I have not always been one to conform. I do not like to buy something just because it is “in style”. Now if it is on sale and super cheap, I will probably buy it just because I can not pass up a sale. I have always been the girl that looks through the men’s section to see what I can make work for me. This dress may be the best purchase I have ever made in the men’s section. I am so obsessed with this dress, that is really a men’s tank. Ah, I know I know, it’s amazing and on sale! I made my husband buy himself a tank too, but really I just wanted a second dress and to not feel guilty for him not getting something lol.
I am all about comfort and just wearing whatever suits my mood that day lately. We spend so much time outside in the summer, dresses are my go to. I was not made for 100+ degree weather. Minnesota was snow 90% of the year and I was okay with that. You think after 7 years, I would be adjusted. I even went as far as thinking about cutting my hair. I had a moment of weakness. Fall!! Hurry up and get here (:
Tank Dress // H&M
Necklace and Bracelet Stack // Alex and Ani
Bag // Fawn Design
Clutch // Olivia and Joy
Shoes // Similar
Hat // Similar
This is a brand I absolutely love and adore with every being in my body. They evoke such positivity and good vibes that it is hard not to love them. Infused with positive energy, they are sure to make any being feel at peace with themselves and an overall sense of happiness. Each piece is amazingly crafted and many have such positive words of wisdom on them. It is easy to create a set that is personal to your energy and personality.
Each piece is designed and crafted right here in America of sustainable material. All the materials are eco-conciously manufactured and every collection is artisan crafted with so much meaning and love. They are a company that not only cares about their world around them, but every aspect of their pieces, offices, stores, and every piece and thing in-between that goes into offering pieces of amazing quality.
Not only are the environmentally friendly, they have great Charity by Design pieces that support many amazing non-profit organizations. They work to empower these organizations by not only working closely with them and influencing every aspect with the passion to grow, but also to strengthen their organizations. Each bangle purchased from the Charity by Design collection will have a portion of the purchase price that goes directly towards the charity it is representing.
I love pairing my bangles with everything that I own. I literally wear them like every day whether I am dressed down or dressed up. I can thank my husband for getting me hooked on them. I received my first bangle as a gift from him and when I went into the Salt Lake location I fell in love with everything in the store. I can not wait to grow my collections and work along with this amazing company.
Bangles & Necklace // Alex and Ani
Top // Pacsun – Similar
Jeans // Urban Outfitters
I absolutely loved working with Rachel. It was one of the most fun shoots I have ever had. It was very laid back and we vibed very well together. Rachel is an amazing photographer. She caught all the really fun moments and has an amazing eye. I can not wait to shoot with her again.
For this shoot I wanted to take one shirt and style it two different ways. The shirt is a crop from Pacsun and one of the softest, most comfortable shirts I own. The first look is a more girly feel. I paired it with a maxi skirt that I made and a jean jacket. It is the perfect outfit for any girls day out or date night.
Long sleeve Crop // Pacsun – Similar
Skirt // Handmade
Jean Jacket // H&M
Bag // Fawn Design
Sunglasses // Rue 21 – Similar
Necklace // The Chic Orchid
Watch // Wet Seal – Similar
Bracelets // Alex and Ani & Pura Vida
Mug // Starbucks
I love taking very versatile pieces and making them work for many different outfits. It give you more options and allows you to save by just having staple pieces in your wardrobe. I hope you love it and stay tuned for the second outfit with Rachel Lauket Photography!
❤ Elexis XO
I fell in LOVE with Ija Designs the moment I clicked into their site. Can I be totally lame and say that everything in their site just speaks to me?! Because it totally does. My husband always jokes with me and says that I was born in the wrong time. If I could walk around with no shoes and big oversized dresses and flower crowns with lots of fringe all the time, I would. I love everything that speaks to my soul and gives off an energy like no other. That is exactly what Ija Designs does for me. It is jewelry that is beautiful but compliments your inner beauty.
Ija Designs was founded in 2007 by Erin, a trained metalsmith and the most gorgeous woman! She is not only an amazing designer, but a breast cancer survivor. She finds her inspiration from everything around her including family and the textures of the land. It is no question that her work is stunning and of the highest quality. They have made it a passion to run their company completely green. Their studio is run on 100% renewable energy. Every piece of scrap metal is recycled and every item is made from recycled metal.
“Ursa Major Necklace“
I am so honored to be able to share Ija Designs with you all. It is truly a brand that I love with my whole heart and soul. I gush about them every chance that I get and always get so many compliments on the items when I wear them. For all my amazing followers, use code “BAHLBABIES15” to receive 15% off your purchase on www.ijadesigns.com (: I know you will all love them as much as I do. Make sure to show them some love on Instagram as well! Share with you mom, sister, aunts, and heck hello husband I want everything on their site! All items are link to the item for purchase on their site, just click on the name! (: ENJOY!
Since I can remember the only thing I have ever wanted to be when I grew up was a Model. My mother will tell me stories of these big dreams I had and that she never knew where this idea came from, but my answer was always the same. I was going to move to NY and be a big time model for big time companies and that was it. While the dream may have changed a little, modeling is still something I love to do and will continue to do until I just do not enjoy it. I do not care how many people tell me I am too short and not fit enough or just not cut out for it, I will do it.
It is even better when I get to do a shoot with my sweet boys. I have worked with Sandrine from Creole Art Photography on a few projects before and I have fallen absolutely in love with her work. She is so amazing at what she does and I know she will go far.
Creole Art Photography is based in Layton, UT. She has this amazing all white studio that you can’t help but fall deeply in love with. I am crazy and if I could live in an all white everything house, I would be in absolute heaven. She has an amazing eye and captured so many amazing photos of the boys and I that I will cherish forever. She is so kind and sweet that it was easy for them to be comfortable, which allowed them to fully be themselves and play around.
I highly recommend if you are in the Weber County/Layton area to get in touch and use Creole Art Photography for any photoshoot you have coming up! Mommy and Me sessions are perfect for gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays, any gift you need, or just a fun way to remember the connection you share with your children while they are young forever. Make sure to check out her page and facebook for details soon on Mommy and Me sessions! Don’t forget to show her some love on her newly started Instagram as well!
I can not thank you enough Sandrine for these amazing photos of the boys and I! ❤
The LB Brand, Little Boogaweezin, has always been one of the most inspiring brands I have come across. They are all about freethinking and living the modern motherhood life. Their items not only empower me to be the awesome mother I want to be, they allow me to stay super stylish while being comfortable. Plus, they have the perfect color scheme; black, white, and grey. Hello heaven on earth.
Their children line allows your littles to be stylish without sacrificing their comfort. Their tees are buttery soft. Like you could live in them, for the rest of your life, and never need another shirt… except maybe two duplicate shirts so you can wash them occasionally lol. I love that they celebrate childhood. They have the best messages of the future to come and being the best that you can. Things I want to teach my boys everyday, to be the greatest version of themselves and live an amazing life.
“My future called and said I’m gonna keep shining bright!”
“Dear big me, I can’t wait to see who I become one day -The little me”
Remember to always be fierce, strong, protect, love, and be the mother you love to be. ❤
I am so happy to be able to share with you this amazing company. I first came across Fawn Design at Craft Lake City, if you are not from Utah it is an amazing festival full of all the most talented people you can find in the surrounding Salt Lake area. I swooned over them and completely fell in love. Fast forward a few months and Jenny and I start talking. Let me tell you, she is the sweetest girl. She puts so much love and heart into every bag. When My bag came in the mail, it was even better than I remembered. It is the perfect everything bag. As a mom of two, I though “Oh, well I only have diapers for one so I do not need a diaper bag anymore”. No one warned me that the amount I would be taking would stay the same. I’ve traded in extra outfits and diaper ointment for action figures and un-necessary movie, just in case we go somewhere and they need to watch it. Two boys with two very different personalities also means two different types of snacks and juice, diapers for one still, and everything that I want in my purse. That is a lot. My little, cute purses that I was so happy to use again, just were not cutting it. The Doe bag can be used as a backpack and a Messenger bag for easy carrying in any situation. It is made from high quality Faux Leather and an inside that completely pulls out, which makes it super easy to clean if you have any little spills or accidents that we all know happen too often. It is super stylish and modern, with a sleek look that compliments any outfit and style. And I have not even got to the size. Nine, yes NINE, pockets for easy storage for everything you need! Four exterior pockets to stash bottles, keys, cell phone, anything you need easy access too and five internal pockets to hold every snack, diaper, sunglasses, mail, or anything that you throw in your bag. The amount of space in this bag is seriously out of this world. I can’t even find enough stuff I need to take that even fills it halfway. Gorgeous right. And she made this, her pattern, sewing each piece together herself, with her own two hands. If you have had the pleasure of seeing this bag, you would not believe me. The craftsmanship is straight out of a high-end store. My husband saw it and instantly assumed I bought it from a large store and when I told him it was all handmade he was in disbelief. But Jenny needs help. The demand for her bags is just too much for her to keep up with. She has started a Kickstarter, that is running from today, December 1st to December 15th, and you have the opportunity to pre-purchase your own bag in Black and Brown at the discounted price. If she meets her goal, all the bags will go into productions and she will begin to have her bags manufactured, which will allow her to design new product innovations. Head over now to watch the amazing video and read all about her story now here. I promise you, this will be the last bag you ever need. Now go show Jenny some support and let’s make Fawn Design the new go to bag of 2015!