Monday, August 14, 2017

Honey & Lace Bradbury Dress - aka MY FAVORITE DRESS EVER!

I don't throw terms around like MY FAVORITE just willy nilly!  I mean it this time.  The Bradbury Dress ($46) by Honey & Lace is a sleeveless Maxi dress with POCKETS!


It comes in 2 different fabrics: a jersey knit which is super stretchy and an ITY fabric which isn't.  The solids are usually jersey and the ITY are florals.  But confirm with your consultant before you buy!


For size reference, I wear a 10-12 in most things and I am a 34DD. In the florals, I wear a Large. In the non-florals, I can wear a Medium. And pockets!


I am wearing a black Medium Bradbury here with a wrap top.  The same dress also comes in a teal floral which OF COURSE I also have!


A close up of the print!


My favorite Honey & Lace dealers are:
Tiffany
Katelinn
Jillian
Stephanie

You can join each of their groups via the hyperlink!

I also started my own style group - I am not a consultant so no pressure!  I just LOVE talking about these dresses and seeing what fun outfits and accessories you all come up wth!  You can join SD STYLE ADDICTION here!

Have you heard of Honey & Lace?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Agnes & Dora Essential Tank Review

Remember when I told you about the Frill Sleeve?  Well, I also love the Essential Tank by Agnes & Dora.  I only have one ... for now.  But again, the material and the fabric is so soft!

The sizing on this one is way off.


What do I mean by that?  Well, I am wearing a medium in this tank.  I should probably get a small but as I told you before, I am between a 10-12 which should make me a Medium or Large.  So I got the Medium thinking I could layer it for the fall but as you can see in the bottom left picture, it has a lot of extra fabric.  So in both of the top pictures, I have the thing knotted.  

But again, the fabric is amazing and I highly recommend it.  It is a super flattering A-line cut.  So soft against your skin!

My main Agnes & Dora "dealer" is Sara Smalley.  You can join her group here.  I also love Lauren.  You can join her group here.

I actually started my own style addiction group on Facebook and I would love to have you join here.  It's called SD STYLE ADDICTION.  So fitting right?

Next up, I will review the Honey & Lace brand.

Have you heard of either of these brands?  Let me know if you have any sizing questions!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Agnes & Dora Frill Sleeve Top Review

You guys!  I am TOTALLY obsessed with the Agnes & Dora Frill Sleeve top and I am here to tell you all about it!  I am not a consultant.  I don't get anything out of it but I feel like I have to tell you all about it because I like you.


The shirt is super soft and comes in fun prints like this one.


It hits right at hip level and is a relaxed fit.  I am weird about sizing.  I am 5'6" and and usually a size 10-12 in most things which puts me in between a Medium and Large in most Agnes & Dora things.  The Large in the frill is a tad too big for me but I like it.  In fact, I love it.


I wear the two I have at least once a week each.  There is something so feminine yet dressed up with the frilly sleeve.


My main Agnes & Dora "dealer" is Sara Smalley.  You can join her group here.  I also love Lauren.  You can join her group here.


I actually started my own style addiction group on Facebook and I would love to have you join here.  It's called SD STYLE ADDICTION.  So fitting right?

Next up, I will review the Essential Tank from Agnes & Dora.

Have you heard of this brand?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Thursday, August 10, 2017

#SparklingDetox #Sweepstakes and Gerolsteiner Challenge!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Gerolsteiner and Fit Approach.  All opinions are my own.

What is Gerolsteiner?  Funny you should ask!  I was just about to tell you!  Gerolsteiner is a sparkling mineral water which has been around since 1888.  And even though I just turned 40, that is longer than I have been alive.  HA!


They want you to take the Sparkling Detox challenge from September 11-15.  That means for those 5 days, you will drink nothing but Gerolsteiner and see what a difference it makes.

But to do that, you need Gerolsteiner which means you need to register today and you’ll be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win 1 case of Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. 300 lucky winners will receive a case (24 x 500ml bottles) of mineralized refreshment for your Sparkling Detox Challenge. To enter the sweepstakes, enter here.  The sweepstakes ends on August 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.



But why sparkling mineral water?  Well, as a runner, two of the most important minerals my body uses are calcium and magnesium.  And Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is a great way to replenish what your body uses!



I have taken a huge liking to sparkling mineral water since I just finished another round of Whole30.  As you may know, sugar is a HUGE NO on Whole30 and after 30 days of no sugar, you just stop craving it.  But at the same time, you want bubbles.  I am a huge fan of bubbles in my drinks and mineral water is a great way to get the bubbles in without the sugar!  So, Gerolsteiner tastes great, has minerals and NO SUGAR!



Here is a real life scenario where Gerolsteiner has saved the day!  I belong to a book club and we take turns hosting each other at our houses.  Well, my friend J who started the book club and hosted the first one served an amazing spread and because I was on Whole30, I couldn't eat the cheese or the meat or the bread and worst of all, the wine!  But I was able to bring my fancy bottle of Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water and sip out of the same fancy wine glasses everyone else did.  



And I was getting minerals while I was doing it!  In case you were wondering, we just read Commonwealth by Ann Patchett and next we are reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.



So back to the sparkling mineral water.  We aren't big fans of soda at all and we don't let our kids drink it unless there is no other option.  So whenever my kids want a soda and they are sick of milk and "regular" water, I pour a little in a glass for them with lots of ice and a colorful straw and they consider it a treat!  Everyone feels like it is a special occasion when there are bubbles in your drink!



So, won't you join me on the Sparkling Detox challenge from September 11-15?  Make sure you enter to win your own case of the Sparkling Mineral Water from Gerolsteiner.  You have really good odds.  300 lucky winners for this one.  Enter here and join the Sparkling Detox Facebook group!  Even if you don't win, the best deal to get Gerolsteiner water is on Jet.com.


So tell me.  What was the last book you read?  Have you ever done Whole 30?  Do your kids drink soda?  Most important of all, did you enter the sweepstakes?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


Thursday, May 11, 2017

#455AmRunClub and a RunLites Review & Giveaway

Disclaimer: I was sent a pair of RunLites for review and giveaway purposes but all opinions are my own.  I use these twice a week because I love them!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am part of a group of women calling ourselves the #455amRunClub!  Why?  Because we meet at 4:55 am to run.  This is for a number of reasons including getting to work/school on time.


There are a group of about 8 of us that show up at various times.  We usually have at least 3.  Safety in numbers in the dark and all.


We have all been using RunLites because it is usually dark until at least the finish.  We try to do at least a 5K every time we meet.  Have to make the early wake up worth it!


We explore our neighborhood.  And we run around the Bay.  And we do it together.  We hold each other accountable.


It is such a joy to have these women be my confidantes and catch up every single week at least twice a week.  That consistency is priceless!  And we stay safe and hands free by wearing the lights on our hands.  See how they work in this video:



They don't get hot and they are stylish!


So in honor of all that these women have come to mean to me, I am giving away a pair of RunLites for you to use when you want to run in the dark!  Enter on the Rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 05/11/17 to 05/17/17 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via Rafflecopter.  Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Must have a valid email address.  1 winner will get in stock RunLites as described above. Not redeemable for cash, no refunds and no cash back.
Winner(s) will be notified via email (if available) and/or blog post, and will have 24 hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 24 hours, an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must comment on this blog post in order to win.
SD Mom not responsible for the failure of sponsor to deliver product or user error.

I am super excited to hear about what time you run!  And who you run with and which pair you would choose!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Friday, April 21, 2017

I am LuLa Obsessed with #LuLaRoe - Review & LuLa Cash #GIVEAWAY!

*insert dramatization here* In September 2016, my life (and wardrobe changed) when I met the beautiful and ever so stylish Emily Knight IN REAL LIFE!  She has graciously agreed to give you - my awesome readers - $50 in LuLa cash (for the uninitiated - cash to spend on LuLaRoe)!


At the time I met her, she was in something called the queue and was waiting to "onboard" some new clothes.  She explained it was something called LuLaRoe and it was a small business and they would have fantastic clothes.  And not just any clothes...comfortable, stylish, modest, and colorful.


So what is LuLaRoe?  According to Business Insider, "The company's design team makes about 400 new artworks for fabric each day that are then sewn on to about 5,000 garments, and every consultant has different inventory. So if you aren't the first to buy something, then you may never have another chance."  So, if you some across a print you like, snatch it!  Because there are only about 5000 pieces like it out there!

This is the beautiful and SUPER stylish Emily!

I love mixing and matching them.  I have so many favorite styles - I couldn't even pick a favorite.  But if you forced me to choose, I would say the Classic T ($35).  And the name is exactly perfect.  It is a Classic T you can pair with jeans, a skirt or even over another dress.


I also love the Cassie ($35).  It is a pencil skirt and what I wear most because it is perfect for work.  It comes in lots of great prints and solids.  So of course, I own way too many in both.


Then there is Julia ($45).  I love her because she is so versatile.  You can pair her with a Bianka ($28) (my favorite of the kimonos).


Or with a Perfect T ($36).


I made a YouTube video showing how to wear an over-sized Perfect with a Julia dress.



I just wore a different over-sized Perfect with a Cassie using the same technique.  I love this mint and pink print!


Then there is Carly ($55).  She is a super comfy dress you can wear over leggings or on it's own.


Oh and did I mention the Sarah ($70).  Sarah is a long duster and I love this mustard colored one!


Let's not forget the Joy vest ($60).  (I am wearing the Joy in the giveaway graphic - the bight able vest)  I love it paired with a Jill ($55) skirt (seen below)!


Oh and Madison ($46).  This is a twirly skirt but with pockets!  How fun is that?


And let's not forget the item that started it all...the leggings!  The best way to describe them is to say they are buttery soft.  And my daughter loves them.  For reference, she is a size 8 but can wear L/XL kids leggings or Tween leggings.


So now, I am giving you a chance to win $50 in LuLa Cash to spend on Emily's inventory.

Enter on the Rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 04/21/17 to 04/27/17 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via Rafflecopter.  Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Must have a valid email address.  1 winner will get $50 LuLa cash to spend on Emily's shop as described above. No redeemable for cash, no refunds and no cash back.
Winner(s) will be notified via email (if available) and/or blog post, and will have 24 hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 24 hours, an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must comment on this blog post in order to win.
SD Mom not responsible for the failure of sponsor to deliver product or user error.

So are you as obsessed with LuLaRoe as I am?  Which is your favorite style?  Do you know Emily?  You should!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chicks on a Run Virtual Race and Gone for a Run team!

I am super excited to share that I have asked to be a member of the Virtual Run Team for Gone for a Run!  
And I get to start my stint with the Chicks on a Run Virtual 4 Miler!  

 

How do you run a virtual race?  Super easy!  Head over to the registration page and register for just $25!  

 
Gather up your running besties and run or walk four miles between April 13-19 wherever you want. What could be cuter than this colorful, gilttery Chicks On A Run medal?  

 

Once you sign up, you will be shipped your race packet which will include an authentic race bib and a large 4 inch Chicks On A Run medal featuring glitter detail.

You have the option of adding on fun items like socks, a magnet, underwear and this shirt for $12!  Steal!

 

Please be sure to share your race photos and recap at their Facebook page!

So will you join me on this one?  Super cute right?!  Best thing about this race?!  It's for a great cause!

 

 How awesome is that?!  What are you waiting for?  Sign up!

Disclaimer: I was given a comped entry for this race but all opinions are my own. 

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,

SD Mom

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

#Spring4prAna Mantra Pant Calypsa Top Review AND a prAna discount code!

If you have been reading this blog for more than a minute, you know how much I love prAna!  You can read about it here, here and here!  I wear a prAna item almost daily.  Today's post is about their spring line - specifically, the Mantra pants and the Calypsa top.

 
We really do have the best sunsets on the coast!  Something about the water meeting the colorful sky...The other night, I had the honor of attending an Epilepsy Foundation dinner to raise awareness and share fundraising ideas.  You may recognize the poster models?
 

 
And I wore the most comfortable pants in the world - Mantra. The Halle pant used to be my favorite but these are like butter!  Both of the items I received to try are made out of hemp. 



Why is this important?  Hemp is pretty awesome and you can read about it here.  Basically, it is super sustainable, doesn't need pesticides and it is drought resistant.


 
The pants have a draw string and are made out of hemp. The material doesn't feel stretchy but they are lightweight and move with you. Mantra pants have a relaxed fit and perfect for spring into summer because of their weight!

 
 
Yes, I did an impromptu photo shoot at the hotel where the event was being held. Haha!  Full disclosure: I have worn the pants at least 4 more times in various situations, including work!

Next, I was also sent the Calypsa top. It comes in three colors and is made of a thicker material. It is made out of organic cotton hemp stretch slub jersey blend (say that 6 times fast)!  The breakdown is 53% Hemp / 42% Organic Cotton / 5% Spandex. It even has a built in bra. So perfect for a hike but also for work!



Aren't the colors so pretty?


 
Here I have it paired with a cardigan. 


 
Here, I have matched it with my Jada jeans, also from prAna!



And even under a suit for work. Because of the heavier material, my shirt did not budge all day under the suit. It's one of my pet peeves when an under shirt doesn't stay put!  This shirt is soft and oh so comfortable!

There are a ton of new styles in their spring line I want to try including this skirt, this dress and this top (in lemongrass of course)!  But if you go check it out, and I hope you do, use code S4P17SDM for 15% off anything thru March 28!

On another note, if you feel compelled to donate to epilepsy in honor of my daughter, please donate to Serena's Crusaders here.  We thank you in advance!

Thank you prAna and Fit Approach for sending the pants and the top. All opinions remain my own!                       

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom