Odarling <3

Hi guys! I am back again. Two times in one week, I know that is completely unheard of from me lol. With all this time on my hands….I’m totally joking…I figured it was time to step up my game. Deja vu? Yeah, happened to me too because I swear I’ve said that before. I’ll try, there ya go haha.

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BUUUUT, today I bring to you Odarling Clothing. The name says it all. I am so super, duper, ecstatic that I get to share this brand with you. I am officially obsessed. Handmade shops are still one of my favorite, always have been, always will be. As someone who sews stuff for my own kids, I can appreciate all the time and effort that goes into each piece. It is truly made with love straight from the heart because I know she is up late nights, just sewing away to ship all her amazing items out to each little babe. Emma is a one woman show at Odarling, home of the OG X pants. And she is a completely gorgeous mama too! Double threat for ya!

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Comfort is key in our house. I promise as much as everyone wants to believe that my kids look like little hipsters all the time, that is just not true. Sweats and tees people. That is the reality of our life. With the transition into fall we get to be super exciting and add a sweater or flannel to that. Your mind is being blown, I know lol.

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But to be completely serious, you need these pants. Really, you need anything you can get your hand on from Odarling. Your kids and you will be so happy. Comfort and style all lovingly sewn into one tiny pair of pants. It does not get much better than that. But what could make it even better?? Comfy clothes and a DISCOUNT! Head over there now to snag some for your littles and use code “bahlbabiesodarling” for 15% off your purchase! She is sweet and gave y’all a discount, I told you Emma is super awesome!

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Joggers // Odarling Clothing

Tank // Neve and Hawk

White tee // H&M

“Dont Be Basic” // Sugar and Snail LLC

“Stand up Stand out Stand tall” // Badger and Rue

Blankets // Minky Couture

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Be different.

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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.

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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 (:

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Tank Dress // H&M

Necklace and Bracelet Stack // Alex and Ani

Bag // Fawn Design

Clutch // Olivia and Joy

Shoes // Similar

Hat // Similar

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Alex and Ani

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bangles & Necklace // Alex and Ani

Top // Pacsun – Similar

Jeans // Urban Outfitters

Baby boot socks.

Nothing makes me swoon more than little accessories. Everything is just cuter in miniature size. I have become obsessed with boot socks this fall. They are so adorable and add a little touch to any outfit. So when I saw baby boot socks, you bet i had to have them. Perfect for the fall days when they weather is getting chilly, all the way into winter with some cute Uggs or duck boots. We are still in the in-between seasons here. Somedays it is warms and your dying because your heat was on and other days your have 3 layers on. Today I am going to share with you some cute outfit inspirations for you baby sock boots, worn by Bentleigh and Hurleigh!

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 Bentleigh’s Outfit

Beanie // H&M (similar)  Top // Old Navy (available in stores)  Leggings // Old Navy (girls section)  Tied Sweater // Passive Juice Motel (similar)  Socks // Old Navy  Boots // Uggs (soft sole)

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Hurleigh’s Outfit

Hat // Gap  Glasses // IG @fjs_popshop Top // Carter’s  Tied Sweater // Similar Leggings // Old Navy (similar or sold in stores)  Socks // Old Navy  Moccs // Freshly Picked “Weathered Brown”

They can be paired with so many different styles of shoes. Today with went with Uggs and Moccasins, but we will definitely be mixing it up here soon!

Slouch Headwear

A staple piece in our fall/winter wardrobe is definitely beanies! I love the look of slouchy beanies on the boys. They go with so many outfits and with fall and the cool weather upon us, comfy outfits are a must. Throw on some sweats and a pullover with a slouchy beanie and you are set to go. Bentleigh is at the stage where he is very, very opinionated on everything, including his hair. He has decided he wants to grow his hair out to be big like Hurleigh’s but not as long. So, here we are. We are at a totally awkward stage right now for his hair and it is so thick and just not made to be long, but what Bentleigh wants, Bentleigh will get. It is nice to have a beanie to just throw on when he refuses to let me do his hair. And of course we all know that Hurleigh’s hair is just wild and unruly all the time. Seeing his little curls pop out of the sides of a beanie is one of the best things ever.

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I love small companies. Even more, I love small companies from Utah. When I came across Slouch Headwear I knew they were a company for me. Carl and Emily, the founders of Slouch Headwear, started the company after searching for stylish and affordable beanies for their son. When they could not find exactly what they were looking for, they decided the best route would be to make them. From that was born Slouch Headwear. Every fabric is hand picked by them and made right here is Utah, to ensure the highest quality possible. They are super comfortable, which makes them perfect for every season of the year.

They are amazingly well made. I love the fit and they have the perfect amount of “slouch” to them. They are such a sweet, loving company, and you will be welcomed with open arms. Check out all their amazing prints over on their Instagram and Twitter, @slouchheadwear, and make sure to follow them to stay up to date on any sale, promotions, and new products they may be offering!

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My two favorites are the “Pea Green” and “Leopard” slouch beanies. They are always releasing new colors and their prices are perfect for every mama out there! Hurry and check out Slouch Headwear now and snag your little some of the most stylish beanies available!

College Mom.

Fall semester is in full swing….and by full swing I mean I finally got into the swing of it and caught up from being a slacker. Yes, I am HORRIBLE at managing my time. I hate to admit it, but I always put school last. This semester I have challenged myself to learn to balance both well. Not just get my homework done 30 mins before it is due. I always loved school, but when I moved to Utah I decided to take time off. Time off turned into starting a family, a deployment, a second child, until I realized I am never going to finish if I keep putting it off. So here I am, third semester in and I think I am finally getting the hang of being a college mom and wife. Took me long enough. Now 1-2 nights a week I have to head up to the college and get my work done. Of course I thought how can I be comfy, but still fashionable. That gave me the idea to do this post, college mom. I have never been the type to just put on sweats and go to school. I can imagine if I was in college full time that would be the case, maybe, but that is just not me. So once a week I will do a post on a super comfy, but still stylish outfit that you can wear whether you are in college or you are just looking for an everyday look.

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I really love super oversized shirts. Always a go to for mine. I found this one at TJ Maxx, for $4.99. I totally recommend checking out for it, but here is a similar style. I sized up, to an XL to get this very over sized look. I paired it with pleather leggings from Bohme and brown boots that I purchased many, many years ago. Find a similar pair here. This snapback hat is my all time fav from Slyfox Threads. Super comfy for a day at home and a night at college.

Rags to Raches

The end of summer came and we are slowly moving into fall. This is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the layers and every fall essential that comes with dressing the boys. This amazing romper from Rags to Raches is perfect for fall layering. It is so soft and breathable. Very roomy and comfortable for all those little wild children that love to run around. Hurleigh has been obsessed with these Hunter boots since the moment he got them. He would wear them every day if I let him, cue buying my colors for fall. And everything flannel, well I’m from Minnesota and flannel has its own spot on the color wheel up there lol. It can still be pretty warm here during the day, but mornings and nights are pretty cool. Tie a sweater or button up around your little ones waist to have it on hand whenever they get a little chilly. Make sure to check out Rags to Raches for more amazing items too, they have some of the best rompers coming out that I have been waiting for very impatiently lol.

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That chocolate milk face gets me every time! Say hello to grumpy cat! (: