7 BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES TO SHOP NOW

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I usually fill this space with light, family-driven style content. However,  the events we’ve all witnessed over the past week with the murder of George Floyd have moved me to tears.  Amidst a sea of thoughtful, moving, gut-wrenching posts which have flooded social media, I’ve tried drafting a number of blog posts that simply couldn’t do all that is happening right now justice. I’ve come to realize it’s time for me to simply listen and continue to educate myself and my children.

QUARANTINE STYLE: WIDE LEGGED JEANS

Los Angeles mommy blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears Chicwish wide leg jeans

Now that we’re in phase two of the quarantine, I’ve officially graduated from athleisurewear back to denim.  After all, I’ve been craving some sense of normalcy and fashion makes me happy. But since it’s important to still stay comfy all day (SO many zoom calls!), I’ve been wearing a very specific type of denim on repeat–oversized, wide legged jeans. Sharing the comfiest pair I’ve been living in that also happens to be at an affordable price point. Also including full outfit details below because I’m obsessing over this white blouse with the an oversized bow too.

5 GRAPHIC TEES YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

Over the past few weeks of the quarantine, one of my go-to wardrobe staples have been oversized graphic tees. After all, I’ve officially graduated from the sweatpants I wore on repeat throughout the first few weeks of the shut-down. Sharing five graphic tees with you today that I’ve been living in and how I’m styling them. Topping off this post with some unpublished photos of Naiya from the week we found out we were prego with Sadie. She’s aged about 10 years in the quarantine so far so I’m especially loving looking back at these photos from before she was basically a teenager!

SNAPSHOTS FROM JAPAN: YASAKA PAGOTA

Since many of us are still stuck in quarantine and dreaming of travel post COVID, we could all use a little digital getaway. Sharing some of our favorite snapshots from our babymoon in Kyoto, Japan exactly one year ago at the beautiful Yasaka Pagota in the Higashiyama District. The architecture throughout this city is so serene and relaxing, I can’t wait to go back someday (more here and here). We stayed right at the base of this incredible Pagota and waking up to this view was so memorable. In addition to these photos, sharing a basic comfy outfit for prego mamas who will someday be on the go again some day below.