T-shirt and Jeans

14 Jul 2014 Permalink

t-shirt and jeans | @9thandElm.com @thredup @aprilgia

t-shirt and jeans | @9thandElm.com @thredup @aprilgia

t-shirt and jeans | @9thandElm.com @thredup @aprilgia

t-shirt and jeans | @9thandElm.com @thredup @aprilgia

Once school starts again, I’m going to have a pretty hard time giving up my jeans.  Usually they’re my weekend staple.  But recently I’ve been wearing them every time the weather allows it.

jeans (Gap), button down – thrifted // t-shirt – c/o 9th & Elm // booties – c/o thredUP

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Casual Outfit | Ripped Grunge

06 Jan 2014 Permalink

Casual Outfit | Ripped Grunge

Casual Outfit | Ripped Grunge

I have such a problem doing nothing.  It’s hard to just sit and watch a show without either organizing toy bins, checking emails, or filing my nails.  So when my little guy and I found ourselves up late because his sleeping schedule was thrown off, I decided to dye these jeans.

I grabbed them at Savers (surprise) for just a few bucks.  They were a light gray, but I wanted them darker.  And I wanted some knee rips in them too.

It felt pretty therapeutic to mess them up.

Casual Outfit | Ripped Grunge

The dyed/ripped jeans just begged to get worn with this sweatshirt (also a diy project), denim vest, and moto jacket.  And to make sure the look was me, a red lip and heeled boots finished the look.

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Casual Winter Outfit | Bold Sweater and Jeans

27 Dec 2013 Permalink

Casual Winter Outfit | Bold Sweater and Jeans

Casual Winter Outfit | Bold Sweater and Jeans

This is my typical casual look for winter – especially for days when we explore the museums!  During my preblogging days though, my “casual” consisted of jeans, sweatshirts, and gym shoes.

After I had my first kid – once my body found its way back – I didn’t want to wear my old clothes anymore.  Being pregnant wasn’t fun for me.  My body wasn’t mine.  It just felt so weird.

So after the whole thing, I really had an appreciation for my body –  flaws and all.  I made a conscious decision to pay attention to what I wore and how I presented myself.

One of the first steps I took was with my tops and shoes.  T-shirts and sweatshirts got traded for blouses and sweaters, while my shoes were upgraded to ballet flats and wedges.

I’ve come to realize that when I put effort into how I look, it makes me happy.  And when mommy is happy, everyone is happy.

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Cozy Glam

11 Dec 2013 Permalink

winter outfit. cozy glam.

winter outfit. cozy glam.

winter outfit. cozy glam.

My jeans and sweaters have had their work cut out for them recently.  I’m in such a cozy funk…but I’m loving it.  Especially with fabulous vintage accessories like this bag and these earrings.  It’s amazing how a little sparkle can really brighten up the day!

jeans – H&M men’s // sweater, bag, earrings – thrifted // booties – Franco Sarto

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