TSO Loves: Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Summer is in full effect and I couldn’t be happier because it’s my favorite time of year! Sure, I could do without the extreme heat waves but I love the warm sunshine and trips to the beach. Heading to the ocean is by far my favorite thing ever. I recently took my daughter for her first beach day and it was amazing. She loved the water and dipping her toes in the little waves that came up to the shore. We sang Moana (or I sang and she stared at me like I was crazy) and had the time of our lives. And you best bet I bought that huge 4 person blue tent from Amazon and shamelessly popped that bad boy up for my baby girl!

I love the smell of the ocean and the salt water on my skin. I wish I could bottle it up and keep it with me — that and a permanent tan. But, since I can’t, I’ve found some great summer beauty products to give me that healthy glow even when I’m far from the beach at the office or on the go with our little one.

Some of these are my ride or dies (like Laura Mercier’s tinted illuminating moisturizer, Glossier’s cloud paint, and Nars Radiant Creamy concealer) and some are new favorites that I’m totally in love with like the eye brightening balm from Tula, the R+R mask from Summer Fridays, and the Function of Beauty customizable shampoo and conditioner. Throughout the year I always use the Boy Brow from Glossier in black but during the summer I like clear because I tend to wear less (if any) makeup and it gives such a natural look. For a really natural yet juicy lip, I love the Tarte Lip Quenchers in Rose and Opal. They are beautiful and aren’t sticky at all.

If I want to go with a bit more of a full makeup look (and by full makeup I mean more than tinted moisturizer), I opt for the waterproof version of the Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced to help me avoid smudges under my eyes. I also love the Tarte In Bloom eyeshadow palette and the Milk makeup sticks — the holographic blush and the highlighter in “Lit” are my go-to choices. To set everything, I really like the “Chill” setting spray from Urban Decay.

I also make sure to take care of my skin as best I can. I love the tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier because it has SPF in it. I also love the primer from Tula because it also has a shimmery tint and makes your skin look flawless. To keep my skin feeling soft and fresh, I love the Summer Fridays R+R exfoliating mask with rose. It leaves behind a light oil on the skin that is just enough without being overwhelming. I also like to mist the “way to Glow” spray from Mama Mio on my face whenever I need a pick-me-up throughout the day or to start my morning off right.

And, what’s summer without a fun frozen treat? I’m a big fro-yo fan but I also love the organic fruit pops from Solero — especially the piña colada, raspberry, and banana cinnamon! Seltzers with lime from Spindrift is always refreshing and I do my best to drink as much water as I can throughout the day. With cute tumblers like the watermelon one I found from Sunny Life, why wouldn’t you?

With a baby and a full-time job, makeup has certainly slipped off my radar a bit here and there. But I love beauty so much and really enjoy sharing my favorite beauty products with you so it’s inspired me to get my head back in the game and find just a minute or two each day to make myself look more like a cool mom and less like a regular mom — wink wink.

To find any of the items I mentioned in this post, just scroll through the gallery below and click on the image. PS. You get a special discount off of the Tula and Foundation of Beauty products which is always a plus! How are you enjoying your summer? Any beauty must-haves you’d like to share? Comment on my latest Instagram post! I’d love to hear from you.


TSO Loves: DockATot Daydreams


As I was preparing for my baby girl’s arrival, my hubby and I were always on the lookout for quality, must-have items. As I’ve said in previous posts, the items we chose were ones that we knew would be long-lasting. Throughout my pregnancy, I had seen and heard about the DockATot and it definitely piqued my interest. So many of friends that had the DockATot absolutely loved it and told me I had to have it. In fact, I believe the word “lifesaver” was used on several different occasions. Needless to say, this item went to the top of my list of things to check out!


Just before baby girl was born, the amazing team at DockATot sent me their gorgeous, multi-functional lounger. I was blown away by the quality of the fabric and the beautiful print. It came in the most beautiful packaging and was definitely a special piece. As soon as I opened it and saw the vibrant rose pattern and attention to details, it’s safe to say I was obsessed!

Psst… my friends at DockATot are giving you 10% off when you use the code “stylish10” at checkout!

Now that our baby girl is here, we love her DockATot even more. It is the perfect place for her to take a nap and lounge while we do laundry and tidy up. It makes her feel snuggled and secure while providing the flexibility she needs to move and stretch those strong little legs — we keep ours unclipped so she has space to flex those muscles.

The DockATot comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 months and Grand for 9-36 months) and is handmade of all natural 100% cotton. We love the fact that it is adjustable and will be something we can use for a significant amount of time — although baby girl is growing like crazy so we may be in need of the Grand before we realize it! The lounger also comes in a variety of colors and patterns. It is so beautiful and there truly is one for every style and design aesthetic. The covers are removable so you can swap them out depending on your mood. They’re always coming out with new designs so it’s definitely tempting.

If you’re looking for a special gift to give a mom-to-be or want to purchase something helpful for your little one, this is a great piece. We can’t wait to take it with us on vacation this summer and love that it’s something that will last into the future.

PS. Don’t forget to use the code “stylish10” at checkout to get 10% off your order!

Baby Girl's Nursery Reveal


Our sweet, strong, smart, beautiful baby girl has arrived and we couldn’t be more in love. Sorry for being MIA here on the blog these past few months but we’re soaking in every moment with our baby girl. In honor of her arrival, we wanted to share some photos of her nursery with all of you.

We selected items that were a mix of highs and lows but did our best to choose things that were functional and affordable yet stylish. The palette for the room was a mix of creams, grays, whites, and hints of gold and warm pinks (we’ve since swapped out the diaper cart for white instead of rose gold).


I researched pretty much every piece from the wipe-clean changing pad by Skip Hop to the Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib to find reputable pieces that would last. It’s so tempting to purchase super trendy pieces or things that are really beautiful but you can only use for the first few weeks. It was important to us to save our money for the things she’ll really need and for her future so we set a tight budget and were careful about every piece we chose.


Many of the items we purchased were from Amazon, Target, and buybuy BABY. We also found a few decorative pieces on Etsy (like our mobile) and repurposed some things we already had (including some art work by Inslee).


We hope our baby girl loves her room. It’s such a special place that I dreamed of for so long. Hope you enjoy this peek into her sweet little space!


TSO Loves: Baby Must-Haves

From technology and toys to fashion and accessories it can be overwhelming when it comes time to shop for your new little one! Whether you are are mama-to-be in search of some great baby products or you are looking to buy for the holidays or an upcoming baby shower, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite items!

I personally have every one of these items and cannot wait to try them with baby girl. Many of these were either recommended by friends and family who love them already or through hours and hours of online research.

The first on the list (featured in the image above) was gifted to me by my friends at Dock-A-Tot, and let me just say, it’s gorgeous. The Dock-A-Tot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper, and playtime lounger that comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 months and Grand for 9-36). This blogger favorite is a favorite for a reason — they are all natural and 100% cotton! PLUS Dock-A-Tot has been generous enough to offer my followers 10% off their order with the code STYLISH10! The quality of their products and the numerous designs they offer is incredible. Check out their site and use the code for your first purchase.

It’s so hard to decide which items I want to chat about so be sure to click through the gallery below for direct links to all of my favorite finds — but, I’m super excited about the wipeable changing pad from Skip Hop (super easy to clean and it’s cute) and the cute/easy-to-use reverse zip footies from Old Navy!

I also read a great tip from several moms out there regarding burp cloths — try Gerber’s 10 pack of cloth diapers. I know myself and I won’t be using the cloth diapers (props to the mamas out there who do) but I do think they’re going to make for some affordable yet quality burp cloths so that’s a plus! I’ve also fallen in love with the Ciala Co. bows for baby girl. They come in a ton of colors and a variety of styles and sizes, too.

I could go on and on about each of these items (the Artifact Uprising baby book, the adorable unicorn donut teether from Loulou Lollipop, the Ergo Baby 360 carrier, and the Pure Aqua diapers and wipes from Pampers) but I’ll let you take a scroll through and see for yourself!

PS. To all of my baby boy mamas out there, sorry for all of the pink but know that 99% of the pink items below do come in other colors. Happy browsing!