A little black dress is a closet staple but a little black dress that’s also a skirt and minimizes my waist and midriff is just genius! When I first got the Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt I immediately worried that it was going to be one of those suffocating fabrics – but it’s not. Sure it’s snug, but just snug enough to slim all the right spots. The more you play around with it the better it looks and what totally had me hooked was how when I realized that it held up the “little girls” and we all know that’s not an easy task. I wouldn’t say I would be able to go braless in it BUT any strapless bra would do (unlike other strapless dresses without support where I have to search high and low for maximum support). I’m obsessed with this dress! The fabric is a matte black making it super easy to dress up or down. It stays put which is important for me because I plan on wearing it on the dance floor and it’s machine washable. I could go son and on! It’s the perfect dress to pack on any vacation, for a night out on the town or under a blazer for a sexy office look. For more info on Sassybax’s Convert A Skirt visit
What I’m Wearing:
Chambray Button Down – $12.99 at Marshalls (also seen here)
Sunglasses – $10 from Ross
Animal Print Crossover Bag – $7.99 at Ross
Platform Booties – $20 at Michael Antonio
Chiffon Kimono – $5 at T.J.Maxx
Patent Belt – $7 from Forever 21
Zipper Accented Satchel $25 at T.J. Maxx (also seen here)
~ 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)
Just a few pairs of shoes that will be in heavy rotation this summer. 🙂
I wanted a pair of strappy sandals but I find them a tad uncomfortable. These heels (on the left) by Dolce Vita are a perfect replacement. They lace up the front but still give me the support I need. They’re by far one of my favorite! The Steven wedges are amazing! They go with everything and look amazing with a little black dress. The metallic wedge give them a little glitz and the tan color keeps them casual – love them!
As much as I love my heels I need to be realistic. I can’t always run around with heels while I’m with the baby. For those busy days I have my Yosi Samra sandals in white with animal print. SO comfy! In my purse I usually carry around my London Sole ballerina flats. They go with everything anytime of the year!
For days at the playground I’ve also got some sneaks. I bought these keds like sneaks from a street vendor in NY for only $5 each. Nothing beats shopping those NY street vendors – nothing! I miss NY 🙁
Looking to spruce your summer shoe game? Tomorrow Shopbop.com is having a great sale beginning Tuesday June 24 at 7am EST. You can get 25% extra off all items already on sale! What are your go to shoes during the summer?
Lace Up Heels:
Ballerina Flats: c/o
Sneaks: Knickerbocker St. vendor in Brooklyn
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I was doing some late night online shopping while feeding the baby and happened to end up on Walmart’s site looking for accessories. I dont know about you but I’m pretty impressed some of their selection like these necklaces for only $5, sandals for under $10 and jumpers for only $16! Perfect to pack up and take on vacation. For more info on any of the products featured click on the smaller images below.
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This Copycat has been a challenge in more ways than one! When I was asked to find a few looks for under $100, I decided to stick to regular sizes as opposed to maternity clothes to accommodate my bump because I wanted to be able to use the pieces later on. While shopping at Kmart I knew I wanted a somewhat dressy yet comfy outfit for Thanksgiving and as soon as I saw the maxi skirt and sherling vest it reminded me of a similar outfit on Rachel Zoe. The vest and the shoes are what make the outfit and both pieces were only $30! The comfy skirt and top together were only $22 and the fab tote was only $30 with 30% off. The grand total was around $104 but since I became a member last month Kmart took 10% off the entire total bringing it down to $100 – SCORE!
This is probably my favorite outfit because of the boho vibe that I’ve always loved. I know I’ve said this about other outfits, but this is another look that can be broken down and dressed up even more with some sequins or made more casual by adding flats or boots. It’s what I look for in all the pieces in my closet: versatility, affordability and of course stylish!
Rachel Zoe image via
I’m absolutely LOVING Kim Kardashian’s toned down make over! The one look that really caught my eye was her sold out Pink Celine coat and head to white outfit. It’s sleek, sltylish and classy! Great new look for the new mom. 🙂 Get her look for less with pieces from Top Shop, Lulu’s & more!
I don’t know about you but there’s no such thing as packing too many shoes for a a summer vacation – and with Yeswalker’s BOGO it’s kind of easy to get carried away! I like to pack a comfy pair, a pair for dressy looks, a laid back dressy look pair, and I always bring wedges to give me height without discomfort (and if I have the room a different colored flip flop for each day). Check out some cute options from Yeswalker below.
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When it comes to summer heels I like them to have a casual feel but still give me the sexy height. For the most part wedges do the trick, but sometimes I want a little more oomph and while looking around for a pair to wear all summer I found these
What I’m Wearing:
Dress – $24.99 at Forever 21
Denim Jacket (also seen here) – $39.99 at American Eagle
Belts (also seen here) – $10.99 at Charlotte Russe
Necklace c/o my dad for Mother’s Day 🙂
Penny Wayfarer Sunglasses (also seen here) c/o Stun Sunglasses
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
I probably buy a pair of new shoes at least twice a month and my boys are just like their mama and love to buy shoes just as often…so stores like Famous Footwear are truly a blessing for me! With family favorite brands like Nike, Sperry (a fave of my older boys) and stylish picks from Steve Madden and Carlos by Carlos Santana, it’s way too easy to feed my family’s shoe addiction because the selection is huge and affordable. With more than 1,100 stores nationwide and everything from sneakers, heels and even Stride Rite shoes it’s the one stop shop for the entire family and I’ve teamed up with Famous Footwear to give you a head start on your spring shoe shopping by giving away a $50 giftcard! Check out some of my favorite spring picks and how to enter the giveaway below.
How to enter: Leave a comment on Fashiongrail telling us which pair of shoes on