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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Date Night Outfit | A Simple Dress

04 Aug 2014 Permalink

floral slip dress, distressed jean jacket, bucket bag, date night outfit | Knocked Up Fabulous

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floral slip dress, distressed jean jacket, bucket bag, date night outfit | Knocked Up Fabulous

floral slip dress, distressed jean jacket, bucket bag, date night outfit | Knocked Up Fabulous

floral slip dress, distressed jean jacket, bucket bag, date night outfit | Knocked Up Fabulous

My husband and I have been trying to make more of an effort to go out on dates.  And though we usually don’t do anything too crazy and exciting – hello dinner and a Target run! – it’s nice to actually just focus on each other’s company.

This slip dress has to be from the 90s…it’s got that feel to it.  I’ve seen so many people wearing their danty dresses with an ankle bootie, but I was looking for more of a feminie feel without too dressy of a shoe.  Of course, my distressed denim jacket came with for the date.  I’m glad it did.  The night cooled off a bit, and by the time we picked up the kids, the air felt refreshing.

dress (similar), jacket – thrifted // bag – Calvin Klein

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On My Shopping List | Dresses

02 Aug 2014 Permalink

weekend wants - dresses

 

I love wearing dresses during the summer time!  They’re so quick and easy.  They are perfect for daytime with a simple sandal, or a quick shoe change can transition the whole look for a night out.  I’ll be sporting dresses until the brisk days of fall get here…so pretty much until my legs start to get cold.  I already have a fairly decent stock of dresses in my closet, but I’m always on the hunt for more.  These beauties, all from thredUP, are on my current shopping list.  And with the new school year about to get started, I think I need to treat myself.