TUTU + SCARF DRESS

LA blogger, RELish's daughter, Naiya, wears a PatPat tutu

Writing from Reno-Tahoe where I’m spending a couple days away with my hubby. It’s only my second time away from Naiya since she was born and it was so hard to leave her! Phil convinced me to come with him on this business trip so that we could get a little time away together.  In the end, I’m so happy he convinced me!  Missing Naiya like crazy but it’s so refreshing to have a quick breather outside of Los Angeles (and to practice not being a #stagefiveclinger. We snapped these photos right before we left of Naiya in the cutest tutu dress and me in one of my favorite scarf dresses. Sharing our outfit details below as well as a few similar looks I’m eyeing at all different price points.

MUST-HAVE BLUSH LACE DRESS FOR FALL

I can’t believe summer is already so close to over–especially since it’s currently a whopping 112 degrees in LA! Regardless of the fact that we’re roasting away out here, every August, I love sprinkling pieces into my wardrobe that can seamlessly carry over into fall. Excited to share a lace dress with you today you need to know about because it’s a perfect transitional piece, it’s affordable and uber-versatile.

HOW TO BALANCE BEING MULTI-PASSIONATE

RELish By Arielle wears a floral Zara button-down dress and shares original watercolor illustrations

Last week, I finally had the chance to paint for the first time since Naiya was born. It was only for about an hour but I walked away feeling like I found a little piece of my pre-baby self again.  It made me realize just how much my life has chanced since becoming a mom and how much harder it’s been to give my creative passions as much attention as I’d like.  Between mom-ing hard, commuting to work and #girlbossing, I barely have enough time to breathe, let alone create. This has been driving me crazy!

HOW TO ROCK A TWO-PIECE SET WITH POLKADOTS

I can’t get enough of two-piece matching sets this season–especially with they come with wide-legged flowy pants.  They’re pretty much like wearing pajamas all day but you can still look put together if you style them correctly. I’m also polkadot-obsessed right now. Naturally, I fell in love with this yellow polka-dot pant and top set because it’s pretty much the best of both worlds. Sharing how to rock this two-piece matching set this summer and where you can scoop up some of my other favorite polkadot looks.

WHAT TO WEAR AS A WEDDING GUEST

Phil and I recently attended the first wedding we’d been invited to since becoming parents. Truth be told, we had to dig deep into the depths of our closets–past the workout clothes that we’ve been wearing on repeat (more than likely covered in spit-up)–to figure out what to wear.  Thankfully, Phil found the perfect suit (men have it so much easier!) and I ended up finding a few classic dresses in the pre-prego section of my closet that I was hoping would fit!