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We’ve Been Nominated!

- General Fabulousness

Recently (actually, longer ago than we’d like to admit…), The Modern Mamanista was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. Embed from Getty Images This may or not actually be the blogger’s version of a chain letter, but since we never properly completed the chain letters we received as kids, we’ll bite. We are honored to accept this peer-to-peer accolade, and we’d like to thank Francesca at Fine Wine & Tater Tots for her thoughtful nomination. Since starting The Modern Mamanista,…

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What We Bought in June

- General Fabulousness, Let's Spend Some Money

“What We Bought This Month” is a recurring series showing what three real, hard-working mamanistas spent their money on this month.   Aimee’s Purchases My purchases this month were all about getting ready for (say it an Oprah voice) VACATION!!! I scored a great deal at Old Navy on some much needed shorts, picking up a total of 3 pairs, a tank and a dress for $47. I also snagged a few things from ShopTMM (one of the many benefits of being…

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Unexpected Details: 1 Piece, 3 Ways

- Beauty & Style, General Fabulousness

Lace up, cross front, strappy, laser cut back, ruffles, and lace in unexpected places continue to trend this summer. Laser cut backs and dramatic cut outs are best saved for weekends and nights out but we’re loving the lace accents, ruffles, and other more office friendly details emerging for summer work wear!  Check out our Summer Style Updates for just a few of our favorite ways to wear unexpected details this summer! Outfit Ideas       Show us how you…

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#OOTD: Cool Summer Knits

- General Fabulousness, Outfit of the Day

Summer style is the best, am I right? Bright-colored fabrics, flowy dresses, strappy sandals and lightweight, white knit sweaters. But when the heat index reaches three digits, it’s damn near impossible to feel both polished and cool at work. Summer sweaters to the rescue! For me, a summer sweater done right is total perfection. So, I was really excited to see this preppy look on Sarah recently. Get the Look To pull off this look, grab a thin sweater and…

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Touches of Tropical: 1 Piece, 3 Ways

- Beauty & Style, General Fabulousness

If you like pina coladas… Fashion is going tropical this summer with island inspired palm prints and tropical florals everywhere! Tropical prints may sound like something from your grandmother’s closet but trust us when we say these prints are hotter than the Florida weather in an episode of Golden Girls! Retailers are stocking tropical prints in everything from work to weekend this season with printed pants, blouses, tees and more! Check out our Summer Style Updates for just a few of…

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#OOTD: Date Night in the Burbs

- General Fabulousness, Outfit of the Day

My husband and I rarely get out for a date night, so I get really excited to dress up when we do. We decided to venture out of the city to dine in the burbs. A move is likely in our future in the next few years, so we’re shopping locations to consider. Unfortunately, this ‘hood  was a little too Real Housewives for me. So maybe the fact that I got more stares than smiles is a compliment?? I loved…

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New Mom Clothing Capsule

- Beauty & Style, General Fabulousness

After having a baby, so much changes: your body, your hormones, your life… For me, it was one of the most confusing and complicated transitions I’ve ever experienced. As I struggled to adjust to life as a mom, I also struggled to reconcile my identity as Liz with this new “mommy” character I was supposed to be. And I didn’t know what to wear because my clothes didn’t fit or weren’t functional for nursing or no longer felt like my…

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#OOTD: Channeling My Inner Golden Girl

- General Fabulousness, Outfit of the Day

Ok, I’ll admit I’m more excited about this whole tropical print trend probably more than any 40 year old woman should be! I’m not sure if it makes me think of my grandparents’ house in Punta Gorda, Florida and arriving early at the local buffet for the $4.99 early bird special or of beachy cocktails, palm trees and ocean breezes of a resort vacation. Either way, I’m in love!   I saw these Palm Print Pixie pants at Old Navy…

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What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mom

- Featured, General Fabulousness

We welcomed our daughter into the world on a Tuesday night at almost 10:00 p.m. As I watched the doctor catch my baby and hold her up to me, I stared at her with wide eyes, completely breathless. I didn’t know what to say, what to think, what to do. So, I held her awkwardly and cried the proudest, happiest tears of my life, and then I waited for my next instruction from the nurses. I have never in my…

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