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.

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!

RED MIDI DRESS + BABY RUFFLES

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears a bow fine-stripe dress mango

Sharing some of our favorite looks of the moment—the most adorable blue and white dress for Naiya and a red midi skirt for me. Blogging away from Prague tonight after a whirlwind few days. Sharing outfit details and a little bit about our trip so far below. Excited to put together a full detailed Prague guide for anyone hoping to travel here in the future soon as well. Stay tuned!

A LOOK BACK: NAIYA’S FIRST YEAR

oshkosh baby girl dress from Target

And just like that, Phil and I are the proud parents of a one-year-old! The first time I held Naiya exactly one year ago last night (#imnotcryingyourecrying), my nurse handed her over to me and told me to savor the moment because I’d blink and the next year would fly by.  While I assumed that time would go quickly, in the insanely sleep-deprived, over-the-top stressful first few weeks of Naiya’s life, I never could have imagined just how quickly.  When she was first born, I often wanted to speed up time so that we could find our new normal. Now here we are, exactly one year later (at 11:40pm last night!) and I only wish we could go back to that first moment with Naiya to do it all over again.

THE ONE THING THAT’S MADE ME HAPPIER THIS YEAR

Finding time for yourself when you’re a full-time working mom is so much harder than I ever could have imagined.  A few months into going back to work after maternity leave, I often feel like I’m running on fumes and a little too much caffeine.  I’ve realized that almost all my time at home and at the office feels like it’s devoted to others.  This is usually completely fine and doable–until every few weeks, it hits me.