Christmas Shopping with the Ocean County Mall

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Journey’s  

H&M

JCPenney

Tilly’s

*Enter my Tilly’s Giveaway over on Instagram HERE!

 

I will confess, I haven’t been to a “mall” Santa in quite some time.  I was SO pleasantly surprised!  Ocean County Mall not only has a great Santa, they actually captured a great candid picture of my boys talking with the big guy.  I adore this picture of them excitedly sharing their long wish lists.   I also thought it was genius that they had a movie playing in the line, to capture anxious toddler attentions during the sometimes longer waits.

 

 

H&M has THE cutest kids clothing selection.  It is actually one of the few stores that has JUST AS MUCH for boys as it does for girls.  I had already purchased a great shirt/sweater combo for Connor but I still had no idea what Preston was wearing for Christmas Eve.  There was a great selection and ultimately we decided to get down with the Christmas spirit in green pants and holiday plaid! This outfit was $29!  Shop the boys section HERE!

 

 

Journeys never fails with their selection of cute kicks for the kids.  I have purchased some of my favorite Converse and Vans from them in the past.  This time around Preston got Batman converse (shouldn’t every boy have a pair?) Ha!  Connor stayed more classic and chose these Vans.  Sadly, they didn’t have Connors size in stock…but the helpful staff is sending them FREE of charge.  Just the kind of service I like:)

 

 

Tilly’s was also a really pleasant surprise for me!  I knew it was a younger “surf” vibe retailer so I wasn’t sure what we would find.  I was elated to recognize alot of the brands.  Blu Pepper is one of my FAVORITE boutique brands and I felt right at home as soon as I saw that display.  Ultimately I ended up with a cute pair of joggers:)  Tilly’s has also kindly gifted an item for a GIVEAWAY!  Head over to my INSTAGRAM and enter to win this ADORABLE off the shoulder sweatshirt in size of your choosing.  It is kind of perfect for Christmas morning, no?

 

 

This post was sponsored by Ocean County Mall (A Simon Mall) but the content is all mine:)

 

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KLR GLOW: A Natural GOOD FOR YOU Spray Tan

 

 

Two weeks ago I had the PLEASURE of an organic GOOD FOR YOU spray tan by Kristi of KLR GLOW.  I hesitated in booking the appointment because most of my spray tans have been a bit of a disaster.  I won’t name places, but literally all three times I have tried to spray tan it has turned out orange, discolored and faded so quickly it hardly seemed worth the pricetag.  I am SO glad Kristi was able to convince me to give her a try.  Her friendly vibe was met with a TON of knowledge about the product and procedure.  You can tell she is passionate about a good spray tan and ultimately has the same goal I do…helping women feel their absolute best!

Kristi uses Suvara World products.  I loved hearing they are natural, chemical free but beyond that they are actually GOOD FOR YOU.  This spray is loaded with vitamins and phyto-nutrients and the actual process of airbrush penetrates these products deeper into your skin.  Kristi is a true pro….and her attention to detail was pretty amazing. She actually touched up my nailbeds!  I am typing this post a full 9 days after my treatment and I STILL have a tan.  I have had countless compliments on my color.

Kristi sprays at two convenient locations:

KLR GLow at Suvara by Appointment.  30 Monmouth Street. Red Bank NJ

KLR Glow at Dr. Park Ave by Appointment. 74 Brick Boulevard.  Building 3.  2nd Floor.  Brick NJ

*Kristi will also come to your home AND does spray tan parties!

You can reach her via email:  Kristi.rentiers@suvaraworld.com or 917.417.3004

  Please MENTION THIS POST for 10 percent off of your first experience with Kristi

THANK YOU KRISTI!  I am a believer of the spraytan and you will see me again real soon:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MomStyle: What to Wear to Walt Disney World

I am the definition a Libra.  I crave peace and harmony.  I love hearing other perspectives, am quick to apologize and ALWAYS admit when I am wrong.  I have a lot of shitty qualities too, but let’s refocus.  Ha!  Disney, I am sorry.  I have been talking about dreading visiting you since we booked the trip a year ago.  I thought you would be exhausting, overrated and underwhelming.  This Libra is sorry.  So very sorry.  I couldn’t have been MORE wrong.  You are just as damn magical as you say you are and my family had the trip of a lifetime.

I am going to focus mostly on the fashion aspect because that is, after all, what you all come here for.  I do, however want to share a few basics in case you are planning a trip and want to know about the particulars. We booked this trip with my parents, my younger sister, bro in law and adorable nieces.  The trip was planned by MT Travel, run by a gentleman my mom works with, Timothy Murphy.  He is a self proclaimed “disney expert” and honestly, he didn’t disappoint.  You can contact him by phone 732.740.6906 or by email mttravel@live.com.  He took care of all the “unfun” stuff like making sure our luggage was taken straight from the airport to our hotel, gave rundowns on the plus’s and minuses of different resorts, places to eat in the park and of course the most prized possession in all of disney….he shared the power of the FAST PASS! I would highly recommend finding a travel agent to book your trip.  It will make your experience so much more amazing.  These peeps are obsessed with disney…let them share their obsession with you.

We decided to stay at the Polynesian Resort.  I loved everything about it.  The rooms are updated and nice. The pool was a BLAST for the kids.  We were steps from monorail, bus’s and also had the option of boating to Magic Kingdom.  Every resort is kid friendly, but this just screamed RUN, PLAY, LAUGH and I loved the vibe of the resort.  Oh, if you can do Club Level (snacks, drinks, booze) do it! We ate breakfast everyday and my kids ate more perfectly cut “jellybutters” than I can count.

If you have ANY questions about sizing, fit or about our trip in general,   email me at Carly@thirtysomethingfashion.com.  Now, on to the FASHION!

 

What to wear to Disney World

Our first day we hit Magic Kingdom.  I knew this would be a marathon day, as there were the most rides/rollercoasters for the kids.  I wanted to be comfortable but as you know, I always like look and feel my best.  This outfit was PERFECT. Most important…my Air Force One kicks had me feeling like I was walking on clouds all day.  They are a Disney MUST.

Perfect Tee USE CODE “GREY40” for 40 off!  available HERE

Coobie Bra available HERE

Denim Cutoffs similar available HERE

Plaid Button down similar (tons of color options) HERE

Air Force Ones exact shoe in different colors HERE,  Another cute option HERE 

 

What to wear to disney world - casual style

The second day we hit Hollywood Studios.  I also knew this would be a marathon day because Star Wars has a bunch of different experiences and my kids are STAR WARS OBSESSED!  I found “cute” stylish leggings that were a great option because I still felt fashionable but the comfort was totally there.  I also recommend bringing a cute hat or two that can work back to your outfits.  Keeps the sun out of your eyes and off your face.

Hat c/o Krafty Chix available HERE

Leggings Lysse exact pair HERE and more affordable HERE

Grey Sweatshirt similar HERE 

Cole Haan Kicks similar HERE

 

 

What to wear to Disney - poolside

I realize some people don’t do the “pool” while they are at Disney and want to spend all their time in the parks.  For us, we are total poolrats and actually spent two afternoons at the pool.  The kids LOVED the volcano themed slides and my husband and I loved the lively music and cocktail menu.  Ha!  Discovered a new summer drink…Frose!  Meomi Rose (my favorite wine) mixed with a shot of Tito’s Vodka and blended into perfection.  #happygirl  I think if you go, you NEED to have a cute one piece to chase after your kiddies.

Shades available ON SALE HERE

BLACK FRIDAY SALE Use code “BLACK60″Exact bathing suit available HERE  I really like this one HERE

 

what to wear to disney world - dinner style

One evening we went to a “nicer” dinner and then took the boat BACK to the Magic Kingdom for the fireworks and nighttime coasters.  I knew there wouldn’t be nearly as much walking and wanted to wear something other than sneakers, hahaha.  I will say, this cardigan is what I traveled in with a comfortable tee and joggers and it came in handy the entire trip for those chilly nights.  Highly recommend packing a powerhouse cardigan in a neutral color.

Black Tank available HERE

Black Cardigan options on sale HERE, HERE or HERE.

Distressed denim available HERE   ** TSF bestseller with over 26 pairs sold.  They are only two sizes left, but if you can snatch them..DO IT!  They are ridiculous cheap right now.  Size DOWN.  They run easy.

Black Gladiators HERE *pricey but this is my 3rd season in them and I wear them ALL THE TIME

 

Our last day we spent at Animal Kingdom.  I was most excited about this day personally…due to the Avatar ride.  It did NOT disappoint and was INCREDIBLE!  My cute leggings, comfy bra/tank, kicks hat formula did the trick again.

Hat similar ON SUPER SALE HERE

Tank c/o SQN Sport available HERE

Coobie Bra available HERE

Leggings similar HERE 

Cole Haan kicks similar HERE

 

 

 

 

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