Updated: Mar 22

Fun trends for Spring and YES, the 90's have made a full return and I AM HERE FOR IT!

The real question is, are you? I'm also talking style as a tool to express yourself or the need to create a look to trick yourself into feeling a certain way. It can be a powerful tool when you need it and know how to use it-right!

I'm loving the 90's straight leg denim (abercrombie) for pairing with wedges, booties (Steve Madden) or heels and a spring top. Click the links for my favorite denim and booties for Spring.



Trends I am loving:

(typically shot at boutiques/department store/amazon)

  • Off the shoulder tops and dresses

  • Boho dresses mini or maxi with booties

  • Overalls and HATS (always)

Go visit Style Trolley and click on my link to go to my Amazon shop or Liketoknowit!



On a more personal note, all of these images are un-edited. Why? Honestly, because I have two boys that are my world and I do not have the time. In addition, I think that I can get sucked into looking perfect or having the perfect life-which is not healthy for me.


Currently, life has been difficult, we are navigating a new journey in searching for a diagnosis for our youngest son, Miles, his story is one of the first posts I wrote when beginning this blogging journey. I plan to do a post about the day/week/month in the life of a medical mama so that you may understand those mamas a little better. The more we understand one another, the more understanding and compassion we can extend to others, So, whatever you may be battling right now, I see you. I see you pushing through, putting on your smile and stylish outfits when necessary and giving your best. You are a rock star and the days you feel like being stylish-rock on, and those days you don't-rock on! Style can represent your feelings or trick you into feeling the way you need/want to feel. It can be a powerful tool. I am here to help you with any of that, on a budget and inspire you to find your own powerful/comfortable style that brings you joy, happiness or just gets you through a tough day.


Xx

Sara


Next up is outfits for Valentine's or Galentine's day events!



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What does going into the New Year mean for you? Do you make resolutions? Goals? Do you find yourself not reaching goals or someone who adheres to those goals? Well, my biggest goal for 2022 is to find more BALANCE and HAPPINESS. One major lesson I learned with motherhood is that you can do everything "right" or you can be your version of perfect and it will not make everything in life perfect. We are not in control of our destiny. We can give our best effort and achieve goals/success, however, that doesn't equate to happiness. Miles (my youngest son) has taught me to slow down, find happiness in each day, and that life will pass you by if you are always preparing/worrying about tomorrow. Take the time to stop and laugh, embrace family and friendships, great books, new ventures and live YOUR life! What truly makes you happy? Not to make light of this, but a really great deal on a great shoe or piece of furniture does bring a smile to my face! I hope to share those deals with you all!


Sequin dress and pants Style Trolly


This is what I found that makes me happy:

  1. Spending uninterrupted time with family/friends

  2. Exercise with others (being part of a team)

  3. Reading

  4. Being creative with clothing/decor and sharing it!

  5. Supporting other women and making them feel powerful/beautiful and supported!

  6. Connecting with other mothers (often times those with a child with a disability like mine)

  7. SLEEP- I like to sleep and I need to sleep (sounds silly but I think that as women we deprive ourselves of this so often that it makes us feel nuts!)

  8. FEELING organized (not perfect just slightly better and less cluttered:)

I only share these because maybe it will help me stay consistent to my goal and what makes me happy. And maybe writing down what truly makes you see your own happiness! I hope to make more connections with you all here. Next up is going to be Springing into Spring for Home and Attire, on a budget:) This girl love a great hat and boots for SPRING.


More coming on navigating motherhood, Spring fashion, Valentine's Day "stuff" and a little bit of home and a speck of fitness (and I mean as in the outfits-that's what I am here for-no exercise routines for me as I usually look pretty homely with old soccer clothing on (more on that later:) Night!


Happy weekending Babes!

Xx

Sara


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Hey there, if you are following our instagram @heelsandhappiness, you may have seen that I (Sara) have taken a leave from my profession (teaching) to care for the boys, more specifically Miles. Our two boys are around 16 months apart and they are very differently abled. Parker reached all of his milestones on time and is considered a "typical child." Miles is catching up on his milestones and is considered to be "atypical" due to the symptom of hypotonia (more on this in the post about Miles link in bio). Both children will do all the things and we will ensure this by exposing them to the professionals that can assist us in making this happen and providing our support, love and belief in them! They are loved, cared for, and they are both the CENTER of our world. #hypotoniawontstopme #differentlyabled #momstyleofboys

On that note, Parker is attending "school" during the week for half the day and he LOVES it. I mean, he doesn't want to get picked up. (insert sad mom face) We all hope they are well adjusted to walk away from us and go to school happy and whole, but when they actually do it, well, it's just hard. Miles, on the other hand, attends therapy four days a week. He has 2/3 sessions ranging from PT, OT, and Speech. As you may have already read, Isabel (our PT) saved us and Miles. She believed in his abilities and created a plan using all the resources and appropriate staff to get him where he needs to be. We are living it and there isn't enough I could say or do to thank her, so for now I try my best to share his story and her work to help others, too. His OT and Speech therapists are those that have become such important individuals on that team. This staff is the BEST around-kind, talented and determined to succeed. Some of you from the area have inquired about them and I am happy to direct you to them-just don't take our time-jk! So, back to this....Miles and I race around most days of the week to get to all of his therapies at St. Joesph Hospital in Tampa, Florida. We also plan fun outings on days and play dates to make the schedule less "work/therapy" oriented. Recently, Miles started walking unassisted before his 2nd birthday, which even writing this brings me to tears and reassures me that God meant for me to be home with him during this critical year. So, Mamas/Daddies or whomever you are juggling the thought, do what your heart tells you to do. It's not going to be easy, but it will be worth it.


Here we are, struggling to get into a routine, but flourishing within the chaos and doing some shopping, decorating and laughing along the way. Again...isn't the very name of this space; running on heels and happiness! We are LIVIN' it with some tears and therapy along the way.


XO,

Sara

Parker's look is @target

Sara's Denim is @target

I shop for the boys at:

Target, H&M, Boutiques (Butterbug in Tampa), and Amazon (DM if you see anything you'd like a link to)


@heelsandhappiness (a little bit of style and A LOT of laughter!)


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