Janelle In Real Life

Janelle In Real Life


Sunshine & Velvet

Sometimes an easy mom outfit just needs an extra kick!

Sweater- Piper & Scoot // Jeans- Hudson // Boots- Nordstrom // Necklaces- Elm Avenue & Old Navy

I'm LOVING these velvet booties, they add so much to a simple outfit! Velvet is coming in strong trend-wise and I'm sooooo happy about it. Give me all the velvet! And try not feeling like you can conquer the world wearing these babies. They'll prove you wrong.

And how about that sunshine you guys?? We've been kicking it outside; playing with chalk, walks with the wagon, running circles around the house, and trips to the park! It's the best. And be sure to prepare yourself for an inundation of spring dresses & short sleeves here on the blog! It's a welcome change.


Shop Stevie Dress (and a coupon code)!

When it comes to creating an outfit, I'm always a fan of the simpler the better! Like... If I can achieve a cute look with just a beautiful dress & some pretty wedges, that's exactly what I do! No need to mess with perfection, am I right?

Dress- c/o Shop Stevie (Jess) (use code JRL for 15% off) // Shoes- Free People (Jeffrey Campbell)

Now lets just talk about this dress for a second. If you haven't heard of Shop Stevie before, it's one of my all time FAVORITE boutiques with some seriously cute clothes. My favorites are always the dresses! This dress in particular caught my eye, it's perfect for Sunday's, weddings, or just for looking extra pretty on any old day. The details are beautiful, and the fit is so perfect!
My friend Jess is a rep for Shop Stevie, meaning she has her own stock of Shop Stevie apparel & when you buy from her it goes to support her sweet family! How amazing is that. Aside from the fact that I love supporting small businesses, Jessica's stock is always THE BEST. Like, I don't know how she does it but she seems to get all of the hottest Shop Stevie items first and has the best selection! 
The floral's in her shop are ON POINT and right now I have my eye on this top & this dress!

If you're looking to build your spring/summer wardrobe, go check out her shop. Jess is so sweet and also gave me an exclusive coupon code for my readers! So when you get to the checkout, enter code JRL to get 15% off your order! This is actually a pretty sweet deal because Shop Stevie items are in such high demand that coupon codes are rarely offered. So take advantage, and if you purchase something, DM me on Instagram with a photo of you wearing your new digs!


Tasteful Slits & Terrible Two's

If you know me, you know I'm a sucker for a good floral dress. 

dress: PinkBlush // necklaces: Elm Avenue & Old Navy // shoes: Nordstrom // lipstick: Mac faux

Photography by Paige Nicolle Photo

And I LOVE everything about this particular floral dress. I love the slit that adds a cute touch but doesn't go too high, the print that is so beautiful and feminine, & the fact that it fits like a dream.

PinkBlush is one of my go to boutiques for dresses and tops, they're all so cute and on trend! You may or may not know that they also have a maternity boutique, and guys, I LIVED in Pink Blush maternity during my last pregnancy. Their maternity dresses are so on point & comfy! I loved that I could transition from their maternity line to their regular line and still have access to their cute styles. A lot of their dresses are nursing friendly (like the one I'm wearing) which was a MUST for me when I was in the throws of breastfeeding!

And can I go off on a tiny tangent here and say I CAN'T BELIEVE my littlest guy is 2 now? Like... those breastfeeding days seem like they were yesterday! I also want you to know I was planning on having him in these photos with me, but the intensely long screaming sesh he had on the way to take photos made me rethink my decision. Anyone else out there with a 2 year old who screams & cries like there's no tomorrow? No? Just me? 
Love that kiddo to death but OH BOY. 
Guys... I legit have a special needs 4 year old and he is easy compared to his little bro. We'll just be over here riding out the terrible two's until they're over with lots of hugs, tears, and mom hiding in the closet with girl scout cookies. #momoftheyear