Oh Hey Hot Mom!

I feel like a HOT mom today! Ha! I don’t care if that sounds vain to say and really it shouldn’t! We should empower ourselves and be proud to say we are HOT!  Heck, forget the mom title, I just feel good! To be completely honest, it’s been a really long time since I’ve put on an outfit and instantly felt really good about myself. Don’t get me wrong, I’m learning to love and except myself in my body more and more every single day. But ever since I had Riley, my body just isn’t the same. And even though I’m constantly reminding myself that my body looks the way it does because I gave birth to two beautiful children, it’s not always so easy not to beat yourself up a little bit. But today when I put on this sweater dress I just felt good! I think part of it is because I’ve gone to yoga three times in the last week. I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve exercised three times in one week. Heck I can’t even tell you the last time I exercised at all! Ha! So I think doing something good for my body is making me feel better. But I also have to give credit to this insanely flattering sweater dress!


I almost didn’t buy this dress because let’s be real, it’s a little bit more expensive than I usually like to spend on clothes. But I thought I’d give it a shot. Mostly because I just really liked the bell sleeves and wanted to see what it would look like. I’m so glad I took a chance on it because I just love this dress. It is so soft and the beautiful quality is obvious from the moment you put it on. I also think that some sweater dresses can make you look boxy if they are too loose – depending on the cut. But the waist tie that comes with the dress hits my body at the perfect spot and gives me shape while still hiding the parts of my midsection that I’m not comfortable with. If you can swing spending a little bit more on a dress, I couldn’t recommend this one more! And it’s the perfect piece to transition from winter to spring.


Because I live in SoCal, I was able to wear it with these cute ankle booties. These are the exact booties that I’m wearing but in a different color. But I found a super similar pair for a great price here. And if you don’t live in a warmer climate, you could easily wear this with tights and booties. Or even an over-the-knee boot. I highly recommend these over-the-knee boots that I just bought from Chinese Laundry. I blogged about them a couple days ago and they are the best!

To accessorize the look I’m wearing a couple rings from my jewelry line with Emerald Duv. You’ll probably notice I wear the stacked rings all the time because they’re just a great basic to wear with other rings without feeling like you have too much jewelry on. And I’m wearing the rose ring from my collection. If you have any friends that are made your Bachelor fans this ring would be a great gift for them! There’s also a rose necklace and bracelet if you want a complete set!


And I’ll link the bag I’m carrying here as well. It’s on sale for 50% off right now so it’s a great bag to snatch up if you want something that can be carried from day to night seamlessly.

Anyway, I just feel so good in this dress that I absolutely had to share it with you guys and hopes that maybe it will make someone else feel just as good when they put it on! Hope you guys have a great Friday and a great weekend! Love you guys!


29 Thoughts

29 thoughts on “Oh Hey Hot Mom!

  1. OMG such a cute dress!! Super fun but also casual- I want it, but too bad I’m super pregnant right now, maybe for after I have the baby! Ha!! You look so good Ali! Also so jealous you did Yoga this week…I’ve spent my week eating chocolate, ice cream and candy and have been tortured with heart burn since haha oh well! Love this style thanks so much for sharing and so glad you are feeling better than you did a few weeks ago!

    1. Sitting home and eating all that goodness sounds pretty great too! Ha! Minus the heartburn of course. Congrats on your pregnancy luv!!!!

      1. You look great in this dress and everything you wear Ali. Thanks for encouraging me to accept myself just as I am. I’m trying everyday to be a better me. Have a great weekend.

  2. You are so sweet! I just love watching your insta stories and seeing the babies in there too! You’re such a role model for others and so I wanted to say Thank you!! Also I love reading your blog! Good info and just down to earth talk! I’d love to blog about things but I live a pretty boring life except for being a Nanny to Twin 3 mo old boys!! 🙂

    Love you Ali!! Keep your smile and your sweet spirit shines soo bright!! 🙂

    Xoxo melody

    1. A nanny to twin 3 month old boys?!?! You’re a SAINT!!!!! Truly. I always think that nannies are the best people in the world! To care for someones child as your own and help raise them is SUCH an important job. Thanks for doing what you do!!!!

  3. I love your posts! You are a favorite of mine to follow because you continue to be so relatable. I’m having a hard time adjusting to my post-baby-number-two body as well, but definitely enjoy when something new fits just right and the “sparkle” returns. Thanks for your inspiration!

  4. Your happiness and confidence in how you look and feel is evident, Ali! Here’s to you and your sweet family!❤️

  5. You look great! Love the dress! You are so right. Whenever I’m able to workout/yoga, I always feel so energized and happy after! It’s hard for this momma of 3 and part time job to go, but when I do, I feel like a million bucks! I think you got me in the mood to go to yoga on Sunday. 🙂

  6. Such a cute dress and such a positive message. I feel like this a lot even 2 years after my second baby. I love love love this dress. What size are you wearing???

  7. Super cute! I lived in sweater dressed in my previous South Dakota life! I live in Texas now so it’s hard to justify buying any!

  8. You’re not just feeling like a hot mom, you are looking like a hot mom! Love the dress on you!!!! I’m hesitating on the purchase of it because I’m 5’9 plus spent too much today already😜. But dang!, you are rocking it!

  9. A beautiful and captivating star that generously attracts an infinite number of pretty sparkling stars …
    I am both in love and dazzled.

  10. Love this dress- just bought it! Are you familiar with Arielle Charnas? She’s the designer (and influencer!) behind Something Navy – who makes this dress! You are two of my favorite follows- so fun seeing these accounts collide.

  11. Love this dress on you! I actually recently tried it on also, but wished the sleeves were a little less balloony, but agree the cut and fabric are amazing!

  12. I saw your post about the ice cream for your daughter with potty training! I did that and it became often lol so I went to targets dollar section and bought a bunch of toys from there. I had them in a bag in the bathroom so anytime my 2 1/2 year old son went potty he got a toy. He was fully trained within 2 weeks! Good luck! 😊

  13. I think exercise is everything! I’ve made it a bigger priority in my life the last year. It has had huge benefits to my mental health. I feel less stressed and am much happier. On difficult work days, I make sure to go that night and it erases the day for me. And you are so right that it makes you feel confident!! I haven’t lost weight in a few months, but I feel so good. I look good too and feel more confident in my clothes. On weeks where I didn’t make it to the gym, I suffered. I felt like I looked like crap, felt like crap, etc. So now I fit it in as best I can. And I’m grateful for it!

  14. Ali!

    Thanks so much for sharing this dress! You look beautiful and you inspired this fellow mama of two to buy it 🙂 It’s way more expensive than I’d normally spend on a dress for myself, but my five year anniversary is coming up and I had been looking for a fun outfit I could wear to dinner! It will be my first overnight trip away from my babies in four years so I’m nervous, but this dress is helping me look even more forward to the night with my husband!

  15. Love following your style and sweet family! But also love your bachelor posts. Are you not doing them this season?

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