Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sporty Slip Dress


Sorry for the late post, but to say the past four days haven't gone my way would be an understatement.  Late Friday night I found out that Mason had head lice.  Head lice!!  And yes, the next morning after treating all our hair, I discovered that Tyler and myself also were infested.  Seriously though, it is just my luck that my stay at home twins would contract head lice.  Our time around other kids is very short, so I'm still wrapping my head around this situation.  Anyway, instead of spending the weekend up at the lake, and this week in the Cape, I've been home delousing, sterilizing, and cleaning every nook and cranny in my house and car.  I definitely went overboard with the cleaning, but hey, I'd rather be safe than sorry.  Lets not forget that I had to do this all myself, as Mike was in LA this weekend, so I'm pretty exhausted.  I hope I didn't gross you out by sharing this, but if I learned anything the past couple of days, is that lice is more of an annoyance than anything else, and there are much worse things in life.

Now onto something positive!  The slip dress has made a comeback this season, and I'm quite happy with its return.   I have seen many bloggers giving their slip dresses a 90's flare by layering them over tee shirts, and I decide it was time that I gave this look a try.  I've had this blush slip dress sitting in my closet for several years, and decided to go for a casual feel by pairing it with my Stan Smith sneakers and a denim jacket.  I love the sporty contrast that the tee and sneakers added to such a feminine piece, and thought it made a fun daytime look.

What do you think?  Would you rock a slip dress?







Slip Dress: Cynthia Vincent (similar here)| Denim Jacket: Forever 21 | Sneakers: Stan Smiths| Bag: Forever 21 (similar here)| Sunnies: Chloé| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here), Gorjana| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Navy Shift Dress + WW Link Up



Happy FriYay!  Does everyone have fun plans for the weekend?  I'm on my own with the twins, as Mike will be in LA, so I'll have my hands full.  Since the weekend is suppose to be beautiful, I'm taking the boys up to the lake so we can enjoy the little bit of summer that we have left on the water.  Then on Monday we head to Cape Cod.  I'm really excited to go since we never made it to the Cape last summer, and I think the boys will love it there.  We'll be on the Cape until Thursday, and just an FYI, the place were we stay has really poor cell service, and extremely slow internet, so if I'm a little quiet on the blog front, you'll know why!

Now onto my look because I am obsessing over this mod shift dress.  I really didn't mean to have such a fall inspired post when we're all still melting in the summer heat, but when I got this dress, I had to share it right away.  I love the shift style because it's very easy to wear, and super comfortable as no part is too tight or clingy.  However it's the bell sleeves and open back detail that sold me.   I paired it with my new open toe booties, which I can't stop wearing (sorry), and finished my look with this denim stripe mini satchel.  Is this not the cutest bag?  I love how the stripes add a fun touch to the navy dress, and decided to kept my jewelry simple making the bag the focal point of my look.

Although this dress and bootie combo makes a great fall look, I also feel this dress is ideal for a cool summer's night.  I will definitely be packing it for the Cape, as it's the perfect piece for throwing on with sandals for cocktails on the porch.   







Dress: c/o All For Color| Bag: c/o Sloane Ranger| Booties: Dolce Vita| Sunnies: Chloé| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe: (here and here)| Earrings: Baublebar (similar pair here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)



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There are three feature bloggers this week, as there was another tie for the most clicked!  I'm featuring Alison from Get Your Pretty On.  I'm loving how she dressed up her blush top and jeans with a statement necklace and heels.  A perfect look for transitioning into fall!  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello, and stop by Sheree and Melissa's blogs to see who else is featured.



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Rachael's Radar: Summer Sales, and Why You Should Still Be Buying Summer Items


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Okay, I know it's the middle of August and everyone has fall shopping on their minds, as do I, but lets not overlook all the summer sales that are currently taking place.  Most stores are looking to clear out their summer items, making room for fall merchandise, meaning you can score some great deals on those summer pieces that you have been wanting to add to your wardrobe.  Just about everywhere you shop, there is a large sale and clearance section, not to mention that a lot of places are offering discounts on top of their already marked down items.  Now, I'm not recommending that you go out and buy that super trendy romper that you'll only wear once before the temperatures cool off, but stock up those pieces that will be in next summer, or with the right layering techniques, you can wear well into the fall .

Just because the temperatures will be dropping, doesn't mean that I'll be putting away my off the shoulder tops.  If fact, I'm excited to wear them this fall.  I'm loving the two tops above, and how great will they look with a pair of black distressed jeans and pumps for drinks with the girls?  Camisoles have found their way back into style (if only I didn't get rid of all my silk ones last year) and not only are they great to wear now on a hot day, but they make the perfect layering pieces for under a blazer or jackets.  How pretty is this H&M cami and at under $10 it's a no brainer!  One of my favorite things is transitioning summer dresses for the fall by pairing them with tights, boots, sweaters and leather jackets.  Sometimes I even wear them over jeans.  I love a good juxtaposition, and pairing this ultra feminine Joie dress with booties and a black leather jacket, will give me that sweet girl meets downtown look that I crave.  I'm a big fan of wearing little jackets in the fall, and in love with this fringe bottom one from Tularosa.  Not only is it the perfect piece to throw on a cool summer night, but it will be great when those cooler temps arrive.  And lets not forget about those classics that may be on sale, such as a great denim skirt or black pump.




Here are a few of my current favorite sales:

ASOS: Final clearance, up to 70% off.
Banana Republic: Take an extra 40% off sale.
H&M: Final clearance, up to 80% off.
J. Crew: Take an extra 30% off sale styles with code REFRESH.
Saks: final sale, up to 70% off.
and of course, I love the sale sections of  NordstromRevolve, and Shopbop.

Happy Shopping!
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Denim Mini


When was the last time that you wore a denim skirt?  I have to admit, for me it had been a while.  I'm not sure why I hadn't pulled the denim staple out of my closet in quite some time, but as of recent, I can't stop wearing mine.  Denim skirts are the perfect item to throw on during a hot summer day, and look great with just about everything.  Tanks, blouses, heels, bathing suits, sneakers, flip flops, anything is pretty much a go.  Plus they make a perfect fall staple, and I can't wait to pair mine with a chunky sweater and booties.  The denim skirt I'm wearing is by 7 For All Mankind.  I've had it for years, but because of it's classic cut it, it will always be in style.  This exact skirt is no longer available, but I love this similar option from Express.  Because my skirt is quite mini, I'm thinking that a slightly longer length would be better for chasing around the twins, and have my eye on this AG skirt.  I also love the idea of adding a fun twist to the classic, such as a button front, a fun bow, or a fringe hem.

For this #OOTD I decided to pair my denim skirt with my lace up blouse and flats.  The lace up trend will still be strong for the fall, and I can't rave more about the fit of this blouse.  I'm also obsessed with the blush color of my flats, and will be wearing them with everything this fall.  




Do you all like my new Karen Walker sunglasses?  Guess what, they're rented!  Yes, you heard me right.  Ditto, an online eye wear retailer, offers a subscription program called Endless Eye Wear, where you can rent designer sunglasses (or eyeglasses if you choose).  You simply pick the pair of sunglasses you wish to wear,  keep them as long as you would like, and when you're ready, swap them out for a new pair.  A new pair of Prada's every two weeks?  Yes please!  The best part is all the great brands they carry: Karen Walker (my personal favorite), Prada, Illesteva, Burberry, and Ray Ban just to name a few.  The service is $24 a month, but you can try your first month free by entering my code: THREADSFORTHOMAS at checkout.  You're welcome!






Blouse: c/o Chicwish| Skirt: 7 For All Mankind (similar here)| Flats: Halogen| Bag: Chloé| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)| Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington| Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto (get your first month free with code THREADSFORTHOMAS)

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Off The Shoulder Pinstripes + WW Link Up


Happy Friday my friends!  I don't know about you, but I couldn't be happier that the weekend has arrived.  Lets just say that the twins have been more than a handful this week, and I'm finally getting a first hand experience at what the terrible twos are all about.  Time to start pouring the wine!  This is the outfit I wore last weekend when we had a family day in Boston.  Newbury Street was closed down to all cars, so a lot of people were out walking the street, making it a perfect day for people watching, and of course, shopping.  The funny thing is that I didn't plan on wearing these booties when shooting this look.  However, we popped into Nordstrom Rack on Boylston Street, and I found these Dolce Vita booties and had to have them.   Not only do I love the open toe, but the open heels makes them perfect for transitioning into fall.  I can wear them now with sundresses, then far into the fall with jeans and a leather jacket.  Of course, since I was doing photos of my look later that day, I had to wear them, and glad they paired perfectly with my outfit.  Not only am I excited about my new booties, but I'm in love with this striped off the shoulder blouse.  You all know that I love classic pieces that have a fun twist, and there is nothing more classic than stripes or more fun than an off the shoulder blouse.  I paired it with distressed jeans for an casual look, which may have been a tad to heavy for eighty degree weather, but I can guarantee you I'll be living in this outfit this fall.









Top c/o Shein| Jeans: AG and love this pair here| Booties: Dolce Vita| Clutch: Louis Vuitton| Sunnies: Chloé| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)




I'm happy to announce that the Jamberry winner is Erica Lawerence!  Please send me an email at threadsforthomas@gmail.com to claim your wraps!

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This week we have four feature bloggers of the week!  There was a four way tie for the most clicked link, and we'll be featuring all four between our three blogs.   I'm happy to feature Jessica from J Petite.  I love her dress, and can't get enough of those sunnies!  Make sure to stop by her blog and say hello, and don't forget to head to Sheree and Melissa's blogs to see who else made feature blogger of the week.