MADEWELL COLLABORATION YOU CAN’T MISS

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears a Madwell Karen Walker dress

Happy Monday! We spent the weekend celebrating Phil’s birthday with our little family. This year was so much more fun than last year because we don’t feel as insanely sleep deprived as we did with a newborn! I remember that simply keeping our eyes open last year to sing ‘happy birthday’ felt like the biggest task. This year, we had a lot more energy and I loved being able to focus on my hubby who has become the most amazing dad. Excited to jump into a new week in one of my favorite fall dresses. Sharing where to snag it, a collaboration you can’t miss and how I styled the look below.

MUST-HAVE SANDRO PARIS SILK DRESS

When I first saw this silk floral-patterned Sandro Paris dress, it was love at first sight. When I realized it was also 60% off, I knew I had to have it.  Sharing where to snag this little number and similar ones like it at a steal for fall. I’m currently tracking it down in every color because I’m obsessed. Reviewing how the sizing works too in case you’re ordering online and are hoping to nail the perfect fit without having to deal with returns. Enjoy!

WHERE TO SCORE THE PERFECT LITTLE WHITE DRESS

For those of you looking to track down the perfect little white dress to add to your wardrobe (which is especially ideal for engagement photo sessions or other wedding festivities), this post is for you!  I scooped this dress up from one of my favorite online retailers, Chicwish and I’m obsessed.  Aside from being so cute, it has a price tag of less than $80.00 so it’s also pretty much guilt-free.  Sharing outfit details with you below as well as some ideas in terms of how to style it for fall. Wrapping up today’s post with a quick family update. Enjoy!

5 LIFE LESSONS I’D TEACH MY YOUNGER SELF

Lifestyle blogger Arielle Worona of Relish By Arielle wearing ASOS green pleated maxi dress

Now that I’m a mom, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’d tell my younger self if I could go back in time. There are so many experiences I’ve been through that I’m seeing differently now–especially in raising a little girl who I’m hoping will grow up to become a #girllboss who truly knows her worth. I don’t ever want Naiya to be under the impression that there is a glass ceiling keeping her away from reaching any of the goals she sets out to accomplish. While glass ceilings still seem to exist in so many industries, my fingers are crossed that Naiya’s generation will help set out to change that. 

WIDE LEGGED PANTS + RED MOTO JACKET

winter hat with pom pom, wide legged cropped pants, red moto jacket, black turtleneck

Today’s outfit combines a few of my favorite wardrobe staples of the moment: red moto jackets, wide-legged pants and turtlenecks.  As a petite girl (I’m 5″4 on a good day!), I stayed away from wide legged pants for a while because I thought they would drown me and possibly make me look shorter.  That said, I recently dipped a toe in with these patterned ones (similar here and here) and I loved them so much, I’m now I am filling up my closet with more.  It turns out that high-waisted wide legged pants actually elongate petite frames–especially when paired with a nude heel. They also look great on all different body types because they cinch right at the tiniest part of your waist and they add volume to your lower-half in a good way.