PART TWO of our Holiday Gift Guide for Gifting Yourself! Today is all about Beaut + Fashion... for most of us, we feel like we lose part of our identity when we become "mama". Some of us have to wear so many hats that when we try to describe ourself, we don't even know where to begin! SO! Here a a few helpful places that really help you feel like YOU!
Mint Salon Talk about great atmosphere and talented (funny, down to earth & awesome) stylists!! I may be biased, considering I am a makeup artist here.. but for real. We are an awesome group of women! There are few things better than a good shampoo with a fresh haircut and leave feeling beautiful! The salon is definitely kid-friendly, with a few of us having kids ourselves, and can understand it isn't always possible to take the time away for yourself! Did I mention the stylists are wizards at kids haircuts? #endbowlcuts Mint is a little over 4 years old now, and Caroline is an amazing business owner, boss, friend & mom! If you know Caroline, you can agree that she is refreshingly real & hilarious.
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Sophia Cocoa Let's talk fashion! Green Bay has come a long way.. I am pretty sure most of us can agree that finding fashionable pieces at a great price can be difficult to find. I happen to come across Sophia Cocoa earlier this Spring and instantly fell in love (I am actually wearing a cute cropped "hot mess mom" tee right now!). This ONLINE boutique offers everything from comfy-cozy to moms-night-out! Now offering plus size pieces, which is typically difficult to find in trendy & fashion styles! #momboss Amanda is an active member in Mom Tribe and totally rocking her business!She took her love for online shopping (raise your hand if youre also guilty! ha!) and made it her own, right here in Green Bay!
Apricot Lane Boutique On the topic of fashion. MOM fashion. I think we can all agree that your body changes following baby! Some may bounce back quick, others may not and some just have a whole new body! And all of that is PERFECTLY OKAY and PERFECTLY NORMAL! So what makes accepting this post-baby-bod a little more difficult (because we all need a hot minute to accept this new self...)? Finding clothes that don't make us feel worse. Apricot Lane (in Green Bay, Appleton & Eau Clair) is basically a one-stop-shop for all things fashion, for EVERYONE! Sizes from small to big, styles to flatter EVERY shape and even great options to accommodate nursing! Owner & #ladyboss Kim has now opened three store across the state and is a huge cheerleader for Mom Tribe! She is dedicated to making every woman feel beautiful and has an expert team of fashion stylists to assist (most) every request! From high fashion to couch-comfy and out mommin'hard!