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Sarah | The Modern Mamanista

#OOTD: Be My Valentine

- Outfit of the Day

I’ve never been one of those girls who clings to the idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day filled with champagne and roses and expensive dinners. In fact, I’ve always been more excited about the sweet moments with friends and family than fancy celebrations. Some of my fondest Valentine’s Day memories are waking up to a heart-shaped box of chocolates on my pillow as a child or digging through my box of elementary school valentines for the coveted Carebears or Cabbage…

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5 Easy Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms

- General Fabulousness

Self-Care seems to be the buzz everywhere these days and with Valentine’s Day this week, I thought it was a good time to talk about a little self love! To a busy mom though, the idea of doing anything to take care of yourself and nurture your health and well-being seems like a lofty fantasy!   I mean, how can you possibly fit one more thing in to your already busy schedule between soccer practice drop-off and pick-up, washing uniform…

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#OOTD: Winter Rose

- Outfit of the Day

Some winter days just call for a cozy sweater. This winter rose colored cross front sweater fits the bill and also carries a bit of feminine charm which is a nice change from my usual wardrobe. I was in a hurry this morning between moving and busy school/work schedules so I decided to layer it over my basic foundation of favorite Margaret M black slimming pants, black pumps and a black tank.   What Sarah is Wearing: Black Margaret M…

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Be My Amazon Valentine

- Featured, Let's Spend Some Money

It’s February and you know what that means… time for all things hearts, love and sparkle! As much as I wish I were a Pinterest mom who has been planning my Valentine gift giving for weeks, quite simply I’m not. I’m more of an “Amazon Prime” … aka “can I get that shipped here within 2 days” kind of mom!  So here it goes… our 2-Day Amazon Prime worthy picks for Valentine’s Day gifts this year. We think you need to “add…

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#OOTD: Date Night Embroidery

- Outfit of the Day, Reviews

Embroidered Denim is everywhere for pre-spring! Yes, the term pre-spring is a nice way of avoiding the fact that it’s still early February!  My Stitch Fix stylist send these amazing floral embroidered jeans in this month’s Fix and I absolutely adore them! I can already think of a ton of ways to pair them for weekends, date nights and casual Fridays at work. They feel a little more dressed up and fashion forward than my regular denim. For complete outfit…

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Trendsend Review: Winter Edition

- Reviews

It seems like there are 101 subscription boxes these days! Sometimes it’s hard to decide which ones are worth trying and which ones should “stay in the box” so to speak. Evereve Trendsend is typically one of my favorites with it’s mom-inspiring positive messages and personalized stylist notes. The only reason I don’t usually keep everything in my Trendsend box is because my mom budget won’t allow me to in good conscience. This month I requested trendy winter pieces for work…

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#OOTD: Pattern Mixing Perfection

- Outfit of the Day

If you’ve been following us for awhile, it comes as no surprise how much we love anything and everything leopard print! When we saw Melanie today, we knew we had to feature her Plaid and Leopard outfit! We’re loving the muted burgundies and black and cream hued leopard combination. Check out all Melanie’s outfit details below.   What Melanie is Wearing: Burgundy Blouse, similar Plaid Poncho, Loft (similar here) Favorite Jeans, store of your choice Leopard Flats, Bass (similar here…

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5 Coats You Need This Winter

- Featured, Let's Spend Some Money

It’s January and that means that many of us are smack dab in the middle of the coldest months of the season, complete with below zero temps, wind chills and blowing snow! When you’re layered up like Ralphie’s little brother Randy in A Christmas Story” just to leave your house, it’s hard to feel trendy and fashionable. No fear! We’ve put together a list of 5 winter coats that will help you feel stylish and warm this winter!   The Essential Wool…

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#OOTD: Woman in Black

- Featured, Outfit of the Day

Some days there’s just nothing like an “anything but basic” black top to help you feel pulled together in an instant. Black makes you feel skinnier, classier, less frazzled, and more polished than you feel. That was the case for today’s “jeans day” #OOTD. I woke up with absolutely no inspiration on what to wear and suffering from a case of PMS and the overall “blahs”… enter this fabulous black faux wrap top to save the day! Check out all…

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Trunk Club Review: Winter Edition

- Reviews

Box Subscriptions are like a dream come true for busy mamas! A personal stylist picks out clothes and they magically ship to you for you to try on in the comfort of your own home. What more could a mama ask for?!! There are countless subscription services out there – Stitch Fix, Le Tote, Evereve Trendsend, and Trunk Club with a range of styles and price points to meet almost any budget or style. Trunk Club is managed by Nordstrom…

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