The Monday ‘Blues’

Hey everyone! Just a few days until March creeps up on us! March has always been my favorite month. James and I celebrate 12 crazy years this time around, Avynn turns 4 (yikes), and we start to get kissed with more sunshine! 

In my last post I talked about being bold, and I think it’s stuck with me lately. In just a few days Ivory will be 6 months old, which puts me at 6 months PP! I’ve been through so many changes with my body, and one thing that’s never changed was my outfit choices. 

Since forever I’ve loved to mix prints, and I’m so guilty of dressing the girls in mismatched prints as well! 

Today’s look is inspired by spring! 

I received this trench coat as the perfect gift a few years back, and I always pull it out in out in Spring! 

The star of the show however, is this cute little crossbody from our AV Collection

This little guy is the perfect crossbody! Usually women carry these for a night out, and for me I’ve always been nervous about bringing a bag to a bar; mostly because of sloppy people who spill- haha

I have always just carried a wristlet, but because this bag is completely stain-proof, I’ll be collecting all colors! I can literally wipe off any drinks that will spill on it, and it’s super light weight I almost forget I’m wearing it!

This bag is ideal, and only $118!!!!!! Let’s not forget this is a Vegan collection, made of re-purposed foam! You have to touch!!

Spring is my favorite time to head over to the water, and with this checkered romper I thought it screamed “picnic,” haha 

Ladies never ever be afraid of bold prints, and mixing hues! 

Bright + Bold 

Hey everyone!!! Can’t believe we are almost in Spring!! The weather here in the 401 has been soooo back and forth, but hey no complaints-I love the sunshine! 

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I began working as Creative Director for a Vegan lifestyle brand! I will slowly transition to blog for our Brand, but in the meantime go follow us at @AndreaValentini on Instagram!

I was inspired for today’s look by our medium sized tote ‘Mary.’ I loooooove this bag in red it’s super bold!

I decided to pair my outfit with a bold lip as well! 

There’s nothing I love more than denim on denim, I swear it’s stuck with me since the Osh Kosh days. My grandma would always make fun of me and call me a ‘farmer girl.’ Haha 

I love using denim as a platform neutral. You can pretty much pair it with any shoe and accessory, so I went super bold here!

This tote is the perfect size for me if I’m just taking it easy for the day, when I’m on-the-go I need a bag much bigger to throw everything in quickly- mom habit, am I right?!

I love the little pops of red and metallic, I think it really makes a simple denim outfit more complex!Ladies… when’s the last time you fell in love with a bag?! It’s always been such a struggle for me to find a bag that’s the perfect size, structure, and color. Then finding one it would always be a question about ‘if the price is right?’ 

I used to spurge on accessories, only to realize a few months later I’ve destroyed them. 

What made me fall for these bags was how durable I noticed they were right away! I’ve always been the type of girl to buy a new bag/new sunglasses and “wear them to death.” Seriously… I would find the perfect bag (rarely) and wear it so often that it would tear, stain, and look so dingy. 

Because these bags are made from re-purposed foam they are completely realistic for me. They last forever, are easy to just wipe off, and they’re built so strongly even with all of the items I shove in there, it’s still so durable and lightweight-totally essential for a mom of 2, or any woman who craves strength in a bag haha 

Our entire collection of bags, accessories, and home decor are Vegan, Textured, Utilitarian, Durable, Re-Purposed, and High Performance. I fell in love with the look of the bags, but then once I touched them I couldn’t leave the studio without one! 

I’ll definitely collect more colors in this bag, it comes in a vibrant blue as well as more neutral tones. I find these bags to be a huge statement piece-small yet striking! 

Have any questions about our ‘Mary’? Let me know! 

I hope you are all enjoying this long weekend!!! 

Xx, 4O1Fierce 

Ready for ya!

Hey everyone! As I say time and time again, “it’s been awhile.” “Momming,”Blogging, capturing photos, writing in general, and “modeling,” have been ways to merge all of my passions into one. 

I started this blog to write and use it as an outlet while I was pregnant. I soon turned it into a way to inspire other pregnant women who were reading. Regardless of what this has turned into; when I’m not doing it, I miss it. 

I just landed an amazing job and this is the biggest factor with not hopping on here! You will see a lot more of me now, as I begin to introduce a brand that I’m obsessed with! I am all about supporting your locals, but this women has gone a long way! She’s had her work in Museums, Universities, and Magazines all around the world. Andrea Valentini is a lifestyle brand, whom I am now the Creative Director of!!! She hand makes Vegan, textured hand bags and accessories, as well as house items!! 

I am ecstatic about this journey and I hope you all love following up with us too! You will see amazing accessories and handbags on my blog, so I wanted to make a point that this blog post will be my last post featuring none-the-less-of AV!

This set was taken the morning of my first day on the job! I hope you all enjoy and please follow me on Instagram at @Kashhmarieee as well as @AndreaValentini to keep up with a new and HUGE project we are working on!