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Moms Making Moves: A Doctor AND Fashionista!

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Doctor by day, a ton of fashion on the side, and mother 24/7. Meet Dr. Kiarra King! She is a Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, trendy fashion blogger, and a mother of a beautiful daughter! She is also one of Sassy Plum’s fashion/lifestyle contributors.

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Signs Thanksgiving Dishes Are NOT A GAME In Your Family

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No no, see, this is not a game. This is serious business and I know I’m not the only one that comes from a family that operates under the Robert Rules of Thanksgiving Dish Determination. It’s not your average Sunday dinner, where folks are forgiving and the pressure is at a minimum. No, when your family members are SERIOUS Thanksgiving foodies, the stakes are high!

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Teaching My Daughter To Love Her Natural Kinks

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I tried flat-ironing my daughter’s hair once and it didn’t work out for us. Don’t get me wrong, she looked absolutely fab u lous for the first 16 hours.  She stayed in the mirror about 15 of those hours, primping and prancing, telling me how beautiful she was. It was the looongest 15 hours of my life.

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Quick, Healthy Recipe: Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

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This recipe was first shared with me about two and a half years ago by a friend who, like me, likes to have healthy, easy weekday dinner options that are low fat and low sodium. This Thai Curry noodle soup is light yet filling, and it’s a meal you’ll feel good about eating. 


If you’re looking to save time (ok, who isn’t?), prep your veggies and garnishes ahead of time. 

Another easy time saver: instead of grating fresh ginger, you can use ginger paste. It’s sold in a little squeezeable bottle in your fresh produce section. I sub with this all the time and it works great!


Check out the finished product! Click here for the original recipe and let us know how you like it! 

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Black Friday Came Early: A Mom Ditch Day Party!

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Welcome to Mom Ditch Day, where moms take a break from it all to celebrate ourselves!

Three years ago I started a mom group on Facebook. It wasn’t just any Facebook group, but a group that would be carefully crafted and tailored to moms that were the upmost supportive on all of our motherhood journeys.

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What to Wear Wednesdays: High And Wide

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What’s better than one way to wear pants? Two! There’s nothing better than wardrobe versatility. I especially love if I can wear items year round. Appropriate layering and a change up of accessories can dramatically alter a look and get you more bang for your buck!

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Tiny Tot Tuesdays: Little Lady In Leather

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Fall is here! And it’s time to break out the leather! Well, faux leather to be exact. This jacket is last year’s Target line. The dress and shoes are from Meijer. Holup, don’t laugh or sleep on Meijer, let me explain what happened here!

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Tiny Tot Tuesdays: Fun With Shades

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If I’m ever missing a pair of shades, they are most likely in the possession of this little diva right here! She is literally my mini me and likes all the same accessories I like. Her fall dress is perfect for the changing of the seasons since it has 3/4 length sleeves. It’s Target’s most addictive line, Cat & Jack. The sparkle shoes (that coincidentally match the sparkle heart of the dress) are from H&M. The shades are from Charlotte Russe. Check out her backyard photo shoot below!

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What to Wear Wednesdays: Mad About Saffron

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I remember when a Gap commercial came out in the late 90s, set to the tune of Donovan’s Mellow Yellow. It was such a catchy tune but more importantly it featured one of my favorite shades of yellow, Saffron. In today’s look I’m soaked in Saffron!! Since the Chicago weather is looking more like summer than fall, I’ve made every opportunity to extend light weight pieces “out of season.”
I paired a flowing mock wrap maxi dress purchased at Akira a year or two ago with a bold statement necklace from Charming Charlie and a fabulous Etniciti clutch to a dear friend’s birthday celebration. My sunglasses are several seasons past from Ann Taylor Loft. 

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Diner en Blanc: Moms And The City!

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Diner en Blanc. The phenomenon, originating in Paris 29 years ago with 8,000 guests, stretches over 6 continents where people receive an exclusive invitation to flash-gather in a secret place, and perform an extravagant pop-up dining experience…. all white everything. White linen tablecloths, jewels and pearls, beautiful table settings. Tablescapes that will blow your mind away! And I was there for it all! This year I was invited as a guest and decided to chronicle the event! Here are the photos of my mom friends that were of the 4,000 in attendance in Chicago.

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Tiny Tot Tuesdays: Peplum At The Playground

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If my daughter could have her way, she would wear dresses every single day! We took a trip to her new school so she could test out the playground before her big day. The dress doesn’t stop her from being rough and tough! We purchased this cute little peplum dress off the clearance rack for $7 from my favorite store, H&M.

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What to Wear Wednesdays: Lush!

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If this look isn’t the definition of lush then I don’t know what is! A local forest preserve provided a beautiful backdrop for this look. The bright bold floral print, on this strapless hips free vintage dress, stood out against the greenery. Even better, the dress has nice deep pockets, making its wear even more effortless. I paired it with simple black strappy sandals and lime green chandelier earrings. 

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Braided Pin-Up Hairstyle: Mongongo Oil By Mielle Organics

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Hey loves!

Today I will be showing you how I achieved a braided pin-up hairstyle using the newly launched Mongongo Oil Collection by Mielle Organics.

I absolutely love these products. I feel there are phenomenal if you desire you hair to feel fresh, super clean, hydrated and have amazing shine!

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