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Easy Summer Cocktails with Alizé

It’s not officially summer in Houston but the weather sure feels like it. With warmer weather comes outdoor gatherings, parties and fun celebrations. Once you’re nice and toasty you will need a refreshing cocktail to cool you down. I’m so thrilled to be partnering with Alizé to bring you two quick and easy summer cocktails that you can serve up anytime.

You can sip the delicious and enchanting flavors of Alizé on the rocks if you are looking for a super simple yet exotic flavored cocktail. The Peach flavored Alize is a succulent infusion of ripe, luscious peaches delicately blended with premium French Vodka. Alizé Peach Passion is a full bodied liqueur that is smooth and favorably sweet on the palate.

If you have a little bit of time and a few extra ingredients you can go for a bellini cocktail. You only need 2 ounces of Alizé Peach Passion and  2 ounces of prosecco. It is too easy not to enjoy it! Ha Ha! I’m all about simplicity so if you have any other ideas for easy summer cocktails send them my way! Find out where you can get your hands on some Alizé soon by clicking here. Enjoy Responsibly!

This post was sponsored on behalf of Alizé. All opinions stated are my own.

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Style A Red Bikini

Every single summer I find that I’m “obsessed” with something. Whether it’s a trend, color, or a particular item, it happens to me with out fail. Last year it was anything that was off the shoulder. The year before that it was deconstructed denim. Something always gets me!

This summer my summer thing is red swimwear! From bikinis to one pieces, I am definitely ALL IN! Truthfully I’m very particular about the type of two piece that I’m comfortable wearing and this year, I found one that I love before the first day of summer.

I’ve had a child that is now five but I still prefer a high waisted bikini bottom because it makes me feel less exposed. I have a need to cover up my belly button. Ha ha! I also like a top that feels a bit more secure and that doesn’t make me feel like my breasts are going to fall out. Again, I have had a child so my breast do whatever they want. Whether it’s a one piece or a two piece, I have not shame and the beach will get the body that I take to it!

Enjoy!

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The Perfect Summer Dress

I’m partnering with Ann Taylor to bring you style that personifies summer. In my mind, summer is brightly colored, classic, and easy going. Instead of wrecking your brain to figure out what you will wear to your next summer event, just repeat after me. Start with a dress!

The first official day of summer is in June but we are so close! Our schedules are already filling up with summer events and vacations. Most places we travel to will be very warm so choosing something comfortable and stylish is priority number one! The personality of summer is classic, brightly colored and easy going and this dress is all three. This timeless silhouette simply means it will fit and look amazing for many summers to come. If the fit is perfect then everything else will fall into place.

This dress hits you right above the knee and lets you catch a cool breeze on your legs. The color is muted enough for you to style it with other bold prints and colors. My styling is a perfect example. I went for a deeper shade of the same color for my earrings. It makes the dress look even more beautiful. I chose a contrasting green color for my shoes to add some fun and interest to the overall look.

Everyone knows that leopard print is a neutral so it pairs nicely with almost everything. Add in a pair of sunglasses that continue to bring in a shade of brown from the leopard clutch and we have a winner. This is the perfect summer dress (and you can wear it next spring)!

Enjoy!

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Gingham off the shoulder dress

Gingham Goddess! Shop it!

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Mini-Me Looks for Boy Moms from Old Navy

Twinning with your little one is so much fun but when you’re a boy mom it can be a challenge to find something just right for the both of you. You definitely want something super cute but it isn’t as easy as “matching floral prints” like you would with a girl. Old Navy sponsored this perfect look and fixed our twinning worries.

It was so nice to go outside of the normal “matching colors” scheme into humorous graphic tees. We all joke about our kids being a “chip off of the old block” anyways and now, we can share that joke with everyone who sees us. Our life tends to be like a dramatic film anyway so comparing us to movies is just perfect. Ha ha!

I took it a step further with a bright white color scheme. It’s no surprise that as the temperatures rise wearing light colors will help us to stay cool. Incorporating that idea with some layers seems to be the perfect recipe. I paired my white shorts with a white denim jacket. I spiced Grant’s entire look up with a matching fun, yet light print. Grant called them his “trip clothes” so I guess they do give off a slight vacation vibe.   If we snuck off to see a movie together we wouldn’t be too chilly with his over shirt and my jacket.

Accessories really bring a look together so our similar sunglasses and shoes is the icing on the cake. If you have other fun ideas about how boy moms can mini-me we would love to hear about it. Drop us a line! Enjoy!