Dearest Lou

Mothers Day + Pink & Blue Co. Discount Code

I'm wearing: Pink & Blue Co. Necklaces (Elle + Mimi styles) || Dress, thrifted || Shoes, Vionic Reagan Mule
Z is wearing: Top, Old Navy || Bottoms, Carters || Malibu Sandals, Freshly Picked
A is wearing: Top, Baby Gap || Bottoms, Zara || Malibu Sandals, Freshly Picked

That was a long and unexpected break! Needless to say, I'm happy and ready to be back.

Mother's Day was this past Sunday and it was such a wonderful day. We spent the morning at church and afternoon-late evening with our families. The boys made me homemade chocolate covered strawberries! Adrien and Zaden ate about half of them but the ones that made it into my belly were SO GOOD! Daryl snapped these photos of the boys and I. I think he did a great job capturing each of our personalities.

See the necklaces pictured above? Pink & Blue Co. kindly sent me these gorgeous necklaces to review! Pink & Blue Co. engraves custom birth information on delicate pieces of jewelry! When it comes to jewelry I like simple and meaningful pieces. I had never seen a jewelry company that offers this type of engraving and was so excited when they reached out for this collaboration.

Birth is such an incredible thing. The birth of both of my boys are two of the best days of my life. Although labor is tiring, the contractions are painful and nearly unbearable towards the end, seeing your baby for the first time changes you. The exact day & time that I first met my boys are engraved on these necklaces. That moment in time I hold so near and dear to my heart.

I LOVE these necklaces! I can't say it enough. The quality is above and beyond what I expected and I have gotten so many compliments from friends and family since receiving them. If necklaces aren't your thing they also engrave bracelets and offer different metal types (silver, rosegold, and gold).

Pink & Blue Co. is generously offering Dearest Lou readers 15% off with promo code: dearestlou
TREAT YO' SELF with a pretty jewelry piece!

Revere Shoes Style + A Giveaway


Dress (only $29)|| Tights || Booties ℅ || Vest (similar) || Hat (similar) || Belt

Today's outfit features these booties from Revere Shoes.

How adorable are these booties from Revere Shoes? Whenever I wear my Palmero booties I feel like I’m walking around in slippers! Something I love about Revere Comfort Shoes is that not only do they sell stunning shoes but they are also supportive. I can walk around in these booties for hours.

I love the color of these booties and the fact that I can dress them up or down. I can simply throw on a t-shirt, jeans, and a cardigan or dress them up for date night. They are on the pricier end of shoes but when it comes to shoes I always believe in splurging on a few pairs that will last you years rather than a cheap pair that will only last a few months. When a shoe is this versatile I think it is totally worth the investment (;

Revere Shoes is an Australian company and one week from today they will be celebrating Australia Day! I have teamed up with them to giveaway one pair of shoes to a lucky winner!

To enter, simply visit Revere Shoes & fill out the rafflecopter widget below so I can keep track of your entries. The more entries you complete the better chance you have of winning. Giveaway is open to ALL Dearest Lou readers thru January 25th at 11:59PM EST. If your twitter, facebook, or instagram profile is on P R I V A T E please set your settings to P U B L I C on January 26, 2018 since I will be verifying the random winners entries at that time, private profiles will not be eligible of winning. Winner will be announced here on Australia Day (January 26th) and contacted via email shortly after.

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Sephora Holiday Favorites

Disclaimer: This post is a collaboration with  Sephora inside JCPenney. All opinions are mine alone. #SephorainJCP #SoWorthIt
Anyone else a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? I’m the worst and just barely starting shopping this last weekend! One of my favorite places to shop is JCPenney. I love that they have a little bit of everything and it’s a one stop shop for my holiday shopping needs.

I’m a huge fan of their fashion and beauty products. When it comes to beauty, Sephora inside JCPenney has the best makeup, fragrance, and skincare products. I love this time of year because Sephora releases wish-list worthy exclusive gifts at a fraction of the retail cost.

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of me shopping at my local Sephora:

These are some of the products I purchased for some special ladies in my life. I don’t want to disclose who since I know they read my blog (;
Sephora Favorites Kit- Get Glowing $42 ($123 value)- This is a limited edition kit that is new and exclusive to Sephora. It has a little bit of everything to reveal a more youthful-looking glow. It includes mini moisturizers, masks, treatments, and more. It includes some of my favorite skincare products. I love that the products are travel-size which makes it super convenient for traveling. Something I find difficult when traveling on planes or road trips is bringing my skincare essentials with me.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter $45- This is a three-in-one complexion palette. I LOVE this palette since it includes both powder and cream options. It is perfect for contouring and highlighting. It is lightweight and perfect for everyday use.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Duo $42 ($64 value)- I was gifted my first makeup setting spray a little over two years ago and have been hooked ever since. I love this product and I know the ladies in my life I bought this for will too. My makeup stays on my face all day with this spray. I’m planning on individually tying a bow on each of these and gifting them to 2 friends.

Quantities are limited on their amazing gift sets, so run to your local Sephora inside JCPenney for your last minute holiday shopping needs.