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Beauty Momstyle Outfits Style

Hair Secret: DPHUE x Apple Cider Vinegar

May 15, 2017

Everyone wants beautiful bouncy and healthy hair but not everyone is sure how to achieve it. My hair often suffers from dryness, overheating with hair straighteners and lots of hair products, especially from events and photo shoots. So, in between washes, I substitute apple cider vinegar or ACV instead of shampoo.  The beauty and simplicity of ACV naturally cleanses the scalp without stripping the hair of necessary oils. My hair after washing with ACV not only maintains fresh hair color in between salon visits,…

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Back to School Momstyle Motherhood Style

Back to School with Steve Madden

August 10, 2016

Believe it or not, it’s back to school time! I would venture to say that usually this doesn’t mean great excitement or big smiles. But if we’re searching for the silver lining–and we are–then the best part about Back to School is the shopping. Since my littles have uniforms, we have fun finding pieces that suit each child’s personality and style. A big hit with my middle little were these Steve Madden JSM1 sneakers: purple, covered in glitter, and perfect for…

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Momstyle Nordstrom Outfits Style

The Bigger the Bells

August 4, 2016

a hint at my video coming soon . . .  Nothing gives drama like a bell sleeve top. You can’t beat the movement. I like to pair it simply – with classic jeans and chelsea boots. Don’t overthink it. Although I’m the queen of overthinking, I digress. If you like fall as much as I do, do yourself a favor, buy ahead, and marvel at the styling options. The cherry on top, is that it is just $25. Just stay away from your…

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Chicago Family JOFFREY BALLET Momstyle Uncategorized

{family} JOFFREY

December 17, 2015

Spiderman!  . . . at the offices, not the theatre, but still smiling! It is always amazing how the most wonderful plan can go awry with kids. It seems so lovely when you are planning it in your head. There are Christmas carols in the background and everybody is smiling and a light snow is softly floating around us as we walk to The Nutcracker at the Joffrey. Right. So what really happened on the day of the show was that…

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Black Friday Boots Chicago Cyber Monday Fall Fashion Momstyle Nordstrom Style

{shop} Black Friday/Cyber Monday

November 27, 2015

1. LEAH FAUX FUR VEST is a classic. Love it with faux leather leggings. (I got a size us 6) 2. SAM EDELMAN pump for the holiday party 3. ISOLA EPPIE Bootie I have in black and love it with leggings. 4. This COWL NECK SWEATER is less than $30, and worth every penny. 5. BLANK NYC FAUX LEATHER MOTO Never enough leather jackets! 6. LEXI BAG No one does bucket bags like Rebekah Minkoff 7. AUDREY BOOTIE because a buckle vamps up the chic…

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Chicago Fall Fashion Featured Momstyle Tipi Uncategorized

{fashion} Dreamin of a Tipi

October 11, 2015

  While I wouldn’t advise settling up a tipi on a windy day, it’s a great way to get my crew excited. The kiddos are not normally fans of pictures, and standing still or smiling on cue is not their cup of tea. However, when we asked them after church if they wanted to go on an adventure in the woods with binoculars and a tipi, they were all in. And it didn’t even involve snacks. This tipi from Knight Raven was…

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