This Little Black Dress

Stephany Bowman wearing A Victoria Beckham for Target dress and TOPSHOP black patent Mary Jane shoes

Stephany Bowman wearing A Victoria Beckham for Target dress and TOPSHOP black patent Mary Jane shoes

Stephany Bowman wearing A Victoria Beckham for Target dress and TOPSHOP black patent Mary Jane shoes

Stephany Bowman wearing A Victoria Beckham for Target dress and TOPSHOP black patent Mary Jane shoes

Stephany Bowman wearing A Victoria Beckham for Target dress and TOPSHOP black patent Mary Jane shoes

Stephany Bowman wearing A Victoria Beckham for Target dress and TOPSHOP black patent Mary Jane shoes

Stephany Bowman wearing A Victoria Beckham for Target dress and TOPSHOP black patent Mary Jane shoes

Stephany’s Choice:  Little Black Dress  (UNDER $11!!!)||  Similar shoes  || Similar Bag

This cute little black dress is currently on CLEARANCE for UNDER $11!! I absolutely love a great bargin. Getting something discounted is like winning the lottery!!- well, kind of 🙂 Even though a black dress can seem boring I think it’s one of the most important items that everyone should have in their closet.

It’s also designed by Victoria Beckham, former Spice Girl and international superstar. I think it’s really cool that’s she’s started her own fashion label. What I love more is when Target collaborates with big designers to bring them to the masses.

Most of the time when Target reveals that they are working together with a designer I get all excited and rush to the stores to see what they have. At great prices and a variety that covers home to kids, I never walk away disappointed. I’ve won towels, bathings suits, kids clothes, crafts, etc…

Needless to say, I’ll be waiting with excitement for the next Target collaboration to be announced! Last year I scored this cute number!!

Today the kids have camp, Alexander has a Rookie sports camp and Annabelle has an Art camp. She absolutely loves to craft and this is the first time in a long time that we’ve set something up for her. Alexander says, “I get to have fun and Annabelle has to color”. Haha. We all laughed-even Annabelle. I guess art doesn’t sound like a lot of fun to everyone.

Happy Monday, however you choose to spend it, I hope you include something fun in your day-even if someone else may not appreciate the joy!!

XO,

Stephany

 

 

 

Summer sisters, with Bohobee

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman wearing matching custom made dresses by BohoBee Designs

Annabelle Bowman wearing a custom made Bohobee Design dress and headpiece in blush

Annabelle Bowman wearing a custom made Bohobee Design dress and headpiece in blush

Angelina Bowman wearing a custom Bohobee Design dress and bonnet in blush

Angelina Bowman wearing a custom Bohobee Design dress and bonnet in blush

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman wearing matching custom made dresses by BohoBee Designs

Annabelle Bowman wearing a custom made Bohobee Design dress and headpiece in blush

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman wearing matching custom made dresses by BohoBee Designs

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman wearing matching custom made dresses by BohoBee Designs

Annabelle Bowman wearing a custom made Bohobee Design dress and headpiece in blush

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman wearing matching custom made dresses by BohoBee Designs

Angelina Bowman wearing a custom Bohobee Design dress and bonnet in blush

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman wearing matching custom made dresses by BohoBee Designs

Angelina Bowman wearing a custom Bohobee Design dress and bonnet in blush

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman wearing matching custom made dresses by BohoBee Designs

Annabelle’s Choice: Custom dress + Bow headpiece: Bohobee

Angelina’s Choice: Custom dress + Bonnet: Bohobee

Angelina is almost 20 months old!! So, I thought it might be fun to do a milestone post today!! 

Mentally she surprises me every single day!

Already, she can speak a handful of words:

Mama + MOM!

Dah (Daddy)

Ball (Annabelle)

Oufff (dog)

UP!! (self explanatory)

Ya?! 

Nooooooo… 

Hiyyyyeee

Byeee

Pop (lolly pop)

App (Apple Juice)

Physically, Angelina can run after Annabelle and Alexander, feed herself with a spoon or fork- with  almost no spills. She loves to color with markers- particularly NOT on paper 😅 I’ve even caught her trying to roll by on her scooter. 

When I ask her where something is, she does the cutest little shrug with her shoulders and opens her hands out in front of her 🤷🏼‍♀️. hehe.

She mainly loves to tag along with Alexander. I think these two are really close buds. Wherever Alexander is, Angelina is pretty close behind. She’ll even play cars with him.

Angelina’s two favorite places to be right now are at the playground and at the swimming pool! She loves bing in the water.

One thing she doesn’t like…The vacuum!!

Angelina seemingly understands a lot of what’s going on around her. If I’m in the living room, and I ask her to throw something away, she’ll grab the item and dash off into the kitchen to find the garbage.

Today we saw a bird at the park and I said,”give the bird a piece of your pop corn”.. And she DID!

When Angelina is hungry, she pulls me ” up” and points the direction with her finger all the way to the kitchen. Then she’ll try to open the fridge. Luckly she hasn’t mastered this skill yet but she will point to what she’d like to eat in the fridge and if I chose the wrong thing she says,” NO!!” 😂  She definitely knows what she wants and I think that’s an excellent quality to have. Even if she is very bossy!!

As far as potty training goes I now understand parents that start the transition early. I bet I could get Angelina to start the first steps any day. When she has a dirty diaper I ask, ” do you have a poo poo?!” She nods. Then I follow her all the way to the changing table!!

I can’t believe it’s been almost 20 months now since we welcomed this sweet little girl into our hearts (read about Angelina at the hospital the day she was born here). It feels like we just celebrated Angelina’s first birthday  yesterday.

Thank you so much to Bohobee Design for these stunning custom made dresses for the girls. If you are looking for special dresses for your little one or a little girl that you love I cannot stress enough how much we love these pieces. They also make wonderful “Mommy and me” dresses if you want to match. Great for weddings, birthday parties and summer!

Hope you have a wonderful day,

XO,

Stephany

 

Casual in my Khakis

Stephany Bowman wearing JCrew kaki top and shorts and Aldo white sneakers

Stephany Bowman wearing JCrew kaki top and shorts and Aldo white sneakers

Stephany Bowman wearing JCrew khaki top and shorts and Aldo white sneakers

Stephany Bowman wearing JCrew khaki top and shorts and Aldo white sneakers

Stephany Bowman wearing JCrew kaki top and shorts and Aldo white sneakers

Stephany Bowman wearing JCrew kaki top and shorts and Aldo white sneakers

Stephany’s Choice:  Top  ||  Shorts  ||  Socks  || Shoes || Choker 

Khaki is the new White?!! White will always be my favorite for summer but with 3 little kiddies running around it feels a little bit delicate at the moment. Khaki is a great solution. I love this matching top and bottom that I found, very light and durable. I sized up on the top for a comfy fit, don’t want it to be too constricted because my job Is so physical and I need to feel like I can move around. 

How do you feel about these white socks in my sneakers? I know that tan lines are a top concern but aren’t sweaty feet too?!! 😒 Just saying’! My mom sent me a clipping from a fashion magazine with everyone wearing socks , so I’m taking a chance and saying “socks are back!”. Plus they look cute? I would aim for simple, cotton ones. As much as I love a fun sock you don’t want it to be too distracting…

Today was the first day of Vacation Bible School for Annabelle and Alexander. After I dropped them off I took Angelina to the park next door to stretch her feet and didn’t realize how hot it would get so fast!!

This weekend I went to the pool for the first time and I got fried! Not fun!! 

Be careful out there sun is hot hot hot!

Happy Monday all!!

XO,

💗Stephany

Happy 7th Birthday Annabelle

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany Bowman and Family celebrating Annabelle Bowman's 7th birthday!

Stephany’s Choice: White dress | Shoes similar here

Michael’s Choice: Shirt | Pants | Shoes | Belt

Annabelle’s Choice: Similar outfit here | Shoes Similar here

Alexander’s Choice: Shirt | Shorts | Shoes Similar here

Angelina’s Choice: Similar dress here

Happy SEVENTH birthday to our sweet girl Annabelle Leigh Bowman!!

Born on a beautiful sunny day  in London, England!!

On this special day I can’t help but reflect on the moment you were brought into the world.

We knew that you were coming on May 25th, because we had scheduled a C-section for that morning. 

Why a C-section?

2 weeks before you were born we had a standard routine ultrasound to make sure everything was ok, and they discovered that you were Breech ( a position where the baby’s head is not pointing in the downward position). According to our Doctor, there is a universal agreement that 100% of breech baby cases should be delivered via C-section. If you pull the baby out by the legs the baby’s head could get stuck, lose oxygen and suffer trauma to the brain.

How did I feel about this?

Bad. I was desperately hoping for as natural of a birthing processes as possible.

Good. Because I could organize myself to anticipate that date and time and not worry about being on my own + unprepared for the unpredictability of a natural birth.

Fast forward to the big day:

I wore a bright yellow shirt, my mom, Michael and I WALKED a mile to the hospital. We were so excited. It was a beautiful and sunny Spring day in London. The city was just waking up and was sparkling.

( 3 days later I would walk the same route home a mother + my brand new baby!!) 

Laying out on the operating table was very unnerving. I was anxious and worried. A lot of tugging and pulling later… and THERE SHE WAS!! They dropped the curtain and this wide-eyed, teeny tiny little body, with steel-sharpe blue eyes- was scanning the room!! Oh my goodness. I burst right into tears, I was so emotional. There she was this wonderful little thing. In my arms. 

She never left my side, as they wheeled us into our room. I stayed up all night. The nurses came in and told me- “you should get some sleep”, and “sleep when the baby sleeps”. Who could sleep?! I just looked at her, and hoped that she would wake up 💕

I didn’t leave my bed for days, until finally the nurses convinced me to wheel Annabelle into the nursery for a bath. They were playing the Spice Girls in the room! All the other little babies were there and I was so surprised to see how tiny Annabelle was compared to them. 

I struggled with nursing in the beginning and I had no idea what I was doing. I felt a lot of pressure because she seemed so little, and I didn’t feel like she could afford to lose any more weight. My breasts became engorged and I went from discomfort to pain and stress. Luckily it was time to go home, which allowed me to take some time to figure out a rhythm and find my stride. 

Nursing was my number one stressor when I had Annabelle. I had no idea what to do. Very few of my friends at the time had babies themselves and I didn’t know any that were nursing. 

My mom really encouraged me to continue and I ended up breastfeeding exclusively for 6 moths. I am very proud of myself to this day, because this was one of the most difficult times of my life as a mother. Read Alexander’s birth story here!

Today, I have my now Second Grade princess!! I love and adore her fun and smart sprit.

So…Happy 7th Birthday to our creative, crafty, card shark, princess!!

Belle, Bella, Belly Bee, Anniebelle, Belli, AB, Annabelli, Bananabelle, Annabelle Bowman!!

Lover of all things glitter, sparkle, pink, unicorn, fancy, curly, medical, sinister, fluffy, sugary, sweet, cheeky, cozy, and girly!!

Keeping up with you has been an adventure, I can’t wait to see what magic you continue to create!

Thank you for giving me the best gift ever, being your mom!

I love you so much + your huge sparkly green eyes, and single toothy grin 💗

Read Angelina’s Birth story here + hospital stay here!

XO,

Stephany

Flowers + Gingham 🌺

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA gingham top and shorts, navy high heels and red mini lady bag. Cat Eye Sunglasses from Henri Bendel

Stephany’s Choice: TOP  //  SHORTS  //  SIMILAR SHOES  //  BAG  // SIMILAR SUNNIES

HI there, it’s been so hectic with school out. Nothing bad, just trying to readjust to the new summer schedule. Also, rounding out the end of May was Annabelle’s birthday (yay! 7 already!) and dance recitals. All great things, but each one takes proper care and organization.

Now that I have found a second to breathe, I thought we could talk STYLE for a moment!

I love this cool new trend of flowers on everything! Obsessed!! So pretty to have this little detail, and now I’m on to NAVY GINGHAM too!! It’s like navy is the new denim?! Well at least for this season it is.

Now I have to start working on my tan because I think I am the palest person in Dallas right now. Pool’s open, so Im digging out my favorite Summer reading and bringing it to the pool. 

The rules to wear gingham this season?

DO wear different colors! There are so many cute yellow, pink, green and red tones, have fun with it and get out of your comfort zone 🙂

DON’T mix and match different colors. I like mixing different tones of the same color gingham but too many colors is just too over the top!

DO dress up or down with heels or sneakers! If you want your gingham to look more dressy, add heels and a pop of color on your lips. If you want your gingham to be more casual add sneakers-I love this white pair!

Enjoy!! and Happy first days of summer!!

Love ya!!

Stephany

Gingham for Summer!

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany Bowman Wearing a ZARA Gingham Dress and ALDO beige Mary Janes

Stephany’s Choice: GINGHAM DRESS  |  SHOES

GIINHAM 💗 My favorite print of the season, you will see me wearing anything that has it all summer long!! My favorite place to shop at the moment is ZARA! They have such cute things at such affordable prices.. I would advice to swing by if you have a chance and pick up a couple of little romper/smock dresses in pastel colors. You won’t be sorry. 

Also, so ready for summer over here. Im ready to hit the pool, bask in the sunshine and just let my hair down. 

This will be the first summer Angelina will get to appreciate some fun pool time too!

I’ve put together a list of my 5 essentials for Summer 2017

Gingham!

 the BOAT hat

a cute beach basket 

 pretty metallic sandals

tangerine lip gloss

Hope you like my list, I have a feeling I may need to add to it as the summer goes on. I’ll let you know as soon as I do. 

Thank you so much for reading along, love hearing back from you! Write me a note in the comments section and 💗 this post below if you enjoyed it!!

XO,

Stephany

5 ways to make toddler mealtime easier with Gerber®️Smart Flow™️

Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson onesie in lemon print and snacking on a Gerber ®️Smart Flow ™️

Stephany Bowman wearing JCREW violet linen tunic, Angelina Bowman wearing Hanna Anderson lemon onesie and snacking on Gerber ®️ SMART FLOW ™️ toddler pouches

Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson onesie and snacking on Gerber®️ Smart Flow ™️

Stephany Bowman wearing JCREW violet linen tunic, Angelina Bowman wearing Hanna Anderson lemon onesie and snacking on Gerber ®️ SMART FLOW ™️ toddler pouches

Stephany Bowman wearing JCREW violet linen tunic and Aldo white shoes, picks out Gerbers®️ Smart Flow™️ Snacks

Stephany Bowman wearing JCREW violet linen tunic, Angelina Bowman wearing Hanna Anderson lemon onesie and snacking on Gerber ®️ SMART FLOW ™️ toddler pouches

Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson onesie in lemon print and snacking on a Gerber ®️Smart Flow ™️

Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson onesie in lemon print and snacking on a Gerber ®️Smart Flow ™️

Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson onesie in lemon print and snacking on a Gerber ®️Smart Flow ™️

Stephany Bowman wearing JCREW violet linen tunic, Angelina Bowman wearing Hanna Anderson lemon onesie and snacking on Gerber ®️ SMART FLOW ™️ toddler pouches

Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson onesie in lemon print and snacking on a Gerber ®️Smart Flow ™️

Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson onesie in lemon print and snacking on a Gerber ®️Smart Flow ™️

Stephany Bowman wearing a ZARA white dress, Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson lemon onesie and snacking on GERBER ®️ SMART FLOW ™️ toddler pouches

Stephany Bowman wearing a ZARA white dress, Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson lemon onesie and snacking on GERBER ®️ SMART FLOW ™️ toddler pouches

Stephany Bowman wearing a ZARA white dress, Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson lemon onesie and snacking on GERBER ®️ SMART FLOW ™️ toddler pouches

Stephany Bowman wearing a ZARA white dress, Angelina Bowman wearing a Hanna Anderson lemon onesie and snacking on GERBER ®️ SMART FLOW ™️ toddler pouches

We are all about making easy, non messy and healthy meal options right now. Gerber®️ has a new clever Smart Flow ™️ toddler pouch that helps make mealtimes a lot easier. With this clever spout, the baby food doesn’t just spill out of the pouch like the old days. There is a new sophisticated spout so that Angelina doesn’t just squeeze all the food out and make a huge mess!!

Now that she wants to do everything on her own, walk up the steps, put on her shoes, and feed herself- messes are almost unavoidable. Sometimes I feel like we spend more time cleaning up the meal, than putting it all together.

I know all us mothers are so busy all the time, so I’ve put together a quick list of 5 ways to make mealtime easier with a toddler:

  1. Make sure your toddler is eating in a spot that is easy to clean up after!- keep the mess in the kitchen and keep baby in the high chair
  2. Let your toddler feed themselves with a simple to eat snack (raspberries, bananas, puffs, Gerber®️ Smart Flow™️ ) while you slip in healthy bites of toddler’s main dish!
  3. Keep it simple. One dish is more than enough variety for your toddler at any one meal time. Don’t over stress yourself with providing a variety of foods, that is what snack time is for!
  4. Sometimes we are on the go when it’s close to meal time and tricky to find something safe and appropriate for your little one to snack on… This baby pouch is super easy to pack with you when you are not at home and want something healthy, safe and fuss free to enjoy. 
  5. Make meal time fun! Let your little one watch you feed them or take turns feeding each other 🙂

You can head over to Ahold or Kroger and download a coupon to use next time you purchase Gerber ®️ Smart Flow ™️ Pouches (coupon only available while supplies last).

We love this super cute and healthy option, no forks, no spoons, no plates and no clean up necessary! With this clever cap, baby food is under control. In the old days, the kids would hold onto the pouches and the baby food would go spilling out over the top and getting on all the clothes-making a huge mess!

Mess free- right here!!

Thank you for reading along! What is your favorite mealtime secret?!

XO,

Stephany

New Confessions Series!!Yellow jacket + Red print scarf

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing a yellow zip up, bell sleeve jacket and printed red scarf from ZARA, black cat eye sunglasses from Louis Vuitton, and personalized Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing a yellow zip up, bell sleeve jacket and printed red scarf from ZARA, black cat eye sunglasses from Louis Vuitton, and personalized Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing a yellow zip up, bell sleeve jacket and printed red scarf from ZARA, black cat eye sunglasses from Louis Vuitton, and personalized Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing a yellow zip up, bell sleeve jacket and printed red scarf from ZARA, black cat eye sunglasses from Louis Vuitton, and personalized Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing a yellow zip up, bell sleeve jacket and printed red scarf from ZARA, black cat eye sunglasses from Louis Vuitton, and personalized Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing a yellow zip up, bell sleeve jacket and printed red scarf from ZARA, black cat eye sunglasses from Louis Vuitton, and personalized Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing a yellow zip up, bell sleeve jacket and printed red scarf from ZARA, black cat eye sunglasses from Louis Vuitton, and personalized Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing a yellow zip up, bell sleeve jacket and printed red scarf from ZARA, black cat eye sunglasses from Louis Vuitton, and personalized Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

Stephany’s Choice: JACKET // SCARF  //  SIMILAR SHOES  // SUNGLASSES  //  PURSE

I’ve decided to put together a list of my 5 confessions. I know with being a blogger and putting certain parts of my life, family, and ideas out there readers don’t get to see the whole picture of who I am.

I guess it’s kind of human nature in a way, you only really want to highlight what you are proud of, and we are always trying to put our best foot forward.

I do see blogging as more than just putting style ideas and cool products out there.

I want this to be an honest place where I can truly be myself and use my voice so that the true me comes through.

I’ve put togehter a list of 5 confessions (of course I have so many more!) 

  1. I am a super shy person! People are always surprised when I tell them this, because for some reason they don’t think of me as being shy. When I come out and admit it people are always like, “yea I see that now”. Although I’ve grown in confidence as a mother, adult and a women, a quiet voice will always be tugging at me from the inside.
  2. Although I am such a shy person (see above!) my dream when I was little was to grow up and be an actress! I loved being on stage, and although this sounds sounds crazy, the I always felt at home on the stage and NEVER felt shy! I grew up watching musicals and it always felt natural and like home to me.
  3. I have a terrible singing voice. I absolutely love singing out loud in the car, or anywhere! 80’s music is my fav to sing a long to (Whitney? Mariah anyone?!) but sadly I can’t carry a tune!
  4. If I had to change anything about my body I would be one inch shorter so that I could wear higher heels (especially around Micheal!)
  5. I struggled with really bad self esteem when I was a teenager (or longer)- from 17 till about 24 years old. I always felt insecure about my body and I battled acne and had braces in high school. *looking back as an adult now I can see that pretty much everyone else had acne and braces in high school too!* -we only ever focus on ourselves. haha.

That’s it!! Embarrassing and silly of course. 

Hope you are having a fab weekend!

XO,

Stephany

Cooking with Class Featuring Blue Apron

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice, cooking with BLUE APRON // pork chops dinner// wearing a ZARA DRESS, and H&M flower clips

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Easy Meals are all I want to be preparing right now. If it’s not easy, and it’s probably not going to happen. Blue Apron has such delicious meals, all fresh and hormone free. They send them right to your door step, and every single ingredient that you could ever need for the recipe is included in the package-in EXACT MEASUREMENTS! Wow!

I spent the weekend cooking with my dad and we had so much fun following along with the recipe and putting it all together.

To be really honest with you, I’ve never even cooked Pork Chops before! I never really knew what to do with them or how to prepare them?! Seemed so scary for some reason , but with the simple steps all broken down and perfect quantities from Blue Apron, it was pretty fool proof.

The whole process was so easy. 

A box shows up at my door step with 3 meals for 2 adults.

Inside the box are 3 recipes, one for each meal. The recipes are clear, colorful and simple to follow.

There are spices, vegetables and meats all included for each individual dish!

I ordered a salmon, pork and chicken meal.

Today, my dad and I prepared the Pork Chops and it was so fun and stress free. We didn’t have to measure anything, or waste one moment at the grocery store. It was simple, easy and so delicious. It was actually more than enough for the both of us and the kids too! They loved it.  Annabelle loved the pork chops, Alexander and Angelina loved the potatoes.

I would definately use this service again.

Even my folks were impressed and wanted to know what other recipes were available on Blue Apron.

If you are in a pinch for time, are picky about fresh ingredients, or simply want to try out something new with no stress- Blue Apron is an awesome solution!

If you go to Blue Apron now you can even get $30 off when you sign up for your first meal!

As a busy mom of 3 little ones, with little time, and even less new meal ideas, I say give Blue Apron a try!

I’m sure you and your family are going to LOVE it!

Thank you for reading along,

XO,

♥ Stephany

 

The Basic black dress

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice wearing ZARA black jersey dress, black buckle ALDO heels and Cat eye HENRI BENDEL sunglasses

Let me introduce you to my everyday uniform: The Little Black T-Shirt dress!

I’ve decided to go out and buy a bunch of cute little black soft dresses to wear on rotation every day. Since they don’t show dirt, are comfortable to move around in and look pulled together I’m sticking to this look for my everyday formula.

This makes scrambling to get ready in the morning a lot quicker than picking out a whole outfit. It also helps to hide dirt (yes, I know- It wasn’t always like this!!!!), because I may or my not wear the same outfit 2 or 3 days in a row 😉

When I found this cute puff sleeve ZARA dress, I was excited because it was something I could throw on and dash out the door in, and if I wore it over and over no one would notice.

Sometimes we even go from day to night, and I can swap out sneakers for heels! You could even add a necklace and blazer for a  meeting?! It’s a perfect staple.

My body fluctuates at times and a dress will always be flattering and fit comfortably.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to find a cute black dress. 

Splurge on softness, and that’s it!

Good Friday EVERYONE!

Thank you for reading along

XO,

Stephany

Stephany’s CHOICE: DRESS //  SIMILAR SHOES  //  SUNGLASSES