Not again

I have been feeling anguish since last week’s shooting in Florida. How is this happening again and again? I’ve been riveted and can’t comprehend how people are calling out the children, the innocent children who have lost their classmates and friends, for being manipulative? Have politicians lost absolutely all shame? Things that were unthinkable in my youth are commonplace now. We are desensitized to it all. All hope for change is being placed on the shoulders of the youth. I hope they can carry the burdens that we have placed on them.

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Body Acceptance

We all know that there is a self acceptance and appreciation movement going on which is quite exciting. We saw the addition of diverse body types at NYFW this week (Hello Christian Siriano!) Ashley Graham at the Christian Siriano show NYFW 2018Growing up in the 90’s with the waif figure as the model ideal, this is a healthy change in the right direction. There is the movement to post unedited, raw photos that haven’t been heavily photoshopped. I hope this momentum continues. What can we do as everyday moms? What we can do is explain that these are not real images, that even the model cannot live up to the photo. That they have fat rolls and wrinkles and stretch marks. That’s it’s all a ploy to make us feel bad about ourselves and buy their product to make us attempt to look like them. That we can take an honest look in the mirror and be happy and grateful with what we see. That we live a balanced lifestyle our children can model that includes working out and eating right and pushing to be the best version of ourselves. That at the end of the day, we practice self love and acceptance.

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Kids winter jackets sale

There are some great jackets on sale for the kiddos right now! Make sure to size up so it will fit them by next winter.

https://m.macys.com/shop/product/tommy-hilfiger-hooded-peacoat-puffer-coat-with-faux-fur-trim-little-girls?ID=4920934&CategoryID=6086

This jacket is so cute and has a faux trim and comes in multiple colors.

https://m.kohls.com/product/prd-2871835/girls-7-16-zeroxposur-faux-fur-trim-heavyweight-puffer-jacket.jsp?prdPV=7

This one looks stylish and warm at the same time!

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/115714/columbia-bella-plush-jacket-girls

Little ones will love this one and parents will love the price!

https://www.target.com/p/boys-puffer-jacket-c9-champion-174-red-gray-xl/

This one is such a great deal and such a cheerful color!

http://m.hm.com/us/product/76236?article=76236-A

This jacket looks sturdy enough to withstand all the sledding and snowball fights of the season.

http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/boys-microtherm-hooded-jacket/68700011?showProducts=111&-previousPage=REC&-cm_sp=REC-_-PDP-_-68700013&-rrec=true&color=907

This one’s such a beautiful blue and has an extra warm lining.

There are some really amazing sales out there, hope this helped narrow some of the options. Happy shopping!

Puffer coats

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Puffer coats

I am always looking for a good deal and January/ February is the best time to find some good deals on your coats for next year. I love puffer jackets for how warm and comfortable they are. Here are some of my picks from this years sales. (This is not a sponsored post nor have I personally tried the items.)

https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-bib-insert-down-feather-fill-coat-regular-petite/4228546

This coat is such a great deal and bonus is that it comes in petite sizes. These are selling out fast!

https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-camuto-down-feather-fill-parka-with-faux-fur-trim/4098635?top=24

This one has a cute faux trim for the hood.

https://m.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/vince-camuto-faux-fur-trim-parka?ID=2630795

This parka has a fur trim lining throughout and looks extra cozy.

https://m.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/burberry-limefield-belted-down-puffer-coat-100-exclusive?ID=2695123

For anyone looking for a more luxurious coat, this one is a good deal.

http://m.asos.com/us/asos/asos-longline-puffer-coat-with-faux-fur-trim-hood/prd/7841353?clr=black&SearchQuery=&cid=2110&gridcolumn=1&gridrow=8&gridsize=2&pge=1&pgesize=72&totalstyles=1399

This Asos jacket is on sale for $55.50, can’t beat the price!

There are a lot of good deals on puffer coats out there at all different price points! Let me know if you scored a great deal below!

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Fuzzy jackets

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Over the knee boots for petite women

I never thought that over the knee boots were for me. Hovering at around 5’1″, I always felt that the boots would overwhelm my short legs. I loved how other bloggers were wearing them and decided to try them out and I’m glad I did! They’re super warm and can elevate any outfit. Some things to look for in a boot for petites is about a 22.75 shaft height, and I recommend a simpler style. You can also try matching your pants to your boots for an elongated look or a simple pair of skinny jeans tucked in. I would also recommend a bit of a heel. Keep the rest of the outfit simple as the boots will be the first thing noticed in the outfit.

Here are some great options to try out, there are a lot of great sales going on now so it’s the perfect time to buy!

http://m.asos.com/us/asos-petite/asos-kingship-petite-heeled-over-the-knee-boot

The Stuart Weitzman boots is the classic boot that flatters any woman and comes in several beautiful shades.

https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/stuart-weitzman-tieland-over-the-knee-boot-women

These boots from Gianni Bina have a great classic look to them.

https://www.dillards.com/p/gianni-bini-ventah-slim-shaft-over-the-knee-

Leave a comment below or tag us in your IG pic to show off your own OTK boot look. Happy shopping!