This is the best time of year for layering because you can layer for looks instead of warmth. I mean when else can you wear a puffy vest and sandals? No other time, that’s when.
ALSO, I recently became obsessed with The Gap. I used to shop there in high school, but I stopped in favor of more trendy clothes from Express. Y’all I LOVED me some Express in high school. I once bought a tank top with a giant sparkly flower on it and nobody could tell me nothin’ with that tank on!
Anyway, back to the Gap. I sort of forgot about the place until Hannah arrived. The Gap has some of the best baby clothes because they are 100% cotton, can be washed a lot, and they don’t have weird little sayings on everything. Also, they constantly have sales, which is helpful since Hannah grows out of her clothes so quickly. I decided to buy a pair of Gap jeans while I was getting Hannah some new duds and they were amazing. So yea, now I love The Gap.
Shoes: Necessary Clothing (love these!) | Jeans: Gap | Top: Gap | Vest: J. Crew Factory | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane | Hat: Gap
A Dress A Day Till Christmas Day: You guys, I forgot to post a dress on Friday’s post! So today I am sharing two dresses. In honor of the holidays I chose one dress that’s a tiny bit naughty and one dress that’s nice.
The problem with being hugely pregnant then having a newborn during the summer is that you don’t get to wear all of your summer favorites. A lot of my favorite summer pieces sat unworn in my closet all through the summer. But by golly, I’m going to wear them now! I don’t care what season it is.
Wearing summer pieces in the fall and winter is possible. It is just a matter of how you wear them.
- Stick with heavier materials: If you’re going with a summery pattern, make sure the material is a heavier cotton. You can absolutely wear lightweight chiffon or more flowy cotton pieces, but you’ll be more pleased with your outfit if you wear those materials in darker colors.
- Pair your summer pieces with fall/winter staples: A cute wool blazer, a fun hat, and some great boots with ensure your outfit looks seasonally appropriate even if you’re wearing summer pieces.
- Layer, layer, layer: Stay warm, and give your summer pieces a new look with some crafty layering. Have cute summer crop top? Try pairing it with a high waisted pencil skirt and a cute cardigan. Finish the look with a tailored jacket and booties.
In these photos I took one of my favorite summer pencil skirts and paired it with a fall-weight chambray, a long coat and booties. The pattern on the skirt is bright and summery, but I think the finished look is perfect for fall.
Booties: Nordstrom (love these!) | Skirt: Express (old, but this one is super cute) | Coat: Zara (old, but this one is similar) | Chambray: J.Crew
A Dress A Day Till Christmas Day: Talk about business in the front, party in the back! The LBD gets a makeover with this sassy number that is oh, so sweet from the front, but shows just enough skin at the back. ALSO, my friend Cori had a great idea to make a Pinterest board of all the dresses (she’s a genius). If you miss a day, the board can be found here. xo
This outfit reminds me of a glam Marty McFly. Though in hindsight I should have worn my puffy vest OVER my jean jacket. A rookie, error. I will try harder next time. Or maybe I will build a time machine and go back in time, reshoot this look, and repost it! OOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH, tricky…
Shoes: Necessary Clothing (old, but love these) | Skirt: Express| Shirt: J. Crew Factory, similar | Vest: J. Crew | Jean Jacket: J. Crew | Sunglasses: Amazon (buy them in bulk)
I can’t believe another year is over! It’s been a great one, and here’s to 2015 being even better! Here are twelve of my favorite looks from 2013.
Happy New Year to you all!!!
Take a look at my favorite looks from 2013 here.
I am so sorry I’ve been gone so long.
Full disclosure, the reason I haven’t posted is because I can’t figure out how to upload the photos on my camera to my computer, lol. I got this new program and only my husband can work it. So I am at his mercy.
I am usually quite computer/Internet saavy so I am not sure what’s come over me.
Boots: Enzo Angiolini | Skirt: H&M | Sweater: H&M | Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger
It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, y’all! What are you most excited for?? I am most excited about eating.
I am also excited to give so much thanks for all I have.
But I am also excited about the eating.
Also, my husband and I were talking about the time we went to a Mexican restaurant for Thanksgiving a few years ago. It was hilarious, and random, and awesome — and I would do it again in a heartbeat because the food was just delicious!
Short: Ann Taylor | Blazer: J. Crew | Jeans: H&M | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Sunglasses Urban Outfitters
You guys, I have loved Cori’s shop for years now. Her dreamy skirts and fun dresses are just the cutest. So I am super excited to partner with her on a giveaway. Recently, the Corilynn shop launched a line of graphic tees and we are giving one away to a lucky winner.
This quaintrelle tee is my absolute favorite, but the upper left side tee is sooo cute for gals living in the Pacific Northwest.
Entering is easing!
1) follow Corilynn on Instagram.
2) follow me on Instagram.
3) Let me know what your favorite Corilynn graphic tee is in the comments below!
4) Done and done!
I will pick a winner next week! Sadly, this giveaway is US only, but I promise to have an international giveaway soon!
Boots: Enzo Angiolini | Skirt: Express | Tee: Corilynn | Hat: H&M
Okay, I realize this park is not even close to the woods. But anywhere where trees take up a large amount of space is basically the woods to a city slicker like me.
Shoes: J. Crew | Skirt: Choies (similar) | Sweater: C. Wonder (this one is cute!) | Shirt: J. Crew
It kind of looks like I cut all my hair off in these photos. Don’t panic, I didn’t.
All I know is that this trench is my new favorite thing.
Shoes: Kate Spade | Pants: J. Crew | Top: J. Crew | Trench: J. Crew Factory | Bag: Target (old) | Scarf: Brooks Brothers | Lipstick: Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Mattes in Divine Wine