Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved clothes. She played dress up and styled her dolls in only the finest looks. She sketched and she sketched until she created the perfect look for her make believe life. That make believe life would later become reality when she studied Fashion during her college years. She sketched and she sketched, she grew and she grew. That knowledge and passion would stay with her for years to come. That make believe life from when she was a little girl, transformed into reality when she decided to begin a little journey called "The Metal Romantic". There she plays dress up every single day and she gets to share with the world, her perfect look in REAL LIFE. I'd say that little girl (me) is living her dream!
The Metal Romantic
Upon moving into an up-in-coming Atlanta neighborhood, a new stroller was just simply necessary! I found that we needed a hassle-free product that would make our on-the-go lifestyle easier to manage. That solution was the UPPAbaby "G-LUXE" Travel Stroller! I had a definite checklist when it came to what I needed when toting Axel around the city. Number one, it needed to be lightweight enough to where I could easily and quickly load him in to run our errands or walk to the nearby parks. Number two, I needed for it to be easily collapsible to be able to throw it in the back of my car when Axel tags along on my photoshoots. Number three, I wanted it to be sleek and chic to compliment my sense of style.
Let me just say, the UPPAbaby "G-LUXE" exceeded my expectations and fulfilled all of the items on my must-have checklist. Not only is it lightweight, travel friendly and sleek, but bonus...it also features a one-handed reclining backrest, an adjustable footrest and an extendable UPF 50+ sunshade as well. So if he happens to take a snooze on one of our strolls, he'll have the comfort that he deserves. The UPPAbaby G-LUXE is the lightest full-size reclining umbrella stroller in its class and I wouldn't tote Mr. Axel Hawk around the busy city in anything else.
Thank you UPPAbaby, for making for a pleasant and hassle-free transition into a new neighborhood within a new city. Axel definitely digs his new mode of transportation, as does mama and dada!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of UPPAbaby. The opinions and text are all mine.
All I want for Christmas is these two right by my side, always. The holidays are always a little nutty but add in a wild 1.5 year old "man" to the mix and its doubly nutty! Mr. Axel Hawk is always on the go, wanting to play with every stick and leaf left on the ground. He wants to climb walls and do front rolls on a regular basis and basically gets down and dirty all day, every day! I think we will ask Santa for a bundle of twigs for Christmas! That'll save all of his elves the hard work of making toys that don't keep his interest for long enough.
As sweet and loving as my little boy is, he's quite the handful, keeping mama and dada on our toes and definitely testing our patience here and there. BOYS will be BOYS! Am I right?! Though his wild and adventurous demeanor drives me a little bonkers at times, it also is one of my favorite things about him. He's a curious soul, who wants to experience all that life has to offer and that makes for one proud mama. Every new discovery is something that will stay with us forever. Axel Hawk, you are intelligent, generous, loving, weird and wild. A mix that I wouldn't trade for even one full night of sleep. Who needs sleep anyways?!
Take a look at our family photo session below, showing the mood swings of a 1.5 year old and the love we, as parents have for each other and our little wild man.
Photography by @joellegrace
Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my family to yours.
Olivia + Trig + Axel
The Metal Romantic
Show fearlessness, always! I am fearless when I change up my look. I am fearless when I play with color. I am fearless all around! With a different hair color pretty much every month, keeping my hair strong and healthy is 100% necessary! The Moroccanoil Repair Collection gives me total peace of mind when living life with #FearlessBeauty! As a busy mama that doesn't always have much time for an extensive beauty routine, the Moisture Repair Shamoo and Conditioner are my go-to. With a precision cut, as I have, blow drying is KEY so I always make time for the Perfect Defense, giving the best high heat protection and leaves my hair soft and smelling delightful! Then if my little dude isn't climbing on something, I make sure to use a touch of the Mending Infusion on my ends to protect my bowl cut! It's important to take the time for ourselves, especially as a parent. I am fearless in doing so! My hair protection is always a must!
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No fear, just go for it!
East coast to west, style is style and California boutique named Blue Eyed Girl knows good style! They carry only the best selection of brands and have such a beautiful aesthetic. Check them out! I had the most amazing experience working with them on this collaboration. When planning the looks, I had a vision in my mind of what I wanted to do with the looks and it came to life, here. You can shop each look below so take a look and enjoy!
The first look for Blue Eyed Girl is all about the good vibes mon'! "Jamaican me high" on life, that's for sure. There's nothing better than a good pair of white denim to round out the summer nicely and these 'McGuire' denim are the BEST JEANS EVER! I chose to pair those AMAZING jeans with a fun 'Mate The Label' tank that makes you feel as if you're in Jamaica, when you're really not. I like to keep a sweater handy for those cool nights that are hard to come by summers in Atlanta but 'Show Me Your Mumu' has got me covered wit the cutest striped sweater. Add a pair of pom earrings and cute sunnies and you're good to go!
For this look, I chose to wear this 'WILDFOX' sweater because let's be real, I'm a mama to a little boy...and mamas are ALWAYS TIRED! YAWN. I paired the rad sweater with some amazing cropped pants by 'Vince' and some pretty amazing 'Quay' shades! Wear it with boots or sneakers, you'll look too cool for school.
Ugh, this next look is such a dreamy look! This 'Misa' dress is flirty, with a great seventies style silhouette. I paired it with a wide brim 'Brixton' hat with a beautifully dainty 'Vanessa Mooney' pom pom earring. This would be a great look to wear to an outdoor summer event, don't ya think?!
Last but certainly not least, I wore the swimsuit of your dreams! 'Flynn Skye' and 'Amuse Society' came together and created magic with this one! I love a good kimono over my swimsuits, especially when you're socializing or running around chasing a little guy. This 'Mate The Label' kimono is so dreamy, pun intended because DUH, it's clouds! The fabric is heavenly as well! I paired these beauties with this amazing 'Cleobella' bag, a hat and the perfect white sunnies! Summer time vibes, in full effect!