Meanwhile, shop today’s post below!



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By on July 12, 2017 in FASHION, STYLE, SUMMER


What’s in my pool bag for the summer?

You know those days when you are alone at the pool, kid free, with a drink in your hand, and the sun giving you that summer glow with those sweet tunes in the background? I know… few and far between these days.  But a mama needs some alone days, and when I do, I’m at the pool catching some sun rays (safely, of course). In our new town, we are close to a casino/resort. I know kinda crazy to say that right? However, after checking it out, the pool and spa are awesome! This spot will be my little getaway spot that I try to get once every couple months. Plus, they have a Michael Jackson slot machine! Regardless if I’m at the pool with the kiddies or by myself, I make sure my bag is fully prepped for everything I will need for a fun day in the sun. Today I’m sharing with you, all my favorite essentials that are in my bag currently. 

Photos by Megan Batista 

Let’s start off with not what’s in my bag, but my favorite suit right now that I’m wearing all time. I’m a huge Spell & The Gypsy Collective fan, so when I saw their Babushka One Piece in Lavender, it was a must for me! This little number is so soft, sweetest little pink tassels, and perfectly covers you. I will tell you the back is not a full coverage bottom. But if I can do it, you can do it! Plus my sunnies that I never leave the house without. 

At the beginning of summer, I was on the hunt for a new tote bag. The one I had currently was too small for my stuff and all the kid’s stuff. I saw this Giselle Ilaria Cream Bag, and I was in love! I mean the tassels just take this straw tote to the next level. Plus, it’s a great size that you can fit your pool items along with the kids as well. 

Also, the matching Spell & The Gypsy Collective Babushka Towel 
This towel is for mommy only! 

The heat during summer here is between 90-110 here, so my Brixton hat is a must to keep the beating sun off my face. I also rely on my favorite sunblock, Bare Republic to keep my skin protected and soft at the same time. I love this eco-conscious line. It is cruelty-free and combines antioxidant-rich oils and plant extracts to nourish and protect you and your family from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Their mineral line is my favorite; it makes you feel like you are wearing nothing and leaves your skin so soft. Being a blonde, you have to protect your hair from the sun and pool water. I use their dry shampoo and hair mist every day, even when I’m not at the pool. You can get it at Target too! I will never go back to those other lines that clogged your pores.

I keep a coin purse in my bag so I can access my money quickly instead of searching high and low in my bag and ditching that big clutch. Money and water should always be in your bag. I don’t leave the house without a couple of bottles of water. My favorite is the Fred Water. Cool packaging and fits easily into any bag. A must for this summer season! 

Catching some rays you need some tunes! Stelle Audio has a speaker that is perfect for poolside. Don’t be fooled by this stylish little guy; the go-go speaker packs a punch. The sound is incredible. I use this everywhere we go. 

I love my Mophie Battery Pack to keep me charged all day long!

Shop all my favorite items below! 




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