Outfit of the Day | Military Inspired

09 Feb 2015 Permalink




This winter has really been getting to me!  You know that whole mood change that hits during the dark days of winter…seasonal affective disorder?  I’m completely there.  And I’m so sick of it!  Thankfully Saturday brought sunshine and temps above 30 degrees!!  I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived in the Midwest this long…

I have been trying different things to put me in a better mood like working out more and shopping.  I picked up these Steven Pammie Open Buckle boots from Shopbop.  I love how they’re a little more edgier than my other booties.  Perhaps stepping a little outside my comfort zone will help me hold out until the spring!

coat – Loft // sweater – J. Crew // jeans – Banana Republic // booties – Steven // sunglasses – Sunglasses Warehouse

The BEST Place To Find Jeans

28 Jan 2015 Permalink

The BEST Place To Find Jeans

Finding the perfect pair of jeans has always been such a challenge for me.  In fact, when I do find I great pair, I never let them go.  I actually still have a pair of flared jeans from high school that I wear every now and then!

The BEST Place To Find Jeans

If you know me, then you probably aren’t surprised that I get most all my jeans from thrift stores.  Besides for finding pretty cool vintage styles, I can usually find all brands from Abercrombie to Joe’s to Paper Denim & Cloth.

Other fabulous reasons to thrift your next pair (or two!) or jeans…

  • You have access to tons brands in one store.
  • There are no sales people bothering you.
  • It’s much cheaper than paying retail!  I grabbed this black skinny pair for less than $2!!
  • Prices this low mean that you can experiment with a little D.I.Y. without worrying about destroying an expensive pair of jeans.
  • If you’re lucky, you can find a pair of jeans that are already broken in.
  • You might even be introduced to a new brand that you never thought to try out before!

The BEST Place To Find Jeans

The jeans that I’m wearing here are J.Crew.  I would have never thought to shop at J. Crew for my jeans.   This pair is sold at retail price for $115.  I found them at Savers for about $110 less than that.  Pretty amazing…right?!

What are your favorite places to shop for jeans?  Have you ever tried the thrift store?

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Momiform | Adding a Little Glamour

19 Jan 2015 Permalink

faux fur

t-shirt and jeans

faux fur

This weekend was super laid back and casual.  We really didn’t do too much…the usually ballet and running of errands nonsense.  My husband even indulged me by an impromptu trip to a thrift store.  (It’s the small things…)

Even when my Saturdays and Sundays are spent schlepping the kids, or dealing with my son’s surprise double pink eye, I still try to add a little excitement to my outfit.

A fresh coat of nail polish and a fabulous lipstick always help me feel put together.  And this faux fur jacket was just the amount of charm that I needed to feel more glamorous.

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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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