Thursday, January 30, 2014

Found!

After several disappointments (see below) and a few surprises, I think I've found a great pair of skinnies. I tried several shops (both high and low price points) and have settled on the jegging from American Eagle. The fit, length, material and price are perfect! I'm saving up to get a couple pairs in different colors, because when you find something good, you don't want to let it go!

Legging jeans from Express (with son photobombing). For the price, I was not impressed with the quality and fit. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On the Hunt - Skinny Jeans

I'm on the hunt for the perfect pair of skinny jeans. I have two pairs that I regularly rotate (but noticing the shape, texture and color are fading fast) and about six more pairs that I don't like wearing, but do only because they're my only options. Here is my criteria:
  1. Comfort - I need a pair that stretches, breathes and doesn't constrict me. There are so many jean fabrics out there, no one pair is the same. 
  2. Affordable - I'm aiming to spend no more than $50. While I understand this may limit my search, I'm confident I can find a great pair for less. 
  3. Color - I'm looking for a darker rinse that will look chic with my everyday attire and also pulled together for date nights.
  4. Length - At 5'3", length is always an issue in finding a perfect pair of pants. I'm definitely open to tailoring a pair, but will also have to keep that in mind regarding budget as tailoring tends to add $15-20. 
Over the next couple of weeks, I plan to try these styles.


p.s. I also spotted a great ankle length pair at Abercrombie & Fitch that I'll have to make a stop in to check out. So many options, so little time!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blue Velvet







An otherwise classic cable knit sweater gets a little extra attention when adorned with a blue velvet ribbon in the back. Throw it on with a pair of polka dot skinnies and neutral booties to finish off an easy, pulled together daytime look.

Outfit details: The Limited sweater (sold out but similar), Old Navy jeans (old), Dolce Vita wedge booties, Marc Jacobs watch, Besame Mucho gold knot ring (boutique in Key West), diamond eternity ring (owned since childhood)
Living in Color Style

Monday, January 13, 2014

Dressing Up a Tee






Today was a t-shirt and jeans kind of day. But it doesn't have to be just a t-shirt and jeans. Adding a leopard scarf, casual and fun earrings and classic flats can give the effect of a put-together look without all the fuss.

Outfit details: H&M t-shirt (similar), Old Navy jeans, Scarf via TJ Maxx, Isle Style Boutique earrings (local in Key West), Tori Burch flats (old)



pleated poppy

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

In Black and White








Dressing in black and white obviously has a slimming effect, but add in silhouetted side panels and boom - instant toning!


Monday, January 6, 2014

My Post-Christmas Wish List

Considering how much "stuff" we all received this Christmas, it's crazy to say I still have a wish list. But a girl can dream, right?

This striped, plush robe from Nordstrom is exactly what I need to keep me warm on chilly mornings. 


I'm pretty sure I haven't bought a pair of high heels in over four years (who needs em when you're chasing after toddlers most days). But it's high time, I trade in my TOMS for a new pair of heels and these Mossimo pumps from Target are a perfect pair for date night!


 
I love the Nate Berkus collection at Target and these embellished and studded pillows would be a perfect replacement for the food-stained, germ infested ones I currently have laying around.


I can be very particular about my home decor and I've literally been searching for years for a good set of lamps for our bedside tables. And of course, I find some of all places at Target. Picture this with a crisp, white lampshade. Perfect for our bedroom suite.


During the Christmas holiday, I went to pull out our flour and sugar from the cabinet and realized I store each in extra large, bulky grocery bags. In order to avoid  the white stuff from dusting my entire kitchen, I'm looking to get organized with these Fiesta canisters












Thursday, January 2, 2014

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go





There is nothing wrong with a tuxedo t-shirt when you're this size! Teddy sporting his finest on New Year's Eve.


These Blogs I Love

Almost on a daily basis, I visit these fashion blogs for inspiration, window shopping, or a good laugh. 

Good Life for Less - She shows off her classic, affordable and comfortable style for the every day jeans wearer.

The Daybook - I simply adore her writing and funny quips about her son and life. 

Kendi Everyday - This blogger has a self-deprecating sense of humor (something I relate to) and easy-to-mimic trendy fashion sense.

Gal Meets Glam - She's a young, fashion blogger with impeccable style (and a budget far out of my reach), but a great place to visit for inspiration.

Seersucker and Saddles - I love this blogger's timeless style and southern flair.

Classy Girls Wear Pearls - The name says it all. She is the ultimate preppy-chic fashionista whose photos are just incredible to browse.