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Sarah | The Modern Mamanista

Stocking Stuffers Under $25

- Featured, Let's Spend Some Money

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… In my family, Christmas stockings are the stuff dreams are made of! Growing up our stockings were filled with sparkly nailpolish, Carebear pajamas, our favorite candy, and every flavor of lipsmackers we could possibly want! Even as we’ve gotten older and had families of our own, the tradition continues. Over the years, we’ve stopped exchanging adult gifts in lieu of our favorite Christmas stockings to help with budget and to make…

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#OOTD: Mommy and Me Reader Submission

- General Fabulousness, Outfit of the Day

The only thing better than a reader submission #OOTD is a mommy and me “twinning” OOTD reader submission!  We are all sorts of in love with this mommy and me duo’s matching sporty tees and stocking caps casual wear! What little girl doesn’t want to grow up to be just like her mom?! We couldn’t think of a better compliment. Check out all the matching outfits details below for a look inspired by this mommy and me duo!    …

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5 Easy Teacher Gifts

- Featured, Let's Spend Some Money

We love our teachers for a million reasons! They help us teach our children and help us feel like we don’t have to do it all alone! Here are our top picks to let your child’s teacher know how special they are!   Sparkle Studs, $19  These sparkle studs come in clear and our personal favorite, smokey, and make great teacher gifts! Include a fun printable note like this one to complete the gift!   Amazon Gift Card, Assorted Prices  We all…

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Gifts that Give Back

- Featured, Let's Spend Some Money

We love a Mamanista with a heart of gold! Give her a gift that gives back this holiday season! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that will help you or the Mamanista in your life not only look good, but do some good too!   Wooden Flower Frame, $28 Display your most treasured memories with this hand carved wooden frame. Each purchase empowers women artisans in India. Heart Wine Stopper, $10 This heart-shaped bottle cork offers the perfect way…

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OOTD: The Outfit that Got Away

- Outfit of the Day

Have you ever had one of those rare moments of budget-conscious adult decision-making? Yep, sometimes it happens… well, that’s what happened when I sent this sexy date night outfit back to Evereve Trendsend. With my 41st birthday this week, this would have been the perfect date night outfit to celebrate with my man! Check out the outfit deets below so you don’t miss out on this OOTD!   What Sarah’s Wearing: Ppla Maxi Ribbed Cardi – $78.00, Evereve.com Allison Joy…

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Gifts for Boss Moms

- Let's Spend Some Money

Boss Moms… they somehow always seem to balance the budget, crazy work schedules, and being a mom and wife! For these high powered Mamanistas, here are our top picks to help make their day to day at work a bit easier! A Waterproof Cosmetics Bag   Getting Things Done Planner Sometimes in the midst of all the daily chaos, you need to slow down a bit. This Getting Things Done planner from Career Girl Daily is more of a reflection…

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#OOTD: Fall Polka Dot Pefection

- Outfit of the Day

We love OOTD reader submissions, especially those that feature “can’t beat” deals on designer brands. Rachael has an affinity for Anthropologie dresses and cardigans and other designer accessories but scours Poshmark and eBay to find them at rock bottom prices.   What Rachael is Wearing: Dot Dress, Boden USA (similar) Teal Cardigan, LOFT (similar here and here) Corset Belt, Anthropologie (similar) Boots, Amazon (similar)…

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Trendsend Review: Fall Trends

- Let's Spend Some Money, Reviews

Stitch Fix is a favorite of mine but sometimes I feel like the words “mom” and “40” pigeon hole me into a certain “list” of clothing choices somewhere in their database so it’s always fun to throw another boxed subscription into the mix with Evereve Trendsend. It works a lot like Stitch Fix in that you complete a style profile and schedule your box to ship. Unlike Stitch Fix, however, there is no styling fee and you can schedule as many…

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#OOTD: A Touch of Suburban Gangsta

- Outfit of the Day

Cold morning temps had me reaching for my faux fur vest this morning! I’m not quite ready to give up my florals though so I paired it with a teal floral blouse from Stitch Fix and my fav BlankNYC jeans and a pair of open-toed booties. I also added my new Sideways Initial Necklace from Amazon Prime. Between the ivory faux fur and the gold large initial around my neck, I felt a bit gangsta but decided that might be…

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5 Fall Outfits Round Up

- Beauty & Style, Let's Spend Some Money

It’s officially fall which has us craving blanket scarves, boots, plaids and cozy textures! As much as most of us wish we could buy a whole new wardrobe each season, shopping our closet and filling in a few new pieces is more reality.  So now that you’ve followed along with our Fall Fashion Updates Under $100 and made a few fall purchases, how do you combine them to get the most bang for your buck. We’ve combined a few fall…

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