Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + dress designer living in NC


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Lucky Mag + Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

It's not everyday that I partner up with a company to test out a product, but when Lucky Magazine approached me about trying Vaseline's new Spray & Go Moisturizer I was intrigued. This has long been a pet peeve of mine, the necessary evil of lathering on lotion after my morning shower. Normally, I would hang around in my bathrobe waiting for it to dry -- blah, boring. So I gave this spray moisturizer a shot, and voila, I have new efficient addition to my morning routine! 

I am incredibly grateful that but my hub and I work from home, but it has definitely taken some time to figure out ways to stay productive with an adorable baby eating up our attention. Mornings are essential, if I don't get up and get going, the whole day is messed up. I've long been a believer of deciding what I wear the night before. Even if I'm going super casual (jeans/tshirt),  when I already have it picked out I start my day out so much better. Vaseline's Spray & Go Moisturizer has helped shave off time from my morning routine (hallelujah!) -- now if only I could find a product that would dry and style my hair just as quickly :)

If I were to choose one outfit as part of my daily,  nightime prep for the next day, that I would then wear every day (especially now that I'm a mom)..this would be it...(sorry for that incredible, run on sentence)…

Leggings - Dress - Handbag - Sandals

For more information,  head on over to… maxthemorning.com

This post made possible from a collaboration with Lucky Magazine - all content and ideas are by yours truly. 


A little something for myself..

I spend most of my days sewing for other people, which is awesome and I love it -- but it's definitely important for me to carve a little time out for myself. Honestly, I don't necessarily enjoy making clothes for myself, like most people, I prefer to shop other people creations. However, I recently made this little spring top for myself. This was my take on no longer being patient for spring! Hurry on now.


Wear it..

Just putting together a little something-something for your every day needs. Here is the Bellis styled for a day at the office and the Rosa perfectly paired for an afternoon class.

Bellis Dress in Coral - Celeste Jacket - Mini Chateau Duffle - Keanna Colorblock Flat

Rosa Dress in August Rose - Holepunch Flat Sandal - Timex Weekender - Cotton Caridgan


Two important things...

...collars on dresses + scallops on coats. Love these looks from Valentino RTW Fall 2013.

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni from WWD



It's Saturday...I'm posting about Kate Spade Saturday...on the weekend...and it's the weekender bag...AH!

No really, this would look good on my arm, I'm sure of it.

Found over on FAB.


Orla Kiely A/W 2013

I loved Orla Kiely's most recent fashion presentation -- models dressed like 1960's secretaries, busy at work while casually strolling down the fictional runway. If you follow their instragram, there is a post of what the models were pretending to type ("wheres my don draper at").

Photos: Ambra Vernuccio


Hello there.

I'm aching for spring and I stumbled across this Seychelles number that will be perfect for the season. Love that tiny pop of color.

And while we're lusting for things...this swimsuit, YES. Hide those post-baby stretchmarks in style! And besides it's tulle on a swimsuit and the color is called ancient fig, what more could you ask for.


Lauren Moffatt Fall 2013

Can't get enough of these looks from Lauren Moffatt - RTW Fall 2013. Look at those patterened trousers! Love these pieces because they could easily transition to other seasons. Not to mention, the presentation styling is as awesomely quirky as usual.

Photo by Steve Eichner via WWD