Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eyelet with an Edge

 Jacket: Rachel Zoe via Gilt (similar/20%off); Jumpsuit: Target (similar); 
Wedges: Sole Society (c/o/similar)); Handbag: MbyMJ; Shades: Prada; Necklace: Tiffany (gift);
 Lip Color: Chanel Jean

Remember my Wednesday Wants post yesterday and how I wanted anything eyelet? Well guess what? I already had a super cute eyelet in my closet! I purchased this little number last season, actually after summer, from Gilt and packed it away for fall. I'm not one to wear white after Labor Day, you know! So you can imagine my surprise when I found it hanging in my closet earlier in the month!

I've actually already worn this ensemble but never took photos. It's like it didn't exist, right? McKinley and I visited the Deanna Rose Farmstead and this was the perfect look for a day with the animals. I wore these shoes the first time around, but decided to switch things up with a pair of wedges. I love the eyelet moto jacket paired with a jersey cotton jumpsuit. A casual piece gets a little punch with eyelet that has a little edge!





 
Jacket: Rachel Zoe via Gilt (similar/20%off); Jumpsuit: Target (similar); 
Wedges: Sole Society (c/o/similar)); Handbag: MbyMJ; Shades: Prada; Necklace: Tiffany (gift);
 Lip Color: Chanel Jean

Isn't it great to find a wanted piece already hanging in your closet? It's like Christmas morning and your birthday all in one day! Okay, that might be stretching it a bit. Maybe it's more like finding a dollar in the back pocket of your jeans!

Hope you're having a fashionable week!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday Wants - Anything Eyelet

Do you remember eyelet from your childhood? It usually involved something super cutesy and a little girly. And it always seemed to come in white. Only white. Now a days, eyelet is all grown up and I want it all. It's not just simple little cutouts now. It's geometric, crocheted, large like doilies, and sheer enough to show a little a skin. It comes in mint, pink, bright yellow, and black. And I love it all!

I've ordered this skirt, and would love the matching top, but plan to pair it with this cute crop top. But I'm beyond obsessed with the navy vest and pant from Zara! Need it now! It would look amazing styled all summer long. Here are the eyelet pieces I'm wanting and loving!

1/2/3(vest/pant)/4/5

Okay, so the print is still pretty girly, but I love how edgy some of the pieces are. The romper is relaxed yet chic enough for a night out with heels. The white tee is great with distressed denim, but would look just as cute with a leather skirt. The shorts are no longer available, thank you Lilly for Target, and there are limited sizes in the eyelet set from Zara. I guess I'm not the only one on the eyelet train! Get on board, Fashionista's!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Current, Classic, Trendy....

 Sweater: Ralph Lauren (similar/on sale); Top: Boden (on sale); Jeans: Loft (similar); 
Flats: J.Crew (fun option); Scarf: Piperlime (similar); Bangles: Gift/My Mom's; Shades: Prada

What is it about Monday's? I guess it's like The Bangles sang, "just another manic Monday." There was a lot going on in our house on Monday and I guess the same could be said about my look. We've got stripes, a multi-print scarf, and a cable knit sweater. And I love all of it! 

At first, I thought this look was a little matronly. Like I truly looked like a mom, my mom, just throwing on a sweater before leaving the house. But on second glance it's nothing like that! Skinny jeans keep it current, stripes keep it classic, mixed prints keep it trendy, and a nautical sweater simply replaces a bulky jacket. Add ballet flats, fun bangles, and a berry lip to round it all out!


 

The Top: Before and After
 
  
 

 Sweater: Ralph Lauren (similar/on sale); Top: Boden (on sale); Jeans: Loft (similar); 
Flats: J.Crew (fun option); Scarf: Piperlime (similar); Bangles: Gift/My Mom's; Shades: Prada

What do you do to try and combat the stereotypical mom look? Let's chat!

Stay current, Fashionista's!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Saturday Morning Calm

 Top: Anthropologie (similar/various colors); Jeans: Loft (similar); 
Sandals:  Camper (similar/limited sizes); Scarf: Boden (similar); Handbag: MbyMJ
Shades: Prada (similar); Bracelets: Silpada (similar); Ring: Silpada

Man has it been raining!! I know they say April showers bring May flowers, but at one point I thought we might need a boat as our mode of transportation! Saturday started off fairly calm. I planted the last of the vegetable seeds in the garden, some flowers in pots and little gardens around the patio, and simply enjoyed the songs of the birds all around me. It was so peaceful! Then the rains came again....

We headed out for a day of nothing really. Just needed to get out of the house. The rain had finally moved out, but the air was thick and heavy. Just look at my hair! It was large and in charge all day. I really wished I had taken a ponytail holder to help tame it. As for the look, I had a couple of things laid out, but kept coming back to this navy top. The sunny yellow accents helped cheer up the look, and the little birds on the scarf reminded me of my calmer morning of solitude. It just made sense to wear! And the yellow sandals, because why wouldn't I wear them!




The Top: Before and After

   
 

Top: Anthropologie (similar/various colors); Jeans: Loft (similar); 
Sandals:  Camper (similar/limited sizes); Scarf: Boden (similar); Handbag: MbyMJ
Shades: Prada (similar); Bracelets: Silpada (similar); Ring: Silpada

How was your weekend? I hope it was as calm and peaceful as mine! And that a little cheeriness was part of your life! 

Speaking of cheeriness, head on over to Loft to get your code for 40% off site wide! You're welcome!!

Happy Monday, Fashionista's!

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Beauty - Some New Favs


I recently browsed the beauty aisles of Target looking for a few things for a trip we took last week. My initial search was for a waterproof mascara, something I don't ever wear, but needed. As you know, I'm not a fan of the Maybelline Great Lash, so I headed to Cover Girl to see what they had to offer. I decided to go with Lash Blast Volume. Based on the packaging, the "mascara formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big-lash look." That's what I'm looking for in a mascara so I decided to go for it. I loved it! It gave me a big lash, didn't clump, and went on with full coverage. Nothing like the Maybelline mascara. I loved it so much I bought the non-waterproof as well. It's my new daily mascara! 

Beauty Note: Because waterproof mascaras are just that, I find them hard to remove with makeup removers. This mascara wasn't any different. Because we were on the road, I used Neutrogena makeup remover towlettes. I bought the travel size packs since they lay flat! It took off some, but I still felt like I had a layer on my lashes.


Whenever I travel, I like to have nice nails. Clipped, filed, and with some sort of polish. I usually get a gel manicure. That indestructible mani is the best! However, I'm on a budget and I'm not allowing myself trips to the nail salon. I remembered seeing an ad or commercial for the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish that states it works as well a gel mani without the light. I'm always game for trying new products, and since I needed a hefty polish, I gave it a go. I went with Birthday Suit, I wanted a more natural nail color, and the recommended top coat. I loved the color! It's a very pale peach and totally neutral. It lasted six days, claims to last 14, and it would have lasted long if I hadn't decided to go for a different shade! I'm obsessed! I bought Pink Tank and Blacky O. I'm currently wearing Pink Tank and it's so cheerful! (Check Instagram later for look at the polish!)

Beauty Note: When applying Birthday Suit, I needed three coats to achieve the color I wanted. Apply more or less for the color you desire. Also, I would recommend buying the Step Two Top Coat. It's intended to go with the polish to give you that gel mani look.


I am so happy with my new drugstore finds! I'm psyched about my new mascara! I've been on the hunt for a few months, and I think I've found the one. The new "gel" mani is great! My tiny investment in a few colors, and one top coat, will last me all spring and summer. I will probably add a color here and there, but it's so much more economical than a visit to the salon.

Any new products that you're currently using and loving? Share them with us! I'm always looking for something new and reader recommendations are the best! 

Happy Friday, Beauties!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Blogger Meetup

 Coat: Ann Taylor (similar); Jumpsuit: BCBG (similar); Heels: Pour la Victiore (similar);
Handbag: MbyMJ; Bracelets: Fossel/Ralph Lauren; Necklace: Ann Taylor

Last night was a girls night out and it has been way too long!! It was a fun little gathering of local bloggers to chat about what inspires us, what we're excited about, and what we're struggling with as bloggers. We sipped cocktails, laughed, shared our thoughts, exchanged advice, and I made a hopeful new friend! I love it when that happens.

Around 4:30, I was still in my mom clothes. You know, my standard boyfriend jeans, a sweater, and sneakers. I didn't have on any makeup and I was literally half asleep on the couch with McKinley. I was so close to backing out, but forced myself off the couch! Because I showered the night before, all I really needed to do was shave my legs, rewash my face, and apply some makeup. Oh, I find something to wear! I didn't want to wear jeans, again I had been in them all day, but it was chilly out yesterday so a dress felt too sheer. I remembered this jumpsuit and prayed that it 1) wasn't wrinkled, and 2) still fit! Like Goldilocks, it was just right!




Coat: Ann Taylor (similar); Jumpsuit: BCBG (similar); Heels: Pour la Victiore (similar);
Handbag: MbyMJ; Bracelets: Fossel/Ralph Lauren; Necklace: Ann Taylor

I love when a look comes together at the very last minute! While pulling out the jumpsuit, I noticed my pink and gray animal print heels. Perfect! A hint of pink from my new bag and the bold pink of the coat brought it all together! See what happens when you shop from your closet? 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday Wants - The Long Vest

Being a child of the 80s, I remember everything in fashion being long, over-sized, and basically covering up your entire body. Nothing like the fashion we see today since most things are tight, short, and leaving nothing to the imagination! That's why my current Wednesday Want is the long vest. It reminds me so much of the clothing of my youth, and as they say, everything old is new again.

What's great about the long vest, is that it's a perfect layering piece for spring and summer. Paired with long sleeves for spring, it replaces the jacket but still gives you coverage. For summer, it will be darling over cute dresses or paired with shorts. It's definitely a versatile piece for your closet.

I've been doing a little research and I've found five that I think would love to add to my wardrobe. Number five is my favorite. It comes in three colors, but I think the white is super chic! 

1/2/3/4/5

I have another one I'm considering and I'm loving it in pink! Seriously, what is it with me and pink! But it's so cute!! 

So what do you think of this Wednesday Want? Would you invest in the long vest? Let's chat!!

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