What's In My Bag: The New York Mom

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As a notorious over-packer, I certainly didn't surprise myself when I managed to fill my large MZ Wallace Metro Tote to the brim with supplies for my baby and myself. For quick trips or when I need to conserve space, I pack a much smaller version of this bag, but here is what I bring along for a full day on the go!

I've discussed it in previous posts, but I'm obsessed with my Mz Wallace Metro Tote in Black Paint Print (unfortunately no longer available). It came with three separate bags inside and there are tons of pockets lining the walls of the bag so it's perfect for organizing. I love that it's big enough to fit everything I need but super lightweight.

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Style Crush: Annabelle of VivaLuxury

Having such a busy schedule it is hard to go and just search for the perfect outfit for your occasion, so I lately I have turned to style/lifestyle blogs to do the work for me. Right now, I am style-crushing on Annabelle of VivaLuxury. A big reason why I follow her is that she links to everything she is wearing, from the outfits to the jewelry to the shoes. There are so many style bloggers out there and everybody has their own preference but let me convince you that VivaLuxury is a must read!

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Imagine trendy, classy and edgy all in one. What I really like about Annabelle is that all her outfits are cohesive from the outfit to the jewelry to the makeup. Oh and not to mention that she recently got to collaborate with Diane Von Furstenburg to create a wrap dress (shown below)!

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Annie's Holiday Wishlist

Christmas is right around the corner and while having a happy, healthy family is more than I could ask for, if anyone's asking I wouldn't mind a few of these items! Every day my son becomes more and more aware of his surroundings and really enjoys playing! I would love to get this teepee (featured above) for him to create an exciting environment for him to play in. Here are a few other things on my wishlist... 

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Beauty Inspiration: GuGu Mbatha-Raw's 'Elle Magazine' Look

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This month, GuGu Mbatha-Raw is featured on Elle Magazine's Women in Hollywood issue, and her cover look is stunning. Her look was not only crafted beautifully but also toned down and simplified against the cover's pale blue backdrop. Everything about it alluded to Mbatha-Raw's natural beauty. Her little need for accessories and makeup no doubt persuaded me to open up the November issue and read further. Mbatha-Raw's cover is a flawless nod to the simple and alluring makeup look, which is why I'm looking towards it for my fall/winter beauty inspiration.

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The Best Bold Colors To Wear This Winter

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With the first cold front having moved into my area already, I've been daydreaming about bold, dark colors and fluffy fur coats. Since fur coats are pretty pricey and generally more difficult to get my hands on, I opted for some fun beauty products to liven up my winter palettes. When it comes to my eyeshadow, I generally go with a neutral (gold/brown) smokey eye. Not only does it enhance my eyes, but it also leaves room for a bold lip if I'm feeling particularly feisty.

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Allison's Holiday Wishlist

It's so hard to believe that the holidays are almost here—I think it finally hit me when my boyfriend asked me to send him the link to my Pinterest page for gift ideas. Is it really that time of the year already?

No matter what time of year it is, I'm always on the hunt for things to add to our apartment (like this Yarn Tapestry by Ninelles featured above), but I'm also interested in getting a new tattoo and some sneakers. Here's what's on my holiday wishlist this year... 

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Lovelyish Gift Guide: For Your 90s-Nostalgic Friend

I am definitely a child of the 90s—I watched SNICK every Saturday night, participated in sleepover trading of Lip Smackers and other 90's girl beauty essentials, and read Goosebumps way past my bedtime. And every holiday season, I definitely get a little nostalgic when I think about receiving my Super Nintendo, watching The Nightmare Before Christmas until my VHS copy wore out, and jamming my Hanson Christmas album until my CD scratched. So if you or a friend are missing those 90's childhood memories this holiday season, these gifts are sure to tug at the heartstrings in all the right ways.

I actually remember learning how to braid hair by using my trolls! These ugly-cute little guys definitely had their own little place on my windowsill. How cute would these Good Luck Trolls be as little stocking stuffers?

If you or a loved one has ever wished for the ability to time travel, this 90's Time Machine Kit is the next best thing. This kit includes an assortment of items that will spark happy 90's memories. Each kit is a mystery—it might include some sweet (or sour!) candies, beanie babies, scented pencils, slap bracelets, feather pencils, stickers, postcards, Pogs and a boy band poster. 

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