Summer in Squares | #instasummer

11 Aug 2014 Permalink

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

PicMonkey Collage

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Time seriously flies by too quickly!  I can’t believe that I’m back in school TODAY for meetings and will be with my students tomorrow.

This summer I tried documenting the best parts of my everyday on Instagram.  I know some people aren’t fans of social media, but I love using it to help me remember the fun/interesting/cute things that have happened.  I think of it as my online photo album.  And whenever I need a quick pick-me-up, I take a few minutes to browse through the pictures.

Anyway, since the start of the school year marks a new beginning of sorts, here’s a few of my favorite Instagram entries from this summer that I’ll be looking at to boost my spirits…

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Orange and gold is such a pretty combo!  These colors are going to look great in the fall too.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

One benefit of having a daughter?  I’ll always have someone to try out lipsticks with!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

…and paint nails with.  Julia totally gets the credit here for picking out our rainbow colors.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Adult time is always a plus…especially when its with my other blogger babes.  Jessica and Sarah are always a blast to hang out with!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

These guys are fun to hang out with too.  Mostly I just like watching them for a little comic relief!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Shh…don’t tell.  This tropical floral top is actually a nighty!  I love how it looks tied up as a shirt.  This outfit reminds me to play around with my clothes and experiment wearing pieces in different ways.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

And seriously, how cute are these two?!  Fresh hair cuts for both and a first pair of glasses for Jules…they’re just growing so quickly!

Now that school is in session, I’m sure my Instagram feed is going to include plenty of art work and outfit of the day posts.  Consider yourself warned.

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Casual Mom Outfit | Graphic Tee & a Midi Skirt

08 Aug 2014 Permalink

casual mom outfit | graphic t-shirt, black midi skirt, sandals

casual mom outfit | graphic t-shirt, black midi skirt, sandals

casual mom outfit | graphic t-shirt, black midi skirt, sandals

casual mom outfit | graphic t-shirt, black midi skirt, sandals

I was just talking about getting the most use out of my clothes and this skirt is the perfect example!  Last time I wore it with a black top and strappy heels for date night.  Today I’m wearing the same skirt with a graphic t-shirt and sandals.

Side note on the sandals…I picked them up for $5 at Target last week.  And let me tell you, I have completely stopped buying clothing at Target because the quality has been disappointing. But I decided to get the sandals because 5 bucks for cute footwear is something that I don’t pass up too often.  Unfortunately if I keep wearing these sandals like I have been (mmm…nearly everyday) they aren’t going to make it to next summer.  You get what you pay for, right?

t-shirt, skirt – thrifted // sandals – Target // bangles – vintage

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The Most Useless Article of Clothing

06 Aug 2014 Permalink

the most useless article of clothing

the most useless article of clothing

the most useless article of clothing

the most useless article of clothing

I’m not a fan of clutter.  You know those kitchen tools and gadgets that serve only one purpose, like a cheese slicer?  They drive me crazy!  A great set of knives can handle nearly any kitchen task.

I keep my closet like my kitchen.  The stuff in it needs to have a purpose and it needs to have multiple uses for it.

You know what article of clothing is pretty much a waste of money?  Swimsuit cover ups.  Even though every year I see the cutest ones and need to stop myself from making an impulse purchase.  I just can justify buying something that will only get used to cover my bathing suit!

So rather than shelling out money for a useless piece of clothing, here’s a few things from my closet that I use to cover my swim suits instead:

  • button up shirts
  • slip dresses
  • maxi dresses
  • blouses and cutoffs
  • kimonos
  • light-weight cardigans
  • rompers

Your turn, friend!  Are you a fan of the traditional cover up (No judgement!  They are really cute!), or do you make do with what you have in your closet?  (If you are trying to comment, make sure you are on the page of this post.  If you are on the home page, the comments section doesn’t show.)

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