Mommin’ Ain’t Easy, But it is a Whole Lot Easier with Baggallini: A Review of the 3 in 1 Backpack

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Let’s get real for a minute.

No matter how much we love Motherhood and being a mother, it is not always easy. It truly is a job in itself and, while I am happy to take on this job daily, I am always looking for ways to make it just a little bit easier.

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Luckily, I know that I can depend on one of my favorite handbag companies, Baggallini, to always have something that is both stylish and functional. They have done it again with the most amazing bag to meet all of my Mom needs.

Now that Vivi is getting older, I don’t have to bring as much stuff with me to meet her needs. She does still require some extra supplies, though, so I needed something that would work as an addition to my outfit, as well as meet my needs as a Mother. The perfect bag for that job was the 3 in 1 Backpack.

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Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Tackles Motherhood with Baggallini 3 in 1 Backpack, mom style, women's fashion, modest outfit

Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Tackles Motherhood with Baggallini 3 in 1 Backpack, mom style, women's fashion, modest outfit

I decided to give it a test drive this past weekend on a particularly warm day. We wanted to make the most of the weather so we packed up the 3 in 1 Backpack and headed out the door. For this outing, we decided to head to our local outlet mall to do a little playing at the park, grab a snack, and maybe do a little shopping. In the bag I made sure to pack my water bottle, snacks for Vivi, a change of clothes, wipes, as well as my other handbag necessities. With all of the pockets and zippers, I was able to keep everything very organized and right at my finger tips. The outside pocket was great for easy snack access, my water bottle fit nicely on a side pocket, and the front zipper was the perfect spot to slide in my cell phone.

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Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Tackles Motherhood with Baggallini 3 in 1 Backpack, mom style, women's fashion, modest outfit

Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Tackles Motherhood with Baggallini 3 in 1 Backpack, mom style, women's fashion, modest outfit

So besides the obvious, what other benefits does this amazing bag include? Taking a quick peek on the Baggallini website,  I was able to pull this list of amazing features:

  • Lightweight, water-resistant nylon or printed fabric
  • Removable wristlet has 3 card slots
  • Removable wristlet dimensions: 7.5″ W X 4.5″ H
  • Interior organization and multifunctional pockets
  • Quick access phone pocket
  • Fits iPhone 8 & iPhone plus
  • Interior tablet pocket
  • Fits up to 8″ tablet
  • Key loop
  • Sleeve for luggage handle
  • RFID protection
  • 56″ removable, adjustable straps convert from crossbody to backpack
  • 4.5″ drop length
  • Care instructions: Wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • Exterior dimensions: 15.5″ W x 12.5″ H x 4″ D
  • Weight: 1 lb. 7.5 oz.
  • 1 year warranty against manufacturer’s defects

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Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Tackles Motherhood with Baggallini 3 in 1 Backpack, mom style, women's fashion, modest outfit

Savannah Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Tackles Motherhood with Baggallini 3 in 1 Backpack, mom style, women's fashion, modest outfit

The feature that I enjoyed most was definitely the fact that this was a 3 in 1 backpack. I literally used every option on our day out and it was so nice! The strap could be easily lengthened or shortened so that I could use it as a crossbody, shoulder bag, or simply hang onto the handles. Perhaps the most unique way to carry the bag was as a backpack. With easy to clip straps and a top loop, the bag quickly and easily became a backpack leaving me hands free to chase Vivi.

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This has definitely become our go-to bag for family outings. I love the sleek design, the color literally matches with everything, and you can not beat the ease and accessibility. I cannot recommend the 3 in 1 Backpack enough and I encourage you to add this bag to your collection. As Mothers, we need all the help we can get and Baggallini definitely helps to meet all of those needs.

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Outfit Details:

Sweater | Dress | Ring | Headband | Boots

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Baggallini. I was gifted the bag and will be compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used in this post and I may receive a small commission.

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February Favorites

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Hello Friends!

It is hard to believe that another month has come and gone, but here we are are already finished with the month of February! January may have dragged, but February definitely flew by at our house!

If you follow me over on Instagram, you probably noticed that I did a small style challenge the week of Valentine’s Day. There was not any specific prompts, just an encouragement to dress for the holiday and build community among everyone participating. It was a lot of fun and I loved seeing everyone’s outfits. If you are interested in seeing everyone who participated, just check out the hashtag #bemrsfowlersvalentine over on Instagram and I know you will feel inspired.

Because of the style challenge, I did not do a whole lot of shopping for the month of February so, instead, I wanted to share with you a few of the outfits that I put together for the week of love. While some of the pieces I already owned, a lot of them were new and were in collaboration with one of my favorite retailers, SHEIN. They had so many amazing pieces available and I was able to put together some truly incredible outfits. I encourage you to check everything out and consider adding some of the pieces to your own wardrobe. They were all super affordable and, if you use the code 1gveras, you can save 15% on your entire purchase!

Red Pleated Skirt | Double Heart Belt | Black Heart Sweater | Leopard Sequin Skirt | Black Elbow Heart Sweater

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Platform Crocs

I was gifted a pair of platform Crocs this month and I have to say that I was a bit skeptical at first. I did not know how I was going to make them work in an outfit. I have to say that, after a little research on Pinterest, I gathered some ideas and now I am obsessed. The shoes were incredibly comfortable and the platform was a lot of fun to wear. While I probably won’t be wearing them everyday, they are definitely a great addition to my wardrobe and will be perfect when I have to do a lot of walking. My advice to you should you decide to purchase is just incorporate them into what you would normally wear. For me, pattern-mixing is something that I do a lot so I made that the focus of my outfit instead of the shoes. By doing that, the shoes compliment the pieces and everything comes together for a chic, and comfy, look.

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Tiger Midi Dress

One piece that I did purchase this month was this absolutely amazing, tiger print dress from ASOS. I saw it on Instagram on the fabulous @onelittlemomma and I fell in love. Once I saw the price, I knew that I had to add it to my wardrobe. It was such unique piece that I knew I would be able to get a lot of wear throughout the seasons. I paired it with booties this month but I know that it will look amazing with my favorite wedges as it starts to warm up. The sleeves have buttons so they can easily be rolled up for a different, cooler look. The dress looks great with a denim jacket or even unbuttoned as a kimono. The options are unlimited! I encourage you to check out this piece and consider adding it to your wardrobe. It runs a little small so I recommend sizing down.

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Hopefully some of these favorites appeal to you as well! There was some truly great outfits that happened this month that would not have been possible without these pieces. I encourage you to check them all out and consider adding them to your wardrobe.

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Disclaimer: All pieces from SHEIN I was gifted from the company. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used and I may receive a small commission.

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Getting My Fix with StitchFix

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post through We Are Teachers for StitchFix, but all opinions are my own.

I am sure that it is no surprise to all of you that I absolutely love shopping. I love the feel of the bags in my hand, I love the smell of the fabric, and I love the way that a new item makes me feel. What I don’t love is driving into town, fighting the crowds, and trying on clothes in a very unflattering dressing room. With my schedule being so busy, lately I have just not even bothered with clothes shopping.

What is a girl to do?

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Well, I have found the answer to get my shopping fix and its name is StitchFix! StitchFix is a personalized styling service that sends a box of clothes and accessories to your house with free shipping and returns. While there is a $20 styling fee, that price is applied to any items, should you decided to buy. You are only charged for the items that you decide to keep. Mailing back any items that you decide not to keep is very easy. Simply place them in the enclosed mailer and place them in your mailbox. So easy!

When you first sign up for StitchFix, they will have you fill out a Style Profile Quiz. You will fill out your sizes, any styles that you may not like, as well as any colors and prints that you may not want to wear. It was very thorough and I was impressed by all of the styles that they took into consideration. The fact that the Style Profile Quiz is so thorough is great, especially for teachers. As a teacher, we have a required dress code and image to present I was able to put in my job’s dress code requirements so that I could get a lot of great things for work. After filling out my profile, I just had to wait for my box to arrive.

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As soon as I got my box, I opened it up so that I could try everything on. You do have a time limit to mail everything back so it is important that you open the box as soon as possible to make your choices. If not, you will be charged for all the items.

Upon opening the box, the first thing  I noticed was the Outfit Suggestion cards. There is a card for each item that was shipped with your box and two ways to style the item. This is a great feature, especially for those who struggle with how to put outfits together.

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The first item that I received was the Golda Faux Wrap Midi Skirt by Le Lis. This was probably my favorite item in the box. I loved the styling suggestions and immediately thought of quite a few ways to style it with items already in my closet. It was the perfect length for teaching so I knew that my stylist had read through my questionnaire answers to give me exactly what my wardrobe needed. I absolutely kept this piece.

I took the time to style it with pieces that I already owned so that you could see the versatility. It can easily be dressed up or down and would be a great addition to my existing wardrobe.

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The next item that I received was the Kaydin Dot Stitch Pullover by Teeberry & Weave. This was a great sweater and I think it would be an essential basic in most closets. The fit was great and it could easily be styled many different ways with multiple things in my closet. My only problem was that it was very similar to things that I already owned. I could not justify having two, almost identical cream sweaters. Unfortunately, this one had to go back.

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Another favorite in the box was the Jacqueline Skinny Pant by Liverpool. I had never heard of this brand before but I am so glad that I have discovered them. The fit is amazing. This particular pair was dressy enough for work but it could easily have been dressed down for the weekend. For pictures, I paired them with the Kaydin Dot Stitch Pullover from my order, but they could literally be paired without almost everything in my closet. I decided to keep these pants because they fit perfectly and matched my style exactly. I am glad that one of the questions that was asked on the Style Profile was how do you like the fit of your pants because these are the perfect addition to my wardrobe.

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Savannah Blogger, We are Teachers, Stitch Fix, Teacher Style, Mom Fashion, Modest Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler

The final clothing item that I recieved was the Mayven V-Neck Blouse by Skies are Blue. This top was absolutely adorable. Just like my other pieces, the fit was great and it pretty much matched my style. I really considered keeping this item but it was quite similar to a few tops that I already owned. I loved the colors and knew it would have been a great addition, but in the end, I was not completely sold.

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My final item was not clothes, but rather a necklace. It was the Peony Fringe Pendant by Bay To Baubles. It was a great necklace that could be worn with almost everything and was gold, my favorite color to wear in jewelry. The only problem was that it was very similar to other items I owned. This was my biggest problem with the items that I received in my box and I feel like that was a good problem to have. The stylist did such a good job of styling my box that she practically gave me items that I already owned.

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Savannah Blogger, We are Teachers, Stitch Fix, Teacher Style, Mom Fashion, Modest Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler

In the end, I only decided to keep two things from my StitchFix box.. I wish that everything had worked because you get a 25% discount on your order if you decide to keep everything in your box. There was so many great pieces, but in the end, I couldn’t justify keeping items that were so similar to items that I already owned. Even if you don’t keep all items, your $20 styling fee is applied to your order so that your money goes toward building your closet. Most of the items in my order were around $45 so I technically ended up getting one item for about half off. I was just grateful that my styling fee was applied to my order so I never felt like I was wasting money. I honestly enjoyed the experience and am currently waiting for my next box. You can choose the frequency that you receive your boxes and are welcome to cancel at any time. Feel free to check on my highlight reel on my Instastories to see my actual try-on videos and hear more about my experience.

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The only question that I have left unanswered is how do you let StitchFix know which items you decided to keep or send back so that they do not charge your account. Well, the have an app for that!

Once you receive your order, your StichFix app will update with all of the items that you have received. After you make your selections, your will scroll through the items marking which ones you decided to keep and which ones you decide to send back. You can also mark how each item fit so that they can make sure your next box is all of your correct sizes. It is so easy and they walk you through the entire process. Once your selections have been made, you can update your style profile to fit your current needs and sizes, leave a note for your stylist and, of course, schedule your next fix!

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Overall, I really enjoyed this experience and I encourage you to try it out, at least once as well. It was such a nice surprise to receive in the mail and I really enjoyed trying on what my stylist picked for me. To encourage you to try out the service, We Are Teachers and StichFix are offering all of my readers and followers a waived styling fee!  Just click the link (StitchFix) and the waived fee will be applied to your order! This means that you are not charged anything unless you decide to keep items! That is something definitely worth trying! If you do decide to try StichFix, I would love to know what you get in your box. Just share below in the comments or tag me over on Instagram!

Happy Shopping!

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Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post with StitchFix and We Are Teachers. Affiliate links are used and I may receive a small commission. All opinions are my own.

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January Favorites

Hello My Beautiful Friends!

I cannot believe that January is over. I am sure for some of you it seemed to drag, but for me, the month was gone in a blink.

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This year I am really trying to be aware of my purchases. I recently received my first Louis Vuitton (thank you Hubby), and it made me realize the importance of quality over quantity. Add in the fact that I recently “Marie-Kondo’d” my closet and I just no longer want excess. I think that it is very easy to get caught up in wanting more “stuff” but the reality is that we all need to simplify our lives. To keep myself more accountable, I am going to start sharing all of my favorite purchases from the month with you. I think that it will really help to keep me more aware of what I am buying, plus it will be a way to share all of my awesome finds with you. I recently did a poll over on my Instagram in my Instastories and that was something that received almost 100% votes for wanting to see on my blog. I know that I personally enjoy those kind of posts so I hope you do as well.

So without further ado, I bring you my January Favorites!

As you can tell from the photos, these are not perfectly style outfit pictures. These are pictures that were taken on my phone as I wore them. I tried to pick pieces that I am using in my wardrobe and not just styling for a post. I feel like that makes these favorites real and authentic and I hope you will consider adding them to your closet.

Goodnight Macaroon Boots & Free People Turtleneck Bodysuit

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I just happened to wear these two items together one day so I figured that it was good way to share their versatility. I have wanted these boots from Goodnight Macaroon for so long and when they were having a 30% off sale, I finally broke down and bought them. I have to tell you that they are worth every penny and I am so glad that I finally was able to add them to my wardrobe. The fit was exactly what I have been looking for and the colors goes with everything. The boots do not slouch fall down and stay fitted to your calves. They have a great heel height and I was able to wear them all day in the classroom without any problems. I would recommend sizing up one size.

The turtleneck bodysuit was something that I had seen multiple people share and I am always looking for good layering pieces. I love the fact that this is a bodysuit because it stays tucked into my pants. The lace detail is so pretty and looks great under dresses, with overalls, or with sweaters. I ordered my normal size and it fits fine but if it you want it to fit tight, I would recommend sizing down one size.

Snakeskin Boots

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Snakeskin has become a huge trend recently and I have to say that I am not mad about that all. When I saw my friend Riley of  Yes, Please Daily post these boots, I knew I had to have them. If you have not already guessed, I am definitely a shoe girl so I am constantly looking for fun pairs to add to my wardrobe. This pair did not disappoint and I have loved styling them. The heel is a great height and this was another pair that I was able to wear all day in the classroom without any problems. The fun print was also a big hit with my students. In this pair of boots I ordered my normal size and they fit great!

Peekaboo Chic Dress Extender

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This month I have also been loving my skirt extender from Peekaboo Chic. This is the Classy vs. Sassy Slip Dress Extender and it has serious been a life saver. So man of my cute dresses are not long enough to wear to work and that can be disappointing. I love this slip because it adds an extra layer to my dresses, giving them a little extra length, so they are more appropriate for my workplace. I also got one in black so that I would be able to match all of my dresses. If you are a teacher, or really anyone who is looking for a way to add some modesty to some of your skirts or dresses, I strongly encourage you to check out all that they have available.

Besse Bag from LOÉIL

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My final favorite of this month would definitely have to be the Besse Bag from LOÉIL. This beauty of a bag is clear with clear, plastic handles. I love this bag because I am able to change it so much by adding a clutch to the inside. In this outfit, I inserted one of my clutches from the Studio DIY Can’t Clutch this Subscription and it gave both bags a completely new look. I feel like together, they have class and elegance, with a touch a whimsy. I was inspired to get this bag by my friend Kelsey of Pardon My French. She uses this bag to hold her Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch and it looks so chic. I know this will be a piece that I will continue to use for years and will be able to use it with so many different outfits and clutches.

I hope that you enjoyed these favorites as much as I did in January. They will all become staples in my wardrobe so I am sure that you will see them again. Let me know what your favorites were in January! I always love to hear from you!

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Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used in this post and I may recieve a small comissinon. My skirt extender I recieved c/o Peekaboo Chic but all opinions are my own. My Louis Vuitton is the Saintonge.

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Mom Bossin’ with Baggallini

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My life has been incredibly busy these last few months. From work, to events, to vacation, and holidays, we have been going non-stop!

While my life may be sheer chaos, one thing has remained a constant: my handbag!

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I was recently gifted the Metro Backpack from Baggallini. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical at first. I am not much of a backpack girl but I really wanted something that could carry both mine and Vivi’s things, while still looking chic. Over the summer I potty trained Vivi so there was no need for a big, bulky bag. I found myself shoving a pull-up, extra pants, and snacks into my already full handbag. Something had to change.

Upon receiving the bag, I switched everything over from my own handbag, downsizing a few items, added Vivi’s things, and I was set. I made a vow to carry the bag for the entire month of October so I could form an honest opinion. I would change my bag for date or girl’s nights, but then it was right back to my Metro Backpack.

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being mrs. fowler, savannah mom blogger, baggallini metro backpack, disney world, toddler style

Since I was carrying this bag for the entire month of October, I packed it up to take it with me on my recent Disney trip. This was, by far, where the bag was most useful. With all of the compartments, pockets and zippers, I had everything I needed, remained organized, and stayed looking chic. I got so many compliments on this bag while in the park. I think people expect backpacks to be bulky or kid-oriented so the fact that this bag possessed both style and function was definitely something worth noticing. With the adjustable straps, hooks and zippers, I was able to carry it as a crossbody, a one-shoulder pack, a backpack, AND a handbag. Talk about a versatile bag! Even my husband didn’t mind holding it for me!

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being mrs. fowler, savannah mom blogger, baggallini metro backpack, disney world, toddler style

Here are all the amazing details that this backpack features:

  • Lightweight, water-resistant nylon
  • Removable RFID phone wristlet included
  • Interior organization and multifunctional pockets
  • Quick access phone pocket
  • RFID protection
  • Adjustable strap & key Loop
  • Wristlet interior has 3 card slots

Curious about RFID technology? I was too! RFID-blocking wallets are designed to help insulate you from a very particular brand of electronic pickpocketing, called RFID skimming. RFID stands for Radio Frequency IDentification, a technology that uses tiny computer chips smaller than a grain of sand to track items at a distance. Essentially this means that as long as your cards are inside the RFID protection pouch, your card information cannot be stolen using this technology. That is pretty nifty if you ask me!

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being mrs. fowler, savannah mom blogger, baggallini metro backpack, disney world, toddler style

All of the pockets and pouches kept me very organized while in the park. I was able to quickly find everything that I needed, which is crucial when you have a very busy three year old in when of the busiest places in the United States. I used the outside zipper to quickly access my phone, the mini zipper pouch to keep my money and cards both safe and accessible, and the back zipper to house our room keys and park tickets. It truly helped me to keep my sanity while in the park and helped me to stay very organized. I cannot recommend this bag enough, especially if you are the Mom of young children.

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being mrs. fowler, savannah mom blogger, baggallini metro backpack, disney world, toddler style

So just what all was I able to fit in this backpack, besides random receipts of course? More than you would think, that is for sure!

I had: a change of clothes and pull-ups for Vivi, wipes, a few toys, sunglasses, snacks, iPad with charger, pouch with essential female items, chap-stick, hair ties, handsanitizer, cellphone, and, in the little pouch, my card wallet and change purse. I was honestly surprised at home! We are heading back to Disney in December and the first thing that I will be packing is my Metro Backpack. It was seriously a very chic lifesaver!

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I encourage you to check out Baggallini’s Metro Backpack as well as their other chic and versatile bags. I can promise that it will be so functional, you will not want to change your bag!

Disney Outfit Details: Tee | Shorts | Shoes | Ears | Watch | Bracelets | Nail Polish

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I was gifted the Metro Backpack from Baggallini. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

Pink Hues and Life Updates

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Hello my Beautiful Friends! Life has been so absolutely crazy lately and I just wanted to take the time to fill all of you in!

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First up, I am done with school for the summer! Teaching is hard and definitely a stressful job so I always look forward to those few weeks in the summer when I can take some time for myself. We have a family vacation to Disney planned in just one short week, we are planning to go to Charleston for my birthday, and I am hoping that we can squeeze in weekend trip to Gatlinburg. I will also be majorly catching up on my blog, all 11 drafts that I have in progress, and planning out new centers for my classroom. I may have 7 weeks off, but I will be busy for most of those!

Another exciting change is that we sold out house! We are currently living with my parents while our dream house is being built. We will finally have some extra, much needed space, and I will have a closet room! Stay tuned for some fun updates on the house and full post on how I edit and organize my closet room. As of last week the foundation had been poured and the frame had been built. Next step is insulation and dry wall! We meet with our builders the first week of June and I we will hopefully find out our closing date. This is such exciting time in our lives and I cannot wait to see what exciting things are still coming in our future.

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Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Vivi is growing like a weed and has developed the cutest little personality. She is very particular about what she likes and is not afraid to tell you “No!” She has an obsession with all things tiny so at any given time our floors are covered with Shopkins, Hatchimals and LOL Dolls. She has also discovered “Cookie Swirl C” videos on YouTube. Those videos are both annoying and extremely addicting! I find myself being sucked in wondering what Shopkins she is going to get in her blind bag or if her LOL Doll will be a limited edition. Clearly I missed my calling in life and should be making videos of unwrapping Shopkins my profession.

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Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

It is also getting so much warmer here in Savannah. I feel like we went straight from Winter to Summer. We are already seeing temperatures in the nineties so I know that it is going to be a long, hot summer. The plus side is that I have been able to pull out all of my cute dresses, off the shoulder tops, and fun sandals. I am loving all of the trends for this spring and summer. They are making my inner 90s girl so happy. Give me all of the wide leg, high waisted jeans and platform sandals!

This outfit was from earlier in the spring before the temperatures got significantly higher. I love this light-weight Members Only jacket and feel like it will be great for cooler summer nights. The fact that Members Only is still around making classic jackets also makes my inner 90s girl so happy! The pink color is a fun touch and I love how it gives a more casual vibe to my outfit. I paired it with one of my favorite pairs of jeans, the cutest blush mules, and a comfy tunic. To finish off the look, I added sunglasses, a pair of fun earrings, and my absolute favorite clutch from the Studio DIY Can’t Clutch This subscription. I mean a Toaster Pastry Clutch? Yes Please!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

I am really hoping to get on a schedule, or at least catch up, on my blog this summer so if there is anything that you want to see or hear about, please do not hesitate to let me know! I always love to hear from you! I will also have a series of posts after my Disney trip so let me know what you want to hear about and I will be sure to snap the right pictures or uncover the right secrets! I am also planning my first video tutorial so if you have any filming or video tips, please let me know!

I hope you all have a great start to your summer and that you are making the most of every moment! Thank you for being such amazing followers! I appreciate all of you more than you know!

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

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Jacket c/o | Top | Jeans | Shoes | Sunglasses | Earrings | Clutch

Savannah Mom Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, styles a Members Only Jacket, mom style, teacher style, modest style, casual outfit

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Field Frolicking and Planning for the Future

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Whether your retirement is a couple of years or a couple of decades away, it is never too early, or too late, to start dreaming about and preparing for it. Traditionally, retirement planning has focused on saving money and building financial security. However, studies have found that having a vision for the future and planning for that vision are as important as money in achieving a fulfilling retirement experience.

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Retirement satisfaction is typically linked to several factors: having a clear vision of retirement goals, early financial planning, continued engagement, and activity throughout retirement, financial preparation and professional advice.

The importance of planning for a meaningful retirement has increased as life expectancy has improved. According to an Actuarial statistics study*, the baby boomer generation is expected to live longer than any previous generation. In fact, it is anticipated that over half of the people alive today will likely live to be 82 years or older. When you consider even further advancements in modern medicine that will affect Generation Xers and Millennials in their old age, it is likely that people will be living a lot longer than previously thought possible. Unlike their elders, many people can look forward to living for several decades – as opposed to several years – in retirement.  (*Source: Life Tables for the United States Social Security Area 1900-2100. Actuarial Study No. 116 by Felicitie C. Bell and Michael L. Miller.)

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

While most people would agree that envisioning their retirement dreams is an important part of planning for the future, many of us may not know where to start or how to do it. One often overlooked suggestion involves writing down your vision for the ideal Retirement. It is based on the premise that those who write down their goals are much more likely to achieve them.

Written goals are much more concrete and tangible. In order to write them down, you are forced to think through the details. And, the simple act of writing down your goals adds a certain level of accountability. This is a technique that has been used by entrepreneurs from Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) to Daymond John from NBC’s Shark Tank. Once your goals are on paper, they are out there for the world to see, and there is no going back.

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

By answering thought-provoking questions about your individual vision and passions, you will uncover the attitudes, values and aspirations that drive your unique goals. This can help you develop a “retirement roadmap” in order to prepare both emotionally and financially for your future. During retirement, you can use these same questions to re-envision and re-evaluate your goals as you consider your experiences, challenges and worries as a retiree. The questions below can help you get clarity around your goals and dreams, and ultimately allow you to identify the necessary steps to get you there.

  • What do you look forward to doing in retirement? – Possibilities to explore include spending time with family and friends, going back to school, doing volunteer work, starting a new business, staying healthy and fit, and traveling.
  • Where do you dream of going? – Consider possible destinations and activities, how you would like to travel, how much traveling you would like to do and who you would like to travel with.
  • Where do you see yourself living? – Where you live significantly impacts your costs in retirement. Do you want to be part of a community? Do you want to try a new climate or lifestyle? Do you want to live in multiple locations? Consider whether you want to stay close to your current home, move closer to family, or relocate near activities you love.
  • How do you want to make your lasting mark? – Your legacy is what is important to you and what you want to pass on to others. Leaving a legacy can mean many things including passing on your assets, your values or the lessons you’ve learned. Consider what gives you a sense of satisfaction and how you can have a lasting impact.

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

After you have explored your dreams for retirement, you will want to consider how to turn those dreams into reality. Working with a financial planner can help you with your retirement vision. Research has shown that people who seek help from an advisor are generally more positive in their outlook for retirement. Having a written financial plan is one of the likely reasons for this.

Fulfillment in retirement is not just about getting the money right; it’s about having a vision, remaining connected to community and living your dream. Consider working with the Atlanta Wealth Management Firm of Benedetti, Gucer & Associates. They can help you envision your retirement lifestyle and create a financial plan to attain that goal. 

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With all of that taken care of, you can do less worrying about the future and more frolicking through the fields. I don’t know about you, but I would choose field frolicking any day over worry!

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Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

Outfit Details:

Dress | Jacket | Boots | Sunglasses | Earrings

Savannah, Georgia Life and Style Blogger, Being Mrs. Fowler, Styles an Old Navy Floral Dress with a Shein Fur Blazer, while preparing for retirement with Benedetti, Gucer, and Associates, mom style, spring outfit, fall outfit, budget friendly

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