This may be an unpopular opinion but I have always loved white jeans. They make a comeback every few years and this summer is definitely one of them. White jeans have certainly come a long way. They are thicker for starters so that’s a win. Honestly, who wants skintight wight jeans? Not me. They also come in so many different styles you are bound to find one that works for you.
I enjoy styling white jeans in the summer. They add such a breezy vibe to any look. They can be worn so many ways from casual to more dressed up. Most restaurants are up to date with current fashion trends which means they are more accepting with their dress code. So ripped jeans aren’t as taboo as they once were. The jeans I’m wearing can be paired with sandals, sneakers or heels for an edgy meets classy look. I am on the cusp of what’s considered petite sizing. I’m just under 5’4 for reference. I will get petite length if I know I don’t want to wear heels but it also depends on the style. Because with skinny jeans I can get petite length and still wear heels but with bootcut or flare jeans I will get regular length as I want to style them with heels. Jeans are a complicated beast. I also enjoy white denim shorts. Have you tried the white denim trend? If not, what are you waiting for? I’ve linked the ones I’m wearing as well as some other style options here. Thanks for reading 🖤
Last year I skipped over purchasing sandals since well we weren’t going anywhere. This year I’ve made up for it and then some 🙂 Most of my sandals have used up their miles and therefore were ready to be replaced. When shopping for sandals I like to play around with different styles and colors. Square toe seems to be making a big statement this year. I like the design because they are extremely comfortable and add a little sophistication to any outfit. I love any kind of sandal with a little metallic color (these are my pick) or prints. For example, I snagged these snake print colorful sandals the other day. I mean you can’t beat the price point. Plus metallic sandals can easily dress up any outfit. I mostly look for cute, flat everyday sandals but I did need to add a pair of sandals with a heel to my collection and these are fantastic. Plus they are very comfortable, I wore them every evening out on our trip to Florida last month. In fact, I loved them so much I bought them in two colors. Having a sandal to slip on and off my the pool was a must for me. I picked these slides but these are similar and at a better price point. Most of the sandals I own have lasted many years and I see all of these doing the same.
I have rounded up all of them in one place here. Thanks for reading!
What’s better then throwing on a sundress on a warm spring day? My style has definitely evolved over the years. For starters I’m no longer working in a corporate setting that requires a dress code. These days I chase around 4 little guys which limits my every day clothing choices. With that being said I still enjoy a lovely sundress. They are just so effortlessly easy to style. I just have to be a little more conscious about the ones I choose and how I style them. When picking clothing, especially dresses I am looking for a few key components.
Versatility: If I can’t think of three ways to wear a piece I’m not buying it. An everyday dress must be adaptable and prepared for any situation.
Fit & Length: Length is an important factor when picking a dress. Maxi dresses are beautiful but also dangerous for those on the shorter side. I’m still in the “wait, don’t touch that” phase with my kids which means I need to be able to move fast without tripping on material. Same goes for shorter dresses. One wrong move and everyone gets a show.
Material: I tend to gravitate towards lighter weight looser fitting dresses for everyday. It absolutely has to be machine washable. I have zero time to bring anything to the dry cleaners. Not to mention I usually forget to pick my things up. Come to think of it, I’m fairly certain I have a duvet sitting at the dry cleaners right now. Ugh, see my point.
I like to pick up a few new dresses for the season. Most are usually very cost efficient as with the weather comes lots of outdoor activities which can get pretty messy! However, If the occasion calls for it I will splurge on a piece. I have linked the dress I’m wearing (which I also got in yellow) and a few others that will be perfect for the warmer weather here. Thanks for reading.
The white button down shirt is one of the most underrated pieces of fashion. I’ll admit, growing up it wasn’t the shirt I reached for the most when looking in my closet. Over the years I’ve learned that the make or break components to a great button down shirt are fabric and fit. Lets face it, if you’re wearing a piece of uncomfortable clothing are you going to reach for that bad boy in the future? Believe me, I am all about pairing affordable and splurge worthy finds. However, when it comes to a white button down i’m investing in a few good quality ones. I’m not saying you have to spend a small fortune but quality over quantity most certainly applies in this case.
There’s something about a collared shirt that adds a sense of sophistication and polish to any look. I automatically feel like I’m elevating my style when I throw one on. Can we talk about how versatile they are? One of my favorite ways to style is half tucked in with joggers and sneakers. They are the absolute best layering pieces. I love to pop one under a sweater. Leave the sleeves unbuttoned for a more casual look. Wearing one unbuttoned over a silk slip dress is another great option. In the summer a light weight boyfriend button down can be worn as a cover-up. I love to belt an oversized button down and wear it with over the knee boots. You can’t go wrong with a pair of tailored denim, it’s always a classic look. You never know the places a white button down can take you. I’ve linked the one I’m wearing as well as a few others here.
Skin is in and cutout tops provide the perfect peek at showing some. From chunky sweaters to smooth silhouettes you are going to notice slashes here and there. This playful style is such a great way to elevate any look. Going into the spring I’m wearing thinner shirts opposed to sweaters but I will never rule out a great cutout sweater on a cooler spring night. If you are unsure about trying the trend there are many options for the modest. A sliver in the sleeves adds something a little extra to a plain shirt. My personal favorite, a little peek of the collarbone. I mean who doesn’t love a good clavicle? Pair these shirts with jeans or joggers. In the summertime they would look super chic with a pair of cutoffs and heels. Top the tanks with a light blazer and be on your way. There’s just something about showing a little pop of skin that makes any look unique. I have linked my sweater as well of some other options here.
I don’t know about you guys but when I get the urge to decorate and change things around there’s no stopping me. I recently rearranged our living room and it feels like a whole new space. I felt like it was just blah and not really doing much for me anymore. I would walk past, and nothing… I was about to order new couches and get new wallpaper, I had the items in my cart. I mean, I was a woman on a mission after all. Then, instead of hitting the ‘complete order’ button I thought to myself how can I redecorate without buying a ton of new things? The truth of the matter is, we didn’t need a new sofa or coffee table. I ended up rearranging the furniture and purchasing just one new comfy chair and a piece of artwork. These small tweaks gave the room a new look and feel. So I tell you friends, before you hit the add to cart button on a big investment read this post because I’m sharing how to change the rooms around in your house without breaking the bank. Essentially, one to two new things can add a new feel to a room. Another trick I like to do is relocating pieces into different rooms. For example, I like to change the decor on the bookshelves in my family room. Most things have been rotated from my dining room and foyer. Believe in the power of feng shui.
Here’s a few ideas:
Dining Room: Add a wine rack or relocate a piece of furniture. When we were redecorating our dining room last year I knew I wanted a bar cart or serving table for the corner. I was shopping around and couldn’t find anything I loved. Then it dawned on me to use my vanity! I love it but I haven’t used it in years and it holds sentimental value so selling it was not an option. All I needed were some trays, books and picture frames to finish the look. Next, a wine rack which serves two purposes. I got this one, it holds the wine and is also a decorative wall piece.
Living Room: Statement chair: Sometimes you just need a piece of statement furniture to do the trick and this sherpa chair did just that. It tied the whole room together. It’s cozy, priced right and fits in perfectly. I also bought a few these decorative pillows.
Family Room: Photos or wall art. I love to display family photos. These frames allow me to create a gallery wall in clean and uniform fashion. I always change up my throw pillows in the family room. They see a lot of action with all these kids. I’ve had thesethreestyles for a while and they have survived many pillow fights.
Kitchen: Add some cozy vibes by decorating the island with trays, candles, a faux plants or pedestal trays. I personally have these pedestal stands. I love adding some fresh greenery such as baby’s breath, eucalyptus and lavender from the local farmers market. A faux plant will look just as good. I have this little cutie. Stack a few cutting boards behind the stove top. I like to get ones that look like petrified wood but any cutting boards can do the trick.
Foyer: I like to keep the foyer simple. We have this table and I love it. I decorate it with small objects like this and this (I have both and always switch there locations around) ,a candle, fresh flowers and lean some art work up against the wall behind it. Mine is no longer available but I like this one a lot.
Other ways to spruce up a room are area rugs and storage baskets. they work in almost any room. I hope this post has given you some decorating ideas. Thanks for reading you can find some more great products here.
Remember that really dark time in history when leggings weren’t considered pants. Thank god that’s over. Are you looking to elevate your everyday black leggings? Well you’re in luck…do read on. This look encompasses all of my favorite winter essentials. Faux patent leather leggings, an oversized sweater, a shacket and boots. This quite simply is my winter style in a nutshell. I prefer to stay in on long winter nights. However, when I do have to venture out and look presentable faux leather leggings are the piece I work around. Every look has a beginning. For example, I will plan an outfit solely around a pair of shoes and work my way up, literally. Maybe it’s peculiar but it works for me. I also read magazines from back to front. We all have our little quirks. This season I purchased these leggings and I couldn’t be happier. I love my faux leather leggings but these faux patent leather leggings are a step up. I like to call them my ass kicking leggings because I feel like trinity from the Matrix or cat woman . So here’s the deal, I bought a pair last year from a really great brand but they squeaked when I walked. No matter how amazing they looked I had to return them. I mean I’m not a rubber duck. This year I found the pair I’m wearing and I’m happy to report there’s zero squeaking. I also have to mention the fantastic tummy control. It’s a win win. These leggings are on the thicker side but can easily transition to spring during those chilly evenings. So put on your ass kicking leggings whichever ones they are and carpe diem! Thanks so much for reading. You can find my full outfit details here.
I like my knits how I like my peanut butter..chunky. Winter jackets aren’t my favorite but living in the northeast they are a necessity. Please don’t even get me started with driving with one on. Think of the kid from A Christmas Story trying to drive an SUV filled with four tiny humans arguing over who get’s to open the garage door first. This is a true story. Thinking of it actually gives me hot flashes. Ah sweet motherhood. Anyway back to the knits. Chunky knits replace jackets as soon as it warms up. A good knit is my saving grace on warmer winter days. They are the perfect piece to transition from season to season. Layer an oversized tee with one in the fall. In the winter you can add a little something extra to your turtleneck. Going from winter to spring I like to use them as my coat. Not only are they warm but they are extremely stylish. The Sophistication of the silhouette elevates any look. I have styled them with joggers, leggings, jeans and slip dresses. I’ll throw one on when I feel chilly at home. They go especially well over pj’s. I have the one I’m wearing in three colors. I guess you can say I’m a fan. Thanks for reading!
The House Dress – a simple, usually washable, dress suitable for wearing while doing housework. That’s the definition according to google. In this post I’m referring to dresses that can easily transition from wearing around the house to running errands. When you imagine a house dress what do you picture? I’ll tell you what I see, a woman in the 1950’s with a button down long dress that has short sleeves. It might even have some sort of floral print. How do I picture house dresses today? A stylish, comfy dress that can be worn doing housework, chasing children around the yard to also the occasional run to the grocery store. Or in other words, a nice change from my typical leggings and oversized sweater. Let’s face it, sometimes you just want to look cute even though you’re staying home. Ever since I’ve had children I feel like I’m always in a rush. I think it just comes with the territory. I like simple outfits that don’t take much thought but the finished product is stylish and a good house dress fits the bill. We don’t wear shoes in our home so I am always in slippers. The only time I wear shoes is when I’m snapping a quick outfit pic. I go through so many slippers it surprises even me. When home I like to style dresses with a nice pair of comfy, chunky socks. If I do venture out I pair them with combat boots or sneakers. If you’ve been reading my posts you already know that I love mixing feminine pieces with sporty sneaks or rugged boots. Think Dr. Martens or converse sneakers meets lace and frills. It breaks up the formality of the look. Since we are still in the winter season I usually wear long dresses around the house. Once the spring hits I’ll pair them with a leather or denim jacket. My mom got me a white denim jacket that I can’t wait to wear. I know a lot of us are stuck home right now but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on dressing cute. Throw on a house dress and see where the day takes you!
I’ve linked all my current favorite house dresses here.
It’s a snow day here in Jersey. Which means I’ll be cooking and baking non stop because apparently all my family does is eat during snow storms. It also means cozy outfits all day. Cozy chic is the look I’m going for from January to March. I’m like a bear but my hibernation is in the form of cozy outfits. I’ve found some of my favorite cozy pieces on amazon this year. Sweaters to me are like coffee, you can’t have enough. I want two things out of my sweaters…comfort and stylish. I’m currently all cozied up in one of my favorite amazon sweaters, joggers and slippers. All of which have become a staple in my wardrobe. So if you have a snow day today cozy on up with your phone and a coffee (or wine) and take a peek at these cozy pieces.