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#MamanistaStyle

#OOTD: Go Bold or Go Home

- General Fabulousness, Outfit of the Day

For me, nothing is more challenging than dressing for a night out. I’ve always struggled with this – even in college when I proudly bared my midriff and rocked tiny cut-offs – because I have never made shopping for sexy party clothes a priority. So, when I agreed to co-host a low-key bachelorette party for a sweet friend of mine, I decided to go for bold vs. sexy. After all, confidence is hotter than a sexy dress, right? So, I…

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A Tall & Curvy Mom Tries Le Tote

- General Fabulousness, Reviews

I have given myself a pretty generous monthly clothing and beauty allowance (hey, work hard, shop hard, right?) but lately, I’ve been surpassing that budget. By a lot. So in an effort to reign in some admittedly frivolous spending and at Liz’s urging, I decided to try the clothing rental service Le Tote. Le Tote is a monthly rental service where you can rent a box of clothing items. Liz recently tried it and is hooked, but let’s face it…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Stitch Fix

- Reviews

I’ll admit it. I’m an annoying Stitch Fix customer. The problem is I really enjoy shopping, and I can usually find what I want at a great price. I also say that I want to try new trends, but I don’t want anything too casual or too outside my style wheel. It’s annoying, isn’t it? I love Stitch Fix, because there are few things that are more fun than receiving a box of clothes and accessories that are hand-picked just for me.…

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#OOTD: Egg Hunts are the New Festival

- Outfit of the Day

I often struggle with an internal conflict between who I want to be and who I am. For example, I have always wanted to be cool. You know, the type of girl who can carelessly abandon responsibility and live spontaneously; who doesn’t care about what anyone thinks; and who can wear leather pants or a crop top without feeling like it was a costume. Instead, I am uptight – almost to a fault – and have failed every attempt to be spontaneous…

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Last-Minute Finds: Easter Dresses

- Let's Spend Some Money

Easter Sunday is only four days away, and it’s likely you will be spending the weekend brunching with family and friends, cheering on the sidelines of egg hunts and helping your toddler cope after a traumatizing trip to see the Easter Bunny. Obviously, you will want to be dressed in your finest spring attire for all those Insta-worthy family pics. And lucky for you there is still time to find the perfect dress to complement what you’ve already picked out for…

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Our #VBxTarget Purchases

- Let's Spend Some Money

Yesterday, Victoria Beckham launched her #VBxTarget collection, and it was the first time in a very long time that Aimee and I eagerly woke up before our children (Sarah is one of those weird morning people…). We had studied the Lookbook, made our lists in Target’s app and were fully caffeinated. Y’all, we were ready to finally fill our carts with our favorite pieces. And we weren’t disappointed. The collection is fun and feminine and full of ready to wear mod…

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#OOTD: Getting Lucky

- Outfit of the Day

My favorite way to unwind is leisurely browsing shopping websites or strolling through Target and Nordstrom Rack. I have no intentions of buying anything unless I find something so incredible and at such a great price that I would be foolish not to make a purchase. But that’s unlikely to happen, right? So, this is truly a relaxation technique and should in no way be considered shopping. And that’s exactly what you should say if my husband ever asks, okay? While…

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Work Week Outfit Inspiration for Busy Moms

- General Fabulousness
OOTD Scarf and Neutrals

  We’ve all been there: that moment when you look in your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear!” It’s a #FirstWorldProblem, but we’re here to help. Usually, a simple closet-refresh is needed. Re-organize your clothes, pull out what you don’t like or what doesn’t fit, and move the in-season pieces toward the front. Once you can better see what you’ve got to work with each day, try out some of our tips for shopping your own closet.     Brighten…

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Stitch Fix Review: Don’t Make Me Look Like a Mom

- Reviews

It’s been a while since my last Stitch Fix, and I have the style profile of a somewhat conservative, quintessential basic bitch. And I make no apologies about that. However, I am feeling less consumed by my role as a mom these days, and I am so ready to embrace my old self again. So, I challenged my Stitch Fix stylist to bring on some trendy pieces. I also let her know that we have family photos planned soon in case she…

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#OOTD: Trying the Puff Sleeves Trend

- Outfit of the Day
OOTD - Puff Sleeve from TheModernMamanista.com

I’ve been lusting over all of the different dramatic-sleeve dresses and tops, but “trendy” and “dramatic” are not typically adjectives used to describe my style. However, when I eyed a puff-sleeve blouse on sale on The Find Auctions, I decided to take the plunge. In full disclosure, I didn’t love the blouse when I first tried it on, so I asked my two-year-old if she liked Mommy’s new shirt. Her reply? “Nooo! Silly Mommy!” Well then… I made a promise to be…

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