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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

Blossoms and bell sleeves

Stephany Bowman WearingBand Of Gypsies Floral Print Surplice dress from Nordstrom, and Steve Madden shoes

Stephany Bowman WearingBand Of Gypsies Floral Print Surplice dress from Nordstrom, and Steve Madden shoes

Stephany Bowman WearingBand Of Gypsies Floral Print Surplice dress from Nordstrom, and Steve Madden shoes

Stephany Bowman WearingBand Of Gypsies Floral Print Surplice dress from Nordstrom, and Steve Madden shoes

Stephany Bowman WearingBand Of Gypsies Floral Print Surplice dress from Nordstrom, and Steve Madden shoes

Stephany Bowman WearingBand Of Gypsies Floral Print Surplice dress from Nordstrom, and Steve Madden shoes

Stephany Bowman WearingBand Of Gypsies Floral Print Surplice dress from Nordstrom, and Steve Madden shoes

Stephany’s Choice: Dress: Nordstrom  //  Shoes: Steve Madden

It may just be the prettiest time of the year. 

Spring is around the corner and with it comes the feelings of rebirth and newness.

I am working on something really exciting at the moment and I can’t wait to share what it is. A life long dream in the making.

Until then, long outdoor walks, cool coffee drinks and singing out loud in the car with the music way up and the windows down!!

I’ll be ready to get my tan on, and flip flops too! 

Spring can’t come soon enough and we are so ready.

This lovely little dress is so feminine and light. It’s really flattering and perfect for the season.

My little fedora hat is a savior on bad hair days!! 

Happy Thursday everyone! 
Ready for the weekend!

Winter basics, with Fawn Design

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice, wearing a Fawn Design light grey diaper bag, ZARA booties, coat from Nordstrom and Hat from PRIMARK. Angelina Bowman wearing a Little White Company cashmere sweater, silver shoes from Target and bunny hat from Zulily

 

 

Stephany’s Choice: Coat : Similar here \\ hat: Similar here \\ Boots: Similar here\\ Bag: FAWN DESIGN

Angelina’s Choice: Sweater: Similar here \\ Shoes: TARGET \\ Pajamas: Similar here

These Winter basics are on total repeat over here, and I’ve just added this non-momsy diaper bag to the top of my list. I’ve seen it around on other moms but never knew if it was a backpack, messenger bag,or briefcase. 

Now that I’ve had mine for almost a week I have not taken it off. Really. I’ve moved in, and cannot see myself moving out. I haven’t used it for diapers-per say but it’s really been practical for everything else.

My favorite attributes are:

pockets –lots, both inside and out.

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Two easy ways to wear it- backpack and messenger bag. I constantly go back and forth all day between the two. When I’m in a hurry I throw the messenger strap over my shoulder and run out the door. When I have a second and I need too hands, and no immediate need for wallet/ i phone access I put both stripes on for the backpack. 

Zippers are chunky and gold (LOVE!) + easy to slide open and closed (yay)

Bag is not precious and already has popcorn inside and is holding up beautifully. 

I love carrying it around, it looks expensive and modern. Not like a baby bag at all. By the way, the packaging was flawless, very high quality… this would be a lovely gift for a friend, sister, anyone you know that has kids or a baby on the way. 

It comes in 3 or four colors, all pretty. I’m very happy with my light grey one– although there is a blush option that JUST came on the market, what I may have considered if it were available at the time. 

Other basics on repeat include my cream knit hat that I bought in London years ago, shop a similar cashmere version here

My trusted ZARA boots, that match everything, and will go into Spring perfectly are sadly sold out but I like these just the same– they feel so Mod and there’s something really cool about that! 

Sweet Angelina is wearing the same Little White Company cashmere sweater that I bought for Annabelle when we lived in London. Alexander wore it when we were in Toronto and now it’s Angelina’s turn. I love a good heirloom piece. Angelina hasn’t worn it as much as the others because, to tell you the truth we’ve only had to dig out these Winter layers a tiny handful of times this year! 

Thank you to the FAWN DESIGN family for my gorgeous bag, I only feature things that I love, and this is right at the top of my list 

Photography: The Retro penguin 

Polka Dot Princess, Smockingbird Kids

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The big sis is growing up so quickly!! Annabelle is really starting to turn into a big sweet girl now! She asks really smart thought provoking questions like, “do animals go to heaven?! Is there an animal heaven?!” She’s also really starting to come around with Angelina. Today they were even laughing and playing together. It melts my heart to see them connect and interact on a deeper level. It was always a dream of mine to have a sister. Even though I’m lucky to have two awesome little brothers, I think a connection between sisters is a treasured bond in life.

Annabelle is so sweet in this darling navy blue polka dot skirt from the magical Smockingbird Kids. In a world where 5 year olds are now dressed like mini teenagers or adults, I feel it’s so special and refreshing to see a child dressed as a child. The classic cut makes her look put together, prim and proper. One day she may try to rebel against these adorable cute looks, but until then, we’ll keep it lovely and pretty!! ♥

Annabelle’s Choice: Shirt: Ralph Lauren // Skirt: Smockingbird kids// Socks : Circo (Target ) 

2015 is a Wrap!! With Charming Damsel

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Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016!! What a year!! 2015 brought us our wonderful Angelina!! We are so overjoyed with our little bundle. January 1st marks her two month birthday and she is starting to show off her little smile and big baby blues!! Making eye contact with her and holding her as she looks into my eyes cooing and grining is the best feeling in the world. I’m so excited to watch her grow and can’t wait to start the new year as a family of five! 

One of the most adorable looks only a newborn can pull off is the swaddle wrap!!Charming Damsel makes the most adorable little swaddle sets with matching headbands! You can even create your own with any fabric you like with whatever top knot you prefer!! They even have matching mommy and me sets!!! This fabulous print Angelina is wearing you can find right here !! Also check out their too cute baby turbans!!! 

Angelina’s Choice:Baby Swaddle & matching headband: Charming Damsel 

It’s a wrap! Ingrid & Isabel

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It’s a wrap! Christmas shopping is almost complete! Was super fun to bring my youngest two little ones with us. Angelina slept most of the time and Alexander just loves to push her stroller around!

I love this awesome coal Belted Cozy Wrap from Ingrid & Isabel. It’s really chic and cozy, and the belt keeps everything in place. You can dress it up or down, add layers underneath for extra warmth, or just throw it on whatever you are wearing. It’s design is very clever and flattering. The fabric is soft and light. I’ve already worn this to a mother’s holiday party, shopping with the kiddos, and to the doctor’s office. Because of this versatility, comfort and nursing accessibility I’m classifying this piece as a “Must Have Essential”! If this item is all you buy from maternity to nursing and beyond, you’ll thank me!! 

Stephany’s ChoiceBelted Cozy Wrap Isabel & Ingrid// Socks : Free People // Shoes : ALDO // Shorts: Mango

Angelina’s Choice: Onesie : Carter’s // Headband : Claire’s Accessories

Alexander’s Choice: Sweater : Old Navy // Polo : Old Navy // Pants: Old Navy // Shoes : Target