The Metal Romantic

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Strolls Through Our City

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UPPAbaby

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.


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My Sleeping Gypsy

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Feeling the sea breeze in none other than my beautiful Sleeping Gypsy mini! I seriously can't get enough of this beauty! The lovely linen garment was made partly by hand, taking several days to complete the embroidery with traditional craftsmanship techniques. The Sleeping Gypsy collections are inspired by Ukrainian national clothes called "Vyshyvanka", made with bright colors and patterns for the bohemian woman!

I chose to put "The Metal Romantic" spin on the styling of the traditional dress by throwing on a pair of T.U.K Footwear Baby Blue Creepers and Tuleste for Ban.do Pom Pom Earrings, to "punk it up" a bit. Since my personal aesthetic is an equal marriage of bohemian styles mixed with punk accents, I felt this was the best representation of ME and MY style for spring!

There's nothing quite like owning a garment with an incredible story to tell! This beautiful dress speaks for itself, with an inspiring underlying history behind each and every thread! The incredible hard work that is goes into making each and every Sleeping Gypsy garment is an inspiration in itself! I'm personally looking forward to cherishing this beauty for years to come!


G R O W T H

Blogger, Motherhood, Photography, StyleOlivia NicoleComment

Becoming a mother has caused for me to grow so much as a woman. It has given me the patience that I need in all aspects of life, and an indescribable amount of drive to continue to follow my dreams. My goal as a mother, is to raise my son with that kind of mindset. I want to always encourage him to follow his dreams, to find out what he loves and to encourage him to give it his all, no matter what. Whatever he chooses to be in life, we will be there to support him. If he comes to us one day and says "mom, dad, I want to move to New York City, we will pack up and move there as a family, all for him to be able to follow his dreams. I want to teach him that sometimes, when following a dream, there will be highs and lows, struggles and satisfactions, but all in all, if you're doing what you love, that's all that matters. That's a lesson that I still have trouble with from time to time. As a blogger, I find myself wrapped up in the things that don't matter, at times. Whether it be the amount of likes that I received on a photo, if someone "followed" or "unfollowed" me, or if there is a slow pace of improvement on followers gained on Instagram. These things don't matter, but I find myself over-analyzing these things from time to time and that's something that I'm working on for myself. What matters most of all is the love from my family. Putting my baby boy to sleep every night and waking up to those big blue eyes every morning, that's what matters. Being in the arms of the one I love, that's what matters. Knowing that my family is happy and healthy, that's what matters. Everything else doesn't even come close.

Until next time...

Xx,

The Metal Romantic

Photography by: @trig_perez


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!


Wear Your Babe

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Have a colicky baby that seems to just want to eat all day every day, giving you little to no breaks? Hold them close with Beluga Baby to ease their gassy tummies and give them the feeling of being back in the cozy womb that they became so accustomed to for 40 weeks. Trust me, your baby is your best accessory, without a doubt, so wear him in style with a wrap that carries both fashion and function. The Beluga Baby wrap is made to hold your baby close to your heart, while also having your hands free to do all of your motherly deeds, work from home, or even just have the time to eat your breakfast in between his normal feedings. With colic, I have found that Axel likes to be close to me most of the days, and what better way to have him close than to be wrapped up right where he loves to be most of all (on my chest). Since wrapping him up, the colicky behavior is visibly much better, giving mama the appropriate breaks to provide him with a proper supply of milk to fill up his growing belly.

Make sure to grab one for you and your little babe by clicking the link below! Also before you wear your little babe, make sure you know how to safely wear him/her beforehand by watching the "HOW TO WRAP TUTORIAL" videos.

Recieve 10% off by using the code: METALROMANTIC at checkout!
(The site is in CAD, price closer to $60 USD)

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