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Liz | The Modern Mamanista

5 Products to Keep Your Skin Hydrated All Winter

- Beauty & Style, Featured

Disclaimer: A few of the links below are affiliate links, which means that, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. By February, I’m over winter. The novelty of wearing boots and sweaters is long gone, I’m tired of all my outfits being hidden by coats, and my skin is drier than the Sahara. Literally. I dreamed the other night that I was trapped in a desert sand storm…

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Rose-Tinted #OOTD

- Outfit of the Day

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared some of my favorite Le Tote looks, so I’m excited to jump back in with this rosy outfit. Since it’s been awhile, I’ll catch y’all up on Le Tote … it’s a monthly subscription to rent clothes. I rent clothes from relatively unknown brands to more high-profile brands like BCBG, Free People and Vince Camuto. You can check out my full review for all the juicy details. With an unusually harsh winter here…

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I Tried ThirdLove – A Brutally Honest Review

- Featured, Reviews

Confession: The last bra I purchased was a nursing bra from Target. I bought it before Cate was born. She’s three. For me, bra shopping is more painful than swimsuit shopping. While my slim frame usually serves me well in the fashion department, I struggle to embrace my flat chest. I almost exclusively wear the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell bra. I’m a big fan of its well-padded, pillow-like cups that adds two cup sizes, but it has never fit well. So, I wear…

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5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Mini-Me (All Under $20!)

- Featured, Let's Spend Some Money

I’m just going to say it: Valentine’s Day is stupid. I hate the idea of dedicating an entire day to forced romanticism and gift-giving. And why can’t Conversation Hearts just go away forever?! That being said, I do really like the bags of cherry-flavored Tootsie Roll pops (I mean, do we even need the other flavors?). And the chocolate sales on February 15. I also really enjoy surprising my daughter with little Valentine’s Day treats. So, I’ve rounded up a few…

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Our Favorite Looks from the Grammy’s Red Carpet

- Featured, General Fabulousness

With the very important, yet somber, conversations about #TimesUp and the #MeToo movements overshadowing the red carpets this awards season, we’ve refrained from sharing our best dressed. It just hasn’t felt appropriate. However, here at TMM, we are all hard-working, independent women with feminist beliefs. We whole-heartedly believe a woman can love – and talk about – beauty and fashion and also participate in more serious conversations. On that note (see what I did there?), here are our favorite looks…

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Working Mom Life Hacks: Pumping at Work

- General Fabulousness

At our office, a few new mamas have recently returned to work, which always brings back memories of my emotional first weeks back from maternity leave. It’s been two years since returning to the office as a mom, and I’m still exhausted and trying to figure out how to be both an engaged mom and a valuable employee. However, after nine months of pumping at my desk, I did pick up a few tips that other new working moms may find helpful.…

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#OOTD: Plum Perfect

- Outfit of the Day

Martha Stewart can step aside; there’s a new holiday hostess in town. Kidding – I only look like I could host a party like Martha with this eggplant, bell-sleeved dress from ShopTMM.com. You wouldn’t want to walk into my holiday meal with those expectations, though.…

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#OOTD: Sheer Perfection

- Outfit of the Day

One of my favorite things to do is leisurely walk down every aisle of a store, admiring the items on display for sale. I get this from my dad, who used to haul me and my four siblings (all under age 10) through Sam’s Club and/or Kroger every weekend to grocery shop. He would walk us down every. single. aisle. as he pushed a shopping cart filled only with the items on his list. Looking back, this had to have…

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4 Tips for a Successful Black Friday

- Let's Spend Some Money

As a kid, Black Friday was almost more magical than Christmas. It’s the only day of the year when I’m a morning person. The smell of leather bags and designer fragrances in the department stores, the hustle and bustle of eager holiday shoppers at 6 a.m., the glow of giant mall Christmas ornaments… it’s what I imagine Heaven will be like. Today, most of that magic is gone for me. I have a hard time accepting that Black Friday now…

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TMM’s Best Dressed: AMAs Red Carpet

- General Fabulousness

I love the cool, trendy dress code of music award shows, and the American Music Awards (AMAs) is the perfect blend of formality and edginess. Last night’s red carpet did not disappoint. There were a few trends that really stood out on the red carpet (sheer cut-outs, leather details, sequins…), but most noticeably was all the celeb children. As a mom who often has a toddler companion at adult dinners and events, I loved this. My favorite part of the…

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