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Mommy Gear Fashionably Comfy

Mommy Fashionable Comfy Gear

 ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!

Hello sweet Loves! I’m popping in to give you some delicious fashion candy for all you mommies (or non-mommies) out there!

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Chloe + Isabel Love

Navy Chain Morningtide Necklace

 ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!

Hello there! For my American readers, hope you enjoyed celebrating America’s birthday this weekend. We had a wonderful time with family and friends.

I have an extra special treat for you today as I’m sharing some serious bling love. Sara Murphy, who is the shop owner of this rad accessories brand called Chloe + Isabel and a ShuGar Love sponsor, has some beautiful jewelry pieces that you would adore wearing. As many of you know, I have a major addiction with accessories. If I go out of the house without wearing some bling, I feel naked.

Sara is my kind of gal – her shop’s motto is, “Life’s too short to wear boring jewelry.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. Want proof? I’ll show you. Let’s swoon over some gorgeous pieces from her shop.

Behold the Morningtide Convertible Collar Necklace! You can switch out the chains if you want to mix up your style. Plus, you can also vary the look with accompanying earrings and bracelet. What I love about this necklace is how you can dress it up or dress it down. I can picture wearing it with some cute white palazzo pants or a flowly Anthropologie navy maxi dress.

Let’s have Sara explain more about this beautiful neck adornment and about her pretty shop.

“At my chloe and Isabel boutique, there’s jewelry for everyone. Classic, chic, boho, vintage… whatever your style. is!

Each piece is beautifully hand-designed in our NYC studio, branded with signature c+i closures, and gift-packaged in keepsake pouches and shipped to you directly. All of our jewelry is hypoallergenic, nickel-free, and lead safe. We offer a lifetime replacement and 30-day money back guarantee.

The item: Morning tide Convertible Collar necklace

Gold Chain Morningtide Necklace

Semi-precious howlite and light pink and navy cabochons, surrounded by glass crystal navette bursts, add luminous detail to this convertible statement necklace. Not to be out-shined, the versatility of this necklace is equally intriguing – replace the chain with the chic navy silk cord when you’re looking to switch up your daily necklace routine. two in one! it’s simply beautiful.

Gold Chain Morningtide Model Necklace Navy Chain Morningtide Model Necklace

16″ with chain back option, 18″ with rope back option + 2″ extender

semi-precious howlite, navy + light pink resin

Pair it up with beautiful earrings and bracelets.”

Bracelet Earrings

Now isn’t this jewelry just so lovely? Make sure to stop by her sweet shop Chloe + Isabel for more luscious pieces.

What’s your accessories style? Are you a bold lover or more of a simple fashionista?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Chloe + Isabel, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who help me create quality content to continue to spread ShuGar Love.

All Photo Credit: Sarah Murphy

Sunnies California

Vintage Sunglasses ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!  

Hello, sweet ShuGar Loves! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Can you believe summer is almost here? Woohoo! By far, summer is my favorite season, which works out perfectly since living in Southern California equates to the perpetual land of summer and spring.

One accessory every California girl must have is sunglasses. In fact, a true California gal has a variety of sunglasses to accessorize her outfit on a daily basis. Since we have sun essentially throughout the entire year, sunglasses are a vital component of any look. In fact, sunglasses add that final “pop” in your outfit and can make a true fashion statement.

I admit I am sunglasses obsessed. They are each so different and you can have fun mixing and matching.

Trending this season are glasses which are more bold with fun embellishments, like the photo cover. I am also coveting the sunglasses below because they all have a certain pizzaz about them which I love.

Heart-Sunglasses

Blue-and-Yellow-Sunglasses

Pink-Sunglasses

Are you a sunglasses collector? Do you have a favorite pair? Would you wear any of the glasses featured above? What is your sunglasses style?

Happy Monday!

|Cover Photo| Source Unknown  |Heart Sunglasses|  |Le Specs Blue and Yellow Sunglasses|  |Pink Sunglasses|

Fashion Art

Umbrella Tulle Ivory Gown Navy Dress Red and Blue Stripe

ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!  

Hello sweet loves! Thank you for all your kindness you showed me for my post about mommy guilty and pressure. I find that blogging has really helped me get through these challenging times by reaching out to the blogosphere and sharing my heart. I cannot thank you enough.

Did you know I am a huge art lover? Pre-baby, Mr. ShuGar and I used to spend much of our free time exploring L.A.’s museums. My fave is LACMA because it has a little something for everybody and they currently have (had?) an exhibition of Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress. I really want to see this one. I could spend hours at a museum just admiring the art. Every piece has a unique story to tell.

Well, one of my dreams is to begin to collect rad art in our home and create a gallery wall in every room. One day, when we move into a bigger home, I’d like to have fashion art displayed in my office. These pieces all speak out to me because they evoke style and whimsy with their brush strokes and colors. I like that they are all sort of free-flowing and not perfectly sketched out. I think there is beauty in its flaws. Plus, I’d love to wear each of these outfits. *Swoon*

Which one out of these four do you fancy? Are you an art lover? What kind of art do you enjoy?

Happy Monday to all!

|1| Black Dress with Umbrella|2 | Ivory Gown  |3| Navy Peplum Dress  |4| Blue and Red Striped Outfit

Fashion Love and Dating

Tania Bio  Pic

ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!  

My posts are currently pre-scheduled as I am taking time off to be a mommy. I’ve enlisted the help of my bloggy friends (cue Ringo Starr & The Beatles song) to write some guest posts for you lovelies. They’ll be contributing throughout this month of April. Please show them some love by reading their guest posts and also visiting their awesome blogs. Love these ladies! I’ll still be reading your comments from time to time, but my responses will be delayed. Not to worry, though. I have planned some quality content for you in my absence. I plan on returning at the end of April with lots of heart updates.

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Guest Post: Tania @ Inspire My Fancy

I’m Tania Franco of the blog Inspire My Fancy! I blog about what inspires me, fashion, art, photography, and beauty. My blog is very special to me because it allows me to share, and express myself creatively. I have a full time job in the mental health field, which also allows me to be creative in a totally different way. Secretly I have always wanted to be a writer, have a job in fashion,  be surrounded by art, and live next to the ocean. So, Inspire My Fancy is my own little space where I get to do all of that.

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I’m happy to be guest posting for Shugar Love today. As a mom myself, I’ve enjoyed sharing my mommy experiences with Carmen. I love this blog because Carmen always speaks from her heart, and makes me believe that my Mr. Right is out there somewhere for me. On that note, I am sharing two date looks with you all. First dates are exciting, and a little nerve racking sometimes, because you have no idea what to expect. Well, I have found feeling your best will make the date all that much enjoyable for you and your date. If you’re married, these looks will definitely impress your hubby on a date night!

But, wait! I want more reading!

Work It

Work-It-Gear

ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!

Hello, dear friends! Hope your weekend was fun-filled. We spent the weekend tying up loose ends and doing last minute details for ShuGar Boy. It’s kind of funny knowing any minute now he will want out. I’m so excited (and nervous) to welcome him into our lives!

As I tend to do, I am thinking ahead of life post-baby. At some point (not any time soon afterwards), I will get back into my work out routine. Many years ago, I lost a significant amount of weight and I am pumped to do it once again. I know what needs to be done and I will do it sensibly with time on my side. No diet, but just a consistent lifestyle routine of healthy eating and exercise.

In order to facilitate my goal to get back to pre-baby weight, I’m fantasizing of getting a whole new workout wardrobe. You must look cute while you sweat it out, right? These are some things I’ve been dreaming about. They inspire me to get motivated when the time comes. I just have to have that MILF tank. It has my name written all over it!

By the way, I am on the search for anyone who would like to guest post for my blog. I’ll be taking some time off and welcome any contributors. Message me at mrs.shugar@gmail.com if you are interested.

Hugs!

|1| Target Purple Tank |2| Target Racer Bra |3| Target Purple Capri Pants|4| Zappos Nike Air Sneakers |5| Garmin Purple Pedometer |6| MILF Fitness Tank |7| Sports Chalet Skidless Purple Yoga Mat

Pink Lady

Pink-Lady

ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!  

Hello, sweet ShuGar Loves! How was your weekend? I hope you were able to enjoy the first few days of Spring. I’ve heard some parts of the States got another snow. So sorry. Here in L.A., the weather was gorgeous and spring is definitely in the air.

For today’s post, I feel like it’s a testament to my transformation when it comes to my taste. I was inspired by my latest pink statement necklace find from Forever 21. I don’t really know when or why, but at some point in my life I swore off of the color pink. It might have been that I was in a phase of trying to challenge society’s perception of what is feminine. Throughout all these years, I stayed away from pink clothes, accessories, or home decor.

My, oh my, how life changes you. I am now a proud pink lover and this post is a testimony of my pink affection. If someone were to ask me what my favorite spring color is for this season it would definitely be pink. Hot pink, soft pink….I love it all! All these items above are on my wish list. Some have even sold out and I do hope they bring them back. By far, my favorite piece is that pink tulle skirt. I think every lady should have a tulle skirt in her closet. It’s classic and very Grace Kelly-esque.

Even though pink is all the rage for me right now, my fave color is still turquoise. It will always rock my world!

What are your thoughts when it comes to the color pink? Love it or hate it? What’s your favorite fashion/decor color?

|1| Givenchy Pink Purse |2| Kate Spade Heart Stud Earrings |3| Asos Pink Oxfords |4| Pink Shades |5| Fab Pink Heels |6| Etsy Vintage Pink Tulle Skirt |7| Kate Spade Vail Dress |Inspiration| Forever 21 Pink Necklace

Boy, Oh, Boy Dreaming

Boy-Oh-Boy-Dreaming

ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!  

Happy Monday, friends! Don’t the weekends just fly by? I hope you had a good one. We had another busy and fun weekend as we spent Saturday taking photos for our maternity session with the amazingly talented Erin from Hello Pinecone. I cannot wait to share them with you!

What has been on my fashion mind these days? Well, baby clothes, of course. To be specific, I’ve been dreaming of boy fashion because I’ve never been charged with dressing up a boy….until now. We received so many cute outfits for our ShuGar Boy at our baby shower. I can’t wait to play dress up with him.

The pieces above are other items I’m coveting for our little man. They’re all so adorable! This shopping for baby boy is going to be hard to resist.

Wishing everyone a great, love-filled day!

|1| Zara Printed Sweater |2| Zara Seagreen Sneakers |3| Etsy Cardigan and Bow Tie Set |4| Baby Gap Graphic Onesie |5| Baby Gap Striped Tee |6| J Crew Cashmere Heart Sweater |7| Etsy Hat Set

Transitioning from Maternity to Non-Maternity Fashion

Hat-Side-Smiling-Full-Body

ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!  

Hello, ShuGar Loves! How was your weekend? Ours was really, really productive. We continued our baby prep by organizing all the gifts we got from our baby shower (thank you to our dearest family + friends!) and then began to purchase the remaining items, including loads and loads of diapers! So excited because soon our ShuGar Boy will be here! Thank you to all who congratulated us on our shower via the blog and social media. You are all the sweetest ever!

I have been pondering today’s ShuGar Fix Mondays for quite some time now. It just goes to show you how much I die for fashion. I’ve tried to not go too crazy with all the maternity fashion as I logically know I will not be pregnant forever. Tell that to my fashion heart. However, I think some of my baby bump looks are transferrable post-baby. This outfit is an example of what I would like to wear after I give birth.

But, wait! I want more reading!

Necklaces with a Simple Statement

Necklaces-Done-Simply

|1| Kate Spade Ribbon Necklace |2| Kate Spade Mrs. Necklace |3| Topshop Heart Ring Necklace |4| Anthropologie Starbust Necklace |5| Forever 21 Love Keys Necklace |6| Forever 21 Heart Charms Necklace |7| Forever 21 Lips Necklace

ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!  

Good morning, sweet friends! How was your weekend? We had quite a memorable one as we celebrated the soon-to-be arrival of our ShuGar Baby by having our Yellow Submarine baby shower. Hosted by my uber-talentd sis, we had mop top balloons, submarine twinkies, fresh tacos, and a delicious red velvet cake (I tried a bit!). We are so grateful to have so many loving family and friends who we can share this very special moment in our lives. Our baby is blessed to have all of your love! I will share pics in the next few weeks.

Most times, I like to make a statement with my accessories; other times, I think simplicity can be a stronger style choice. This is especially true of necklaces, which I generally prefer to be bold and unique. However, these sweet, simple necklaces above are so lovely in their designs. I think you can use any of these necklaces with a patterned top and/or bottoms. Number two is one of my faves because it says “Mrs.” So cute! The majority of these necklaces have something to do with love because, well, you know! You can let the rest of your outfit do the talking and any of these necklaces could be the cherry on top.

What type of accessories do you prefer wearing? Do you use more loud pieces or do you prefer simple?

Happy Monday!

P.S. Have you heard about my All You Need is Love Project? Join me as we spread more love all around us. Thursdays are the day!