~ The Formula: Denim Jacket ~
Still one of my favorite dresses.
Whenever I want to look pulled together but not too dressy I throw on a denim jacket. I’ve had this dress from Ross for years and I’ve worn it solo during the summer, with sweaters and tights when it’s cold but my favorite is with denim. I was originally going to wear my deeper blue Levi’s jacket (seen here) but I thought the distressed one from American Eagle went way better with the boho vibe. Tip: If you’re lucky enough to get casual Friday’s at work, a denim jacket is an easy replacement for a suit or blazer and you can wear it with any skirt or pants.
What I’m Wearing:
Dress $14.99 from Ross
Distresses Denim Jacket $39.99 from American Eagle (also seen here)
Bangles/cuff $12.99 from Macy’s
Wedges from Charlotte Russe (also seen here)
This is my first outfit post after having a baby and I was a bit nervous about what to wear (I’m still sporting a post baby pooch) and how I would look because I still have a lot of weight to lose but the theme of this post made me push beyond my fear and GO BIG! I was sent a bottle of Salon Grafix hair spray and dry shampoo to review and showcase along with my style and if you know me you know that those are two of my must have hair styling products!
When it comes to my style/outfits I’ve always liked to pick one focus piece and let it shine. In this case it’s the white midi dress (I folded down the top and wore it as a skirt). It’s a great piece to layer and it lets me flaunt my post baby curves. I paired it with casual functional pieces and then gave it a little oomph by adding the oversized clutch and super high heels.
Now onto the hair products: I use dry shampoo even after I wash my hair so I really wanted to give this a fair shot and use it a couple days after a wash. Because I wear my hair in a very beachy/wavy/messy way it has to have a good texture. I’ve tried other brands and they just dry it up and tangle it, and that’s NOT the case with Salon Grafix. I washed my hair and gave it 3 days to build up a little oil and I didn’t touch my curling iron so that I could test out the hairspray on my waves.
I started by brushing my hair out, then I sprayed the dry shampoo liberally and brushed my hair again – It instantly gave my hair a nice fresh scent, left it super soft with lots and lots of volume which is a huge plus for me because I love BIG undone hair AND it gave my hair some much needed color to my roots. I then sprayed my ends with a light mist of hair spray and curled the ends. Next, I resprayed a couple of times and ran my fingers through it (that’s how I know if the curl will hold) and as I expected it held! Both products kept my hair looking clean, held my big long waves and it smelled great!
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I’ve had this white lace shift dress for some time and I would have worn it sooner but it didn’t fit. Yep this baby has been sitting in my closet for 3 months and 10 pounds. I kept trying it on every couple of weeks and I was SO happy last week when it actually fit! I’m still a few pounds of from my goal weight but I’m happy how far I’ve come.
Normally I would be terrified to wear a white dress but being that it’s a shift dress it’s a lot more forgiving. For accessories I kept it simple because I wanted to let the green bag do all the work and for shoes I was initially going to pair the dress with pointy toe pumps but I thought they were way too expected and a little dressier than I wanted to look so I decided to wear these gorgeous flats by London Sole that gave it the perfect balance of dressy and dainty but still casual.
I was so thrilled when I got the
What I’m Wearing:
Lace Dress – $14.99 from Ross
Studded Green Clutch – $13.99 from Marshall’s
There’s something about a peplum top that’s so feminine, and as soon as you throw it on you instantly feel classy. I have a few peplum tops (you can see my lace one here) but the most flattering types are the ones that fall right at the hips and have 3/4 sleeve (but that goes for any sleeve). This black one is like a basic tee and it’s a easy way to add a little flair to jeans or skirts.
What I’m Wearing:
Peplum Top – $14.99 from Kohl’s
Black Jeggings (also seen
Pointy Toe Pumps – $25.50 from
Modern Square Bag c/o meet mark find it
I don’t know what it is about Target but it sucks me in every time! This weekend I managed to get out and do a little shopping for myself. It’s actually really rare that I go shopping just for me – usually it’s for the kids or for food – but when I do get the time to shop I go hard! 🙂 Anyway, I was going through Target’s clearance section and found every single item I’m wearing in the picture here (minus the cardigan,shoes and tights) on sale for under $50. My two favorite pieces are the polka dot and lace skirt and the metallic gold satchel. I love that they can easily be dressed up or down.
What I’m Wearing:
xhilaration Polka Dot Skirt – $13.98 from Target
Merona Black Tee – $7 from Target
Mossimo Gold Satchel – $8.98 from Target
Green Belt – $5.98
Tights c/o ShaToBu
Caspian Necklace c/o
Oxfords by Sam & Libby
Pale Pink Ring $3 from Charlotte Russe
Bracelets $5 from Forever21
Blazer (also seen here)– $19.99 at Macy’s
Vince Camuto heels (also seen here) $30 at Dillard’s