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WELCOME 

TO THE BLACK BIB

Hi! My name is Jasmine. I’m a New Yorker and a new(ish) mom to my 16 month old daughter, Isla. Given my obsession with glasses, braces and a pink cast full of signatures in elementary school… I think my 10 year old self always knew I’d become an Accessories Editor way before anyone. Now, I’m a Fashion Editor by day, and mommy by... well all around the clock. My life is a crazy mix of high/low, glamorous and sometimes pretty gross.  I’m just starting to go on first Mommy dates, and still love dancing on a banquette as much as I did in when I moved here. There are times I find 10 outfits that are the same price as the irresistible pair of MaryJane’s I have to save like 3 Barney’s gift cards to buy. 
The Black Bib is all about that mix. The perfect pair of heels, mastering a weekend getaway with your friends, a one of a kind stroller canopy, and finding all of those gems in between. Here, you can binge away on styling videos, shoppable shoots, curated pieces, and endless inspiration.
I hope you relate, I hope you laugh and I hope you shop your little heart out….  because even if you get barfed on everyday or you may just be a little terror yourself, you still need to have fun and look good while doing it! 
Just Wear a Bib. 
xx

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Recipe

Combine in a Large Bowl: 2 3/4 Cups of Oats, 1 Cup Raw Almonds,1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, 1/3 Cup Raw Pepitas, 1 Tbsp Salt 

Melt in a Small Saucepan on the Stovetop Until Dissolved:1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup, 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

         Pour Wet Ingredients into Dry Ingredients and toss all together. Bake at 300 Degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.


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First Post Baby Vacation

Coming back to life after months on no sleep! 

 The first vacation post baby is a big deal. Coordinating sitters, schedules, and your own nerves is enough to make you want to cancel the trip. But I promise it is SO worth it! While it's important to get some much needed time with your partner, it's also just as important to get in time with your friends and get re-acquainted with your pre-baby self.  Post Pardom hormones are no joke and I personally had a really hard time adjusting to my new relationships with all of my friends. Would we ever do all of the fun things we did before? Were the crazy trips and late nights just over? Was I an outsider now that my priorities were about sleep training and not a new brunch spot to check out?  Our trip to the Greek Islands with our crew was one of the most memorable trips to date. Each one of us all navigating new moments in our lives... new babies, new relationships, monumental birthdays, break ups and make ups.  Even though the excuse to get us 1/2 way around the world was a 30th birthday, it was so much more than that. I found that I haven't changed, I'm just a more enhanced version of my pre-baby self. And no matter where everyone else's lives are taking them, they're still there too. All of that, with a gorgeous backdrop, good food and a few bottles of wine and you can't go wrong. I know it's a lot, and hard to leave, but take the trip. Trust me.

The first vacation post baby is a big deal. Coordinating sitters, schedules, and your own nerves is enough to make you want to cancel the trip. But I promise it is SO worth it! While it's important to get some much needed time with your partner, it's also just as important to get in time with your friends and get re-acquainted with your pre-baby self.  Post Pardom hormones are no joke and I personally had a really hard time adjusting to my new relationships with all of my friends. Would we ever do all of the fun things we did before? Were the crazy trips and late nights just over? Was I an outsider now that my priorities were about sleep training and not a new brunch spot to check out?

Our trip to the Greek Islands with our crew was one of the most memorable trips to date. Each one of us all navigating new moments in our lives... new babies, new relationships, monumental birthdays, break ups and make ups.  Even though the excuse to get us 1/2 way around the world was a 30th birthday, it was so much more than that. I found that I haven't changed, I'm just a more enhanced version of my pre-baby self. And no matter where everyone else's lives are taking them, they're still there too. All of that, with a gorgeous backdrop, good food and a few bottles of wine and you can't go wrong. I know it's a lot, and hard to leave, but take the trip. Trust me.


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HOW TO DIY CUSTOM SOAP BOTTLES

I like to leave a good impression on my guests so when we moved into our beach house this summer I wanted to have a few extra special touches. I designed my own soap labels & had them printed on water proof sticky paper with a shop I found on Etsy. I used funny sayings like "Salty Hair, & Sometimes You Do Care" and "Body Wash: For Your Sandy Coconuts". Once that was done I literally just had to stick them onto empty bottles I ordered here and fill them with soap. Such minimal effort, but so many compliments!  


Seven Steps to Be The Perfect Hostess

I love entertaining. Going on Pinterest and pulling out my inner Martha Stewart somehow soothes me. I prefer small gatherings over big ragers. Mostly because it's way more manageable but also because I won't be nervous about our place getting trashed. When I have people over I try to make it special, fun, and memorable.

Whether you love entertaining or it's just not your thing, here are a few of my easy tricks to look like you have it all together!


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Recipe

The Easiest Chocolate Avocado Pops

Combine in a Blender: 2 Ripe Avocados, 3/4 Cup non dairy unsweetened milk, 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup,1/2 Cup Cacao Powder, 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract, A Pinch of Salt 

Pour: all ingredients into popsicle molds and place in freezer until completely frozen

Recipe Courtesy of Eating By Elaine via Pinterest