7 Stylish Outfits for Holiday Parties

12 Dec 2014 Permalink

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Last Sunday I had the chance to work with a bunch of my favorite Chicago bloggers on a little holiday inspired project.  We decked out in sequins and oxblood gear from ShopLately and Lulu’s and hit the 900 North Shops for our shoot.

It was a blast!  I loved seeing how all these ladies dressed for the collab.  And I was even more impressed that most of us here are moms with little ones!  (You know I love seeing what other hot moms are wearing!!)

I got my fabulous sequins skirt from Lulu’s.  It’s so perfect for any holiday party.  I’m sure I’ll be wearing it lots this season with everything from basic t-shirts to fluffy sweaters.  On Sunday I wore it with a dressy blazer and a knit tank from ShopLately.

If you haven’t heard of ShopLately, they’re a online market place for brands and designers to share their goods.  I love it as a shopper, because I can check out tons of cool items at just one site!  And they have an insider program which entitles you to free shipping.  That’s always a plus!!

Be sure to stop on by Lisa, Zahra, Kaitlyn, Johanna, Alison and Leyla‘s to see closer images of their party-perfect outfits!

Thanks to Shoplately and Lulus for providing us with product for this collaboration. And thanks to our fabulous photographer Giaskyler Photography.

5 Lessons To Learn From Kourtney Kardashian About Pregnancy Fashion

10 Dec 2014 Permalink

cute pregnancy outfits from Kourtney Kardashian

cute pregnancy outfits from Kourtney Kardashian

cute pregnancy outfits from Kourtney Kardashian

Sometimes I’ll see pictures of adorable pregnant women and wish – for like half a split second – that I was knocked up again just so I can look cute with a little baby bump.  Then my kids start screaming and yelling for something and I realize that two little ones are plenty for me.

But just because I’m done breeding doesn’t mean that I’m not obsessed with checking out what other hot mamas are wearing!

Take Kourtney Kardashian.  This little lady is on baby number three, and I swear her maternity style has gotten better with each pregnancy.

There’s so much to learn from her when it comes to dressing your bump!  (Good news…these tips totally apply to non-pregnant ladies as well!!)

  • Coats, jackets, cardigans, blazers, and button ups are your friend!  No need to button or zipper – just leave it open and flaunt that belly!
  • Comfortable shoes can be cute!  A great pair of slip-on sneakers or flat ankle boots look great with nearly everything.  Grab a pair in black to get the most bang for your buck.
  • Ditch the diaper bag and use a large tote or backpack instead.  You’ll be able to house all your things, plus the necessities for the little ones.  Tip: stick with a bag in a neutral color – like tan, gray, or olive – and you won’t have to worry about switching bags to match your outfit.
  • No need to stay away from horizontal stripes as your tummy expands.  Just make sure to wear layers to help break up the lines.
  • Take the time to do your hair!  It can be so easy to just throw those locks into a top knot, but a sleek blowout automatically becomes your best accessory and makes you appear more put together!

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Giveaway Time | $200 to Nordstroms

08 Dec 2014 Permalink

Just checking in quickly between online shopping and party preparations to bring you a little holiday cheer!  These lovely ladies and myself are giving a $200 Nordstrom gift card to a lucky reader.  You know you could totally use a little extra shopping cash for those gifts, or yourself!  Make sure to enter below!!

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One winner will be chosen at random on December 15, 2014. Good luck!

An Easy Way To Add Fabulousness To A Winter Outfit

05 Dec 2014 Permalink

beanie, plaid coat, black sweater, gray skinnys, sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

beanie, plaid coat, black sweater, gray skinnys, sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

beanie, plaid coat, black sweater, gray skinnys, sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

beanie, plaid coat, black sweater, gray skinnys, sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.comI’m glad that I’ve been slowing adding to my collection of jackets and coats. (Every year I try adding two or three new pieces…I’ve found some real winners while thrifting!)  As much as I love wearing black, one great way to add some personality to a winter outfit is by going with a statement coat. This Tommy Hilfiger toggle number is a little preppy, but I love the mix of print and all the pockets it has.

One thing to keep in mind when wearing an eye-catching coat is that you want the focus to be on the coat itself. A different colored hat, scarf, gloves, handbag, or shoes can get too overwhelming.  You don’t want to look like a hot winter mess of color and fabric!  Style tip: when wearing a bold coat, keep your other items neutral.  Let the coat take center stage.

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