When I don’t have to drag the kids out of the house in the morning, they love spending the day playing in their pajamas. I don’t blame them. If I didn’t have to leave the house, I’d be lounging in my pjs too. Especially in ones that scream spring like these.
personalized plaid bunny pajamas – c/o Chasing Fireflies
Making this short and sweet as I recover from last night’s Fat Tuesday fun…
Big sweaters can look really chic. Just be careful to not get swallowed up by them! For an eye-catching look, keep the rest of your outfit fitted…nothing else should be baggy. And, stay far away from chunky shoes. Opt for a leg-slimming pair of pointy-toed pumps instead.
This public service announcement has been brought to you by too much sugar and not enough sleep. Now go and seize the day.
Last week I was able to squeeze in a haircut between taking one kid to the dentist and the other to speech therapy. (I had the length trimmed and added a few more layers.)
While I was getting my haircut, I just had to pick my stylist’s brain and find out her secret hair care tips. She’s the expert after all! So here are a few things I just had to share:
Always use some type of oil or cream when flat ironing to protect your hair. Some straighteners can reach up to 400 degrees!
Keep winter flyaways at bay with either a dryer sheet (that’s already been run through the dryer), or a little bit of olive oil. Rub either onto the ends of your hair and say good-bye to any static.
There’s no need to wash your hair every day. You can skip a washing or two and use dry shampoo or baby powder to fight off oiliness.
If you’re starting to get gray or white hairs, try highlighting your hair rather than dyeing it. This would work get for blonds, light browns, and red heads.
Do you have any hair care tips that you having been loving recently?
This time of the year makes me so happy. With spring so close, and Daylight Saving Time approaching…what’s not to like?!
A happy me means that I want to wear more color. Not just the neutrals that I tend to stick with during the winter months, but true, bright, bold color.
I have to admit though, wearing color can be a little scary. Nothing says “look at me” like a cobalt sweater. But, if you’re willing to take a little risk, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.
First, figure out your skin’s undertone. Are you cool-toned or warmed-toned? There are a few ways to find out, but the simplest way is by following the sliver or gold test. Think about which metal, silver or gold, looks best on your skin. Does silver make your skin more vibrant? Then you are most likely cool toned. If gold makes you look more radiant and awake, then you’re warm toned.
Of course, there are exceptions. And some colors look great on everyone. But use this as a guideline to find the most flattering colors for you.
Warm-toned ladies should wear warm-reds, oranges, yellows, browns, and ivorys, and while cool-toned ladies should lean towards greens, blues, pinks, purples, magentas, and true “blue-based” reds.
My undertones are on the warm side, but some colors that typically look good on cool-toned ladies work for me too. The most important thing to remember is that you want whatever color you wear to make your skin come alive. If any color makes you look washed out or tired, pass it right along.
Image from StyleCaster.
Linked with Get Your Pretty On.
You guys, I haven’t shopped for clothes in the longest time. I think it’s been about 2 months or something. I didn’t mean to go on a shopping freeze, I just haven’t had the time or energy to shop. If I shop too quickly or with little energy, then I’ll end up making some really poor decisions.
Let’s face it though. Probably a lot of our closets are already filled with things we hardly wear – including mine! So for me, going without getting anything new wasn’t too much of a big deal.
I like this sweater because of its bold tribal print. But when I first saw it, I wasn’t sure exactly how many ways I’d be able to wear it.
It’s very easy to wear a sweater like this with jeans. I’ve also worn it to work with red pants and red heels – I went the matchy-matchy route so that my legs would appear longer.
And as you can see in the last picture, this long cardigan totally works for a casual day or a day in the classroom. For me, it’s really important to have clothing that’s versatile enough to be casual and dressy.
sweater, jeans – thrifted // boots – Gap // earrings – c/o Ashley Schenkein Jewelry
Linked with Monday Mingle.
Ashley is the Chicago designer behind Zamrie – a line that focuses on making effortlessly wearable and transitional classics. (Did you see the Versatile Vida Tank I wore yesterday? Love that spin on an old staple!)
Ashley’s new shop is just a short drive away from me, so when she asked if I wanted a tour, I didn’t hesitate with my answer.
For such a young thing, Ashley really has her act together! She has a pretty strong background in fashion, too. Being at her shop and seeing how the whole process from concept to construction to clothing takes place, made me really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into each piece at Zamrie.
There’s so many reasons to love the brand – it’s made in Chicago and the collections are beautiful – but my favorite reason is the versatility of each piece. Not only can each item be worn in a casual to dressier setting, but women of all ages can rock out these pieces in their own personal ways.
Be sure to head over to Ashley’s site to check out the collection yourself. And when you see something that you like, you better grab. Once it’s gone, it’s gone!
It’s finally warm enough to wear a skirt with tights! I also have on this lovely versatile Vida tank from Zamrie…I’m so set for spring.
I’m really obsessed with this tank…especially when I found out that the designer, Ashley, runs shop literally a few miles from me. What’s even cooler though is that Ashley gave me a behind-the-scenes tour of her shop! I’ll be sharing that soon!
cardigan, skirt, leather boomer jacket – thrifted // Vida Tank c/o Zamrie
It used to be that girls’ clothing was always much cuter than boys’. I’m glad those days are long gone!
Ivan was so excited to get this Say Cheese graphic tee and Harem knit pant. He was even more excited when he found out that the pants have pockets.
I’d love to get these sweatpants in my size, too! I’d totally rock them out with some heels for a ladies night. Sadly though, the pants only go up to a kids’ size 12.
Say Cheese Outfit – c/o Fabkids // knit hat – daddy’s
Season after season I find myself relying on three things to keep me feeling fresh and put together. Lip color, nail polish, and a sleek piece or two of jewelry are always the perfect finishing touches to any look during any season.
I love how classic red lips and red nails look. Depending on what season it is, I will lean towards lighter or darker shades. Right now it’s Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic and Jessica’s Custom Nail Color in Crimson Reflections.
This flat oval silver collar from The Jewellery People has been perfect for everyday wear. Plus, it layers nicely with other necklaces when I want more of a statement look. But the main reason I like it is because it’s light like a chain necklace, but it’s not as fragile as one.
shirt – thrifted // necklace – c/o The Jewellery People