1 Top / 2 looks with Celizzione

Hey, hey! How is everyone?! Happy Wednesday — Friday is almost here. What are you’re weekend plans? We’re planning a quick family road trip 🙂 Can’t wait!

Today, I have a super fun post with Celizzione. They are one of the cutest online boutiques out there, y’all! Not to mention, their prices are wallet-firendly! I’m styled a lovely black top 2 ways – one daytime look and one evening look. The versatility of this top can’t be beat! Not only is it perfect for layering, but the lace detailing feels chic and unique. 

For my causal look I added a black hat, camo printed jeans, and fringe booties.                            Perfect for lunch with the girls! 

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Also, in love with these sweet fresh water pearl studs from Cezillione!

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For a dressier look, I added a bold lip (LipSense of course), flared denim, metallic pumps, and gold clutch. I would totally wear this out on a date. Wouldn’t you?

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Check out Celizzione to read their Blogger Spotlight. Your’s truly is being featured!                 I’m very thankful for the opportunity! 

What’s your favorite day to night item hanging in your closet? 

Take care and have a fabulous day!

❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎

XO

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What’s in your diaper bag?

Hey, hey! It’s the best day of the week! I hope you have had a great week, and have an even better weekend planned. I currently have a baby in my lap who is coming down with a fever. Oh my, my kiddos! My heart is breaking for them. If you’re dealing with sick babies, sending prayers for a quick recovery.

Speaking of kiddos, today I’m sharing my diaper bag essentials. If I could show y’all what my diaper bag (not to mention me — total hot mess!) looked like for my first outing after having my son, you would you get a really good laugh in. Seriously! My mom walked into my house and said, “Tori, do you need all of this?” I frantically replied, “Yes!” We left the house and hour and half later. An hour and a half. Being a new mom is no joke! I totally sympathize and appreciate new moms, and that’s what motivated this post. With the help of my sweet photographer, I wanted to share the items that are necessary versus the things you “think” you will need in your bag. For instances, a burp cloth is a staple item, not a finger nail file. Let’s face it, you just brought a new human into the world, the last thing on your mind is your nails.

Also, I’m sharing two fabulous items from one of my sorority sister’s baby line called Yellow Button Baby. I have known her since 2005 and she’s a doll! I’m showcasing her super soft, double sided baby blanket and bib. Both are machine washable and in colorful patterns. In fact, the bib is a brand new pattern for her fall collection. Check out Yellow Button Baby and pick up a few essentials for baby!

Enter thegalnextdoor at checkout to receive 15% off of your order!

Now, time for my favorite diaper bag items.

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Pacifiers

Oh, the Wubba Nub. These infant passies are perfect for not only soothing baby, but for keeping little hands busy. Available with many different animals, these passies are great for the new mom! Although, my kiddos didn’t use the Wubba Nub, I have met countless moms who swear by them. I tried to introduce them, but by the time my kids would take a passie, they were passed the infant stage. So, we use the MAM pacifiers. My daughter is enjoying one as we speak!

Both are great, both will soothe baby! 

Toys

Also, we can’t forget about the toys. I overloaded my bag with toys. Like, a new toy for every hour I was going to be out. Eek! Overload. What I’ve come to realize, is kids that don’t need that many toys. 1-2 is great, but more than that is just going to take up space in your bag. Not to mention, observing their surroundings can be fun and help them develop.

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My top toy for my kiddos was the Sofie. I don’t know what kind of magic they put into these little squeaky giraffes, but they are kid magnet. For real. They are also perfect for teething! 

Yellow Button Baby — Toddler Blanket & Bib

Yellow Button Baby’s Travel Blanket is amazing! It’s handmade, machine washable, and super soft! Perfect for the mom on the go. And how cute is this pattern? YBB’s blankets are available in three sizes. This is the travel blanket and I love the portability!

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Yellow Button Baby’s toddler bib is perfect for a busy mom. It can be attached to the outside of your bag, is thin enough to roll up ( and not take up a bunch of room), and snaps behind baby’s neck. When your child can remove their own bib, things can get a little yucky. That’s one more reason I love this bib. I know my daughter can remove it mid-meal.

Made of quality fabrics, including cotton and bamboo, these bibs are colorful and can be personalized. How fun!

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This bib is so versatile — it snapped perfectly on to my diaper bag. Of course, with a yellow snap button!

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Feeding

Have you tried an EZ PZ mini matt? These are life changing. As soon as baby starts to pick up food, I recommend you get one! They are dishwasher safe, free of any harmful extras (ya know, like BPA and PVC), and promote self feeding. Plus, they are perfect for eating out.

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When I started to get out of the house more, especially with my son, I struggled with ways to carry my formula. Eventually, I found the Munchkin Formula Holder, but do I wish I one of the Mixie baby bottles. My photographer shared this fabulous product with me and I had to share it with y’all!

The Mixie bottle stores a serving of formula of in an extra compartment on the bottle of the bottle. You can fill the bottle with water before or when baby’s hunger strikes. Next, pop of the bottle of the bottle and shake. How genius is that?

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Diaper Ointment

Of course, Destin is always an essential. Blow outs and nasty diapers happen, that’s where this stuff comes into play. I also love A + D because of it’s waterproof consistency. unnamed-2

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Other Essentials

Some other great items that aren’t shown would be Infant Tylenol and Johnson & Johnson Cleaning Wipes. I’m constantly wiping my kiddos down. Germs everywhere, ha! 


I hope you find this informative and helpful. I’m my no means a mom genius –just simply sharing some of my favorite items in hopes of informing new moms. 

Feel like this would help a friend or family member? Share away! Motherhood is all about community. 

Have a great weekend y’all and I’ll see ya next week. 

❤︎❤︎❤︎

XO

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$100 Gift Card Giveaway // Poncho Perfection with The Shoe Closet

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Hi guys! How are things? I’m so excited for fall! I may have already enjoyed a couple Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but hasn’t everybody? SO yummy! The past two weeks have been somewhat of a whirlwind for us. After a couple weeks of traveling, I’m diving back into the real world and loving on my babies. This momma miss her kiddos! 

As for today, I’m sharing another great look from The Shoe Closet. Also, don’t forget to enter for a chance to enter for a $100 gift card. Details below!

I adore today’s look not only because it’s comfortable, but because it speaks to my inner flower child. A poncho, flares, and platforms? I’ll take that! 

The poncho is made by Kerisma and at a steal of price — $65! The material has a nice weight and doesn’t not feel bulky. In fact, The Shoe Closet just received a new shipment of easy, solid sweaters that will carry through the season.

Paired with Hudson flares, Sam Eldelman platforms, and a fun tasseled Tory Burch bag, this look is perfect for football season. If there is a little chill in the air, layer a long sleeve tee, a white button up blouse, or a scarf to stay warm. 

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I also wanted to highlight THE new accessory to wear with any game day look. The Shoe Closet recently started carrying Erimish. Created by two sisters in Missouri, the Erimish bracelets are not only cute, but are perfectly priced. Choose 5 for $35 or $8 a piece. Currently, TSC is selling the Erimish Game Day Collection. Any team, any color, they’ve got it! What a chic way to support your favorite team. Check out The Shoe Closet’s IG account the keep up with their Erimish pieces. 

Ok, we can’t forget about $100 gift card!! 

How to enter? Head to The Shoe Closet! After grabbing something super stylish, mention this post to put your name in the mix. Can’t make into the store? Give The Shoe Closet a call at (940) 322-6300. With purchase, mention The Gal Next Door to be entered to win the $100 gift card. They can help you with sizing or any questions you may have over the phone.

The contest will end Friday, October 7th. Do not miss it! 

I can’t wait to see what lucky reader wins the gift card. With the holidays coming up, a hefty $100 gift card couldn’t come at a better time! 

Y’all take care and I’ll see ya soon.

❤︎❤︎❤︎

XO

The Shoe Closet // 9-5 Done Right

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Hi y’all! I hope you had a long and refreshing weekend. Anybody else keep thinking it’s Monday? I totally do, ha! I’m also celebrating. Why? I’ve been asked to blog about one of my favorite boutiques, The Shoe Closet. In both September and October, I will blogging several different looks that you can snag at the Shoe Closet. My photographer, Serena is one of my dearest friends and is very talented! Check out her IG here.

Located in Wichita Falls, Tx, The Shoe Closet has been the heartbeat of fashion in Texoma since 1984. With personalized styling and a warm atmosphere, the Shoe Closet is the go-to place for all things trending. They carry brands like Alice + Olivia, Tory Burch, and the upcoming accessory line Rory Ashton. Personally, I’ve been shopping at the Shoe Closet since high school. I have always appreciated their on-point advice and diverse merchandise.

You simply can’t make a trip to the Shoe Closet without finding something special!

For my first post, a fun, yet classic cropped pants and blazer combo. Here I’m wearing Trina Turk, Sam Eldelman pumps, and carrying a Tory Burch bag. Can we talk about how wonderful this bag is? There’s plenty of room for an iPad, planner, and your personal essentials. The Shoe Closet has the freshest pieces to update your work wardrobe. Want to know the best part? This look can easily take you to happy hour or dinner with friends after work. Simply grab a clutch and swipe on a bold lip to amp up this ensemble.

Stay tuned for more looks from the Shoe Closet. There also may be a few promotions along the way. You don’t want to miss it! Check out their website and IG account!

Have a lovely day, y’all!

❤︎❤︎❤︎

XO