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What’s the last bag you purchased?

This one in denim and I linked other favorites!

Help, I missed the NuFace sale!!

No worries, here’s one on sale. Your face has muscles and this lifts the face muscles. Do one side at a time. I use the face spray to moisten the face.

I need a jogger that doesn’t look like I gained 20# from Covid, on a budget preferably.

Here! Love these in black, under $50.

Where did you get the $33 winter boots?

Is your collagen pregnancy friendly?

Yes! Life or Pure collagen is pregnancy and nursing friendly. Use code 3697593 for $10 off on Modere.com.

Which collagen for hair growth? I’ve lost a lot from stress.

Two pack of life liquid collagen. I take 2 tablespoons a day which is 2 bottles a month for the most growth, skin health and joint relief. Code 3697593 for $10 off on Modere.com.

What’s your favorite robe?

If you could move anywhere, where would you go?

Texas, Tennessee, or Florida.

What are the ties you sleep in at night hair to curl it?

What’s your age?

I get asked this a lot! I’m 38 🙂

Your Questions Answered

by Shalice Noel

I compiled some of you MOST ASKED questions from family to fashion. Grab a cup of coffee and join in. If I missed something, comment below!

What liquid collagen do you take?

I take Biocell Life (2 T a day, one in the AM, one in the PM) and Trim (1 T in the PM) in chocolate. Select smart ship for $10 off!

What’s your Tula code?

Shalice15 for 15% off. I like the cleanser and new pumpkin scrub which smells amazing!

What’s your daily diet?

Here!

Where do you shop for high end bags?

I do a lot of research since it’s a large purchase. I use Real Real and Tradesy for used high end. I purchased my last bag at Harvey Nichols

How old are you?

I’m 37 1/2, almost 38 in December!

I can’t find your celery juice recipe on the blog? TY!

Here! It’s one of my most requested posts!

Your closet must be HUGE! Do you purge a lot and what is your secret to purging – resale?

I sell my stuff at crossroads, do giveaways, send some to friends and family, and on IG. It piles up fast so I have to stay on top of it!

Where do you keep all your kid’s stuff?

Baskets in the family room and Lego’s in our garage

Do your kids fight? is that a stupid question? And what is your favorite trick to averting the fights. I’m so over it.

I charge them $5, and I say, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it. Separation is key and sometimes I have them write down Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”

What is your Tula code?

Shalice15, love the cleanser and pumpkin scrub!

What is the liquid collagen you take?

I take the liquid biocell life (2T a day) and trim (1 T a day) in chocolate flavor. Select save and ship for $10 off.

Favorite makeup concealer on repeat?

This one has a brush on it, I use Medium 1, and I use my ring finger to blend.

New mom here, what are some pro-tips that helped you in the early years?

Lower your expectations for yourself, hubby and baby. Give yourself grace, hire a lactation consultant (if nursing) and eat lots of soup. Crazy enough, you’ll miss this season!

What’s the lipstick you always wear?

87% of the time, I wear this lipstick

What are some affordable fall finds I can add to my closet without breaking the bank? Hubby has put me on a budget!

Thanks for stopping by! my shop page is open 24/7, and below! Happy Friday eve!!

Q and A

by Shalice Noel

leggings // earrings // bra similar // shoes // jacket // Chanel cocoon bag and similar quilted black bag by MZ Wallace

I recently asked my readers what were some of their style questions. I got so many fun questions from what to wear to a black tie wedding to can I please have a similar boot to the Chloe boot?! I did some digging around the wide world web and I’m excited to share them below. If I left any out, feel free to email me, shalice@shalicenoel.com

What do I wear to a Black tie wedding?

I love this and this gown worn with these shoes, earrings and clutch.

What are some of your favorite designer pieces?

F headband, Chloe Susanna boots, and see below for more!

Where’s the review of your Fendi flip bag?

The link to that post is here!

What are some of your favorite Amazon buys, etc?

These wash clothes, I have this Magnesium powder on autobuy, these barely there socks, and Lavazza coffee pods, are the bomb! Shop my Amazon page HERE!

Any good Snow Outfits?

See my post on what I brought to Vail HERE.

Any shoes you recommend under $150

Vince Camuto Gigietta bootie. Be prepared to get tons of compliments on them! They’re on sale under $100.

Cute Cardigans?

Try this cardigan as a dress, long cardigan, fancy cardigan, warm fuzzy cardigan, wrap front cardigan

Good buys

Here are some leggings similar to lululemon legging, similar lululemon jacket, similar to Chloe Susanna boots, FF headbands, GG sneakers similar, sneakers for kids, and black studded sandals.

Interior Design – a couple pieces that give a lot of bang for the buck. I’m loving acrylic tables and chairs, good b/w art, and simple vases.

Super comfy joggers/hoodie sets

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Cute Combat boots, affordable, stylish warm

Nordstrom Rack has so many combat boots at affordable options!

Shoes for weekend in NYC, cute comfy, stylish and warm?

Quality jeans, under $125?

How about $128? These from Madewell are flattering and good quality. You know I’m crazy for denim so here’s a shortlist of faves under $100. And don’t miss these 501 skinny’s under $100.

As always, my shop page is open 24/7, and sign up for my newsletter for exclusive content. Happy Friday!

Everyone loves a good Q and A! I get a lot of FAQ, so I thought I’d answer some of them here:

How is this pregnancy different?

I forgot how much you need to visit the restroom, I’ve never had 4 sets of hands on me constantly rubbing my belly. And cravings are daily!

How are you feeling?

More energy now that I’m not sick, but evenings are still hard. I can’t eat a big dinner or I feel naseous.

What are the kids most excited about?

All things baby! Taking him to the beach, the pool their favorite park, etc. They are already so in love, I love seeing their excitement, it really melts me. I thank God for these moments!

What are some of your favorite mom hacks?

Get a keratin treatment! I was doing weekly blowouts  before my keratin treatment. After the treatment, my hair was silky, smooth and straight! All mamas rejoice! Also, Buy Lash Boost, no this is not an ad. I used to schedule a lash extension appointment 2+ hrs, lay for that long, organize a sitter and it cost lots of money! I got smart and apply lash boost every night and my lashes and eye brown grew out beautifully even after the sad effects of lash extensions. If you’re not familiar, long lasting use of lash extensions can stunt the growth of your natural lashes.

How do you find time for the gym?

My kids happen to love the gym nursery (Thank God) and I love new workout threads. I’m taking it easier now pregnant, but still toning with weights.

What’s next for the cabin? 

Good question! It’s the fun stuff! Lighting, I just ordered a rug off Etsy, (who doesn’t love free shipping? 🙂 I’m looking for bunk beds and futons, so if you know of any, shoot me an email!

What’s your latest cravings?

Goat cheese, pickled beets, good dressing like homemade balsamic vinegrette, raisin bread, sometimes eaten all together. My kids remind me how weird my eating habits are!

How are the kids, what are they into?

They recently got a bunch of books from the library about paper airplanes and they’re addicted.  We have paper airplanes flying all over the house, good and bad.

Lastly, anything you’re purchased for you and baby, any must-haves for the pregnant mama? 

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll notice its a maternity edition. Well there are LOTS but I try and keep it simple, below are some faves!

Did I miss your question or are you too shy to ask? Shoot me an email: shalice@shalicenoel.com

 

xx Gratefully, Shalice

Similar cardigan // tee shirt  // faux leather leggings // 

How do you have so many clothes and how do you find time to wear them all?

Haha I don’t actually. I try and wear as many as I can.

What blogs do you follow?

I love how Blair at Atlantic-Pacific pairs the unexpected, she’s truly an artist.

Where do you go for fashion and style inspiration?

Streetstyle. Traveling and seeing new places and things help inspire. I love Audrey Hepburn’s timeless style.

What do you do when you’re in a funk or do you ever not feel inspired?

Yes! Definitely. Every artist or content creator feels pressure to create and not always inspired to do so. 1. Take time off if you can 2. Start Exercising 3. Begin journaling 4. Write down your goals and put them somewhere visible – like your bathroom mirror, the fridge 5. Have a friend keep you accountable. Dare I say 6. Get off Social Media! I hesitate since that is my job but there is nothing wrong with giving it a break. Don’t watch stories if it gives you FOMO, go take a walk and do the above 5 things before you check your social media accounts. Easier said than done but you’ll be much happier.

What are your top styling tips?

KISS Keep it simple. I have to tell myself this when I get thrown lots of trends at once. I like to pick out one item (often shoes if I’m honest!) that inspires me and style around it. Sometimes its a fringe bootie, a belt, or a fuzzy bag.

If there’s one thing I should invest in for my closet this winter it’s a . . .

Camel Coat! Don’t hesitate. Some of my favorite looks are when I’ve worn a camel coat. It’s crazy versatile.

What do you eat for breakfast and what do you feed your kids?

I eat steel cut oatmeal, the kids like protein pancakes but all that to say, we go in spurts. Sometimes egg white omelet since I took the Pinnertest and it showed I was allergic to egg yolk!

Who do you use to take your pictures?

I have a couple girls here in LA I love to hire, Felicia Lasala, Jordan Kinghorn, and hubby takes them when I ask him nicely.

What are your top two snacks you make for your kids?

Kale chips (I recently added parmesan and I love it!), apple chips, bean chips, do you notice a theme?

What are you most looking forward to when renovating the cabin?

The kitchen! I love how open it will be to be able to hear the kids playing in the loft, see the fireplace and walk out to the deck. Talk about cozy kitchen. More to come!

How do you run the blog and have so many kids?

Ha! probably one of my MOST asked questions. I’ll tell you a story. When I had my first corporate jobs at a bank, at the end of the day, I would take the elevator down and listen to some of the moms who happened to be executives also and share that they didn’t want to be home and that their kids were closer to the nanny. Because of that, the nanny would travel with them and overall she seemed ok that her kids preferred the nanny to herself. While part of me wanted their corner office one day, I inwardly decided to always have a relationship with my kids, even when I’m in business. So, what does that look like? Since I have four, it’s important to take one at a time out for a date, sometimes hot cocoa, sometimes it’s target. Just to check in and see how they are. When I have deadlines, I get a sitter and go to the coffee shop and write, I stay up past my bedtime (hence the need for eye patches for puffy eyes), I delegate jobs, etc. I often say, if it’s something you want badly enough, it will happen. That is true for many and it’s true for me. I work when I can where I can, and is that always balanced no, I’m human and I’m still learning. But my relationships with my kids always are first priority.

Want to read more Q & A’s? There is one here and here.

Feel free to comment on whatever question I may have left out. Thanks for reading!

Q & A

What was your last Amazon prime order?

Bento lunch boxes for the kids peppermint oil, because I get really stiff neck and headaches, and tea.

What is the last tip your make-up artist, Lexi has given you.

Use highlighter on the bridge of your nose, center of your top lip, on your cheekbones, over the inner corners of your eyes, onto your brow bone, and center of your forehead. Lexi started using this highlighter on me.

What is the best and last diet tip you’ve shared?

Dandelion tea. It helps with water retention and I drink at least one cup a day.

Will you be sharing your workout routine?

Yes, Hubby and I will be sharing one soon, stay tuned! If you missed it, see a video on how I workout at the park!

Where do you like to go in Palm Springs?

The King’s Highway  for breakfast (I get their granola and yogurt), the Ace pool to cool down, pink door house and I’m open to hearing my readers favorites?

What’s the address of the pink door house and this house with the lions?

Good question! 1100 E Sierra Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264

What did you have for breakfast at home?

Steel cut oatmeal, almond milk, raw honey, coffee and dandelion tea. 

What’s a sample diet?

Click this Q & A HERE 😉

Did you always want a big family?

I always wanted 6 children, Reid wanted 3, and God gave us 4. I feel like I’ve won the lottery with them. We have some really long days, but they are a constant blessing.

What’s your best parenting advice, or what have you learned lately that has made momlife easier?

It’s threefold: a lot of affection, some outside time whether its scooters at the park, a ride around the block, and lots of good snacks sometimes makes or breaks a day.

With 4 kids you must have a lot of mess in your house?

Haha well, we have a chore chart they have to follow, I give rewards for cleaning and when in doubt, I ask them to take something upstairs and I count how long it takes – they love it, they’re really competitive and I get things done, lol.

How do you juggle your days as a busy mom and business owner?

Not every day is the same, some days I have a sitter all day for meetings and appointments or a photo shoot, some days like today, I’m home, we make breakfast, do chores, read and I catch up on emails and write my blog posts. With that said, its not without the cries, the troubles with sharing and the struggle to fit in a workout, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I was just telling Felicia my photographer how much I love working from home – from kissing the boo-boos, applying the 5th band aid, brewing my own coffee, writing, and sending emails and styling outfits. The latter is often done around midnight but hey it works.

Anything I missed or you’d like to ask? Comment below!

 

 

 

What I’m Wearing

pink pants ALICE and OLIVIA :: ruffle bodysuit LEITH :: hat NORDSTROM :: sunnies CHLOE :: heels (only $32!)  WHOWHATWEAR :: bag MCM

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bag CHANEL :: dress JOA (I also like this one) and (this one):: cargo jacket SANCTUARY SIMILAR :: heels MIU MIU 

What were your last google searches?

healthy lunches for kids, bell sleeves, and flights for (NYFW).

How did you start out blogging?

I took selfies and flat lays of outfits over naptime. It was a total creative outlet.

Favorite new discovery?

Clarisonic. I brought home the Mia 3 from New York and I’m obsessed. So are my kids.

Favorite new lip stain that’s 100% pure? 

100% Pure lipstain in pomegranate. It’s been great for my sensitive skin and dry lips!

Most understated wardrobe ESSENTIAL?

The blazer. It’s an instant tummy tuck, face lift to a tired outfit, and fastest way to elevate jeans and loafers. I like this oversize boyfriend version.

What do you like most about your job?

So many things from styling, traveling and to meeting people, but most of all that I get to stay home with my kids and still work in fashion. That’s a dream come true.

When do you go back to New York? 

In less than 2 weeks for fashion week. I need to catch up on sleep now! Yeah right.

Fall’s most wanted?

Anything leather, suede or chunky knit. Stay tuned for more fall faves.

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Q & A 

1. How is it having a large family in Los Angeles? I think it’s important to know what places, and neighborhoods are more kid friendly etc. Read my post on 5 kid friendly LA.

2. When do you style outfits? Honestly, some of the best “editing” i.e. trying on, taking off, and more mixing, less matching happens when the house is quiet, the last child has gone to sleep! I can gather my thoughts, write copy, and return emails.

3. Tell us something we don’t know . . . Well, I have 250 pairs of shoes in my house, but can never find a pen. True Story.

4. Will we be seeing any short videos coming soon? Yes! Glad you asked, we filmed one last week coming soon! Eeek! I’m somewhat camera shy, so it was fun to crawl out of my shell. Meanwhile, just enjoy my short boomerangs on Instagram.

5. Where are you going next? I’m planning a trip to NYC, so comment with your must see, must eat, must drink, must everything.

6. Tell us about your week  . . . My family has been in town which means we’re going to the beach, using 14 eggs for scrambled eggs in the morning and using lots of paper plates. No shame! And did I mention, there’s an inch of sand on my floors? It has been a treat seeing the cousins bond all over again since last seeing each other in January. If you think about it, its really just a short time together before they all part ways, some to different schools and a very wide 2200 miles away from each other. I get choked up just thinking about it. I am also needing versatility in my dressing since time is always of the essence as a busy mom.

Any Last Words? Sometimes you just need a $39 dress worn as a top, and laugh about all the scrambled eggs on the floor. Memories in the making.

dress LEITH (only $39 till August 8th!)  :: jeans AG JEANS (fits tts, also on sale!) :: sandals AGL

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