Monday, October 3, 2016

Celebrate our 5th Blogiversary with Alley+Rae

Alley+Rae Apparel is a modern lifestyle brand handmade in Utah. Our mission is to spread positivity and create clothing that speaks to you. We want each piece to make a statement about the person that wears it. We love to incorporate bright colors, fun graphics and encouraging messages into our designs.

As a mom of five kiddos, my life is constant crazy. From trying to get everyone to do simple things like eat breakfast, to getting everyone out the door for appointments on time, I'm always doing something or helping someone. Motherhood never stops!

I love looking around my favorite websites and two shirts caught me eye a while back that I just couldn't stop laughing at. They fit my life completely and I can't help but laugh and agree with them completely. 

While we chose a big family, I can't help but be drawn to hilarious shirts. My oldest turns 9 this month which means I haven't really gotten a full night's sleep in a LONG time. I love my kids with all my heart but if I can get a chuckle out of my clothing, that's a big plus! I think I definitely can joke I suffer from a sleeping disorder for the simple fact that being a parent is a 24/7 job! We're up in the middle of the night with nightmares, sickness, cries for comfort, and sometimes just from insomnia. A mother's work is never done, and sleep takes a backseat to being the best parent we can be! 

My favorite color is pink so when I saw the raspberry option I was pretty excited. I love when companies offer different colors in their shirts because I try to avoid white whenever possible, and black can be just as hard to take care of at times. With color it shows personality, it's fun, and adds a little brightness to my day. It has a heathered look to it, but the material is so light weight and soft, you forget you're wearing anything.

Let's face it, whether I have zero kids or twenty, I cuss. It's life. It's hard as hell to stop myself at times, and while I do my best, they still slip through. My life is constant chaos simply because we have a big family! Someone is always needing something from me, whether it's Max crying for a need or one of the girls needing help with homework or sticky hands, my brain is always in crazy mode! I've learned to love coffee and find myself drinking it like I would water. Does it help me stay awake.... I have no freaking idea! But I sure do love it and it keeps me sane LOL. 

While the shirts are great to catch people's attention and laugh at yourself, I love wearing them at home too. I'm always in my LuLaRoe leggings for optimal comfort, but sometimes I like to be more covered then just a ratty old tank I throw on. Weather I'm wearing around the house with spit up or to the store in comfort, I always feel cute in my Alley and Rae shirts. 

Each shirt lists for $30 on their website and they're made with unisex shirts with a true to size fit. I'm a 2x as a preffered fit and I'm glad that's the size I went with when choosing these shirts. I also like that their sizes range so much with X-Small to XX-Large and they're Tri-Blend, a 50% Polyester/25% Cotton/25% Rayon construction.

Check out the full Alley and Rae website for a variety of shirts for men, women, and children, but specifically the women's section for hilarious shirts like I have. They're my new favorites and I look forward to purchasing some more in the future! 

You can find Alley+Rae on their websiteFacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest

One US winner will receive a gift card for $50 to use toward the purchase of your choosing. 


Maria said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Dorothy said...

Happy! Blogaversary!! so glad to be here :)

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

Awesome!! Happy Blogaversary!!
Thank You

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Jackie said...

Happy Blogiversary!