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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

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.

Xo,
Olivia + Trig + Axel
The Metal Romantic


Paradise City

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Take me back, take me back to paradise...

Recently, my family hit the road to spend a week in a paradise known as Rosemary Beach/Alys Beach. Let me just say, it was pure magic! If you've never been, you should take a visit. The architecture is impeccable and the vibe is even better. Rad images just come easy with a shoot location like this and it doesn't hurt to have your love behind the lens (becoming quite the awesome photographer). Honest, this was the best vacation to date, why, you may ask?! Well because it was our baby boy, Axel's first vacay and we just had a blast! He loved the sand, sun, and people watching, because let me be real...my son is a little nosy boy. His curiosity is one of my favorite things. Be curious, my darlin'! Mama is curious too. Look at the world, appreciate it and be your true self, always.

The following looks were inspired by my surroundings and the happiness from within. Enjoy! 

Xx,

The Metal Romantic

LOOK ONE
Flower Embroidery Bomber Jacket | Zaful
Doris Sunnies | Metal Marvels

IRIS Rose Gold Grey Watch | KLASSE14
Lime Crime Velvetine Matte Lipstick | Elle

Brought to you by The Metal Romantic with photography by Trig Perez.


Oh MAMA

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When you're a bloggin' mama, comfort is key when styling looks. With an infant in my arms the majority of the day, my footsies need a break, so sneakers are a must! Overalls are a perfect piece for all of you breastfeeding mamas out there. Can you say, EASY ACCESS? All you have to do is unsnap and feed, at any moments notice. With my little chubby buddy eating every 2 hours, being able to easily nurse is the most important aspect to my wardrobe choices these days.

Who says that mamas can't be mega stylish? That's the farthest thing from the truth. Getting up and getting yourself looking your best is a great way to make yourself feel your very best. Mothers have busy lives, that's for sure, with little to no down time. With that being said, no matter how busy life can get with little ones, always, ALWAYS take the time to make yourself look and feel the way you deserve. Happy mama = happy baby.

Whether you're a mama or not, these can complete your wardrobe and fill any void of an amazing pair of overalls. Snag these rad overalls by clicking the link below!

Also featuring: Listen To Metal Bralette - Gypsy Warrior &
Custom Style Pack - Pura Vida Bracelets


FALLing in Love

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Fall is in the air, and I can feel it! Even though it's technically still hot hot hot, the cool air is definitely coming! There's something that changes in the air when fall is approaching. Everyone seems to have a little more "pep in their step", don't ya think? There's nothing like that feeling I get when I first begin to see the changing leaves and feel the slight cool breeze that makes you just want to throw on a light jacket or a knit sweater. I am forever falling in love with FALL, year after year!

As an on-the-go mama, a functional diaper bag is the most important accessory, that's for sure. It's absolutely necessary to have a diaper bag that can hold all of the essentials, and then some. As a mom, you can never have too much "stuff". You really just never know when you might need that extra pacifier or outfit for your little one, or one for yourself for that matter. Throughout the day, you may have a spit up filled blouse, a pee pee filled onesie, or if you're really LUCKY, a poo poo filled onesie (for all of those up-the-back explosion "accidents") that babies tend to have. The moral of the story is, as a mama you need it all. If you think you don't need to bring something with you, you'll be sorry. Bring it. Bring it all. You can never have too much! The Happ Brand Anna Hobo Diaper Bag has room for it all, with compartments for just about everything! For all of you mamas who like to have things organized in a very specific order, this bag is for you! There is a place for everything, from diapers to bottles, Happ Brand has got you covered with the perfect spaces to accommodate everything you MIGHT need for a day out with your babe.

Do you mamas ever stress out about placing your babe on public surfaces for all of those on the go diaper changes? Don't fret, Happ Brand once again has you covered. The Anna Hobo Diaper Bag also comes packed with a perfectly sized changing pad to relieve your sanitation stress. How could you go wrong with a bag that thinks of everything a mother might need during her day? Everything has a place, creating less time digging through your bag searching for that diaper that you need on the spot.

Head on over to snag this amazing diaper bag by clicking the link below. Also make sure the check out the other awesome styles to choose from! CLICK BELOW!

If nursing convenience is of importance to you, as an on-the-go mama you definitely also need to check out Loyal Hana. This Cybelle - Navy Angles Loyal Hana Dress is perfect for all of those on-the-go feedings, as there are perfectly placed side seams with hidden zippers for easy access to fill up your little babe while out and about. Loyal Hana has nursing mothers in mind when designing their collections, thinking of easy access and convenience that mamas need when taking their little babe out on the town, while still looking their very best!

More on Loyal Hana coming soon to the blog!


Labor of Love

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Labor Day means that summer is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. This means that the heat wave is ending and layering up soon begins. It means football, festivals, hammocks and family picnics galore!

What's a better way to spend this Labor Day than picnicking with my family? I can't think of anything better quite honestly. It sounds pretty darn perfect to me. This weekend, you could find us frolicking through the park and enjoying a delightful first picnic as a family of three. It's been a LABOR DAY OF LOVE!

Now lets talk about these radical hats that we are rocking! We had the recent pleasure of collaborating with STETSON (YES! #ItsAStetson) and how freaking cool is that?! It's been an absolute honor collaborating with the brand that created my obsession with hats. When you think of a Stetson, you think American classic! You think iconic! As they say, "Stetson, it's not just A hat, it's THE hat!"

FEATURING:
Stetson - Grand Central in Silverbelly (Olivia) & Runabout Pro in Black (Trig)
Fawn Design Bag - Black 
Copper Pearl - Baby Bandana Bibs in Shade