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!

Check out Preggo Leggings Here!

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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

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

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

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

Protector.Lover.Mother

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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.

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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.

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“My future called and said I’m gonna keep shining bright!”

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“Dear big me, I can’t wait to see who I become one day -The little me”

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Remember to always be fierce, strong, protect, love, and be the mother you love to be. ❤