Button Front Skirt

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Spring is in full swing, but we are quickly ushering in summer with temperatures reaching almost 100 degrees already. Yikes! I'm really thankful that cotton skirts are in style right now, and especially a-line, button front ones. A-line shapes are generally flattering on most women because they minimize your hips and butt. 

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I found out about Hope Ave recently, and they had this adorable blue pin striped skirt I had to get my hands on. When it gets hot enough I plan to wear a cute bandeau or one piece with this to the beach. 

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I highly recommend checking out Hope Ave for some cute affordable spring clothes. 

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

Creative Live | Pinterest for Business

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Please forgive the long silence. I took the month of March off to prepare for Creative Live where I will be sharing every ounce of Pinterest information I have in their studios on Friday, March 30th at 9am PST. I'll be speaking about using Pinterest for your business, as well as has to run paid on Pinterest. I can't wait! This is really a dream opportunity. I have never worked this hard on a presentation in my LIFE!

Creative Live will be recording the classes as well, so if you miss them you can always purchase them later.

If you are interested in watching them LIVE, please click here to register. If you are interested in purchasing, please click here.

 

Neutral Nursery Design

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I've never designed a space for another person before. In fact, that wasn't even the plan for Rennai. You see my dear friend and photographer is pregnant with a beautiful rainbow baby. She has gone through two losses before this pregnancy, and so celebrating this baby is scary and hard and wonderful all at the same time. 

So designing a special space for this baby is party therapy, part scary, part exciting for Rennai. She knew she wanted a rocking chair from Article. She chose the Embrace chair, which completely lives up to its name. It's so beautiful and comfortable. 

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With a rocking chair chosen and crib that she already had from her previous kiddos, the room was already taking on a mid-century modern vibe. She doesn't know the gender of this baby, so we tried to keep things fairly gender neutral. Although, it started leaning more boy to the end. That's nothing that a swap of bedding and the art can't fix though.

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Whenever you put a rocking chair in a nursery make sure there is a table to set things down next to. You'll need it for bottles or a breast pump or your own water bottle. It's a MUST have. 

After doing this with Rennai it really made me want to help other friends design spaces. I don't know if that's in the cards for me right now, but maybe one day. 

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

Fossil Spring Bag

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Can you believe spring is almost here? I can't really tell with the sudden drop in temperatures here in Phoenix, but that hasn't stopped me from transitioning my accessories over to the new season. 

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As you know Fossil is my go-to place for handbags and watches. I think I have about four different handbags from them now. The quality of their leather and their prices just can't be beat, and the styles are SO CUTE. I saw this white Ryder Satchel with black and brown detailing and I knew it would be that perfect spring and summer bag to go with everything. 

I like this bag because it's actually quite large. It holds all of my stuff and then some. I have carried three books in this bag. It also has a detachable strap when you just want to wear it as a handbag instead of a shoulder bag. 

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You'll also notice that I'm wearing one of their new hybrid watches. This one is stainless steel and called the Jaqueline Hybrid Smartwatch. It syncs to your phone and vibrates when you have a text or a call, but doesn't show who is calling. I like that feature because it alerts you to check your phone but it's not as distracting as the full smartwatch.  

I must say silver has grown on me again, and I'm starting to switch back to it, especially for the summer seasons. What do you think? Are you more of a silver or a gold person?

Photos by Rennai Hoefer; Product given as a form of payment.