Marilyn always said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," but honestly the only diamonds I wear are on my wedding band. It's not because I don't like them because Lord knows I would wear them if I had more, but I have never had the budget to be a collector of the finer things in life. That's until Shane Co. started making some stunning fashion pieces at great prices. I'm excited to team up with Shane Co. again to share with you some special jewelry that you can wear every day without breaking the bank.

First things first, diamond studs. They are a classic piece of jewelry that has been missing from my wardrobe, and my kids won't pull on them! I love that they go with everything. I don't ever have to take them out.

This diamond fashion ring is a stunner. It's unique in it's shape, but, again, it goes with everything, feels comfortable on my hand and it can't come off easily. 

Long necklaces are pretty much out of the question right now since Levi has started teething, but this shorter silver piece with a pearl also goes with everything and has so much meaning behind it. I love that the design showcases a mother and child, and is a daily reminded of the special role I have as a mom. 

Bracelets have always been hard for me to fit because I have tiny wrists. I also find them annoying when I'm typing or writing, but wearing ones that are made up of links with some diamonds thrown in...It pretty much throws all of my discouragements out the window. 

What I also love about wearing nice, quality jewelry like these pieces from Shane Co. is that I know I can pass them down to Elle and Levi when they are older. They truly are treasures that we can have in our family for generations to come, and I know the costume jewelry I buy at other stores won't always last forever. 

And, by the way, yes, these are white pants and I'm holding a baby. You can do it! Just keep a bottle of bleach close by. haha! You can get find this chambray shirt and these denim cropped pants at Alixandra Collections. 

Photos by Rennai Hoefer



My favorite thing to shop for when I found out that I was pregnant with Elle was my diaper bag. In my research though I found so many bags that looked too cutesy and didn't embody the current fashion trends. This time around when I searched for a bag for Levi I didn't need to go too far to find what I wanted. Fashion for moms has gotten so much better!

I really wanted a backpack this time around because having both hands free for two kids is a must. I loved that this backpack by Fawn Designs looked like real leather, but it was actually water resistant faux leather. I also loved the gold zipper detail. It made me feel like I wasn't carrying a diaper bag at all.

The one thing that I have realized in carrying this bag verses my large Petunia Picklebottom bag is there isn't as much room and pockets as my tote bag. I would say for traveling for long days spent away from the house I need the larger tote bag. However, if you only have one kiddo or you aren't going to need the whole kitchen sink, the Fawn backpack is PERFECT.

*Product was given for a review; Photos by Gina Meola