Next time you want to throw on a little black dress, why not give Christy Thieggen’s outfit a try! I love how she balanced out her sexy sheer top with a demure midi skirt when she could have gone with a short or tight skirt. It’s flawless! Tip: looking for a more conservative version of this outfit? Simply wear a camisole under a sheer top.
What’s a guy to do when its 100 degrees out and needs to step it up a notch; throw on a button down! You can wear swim shorts, put on a simple button and be set to go for a night on the board walk. It’s best to invest because they don’t go out of style and can literally be worn year round. Below are some easy ways to spruce up your summer basics and some must have button ups for now and later.
If you want a button down that can be worn with any pants your best bet is white or chambray. If you pair the white with denim you’ll have a stylish fool proof look and the chambray will immediately give all your bottoms a preppy feel. Bonus points if layered over a perfectly worn in graphic tee.
Plaid/flannels are back with a vengeance! Wear in place of a sweater on cool nights and brighten them up during the day by pairing them with white shorts, or gray and blue bottoms for a fresh spin on the 90′s classic.
Prints are fun but a tad bit harder to wear during cooler weather. Look for small prints that can be worn solo or with a tee now and then under a sweater later.
Oh how I wish I could be sitting inside one of these stylish little offices right now! I’m in desperate need of some work space but with five kids I’ll take whatever corner I can get. Right now my kitchen table is my work space and while it works it doesn’t really give me the space I need or want but I do get to work from home so who am I to complain – One of these days I’ll have my dream office for now I have Pinterest.
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I can’t believe the kids start school in less than four weeks! The summer has flown by and while it wasn’t the most eventful it was one of the happiest because Joseph has brought us all closer together and changed our lives forever. Hope everyone is having an amazing week!
Found this army green vest on sale at Shopbop. Plan to layer it up this fall.
Rediscovering Blue’s Clues with Joseph. My William, who’s going to be 16 in October, was a die hard Blues Clues fan. He carried around a little notebook all the time and had me draw clues every where we went. When he was at home he’d sit in his red chair with his bobo (what we call a binky in spanish) and scream a clue a clue! To see Joseph squeal when he hears the Blues Clues song brings back a lot of great memories.
This week we gave Joseph peas. It didnt go to well he gagged and refused to eat which is unlike him he’s usually game for anything so we decided to stick to just cereal for a couple of more weeks.
Nothing like fresh blow dried hair! Ever since I bought my Hot Tools blow dryer my hair is so much smoother and easier to blow dry. I have lots of hair and I use to blow dry it by hand then use a flat iron to smooth out the top but now I can skip the flat iron.
I have a weakness for Cup O Noodles soup and always have them handy for last minute lunches.
Zoe Saldana is reportedly expecting twins and I’m sure her pregnancy style will be just as amazing as her pre-pregnancy style (click here to see some of my pregnancy style). I picked this outfit to do a copycat because it can be easily worn during pregnancy in several ways. You can wear with the skirt for a date night and during the day with leggings and a blazer.
I’ve always loved mens fashion just as much as women’s, even more so now that I have five boys. My boys are the type of kids that will wear anything I say. I’ve never been pushy with my opinion they just naturally naviagte towards me and listen to my advice. They have great taste but they always seem to come to me for final approval and I find it so sweet. Think about that for a sec, I dress 4 ( 5 if you count Joseph) guys every single day of the week. When I say I know and love mens fashion, I’m not kidding.
Not only do I dress my boys, but I also dress my husband. When you’re dressing that many people on a budget you also learn how to maximize what they have in their closet and what I buy them. When I mentioned that I wanted to bring more styling tips and finds on a frequent basis they were excited and wanted to join in!
So for the next couple of months I will have my two oldest, Evan and William (see below), contributing their stylish opinions to the post in the Boys On the Side section. I thought it would be neat to have them model for the post but they preferred to stay behind the scenes and write for now! Stay tuned but for now, you can check out three summer outfit’s perfect for traveling in style.
Amber Heard’s outfit is so pretty! Love the laid back boho vibe the hat and lace skirt give her look. Tip: looking to wear this look into the fall? Pair the skirt with some booties and a slouchy sweater.
There really isn’t any big secret to wearing a crop top after having kids. All it takes is a little confidence and the right balance. last year I tried a crop top with a high waisted skirt and a white blazer (click here to see the entire post). The skirt and crop top were sexy and the blazer gave it a conservative touch – the perfect balance. This isn’t my day at the park outfit but it’s definitely a date night outfit. Below are some tips on how to rock the trend effortlessly.
If you feel sexy you will look sexy. It’s that simple. The key is to own it! I have a belly and lots and lots of stretch marks after having babies, but life is too short to deny myself the clothes I love and want to wear. Below is the perfect example of a crop top with class!
By balance I mean that if you plan on rocking a crop top make sure your bottoms are on point and choose a crop top that falls at your natural waist. High waisted bottoms are prefered because they fall at the smallest part of your waist and in return expose a tiny bit of that area. See Kim Kardashian, the crop top poster girl below.
If in doubt or out with the kids…layer! Layering is fun and has no limitations. Try a lose crop top over a white button down, a long lean tank or even over a dress.
Always Stay Simple
Avoid prints and loud colors and/or excessive accessorizing. Instead go neutral with beige, white, black or gray and keep accessories minimal. The idea is to look effortless and Kim Kardashian again is a perfect example of how to keep it simple.
One of the easiet ways to wear a crop top is by wearing a head to toe color – black crop top and black pencil skirt – then try a white blazer over the crop top. It will draw the eye to the tiniest part of your waist. Try it. You’ll thank me later!
Kourtney KArdashian pregnancy style is so effortless and always fabulous! I personally think she dresses better when pregnant it’s a bit sexier and feminine as opposed to her non-pregnant quirky style. Her she is leaving a NY hotel wearing a jumper from the Kardashian Kollection. If you can pull them off jumpers are a comfy, stylish option in pregnancy and can be worn post baby as well. Tip: looking to get add a blazer for the office or a denim jacket and sandals for a chilly night. Get the exact jumper and the remaining outfit pieces for less. *** product info below the pic
A little late on posting this. Hope everyone is having a great week! Here’s a quote that got me moving this week: “Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.” ~ George Canning
This weeks flowers.
I’ve bought a piece or two from the Kardahsian Kollection at Sears but I’ve never really paid too much attention to their line of denim or shoes until this weekend. I went to do some shopping for a summer must have post and I totally fell for their denim and snagged myself a pair of heels. SO SO comfy and I love that they have a bootie look to them (you can see full outfit here).
I’ve never ever been a fan of cooking but lately I’ve been having so much fun cooking for the boys. I decided to try out some brussels sprout this week. I sauteed them in olive oil and added salt and pepper. I’m not sure if I’m totally sold on them. lol They look a lot yummier than they tasted so I’m going to look for another recipe.
Joseph is starting to reach out and grab stuff and it’s so fun to watch him. I caught him grabbing a bag of limes and the look on his face was hilarious. Below are some CUTE stuff I found on clearance at Sears. The crab romper was only $5, the striped romper $8, the pj’s $6 and the infantino sling (perfect for traveling) only $30.
Yep that’s a kettlebell! I have got to kick into high gear and lose some weight and get back into shape. I’ve used the kettlebell before and it makes for a killer work out.