Easter SUN-day

23 Apr 2014 Permalink

cute summer look - printed midi skirt, black tank, jean jacket and a bright sandal!

cute summer look - printed midi skirt, black tank, jean jacket and a bright sandal!

cute summer look - printed midi skirt, black tank, jean jacket and a bright sandal!

cute summer look - printed midi skirt, black tank, jean jacket and a bright sandal!

I can’t believe these pictures were just taken a few days ago!  Sunday was a gorgeous 70 something day…today is anything but.

That’s ok though.  The longer it takes for summer to actually get here, the more time I have to tone up for bathing suit season.  Anyone else been in workout mode?  We might have to start up a conversation on the old Facebook…I’ve been coming across some really helpful links for those interested.

tank, skirt – thrifted // jacket – c/o thredUP // shoes – c/o Clutch Those Heels

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Oh, The Finds You Can Find!

21 Apr 2014 Permalink

casual outfit - sweater jacket, polka dot button up, distressed jean skirt, and black booties

casual outfit - sweater jacket, polka dot button up, distressed jean skirt, and black booties

casual outfit - sweater jacket, polka dot button up, distressed jean skirt, and black booties

casual outfit - sweater jacket, polka dot button up, distressed jean skirt, and black booties

casual outfit - sweater jacket, polka dot button up, distressed jean skirt, and black booties

One of my favorite things about thrifting is that there are always tons of special vintage pieces to find.  This jacket, even though it’s a little big, has such a fun pattern and mix of colors on it…it was begging for me to take it home.

It might be a bit too much for some people, but I love the uniqueness of this jacket.  I also love the fact that I don’t see other people walking around wearing the same thing as me.

jacket, skirt – thrifted // skirt (diy) – Gap // booties - Franco Sarto

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Perfect Pieces for Spring

17 Apr 2014 Permalink

floral scarf and cream sweater from Boden

Yes. Yes. YES!  Spring is here!  The sun is out and it feels great!

During the cooler months, I’m all about pants.  But as soon as I can make the switch, I’m all about skirts and dresses.

This pink skirt is oh so bold, but I love how it looks with this gorgeous floral scarf and red heels.

And because I have all this color, I kept my top neutral.  This sweater is one of those perfect 3-season pieces.  It’ll take me through the spring, pairing well with everything from distressed jeans to bright pink skirts, and then I’ll pick it up again in the fall and winter.  I love pieces that work in multiple ways!

sweater, scarf – c/o Boden // skirt – thrifted

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Boden through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Boden, all opinions are my own.

Casual Outfit | An Old Favorite

16 Apr 2014 Permalink

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

 I haven’t been putting too much creative thought into what I’ve been wearing recently.  Instead, I’ve been relaying on my old favorites…especially this sweater.

This sweater is so great.  It’s light and airy.  It’s looks great with skirts, dress pants, and jeans.  Just a real winner in my book.

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

Have you been able to break into your spring clothes yet?  Or has Mother Nature been playing dirty tricks on you?  We had snow – yes, SNOW – yesterday.  Mother Nature, you’re one sick chick.

sweater, jeans – thrifted // shoes – Target // bag – Forever 21

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Closet Essential: Black Pencil Skirt

14 Apr 2014 Permalink

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

I know some people see getting dressed for work as a chore, but I love it.  One piece that I’m constantly grabbing from my closet is the pencil skirt.

The great thing about pencil skits is that they look flattering on all sorts of body types.  I have a few in black and also in some other colors.  They can be kept business casual, like I did here with a black and white short sleeve sweater and spring jacket, or they can bump up to business with a button down and fitted blazer.

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

Need a little more pencil skirt inspiration?  Here’s a few other ways to wear that I love…

  • A pencil skirt and a simple t-shirt and jean jacket.  So perfect for spring!  Tennis shoes can easily be swapped with the heels.
  • A printed pencil skirt and simple silk tank add some color to an otherwise easy outfit.
  • And here’s a link to the pink pencil skirt I mentioned above.  Wearing it with a fun gray tank and leather bomber jacket…this is one of my favorite looks.

top, skirt – thrifted // jacket – Loft

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Little Mr. Independent

11 Apr 2014 Permalink

little boy style...so cute!

little boy style...so cute!

little boy style...so cute!

little boy style...so cute!

little boy style...so cute!

This little guy has been getting more and more independent.  Or “I do, I do” as he says when I’m trying to help him into the car, brush his teeth, or whatever.

He even picks his own clothes out.  Sometimes it matches, sometimes it doesn’t.  As long as the clothes are clean, I could care less.

Well…lemme restate that.  If he’s staying home all day then I don’t care.  But if that boy is going to be seen in public, then mama intervenes a little.

polo, waxed jeans – c/o FabKids

All White With a Distressed DIY (and a tiny bit of color!)

09 Apr 2014 Permalink

All White With a Distressed DIY (and a tiny bit of color!)

Sometimes I have such a hard time dressing for spring.  With the on and off rain,  I just want to wear dark colors still.  Today I just took a risk and wore all white.

Annnnnd my pants lasted about 5 minutes before they got something on them.  Sad face.

All White With a Distressed DIY (and a tiny bit of color!)

All White With a Distressed DIY (and a tiny bit of color!)

This jacket made up for the pants though.

Last week I came across a really cool looking distressed jean jacket on Pinterest.  (Too many of my sentences these days start with, “I saw this cool thing on Pinterest…”)  Anyway, the jacket looked easy enough to diy.  Sure enough, it was!  I used a jacket that I found at Goodwill…you know, just in case it didn’t turn out.  I’m totally ok with ruining a $4 jacket versus a $40 one!

All White With a Distressed DIY (and a tiny bit of color!)

All White With a Distressed DIY (and a tiny bit of color!)

And these shoes provide just the right amount of femininity and color to the look.  I love the bow detail…they add that “special” detail to the leather sandals.

Maybe dressing for spring isn’t too hard after all.

top – Phillip Lim for Target // pants, jacket – thrifted // shoes – c/o Clutch Those Heels

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Short Trench Coat and Floral Pants

07 Apr 2014 Permalink

short trench coat and floral pants

short trench coat and floral pants

short trench coat and floral pants

short trench coat and floral pants

short trench coat and floral pants

Nothing says spring quite like a trench coat!  This shorter version is lined just enough for the crisp spring temps. Floral prints are always big in spring too.  (I’m so happy to bring them out from hibernation!)  These printed cropped pants add some much needed color to this neutral outfit. trench – c/o thredUP // sweater, backpack – thrifted // pants – c/o Market Place Follow on Bloglovin   Linked with Monday Mingle.

The Easiest Accessory to Wear | Scarves

28 Mar 2014 Permalink

The Easiest Accessory to Wear | Scarves Next week I’ll be on spring break, but don’t let that those words fool you!  The temps are still pretty chilly.  Needless to say I’ve been reaching for my scarves a lot. I have scarves for all seasons.  This pink one is a new addition to my spring collection, and it’s helping add a little color to today’s dark outfit. Scarves are nice because they can really change the way a whole outfit looks. The Easiest Accessory to Wear | Scarves I love seeing how others style their scarves.  And I have to share this video again.  It’s been around for a few years, but I like taking a peek at it every now and then so I don’t get stuck in a rut with how I wear my scarves. The Celebrity and Waterfall are my favorites!  But I have been playing around and testing new ways to wear this easy accessory. Just so you know, since it is spring break next week, I’ll most likely not be posting here.  Got some behind-the-scenes projects to work on and two cute kids to play with.  You can still find me at Facebook and Instagram for your red head fix. My outfit:  sweater, pants – thrifted // undershirt – Phillip Lim for Target // scarf c/o Scarf World Collage images:  top left // top right // bottom left // bottom right Linked with Monday Mingle and WIWW.

So This is Happening | Mommy & Daughter Style

26 Mar 2014 Permalink

cute casual outfit!  cropped t-shirt, skinnys, and a polka dot button down tied at the waist!

cute casual outfit!  cropped t-shirt, skinnys, and a polka dot button down tied at the waist!

cute casual outfit!  cropped t-shirt, skinnys, and a polka dot button down tied at the waist!

mommy and daughter style!

cute kid!

I always figured that I had a few years – 5 at least – before this one started raiding my closet for things to wear.

Nope.

Not only did she find some random headband I had from back in 2000, she also found my new scarf.  Sigh.

That’s ok though.  She looks cute in both.  And at least she looks appropriate for her age.  Lord help me once she becomes a teenager…

On me: t-shirt, bullet jewelry – c/o 9th & Elm // button down – thrifted // heels – Nine West

On Julia:  t-shirt, leggings – Target // jean jacket – Children’s Place // colorblock infinity scarf – c/o 9th & Elm

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