Life loves to throw us curve balls, right? I have been dealing with a pretty sharp one lately…not sure how often I will be posting in the next week or so. Don’t worry, no one is dying…
Thanks so much to all the visitors from The Pleated Poppy and Momma go Round yesterday! It was fun to see all the WIWW/RMRS entries.
If all I had to do was get dressed in the morning, life would be easy, right? But we all know that’s not a reality no matter your station in life. As a mother of many, organization is key in my home. I try to run a tight ship, but even “the best-laid plans…often go awry.”
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A great way to order your steak (not really appropriate for Ash Wednesday, though). It’s also a great color combo.
Today, I’m staying comfy and casual in a too-big sweater I layered over a t-shirt. I purposely bought this sweater several sizes too big because I liked the drapey look. Yes, I still have a Christmas swag on my front door…
If you’ve been following Spring trends, you’ve likely noticed the abundance of floral pants gracing the runways. While I am not a big trend-follower, I was delighted to see that those floral crops in the back of my closet are now “on trend.”
Today, I am starting what I hope will be a fun series: 2 for Tuesday. Inspired by Jill’s Work it Wednesday, I will take one piece and style it two ways. Here are two ways I plan to wear my floral crops this Spring!
So, are you shopping for floral pants? Which look do you like best?
So y’all remember this post? Umm, yeah…I’ve made no progress whatsoever. I am great when it comes to imagining goals, but horrible when it comes to actually making them happen. I guess that’s a side benefit of raising 5 small children.
If I had some spare change, I would totally hire this lady. Truth be told, I am dreading putting order to my closet. I know I can’t be the only one based on the sheer number of organizing articles and services available.
Maybe a 30×30 remix is what I need to kick-start my creativity. You’re right, what I really need is a good old-fashioned clean-up. But is anyone else getting tired of the same old boots, jeans and sweater combos? How do you get through the winter months with style?
What do you do when you just don’t feel like getting dressed? This has been me lately: sick kids, sick husband, sick self… I have been living in this oversized sweatshirt/sweatpants combo a lot lately. Not outside the house, mind you! But, still, I’ve worn this sad combo way too much lately.
I know this isn’t groundbreaking, but sometimes it’s the little reminders that are most helpful. So, I’m off to break out my leggings and flats!
How do you keep it stylish yet comfortable?
I came across this article about re-inventing your personal style. I have felt in a rut lately…could be the winter blahs, the never-ending stomach flu that took over my household since my last post, or the fact that my closet kinda looks like this…
#2 Find your true colors. My husband bought a plum-colored maxi dress for me last summer because he liked the style and color on me. I would never have chosen this for myself, but he was right. I need to wear this (and this color) more often. Yes, I look good in blues and greens, but there are more colors in the rainbow, right?
#4 Update your basics. I wear the same stuff over and over and over. Some of this stuff is starting to show its age. I know what colors, sleeve-lengths, necklines etc. I like. I just need to build upon that, and toss the stuff that doesn’t work. Recently, I purchased this striped tunic to replace my beloved Isaac Mizrahi for Target red-striped tee.
I was out enjoying the nice weather with my littlest ones the other day. And I realized I was doing it again. Dragging my really nice for-running-only shoes through the mud. Why? Because I don’t have any play shoes. All my kids have play shoes. Why don’t I?
So I went to…Target (because I needed twin sheets and diapers). And my solution was right in front of me…Converse.
Now I can make sure my Mizunos stay mud-free, while I look cute running around outside with my kids.
Play shoes mean I have a wardrobe that works for me. How do you make sure your wardrobe works for you?
Hayley at the Tiny Twig recently featured these scarves in a What I Wore post.
I love scarves! They can add a punch of color and/or texture to any otherwise ordinary outfit. These scarves do so much more:
Your purchase of a fashionABLE scarf creates sustainable business for women in Africa. Our commitment as a non-profit is to the development of people — fashionABLE works with women who have been exploited due to the effects of poverty. So, when you purchase a scarf you are providing jobs, and then we send the net profits back to holistically rehabilitate more women. This is the beauty of non-profit… (from the fashionABLE website)
What a simple, beautiful way to do good!
When I saw this settee on the Anthro website, I couldn’t help myself. This is so beautiful…like a piece of statement jewelry for a room! And it doesn’t look like just another sofa straight off the showroom floor.
The upholstery on this settee is beautiful. I normally do not like contrasting upholstery, but the photograph-as-fabric is really something. This makes me want to haul my vintage wingback chair into the upholsterer’s for a similar treatment.
Style isn’t just how we dress. How do express style in your home?