ONE little MOMMA

Casual Friday, Legit Style

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military jacket, graphic tee, and converse

military jacket, graphic tee, and converse

military jacket, graphic tee, and converse

military jacket, graphic tee, and converse

military jacket, graphic tee, and converse

military jacket, graphic tee, and converse
JACKET- Thrifted (similar) // TEE- Idieh Designs c/o // JEANS- GAP // SHOES- Thrifted (similar)  // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede (sold out, similar) // BAG- Chicwish c/o
Photo Credit: Sarah Sweeney

Over the last few months, I've been working on improving the photos on my blog. Maybe you can't tell because of the grainy cell phone pics you still see sometimes, but I have. Taking photos with an actual photographer has really been a step up and it's been fun to work with Sarah and try to be a little more creative and professional in that area.

When we were taking photos of this outfit I mentioned to her that I suddenly realized one reason that so many of the really big bloggers, or just fashion bloggers in general wear so many high heels and dresses and sometimes ridiculous things. It feels weird to hire a photographer to take photos of you in a graphic tee and chucks. Working with a real photographer immediately makes you want to pull out your heels or nicer pants or a something dressed up. Not your casual number that you wear everyday. But if I did start pulling out only heels (which I don't own many of) or dresses (I have like 3), I certainly wouldn't be sharing my legit style. See what I did there? My real style IS what I wear everyday and dressing up, in most ways, is not the norm. Or even possible.

So while I do want to share a variety looks here at ONE little MOMMA, I still want to dress like ONE little MOMMA. So hold me to that!

Have a great weekend! We don't have big plans, but it looks like good weather so I'm sure we'll hit up a park and maybe grab some Frozen Custard if we get really crazy. What are you doing this weekend?



Meet Cozy Orange

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Cozy Orange gray yoga top and radiant orchid pants


Teal yoga top, Cozy Orange yoga pants

Black running jacket, gray running pants

Cozy Orange gray yoga top and radiant orchid pants

Teal yoga top, Cozy Orange yoga pants

Black running jacket, gray running pants

Cozy Orange gray yoga top and radiant orchid pants

Black running jacket, gray running pants
JACKET: Old Navy (old) // PANTS: Cozy Orange // SHOES: Nike 

Cozy Orange gray yoga top and radiant orchid pants
TOP: Cozy Orange // PANTS: Nike // SHOES: Nike

Teal yoga top, Cozy Orange yoga pants
TOP: Cozy Orange // PANTS: Cozy Orange // SHOES: Nike // MAT: Target

As you may know, Soren and I bought gym memberships a few months ago. Both of us needed more movement in our lives and a reason to get out of the house more often since we work at home. Soren has been really good about going regularly and I'm working on getting there regularly. In college we went together all of the time so it has been fun to take up that hobby again together. We don't have any hobbies in common so starting ONE is HUGE!

Ideally I'd love to attend two cardio classes a week and then a pilates or yoga class in between. That's all I need. Just three days a week. But somehow life happens.

What does get me to the gym? New workout clothes. Who doesn't that work for? In November Cozy Orange sent me some workout clothing to try out and Soren and I were both extremely impressed. Workout clothes were on my Christmas list so Soren bought me a few more pants from Cozy Orange and they are fabulous. They are perfect for yoga, but honestly they work for everything. I can easily run in these capris that he bought me and go to any class in any of the items above. The pants are thick, have the perfect amount of stretch and hold their shape. I don't fawn over brands often, but this is one I'll push at you. :) Especially because this month they are having a huge sale and you can grab some great workout items for a steal.

How are your workout goals going this year? What are they?

Nickel & Suede - Our Best Ever

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If you follow us on social media you probably already saw, but I wanted to officially announce on the blog that we have launched new products at Nickel & Suede this week. Not only is our leopard scarf back in stock, we have our best selection ever of metallic and colored leather earrings. And cuffs! I'm so in love with every. single. product. I know you will be too!

Thank you for your support! We'd would be and are so appreciative of your sharing us and our site with your friends and family. We can't grow without your amazing word of mouth! 

And to thank you we are giving away a $50 credit to Nickel & Suede. Enter below. Contest ends 1/28 and is open to international entries! Good luck!


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PS- Our Etsy shop has been updated too. We are working on switching platforms so that by next month we can offer gift cards and Paypal on site. Until then- if you need to use Paypal, you can find all of the same items here.

New Hair- Ombre Asymetrical Long Pixie Cut

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Asymetrical long pixie cut- ONE little MOMMA

Short ombre hair

Asymmetrical pixie cut

Asymmetrical pixie cut


I know, I know, you never know what you are going to get around here. One day its an outfit, another it's how I read magazines and another day its just photos of my current cut. But it is what it is. I've had tons of requests for photos of my new cut with my hair straight and not tucked behind my ear. So, I'm here to deliver. I usually do tuck the one side and like it better that way. I may go a little shorter on that side next time I get it trimmed but we'll see. When I went in for a cut these are the photos I showed her that I liked- and then I got my custom Kilee cut.

Asymmetrical pixie cut

Asymmetrical pixie cut

Asymmetrical pixie cut

Asymmetrical pixie cut

Asymmetrical pixie cut

And this was what we came up with! Now that I'm over the initial scare, I think I may go a little shorter next time, but who knows. I feel like it's already grown back a lot in 4 weeks so I'll be back in for a trim soon. 

Ombre asymetrical long pixie

I hope that helps those of you that requested these! Thanks so much for making me feel so good about this cut! You are awesome!


I Already Need a New New Year- Me Time

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Well, we are halfway through January and I'll have to admit I'm a little burned out. I didn't set any extreme resolutions that I'm ready to abandon, but the cold and cloudy days have put a damper on my motivation in general. I've been working a lot and that also has the tendency to suck the excitement out of me- unless it's work that I want to do. What does give me energy and motivate me is taking time for a little creative renewal- whether that is actually flexing those creativity muscles or just looking for new inspiration. 


One of my favorite ways to look for a little fresh inspiration? Magazines. Instead of buying a treat at the Walmart as a reward for the sometimes arduous task of shopping with little ones, I'll grab a magazine at the checkout. Or two. It gives me something to look forward to (the down time reading it after bedtime) and it's a healthier option. :)  I'm amazed at the random things that stick with me after I peruse magazines and that's one reason I love them. It might be a parenting tip, style inspiration or product inspiration. No matter what I feel slightly refreshed and my creative juices are flowing after a few minutes to myself with a fresh magazine.

This week I grabbed Instyle and Real Simple and after the kids went to bed I said no to work and just chilled on the couch with my cereal, The Bachelor and my mags. Of course I found some new tidbits and inspo so I thought I'd share what grabbed my attention this week.

1. Real Simple has an article this month about why boredom is actually important. Who knew boredom had its benefits? I try to keep my kids off of electronics at stores and no DVD's in the van, but sometimes it is just easier. I loved reading that boredom is good for my kids. It makes me feel like its okay to be a "mean mom"! I've thought about this article multiple times this week.

2, Real Simple also featured a trend page about fringe which I loved.Fringe has been on my mind a lot and I'd love to incorporate it into some of our products. I love seeing my ideas validated in print and also to see this fresh, light take on the trend.

3.And as far as style goes this month? InStyle did an article about window pane prints. I've had window pane print pants on my list for a while now and it looks like they can stay there. This trend is here to stay and I love how many options it can be found in. 

What magazines do you love to devour? Or what do you love to do for a few moments of me-time?



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Sunday Style- The Weird Thing

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Vegan leather skirt, mocha sweater

Vegan leather skirt, mocha sweater

Vegan leather skirt, mocha sweater


Vegan leather skirt, mocha sweater
SWEATER- Nu-Mod (sold out) (similar) // SKIRT- Nu-Mod (coming soon) (similar) // SHOES- Old Navy // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede (Silver Chrome large)

Some days I just feel like just wearing the weird thing. Not the safe option. Not what Soren would pick. Or even like. Like this full vegan leather midi skirt and a baggy sweater. In fact when I got dressed in this outfit last Sunday, to his credit, all he said was "I'm not sure how I feel about that skirt. Or that sweater." And bless his heart he left it at that. And it felt great to be free to take a risk, go out on a limb and wear something edgier than normal. 

Taking risks is risky. They don't always work out like you hope, but if they do- it's awesome. And if they don't- you can always try something else tomorrow.




Everyday Style- January

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Citron sweater, ripped jeans and tall vintage boots
SWEATER- Old Navy (old) // JEANS- Thrifted  // SHOES- Thrifted // EARRINGS- N&S (Silver Chrome L)

Work our gear from Cozy Orange
SHIRT- Cozy Orange // PANTS- Cozy Orange (on major sale this month!) // SHOES- Mizzuno

Distressed Marsala sweater, denim and Frye boots
SWEATER- Nu-Mod // PANTS- GAP // BOOTS- Frye // EARRINGS- N&S (Citron L)

Graphic tee, plum cardigan, and leopard sneakers
TEE- Old Navy // CARDIGAN-Old Navy // JEANS- Gap // JACKET- Stitch Fix // SHOES- H&M // EARRINGS- N&S (Antique Brass L)

Plaid cardigan, black ponte pants and ankle boots
CARDIGAN- Nu-Mod // PANTS- Boden // SHOES- Timberland // EARRINGS- N&S (Antique Brass L)

Just popping in today to share Everyday style post details from the last few weeks. We've had a busy week around here with Nickel & Suede and have lots of mess to clean up today. Everything from new flooring for the workshop to new heavy duty equipment for increasing product volume. I'm super excited about some new product ideas that I've been dabbling in and guess what? New product drops Monday! Remember our trip to the leather store a few weeks ago? I finally get to share with you our new leather and you are going to love them all!

So- I better get to work! Have a great Friday!