Get Ready Challenge

Maybe this is just me, but my day almost always goes better and feels better on the days I get ready. You would think this would make me get ready, right? Wrong. I still wear yoga pants and a sweatshirt or a t-shirt of Wild Man’s 90% of the time. For no real reason I decided t0 issue a challenge to myself to get all the way ready for a full week. This entails getting dressed in actual clothes/wearing a bra, doing my hair, wearing make up AND getting sweet baby H ready too (putting him in clothes instead of comfy clothes to match my own). To really take this up a notch I am going to try new make up techniques/product every day and I am going to do my hair different every day. I am writing this paragraph on Day One and will be updating this post every day but actually posting it on the seventh day.

DAY ONE

What I Wore: I could be wrong but the shirt I wore is called something along the lines of ‘the boyfriend….shirt?’ I can’t remember. But I do know its comfy and I do know its from Old Navy. I wore an old reliable pair of super skinny jeans form American Eagle and when I went out I wore a pair of black pointed toe flats.

My Hair: I got bangs two days ago. They’re cuter than they look in the picture below – I’m still figuring out how to pose with them I guess. Also I’m getting them thickened here soon. Anyway my hair frustrated me today. I used a large barreled curling iron on it and approximately ten seconds later the curl was gone, leaving my hair looking messy and like I just rolled out of bed. Whatever. It’ll look better tomorrow. Maybe.

My Make Up: My favorite part of any day I get ready is the make up. I did a full face but I kept it fairly simple. I used some warm oranges and golds from my favorite shadow palette (Morphe 35O) and paired it with a fairly bold lip (Bella from Lipsense – yes I wear/love it). I didn’t really challenge myself today with the look but I’m hoping to have time tomorrow to get more creative.

What H Wore: This cute boy wore this new long sleeved t shirt from Target and some jeans from Baby Gap and darling Mickey Mouse socks from H&M. No matter what he wears he looks like a million bucks and I can’t take my eyes off him.

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DAY TWO

What I Wore: My parents recently returned back from Disney World (right before the hurricane hits, thank goodness) and they brought us back some fun shirts that I knew I wanted to wear this week. Today was the day. I wore this WDW top thats sort of the feel of a light hoodie with no hood. What are those called? Seriously I know nada when it comes to fashion terms. I also wore some dark wash jeans from Target and wore some silver sparkly Sperry’s.

My Hair: I pulled the top of my hair back and twisted it around. Of course you can’t tell because I failed to take a picture. But hey at least I did my hair.

My Make Up: I didn’t have a lot of time for make up today but I still wanted to do something a little different than yesterdays look so I decided to go with a pretty thick winged eyeliner. It wasn’t very long or dramatic but it was a fun way to bring the focus to my eyes. I wore a soft mauve blush and opted for no lip color today. I also tried out a new highlighter from ColourPop today and I really like it – this one may knock out my current highlight fav for the time being.

What H Wore: How cute is he, seriously? Sweet Baby H wore a Mickey Mouse hoodie from Disney World and when he saw himself in it with the hood on the first time he was so excited! Underneath he just has a little black t-shirt from Target and wore some simple grey comfy pants from Carters and some more of those Mickey Mouse H&M socks.

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DAY THREE

What I Wore: I knew the day would come during this challenge where I had no desire to get ready. BUT I still did (with a kind of crappy attitude). Today I wore an old shirt from Gap that I always feel grown up in. For an unknown reason I feel ‘ready’ in this shirt. Its also a little bit thicker material so it was nice and warm for this chillier day. I have a relaxed style of jeans on from Gap and paired this outfit with some mustard flats.

My Hair: Yeah, I didn’t do my hair. Well I did it, it just is in some weird messy bun type thing. I showered this morning and my hair was still wet while H was taking his nap and I was getting ready and I wasn’t about to turn the hair dryer on and ruin his nap. So the wet hair was stacked on top of my head. At least I did my bangs, thats got to count for something.

My Make Up: I used all different face products today. A new primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder and a new under eye concealer. I also used browns and dark purples on my eyelids and tight lined my eyes. I have a nude, barely-there lip and kept everything pretty easy. Also, I didn’t capture it very well in the picture (dang) but my eyeshadow looked killer today.

What H Wore: We kept H comfy and cozy today in a red long sleeve onesie (Walmart – so cheap!!) and cute comfy pants from Target. He had a pair just like them but in red last Fall/Winter and they were my favorite! Then some Disney Story Mickey Mouse socks (i promise he has socks other than Disney…)

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DAY FOUR

What I Wore:¬†So this day just really didn’t go how we planned it to. Its a Saturday and Wild Man went mountain biking with his brother earlier this morning. At around 11:45 I got a call from him and he told me he crashed – bad. (there will be a story on this later with more detail) We spent the whole day in the ER and I literally left the house the second after I got ready so no pictures were taken. Luckily I somehow snuck into a picture my mother in law took, so thats my outfit picture for the day. Anyway. We are BYU fans in this family and today was game day so I wore blue. This is a loose 3/4 sleeve shirt from Gap and I wore a pair of jeans, also from Gap and some grey fake converse from Target.

My Hair: Wavy curls that died a while later – that is the story of my hair whenever I try to do anything ‘fancy’ with it. Someone teach me how to make curl last. My hair is thick and heavy and I’m starting to believe I’m destined to be curl-less.

My Make Up: It was a basic full face of make up. I warmed my eyelids up by sticking some bronzer in my crease, I wore a brighter pink/peach blush and some tinted chapstick. Nothing fancy or high maintenance. Which was good since I spent my whole day at the hospital.

What H Wore: I so wish I would have got a better picture of The Captain but I had to rush out of the house and leave H with my mom. He wore a BYU jersey top and some jeans from Target and some little BYU socks. He looked SO cute I could hardly stand it. While Wild Man was still biking and I was hanging out at home with H, I took the picture below because I thought it was funny that he figured out how to pull his arm out of his sleeve – and thats his outfit picture for the day.

What a day…

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DAY FIVE

What I Wore: I love Sundays and getting ready for them is half the fun. Today I wore a full length dress from LuLaRoe. This is my one item from them and I really don’t hate it. Its pretty, its stretchy (makes for easy nursing) and the pattern hides the leftover pooch I have from being pregnant so I really like it. I wore a pair of sandals that matched the little bit of blue in the dress.

My Hair: I got real exciting today and just straightened my hair. But I hadn’t done it yet this week and honestly the days I straighten my hair are the days I feel prettiest. Probably because my hair doesn’t ‘fall out’ of being straight like it does with curls, so I feel put together all day long.

My Make Up: I did a full coverage face and used all my go-to products today. I let the focus fall on my lips that were a nice berry color. My eyelids had some golds and browns blended together and a little bit of glitter because thats never a bad idea. I finally jumped on the band wagon and bought the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and today was the first day I used it and I’m already a big fan! I did a simple line but I’m looking forward to seeing what other kinds of looks I can create with this. I also used a new highlight that I can’t even remember the name of and I don’t care because I wasn’t a fan..

What H Wore: My baby in church clothes = CUTEST EVER EVER EVER. He is so stinkin’ handsome my heart can’t handle it. Today H wore a button up collared white onesie from Baby Gap, some Chicos (my fav church pants for him) from H&M and some cute little shoes from Target. And he melted everyones heart at church. He seriously got so many compliments and I agreed fully with all of them.

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DAY SIX

What I Wore: You know when you’re looking through your closet and find a shirt you bought forever ago and never wore? This great event happened for me the other day and I couldn’t wait to finally wear the blouse from Old Navy¬†– today was the day. I wore them with black jeggings (my jam) from Target and black flats.

My Hair: I was undecided on hair today. It started off straight like yesterday, but then it went into a high pony tail to stay the rest of the day.

My Make Up: Once Fall hits all I want to do is wear warm oranges, reds, browns and golds. Today I mainly wore orange and gold and I la-la-loved it. I wore Caramel Apple (from Lipsense) on my lips and did a soft all over face look.

What H Wore: This cute baby wore another long sleeve T from Target, some Target jeans and socks and later wore the cutest little baby tennis shoes (also from Target). If you haven’t been able to figure out already, Target is my favorite place to shop.

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DAY SEVEN

What I Wore: Finally the last day! I can’t wait to wear leggings, yoga pants and wrinkly t-shirts again tomorrow! Anyway. Today I wore a short sleeve sweater from Gap, the Always Skinny jeans from Gap and gold flats (either from Target or Old Navy, I can’t remember).

My Hair: Can you tell I sort of gave up on my hair today? Top knot for the win. It is messy and boring, but it worked and believe it or not I got two compliments on it and Wild Man told me he likes when my hair looks like this. So I’m not sorry for being lazy in the hair department.

My Make Up: Ok, I was kind of lazy with my make up too. I look so tired in the picture – it makes me glad not too many people saw me today. H has been fighting his naps so hard lately and in result is easily cranky so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to dedicate to my face. Plus I did a face mask today so I had even less time. I wore BB Cream, translucent face powder, blush, highlight, brows and mascara.

What H Wore: Today this cute boy wore a Storm Trooper T from Target and these adorable washed Joggers from H&M. They are so long and require a few rolls, but they’re still so dang cute and he gets compliments on these all the time.

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FINALL THOUGHTS

  • I buy a lot of stuff from Target (this isn’t shocking news or anything – just a statement)
  • Its awkward to take pictures of your face/make up and I feel like those pictures made my head look massive. Thats a bummer.
  • I need someone to tell me how to make my hair cute. I have so little motivation to do much with it and it never looks how I wished it did. If I put lots of time and effort into it I can make it look good, but I don’t always have the time sooooooooo I just need help.
  • I love make up and I love trying new products. I wish I would have been more out of the box this week though.
  • Getting ready every day is fun and makes me feel fancier than I am, but I also missed the days where I could just throw my hair up, go sans make up and wear super comfy clothes. I’m definitely not going to give those days up, but I will also try to get for real ready more than I normally do.
  • Jeans are cute and nice to wear sometimes but they’re also overrated. Leggings count as perfectly fine pants and I’ll stand by that forever. (oh my heck i am so lazy you guys)
  • H is always cute no matter what he wears. I especially love him in jeans. He’s just the best and the cutest, guys. Love that little dude.
  • I think I’ll do this again in a month or two.

xoxo

ceeceesparkles

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Stadium of Fire

Let it be known, I LOVE July. I love months that have really family-oriented holidays and lots of fun activities. I especially love any excuse to make my family all matchy matchy and any 4th of July holiday is just that.

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We started July off with a bang by going to Stadium of Fire on July 2nd. My youngest sister is a crazy amazing dancer and was one of the specialty dancers for the performance so we went to watch/support her. As per usual, she rocked it. Thats not even shocking anymore. She’s just that cool. At the end of the event there are huge fireworks that so many people gather to see — they aren’t Disney fireworks, but they are still really amazing. Tim McGraw was the headlining performer at Stadium of Fire and that was the cherry on top of the awesome evening. Wild Man and I sang along to his songs and cute little H slept. Yeah, he slept through 80% of a Tim McGraw concert and huge, loud fireworks! He cracks us up. This boy sticks to his nighttime schedule no matter what!

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We have been to several Stadium of Fire’s now (my sisters have danced in a few) and this was definitely my favorite one – Wild Man agrees. It was a great night with great music, great dancers and great fireworks. I love this time of year.

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xoxo

ceeceesparkles

#ootd: Camo

The majority of my friends have baby girls. I LOVE having my baby boy and would never dream of changing it – but one thing I’ve always been a little jealous about is when moms and daughters match/coordinate. I decided to stop being bummed that I can’t match H though and then decided to make it work with me and my boy. We never really match, but we are able to coordinate a lot. Before H was born I found this little camo onesie from Old Navy and I couldn’t wait for him to be able to fit in to it. Now that he does, every time he wears it I wear my camo leggings. It just makes me feel happy, it makes me feel like I’m on top of things. (also do me a favor though and look past my crazy hair-d0)

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xoxo

ceeceesparkles

Valentine’s Day

I so wanted to post my V-day post on Valentine’s Day, maybe even before. But obviously that didn’t happen. We have been busy and sometimes that means my blog has to take a backseat – ugh. But hopefully I’m going to be organized enough now where I can post more frequently again. Time will tell..

Our Valentine’s was just lovely. We attended church with Wild Man’s family to be there in support of his dad getting a new calling. Then we went to Wild Man’s families house for several hours. It was my families week for Sunday dinner so then we headed there (a whole five houses away) and I made chicken enchiladas. We had a small little party and exchanged a couple gifts and spent the rest of the evening socializing and enjoying one anothers company.

Wild Man and I opted out of gifts this year. We just dropped some serious money on The Little Captain’s birth and we have another exciting, big purchase (news on that, soon) in our close future so we decided our gifts would be the joy of being with each other and our cute rolly polly baby.

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ceecees outfit: button-up: american eagle | skirt: downeast | tights: h&m | shoes: target

wild mans outfit: suit: macys | white shirt: h&m | tie: jcrew | shoes: macys

the captains outfit: button-up onesie: gymboree | blue blanket: gifted | white swaddle: swaddle designs 

xoxo

ceeceesparkles

12 Outfits of Christmas: Church/Par-tay

I neglected day eight yesterday. Right now The Captain SCREAMS if he is put down for more than 10 seconds and he was just fussier than usual so I just didn’t make the time for a cute outfit. I considered posting pictures of the simple outfit I had on, but after I was pooped, pottied and spit up on several times I gave up on the whole outfit of the day, entirely.

But I am making up for yesterday by posting two outfits today.

The first is a look I’d wear for church or maybe a fancy Christmas party. These are two pieces of my wardrobe I’ve always been particularly fond of. The skirt is especially Christmas-y, to me. The red plus gold accents just screams holiday festivities, does it not??

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peplum blouse: gifted {probably Macys} – skirt: The Nest on Main – booties: Target

The second outfit is also one I would consider for a Christmas party or a night out to dinner – something fun where you just feel that much better about being all dressed up. I love this outfit because it looks a bit more dressed up, but is still super comfy – and you know I’m all about being comfy. You can’t tell in these pictures, but that sweater is also sparkly. Bonus!

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And a little appearance by my sweet FOUR WEEK old!! (where does time go??)

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sweater: Gap – scarf: Gap – trousers: Target – flats: Target

xoxo

ceeceesparkles

12 Outfits of Christmas: Basically Jammies

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Day number sevens outfit for 12 Outfits of Christmas, I’m naming: I WANT TO BE IN DISNEYLAND. I don’t even care that right now its insanely busy. I want to be there. Today my family left for the magical place and its making my house/couch seem a lot less fun. So I decided the least I could do was channel Disney whilst getting dressed this morning. It doesn’t really help my jealousy, but I do at least feel a tiny bit better knowing I’m rocking my girl, Minnie Mouse.

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This is a sweater I got at the Disney Store two years ago. It was bought at the park but was returned to the Disney Store. Its a size XXL, which isn’t my size, but it was so cute I literally could not leave the store without it. The sleeves are too long and too baggy for my liking, but its so cute that I’m able to look past it.

The sweat pants I’m wearing are so comfy. I got them for Christmas several years ago and they’re often my go-to comfy pants. They aren’t always super flattering (like today I’m noticing – oops) but ohhhh the comfort.

Also, MICKEY MOUSE SLIPPERS because I’m probably not going out today so I’ll be in these babies all day.

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I also wanted to feature this not-so-happy-camper. He looks super cute today in his Coolest Baby Ever shirt and his little grey sweatpants. But maybe he wasn’t as big of a fan of the outfit. That, or he was really hungry. (don’t worry, he was fed right after the pictures)

sweater: Disney Store – sweat pants: Gap – slippers: Disney Store

captains onesie: Target – sweat pants: Target – socks & mittens: (you guessed it) Target

xoxo

ceeceesparkles

12 Outfits of Christmas: Comfy Sweater

My number one favorite Fall/Winter/Holiday clothing piece? Sweaters. A couple months ago my mom found these awesome oversized sweaters online at Old Navy and we both jumped onboard and ordered a couple. I was able to wear this sweater as a maternity top even when I was a big nine months pregnant, so it scored some serious bonus points for me. Its soft, comfortable and cute and can be dressed up and dressed down. Today I paired it with another pair of black leggings and some old black boots.

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sweater: Old Navy – leggings: Gap – boots: Famous Footwear

xoxo

ceeceesparkles