Why You Should Wear White This Fall










sweater: bobeau via nordstrom {last worn here; similar here} | top: anthropologie {sold out; love this style} | jeans: jbrand | boots: joie {on sale w/ code “mainevent16“} | clutch: mindy mae’s market c/o | glasses: karen walker | watch: michael kors | lips: ‘rebel’ by mac

Have you ever wondered where the ol’ “Don’t wear white after Labor Day” rule came from?

In case you haven’t had time, I Googled it for you. Some believe it began in the 1930’s as a division of upper and lower classes of society. The well-to-do folks only wore white in the Summer to differentiate their wardrobe from the other “drab” seasons. By the 1950’s, this “rule” had extended its influence on the middle class and “those savvy enough to learn all the rules increased their odds of earning a ticket into polite society.” My favorite reminder from this enlightening article is this:

Very rarely is there actually a functional reason for a fashion rule.

Don’t ever forget that! Rules that aren’t functional were born to be challenged. Which is why I think we’ve seen white-on-white after Labor Day become more and more “acceptable”–as if it ever wasn’t in our modern society. But still, all the more reason to disrupt the status quo if you’ve been unsure about why you were conforming in the first place.

I know I’m not the first, so please share your white Fall looks with me. Leave a link to your post in the comments. I’d love more ideas for extending my white jeans into winter. :)

Hope you’ve had a great Wednesday!

P.S. Don’t forget to shop the amazing Shopbop sale before Saturday! It’s one of my favorites of the year. Such a great time to get new fall items (like my sunglasses and boots) at a much lower price point! {Sale ends at Midnight PT on Friday, Oct. 14.}

Photos by AshleeBrooke.

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That Thing I Learned in College…












cardi: urban outfitters {old; similar here} | tee: anthro {looove these styles: 1, 2} | pants: madewell {on sale!}| shoes: joie | bag: tory burch {nsale purchase; similar here} | glasses: karen walker | watch: michael kors | lips: ‘pink nouveau’ by mac

This fall outfit reminded me of a casual, preppy college look and that got me thinking about how different my life is today than it was when I was still in school. I miss those days. I do not miss the homework. But I miss the energy I had each fall for the opportunities in the school year ahead. I was excited about what I could learn and how I might become better than I was before.

I still get that feeling each year when fall rolls around and I like to use it as a gut check to make sure I’m still looking for the opportunities in front of me and not getting distracted by the individual tasks on my (now never-ending) to-do list. ;)

I hope you’re feeling that energy, too! There’s so much in store for you. Spend some time this week thinking about what you want for your life before 2016 comes to an end, and then use all of that energy to go after it!

Photos by Ashlee Brooke.

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6 “Babble”-Worthy Mom and Baby Products…










Last weekend we packed up the kids (aka, Benjamin) and drove to our new town house… that we don’t yet live in. We’re new to the home-buying process and the wait is killing us. So even though our walls don’t have outlets, our kitchen has no cabinets and our bathrooms don’t have toilets yet, I kinda like pretending we live there whenever we stop to check it out.

This will be Benjamin’s new room, and I felt it was the perfect spot for us to explore our new mommy and baby products from BabbleBoxx.

  1. illumai Biome Care System for Hair 

    Ever since I started dealing with postpartum hair loss, I’ve been interested in products that will take the best care of the hair I have left (it’s dire!). I’ve actually never found something that specifically caters to new moms, so I was stoked to get the illumai system in my BabbleBoxx. illumai is a 3-product system that helps you #DetoxYourLocks from everyday environmental toxins and helps restore your natural, healthy microbiome (I’d never heard that word either, but it’s the living ecosystem of scalp, follicles, hair, peptides, proteins and moisturizing oils that help contribute to a healthy infant).

    This system is so well-designed for new moms, I’ve arranged for all of you to get 40% off either the full-size essential system or the smaller travel pack. Just use promo code 44LITTLEMISSFEARLESS at checkout. Expires 10/31/16.

    Go here to learn more and purchase.

  2. FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini 70 camera 

    There’s a photo frame in Benjamin’s nursery above his crib that is still waiting for me to put some photos in it. I can’t wait to use FUJIFILM’s INSTAX Mini 70 to capture some of our first moments in our new home. This camera has a really cool selfie mode that automatically adjusts settings for perfect selfies, even with a crazy, wiggly babe like Benji who just wants to eat it. ;)

    Go here to learn more and purchase.

  3. Gerber® Onesies® brand one piece underwear 

    Everyone told me before I had Benjamin that I’d need lots of white onesies. I couldn’t agree more. Once we got past the blowouts, we moved on to baby food stains. Gerber is a brand that’s been around so long I trusted it before I even tried it.

    Order online at GerberChildrenswear.com now through 10/8 and receive FREE $6 standard shipping on your order. Use code BBOXX16FS at checkout. Offer expires 10/8/16. You can also go here for coupons to use in-store.

  4. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste 

    I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this. Benji gets diaper rash pretty regularly and this Butt Paste (amazing name, right?) provides the thickest barrier between the diaper and the skin to protect those sensitive little areas. It comes in three formulas: Original, Maximum Strength and All Natural, and it’s available at ButtPaste.com. (Seriously, can’t get over that name.)

  5. TempTraq® wearable Bluetooth® temperature monitor 

    So you know I swear by the Owlet monitor. When I saw the Temptraq, thermometer in our BabbleBoxx I was amazed that a wearable Bluetooth monitor even exists, let alone one that will comfortably monitor your baby’s temperature. The patch senses, records and transmits temperature data for up to 24 hours to either an Apple or Android device through the free TempTraq app. It can even send temperature alerts, which is something I know I’ll be using if I have to be at the office the first time he gets sick. I’m not looking forward to that, but I’m grateful for technology that can give me peace of mind as a new mom.

    Get 10% off when you use code BABBLEBOXX10 at TempTraq.com. Offer expires 10/31/16.

  6. Rainbow Light – 35+ Mom & Baby 

    Okay, full disclosure… I haven’t tried this product yet. But I am a firm believer in taking a prenatal and multivitamin to keep yourself and your baby as healthy as possible. This pre-and post-natal multivitamin is uniquely formulated for moms aged 35+ (I’m not quite there yet, but glad to know this exists when I get there).

    Use discount code HappyBaby for 20% savings on Rainbow Light prenatals and HappyFamily for 20% off multivitamins at RainbowLight.com.

I hope you found this roundup helpful! I always like to browse my favorite blogs to find different mom products, and I often get my best ideas for baby shower gifts from review posts. So even if you’re not a new or expecting mom, I hope this post gives you some gift ideas if you know someone who is.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions (even if it’s not about the products!).


This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.

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