Children Category Archives

Happy Loveday

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman wearing heart sweater from WILDFOX, black skinny jeans from MOTT AND BOW, and Cheetah booties from Nordstrom Rack. Alexander Bowman, in Gymboree shirt, Gap sweats and Crocs

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Alexander Bowman, wearing Valentines day tee from Carter's, red sweatpants from GAP

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman wearing heart sweater from WILDFOX, black skinny jeans from MOTT AND BOW, and Cheetah booties from Nordstrom Rack. Alexander Bowman, in Gymboree shirt, Gap sweats and Crocs

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Alexander Bowman, wearing Valentines day tee from Carter's, red sweatpants from GAP

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Alexander Bowman, wearing Valentines day tee from Carter's, red sweatpants from GAP

Stephany Bowman wearing heart sweater from WILDFOX, black skinny jeans from MOTT AND BOW, and Cheetah booties from Nordstrom Rack. Alexander Bowman, in Gymboree shirt, Gap sweats and Crocs

Stephany Bowman wearing heart sweater from WILDFOX, black skinny jeans from MOTT AND BOW, and Cheetah booties from Nordstrom Rack. Alexander Bowman, in Gymboree shirt, Gap sweats and Crocs

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman wearing heart sweater from WILDFOX, black skinny jeans from MOTT AND BOW, and Cheetah booties from Nordstrom Rack. Alexander Bowman, in Gymboree shirt, Gap sweats and Crocs

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Alexander Bowman, wearing Valentines day tee from Carter's, red sweatpants from GAP

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman wearing heart sweater from WILDFOX, black skinny jeans from MOTT AND BOW, and Cheetah booties from Nordstrom Rack. Alexander Bowman, in Gymboree shirt, Gap sweats and Crocs

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman wearing heart sweater from WILDFOX, black skinny jeans from MOTT AND BOW, and Cheetah booties from Nordstrom Rack. Alexander Bowman, in Gymboree shirt, Gap sweats and Crocs

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman, wearing WILDFOX sweater, BOW AND MOT skinny jeans and CHARLES DAVID calf leopard booties

Stephany Bowman wearing heart sweater from WILDFOX, black skinny jeans from MOTT AND BOW, and Cheetah booties from Nordstrom Rack. Alexander Bowman, in Gymboree shirt, Gap sweats and Crocs

 

Happy Loveday at the movies!!

I wanted to spoil my boyfriend Alexander this week.

He always wants to do something “fun” after I pick him up from school, but because we have to collect Annabelle an hour later it typically does not allow a lot of time to plan anything substantial.

So, when Annabelle was going to Girl Scouts with friends today, I knew it would be our chance!

When I picked up Alexander I said, “RUSH, we are going to the MOVIES to watch PETER RABBIT!!” 

He was so excited to go to the movies!!

He knew exactly which movie theatre we were going to, and why he had to rush so we could make it there on time! 

We only missed the first few minutes but watching his little face looking up at the big screen, munching away on his little bag of candy, just filled my heart. I knew he was so happy and content.

I loved this special little time, and spontaneous moment we shared.

The movie was so cute and funny. He and I were BOTH laughing out loud throughout the entire film. Was it because the movie was so funny? Was it because we felt so happy? or that it was Friday?!

All the above probably…

I’m sure it must be hard sometimes, being the middle child. You’re not the oldest, so you’re not old enough to do a lot of the things that your big sister gets to do, like play dates, and tons of fun activities.

Yet you aren’t little like your baby sister, so you have to be patient when she is being disruptive, or we can’t do something because she’s too young to participate in the plans, like Disney, skiing, etc…

In any case, I love my little Valentine, and I think we should make a habit of it.

Friday night date night with my little sweetheart, this week and forever. 

Happy Valentines day!!

XXX Stephany 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mommy + Angelina Fancy Pants

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Stephany Bowman wearing FREE PEOPLE Destination Unknown Coat, Ugg boots. Angelina Bowman wearing leopard faux fur coat from OSH KOSH, Red bag from JANIE AND JACK, and red bow from ETSY

Mommy and me time with my  little superstar!!

Don’t even ask about what’s under this gorgeous coat!! I wasn’t lying when I confessed that ever since I bought my UGGS I have NOT been able to take them off! Yup, I’m one of those people now, and I’m not even sorry about it! 

Last year I tried to carve out time for myself at the gym, but this year that goal feels so much harder to fight for. 

I’ve put a list together of 2018 goals for my health and wellness, maybe if I put them down in black and white I’ll be able to stick to them better?

2018 goals for my health and wellness

go to the gym 2 times a week for an hour at a time

eat more green food

spend more time in the kitchen making my own food

less Starbucks, more water

finish one novel a month

take a hot bubble bath once a month 

sleep in once a month

have a lazy day with no work or running errands, once a month

listen to more music

go to the movies

hang out with friends

sing out loud in the car

eat meals with my kids

walks outdoors with Michael

I will definitely continue to build on this list, feels good to see it all outlined like this too. Most of these things are so simple to execute and don’t cost any money or time. I guess it looks like I just want to enjoy a little more and rush a little less. More of what makes me happy.

What are your health goals for the year? I always feel guilty sleeping in on a weekend but then I feel like I’m a lot more productive the rest of the day when I am operating on a full battery…Sometime we all need a moment to re-charge or re-grpup and I think that that’s ok 👌🏻 👌🏻 

XO

Stephany

Festive fashions for the whole Family!

Stephany Bowman in a Target holiday outfit, Claire's headband, Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom, Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in matching Christmas tree dresses from H&M

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in a Christmas tree dress from H&M

Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom, Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in matching Christmas tree dresses from H&M

Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom, Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in matching Christmas tree dresses from H&M

Stephany Bowman in a Target holiday outfit, Claire's headband, Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom, Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in matching Christmas tree dresses from H&M

Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom, Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in matching Christmas tree dresses from H&M

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in a Christmas tree dress from H&M

Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom

Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in a Christmas tree dress from H&M

Annabelle Bowman in a Christmas tree dress from H&M

Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom, Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in matching Christmas tree dresses from H&M

Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom

Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom, Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in matching Christmas tree dresses from H&M

Annabelle Bowman in a Christmas tree dress from H&M

Stephany Bowman in a Target holiday outfit, Claire's headband, Alexander Bowman in a Santa pajama from Carter's, Santa hat from Hanna Andersson, Nike sneakers from Nordstrom, Annabelle and Angelina Bowman in matching Christmas tree dresses from H&M

 

 

Festive fashion is not something that exactly happens deliberately around here. But Matching the whole family in a festive theme sure is pretty fun!

As much as the girls loved their dresses, I’m not sure that Alexander realized how cool it was to be Santa!

Lucky to share that everyone still BELIEVES and isn’t that a relief with being at school all day, and probably around friends that have older siblings. I guess the Christmas magic is hard to shake off, and I’m not complaining! 

Let’s be honest though, for me the festive season can be a little overwhelming.

 I’ve put together a list of 4 non-negotioables for this festive Chirstmas holiday

Christmas music
Christmas sugar cookies

includes making, cutting, baking, icing, decorating + EATING!

Cozy pajama parties

I mean with huge bowls of popcorns and old school holiday classics (ideally Home Alone, Elf, and A Charlie Brown Christmas)

A Christmas mass

perhaps one of the most lovely traditions I can remember as a child when I used to go visit my Auntie Jean in England for Christmas and on Christmas Eve, we would go to a large Church and sing Christmas Carols- just peaceful and beautiful 

This year Angelina is old enough to understand Santa, ” LOOK mommy ANTA!!” Can’t believe it was just 2 years ago when she was just a tiny nugget under the tree 🙂 Read here for more about when Angelina was little and we celebrated her first Christmas as a family of 5!!

Now, wrapping up the Christmas shopping- and next up-WRAPPING! 

Looking forward to mom and dad coming in just a few days, after all, what is Christmas without the ones you love? 

What are some of your non-negotiables this year? Any favorite traditions new or old you look forward to this time of the year?! 

Write to me in the comments below xx

Stephany

 

Angel turns 2!! Happy Birthday Angelina!!

Angelina Bowman, wearing BABY GAP, celebrating 2nd birthday in cream tutu, tights and gold Mary Jane shoes

Angelina Bowman, wearing BABY GAP, celebrating 2nd birthday in cream tutu, tights and gold Mary Jane shoes

Annabelle Bowman in Victoria Beckham for TARGET dress, Ivanka Trump shoes, and tights. Angelina Bowman in BABY GAP tutu dress, tights and gold Mary Jane shoes

Angelina Bowman, wearing BABY GAP, celebrating 2nd birthday in cream tutu, tights and gold Mary Jane shoes

Angelina Bowman, wearing BABY GAP, celebrating 2nd birthday in cream tutu, tights and gold Mary Jane shoes

Michael, Angelina, Alexander Bowman, in black suits and ties, with Angelina the birthday girl in BABY GAP

Angelina Bowman, wearing BABY GAP, celebrating 2nd birthday in cream tutu, tights and gold Mary Jane shoes

Angelina Bowman, wearing BABY GAP, celebrating 2nd birthday in cream tutu, tights and gold Mary Jane shoes

Angelina Bowman, wearing BABY GAP, celebrating 2nd birthday in cream tutu, tights and gold Mary Jane shoes

Happy birthday to our little TWO year old, Angel!!

I cannot believe I’m actually saying, “my two year old”!! Oh my goodness how did these 2 years fly by so quickly?!! I remember that beautiful day on November 1st when she was born, click here to read about our first days in the hospital!!

Actually, I feel like the first year was sort of a blur (click here to read about the 1st year recap!!) , and then the second year was a flash…

I wanted to dedicate this post life update to Angelina. I’m always so worried I will forget the little things that they do, the cute little moments, actions and words. So, I have put together a little list of some of the cute words/ sentences that she says that make me laugh and smile.

Funny words

Oh la la 

Wow!!

Oh my GOD

Ew, gross! (sounds like goss) 

peeeeeeze? (please) 

woof ( for a dog)

Angelina goes everywhere with me, preferably in sparkly shoes or big sister’s cowboy boots + a purse with a lollypop inside Her favorite snacks are goldfish (never miss an opportunity to stock up at a Target check out line 😬).

Angelina’s favorite song is Twinkle Twinkle.

She’ll only wear dresses that pass the ‘swish’ test (exclusively tutus) and says “Wow!!” to her own reflection in the mirror once she’s accomplished that goal – (no, she did not learn that from me 🤷🏼‍♀️).

Angelina’s trained herself to use the potty. She can count to ten, sing ABCs and flash a Miss America wave from the passenger’s seat of her big brother’s police car.

Angel loves to whisper secret jokes in her daddy’s ear. She pretends to be a puppy, and loves putting on mommy’s lipstick – EVERYWHERE 😑

Her favorite person in the whole world is her big brother, Alexander 💜

Angel, you are getting heavier to carry and that makes me a little sad because you are my baby, but I’ll always squeeze you so tight in my heart forever 😌

I love being your mom.

You are a precious gift from God.

I love you, mommy

Happy Halloween from the Batman/ Bowman’s!!

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Unmasked!! The superheroes are showing their faces, hehe!

Stephany BOWMAN editor of Stephany's Choice wears black and white Batman themed halloween costume with the whole family

Happy Halloween from the Batman family!! As much as dressing up in coordinating costumes can be daunting, the final result is so rewarding! 

We love to match up in similar outfits, and this was super easy to put together-most of this look was already in our own closets!

Therefore, I’ve put together a list that includes a few basic pieces you’ll need to complete this simple family look.

The Bowman/ Batman Halloween costume recipe

Boys

White shirt

Dark suit

Black tie

Dark shoes

Girls

Black body suit ( ballet or gymnastics suits are perfect!)

Black tutu

Tights ( if it’s a cold day!)

Black shoes 

Secret ingredient: BATMAN MASK!

I guess you could say that we are pretty big fans of superheroes! Check out which Superhero Disney family costume we wore last year right here 🙂 

I love the special and fun magic that’s in the air when we all put on our costumes.

The first thing the kids do is look at Michael and I and laugh! They love to see us all matching and in something playful like them. Next, they’ll start showing off their superhero poses, and check out the adult superhero poses too.

It’s so sweet.

I know one day they won’t want to dress up with us since they’ll probably just want to coordinate with friends, but until that day comes, we’ll keep matching as long as we can.

Now that they are getting older, it’s fun to hear suggestions and input from them.

So, if we are considering wearing Trolls, or Grease inspired looks, they’ll have feedback on which they’ll prefer!

I think Halloween is going to be one of our favorite family traditions, most of all, I hope we can do this for many more years to come.

Stay safe! + Happy Halloween! 

XO,

💗 Stephany

 

 

Matching pajamas for everyone🐝

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice and all three of her kids wearing matching Hanna Anderson Yellow striped pjs

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice and all three of her kids wearing matching Hanna Anderson Yellow striped pjs

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice and all three of her kids wearing matching Hanna Anderson Yellow striped pjs

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice and all three of her kids wearing matching Hanna Anderson Yellow striped pjs

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice and all three of her kids wearing matching Hanna Anderson Yellow striped pjs

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice and all three of her kids wearing matching Hanna Anderson Yellow striped pjs

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice and all three of her kids wearing matching Hanna Anderson Yellow striped pjs

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice and all three of her kids wearing matching Hanna Anderson Yellow striped pjs

 

 

I found the cutest matching pajamas, and you know that we love a good family coordinated look!! Hanna Anderson has these adorable pjs, and they come in a rainbow of colors, with some really fun ones for the holidays. 

I bought these yellow ones at the beginning of the summer so that my kids could match when we were traveling to France. They loved them, very soft, and unisex. 

There are many benefits to having matching pajamas

no one’s pajamas are better than anyone else’s

pajamas that match are unisex and can be handed down from an older sibling to a younger one

convent when traveling so that they are easy to spot when they are part of a “group”

effortlessly coordinated when capturing family pictures (birthdays, Christmas, vistiors,etcs..)

The kids also get a kick when Michael and I match them too-feels like we are all on the same “team” or something! Like a fun treat. 

In fact, today was unusually chilly for Dallas in October. So, we were all pretty happy to have a sleepy afternoon at home… Once we put on these matching pjs, everyone wanted to pick out a family movie and indulge in some good old fashion popcorn!!

It was a date!! After a jump on mommy’s bed must, we watched Angry Birds- Alexander’s pick ( it was surprisingly funny, I found myself laughing out loud at times!) .

After a busy and hectic week, sometimes the best things are simple little pleasures like a family pajama party. Matching is an easy way to feel festive. A chilly day is the perfect excuse to say close to home and cozy up with my favorite little people.

Last year in October we were getting ready to celebrate Halloween, read here to see what we dressed up as!!

XO,

Stephany

 

 

 

All RED everything ❤️

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice in Red red, blazer and suede high heels. Angelina Bowman in Red Minnie Mouse dress and hat from Disney, socks and shoes from GAP

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice in Red red, blazer and suede high heels. Angelina Bowman in Red Minnie Mouse dress and hat from Disney, socks and shoes from GAP

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice in Red red, blazer and suede high heels. Angelina Bowman in Red Minnie Mouse dress and hat from Disney, socks and shoes from GAP

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice in Red red, blazer and suede high heels. Angelina Bowman in Red Minnie Mouse dress and hat from Disney, socks and shoes from GAP

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice in Red red, blazer and suede high heels. Angelina Bowman in Red Minnie Mouse dress and hat from Disney, socks and shoes from GAP

Stephany Bowman Editor of Stephany's Choice in Red red, blazer and suede high heels. Angelina Bowman in Red Minnie Mouse dress and hat from Disney, socks and shoes from GAP

All red everything! There is only one color that matters this fall season and it is RED! I bought this entire outfit from a shop in San Remo, Italy this summer with my mom. We noticed that everything in all the stores was this bright red color, and we loved it.

I wore this look to a friend’s birthday a few weeks ago and this girl came up to me and said, “wow I love how the whole outfit is one color including the shoes, I never would have thought to match EVERYTHING” 

That was a big compliment, and I was really flattered that someone noticed the detail of having everything coordinated. But you don’t have to fly all the way to Europe to get this style!

All you need are these basic pieces

Blazer

Dress

High heels

That’s it, super easy. Now you have a full look that you can wear throughout the season and into the holidays. I loved wearing red on Christmas Day last year with this cute outfit here! If you want to pop, and make a statement choose a fun color like red, cobalt blue, or even bright white! 

If you want to appear more classic and prefer to choose something that you can wear repetitively without making as much of a statement choose black, navy, cream or even a deep green. 

This is a fool proof look you can wear to meetings, dinners, or even running errands. 

I love to wear my high heels when I’m not with the kids, but I have a pair of red ballet flats I can trade my high heels in for, when I’m hanging with my little ones. 

My little Minnie, Angelina, hasn’t miss a beat either! She rocked her red look with her little ruby  Mary Janes and would have loved to have worn red lipstick too! 

Now she takes a little purse with her everywhere she goes! Trying to be just like mama!!

Shop the look here

❤️

XO,

Stephany

Special moments, Annabelle’s Birthday💗

We wanted to share a few special moments from Annabelle’s birthday at the park. Annabelle was born on a beautiful sunny day in London, England. Every year on her birthday I remember the magic that was in the air on that wonderful morning. 

Annabelle, picked out her little pink outfit, wings, and balloons. She was dancing to “walking on sunshine” which was her song for this year’s tap recital. Everyone got in on the fun with a few silly props and dance moves. 

Read more on Annabelle’s special day right here

Thank you so much to The Retro Penguin for putting together this darling little clip of our family. May there be many more happy years dancing in the sunshine together 💕 

XO, 

Stephany

Library day with the Kiddies!

Stephany Bowman wearing ASOS overalls, Gold Converse sneakers, GAP basic white tee, and Kute 'n' koo diaperbag, Angelina Bowman wearing Janie + Jack, Alexander in TARGET

Annabelle Bowman in Target, with Twist Shake kids beaker

Angelina Bowman in Janie and Jack

Annabelle and Alexander Bowman in Target

Annabelle Bowman in Target, with Twist Shake kids beaker

Stephany Bowman wearing ASOS overalls, Gold Converse sneakers, GAP basic white tee, and Kute 'n' koo diaperbag, Angelina Bowman wearing Janie + Jack, Alexander in TARGET

Annabelle and Alexander Bowman in Target, Angelina Bowman in Janie + Jack

Annabelle Bowman in Target, with Twist Shake kids beaker

Stephany Bowman wearing ASOS overalls, Gold Converse sneakers, GAP basic white tee, and Kute 'n' koo diaperbag, Angelina Bowman wearing Janie + Jack, Alexander in TARGET

Annabelle and Alexander Bowman in Target

Annabelle Bowman in Target

Stephany Bowman wearing ASOS overalls, Gold Converse sneakers, GAP basic white tee, and Kute 'n' koo diaperbag

 

We love being around books and that makes the library and the book store a popular destination for us! All the kids love to go, and since it’s been raining on and off this past week, being indoors has never been easier.

I love being around books too. It’s so fun to see what kind of reading material each child is drawn to, and how it changes over time.

Alexander is 4.5 and he loves the Bernstein Bear books and a few of the Dr. Seuss ones too.

Annabelle also enjoys the Bernstein Bear books ( she reads them to herself now!) and all stories Princess, Barbie, and Pinkalicious.  I love it, really sweet and girly.

Angelina is almost 2!! ( read here for more on when I was pregnant 2 years ago!!) She LOVES to read and is really into everything we cover.

Last week I read a “learn to potty” book and she really absorbed it! So much so that 2 nights ago she used her potty successfully for the very first time, all on her own initiative !! I was so shocked. I thought we were going to spend days and weeks covering the “concept” of the potty together, so I really think the book helped a lot. Probably doesn’t hurt that she’s been watching her brother and sister go too. I guess those are some of the benefits of being the youngest of 3 kids!

Thank you to Kute ‘n’ Koo for this adorable diaper bag! So modern and pretty, with a really cute aqua changing mat inside, tons of pockets too! Great for a trip to the library! Treat yourself or a mom you love!

Another thank you to our longtime parters TWISTSHAKE bottles for these beautiful beakers that are made for kids as little as Angelina, to as “big” as big sissy, Annabelle.

Don’t forget to use my discount code: STEPHANY40 + get 20% off your entire purchase!!

We love their high quality products, since Angelina began the weaning process a few months ago, click here to read more about that transition!!

Thanks for reading along, happy Friday!

XO,

Stephany

In the Garden // Saint Paul De Vence, France

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Annabelle Bowman Wearing D&G DRESS

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany Bowman wearing a MANGO gingham Bardot dress, straw boat hat . Annabelle Bowman wearing Dolce and Gabana dress, Alexander Bowman wearing DISNEY pajamas in Star Trek print

Stephany’s Choice: DRESS  ||  HAT

Annabelle’s Choice: DRESS SIMILAR

Alexander’s Choice: Star Trek PJS

Sometimes the best times are when we stay around the house, especially if it’s as gorgeous as the one we stayed in at Saint Paul De Vence ! How dreamy are these gardens though?! 

We loved smelling all the roses and lavender in the garden. The children even gathered some lavender and put them into little cloth pouches to keep under their pillows to make them smell good. It’s so grounding to keep things simple sometimes and just play with the kids out doors. 

Most days we would go out and explore, but since the grounds here were so lovely we found ourselves really enjoying staying close to home. 

It also feels like the focus is 100% on the kids and they just love that. Looking at what they want to show me, and carrying them around. Annabelle loved smelling the pretty roses, Alexander enjoyed riding on my back and little Angelina running with her toes in the grass. Playing little games and laughing at their jokes. It’s so simple and quiet, and I think kids need that everyone in a while. I know I do!

Don’t get me wrong, shortly after “decompressing” and our little “exploration” we were once agin ready to hit the town and find a new adventure in France 🙂 🇫🇷  We ended the night with some tasty gelato and a walk through Nice.. ahhhhh, love the South of France..

Thanks for reading along,

XO, 

♥ Stephany