Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The 6 Shoes You Need This Summer

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Now that the unofficial kickoff to summer has arrived, it's time to update our closets for the warmer weather, which also means updating our shoe game.  I love how the right shoe can easily transform your look, or add a fun touch when you're wearing jeans and a tee shirt.  Here are the top six shoe trends you need this summer (lace up sandals, wedges and espadrilles, mules and slides, block heels, pom pom sandals, and pink sneakers), and I've rounded up my top picks for each.  I have this pair of block heels, which you've probably been seeing me wear non-stop, as they go with everything, and I just added this lace up pair to my wardrobe.  I still need a pair of mules, and this pair is on my wish list, and I'm loving the classic look of these block heels.  Whats you're favorite shoe trend this summer?

Shop Espadrilles and Wedges

Shop Block Heels

Shop Pom Pom Sandals

Shop Pink Sneakers

Shop Mules and Slides

Shop Lace Up Sandals

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Friday, May 26, 2017

White Blouse Two Ways + WW Link Up

"Whoever said that money can't buy happiness, simply didn't know where to go shopping" -Bo Derek.

Okay, so this quote may not be 100 percent true, because this top is only $19, and it makes me VERY happy (although a new Chanel bag would make me much, much happier).  You may know by now that both white blouses (of all forms) and off-the-shoulder tops are my favorite.  When you mix the two together, then add in bell sleeves, well lets just say that this top had me at hello.  Because I wanted to pair it with pretty much everything in my closet, I decided to show you two looks today, and how this off-the-shoulder top can easily be dressed up, or styled for an everyday look.

I love how this top matches perfectly with just about every skirt that I own, and decided to go with a circle skirt for a flirty look.  I finished my outfit with my favorite block heels (which are on sale on pink) and can definitely see myself wearing this for a bridal shower or girls night out.  For a more causal look, I went with pair of distressed jeans and my new pom pom sandals.  I've been loving the pom pom trend, especially when it comes to shoes, but hadn't added any to my closet because I couldn't justify spending a lot of money an such a trendy item.  It's when I was in Target the other day and saw these pom pom flats for under $30, that I couldn't say no.  I haven't stopped wearing them since, and I can't even tell you how many compliments I receive every time that I wear them (besides from my husband, he hates them!)

On a non related fashion note, TGIF!  Not only has it been raining here in Boston most of the week, but my twin toddlers have decided that they don't want to listen to me anymore, and I'm ready to pull my hair out.  So this long weekend couldn't come soon enough.  We'll be heading up to the lake for part of the weekend, and I can't wait to relax on the beach while my niece and nephew tire my kids out.   I hope everyone has a fun, yet relaxing Memorial Day weekend, and don't forget to remember and honor all those who have risked, and given, their lives to make our country a better place!  

*This top has since sold out, but I did link similar white blouses below, and most of them are under $100.

Look 1: Top: c/o Shein (sold out, similar here)| Skirt: Chicwish (old, similar here)| Heels: Sam Edelman| Sunnies: Chloé| Bag: Chanel| Earring: Baublebar| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here and here)| Necklace: Sarah Chloe

Look 2: Jeans: AG (under $100 option here)| Bag: old (similar here and under $20)| Sandals: Target

Shop off-the-shoulder tops

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We have two feature bloggers this week!  Jessy from Current Bliss and Roxanne from Glass of Glam.  I'm loving both of their floral looks.  Jessy is rocking that jumpsuit, and Roxanne is beautifully dressed for a wedding.  Make sure to stop by their blogs and say hello.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Memorial Day Getaway

Happy Hump Day!  Can you believe that we are half way through the week, and Memorial Day is just a few days away?  Memorial weekend is always one of my favorites, because it's like a big kick off party for the summer.  It means that it's time to break out the swimsuits and denim cut offs, open up the grill, and start drinking frosé. (PS I've never actually had frosé before, I know right, but I'll be making it this weekend).  I'll be heading up to the lake for a couple of days, and wanted to share what I will be packing, along with my six essentials for the holiday weekend (which all happen to make the perfect summer outfit).

1.  A gingham top.  If you don't own a gingham top yet, I highly suggest that you go get one!  I love the classic summer vibe they give off, which makes them perfect for the holiday weekend.  I just got this cute peplum top, and can't wait pair it with my white jeans or denim shorts.

2. Denim cut offs.  You know I live in my jeans, so for the days it's too hot to wear pants, I always reach for my denim shorts.  I love their relaxed vibe, and cool girl feel.  They make the perfect pairing with bathing suits for a day at the beach, or pair them with a cute tee for a summer barbecue.

3. A one piece swimsuit.  I've really been into one piece suits lately.  There's just something about them that is so classy yet sexy at the same time.  Not to mention, they help hide that baby pouch that is still lingering around two years later!  I really need to update my swimwear collection this summer, and am thinking of adding this ruffled top one, and this cutout one to my wardrobe.

4. An oversize hat.  Not only are they super chic, but they protect your face from the sun which is something I started to do now that I'm in my thirties.  There are so many cute options, and I'm loving this Beach Babe one that is under $20.

5. A straw tote.  Nothing says summer more than a straw bag.  I love how they can be used as a daytime tote, but also make the perfect beach bag.  I'm in love with this tassel bag and this pom pom bag and they are both under $30!

6. Pom pom sandals.  I am a hug fan of the tassel and pom pom trend this season, especially when they are on sandals, and love the fun touch they add to an outfit.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money on such a trendy item, so I found this pair for under $30 and have been wearing them nonstop.  

7.  And of course, none of my summer looks would be complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses.  I personally love wearing aviators for a day at the beach, and this oversized pair will be my next purchase.

Do you know what you will be wearing Memorial Day?  You can shop my top picks for each of my summer essentials below.

Shop Gingham Tops

Shop Denim Shorts

Shop Swimsuits

Shop Straw Bags

Shop Pom Pom Sandals

Shop Hats

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Friday, May 19, 2017

How to Wear a Denim Mini in Your 30's + WW Link Up

If there is one fashion item that I couldn't be happier about coming back into style, it's the denim skirt.   It is a must have this spring/summer, and if you don't have one in your closet, I highly suggest that you go add one now.  Even though the denim skirt has made a recent comeback, in my opinion, it is a true classic and never really went out of style.  That is why I've had this denim mini in my wardrobe for several of years now.  It's an item that I know I will keep reaching for over time.  The only problem is, it's a tad on the short side.  It's no secret that I like to wear short skirts and dresses, as my legs are my best asset, but each time summer roles around, I find myself asking if I am too old to wear certain items.  I am in my mid (okay late) thirties now, so when do I start dressing "my age"?  Whatever that means.  Then in dawned on me.  That is what style is all about.  It's taking and item or trend, and making it work for you.  I work out, a lot.  I work hard on my legs, so if I want to show them off, I will.  I just have to do it in a way that is age appropriate.  I probably don't have too many more summers left where I'll be rocking a mini, but until I am ready to retire it, I will wear it with confidence.  So here are my tips for wearing a mini skirt in your thirties.

1.  Make sure that you can bend over.  Okay, this goes for every age.  But having young children, I'm constantly bending down, or playing on the floor.  If you're going to wear a mini skirt, you need to know how to bend, sit, and move in one without exposing anything.  If you can't simply bend down and pick up a pencil without your bum hanging out, then it's too short! And always, always wear undergarments.

2.  Wear the right proportions.  You will never see me walking around town wearing a mini skirt with a skimpy tank top.  If I am going to be showcasing my legs, then then my upper half will be covered.  Pair a mini with a classic blouse or a high neck tank.  This white crochet top is the perfect example. I love the feminine and conservative touch it adds to my denim skirt.  

3.  Wear low heels or flats.  A high heel is just going to make the skirt look shorter, so wear a low heel or flat instead.  It tones down the skirt, and adds a more relaxed feel.

4.  And if all else fails, save your mini skirts for the beach.  I love wearing short skirts over my swimsuits, as they make the prefect cover ups.  After all, everyone else is in a swimsuit and bikini, so those mini skirts appear more covered up!

Since my skirt is no longer available, I linked some great denim skirts below.  I'm probably going to get this one, here, and it's on sale!  Also, my top is sold out in the white.  I know bummer.  But it is still available in black!

Blouse: c/o Chicwish (in black here)| Denim Skirt: 7 for all Mankind old, newer version here| Booties: old (similar pair here)| Bag: c/o Foley + Corinna| Sunnies: Chloé| Earrings: Baublebar| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here and here)| Lips: LipSense in Dark Pink

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Shop denim skirts

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The feature blogger is Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun.  How cute are her two tone sunnies, and I'm loving her over 40 style.  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello!