Janelle In Real Life

Janelle In Real Life


Embroidered Blush

I dunno if you've noticed, but I have a thing with embroidery.

Dress- c/o Ruby Claire Boutique | Bag- c/o Ruby Claire Boutique | Shoes- Target

I can't help it, but every time I'm looking at clothes, my eyes are just drawn to the embroidered pieces! And I got a million compliments the last time I wore this dress, so I don't think I'm the only one!

With straight shift dresses like these, I feel like fit is so important. You don't want the dress to look too oversized, like you're wearing a paper sack, but it can be unflattering for this dress to be form fitting. I totally found my sweet spot though, and I love how it looks in this blush color! Here's a secret for you... I also own this dress in white! It's a winner for sure.

When my cute sister was in town visiting she took these blog photos for me! She is SO talented & I love how these turned out. She's in Oregon, so if you are too & need a photog, hit her up!


Cleo Madison & Ju-Ju-Be

Hey friends! I have a cute look today I want to show off... and it's all about that summer comfy-casual!

Top- c/o Cleo Madison | Backpack- c/o Ju-Ju-Be | Shorts- Old Navy | Choker- c/o Made by Mary | Shoes- Rebecca Minkoff

I feel like this is the epitome of a summer "momiform"... complete with the cute diaper bag-backpack!
And how about that back detail on this cute Cleo Madison top!! I love a good basic with some fun flare.
Now that my kiddos are older and I don't have any babies (wahhhhh!) I feel it's harder to find a cute bag that carries everything I need but isn't overwhelmingly big! No more bottles, pacifiers, or blankets. I usually only carry one diaper & some snacks along with my own basics. I've been trying out this Ju-Ju-Be bag & it's been awesome! I carry it to church every week and sometimes when I'm out throughout the week. It's so cute & the details look so high quality in person!
I'd love to hear what your favorite functional mom bags are!


Tie Front Top

If you follow me on Instagram stories, you may have seen my post asking for HELP choosing the perfect tie front top. You guys helped me pick this one & it's loooove!

Top- Nordstrom (sold out, similar HERE, and HERE) | Shorts- c/o The Red Closet Shop | Necklace- c/o Made by Mary | Shoes- DSW

I love the color & style so much! It's a little slouchy & oversized, but not shapeless... so basically it's perfect. And let's talk about these shorts for a sec! They are a dreeeeeam to wear. Soft, stretchy, and long enough! I have a seriously hard time finding shorts that hit me right & these bermudas are so so good.

I'm literally floored that summertime & shorts season is going to be over soon! My son will be going into year 3 of preschool (he's a September birthday) and honestly we're SO READY for school to be back in session, and I'm also a little bit ready for fall clothes! Not enough to wish the sun away just yet though, I'm happy to have some more pool days!