Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Product Review & Giveaway: Rodan & Fields

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I was recently asked to try out the Rodan & Fields Microdermabrasion paste, capsule of Night renewing serum, and capsule of lip serum by Laura Stern (a Rodan & Fields consultant).

I LOVED it all! 
The microdermabrasion paste smelled a bit like citrus (orange maybe) and after 60 seconds of rubbing it all over my face, I was left with smoother more shinny looking skin. 
The lip serum had a vanilla smell to it and felt a bit oil based which is just what my lips needed after all this crazy weather we have had here in the Midwest. 
The night renewing serum was almost like a photo finish. It went on smooth, and my skin looked immediately better. The morning after, I was hooked. This stuff is amazing! 

Here is Laura's 3 month before & after using the Reverse regimen, I think it's pretty stellar!!

Rodan & Fields wants you to use products that are best for their skincare concerns and regimens so that have a "Solution Tool" where you can find out what's best for you!   


Giveaway items: 
- mini facial which includes our bestsellers: microdermabrasion paste, capsule of Night renewing serum and capsule of lip serum
- full size Body Micro-dermabrasion  
 - full sized Foaming Sunless Tanner  

Here is Laura's before and after using the tanning foam on her legs, no orange color.  "It can be used on the face as well...which is my fave since it's so lightweight."

To Enter:

For information about joining as a consultant, click here - Laura is offering cash incentives to people joining with the $696 package and higher!

Good luck! Winner will be announced 1 week from today! 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Outfit: Well Hello Spring!

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The Midwest has finally warmed up! (insert happy dance)
It was 78 and sunny this day and I decided to wear a simple floral dress and add just a few accessories.

This gold hammered necklace is beyond! You will be seeing this beauty a lot in coming outfit post. What can I say, when you find a great piece of jewelry you should wear it! ;)
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Dress: Because I Shop Too Much (Forever 21) // Shoes: c/o Just Fab // Sunnies: Prada // Watch: Fossil // Necklace: c/o Sole Society 

I finished the look off with a wedge sandal, a few rings, and a watch and that was it!
And obviously I needed to do some twirling. Warm weather and a great dress? Twirl ladies, twirl!

What do you think of this look?
Is it finally warming up were you are from?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Outfit: Watermelon Shorts? Yes Please!

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I was recently gifted a pair of watermelon shorts from Vineyard Vines and to say I am obsessed is an understatement!

They are cute enough to be dressed up with a blouse and heels like I did or can even be dressed down with a tank & flats for a casual picnic on the weekend.  I am looking forward to styling them again and again this spring/summer. ;)

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Top: Thirty Something Fashion Box Service  // Shorts: c/o Vineyard Vines // Bag: c/o Sole Society // Watch: Fossil // Sunnies: Ray Ban // Shoes: c/o Sole Society // Necklace: XO Veronika // Chain Bracelet: Victoria's Secret 

To play off the watermelon colors I added a dark pink blouse, coral heel, and nude bag.

What do you think of this look?
Would you rock watermelon shorts?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Outfit: Mid Week Morning Meet-Up

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I generally spend my kid-free time working, cleaning, doing laundry, etc. so it was a super nice change of pace to hang out with a friend and catch up over a great meal! 

I kept the look super simple by pairing my boyfriend jeans with a bright plaid, simple jewelry, and a super chic neutral bag.
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Top & Jeans: Express // Shoes: Dolce Vita // Bag: c/o Sole Society // Watch: Fossil // Necklace: Castellammare Jewelry // Chain Pave Bracelet: Sole Society // Sunnies: American Eagle (my hubby's) // Rings: Shop Jules 

Do you ever meet up with friends mid-week for a meal out?
What do you think of this outfit pairing?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter is April 20th, It's Ham Time!

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I am so excited to be in the forth month of the Hormel Foods Extended Blogger Program.
(See previous posts hereherehere, & here). 
 
 This is what Hormel sent me for the month of April:

I've actually never eaten SPAM before, so I had no doubt in my mind I would be heading out to buy a ham (or two)! After all, it IS what my family has eaten on Easter ever  since I was a littler girl.
 
A baked ham on Easter Sunday is as much of a tradition for many households as are Easter baskets and colorfully dyed eggs. Cured to perfection, Hormel Cure 81 Hams come in countless varieties-Bone-in, boneless, ham steaks, diced, cubed- and flavors, including classic, brown sugar, honey cured, and peppered, so however you want to enjoy your Easter ham, Hormel Foods has you covered!
 
I was looking for recipe ideas and I stumbled upon Ale & Apple Glazed Ham. Ummm, yes please!

 
When I went grocery shopping, the two stores I went to were sold out of Hormel bone-in hams. I guess everyone DOES eat ham on Easter Sunday!
 
I was able to find a Hormel Cure 81 boneless ham. I decided to keep the recipe super simple:
Place ham in baking dish and pour some pineapple juice over it. Next, rub it down in brown sugar. Bake until fully warm or at 165 degrees. 
 
Super easy, super yummy and great for a non-Easter night as well! (We ate ours mid week with potatoes and veggies.)
 
What are your favorite Easter Traditions?

Make sure you check back next week for recipe ideas on what to do with your leftover ham!
 
*I am currently a member of the Hormel Foods Extended Blogger Program and this post is part of my involvement in the Group. While Hormel Foods provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, all statements and sentiment in Stilettos and Diaper Bags are my own.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Outfit: Grunge, Meet Boho. Boho, Grunge. (Day to Night)

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Both boho and grunge are my favorite styles and I decided they needed to be properly introduced as I rarely mix them.
Here is my boho grunge look that I wore on a regular day of errands, house cleaning, and kids gymnastics classes. 
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Tank: JC Penny // Top: Old Navy (Swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger // Boots: c/o Just Fab // Necklace: Ax+Apple // Bag: c/o Funky Pretty by Design Dahl // Stackable Rings: Shop Jules // Bracelet: c/o House of Gemmes // Watch: Fossil

No, you are not seeing things, that IS snow you see in the background. SNOW in April. You know, spring snow. Never heard of it? NEITHER HAVE I! 
Come on Midwest!

Later this night I was cleaning out my closet (phase 2 underway!) and decided my top looked super punk rock after the flannel was off.
I added a bright lip and more eyeliner and proceeded to clean my room while taking a few token photos of course. Hey, it's not everyday you have a Joan Jet moment. ;)


What do you think of this pairing?
Ever dress up at night and stay in? ;) 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Toddler Fashion: Roller Girl Outfit

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The mini me hammed it up doing some great "fashion poses" for our shoot. "These shoes mama! Where are my glasses? Not those, the rainbow pretty ones please. How about pose like this?" Yeah, like mother like daughter.
I have zero say in what she wears these days. She is one VERY opinionated three year old! 

I love that FabKids always has outfit she not only wants, but literally waits and asks daily if they have arrived yet as soon as we order! 
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Top & Skirt: c/o FabKids // Shoes: Keds // Sunnies: The Children's Place 

What do you think of the roller girl outfit? 
Do you know a little lady that would rock this look out?