If we’re anything alike, I’m sure that Mondays are one of your least favorite days. On my end, Mondays suck because there is usually a meeting at work after the school day, and then my little guy has an evening session of speech therapy. It’s a guaranteed 12-hour day. (Deep breaths…deep breaths…)
Anyway, I wanted to share a little formula that has been working for me with picking outfits for work. Each outfit below starts with my favorite pair of ankle booties. I’m really digging this pair because they are cut slightly below my ankle, which makes them look really flattering.
With these outfits, I picked them out from the bottom up. Shoes first, then pants, tops, and accessories last.
A few tips to consider: Because I wanted to show off the cut of these booties, all these pants are about ankle length. Also, when I layer button-downs with sweaters, I try to wear sleeveless button-downs. This prevents that unsightly puffy sleeve business.
With Christmas getting closer, and the days building up to it getting crazier, what outfits or pieces have you been relaying on for work?
If there is one thing I can’t stand, it’s being late. And recently the combination of too-much-to-do plus not-enough-time has been putting me on the verge of it.
Take this outfit for example. By the time I had done everything that needed to get done, I had zero time for anything extra – like doing my hair. Thank goodness for hats! And thankfully we were just headed to my parents’. (I did bring a few supplies to put up my hair once we got there though.)
How have you been feeling? It’s just that time of the year, right? At least things will be more enjoyable in a few weeks. In the meantime, tis the season for hats!
hat, blazer, shirt, jeans – thrifted // boots - Ann Klein
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Nothing quite sets the holiday mood like ugly Christmas sweaters. Or in this case – a ”tacky Xmas sweater” t-shirt. This t-shirt is definitely a fun nod to those hideous things.
I went nice and easy with this look. A trench, distressed denim, and my current black booties were all I needed to accompany this tee on a warmer-than-average day.
The thing I hate the most about winter is what the cold, dry air does to my skin. Thankfully, there are some great ways that I cope with this. Using a body wash that’s gentle and moisturizing on my skin is one of those ways. And a wash like Dove’s Deep Moisture with Nutrimmoisture knows just how to care for my skin.
This body wash leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth – not dry or ashy like other washes.
Dove has some other types of body washes, too! (Take this fun quiz to find your body wash bff - mine is Cool Moisture.)
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dove through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Dove, all opinions are my own.
Being a busy mom, I really don’t have that much time to do in-store shopping. And to even think about setting foot into a store now that Christmas shopping has officially kicked off – forget it!
That’s what drew me to ShopStyle by POPSUGAR. They’re an online site where I can find all my favorite places – they even alert me when my favorite brands go on sale!
This month ShopStyle is showcasing their new look, and they invited a few bloggers to get creative, too!
For my layout, I picked a few of my current cold-weather favorites: thrifted sweaters, a vintage black and gold purse, skinny jeans from Old Navy and Gap, Ann Klein tan boots (this wedge with a tassel is also cute), and black booties from Franco Sarto. Of course I had to include a bold statement necklace, some aviators, and a little lip color.
Right now ShopStyle is offering up to 30% off plus free shopping.
I think I’m about to put the kids for a nap and get my shopping on.
I’ve been living in over-sized sweaters – especially the day after eating two Thanksgiving dinners. This sweater I recently found. It has some weight to it too. And it’s so warm and comforting. Mostly I love it because it has that 80s feel to it - and because it keeps my tush toasty!
Speaking of having my assets covered…
If you’ve been around KUF for a little, you probably know that I get items here and there to include in my posts. I do have somethings coming up though that I’ll be getting paid to share with you. Please know that I provide my own opinions and that I wouldn’t share something that I didn’t believe in.
sweater, jeans – thrifted // bag – c/o Boden // boots – Gap
There’s a relatively small amount of time in the mornings when cuteness oozes from the kids. I love to sit back and watch, and let the laughter be my energy for the day.
It’s a shame that Mondays through Fridays typically don’t start this way. These moments are what I live for.
Being thankful for everything – especially the little moments – that’s what it’s all about.
Wishing you the happiest of Thanksgivings.
p.s. This adorable Race Track playmat was kindly sent over by Personal Creations. They have unique personalized gifts for life’s special occasions…and an adorable kids’ line! And I say why save gifts for just special occasions – let your everyday be special in itself.
Usually when I wear blazers, I have something light on underneath. But come winter – when I really need to layer up – I have a few wool blazers that fit perfectly over sweaters. No special trick here, I just bought them in a larger size. But it did help to wear a sweater while I was shopping for the winter blazers. I just wanted to be on the safe side – Chris Farley’s man-down-by-the-river is not a look that I want to be seen in!
blazer, sweater – thrifted // jeans – H&M (men’s section) // boots – Franco Sarto
I haven’t been taking too many of my own outfit pictures lately. I blame the weather – cold winds and early sunsets have totally been trashing my schedule.
I have been taking plenty of pictures though. (Just not of me!)
FabKids has been such a great site to work with. Usually when they ask, I have something sent over for Julia, but this time it was Ivan’s turn.
I hear often from moms that girl clothes are much more fun to shop for than boy clothes – supposedly there are cuter clothes on the market for girls. But FabKids proves that theory wrong. They have outfits for boys, too. And they’re cute outfits – super cute.
This Football Star Outfit that Ivan is wearing came with jeans, an undershirt, and a long-sleeve tee. (The Cars hat is his own.) Doesn’t he look adorable? Let me say that photographing him was a lot trickier than taking my daughter’s pictures. He was being such a stinker – hence the funny faces.
Funny faces or not, the kid looks fabulous. Thanks, FabKids!