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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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

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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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

 

 

 

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. ❤

Ryan Houston Photography

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I met Ryan Houston, of Ryan Houston Photography, on Facebook. Social media people, I am telling you. You can make so many amazing connections. Just be careful because there are those that try and abuse it.

He was, I would like to say, my door to the world of modeling and photography in Utah, because without his approval into “Models of Utah”, I would not have met him or any of the other amazing people I have met so far lol. So, thank you Ryan. He is truly a very kind, very talented photographer. We had talked about shooting long ago, but location has always been our down fall and his addiction to metal detecting. (:

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When he ended up in my neck of the woods and wanted to shoot, I knew we had to. I wanted to do something fun and free. So, with free reign to do whatever I wanted, we ended up with this boho/hippie love that I like to call magic.

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Ryan Houston Photography ladies and gentlemen, made me look like I was in the angelic lighting ever known to mankind. We tromped through the mud, and I was doing high steps through super tall grass, and ever second was worth it.

And since I wanted to share ALL of the photos with you, and of course posting every one of them to my Instagram is probably not what my followers want to see, they will go here! Thank you Ryan, you are amazing. If you are in the Salt Lake area find Ryan Houston Photography on Facebook and check out the rest of his work.

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