Active life.

I always say I am such a city girl but I grew up in a very small town. While it’s not for me, I think kids really benefit from living a slower, outdoorsy life. It’s not always go go go. We have been exploring all that Utah has to offer us and these postpartum leggings have been amazing for all our activities! Lots of support and super comfy.

Nothing like a pair of leggings to give you the confidence you need!

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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

Stripes for Fall.

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I absolutely love dresses. They are perfect for literally every season. It is almost the first day of Fall, and while we are having moments of perfect weather here in Utah, it still is getting pretty hot here.

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We were visiting some family out in farm land, so we decided to drive around with the boys and explore a little. They had the best time running around and seeing all the farm animals. Really, I think we need it just move out there. It was pretty amazing and the perfect backdrop to take some pictures.

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This dress from Bohme Boutique is amazing. It is comfortable and super fashionable. I have been seeing this style dress all over and I knew i had to have one in my fall wardrobe. It is perfect. GO get one, now lol.

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Hat, Earrings, and Dress // Bohme

Necklaces // “Mama” – Brooklyn Thread

“Ride or die” – Forever 21

Feather – Alex and Ani

Booties // Curated Threads

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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Rachel Lauket Photography

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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.

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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.

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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

Ija Designs

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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.

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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.

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Oblique Necklace

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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!

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Xo -E

 

 

 

Creole Art Photography – Mommy and Me

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I can not thank you enough Sandrine for these amazing photos of the boys and I! ❤

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xo -E