HOW TO STYLE VINTAGE POLKA DOTS

TGIF! Finally posting after a few weeks of madness on our end that has precluded me from being able to do it all. I had to surrender and take a tiny break from writing which was so not easy!  Naiya had pink eye, Phil had the flu, then both of our families came to town.  It’s been a few weeks of craziness but I think we’re finally going to be able to come up from air this weekend. Sharing the latest and greatest with you today: a vintage-inspired look I’ve been living in. Absolutely in love with this polkadot top with an oversized bow. Sharing all of the details below.

MY FAVORITE ATHLEISURE WEAR

After weeks of gray, rainy weekends here in usual sunny California, the sun came out this weekend and it finally felt like spring. It’s been the perfect weather to wear some transitional pieces recently–especially in terms of workout wear. Sharing one of my favorite athleisure outfit combos with you today as well as some recent photos of Naiya. My mini is continuing to grow like a weed and I’m so not ready! That long hair! Doesn’t she look like a teenager in these photos?!

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NEW MAMAS

Whenever a new baby is born to one of our family friends, my mom always calls me two seconds later asking for creative gift ideas for new mamas.  After having Naiya, we were showered with the sweetest, most creative gifts from friends and family.  I guess my mom assumes we’ve learned what new parents really need and she’s probably right! But at the end of the day, every new mom is different and coming up with the perfect gift is never easy. I do think I’ve found a pretty universal gift that new moms might not expect that they’ll end up cherishing for years to come. Sharing what this gift is with you today and where you can snag one at an affordable price too.

PINK TRENCH FOR MOM & BABY

Los Angeles style blogger, RELish By Arielle wears a pink trench coat by Chicwish

Writing away from the rainiest Los Angeles I’ve seen in years! Before moving here from New York, I could never understand how anyone could complain about the rain.  After all, most of the country gets hit with snow, sleet and freezing cold weather this time of year!  But living here in SoCal and seeing the dangerous mudslides and crazy flooding, it all makes so much more sense.  This place has no drainage! Today, I’m sharing an outfit we snuck in between all of the weather madness. Featuring the sweetest pink trench coat I can’t get enough of and a bunch of comfy basics I paired with it. Also, I’m sharing the same outfit in mini form for your baby or toddler. Naturally, a mini pink trench coat is now one of my favorite staples for Naiya and I found one that’s durable and affordable!

MUST-HAVE DIAPER BACKPACK FOR NEW MOMS

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle shares her favorite diaper backpack

Happy Monday, Everyone! Since Naiya was born, I feel like I’ve been on a constant quest to find the perfect diaper bag. Do any new mamas out there have the same problem? It’s one of the hardest things to find! I’ve been searching for something functional, lightweight, durable and cute for months now.  While numerous bags I’ve tried have checked two or three of these boxes, it’s been almost impossible to find a bag that kills it on all of the above.  With that said, I’m so excited to share one of my all-time favorite diaper bags with you today because I think I’ve found the holy grail.  Along with today’s mom and baby outfit post, I’m sharing where to snag this bag, what makes it so unique and why you need it in your life too.