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In My Bag: Katelyn’s Diaper Bag

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My handbag du jour these days? A diaper bag … and a backpack, no less. Motherhood has changed me in countless ways, and in some respects, it’s hard not to think that my daughter has completely taken over my life (and my belongings). That said, I try to intersperse glimpses of myself amid the chaos that is her day-to-day necessities. Here is a VERY small sampling of what’s overflowing out of my diaper bag.

Fawn Design diaper bag
After seeing various bloggers sport this on my Instagram feed, I decided to go for it. It’s hands-down the chicest diaper bag I have found, and while I wish it was a little larger, the added cool factor the design has makes up for it.

Babyganics Hand Sanitizer
OK, hear me out: Even if you’re not a mom, you need this. Pre-baby, I used to carry around a hand sanitizer I likely picked up from a 7-11 that reeked so potently of alcohol that I’m not sure how I ever used it. This Babyganics version is foamy (no awful sticky feeling) and free of alcohol (no terrible smell). Its extra gentle, plant-based formula won’t dry out your hands. The best!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar
I’m a serial snacker, and if I’ve got my daughter with me, it’s a toss-up as to whether or not I’ve personally had a solid meal in the last three hours. Larabars became a pantry staple while I was avoiding dairy and soy (they’re vegan and soy-free!), and now I can’t quit ‘em.

MAC lipstick in “Diva
I typically have about 10 lipsticks on me in my *normal* purse. Since the baby bag requires consolidation, I toss in one shade for an instant facelift when I’m on mom duty. Currently in rotation? A brooding Bordeaux from MAC.

Lamaze plush moose toy
My daughter loves a moose that we’ve named Matilda. This prized possession is saved for outings or car rides, and if I’m honest, is often snapped to a ring on the outside of my bag. #momlife

Baby Aquaphor
I’m an Aquaphor junkie, so it’s not surprise my daughter is being raised to live that life. From a diaper cream to dry skin and scrapes, we use this for any skin situation she has. Plus, mama can put it to her 1,000 uses, too!

Baby Gap love stripe pleat dress
An outfit change is just as essential as diapers. (For inquiring minds: My diaper bag is usually stuffed with Honest or Pampers Swaddlers.) This is sitting in my shopping cart, and I can’t wait to see C rock it.

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Molly’s Winter Wish List

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With a winter getaway on the books and a resolution to finally nail down an all-encompassing skincare routine, I’ve got a few things on my wish list I’ve been eyeing lately.

Marble One-Piece Swimsuit
My family is headed to Bonita Springs, Florida next month so a new swimsuit is in order. I’ve been wanting to make the switch to one-pieces for a few seasons, so I’m taking the plunge with this classic black one.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
Confession: I purchased this product when I was 22 and didn’t see the change I was hoping for, but I’ve heard too many rave reviews to not give it a second chance. Round two, here we go!

Popsocket
A steady hand is a must when snapping photos for my clients’ social profiles. The Skirt Social team is loving these little gadgets and they’re available in endless colors and patterns.

Gold Floor Lamp
Sprucing up my apartment is also on my to-do list this year. This gold floor lamp will give me some much-needed lighting in my living room.

Andrea Round Toe Pumps
I’m more of a flats girl, so these low-heeled, lace-up pumps were an easy compromise for me. I could easily wear them to the office or to brunch on the weekends.

What about you? What have you been pining after lately?

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Style Crush: Taylor Morgan of “Little Blonde Book”

As a new mom, I’ve found that, like many before me, my personal style has not only taken a backseat, but also a shift in direction. When I was pregnant, our president directed me to an adorable blogger and fellow mother named Taylor Morgan, aka “Little Blonde Book.” I find myself continually double-tapping her looks on Instagram as they capture the two traits I’m looking for these days: effortless minimalism and versatility.

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Bell sleeves are a must-have for autumn, but this look is one I could actually see myself wearing… while carting a 6-month-old and enormous diaper bag.

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I never thought I would be a flats person, but here I am, scanning the web for pretty options that keep me low to the ground. Taylor is wearing a spin on the Gucci loafers of the season but it’s this blouse that has me saying LOVE.

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A vest. Stuart Weitzman Nudist heels. Tapered dress pant. Sign me up.

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Summer may be gone, but the smooth statement this off-the-shoulder Chloe dress gives is year-round inspo in my book.

What other stylish moms should I follow?
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Wish List: House Décor Edition

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I never thought I would be more intrigued in browsing a home furniture store than a clothing store. Now, the time has come after my husband and I recently purchased our first home. Here are a few items that are on my wish list.

Society Social Stool
The perfect way to add more seating to a living room is with an ottoman or stool. Although this particular stool is sold out, I will be on the lookout for its twin!

Lulu & Georgia Rug
I love the different ways people are decorating with this sheepskin rug. I personally want to hang it over our dining room bench for a little extra cushion.

One Kings Lane Shelving Unit
We are in need of a shelving unit in our living room to display some of our wedding gifts and pictures. This would be the perfect addition!

White Faux Taxidermy Deer Head
We recently purchased a bar cart from West Elm and now need something to go on the wall above. This faux deer head with gold antlers will complement the bar cart’s color scheme well!

Furbish Studio Pillows
I love colorful pillows in a neutral space because they can add just the right pop.

What home décor items are you swooning over?

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Lauren’s Fall Wish List

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Fall is my absolute favorite season and unlike the rest of the world, it’s not because of Pumpkin Spice Lattes (I just can’t get on board!) I live for fall fashion. There is nothing better than a chunky knit paired with a great pair of boots. I need to move somewhere where there is fall weather year-round!

Gucci Princetown Mule Loafer
I mean who ISN’T lusting over this shoe? I can’t pull the trigger on buying them (because, groceries) but that’s not going to stop me from walking around the Nordstrom’s shoe department in them…again.

Grey Jason Wu Intarsia Bunny Wool Blend Sweater
When I found out one of my favorite artists, Hunt Slonem, was partnering with designer Jason Wu for his new Grey line, I basically threw all of my credit cards at my computer screen. How amazing is this bunny sweater? It’s begging to be styled with my leather mini and over-the-knee boots.

Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Vintage Plum
A deep nail color is a must for fall. I think I can handle this berry color.

Coach Tea Rose Applique Crossbody
I went through an aggressive Coach bag phase from age 14 to 17 and swore I’d never buy another one again…until this happened. Stuart Vevers is the best thing to ever happen to that brand.

Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses
Okay, I already bought these. But everyone needs a pair of chic sunglasses for fall, right?

What fall fashions are you adding to your closet this year?

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