Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit

26 Nov 2014 Permalink

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

I know some of you have already gotten underway with your holiday shopping.  I started ordering a few things online last week.  I’m still debating whether or not I want to venture out on Black Friday once the turkey settles.  But if I do decide to go, you can bet that I’ll be wearing something like this…

A THICK SWEATER – One thing that I can’t stand about shopping during the cooler months is having to schlep around winter coats and accessories.  When I have the privilege of hitting up the stores by myself – meaning without kids – then I wear a thick sweater and leave my coat in the car.  It limits the layers that I wear and keeps my outfit simple so that I can focus on tackling that shopping list.

SKINNY JEANS – I like to keep my outfits balanced.  This means that if I wear something bulky, like a thick sweater on top, then I go with a more fitted bottom.  Besides, skinny jeans – or leggings – are the only pants you should wear tucked into boots.  Anything too baggy tucked into those knee-highs will give off a pirate appearance.

KNEE HIGH BOOTS – These boots are perfect for all the right reasons.  They look great with skinny jeans and they heel is the perfect height for hours of shopping.  Plus, this pair really helps protect me from the elements!  They’re warm and slush or snow wipe off super easily.

CROSS-BODY BAG – No shopping outfit would be complete without a cross-body bag!  How else can one conquer the stores without both of her hands?!  I’ve been using this Phillip Lim for Target beauty a lot during the past few weeks.  I love that it can be worn during the day for shopping, and then transitions nicely into my hand if I’m meeting up with friends at night.  Gotta love a bag that can be worn multiple ways!

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Outfit of the Day | Casual and Comfy

24 Nov 2014 Permalink

batman graphic t-shirt, cardigan, gray skinny jeans, black booties, red lips, Chicago | KnockedUpFabulous.com

batman graphic t-shirt, cardigan, gray skinny jeans, black booties, red lips, Chicago | KnockedUpFabulous.com

batman graphic t-shirt, cardigan, gray skinny jeans, black booties, red lips, Chicago | KnockedUpFabulous.com

Wow.  I’m feeling so old these days!  When I was in my twenties, I used to be able to go out at night and bounce back in the mornings. Not so much now!  After late nights this past Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and then getting up to be at Navy Pier at 7:30 on Saturday morning, I was (and still am) spent!!

It was all worth it though!  Especially the early morning on Saturday.  This weekend was the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier.  (The playCHIC fashion show was on Thursday.)  I dragged the family willingly along.  The kids had a blast, and we even got a little Christmas shopping done at the fair.

This outfit was perfect for checking out all the booths.  I went with a fun graphic t-shirt to get in the playful mood.  And the comfy cardigan and hands-free purse served their purpose.  The finishing touch was a bold red lip…you know, to help distract attention away from the bags under my eyes!

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Maternity Outfit Idea | Casual Dress with Sneakers

19 Nov 2014 Permalink

Maternity Outfit Idea | Casual Dress with Sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

Maternity Outfit Idea | Casual Dress with Sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

Maternity Outfit Idea | Casual Dress with Sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

 

One of the fun things about being pregnant is having that chance to really show off your belly!  This was difficult for me embrace during my first pregnancy, but by my second I was ready to rock that bump!!

These hot mamas look majorly adorable in their casual fitted dresses.  I love how they added a sporty element by wearing sneakers rather than slipping on a pair of flip flops or sandals.  All these dresses are so versatile, too!  While these outfits are great for warmer weather, they can easily be transitioned into the cooler months by adding a great cardigan, tights, and a pair of stylish ankle boots.

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Outfit of the Day | Jeans and a Printed Blouse

17 Nov 2014 Permalink

Cute outfit of the day...blue jeans and a snake-print blouse! | KnockedUpFabulous.com

Cute outfit of the day...blue jeans and a snake-print blouse! | KnockedUpFabulous.com

We had two birthday parties to go to on Saturday.  The first one was a kid party, the second one was just for grown-ups.  (Guess which one was my favorite…)  Even though we had a few hours between the two events, I didn’t want to do any sort of outfit change in between.  This snake-print blouse was the perfect solution!  I’ve said this before, and I’ll keep spreading the word, printed fabrics are perfect for concealing dirt, stains, spaghetti sauce, cupcake frosting, glitter glue…you get the point!  As someone who is almost always around kids (aka dirt magnets), I wonder why I even buy any solid color clothing at all!  Prints are the way to go!!

If your weekend was full of parties and dirty children as well, perhaps you missed this the first time around…

Gorgeous bracelets!  Love the chain one from @JTV #TreatYourself

Today is your last day to enter to win this fabulous double link bracelet (retail value $99.99!)  All you have to do to enter is click here and leave me a comment saying that you’re interested.  Easy Peasy.  Do it soon though…I’ll be picking a winner tonight (11/17)!!  Good luck!!!

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