We're in that funky time of year in which getting dressed seems more like a chore then a creative way to exhibit your style. I know, I'm there myself. It occurs the same time every year. But! It doesn't have to be that way. Developing your signature style can get you through just about any style stump which begs the question…what is my signature style?
Turns out through a casual poll of friends and family - my style is pretty definitive. Here is what they had to say:
2016 was the year I fell back in love with the sneaker. Not just any sneakers though. I'm not talking Dolly Parton workin' 9 to 5 kinda sneakers. I'm talking stylish kicks that compliment your outfit in every way, the piece de resistance', if you will. I now have a collection and my favorites are in this order: Adidas Shell Toe, Gold Nike Airs, Pink Metallic Zara Sneaks and finally, my beloved Converse All Stars. Invest my friends - let's keep this trend going!
I never met a pair of distressed jeans I didn't like. I guess I've amassed quite the collection. One rule though: they have to have stretch. Through the course of a day with my girls, I feel like an acrobat stretching to get fallen napkins, Shopkins under restaurant booths, paint little piggies…the list goes on. That doesn't even account for work situations that arise such as crouching on the ground for a photo shoot or picking up a case of wine for a meeting. Dress it up with a blazer or down with a rocker tee. Trust that great fitting denim is the answer to most of life's problems.
The Printed Dress:
It wasn't until recently that I realized the far majority of my wardrobe was dresses. I guess I can be lazy and there's nothing like a one-stop shop outfit! Throw it over your head, add shoes and walk out the door. Bonus: you'll look pulled together no matter what! Here's another fun fact: no one will ever be able to guess the price range. I grab dresses from all over including but not limited to Topshop, H&M, Asos and beyond.
The Signature Pink Lip:
I'm rarely without lipstick. Matte lipstick that is! So much so that I don't feel fully dressed until it's on and I would stop at any length to schemer my signature lip on including stoplights, mirrors I pass by, side mirrors on cars…you name it. It's just me - always has been. And yes, I am still hunting and testing new brands. It's an addiction.
The Classic White Button Down:
It wasn't until about two years ago that I developed an incredibly strong love for white button down shirts. Not all are created equal. While some reach for their favorite tee in a style pinch…I am forever reaching for a white shirt. I have many. I am the ultimate reviewer of the next, new starchy wonder to rotate to the front of my closet. Some of my favorites are: Uniqlo, Land's End, J. Jill and H&M. I know…quite the diverse list.
There you have it. That's how this momma stays stylish on the go. My definitive style recipe! No matter if I am in a rut or a revolution, I always find myself reaching for these standbys. And if you don't believe me…just ask my husband or my friends. I do not deviate!
Check out today's link ups: The Mummy Chronicles, The Pleated Poppy, Tucker Up, Get Your Pretty On, Shopping My Closet Mix & Match Fashion, Penniless Socialite, Sincerely Jenna Marie, Living in Color!
There's something about a crisp, cold morning that I really love. I think it makes coffee taste that much better. Just a theory I have. By noon, the sun has burned off and what you get is the perfect Fall day that does not necessitate a jacket. My favorite!
I am mourning the loss of another weekend. I feel like October is flying by so quickly. It's insane. From here on out we are going to try and cram as much pumpkin into our schedule as possible. I will admit...the weather has been hovering at this perfect 70ish mark which makes outfit prepping kinda fun still. Not quite in layers but chilly at night.
I'm still feeling the black but this time with a pop of PINK! My all time favorite color. My girls ask me weekly what my favorite color is and every week I tell them the same response - PINK, ALWAYS PINK! They must be really bored with dear old mom.
It's been a dark week already. Hard to lift the cobwebs. I'm on a mission to find some goodness in this world. Luckily that commodity is free with the assistance of two little girls. The best things in life ARE free, indeed.
One of my top five favorite things about Fall has got to be the ability to wear denim cutoffs with long sleeved tops. I couldn't tell you why that is but it's a thing and it's a small fleeting moment before our legs completely freeze over here in Chicago.
What could be better than a dress made out of sweatshirt material? Don't answer that! I realize this trend might not be for everyone but shoot guys, I was ultra comfortable running around the city in this little diddy. Fashion tip: You have to belt this dress or it will look like a giant potato sack which is no bueno. I linked a few inexpensive options below but you can find a wide belt just about anywhere these days. Belting everything is SO of the moment again.
I write this post as I browse pink sneakers online. I have no idea how I end up in these rabbit holes. I look at today's outfit post and I do admire a good heel but I dare say...I think I am becoming a sneaker head! Heels offer such a beautiful silhouette but there are so manyyyyyy sneaker options. Is that the mom in me coming out? I think so.
Sooooo...this top. Yeah, I wear it a lot. Whatever happened to the baby doll trend? I miss it. In other news, I just listened to a podcast with Courtney Love. Like whoa. She was an amazing interview. I highly recommend Girl Boss Radio if you like podcasts.
Welcome to V.2 of this bad ass mini skirt. My last post was rocker chic but today is all about the ladylike details. And who doesn't love a good ruffle? #amiright? This was another one of those unexpected pairings because I didn't try this outfit on before we shot it. I just knew two things: 1. I loved the skirt and 2. I am a sucker for stripes and ruffles. Voíla! An outfit is born!
This week I will be showing you two ways to style this AMAZING studded skirt for Fall. At $50, I'm going to make a strong case for your purchase. It's more versatile than you think but you need to remember a few tips: