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Friday, April 21, 2017

What to Wear for a Girls Weekend

Happy Friday friends!  I made it safely to Dallas thanks to my road trip companions Veronika and Sara!  

I shred on Stories what I was packing for the trip and here you go in blog form with all the links in case you want to shop these looks.  Everything except the dress for Friday night was already in my closet, so I'm glad not to stress (too much) about what to wear.  These kinds of conferences are really fun, but also can be stressful like any big event where you can feel self conscious for no good reason. Thankfully, I have several friends there, so it's really an opportunity to get together face to face for some adult girlfriend time!  Here's what I'm wearing and I'll do a recap of the trip next week!

THURSDAY

A recent addition to my wardrobe is this great navy (almost looks black) and white check peplum bustier.  It's really flattering on and the fabric has a good weight to it.  I figure I might as well arrive in Dallas in something I feel great in.  The crop skinny jeans are a no brainer and isn't the choker fun?! I got that last year, but it's still in stock! 


THURSDAY NIGHT

After check-in and the welcome reception, there's a Rooftop Pool Party hosted by Sole Society.  A maxi dress is a good option for that event and I'll wear this one you saw in The Short Girl's Guide to Long Dresses.  This petite-sized dress fits perfectly, hitting right at the ground without alterations.  I've only gotten to wear it a few times, so it's "new" to me!


FRIDAY

On the agenda for Friday is an early morning breakfast, followed by several hours of conference speakers and networking.  We'll go to lunch in Uptown Dallas and I hear it's a 'Spring picnic'- I bet that will be pretty.  When we get back, there are a few meetings, more networking, and classes.  

I'll be wearing the same dress I watched James get recognized for honor roll recently #proudmama, so it's got extra fond memories! It's playful, colorful and easy to wear because it's loose fitting so you can relax and be comfortable in it.  



FRIDAY NIGHT

That evening, we'll attend a cocktail party before heading out to a girl's dinner.  We let Cassie make the dinner reservations since we'll be in her backyard and well, she knows good food! We basically ate our way through NYC last October! 

This is the dress I showed you on Stories that I picked out on an impromptu trip to Nordstrom to alter this midi tank dress.  I had to get 5 inches shaved off that one so it would hit me mid calf.  

But this off shoulder sheath dress fit really well in 2P. Actually, if I was being picky, I probably could have had it taken in a tad at the hips, but I'm calling it good for now! I love the neckline and bright color for a fun night out. I had no makeup and hair up when I tried this on, but I think I like the hair up to show off the neckline, so I may do that Friday night.


SATURDAY 

Saturday morning will be another meeting and classes, then a garden lunch.  We'll get a long break before the night's festivities begin.  I know I'll be ready to get into jeans by Saturday, so I'm basically wearing the same outfit you saw me in here yesterday- just different booties and necklace!


White Jeans 25 | Bell Sleeve Top XSP Spring Booties | Similar Bag

SATURDAY NIGHT

The finale party starts at 8 pm and the invite said black tie optional. I've had this black crochet type dress since last year, but haven't gotten to wear it much, so it's perfect for this event. It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but the crochet detail is gorgeous and a little bit sexy because it has some delicately placed sheer parts. 

SUNDAY

I know I'm gonna wake up on Sunday morning soooo ready to get home to my babes!  We'll basically just be getting up and getting going, so I'm bringing these ultra comfy black skinny crop (full length on me;) jeans and this comfy cute gingham top.  

Have a great weekend, friends! 😘

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Favorite | White Distressed Denim & Bell Sleeve Top

Hi friends!  How's your week going?  I spent Monday - Wednesday getting all the things done you need to do before going on a trip, and now, the day is finally here!  Today kicks off the annual style blog conference in Dallas and I'm excited to be going again to meet up with my friends!  There's lots of us going this year, so it will be even more fun!  I'll share on Stories if you want to follow along!

Today, I wanted to share with you the holy grail of white distressed denim.  You've seen them before here with a cute grey peplum tee, but there I was mostly highlighting the Perfect T-Shirt Bra.  This one is all about the perfect jeans!  There's a lot of pictures in this post because I'm so fond of this outfit and I wanted to show it to you both standing and sitting (where the distressing is more visible)!


I found these jeans after trying on so many that just didn't cut it, but the minute I put these on, I knew they were it!  They are so flattering and slimming that I want to wear them all the time!  Only problem is I have a baby that likes to make messes- so I can't wear them everyday! ;) The thing that makes them so great is the sturdy weight of the fabric, which has stretch, but not too much.  They are also opaque, which I prefer in my white jeans.  I'm also loving the released hem and perfectly placed distressing- again, not too much, but just right!

They fit TTS and are supposed to be crop length, but on my 5'1 frame, they hit right at the ankle.



See how happy these jeans make me?!  #bigsmile!



But it was also a good hair day.
😊

White Jeans 25 | Bell Sleeve Top XSP Wedges | Similar Bag Blue Aviators | Similar Necklace | Wrap Bracelet

Do you see how the sliced distressing works out in just the right places?  Sometimes, when I try on distressed jeans, the rips or tears are just . . . off.  You know what I mean?



The top is so, so good too! It combines three of my favorite things: 1) stripes, 2) bell sleeves, and 3) a boatneck!  It's on the thicker side and feels so nice on.



I sized down to XSP and it's still a bit long on me, so I prefer a mini front tuck in that case.




Are you into this bell sleeve trend?  I like it, that feminine detail is pretty!  




I can't forget to talk about these denim wedges.  They almost went back because when I first tried them on, they felt really stiff, but I loved the dark denim color and the cork wedge heel, so I gave them a chance to break in.  I'm really glad I did because they have softened up enough to be keepers! 



I like wedges for the height they provide and they're easier to walk in than heels.  The peep toe on these is great for showing off your Spring pedicure! ;) 




Before I go, I wanted to say thank you to the team at Trove, for featuring me on their app today! I'm super flattered!  If you haven't had a chance to check it out, go take a peek- it's a fashion lover's dream!

Have a great day, friends! 😘








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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Striped Skirt x 2

And just like that, we're midway through the week again!  I'm heading to Dallas tomorrow for our annual blogging style conference, better known as, Mom's Night Out!  I'm looking forward to relaxing with my girlfriends, going out to dinner and just being off Mom mode for a couple days. #whatsthatlike?! I'm thankful that my kids are in good hands with Dad and Grandma- they make trips like this possible! 

Today, we're continuing to style up this perfect navy and white striped skirt on sale under $40 two more ways. Yesterday, you saw two ways you could style this skirt for work, and today I have two more fun options for you. Maybe more day date, church, or Spring party appropriate. 






This first outfit is one of my favorites for Spring with two of my favorite bright color combos- yellow and aqua.  They are such cheerful colors together and the navy in the skirt helps ground them from becoming too sweet. 


You've seen this fun off-shoulder top with tie sleeves styled more casually with ripped jeans here, but I love the dressier look with the skirt also. The top is on sale 40% off and also comes in a pretty navy that would go great with the skirt for a more subdued look.  I had to size down to XSP in the top, but it's actually comfortable to wear because the shoulder has a wide nice elastic to keep the shoulders in place.  The tie at the sleeves is a darling touch.


Wear this strapless bra with it! ;)



Are you guys feeling like Spring yet?  We've been having Spring temps for awhile now, but I know a lot of you stayed cold for so much longer.  We also get a ton of rain lately, and like the pictures above and below, lots of windy days!


A-line Striped Skirt 00P | White Off Shoulder Top XSP 40% off Strapless Bra TTS Aqua Heels | Similar Yellow Clutch $25 | Similar Necklace | Similar Earrings | Blue Aviators | Link Bracelet (for less)

If you missed yesterday's post where I detailed the specifics about the skirt, it's fully lined with hidden side zipper and white grosgrain trim at the waist.  There's no pockets, which would've probably made it even better!






When styling up this skirt, I wanted to show you how you could tuck your top in, wear a belt or tie your top for different looks.  Even with a tied top, you don't really have to bare your middle (you know how I feel about mine), but it's a playful look.


A-line Striped Skirt 00P | Similar Chambray Shirt | Similar Red Bracelet  | Similar Crystal Collar Necklace | Ring | Red Heels | Blue Aviators

My chambray button front top (similar) is a wardrobe staple that I especially like with white shorts and white jeans, but it looks very Americana paired with the navy and white striped skirt and red strappy heels. 





For a casual cuffed sleeve, I fold the sleeve up once closer to my elbow, then fold a second time so that the original cuff peeks through the top if that makes sense. I think that looks more relaxed. 



Loft has lots of patterned top options that you could also pair with this skirt, if you wanted to mix it up and create more visual interest.  I like this leafy cami and this yellow ruffle shoulder top.  I also love the red lacy sleeved tops here and here.




Many of you were asking about my grey quilted clutch and the closest I could find was this one with gunmetal hardware and chain link.  Zappos has a gorgeous mushroom colored bag with gold hardware that's on sale 30% off.



I went with my old trusty "Brave Red" lip color for this look.  It's a true red that definitely makes a statement.


Y'all have seen I'm pretty crazy about these strappy heels!  The bright yellow pair are really pretty too. 





It's so fun putting these looks together for you! I hope you enjoyed them and have new inspiration for pieces in your own wardrobe!



You can see the other two Wear to Work looks here.  Do you have a favorite?

Have a great day, friends! 😘

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