Pregnancy Update, Plus Kate’s Blowout Backlash!

Savvy Spice pregnancy style Dale Janee

Lucky Kate! She followed up her flawless pregnancy style by giving birth over the weekend to Princess Charlotte (they just announced the name) debuting her adorable royal bundle of joy along with the most talked about blowout! The UK Daily Mail asked, ‘How does Kate do it? Mothers share their shock on Twitter as Duchess of Cambrige steps out looking immaculate.’ Some women cried she looked ‘too good‘ just 12 hours after giving birth and leaving the hospital. I was more surprised how fast she left after giving birth and now I’m curious what most women do. I’ve heard the standard here in Switzerland is that many women stay about 3 nights in the hospital. If you’ve had a baby or know someone who has, how long did you stay in the hospital?

May marks the beginning of my 8th month of pregnancy and I’ve noticed major changes including swelling in my legs, ankles, feet and my face! Some mornings I wake up looking like a pufferfish with a trout pout, before a 20-minute attempt to contour like a Kardashian. Now I know what The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feel like on the morning of the reunion show taping with Andy Cohen after a Restylane binge. But beyond my plumped-up in polka dots look below; I’m enjoying our low-key weekends back in Zurich as summer approaches…

HM Maternity jeans pregnancys style

<I can barely reach my toes these days, but I’m loving this OPI shade ‘Life Gave Me Lemons‘>

Savvy Spice Louis Vuitton purse

<I found this polka dot top at TJ Maxx that was long & stretchy enough to work as a maternity top>

Savvy Spice fashion blog Pregnant HM jeans

<At least accessories still fit, so I’ve been adding more dangly earrings, bangles and my gold Michael Kors watch to outfits>

Details by Dale fashion blogger pregnancy style

<DETAILS by Dale> top – Chaus New York (TJMAXX) / maternity jeans – H&M / Michael Kors watch (similar here in Rose Gold) / sparkly Ice-Wrap BraceletStyleMindChic Boutique (FREE SHIPPING) / heels – Marc Fisher >

I think Kate looked stunning after leaving the hospital and she is a princess after all with a beauty team and hairstylist. Do you think she is sending unfair expectations to women who have just given birth?


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Savvy Sleepers Mother’s Day Sale!

Mothers Day Sale

I just wanted to quickly share our Savvy Sleepers annual Mother’s Day Sale going on this entire week because we have so many women who tell us stories about their mom or grandma who always slept on a satin pillow case for her skin and hair. It’s a classic beauty secret and we want to make this perfect gift a little sweeter for mom. Here’s the Deal…

The Wine Country Collection is 25% off

Use Code ‘Mom2015‘ at checkout for an automatic $50 off when you add $149 to your cart

All orders this week will be shipped within 24 hours USPS Priority to get it there faster!

Plus FREE US Shipping on all orders $50+

Need a gift card or gift box? Just leave a note at checkout and we’ll add it complimentary.

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Girl’s Getaway in Vegas!

Girls Getaway Las Vegas

Vegas without a hangover? Earlier this month when I was visiting my family in Nor-Cal, we took a short mid-week trip to Vegas. A bit of business and fun so I invited my mom and sister who were both on Spring break from teaching at a local college and elementary school. I thought a pre-Mother’s Day celebration in Sin City would be fun since we won’t be able to spend May 1oth together (that’s next Sunday already if you still need time to shop for mom).

Virgin America was having a super sale and temps were in the 80’s the entire time so we had some R&R in the sun, minus the pool parties, during our 48 hours in Vegas. Here’s my little Sin City diary along with my mom and sister… [Read more…]


Styled in Suburbia

Pregnancy Style Dale Janee Chico Old Navy Dress

Old School is one of my top 5 favorite comedies! Remember Mitch-A-Palooza?  When I first saw the movie in 2003, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell seemed soo old trying to relive their college glory days in their 30’s. Then I had a little wake up call a few weeks ago in California visiting the home of my Alma mater, Chico State. We were there for my cousin’s baby shower and I have a ritual of driving down 3rd Street on the way out of town past Jon & Bons Fro-Yo and the house I lived my senior year of college.

So this is where I went to college,’ I told my husband as we drove down the peaceful tree-lined  street late Saturday afternoon. ‘See! It’s not a party school,’ I said trying to dispel a few rumors he’d heard or read online. Before I could finish my sentence as we approached 3rd & Ivy, I spotted a frat party with college coeds in skimpy denim shorts and tanks playing an extreme session of beer pong on their wilting front lawn. Next door to my old house was the same scene with over 100 students crowded around kegs in the sunshine laughing, day-drinking and Snapchatting away.

It was like a scene straight out of Old School and exactly what I remembered a decade ago. I reached for my phone to snap a pic, when suddenly it crossed my mind that I was in my mom’s minivan and didn’t want the college kids to think I was some snooping parent. Then it hit me as I lowered my phone and glanced down at my belly.  ‘I am a mom-to-be in a Honda Odyssey and my college days are so.totally.over.’  I couldn’t join that college party if I wanted to, but that’s life. When one chapter closes, a new one opens. So today’s pregnancy post (and tips for simple spring glam) is in a location where I was a bit more comfortable earlier that day; a couple miles from Chico State’s campus in a sweet suburban neighborhood…

Old Navy pregnancy style Dale Janee

<The Scene – Chico, CA about 1 hour north of Sacramento visiting family and friends including a chance to sip an ice-tea with the beautiful in blue, Heather, of StyleMindChic>

Gold chain necklace Dale Janee TJ Maxx

<Goldschläger Glam - I found chunky gold chain neckalce at TJ Maxx and couldn’t resist! It’s heavy duty and would go with any wrap dress or white collared shirt this Spring>


<Old Navy Flashbacks - In Jr. High I shopped at Old Navy all the time and then I stopped, until recently. I love their workout clothes and they have a BIG maternity section online. I found this  striped dress (which also comes in black) in the women’s section (it’s not maternity) but it’s really comfy and the length is perfect for summer. (Sidenote) It’s also very stretchy. This one is XS and I am definitely not extra small.

Savvy Spice DSW Nude Heels

<No Streaking…But Nude Heels are a Go! - I buy a new pair of nude strappy sandals or heels on sale once a year from DSW or Macy’s. After all, you need different shades depending on your faux tan level and they elongate legs, or at least that’s how I justify it>

Dale Janee Old Navy Dress

<Bold School - I’m feeling bigger every day, but I learned years ago a layer of Fake Bake self-tanner, red lipstick, aviator shades and fresh blond highlights are glam pick-me-ups that never fail>

Old Navy white black striped dress

<DETAILS by Dale> striped dress – Old Navy (recent/almost sold out online) also in black / heels – Marc Fisher (Last seen here) /nails – new OPIThat’s Hularious‘ / purse – Ferragamo (shop the looks below)

 Have you ever visited an old city or house where you lived in the past just to reminisce?


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My California Baby Shower

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Savvy Spice

Green or yellow?  We decided to wait to find out our baby’s gender until he or she gets here because I love surprises, but it definitely complicates the ‘prep‘ part for the color scheme of shopping, the nursery and the shower. Thankfully Pinterest is always there to rescue the day and I’m pretty sure Pinterest should be thanked for improving communications between mothers and daughters across the world.

I talk to my mom almost daily on the phone when I’m in Switzerland (6:30 am my time is 9:30 pm her time) and from my ’13 wedding to the baby shower, we had fun pinning cute ideas we loved, but couldn’t quite describe over the phone. My mom, sister and aunt put on a beautiful California baby shower for me last Saturday and I’m excited to share photos of last weekend celebrating with family and friends… [Read more…]


South Park Style

Savvy Spice fashion Casual SF

Have you seen any ‘Stars at Coachella‘ stories pop up this week? That’s what I get for subscribing to 10+ gossip sites and while I was there in 2012; nowadays I couldn’t squeeze my belly into a high-waisted pair of Levi cutoffs if I wanted. Waddling around Indio pregnant is not on my Spring bucket list, but I still enjoy seeing all the Hollywood starlets in their festival styles.

Last year I posted a ‘Too Old for Coachella‘ style post and a couple weeks ago in San Francisco I went ultra-casual when I met up with Brittany who helps handle sales and marketing for Savvy Sleepers in one of my favorite spots in the city – South Park. It’s tucked away off 3rd Street near AT&T park perfect for lunch and a casual get-together in the sun. Here’s a few snaps of our meeting, plus some of my momchella ultra-comfy styles I’ve been wearing this Spring… [Read more…]

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