Sunday’s Best

Cee Cee & Ryan - Diaper Bag - Review - Giveaway - Mommy & Me - Sunday's Best I’m all about buying mommy products that are versatile. And bonus points if they happen to be fashionable and on the cool side. Enter this Kennedy Cee Cee & Ryan diaper bag. It’s not your ordinary diaper bag. It’s got style and I love pairing it with our Sunday’s best mommy and me outfits.

This bag is not only easy on the eyes but it has tons of storage for my kiddos things as well as mine. The interior of the bag is divided into two sections. One section has pockets that fit Alexia’s bottles, wipes, diapers, clothes and even Mia’s toys while the other side has pockets for my cell phone, shades, lipstick, wallet, keys, water bottle and snacks to name a few. Definitely makes it easy to spot everything I need while I’m on-the-go.

Cee Cee & Ryan - Diaper Bag - Review - Giveaway - Mommy & Me - Sunday's Best

Cee Cee & Ryan - Diaper Bag - Review - Giveaway - Mommy & Me - Sunday's Best

And today, we’re excited to partner up with Cee Cee & Ryan to give one very lucky winner a chance to win a Cee Cee & Ryan diaper bag of their choice [Worth up to $125].

To enter simply follow these steps:

1. FOLLOW @themotheroverload & @ceeceeandryan via Instagram
2. LIKE the giveaway Instagram post and COMMENT which bag you’re diggin’
3. TAG your mama friends on a separate line for extra entries
All entries must be submitted by 5/21/16 9p PST. Winner will be announced 5/22/16.
Cee Cee & Ryan - Diaper Bag - Review - Giveaway - Mommy & Me - Sunday's Best
Cee Cee & Ryan - Diaper Bag - Review - Giveaway - Mommy & Me - Sunday's Best
Abrazos (Hugs) — Gladys

 

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Chambray Shirtdress + Neon

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Dress: Banana Republic Textured Chambray Shirtdress (similar here) | Clutch: Target Merona Pouch |Shoes: Guess Coral Patent Pumps (old) |Sunnies: Betsyville Leopard Cateye || On Mia || Dress: Target | Shoes: Clarks Silver Sandals

I’m a big fan of chambray anything and everything. It’s lightweight and oh so comfortable. You can dress it up this season with the right accessories or dress it down. Which is why I’m always on the lookout for timeless chambray pieces.

This textured chambray shirtdress from Banana Republic is one of my latest steals. I found it at a Banana Republic outlet for 50% off ($35). I love how the material feels and all the simple details it has. It’s loose-fitting with a wrap around belt to hide the little baby weight I’m still haulin’ around. Plus, it’s nursing friendly. Need I say more?

I’m currently wearing the dress with pops of neon (neon coral pumps and neon clutch) and loving the contrast. Would you wear it?

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Abrazos (Hugs) — Gladys

Spring To Summer Dress

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|Dress: Zara| Booties: Burlington| Sunnies & Leggins: Target| On Mia: Faux Leather Jacket: TJ Maxx| Gold & Black Polk A Dot Leggings: Target| Hair Bow: Wal-mart| Boots: Nordstrom Rack|

 

 

I’m a big fan of buying clothing items that I can make work for more than one season. This Zara charcoal dress, for example, is an oldie but goodie of mine that seems to be in my monthly if not weekly wardrobe rotation this season. In fact, I’ll also be wearing it well into this summer. And it’s definitely come in handy for nursing. How’s that for a win-win ladies?

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Paired the dress with some black leggings and booties for spring. Perfect for cooler days that aren’t quite warm.

 

 

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| Dress: Zara| Shoes: Converse| Head Bows: Forever21| Mia’s Dress & Sunnies: Target

 

Paired with classic converse or flats for summer. Perfect for running around with the kiddos during hot days.

Ways-To-Style-Converse-All-Star-ChucksWhat are some clothing items you use during different seasons? I’d love to hear them.

 

Abrazos (hugs) — Gladys

 

5 Mommy + Me Easter Outfit Ideas

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On Mia |Dress: Target On Sale | Sandals: Clarks | Sunnies: Jane & Jack

Mommy and Me Easter Outfit Ideas

| Dress: Topshop | Shoes: TJ Maxx (old) | Sunnies: Target | On Lexi Dress: Target On Sale | Headband: BuyBuy Baby |

Mommy and Me Easter Outfit Ideas

Mommy and Me Easter Outfit IdeasEaster is around the corner and while you’re probably making crafts, treats or planning the perfect family gathering, don’t forget about your Easter ensemble which can at times be placed at the bottom of your mommy to-do list.

We’re loving all the girls Spring dresses Target currently has on sale. Particularly this Soutach dress. Plus, I found this Topshop dress that just so happens to have a hint of the same color as the girls dresses. Score!

Mommy and Me Easter Outfit Ideas

Mommy and Me Easter Outfit Ideas

Mommy and Me Easter Outfit Ideas

Mommy and Me Easter Outfit Ideas

Today, we’ve teamed up with 4 fashion bloggers to give you a total of 5 Easter outfit ideas for you and your littles. Be sure to check out Danielle from mom.wife.foodie.com, Carly from thirtysomethingfashion.com, Ellen from thatchicmom.com and Tiffani from tiffaniatbretonbay.com to find out where you can score some pretty stylish outfits.

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Abrazos — Gladys

P.S. I might have bribed Mia to take these photos. Two Marshmallow bunnies and a sucker to be exact. I then started to regret it once she started jumping off the walls. Ha! Not sure how much longer I’ll be able to snap photos with her.

Mom Fashion Tips: Spring Fringe

Mom Fashion Spring 2016 FringeSpring is just around the corner folks and I’m sure you’ve seen your fair share of fringe everywhere since last fall. Let me tell you, this 70s trend is definitely not going away anytime soon. It’s on jackets, purses, skirts, boots, you name it. So how do you wear fringe this spring without it looking too over the top? Well, in one word, accessorize. Just add a fringe-trimmed necklace, bracelet, sandal, backpack or bootie. Here’s an example of a super casual spring look that is both budget-friendly and comfortable enough to chase after the little nuggets.

Mom Fashion Spring 2016 Fringe

Top: TJ Maxx $9.99 | Jeans: H&M (old) | Fringed Booties: Burlington $24.99| Fedora: Forever21 $22.90| Fringed Backpack: Target Mossimo $29.99 | Shades: Target $14.99

Speaking of nuggets, our oldest loves flowers so naturally we bought her some pink flowers just in time to plant them in for Spring. Why pink? Well, it’s her favorite color of course; however, this just may change come next week. 😉

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Mom Fashion Spring 2016 Fringe

Mom Fashion Spring 2016 Fringe

Mom Fashion Spring 2016 Fringe

Mom Fashion Spring 2016 Fringe

Abrazos — Gladys

 

 

Style The Bump: Black Peter Pan Collar Dress

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Dress: Momo Maternity Tweet Texture with Faux Leather Peter Pan Collar | Leggings: Target | Sunnies: Target | Booties: Old

Ok – so I can already see the finish line for this pregnancy. I’m officially less than 2 weeks out and I seem to have mastered the waddle. All kidding aside, though, I’m no longer able to sleep at night and the back/ligament pain is starting to be unbearable. But, other than that life is great. Ha! And can I just say, I’m no longer able to jump on the treadmill. Geez, talk about being out of breath! At least baby girl is definitely getting in her workouts.

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At any rate, I managed to dodge gestational diabetes with this little one up until 3 weeks ago! Yes, being so close to my due date and labeled as a gestational diabetic was saddening to hear. On the plus side, I’d rather it be towards the end of my pregnancy vs almost the entire pregnancy as I had with our first.

Style The Bump-Momo Maternity -  Fashion -Pregnant - Wool - Dress - Peter Pan Collar - Tweed Fynn - 38 weeks pregnantSo what does this mean for me? Well, nothing too exciting or horrid for that matter but watching my diet closely and checking my blood sugar four times a day. Not too bad, right? I just can’t (or rather shouldn’t) eat that delicious holiday cookie or piece of pie as my sugar rises and my body can’t process it like it used to.

Style The Bump-Momo Maternity -  Fashion -Pregnant - Wool - Dress - Peter Pan Collar - Tweed Fynn - 38 weeks pregnantLuckily, I’m fast approaching the finish line and keep reminding myself that this pregnancy is such a blessing. And, I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I really am trying to embrace the good, the bad and ugly with this second (last) pregnancy. Even though these past couple weeks have definitely been hard (I’m already getting contractions), I just keep telling myself, it will not last forever. And when it’s all said and done, I will sit back and reminisce on how I had a little person growing inside of me and wish I could do it all over again. Just maybe…Ok maybe not. 🙂

By the way, I’m currently rockin’ this super comfy Momo Maternity dress that’s perfect for me to waddle in and stay warm this winter. Something about the faux leather peter pan collar that gives this LBD a chic spin to my maternity winter wardrobe.

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Style The Bump-Momo Maternity -  Fashion -Pregnant - Wool - Dress - Peter Pan Collar - Tweed Fynn - 38 weeks pregnant

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Style The Bump-Momo Maternity -  Fashion -Pregnant - Wool - Dress - Peter Pan Collar - Tweed Fynn - 38 weeks pregnant

Abrazos,

Gladys

#StyleTheBump #38weekspregnant #MomoMaternity

 

P.S. If you haven’t seen our Baking with Kids: Minnie Mouse Bake Set blog post check it out here. Have the kiddos bake some delicious cookies with their own Disney baking tools. 😉

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Style The Bump: Maternity Photos

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Dress: Ingrid & Isabel Lace Maternity | Shoes: Forever21 | Necklace: Forever21

A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of working with one of our favorite photographers, LilyRo. We met in front of the historic San Juan Capistrano Mission and could hardly wait to see what she had in store for us.

We had exactly one hour to take maternity photos as well as holiday photos. I thought for sure one or the other would be compromised with the attention span of our super active four-year-old; however, Lily was amazing as usual and was able to capture some real, sweet moments of our growing family.StyletheBump-Maternity-Photos-LilyRoPhotography

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StyletheBump-Maternity-Photos-LilyRoPhotographyAnd by the way, I’m still in denial that our second little one will be here in a little over 2 weeks! And, although my back pain is starting to be unbearable and I’m getting false labor pains, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed and sad. You see, this is my second and final pregnancy and because of that, I tried my very best to enjoy and appreciate every second of it. But boy did it fly by!

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To be able to experience this miracle growing inside of me is beyond words and such a blessing. We are so over the moon and can’t wait to meet our second little lovebug.

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#37WeeksPregnant #StyleTheBump

Abrazos –Gladys

 

 

Style The Bump: Fringe + Jeans

 

 

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Suede Fringe Booties: Burlington $19.99| Maternity Jeans: Forever21 (Old) | Faux Leather Jacket: Forever21 (Old)| Shirt: Kohls (Old), Necklace: Forever21 (Old)| Sunnies: Oversized Aviators Target $16.99

 

This week, I’ve teamed up with a few fashion bloggers to show you how we incorporate fringe into our fall wardrobe. To be completely honest, I’m not a huge fan of fringe per say, but these camel suede booties had me at hello. And for $19.99, I simply could not pass them up. What do you think? Would you wear them?Style-The-Bump-Fringe-Jeans

Also, if you follow me, you might have noticed I bought these booties in black a few weeks back (click here to see blog post). I figured if they’re comfortable enough to wear during my pregnancy, I might as well get them in this gorgeous camel tone too. 🙂rp_IMG_0310-683x1024.jpg

Oh and let me not forget to mention these jeans. They are by far the most comfortable maternity jeans ever. The fit is truly just perfect. I’ve had them since my first pregnancy and they’ve held up pretty well for four years, but I’m saddened that they are no longer being sold. They’re Forever21 maternity jeans. Can someone please get them to bring back their maternity line? I believe I paid a whopping $10 for them. Best maternity wardrobe investment, ever.

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Style-The-Bump-Fringe-JeansCheers to fall and fringe!

Be sure to stop by and check out 11 other ways to style your fall wardrobe by visiting these lovely mommy fashion blogs below.

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Momma In Flip Flops, Thirty Something Fashion, Grace + Beauty, BonBon Rose Girls, Mom Fabulous, That Chic MomVery Busy Mama, Style In Harmony, and Charmed Valerie, Jo-Lynne ShaneMore Pieces of MeThe Simple MomsMessy Beautiful Life,

 

Abrazos — Gladys

#StyleTheBump #30weeks

Style The Bump: Geometric Backpack

Mossimo-Target-Geometric-Backpack-Style The Bump-Pregnancy-Travel-BagWe’re ultra excited for our first international family vacation. Ahem, let’s face it, I get excited anytime we travel anywhere for that matter. But this time, however, it will be a bit more special as it’s Mia’s first time flying on a plane.

At any rate, I can’t wait to share with you all our experience of traveling to another country with our little family of three (soon-to-be four).

Also, wanted to share a great deal I found at Target that’s perfect for our trip. This geometric backpack was only $9.50!! Yes, you read that correctly.

Mossimo-Target-Geometric-Backpack-Style The Bump-Pregnancy-Travel-BagHere’s the breakdown.

Originally $29.99. On clearance at our local Target for $14.98 – $5 Target gift card (for previously spending $50) – 5% Target Red Card = $9.48!! No Cartwheel but still, a great find!

But, the best part of it all, it has two front pockets as well as pockets inside to hold all of Mia’s and mommies traveling essentials. Plus, it goes well with all of my outfits I’m traveling with. Love the print!

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Cheers to finding great deals!

Abrazos — Gladys

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Style The Bump: Fall Booties & Love Spots

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Bag: Steve Madden $24.99; Suede Ankle Boots: Burlington; Dress: Burlington $12.99; Floppy Hat: Burlington Clearance $6.50

 

Fall is just around the corner and although we’re still experiencing some pretty hot weather over in our neck of the woods, we somehow managed to get a couple of days this week that were much cooler than normal. For those days, I love mixing summer and fall pieces together.

Style-The-Bump-TheMotherOverload.com-Fall2015I’m really digging this high neck LBD which is also perfect for fall with leggings and these suede ankle booties with fringe I scored for only $24.99! I paired this fall/summer look with a floppy hat and my favorite crossover handbag from Steve Madden.

Style-The-Bump-TheMotherOverload.com-Fall2015 Style-The-Bump-TheMotherOverload.com-Fall2015And can we just pause for a minute to talk about Chloasma? It’s the dark, blotchy, brown, confetti-like patches of skin one gets during pregnancy either on the forehead, upper lip and/or cheeks.  Also known as “mask of pregnancy.”

Style-The-Bump-TheMotherOverload.com-Fall2015I started getting them on my cheeks and nose when I got pregnant with our first and it’s definitely getting worse with baby #2. It’s so tough to cover up with makeup without it looking like I have accidental blotches of mascara but looks like I’m not alone on this. According to an article written by What To Expect, “this condition affects 50 to 75 percent of expectant mothers.” I know it’s all part of being pregnant and the hyperpigmentation is something that can eventually be corrected so for the time being, I’m learning to embrace these motherhood love spots. At the end of the day, there are more meaning moments that will come from them and I’m honestly thankful and blessed to be able to have these little loves of mine.Style-The-Bump-TheMotherOverload.com-Fall2015

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Style-The-Bump-TheMotherOverload.com-Fall2015Cheers to Fall and love spots!

Abrazos — Gladys